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Nathan Ord is a tech nerd through and through.  Following any technology, from home and business applications to VR, anything is up his alley.  Starting out as the family repair guy and local "tech expert" for those around him, he helped out wherever he could.  Nathan came aboard HotHardware in 2020 and continuously enjoys what he does.  In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, playing video games, and just relaxing with friends. 
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Earlier this year, amateur investors over at the WallStreetBets subreddit drove GameStop stock to the moon, peaking around $350 in January this year from the prior $20. This led investment firms who bet against GameStop to lose quite a bit of money which subsequently had its own rippling effects. Now, one of these... Read more...
In May, China began a cryptocurrency crackdown that kicked off a mass exodus of digital miners from the country. Since then, this crackdown has continued and even been reaffirmed as of late with several major mines' shutdown. This has put cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum into a tailspin, and it is hard to... Read more...
Typically, when you buy a computer case, you need to plan everything out and either buy a case to fit the parts or vice versa. However, case manufacturer Lian Li is looking to solve this problem with the new Odyssey X, a case with two distinct looks and three internal configurations. Starting things off as if this... Read more...
NVIDIA DLSS is an AI rendering technology used to increase performance while allowing players to still enjoy high-fidelity and quality in games. As of late, this technology has been added to a myriad of games, such as Rainbow Six: Siege earlier this year. Now, the tech is slated to come to five new game titles in the... Read more...
As Amazon’s Prime Day rages on in the background, other companies are wanting to get in on the sales with special days of their own. With this, it appears that Best Buy is having a High-Tech flash sale today with some decent deals across all its technology categories. Take a look at just some of what we found... Read more...
Perhaps it is good to have a normal WiFi name or SSID, as one researcher found. Earlier this week, a new iPhone bug appeared that bricks any iPhone’s WiFi, if connected to a specifically named access point. While something like this could be used maliciously in theory, it would be hard to miss a hotspot named %p%s%s%s%s%n. On June 18th, Read more...
As many await on the Battlefield 2042 beta and full game to come out, hype has been building around the web. Gamers are now overloading Battlefield 4 servers and creating some awesome content involving the upcoming game. This outpouring of support is amazing to see, so let us look at some of what has happened and what... Read more...
Amazon’s massive sales kick off next week on June 21st, better known as Prime Day. Previously, Amazon gave us a glimpse at some of its products on sale, but the list is now growing. With only three days to go, Amazon is releasing details about a few of the 2 million deals that will become available during the two-day... Read more...
The Right to repair movement is a hot topic as manufacturers of various products ranging from mobile devices to tractors have stood in the way of third-party repairs, which tend to be cheaper than the OEM repair method. Even the Federal Trade Commission has intervened over companies blocking right to repair with a... Read more...
When people are hit by malware, it typically ends with files being locked or some other terrible outcome for the end-user. However, researchers have now discovered a piece of malware that turns the tables on people who try to pirate content by blocking illegal websites. As it turns out, perhaps not all malware is... Read more...
Today, Google announced a new family of virtual machines called Tau VMs, “optimized for cost-effective performance of scale-out workloads.” Furthermore, the Mountain View-based company has partnered with AMD to create the first VM in the line, the T2D, which is powered by 3rd Gen EPYC processors. In a blog post... Read more...
While there may be funny and impressive deepfakes out there, the technology poses a risk to trustworthy media and public figures. However, companies are working to prevent this sort of thing by developing robust deep fake detection tools. Facebook is the latest to join the group through reverse engineering generative... Read more...
Since the troubled launch of Cyberpunk 2077, games studio CD Projekt Red has been applying patches to fix the many issues plaguing the game. The company has now released patch 1.23, which brings a laundry list of fixes for quests, gameplay, visuals, stability, and more. Announced today on Twitter and the Cyberpunk... Read more...
Battlefield 2042 has been announced and shown off through game engine and gameplay footage during the past week. More recently, EA performed its first Battlefield Briefing, which gave a closer look at the upcoming game. In that briefing, which was recently updated, we found out that Battlefield 2042 will be... Read more...
As time marches onward, new developments and technologies come along, requiring the sunsetting of that which came previously. It appears that time has come for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as Rockstar has announced the shuttering of Grand Theft Auto Online on December 16th for the antiquated yet beloved... Read more...
With mobile phone displays switching over to OLED panels, companies like Japan Display Inc., specializing in LCD screens, face the consequences. However, OLED panels are not perfect, nor can they do everything, such as displays in virtual and augmented reality headsets. The pixel density of LCDs simply cannot be... Read more...
The Cyberpunk 2077 launch for PC and consoles left much to be desired after many bugs and glitches ruined the play experiences. However, the company behind the game, CD Projekt Red, has been working hard to recover from the nightmare, and it seems things are now going in its favor. Cyberpunk 2077, which was once... Read more...
Today was Nintendo's E3 event, and much was covered in the 1+ hour Nintendo Direct show. Now that everything has wrapped up let us look at some of the big game announcements below… Life Is Strange If you are a fan of the Life Is Strange series, Nintendo's E3 event held several announcements that should have you... Read more...
Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) is the company’s attempt to improve privacy around the web by replacing third-party cookies that dominate user tracking. In recent weeks, the FLoC has received quite a bit of scrutiny from WordPress and other organizations. It seems Amazon is the latest to join the... Read more...
Before Amazon’s Prime Day celebrations kick off properly on June 21st, the company is offering some of its products up for sale early. From smart speakers to smart glasses and several products in-between, take a look at what is on sale on Amazon right here. Echo Buds 2nd Generation If you are in the market for... Read more...
In 2020, Amazon Luna was announced as the company’s first foray into video games to compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft’s Project xCloud program. Through many trials and tribulations, the game streaming service is finally becoming more accessible. Starting on Prime Day (June 21st), Amazon Prime members can access... Read more...
Later this afternoon, video game company Take-Two will be hosting an interactive panel during E3, the multi-day video game industry event. Though they are the parent company of Rockstar Games and 2K Games, which could have several games to announce, this is not quite what we are expecting today. Starting at 10:15 AM... Read more...
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