Cooler Master MasterBox Q300 series PC case now available
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Premium mATX PC case in two versions

Cooler Master has now officially launched its MasterBox Q300 series of mATX PC cases that will be available in two versions, the Q300P and the Q300L.

Chip growth to fall in 2018
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Good news and bad news

A forecast from organisation the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) estimates that semiconductor sales in 2018 will only grow by 9.5 percent.

AMD bundles Far Cry 5 with select Radeon equipped systems
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Systems with  RX Vega 64, Vega 56 or RX 580

AMD has launched a limited time promotion which gives a free copy of the Far Cry 5 game to those that buy a PC system with select Radeon graphics cards.

Intel’s 5G prototype hides huge external antenna
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So not as ready as the Tame Apple Press claims

Intel has been benefiting from the anti-Qualcomm rhetoric coming from the Tame Apple Press (TAP) over its 5G modems.

Global diode shortage continues
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Blame the car manufacturers

The world is being gripped by a diode shortage, and it has been that way since 2017, and the drought is likely to last until the second quarter.

AMD's Ryzen not for a Dell
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Intel-AMD duopoly is a long way off

While AMD's Ryzen chips are rather good, Dell EMC is not particularly interested and will remain loyal to Chipzilla.

IBM puts AI supercomputer in space
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Open the bay doors, HAL. I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave

For a long time there was a myth that the AI supercomputer in 2001 space oddessy was called HAL because it was code for IBM (the letters shifted by one) and while that was denied, it now appears that Big Blue is set to take its  IBM supercomputer AI tech  to the International Space Station.

Flash gets old and runs out of steam
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Only used by eight percent of Chrome users

The percentage of daily Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has gone down from around 80 percent in 2014 to under eight percent in early 2018.

German networks face Russian invasion
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Fancy bear infiltrating German networks 

Germany is investigating a security breach of its defence and interior ministries' private networks, a government spokesman has confirmed.

Gates rules out presidential bid
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The man who brought us Vista realises the US presidency is beneath him

Software King of the World, Sir William Gates III, has ruled out standing for the presidency of the US even if he could bring in the sort of things he believes are essential.