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The iPad might be the best selling tablet in the world, but in terms of customer satisfaction, Amazon tablet owners are the overall happiest with their purchase, according to J.D. Power's 2014 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study -- Volume 2. Now in its third year, the study measures customer satisfaction across five categories. In order of importance,... Read more...
Just in time for Halloween, HotHardware, AMD and Gigabyte have teamed up to put together one heck of a spook-tacular giveaway! This time around we're giving two of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely awesome HotHardware fans a chance to win an eight-core AMD FX-9590 Liqid-Cooled Edition... Read more...
The PC laptop market is a funny place. Good laptops are fairly easy to find, but great laptops are staggeringly rare. This is true even at the boutique end of the market, where manufacturers have a tendency to choose powerful components, but cram them into a chassis that can't handle the heat without sounding like a jet turbine, or pick great,... Read more...
Thousands of Hungarian citizens took to the streets in Budapest to protest against the pending Internet tax that was being debated by the established regime. As a result of the protests, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the Hungarian media that the internet tax will be removed from the country’s budget. "This... Read more...
Whether you love it or hate it, Reddit has a large audience that continues to keep the popular networking and sharing service growing to the point where it can give away 10 percent of its ad revenue to charity and purchase an app start-up developer. But now Reddit is relying on its audience to help jumpstart its own... Read more...
Well wishes are in order for Andy Rubin, co-founder and former boss of Android who oversaw the open source platform's development. More recently, Rubin managed Google's robotics division, though his time with the Mountain View firm is coming to end. Rubin is leaving Google to start an incubator for startups that want... Read more...
It's a good thing Sony's PlayStation 4 game console is selling so well, because if it weren't, the company would find itself posting an even bigger loss for its fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2014. As it stands, Sony reported a $1.25 billion net loss for the quarter and is on pace to lose a whopping $2.1... Read more...
You've probably noticed that smartphones aren't getting any smaller these days (even Apple caved to the craze with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus), though one way handset makers can offer bigger size displays without adding to the physical bulk of the smartphone itself is by reducing the bezel. There aren't many... Read more...
What would you describe yourself as doing right about... now? As in, right now. This very moment. Are you educating yourself? Taking a breather? Blowing off steam? Perhaps you're wasting time on the Internet, but perhaps that's not such a bad thing. Starting in a few months, the University of Pennsylvania will be... Read more...
Is there anything not to like about Halloween? The correct answer is an emphatic, "No!" Think about it for a second --after spending an evening stocking up on free candy and watching horror movies while munching on roasted pumpkin seeds, you can then head over to Steam and stock up on discounted games as part of the... Read more...
We've covered the battles between ISPs and various large-scale content providers multiple times before. From deliberately throttling Netflix users to older spats that prevented Time Warner customers from watching cable channels they'd legally paid for, these kinds of disagreements are common in America these days. A... Read more...
Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish my laptop had a mechanical keyboard!", but have been left depressed with the dearth of options? If so, MSI's latest gaming laptop is worthy of your consideration. Called the GT80 Titan, MSI has impressively embedded an entire mechanical keyboard in its base, complete with... Read more...
The Call of Duty series might not be for everyone, but every time Activision releases a new live-action video, I feel like it'd be a movie that many people would enjoy. They're simply well-put-together, and fun. The latest one, for Advanced Warfare, is no exception. Called "Discover Your Power", this video showcases... Read more...
When it comes to Google Glass there are some mixed emotions. While it is an interesting device, there are Google “Glass Haters” out there who are not comfortable with a device that can take pictures of them or record their actions being out in the open like that. But it is the device’s ability to... Read more...
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