Computer components – Hardware Specs http://hardware-specs.net/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 14:15:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hardware-specs.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Computer components – Hardware Specs http://hardware-specs.net/ 32 32 CastleNet Technology: To announce that the shareholders’ meeting of the company has decided to release the directors from the non-competition restrictions. https://hardware-specs.net/castlenet-technology-to-announce-that-the-shareholders-meeting-of-the-company-has-decided-to-release-the-directors-from-the-non-competition-restrictions/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 14:15:04 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/castlenet-technology-to-announce-that-the-shareholders-meeting-of-the-company-has-decided-to-release-the-directors-from-the-non-competition-restrictions/ Statement 1.Date of the shareholders' meeting resolution:2022/06/27 2.Name and title of the managerial officer with permission to engage in competitive conduct: Directors Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕YING, CHANG Directors Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕CHIEH-LI, HSU Directors Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕WEI-YANG, HSU Directors Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕YU-HUI, HUANG Directors Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕TAI-CHANG, […]]]>

Statement

1.Date of the shareholders' meeting resolution:2022/06/27
2.Name and title of the managerial officer with permission
 to engage in competitive conduct:
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕YING, CHANG
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕CHIEH-LI, HSU
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕WEI-YANG, HSU
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕YU-HUI, HUANG
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕TAI-CHANG, CHIANG
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕WEN-HAN, HSU
Independent Directors   CHI-CHING, FU
Independent Directors   CHIEN-WEN, TSAI
Independent Directors   SHENG-HAUR, HSU
3.Items of competitive conduct in which the officer is
permitted to engage: The Companies whose business scopes are same or similar
to the CTI's.
4.Period of permission to engage in the competitive conduct: During the tenure
of the aforementioned managerial officers
5.Circumstances of the resolution (please describe the
results of voting in accordance with Article 209 of the
Company Act): In accordance with Article 209 of the Company Act, approved to
release Directors from non-competition restrictions by all attending
Shareholders without objection.
6.If the permitted competitive conduct belongs to the
operator of a mainland China enterprise, the name and
title of the directors (if it is not the operator of
a mainland China enterprise, please enter "N/A" below):
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕CHIEH-LI, HSU
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕WEI-YANG, HSU
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕YU-HUI, HUANG
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕TAI-CHANG, CHIANG
Directors   Representative of Kinpo Electronics, Inc.﹕WEN-HAN, HSU
7.Company name of the mainland China enterprise and the
officer's position in the enterprise:
AcBel Electronic(Dong Guan) Co., Ltd.: Chairman CHIEH-LI, HSU
AcBel Electronic (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.: Chairman CHIEH-LI, HSU
Shanghai Sino Hardware Electronics (Wujiang) Co., Ltd.:
Chairman CHIEH-LI, HSU; Director WEI-YANG, HSU
NKG Advanced Intelligence and Technology Development (Yue Yang) Co., Ltd.:
Director CHIEH-LI, HSU; Director and General Manager YU-HUI, HUANG
LIZ Electronics (Nantong) Co., Ltd.: Director CHIEH-LI, HSU
Chongqing Tongliang District Shanghai Sino Hardware Electronics Co., Ltd.:
Executive Director CHIEH-LI, HSU
Chongqing Kanghua Metal Product Co.,Ltd.: Executive Director CHIEH-LI, HSU
CastleNet Technology Inc (Kunshan).: Director and General Manager
YU-HUI, HUANG; Director WEN-HAN, HSU
XYZprinting (suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Director YU-HUI, HUANG
ICKP(Beijing) Technology Development Co., Ltd.: Director YU-HUI, HUANG;
Supervisor WEN-HAN, HSU
Dongguan Kaipo Electronics Co., Ltd.: Director YU-HUI, HUANG; Director and
General Manager TAI-CHANG, CHIANG; Supervisor WEN-HAN, HSU
Cal-Comp Optical Electronics (Yueyang) Co., Ltd.: Director YU-HUI, HUANG;
Director TAI-CHANG, CHIANG; Supervisor WEN-HAN, HSU
Cal-Comp Optical Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Director YU-HUI, HUANG;
Supervisor WEN-HAN, HSU
Cal-Comp Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Director YU-HUI, HUANG; Supervisor
WEN-HAN, HSU
Cal-Comp Electronics and Communications (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Director
YU-HUI, HUANG; Supervisor WEN-HAN, HSU
Cal-Comp Precision (Yueyang) Co., Ltd.: Director YU-HUI, HUANG; Supervisor
WEN-HAN, HSU
Cal-Comp Precision (Dongguan) Co., Ltd: Director YU-HUI, HUANG
XYZprinting (Shanghai) cloud technology Co.,Ltd.: Director YU-HUI, HUANG
Kinpo Electronics (China) Co., Ltd.: Vice General Manager YU-HUI, HUANG;
Supervisor WEN-HAN, HSU
Shanghai Chuang Ge Education Technology Co., Ltd.: Supervisor WEN-HAN, HSU
8.Address of the mainland China enterprise:
AcBel Electronic(Dong Guan) Co., Ltd.: No.17-28, (Hong Yeh Rd.), Hong Yeh
Industrial District, Tang Xia Town, Dong Guan City, Guand Dong Province,
Chinab&B11
AcBel Electronic (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.: No.1,DuTai North Road Economic
Development Zone. Xiantao City. Hubei Province, China
Shanghai Sino Hardware Electronics (Wujiang) Co., Ltd.: No. 300, Ganquan
West Road, Economic Development Zone, Wujiang City, Jiangsu Province
NKG Advanced Intelligence and Technology Development (Yue Yang) Co., Ltd.:
Room 1021, CCTC Building, Yungang Road, Hunan Cheng Ling Ji Xin Port Zone,
Yueyang
LIZ Electronics (Nantong) Co., Ltd.: No.789 Kangfu Road, Tongzhou
District, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China
Chongqing Tongliang District Shanghai Sino Hardware Electronics Co., Ltd.:
No.202 Tonghe Avenue, Dongcheng Sub-district Office, Tongliang District,
Chongqing, China
Chongqing Kanghua Metal Product Co.,Ltd.: Factory Building No. 1, 2, 3 and
4, Unit 1, Building 1, No. 3 Jujin Avenue, Biquan Street, Bishan District,
Chongqing, China
CastleNet Technology Inc (Kunshan).: No.889, Zu Chong Zhi middle Road,
Bacheng Town, KunShan City, JiangSu Province, China.
XYZprinting (suzhou) Co., Ltd.: 2288 Jiangxing East Road, Wujiang Economic
Development Zone, Jiangsu, P. R. China
ICKP(Beijing) Technology Development Co., Ltd.: Twelve, 1209-1, 6 South
Street, Zhongguancunt, Haidian District, BeiJing
Dongguan Kaipo Electronics Co., Ltd.: Sha-Tou Management District,
Changan Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China.
Cal-Comp Optical Electronics (Yueyang) Co., Ltd.: South side of
Xianggugang East Road, Chenglingji Comprehensive Bonded Zone, Yueyang
City, Hunan Province
Cal-Comp Optical Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.: 2288 Jiangxing East Road,
Wujiang Economic Development Zone, Jiangsu, P. R. China
Cal-Comp Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Genway Factory, No288, Shengpu
Road,Export Processing Zone B, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province,
China
Cal-Comp Electronics and Communications (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Wujiang
Export Processing Zone, No688, Pangjin Road,Wujiang Economic Development
Zone, Jiangsu Province, China
Cal-Comp Precision (Yueyang) Co., Ltd.: South side of Xianggugang East
Road, Chenglingji Comprehensive Bonded Zone, Yueyang City, Hunan Province
Cal-Comp Precision (Dongguan) Co., Ltd: No. 417, Bldg 5, Zhenan Middle
Road,Sha-Tou Village,Changan Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China
XYZprinting (Shanghai) cloud technology Co.,Ltd.: No.180 Huashen Road,
3rd building, First Floor, Room 140, China (Shanghai) pilot Free Trade Zone
Kinpo Electronics (China) Co., Ltd.: Sha-Tou Management District, Changan
Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China.
Shanghai Chuang Ge Education Technology Co., Ltd.: Room 1260, Building B,
2528 Panyuan Main Road, Changxing Town, Chongming District, China
(Shanghai Taihe Economic Development Zone)
9.Operations of the mainland China enterprise:
AcBel Electronic(Dong Guan) Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing of power supply
AcBel Electronic (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing and sales of
power supply
Shanghai Sino Hardware Electronics (Wujiang) Co., Ltd.: Processing and
manufacturing of hardware parts
NKG Advanced Intelligence and Technology Development (Yue Yang) Co., Ltd.:
Manufacturing and selling high-end smart electronic devices and related
materials and parts
LIZ Electronics (Nantong) Co., Ltd.: Electronic components trading
Chongqing Tongliang District Shanghai Sino Hardware Electronics Co., Ltd.:
Manufacturing and selling of computer hardware
Chongqing Kanghua Metal Product Co.,Ltd.: Manufacturing and selling of
computer hardware
CastleNet Technology Inc (Kunshan).: Engaged in broadband network
equipment design, manufacture and sales
XYZprinting (suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Trading 3D printer
ICKP(Beijing) Technology Development Co., Ltd.: Developing 3D printers
and AI equipments
Dongguan Kaipo Electronics Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing and sales products of
other companies' products
Cal-Comp Optical Electronics (Yueyang) Co., Ltd.: Engaged in
production of new printing device, new electronic components and its
components and the above-mentioned CKD (complete knock-down), SKD
components (semi-knocked-down),and sales of products made by the company.
Engaged in the wholesale and import and export business of similar products
produced by the company (excluding state-owned trade management commodities;
involving quotas and license management commodities, applying for the
relevant provisions of the state), after services, warehousing distribution
and simple processing business, etc.
Cal-Comp Optical Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing
Cal-Comp Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing
Cal-Comp Electronics and Communications (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing
Cal-Comp Precision (Yueyang) Co., Ltd.: Production and sales of precision
plastic products, molds, mold parts, fixtures, fixtures and self-made
simple equipment
Cal-Comp Precision (Dongguan) Co., Ltd: Plastic Molding
XYZprinting (Shanghai) cloud technology Co.,Ltd.: Internet technology
development
Kinpo Electronics (China) Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing and sales products of
other companies' electronic products
Shanghai Chuang Ge Education Technology Co., Ltd.: R&D of educational and
internet products
10.Impact on the company's finance and business: None
11.If the directors have invested in the mainland China
enterprise, the monetary amount of the investment and
their shareholding ratio: None
12.Any other matters that need to be specified: None
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Papertronics graduate research published in prestigious journals https://hardware-specs.net/papertronics-graduate-research-published-in-prestigious-journals/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:23:23 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/papertronics-graduate-research-published-in-prestigious-journals/ As a child in the small farming town of Callicoon, NY, Mya Landers ’21, MS ’22, had a passion for science. Astronomy, biology, physics – she loved them all. Mya Landers ’21, MS ’22, credits the mentorship of Professor Seokheun “Sean” Choi, a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Watson […]]]>

As a child in the small farming town of Callicoon, NY, Mya Landers ’21, MS ’22, had a passion for science. Astronomy, biology, physics – she loved them all.

