Big tech being investigated for antitrust
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The US suddenly realises that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are not that nice

State attorneys in more than a dozen states are preparing to begin an antitrust investigation of the tech giants.

IBM moves OpenPower Foundation to Linux Foundation
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Open sources power instruction set

IBM has moved its OpenPower Foundation so that it is under the Linux Foundation, and while it was at it, announced it was open-sourcing several other essential parts of its PowerChips.

Alienware's 55-inch OLED gaming monitor coming in September
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Attached to a $3999.99 price tag

Alienware has finally announced the official launch date for its 55-inch OLED gaming monitor, which will be coming on September 30th with a price set at $3,999.99 ($4,000).

Microsoft throttles Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2
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As fast as a Pentium 2

Software King of the World Microsoft appears to be throttling its Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 down to 400 MHz – which is about the speed of an old Pentium 2.

Possible AMD 3rd gen Threadripper spotted on Geekbench
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Codename Sharkstooth

What appears to be a 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPU based on Zen 2 architecture has been spotted on Geekbench, scoring some impressive single- and multi-threaded numbers.