Toshiba Releases New 12TB, 14TB Hard Drives for NAS Integrators

From eWeek: Despite 99 percent of data storage news revolving around NAND flash and other types of non-volatile memory in solid-state media, it’s easy to forget that mechanical hard drives with large capacities are still being manufactured and deployed often in production.

Toshiba America Electronic Components last week launched its latest set of hard drives, the MN07 Series 12TB and 14TB 3.5-inch hard disk drives for use in NAS (network-attached storage) platforms. The MN07 group utilizes a helium-sealed mechanical design to achieve their massive capacities.

Facebook wants financial data from America’s largest banks

From The Verge: Facebook is asking large banks in the US to share their customers’ card transactions, shopping habits, and checking account balances to offer new financial services, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Google Pixel 3 rumors: Google leaks Oct. 4 as probable launch date

From PC World: The year of Android releases isn’t over until Google says it is. After Samsung, LG, and Apple each have their moment in the spotlight, all attention turns to the Pixel phone, and this year’s release—inevitably called Pixel 3—is shaping up to be one of the best phones of the year. At least if all the leaks come to fruition.

Samsung Starts Mass Production of QLC V-NAND-Based SSDs

From AnandTech: Samsung on Monday announced the industry’s first consumer SSDs based on QLC V-NAND memory. The drives will be available with capacities of up to 4 TB and will target mainstream PCs featuring a SATA interface.

TSMC Sales Hurt by Virus Outbreak

From EE Times: Foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said a computer virus outbreak that hit the company on Aug. 3 will reduce its third quarter revenue by about 3%.

The virus, which TSMC said was accidentally spread by misoperation during the software installation process for a new tool, affected a number of the company's computer systems and fab tools in Taiwan. The company said Sunday that about 80% of the impacted tools had been recovered and that a full recovery is expected Monday.

Gigabyte Leaks Existence, Backwards Compatibility of 9th Gen Intel Chips

From eWeek: Have you heard? Intel is launching new 9th Gen CPUs in the not-too-distant future. That’s the only reasonable conclusion after an avalanche of leaks in the past few weeks, with new details arriving from various websites and motherboard manufacturers alike. The latest is from Gigabyte, which confirms that Intel’s upcoming 9th Generation CPU family will be backward-compatible with the 8th Generation family.

In a new release today, the company writes:

Microsoft will continue Skype 'classic' support after negative customer feedback

From CNET: The death of Skype 7 (or Skype classic) has been delayed, following "customer feedback", according to Microsoft.

Microsoft originally announced on July 16 that classic Skype would be discontinued on Sept. 1, 2018 and encouraged users to upgrade to version 8.0. After many lamented the "upgrade" and clogged up the comments on the original discontinuation blog post, Microsoft have decided to continue supporting Skype 7 for "some time".

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Gigabyte AORUS P850W 850W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

I have had my share of embarrassing moments in my life, but the one featuring my uncle at a Chinese restaurant is certainly among the top three. Earlier this year, we were eating at a chain Hong Kong style cafe while visiting my extended family in Toronto. After lunch, my uncle waved down the waitress -- an average-sized Asian lady with a buzz cut and glasses -- to ask for the bill. "Excuse me, mam", my uncle said in Cantonese. The waitress looked at my uncle awaiting his request when my uncle paused for a moment. "Oh, sorry, I mean sir." At that instant, our faces collectively hit our palms while my uncle continued on. The waitress delivered the bill without saying a word, and with our faces were still firmly planted in our palms, my uncle was a little bit perplexed as to why we all responded in this way. "What? I was just trying to be respectful." There was no doubt in anybody's mind the waitress is a woman, but clearly my uncle was not used to seeing women with hair that short. We all have our biases and expectations, and for me, I am no exception. When Gigabyte announced their new P850W power supply from their gaming brand AORUS, I just assumed it was a PSU with RGB LEDs. I mean, what is gaming product without RGB in 2018, especially since we looked at products like the GAMDIAS ASTRAPE P1-750G 750W? As it turned out, the Gigabyte AORUS P850W 850W is a conventional PSU with no RGB LEDs. But is it any good? Well, we cracked one open for a detailed inspection as always, so read on to find out!

SteelSeries Rival 600 Review (Page 1 of 4)

When I think back to all the gaming mice I have used over the years, there are few that really stand out. Often, it is difficult to properly place my finger on what exactly made those mice stand out, but I think there might be a couple of specifics I enjoy about them. Design is important to me to a certain extent. I enjoy the traditional design, while a mouse that is slightly larger than normal would not bother me at all. However, I dislike the extremely fancy and the many trivial functions a mouse may have. I understand the appeal to be able to fully change how your thumb sits or where your pinky finger rests, but from my experience none does much in the end. Because of that, I prefer a more straightforward design with the only customization being the weight system. RGB LEDs look pretty cool, but with too much, it starts to look tacky. The next important part is how comfortable a grip is on it. I have frequently fluctuated between claw and palm grips. In general, this requires a more rounded mouse, which can vary in size. Mice like the ROCCAT Kone EMP and Patriot Viper V560 both do this excellently. Performance-wise, the mouse needs to be easy to deploy. It is a frustrating mess when I have to spend up to an hour honing my DPI to that perfect sweet spot, while with some mice I just set it to what I usually have and it works fine. Some of my experiences have been terrible trying to find the sweet spot and I keep changing it throughout use because something constantly feels off. Otherwise, for performance, I expect smooth tracking as well as accuracy. One of the best gaming mice I remember using was the SteelSeries Sensei, which fills in most of the requirements I have. Today, we have yet another SteelSeries mouse, the Rival 600. Will it fulfill the above requirements, or will it fail to make a mark? Read on to find out!


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