She came to Binghamton University as an engineering major. Her sister, two years her senior, studied at the Decker School of Nursing, but Landers didn’t have a clear idea of ​​what field she would like to pursue.

Through its Engineering Design Division program, every freshman at Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science learns about the various choices available at Binghamton – and the puzzle-like skills needed to create flipped electrical circuits on the Landers’ bulb bothers.

“I think I just got lucky, because I found that I really liked working on projects physically, rather than many other jobs working at desks or doing something on your computer” , she said.

Landers quickly put his new skills to the test, while learning the value of teamwork.

“During my freshman year, I participated in a hardware hackathon with a group of people I knew a little about but didn’t know very well,” she said. “They were mainly from IT, then there was an electrical engineer and a mechanical engineer.

“I decided to enroll at the last minute, and it was one of the most fun experiences ever. You’re up for about 36 hours with a whole bunch of other students trying to come up with an idea random for some sort of physical project to show the judges at the end. It was so much fun because I knew next to nothing. I didn’t learn any kind of electronics in high school, so that’s all I got I already learned in my first semester at Binghamton. We built a little robot that ran around and told you the temperature and humidity, and you could control it with a little remote,” Landers said.

Although the female to male ratio studying at Watson College has steadily increased over the past few decades, with groups like the Society of Women Engineers offering camaraderie and support, female students still make up around 25% of the college’s population.

Landers said she had no problems being one of the few women in her electrical engineering classes, and it only worked harder to do well.

“There’s an inner feeling that I have to prove that women are as good at engineering as men are,” she said. “There is a bit more motivation and dedication to do a good job. Because you are a woman, you want to portray all other women in a good light.

A key mentor during Landers’ time at Binghamton was Professor Seokheun “Sean” Choi, a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Watson College. As an undergraduate and graduate student, she did research at Choi’s Bioelectronics and Microsystems Laboratory.

“I will always appreciate Professor Choi, because there is no possible way I could have achieved all of this without his guidance,” Landers said. “He’s always 10 steps ahead of everything with his ideas, and he keeps everything in his lab so organized and running smoothly. He’s just an amazing advisor, an amazing teacher. I was so lucky to work with him throughout it all.

For her master’s thesis, she researched and wrote about two topics that are part of Choi’s research wheelhouse: paper-based microbial fuel cells and circuit components. Through a process of wax modeling, screen printing, and applying various semiconductor inks, she designed customizable circuits comprised of transistors, resistors, and supercapacitors, all on a single sheet of paper.

As a potential power source for these inexpensive disposable circuits, she presented biobatteries powered by bacterial metabolism on a paper substrate. The new approach of using human body fluids for battery activation and enhanced shelf life capabilities using robust and sporulating bacterial biocatalysts resulted in a publication in a journal Nano energy.

These types of fully integrable paper-based electronic components and power sources hold promise for future use in single-use electronic devices with potential applications in point-of-care diagnostics, logistics tracking, and environmental testing and food.

“Mya is one of the best students I’ve mentored in the past 10 years here at Binghamton,” Choi said. “She was a hard-working researcher, never giving up her work until she got what she supposed. She successfully completed her master’s thesis work with two articles published in top journals and a manuscript under review.His work has groundbreakingly designed and engineered a new bacterial food source that can enable a self-powered diagnostic test for anyone, anywhere, and anytime. .

Landers found that staying in Binghamton for an extra year to pursue graduate school was an easy decision when most MS programs last two years. The difference? Some undergraduate credits are counted twice for a master’s degree.

“You’re already there, you already know the neighborhood, you’re settled in, you know the teachers and what you’re getting yourself into,” she says. “It’s just one more year after four years here. Doing a master’s degree in just one more year is something you really can’t pass up, especially the financial and convenience aspects.

Landers didn’t have a job lined up when she graduated in May, as she hopes to relax a bit this summer after five years at Binghamton, but she is pursuing industry positions in research and development.

“I like to joke that I’ll be carrying my 87-page thesis in my purse, so in case anyone mentions it, I can pull it out and show it to them!” she said laughing.

She has some advice for incoming students: “Don’t be intimidated by what you think engineering students should be. I had never had any engineering experience before coming here. In high school, I never showed any specific promise for engineering.

“But when I got here, there was a part of me that said, ‘Why not?’ It was one of the best decisions I’ve made. If you try and see if you like it, it may surprise you, and it may end up being something you’re really passionate about.

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Here is the actual size of your PC power supply https://hardware-specs.net/here-is-the-actual-size-of-your-pc-power-supply/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:32:45 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/here-is-the-actual-size-of-your-pc-power-supply/ For the average gamer who isn’t trying to push the boundaries of technology and performance, it can be difficult to gauge the size of your power supply, especially if this is your first PC build. The PC power supply converts power from your outlet to regulated low voltage DC power for the computer’s internal components. […]]]>

For the average gamer who isn’t trying to push the boundaries of technology and performance, it can be difficult to gauge the size of your power supply, especially if this is your first PC build.

The PC power supply converts power from your outlet to regulated low voltage DC power for the computer’s internal components.

Therefore, the best way to determine the best power supply unit for your PC is to calculate the total power of your current rig’s components, as the power supply will need to be able to operate simultaneously.

However, if you intend to build a mid-range PC that can run most games smoothly at medium to high settings, there is a very specific range when it comes to power.

The average power required

In 2022, a budget for a midrange PC will likely have a total power requirement of between 300 and 500 Watts.

This is based primarily on the average power requirements of the graphics card, CPU, and motherboard – fans and storage contribute negligibly in comparison.

For example, a midrange build in 2022, a 12th Gen Core i5 processor will require around 150 watts, a GTX 1660 Ti graphics card will require 120 watts, and the motherboard, fans, storage, and memory will average between 100 and 150 watts.

