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AMD comes out swinging with new graphics cards - Dotemirates

AMD comes out swinging with new graphics cards

Meltdown and Spectre: What you need to know about the computer chip flaws Newsweek Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) finally took the wraps off its first Navi-based graphics cards at E3 earlier this week. The Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT, set to launch on July 7 along with AMD's third-gen Ryzen PC CPUs, will go after the mid- to high-end portion of the graphics card market.These cards won't be able to touch rival NVIDIA's (NASDAQ:NVDA) top-tier products; AMD's lackluster Radeon VII remains the company's highest-end product. But based on AMD's numbers, these new cards will give NVIDIA a run...


13/07/2019

HTC Wildfire E probably exists: 5.45-inch LCD, Unisoc chipset and 2GB of RAM in it

HTC's future can't be too bright even though a recent financial report did bring some good news. The company is still working on new smartphones however, as evidenced by a report out of Russia. A retailer in the country has information on what is called the HTC Wildfire E, a throwback to the Wildfire S of 2011. The yet unannounced model supposedly has a 5.45-inch IPS display with an HD+ resolution in an 18:9 ratio. HTC Wildfire S from 2011 There's a Unisoc (formerly Spreadtrum) SoC in charge, the SC9863 in particular, with an octa-core Cortex-A55 processor in a 4x1.6GHz+4x1.2GHz...
13/07/2019

Amazon is offering Voice Shopping deals to Prime members

Amazon's Prime Day sales kick-off on Monday, but the e-commerce giant is already offering some discounts on its products through Voice Shopping exclusively to Prime members. Check out the table below for more details. Product Previous Price Discounted Price Echo Dot (3rd Gen) $50 $22 Echo Dot Kids Edition $70 $45 Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote $40 $15 Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote $50 $25 Fire 7 Tablet 16GB $50 $30 Fire 7 Tablet 32GB $70 $50 Fire 7 Tablet Kids Edition $100 $60 For those unaware, Amazon's Voice Shopping allows customers to buy products...
13/07/2019

Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke

Facebook’s stock went up after news of a record-breaking $5 billion FTC fine for various privacy violations broke today. That, as The New York Times’ Mike Isaac points out, is the real story here: the United States government spent months coming up with a punishment for Facebook’s long list of privacy-related bad behavior, and the best it could do was so weak that Facebook’s stock price went up. the fact that fb shares surged instead of sank on the FTC news is the story https://t.co/SztA1iAyOg pic.twitter.com/qDrzaR8J4Q— rat king (@MikeIsaac) July 12, 2019 From some other perspectives, that $5 billion fine...

13/07/2019

Correction: Moon Landing-Movies story

In a story July 12 about moon-landing movies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the filmmaker behind the "Apollo 11" documentary. He is Todd Douglas Miller, not Todd Michael Douglas. A corrected version of the story is below: The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too The moon landing 50 years ago was a giant leap not just for mankind but for filmmaking By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a telescope. "He got this Questar and he...
13/07/2019

Earthquakes shake up Yucca Mountain nuke dump talk in Nevada

Recent California earthquakes that rattled Las Vegas have shaken up arguments on both sides of a stalled federal plan to entomb nuclear waste beneath a long-studied site in southern Nevada. Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso said this week his legislation to jump-start the process to open the Yucca Mountain project is based on studies that take seismic activity into account, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported . Spent nuclear reactor fuel is currently stored at 121 sites in 35 states, and Barrasso, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said the earthquakes showed the need to move spent radioactive...
13/07/2019

Strong 4.7 magnitude tremor shakes western Greece

Scientists say a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 has struck western Greece. Athens' Geodynamics Institute reports that the tremor struck at 6:08 p.m. (1508 GMT) Saturday about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of the city of Agrinio at a depth of 28 kilometers (17 miles). No damage or injuries have been reported so far. Greece lies in an active seismic region and earthquakes of similar magnitudes are frequent.