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Thursday Morning (2 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 10-February-2022  00:24:59 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I really should post news more often.

It's not quite dinosaurs mating but there's been some big movements in the games industry, with Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard last month and Sony buying Bungie last week. Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced a deal to acquire Bungie for $3.6 billion, the latest in a string of big-ticket consolidation deals in the games industry. Discussion of the Microsoft / Activision-Blizzard deal here and the Sony / Bungie deal here.

The Raspberry Pi OS is now available in 64-bit flavour. From powering DIY electronics projects to functioning as cheap PCs for learning programming, the Raspberry Pi series can do it all, and now another significant upgrade has arrived: a 64-bit version of the default operating system. Discussion here, and OCAU's review of the 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 is here.

Techradar have an article about the fight to archive the internet. On the same day in 1996, Brewster Kahle founded two separate but closely connected organizations. The first went on to make him very wealthy, and the second has earned him not a single dime.

NVIDIA's plan to purchase ARM has been shelved. NVIDIA’s year-and-a-half long effort to acquire Arm has come to an end this morning, as NVIDIA and Arm owner SoftBank have announced that the two companies are officially calling off the acquisition. Citing the current lack of regulatory approval of the deal and the multiple investigations that have been opened up into it, NVIDIA and SoftBank are giving up on their acquisition efforts, as the two firms no longer believe it will be possible to receive the necessary regulatory approvals needed to close the deal. In lieu of being able to sell Arm to NVIDIA (or seemingly anyone else), SoftBank is announcing that they will instead be taking Arm public.

HardwareAsylum have gone truly retro, back to the days of MFM/RLL HDDs. In place of the removed IDE drives I am using an SD to IDE card adapter that is mounted on a custom 3D Printed bracket and the famous Microscience HH-1060 RLL 5.25” half height RLL hard drive. This drive will be controlled by a Seagate ST22 with the floppy controller disabled.

MUTMAN wants to get to the point. Today's time waster goes straight to the point ...



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