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  1. AlphaAtlas

    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    A recent report from Digitimes claims that PCIe SSDs could finally overtake SATA SSD shipments in 2019. Unit prices for 512GB PCIe SSDs have supposedly fallen 11% sequentially, down to a price of $55 in Q1 2019, while SATA SSD prices only dropped 9%. The price gap between the different SSDs was...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    MSI Expected to Overtake Samsung in the Curved Monitor Market

    A recent report from Digitimes claims that MSI could soon steal the rather specific title of "world's largest supplier of curved gaming monitors" from Samsung in 2019. While flat monitors have dominated "gaming monitor" sales in the past, MSI claims that curved monitors accounted for about 60%...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    JPR Releases New GPU Market Share Statistics

    Over the weekend, VentureBeat got an early look at Jon Peddie Research's Q4 2018 add-in board report, and found that discrete GPU shipments dropped in Q4 2018. But the market researcher just posted their own summary of the report, complete with statistics that previous interpretations left out...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    SuperData Breaks Down the Global Gaming Market

    A recent report from market research firm SuperData, which VentureBeat was kind enough to share, paints an interesting picture of the global gaming market in 2018. Among PC gamers, there's certainly a perception that mobile games, console games and free-to-play titles are eating into or even...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Gaming Industry More Valuable Than Music and Video in the UK

    The BBC reports that the UK video games sector is worth more than the video and music industries combined. At $4.85 billion, it has "more than double its value in 2007." The report cites Fifa 19, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and the big drivers in the industry, as each...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    RAM Makers Plan to Cut Production Even Further

    While desktop DDR4 memory seems to come from a countless number of brands, including Crucial, Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston, and many others, only a handful of manufacturers actually make the chips that go into those sticks. Micron, SK Hynix, and Samsung are the big 3 that really influence memory...
  7. cageymaru

    Contract Prices of NAND Flash Products to Drop 10% in 1Q19

    DRAMeXchange is reporting that the bit output from the NAND Flash industry is higher than expected as yields for 64-layer 3D NAND production has remained steady through 2018. NAND Flash demand has remained sluggish as the shortage of Intel CPUs continues, lower-than-expected iPhone sales and the...
  8. cageymaru

    Bitcoin Falls to a One-Year Low and Drags the Cryptocurrency Market with It.

    Bitcoin dipped lower than its one-year low to $5,533.09 BTC=BTSP on the Bitstamp platform. It was down 9 percent at $5,690.47. Analysts placed a price of $6,200 as the litmus test to see if buyers were waiting on the sidelines. The loss of value in the Bitcoin market spread to Ethereum and...
  9. DooKey

    Ever Wonder How Much Hacking Tools Cost?

    By now most of us have heard about the Dark Web and know you can buy all sorts of illegal stuff there. However, I bet you didn't know how little you have to spend to be a scammer. It's unbelievable how low the prices are for hacking tools. Prices range from less than 2GBP to more than 38,000GBP...
  10. R

    Facebook Loses Over $60 Billion in Market Value in 2 Days

    In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Bloomberg is reporting that Facebook Inc. has lost over $60 billion in market value in just 2 days. To put that in perspective, Tesla Inc. is worth $52 billion, and Snap Inc, Snapchat's parent company is worth about $19 billion. We will just have...
  11. Zarathustra[H]

    VR & AR Headset Market Expected to Grow 58% Annually, Reaching 99.4 Million Units

    Businesswire is reporting on an IDG market report, suggesting that the virtual reality and augmented reality headset market will grow an average of 58% year over year reaching 99.4 million units by 2021. 2021 may sound like "the future" portrayed in some dark, post-apocalyptic sci-fi game...
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