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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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Over five years ago, AMD launched the R9 Fury, R9 Nano, and showed off something called Project Quantum. Project Quantum would have been a wholly redesigned PC from AMD with its own hardware inside. As the GPUs came and went, Project Quantum went dark... until today. A Twitter user by the name @Pete_2097 discovered a... Read more...
Approximately two weeks ago, the U.S. military’s Cyber Command, under the National Security Agency (NSA), executed a coordinated attack on the Trickbot botnet. This attack included sending disconnect commands to computers infected with the Trickbot malware, and spoofing records, so the collection of target data has... Read more...
Comcast announced that it has managed to deliver 1.25 Gig symmetrical speeds over a hybrid fiber-coax network. The company claims that this is a “10G technical milestone” on the path to future upgrades for consumer internet connections. In Jacksonville, Florida, technicians for Comcast deployed a system that delivers... Read more...
Huawei has been embroiled in controversy after the U.S. Government accused the company of spying for China. Since those allegations, the Chinese manufacturer has struggled with trade bans with U.S. companies. Companies such as Qualcomm, Mediatek, and TSMC have been trying to hatch trade deals so they can send parts to... Read more...
It looks like someone else is trying to circumvent Apple’s obtuse rules for their App Store. Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate streaming subscription service -- namely, Project xCloud -- was blocked from the App Store because each game could not be individually reviewed. However, this will not stop Microsoft from... Read more...
Epic Games and Apple will be facing off in court a little earlier than expected. The trial date for Epic Games vs. Apple is now set for May 3rd, 2021, at 8:30am PT as to avoid conflicts with a backlog of other trials. In the meantime, there are other pretrial due dates for both companies to submit information.  The... Read more...
The scarcity of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 series cards has been a source of consternation for gaming enthusiasts and financial temptation for unscrupulous resellers. And it turns out that at least one of NVIDIA's board partners is up to no good as well. It was recently found that a subsidiary of MSI has... Read more...
When someone thinks of malware, the usual thought is an EXE file containing offending code that is downloaded to a target machine and executed by the user. However, a team at SecureList is trying to make people aware that an incredibly persistent malware framework can exist within a PC's UEFI firmware. The team... Read more...
In an interview with Korean publication Naver, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, commented on the sales forecasts for the PlayStation 5 and price increases for games with the next generation of consoles. While quelling concerns of stock limitations and justifying price hikes, the statements could be... Read more...
The Google Suite of products for productivity is getting a new look under the new name of Google Workspace. The new identity is meant to show “a new deeply integrated product experience, plus new editions to purchase tailored to customers' needs.” This new brand will roll out to business customers immediately and will... Read more...
Do you have any plans for the weekend? If not, your plans could quickly turn in to playing the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War beta starting October 8th for early access preorders on the PS4. The beta test for other platforms will start October 15th for those early-access preorders. To get hyped up for these... Read more...
A few weeks ago, Azure received an NVIDIA A100 upgrade to its virtual machines. Announced at GTC, NVIDIA is now building its supercomputer with the A100 platform across the pond. This behemoth, dubbed Cambridge-1, will be the most powerful supercomputer operating within the United Kingdom. It will become available to... Read more...
The concept of Time travel often comes up in a multitude of pop culture references, and it gets rather confusing with all the interpretations. If you begin to think about it, paradoxes and loopholes plague our understanding of how it all should work too. After all, it's science fiction is it not?  Based on the math of... Read more...
Since we are a month and change out from the PlayStation 5 launch day, we are getting some new information about the console through various channels around the world. In Japan, Sony worked with YouTube Gaming and some content creators to produce videos showcasing hands-on gameplay. Out of Russia, some questionable... Read more...
Apparently, phone-based VR experiences were not the right call, for Google at least. Today, the company has announced it is sunsetting Daydream VR software and terminating sales of the headsets. After Android 11, the Daydream app may no longer work on mobile devices. However, third-party software may continue working... Read more...
Flying over real-life locations in a highly detailed cockpit has made Microsoft Flight Simulator one of the most scenic and gorgeous games this year. Since before the game’s launch, players have been requesting a VR mode, and they are finally getting it. Microsoft has outlined the beta phase for VR in Microsoft Flight... Read more...
Nintendo is bringing Mario Kart into your living room, but not in the way you’d expect. With the new Mario Kart Live Home Circuit set, you can design and play on tracks in your home with the power of augmented reality. It is as simple as setting up the race gates and running the track with your kart. You can then... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is bringing the power and performance of Intel 11th generation Core processors (Tiger Lake) to select devices this fall. The HP Spectre x360 14, HP Spectre x360 13, HP Envy x360 13, and HP Envy 13 have all attained Intel EVO verification and are “designed for users seeking the best in performance... Read more...
On October 6th, Apex Legends is getting a new collection event called Aftermarket. The event's update adds new cosmetics, a new limited-time mode (LTM) called Flashpoint, free rewards, and perhaps most importantly cross-play capabilities. While cosmetics are interesting, the cross-play capability is big news. Chad... Read more...
If you own an Apple Watch Series 3 and encountered issues after the latest watchOS 7 update, you are not alone. This week, many bugs were reported with watchOS 7, including battery drain, GPS data loss, and missing features. If you want to fix these issues, Apple has left instructions on how to backup and restore your... Read more...
Besides the headlining Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 smartphones at Google’s “Launch Night In” event hosted this afternoon, Google also took the wraps off the new Nest Audio and the Chromecast with Google TV. These devices should make entertaining easy with the power of Google inside. First up is the Nest Audio smart... Read more...
The United States Department of Justice has had a magnifying glass on Google for quite some time now, and seemingly they have found something incriminating that is worth pursuing. According to sources familiar to the situation, the US DoJ may file a lawsuit against Google as soon as next week. Going back to 2019, the... Read more...
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