CHINA SPRINGS CANADIAN HOSTAGES

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Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arrested in China in December 2018, shortly after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder, on a U.S. extradition request. Many countries labeled China’s action “hostage politics.” The deal was reached as President Joe Biden and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping …

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HALO: INFINITE PLAYTESTING

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Halo: Infinite multiplayer has been released to beta testers to be it ready for December 8 release. In early testing using the bots I found gameplay was fast and the maps to be extensive enough to prevent camping on spawn locations. The RTX 2080 was pushed hard to play Halo: Infinite at 3840×2160. The game …

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CHINA MOVES TO BAN BITCOIN ETC

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In Chinese media today the government is moving to ban bitcoin and transaction with it. Ten agencies, including the central bank as well as banking, securities and foreign exchange regulators, vowed to work together to root out “illegal” cryptocurrency activity, the first time the Beijing-based agencies have joined forces to explicitly ban all cryptocurrency-related activity. …

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INTEL BREAKS GROUND IN ARIZONA

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Intel has now broken ground in Chandler, Arizona for their new fab. The $20 billion project is intending to create two production lines to be able to ramp up wafter production rapidly. The live stream has the CEO Pat Geisinger on hand to watch the men work. “Today’s celebration marks an important milestone as we …

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EA DESKTOP

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EA has developed a new application called EA Desktop to replace the old defective Origin loader. At least this loader has not crashed on the box which is a move in the right direction. The new loader is still not 4K friendly as the game collection does not redraw to fill the full screen mode. …

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NO SIGN OF MISSING TURKISH EXCHANGE BOSS

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Faruk Fatih Özer, Thodex’s founder, has disappeared , taking $108 million of investors’ funds with him. According to the state-run Anadolu Agency, Turkish authorities have now issued an international warrant seeking Özer’s arrest. The red notice is not widely honored around the world. Each nation has its own policies. Investigating the matter shows no arrest …

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POTION CRAFT: ALCHEMIST SIMULATOR

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Potion Craft was released September 21, 2021 by tinyBuild. The game was developed by niceplay.games. Potion Craft is a alchemist crafting simulator. Potion Craft is an alchemist simulator where you physically interact with your tools and ingredients to brew potions. You’re in full control of the whole shop: invent new recipes, attract customers and experiment …

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WINDOWS 11 PC HEALTH APP

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Microsoft has released a new PC Health App for Windows 11. Now the app gives users a clearer picture of their machines to see what is needed. The earlier app was criticized as useless and this lead to a lot of criticism on various forums and in the media. The new app now it provides …

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CHINA EVERGRANDE GROUP DEFAULT RISK

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China Evergrande Group is up to its eyeballs in debt owing some $300 billion. The risk of default is scary enough to affect the world’s stock markets. Evergrande is set to default on at least one tranche of bond interest payments totaling around $120 million, due at the end of September. Only two emotions matter, …

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CHINESE SUPERCOMPUTING ADVANCING FAST

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China has been building several supercomputers for domestic use. Most of the work in focused on oil exploration, weather analysis, industrial design, pharmaceutical research among various other academic needs. At present China now as 206 machines in the TOP500. The US has 124 while Japan has 36. Canada only has 6 machines in the TOP500. …

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