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Interview: EU data chief Ulrich Ahle on obstacles to Europe’s digital single market

Ulrich Ahle, the new chief executive of European Union (EU) data scheme Gaia-X, has been embroiled in a global political tussle over what rules should govern cross-border data flows. Responsible for implementing part of the software infrastructure for a planned European digital single market, his ambition – and Europe’s – is even greater still: a…

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Are Apple AirPods Max worth it? Only if you get a pair today

It should probably go without saying that AirPods Max are the best and most impressive headphones that Apple has ever made. That includes Apple’s AirPods earbuds as well as all of the Beats headphones models that have been released since Apple acquired the company in 2014 (don’t miss our in-depth AirPods Max vs Beats Studio…

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Sabrent Launches Rocket Nano M.2-2242 SSD: Up to 5 GB/sec

Sabrent tends to get into news when it launches ultra-high-performance SSDs for enthusiast-grade desktops, but this week the company introduced a completely different type of product: a small form-factor M.2-2242 SSD aimed at Lenovo’s Legion Go handheld and ultra-thin laptops that don’t accomodate M.2-2280 drives. And even though it’s not an enthusiast-grade drive, the Rocket…

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AMD Hits Record High Share in x86 Desktops and Servers in Q1 2024

Coming out of the dark times that preceded the launch of AMD’s Zen CPU architecture in 2017, to say that AMD has turned things around on the back of Zen would be an understatement.  Ever since AMD launched its first Zen-based Ryzen and EPYC processors for client and server computers, it has been consistently gaining…

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Cougar shows off new gaming PC cases at Computex 2024 – and one has a turntable inside

Cougar has revealed three new gaming PC cases at Computex 2024, including one model with a miniature RGB turntable inside at an extra $25 expense.The cases are the Cougar FV270, MX600 Mini RGB, and Airfare Eco. This manufacturer has been leading the charge with unconventional gaming PC cases for some time, but things get stranger…

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6 spectacular AI fumbles that may help make Apple’s iPhone AI a market leader

Apple is playing catch-up when it comes to AI. ChatGPT arrived in late 2022 and became an overnight sensation. Since then, every major tech company has shifted attention to AI, Apple included. But unlike Microsoft, Google, Meta, Samsung, and others, Apple hasn’t hurried to add AI features to its products.That’s par for the course for…

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Intel Core i9-14900KS Review: The Swan Song of Raptor Lake With A Super Fast 6.2 GHz Turbo

For numerous generations of their desktop processor releases, Intel has made available a selection of high-performance special edition “KS” CPUs that add a little extra compared to their flagship chip. With a lot of interest, primarily from the enthusiasts looking for the fastest processors, Intel’s latest Core i9-14900KS represents a super-fast addition to its 14th Generation Core lineup with…

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Samsung workers are on strike for the first time in the company’s history

For the first time since the company’s founding, Samsung workers are on strike. The New York Times reports that Samsung workers in the chip division are expected to make up a majority of the employees skipping work on Friday for the one-day strike. Samsung union representatives explained that negotiations over pay increases and bonuses had…

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Blackpool Council courts datacentre developers for tech-focused town regeneration project

Blackpool Council is appealing to datacentre operators to support its bid to create a technology campus, dubbed Silicon Sands, to capitalise on the town’s close proximity to North Atlantic Loop undersea fibre cable network. The 40-acre Silicon Sands campus will be located within the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone, and will be populated by renewably powered…

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The Windows on Arm revolution might finally be here

Windows on Arm has had a long road. Microsoft’s PC platform has actually been available on Arm-based computers for a long time now — but to date, getting a Windows on Arm PC has meant sluggish performance and poor app support, just for better battery life. Now, that could be finally changing — thanks to…

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