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Augmented reality (AR) has had ups and downs over the years, from the original Google Glass in 2013 to Microsoft’s HoloLens in 2016 and the Enterprise Google Glass in 2019. Ultimately, the technology could prove to be incredibly useful, but it is a bit “out there” for most people. Now, Lenovo is entering the augmented... Read more...
Last year's Consumer Electronics Show was full of great new tech gear, most of which made its way into retail channels throughout the challenging year that was 2020. We saw AMD launch a two-pronged strike into the notebook and desktop CPU markets that, if not fully in the performance lead, at the very least brought... Read more...
When the power goes out at home, we tend to freak out, because heaven forbid we can't watch TV or play video games, and have to *gulp* read a book or something to pass the time. How barbaric! But when a semiconductor factory loses power, well, the repercussions are a bit more severe. Just ask Micron, which warned... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a big rock for the past few years, you know that Intel has run into difficulties shifting to smaller process nodes. The company has relied on its venerable 14nm process node for far longer than it had originally anticipated -- the upcoming Rocket Lake family should be the last new... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 5000 CPUs are still fairly hard to come by. The company delivered world-beating performance at reasonable prices, which has only driven up demand. However, scarcity and selling out every CPU the company makes hasn't stopped the Red Team from working up a full lineup of Ryzen CPUs for its AM4 platform. We... Read more...
We're not sure who needs to hear this at Amazon, be it Jeff Bezos or a warehouse manager, or someone in the shipping logistics group, but for the love of everything that is holy, can you PLEASE stop skimping on shipping materials when sending out AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors that cost several hundred dollars?... Read more...
As the holidays rolled in, we kicked off a HOT giveaway, courtesy of our friends at EVGA! Up for grabs this time around were six (6) of EVGA's new XR1 USB 3.0 Capture Devices, which are the first to be certified for OBS (Open Broadcaster). Whether you want to capture a feed from your PC, console, or camera, the EVGA... Read more...
Just about every TV that you buy these days is "smart", meaning that it is an internet-connected device that allows you to access many different streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Disney+ and countless others. When it comes to smart TV operating systems, there are several them out there... Read more...
Intel’s Rocket Lake desktop CPUs haven't even be officially unveiled, and yet people are still overclocking them somehow. According to a video leaked on Twitter, an extreme overclocker using liquid nitrogen managed to crank a Rocket Lake-S CPU to nearly 7GHz. Great Scott! Twitter user @PttpcWorld tagged many news... Read more...
Picture yourself in a virtual meeting, and someone is going over Q4 company stats in PowerPoint with spinning transitions and buzzwords like “synergy” and “paradigms.” Though you were already bored, it does not help that the presenter or presentation looks small on the screen, so you cannot even attempt to focus even... Read more...
It has been a nice, long run for the DDR4 standard, and while it is not exactly coming to a complete end, DDR5 is poised to replace it in the not-too-distant future. On next-gen platforms, anyway. Incidentally, Adata has been collaborating with MSI and Gigabyte on its upcoming DDR5 memory modules, which will feature... Read more...
It seems as though we've been hearing rumors about an Apple electric vehicle (EV) for at least the past half-decade. Those reports died down over the last year, but they're bursting back to life this week thanks to a rather curious admission from Hyundai Motor Group. The South Korean auto giant today confirmed that... Read more...
We are eagerly anticipating all of the new PC hardware announcements that are around the bend, many of which will be shouted out at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week. Will Intel introduce its 11th Gen Core processor lineup (otherwise known as Rocket Lake-S)? Time will tell, but interestingly, what appears... Read more...
The massive SolarWinds breach that has even ensnared Microsoft still has rippling effects. According to reports, it seems that hackers may have exposed sealed U.S. court documents. Simultaneously, SolarWinds is trying to clean up and close security holes following the attacks that used its software. The company has... Read more...
Back in July 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced plans to cancel the Standard Range version of its Model Y electric crossover. The Model Y Standard Range was originally announced with a base price of $39,000 (before incentives) and an EPA estimated drive range of 230 miles, which Musk later said was "unacceptably... Read more...
Motorola is getting a slight jump on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by unveiling a refreshed lineup of Moto G handsets for 2021. Rather than focus on flagship phones with ultra-premium pricing, however, Motorola is taking aim at the mid-range market, with prices starting at a rather affordable (in the realm of... Read more...
Apple has been garnering a lot of praise for its M1 system-on-chip (SoC), the company's first custom Apple Silicon design specifically for its MacBook laptops and Mac Mini desktops. The M1 also represents the beginning of Apple's two-year transition plan to move away from Intel CPUs. This has led to added interest in... Read more...
ASUS just can't seem to keep a lid on its upcoming laptop releases, and that is definitely the case with the new ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706QR-HX004). A listing for the laptop was listed prematurely by Romanian retailer Altex, and it revealed all the details for the impressive new machine. Although the page has... Read more...
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, touching public surfaces has become almost taboo. To combat this, Intel has announced for CES 2021 the RealSense Touchless Control Software, which simplifies converting kiosks and signage to a touchless interface. If you go to McDonald's, Kohl's, Amazon Lockers, or other stores... Read more...
Tiny handheld PCs are not exactly a foreign concept to us here at HotHardware. Just a few weeks ago, we brought you news of the GPD Win 3, which is powered by up to an 11th generation Core i7-1165G7. That handheld gaming PC has a sliding display that reveals a QWERTY keyboard beneath, but not everyone is familiar with... Read more...
A few weeks back, we kicked off another HOT Holiday Triple-A giveaway, courtesy of our friends at Asetek, ADATA and AMD! Up for grabs this time around was an amazing prize package, consisting of and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processors, XPG LEVANTE 360mm AIO cooler, XPG SUMMONER Keyboard, Primer gaming mouse, and XPG... Read more...
Following the absolutely shocking and horrifying events yesterday when a mob of protestors stormed the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., America's top social media companies have cut off President Donald J. Trump's most frequently used tools to reach the masses.  Twitter struck the first blow yesterday after it... Read more...
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