Bitcoin players face criminal investigation
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Is manipulation the name of the game?

The US Justice Department has opened a case which might end up with criminal charges.

Wafer price rises hit foundry firms
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Massive demand for chips

The price of silicon wafers is set to rise by as much as 20 percent this year because of increasing demand from the automotive and other sectors.

Mediatek announces new Helio P22 SoC
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12nm octa-core

Mediatek has announced its new Helio P22 SoC which could be the beating heart of plenty of entry-level and mid-range future smartphones.

Alcatel 3V sells in US for $150
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18:9, dual cameras and biometric

Alcatel, one of the brands of TCL Communication, launched a rather unique phone with a really attractive price point. The Alcatel 3V has the 18:9 (2:1) near bezel-less design, a custom six inch TCL 2K display, dual camera, fingerprint sensor, Face Key biometric security, all for $149.99.

Intel's 10nm Core i3-8121U now detailed in ARK database
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Still without IGP

Intel has now officially updated its ARK database with the recently unveiled Core i3-8121U mobile CPU spotted in the Lenovo Ideapad 330.

Asus announces ZenBook Pro 15 with Core i9 CPU
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15.6-inch 4K screen with Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU

Asus has rather silently announced a new version of its ZenBook Pro 15 notebook, the 15.6-inch screen UX550GD, which comes with a choice of Intel's Core i9-8950HK CPU and Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU.

Xiaomi launches Redmi S2 in China
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Affordable 5.99-incher with AI selfie camera

As rumored earlier, Xiaomi has unveiled its affordable Redmi S2 smartphone in China, which comes with a 5.99-inch HD+ resolution screen, Snapdragon 625 SoC, and AI-assisted selfie camera.

Mushkin launches Pilot M.2 NVMe SSD series
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Based on the SM2262 controller and 3D TLC NAND

Mushkin has unveiled its Pilot NVMe SSD series which will be available in M.2 form-factor, based on a Silicon Motion controller paired up with 3D TLC and coming in 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities.

Foldable 5G Galaxy X rumored for MWC 19
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5G Galaxy S10 in January 2019

Some overly optimistic reports are coming from Samsung’s native Korea claim that the foldable Galaxy X will arrive in late February at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

More Intel bugs emerge
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And maybe some ARM bugs too

German online magazine c't is reporting that as many eight new bugs in Intel microprocessors have been spotted.