Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 01/12/23


Microsoft focusing on handheld gaming support with new Xbox compact mode

Microsoft has added a new UI update to its Xbox app that shrinks the left sidebar to save screen space. It was made specifically for small screens on handheld gaming devices, so the left sidebar doesn't get in

Valve brings Steam Link to Quest headsets for wireless PC VR

Valve is bringing official Steam Link support to Meta's VR headsets. Starting today, Quest 2, Quest 3 and Quest Pro owners will be able to use Steam Link to wirelessly play their VR games on Steam through

Yes, you can have too many CPU cores - Ampere's 192-core chips break ARM64 Linux kernel in two-socket systems, company requests higher core count support for mainline Linux

Data center CPU manufacturer Ampere has requested to boost the default Linux CPU core count from 256 to 512 to support its latest AmpereOne CPUs with core counts of up to 384 cores in dual-socket

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & 7900 XT GPUs Face Shortages In China As Demand Surges After RTX 4090 Ban

AMD's Radeon RX 7900 XTX & 7900 XT GPUs seem to be the new attractions in China as the cards see surging demand after the NVIDIA RTX 4090 ban. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Ban Results In AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & 7900 XT Gaining Popularity Bu Also Face Shortages

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Believes That The US Needs “Decades” For Chip Supply Chain Independence

NVIDIA's CEO Jensen Huang has expressed that the United States needs more than a "decade" to achieve chip supply chain independence. NVIDIA's CEO Believes Cramping Global Supply Chain

Nvidia reportedly creating new RTX 4090 D 'Dragon' GPU to comply with US export regulations for China

Nvidia is believed to be developing an alternative to the outgoing RTX 4090, dubbed the RTX 4090 D, that will be designed to meet the United State's export regulations so it can be assembled and sold in China.

NVIDIA Sold “Half a Million” AI GPUs In Q3 2023, Courtesy of Demand From Major Tech Firms

NVIDIA's Q3 financials saw a huge boost in revenue, with a hefty portion coming from the data center AI GPU segment. Now we finally have the figures for "the volume of products" that NVIDIA sold during

Nvidia's Next-Gen GPUs are rumored to be codenamed 'Rubin,' arrive in 2025

Nvidia is rumored to be working on 'Rubin' R100 and GR200 GPUs that are due in 2025. These will be AI and HPC focused parts.

New trademark filings reveal new games from Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser

Shortly after the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games, left the company. After staying quiet for a few years, he officially unveiled his new company this year, known as

Microsoft's 2023 ugly sweater lets you wear the famous Windows XP wallpaper

Microsoft's new ugly sweater for the holidays features the "Bliss" wallpaper from Windows XP

AMD Ryzen 8000G AM5 Desktop APU Specifications Leak, Up To 2.5x Faster Than Ryzen 5000G In Gaming Benchmarks

Specifications & benchmarks of AMD's upcoming Ryzen 8000G "Phoenix" APU family for the AM5 desktop platform have been leaked. The latest information comes from Persian tech & PC outlet

Nvidia co-founder living eccentric off-grid lifestyle would have been worth $70B if he’d kept his shares

Nvidia co-founder Curtis Priem lives off the grid and spends all his money on supporting his alma mater. However, he could have been a multi-billionaire had he kept hold of his Nvidia shares until 2023.

There’s Good News For PlayStation Controller Users On Steam

Playing games on Steam with an Xbox controller has always been a pretty user-friendly experience. But we can’t say the same for PlayStation DualShock and DualSense controllers. That changed this

Super tiny Windows 11 OS that fits inside your 4GB thumb drive gets a big update — Tiny11 2311 shrinks 20% and allows cumulative updates

Tiny11 has received a big update, called 2311, that adds integration with Microsoft's latest Windows 11 feature update 23H2, quality of life improvements, better functionality, and a massive reduction in file

AMD GPU Showdown: 2023 vs 2017 [Ultra settings benchmark!]

Regular readers of KitGuru will know I love a good old GPU revisit video, where we go back and see how something released three, four, even five years ago stacks up against modern hardware. So when

Half-Life hits new all-time peak player count following 25th Anniversary update

This month, Valve celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Half-Life with a pretty major update to the original game. The game now has better support for modern monitors, resolutions and PC hardware, as well as

Microsoft used a 'USB Cart of Death' to debug early Windows PCs

A veteran developer recalls stabilizing and toughening Windows USB support using a repurposed mail trolley nicknamed the USB Cart of Death.

USB4 Achieves Over 3700 MB/s Transfer Speeds: Tested on MSI’s Add-In-Card, Powered By ASMedia

MSI recently launched its Z790 MAX motherboards which come with its latest USB4 Add-In-Card which offers impressive transfer speeds. MSI's USB4 Add-In-Card Offers Surprisingly Fast Transfer Speeds,

Rockstar rebrands its Social Club ahead of GTA VI announcement

Launched all the way back in 2008 alongside GTA IV, the Rockstar Games Social Club offered “a new website that [extends] your experience of Grand Theft Auto IV and all future Rockstar Games

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