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Listen up, Rock Band 4 by Harmonix is friggin' awesome! No, I haven't played it, but that's the impression I and others might have gotten by glossing over user reviews posted to Amazon. Normally that wouldn't be a problem, except in this case, Harmonix employees involved in the development and promotion of Rock Band 4... Read more...
If you're in the market for a slick gaming notebook, we've got a giveaway running in the HotHardware Shop that may save you some big coin. Head on over to this page to sign up and you could win an awesome, Intel-Powered Alienware R13 R2. Check it out... Description Whether you game solo or frequent LAN parties, your gaming experience is Read more...
Microsoft’s Edge web browser is shaping up to be a formidable competitor to the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Well, we should that is true in overall performance, but not exactly when it comes to user experience (or web standards). Edge currently doesn’t support browser extensions, which add tons of... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from the good folks at TechBargains. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on an LG 43UF7600 43” 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, an Acer G257HL BMIDX 25" 1920x1080 IPS HDMI Widescreen LED-Backlit monitor, a Solove Titan 20000mAh Ultra Slim Power Bank, and more... Read more...
You may have to don a costume and go trick-or-treating if you want to score free candy on Halloween, but no such accessories will be necessary to snag some free hardware from T-Mobile a weekend ahead of time. This weekend and this weekend only, you can march into a T-Mobile store and walk out with a Samsung Galaxy S6... Read more...
It's been an exciting week for BlackBerry, its fans, and those who've been wanting to see the company score some big success with a new smartphone release. Kicking the week off, the company's PRIV smartphone was shown off in good detail, which included specs in addition to a close-up of the hardware design. Continuing... Read more...
It looks as though Google isn’t the only big name in tech that plans to resell wireless service as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). According to a new report, Comcast is looking to become an MNVO with the help of none other than America’s largest wireless carrier: Verizon Wireless. In 2011, Comcast a... Read more...
It was right around five months when Google Photos gained its own identity outside of Google+ as a standalone application, and in that time it's attracted over 100 million monthly active users, Google revealed in a blog post today. To celebrate the milestone, Google compiled a list of interesting data based on the... Read more...
We've all seen a distracted motorist veer off into a neighboring lane because he or she was too involved with operating a smartphone to safely navigate an automobile, but would the person be any better off using hands-free technology? Car makers think so, though new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety... Read more...
At this point, Windows 10 has been available for just over two-and-a-half months, and overall, it has received a warm reception. In those mere months, there have apparently been over 100 million installs, so if you're holding out on upgrading due to fear of issues, that should help instill a little bit of confidence. In my personal experience, Read more...
Ever since we first saw renders of the One A9 leak to the web, we all took notice of its similarity to the iPhone 6 (and the iPhone 6s). Some thought that the overall shape of the smartphone and the plastic antenna lines running across the back of the device bared more than a passing resemblance to the Apple’s... Read more...
Microsoft's been prepping a major update to the Xbox One due out in November, one that will introduce a completely re-imagined experience by integrating the speed and versatility of Windows 10, and it appears everything is on track, according to emails Xbox One Preview members have started to receive. Members of... Read more...
The rapid pace of innovation in the solid state storage market shows no signs of letting up. In only a few generations, the industry bumped up against the limits of the legacy SATA interface, and began leveraging PCI Express for additional bandwidth with some passable, though somewhat clunky bridged solutions (in... Read more...
With its upcoming PRIV smartphone, BlackBerry needs to strike the right chord with people. While the company was once a giant in the smartphone market, it's taken a nosedive in recent years, and has yet to deliver a product that anyone would consider a "win". Fortunately, PRIV does boast a couple of fantastic... Read more...
We here at HotHardware are suckers for fast SSDs, and the fine folks at Samsung decided to light up Dell World 2015 with two storage products that are sure to knock your socks off. We’ve reported on the PM1725 before, which is a half-height, half-length (HHHL) NVMe SSD that shows no mercy when it comes to transfer... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, a Dell U3415W 34" Curved 3440x1440 IPS UltraSharp Monitor, an Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 15,000mAh External Battery, and more. Full details for all of today’s... Read more...
In the cloud game, there is so much competition, it's hard to keep them all straight sometimes. But of them all, two giants that are fun to watch duke it out are Google and Microsoft - especially when it comes to online documents. While Google was ahead of the curve with regards to hosting office tools online... Read more...
If anyone has earned the luxury to take some time off from a busy work schedule to spend more time with family, it’s Joe Belfiore, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group. Belfiore has been a key evangelist for the Windows Phone platform in recent years and introduced us to the new Windows 10... Read more...
Verizon can hardly contain its excitement over a new flagship that's coming its way. That flagship is the Droid Turbo 2, and while we'll get a full look at the handset during a joint press event between Verizon and Motorola next week, the wireless carrier posted a teaser video on Twitter that provides a clear view of... Read more...
The growing list of manufacturers jumping on the Android Wear bandwagon today grew by one. Fossil has announced its new Q Founder which will take on the likes of Samsung, Motorola and Apple in the growing wearables category. Fossil isn’t providing many concrete details about the Q Founder, but we do know that it is... Read more...
Considering the fact that Western Digital just made a mammoth acquisition, I'm sure it would have preferred that bad news surrounding some of its products could have come out at any other time. Nonetheless, anyone that purchased a My Passport external hard drive between 2007 and 2013 and has been taking advantage of... Read more...
Western Digital today entered into a definitive agreement to purchase flash storage outfit SanDisk for approximately $19 billion. This follows a previous reported that SanDisk was in talks with both Western Digital and Micron about a potential sale, though at the time it was unclear if there were any offers on the... Read more...
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