How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Speed by Choosing the Right Channel
Some channels in Wi-Fi routers are indeed much faster — but that doesn't mean you should go ahead and change them. Read on to find out more about interference and the massive difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi.
How Are Process Nodes Defined?
We talk about process nodes a lot at wfoojjaec, but we don't always drill down into how nodes are defined or how they differ between manufacturers. Let's fix that.
The Biden Administration Pledges to Address the Semiconductor Shortage
Early on Thursday, a group of US chip designers and manufacturers sent a letter to the White House, asking that the government include “substantial funding for incentives for semiconductor manufacturing” as part of the overall COVID-19 economic recovery plan. The Biden Administration has now pledged to take action to help remedy the situation by “identifying…
Source Code Stolen from Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Reportedly Sold
Polish game developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) announced earlier this week that it had been the victim of a ransomware hack. As part of the operation, the attackers stole internal documents and source code, which they threatened to sell if CDPR declined to pay the ransom. Cybersecurity experts now say that the hacking group has followed through and sold the stolen data for an undisclosed sum.
Astronomers Detect Another Possible Exoplanet Right Next Door
A project called Near Earths in the Alpha Center Region (NEAR) has just spotted tantalizing signals that could point to a planet in the habitable zone of Alpha Centauri, which is a mere 4.37 light years away. That's right next door in astronomical terms.
AMD’s Reliance on TSMC Isn’t Harming the Company’s Growth Prospects
It has been difficult to buy high-end PC components for nearly six months. There are a number of reasons for this, including pandemic-related impacts, the related surge in demand for all computing hardware, and supply shortages. A lot of eyeballs have been trained on foundries like TSMC, to the point that national governments have put…
Samsung Files Documents to Build New, $17 Billion Fab in the United States
The earlier rumors that Samsung might build a factory in the United States have proven true. The company is investigating potential sites in New York, Texas, and Arizona, with plans to build a $17 billion facility.Anandtech reports that the foundry would be online by Q4 2023. That’s a quick ramp, if true. For comparison, Intel’s…
China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Arrives in Orbit of Mars
The Tianwen-1 spacecraft arrived around Mars just this week, and it will land in the coming months not too far from NASA's latest rover.
Epic’s New MetaHuman Creator Generates Digital Characters that Avoid the Uncanny Valley
The company's new MetaHuman engine promises to deliver photorealistic digital characters in a snap, and you can check out a demo right now.
How Do Graphics Cards Work?
GPUs are critical to gaming, but how do video cards do what they do? We dive into the four main components of a GPU: cores, texture and pixel processing, memory bandwidth, and memory capacity.
PlayStation 5 Controllers are Suffering from Drift
Nintendo may have company in the unreliable controller market, though gamers aren’t going to be pleased with this particular method of feature-matching. Instead of, say, a PlayStation 5 you fold up and carry in your pocket without setting your pants on fire, the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller is apparently suffering from drift.The DualSense controller has…