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Apple Confirms T2 Chip Can Brick Macs After Third-Party Repairs
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:16:19 +0000

Right to repair advocates have been angrily complaining for months, and now Apple confirms the T2 may lock you out following an unauthorized hardware change.

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AMD Will Answer Nvidia’s Ray Tracing Technology, Eventually
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:03:05 +0000

AMD will response to the introduction of Microsoft's DirectX ray tracing and Nvidia's RTX technology, but the time frame is a touch unclear.

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Spin Memory, ARM, Applied Materials Ink Joint MRAM Agreement
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:12:11 +0000
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ARM, Spin Memory (formerly Spin Transfer Technologies), and Applied Materials have jointly agreed to step up their development and deployment of MRAM as an alternative to SRAM in low-power chips.

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Massive Battlefield V Test Rounds Up 38 GPUs
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:20:46 +0000

New Battlefield V benchmarks show AMD and Nvidia in tight competition at the high end of the market, with AMD ahead in the midrange and Nvidia taking the absolute top-tier performance crown.

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Microsoft Acquires Game Devs Obsidian and InXile to Bolster Xbox
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:35:36 +0000
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Microsoft has added a few more game developers to its stables with InXile and Obsidian. You probably know Obsidian best as the developer behind Fallout: New Vegas.

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Intel Accelerates 5G Modem Deployment, Could Power First 5G iPhones
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:45:44 +0000

Intel is accelerating its 5G modem launch by six months, plans to take aggressive lead in 5G deployments.

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‘Quantum Accelerometer’ Tracks Location Without GPS
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:23:53 +0000

Imperial College London and engineering firm M Squared have developed a new "quantum accelerometer" that can provide precise locations without any external system.

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Samsung’s Foldable Phone Could Cost $1,770
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:01:49 +0000

The rumor mill has long suggested that the foldable phone will be the "Galaxy F" when it comes out. According to the Korean Yonhap News Agency, that is indeed the current working name for the phone, and Samsung is targeting an astronomical price of $1,770.

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Why Intel TDP Measurements Don’t Reflect Real-World Power Draw
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:13:14 +0000
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Intel publishes TDP figures for each of its CPUs, but the chip's actual behavior often doesn't conform to what this metric implies.

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The Windows 10 1809 Delay Has Left ARM Vendors Shipping Unsupported Software
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:02:33 +0000

Microsoft's Windows build 1809 delay has forced Windows on ARM vendors to ship Snapdragon 850 systems with an unsupported OS version.

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