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Revolutionary 2Tb 3D QLC NAND flash memory die teased by Western Digital

Why it matters: Western Digital dropped a bombshell during a recent investor presentation. The storage giant has teased the world’s first 2Tb 3D quad-level cell NAND flash memory die. The chip dwarfs the competition in terms of density. While initially limited to the data center market, there’s a good chance it’ll trickle down to consumer

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These apps track your driving habits and sell that information to insurance companies

A hot potato: Many were surprised to learn that connected vehicles collect data about drivers and sell that information to insurance companies. As it turns out, so do apps on a driver’s smartphone. Most drivers are unaware that this is even happening. Earlier this year, the New York Times dropped a bomb on drivers of

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Solar panels installed in France in 1992 found to retain a remarkable 79% of original output

Why it matters: Solar panels are meant to last for decades, with an estimated operational lifespan of 20 to 40 years. However, their efficiency and the ability to generate power will degrade over time. Surprisingly though, a new long-running test in France paints a positive picture of the longevity of solar panels in the wild.

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Windows 11 Start menu and taskbar to soon gain several new customization features

Why it matters: Long-time Windows 10 users, who swore by its ‘live tile’ Start interface, did not receive its Windows 11 overhaul too well. The taskbar lost many of its staple functions. For those who gave these changes a hard thumbs-down, there’s good news: several cool updates are on the horizon. The Windows 11 build

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Broadcom is coming for Nvidia fast, but can it break its ecosystem lock-in?

Why it matters: Many of Nvidia’s competitors want to steal some of its market dominance. One name that keeps coming up is Broadcom. A closer look tells us why. Its XPUs consume less than 600 watts, making them one of the most power-efficient accelerators in the industry. In a note to investors this week, Bank

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New Samsung 2nm roadmap shows backside power delivery coming in 2027

In brief: At its recent Foundry Forum event, Samsung revealed a fresh roadmap, showing off bleeding-edge process technologies and advanced chip packaging solutions. With breakthroughs in 2nm and 1.4nm processes, the company looks poised to compete with rivals like TSMC amid the generative AI boom. First up, Samsung took the wraps off two new process

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AMD patent unveils multi-chiplet GPU designs for unrivaled flexibility

Forward-looking: Chipmakers are getting serious about splitting up complex chip designs across multiple smaller “chiplets.” AMD is leading the charge, having already implemented multi-chiplet architectures for its CPUs and data center GPUs. The company’s latest RDNA 3 PC graphics cards even incorporate basic chiplets. However, a new patent filing shows these designs have not realized

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Wells Fargo fired a dozen employees for simulating “keyboard activity”

Facepalm: Wells Fargo is one of the world’s most significant financial institutions, part of the “Big Four” banks in the US alongside JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup. Based in San Francisco, the company has garnered attention in recent years due to illegal financial practices. However, its employees appear to be held to much

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