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Samsung has made another major decision recently, according to a report by The Investor. In a business which is seeing even the biggest names in the entry level shooting equipment business waver due to a lack of demand, Samsung has decided to call it quits. The last digital camera manufactured and released by Samsung was the NX500 and that was back in the year 2015! Therefore, this decision doesn't really come as a surprise, but more as a confirmation to what we already expected.



If you are thinking that this is a direct result of smartphone cameras being more popular than entry level digital cameras, you are thinking right. The quality of smartphone cameras have improved dramatically over the years, particularly in case of flagship handsets from Samsung, Apple and LG. That doesn't necessarily mean that Samsung will not be producing ANY standalone cameras though. The Gear 360 line-up is in full flow and it is expected that Samsung will continue to explore the imaging capabilities of a 360-degree camera with the Gear 360 cameras well into the future.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


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It wasn't too long ago that mining corporations had made gaming graphics cards super expensive and the rapid, meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies in general, and Bitcoin in particular had left entire nations confused regarding their blockchain policies. While things have calmed down since then, cryptocurrencies are going nowhere and Samsung is all ready to pounce onto the scene with some of their own in-house ASICs, aka application-specific integrated circuits.


Reports have come in to confirm that Samsung will be supplying their mining-specific chips to Squire, a company that manufactures crypto mining rigs in Canada. It is expected that the ASIC chips supplied by Samsung will make the machines much more productive for mining, while cutting down on the huge power requirements that they generally come with. While this makes the deal official, Squire did not declare anything about when they will start using the chips in their products. It would be interesting to see how the ASICs by Samsung fare against the ones manufactured by TSMC; a much more experienced company in the field.


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