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Ryzen sales lead AMD earnings, despite issues with game optimization and mining

Ryzen was the star of AMD’s second-quarter earnings call Tuesday: The processors helped boost earnings 19 percent compared to a year ago. Company executives also had two messages for gamers: one, that game developers had largely completed their code optimizations for Ryzen, and two, that miners who hoarded graphics cards wouldn’t be around forever. Both messages should resonate with gamers, ... Read More »

Amazon Says No Problem Hiring in UK Despite Brexit Uncertainties, Eyes 450 More Jobs

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon is planning about 450 tech jobs in Britain despite Brexit Amazon has so far invested around $8.3 billion in the UK The firm is hoping to add more employees by the end of this year Amazon has had no problem hiring staff in Britain and plans an extra 450 high tech jobs, its UK boss said, despite the uncertain ... Read More »

Tested: Battlefield 1 shines on this all-AMD gaming PC despite DirectX 12 weirdness

Bizarre DX12 results don’t take away from Battlefield 1’s brilliance on AMD’s FX-8370 processor and Radeon RX 480. Credit: Brad Chacos 11COMMENTS Brad Chacos | @BradChacos Senior Editor, PCWorld Nov 11, 2016 3:00 AM DICE didn’t let you down this time, folks. Battlefield 4 stumbled out of the gate with connection problems. The less said about Battlefield: Hardline the better. ... Read More »

Seagate will cut 6,500 staff despite uptick in hard disk demand

hard disk drive from Seagate Credit: Seagate 1COMMENT John Ribeiro IDG News Service Jul 11, 2016 7:40 PM Seagate Technology will cut about 6,500 jobs worldwide, or 14 percent of its workforce, with most of the cuts in manufacturing jobs, it said Monday. The data storage maker had said in June that it was aiming to cut 1,600 employees, or ... Read More »

Older Chromebooks may not get the Play keep, despite the fact that they’re able to run Android apps

Chromebooks recently beat out Macs in terms of shipments, in step with one analyst company. Now itseems Google has a plan to turn that feat into an ongoing income streak: Android apps. lots and masses of Android apps. because the employer announced all through Google I/O 2016, Google plans to carry the complete Playsave—Google’s repository for Android apps—to Chrome OS. ... Read More »

Despite missed sales target, Xiaomi was still at top in China last year

Despite falling short of its 2015 sales target, Xiaomi was still the top smartphone manufacturer in China for the year, according to a new Wall Street Journal report which cited “early figures” from market research firms Canalys and Strategy Analytics. According to Canalys, Xiaomi claimed 15.2% of the market in China. Huawei came in second with 14.7%, while Apple was ... Read More »

ARM will skip modems for now, despite being a huge force in mobile

ARM has added a wealth of wireless technologies to its arsenal, but has no immediate plans to design a modem for mobile or Internet of Things devices. The company offers CPU and GPU designs that are widely used in smartphones andtablets. A missing piece is a cellular modem that ARM customers could license and put in mobile devices. ARM once ... Read More »

Cramer: Our situation is worse, despite the rally

Investing has reached the point where it is at war. The opposing sides are the fundamentals versus the market, and Jim Cramer hasn’t seen it this bad in ages. The averages bounced back nicely on Friday, with the Dow rebounding triple digits. But, despite the rally, Cramer thinks the fundamentals of the market do not indicate that it is any ... Read More »

Pay hikes rising despite stagnant sales: Survey

Businesses were more likely to boost pay in the fourth quarter and confidence in U.S. growth continued, even as sales and profit growth flattened. A quarterly National Association for Business Economics survey released Monday found that 49 percent of firms reported raising salaries or wages in the quarter. Of the 148 respondents, 47 percent said sales rose in the same ... Read More »