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Three quarters of respondents complained that they feel worse after a year of remote work

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In the year that has passed since the massive transition to remote work began, employees have not been able to adapt to the new conditions. They struggle with home distractions, stress, and always at work. These findings are contained in a study conducted by Egress in the US and UK.

Nearly three quarters (73%) of telecommuting workers surveyed reported feeling worse as a result of working from home for extended periods. At the same time, 66% of those who were born in the period from 1980 to 2001 are “tired”, while among those who were born in the period from 1946 to 1979, only 34% of the respondents expressed complaints.

After a year of working from home, many employees are still using the same impromptu “offices” they created for themselves in March 2020. Only 28% of remote employees have a dedicated office or workplace. The rest have to share the work space with other family members.

Communication habits have changed for obvious reasons: 85% of employees send more emails, and 77% use video conferencing tools more often than before the pandemic.

Interestingly, before the pandemic, 43% of respondents worked on a permanent basis in the office, but only 28% plan to return there after the end of the pandemic. Approximately 68% of employees plan to be flexible, and only 5% intend to fully remote work after their office reopens.

It should be added that the survey was attended by 500 IT-leaders and 3000 specialists of financial, legal and medical profiles.

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AMOLED screen 6.44 inches, 64 MP and 4000 mAh. Vivo has prepared a smartphone X60t Pro

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The line of smartphones Vivo X60 has six models, but the company, apparently, believes that six is ​​not so many. Therefore, Vivo has prepared another smartphone – X60t Pro, and it is already certified in China. Consequently, the official premiere and sales are just around the corner.

AMOLED screen 6.44 inches, 64 MP and 4000 mAh.  Vivo has prepared a smartphone X60t Pro

Vivo X60t Pro is built on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 single-chip platform and is equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution. The front camera uses a 16 megapixel sensor, the main camera uses 64 and 2 megapixel sensors. The smartphone also received a 4000 mAh battery.

There are three memory configurations for Vivo X60t Pro: 6/64, 8/128 and 12/256 GB. The thickness of the smartphone is 7.79 mm, the weight is 167.9 grams. The OS is Android 11 with a proprietary FunTouch OS interface.

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The performance is 41 MH / s with a consumption of only 66 watts. Nvidia RTX A2000 GPU Shows Mining Efficiency Wonders

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Judging by new details that have appeared on the Web, the most affordable Nvidia Ampere graphics card for workstations, the RTX A2000, is perhaps the most efficient 3D accelerator for mining cryptocurrencies, in particular Ethereum.

The Nvidia RTX A2000 is built on a GA106 GPU with 3328 CUDA cores and has 6GB of GDDR6 memory connected to the GPU using a 192-bit bus. Since the TDP is only 70W, the device does not require additional power. It also takes up little space inside the case (or a conventional rig), and only one centrifugal fan is used for cooling.

The performance is 41 MH / s with a consumption of only 66 watts. Nvidia RTX A2000 GPU Shows Mining Efficiency Wonders

In general, in terms of design and appearance, you cannot say that the RTX A2000 is great for mining, and yet three such video cards can replace one GeForce RTX 3090, while they will consume less. Optimized for mining RTX A2000 (core frequency raised by 100 MHz, memory – by 1500 MHz) produces 41 MH / s with a consumption of only 66 watts. With a Power Limit of 95% and a fan running at 100%, heating is only 51 ° C.

Nvidia RTX A2000 should go on sale in December, but after such a positive test in mining it will be difficult to buy it – the video card will clearly interest many cryptocurrency miners.

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The top discrete Intel Arc graphics card will cost about $ 800, the cost of the model is simpler – about $ 650

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The premiere of discrete Intel Arc graphics cards based on the Xe-HPG architecture is expected in the first quarter of next year. There are no comprehensive official details yet, but the company has already given a good price guideline by publishing the conditions of a certain competition, in which two models of Intel Arc 3D cards – Premium and Performance – are the prizes.

A total of 100 prizes will be awarded with Premium graphics cards equivalent to $ 900 each and 200 prizes with Performance graphics cards worth $ 700 each. The price is for a set, which, in addition to the video card itself, includes a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass service for three or six months, as well as branded merchandise.

The top discrete Intel Arc graphics card will cost about $ 800, the cost of the model is simpler - about $ 650

Subtracting the subscription and merchandise costs from the prize, the Arc Premium 3D card will cost around $ 825 and the Performance 3D card around $ 650. A lot, considering that we are talking, in fact, about the cost price. Given the current deficit, the price can be safely multiplied by one and a half, if we talk about retail. And it turns out that on the store shelf there will not be much difference in price between the same Arc Premium, GeForce RTX 3070 (Ti) and Radeon RX 6700 XT – it is with these models from Nvidia and AMD that the novelty will compete. So what will make users buy an Intel device instead of Nvidia or AMD at roughly the same cost and performance? While this is a big question.

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