Power Outage at Samsung – Higher Prices coming!

A power outage at Samsung destroys approximately 3.5% of Global NAND Flash output for March 2018 an this means that we can expect to see higher prices very soon. What happened? A power outage at a Samsung fab near Pyeongtaek region in South Korea is being reported by AnandTech - there saying tha the half hour... Continue Reading →

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The End of DDR Memory (not anytime soon)

Don't worry DDR will still survive over the next years but especially in server environment we're going to reach the limits and the bandwidth from the DDR interface is more and more the bottleneck. High Bandwidth Memory as solution to the bottleneck More stacking and higher capacity should bring a lot of more memory per... Continue Reading →

Coffee Lake Dual- & Quad-Core CPU’s getting U0-Stepping via BIOS update

Asus and ASRock releasing new BIOS updates (including Spectre fix) which including a new U0-stepping for Coffee Lake CPU's. Until now Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake CPU's were identical, they both had the B0 stepping - this is going to change now. In fact until the stepping change the Coffee Lake CPU's are only re-labeled... Continue Reading →

Sony released final Playstation 4 5.50 Firmware

Sony finally released the new 5.50 firmware, which was tested over several weeks, then rolled out as beta for everyone and now got the approval to revive as update for everyone. What's new? Version 5.50 is a mandatory update and is around 460 MB big and it brings new organizational features, additional parental controls, and... Continue Reading →

Imec & Cadence Tape Out Industry’s First 3nm Test Chip

Nanotechnology research centre imec has taped out what it says is the industry’s first 3nm test chip. The project, in association with Cadence, was completed using design rules focused at EUV and 193nm immersion lithography, along with Cadence’s Innovus and Genus software suites.. The tape out leads they way into a new chip area.  ... Continue Reading →

Sony Playstation 4 fully cracked, Jailbreak Hits Firmware 4.55

The developer 'Qwertyoruiop',  released yesterday a fully working exploit for Sony's PS 4 Firmware 4.55 on GitHub. On top, there's news of an interesting 'payload' quietly circulating. Hack opens ways for pirated games and allows hombrew applications Confirmation of what it does from Wololo: “When run in combination with the recently released exploit for PS4 4.55, Holy Grail... Continue Reading →

USB-IF and the future of Fast Charging

USB has too many logos and certificates which only ends up confusing people, including myself because there not only different certificates there also different cable types. Too many confusion USB 3.0 is USB 3.1 Gen1 and is is called 'USB SuperSpeed' while USB 3.1 is USB 3.1 Gen2 and is called 'SuperSpeed+ 10 Gbps'. There... Continue Reading →

Hardware prices, especially graphic cards getting even more expensive this year

Massdrop reports that the prices exploding, the problem is still crypt-mining and the memory shortage. The bad news here is that there is no end in sight. There is a couple of reason why there is a shortage and also such a high demand of cards. First the shortage. All new cell phones coming out... Continue Reading →

Snapdragon 845 VR headset is able to use 120 FPS

And another news today from Qualcomm, their latest Snapdragon 845 VR package is able to show a resolution of 1024 x 1152 with incredible 120 FPS (per eye/display), which would be more than enough for really every game on the market right now in decent FPS without getting the motion sickness on faster scenes eg. in... Continue Reading →

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