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June 3, 2024, 12:25 PM

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Gavin Bonshor / AnandTech:
AMD unveils four new Zen 5 architecture-based Ryzen 9000-series desktop CPUs, set to launch in July 2024, claiming 16% more instructions per cycle over Zen 4  —  During AMD's Computex 2024 kick-off keynote, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, officially unveiled and announced the company's next generation of Ryzen processors.
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
AMD says its fifth-gen EPYC Turin 3nm data center chips will launch in H2 2024, based on its Zen 5 architecture and featuring up to 192 cores and 384 threads  —  192 cores, 385 threads, socket compatibility.  What's not to like?  —  AMD Lisa Su announced during her Computex 2024 keynote …
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Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Sony unveils a $60 PC adapter for the PlayStation VR2, adding PC support to the PS5-exclusive headset, launching on August 7 with support for all Steam VR games  —  The PlayStation VR2's PC adapter is now official.  Just a few days after a certification revealed that Sony was working on the adapter …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Spotify plans to raise US prices: Premium from $10.99 to $11.99 per month, Duo from $14.99 to $16.99, and Family from $16.99 to $19.99, after a July 2023 hike  —  A year after Spotify first increased the price of Spotify Premium in the US, it's happening again.
Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
An internal Google database tracking thousands of privacy and security issues from 2013 to 2018 details a myriad of data management mistakes the company made  —  Google has accidentally collected childrens' voice data, leaked the trips and home addresses of car pool users …
Reuters:
Microsoft plans to invest ~$3.2B to expand its cloud and AI infrastructure in Sweden over two years and to train 250K Swedes with AI skills over three years  —  Microsoft (MSFT.O) will invest 33.7 billion Swedish crowns ($3.21 billion) to expand its cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sonos Ace review: the $449 headphones are stylish and comfortable with good sound and ANC, but can't be grouped with Sonos speakers and TV Audio Swap is glitchy  —  The first headphones from Sonos deliver on comfort, sound, and more — with a unique TV Audio Swap feature that's very convenient (when it works).
Aisha S Gani / Bloomberg:
Monzo alters its financial year and reports FY 2024 revenue of £880M, 9.7M customers, £11.2B in deposits, and a pretax profit of £15.4M, vs. a loss in FY 2023  —  - British digital bank now has almost 10 million customers  — Monzo is opening a new office in Ireland to grow in the EU

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