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MediaTek Announces New MT8192 and MT8195 Chipsets Designed for Next Generation of Chromebooks

New chipsets to power premium and mainstream Chromebooks and enhance computing experiences MediaTek today unveiled its MT8192 and MT8195 chipsets for the next generation of Chromebooks. With the 7nm MT8192 for mainstream devices and the 6nm MT8195 for premium devices, brands can design powerful, sleek and lightweight Chromebooks that deliver longer battery life and incredible computing experiences from video conferencing and streaming video to cloud gaming and AI-powered applications. “Chromebooks are seeing an unprecedented surge in popularity as more people work remotely and take online classes. MediaTek already powers some of the most popular Chromebooks on the market, and will continue to improve and drive user experiences forward with our new chipsets,” said Jerry Yu, Corporate Senior Vice President at MediaTek. “The MT8192 and MT8195 give brands more features to design powerful Chromebooks with innovative form factors that can flip, fold or detach, are slim and lightweight, and

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NVIDIA Powers Vast Majority of TOP500 Supercomputers, Wins #1 GREEN500

The latest TOP500 list shows that NVIDIA’s GPUs and networking are increasingly being used to accelerate the world’s fastest supercomputers. Nearly 70 percent of the systems, including 8 of the top 10, are powered by NVIDIA technology. NVIDIA’s own Selene supercomputer -- powered with new NVIDIA DGX A100 640GB systems and NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand -- ranks as the world’s fifth fastest supercomputer. On the accompanying GREEN500 list, which measures the energy efficiency of the TOP500 systems, NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD took first place. More details in the blog post by NVIDIA titled Changing Times: How the World’s TOP500 Supercomputers Don’t Just Have to Be Fast, But Smart The world’s fastest supercomputers aren’t just faster than ever. They’re smarter and support a greater variety of workloads, too. Nearly 70 percent of the machines, including eight of the top 10, on the latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers, released today at SC20, are powered by NVIDIA technol

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NVIDIA Advances AI and Supercomputing at SC20

NVIDIA announced at the SC20 supercomputing conference new products that deliver unmatched speed and performance for AI and scientific breakthroughs. They include: NVIDIA A100 80GB GPU - New NVIDIA data centre GPU features twice the memory and over 2 terabytes per second of memory bandwidth to help researchers unlock the next wave of AI and scientific breakthroughs. NVIDIA DGX Station A100 and NVIDIA DGX A100 640GB - The world’s first petascale workgroup server for AI and data science that plugs in anywhere, DGX Station A100 packs four of the new A100 80GB GPUs. See what’s inside in the video available here. GPU memory capacity doubles in the new DGX A100 640GB -- the world’s most advanced AI platform -- to tackle the largest data centre AI, HPC and data science workloads with eight NVIDIA A100 GPUs per system. NVIDIA Mellanox 400G InfiniBand - Seventh generation of Mellanox InfiniBand doubles data throughput with NDR 400Gb/s and adds new NVIDIA In-Network Computing engines to prov

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Kingston Launches New DataTraveler USB Drives in Philippines

Kingston Technology, a world leader of memory products and technology solutions, today announced the launch of two Type-A USB drives: the high-performance DataTraveler Kyson and value-driven DataTraveler Exodia. Both drives feature fashionable new looks and practical functionalities to fulfill the on-the-go storage needs. DataTraveler Kyson is a high-performance Type-A USB flash drive for professional and business use, featuring extremely fast transfer speed of up to 200MB/s read and 60MB/s write1 which allows for quick file transfers, and up to 256GB capacity for extra data storage. With stylish and durable metal casing and key ring loop, which makes it easy to carry on-the-go, while the capless design saves you the trouble of losing a cap. DataTraveler Exodia is a value-driven Type-A USB flash drive for light users, featuring USB 3.2 Gen 1 performance (up to 10x faster than USB 2.0) and up to 256GB capacity. With lightweight design and colorful key ring loop by capacity, it is idea

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What happens when free Google Photos storage is no longer free?

