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All News for September 2014

Last month, we got our first major preview of Apple's upcoming 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino thanks to an enterprising drone owner. While all we saw was basically an outline of things to come, it quickly became clear that once finished, this campus is going to be nothing short of staggering - both in size, and... Read more...
A deal between AT&T and Mojio will turn cars, manufactured after 1996, into connected cars through AT&T’s wireless network. This would allow eligible cars already on U.S. roads, around 160 million vehicles, to be able to run a self-diagnostic to make sure everything is alright among other things. “Having AT&T as... Read more...
There are plenty of ways to bling out your PC with an LED light show. You can install LED fans, cold cathode tubes, LED strips, and a few other options. Still not enough? Than perhaps you'll be interested to know that NVIDIA, for the first time ever, has begun selling GeForce GTX SLI LED bridges in 2-Way, 2-Way Spaced, and 3-Way Spaced configurations.... Read more...
Content creators are quickly running out of excuses for not taking advantage of 4K Ultra HD resolutions. That's because the transition from Full HD 1080p to 4K Ultra HD is taking place faster than anyone expected, and it's due to hardware makers taking the initiative rather than waiting on content creators to force... Read more...
If you’re driving a Tesla Model S, you’ll soon notice an update to the software powering your car’s wildly-cool, 17-inch display. In fact, you may have already received Tesla’s Software 6.0 update, thanks to the electric car’s over-the-air updating capability. The Tesla Motors Model S has... Read more...
Microsoft has a long history of heavily discounting its software for students and teachers, but its newest offer takes the price tag right off the popular Microsoft Office. If you are a teacher or a student who has a valid email address from your school, you may well be able to sign up for a free subscription to... Read more...
Samsung just came up with a solution for those times when you need a quick charge but there's no power outlet in sight. Using the company's new Power Sharing cable, you can transfer power directly from your Galaxy device to any micro USB-compatible gadget, like a smartwatch or a tablet, to name just two examples. "The... Read more...
Lyft, a privately held ridesharing service headquartered in San Francisco, has pulled over curbside to pick up Hitch, a carpooling startup also located in the most densely populated city in California (and second most densely populated city in the entire U.S. after New York City). The acquisition will be used to... Read more...
Short and to the point, Apple says that reports claiming the company plans to shutter its streaming Beats Music service are "not true." Beyond that succinct statement, Apple had nothing else to say on the matter, so we'll have to draw our own conclusions on what's going on, one of those being that the Beats Music... Read more...
As the smartphone wars rage on, LG's tossing out yet another device with even more impressive innards. The company's new LG G3 Vigor is coming to AT&T with HD Voice starting September 26, all for zero down and a $100 bill credit with a new line of service on AT&T Next. Of course, you'll need to be prepared to pay monthly for your device... Read more...
As iOS 8 rolls out across Apple's devices, the bug reports -- the inevitable, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes maddening bug reports -- have begun to surface as well. iPhone and iPad users are complaining of slow keyboards, iMessage problems, glitches, app crashes, content management issues, missing content, sticky... Read more...
After China announced that it would be removing its ban on gaming consoles, there was speculation as to which console manufacturer would try to take advantage of the new market. Up until now, it appeared that Microsoft would be the first to release its console in the Chinese market on September 23. However, the company changed its mind today,... Read more...
Good news for PlayStation 4 owners who have yet to subscribe to Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription which gives access to the PlayStation Network. The company announced today that this weekend, PS4 users will have access to the console's online multiplayer for free. Starting on September 26 at 12:00 AM Pacific... Read more...
Corsair has long been a part of the PC gaming world, thanks to its Dominator line of memory and high-end power supplies, cases, and other gaming accessories. Now, the company is planting its flag firmly in the gaming PC accessory space with its Corsair Gaming brand. Headsets, keyboards, mice, and other accessories for... Read more...
We think NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology holds a lot of promise for gamers, though availability is a bit scarce at the moment, with just a few panels supporting the feature. Go ahead and add AOC's G24060PG 24-inch gaming monitor to the mix. AOC's newest display implements G-SYNC technology, which works with supported... Read more...
We've always wondered if the digital world was spacious enough for Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, and it seems that the answer to that is becoming ever clearer. G+ was mocked for years by those who felt that it joined the social race too late, and that Google was simply bullying users of its other products into signing up and linking an account.... Read more...
It looks as though the rumored Nexus 9 tablet is indeed in the works and will be manufactured by HTC, a company that has largely avoided the competitive tablet game. Although neither Google nor HTC have officially revealed the Android tablet, The Wall Street Journal is reporting confirmation from its sources that... Read more...
Sure, there exists an intense animosity between Samsung and Apple, the top two players in the mobile phone market, but both should be flattered for taking design cues from one another. Apple did it by finally bringing bigger size iPhone models to market, something Samsung has been doing for several years now, and... Read more...
A lot of interesting products have received funding on Kickstarter over the years. The Oculus Rift started out as a successful Kickstarter campaign along with the Virtux Omni VR Treadmill while AirVR is one of the latest projects to seek funding. However, there are times when projects aren’t able to be... Read more...
As much as we obsess about the latest and hottest hardware, we sometimes like to take a look at a value system to see what kind of bang you can get for your buck on a tight budget. And with the school year just getting underway, the Dell Inspiron 11 3147 caught our eye as a possible candidate for a highly mobile classmate or conference room... Read more...
EMC, a player in the IT data storage field and headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is trying to decide what direction to go in once its Chief Executive Officer Joe Tucci steps down early next year. Under pressure from hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., which now has a big stake in the company, EMC is once again considering a merger... Read more...
Here's a PSA from your favorite tech website (HotHardware, of course!): Verizon Wireless is now offering Advanced Calling 1.0 across its nationwide network on select smartphones. Advanced Calling is more commonly known as Voice over LTE, or VoLTE, with Verizon's offering a first-generation service suite available on... Read more...
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