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MEDIATEK DEMONSTRATES WIFI 7

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MediaTek has some new 802.11be WiFi 7 hardware to show the advantages. The new standard is expected to reach 30 gigabit to 40 gigabit speeds. This will the same number of antennas. MediaTek showed the hardware to select customers with CES 2022. MediaTek boasts that this will make wireless connections a viable alternative to wired …

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HEALTHCARE CRISIS

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The south island has long had shortages of doctors in general practice. There are also shortages of specialties. One of the main problems are the seditious cuts from the Harper regime and subsequent. His cuts were so severe that the domestic generic drug makers folded and sold out. Then come some additional seditious cuts at …

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XBOX BUYS ACTIVISION/BLIZZARD

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Xbox has now bought Activision/Blizzard in an all cash deal worth some $68.7 billion. Microsoft was down on the news while Activision/Blizzard jumped 30%. Xbox has now acquired more than a dozen studios to keep the flow of quality games steady. Earlier Activision/Blizzard was considering buying Zynga in the event that the Xbox deal failed. …

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RUSSIA NEUTRALIZED REVIL

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A Moscow court on Friday ordered the arrest of members of the REvil hacking group. The Federal Security Service (formerly the KGB) of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, stopped the illegal activities of members of an organized criminal community in the …

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COVID-19 OMICRON PERVASIVE

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It seems that COVID-19 omicron has spread all over the world in only 2 months from when it was noticed in southern Africa. The spread has been faster than most other infectious diseases in naïve populations. China has now locked down three cities to stop the spread. The Chinese lockdowns really hurt consumers who may not …

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MICROSOFT OFFICE 2016 ISSUES

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I installed Office 2016 after installing the latest updates. I still had Office 2013 installed. Office parts were named 2016 etc suggesting but there was no folder. After removing Office 2013 the Outlook 2016 removed the 2016 suffix and remained in the root of the shortcut tree. I made a new folder in the shortcut …

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PCI EXPRESS 6 NOW RATIFIED

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PCI Express 6.0 is now ratified so it will be ready for machines in about 12-18 months. Intel and AMD need to validate new designs to be compatible with the new standard. 64 GT/s raw data rate and up to 256 GB/s via x16 configuration Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels (PAM4) signaling, levraging existing …

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XBOX WANTS TO EXPAND USER BANS

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Xbox presently bans players when AI determines there are conduct problems. Xbox wants to expand this process to other game platforms so that miscreants are blocked more widely. Phil Spencer does admit it would be a “hard one” to achieve. Some cases I have seen on the Xbox forum suggest that banned accounts affect a …

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MODERNA TARGETS OMICRON

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Moderna has indicated that a new immunization for COVID-19 omicron will be available this fall. Moderna is discussing whether the shot needs to contain any other components to fight the virus. Moderna can supply 2 billion to 3 billion booster doses this year. It seems that Moderna has sidestepped the delta variant which has been …

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TAKE-TWO BUYS ZYNGA

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Take-Two Interactive is buying mobile gaming company Zynga for $12.7 billion with a mix of cash and stock, marking the latest blockbuster acquisition in a string of major deals in the video game industry. The company announced Monday that it would acquire all outstanding shares of Zynga at $9.86 a share, a 64% premium to …

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