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Has the smartphone market reached a point of diminishing returns? Time will tell, though according to market research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments only grew 10 percent to 354 million units in the third quarter of 2015. That sounds like a lot, but it actually represents the industry's slowest... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment for HOT deals, direct from TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Dell XPS 8900 Intel Core i7-6700 based system with discrete NVIDIA graphics, a Samsung 32GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDHC Card, an Epson Premium XP-820 Small-in-One Wireless Color Photo Printer, and... Read more...
Someday people will look back and wonder how we ever managed to navigate the Internet at anything less than 1Gbps. To that future generation, sub-1Gbps downloads (and uploads) will look as pedestrian as dial-up does to us today. We're not there yet, but Google is determined to make that future a reality by continually... Read more...
Does everybody remember the Kinect camera? You know, the pricey accessory that was included in every single Xbox One console box until Microsoft wised up and concluded that 1) customers weren’t keen on the $499 price tag compared to the PlayStation 4’s $399 price of entry and 2) gamers didn’t really care about the... Read more...
There are few things that will strike fear in the heart of even the toughest son of a gun. One is looking over your schedule and discovering your next game is against the New England Patriots (just ask the Steelers, Bills, Jaguars, Cowboys, Colts, and Jets about that). And the second? That moment of horror when a... Read more...
Thanks to the emergence of NVIDIA’s G-SYNC, AMD’s FreeSync, i.e Adaptive Sync, 4K and various other display technologies, we’ve had the pleasure of evaluating a number of new monitors recently. One of our favorites from this past year was the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q. Although it featured a resolution of “only” 2560x1440, and employed a TN panel,... Read more...
Google is prepping a new flagship phone for pre-order sale, the Nexus 6P, and it looks every bit a top-end device. Naturally the only logical thing to do with a high-tech handset loaded to the brim with cutting edge components is tear into the sucker and get a close-up look at its guts. Ah, but save yourself the cost... Read more...
If you’re in need of some nice external storage, we’ve got a couple of awesome deals on Monster products running in the HotHardware Shop you’ll want to check out. A two pack (32GB and 64GB) of Monster Digital Super Speed USB Flash Drives are 70% off and a compact, external 128GB SSD is 56% off. Details and... Read more...
After teasing us and dropping a few hints here and there, OnePlus officially lifted the veil on its low-cost “X” smartphone. And we must say, OnePlus managed to cram in a lot of functionality at an insanely low price. As we’ll seen in little bit, the One Plus X is poised to give some recently announced Android... Read more...
By the end of the year, market research firm eMarketer predicts that 39.5 million U.S. adults (18 years old and over) will use wearables, a category that includes smartwatches and fitness trackers. If so, it will mean the category has grown nearly 58 percent compared to last year, though it's just the beginning of... Read more...
Samsung, like most device manufacturers, want to place a display into every aspect of your digital life. From televisions, to computers, to tablets, to smartphones, to smartwatches — Samsung has you covered. So we’ve been watching with great interest as Samsung teased its Galaxy View tablet, and even more so when... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, straight from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo Flex 3 14 Intel Core i7-6500U based laptop with touch, an Alienware Alpha ASM100-1580 mini gaming PC, a Portable 50800mAh Vehicle Car Jump Starter and Portable Power... Read more...
As great as it was to win the battle for net neutrality, it would have also been great to experience the same victory with CISA. Alas, it has not happened, and the reality of it couldn't be more unfortunate, or perhaps discouraging. CISA stands for "Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act", and its name doesn't leave... Read more...
Sometimes, it's a little too easy to take things for granted, and where tech is concerned, that can be with regards to Internet connection speeds. Sometimes, I find myself a little annoyed that I can't upload a video to YouTube fast enough, but for some in this world, merely getting a webpage to load in under a minute... Read more...
With all due respect, if watching the official launch trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront doesn't get you pumped for the game's release next month, you might not have a pulse. Seriously, we think it's even listed as a warning sign for a zombie related disease in WebMD. That also means the pressure is on developer DICE... Read more...
Shh, do you hear that? Neither do we, nor are we supposed to. In case you're wondering, we're listening for MSI's Cubi N mini PC, only we can listen until the cows come home and never hear a peep from the tiny box. That's because it's a fanless system designed to deliver "ultra-silent" (not just silent!)... Read more...
If you were one of the many people that eagerly preordered the new Nexus 6P flagship Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone, we have some bad news for you. It appears that Google and the manufacturer of the Nexus 6P, Huawei, have encountered a few snags with production and will have to delay some shipments. The Nexus... Read more...
Electric and self-driving vehicles are already here in some capacity, though if you think about it, the existing solutions are clunky. That's because neither technology has been around long enough to mature. Electric vehicles haven't yet replicated the combination of performance and distance capabilities of their gas... Read more...
Ahhh, the 90s. The early to mid-1990s saw the rise (and eventual fall) of high-tech, high-powered Japanese sports cars that delighted the eyes and the senses. Three of the most prominent vehicles during their era were the Nissan 300ZX, Toyota Supra, and of course, the Mazda RX-7 (FD). My favorite of the trio was no... Read more...
Microsoft just opened a brand new, flagship store at 677 5th Avenue, in New York City. And since we’re just a short drive away, and were already spending some time in Manhattan today with the folks from Motorola and Verizon, we thought we’d pop in and take a look around. Microsoft's New Flagship Store On 5th... Read more...
It seems like we keep repeating ourselves, but Apple has posted yet another record quarter thanks to strong iPhone sales. Apple reported record fiscal Q4 revenue of $51.5 billion and net profit of $11.1 billion. These figures were up substantially from the same period last year, when earnings and net profit came in at... Read more...
Update, 5:00PM 10/27/15 - Fresh back from Moto's New York event, we have udpated this piece with some hands-on views of the new Droid Turbo 2 flagship. We’ve seen leaks and teasers for Motorola’s new Droid Turbo 2 Android flagship for weeks. However, the Lenovo-owned company today officially announced the... Read more...
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