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Biden can’t fix the chip shortage any time soon. Here’s why.

Semiconductor executive Tom Caulfield knew a crisis was brewing when he started getting frantic calls from big automakers just before Christmas. “Tom, you’re killing me. You need to make more,” Caulfield, the chief executive of chipmaker GlobalFoundries, recalls the auto executives saying. “Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler-Benz, Fiat Chrysler, GM — every one of them became […]


Here’s why (and how) we’ll see gaming’s influence span across industries, regions, and more in 2021.

Gaming has been—and will continue to be—more pervasive across all kinds of areas: B2B content (for businesses), new consumer content (like concerts), and even the film industry (blockbuster movies). In 2021, we’ll see even more new use cases permeating all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Whether it’s connecting game developers across the globe, […]

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2021 could be a huge year for space. Here’s what’s to come from NASA, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos.

We all know that 2020 was a no-good, horrible, fearful, tumultuous year that will be remembered for the coronavirus pandemic and the polarizing election. But for space enthusiasts, it was actually quite a good year, providing bits of promising news amid the bleak headlines of disease, economic hardship and protests. 2021 has potential for even […]

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I’ve owned all 3 next-generation consoles for 2 months. Here’s my review.

Here’s the rundown of all the free time I’ve spent playing exclusively “next-generation” titles: 65 hours on “Demon’s Souls” for PlayStation 5 And that’s it. Outside of playing eight hours of “Godfall” for a review, the only truly “next-gen exclusive” experience I played lots of was a remake of a 2009 PlayStation 3 game. This […]

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AMD laptops have a hidden 10-second performance delay. Here’s why

Enlarge / When it’s on battery, your new Ryzen 4000 series laptop doesn’t deliver its true performance until about 10 seconds into a full-throttle workload. Aurich Lawson / AMD In an embargoed presentation Friday morning, Intel’s Chief Performance Strategist Ryan Shrout walked a group of tech journalists through a presentation aimed at taking AMD’s Zen […]