Nvidia Allegedly Orders Partners to Halt RTX 3090 Ti Production

Nvidia has allegedly requested that its add-in-board (AIB) partners temporarily halt the production of its upcoming flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics cards. There are reportedly issues with hardware and firmware, two websites reported on Friday. The exact nature of these issues remains unclear, but it is possible that the new top-of-the-range board will arrive on the market somewhat later than expected. 

TweakTown reported the news without disclosing reasons for the temporary halt, the time when Nvidia’s request was made or whether Nvidia reached out to all of its partners. This report is supported by VideoCardz, which claims that Nvidia

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AMD Preps for Zen 4: Different Types of Cores Now Supported in Linux

Tech sleuths are following AMD as it prepares its new Zen 4-based architecture. As the prepares its next-gen CPU, some eagle-eyed individuals have found details about the next-gen parts on Linux and other platforms.

AMD has quietly uploaded temperature sensor driver support for Zen 4 and Zen 4C cores, reports Phoronix. While these two cores share the same microarchitecture, they are different and will power AMD’s 96-core Genoa and 128-core Bergamo processors, respectively, so it is not surprising to see separate drivers. The CPUs are marked as AMD Family 19h Models 10h-1Fh and A0h-AFh. 

Perhaps, a more intriguing innovation

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One-netbook Onexplayer Mini review | PC Gamer

The Onexplayer Mini is the latest handheld PC release that isn’t Valve’s Steam Deck. It doesn’t have the Steam Deck’s modest screen res of 1280 x 800, preferring to go for a seemingly more impressive 1920 x 1200. Nor does it have the tempting price tag of Valve’s handheld—the cheapest Onexplayer Mini will set you back $1,259, a sight more than the $399 of the cheapest Steam Deck. What you do get here though is Windows 11 installed as standard, a beefy Intel 11th Gen Core i7 processor, and a 512GB SSD. 

The original 8.4-inch Onexplayer (now called the 1S)

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SSRF vulnerability in VMWare authentication software could allow access to user data

Jessica Haworth

18 January 2022 at 13:30 UTC

Updated: 18 January 2022 at 13:42 UTC

Post-authentication bug could enable an attacker to infiltrate a user account

A server-side request forgery (SSRF) vulnerability in versions of VMWare authentication software could allow an attacker to obtain administrative JSON Web Tokens (JWT), researchers warn.

The SSRF bug was found in VMware Workspace ONE Access (previously known as Identity Manager), which provides multi-factor authentication, conditional access and single sign-on to SaaS, web, and native mobile apps.

The vulnerability (tracked as CVE-2021-22056), which was assigned a ‘moderate’ severity score of 5.5, could enable a

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January 2022 E-News – AVATRINA New Year, IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute, Outstanding Dissertation Award

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Cheers to the New Year: Find Inspiration for 2022 with 12 Amazing CS Moments from 2021

As we at Illinois Computer Science paused recently and reflected on 2021, one thing remains clear. In a year of change, the constant here is a spirit of innovation that innately drives our faculty, staff, students, and alumni to push the boundaries of what’s possible in computing.



Nancy M. Amato, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Department Head


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IBM and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Plan to Launch New Discovery Accelerator Institute

The large-scale collaboration is designed to increase access to technology education and

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Fortnite is coming back to iPhone and Android, but with a twist

Epic Games’ popular Fortnite hasn’t been available on iPhone and Android for over a year. The company engineered a crisis that forced Apple and Google to take action against the game. Epic then filed lawsuits against them. The verdict in the Apple trial dropped several months ago, as the judge sided with Apple on nine of the 10 counts in the trial. The legal fight isn’t over, but the initial verdict means that Fortnite won’t be available on iPhone anytime soon. It might be years before the two parties end their battle. Epic is also fighting Google in court, which

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Custom PC Builder Puget Systems Details the Most Reliable PC Hardware of 2021

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Puget Systems is a custom PC builder from — where else? — the Puget Sound area, and in a new blog post it’s sharing some very interesting data about hardware failure rates over the past two years, both from its own labs and from systems in its customers’ hands. Like any boutique shop, Puget puts each system it assembles through a battery of tests before shipping it to the customer so it can make sure the hardware in question is working

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Intel’s $7 Billion Fab 34 Gets First Equipment

This week, Intel said that it had begun to install equipment at Fab 34, its renewed production facility in Leixlip, Ireland. As expected, the new fab will get online in 2023 and in addition to the company’s Intel 5 technology (previously known as 7nm) will be also capable of producing chips using Intel 4 node eventually. 

The first tool to be installed at Fab 34 was Intel’s lithography resist track developed and made at an Intel Oregon plant. The track coats wafers with photoresist before they are aligned and put into an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) scanner for exposure. After

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Tesla is rolling out software ‘fix’ to heat pump issue in cold weather, but some think it’s a hardware problem

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is starting to roll out a new over-the-air software update that includes a ‘fix’ to a heat pump issue that has been plaguing Tesla vehicles in cold-weather regions.

However, some are worried that it might need more than a software fix, as Tesla service centers have indicated to owners that it might be more of a hardware problem.

Last week, Electrek reported on Tesla owners are losing heat in extreme cold as some heat pumps are failing.

As we explained, it’s a problem that first emerged last winter with Tesla vehicles equipped with the automaker’s

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Brave Behind Bars: Prison education program focuses on computing skills for women | MIT News

A programming language textbook might not be the first thing you’d expect to see when walking into a correctional facility. 

The creators of the Brave Behind Bars program are hoping to change that. 

Founded in 2020, Brave Behind Bars is a pandemic-born introductory computer science and career-readiness program for incarcerated women, based out of The Educational Justice Institute at MIT (TEJI). It’s taught both online and in-person, and the pilot program brought together 30 women from four correctional facilities across New England to study web design. 

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A pilot program based out of The Educational Justice Institute at MIT,

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