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RTX RESTOCK LEADS TO A FRENZY

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Stories are coming in that new stock of RTX Ampere cards is causing a shopping frenzie. This comes as no surprise as cards have been hard to find and the few available are at grossly inflated prices. Media reports of crowds at Microcenter stores in America suggest there are not nearly enough cards to go …

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SYMPHONY TECHNOLOGY BUYS FIREEYE

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Recently FireEye was attacked. Now the Technology Group is buying them for $1.2 billion. The deal will separate Mandiant Solutions, its cyber forensics unit, from its network, email, and cloud security products. The sale is just the latest example of a big-dollar tech deal going to private equity. Its expected that the deal will allow …

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HP + HYPERX DEAL CLOSED

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HP bought the HyperX brand from Kingston. Like many companies with its own gaming-focused brand, Kingston has kept the brand as a disaggregated entity in strategy and marketing. Today, the acquisition by HP of the HyperX brand has been completed for a fee of $425 million, with the acquisition accretive on a non-GAAP for the first full year …

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FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN WINDOWS

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The developer versions of Windows 10 suggest that Microsoft wants to make some significant changes. Microsoft will publicly discuss these new changes on June 24, 2021. Most likely the new Surface machines and Windows will be bundled in the presentation. What is known is that Intel is developing a new class of processor with their …

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RTX 3080 TI HAS NO MINING LOCK

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Somebody posted this image on Twitter It shows a mining program running at full speed. So here anecdotal evidence that more needs to be done to segment the market. We’ll have to wait and see how long it takes for an NVIDIA employee to leak drivers. That’s the fate we’ll have to bear in the …

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MICRON 3400 NVME SSD

The two new product families are the Micron 3400 and 2450 series client SSDs now provide PCIe 4.0 performance. The Micron 3400 SSD with NVMe™ combines the performance of industry-leading 176-layer NAND and PCIe Gen4. The 3400 has the capacity to manage the most demanding workstation, gaming and corporate PC applications – yet it consumes minimal power. …

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LOOKING TOWARDS SEPTEMBER

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By the time September rolls in when schools open the vaccination levels should be high enough to return to classrooms. Sporting events should also finally reopen as well. Canada is still well behind the curve. Hospitals are overloaded, 50% of the population is now at least single dose vaccinated which should be enough to slow …

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ACCOUNT ISSUE ON THE MSI X470 GAMING PLUS

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It seems that Microsoft account on the X470 has been trashed so I have been forced to reset Windows yet again. Not sure why the machine is so finicky but I may be forced to replace the motherboard or system. The last BIOS the MSI X470 Gaming Plus is a beta that came out a …

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AMD OFFERS NEW APUS FOR DIY

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AMD has elected to offer new APUs for DIY builders. The consumer Ryzen 5000G series include the Ryzen 7 5700G, and the Ryzen 5 5600G. It is not known if the lower cost R3 5300 will find its way into retail markets. You can expect the Ryzen 5 5600G to retail at around $250 US …

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EXAGRID USELESS WITH RANSOMWARE ATTACK

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On Monday, ExaGrid was said to have been hit by the Conti ransomware gang, and not only was 800GB of confidential internal information – including client and personnel records, contracts, and source code – encrypted but also the crooks exfiltrated the data and demanded millions of dollars to keep it secret. It seems that a growing number …

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