Day: April 15, 2019

Now Apple is gunning for exclusives too
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Now Apple is gunning for exclusives too

Last month Apple unveiled its Apple Arcade gaming service, which is Apple’s planned subscription-based Netflix for games – where Apple users can pay a monthly fee and play as many games on Arcade as they want. We already knew that Apple was investing a lot of money into persuading developers to make games for the service, and the last we heard these games were also allowed to come to PC too at the same time – but this may not be the case. read more

Use your gaming PC to solve the mysteries of the universe with BlackHoles@Home
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Use your gaming PC to solve the mysteries of the universe with BlackHoles@Home

[email protected] doesn’t really sound like the sort of thing that you might want to invite into your own abode, but West Virginia University’s new initiative is aiming to recruit you to help it learn as much as digitally possible about black holes. Or, more specifically, it wants to recruit your PC… when you’re not otherwise engaged in battling royally, managing football teams, or generally gaming like a frickin’ hero. read more

AMD’s Zen 3 CPUs will increase transistor count by 20% over Ryzen 3000 thanks to TSMC’s 7nm+ node
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AMD’s Zen 3 CPUs will increase transistor count by 20% over Ryzen 3000 thanks to TSMC’s 7nm+ node

TSMC has already started volume production of its next generation 7nm process; the first to incorporate its advanced EUV tech, and the node which should form the basis for AMD’s Zen 3 processors next year. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer started mass production of the 7nm+ process in March this year, which is a huge milestone for the technology, and it’s being used to create HiSilicon’s phone SoC, the Kirin 985. And if you don’t know who HiSilicon is, you’ll probably recognise its parent company, Huawei. Even if you’re not necessarily sure how to pronounce it correctly. read more