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Kentucky Fried COVID: KFC close dining rooms in Florida over new cases

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Jul 15, 2020 at 12:29 am CDT

Florida reported a large 12,600 new coronavirus cases today, with KFC announcing shortly after that it would be closing its dining rooms down in the state because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Reuters reports that KFC would be closing its dining rooms in corporate-owned stories throughout Florida "because of the escalation in coronavirus cases in the state, according to a letter seen by Reuters". The letter that Reuters says that it has seen was from KFC U.S. Chief Operating Officer Monica Rothgery to franchisees.

Rothgery said in the letter that its restaurants in Florida would be drive-thru only for now, suggesting that owner-operators do the same thing in "hot spots" where COVID-19 outbreaks are happening. Rothgery suggested that states like Arizona, California, Florida and Texas do the same to their KFC restaurants -- close dining rooms.

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Sony doubles PlayStation 5 production to 10 million to meet demand

Derek Strickland | BREAKING STORY | Jul 15, 2020 at 12:16 am CDT

Sony has doubled its PlayStation 5 production orders and now plans to ship 10 million units this fiscal year, sources tell Bloomberg.

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PS5 console hardware shortages shouldn't be a problem on and shortly after the console's launch. Sources tell both Bloomberg and Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review that Sony has revised its original plans to restrict PlayStation 5 console stock due higher MSRP prices.

Now Sony has put in production orders to exceed the PS4's 7.5 million launch period sales, and sources say Sony is planning on making, shipping, and selling as many as 10 million PS5s in the same period. This would eclipse PS4 sales by 2.5 million units on a 33% volume increase.

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Apple's rumored console could battle PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming Consoles | Jul 14, 2020 at 11:26 pm CDT

Old school enthusiasts like me will remember Halo started out as an exclusive for the Mac, as Bungie was an Apple developer -- but then Microsoft acquired Bungie and turned Halo into a system seller for a new console at the time... called Xbox.

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Well, it has been almost 20 years since the original Xbox launched and while Microsoft is months away from releasing the next-gen Xbox Series X console, it's time for some Apple console hype.

According to the latest rumors, Apple is reportedly working on its own ARM-based console according to MaruiQHD on Twitter. Right now Apple has its successful Apple TV 6 powered with its in-house A12X Bionic chip and its own dedicated cooling... so the company isn't too far away from having a console if it was to tap an ARM-based solution.

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Here's how to get your part of the $500 million 'Batterygate' lawsuit

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Jul 14, 2020 at 10:33 pm CDT

Apple is coughing up a hefty $500 million to settle a class action lawsuit over Batterygate, which if you didn't know about already, saw the company throttling performance on previous-gen iPhones to improve battery health.

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Where it all started: Back in late 2017, the company began intentionally slowing down their iPhones and explained it was about not degrading the battery inside of consumers' iPhones. Apple then offered cheap $29 battery replacements, and then added in a feature to let users check their battery health in real-time with iOS 11.3.

Back then the apology was pathetic, but then earlier this year Apple agreed to settle the class action lawsuit for $500 million. Affected customers would get $25 per iPhone, and now there's a website that lets all affected iPhone users submit a claim to get their $25 payment from Apple.

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NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GeForce RTX 30 series: new 12-pin PCIe power

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Jul 14, 2020 at 9:38 pm CDT

NVIDIA is expected to have many large design changes over previous-gen graphics cards, and not just design changes over previous-gen GeForce graphics cards -- but an entire new power connector.

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A new rumor has surfaced from Chinese tech site FCPOWERUP, which claims NVIDIA will be using a new power connector on its next-gen Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards. I have heard something similar from sources, but thought it would come down to something different than this.

It looks like we're expected to see a strange new 12-pin PCIe power connector on the reference GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards. Not just that, but power will exceed 300W -- so with a 12-pin PCIe power connector and radically new design cooling (fans on the front, and back according to previous reports) big changes are coming with Ampere.

