Windows 11’s first update makes AMD CPU performance even worse

AMD warned last week that its chips are experiencing performance issues in Windows 11, and now Microsoft’s first update to its new OS has reportedly made the problem worse. TechPowerUp reports that it’s seeing much higher latency, which means worse performance, following the Windows 11 update going live yesterday. AMD and Microsoft found two issues […]

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UK cyber head says Russia responsible for ‘devastating’ ransomware attacks

Cyber-attacks which see hackers get inside computer networks and lock the owners out until they pay a ransom present “the most immediate danger” to UK businesses in cyber-space, warned the head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Lindy Cameron said her agency, an arm of GCHQ, and the National Crime Agency had assessed that […]

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AI can predict if it will rain in two hours’ time

Artificial Intelligence can tell whether it is going to rain in the next hours, suggests research. Scientists at Google-owned London AI lab DeepMind and the University of Exeter partnered with the Met Office to build the so-called nowcasting system. Traditional methods use complex equations and often forecast for only between six hours and two weeks’ […]

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Online voter registration continues until midnight

“Voter registration for #LGE2021 continues online at https://registertovote.elections.org.za until midnight on Monday, September 20. Voters’ roll closes with a proclamation on this day. But hurry, register asap to avoid disappointment. #evervoicetogether” said a tweet from the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) as the voter registration centres were closing on Sunday. Some users of the […]

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Gauteng learners get top spot at an international competition for Covid K9 robot

The future of technology is in the challenges that we face presently, and that’s exactly what a group of grade 7 Reddford House learners did when they created the Covid K9 robot at an international robotics competition. The Inter-Reddford team, as they would like to be known, made it to the top five spots at […]

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TikTok faces privacy investigations by EU watchdog

TikTok is under investigation by The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) – its lead regulator in the EU – over two privacy-related issues. The watchdog is looking into its processing of children’s personal data and whether TikTok is in line with EU laws about transferring personal data to other countries such as China. TikTok said […]

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Fake Walmart news release claimed it would accept cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Litecoin saw a sudden surge in price on Monday over a press release about Walmart accepting it for payment – which turned out to be fake. The release, published through a legitimate press channel, claimed that Walmart would accept the currency through all its digital stores. Walmart later told US media outlets the announcement […]

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Facebook accused of allowing sexist job advertising

Facebook has been accused of breaking equality law in the way it handles job advertising. Campaign group Global Witness said it failed to prevent discriminatory targeting of ads and its algorithm was biased in choosing who would see them. In an experiment, almost all Facebook users shown adverts for mechanics were men, while ads for […]

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Tripwire boss steps down over support for Texas abortion law

The president of game-studio Tripwire Interactive has stepped down after tweeting support for a controversial new abortion law in Texas. The Texas law bans abortions from as early as six weeks into pregnancy. John Gibson tweeted that he was “proud” of the legal outcome and was a “pro-life game developer”. Some of the studio’s partners […]

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