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Some say, I have no clue what I'm doing. Yet others say, that I still don't know what I'm doing. All I know is...that I'm a news writer for Hot Hardware! I've traveled through space and time, come from a galaxy far, far away, yet my mission is to boldly go where no one has gone before. 

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For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, Google released “A Journey through Middle-Earth.” It is an interactive map of the Middle-Earth where everyone can explore all 27 locations that were shown in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. But now the map has been updated to include a peer-to-peer battle... Read more...
Everyone is waiting to see what the Federal Communications Commission will rule when it comes to net neutrality. However, the FCC is preparing itself for a lawsuit from cable companies in response to when it finally votes net neutrality regulations into place. At least that is what FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said... Read more...
If you are thinking of purchasing a Chromebook during the holiday season, then now is a good time to do so. Google has sweetened the pot by offering 1TB of free Google Drive cloud storage for two years with the purchase of a new Chromebook. “That’s enough space to keep more than 100,000 awkward holiday sweater pics... Read more...
GameStop has posted its third quarter 2014 earnings that is a disappointment despite the robust sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While new hardware sales showed a 147.4 percent increase, the delay of Assassin’s Creed: Unity and lower-than-expected software sales attributed to a total global sales of $2.09... Read more...
When it comes to downstream internet traffic, the streaming-video service continues to dominate by a large amount. Netflix alone, at the top of the list, accounts for 34.89 percent in North America according to the latest report from broadband networking company Sandvine. In second place is YouTube with 14.04... Read more...
Microsoft’s Xbox One may be behind Sony’s PlayStation 4 in terms of sales, but that hasn’t stopped the company from trying to catch up. Microsoft has reduced the console’s price and, starting today, HBO Go is now available for Xbox One users in the US. Release of HBO Go app’s makes Xbox One the first system, of the current generation, to Read more...
It appears that Sir Paul McCartney is joining The Who in providing a virtual experience. But rather than relive history, VR enthusiasts will be able to experience McCartney’s final concert, which took place earlier this year, at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 3D. VR startup company Jaunt has released the 3D... Read more...
Back on November 13, Wal-Mart announced that it would price match select online retailers which included Amazon.com. However, consumers took advantage of this and were recently able to scam Wal-Mart into price matching Sony’s $400 PlayStation 4 for only $90. Proof of the fraud was noticed by CNBC as photos of... Read more...
Apple has been taking its time trying to figure out what to do with its $3 billion acquisition of the Beats brand. Last week, the company announced that it would be launching the first set of headphones, the Solo2 Wireless, since the acquisition. But now, it seems Apple has decided what to do with Beats Music. According to sources that spoke... Read more...
The World Internet Conference has kicked off, taking place in China, which has brought many of the world’s top technology companies together. At the beginning of the conference, Chinese officials called for controls on the internet in order to maintain stability. As an example, officials pointed to China’s... Read more...
When the iPhone was first released back in 2007, it took Apple about a year before it opened up the platform to third-party developers. This time, Apple Watch users and developers won’t have to wait until after the device has been launched. Apple has released the WatchKit for app devs ahead of its new... Read more...
It appears that on-demand transportation company Uber has some cleaning up to do after Uber SVP of Business Emil Michael set his sights on journalists. Last Friday at a private dinner in New York City, Michael suggested that the company should consider digging up dirt on its critics by hiring a team of opposition... Read more...
Indie developer Coffee Stain Studios has announced that the next update for its hit title Goat Simulator, will be released on November 20. The update, which will be free and released on Steam, is called Goat MMO Simulator and is an MMO expansion for the sandbox game. The MMO expansion will give players six character... Read more...
The latest update for iPhones and iPads, iOS 8.1.1 has been released which will improve the performance of older models. Owners of iPhone 4s and newer should benefit from the update along with owners of the iPad 2 and newer models. In addition to the new iOS update, Apple also released an update for OS X Yosemite... Read more...
On Monday, the New City Mayor’s office announced plans to turn old payphones into free municipal WiFi spots. The plan, called LinkNYC, is expected to start offering fast, public WiFi to resident’s by the end of next year. LinkNYC is a public-private partnership between the City and CityBridge, a New York... Read more...
Business-oriented social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, might have to step up their game. According to unnamed sources that spoke to the Financial Times, Facebook is working on a new website called “Facebook at Work” which will allow users to have a work profile that is separate from their personal... Read more...
Over-fishing has become an increasing problem causing the depletion of various sea life and destruction of the ocean’s ecosystem. In an attempt to track illegal fishing and over-fishing, Google Earth Outreach has partnered up with environmental groups Oceana and SkyTruth to launch the Global Fishing Watch... Read more...
In an effort to give the U.S. a leg up when it comes to supercomputers, the Department of Energy announced its plans to build two GPU-powered supercomputers that will bring the world closer to exascale computing. The DOE is awarding $325 million to build “Summit” for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in... Read more...
Many creators tend to stand behind their work no matter what field they are in. After all, Michael Bay stands behind his work on the Transformers movies, Stephanie Meyer stands behind her Twilight novels, and even Uwe Boll stands behind his game-to-movie adaptations. However, what about when it comes to a product such... Read more...
The holiday season for video games has had a rough time. With games such as Assassin’s Creed: Unity getting poor reviews and Halo: The Master Chief Collection suffering from matchmaking issues, it’s not shaping up very well. However, Dragon Age: Inquisition, which hasn’t been released yet, is turning... Read more...
On Monday, mobile security researchers at FireEye reported on the discovery that an iOS app installed using enterprise/ad-hoc provisioning would be able to replace genuine apps installed on a user’s phone. Dubbed the “Masque Attack” vulnerability, the US government has issued an additional warning... Read more...
It appears that Apple has high expectations for the Apple Watch if rumors are to believed. According to Taiwan-based web publication Digitimes, Apple has ordered enough chips to produce around 30 to 40 million units of its first ever smartwatch. According to unnamed industry sources, the website also claimed that the... Read more...
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