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Hacker selling details of 142 million MGM hotel guests on dark web

Anthony Garreffa | Hacking & Security | Jul 14, 2020 at 9:11 pm CDT

Remember the MGM Hotel data breach in 2019? It was meant to be 10.6 million people, but it exposed a huge 142 million hotel guests.

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Back in February 2020, a data breach affected 10.6 million hotel customers that stayed at MGM Resorts. At the time, the company said that the hackers bnreached their dfatabase in 2019, and that they'd notified people. Well, MGM might have notified a significant lower number of people affected because the numbers are baffling.

ZDNet is reporting that it wasn't 10.6 million customers that had their data breached, but rather over 10x that amount with 142 million customers details now hanging out on the dark web with a hacker selling them for $2939.

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Amazon's new smart shopping cart is awesome, but worst timing ever

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Jul 14, 2020 at 8:15 pm CDT

Amazon dominates online shopping but retail shopping, not so much -- and with the COVID-19 pandemic and its 24/7 fear being reigned down on us, I don't see a return to norm anytime soon.

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And by norm, I mean walking around the shops pushing a shopping cart around in the United States -- but hey, Amazon thought it would be the perfect time to unveil the Dash Cart.

What the hell is the Dash Cart? It's Amazon's new shopping cart that has a bunch of cameras, sensors, and a built-in scale that works out what is in your cart, totals it, and then charges the cart you've got attached to your Amazon account.

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Intel Iris Xe graphics spotted: GPU could be used on Tiger Lake-U CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jul 14, 2020 at 7:33 pm CDT

Intel is back in the GPU headlines today with another leak for its Xe GPU architecture, with its Iris Xe Graphics spotted in the wild.

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The new rumor has the Intel Iris Xe Graphics being bolted onto a future Tiger Lake-U family of processors, which will use Intel's upcoming Gen12 graphics. We're expecting twice the performance of the Gen11 graphics that were on Ice Lake with the upcoming Tiger Lake chips.

This particular rumor is about a device codenamed Iris Xe Graphics, which packs 96C Execution Units, which works out to 768 Shading Units. This particular variant was attached to 6.3GB of memory, so don't expect a Big Navi or Ampere killer just yet -- but more so low-power, ultra-thin laptops.

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Silicon Lottery: Core i5-10600K pre-binned 5.1GHz all cores for $420

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jul 14, 2020 at 6:43 pm CDT

If you've got a hankering for some of that mid-range 10th Gen goodness, and for whatever reason wanted one of the best Core i5-10600K processors you can get your mits on, then Silicon Lottery has the winner for you.

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Silicon Lottery is now offering the Intel Core i5-10600K in pre-binned variants, offering 5 different variants: 4.7GHz, 4.8GHz, 4.9GHz, 5.0GHz, and the crazy 5.1GHz variant. Prices start at $290 for the Core i5-10600K @ 4.7GHz right up to $420 for the Core i5-10600K @ 5.1GHz.

10600K @ 4.7GHz up to 6 cores, 4.8GHz up to 2 cores.

Vcore under heavy load @ 1.350V BIOS, 1.300V Socket Sense, 1.240V Die Sense.

10600K @ 4.8GHz up to 6 cores, 4.9GHz up to 2 cores.

Vcore under heavy load @ 1.375V BIOS, 1.320V Socket Sense, 1.260V Die Sense.

10600K @ 4.9GHz up to 6 cores, 5.0GHz up to 2 cores.

Vcore under heavy load @ 1.400V BIOS, 1.340V Socket Sense, 1.280V Die Sense.

10600K @ 5.0GHz up to 6 cores, 5.1GHz up to 2 cores.

Vcore under heavy load @ 1.425V BIOS, 1.360V Socket Sense, 1.300V Die Sense.

10600K @ 5.1GHz up to 6 cores, 5.2GHz up to 2 cores.

Vcore under heavy load @ 1.450V BIOS, 1.380V Socket Sense, 1.320V Die Sense.

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