However, when building your PC and considering the specs of your desired rigs, it’s essential to remember that it’s not always best to meet power requirements exactly.

Therefore, you should consider using a power supply that offers around 100 watts of additional power. This extra power will have no performance benefit, but will ensure that when you eventually upgrade components, you won’t need to purchase a new power supply.

Along with that, it’s essential that even if you’re not affected by future upgrades, the power supply you get can meet your component requirements.

Too much power won’t have any noticeable effect on performance, but too little power can cause serious problems, ranging from computer crashes to damaged components.

Recommendation

So given that and the current requirements for a mid-range PC, the recommended power supply size would be 600-700 watts, with a bias towards the higher figure.

While it won’t increase your PC’s performance, it will save you from having to worry about a new power supply when upgrading your PC for years to come.

Luckily, PSUs aren’t the most expensive component when building a PC, and if you buy a high-quality PSU, it’s also going to be one of the most durable components.

For a good quality, well-branded power supply, you’re looking at between R1,000 and R2,000 for a 700 watt capacity – a relatively small sum to pay for a component that’s likely to outlast the rest of your rig.

For this you will want to get a power supply with at least an 80 Plus Gold certification as this refers to the manufacturers who sent the component for testing to ensure its quality.

On most websites, this certification appears clearly as a small stamp on the image or in the product description.

While this is our recommendation, it cannot be stressed enough to always carefully check and add up the power requirements of each of your PC’s components before purchasing anything.


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This $150 biodegradable keyboard has an Intel processor inside https://hardware-specs.net/this-150-biodegradable-keyboard-has-an-intel-processor-inside/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 20:09:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/this-150-biodegradable-keyboard-has-an-intel-processor-inside/ In a word: A London company called Pentaform plans to start selling a biodegradable keyboard that can run Windows 10 for just $150 later this month. He created the system, dubbed AbacusBasic, to help connect people to the Internet who otherwise couldn’t afford a computer. According to Pentaform, the Abacus is the most affordable computer […]]]>

In a word: A London company called Pentaform plans to start selling a biodegradable keyboard that can run Windows 10 for just $150 later this month. He created the system, dubbed AbacusBasic, to help connect people to the Internet who otherwise couldn’t afford a computer.

According to Pentaform, the Abacus is the most affordable computer in the world. It’s a regular desktop keyboard with a trackpad stuck to the side and a hidden quad-core system underneath. It doesn’t have a screen, but it does have an HDMI port.

Part of what makes it special is its environmental friendliness. Pentaform co-founder Joon Sang Lee said the Abacus “views the planet as one of its primary beneficiaries.” Its outer shell is made from a biodegradable polymer and its interior components are designed to be repairable and recyclable.

Pentaform says the Abacus only consumes 31 kWh per year, about the same as a light bulb. Makes sense, given that the 2016 quad-core it uses, the Intel Atom x5-Z8350, has an SDP (script design power) of just 2W.

Despite its low power consumption, the Atom manages a base clock of 1.44 GHz and a boost clock of 1.84 GHz. It seems slow, but I’ve used this processor before and, as Pentaform claims, it’s fine for simple tasks like web browsing.

Pentaform pairs it with 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB memory configurations of dual-channel LPDDR3 clocked at 1,866MHz, which is the fastest it can support. If the memory was DDR4, 4GB would probably suffice, but since that’s so slow, going with 8GB is probably worth it.

However, if it was me, I’d immediately install a lightweight Linux distro, and then the hardware wouldn’t matter as much. Words can’t express the difference Linux can make to the liveliness of an underpowered PC and the Abacus was never intended for Windows-specific applications, like games, anyway.

Linux would also do for the advertised use cases of Abacus, like “learning to code and tinkering”. Also, “browse the web, create and edit documents, watch videos and more”.

If you’re interested in trying out the Abacus when it’s released in the near future, you’ll only have to shell out £120/$150, or less if you get the early access discount. But as with all new businesses, you have to wait for other people to receive their orders before handing over your money.

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Crew wraps up week with hardware research work, Cygnus Packing – Space Station https://hardware-specs.net/crew-wraps-up-week-with-hardware-research-work-cygnus-packing-space-station/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:16:58 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/crew-wraps-up-week-with-hardware-research-work-cygnus-packing-space-station/ NASA Astronaut and Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Bob Hines is pictured during cargo operations and inventory duties inside Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter. Space research equipment kept the Expedition 67 crew busy Friday as the four astronauts and three cosmonauts ignited free-flying robots, configured nanosatellites and replaced a fuel bottle inside a furnace . The […]]]>
NASA Astronaut and Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Bob Hines is pictured during cargo operations and inventory duties inside Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter.

Space research equipment kept the Expedition 67 crew busy Friday as the four astronauts and three cosmonauts ignited free-flying robots, configured nanosatellites and replaced a fuel bottle inside a furnace . The septet also shared their day inside the International Space Station with observing Earth, working on a spacesuit helmet and packing cargo.

Astrobee’s robotic assistants flew autonomously inside the Kibo lab module today, streaming video of their activities to mission controllers on Earth. NASA flight engineer Bob Hines configured the cube-shaped Astrobees to test their ability to navigate and view Kibo’s interior on their own.

ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti swapped a fuel bottle inside the electrostatic levitation furnace that allows high-temperature phenomena to be safely observed in microgravity. She started the day partnering with NASA flight engineer Jessica Watkins by collecting blood samples and processing them in a centrifuge. Watkins also photographed land landmarks in North America, Spain, and Africa while providing verbal descriptions to aid field researchers.

