India has a $6.6 billion plan to lure Big Tech into moving its manufacturing...

The move comes just as the country is easing restrictions related to the travel or foreign workers and engineers during the pandemic, and will target five companies that operate on a global scale in the technology industry, who will get an incentives extension of anywhere between four and six percent on sales of products manufactured in India.

Intel will discontinue its 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPU line-up this year

The discontinuation notices went out yesterday, but the actual end-of-life date for all affected products won't come until mid-December. Beyond that point, distributors will no longer be able to place orders for new 8th-gen parts. The range of discontinued products includes everything from the Intel Celeron G4900 to the enthusiast-grade i7 8700K.

New HP Omen 15 gaming laptops are slimmer, faster, and let you choose between...

The Intel powered Omen 15 starts at $999 and comes with a Core i5-10300H 2.5GHz quad-core CPU (4.5GHz Turbo) with 8MB L3 cache. The base model also packs a 4GB GeForce GTX 1650 to handle graphics. Higher-end models can be configured with a six-core 2.6GHz (boost up to 5GHz) Intel Core i7-10750H and 8GB GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q.

Leak shows AMD "Ryzen C7" SoC for smartphones with impressive specs

Qualcomm, Samsung, Mediatek, and Huawei's HiSilicon are among the largest chip makers for smartphones, tablets, and wearables. There are also smaller companies like Rockchip who have been trying to compete, and now it looks like AMD is getting ready to test these waters as well.

Samsung's Odyssey G7 curved gaming monitor launches worldwide

Samsung literally went ahead of the curve with its Odyssey gaming monitor lineup revealed at CES 2020. The company has now announced the global launch of the G7 model, which boasts an impressive 1000R curvature for increased immersion, 1ms response time (GTG), and a 240Hz refresh rate on a 2,560 x 1,440 QLED display.

MSI launches new desktop PCs with 10th-gen Intel CPUs, starting at $319

MSI has launched several new desktop PCs in all-in-one and small form factors, equipped with Intel's 10th generation 'Comet Lake-U' CPUs. The company's Cubi 5 10M mini PC can be equipped with i3/i5/i7 U-series processors, and has a mix of six USB ports (including a USB-C port), an Ethernet port, an HDMI 1.4 port, and a DisplayPort 1.2.

Western Digital sued for secretly selling slower SMR HDDs

After getting caught for sneaking shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology into several of their HDD models, Toshiba, Seagate, and WD faced widespread criticism for not informing consumers about utilizing tech that's been noted to negatively affect performance, particularly in NAS and RAID setups.

Huawei has spent billions on a two-year stockpile of American chips

According to industry sources who spoke with the Nikkei Asian Review, Huawei began stockpiling towards the end of 2018. At the time they said they were “shocked or sometimes amused” by the “ungrounded and senseless” allegations leveled against them. Now they’re publicly in panic mode, and justifiably enough as Huawei isn’t allowed to sell to American companies or buy software or hardware designed by them. Thus far the ban has manifested at the consumer level with the restriction (or complete absence) of Android software and other Google services on Huawei smartphones.

Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop chips reportedly built on TSMC's 5nm process

The claim is from DigiTimes (via Tom’s Hardware), which does have a slightly hit-and-miss record when it comes to these things. It states that TSMC is expected to start volume production of an enhanced version of its 5nm finFET process (5nm Plus) in the fourth quarter of 2020 and that the new Ryzen 4000 chips will be based on this node.

Razer's new Blade 15 Studio Edition for creators starts at $4,299.99

It starts with a 15.6-inch OLED 4K touch display (60Hz, 1ms response time) that covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and is coated in Corning Gorilla Glass. Under the hood, you’ll find up to a 10th-generation Intel Core i7-10875H, an eight-core chip clocked at 2.3GHz (boost up to 5.1GHz), alongside 32GB (upgradable to 64GB) of RAM and up to an Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card.

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