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The Monday after Thanksgiving is known as Cyber Monday, basically a Black Friday event for online shoppers who'd rather sit in their PJs and click their way to savings than battle obnoxious crowds to save $50 on a toaster. It's now the most lucrative online shopping day of the year, and just as retailers have been... Read more...
Back in July, we brought you the news of a “real life” Star Trek Communicator that was patterned after the prop used in Star Trek: The Original Series. Produced by The Wand Company, the Communicator is little more than a glorified Bluetooth handset, but it damn sure does look good in the process. It should come as... Read more...
Sorry all you rebel scum, but I've joined the Dark side. You can too through a new collaboration between Google and Disney that will see all of your Google accounts get a themed makeover. Or if you'd rather, you can join the Light side, otherwise known as the losing side at the moment (though not by much). Once you... Read more...
One thing you won't find in any of the reviews of Fallout 4, including our own, is any mention of a harpoon gun. Nevertheless, it exists, though not in the final version of the game that made it to retail. Apparently it's a weapon that Bethesda's developers created but later scrapped, or maybe it's intended for a... Read more...
The developers at Rocksteady Studios have given up on fixing multi-GPU support in Batman: Arkham Knight. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (just WB from here on out) confirmed that was the case when addressing a gamer's question on Steam's community forums. At this point in game's development -- post... Read more...
At HotHardware, we report on the latest and up-and-coming smartphones all of the time. Some of those are a bit more interesting than the others, and among the recent crop of devices we've covered, there's one that definitely has a bit more "pop": the Pepsi P1. Today, we get confirmation that the phone is real, and it... Read more...
When a company comes along with a new product and says, "Forget raised. The bar has been destroyed.", they're giving it an incredible build-up that's easy to fall short of. With Origin PC's EON17-SLX, though, the company knows it has a good thing going. If you want high-end desktop performance in a notebook, this is... Read more...
Dozens of Starwood hotels around the country were hit with malware that enabled cyber thieves to access credit and debit card information from point of sale terminals. The malware affected a variety of locations on Starwood properties, including restaurants, gift shops, and other places where customers might have... Read more...
You might be surprised to find out that Microsoft's newest mobile app is for Android and not its own platform, though there's a reason for that. The app, called AppCompanion, scours a user's Android handset for installed apps and offers up a list of matching ones and similar alternatives that are available for Windows... Read more...
Although Intel is holding many of the architectural details regarding its latest Skylake-based, 6th generation Core processors back until the Intel Developers Forum goes down in San Francisco in a couple of weeks, the company is announcing a pair of new processors and a companion chipset today. Skylake is a “tock” in... Read more...
We've talked lots in the past about vulnerabilities that hit home and enterprise routers, but not quite as much about cable modems, where the importance of good security is arguably even more paramount. The reason for that is that most often, customers do not have control over the firmware in such devices. If a... Read more...
It seems like we can't go a single day without hearing about something relating to virtual reality, and because of that, it's easy to forget about AR, or augmented reality. Both VR and AR cater to different sorts of needs, and with its HoloLens, Microsoft has in the past proven that AR isn't just about fun, it's about... Read more...
It might have once sounded like a pipe dream, but more than one company is trying to convince us that hoverboards are going to be a thing of the future. Last year, a company called Hendo hit the Web in a big way with a prototype that looks just as cool as we'd hope. This past August, a few months in advance of "Back to the Future Day", Lexus Read more...
We've been hearing about Windows 10 Mobile for a long time now, and the good news is the wait is almost over for devices not named Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL. Microsoft and its team of developers continue to make progress towards a gold release. In the meantime, the newest build (10586.11) is now being pushed out to... Read more...
If "gold is best," as we've been told in a hilarious skit that appeared on Conan O'Brien, then what is Gold Platinum? Whatever the answer, it's the new color option Samsung splashed on its Galaxy Note 5 just in time for the holiday shopping season, and it's now widely available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and... Read more...
Tesla Motors is recalling every Model S electric sedan that it has ever built — a total over over 90,000 vehicles to date. And wouldn’t you know, just a single part is at fault for the recall, and not a single person has been injured as a result of the defect. However, Tesla is being proactive about the safety of... Read more...
We reported earlier this week on a rumor which claims that Intel's next top-end enthusiast processor will pack an impressive 10 cores, along with a healthy 25MB of L3 cache. Unlike most enthusiast launches we've seen from Intel over the past few years, Broadwell-E will be special in that there will be four models to... Read more...
You can create just about anything with a 3D printer these days. That includes guns, pancakes, and now a running shoe, courtesy of New Balance, which beat rivals Nike and Adidas to the punch. New Balance also got a major assist from 3D Systems, a company based in North Carolina that developed a new elastomer powder... Read more...
It’s almost time to close out another week, but before we go, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals to share, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Dell XPS 8900 Core i7-6700-powered desktop system, a set of MEE Audio Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones, a Samsung... Read more...
T-Mobile's been on a mission to disrupt the wireless market, hence why it calls itself the un-carrier. One of the more recent and controversial initiatives to come from T-Mobile is Binge On, a program that allows that allows customers to access certain streaming services without it counting against their data caps. On... Read more...
It's hard to believe this year is nearly over. It feels as if our holiday gift guides are being assembled at an ever more rapid pace. Perhaps that has to do with the non-stop innovation in the tech sector, and our insatiable desire to absorb as much technical data as possible. Each year, the leaps in processing power... Read more...
Developer and publisher Bethesda is over the moon happy with the initial response to Fallout 4, the newest and fifth major installment in its highly popular post-apocalyptic Fallout series. Fallout 4 exploded onto the market with 12 million copies shipped and $750 million in sales on its first day of availability and... Read more...
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