SoftBank gives Saudi Arabia a quarter of ARM
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Non-binding fund to oversee creation of at least 50,000 US tech jobs


Softbank said that it will sell a 25 percent stake of ARM Holdings to an investment fund created in partnership with Saudi Arabia and other investors, according to people involved in the discussions.

Qualcomm Centriq server supports Microsoft's cloud
Published in Processors


Qualcomm Centriq 2400 goes to OCP

Qualcomm is getting serious about its server and data center strategy and the company has announced support for Microsoft cloud services. 

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Ti review
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The most advanced consumer GPU gets over a 40 percent price cut

Nvidia is one of those companies in Silicon Valley that always has one more trick up its sleeve prior to announcing a new roadmap for its consumer and enterprise product lines. In the case of Geforce Pascal, it has now managed to introduce a new flagship that not only surpasses the previous flagship’s performance in every category except for compute (check), but it has also lowered the price by nearly 60 percent.

Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest card in our solar system
Published in Graphics


Review roundup: Titan X performance at a lower price

Nvidia officially unveiled the new Geforce GTX 1080 Ti at the GDC 2017 show last week but today, we get to check out the first reviews of this GP102-equipped beast, and it appears that this is currently the fastest graphics card in our solar system and offers Titan X performance for a fraction of the price.

Gigabyte teases GTX 1080 Ti Aorus
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RGB lighting and possible VR-link

Gigabyte has released a teaser of its upcoming custom GTX 1080 Ti graphics card that will obviously be a part of its new Aorus series and should feature both RGB lighting as well as a couple of other exclusive features.

MediaTek sticks to TSMC
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Despite being unhappy with 10nm process


MediaTek is not having much luck with getting the yields right for TSMC's 10nm process, but it will continue to partner with the foundry to make its next-generation flagship mobile chips.

Big Blue put data on an atom
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Not an Intel chip - the other type of atom

Big Blue boffins have managed to read and write data to a single atom.

Switch nightmares compressed in one video
Published in Games


One for the masochists

If you want a reason to avoid the Nintendo Switch then this horror video which has tipped up on YouTube should give you enough reason.

Social media makes you lonely
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Hit the anti-depressives 

Social notworking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are causing more people to feel alone.

Windows is now on ARM servers
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Intel’s data centre  goose is cooked

After months of rumour, Windows is finally fully functional on ARM based chips and the Wintel alliance is in tatters.