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Intel might end up launching Alder Lake a little bit sooner than expected. Previous rumors pegged the launch as happening in November, but a new one claims desktop Alder Lake processors with unlocked multipliers will arrive in October, around the same time as Microsoft's upcoming Windows refresh. The timing is also... Read more...
Just over a month after the first rumors hinted that a cheaper version of the Pixel Buds was on the way, and Google today made an official announcement. The company today announced the Pixel Buds A-Series, which are a cost-reduced version of the Pixel Buds. Though the Pixel Buds cost $179, The Pixel Buds A-Series are... Read more...
Most of you are likely familiar with ASUS’ extensive line of PCs and related components, including ASUS’ ROG gaming products. You’ve probably also seen our ASUS ROG Phone 5 benchmarks, showcasing this incredibly fast gaming phone. But we'd be remiss if we didn't also mention that ASUS manufactures innovative non-gaming... Read more...
It appears that Virgin Galactic is about to get some competition in the supersonic passenger jet market. Back in October, Richard Branson's company unveiled its plans for a business jet that could carry between 9 and 19 passengers at speeds up to Mach 3. Today, United Airlines announced that it intends to purchase 15... Read more...
Ring is changing how its users are able to respond to public safety requests. Public agencies will now need to post requests for help publicly through Ring's Neighbors app. The purpose of this change is to provide greater “transparency and accountability.” These requests for assistance will be limited to two posts... Read more...
For those of you who are clinging to an older generation AMD Radeon graphics card, good news—support for the company's fancy new FidelityFX Super Resolution upscaling technology is being expanded to include the Radeon RX 480 and Radeon RX 470, both of which launched around five years go. Kudos to AMD for the decision... Read more...
It may be hard to believe, but it's been a nearly 4-year-long saga for the Atari VCS. Atari announced the console way back in 2017, but the company now claims that it will soon be available to purchase at the retail level. And if everything goes according to plan, the Atari VCS will launch on June 15th. However... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, we'll be digging in to the many happenings of Computex 2021, from the AMD Radeon RX 6000M announcement, to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), the 3D V-Cache demonstration, Zen 4, and Intel Xe-HPG tease and more... Show Notes: 04:52 - AMD Confirms RDNA 2-Infused Read more...
Most of you reading this who tried to purchase a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card today inevitably struck out, because this is the 2021, the year of the GPU shortage (among other silicon-based hardware). Not everyone did, however. Apparently scalpers were successful once again, and it took all of two nanoseconds for... Read more...
Some families have struggled to afford internet services during the pandemic due to highs price and a waning jobs market. As such, the FCC introduced the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help these families with a discount of up to $50 a month toward broadband service. However, companies only need to offer one... Read more...
In late April, we first learned that Samsung would launch a new Arm-powered Windows 10 laptop series aimed at budget shoppers. Interestingly, the details provided in the leaked report pretty much nailed the specifications of the Galaxy Book Go, which was officially announced by Samsung this morning. As previously... Read more...
We imagine this is the time of the year that Amazon really bolsters its Prime membership numbers, with people signing up in anticipation of its annual Prime Day event. To that end, Amazon Prime Day 2021 is right around the corner (it takes place June 21-22). Ahead the event, however, Amazon is serving up another treat... Read more...
Though industrial cyberattacks, such as those on JBS Global or Colonial Pipeline, are on the rise, the problem is not exclusive to businesses. According to new research, consumer cyber threats jumped nearly 83% in 2020. With new types of malware skyrocketing, users now need to be more careful than ever. Today, Atlas... Read more...
Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 is rumored to feature an always-on display with a 120Hz refresh rate, the latter of which puts it in the category of several 'gaming' smartphones. Why wasn't a 120Hz refresh rate included iPhone 12 series? It may have been due to the drain it would have on battery life, which is something... Read more...
Late last month, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella noted at the company's BUILD 2021 conference that "one of the most significant updates to Windows" in the past decade is coming soon to customers. So now, we have an official time for when we'll see what Microsoft has been working on for the next version of... Read more...
Web browsers are a window into the internet, and they need to blend in and be easy to use for the best experience. Mozilla Firefox took this to heart as overnight, Firefox 89 rolled out, bringing a fresh redesign and more privacy protections for all users. The major thing that both new and old Firefox users will... Read more...
A new challenger to the Tesla Model 3 is entering the ring, and it's coming from a familiar name in the compact luxury sedan market. BMW just revealed U.S. pricing and specifications for the electrified version of its 4-Series. Of course, given that it's a BMW, the vehicle won't come cheap, and its starting price is... Read more...
Hot on the heels of NVIDIA lifting the embargo on its newly minted GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card comes a fresh leak pointing to some new mobile GPUs that are presumably in the pipeline. At a glance, it seems as though Lenovo has spilled the beans on at least two 'Super' SKUs in the works, both bound for its... Read more...
We still have several months to go before Christmas rolls around, but Intel's Raja Koduri has just given us a present all the same—over on Twitter, he posted a shiny photo of Intel's upcoming gaming GPU. And by shiny, I mean it is a high quality photo that shows Koduri's reflection in the rectangular integrated heat... Read more...
If you're on the lookout for one of the fastest graphics cards on the market, NVIDIA has you covered with the newly announced GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (be sure to check out the HotHardware review). The card offers intoxicating performance that comes within a few percentage points of the flagship GeForce RTX 3090. The... Read more...
Amazon just recently announced that Prime Day 2021 will occur between June 21st and June 22nd. Some items are already available for a discount while others will not go on sale until June 21st. Here is what you need to know about Prime Day 2021. You must be a Amazon Prime member to participate, but you can sign-up... Read more...
There has been a lot of recent talk about graphics cards and CPUs at Computex 2021, but Micron is making a splash of its own with some storage and memory announcements. They include the industry's first PCI Express 4.0 SSD to leverage 176-layer NAND flash chips, and the commencement of volume shipments of 1-alpha... Read more...
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