Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 21/10/22


Ubuntu 22.10 Released With Improved Steam App, GNOME 43, RISC-V Support

Ubuntu version 22.10, known a Kinetic Kudu, is now available to download.

Nvidia RTX 4070 could be a powerful GPU – but may not arrive for some time

Nvidia’s RTX 4070 is in the pipeline – we know that, of course – but it might not be here for a good while yet, and there are doubts over how powerful the graphics card will end up, too. It could be a beast of a

Intel Core i9-13900K Review

Lionel Richie nailed it when he sang the words ‘Well, my friends, the time has come, to raise the roof and have some fun'… as it is indeed time for our launch review of Intel's Core i9-13900K. We have been

Intel Launches 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs: Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K, Core i5-13600K Now Available With Z790 Motherboards

Intel is officially launching its 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU family today including the Core i9-13900K, i7-13700K & i5-13600K alongside Z790 motherboards. Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Debuts: Core i9-13900K,

Basemark introduces new cross-platform GPU benchmark ‘Sacred Path’

Cross-platform GPU benchmark software can help compare the graphical capabilities of various GPUs across different devices, but not many support the latest GPU technologies. Thankfully, Basemark has

Windows 95 JavaScript App Runs on Basically Any Platform

Web dev cooks up operating system from the distant past, makes it available as educational app

Intel's Next-Gen Thunderbolt Can Hit 120 Gbps — Sometimes

Intel is further detailing its next-gen Thunderbolt spec, which will support 80 Gbps transfers and up to 120 Gbps for video.

Oracle Buys Tens of Thousands of Nvidia A100, H100 GPUs

Oracle procures tens of thousands of Nvidia's top compute GPUs in a significant AI push.

Asus RTX 4090 ROG Strix OC Review: Truly Massive

The Asus RTX 4090 ROG Strix aims squarely at the "bigger is better" crowd. You'll need a large case, but in turn you'll get excellent cooling performance and a helpful little support stand to prevent the card from

USB 4's 80 Gbps Spec Released Alongside New Logos

USB 4 with 80 Gbps is now official, along with new logos for the standard.

Riot Games acquires Wargaming Sydney to boost development on live games

Riot Games has just made its latest studio acquisition – but not the kind you might be expecting. Rather than going out and picking up a new studio and IPs, Riot has simply bought out Wargaming's Sydney-

EA is shutting down online services for nine ‘legacy’ titles, including Mirror’s Edge and Army of Two

Every so often, publishers will take a look at their back catalogue of titles and start killing off online services for old or outdated titles in order to save on operating costs. We saw this with Ubisoft earlier this

Microsoft to Cut 1,000 More Jobs as Economic Conditions Bite

Microsoft plans to cut more jobs, affecting less than 1,000 of its total workforce. This is reportedly due to the impact of continuing economic conditions.

Former Bayonetta VA calls on fans to boycott new game

We're coming up towards the long-awaited launch of Bayonetta 3, but the game has run into some unexpected controversy at the final hurdle. Recently, former Bayonetta VA, Hellena Taylor, called on fans to

Samsung 990 Pro SSD Review: The Return of the King

A proper contender and 980 Pro successor

Look out, AMD – Microsoft is tanking your CPU performance again with Windows 11

Bad news for Team Red: it seems that AMD’s high-end Ryzen desktop CPUs – including the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X – are having their performance effectively throttled by a feature in Windows 11.The

E3 2024 and 2025 have been confirmed

In the wake of E3’s cancellation during COVID-19, many alternative gaming showcases were created, with Goeff Keighley’ Summer Game Fest perhaps being the most successful. That being said, with E3

DisplayPort 2.1 Standard Made Official By VESA: Compatible With All DP 2.0 Certified Products, USB4 & USB Type-C

VESA has announced the launch of DisplayPort 2.1, which replaces the current DP2.0 specification while remaining backward compatible. VESA begins DisplayPort 2.1 specification & immediately replaces the

Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU Offers Same Performance As Core i9-12900K With “Unlimited Power” at Just 80W

With just a few days left in the launch, we have a new benchmark of the Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU that delivers the same performance as the Core i9-12900K but at just 80W. Intel Core i9-

Eight RTX 4090s Can Break Passwords in Under an Hour

Security researcher Sam Croley has shared the password-breaking prowess of Nvidia's latest graphics card, the RTX 4090: and it doubles performance compared to the RTX 3090. Your passwords can now be

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 5 7600X Review: A Return to Gaming Dominance

We put the Intel-beating Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 5 7600X through our extensive series of tests to see if the chips are worth your hard-earned cash.

How To Remove Image Backgrounds Using Gimp

Learn how to remove objects from images and place them in entirely new environs.

Valve is working on a new game called ‘Neon Prime’

It has been a while since Valve last released a game, and even longer since the company started a new IP. Soon, we might be getting both, as Valve has registered a trademark for a new game called ‘Neon

NVIDIA “Unlaunches” GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB, RTX 4080 16 GB On Track For 16th November Launch

NVIDIA has officially confirmed that it is unlaunching the GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB graphics card while the 16 GB variant is on track for a November launch. NVIDIA Cancels GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB Graphics

Microsoft Offers Possible First Look at Future Windows UI Design

A keynote at Microsoft's Ignite conference may have given us a peek at the future

Overwatch 2 PC players facing system shutdowns and restarts

Overwatch 2's launch issues have been well-documented at this point. The game's initial days live were hampered by DDOS attacks, connectivity issues and long log-in queues. The past week has seen

Kingston and Adata Lead Retail SSD Market

Kingston and Adata are leading pure-play SSD supplier rankings.

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