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For this latest installment of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, our mainstays Dave and Marco have a nice chat with Scott Wasson of AMD, who serves as a Senior Manager, Product Management for the Radeon Technology Group. As such, he's just the perfect guy to talk to about AMD's new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020, which... Read more...
Anyone who missed out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at Amazon and thought those big savings were a thing of the past, should take heart. Amazon still has some excellent deals on audio gear going right now, some that are actually better than what was out there on Black Friday, especially if you're looking... Read more...
Google RCS is now available on all Android devices in the United States. Its recent availability has brought up questions about its use and features. Today we will break down what it is, how to use it, and, most importantly, how it compares to regular SMS messaging.  Short Message Services (SMS) are plain and simple... Read more...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't still get good deals. The big game will be here before you know it, and if you want a bigger screen to watch the game or to give as a Christmas gift, here is your chance. Amazon has an excellent deal going on a 65-inch TCL smart... Read more...
AMD is ending 2019 with a mad dash to the finish, having just recently launched its Radeon RX 5500 XT in 8GB and 4GB flavors for 1080p gaming, and dished out a major overhaul to its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver package for 2020. Now it's up to users to have fun with it all. To that end, there is a new... Read more...
Facebook has been fighting with the U.S. government and the governments of other countries over end-to-end encryption plans that would block anyone, Facebook included, out of chat conversations on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. The Federal government doesn't like that as it says that encrypting... Read more...
Google has been on a mission to improve the texting experience on Android. Following up on its Rich Communication Services (RCS) protocol, which is supposed to bring functionality akin to what's available on iMessages on iOS devices, Google is rolling out a Verified SMS feature to combat the rising annoyance of text... Read more...
Updated 12/13/2019 @ 12:26pm Yesterday, it was reported that Samsung Electronics President Young Sohn declared that 1 million Galaxy Fold devices had been sold since its summer launch. That was quite an achievement for a phone priced at $1,980, but as it turns out, Sohn was mistaken. In a statement to South... Read more...
Last night, Microsoft surprised us all by spilling many details on its next-generation Xbox Series X roughly a year before it will even be released. The Xbox Series X has a tower form-factor, is powered by an AMD Zen 2 CPU paired with an RDNA GPU, and features GDDR6 memory along with an ultra-fast NVMe SSD for... Read more...
Smartphone photography has grown leaps and bounds over the past several years, with flagship handsets these days wielding multiple camera sensors to take high quality shots. Software processing is important too, though. In that regard, Apple's acquisition of UK-based startup Spectral Edge Ltd. could give its future... Read more...
2019 has seen the emergence of 5G wireless networks in the United States, albeit with limited reach. The top two U.S. wireless carriers -- Verizon and AT&T -- chose to first launch mmWave 5G networks in select markets, primarily for business users. While mmWave 5G offers blazing speeds topping 1Gbps in some cases, the... Read more...
If you see some random person out in public doing a happy dance, do not be alarmed—chances are they own a Galaxy Note 10 device and discovered they could download and install Android 10, with Samsung's One UI 2.0 on top. That's actually been an option for a bit, except now Samsung is pushing out a finalized (read:... Read more...
Samuel L. Jackson has been has been a national treasure for decades and has been in some iconic films during his long career. He's also quite famous for dropping the MF-bomb in as many of his movies as possible. Fans of Sam and Amazon Alexa-powered devices out there can now get their very own Samuel L. Jackson... Read more...
Silicon Valley is full of drama and intrigue, and in this latest episode of the real thing (as opposed to the awesome HBO comedy series that recently aired its finale), Intel finds itself fending off reports of further 10-nanometer chip production delays. Looking to set the record straight, Intel says in no uncertain... Read more...
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