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Samsung’s newest Galaxy Z foldable phones are up for pre-order. Prices start at about $1000 for the Galaxy Z Flip5 and $1800 for the Galaxy Z Fold5, although various retailers are offering free storage upgrades, gift cards, or other perks to sweeten the deal before the phones are generally available on August 11.

Meanwhile, I just keep finding myself thinking “they’re on the fifth-generation of these things, and foldable displays still haven’t gotten any cheaper?”

Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 [Samsung press release]

Following months of leaks, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Z Fold5, with a faster processor and improved hinge and the Galaxy Z Flip5, with bigger interior and cover displays. Pre-orders begin today, general availability August 11.

AMD ‘Zenbleed’ Bug Leaks Data From Zen 2 Ryzen, EPYC CPUs: Most Patches Coming Q4 [Tom’s Hardware]

AMD has released microcode patches to protect Epyc 7002 Rome server chips against the newly discovered Zenbleed vulnerability, but patches for consumer chips with Zen 2 CPU cores won’t be ready until later this year.

4 updates to Google Play Games Beta on PC [Google]

Google Play Games Beta for Windows now lets users play “hundreds” of Android games on a PC, is available in over 120 regions, and now supports keyboard remapping.

riscv64 is now an official architecture [Debian]

Debian has adopted RISCV64 as an official architecture, but it’s still early days for the popular GNU/Linux distribution’s RISCV builds. Only a limited set of unstable and experimental packages are available so far.

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  1. Yeah, I have a zen 2 gaming laptop. But I never use TPM or inSecureBoot or anything. Just a plain old password that only I know. I’m not concerned about this, and apparently, the exploit isn’t so easy to do. It has to be done on a specific timing to work.

    I’m not worried about it personally.

  2. The update to Google Play Games on windows is utterly insignificant in the face of what Google has decided to do today.
    I believe this represents not just the end of freedom to access the Internet’s content, but also the end of freedom in personal computing. It’s up to websites whoever has a contract with a website to determine what your OS vendor has to keep you from doing for you to be considered trustworthy.

    1. I agree with you (again) but only to a point. I don’t think there will be anything to worry about in the short term, but if Google does this, it’s laying down the infrastructure for it to be used in the way in the future. So not disagreeing with you, but don’t think it will be used in that way just yet.