Nothing Phone 1 Comes to the US for $299 but This Is No Bargain

From CNET: The Nothing Phone 1 is now available in the US for $299. This might sound like a steal since the global version launched last summer at £399 in the UK (roughly $480, AU$700). My colleague Andrew Lanxon found the Nothing Phone 1 to be a great value at that price, thanks to its striking...

From Jan. 16, Microsoft's US Employees Get Unlimited Time Off

From PC Mag: Microsoft employees in the US no longer need to worry about accruing enough vacation time in order to take a break.

As The Verge reports, Microsoft is set to offer all salaried US employees unlimited time off starting on Jan. 16, even those workers who only just started at the...

PC Shipments Decline 28% in Fourth Quarter of 2022

From CNET: PC shipments fell below analysts' expectations in the fourth quarter of 2022, with PC makers shipping 67.2 million computers, a drop of 28.1% compared with the same quarter a year earlier, according to preliminary results that market researcher IDC released Tuesday.

The decline in the...

Intel’s Core i9-13900KS breaks the 6GHz barrier, launches today

From PC World: Intel’s long awaited Core i9-13900KS was unwrapped Thursday morning and will officially be the first x86 consumer to hit the 6GHz barrier. You pay a premium for the barrier-breaking privilege; the chip will cost $699 when it goes on sale today.

The 24-core Core i9-113900KS is...

AMD Sets Launch Date for Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs

From Tom's Hardware: AMD formally introduced its Ryzen 7000 X3D-series processors with 3D V-Cache at CES 2023, but it didn't say when these CPUs would be available. Thanks to the sharp eyes at Overclock3D.net, we now know that these new products will be available starting from February 14, 2023...

Some Microsoft Teams features will move to new Premium edition

From The Verge: Microsoft is moving some Microsoft Teams features over to its more costly Premium edition. Microsoft Teams Premium has been available as a 30-day trial since last month and will soon have exclusive access to features like live translated captions, custom Together Mode scenes, and...

Tesla to Spend Over $700 Million Expanding Texas Gigafactory

From PC Mag: Tesla has earmarked $717 million the company intends to spend on four new projects that will expand its Austin, Texas Gigafactory.

As the Austin Business Journal reports (via Electrek), the huge investment of cash was discovered through a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing...

Thousands of Flights Delayed After FAA Outage

From CNET: A major system outage disrupted air travel across the US on Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Authority ordered a temporary halt to all domestic flight departures to restore Notice to Air Missions system, a critical system that alerts commercial airlines to real-time flight hazards and...

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