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Drown unveils ‘tactile earphones for gaming’

Drown has announced the “world’s first tactile earphones for gaming”, and in an effort to describe the new product, the earphone manufacturer said that the device “activates all 3 audio pathways to your brain for enhanced situational awareness and a fully immersive audio experience.” The Scottish company Drown said that …

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Jim Keller has left Intel

Jim Keller is known for having worked on an array of CPUs for different manufacturers – including Tesla, AMD, Apple, and PA Semiconductor to mention a few. Keller has been working with Intel since 2018, but on June 11 the tech giant posted a memo saying that Jim Keller has …

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Amazon EC2 instances feature 2nd Gen AMD EPYC

Towards the end of 2019, Amazon mentioned that new AMD-powered instances were in the works, and these have now finally debuted in form of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC-run instances. Amazon’s 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors run at frequencies of up to 3.3GHz and are the sixth instance family at AWS powered …

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YMTC set to enter the SSD market this year

The Chinese-based memory manufacturer, YMTC, is expected move into the SSD market in Q3 2020. The company is reported to have started mass-producing 64-layer 3D NAND that will be used in the upcoming SSDs. Yangtze Memory Technologies, also known as YMTC, was founded in Wuhan, China in July 2016 – …

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MSI intros the Immerse GH30 V2 Gaming Headset

MSI has announced its latest gaming headset, the Immerse GH30 V2. This updated model is equipped with 40mm Neodymium drivers and a foldable headband design.  The new headset from MSI is – as implied by the ‘V2’ part of the name – the second version of the company’s Immerse GH30 product. …

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Chinese chipmaker SMIC aiming to raise $2.8 billion

The Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has filed for a listing on Shanghai’s STAR market, with the company aiming to raise 20 billion yuan, or $2.8 billion USD. It’s no secret that China is looking to not only decrease its dependence on foreign hardware, but the country also …

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Abkoncore unveils the C710S mid-tower chassis

Abkoncore has introduced its new C710S ‘Middle Tower Case’ that, amongst other things, features ‘auto spectrum’ LED lighting, included RGB fans and a tempered glass side panel. The C710S case from Abkoncore comes with an ‘auto spectrum’ RGB LED strip located at the bottom of the front panel, which Abkoncore says makes …

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AMD Renoir 4000-series APU 3DMark performance leaked

We’ve still had no official word on the release of AMD’s Ryzen 7 4700G and Ryzen 5 4400G, but leaker Apisak has already released figures showing the 3DMark performance of the upcoming APUs. Earlier this year, AMD released the 4000-series Ryzen APUs for laptops. These accelerated processing units (APUs) combine the Zen …

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Samsung announces new NAND flash facility

Today Samsung announced its plans to expand its NAND flash production capacity in Pyeongtaek, Korea. Samsung said that the facility is being constructed to address upcoming data centre and mobile demands. Construction of the new facility started in May of this year and, if everything goes according to plan, it …

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Cisco set to acquire ThousandEyes

On May 28, Cisco announced its intent to acquire the privately-held ThousandEyes, known for its software-as-a-service (SaaS) product capable of measuring network performance.  ThousandEyes was founded back in 2010 and its headquarter is located in San Francisco – the company also has offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tokyo. ThousandEyes has seen a …

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