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Chia crypto mining spurs 500% jump in Adata SSD sales, warranty warning from Galax

As if the GPU/CPU shortage wasn’t enough of a headache for PC owners, it appears concerns that Chia mining would impact the storage industry were warranted. According to a new report, Adata has seen its solid-state drive orders increase 500% this month, with large-capacity SSDs experiencing exceptionally high demand. The Chia blockchain uses a ‘proof […]

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Google is building custom silicon for YouTube video transcoding

We consume so much video on YouTube yet we seldom stop to think of the magic happening behind the scenes that makes it easy for us to watch videos and livestreams on a variety of devices. For the past six years, Google has been busy improving the process of taking a video uploaded to YouTube […]

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Ryzen rumors: Zen 5 to use Alder Lake-style hybrid design, Zen 3+ canceled due to chip shortage

With AMD riding high on the back of another record-breaking quarter, the rumor mill has turned to the company’s future Zen products. Zen 5 is of particular interest as team red could follow in Intel’s footsteps by introducing a big.LITTLE architecture to its desktop CPUs. We’ve also heard that the chip shortage could result in […]

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Metro Exodus owners can get the Enhanced Edition free next week, check out the demanding PC requirements

If, like me, you love Metro Exodus and have already played through it several times, here’s some good news: an enhanced edition of the FPS arrives on May 6. It’s free to existing owners, though there is a small caveat; it requires a very beefy rig. Metro Exodus was one of the flagship titles for […]

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On the back of strong iPhone sales, Apple turns in another record March quarter

Apple raked in an impressive $47.9 billion in iPhone sales alone, up from just $29 billion year over year. In fact, all product categories generated more revenue than they did a year earlier. Behind the iPhone, the iMac was the next biggest earner at $9.1 billion, from $5.4 billion last year. Apple in its fiscal […]

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Court documents reveal almost half of Fortnite’s revenue comes from PlayStation, iOS accounted for just 7%

We know that Fortnite’s iOS version made plenty of money for Epic Games before Apple booted the game off the App Store, but it was far from the most lucrative platform. That honor goes to the PlayStation 4, which accounted for 46.8% of Fortnite’s total revenue between March 2018 and July 2020. With Epic’s trial […]