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  • NVIDIA CEO Declares Moore's Law Dead And Details GeForce RTX 40 Series Cost Challenges

    Moore’s Law has been at the beating heart of technology advancement ever since it was first posited in 1965. Gordon Moore coined the golden rule which observes and predicts that the number of transistors in a microchip double roughly every two years. This is largely accomplished by making transistors ever smaller, but eventually the physics

  • Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Box Leaks And There’s A Small Wafer Inside

    That picture above will probably be familiar to anyone who's purchased a K-series Intel 12th-generation "Alder Lake" CPU—or anyone who reads news about them on this site. That's the box for the current-generation overclockable Intel CPUs. The box for Intel's next-gen CPUs has leaked, though, and you can see it reproduced here: That image

  • GTA Online Fans Discover Possible Hidden GTA 6 Assets Rockstar Added Years Ago

    It's only been a few days since some interesting GTA VI gameplay was leaked. The leak, which was authenticated by Rockstar Games, confirmed the location to be Vice City, and that there would be male and female protagonists. Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed something about GTA Online, though. What they found was an art asset that seemed quite

  • Hey Android Users, Want iPhone 14’s Dynamic Island? There’s An App For That

    If the Dynamic Island feature of the new iPhone 14 impressed you as an Android user, an app on Google's Play Store may be what you are looking for. The dynamicSpot app aims to give Android owners the island experience. Apple recently launched its latest iPhone 14 family of smartphones during its Far Out event. One of the instant hits seems

  • Intel Scavenger Hunt Winner Email Could Indicate Launch Of Arc Desktop GPUs Is Soon

    Intel's "soon" for launching its Arc Alchemist desktop GPUs may actually be sooner rather than later. Contestants of the Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt were emailed late Friday, asking for their shipping address to be confirmed. The Intel Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt began nearly one year ago on October 27, 2021. Winners of the contest have been waiting

  • HotHardware And Cheat Happens GeForce RTX 3080 Giveaway

    It’s time for yet another awesome giveaway! This we've teamed up with prominent single-player PC games trainer site, Cheat Happens, to give away five (5) GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards! Cheat Happens creates cheats and trainers for single-player PC games. Trainers are programs that monitor and modify a game’s memory addresses and give

  • This week: MTN builds private 5G networks in SA

    MTN builds private 5G networks in SA, Flutterwave offers Google Pay, Tanzanians get to transfer money for free, Sendy is now a B2B, CBK licenses only 10 digital lenders. Read these and more in this week’s TC Weekender

  • What Is The AV1 Codec, Which Graphics Cards Support It And Why It Matters

    The tech industry has been abuzz with chatter about AV1 encoding recently. There are bold claims about how it will revolutionize streaming video, game streaming, and the Internet at large—but what is AV1 and why is it so important? Advantages Of The AV1 Codec AV1 is a (relatively) new video codec designed for video streams. It offers significant

  • Security Researchers Uncover A Multimillion Dollar Credit Card Scam, Here's How It Works

    Researchers at the cybersecurity firm ReasonLabs have discovered a credit card scam campaign estimated to have extracted tens of millions of dollars from tens of thousands of credit card holders. This scheme utilizes fake dating websites, a dedicated payment processor, and customer support services all created and maintained for the purpose

  • TikTok's Parent Goes Gunning For Meta Quest 2 With Its Low Cost Pico 4 VR Headset

    Meta could be getting some new competition in virtual reality. TikTok's parent company ByteDance has announced a new VR headset under its Pico brand. The Pico 4 has many of the same features as the Meta Quest 2, and it's even more impressive in some ways. However, you won't be able to get one in the US right now. The initial launch will take

  • These ASUS Z790 Motherboards For Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs Support DDR4 RAM

    There was a rumor going around that Intel would "strongly encourage" its partners to go DDR5-only for its 13th-generation Raptor Lake CPUs. That may or may not have been true, but at least one vendor is apparently shipping as many as five motherboards based on Intel's Z790 chipset that will carry on with DDR4 memory support. This news comes

  • NVIDIA Demos Its Flagship GeForce RTX 4090 Topping 2.8GHz At 55C In Cyberpunk 2077

    As part of its GeForce RTX 40 announcement, NVIDIA privately demoed the cards for the press and media. We were privy to that demo, and got to observe an RTX 4090 running Cyberpunk 2077 at its highest settings with unthinkable performance. The "point" of the demo was to show off the performance benefits of DLSS 3, but arguably the more interesting

  • Steam Says Goodbye To Its Stats Page And Replaces It With Real-Time Charts, Check It Out

    Sadly, the Steam Stats Page is no more. However, Valve has already replaced it with something that looks and behaves far better, Steam Charts. It provides live data views of most played and top-selling games. The top-selling breakdown even takes DLC sales into account now, too. This change comes closely behind another Steam update which makes

  • Microsoft's 2022 Surface Event: When Is It And What To Expect

    Microsoft does not intend on being left out of the flurry of new devices being released, as it is set to reveal its own new products at its Surface event next month. While it is not known yet if the event will be in-person, you can more than likely expect to see the company's newest Surface Pro, as well as a few other updated devices. The

  • Zotac Reveals Surprising Fragility Of 12VHPWR Cable Adapters For GeForce RTX 40 Cards

    Zotac shared the full tech specs of its recently launched GeForce RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO graphics card in the wake of NVIDIA’s barnstorming GeForce Beyond announcements. Not all of NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace GPU partners have been so revealing, but an eyebrow raising nugget of information about the bundled power cable was revealed at the bottom

  • Need More RAM? DDR5 And DDR4 Memory Are Headed For Big Price Drops Very Soon

    Buying a memory kit is all about timing, and we're not talking latency settings. We're talking about pricing and the volatility of DRAM, as it's particularly sensitive to constantly changing market conditions. Fortunately for consumers, DRAM pricing is on a downward spiral and, if the market analysts at TrendForce are right on the money, both

  • Check Out This Gas Bubble Circling A Supermassive Black Hole At A 'Mind-Blowing Velocity'

    New research seems to indicate a giant gas bubble is circling the Milky Way's supermassive black hole. Astronomers believe the hot bubble of gas is about the size of the planet Mercury, and makes a full lap around the black hole in just 70 minutes. "This requires a mind-blowing velocity of about 30 percent of the speed of light!" explains Maciek

  • Windows 11 2022 Update Is Causing Major Headaches For Some GeForce Owners

    Microsoft has begun rolling out its first major update for Windows 11 (taking it to version 22H2), and as you might have guessed, it's causing issues on some PCs. In particular, gamers with GeForce graphics cards have logged a spattering of complaints ranging from unstable framerates and significantly degraded performance to G-Sync suddenly

  • 👨🏿‍🚀TechCabal Daily – The Future of Commerce 2022

    Later today, TechCabal will host the second edition of the Future of Commerce, where over 5,000 players and enthusiasts across Africa, will explore the innovative ways in which startups and large corporations cater to the needs of the informal sector.

  • Hackers Are Turning To Domain Shadowing For Stealthy Attacks, Here's How It Works

    According to a threat analysis by Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42, a deceptive phishing technique called domain shadowing is on the rise. It may even be more prevalent than previously assumed by information security experts. Between April 25 and June 27 of 2022, the company found that 12,197 domains were shadowed to provide malicious content. A