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Sony is trying to ramp up its PS5 hardware output

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Sony has stated that it is making efforts to increase production on its tough-to-find next-gen hardware, PlayStation 5. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei Business (as translated by VGC) CEO Jim Ryan talked of the issues Sony faced has in both the manufacture and worldwide distribution of the new console, already six months into its lifespan.

“There are several reasons why PS5 was hard to come by,” said Ryan. “Supply under the new coronavirus was very complicated, and we had to limit distribution to online. The supply and demand for semiconductors is also

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How to Polish Acrylic Edges for Your PC Case Mod

Acrylic is probably the most common material in PC Modding. It is widely used to make custom clear side panels, or any kind of custom panel because it can be painted to any finish and colour, it’s easy to work with and it doesn’t require expensive tools to cut. It can also be cheap, but that depends on the type of acrylic.

Of course, to use acrylic, you need to cut it and, after you cut it, you need to do some polishing to get the look that you want.  You normally need to only polish the edges since standard

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New Ethereum ASIC Mines Like 32 GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs

Chinese mining firm Bitmain has released a teaser of the company’s upcoming Antminer E9 Ethereum miner. The company stated that the Antminer E9 would launch very soon, although it didn’t commit to a specific date.

The Antminer E9 could be the answer to gamers’ prayers. If cryptocurrency miners jump on this new ASIC miner, they could forgo buying Nvidia’s Ampere offerings, and maybe, just maybe, gamers will finally be able to pick up a gaming graphics card. The shelves won’t magically fill themselves since cryptocurrency miners aren’t the sole cause of the graphics card shortage; we can also blame the

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Banned UMN Researchers Apologize to Linux Community

University of Minnesota (UMN) assistant professor Kangjie Lu, along with graduate students Qiushi Wu and Aditya Pakki, apologized to the Linux community on Saturday for the controversial research into “hypocrite commits” that got the entire university system banned from contributing to the Linux kernel.

In an email to the Linux kernel mailing list, the trio said that the research in question, which sought to highlight one of the ways open source projects such as Linux can be undermined, was carried out in August 2020. The findings were published to GitHub on February 10; they didn’t appear to attract much attention

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Apple won’t merge iPad and Mac, despite hardware convergence

Big quote: Apple CEO Tim Cook once famously said “you can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.” Years later, the company is putting the same processor architecture at the heart of both iPad and Mac, but still strongly believes they are separate, complementary devices and that they should remain that way.

If there’s one thing that Microsoft has proven with its Surface 2-in-1s over the years is that there’s definitely a market out there for devices that encompass the best of both worlds — that of the

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LibreVNA Is A Quality Open Hardware Vector Network Analyser

There was a time when a Vector Network Analyser or VNA was the type of instrument that cost as much as a very fancy car or even a small house. The advent of commodity semiconductors that perform at high RF frequencies coupled with microcontrollers powerful enough to handle the data acquisition and processing might not yet have put those high-perfomance instruments within reach, but at our end of the market it’s opened the possibilities for some useful yet affordable devices. A fresh contender comes from [Jankae], whose LibreVNA tops out at 6 GHz and shows some significant attention to design

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Apple TV 4K: Every upgrade coming to the new streaming box

A lot of changes are coming to the Apple TV 4K streaming box.


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

It may have taken nearly three years, but Apple is finally giving the Apple TV 4K an upgrade, announced at Apple’s Spring Loaded event. The new streaming box costs $179 (£169, AU$249) with 32GB storage or $199 (£189, AU$279) with 64GB and boasts the company’s A12 Bionic processor. It’s better suited for modern home theaters and handling Apple’s latest services, particularly its Apple TV

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