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June 1, 2021, 9:05 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia announces flagship gaming GPU GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, promises to deliver 1.5x more performance over RTX 2080 Ti, available worldwide on June 3 for $1,199  —  This is Nvidia's new flagship gaming GPU  —  Nvidia is unveiling its latest flagship gaming GPU today, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
AMD unveils Radeon RX 6000M series of graphics adapters for gaming laptops, which are based on the RDNA2 architecture that underpins AMD's desktop RX 6000 parts  —  Headlining a busy Computex for AMD - and a bit of return to form in that regard - this evening the company is making several graphics and CPU-related product announcements.
S. Shah / Engadget:
Samsung and AMD are collaborating to build Exynos mobile chips featuring RDNA 2 graphics that will support ray tracing and variable rate shading  —  working together on a GPU since 2019 and today we're getting another major update on the partnership.  As part of its Computex keynote …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
On June 8, Amazon devices will join its Sidewalk wireless mesh network in select countries, sharing a slice of bandwidth with neighbors, unless users opt out  —  Amazon's experimental wireless mesh networking turns users into guinea pigs.  —  If you use Alexa, Echo, or any other Amazon device …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Malt, a freelance marketplace for developers, designers, project managers, and others, raises €80M led by Goldman Sachs, sources say at a €400M valuation  —  The world of professional services has long relied on contractors to fill in for assignments and projects that might …
Washington Post:
Analysis of data from 5,411 warehouses in 2020 finds Amazon workers suffer serious injuries at nearly double the rate of workers at comparable companies  —  A Washington Post analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration data shows Amazon's serious injury rates are nearly double those at warehouses run by other companies.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Uber and Lyft acknowledge prices are up and wait times are longer, citing a lack of drivers; research found prices rose 37% from March 2020 to March 2021  —  The companies say they are charging extra because they don't have enough drivers to match rebounding customer demand.
Alyse Stanley / Gizmodo:
UN report: a Turkish-made autonomous weaponized drone “hunted down” and attacked a human target without instructions to do so during a 2020 conflict in Libya  —  A “lethal” weaponized drone “hunted down” and “remotely engaged” human targets without its handlers' say-so during …

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