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January 4, 2022, 4:55 PM

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Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
AMD debuts Ryzen 7 5800X3D chips, coming this spring, that use a single V-Cache stack for 15% more gaming performance; Zen 4 5nm CPUs are coming in H2 2022  —  One of the things I look forward to every year is whether the major companies I write about are prepared to showcase their upcoming products …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD unveils Ryzen 6000 laptop CPUs using TSMC's 6nm process, with a Microsoft Pluton security processor and up to double the graphics performance of Ryzen 5000  —  Advanced Micro Devices unveiled its new AMD Ryzen 6000 Series mobile processors that blend its Zen 3+ core with AMD RDNA 2 graphics.
Eric Newcomer / Newcomer:
Sources: NFT marketplace OpenSea is in talks to raise a round led by Coatue at a $13B valuation, with Kathryn Haun's new crypto fund participating  —  Coatue expected to lead the round with Kathryn Haun's new fund participating  —  The NFT-marketplace OpenSea is in talks to raise …
Daniel Victor / New York Times:
A look at Wordle, a viral once-a-day word guessing game created by a Brooklyn-based engineer as a side project that has amassed 300,000 players in two months  —  The word game has gone from dozens of players to hundreds of thousands in a few months.  It was created by a software engineer in Brooklyn for his partner.
Washington Post:
Analysis shows Facebook's role in spreading false US election narratives; 650,000+ posts questioned Biden's victory between Election Day and the January 6 siege  —  Facebook groups swelled with at least 650,000 posts attacking the legitimacy of Joe Biden's victory between Election …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia debuts 3070 Ti, up to 70% faster than RTX 2070, and 3080 Ti, coming on February 1 to $1.5K+ and $2.5K+ laptops, respectively, and teases 3090 Ti  —  Nvidia is spreading out its RTX technology wider with the unveiling of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 3080 Ti, 3070 Ti, and 3090 Ti graphics cards.
Meir Orbach / CTech:
Google acquires Israeli startup Siemplify, which provides a security orchestration and automation service, source says for ~$500M; Siemplify has raised $58M  —  The Israeli company will form the basis for Google's cyber operations in the country and will be part of the tech giant's cloud activity
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel announces a lineup of 12th Gen Core Alder Lake processors including 22 desktop CPUs ranging from $42 to $489 and eight H-Series laptop CPUs  —  When Intel launched its 12th Generation Core family of processors late last year, it was only a small set of overclockable parts for desktops that came to market.
Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch:
Last week's tweets by 8VC's Joe Lonsdale about “woke” tech diversity prompt swift criticism from tech investors as he attempts to recontextualize his statements  —  Last week, in response to someone who tweeted that VCs were racist, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Joe Lonsdale …
David Lumb / CNET:
AT&T and Verizon agree to delay launching upgraded 5G networks for two weeks, bowing to pressure from the FAA, airline industry, and Transportation Secretary  —  The companies were poised to roll out the so-called C-band airwaves this week, which promise to bring improved speed and coverage to their 5G networks.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
TCL unveils second-gen NxtWear Air wearable secondary display, that's 30% lighter, has 1080p OLED screens but no AR/VR features, coming Q1 2022 for a TBD price  —  They're 30 percent lighter and come with swappable magnetic front plates  —  TCL is preparing to launch a second iteration …

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