Seagate focuses on TDMR, SMR and HAMR for 12TB and higher drives
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12TB drives later this year, 18TB next year


According to senior executives familiar with Seagate’s research and development plans, the company plans to fine-tune the next three years of its HDD developments using shingled magnetic recording (SMR), two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR), and heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).

Amazon's Alexa apparently works for the CIA
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Device shuts down after being asked about federal connection


In light of recent revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency has been keeping thousands of zero-day technology exploits at its disposal for public surveillance purposes, the Amazon voice-activated assistant known as Alexa has now come out into the light and revealed her potential involvement with the intelligence group’s covert operations.

Nvidia launches new Geforce 378.78 driver
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Game Ready, GTX 1080 Ti support and DirectX 12 

Nvidia has released its latest Geforce 378.78 driver which brings support for Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, further optimizations for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands game as well as should improve performance in DirectX 12 titles.

iPhone 8 may not actually exist
Published in Mobiles


It is just a figment of your sad, limited imagination

One of the sillier iPhone 8 rumours to hit the streets crossed our desk this morning. It claims that the iPhone 8 might not actually exist.

Google admits some Pixel mics are borked
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"Only a small number" will need to be replaced 

Google has admitted that a "small number" of its Pixel phones have shipped with borked microphones which will need to be returned so they can be replaced.

UK finance industry blighted by poor code
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Developers just not interested

Code penned for the finance industry, particularly in the UK is pants according to a new study.

Imagination releases new PowerVR Furian
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New GPU architecture


Imagination Technologies has lifted the kimono on its next-generation PowerVR Furian architecture, which it is billing as an entirely new GPU architecture designed for the evolved graphics and compute needs of next-generation consumer devices.

Nvidia gets onto Microsoft's cloud
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Hey you, get onto my cloud 

Nvidia and Microsoft unveiled blueprints for a new hyperscale GPU accelerator to drive AI cloud computing.

Intel working with Alibaba on cloud
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Cloud-based FPGA

Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), has announced a pilot program with Chipzilla for a cloud-based FPGA (field programmable gate array) acceleration service with the goal of enabling customers to have virtual access to powerful compute resources in the cloud to help them manage business, scientific and enterprise data application workloads more effectively.

Violent games have no long term side-effects
Published in Games


Another study proves it

Yet another study has come out and denied that there is any long term psychological effects on people who play violent video games.