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 Friday, 7-May-2021  14:47:10 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to LethalCorpse and Dan this week!

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 Friday, 7-May-2021  14:40:40 (GMT +10) - by Agg

IBM have announced 2nm chips. Most computer chips powering devices today use 10-nanometer or 7-nanometer process technology, with some manufacturers producing 5-nanometer chips. The lower numbers denote smaller, more advanced processors. IBM's new chip uses 2-nanometer process technology, a huge leap forward for the components used to power everything from consumers' smart phones and appliances to supercomputers and transportation equipment.

The Beast noticed that MS have apparently never turned a profit on Xbox consoles. The Epic Games v Apple trial is continuing to surface interesting titbits of information about the inner workings of the games industry, and the latest is that Microsoft has never made profit from the sale of console hardware. This may not be the most surprising news of all time, given consoles are in the games industry have traditionally been sold at a loss - but you rarely hear companies admit this out loud. Discussion here.

TechSpot look way back at the Intellivision console. To this day, I still argue with my cousins that my Intellivision was better than their Atari. However, while Atari went on to make other, more powerful systems, Intellivision quietly disappeared. What ever happened to the brand that hooked me on console gaming more than 40 years ago? Pretty sure I played pong/tennis on one of these a zillion years ago with the twisty controllers.

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