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The OLED iPad Pro launched earlier this week, and there are already complaints from some unfortunate owners who are experiencing a grainy display. Reports are coming in on both the 11-inch and 13-inch models, with one Reddit user confirming they do not have the Nano-texture glass add-on feature. Apple’s latest iPad... Read more...
The Google Pixel 8a launched earlier this week to rave reviews, including from us here at HotHardware. With solid build quality, beautiful OLED display, incredible cameras, and the same processor as the flagship Pixels, snagging a Pixel 8a for under $500 is quite a deal. While the Pixel 8a builds on the foundation of its Pixel 7a predecessor, Read more...
Cryptocurrency is on the rise again, with Bitcoin cresting the $60k mark earlier this year and holding steady while Ethereum floats just shy of $3k. With those tantalizing prices, crypto-crimes are also rising again after a brief cooldown following the $40m heist at crypto casino Stake. However, these crimes are... Read more...
In case you missed all the buzz earlier this week, OpenAI just revealed its next-generation AI model, known as GPT-4o. The "o" stands for "Omni", and it represents not the terrifying omniscience of the model but rather its capability to natively support multiple different types of input. This is quite novel; historically multimodality for Read more...
The release of Apple’s latest iPad Pro with M4 recently drew some attention for more than its speedy chip. Apple accompanied the new device release with a controversial ad, titled “Crush,” which depicts a vast array of creative tools being crushed by a hydraulic press. Samsung has wasted no time in posting their... Read more...
Xbox, in collaboration with partner Byowave, has radically upgraded the accessibility of its consoles with the Proteus controller for disabled gamers. The controller is a modular adaptive kit that provides disabled gamers the ability to build a controller in a way that works for them. Whatever you can say about... Read more...
NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured an up close and personal view of Jupiter’s moon Europa during a recent flyby. The detailed images of Europa’s surface highlight fractures, ridges, and bands that crisscross the icy moon’s surface. On September 29, 2022, Juno made its closest flyby yet of Jupiter’s moon Europa, coming... Read more...
Android 15 Beta 2 has dropped for developers with plenty of new features in tow. Among the highlights are new privacy and security functions, efficiency tweaks to both UI and software, and improved GPU processing. Of course, Beta 2 is available for anyone willing to try at their own risk. Also, we want to remind you... Read more...
AMD is expected to announce new processors based on its Zen 5 architecture sooner than later, so naturally, we're starting to see some proper believable benchmark leaks from the new CPUs. Some people are expecting crazy single-threaded gains up to 40%, but the more believable rumors put the boost from the new... Read more...
You've probably been in this situation before: you need to quickly transfer some very large files from one PC to another. The easy way is to hook them up to the same network, but if all you have is some cruddy old Wi-Fi, or if the network is secured, then that's not an option. You can use an external drive or disk... Read more...
AirTags and other property tracking tools are remarkably useful for keeping tabs on your stuff wherever it goes. However, on the flip side, hidden trackers are also a concern, with criminals learning to use Apple AirTags to mark vehicles that could be tracked and stolen later. Thankfully, both Apple and Google are... Read more...
Google took the wraps off its latest Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), Trillium, at this year’s Google I/O conference. Trillium is custom silicon designed by Google do handle AI-specific tasks. According to the company, these sixth-generation accelerators “achieve an impressive 4.7X increase in peak compute performance... Read more...
Did you know that Red Dead Redemption is actually the second game in the series? Very few people remember 2004's Red Dead Revolver, released for Xbox and PlayStation 2, but it is the original "Red Dead" game. Unfortunately, neither that title nor the aforementioned second in the series have ever come to PC, so if you... Read more...
Google unleashed a ton of announcements during the first day of its Google I/O 2024 event, with updates coming to Android making up just a few. Android announcements included updates to Google’s Circle to Search feature, a new on device assistant, and suspected scam alerts being delivered while on a call. As Apple... Read more...
There have been several recent reports claiming that MediaTek and NVIDIA are in cahoots on designing an AI superchip that could rival Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite hardware. That in and of itself is interesting, but there could be more to the collaboration. Specifically, there's a rumor floating around that MediaTek... Read more...
Sony just unveiled its latest Xperia 1 VI flagship smartphone, targeted at media and photography fans alike. The phone also loses Sony's signature 21:9 aspect ratio and now sports a 19.5:9 display, which should make handling of the device for regular tasks much easier, but not so much for watching 21:9 movies, for... Read more...
The Sun has been emitting some strong solar flares as of late, with one of the latest being the biggest in half a decade. The flare was classified as an X8.7, with X-class denoting the most intense flares, and the number providing more information about its strength. According to the Space Weather Prediction... Read more...
It's been just shy of a month since AMD rolled out its newfangled Ryzen PRO 8000 series processors for desktops, laptops, and mobile workstations, and now Lenovo has announced that it's injecting the chips into the latter category by way of its refreshed ThinkPad P14s Gen 5. In doing so, Lenovo can (and does) classify... Read more...
Razer Blade 18 Gaming Laptop: Starts At $3,099, $4,499 As Tested We put Razer's biggest, baddest Blade gaming laptop to date through its paces and found it to be both powerful and quite pretty. Classic Razer Aesthetics Phenomenal Laptop Display Surprisingly Svelte Excellent Spatial Sound Forward-Looking Thunderbolt 5 Connectivity Despite Size,... Read more...
Microsoft has been trying to kickstart Windows on ARM for years, but this probably isn't what the company had in mind. A modder has revealed that it is possible to get Windows 11 running on the Nintendo Switch. Although, "running" might be a little generous. The OS works, but it barely crawls along on the Switch's... Read more...
Gaming handhelds that breach into the world of PC gaming have been all of the rage the last few years after the release of Valve's Steam Deck. While handheld consoles such as the Nintendo Switch have been ultra-popular, its walled garden ecosystem keeps many titles out of reach.  ASUS joined the fray with its... Read more...
It would be easy to assume based on the name "GPT-4o" that OpenAI's new model is merely an iteration on its previous work, and in the strictest sense, that's sort of true. If you look only at benchmarks, GPT-4o is an extremely minor improvement over OpenAI's previous work on GPT-4 Turbo. This release isn't about... Read more...
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