US spending on video games just hit a new quarterly record

US spending on video games just hit a new quarterly record

American consumers spent more this past quarter on video games than they ever have before, to the tune of $10.9 billion — up 9 percent from the year before, according to industry analyst NPD Group (via Bloomberg). The period covers only January to March, meaning spending in the current quarter end……

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Manufacturers ignoring 5G functions on Qualcomm chips

Manufacturers ignoring 5G functions on Qualcomm chips

Phones are starting to trickle onto the market with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G functionality, however manufacturers are reluctant to switch it on yet. For example the “iQoo 3” phone ships the Snapdragon 865 in a first-ever “4G” configuration. Apparentl……

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Panasonic gives up on Tesla’s Buffalo plant

Panasonic gives up on Tesla’s Buffalo plant

Panasonic said it will stop producing solar cells and modules at Tesla’s factory in Buffalo ending a four-year joint venture with the electric care maker. Panasonic said it will cease solar manufacturing operations at the Tesla factory by the end of May. The company will exit the factory by……

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Vermont introduces bill banning cell phone use by anyone under 21

Vermont introduces bill banning cell phone use by anyone under 21

There is a bill on the floor of the Vermont General Assembly that looks to ban minors under 21 years of age from owning or even possessing a cell phone. Violators could be fined up to $1,000 or imprisoned for up to a year. However, before you start freaking out, you should know it is not a bill th……

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US regulators will block ISPs from charging unfair router rental fees

US regulators will block ISPs from charging unfair router rental fees

Few American citizens can genuinely say they love their ISP, and they are plenty of reasons for that — cumbersome contracts, slow or unreliable internet speeds, and hidden fees, to name a few. While most of those annoyances probably won’t be going anywhere soon, US regulators are at le……

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Tencent adds Bayonetta dev PlatinumGames to its list of investments

Tencent adds Bayonetta dev PlatinumGames to its list of investments

Chinese internet and gaming giant Tencent is pouring its money into another developer. This time, it’s Japan-based company PlatinumGames, known for titles such as Bayonetta and Nier: Automata, that has received the investment. In a statement on the dev’s website, PlatinumGames president and CEO K……

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Nvidia GeForce Driver 441.87 lets you limit frame rate

Nvidia GeForce Driver 441.87 lets you limit frame rate

Nvidia has rolled out new GeForce driver 441.87 for Windows that bring support for setting the max frame rate for games or 3D apps. According to Nvidia, this is the number one user-requested feature and users can limit the frame rate of their computers to save power or reduce system latency. Fram……

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AMD is set to become TSMC’s biggest 7nm customer in 2020

AMD is set to become TSMC’s biggest 7nm customer in 2020

In the second half of 2020, AMD will double their 7nm orders making them TSMC’s largest customer of 7nm chips according to some forecasts. Going into 2020, TSMC’s factories (above) have the capacity to produce 110,000 WPM (wafers per month) of 7nm chips and by the end of the year, they’ll be……

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Samsung suffers power outage at Hwaseong fab, halting NAND and DRAM production

Samsung suffers power outage at Hwaseong fab, halting NAND and DRAM production

A slight disruption in power can be catastrophic for fabrication plants like Samsung’s that produce a significant portion of the world’s NAND flash and DRAM. Blackouts that last only seconds can lead to millions of dollars in damaged wafers if production is disrupted. That, in turn, ca……

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Turkey comes up with its own electric SUV

Turkey comes up with its own electric SUV

Wants to produce 175,000 annually for people who can’t afford them Turkey unveiled its first fully domestically-produced car, saying it aimed to eventually produce up to 175,000 a year of the electric vehicle in a project expected to cost $3.7 billion over 13 years. Like all autocrats, the ……

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Volkswagen plans to sell one million electric cars per year by 2023

Volkswagen plans to sell one million electric cars per year by 2023

Volkswagen has shown steady interest in the electric market but hasn’t yet made a move befitting their $236 billion yearly revenue. In the past year, they sold 70,000 electric vehicles. Tesla, on just $21 billion sales per year, sells about three times that. In 2020 Volkswagen is going on the of……

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