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  • Google Cloud Enlists AMD Zen 3 EPYC CPUs For Tau Virtual Machine Offering

    Today, Google announced a new family of virtual machines called Tau VMs, “optimized for cost-effective performance of scale-out workloads.” Furthermore, the Mountain View-based company has partnered with AMD to create the first VM in the line, the T2D, which is powered by 3rd Gen EPYC processors. In a blog post today, Google Cloud Infrastructure

  • IBM Closes Acquisition of Turbonomic to Deliver Comprehensive AIOps Capabilities for Hybrid Cloud

    Complements recent acquisition of Instana and launch of IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps to address AI-driven automation of IT; powered by Red Hat OpenShift to run anywhere

  • GameStop Gives Pro Members Priority Access To PS5 And Xbox Series X, Online Firestorm Ensues

    It has been a tough slog to lay hands on the latest consoles from Microsoft and Sony. While the Xbox Series S can often be found online during "console drops" without much trouble, there's always a mad rush to obtain the more powerful Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. GameStop, however, is looking to take advantage of this incredible demand

  • Destiny 2 Savathun Season Of The Splicer: Where Is Savathun Exactly?

    This week’s Destiny 2 “Path of the Splicer” quest helped to move the plot of the season along. It was revealed this past week that Quria, the Dreaming Mind, is the one responsible for creating the Endless Night that is plaguing the Last City. However, there was another major plot twist that we believe deserves some consideration. Here is our

  • Get Absolute Drift Free Via GOG's Sizzling Summer Games Sale, Plus Claim Two More Epic Freebies

    Online games store GOG is in the midst of a summer sale, and with it comes a bunch of discounted items, including triple-A games like Cyberpunk 2077, available now for a hefty 33% savings. Some markdowns are as high as 85 percent. Of course, it does not get any lower than 'free', and as such, GOG is giving away Absolute Drift: Zen Edition

  • Facebook, Michigan State University Researchers Develop Tech To Pinpoint Origin Of Deepfakes

    While there may be funny and impressive deepfakes out there, the technology poses a risk to trustworthy media and public figures. However, companies are working to prevent this sort of thing by developing robust deep fake detection tools. Facebook is the latest to join the group through reverse engineering generative models from a single deepfake. As

  • CD Projekt Red Drops Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.23 With A Slew Of Critical Fixes

    Since the troubled launch of Cyberpunk 2077, games studio CD Projekt Red has been applying patches to fix the many issues plaguing the game. The company has now released patch 1.23, which brings a laundry list of fixes for quests, gameplay, visuals, stability, and more. Announced today on Twitter and the Cyberpunk 2077 website, patch 1.23

  • Tesla Model S Plaid's 0-60 MPH Time Of 1.98 Seconds Verified, But There's A Catch

    There's no doubt that the Tesla Model S Plaid is an insanely fast vehicle, as Tesla claims that the car can do 0-60 in just 1.99 seconds and that it can hit 200 mph [with an optional wheel/tire package]. However, it's one thing for a company to make these wild claims; they also must be verified in the real world. Thankfully for us, MotorTrend

  • Heads-Up, Facebook Wants To Show You Targeted Ads In Oculus VR

    In a move that might not sit well with some people, Facebook has begun testing in-game ads when using the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. Dubbed an "experiment," Facebook is kicking things off in Blaston from Resolution Games, as well as a couple of other unspecified developers who will be beaming targeted ads at players in the coming weeks. "For

  • GeForce RTX 30 Prices Could Plummet Due To China's Big Cryptomining Crackdown

    Have you looked up the prices of graphics cards lately? Don't do it, not unless you want to be depressed. We're not talking about MSRPs, mind you, but jacked up pricing on the part of marketplace sellers and scalpers on eBay. Part of the reason is because of cryptocurrency mining, but following a crackdown in China, GPU prices might finally

  • Bethesda Exec Sympathizes With PS5 Gamers Fuming Over Starfield Xbox Exclusivity

    Bethesda finally revealed a trailer for its upcoming game Starfield during E3. The reveal was accompanied by a few details about the game's aesthetic, play style, and release date. Unfortunately, it was also noted that Starfield will not be available on the Playstation 5. Representatives from Bethesda have issued an apology that Starfield

  • Sony Launches Its First PS5 System Software Beta Program, Sign-Up ASAP

    If you're one of the lucky gamers out there with a PlayStation 5 hooked up to your big-screen TV, we've got even more good news for you. Sony just announced that it would launch its first-ever beta program for PlayStation 5 software updates. Microsoft has long offered its Xbox Insider Program for console gamers, so we're surprised that it

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Claims App Sideloading Would Nuke iPhone Security

    While the topic comes up on occasion, one thing iOS users will never be able to do is sideload applications on iPhone and iPad devices, at least not without official support from Apple. Jailbreaking is another story, of course. But as far as native support goes, Apple has taken a very different approach to sideloading than Google. Lest there

  • Windows 11 Upgrades Will Be Free For These Legacy Windows Operating Systems

    We're a week away from Microsoft's big reveal of its next-generation Windows operating system. Unfortunately for Microsoft, its announcement was spoiled this week when an early Windows 11 build leaked to the internet, giving us a thorough look at the successor to Windows 10. However, with a new version of Windows on the way, many people wonder

  • New vivo V21 smartphone now available for pre-order in Kenya

    Chinese smartphone maker, vivo, has made the new V21 model available for pre-order, a few days after announcing its planned launch in the Kenyan market.  The flagship device can now be bought locally, both online and offline, in the East African country ahead of the official rollout on June 23, 2021. “Having the device on The post New vivo V21 smartphone now available for pre-order in Kenya appeared first on TechCabal.

  • TeamApt anticipates unicorn bells on the back of $16bn agent banking blitz

    TeamApt has become a leader in Nigeria’s agent banking business and that could drive it to the envied status of a billion-dollar startup in the coming months. Headquartered in Lagos Nigeria, the company started off in 2015 building applications for banks. By the end of 2018, it processed an average of $160 million transactions per The post TeamApt anticipates unicorn bells on the back of $16bn agent banking blitz appeared first on TechCabal.

  • IBM Digital Health Pass To Integrate With CLX Health's TrustAssure™ Platform

    Integration intended to streamline COVID-19 testing process and enable secure, verifiable digital credentials

  • Reported MTN Nigeria service disruption is misleading, affects ‘very few locations’ – CEO explains

    MTN Nigeria, on Wednesday, denounced several media reports as “misleading” after they suggested that the company’s services in the country will be disrupted.  The said reports came on the back of a notice sent by MTN, informing customers of possible service disruptions due to increased insecurity in different parts of Nigeria.  “Sadly, we must inform The post Reported MTN Nigeria service disruption is misleading, affects ‘very few locations’ – CEO explains appeared first on TechCabal.

  • IBM Collaborates with 30 Organizations to Re-Skill & Connect the Workforce with Real Career Opportunities

    ManpowerGroup will allow learners on IBM SkillsBuild to progress to in-demand roles by connecting their skills with current market needs

  • Building e-commerce for African women’s needs

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