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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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Microsoft Windows 10 users are finally receiving the October 2020 Update, and it brings some UI freshening and new features. The Windows 10 Start Menu is finally getting a new look with updated icons and transparent logos. Microsoft Edge is also getting some new features to streamline usage across the Windows... Read more...
Microsoft Azure is blasting off to space with SpaceX’s Starlink satellites. Microsoft and Elon Musk’s company will be partnering to connect the Microsoft Azure cloud computing network to the Starlink internet service. A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced Azure Orbital, a way for satellites to connect to the cloud... Read more...
Today, the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Google in what is the largest tech antitrust case since Microsoft came under fire two decades ago. The lawsuit claims that Google has “stifled competition” with its online search and advertisement businesses, arguably the most significant parts of Google as... Read more...
This month, the Emotet botnet is going trick or treat, and it is only occupied with tricking. Previously, the malware spread by utilizing spam campaigns with Word or Excel files, but the botnet is back after a short hiatus. It is now using email “spam campaigns pretend to be invoices, shipping information, COVID-19... Read more...
Back in 2018, Apple had some troubles with swollen batteries in the Apple Watch Series 2. Since then, we had not heard of continuing batteries or other widespread hardware defects. Now, the Apple Watch SE may have become the hottest watch on the market, burning customers and destroying the watch display due to an... Read more...
Smart Displays, according to Google, are becoming “a hub that entertains and connects the whole home and whole family, all day (and night) long.” Google's updates need to reflect that sentiment, so Google has implemented ten new features to make Smart Displays a little better. These updates help to create a “brand new... Read more...
We have seen Gundam-themed PC parts before, and none of them were really up to snuff. At an event in Japan, ASUS Republic of Gamers showed off a solid execution of the Gundam theme. A whole lineup of Gundam PC parts and peripherals were showcased, and they all look pretty slick. If you are a Gundam anime fan, you may... Read more...
Since August, there have been rumblings of the next Samsung Galaxy device in the works. Previously, we heard of the S-Pen making its way to the next high-end Galaxy "S" phones, and then Samsung began mass production of 16Gb LPDDR5 memory for the new phones. Now, Steve Hemmerstoffer, also known as @OnLeaks on Twitter... Read more...
Amazon's Prime Day has come and gone, but the deals are still kicking for a little while longer. There is a smattering of products that we have highlighted, so see what you can pick up from the Amazon Prime Day bargain bin leftovers today. The Roku Family of Products If you want to give your TV the smart... Read more...
Are you prepared to create your own Viking legend from Norway's shores to the fields of England? The Assassin’s Creed Twitter account has announced that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has gone gold, meaning the game’s production had wrapped, and it can go to disc and digital storefronts. We will give a quick recap on what... Read more...
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head, and you do not quite know the lyrics, but you know the tune? These earworms can also be incredibly frustrating when you cannot find the song, but Google is now looking to solve this problem by allowing for “Hum to search” functionality. Following an update to Google... Read more...
Sony today released Software Update 8.00 for the PlayStation 4, which included a bunch of new social features. Sony also stealthily added a voice “Party Safety” notification letting users know their voice chat may be recorded. Some gamers were taken aback by this and were quick to call it out, and Sony subsequently... Read more...
Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor In Chief, explains that “The launch of a new generation of games is the culmination of epic creative and technical endeavors from developers around the globe, all focused on a single goal: delivering immersive new experiences and rich new worlds to explore.” This immersion and exploration... Read more...
A new Bluetooth security vulnerability has appeared, and this time Linux is under the gun. Andy Nguyen, an information security researcher, discovered the vulnerabilities. They are collectively known as BleedingTooth, which allows for zero-click remote code execution on Linux devices within Bluetooth range. The code... Read more...
Microsoft is giving another kick to Internet Explorer after its announced support was ending for Microsoft accounts and other services on November 13th. The company has also announced the end of support for Office 365 services in Internet Explorer next year. Ahead of these actions, Microsoft has sent out an email to... Read more...
Get ready to patch your Windows systems as a new bug has been discovered that can lead to the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. This bug, labeled the “Bad Neighbor” exploit (CVE-2020-16898), enables an attacker who crafts an IPv6 packet to completely crash a system. The team at Sophos Labs explains that in “tcpip.sys, a... Read more...
Last week, a security researcher team claimed Apple’s T2 security chip onboard many Macs was vulnerable to an exploit that could not be patched. This exploit would give an attacker full root access and kernel execution privileges. Now, another group has showcased a real-world method of this attack over USB-C. Apple’s... Read more...
In Windows 10, apps can automatically add themselves to the auto-start list, so they open up when you login to your desktop. The list of auto-start apps can oftentimes become incredibly long, and when many apps are opening, it can drag down a computer's performance. Users have always been able to modify this list, but... Read more...
New Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5 preorders have been incredibly scarce since the initial preorder window opened. Consumers have been buying them up like hotcakes, so it is a big deal when more preorders are available. If you are looking to get your hands on a new console, antonline, an online technology reseller... Read more...
Samsung has taken the wraps off what it is calling “the most affordable 5G smartphone to date.” The Galaxy A42 5G will pack some of the Samsung features consumers know and love alongside the 5G connectivity. It will launch in the United Kingdom, starting at £349 RRP or around $455. As Samsung puts it, the Galaxy A42... Read more...
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...
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