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  • TechCabal Daily – Untangling Web3

    Read today's edition of #TCDaily: - Untangling Web3 - Where Nigeria's Twitter resolution points - Finclusion raises $20 million - Event: Building From Ground Up - Opportunities

  • Vexed By Updates For Windows Server And VPN Bugs? Install These Emergency Microsoft Patches

    If you're a Windows Server admin you're surely already aware, but Microsoft's last monthly update was infested with a bevy of bugs. The patches, released on the 11th, were causing Windows domain controllers to boot loop, blocking Hyper-V initialization, disabling ReFS support, and breaking certain types of IPSEC connections. The patches

  • Heads-Up Apple Users, Safari And iOS Are Leaking Your Browsing Activity Right Now

    If you’re a Safari user, either on desktop or iOS, it may be time to change browsers, at least temporarily. More flaws have been uncovered in Safari’s tracking prevention system. In this case, a bug within Safari 15 means that any website is able to track all of your internet activity and even reveal your identity. At a fundamental security

  • DHL Sits Atop The Top 10 Most Spoofed Brands In Phishing Attacks Exceeding Even Microsoft

    Microsoft has been toppled from its position on at least one list, but it’s doubtful the company is too upset over it. International shipping service DHL took the No. 1 spot as most-imitated (spoofed) brand in phishing attacks for the fourth quarter of 2021. In many phishing attacks, the attacker tries to fool the victim into giving up

  • What's Going On With Biostar's Z790 Motherboard Listings For Intel's Raptor Lake CPUs?

    Its name may not come up as often as some of the larger vendors, but Biostar has been around and building motherboards for a long time. As one of the longer-lived hardware OEMs, Biostar certainly knows the score when it comes to new product announcements: don't preempt first-tier silicon partners, like Intel. That may be why this smaller

  • Intel Is Developing 'Bonanza Mine,' A Crypto Mining Processor, As Arc Alchemist Draws Closer

    It looks like Intel wants to make a bigger push into the world of cryptocurrency, though not necessarily with its upcoming discrete GPU launch. Instead, the company is on schedule to discuss a new Bonanza Mine chip at the 2022 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), which will run from February 20th to the 24th. Intel is

  • Call Of Duty: Warzone Cheaters Are Getting Wrecked By Ricochet And Nobody Feels Sorry

    Warzone players have another reason to rejoice when it comes to cheaters in game. Activision Blizzard's Ricochet implemented a new anti-cheat measure that has targeted those using aimbots, and the damage is noticeable. Just today, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. It comes at a time when Activision

  • Fortnite Patch Has Cute Monsters, The Return Of Tilted Towers And Epic List Of Bug Fixes

    Epic's megalithic money printing monster, Fortnite, received a huge update today for its ever-increasing in popularity "Creative" mode. This is the first major update to Fortnite for the year 2022, and boy is it a doozy! The update includes a number of new features and functions as well as a host of major bug fixes. One of the new features

  • US Airlines Warn 5G Rollout Will Cause Catastrophic Disruption Requiring Immediate Intervention

    Airlines of America sent a letter stating that if there is no intervention on the upcoming 5G rollout in certain areas, there could be catastrophic consequences. The letter came just two days before the roll out by wireless carriers of the its new C-Band 5G service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued an Airworthiness Directive

  • Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger Says Alder Lake Put AMD In The Rearview Mirror For Good

    It hasn't even been a full year since Pat Gelsinger took over as CEO of Intel, but in a relatively short span he has made some big comments. His boldest to date, however, came in a video posted to his LInkedIn page, in which the CEO reflected on the past year while wearing a delightfully geeky Christmas sweater. The way Gelsinger tells it,

  • What exactly is Web3?

    Web3 is the version of the internet where users will be able to run their own servers, control how their data is used and shared by third parties, own digital property, and have access to a seamless and borderless payment system based entirely on the internet. But not many people have a clear picture of this great vision.

  • NVIDIA SHIELD TV Owners Complain Android 11 Update Is Breaking Plex And Other Apps

    The latest update to NVIDIA SHIELD TV brought with it issues that has some apps not working properly. Shield Android TV has been receiving updates since its launch back in 2015, including a move from Android 9 to 11. The latest update for the NVIDIA SHIELD TV saw the gaming box jump from Android 9 all the way to 11. The update, SHIELD Software

  • Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard For $68.7B Is A Huge Win For Xbox And PC Game Pass Gamers

    Microsoft is on the cusp of owning a whole bunch of additional iconic franchises and characters, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and every other gaming IP that falls under the purview of Activision Blizzard. That's because Microsoft announced it is acquiring Activision Blizzard for a massive sum—$95 per share

  • Samsung Exynos 2200 With RDNA 2 Xclipse GPU Brings Ray Tracing Muscle To Premium Phones

    So, how about all those Exynos 2200 rumors and reports? Turns out they were nonsense, at least the ones claiming it had been delayed indefinitely or even scrapped. There was indeed a bit of a wait for its arrival, but at long last, Samsung has officially lifted the curtain on its Exynos 2200 system-on-chip (SoC) infused with graphics based

  • Lenovo 10w Tablet Packing Snapdragon 7c And Ryzen 5000-Powered 13w Yoga Are Ready For Class

    Class is in session and Lenovo hopes to score points with teachers and students with a couple of products aimed at the education segment. They include the 10w Tablet (shown above) and the 13w Yoga, both of which are Windows 11 devices (as opposed to running Chrome OS). The hardware inside is very different between the two, though. Starting

  • Nigeria’s new deal with Twitter is not a win for the government or citizens

    Nigeria’s new deal with Twitter is its government’s most recent effort to control social media. While experts tell us that this is a failed attempt at the project, they warn that the deal will definitely have a bearing on internet freedom in the country. 

  • TechCabal Daily – They’ll Float too…

    Read today's edition of #TCDaily: - Mali's resolve against ECOWAS - Ghana's Float raises $17 million - Walmart wants to enter the metaverse - Tech Probe - Opportunities

  • 2022 Mac Pro Could Complete The Apple Silicon Transition With An All New Beast Chip

    Apple has been moving away from Intel processors to its own custom Arm-based Silicon since November 2020. If one well-known leaker is right, the Apple Silicon transition could wrap up in 2022 with the release of an all-new Mac Pro. Back in August 2021, a similar report suggested the Cupertino-based tech giant would conclude its two-year

  • Why Linux Saw A Massive Rise In Malware Attacks Last Year

    Linux used to be considered fairly safe from malware. Few, if any, threat actors targeted the Unix-based operating system. That’s changing rapidly, though, as reports indicate malware for Linux increased by 35 percent in 2021, compared to the previous year. Linux is commonly used for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. With more people adopting

  • Modder Ports PS1 Classic Tomb Raider To Game Boy Advance Handheld, See It In Action

    Lara Croft has been on her fair share of adventures over the past two and a half decades. It all started with the original Tomb Raider game released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn, followed by several other platforms, including Sony's very first PlayStation console. It never did see a release for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance...until now. Yay for