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Intel’s 10th Generation Processors: A Hard Pick From a Buyer’s Point of View

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Intel’s 10th Generation Processors: A Hard Pick From a Buyer’s Point of View

Since the debut of Intel’s next-generation 10nm (ten-nanometer) processors in 2018. The Silicon-valley headquartered technology corporation has launched a few different kinds with very similar features.

Subsequently, making it difficult for customers to select from an array of multiple choices. Following another publication in Q2 2019, the semiconductor manufacturing company announced that it would be launching a new breed of the 10th generation series. In addition to the already existing.

Notably, the core of these latest processors is integrated with an underlying AI technology to provide an advanced CPU & GPU functionality. Just as stated on the company’s website as follows;

“The many advantages of 10th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processors are here — built-in AI, integrated Thunderbolt™ 3 technology and Intel® Wi-Fi 6, 4K HDR, and more. Featuring new CPU and GPU architectures produced on Intel’s advanced 10nm process.”

The 10th Generation Processors

The ‘Cannon Lake’ brand was the first in the lineup of smaller and faster processor chips. Trailing afterward was the launch of almost a dozen 10th generation ‘Ice lake’ processors earlier this month. That was built upon the 10nm manufacturing process. Furthermore, the announcement of the upcoming ‘Comet Lake’ sequel on Wednesday.

Having that the release date of the full version of ‘Comet Lake’ is slated for 2020. The ‘Comet Lake comprises of the U-Series mobile processors; Core i7-10710U, Core i7-10510U, Core i5-10210U, and Core i3-10110U. Together with the Y-Series line; Core i7-10510Y, Core i5-10310Y, Core i5-10210Y, and Core i3-10110Y.

These additional Intel Core processors for laptops are designed on both the 10nm and 14nm architecture. Hence, granting an average Customer with a long list of options to scroll through before making the perfect pick. 

Although the inventory published in the month of August consists of nineteen identical Core processors. Yet each model ships with its distinct feature. Another major thing to note about these 10nm and the 14nm processor architecture is that both are running on the ‘Nanometer Technology’.

Nonetheless, the number one chipmakers are well on their way to making a statement in the technological space. With regards to the addition of the ‘Ice Lake’ earlier this month alongside the ‘Comet Lake’. Intel intends to create a complete family of highly fast and tiny chips that could service any and every customer. This was however confirmed by the company. Highlighting on the main reason for this move, adding that it has resulted to;

“A complete family of processors that complement each other, giving people choices for what usages matter most to them and re-imagining the possibilities of a modern laptop experience.”

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J.K. Rowling and Elon Musk Engage in Twitter Conversation About Bitcoin

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J.K. Rowling and Elon Musk Engage in Twitter Conversation About Bitcoin


Just recently, the CEO of SpaceX – Elon Musk took to Twitter to reveal his current holding of Bitcoin. The conversation ensued during an effort to educate British author and film producer – J.K. Rowling on the subject of cryptocurrencies. Following a tweet originally referred to CoinDesk’s senior reporter – Leigh Cuen by the Orator of the Harry Potter fiction on Saturday, for an explanation to bitcoin’s operability.

J.K. Rowling subsequently received Musk’s reply among several others from Bitcoin’s advocates and cynics alike; such as the co-founder of Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine– Vitalik Buterin, among many others. Notably, the author’s tweet drew some attention to the tune of 2,800 replies, as at the time of writing.

Furthermore, the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, Inc., emphasized that the bulky issuance of currencies by the central banks of various economies is making the digital currency – Bitcoin, more solid in juxtaposition to fiat. Musk also went on ahead to convey his views towards digital money as being positive, even though he currently owns a quarter of a Bitcoin as stated in his tweet that reads;

“I still only own 0.25 Bitcoins btw.”

Yet, Cuen replied Rowling with a reassuring statement while providing her with guides to sample use-cases of Bitcoin. Cuen stressed this in a tweet with the message;

“Hi! My D.M.s are open if you want to chat w/out onlookers. The very short version is: Bitcoin is money fueled by a community of contributors. There is no king or central bank in charge. There are countless stories we can use to explore the ethics of a world w/global currency.”

Albeit, Rowling expressed her discontent with regards to the explanations she received, as her curiosity rapidly became debased by the myriad of responses she received. She disclosed her uneasiness towards the topic in question – with a bit of sarcasm while tweeting the following;

Another noteworthy reply is that of Vitalik Buterin, who added that;

“It is a digital currency. There’s ~ 18m units of it. It is not backed by anything, it’s just valuable because it is, like collectibles. There’s a network of computers (which anyone can join) that maintains a decentralized global excel spreadsheet of how many coins each person has.”

Although, Rowling might have admitted being woozy before publishing these tweets, however, her views on the digital currencies and Bitcoin are unlikely to change when she becomes sober or in the foreseeable future.

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Ripple Sends $26 Million Worth of XRP to Jed McCaleb, XRP Army Fears Another Dump in Price

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Ripple Sends $26 Million Worth of XRP to Jed McCaleb, XRP Army Fears Another Dump in Price

Time and again, several members of the XRP community have opined that the massive dump of the crypto asset in the market has impacted on its price, negatively. Now, there are speculations for another dip in XRP’s price. The latter is after Whale Alert informed on September 7, 2019, that 100 million XRP tokens have been transferred to Jed McCaleb, Ripple’s co-founder. 

Ripple Sends XRP Worth About $26 Million to McCaleb’s Wallet

According to Whale Alert, Ripple transferred 100 million XRP valued at $26,322,440 to Jed McCaleb’s wallet. The transfer has led to the sentiment in the crypto space that XRP might tank below its $0.262 price today. Also, the opinion is due to McCaleb’s reputation for dumping huge amounts of XRP in the market.

McCaleb is Ripple’s co-founder, and in 2014, Ripple transferred 9 billion XRP to him as his share for founding the company in 2012. However, the blockchain company entered a seven-year agreement with McCaleb to control how much XRP he can sell in the market yearly.

Per the agreement, the co-founder could sell $10,000 worth of XRP per week in the first year, $20,000 per week in the second, third, and fourth years, and “750 million XRP per year for the fifth and sixth years.” In the same vein, he could choose to dump 1 billion XRP yearly for the seventh year, and 2 billion XRP yearly after the seventh year.

McCaleb’s Dump of XRP Impacts of Asset’s Market Price

Given that this is the fifth year since the agreement was made, McCaleb can choose to dump thousands of XRP tokens daily. In 2014 when he announced his plans to sell a significant part of his XRP holdings, the value of the asset declined by 40%. As such, the continuous dump of the asset has also been pointed out as one of the reasons why it is not spiking like other top cryptocurrencies.

Asides from being reputable in the XRP community, McCaleb is also a name associated with Mt Gox, one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges. He founded the platform and sold it off years before its hack. Similarly, McCaleb is the creator of Stellar (XLM), the 11th largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Nonetheless, the crypto community has aired its views about the potential for McCaleb to release another share of XRP to the market. Crypto BitLord, for instance, said: “Wow. Another cool $26M Jed can unload at market. This shits out of control.” Another remarked that: “know, right?! Private businesses shouldn’t be allowed to exist. The name “Jed” should be banned.”

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