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Even though Slack proudly touts its Slack AI feature as helpful time-savers, users are questioning how the software gets its job done. One user pointed out just how invasive Slack AI can be, using Slack’s own words. Slack, bought by Salesforce in 2021, advertises itself as an AI-powered platform for work which... Read more...
SpaceX recorded its 51st orbital mission of 2024 in spectacular fashion, as the launch produced a jellyfish-like effect in the evening skies above Florida. The launch was also the Falcon 9 booster’s record setting 21st flight, with two other boosters close behind with 20 launches under their belt. SpaceX launched... Read more...
The OLED iPad Pro launched earlier this week, and there are already complaints from some unfortunate owners who are experiencing a grainy display. Reports are coming in on both the 11-inch and 13-inch models, with one Reddit user confirming they do not have the Nano-texture glass add-on feature. Apple’s latest iPad... Read more...
The Google Pixel 8a launched earlier this week to rave reviews, including from us here at HotHardware. With solid build quality, beautiful OLED display, incredible cameras, and the same processor as the flagship Pixels, snagging a Pixel 8a for under $500 is quite a deal. While the Pixel 8a builds on the foundation of its Pixel 7a predecessor, Read more...
Xbox, in collaboration with partner Byowave, has radically upgraded the accessibility of its consoles with the Proteus controller for disabled gamers. The controller is a modular adaptive kit that provides disabled gamers the ability to build a controller in a way that works for them. Whatever you can say about... Read more...
NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured an up close and personal view of Jupiter’s moon Europa during a recent flyby. The detailed images of Europa’s surface highlight fractures, ridges, and bands that crisscross the icy moon’s surface. On September 29, 2022, Juno made its closest flyby yet of Jupiter’s moon Europa, coming... Read more...
Google unleashed a ton of announcements during the first day of its Google I/O 2024 event, with updates coming to Android making up just a few. Android announcements included updates to Google’s Circle to Search feature, a new on device assistant, and suspected scam alerts being delivered while on a call. As Apple... Read more...
The Sun has been emitting some strong solar flares as of late, with one of the latest being the biggest in half a decade. The flare was classified as an X8.7, with X-class denoting the most intense flares, and the number providing more information about its strength. According to the Space Weather Prediction... Read more...
Sony has announced its new leadership structure, which will include two CEOs taking charge of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). This is the first time Sony has decided to go with co-CEOs to manage its PlayStation side of the business. It was just last September that former SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan... Read more...
Out of the more than 5,000 exoplanets detected, only a handful have a density that is comparable to cotton candy. Exoplanets like these may bring to mind the iconic movie Killer Klowns From Outer Space, and the cotton candy cocoon guns the Klowns used. The latest of these exoplanets to be discovered, WASP-193b, is... Read more...
A new report states Apple is closing in on a deal with OpenAI to supercharge its iPhone with AI via ChatGPT. The upcoming AI features are expected to reach iPhones with the Cupertino-based company’s iOS 18 update. It is no secret that Apple has been hard at work preparing its jump to bring AI features to its... Read more...
First discovered in 2004, Asteroid Apophis, also known as “God of Chaos,” has been watched closely by astronomers and scientists. The large space rock has become the center of focus because of its expected close flyby of Earth on what is projected to be none other than Friday 13, 2029. Asteroid 99942 Apophis is... Read more...
After recent solar storms lit up the night sky across the Northern Hemisphere the last two nights, some may be wondering how to best capture the dazzling Aurora Borealis (Aurora Astralis in the Southern Hemisphere) lights with a smartphone. Well, NASA has a few tips and tricks up its sleeve for capturing not only the... Read more...
Razer Firefly V2 Pro Illuminated Mouse Mat: MSRP $99 Razer's new Firefly V2 Pro RGB-enabled mouse mat looks wild and offers a ton of customization options via Razer's Synapse app. 16.8M color customizable RGB lighting Near frictionless mouse movement Rubberized base holds mouse mat secure Expensive Fairly large We're... Read more...
NASA wants to build the first lunar railway system providing payload transport on the Moon. The autonomous railway system could be a vital part of building a sustainable lunar base in the 2030s. It is no secret that NASA wants to create a lunar base as part of its Moon to Mars plan. The space agency also knows that... Read more...
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) is currently monitoring the sun after a series of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) erupted on May 8, 2024. Space weather forecasters have issued a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch for the evening of Friday, May 10. According to NASA, the Sun emitted two... Read more...
Corsair announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire sim racing specialist Endor AG, owners of the popular Fanatec brand. Corsair has agreed to fund Endor’s short-term cash needs during negotiations for restructuring the company, which is currently about $75 million in debt. Fanatec is a one-stop... Read more...
An image captured by the Department of Energy-built Dark Energy Camera (DECam) showcases cometary globule CG 4, better known as “God’s Hand,” reaching through the cosmos in magnificent detail. CG 4 lies about 1,300 light-years away, in the constellation Puppis, and is only one of many cometary globules within the vast... Read more...
Stern Pinball, Inc. announced its newest line of pinball games featuring the most feared assassin, John Wick. The new line of pinball games were created in collaboration with Lionsgate, and will be available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models. Pinball machines have been an iconic center piece in many... Read more...
In honor of Black Hole Week, NASA has released a couple of videos produced on a NASA supercomputer, giving viewers a bird's-eye view of what it might look like if they ever plunged into the event horizon. While one video explains the black hole plunge, another renders a 360-degree view of what it would be like. The... Read more...
NASA hit the abort button on its launch of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft just two hours before it was scheduled for liftoff. NASA, Boeing, and United Launch Alliance are targeting a next possible launch date no earlier than Friday, May 10, 2024. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams were already aboard... Read more...
As AI continues to make its way into more avenues of life, bereaved loved ones are finding solace in AI-created voices and avatars in the likeness of a lost loved one. So much so that numerous AI start-ups are starting to cater to the needs of those left behind. When a loved one passes away, it can be extremely... Read more...
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