Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 28/10/22


Intel Reports Relatively Strong Q3 2022 Earnings

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has now announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2022, broadly beating consensus expectations regarding its top-line and bottom-line metrics. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Earnings Release for the Third Quarter of 2022 For the three months that e

Ryzen 3 7300X leak gives us hope that AMD is planning a Zen 4 budget CPU

AMD could have a couple of new Zen 4 processors incoming, one of which is in theory a Ryzen 7 7800X, and the other a Ryzen 3 7300X.These Zen 4 chips have been spotted on Geekbench by

Xbox consoles and services could become more expensive in the future

Earlier this year we saw Sony increase the price of its PlayStation 5 console in many markets, with inflating raw material costs said to be part of the reason why. In the past, Microsoft has claimed that it plans

NVIDIA Is Working With Its AIB Partners To Quickly Resolve GeForce RTX 4090 16-Pin Adapter & Connector Issues

Igor Wallossek of Igors Lab has reported that NVIDIA and its AIBs are working round the clock to find a resolution to the impending GeForce RTX 4090 16-pin connector issues. NVIDIA & AIBs Team Up To

Seagate to Cut 3,000 Jobs Amid Poor Quarter, Charges of Export Violations

Seagate has poor quarter, will cut 3,000 jobs and production of HDDs. The company also faces charges from the U.S. Dept of Commerce for violating export bans to China.

AMD RDNA 3 GPUs Are Vulkan 1.3 Ready, Support Confirmed For Radeon RX 7000 Series

Prior to their debit next week, Khronos Group has announced Vulkan 1.3 support for AMD's RDNA 3 GPU-based Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards. Khronos Group Adds Vulkan 1.3 Support For AMD's

One RTX 4090 Is Faster at Password Cracking Than Three 6900XTs, Eight 1080s

As newer and more performant GPUs are released, the cost to crack passwords has only declined. The RTX 4090 has now halved it, showcasing that compute performance increases have outpaced

FreeSync vs. G-Sync 2022: Which Variable Refresh Tech Is Best?

We compare FreeSync versus G-Sync to find out whether Nvidia or AMD’s variable refresh rate technology is best for your PC monitor.

Google is ending Chrome support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

While Google had intended to drop Chrome support for Windows 7 back in 2021, the company ended up extending the window considerably. Now, Google is planning the final version of its popular

AMD Radeon RX 7000 Cards Won't Use 'Hot' 16-Pin Power, Says Industry Veteran

AMD reference designs and third party board makers have all decided to swerve the 12VHPWR power connector standard, according to an IT industry stalwart.

Nvidia is looking into reported issues with RTX 4090 GPU melting cable

Nvidia’s RTX 4090 could have a problem its cable melting, at least according to a couple of reports from buyers, issues which Team Green is currently investigating.As Tom’s Hardware flagged up, a

Intel’s Entire 13th Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPU Lineup Has Been Confirmed By Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed Intel's entire 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs lineup in its support list for the upcoming Windows 11 22H2 OS. 22 Raptor Lake CPUs Confirmed As Microsoft Lists Down Intel's 13th Gen

WhatsApp is down worldwide

Last year, Meta suffered a major outage that took down most of its services, including WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Oculus. Today, Meta seems to be having issues again, with WhatsApp going

Intel Core i5-13600K Review

In our launch review of Intel's mighty Core i9-13900K we covered the background to Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake and showed the mighty performance of the new Core i9, along with the unfortunately high

Memtest86+ Is Back! New Version Released After 9 Years

Out of nowhere, Memtest86+ has received its first major update since 2013, and is now in active development. The new update brings the application up to speed, supporting hardware from 2014 all the way up

NVIDIA’s 16-Pin Connector on GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics Card Burns Up, Melts The Cable & The Plug

The first case of an NVIDIA 16-pin connector, powering the GeForce RTX 4090, burning up and melting the plug has been reported over at Reddit. NVIDIA 16-Pin Connector Burns Up! Melts The Power

AMD Preps Up Ryzen 7 7700 “Zen 4” CPU, Non-X 65W Chips Coming To AM5 Soon

While AM5's adoption rate remains slow, it looks like AMD might be cooking up its non-X chips such as the Ryzen 7 7700 CPU to bring back some action. AMD Readies AM5 Non-X Ryzen CPUs, Ryzen 7

Steam Breaks Through 30 Million Concurrent Users Milestone

The peak at 14:00 UTC was 30,032,005 users. PC gaming's inexorable rise confounds those who don't see the platform as the strongest and most vibrant.

How To Remove Backgrounds From Images With Python

With just eight lines of Python code we can create an application to remove the background from many images.

All The PC Games You’ve Forgotten From Your Childhood

The late ’80s, ’90s and early ’00s were a great time for PC games. With widespread adoption and the new affordability of home computers, games were able to reach mainstream audiences for the first time. It

Newegg Customer Buys Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090, Gets Weights Instead

A customer on Newegg recently a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 through the retail outlet but instead of getting a graphics card, he got weights. Newegg Customer Finds His Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 Box Is Filled

AMD RDNA 3 “Radeon RX 7000” Livestream Event Announced For 3rd November

AMD has further reaffirmed that they will be hosting their RDNA 3 "Radeon RX 7000" unveil Livestream on the 3rd of November which is two weeks away from now. AMD's Next-Gen RDNA 3 GPUs For Radeon

Record 1.84 Petabit per Second Data Transfers Achieved Using Photonic Chip and Fiber Optic Cable

Current worldwide internet bandwidth is said to be approximately 1 petabit/s, and this technology could almost double that over a single cable.

How To Perform Common Tasks in Windows Command Prompt

Windows may have a wonderful GUI, but under the hood, we can use a powerful command prompt to get many jobs done much faster.

Intel Raptor Lake Roars! Core i9-13900K Claws Away AMD’s FX-8350 CPU Frequency World Record By Hitting 8.81 GHz Clock Speeds

Intel's Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K has officially broken the CPU frequency world record after AMD held the title for almost 8 years. Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K Makes History By Achieving 8.81

GOG will add online-only games to its service moving forward

While Steam remains the undisputed king when it comes to PC gaming (at least in terms of monthly active users), there exists many other clients which offer just as many benefits. One such client is GOG

Microsoft Releases PC Manager Beta to Optimize Windows Performance

A new Windows app called PC Manager brings together tools to scan and protect your PC, plus boost its performance, in one place.

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