NASA flight engineer Kjell Lindgren checked out components of a US spacesuit helmet before continuing to pack Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter. Cristoforetti and Watkins both joined Lindgren at the end of the day as they loaded Cygnus with trash and discarded material ahead of his departure later this month.

In the Russian segment of the orbital laboratory, Commander Oleg Artemyev tested a set of nanosatellites before their future deployment. He also assisted Cristoforetti as she rode an exercise bike for a fitness assessment. Flight engineer Denis Matveev spent servicing a Russian oxygen generator on Friday while flight engineer Sergey Korsakov worked on configuration and computer maintenance tasks inside the multipurpose laboratory module of Nauka.

The International Space Station flight control team has decided to postpone the International Space Station’s first limited reboost by the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply vehicle from Saturday to Monday in order to refine the duration and magnitude of the activity following Thursday’s debris avoidance maneuver. The postponement will have no impact on station operations.

This Cygnus mission is the first to offer this enhanced capability as a standard service for NASA, following a test of the maneuver that was conducted in 2018 during Cygnus’ ninth resupply mission. Cygnus arrived at the orbital outpost in February and is expected to depart the space station later this month when it is desorbed to burn up safely in Earth’s atmosphere.


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Another digital divide: Americans without access to devices https://hardware-specs.net/another-digital-divide-americans-without-access-to-devices/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:26:42 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/another-digital-divide-americans-without-access-to-devices/ Workers from Tech for Troops, a non-profit organization that refurbishes devices primarily for US military veterans and their families, tend to a laptop computer in Richmond, Virginia.Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence Affordable internet service is a major policy goal of the Biden administration, but cheap internet doesn’t help families who don’t have a laptop or […]]]>

Workers from Tech for Troops, a non-profit organization that refurbishes devices primarily for US military veterans and their families, tend to a laptop computer in Richmond, Virginia.
Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

Affordable internet service is a major policy goal of the Biden administration, but cheap internet doesn’t help families who don’t have a laptop or other connected device.

The term “digital divide” has often been used to describe a lack of broadband access, but as the White House and other agencies strive to tackling internet access costs, many say that access to the computers needed to access the internet has not received enough attention.

“Everyone has started to realize that having a pipe laid in your house, apartment, or neighborhood doesn’t do you much good if you don’t have a device to access it,” Michael Abensour said. , responsible for the impact. at technology access organization Compudopt and former senior vice president of policy at the renovation group Human IT.

A few bills seek to address this problem. JThe Computers for Veterans and Students Act, or COVS Act, introduced last May by Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., directs the General Services Administration to direct serviceable and decommissioned federal computers to nonprofit refurbishers who can repair and distribute these devices to students, veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, and school districts. The bill also comes with digital literacy training, which some organizations like Tech for Troops offer.

Device access for every U.S. act — backed by Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and Rep. Donald McEachin, D-Va. — would award up to two $400 appliance vouchers to eligible households. The legislation was added in the Build Back Better Act, where it was renamed the Connected Device Grant Program.

Both bills are facing a time crunch as the United States heads toward midterm elections in November, though lawmakers are confident each has a meaningful fighting chance.

COVS law

Spanberger remains particularly bullish on the COVS Act, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., and two other Democrats in the House of Representatives.

She was inspired to draft the bill after visiting Tech for Troops, a non-profit organization that refurbishes aircraft primarily for US veterans and their families. During his visit, she spoke with veterans, including some who were left homeless because they lacked access to basic online functions like banking, education and job search.

SNL pictureMark Casper stands tall in Tech for Troops’ 7,000 square foot facility, which holds laptops, desktops and other electronic devices.
Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

“When it comes to surplus or used government items, there can be a lot of red tape to authorize the donation of such devices,” Spanberg told S&P Global Market Intelligence, adding that directing surplus laptops and computers directly to refurbishers can ensure they get to a home that needs to be online.

Federal support would make a major difference for Tech for Troops, said Mark Casper, a former Marine who now runs the nonprofit.

“If we had enough computers, we could theoretically erase and image 140 a day,” he said, compared to 25 to 50 a day today. Tech for Troops may also expand to other cities.

“If federal legislation passes…we would be able to send more computers to veterans and their families,” Casper said.

The need for devices

Without a connected device in the home, families are at a huge disadvantage.

“Your kids aren’t logging on to further their education. Your wife won’t find a job,” Casper said. “It creates a cycle of poverty.”

Forty percent of low-income households — defined by total income below $30,000 a year — don’t have a device, according to June 2021 data published by Pew Research. The gap is particularly felt in black and Latino communities, whose households are more than twice as likely to be device-free as those in a white household, according to a 2022 report by the National Urban League. .

Statistics point to the 21st century necessity of owning a computer to thrive economically. A 2021 451 Research report shows that 48% of organizations expect remote work to remain relevant to a significant number of their employees by working remotely full-time or adopting a hybrid work model.

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McEachin, which supports the Connected Device Grant Program, says Market Intelligence the lack of appliances is particularly an issue in some of the Virginia communities it serves.

“[People] lose economic opportunities. They’re losing partly because of a lack of broadband, but also partly because they don’t have a workforce that knows how to use those devices in the first place, or even who has access to those devices. “, he said in an interview.

Existing programs

The FCC, in an email to Market Intelligence, said its Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households with a one-time rebate of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer. . The agency’s emergency connectivity fund was also highlighted, where schools and libraries can get devices and hotspots at caps of $400 and $250, respectively.

An FCC spokesperson did not respond when asked if the commission supports device legislation in Congress.

While a $100 rebate is helpful, the Warnock-McEachin program better reflects the cost of commercial devices on the shelves whose sticker prices have risen amid chip pressures, said Jenna Leventoff, senior policy adviser at the digital advocacy group Public Knowledge.

