People don’t want to pay extra for AI
Published in AI


PC users say no

A recent poll on TechPowerUp revealed that an overwhelming majority of PC users are not interested in paying extra for hardware with AI capabilities.

GlobalWafers gets government cash
Published in News


Will expand 300mm wafer manufacturing facilities in Texas and Missouri

The US government is granting GlobalWafers up to $400 million in CHIPS Act funding to support its 300mm wafer manufacturing facilities in Texas and Missouri.

Steam runs with a tiny headcount
Published in Gaming


Industry shocked 

A poorly redacted document in an antitrust lawsuit has revealed that Steam's Gaming outfit is run by a comparatively tiny team of a few hundred.

MSI introduces new PRO B650-A WiFi motherboard
Published in PC Hardware


Another PRO series motherboard packed with features

MSI has rather silently introduced a new PRO-series motherboard that is based on the AMD B650 chipset, the PRO B650-A WIFI, which packs quite a few high-end features.

Nvidia releases Geforce 560.70 WHQL Game Ready driver
Published in Graphics


One to have for Dungeonborne, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, and Stormgate

Nvidia has released its latest Geforce 560.70 WHQL Game Ready driver which features optimizations for new games, adds several new G-Sync monitors to the support list, and fixes some bugs.

Nvidia could be worth $10 trillion in ten years
Published in News


Analyst who predicted Tesla and Amazon’s early success claims

Nvidia’s market capitalization has rocketed from $1.1 trillion to a staggering $3.1 trillion in just 12 months. However, according to James Anderson, a tech investor known for predicting Amazon and Tesla's early success, this is merely the beginning.

Vole faces UK antitrust investigation over inflection AI deal
Published in News


UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) not impressed

In March, Microsoft struck a $650 million deal with Inflection AI to "license and use its AI models." However, this move—commonly seen as investing in an AI company and then poaching its top talent—is now causing ripples.

Apple, Nvidia, and Anthropic stole YouTube videos to train AI
Published in News


Allegedly

Content creators are now claiming that their videos were used without their knowledge to train artificial intelligence (AI) systems by tech giants such as Apple, Nvidia, and Anthropic.

Intel's coming chips will run rather hot
Published in PC Hardware


A toasty 105 degrees Celsius

Chipzilla's coming chips will run hotter than Eva Green running in the London Marathon after eating a Vindaloo.

Google offered half a billion dollars to stop Microsoft EU deal
Published in News


Microsoft paid £22 million to get its deal.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Google attempted to disrupt a Microsoft antitrust settlement related to anti-competitive software licensing within the European Union.