Apple stuffs up MacBook repair with design
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$6 dollar repair becomes $600 design disaster

MacBook Pro owners are suffering from a design flaw in their expensive toys which means they will have to fork out $600 to fix a minor fault which would normally cost $6 to fix.

Western Digital unveils new SN750 series NVMe SSDs
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Coming with Gaming Mode

Western Digital has unveiled its latest addition to the SSD lineup, the WD Black SN750 series NVMe SSD which is based on WD's own controller and SanDisk's 64-layer 3D TLC NAND, as well as a unique Gaming Mode.

Microsoft making foldable devices
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In time for Apple to invent two years later 

The company, which brought the world the tablet and the touchscreen smartphone, is working on adapting Windows to work on foldable devices.

AMD has no plans to use chiplet design for next-gen APUs
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Will use a different design similar to mobile parts

According to post-CES details showing up online, it appears that AMD will not use the same chiplet design for its next-gen APUs, keeping the chiplet design for its 2nd generation EPYC and 3rd generation Ryzen desktop CPUs.

AMD can put two 8-core chiplets on 3rd gen Ryzen
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Possible 16-core SKUs

Although AMD only previewed an 8-core/16-thread engineering sample of 3rd generation Ryzen CPU at the CES 2019 keynote, the delidded CPU showcased at the keynote, as well as comments from Dr. Lisa Su, AMD CEO, suggest that we could see SKUs with two chiplets, so 16-core/32-thread SKUs are possible.