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Google's Pixel 7 Pro smartphone hasn't been on the market very long, but it's already deeply discounted. That's because Google is getting a jump start on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping season. To sweeten the deal even further you can trade in an existing smartphone and receive up to $900, depending on the... Read more...
Almost a year ago exactly, DuckDuckGo introduced a new App Tracking Protection feature for its Android browser app as part of the company’s plan to build an all-in-one privacy app that extends beyond just web browsing and search results. DuckDuckGo initially launched this new feature in closed beta, but, as of... Read more...
Streets of Rage is a name that will make many Gen X and Millennial gamers turn misty-eyed. A trilogy of belt-scroller titles that released for Sega's 16-bit Genesis console (known as the "Mega Drive" internationally), they were regarded as some of the very best of the beat-'em-up genre. A fourth game came out in 2020... Read more...
Gamers of the late 1980s, and all the way into late 2012, will no doubt remember the awesomeness that was Nintendo Power. If you, like many of us here at HotHardware, remember flipping through the pages of Nintendo Power, you'll probably be excited to learn that high-resolution digitals scans of every single issue are... Read more...
Acer has launched new Aspire 3 series laptops which are the first to include AMD Ryzen 7020 processors and Radeon graphics. These wallet-conscious models start at just $399.99 yet sport a premium design and essential features making them attractive options for students in particular. The base $399 model (A315-24P)... Read more...
A new Samsung laptop featuring an NVIDIA RTX 40 mobile GPU has been spotted in the Puget Systems’ online benchmark results database. Interestingly, this is the first sign we have seen of an “NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU,” and this leak comes ahead of any significant desktop RTX 4050 leaks or rumors. There are... Read more...
The European Union is looking to send data centers into space in an effort to fight climate change. Thales Alenia Space is spearheading a study called ASCEND, which is part of the EU's "Horizon Europe" initiative. The need for digitalization means that data centers around the world are growing at a never before... Read more...
Following several deaths and multiple reports of injuries, the US Consumer Production Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to immediately stop using any and all Onewheel electric skateboard models from Future Motion, including the original Onewheel, Onewheel+, Onewheel+ XR, Onewheel Pint, Onewheel Pint X, and... Read more...
A Taiwanese study has found that a pair of $250 Apple Airpods Pro can, in certain situations, perform just as well as medical-grade hearing aids costing many times more. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), disabling hearing loss affects 5 percent of the world population (roughly 430 million people)... Read more...
In 2009, Epic Games released what was known as the Unreal Development Kit which was a free version of Unreal Engine 3. Following that up Epic later released Unreal Engine 4, first as a subscription model, but later available for free, including the entire source code. Later again, a major upgrade including Lumen and... Read more...
NVIDIA disclosed its financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2023, and revealed within its earnings report is a 17 percent year-over-year decline in revenue to $5.93 billion. That's also a 12 percent drop sequentially. Much of that can be attributed to "lower GPU sales for both desktops and laptops," which... Read more...
ESA's Solar Orbiter spotted a snake slithering through the Sun's magnetic field recently. The sighting of the snake was a precursor to a much larger eruption. The European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter is billed as "the most complex scientific laboratory ever to have been sent to the Sun." The spacecraft is... Read more...
Windows computers have been available with ARM-based chips for years, but the OS still doesn't work as optimally as it does on x86. That hasn't stopped Qualcomm from rolling out ever more powerful laptop chips like the current-gen Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3. At Qualcomm's 2022 Snapdragon Summit, the company is pushing the... Read more...
Regular reality can be a lot sometimes, which might explain why there's so much interest in so-called extended reality (XR). That umbrella can encompass all the augmented and virtual reality solutions on the market, but you've probably noticed a problem with existing hardware: it's bulky. At the Snapdragon Summit... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Cyjax has published a new report detailing an ongoing phishing campaign that has made use of over 42,000 domains going back to 2017. The campaign targets WhatsApp users with surveys promising rewards from major international brands, such as McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. Cyjax researchers have... Read more...
One of the noteworthy takeaways from AMD's announcement of the Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7900 XTX was its lower power spec (355W) relative to NVIDIA's power-thirsty GeForce RTX 4090. Of course, it's not expected to be as fast as NVIDIA's card either, and in any case, we didn't see the RTX 4090 hit its rated power under... Read more...
Much has been written already, both here and elsewhere, about the issue of melting 12VHPWR connectors on GeForce RTX 4090 cards. If you're new to this topic, the shortest summary is that recent GeForce cards use a new type of auxiliary power connector, and those connectors have been smoking and melting for a few... Read more...
Microsoft has announced Games for Work. This is a new app for its Teams workplace collaboration app, to facilitate playing games with co-workers. Gaming with co-workers might be considered an unwelcome distraction by some employers, but Microsoft asserts that some co-worker gaming fun can "build trust, create... Read more...
Xbox CEO Phil Spencer insists that the Activision Blizzard acquisition is more about Candy Crush than Call of Duty (COD). The $68.7 billion deal still faces an "in-depth" investigation by the European Commission before it can be finalized. When Microsoft announced its desire to purchase Activision Blizzard, some... Read more...
NASA convened a team of experts to devise a plan to protect its extremely valuable Webb telescope from powerful micrometeoroid impacts. The team was assembled following an impact in May, which exceeded any prelaunch models. NASA reported in June of this year that the Webb telescope had been struck by multiple... Read more...
If you currently own a 2022 Razer Blade 14 laptop, Razer is upgrading your USB-C ports to support the latest and greatest USB4 via a firmware update. Consider this an early Christmas present! It is usually unheard of that ports on sold laptops can be improved after the fact. However, according to Razer spokesperson... Read more...
The latest rankings are in for the Top500 list of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Frontier system powered by AMD EPYC hardware is still in front of the pack. That's not surprising, given that Frontier took pole position when it went online just shy of six months ago... Read more...
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