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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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Since COVID-19 has halted events around the world, Google has had to become creative with the way they are launching new products. On Wednesday, September 30th, Google will be hosting “Launch Night In” to showcase “a new Chromecast, the latest smart speaker, and new Pixel Phones.” Earlier this month, a leak from... Read more...
Microsoft seems to have their head in the clouds, or rather, their games are in the cloud now. Today, Kareem Choudhry, corporate VP of cloud gaming at Microsoft, announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users across 22 countries will be able to play more than 150 games via the cloud starting tomorrow. Earlier in... Read more...
Acer is bringing gaming monitor goodness to the market with their upcoming Acer XV282K KV monitor. This 28” 4K IPS display is packed with features and specifications such as AMD FreeSync, an HDR600 rating, 1ms response times, and 144Hz refresh rates. Looking at the TaoBao page that it cropped up on, this gaming... Read more...
We can expect one small step for man and one giant leap for SpaceX and their SN8 Starship in approximately a week from now. Yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted that the SN8 Starship is being prepared for static fire tests and a flight to 60,000 feet and back. Back in August, we reported on SpaceX doing 150-meter hops with... Read more...
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are getting the wireless treatment in a bid to compete with Apple's AirPods Pro. Available for preorder now, and shipping on October 15th, these noise-canceling wireless earbuds will be set to stun upon arrival. Last week, redditors discovered a now-defunct Vimeo link showcasing the new... Read more...
iFixIt, the leading authority on tools and device teardowns, has gotten their hands on a Microsoft Surface Duo. For a $1,400 device, one would not expect “booby traps” in wiring, a “built-in death-clock” with battery replacement, and overall disassembly trouble leading to a repairability score of 2/10. iFixit's... Read more...
Apple has come under first in recent weeks from companies like Microsoft and Facebook for its onerous App Store policies regarding game streaming apps. This week, Apple updated their App Store Review Guidelines and subsequently made things more confusing. A few weeks ago, an app developer fought the Apple... Read more...
Around the world, democracy is being attacked physically and digitally. Following the election interference in 2016, Microsoft has stepped up their game to help quell issues. In early September, they announced DeepFake detection A.I., and now Microsoft is detecting cyberattacks that target U.S. elections. From... Read more...
Just three weeks ago, Microsoft Flight Simulator was released to the world. Now, the game's team is preparing to release an update to the game to provide content updates as well as some needed fixes, as reported by the community. According to the development update, it has been a busy week for the team behind MSFS... Read more...
A new Windows 10 Insider update approaches, huzzah! In Windows 10 Insider Update 20211, Windows is adding a search feature within the default apps menu in settings as well as the ability to access Linux files and filesystems. When setting default apps, there could be a wide number of files you can change settings... Read more...
Yesterday, Microsoft dropped pricing information on the Xbox Series X and Series S. Coming in at $499 and $299 respectively, these should be pretty good devices at attainable prices. The Xbox pricing announcement, however, seemed to have Sony shaking in their boots according to a source familiar with the... Read more...
Following the troubles with Android last year, Huawei took the wraps off their OS, HarmonyOS. Now the Chinese company is updating the OS to HarmonyOS 2 and it will be running on devices in 2021 to replace the “pirated” Android versions that they were running. At its developer conference in August 2019, Huawei... Read more...
On this update to Days of Our Lives the Epic Games versus Apple saga, logins for Epic Games users are going to look a little different. Starting on September 11, 2020, users will not be able to sign into their Epic Games account using an Apple account. Back in 2019, Apple required developers to use Apple sign-in if... Read more...
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has been lurking on the horizon for a while now. The developers behind the new CoD game, Treyarch, have added some new things into the mix, a fresh Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailer and new features for the multiplayer aspect of the game. In the action packed trailer, you get... Read more...
At E3 2019, Xbox introduced Xbox Game Pass to bring games to the masses with their subscription model. Now, Xbox is pairing up with EA to provide EA Play at no extra cost, thus expanding the offerings of Game Pass Ultimate. EA Play, formerly Origin Access and EA Access, has a wide variety of EA games in its library... Read more...
What do the Broadway musical song The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow and battle royale classic game Fortnite have to do with each other? Apparently, representatives at AMD are floating out hints in multiple entertainment genres that something BIG is coming soon. Tonight, Frank Azor, Chief Architect Of Gaming Solutions &... Read more...
Android 11 is being released today and it is turning the feature set “up to 11.” This new Android version has a focus of three themes: people, controls, and privacy. This update is dropping for Pixel devices from the Pixel 2 onward. As mentioned, the three themes are the most important talking points of the update... Read more...
Just last month, dissidents of Microsoft Edge wished to get rid of the browser and sought workarounds for its removal. Now, Microsoft has updated their explanation on why it cannot be regularly uninstalled. Back in June, the Chromium-flavored Microsoft Edge began its rollout to Windows users through Windows... Read more...
Gigabyte, manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has unveiled its first “tactical gaming” monitor. We do not know what tactical gaming is, but we do know the Aorus FI25F is a 1080p SuperSpeed IPS gaming monitor to power gamers’ needs. First off, let’s talk specs on this monitor. Using Gigabyte SuperSpeed... Read more...
In the past several weeks, a game by the name of Fall Guys has taken the world by storm. Big names like PewDiePie, Dr. Disrespect, shroud, and PaymoneyWubby have been playing the jellybean parkour game on Twitch. With this kind of spotlight, a glaring cheating issue has been brought up in Fall Guys and it is now being... Read more...
AMD-based gaming laptops have been around for some time now, but MSI is going all-in with AMD with two new models: the Alpha 15 and Alpha 17. Powered by a Ryzen 7 4800H and a Radeon RX 5600M, MSI wants to offer “desktop-class performance as an appealing and affordable option for mainstream gamers.” AMD is a good... Read more...
Yesterday, we wrote about Amazon’s Labor Day deals. Of course, Best Buy has some Labor Day deals in the oven too, and they are pretty hot. This weekend at Best Buy, TV deals are at the top of the Labor Day list.  If you have the coin to spare, you can get a 75” 4K TV from Samsung at $849.99, $150 off regular price... Read more...
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