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Microelectronics industry officials urge US to reconsider decisions on China

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The microelectronics industry association SEMI has called on the new US leadership to review its export control policies. SEMI said the unilateral approach taken by the previous administration hurt American industry and left American exporters vulnerable to retaliation.

In a letter addressed to the candidate for the post of US Secretary of Commerce, SEMI President Ajit Manocha expressed confidence that the United States should coordinate with allies whose companies compete in the global market, deciding to restrict the sale of American technology to China under the pretext of national security.

“Multilateral control – when all major producing countries control the issues of concern – creates a level playing field, maximizes efficiency and minimizes damage to US national security and economic competitiveness,” Manocha said in a letter, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

The letter criticized the Trump administration for changing the rules without regard to industry positions and for lacking a clear overarching policy. It says that a “highly unusual process” led to unintended consequences. In addition, the letter calls for the immediate repeal of a requirement introduced in August that expands US powers over the sale of products and services by foreign companies.

SEMI invites the United States to work with countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, and South Korea to develop a common position to limit semiconductor manufacturing in China.

The Commerce Department has not yet responded to Reuters’ request for comment.

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Windows 11 build released with 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage space. It was not created by Microsoft

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Windows 11 build released with 2 GB of RAM and

Third-party company NTDEV has unveiled a modification of Windows 11 called Tiny11. This is a light version of Windows 11 Pro 22H2, from which everything superfluous was removed, including the Microsoft Edge browser. At the same time, it left a calculator, notepad, Paint, terminal, Microsoft Store and features for people with disabilities.

Windows 11 build released with 2 GB of RAM and Image generated by Midjourney neural network

The main feature of the assembly is reduced system requirements. If the regular Windows 11 Pro 22H2 requires 4 GB of RAM and at least 24 GB of disk space (official requirements say 64 GB), then the lite version is 2 GB and 8 GB, respectively. That is, it will work fine even on relatively weak PCs and laptops.

At the same time, the developers of the modification stated that this is not a hacked version, for activation you need to buy a license key from Microsoft or official partners. You can download the assembly here.

Microsoft has not yet responded to such experiments, so it is unclear whether they will prohibit such modifications.

Earlier it was reported that the company began to “spam” ads for Windows 11, displaying it in full screen, and it is difficult to refuse the installation.

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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference

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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra

The authors of the GSM Arena resource compared the photo capabilities of the latest Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with its predecessor. Unlike the previous comparison, this time we have shots in high enough quality that allow you to compare the details. However, unfortunately, there are not many photos.

Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference

To begin with, it is worth noting that in low or poor lighting, the new model really shows itself better. True, this is partly due to the sharpening of images, which not everyone likes.

Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference

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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference
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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference
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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference
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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference
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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference
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As for the comparison in good lighting, there is no particular difference, except that the pictures on the new smartphone are less contrasting and saturated in colors.

Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference

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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference
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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference
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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference
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If we compare photos in 200 and 50 megapixel modes, we can note not only higher detail in the first case, but also increased contrast.

Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference

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Camera comparison Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra shows that the new one is better, but sometimes you need to look for the difference
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Recall also, we have already seen the comparison of the Galaxy S23 Ultra with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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Sony in their repertoire. In the first photo, the flagship smartphone Xperia 1 V is very similar to the previous several generations

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Sony in their repertoire In the first photo the flagship

Sony may present its next-generation flagship smartphone at the end of this month at the MWC 2023 event, but today the first photo of the Xperia 1 V has hit the Web.

Sony in their repertoire.  In the first photo, the flagship smartphone Xperia 1 V is very similar to the previous several generations

As you can see, Sony will continue to use the same design that they switched to with the Xperia 1 II in 2020. Compared to the current model, there are some changes in the design of the camera, but they are minor. It also seems that the module itself has become larger, although compared to some modern devices, it is still very tiny.

You can also see that the lower camera, as in the current generation, will be a periscope module. According to the leaks, the Xperia 1 V will receive a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is logical. Given the parameters of past models of the line, we can also expect a large amount of memory and not the largest screen by modern standards.

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