Apple M2 on 5 Nanometer Plus Process and A16 at 4 Nanometer

Taiwan Semiconductor will be mass-producing Apple’s new M2 chip in July for use in MacBooks for the second half of 2021. The M2 will eventually be used in other Mac and Apple devices beyond the MacBook. The new chipset is produced by key Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract chipmaker, using …

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How Taiwan and South Korea Have Safe Open Economies During Coronavirus

Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam have been countries with the best coronavirus procedures and they are safely keeping their economies open. South Korea had a significant outbreak that they were able to contain. The US now has more than the level of testing that South Korea had when it contained its outbreak. The US has …

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All iPhones and Android Phones Will Be Able Interoperate for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Apple and Google will be launching a comprehensive solution that includes application programming interfaces (APIs) and operating system-level technology to assist in enabling contact tracing. Given the urgent need, the plan is to implement this solution in two steps while maintaining strong protections around user privacy. 1. In May, both companies will release APIs that …

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eSports Audience is Over Four Times Bigger than NFL Audience

The eSports audience will grow to 453.8 million globally in 2019. There are 201 million Esports Enthusiasts. 201.2 million with per year growth of 15.7% to nearly 300 million in 2022. The global Occasional Viewers will hit 252.6 million in 2019, up from 2018’s 221.6 million. This number will grow with a CAGR of +12.6% …

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One third of the World Plays Video Games

Market researcher Newzoo expects more than 2.5 billion people to play games in 2019. This is about one-third of the global population. The global gaming market is a $152 billion business in 2019 and should reach $196 billion in 2022. Globaldata forecasts global gaming could reach $300 billion by 2025. The number of active gamers …

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The Darker Side of 5G Mobile Networks and Why Enterprises Need to Up their Mobile Security

Greater speed, greater capacity, reduced latency and lower battery consumption are among the many benefits that 5G has to offer. But as the ultra-fast mobile network technology is rolled out, with the promise of 20-gigabit speeds, there’s a darker side to 5G that businesses should be aware of. It turns out that 5G networks suffer …

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Samsung Announces 5G and Foldable Expensive New Phones

Samsung Electronics will launch 5G on the Galaxy S10 5G. It will have much faster streaming and download speeds, powerful mobile hot-spotting and 4K video calling. It will have up to 1 Terabyte of microSD and better cameras. The Galaxy S10 will have a 6.4-inch display while the S9 display was 6.2 inches. Samsung Galaxy …

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First 1 Terabyte Embedded Universal Flash Storage for Smartphones

Samsung has begun mass producing the industry’s first one-terabyte (TB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, for use in next-generation mobile applications. This is just four years after introducing the first UFS solution, the 128-gigabyte (GB) eUFS. This provides terabyte smartphone storage. Smartphones will provide a more notebook-like experience. The 1TB eUFS also possesses exceptional …

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Apple and Samsung Hardest Hit as Smartphone Production Falls But 5G Phones Could Save 2019

Smartphone production in the first quarter of this year is expected to drop 19 percent as China and world markets slow. Credit Suisse indicated that smartphone production forecast for the final three months of 2018 fell 3% quarter-on-quarter to 357 million units. The first-quarter of 2019 smartphone output will fall 19% to 289 million units. …

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