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After taking a mulligan on the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, which was pulled from store shelves just days after its release and re-launched a month ago, developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (just WB from here on out) have released yet another patch to fix a litany... Read more...
Some Amazon shoppers report having received an email from the online retailer to let them know that their passwords have been reset. Usually that's cause for concern, such as a security breach -- something that's become all too common as of late -- but in this case Amazon says it's simply being cautious. If that's... Read more...
Sony is riding high as a kite heading into the holiday season on the knowledge that it's sold over 30.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles to date. Having launched two years ago, the PS4 is demonstrating a rate a growth and adoption that's unprecedented in the history of PlayStation hardware, Sony says. "We are sincerely grateful that gamers Read more...
We’ve all heard about Wi-Fi — the ubiquitous wireless networking standard is commonplace in just about all of our gadgets (smartphones, tablets and notebooks) and even our cars, as well as some home automation and IoT products. It’s hard for most people not to go a day without using Wi-Fi at some point, and with... Read more...
Thanks to the New Xbox One Experience update, Xbox One users not only get a Windows 10-esque user interface, but they also get Xbox 360 backwards compatibility along with Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming. Given all of these fresh goodies that Microsoft is providing to gamers, it’s understandable that some... Read more...
Android 6.0, otherwise known as Marshmallow, has been on the scene for less than two months and isn't all that widespread yet. CyanogenMod would like to change that while also showing some love for older devices. To do that, the team at CyanogenMod has begun rolling out the first nightly builds of CM13 with... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you the rather unfortunate news that a few models of new Dell laptops were shipping with eDellRoot, a self-signed root certificate that had its private key stored directly on the affected systems. Needless to say, this represents a rather serious security risk for customers, and is reminiscent of... Read more...
When Microsoft released Windows 10 to retail at the end of July, it followed a number of months of ever-growing hype. That, coupled with the fact that the company let regular users help test the OS for nine solid months prior, gave it a great chance of becoming one of the most-used Windows OSes ever. That seems to... Read more...
Elon Musk’s SpaceX hasn’t been able to find complete success when it comes to testing a completely reusable rocket for commercial space travel, but SpaceX’s failures were just greater incentive for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. You see, Bezos owns a private space firm called Blue Origin, and while it seems to fly under radar... Read more...
The entire team here at HotHardware has been plugged into the tech scene for ages. In fact, we’ve been doing our thing here on-line for close to two decades. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned about our readers in all that time, it’s that their affinity for technology and gadgets goes way beyond just PC hardware and mobile devices. Well,... Read more...
A task force for the Federal Aviation Administration has laid out a proposal that would require owners of unmanned aircraft to register their drones with the government. The registration system is one that's based on the weight of such aircraft and would only exempt ones that weigh less than 250 grams, or just over... Read more...
Xiaomi may have forfeited the top spot to Huawei as China's largest smartphone player, but that doesn't mean the company is throwing in the towel and conceding defeat. Just the opposite, Xiaomi has come out swinging with the Redmi Note 3, a premium-looking handset with some high-end features and a budget price... Read more...
Tesla Motors is opening up reservations for its Model X SUV to the general public, though if you plan on purchasing one, you'll need to make a $5,000 reservation payment towards a cash price that's no less than $80,000, albeit before incentives. After factoring in various things like the $7,500 federal tax credit and... Read more...
T-Mobile, now the third largest wireless carrier in the United States (behind Verizon and AT&T), is planning a series of special promotions for the holiday season. It's called Un-carrier Unwrapped and for the next month, T-Mobile will introduce a "special gift" for customers each week, starting with three full months... Read more...
AMD has gone through significant changes as a company over the last few months. Recently, we’ve seen them enter into a joint venture with Nantong Fujitsu for final assembly and test operations and form the new Radeon Technologies Group, led by longtime graphics guru Raja Koduri. Today, AMD is announcing another big... Read more...
Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban isn't known for holding his tongue, even when their are fines involved. If you thought that might change in the eSports arena, well, you'd be wrong. The billionaire trash talker dropped a couple of f-bombs at the Intel Extreme Masters tour in San Jose this past... Read more...
If you’re PC giant Lenovo, you’d probably like to forget all about the Superfish security debacle from earlier this year. Lenovo installed Superfish adware on its IdeaPad notebooks earlier this year complete with a self-signed HTTPS certificate. The certificate left Lenovo customers with affected machines open to... Read more...
Comcast doesn’t exactly have a sterling reputation when it comes to customer service or its business practices, and its latest stunt isn’t likely to win it to win it much praise either. Comcast doesn’t take too kindly to its customers pilfering copyrighted media content, so it has taken matters into its own hands by... Read more...
It's no secret that a countless number of mobile apps indulge in a bit more of our data than we'd like, and many even handshake with external servers, causing us to wonder what on Earth they're doing. Well, as some researchers at MIT have found out, a huge number of the top 500 apps on Google's Play Store send data... Read more...
When Samsung introduced its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices, it was universally praised for switching from plastic to glass and metal for a more premium feel, though the change in design came at a cost. Certain features were left out, one of the biggest being expandable storage by way of a microSD card slot... Read more...
Late last week, we were greeted with the wonderful news that Microsoft is cutting prices by $50 across-the-board for its Xbox One consoles. That means the “lowly” 500GB console bundles will be priced at $299 from November 26th through November 30th. Sony, which recently trimmed the regular retail price of the... Read more...
Dual drive setups are becoming more and more common as Solid State Drive (SSD) prices plummet.  Pairing a solid state boot drive with a multi-terabyte hard disk drive affords fantastic performance without paying a premium for your extra bulk storage requirements. However, SSDs are not on price parity with mechanical... Read more...
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