GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

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GlobalFoundries announced early 7nm availability, with volume shipments beginning in the back half of next year. The company is promising impressive gains compared with 14nm with up to 40 percent improved performance and 60 percent reduced power consumption.

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Kids' headphones promise protection, often don't deliver

If you’re on the hunt for children’s headphones—so-called because they limit the volume of sound that they emit to protect children’s ears—experts are issuing a stern warning: They’re not necessarily safe, even if they purport to be.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/12/kids-headphones-promise-protection-often-dont-deliver.html

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Seagate now shipping seven-platter, helium-filled 10TB hard drive

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Seagate’s new 10TB helium hard drives are shipping in volume, with 7 heads, 14 platters, and a return to faster data storage methods.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227580-seagate-now-shipping-seven-platter-helium-filled-10tb-hard-drive

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Alibaba Crushes Global Online Shopping Day


Alibaba on Wednesday settled $14.3 billion worth of gross merchandise volume via Alipay, the company’s online payment solution, during China’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. That surpassed last year’s $9.3 billion. Mobile GMV settlements accounted for about 70 percent of this year’s sales. By 2 p.m. China time, more than 70 million mobile buyers had made purchases worth $7 billion, and Cainiao Logistics, the Alibaba Group’s logistics affiliate, had received 310 million delivery orders.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82745.html?rss=1

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TSMC quickly ramping up 16nm volume production

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TSMC has stated that it’s rapidly ramping its 16nmFF process now, and expects to be in volume production in its second-generation 16nmFF+ process by the end of the year. The new announcements are meant to quell investor fears that the foundry giant lost Apple orders to its rival, Samsung.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/212221-tsmc-quickly-ramping-up-16nm-volume-production

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TSMC confirms volume shipments of 16nm, pushes EUV back to the 5nm node

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TSMC has announced that it’s shipping 16nm chips in volume, with a rapid 10nm ramp on the way. EUV, however, has been pushed back again, and is now expected to debut on the 5nm node.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/210427-tsmc-confirms-volume-shipments-of-16nm-pushes-euv-back-to-the-5nm-node

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Apple continues to crush Samsung where it matters most

Samsung’s meteoric rise to the top of the smartphone market by shipment volume is an old story by now, but that doesn’t make it any less incredible. In no time at all, the company seemingly came from out of nowhere to keep its impossible promise and rocket past all rivals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/29/apple-continues-to-crush-samsung-where-it-matters-most/

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Review: Bose's SoundLink Mini is an exceptional Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers are one of the most popular accessories for mobile devices, helping pump up the volume from audio-limited smartphones and tablets. AppleInsider took a look at Bose’s SoundLink Mini to see how it fares in this crowded space.



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Apple expands Volume Purchase Program to 16 new countries in education, business push

As promised in July, Apple on Friday expanded its Volume Purchase Program for apps and iBook titles to 16 new countries, including major markets in the Middle East and South America.



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TSMC is finally making 20nm parts for Apple’s next-gen iPhone, iPad

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TSMC has reportedly begun shipping Apple 20nm chips in volume, setting the stage for an introduction and launch later this year. The iPhone 6 will be the first 20nm SoC on the market — will Apple use that advantage to extend its lead over its rivals?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/186080-tsmc-is-finally-making-20nm-parts-for-apples-next-gen-iphone-ipad

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