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China's very eager to not only rid itself of dependence on foreign silicon but also to display dominance of its domestic processors. That's likely the impetus behind some of the more bombastic claims we've seen from Chinese chipmakers, like the Fantasy One GPU. Innosilicon recently debuted its Fantasy Two GPU that... Read more...
It's pretty shocking to think about the reality of the semiconductor market. There are only a handful of vendors in each market that are relevant to most users. Take GPUs for example where there is only Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. Only the latter two have options if you want to play high-end games, at least for... Read more...
China’s largest gaming firm, Tencent Holdings, aims to grow its stake in France’s biggest gaming firm, Ubisoft Entertainment. Reports today suggest that Tencent, which already owns a 5% stake in Ubisoft, is looking to do a deal to acquire shares from the founding Guillemot family, which owns 15% of the French gaming... Read more...
Tensions between China and Taiwan have some concerned an invasion could render the most-advanced chip factory in the world "not operable." TSMC Chair Mark Liu emphasized in a recent interview, "The war brings no winners, everybody's losers." U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late... Read more...
The first batch of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards should start to enter the supply chain in August. We are talking about this August, and the date comes via Russian TechTuber and Pro-Hi Tech editor Ilya Korneychuk. Please add a dose of salt to the rumor, and for good measure it isn’t made clear exactly... Read more...
A Chinese core rocket stage will be performing an uncontrolled reentry into Earth's atmosphere soon. The left over piece is from a Long March 5B rocket that launched this past Sunday. China launched a Long March 5B rocket from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan on June 24, 2022. The rocket carried the Wentien... Read more...
Earlier this year, multiple US law enforcement agencies completed a joint operation with authorities from the United Kingdom, Europol, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, and Romania. This coordinated police action, dubbed Operation TOURNIQUET, culminated in the seizure of the RaidForums domain names, as well as the arrest of... Read more...
Everyone has their own theory on whether or not aliens exist. One thing that unites human beings is the relentless pursuit of evidence of extraterrestrial life and we may be a little closer to receiving confirmation. China recently claimed that its “Sky Eye” Radio Telescope may have picked up signals from alien... Read more...
Much of the discussion surrounding cyberwarfare has centered around Russia and Ukraine, in recent months. While it may have been pushed into the background, however, China’s aggressive cyber activity continues apace, whether it rises to the level of warfare or not. Only a month ago, we covered news that Chinese... Read more...
Whatever your feelings on the modern Chinese state, you have to admit that it's reasonable for the country to want to achieve technological independence. Whether it's reasonable to think that the country could actually achieve such a thing is arguable, but it's looking more and more likely by the day. The latest... Read more...
Last month, we reported on a Chinese state-sponsored hacking group known as “Cicada” that was exploiting VLC Media Player to attack governments and infrastructure. According to security researchers, the hackers were able to access some victimized networks for as long as nine months before being discovered. Now... Read more...
Moore Threads, a company you might not have heard of but has an interesting tie to NVIDIA (more on that in a moment), launched a pair of graphics cards in China. They include the MTT S60 for desktop PCs and the MTT S2000 for servers. What's especially notable is that these cards are built around China's first... Read more...
Remember PowerVR? Unlike a lot of names from the early PC 3D accelerator market, PowerVR didn't fade away, it simply moved on. Unable to compete with high-powered silicon from NVIDIA and AMD (neé ATI), PowerVR shifted its focus toward the mobile market. This ended up being quite lucrative as it supplied several... Read more...
An Intel senior executive remarked recently that Chinese CPU makers could become "strong rivals" to Intel in the next three to five years. The comments were made to Chinese media outlet, Guancha.cn. Intel has been very vocal about increasing its chip manufacturing footprint in both the US and Europe since the... Read more...
It has been quite the busy month for customs authorities in China. In two separate incidents, agents seized thousands of improperly labeled XFX-brand graphics cards worth millions of dollars and 160 Intel Alder Lake processors as multiple individuals seemingly tried to avoid paying custom fees (or, in the case of the... Read more...
A 3 ton (2.7 metric tons) upper stage of a rocket has presumably impacted the far-side of the moon today. Not that we got to witness the event, but the space junk was expected to make impact on the lunar far side equator at Hertzsprung crater at 7:25am EST. The discarded upper stage of a rocket that is believed to... Read more...
China's Yutu-2 lunar rover detected two distinct glass globules on the far side of the Moon. Discoveries like this could hold information about the Moon's history. The spherules were spotted by the lunar rover's panoramic camera as they twinkled like stars on the dry, dusty surface of the Moon. While the rover was... Read more...
While manmade space debris is still believed to be colliding with the Moon in early March, what that actual debris is believed to be has changed. Bill J. Gray, who originally linked the debris to a second stage booster from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched in 2015, has now determined it to be from a Chinese mission... Read more...
A frog, astronaut, and physicist walk into a… low-gravity research facility? Chinese scientists have recently developed an artificial moon setting that will be used to test technology and train astronauts in a low-gravity environment. The facility is already unique, but its origins make it even more so. The Chinese... Read more...
China turns up the heat on creating a super hot fusion reactor and sets a new world record in the process. Its nuclear fusion reaction lasted more than 17 minutes and reached a scorching temperature of 126 million degrees Fahrenheit. China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) was built and... Read more...
China seems to be tired of its Chinese Space Station having to make evasive maneuvers in order to avert collisions with Starlink satellites. The nation has taken action by filing a formal complaint with the United Nations over two recent incidents. Just over a month ago a Russian Anti-Satellite test (ASAT)... Read more...
The US government just imposed trade restrictions on more than 30 Chinese research institutes and entities. The move comes in response to human rights violations and the alleged development of brain-control weapons. According to the Biden Administration, which has been very vocal on tech issues, those technologies... Read more...
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