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RTX 3080 spotted in database: 10GB of GDDR6X, 2.1GHz maximum clock speed

We’re just two weeks away from Nvidia’s Ampere GPU launch event, which means leaks and rumors about the RTX 30xx cards are arriving thick and fast. Following on from Micron’s premature listing of the RTX 3090, what appears to be the RTX 3080 has appeared in an online database, revealing some of the high-end card’s […]

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ZTE is launching a 5G phone with the world’s first in-display camera next month

After hearing about the technology for the last few years, the first mass-produced smartphone with an under-screen camera arrives next month, and it will come from ZTE. The Chinese giant has announced that the ZTE Axon 20 5G will launch on September 1 in its home country.Back in 2018, an in-screen camera was one of […]

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer: we don’t care if the PS5 sells more

You might think that all companies judge the success of their consoles by unit sales, but not Microsoft, apparently. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer recently admitted that the Redmond firm isn’t concerned about selling more machines than rivals Sony and Nintendo.Speaking on an episode of Gary Whitta’s Animal Talking podcast, Spencer said, “If [selling more […]

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IBM unveils Power10 processor at Hot Chips conference

Perhaps most fascinating of all, however, is a new technology called Memory Inception. With it, the IBM Power10 is able to access and share physical memory installed in other Power10-based systems to create massive memory clusters that can be used by any of the systems in a group.IBM during the Hot Chips 2020 conference on […]

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Ancient lava tubes on the Moon and Mars could double as human bases

Future astronauts could one day utilize natural structures already in place on the Moon and Mars as the foundation for human colonies. Not having to build above-ground bases would save massive amounts of money and could expedite the colonization of these bodies by many years.Researchers from the University of Bologna in collaboration with those from […]

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Macs are now covered under Apple’s independent repair provider program

Apple is expanding a program that grants independent repair shops access to the same genuine parts and training that authorized Apple service centers have at their disposal. For the first time, third-party repair centers can now work on Macs with Apple’s blessing.As you may recall, Apple launched its independent repair initiative last summer. Critically, the […]

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Factorio exits Early Access after eight years of work

One part SimCity, one part tower defense, Factorio was featured as one of our picks for great games you can play on budget PCs. That’s because despite being in Steam Early Access, it is fully functioning, easy on the hardware, and very fun.Wait. Did I just say Factorio is in Early Access? Scratch that. That’s […]