The bill also provides for up to two vouchers per household. In low-income homes with a single computer, children and their caregivers must share a device, which limits how and when they can log on to complete tasks like homework or a telehealth appointment.

“Forcing families to make these kinds of choices is just not acceptable,” Leventoff said.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration did not respond to a request for comment. Its Digital Equity Grant program and Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment Program can be used to obtain devices, but funding decisions are made by individual states and do not guarantee any increase in device availability.

Outside of the government, there are industry-led voluntary programs such as Comcast Corp.’s Internet Essentials, which allows eligible households to purchase a new Dell Technologies Inc. laptop or Chromebook for $149.99 plus tax.

Fight against electronic waste and the shortage of chips

Sources see several advantages to the bills over existing programs, particularly in terms of the COVS law, which relies on refurbished devices. The refurbishment includes erase user data, add memory and clean.

Digitunity, an umbrella organization for groups dedicated to filling technology gaps, estimates that nonprofit renovators in its network diverted around 6.5 million pounds of e-waste from landfills in 2021 when they deployed devices in underserved communities. Scot Henley, executive director of Digitunity, said legislation such as the COVS Act would help amplify efforts to keep old machines away from the trash heaps.

“Whenever you are able to extend the life of [a device] and taking it out of its first use and using it to improve people’s lives is going to keep it out of the waste stream,” Henley said.

Digitunity member Tech for Troops recycled approximately 112,000 pounds of equipment in 2021.

Invoices can also ease price and inventory pressures caused by chip shortages since most Renovated computers don’t need a new chip, Henley and others said.

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For computers that are too old, some parts are still useful for other machines that need parts replaced. Components can also be sold to wholesalers to keep refurbishing organizations running. In the Tech for Troops Supply Room, for example, shelves hold stacks of CPUs, ICs, and other hardware available for use.

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The House Oversight Committee advanced Spanberger’s COVS legislation in early April. He is still awaiting a vote in the House as well as support in the Senate, with Spanberger noting that while his bill has support from both sides of the aisle, there is an “outreach issue” surrounding it. She said her office continues to work to recruit more sponsors on the House side while garnering votes in the Senate ahead of the midterms.

The McEachin-Warnock grant program faces a unique ascension as a bill supported by Build Back Better. But McEachin said the broadband and telecommunications aspects of the suspended social spending framework are uncontroversial compared to other provisions.

There is “no reason” for the bill not to pass, he said. McEachin describes lawmakers treating the program as a separate grant bill and hopes for more progress before the month-long congressional recess in August.

451 Research is part of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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June 14 Community Calendar | Community News https://hardware-specs.net/june-14-community-calendar-community-news/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/june-14-community-calendar-community-news/ Army Air Corp, Army Air Force, Air Force veterans will meet for breakfast Thursday at 9 a.m. at Dunlap’s Restaurant, Buford Avenue, across from the Post Office. All veterans are invited. A barbecue chicken and bake sale to help two families is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or while […]]]>

Army Air Corp, Army Air Force, Air Force veterans will meet for breakfast Thursday at 9 a.m. at Dunlap’s Restaurant, Buford Avenue, across from the Post Office. All veterans are invited.

A barbecue chicken and bake sale to help two families is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or while supplies last, at 271 Quaker Run Road, Biglerville. The meal includes half a chicken, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, bread and butter, and homemade dessert. $15 donation per meal. Text Lindsey to 717-321-4906 to pre-order. Venmo, Paypal, cash and checks accepted.

Adams County nonprofit organizations interested in participating in the Adams County Community Foundation Giving Night on November 3 are encouraged to apply by June 27. Details and application available at www.ACCFGivingSpree.org.

The Adams County Farmer’s Market, 108 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October with free parking accessible from North Stratton Street.

The girlfriends (formerly Red Hat group) meet at the Elkhorn on Tuesday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. Program by June.

The Borough of Bonneauville will organize a collection of electronic devices for citizens only on Saturday, June 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Items accepted only at that time. Items collected are computers, monitors, computer components and televisions. Must show proof of residency such as driver’s license or utility bill. Enter the Sewer Treatment Plant area at 86 W. Hanover St., forming a single line. Vehicle behind vehicle. Place electronics in the trunk of the car, the bed of the van or on a trailer for collection. People must stay in their vehicles. For more information, call the Borough of Bonneauville office at 717-334-2662.

The Buchanan Valley Fire Department Meat Draw takes place on Friday, June 17. Doors open at 4 p.m.; free meal at 6 p.m. and raffle at 7 p.m. This meal of the month is a soup and a sandwich. Call 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234 with any questions

The Fairfield Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 201 W. Main St. This is a closed meeting.

Music In The Park at Hamiltonban Fairfield Community Park, 4020 Bullfrog Road, returns June 19, 6-8 p.m., Cumberland Shakedown. with Bruce Rowland and Jimmy Wilkinson. will perform favorite originals and classics. For more information, call 717-253-7395.

New members are invited to join a group of Mah Jongg players who meet Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at the YWCA on Fairfield Road.

The Gettysburg Hospital Thrift Shop, 10 Lincoln Square, is accepting donations. Toys, electronic devices, winter clothes and large quantities of books not accepted. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Gettysburg High School Class of 1950 will meet for lunch June 22, at Perkin’s, York Road, at 12:30 p.m. Classmates, spouses and guests are welcome.

Greenmount Fire Company, 3095 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, will host its annual Father’s Day all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, June 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The menu consists of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, home fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy. , assorted muffins, orange juice, apple juice, milk and coffee. The cost is $12; children 6-12 are $6; and kids under 6 eat free.

