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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Intel has struggled recently with getting its more advanced chip architectures out the door, but that might be changing soon. CEO Pat Gelsinger announced today on Intel’s Q2 earnings call that “7nm is progressing well,” and the company is gearing up to announce news on how its “accelerating its annual cadence of innovation with new advancements in semiconductor process and packaging,” at a webcast on Monday, July 26th. The announcement comes alongside Intel’s Q2 earnings, where the semiconductor company managed to beat expectations and bring in $18.2 billion in revenue, up 2 percent year-over-year. Intel is feeling pretty optimistic about the future, too. It raised its 2021 outlook by an additional $1 billion to $73.5 billion, and now... Continue reading…
If the ever-changing traffic light system, isolation rules and Covid testing is putting you off foreign travel this year, the prices might tempt you in. The cost of a package holiday has plummeted during the pandemic, with some trips less than half the price compared the pre-Covid summer of 2019.Malta has seen the biggest drop in prices, according to analysis by price comparison site TravelSupermarket, with the average package holiday now 52% cheaper than it was in 2019. Malta’s strict entry rules could be putting travellers off, as all adults and children over 12 must be fully vaccinated to enter the country.Despite Malta’s price drop, Lanzarote has been named the best value package holiday destination between now and the end of August overall, as holidays were cheaper to start with. The Canary Island has seen seven-night package prices drop 43%, compared with if you were booking and going at the same time in 2019.You could also save big at the likes of Fuerteventura (where prices are down 39%), and Tenerife and Gran Canaria (both 33% cheaper than in 2019).Don’t forget to to do your holiday mathsBefore you book a holiday, you’re going to need to do some maths to make sure the saving isn’t a false economy once you factor in the price of Covid testing. Take Malta as an example. TravelSupermarket is currently listing a seven-day package holiday to Malta for £311pp. If prices in Malta have dropped 52% on average, in 2019, you could have expected to pay around £598 for the same trip. In 2021, if you’re double vaccinated, the required testing for Malta (rapid antigen test to return home, PCR test on day two after arrival) will cost you £94 on average. So even once you add on the price of testing (£311+ £94 = £405), you’re still saving £193 per person on your holiday.The price of Covid testing varies, so be sure to do your own homework before making a booking. If you’re not double vaccinated, you should also be aware that the cost of your holiday will go up if your destination moves from the green list to the amber list (which will require you to book an additional test on day eight of your return).Still, if you love a bargain, TravelSupermarket has recommended some  destinations to keep in mind. The best value travel destinations right nowThese are based on an average seven-night price:Lanzarote -43%Fuerteventura -39%Tenerife -33% Costa Blanca -23%Gran Canaria -33%Costa del Sol -20%Costa Brava -7%Malta -52% (biggest price drop)Majorca -22% Corfu –20%Rhodes -23%Algarve -14%Zante -11%Kos -24%Madeira -15%Crete -12%Ibiza -21%Kefalonia -7%Dubrovnik Riviera -16%Menorca -7%Related...Your Ultimate Guide To The Latest Covid Travel RulesMajorca, Menorca And Ibiza Downgraded To Amber DestinationsWhat To Do If You’re In The Balearic Islands Or Have A Trip BookedThe 10 Most Beautiful Walks In The UK, According To You
Today's update doesn't address many of Call of Duty: Warzone's other problems, including cheaters or other bugs.
Tesla will allow other electric vehicles to access its global network of chargers later this year, CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday. The comment follows years of chatter by Musk that signaled the company was amenable to the idea. Until now, there have never been any details about how or when the company would open up […]
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We live in a society where it’s no longer unusual to see people’s faces glued to their smartphone screens. While that may be a social issue most of the time, it can be a safety hazard when people do so while walking. A few months back, Google introduced a simple way to remind people to keep their heads up once … Continue reading
In the developing world, crypto adoption is growing at breakneck speed. From Brazil to Botswana, the young are driving demand for cryptocurrencies.
Minions, the annoying yellow creatures that first appeared in Despicable Me and soon took over to become their own franchise, have arrived in Minecraft. The content is available via the Minions x Minecraft DLC, an optional game add-on available in the Minecraft Marketplace. The new DLC is based on the Dispicable Me universe; players will get access to the Minions … Continue reading
Pregnant people and those in the foster system will be prioritized for up to $1,000 monthly checks. This marks a step toward a universal basic income.
The IPO comprises fresh issue of ₹300 crore and an offer for sale of shares up to 36.52 million by its existing shareholders and promoters
Imagine the wind whooshing through your hair and the London mist dampening your clothes as you soar high above Big Ben on your broom battling Death Eaters, magical energy crackling from the end of your wand. Thanks to Harry Potter's new flagship store in New York, that fantasy is now a virtual reality via one...
Eligible GoDaddy customers can now list products for free on Google right from their existing online store.
With the launch of the Galaxy S10 series in 2019, Samsung became the first company to use vaporization chambers to cool smartphone chips. Following its ... The post Samsung intends to revive an old project for cooling the Galaxy S22 series appeared first on Gizchina.com.
The Moto G line is one of the most popular in the company’s lineup, and soon another representative, the Moto G60S, will appear in it. ... The post Moto G60S will be a mid-range device with a price tag of around $350 appeared first on Gizchina.com.
The letter provides a glimpse into the brilliance of Jeff Bezos. Among the biggest takeaways: Leaders must be honest about risks.
Toyota said Thursday that its PAC's decision to donate to Republicans who opposed Biden's certification had "troubled some stakeholders."
Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! I recently learned a technique for enabling connections and conversations during dinner, and it’s called… the conversation piece.  Apparently, in previous centuries, it was common practice for the wealthier families of Amsterdam (where I live) to place an object in the middle of the table, so your guests could discuss it. A literal conversation piece. They’d host…This story continues at The Next Web
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