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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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Are you looking to get a cool 20,000 BattlePass XP in Fortnite for next to no work? Look no further than the Season 5 Week 9 Epic Games challenge of visiting a mysterious bunker. Finding any of the three bunkers spread evenly across the map should not be a challenge at all if you know where to look. Thus, we are sharing the locations of each Read more...
In December, details about Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) rules came out, threatening app developers with removal if they did not comply with the rules. Now, the largest ad provider, Google, is helping other developers and advertisers prepare for the oncoming privacy and data changes from Apple. The death of... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported on the subreddit /r/WallStreetBets that was effectively gaming the stock market and driving shares of GameStop stock to the moon. Today, it seems as though the crazy train just is not ending. The crowdsourced stock-mob has now driven (NYSE:GME) up approximately 129%, to around $350, at the time... Read more...
Late last year and early this year, gamers have been faced with a minimal stock of consoles and computer components. This in part due to extremely high demand, bots, and scalpers trying to get their hands on tech. It seems that the scalpers have gotten crafty in recent months, as some were able to buy PlayStation 5s... Read more...
On January 28th, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting a free update to bring festivity to every player’s island. This update will include “a colorful and feather-filled Festivale event, some heartfelt seasonal additions, new Reactions and new items to purchase.” Also, there are hints for an interesting... Read more...
Security researchers beware, as Google is reporting that a “government-backed entity based in North Korea” is targeting anyone working on vulnerability research and development. These attackers use several different accounts and means of communication to reach out to a target. Then, they share that they have a 0-day... Read more...
If you use Microsoft Teams and Outlook at work, you may have noticed that bringing files between the two platforms was a pain. Seemingly, 11,571 other people agreed when they upvoted a suggestion on the Microsoft Teams forum from 2016 that asked for the ability to drag and drop files between Outlook and Teams. Now... Read more...
Cookies of the edible kind are delicious and comforting, whereas cookies of the technological kind can save, store, and track data in web browsers across browsing sessions. Companies can use them for good or bad things depending on the implementation from a website, like Twitter, Facebook, or others. When it comes to... Read more...
When watching movies and television shows, bad audio can take viewers out of the moment in an epic battle scene or the final romantic moment between Romeo and Juliet. When it comes to TVs and sound systems, there is a certain level of hardware quality to be expected. However, when it comes to Android devices, your... Read more...
Whether you are streaming games on Twitch or working from home and regularly hopping on Zoom video calls, you want to sound and look your best. Besides the fact that you are wearing sweatpants or no pants, some decent audio and video equipment can up your game overall. This weekend, we have collected some deals on... Read more...
It appears that Corsair is trying to up its game in the SSD space soon with a Pro-level successor to the current Corsair MP600 SSD. The Corsair MP600 Pro leaked on Amazon yesterday and boasts a whopping 7,000MB/S (7GB/s) read and 6,850 MB/s (6.85GB/s) write speeds. This sort of performance would put Corsair in the... Read more...
In 2017, Microsoft filed a patent entitled “Creating a Conversational Chat Bot Of A Specific Person,” which was recently finally approved by the USPTO on December 1st, 2020. Over 21 pages of material are provided in the patent, covering the software, hardware, and other minutiae that come up with this idea. However... Read more...
In the coming weeks, Microsoft will reportedly be increasing the prices of its Xbox Live Gold subscription, much to the ire of people everywhere. Microsoft cites no change in price over the years, but customers view this as a way to shove people toward Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription. Whatever the reason, if you... Read more...
If you are doing a search in the outback, it may become significantly more difficult soon if Google keeps its threats. Recently, the Mountain View-based search engine company has been butting heads with the Australian government, which introduced rules that could force content aggregators, like Google, to pay for... Read more...
Electric vehicles are certainly the way of the future, but there are some roadblocks ahead of mass EV adoption. This includes concerns about the range and charging times of the vehicles, so you can get where you need to go without running out of juice. To solve this problem, Israeli company StoreDot has created and is... Read more...
Do you know when thieves leave their stolen goods out on the front porch for all to see, just because? We didn't think so. Sometimes hackers can be the dumber equivalent of thieves, as we have now found out. It appears that hackers behind a global phishing campaign did not protect their stolen goods and left them out... Read more...
The SolarWinds breach and subsequent attacks are shaping up to be the most elaborate and long-lasting attacks in some time. Microsoft has done a deep dive into the second stage of the attacks and has found that the attackers are both skilled and elusive. Overall, though, the deep-dive gives us a look into what... Read more...
Last year, 5G availability and performance was disappointing, and realistically not much has changed on that front. Apple touted "5G just got real" when the iPhone 12 family launched, but 5G tended not to be much better than 4G, if at all. Either way, the technology is still improving, and has more widely rolled out... Read more...
Have you ever tried to buy a game but found that it was not available in your region for some unknown reason? This may be due to a practice Valve’s game platform Steam does, called “geo-blocking.” This is done to lock out certain countries from getting a particular game or to manage pricing worldwide. The European... Read more...
The Atari VCS is one of those things that has been delayed time and time again, and it has become something of a myth. Atari still has them up on its website for preorder with claims that the new console will ship to consumers sometime this Spring. Ahead of the launch (maybe), Atari has sent some of the modern retro... Read more...
As time goes on, people are becoming more aware of their privacy and data security regarding the products they use. We saw this with the outpouring of concern over WhatsApp’s privacy policies, causing confusion. People do not typically think about their search engine, though, but that is changing as well. DuckDuckGo... Read more...
Early in December last year, Epic Games added the Mandalorian to Fortnite in the form of a skin. You cannot go without Grogu (Baby Yoda) when you have The Mandalorian, though, so he was added as a “back bling” at level 100. Now that players are finally starting to hit that level, they are noticing an issue with Grogu... Read more...
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