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January 4, 2022, 2:30 PM

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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.
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel announces a line up of 12th Gen Core Alder Lake processors including 22 new desktop CPUs and 8 new 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.
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 …
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
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 the launch of their upgraded 5G networks for two weeks over aviation safety concerns from the FAA and the airline industry  —  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.
Park Jae-hyuk / The Korea Times:
South Korea's ruling party announces an NFT presidential election fundraiser; Lee Jae-myung, the DPK's presidential nominee, supports NFTs in gaming  —  The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is set to become the world's first political party to issue non-fungible tokens (NFTs) …
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Garmin announces two smartwatches: the $450 Venu 2 Plus, with a 43mm case and support for voice assistants and voice calling, and the $180 Vivomove Sport  —  The Venu 2 Plus and Vivomove Sport are meant for people who want more than a fitness-first smartwatch

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