Western Digital in Advanced Talks to Buy Kioxia

Western Digital in Advanced Talks to Buy Kioxia

Western Digital is progressing with its talks to merge with Kioxia, its long-time production partner, a new media report claims. The deal could be valued at more than $20 billion and, if cleared by antitrust regulators, would create the world’s largest maker of 3D NAND with formidable manufacturing capacities and product design capabilities.  The talks…

Company Develops Glass CPU for Quantum Computing

Company Develops Glass CPU for Quantum Computing

IonQ, a Maryland-based company with ties to the University of Duke and its Duke Quantum Center, has recently announced the development of a new, glass-based trapped-ion computing chip which replaces their previous works with silicon-based designs.  This glass trap technology is based on etching micrometer-level-precision in fused silica glass, which will then contain the company’s…

This Custom Raspberry Pi PCB is Absurdly Long

This Custom Raspberry Pi PCB is Absurdly Long

If you’ve got long logs to read, you’ll need plenty of space to see everything without scrolling. That’s where this ridiculously long Raspberry Pi project comes in—affectionately dubbed the Long Log by its developer Bobricius. This isn’t the first project by Bobricius we’ve come across. We shared his Pico-powered doomsday communicator just earlier this year.…

After Razer, SteelSeries Software Also Hit by Zero-Day Vulnerability, SteelSeries Responds (Update)

After Razer, SteelSeries Software Also Hit by Zero-Day Vulnerability, SteelSeries Responds (Update)

Update 8/25/2021 1:50 p.m. ET: A SteelSeries spokesperson told Tom’s Hardware that SteelSeries is “aware of the issue identified” and “proactively disabled the launch of the SteelSeries installer that is triggered when a new SteelSeries device is plugged in.” “This immediately removes the opportunity for an exploit, and we are working on a software update…

Chinese CPU and GPU Maker Loongson Plans to Raise $544 Million

Loongson Rips MIPS: Uses Old Code for New CPUs

Even though Loongson claims that its latest 3A5000 and 3C5000 processors are based on its in-house developed proprietary architecture and no longer rely on the MIPS architecture, the code the company uses to enable the new CPUs in Linux is actually the same code it used for its MIPS-based chips. Furthermore, the CPU developer fails to demonstrate advantages of…