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 Monday, 31-July-2017  13:26:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Samsung have overtaken Intel to become the world's biggest chip maker, by income. As The Associated Press notes, Intel had been the leading semiconductor company by sales since 1992. But as sales of personal computers have declined with the rise of smartphones and other mobile devices, Samsung's chip business has benefited. “Greater use of smartphones and tablet PCs instead of computers is driving the rise of companies like Samsung,” Nomura Securities senior analyst Chung Chang Won told the news service.

Meanwhile Micron has a new video showing how memory chips are made. From laptops to mobile phones to connected cars and homes, memory and storage are helping change how the world works, plays, communicates and connects. Check out this behind the scenes look at Micron’s state of the art fabrication process for how memory chips are made – from initial design all the way through testing and packaging.

QLD Police are considering listening in on suspects via connected devices. “It is not outside the realm that, if you think about the connected home that we now look at quite regularly where people have their security systems, their CCTV systems and their computerised refrigerator all hooked up wirelessly, you could actually turn someone’s fridge into a listening device,” he said, according to the Brisbane Times.

The ACCC are looking into broadband speeds, and have recommendations of how to test and resolve any speed issues. The ACCC's chairman Rod Sims says we should expect a healthy and competitive sector. But he also says many consumers are "confused about broadband speed advertising" and the industry has been "inconsistent in making clear, accurate information available". So it is crucial for the ACCC to ensure that companies do not mislead consumers about the speeds offered by their ISP.

The BBC will be broadcasting eSports. Almost certainly not viewable here, but it's an interesting milestone. Big announcement. We’re going to bring you four hours of live esports coverage every weekend for the next six weeks. In the first deal of its kind for the BBC (we like to be first), we’ve signed up the Gfinity Elite League Series One.



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