Just this Wednesday, Google Photos announced it will stop offering free unlimited storage for high-quality photos on June 1, 2021. Photos uploaded after the date will be counted towards the 15GB Drive cap. If the account is inactive or exceed the 15GB limitation for two years, Google may delete the photos after warning. Users will either need to pay for a recurring fee or look for an alternative if they run out of room. As such change of policy projected to affect more than 1 billion users worldwide, many may start to wonder what they are ought to do with their existing or any other photos that are taken going forward. Several remedies are available in the market at the moment, such as shifting towards other cloud storage services that offer freemium models, or simply upgrading google storage plan. Though most of the tier-1 public cloud storage vendors such as OneDrive, Amazon Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud offer certain amount of free storage space, none of them exceeds Google’s whopping

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Globe network performance pulls up in Opensignal latest report

Working from home, homeschooling, and by large, the effect of staying at home during the pandemic has resulted in an increase in mobile apps and mobile games usage among Filipinos. This amounts to more time spent online and on mobile devices, thus increasing demand for telcos to deliver consistent network improvements. Globe has been working in parallel to meet the needs of its customers. According to the Philippines Mobile Network Experience November 2020 report[1] by Opensignal, Globe leads the market in Voice App Experience, also jointly winning in Games Experience. Overall, Globe has been consistently improving data experience since 2017 [2]. The telco has also pushed past the 80% 4G availability score, improving by 14.5 percentage points. According to the report[1], customers in Metro Manila spend almost 90% of their time connected to 4G services, and have reported their highest average overall download speeds at 10.3 Mbps. Given the difficult circumstances and the operator’s

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Lenovo named as top monitor brand in the Philippines

Global tech innovator Lenovo was recently cited by market intelligence firm IDC as the number one PC monitor brand in the Philippines. It emerged on top during the third quarter of 2020 with 66,082 shipments, equivalent to 22% of the total PC monitor market share locally. Lenovo’s strong performance in the period saw its share in the market grow by 6% from the previous quarter where it made 26,882 shipments. This development also showed a Year-over-Year (YOY) growth of 8%, signifying a highly successful year for the company’s ever-expanding PC monitor portfolio.The company owes its success to the many innovations it made to better serve customers facing the “new normal” brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our success in the PC monitor segment solidifies our drive for constant innovation in our products as we strive to deliver smarter technology for all. This time, we heavily focused on improving the ability of our PC monitors in extending the productivity of our customers in the comfor

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HyperX Adds 25 Global Influencers to Brand Ambassador Program

Diverse Range of Talent Joins Popular Musicians, Athletes and Celebrities in HyperX Heroes Program Underscoring its commitment to the esports community, HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced its ever-growing HyperX Heroes program now includes 25 global influencers. Comprised of a diverse group of worldwide celebrities, the HyperX Heroes program brings together popular musicians, all-star athletes, professional esports teams, and well-known streamers to capture the HyperX core belief – WE’RE ALL GAMERS. The HyperX Heroes program began with the WE’RE ALL GAMERS ad campaign in 2019, designed to connect gaming fans across different realms of pop culture. Spanning TV, digital and social platforms, WE’RE ALL GAMERS featured a diverse talent roster including Post Malone, Gordon Hayward, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pokimane, Daigo, and Rush transforming into their “gaming hero”. The WE’RE ALL GAMERS campaign secured a primetime television spot during NBA playoffs

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MediaTek Unveils Its Newest 5G Chipset, Dimensity 700, For Mass Market 5G Smartphones

Dimensity 700 caters to growing consumer demand for 5G devices MediaTek today unveiled its new Dimensity 700 5G smartphone chipset, a 7nm SoC designed to bring advanced 5G capabilities and experiences to the mass market. The addition of the Dimensity 700 to MediaTek’s Dimensity family of 5G chips gives device makers a full suite of options for 5G smartphone models – from flagship and premium to mid-range and mass market devices – making 5G more accessible for consumers everywhere. “With our expanded Dimensity portfolio we’re bringing the latest 5G capabilities to every smartphone tier so more people can enjoy 5G experiences,” said Dr. JC Hsu, Corporate VP and GM of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit. “The Dimensity 700 has an impressive mix of 5G connectivity features, advanced camera capabilities like night shot enhancements and multiple voice assistant support, all in a super power-efficient design. The Dimensity 700 packs advanced connectivity features including 5G

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Brother Philippines supports virtual Relay For Life 2020

Despite a global pandemic that has put many events and occasions on hold, Brother International Philippines Corporation (BICP) and Brother Industries Philippines, Inc. pushed through in its annual support for this year’s Relay For Life, a global movement to support and raise funds for cancer patients around the world by walking or running around a track. Due to the pandemic, this year’s Relay For Life was held virtually on the Philippine Cancer Society’s Facebook page last August 22. Meanwhile, a donation ceremony was also held via video conferencing last September 25, which was attended by BICP President Glenn Hocson, Product Management Group Manager Shinichi Tanaka, associates Elben Arcilla, Kyle Tabalan, Kristine Soriano, Jana Macabia, and Brother Industries Philippines, Inc. (BIPH) employees. “Even though we may be affected by the challenges we’re all going through right now, we at Brother Philippines are happy to continue to find ways to support our worthwhile causes such as R

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