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Federal, Hardware, Policy, Tech

China’s top chipmaker blacklisted by US government via executive order

December 7, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Back in July, we covered the rising tide of Chinese silicon manufacturing through the chipmaker, SMIC, which was founded in 2000 and is currently producing about 20 percent of China’s GPUs, CPUs, and network chips, among others. The company has […]


Hardware, Tech

Google Chromebook demand booms for Dell, HP, Lenovo

November 25, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Google Chromebook demand is booming due to remote work and learning and it’s likely to cement a role in the enterprise. Earnings from Dell Technologies and HP highlighted how Chromebooks are getting mass distribution amid remote work and education arrangements. […]


Hardware, Tech

Intel claims major flaw in AMD Ryzen laptops

November 23, 2020

Via: The Inquirer

Intel called a press briefing last Friday to show journalists research that suggests laptops using Ryzen 4000 processors see up to a 48% performance drop when unplugged from the mains. It is of course typical for laptops to see a […]


Hardware, Tech

After Apple’s M1 launch, Intel announces its own white-label laptop

November 20, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Its long fruitful relationship with Apple may be sunsetting soon, but Intel’s still got a fairly massive footprint in the PC market. There’s never a good time to get complacent, though (a lesson the company learned the hard way on […]


Hardware, Tech

China faces the challenge of keeping its Big Tech in check — just like the U.S. does

November 13, 2020

Via: CNBC

China’s technology giants are firmly in the crosshairs of the country’s regulators who are trying to figure out how to create a set of antitrust rules that can keep these firms in check. Experts say Beijing will need to ensure […]


Hardware, Tech

Apple M1: Will storage and memory limits be a problem for pros?

November 11, 2020

Via: ZDnet

For a major chip announcement, Apple’s M1 launch gave us very little on the chip architecture – page size, memory addressing, internal bandwidth, or clock speeds. At one level that makes sense, given that there is nothing to compare the […]


Hardware, Tech

Despite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world

November 10, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Bill Zhang lowered himself into lunges on a squishy mat as he explained to me the benefits of the full-body training suit he was wearing. We were in his small, modest office in Xili, a university area in Shenzhen that’s […]


Hardware, Infrastructure, Tech, Wireless Infrastructure

Wireless router satisfaction plummets amid rise in remote work, online learning, says J.D. Power

November 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Wireless routers have emerged as one of the most aggravating in-home technology devices of 2020, as remote work and online learning during the coronavirus pandemic strained Wi-Fi bandwidth, spurred device upgrades, and tested the sanity of millions of Americans. According […]


Hardware, Tech

Samsung Display gains licence from US to sell OLED to Huawei

October 27, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Samsung Display has secured a licence from the US Department of Commerce to sell some of its OLED smartphone panels to Huawei, people familiar with the matter told ZDNet. Last month, the South Korean display panel maker was forced to […]


Hardware, Tech

Lenovo Yoga 5G is the world’s first 5G laptop, but it’s only available via contract

October 5, 2020

Via: The Inquirer

The new laptop will only be available via a paid-monthly contract with EE initially, similar to your conventional smartphone contract. This means you won’t be able to buy the laptop separately, despite featuring a SIM card slot where you can […]