Apple wants people to buy its old Apple TVs
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Offering a “discount”


Fruity cargo cult Apple has so many Apple TV boxes sitting in its US warehouses it is giving users an unheard of discount to take them off their hands.

Nvidia Shield upgrades software
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Friday, 01 July 2022 12:07

Nvidia Shield upgrades software


New features and strange quirks

The Nvidia Shield, which is still the best streaming device in the market, despite its price and age, has just announced a software update.

AMD will lose 26 percent market share
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Friday, 01 July 2022 12:04

AMD will lose 26 percent market share


Morgan Stanley analyst drops bombshell

While AMD seems to have been doing rather well of late, it could be about to lose a ton of market share in the coming months according to Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore.

Core i9-13900K specs leaked
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Friday, 01 July 2022 10:28

Core i9-13900K specs leaked


Performance cores able to reach 5.5GHz

Details of Intel’s Core i9-13900K have been leaked online showing that it can manage a peak boost frequencies of 5.5GHz.

Samsung launches GAAFET tech
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Thursday, 30 June 2022 12:31

Samsung launches GAAFET tech


3nm process begins

Samsung has launched its 3nm gate-all-around transistor (GAAFET) process with the aim of stealing the march on TSMC.

Sea pirates might be moving to high tech
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Thursday, 30 June 2022 12:17

Sea pirates might be moving to high tech


ooh ahh

Pirates are starting to experiment with taking over ships without needing to risk boarding them.

TSMC tells partners to move to new smaller processing standards
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Time to abandon 40nm and larger

While TSMC makes about a quarter of its cash from chips which use technology so old that they are steam driven, it has had enough and is "strongly encouraging" its customers on its oldest (and least dense) nodes to migrate some of their mature designs to its 28 nm-class process technologies.

Apple copies ancient Microsoft partner programme
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Decides to be extra nice to select unpaid support staff with "white glove" service

Fruity cargo cult Apple has discovered that being an arse to its support partners might not be such a good idea and instead its is copying a "white glove service" that Microsoft has been doing for 20 years.

Brazil cracks down on Apple nuts
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Thursday, 30 June 2022 11:36

Brazil cracks down on Apple nuts


Looking at forcing them to use USB-C 

Fruity cargo-cult Apple might be forced to provide USB-C chargers in its iPhones in Brazil.

Rufus 3.16 works around Volish restrictions
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Yes, you can install Windows 11 on older machines


Microsoft’s restrictions on devices that could run Windows 11 are seen as a major pain. Most users on older PCs see the “this PC doesn’t currently meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11” message.