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Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years

One of the ongoing story threads we’ve covered in the foundry business is how Samsung beat TSMC to 14nm and the benefits it gained from doing so, in the form of high-profile contracts from companies like Qualcomm. E.S. Jung, executive vice president and head of Samsung’s foundry division, has now told the press that the firm wants a 25 percent share of contract manufacturing. “We want to become a strong No. 2 player in the market,” Jung told Reuters, before adding that the company will try to boost its market ...

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Highest number of fatal police shootings for 12 years

The numbers of fatal police shootings and deaths after police pursuits in England and Wales both rose sharply in the last year, the latest figures show. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said there were six fatal police shootings between April 2016 to March 2017, up from three in 2015/16. The six deaths – the highest number in 12 years – included the police shooting of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood. The number of deaths in police road traffic incidents rose by 11 to 32. That is the biggest total for eight ...

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Microsoft Paint could get erased after 32 years

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop aimed at students Say goodbye to Microsoft Paint? The iconic Paint application has landed on Microsoft’s(MSFT, Tech30)list of “deprecated” features for future software releases. Although the tech giant said the feature is “not in active development” and could be soon removed, it’s unclear whether Paint will be officially absent from its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, expected this fall. Microsoft has not responded to a request for comment. Paint was released in 1985 with the first version of Windows 1.0. The program has been featured on ...

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The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today

Humans have done a myriad of impressive things in space, from building the International Space Station to landing a robot on a comet. Still, none of those accomplishments have quite the same historical weight as the first time a person walked on the moon. That first moon walk took place exactly 48 years ago today. It’s been a long time, but maybe we’ll get to go back some time soon. The Apollo 11 landing was the culmination of years of intensive efforts at NASA. As the name indicates, Apollo 11 ...

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Largest crime rise in England and Wales for 10 years

Crime in England and Wales has seen its largest annual rise in a decade, according to the Office for National Statistics. The total number of crimes reported to and recorded by the police rose by 10% between April 2016 and March 2017 to almost five million. Violent crime was up by 18%, robbery by 16% and sex offences by 14%. The figures come as Home Office data shows the number of police officers is the lowest since 1985. A report said there were 123,142 officers across all ranks in England ...

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Half-Life, Which Is 19 Years Old, Got A New Update Today

A new update for Valve’s classic shooter Half-Life has been released, some 19 years after the game originally came out in 1998. The official patch notes don’t mention anything that sounds all that exciting, but the fact that the game is being patched at all this long after release is notable. Specifically, this update fixes a number of crash scenarios, with the patch notes giving special thanks to the people who sent in the bug reports. Additionally, Half Life games Blue Shift and Opposing Force have also been released. These ...

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Why Roman Concrete Endured Thousands of Years of Seawater Pounding, While Ours Can’t

When it comes to comparing our own modern architectural feats with those of past civilizations, we tend to think of ourselves as the proverbial king of the hill. It’s not hard to see why. The first skyscraper was built in 1885 — a 10-story building, now considered modest, supported by an internal and external fireproof steel frame. For 3,800 years, the tallest building was the Great Pyramid of Giza. But for all the fame of the Egyptian pyramids (and the Egyptians who built them), the vast majority of the pyramids ...

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Sources: Gay, Spurs agree on 2 years, $17.2M

12:32 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Free-agent forward Rudy Gay has reached agreement on a two-year, $ 17.2 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN. The deal includes a player option on the second year, league sources said. Gay has discussed deals with several winning teams, including Oklahoma City and Utah, in recent days, league sources said. The market tightened on him in the aftermath of a season-ending Achilles injury, but Gay ultimately chose the Spurs for a chance to contend in the Western Conference. With what ...

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Volkswagen will sell cars in Iran for first time in 17 years

VW unveils better, cheaper electric car Volkswagen will sell cars in Iran for the first time in 17 years,taking advantage of the easing of sanctions. The German automaker said Tuesday it’s starting to export cars to the country and will begin selling its Tiguan and Passat models in August. Iran was cut off from the world economy for years due to strict trade sanctions. But a historic 2015 deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program led the U.S., Germany and other nations to ease those restrictions last year. “By returning to ...

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Sources: Millsap joins Denver for 3 years, $90M

5:07 AM ET The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a three-year, $ 90 million contract with star forward Paul Millsap, sources told ESPN. The third year of the deal is a team option, sources said, which limits the Nuggets’ liability for the 32-year-old, who has made the All-Star team in each of the past four seasons. The signing was first reported by The Vertical. The best player to change teams so far is headed to Denver. How good will Paul Millsap and the Nuggets be in a loaded West overflowing ...

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