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  • HotHardware Falcon Northwest Tiki Gaming PC Giveaway

    To kick of the hot summer season, we’ve partnered up with the good folks at Falcon Northwest for an awesome gaming PC giveaway. We know many of you have been dying to get your hands on some of the latest and greatest CPU and GPU muscle from AMD, including the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and powerful Radeon RX 6950XT, and thanks to the generosity of

  • This B660 Motherboard Will Let You Overclock Locked Intel Alder Lake 12th Gen CPUs

    Some of the older overclockers will recall the days when the biggest gains to be had were by overclocking a processor's "FSB", or "Front Side Bus". FSB overclocks haven't died, exactly, they're just not called that anymore because we don't have FSBs anymore. On modern systems, there's a "base clock" (often shortened to "BCLK") from which all

  • Microsoft Seems To Be Blocking Windows 11 And 10 Downloads In Russia

    Shortly after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, many tech companies announced that they would be suspending sales to the country. Among the companies that made these announcements were AMD, Intel, TSMC, NVIDIA, Apple, Cisco, Oracle, IBM, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Since this initial flurry of announcements, various companies

  • Intel Arc Alchemist A380: Memory Spec Change, HDMI 2.1 Clarification, And GPU Photo Shoot

    When we saw Intel's Arc Alchemist GPUs in the figurative flesh last week, there were a few oddities in the presentation. Some of them can be explained as confusing Chinese-to-English translation issues, but differences in numbers stick out rather readily, and there were a couple of those, too. Chief among them was the "Gunnir Arc A380 Photon

  • Early Amazon Prime Day Deals Bring Huge Savings Up To $700 Off 4K Smart TVs

    This year's annual Prime Day sales event is right around the corner, but you don't have to wait to score a deal on a big screen TV or an Echo Show, or a few other items. That's because Amazon has unlocked some bargains early. As such, you can find several smart TV models marked down by anywhere from 38 percent to 50 percent off. If you're

  • These Cisco Routers Have An Unpatchable Critical Security Flaw, Upgrade ASAP

    If you're in the business world you've heard of Cisco. If you're in the consumer world, you probably still have heard of Cisco, or at least have probably used one of the company's products, especially considering it acquired about 218 organizations since 1993. The most well known consumer product organization acquired by Cisco would be Linksys. Well,

  • AMD-Xilinx Kria KV260 Starter Kit: Exploring Machine Vision AI

    Machine learning is everywhere. It's an integral part of our smartphones and smart home appliances, running customer service chat bots for big retailers, and hard at work recognizing people and actions in security systems, among numerous other applications. Neural networks are the backbone of the robotics and automation push in the manufacturing...

  • AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 Zen+ APUs Double The Core Count For A Huge Performance Lift

    AMD is adding to its growing line of APUs with its Ryzen Embedded R2000 series, a second-generation mid-range SoC family with some key upgrades over the R1000 series. One of them is an upgrade to 12nm Zen+ CPU cores, versus the original Zen architecture that powers the first-gen models. AMD also took the opportunity to double the core count. The

  • Nigerian Healthtracka raises $1.5 million to expand medical diagnostics

    Healthtracka, a Nigerian startup that offers convenient at-home lab tests, has raised $1.5 million in pre-seed funding, according to a statement shared with TechCabal today.

  • Flagstar Bank Security Breach Exposed Personal Data Of 1.5M Customers To Hackers

    Would it truly be 2022 if we were not informed of at least one data breach each week? Sadly, no institution is safe from the hands of bad actors. Flagstar Bank recently disclosed that 1.5 million of its customers were impacted by a data breach. The data breach occurred between December 3rd and December 4th, 2021. Flagstar noted that it

  • Crytek Threatens Ban If Caught Using LeMat Revolver Glitch In Hunt: Showdown

    Some Hunt: Showdown players have been taking advantage of an exploit players found with the game's LeMat Mark II revolver that makes the gun overpowered. It has left other players angry, and Crytek saying if you are caught using the exploit you may end up being banned. Hunt: Showdown is a popular first-person multiplayer shooter developed

  • Radeon Graphics Card Prices Plunge Below MSRP Amid Crypto Crash, GeForce Dropping Too

    It's taken a minute or three, but graphics card prices are finally starting to normalize. In some cases, you can even find a GPU selling for below its launch price, something that was unheard of over the past year or so. This is all happening as the cryptocurrency market finds itself in a bit of a tailspin. That's not likely a coincidence. AMD

  • Tesla Slapped With Class Action Suit Claiming Mass Layoffs Violated US Federal Laws

    What is happening at Tesla’s factories? Rumor has it that Tesla has been terminating a large number of its employees and these rumors may now be confirmed. Two former Tesla employees are filing a class action lawsuit that claims Tesla’s mass layoffs violated federal law. John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield formerly worked at Tesla's Gigafactory

  • Massive Sunspot Threatens A Solar Flare Event That Could Knock Out Comms On Earth

    A gigantic sunspot that doubled in size in just 24 hours, is now facing Earth with the possibility of emitting a solar flare that could knock out communications on our humble rock. Sunspots are darkened patches on the Sun caused by its magnetic field, according to NASA. These spots are often precursors to solar flares, intense outbursts

  • AMD Confirms You Can Soon Build Your Own Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 Many Core Monster PC

    AMD is making a change to its Ryzen Threadripper launch strategy, and with it comes an expansion of its Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX series processors to more PCs, including the DIY segment. There will not be any non-Pro models, as AMD has chosen to unify its Threadripper and Threadripper Pro product lines. "Going forward, the Threadripper

  • Amazon Prime Video commissions Nollywood’s Nemsia Films for 3 films

    “Amazon Prime Video is keen on telling deep local stories and is ready to source from the best guys, regardless of their status,” BB Sasore, creative director of Nemsia.

  • Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra Packs Alder Lake And RTX Firepower In A Tiny Innovative Case

    Lenovo is rolling out its smallest workstation to date, though don’t be fooled by the diminutive size of its latest iteration. The new ThinkStation P360 Ultra crams some seriously impressive hardware into a chassis that is less than 4 liters in volume, or around half the size of traditional small form factor (SFF) desktop workstations, including

  • The informal sector could fix the gender gap in Nigeria’s labour market

    This article was contributed to TechCabal by Olamide Adeyeye and Glory Aiyegbeni Despite the increasing participation of women in the labour force, the gender gap in formal employment continues to widen as only 1 in 20 employed women is in formal employment. For one, opportunities in formal employment are limited due to the significant outpacing

  • 👨🏿‍🚀 TechCabal Daily – Uber cares

    In today's edition of #TCDaily: - Uber's new feature for Kenyan drivers - Ethiopia wants to digitise health records - Almost everyone signs up for EU's new disinformation code - Opportunities

  • IBM Reveals New AI and Cloud Powered Fan Experiences for Wimbledon 2022

    As the Official Technology Partner of The Championships for the past 33-years, IBM continues to accelerate innovation at Wimbledon and improve the digital fan experience