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Foundry Freedom: AMD Loosens Wafer Agreement With GlobalFoundries
Foundry Freedom: AMD Loosens Wafer Agreement With GlobalFoundries

AMD and GlobalFoundries have amended their WSA, giving AMD complete freedom in its choice of foundry partners.

South Korea Commits $450 Billion to Dominate Semiconductor Market
South Korea Commits $450 Billion to Dominate Semiconductor Market

South Korea will invest $450 billion in its semiconductor industry by 2030, turning up the heat on the US to follow suit.

New Leak Points to Huge Google Pixel 6 Redesign
New Leak Points to Huge Google Pixel 6 Redesign

The new Pixel 6 renders, courtesy of noted leaker Jon Prosser, show off a radically different design with new camera hardware and maybe even custom Google chips.

New Intel AI Turns GTA V Into a Photorealistic Game
New Intel AI Turns GTA V Into a Photorealistic Game

Intel built an AI-powered upscaling and enhancement engine to make games like GTA V photorealistic.

The Microsoft Surface Duo Fire Sale Is Here, and It’s Still Not Worth Buying
The Microsoft Surface Duo Fire Sale Is Here, and It’s Still Not Worth Buying

Microsoft hasn't done much to improve the Duo, save for a recent $200 price drop. Third-party retailers are going further — the Duo is now available for about half of its original price. We think that constitutes a fire sale.

NASA Completes Final Test on Webb Telescope’s Winged Mirror
NASA Completes Final Test on Webb Telescope’s Winged Mirror

The next time it deploys, the JWST will be hanging in the inky blackness of space.

HTC Announces New Vive Pro 2: Upgraded Specs, Higher Prices
HTC Announces New Vive Pro 2: Upgraded Specs, Higher Prices

The HTC Vive Pro 2 is a worthy new headset, but HTC isn't really trying to make a name for itself in consumer VR, any longer.

Tesla Stops Accepting Bitcoin Due to Potential Environmental Harm
Tesla Stops Accepting Bitcoin Due to Potential Environmental Harm

Less than two months after it began accepting Bitcoin, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced the company is terminating the experiment, at least for now.

Chernobyl Is Heating Up Again, and Scientists Aren’t Sure Why
Chernobyl Is Heating Up Again, and Scientists Aren’t Sure Why

Some worrying signals have emerged from the sarcophagus covering the Unit Four reactor, suggesting the remains could still heat up and leak radiation into the environment all over again.

AMD’s Ryzen 6000 APUs May Feature RDNA2 GPUs
AMD’s Ryzen 6000 APUs May Feature RDNA2 GPUs

AMD's RDNA2 integrated GPU microarchitecture may arrive with the Ryzen 6000 series. Will Infinity Cache come along for the ride?

AMD’s Market Share Surges on Steam and in Servers, Shrinks Overall
AMD’s Market Share Surges on Steam and in Servers, Shrinks Overall

AMD's market share has slipped slightly overall, but it's made significant gains on Steam. CPU core counts have risen significantly.

SSD Prices Headed Up Amid Cryptocurrency Demand, Supply Constraints
SSD Prices Headed Up Amid Cryptocurrency Demand, Supply Constraints

The NAND manufacturer Phison has warned that SSD prices are likely to rise in the near future, thanks to the newly-launched, storage-focused cryptocurrency, Chia.