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Many are aware by now, second Tuesday of every month is Patch Tuesday for Microsoft Windows. This is when Microsoft rolls out major and critical updates to its ubiquitous operating system, Windows. Much like many Patch Tuesdays before, there are problems with the latest one. Specifically, the patch has problems... Read more...
The desktop PC market took it on the chin in the first quarter of 2022, as excess inventory and normal seasonal downturns jointly contributed to a steep drop in x86 CPU shipments. The steepest, in fact, from one quarter to the next—desktop CPU shipments plummeted more than 30 percent, marking the "worst quarterly... Read more...
Unlike driver updates, BIOS releases typically arrive far less often—usually when vendors add support for new CPUs, but also occasionally to improve stability and performance, or to address security vulnerabilities. Regarding the latter, HP is pushing out firmware updates for over 200 laptops and desktops to patch a... Read more...
Google's new AR glasses can translate and display information in the user's line of sight, allowing people to overcome language barriers. The new technology appears to be the next generation of Google Glass. During the Google I/O 2022 event, the tech giant revealed its vision for augmented reality. That vision... Read more...
Scientists have captured the first image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). The global research team, known as Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, is hopeful they will eventually be able to capture video of the black hole as well. During a live stream event hosted by... Read more...
Woe is the investor who put all their investment funds into cryptocurrency, because chances are their portfolio isn't looking so hot right now. The cryptocurrency market is experiencing a huge decline the likes of which we can't remember seeing before. And as this is happening, Coinbase, the largest crypto exchange... Read more...
HP today announced it has updated its ZBook mobile workstations with up to the latest desktop-class mobile Alder Lake silicon from Intel, its newly unveiled Alder Lake-HX processors. The new chips offer up to 16 cores and 32 threads—a first for laptops—as well as some enhanced features that are not available with the... Read more...
A premium set of earbuds can set you back hundreds of dollars. Whether they ultimately live up to the price tag is debatable, and obviously depends on the specific model. On the opposite end of the spectrum, however, OnePlus is shooting lower (much lower) in price while claiming to still deliver a premium audio... Read more...
We’ve written in the past about both reverse location searches and reverse keyword searches and their uncertain legal status. Various US law enforcement agencies have been able to obtain warrants forcing companies such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft to hand over user location and search history data. A reverse... Read more...
If you're a PC gamer, you're probably aware of Humble Bundle. For those unfamiliar, it's a site that got its start by selling the aforementioned bundles: packs of PC games, usually indie titles, where the purchaser can name their own price—thus the "humble" in the title. A portion of the proceeds goes to Humble Bundle... Read more...
It's hard to believe that in the year 2022, Google still has not released a wearable of its own. That's about to to change, and we're not basing that on rumors or speculation. Announced at its Google I/O 2022 event today, Google finally threw its hat into the wearables ring with its upcoming Pixel Watch, the first... Read more...
Google today confirmed what the whole world knew was coming—a new mid-range contender in the smartphone space, the Pixel 6a. Pricing will start at $449, less than half of what some premium flagship smartphone models command these days, and it features the same first-gen Tensor processor as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6... Read more...
At its Intel Vision event in Dallas suburb Grapevine, Texas where it announced the 12th-gen Alder Lake-HX mobile CPUs, Intel also had an exhibition showing off its fancy new manufacturing technology. The company has been rapidly striding away from monolithic processor fabrication in the last couple of years, and while... Read more...
Do you remember your first portable MP3 player? We're not talking about disc-reading MP3 players either. We're talking about on-the-device storage MP3-file music players. Here at Hot Hardware, most of us are old enough to remember having at least one SD-card-only MP3 players at one point. For most people in the... Read more...
When you fill out an online form and hit the submit button, you're willingly transmitting your personal data to the website and any third parties you may have agreed to in the fine print. That's fair game. However, an alarming security report suggests your data is sometimes transmitted even if you change your mind and... Read more...
Elon Musk confirmed his plan to reinstate Donald Trump's Twitter account if the sale of the social media platform goes through. The tech mogul currently has a $44 billion bid to buy Twitter. The potential of Trump's account being reinstated has been the source of ire for some, and jubilation for others. While... Read more...
MediaTek's Dimensity 9000 system-on-chip (SoC) has been highly anticipated as a powerful mobile flagship Android SoC alternative to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Google Tensor. The top mobile chip in MediaTek's stable is described as a "milestone of innovation," and that "everything inside its super powerful—yet super... Read more...
An X-class solar flare erupted on the Sun that caused a fierce X1.5-class solar flare on May 10th. The radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere, instigating a shortwave radio blackout around the Atlantic Ocean and may have slung a complicated CME toward Earth. In the last month, the Earth has... Read more...
Your deal game is strong is you can find a Nintendo Switch console at a discount, as sales the popular handheld gaming system are relatively few and far between. Now is one of those rare times, though. Even better, you can score the console for $40 below its list price, which brings it down to its lowest price since... Read more...
Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed two months ago that this year's Google I/O event would be coming back live at the Shoreline Ampitheatre, and today is the day it is happening. The annual developer conference is a two-day event (May 11-12) that will be filled with keynotes, hardware announcements, software updates, and more. Watch The Google Read more...
Ransomware attacks are growing rapidly in prevalence. The number of ransomware attacks in 2021 doubled over that of 2020, which already saw a doubling over 2019. Some of the most notable ransomware attacks have struck vital infrastructure and supply chains. However, ransomware attacks aren’t limited to these sectors... Read more...
Another day another malware threat. Yes, yet another new way of delivering malware has shown up recently. That new way does not directly involve files but Windows Event Logs. According to security researchers at Kaspersky, a customer showed this new behavior. The method injects shellcode payloads into the event... Read more...
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