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Humanity may face a new deadly virus similar to HIV

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A little-known family of viruses already endemic to wild African primates and causing deadly symptoms may be infecting humans, according to new research from scientists at the University of Colorado. The scientists’ work was published in the journal Cell.

Humanity may face a new deadly virus similar to HIV

For 15 years, the research team has used laboratory methods and tissue samples from wild animals from around the world to figure out which viruses might be prone to transmitting to humans.

In recent years, scientists have focused on arteriviruses, which are common in pigs and horses, as well as primates. They focused in particular on the simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV), which causes a deadly disease similar to that caused by the Ebola virus and has led to fatal outbreaks in captive macaque colonies since the 1960s.

The study showed that the entry of the virus into cells in primates is mediated by the CD163 receptor. Through a series of lab experiments, the scientists found that the virus also binds remarkably well to CD163 in human cells, getting inside and quickly making copies of itself.

Like HIV and its predecessor, simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), simian arteriviruses also appear to attack immune cells, knocking out key defense mechanisms and persisting in the body for a long time.

The authors emphasize that a new pandemic is not inevitable, and scientists should pay more attention to the study of animal viruses in order to be able to counter them if they pass to humans.

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Seagate made a hard drive with NVMe support and U.2 interface

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Seagate made a hard drive with NVMe support and U2

Seagate has created a hard drive with NVMe support and U.2 interface. While the device has not been announced, but there is a photo on the Web.

The Exos Enterprise model is designed for data centers and other similar workloads. The volume of the drive specifically captured in the photo is unknown.

Seagate made a hard drive with NVMe support and U.2 interface

Given that we are still talking about HDDs, the transition to U.2 NVMe is probably not due to necessity, but only to the transition of equipment to this interface, since a regular 12 Gb / s SAS for a hard drive should be enough. The TechPowerUp resource suggests that in the near future, the industry in this segment will abandon SAS and SATA in favor of U.2. At one time, a similar situation was with optical drives, which switched to SATA simply along with the entire industry, although the speed of this interface was too excessive for these devices.

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All leaders will lose, but Apple will strengthen. TrendForce published a forecast for the smartphone market

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All leaders will lose but Apple will strengthen TrendForce published

According to TrendForce analysts, in the third quarter of this year, the smartphone market sank by 11%, to 289 million units.

All leaders will lose, but Apple will strengthen.  TrendForce published a forecast for the smartphone market

The market leaders were Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, but the current quarter will temporarily change the balance of power. According to analysts, Apple will increase its share from 17.6% to 24.6%, overtaking Samsung, which will occupy 20.2% against the current 22.2%. This is not the first time that Apple has become a market leader in the fourth quarter, which is explained by the release of a new generation of iPhone.

All leaders will lose, but Apple will strengthen.  TrendForce published a forecast for the smartphone market

At the same time, it can be seen that the source predicts a decrease in market share for all leaders, except for Apple. It is worth noting that in this case, the source considers the sales of Oppo as sales including Realme, which is not typical. It also counts OnePlus sales, but that’s normal after a merger.

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All Snapdragon Pro Series gamers will now be forced to use Samsung smartphones

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All Snapdragon Pro Series gamers will now be forced to

Qualcomm has chosen Samsung as an official partner of the Snapdragon Pro series of smartphones.

All Snapdragon Pro Series gamers will now be forced to use Samsung smartphones

Among other things, this means that gamers who compete in the Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Challenge and Mobile Masters will only use Snapdragon SoC-based Samsung Galaxy devices from the Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Challenge Finals at DreamHack Valencia. That is, we are talking about one of the largest leagues in mobile eSports.

We are committed to bringing high-performance Snapdragon processor-based Samsung Galaxy devices to billions of gamers around the world to keep the spirit of camaraderie and competition going.

Which Samsung smartphones will be used by gamers is still unclear, but in recent years, the company’s devices have gained not the best fame among gamers, which is due to gaming services and related features.

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