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Virgin Orbit is everything: the company ceases operations and lays off 85% of the staff

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Virgin Orbit announced the termination of its activities and the layoff of most of the staff until April 3, after which the state of Virgin Orbit will be only 100 out of 775 people. In recent weeks, the company has sought to find funding to continue its activities, but it has not been successful. Virgin Orbit will pay approximately $15 million in severance pay and other expenses related to the winding down of the business.

Virgin Orbit is everything: the company ceases operations and lays off 85% of the staff

Unfortunately, we were unable to find funding to provide a clear path for the company. We have no choice but to make immediate, dramatic and extremely painful changes.said Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart.

In its Q3 2022 financial report, the company reported an operating loss of $50.5 million. To keep the business afloat, Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has invested $60 million in Virgin Orbit since November last year, but it hasn’t helped.

Recall that Virgin Orbit appeared as an offshoot of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic in 2017. Unlike its competitors (SpaceX in particular), Virgin Orbit did not launch rockets from the ground, but from the air – from a modified Boeing 747 called Cosmic Girl. Since 2020, Virgin Orbit has completed six missions, four of them successful.

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Video cards continue to fall. The GPU market for PC collapsed by 43%

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The PC GPU market fell 43% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2023, according to analysts at Jon Peddie Research.

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Desktop GPU shipments dropped by 40% and laptop shipments by 45%, nearly halving.

Video cards continue to fall The GPU market for PC

If we consider the GPU market as a whole, including iGPUs in processors, then Intel continues to dominate with a 68% share, AMD holds 13%, and Nvidia has a 19% share. At the same time, Intel’s share has grown significantly over the year, while Nvidia and AMD have seen a decline.

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Analysts also assessed the processor market. There is data on the distribution into segments: 31% fell on desktop CPUs, and the remaining 69% are laptop processors. A year earlier, the shares were respectively 27% and 73%.

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The all-new Geely Galaxy L7 crossover went on sale in China. 390 hp, three screens, 3-speed transmission and 1300 km on one tank for 19.5 thousand dollars

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The all new Geely Galaxy L7 crossover went on sale in

In China, the first model of Geely’s new sub-brand, Galaxy, went on sale. Under the designation Galaxy L7 hides a mid-size hybrid crossover with a long range and a low price.

The all-new Geely Galaxy L7 crossover went on sale in China.  390 hp, three screens, 3-speed transmission and 1300 km on one tank for 19.5 thousand dollars

Galaxy L7 is offered in five trim levels with prices ranging from 19.5 to 24.4 thousand dollars. The two most affordable versions received a traction battery with a capacity of 9.11 kWh, it provides a range on pure electricity of 43-55 km, in other trim levels a traction battery with a capacity of 18.7 kWh is used, and right there the range is more – 90- 115 km. The power reserve of a fully fueled and charged crossover is 1310-1370 km.

The all-new Geely Galaxy L7 crossover went on sale in China.  390 hp, three screens, 3-speed transmission and 1300 km on one tank for 19.5 thousand dollars

The all-new Geely Galaxy L7 crossover went on sale in China.  390 hp, three screens, 3-speed transmission and 1300 km on one tank for 19.5 thousand dollars

The power plant of the crossover is represented by a 1.5-liter turbo engine and a pair of electric motors, the total power of all elements is 390 hp. Torque is sent to the wheels via a three-speed DHT Pro transmission – so all the power is available in one of the modes (when the motors work together).

The all-new Geely Galaxy L7 crossover went on sale in China.  390 hp, three screens, 3-speed transmission and 1300 km on one tank for 19.5 thousand dollars

The dimensions of the car are 4700 x 1905 x 1685 mm, the wheelbase is 2785 mm.

The all-new Geely Galaxy L7 crossover went on sale in China.  390 hp, three screens, 3-speed transmission and 1300 km on one tank for 19.5 thousand dollars

The Geely Galaxy L7 received three screens, but they are located differently from the Geely Monjaro: the displays in front of the driver (with a diagonal of 10.25 inches) and the front passenger (diagonal – 16.2 inches) have a horizontal orientation, but the central screen with a diagonal 13.2 inches oriented vertically. But that’s not all: the Geely Galaxy L7 also has a 25.6-inch projection screen. The infotainment system of this model is running Galaxy OS, and its hardware platform is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 SoC.

Also in the Geely Galaxy L7 equipment are heated and ventilated front seats, 11 speakers, a Bluetooth dongle and a host of driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control.

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Monitor with a giant curved 144Hz QD-OLED panel. Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD unveiled

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Monitor with a giant curved 144Hz QD OLED panel Asus ROG

Asus has revealed its new ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD gaming monitor, which offers a very unusual feature set.

Monitor with a giant curved 144Hz QD-OLED panel.  Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD unveiled

First, the monitor is huge. We are talking about a 49-inch panel. Secondly, this panel is curved. Thirdly, this is a QD-OLED panel, which is still very rare. Among other things, it is characterized by a peak brightness of 1000 cd / m2.

Fourthly, the resolution of this panel is 5120 x 1440 pixels, that is, the aspect ratio is 32:9. In addition, the panel supports a frame rate of 144 Hz.

From the rest, we can note support for USB Power Delivery with a power of 90 W, HDMI 2.1 ports and a stand that allows you to adjust the height of the panel. Price data is not yet available.

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