The Heidlersburg Fire Company, 2720 Heidlersburg Road, Gettysburg will host bingo on Sunday, June 26. Doors open at noon and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. Twenty regular games and small games of chance, progressive and guaranteed jackpots. Limited food available. Call Dawn at 717-677-8029 for more information.

The Adams County Fish and Game Association Shrimp and Chicken Dinner in the Orrtanna area will be held on Saturday, June 18. Reservations required by June 12 by calling Steve at 717-642-8496.

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Why Use GeForce Experience to Optimize Games https://hardware-specs.net/why-use-geforce-experience-to-optimize-games/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:00:11 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/why-use-geforce-experience-to-optimize-games/ Kiklas/Shutterstock.com PC gamers who want to get the most out of their graphics card often have to spend time tweaking a game’s settings. But is there a better way? NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience might be your best bet for optimizing games. Game Ready Driver Prompts If you’re the proud owner of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics […]]]>
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PC gamers who want to get the most out of their graphics card often have to spend time tweaking a game’s settings. But is there a better way? NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience might be your best bet for optimizing games.

Game Ready Driver Prompts

If you’re the proud owner of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card, it’s worth downloading the NVIDIA GeForce Experience app. Although it is not mandatory to play games on your PC, it can improve your gaming experience.

Game-ready drivers available through NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software

One of the main benefits of GeForce Experience is its Game Ready Drivers feature. You can manually check for driver updates or set the software to notify you automatically. These drivers are often released before a new game launches and include bug fixes and performance boosts.

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When installing the latest drivers, NVIDIA GeForce Experience lets you choose between a “custom” or “express” installation. Custom installation means that you can check the current and latest version of available drivers, as well as see if other drivers, such as audio drivers, are available.

However, driver updates are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exploring what GeForce Experience can really do to optimize your games.

RELATED: How to Download NVIDIA Drivers Without GeForce Experience

Optimized games in the palm of your hand

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One of the most useful features of GeForce Experience is the ability to optimize your game library with one click. NVIDIA performs thousands of tests and uses its cloud data center to find your PC’s main parameters based on its components. You can do this game by game or have NVIDIA automatically optimize all newly added games.

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You can also view independent game settings by hovering over each setting to see exactly how NVIDIA’s in-depth optimization can improve your game’s performance. This software allows you to go much further than basic graphics settings allow. of most games.

The slideshow will display the game you are currently optimizing, making it easier to understand the settings. And, if you prefer to adjust the settings yourself, you can do so by clicking the wrench icon to optimize performance or quality. Here you can also override resolution and display mode for each game.

NVIDIA doesn’t get it all the time, but it’s certainly a lot easier to optimize your games in one fell swoop. If you know what you like and what you don’t, like motion blur, you can automatically optimize the settings, then manually go in and tweak the ones you want.

Streaming Made Easy

In addition to being able to optimize your games, you can use NVIDIA ShadowPlay to record and stream your gameplay, allowing you to share your content widely.

NVIDIA shadowplay video capture settings

During gameplay, you can save your gameplay by pressing Alt+F9; this will record everything you do in your game with the files accessible on your PC once you stop recording. You can choose to record in low, medium, or high quality, or choose your own custom settings. This includes the ability to adjust resolution and frame rates.

If you prefer to record for a short duration, to capture a specific scene or action, you can also use ShadowPlay’s instant replay feature by pressing Alt+F10; this can be set using a preset duration between 15 seconds and 20 minutes.

For streamers, ShadowPlay can also be used to live stream on a range of platforms such as Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. But that’s not all, as you can add custom branding and customize your HUD to show viewer count, comments, and more. So, once you’ve optimized your games using NVIDIA GeForce Experience, you can share your creations with the world for viewers to marvel at.

Screenshots never looked so good

using NVIDIA Ansel in-game

Whether you’re using Steam or another gaming platform, there’s always been a way to take in-game screenshots, so you might wonder what’s so different about NVIDIA Ansel. Rather than taking a basic screenshot, Ansel lets you use its camera to take shots from a wide variety of angles, then use the post-processing filters to create a truly stylized image. .

From vignette filters to adding stickers, you can capture 4K footage to show off your gameplay. You can open NVIDIA Ansel by pressing Alt+F2 in a compatible game, allowing you to see everything on offer using the overlay.

Using the GeForce Experience

No matter what type of gamer you are, NVIDIA GeForce Experience is a must-have for those who have installed an NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card.

Not only does this eliminate the tedious chore of checking for driver updates, but it also makes it incredibly easy to optimize your games so that they play as they should, taking into account your computer’s hardware.

RELATED: How to Hide NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience In-Game Overlay Icons and Alt+Z Notification

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What IT managers need to do now to prepare for ESG standards https://hardware-specs.net/what-it-managers-need-to-do-now-to-prepare-for-esg-standards/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 12:04:22 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/what-it-managers-need-to-do-now-to-prepare-for-esg-standards/ Corporate investors are increasingly applying non-financial criteria such as environmental, social and governance to their assessment of companies. It’s no exaggeration to see that these elements will start to show up in future IT audits either. Although companies are not required by law to disclose ESG initiatives and results in their financial reports, more and […]]]>

Corporate investors are increasingly applying non-financial criteria such as environmental, social and governance to their assessment of companies. It’s no exaggeration to see that these elements will start to show up in future IT audits either.

Although companies are not required by law to disclose ESG initiatives and results in their financial reports, more and more companies are disclosing their ESG activities in their annual reports because their investors request it. In part, this new ESG focus has been driven by concerns about climate change, but there is also new investor interest in corporate workforce diversity initiatives and how companies treat their workforce. – of human labour, their customers and their customer data.

