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Facebook acquires Giphy for undisclosed sum

Facebook has made a number of shrewd acquisitions over the years including WhatsApp and Instagram. Will its latest purchase of Giphy also fall into that category or will it ultimately come up short?Facebook on Friday announced that it has acquired Giphy and will be integrating it into the Instagram team. Financial terms of the agreement […]

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Foxconn hit hard by pandemic in Q1 but looks to get back on track

As we delve into mid-May, some communities are slowly starting to reopen despite the fact that the virus is far from what could be considered “under control.” Are these cities and states making a grave mistake or is it truly time to get back to some semblance of normalcy? We’ll find out soon enough.Foxconn on […]

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TSMC to build $12 billion, 5nm plant in Arizona

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has officially confirmed it would build a new chip factory in the US. The $12 billion plant is being constructed in Arizona, with work set to begin next year and the first chips expected to arrive in 2024.This week brought reports that TSMC was planning to build a factory […]

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So many people wanted GTA V that it overwhelmed the Epic Games Store

With over 120 million units sold since its release, one would assume most gamers can already count GTA V among their collection. But when the Epic Games Store started giving away Rockstar’s title yesterday, the huge number of people trying to access the service caused it to overload.Following rumors that the game would become one […]

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Huawei avoids Trump ban by relaunching old devices as ‘New Editions’

The Trump administration’s ban on US companies doing business with Huawei is expected to hammer its bottom line this year. But the Chinese giant has found a way to keep releasing phones with Google apps: re-launch old handsets.It was back in May 2019 when the government declared a national emergency that banned US firms from […]

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Nvidia’s first Ampere GPU is a silicon monster for AI and servers

Nvidia’s Ampere architecture has finally arrived even though we’re still months away from consumer cards we can use in our gaming PCs. The company says this is a significant leap over the Turing architecture: the new A100 chips are based on a 7nm process and is as much as 20 times faster than the Tesla […]

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Amazon repurposes its manufacturing facilities to mass-produce face shields for medical workers

Amazon is keeping its workers plenty busy amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, and one of their tasks has been to mass-produce hundreds of thousands of face shields for healthcare professionals (and, eventually, the general public). These shields are designed to help protect the eyes, nose, and mouth from virus-laden sneezes or coughs.Amazon has already donated roughly […]