For a big box of news bangers that didn’t manage to grab their own headlines, please check below.
If you are looking for Friday fireworks and have enjoyed the news firecrackers so far today, please take a bit of time and pick through the box of bangers below. Some might spin your head like a Catherine wheel, others might be slight misfires, so that’s why this selection didn’t get their own headlines today.
PC hardware bits
- AMD Radeon Pro V620 GPU delivers powerful, multi-purpose data centre visual performance.
- Rumour: AMD is developing Zen 4D (Dense) to pack as many as 16 cores in a chiplet.
- G.Skill Trident Z5 breaks DDR5-8704 world record with Asus ROG Z690 Apex.
- PNY announces specifications and availability of XLR8 gaming and performance DDR5 desktop memory.
- Intel publishes list of games with 12th Gen Core Processor DRM issues. patches are promised for many of these titles as soon as this month.
- Take-Two cancels unannounced $53 million ‘Destiny-like’ game from developers Hangar 13.
- Epic Games giving away Aven Colony a city-building strategy simulation title (grab it by Nov 12) from Team 17.
- Sony’s God of War will give PC gamers the choice of AMD FSR or Nvidia DLSS.
- DJI releases new flagship Mavic drones — Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine.
- Microsoft releases Windows 11 KB5008295 to beta and release preview channels.
- Solid-State Batteries Bid to replace Li-Ion in EVs.
- UK and US governments agree joint quantum collaboration.
- MSI Debuts the AI smart access control system to Fight Covid-19.
- US offers $10 million bounty for help in finding the leaders of the DarkSide ransomware hacker group.
Silicon business chips
- Via Technologies announced the sale of its R&D subsidiary, Centaur Technology, to Intel in a deal valued at US$125 million.
- DRAM bit supply should increase 18.6 per cent in 2022, but a demand increase of 17.1 per cent: Thus prices will drop by 15 per cent.
- Facebook’s metaverse plans labelled as ‘dystopian’.