Depending on the investor, what might be important is whether the company’s workforce (and board of directors) is diverse, the employment conditions of the foreign workforce, what what the company is doing to reduce its carbon emissions and carbon footprint, or how well the company protects confidential customer information.

Role of IT in ESG

IT plays a central role in the company’s achievement of ESG, as data centers, information processing, customer-facing processes and employee hiring practices are all part of integral to computing.

When sustainability became more relevant, the first thing large enterprise buyers did with their smaller enterprise suppliers was to ask suppliers for annual sustainability reports.

To show the biggest gains in sustainability, vendors immediately took aim at their IT data centers, believing that by rapidly virtualizing servers and storage, they could see tangible reductions in floor space and data center power consumption. By doing so, they would satisfy their big business buyers and ensure that their contracts and revenue would stay in place.

Since then, the role of business IT in sustainability and ESG has expanded.

More automated systems are in place for e-commerce and for the follow-up phases of the purchase cycles of sales, such as the need to return or exchange an item, or to speak to someone in the company about billing or product problem. Business functions such as sales, warehouse, invoicing, etc., may technically be “responsible” for these processes, but the actual processing (and issues) often involves systems, and that is the ‘computer science. Since many issues that can be linked to ESG inevitably end up in IT, CIOs and IT managers need to be actively involved.

What IT can do now about ESG

If the CEO, board of directors, major investor, investment firm, or IT auditor hasn’t knocked on the IT door yet, that day is coming.

Here are four important steps IT can take to prepare for ESG:

1. Built-in IT sustainability

Most enterprises already have virtualized servers/storage and have optimized their data centers for energy efficiency, but with the expansion of IoT and advanced technology in end business processes, new sustainable computing fronts open. For example, transportation and logistics companies are now required to track drivers’ mileage and habits on trucks, and IT uses sensors and IoT devices to do this. These assets communicate with a computer network so that driving statistics can be tracked, monitored and acted upon. Sensors also monitor the environmental health (eg temperature, humidity) of meats, products, medications, computer components, etc., while in transit. All of these systems contribute to sustainability — and IT must track, quantify, measure, and report on them.

2. Digitization

A major (and easily measurable) sustainability goal for digitization has been the elimination of paper documents and the reduction of floor space for storing paper documents. Both contribute to energy savings.

Digital automation in manufacturing, oil and gas exploration, mining, etc., has also reduced field work risks for employees, as drones and automated assembly line equipment can perform much of the work that humans used to do.

The more IT can do to reduce employee exposure to security risks, the better it can actively contribute to ESG. CIOs should track these security risk reduction gains and report them regularly to the CEO, board, and investors.

3. Diversity in hiring

Most of us remember the failure of Amazon’s AI hiring algorithm which discriminated against female applicants because the algorithm was trained by looking at former Amazon hires who were for the most men.

If your organization uses AI for recruiting, it’s important to work with HR to check AI recruiting software for bias and to make sure you’re not inadvertently introducing biased training data into algorithms and rules.

The other area of ​​diversity is computing itself. How diverse is your IT staff and IT management team?

4. Governance

In April 2021, the personal data of 533 million Facebook users was made public on an online Facebook forum. Data breaches like this worry customers and can cause significant damage to a company’s brand and value.

A data breach inevitably comes down to IT, so it’s the CIO who ends up facing the CEO, board, and investors as they’re called upon to explain what happened. This is an unenviable and potentially career-threatening position, which is why every CIO should make customer data security and privacy a top ESG priority.

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Microsoft Might Finally Kill HDD Boot Disks For Good https://hardware-specs.net/microsoft-might-finally-kill-hdd-boot-disks-for-good/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 21:47:58 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/microsoft-might-finally-kill-hdd-boot-disks-for-good/ Microsoft may be planning to phase out its use of hard disk drives (HDDs) among its primary storage components on PCs running Windows 11, according to a recent report by industry analyst firm Trendfocus, as reported by Tom’s Hardware. If Microsoft goes through with its plans, consumers could start seeing solid-state hard drives (SSDs), with […]]]>

Microsoft may be planning to phase out its use of hard disk drives (HDDs) among its primary storage components on PCs running Windows 11, according to a recent report by industry analyst firm Trendfocus, as reported by Tom’s Hardware.

If Microsoft goes through with its plans, consumers could start seeing solid-state hard drives (SSDs), with the exception of dual-drive desktops and gaming laptops, which require multiple types of storage. as noted by Tom’s Hardware.

Although Microsoft declined to comment on the matter, current trends point to a full market transition to SSD by 2023. Many PC manufacturers already use SSD as their primary storage option; however, this is still not an established standard, especially in emerging markets.

Trendforce says Microsoft is pushing internally for SSD to be the primary storage standard for Windows 11 PCs; however, the brand has not put in place any requirements for computer or laptop manufacturers to follow.

Tom’s Hardware noted that Windows 11 requires PCs to have at least 64GB of storage for installation, but doesn’t specify a hard drive type. The operating system has of course been available since last October for HDD and SSD devices.

However, the post questions whether Microsoft requiring Windows 11 PCs to have SSDs in 2023 will lead to a list of minimum specs for computers as a whole, and further, whether device makers would be penalized for not following the listing.

Overall, analysts note that Microsoft’s decisions are driven by financial reasons, with SSDs costing more per unit than HDDs. With the PC pandemic boom shrinking and the price of computer components rising due to inflation. Manufacturers remain uncertain about how they will be affected by global rankings, in addition to business.

Trendfocus VP John Chen told Tom’s Hardware that 2023 is still not a tough date for the transition to SSD. Some suggestions being considered in discussions with Microsoft include delaying the emerging markets transition until 2024 or suspending the office change until then.

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