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Announced at CES, the latest Ryzen chips for laptops are built using TSMC's 6nm process technology and feature AMD's "Zen 3+" core architecture as well as new RDNA 2 architecture-based on-chip graphics

AMD on Tuesday unveiled the latest iteration of its Ryzen processors for laptops, delivering faster processing speeds with an AMD "Zen 3+" core and faster graphics with all-new RDNA 2 architecture-based on-chip graphics. The new Ryzen 6000 chips, debuted at CES, are built using TSMC's 6nm process technology.

"AMD is at the forefront of innovation in the PC industry, delivering unmatched experiences for creators, professionals, and gamers," Saeid Moshkelani, SVP and GM of AMD's client business unit, said in a statement. "The new AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors bring remarkable efficiency for impressive battery life, unbeatable built-in graphics and optimized performance to deliver the best AMD has to offer to every type of notebook user."

Leading experts offer a glimpse of how the core IT sectors will evolve in the near term future.

You might think it foolhardy to make predictions about something that changes as furiously fast as emerging technology. Driven by massive investments, competing for a market that appears limitless, thousands of companies innovate constantly, sometimes at cross purposes.

Yet we are human, after all, so we can't resist peering into the unknowable future and proclaiming, 'Yes, this is what's ahead.' Plus it's that time of year: in January we are (we hope) imbued with a fresh energy that allows us to accurately assess the year ahead.

The Year Ahead In Datacenter Compute
The Next Platform, January 5th, 2022
For more than a decade, the pace of the server market was set by the rollout of Intel's Xeon processors each year.

To be sure, Intel did not always roll out new chips like clockwork, on a predictable and more or less annual cadence as the big datacenter operators like. But there was a steady drumbeat of Xeon CPUs that were coming out the fab doors until Intel's continual pushing out of its 10 nanometer chip manufacturing processes caused all kinds of tears in the Xeon roadmap, finally giving others a chance to get a toehold in datacenter compute on CPUs.

As we look ahead into 2022, the datacenter compute landscape is considerably richer than it was a decade ago. And not just because AMD is back in the game, creating competitive CPUs and GPUs and will by the end of the first quarter acquire FPGA maker Xilinx if all goes well

Smart glasses are now dime a dozen, but there are very few that you can buy and even fewer that have an attractive use case. TCL's new NXTWEAR AIR glasses could be one of them.

The most appealing feature of the pair is projecting a 140-inch virtual screen in front of your eyes, to privately watch whatever you like with a movie-theater experience. Think of it as your personal projector you can move around with. However, there are no AR features, so don't expect any of that trickery.

The company launched the first-gen glasses, called the NXTWEAR G, last year. But they were clunky looking and uncomfortable to wear. The newest iteration of the device looks like a regular pair of sunglasses and weighs just 75 grams - down from 130 grams of its predecessors. That makes my head feel lighter already.

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