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If you insert the Galaxy Note 5's S Pen into the device the wrong way -- blunt end first -- not only is it likely to get permanently wedged into the device, it can also break the handset's ability to detect when the S Pen is in or out. Some users found that out the unfortunate way, so Samsung is now including a... Read more...
There's too much fuzzy math involved in figuring out exactly how many people are on Google+, but whatever the actual figure is, Google would like it to be higher. To help achieve that goal, Google is giving its social network a total overhaul, one that will put the focus squarely on two distinct features, Communities... Read more...
If you’re a fan of classing gaming console, then you’ve likely no doubt heard of Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell helped found Atari and developed the classic game Pong. Apparently, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, as his sons, Tyler and Dylan Bushnell, are looking to bring retro gaming to a new generation with... Read more...
At $150, the Xbox Elite Controller is far from being an affordable option. But, it's an ideal one for those who thrive on being able to greatly customize their gaming experience, either from a hardware or software level. Microsoft is not ignorant of the fact that most people are not going to shell out 150 clams for... Read more...
Microsoft has its sights set on boosting enterprise security, and instilling confidence in government agencies that its Windows 10 operating system is fit to withstand attacks from third-parties. To advance these efforts, Microsoft has constructed a new state-of-the-art Cyber Defense Operations Center, which it will... Read more...
HTC could definitely use a boost when it comes to smartphone sales. The company that was once a shining star for the Android movement has been surpassed by flashier competitors like Samsung and budget Chinese rivals like Huawei and Xiaomi. To help gets some of its mojo back, HTC is offering up some holiday promotions... 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 an Asus M32CD Intel Core i5-6400 based desktop system, a FREMO P100 10400mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger, a SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 32GB Flash Drive, and much more... Read more...
T-Mobile's flagship prepaid brand, MetroPCS, is rolling out a few new updates that will help customers stay under their data cap. One of those updates is a new Music Unlimited initiative that allows customers on qualifying plans to stream all the music they want from any of 33 streaming services without it counting... Read more...
HTC has been accused of copying Apple’s iPhone 6/6s design with its latest smartphone, the One A9. That’s not exactly a fair accusation however, since the iPhone 6 has many of the same design aesthetics as some of HTC’s previous One flagship phones, particularly the One M7 which launched in 2013. Regardless of where the design inspiration... Read more...
Wireless carriers are making a push towards having customers purchase smartphones through monthly installments rather than offering subsidized pricing attached to two-year commitments, but fear not, there are some cheap options out there. One of them is found at Walmart -- it's an Android handset that sells for under... Read more...
We first brought you news of ASUS’ Chromebit on April Fool’s Day, but now Taiwanese OEM and Google are ready for the official retail debut of the Chrome OS-powered computing stick. The Chromebit CS10 is a dainty little device, fitting into the palm of your hand and measuring just 12cm long. And since it’s running... Read more...
AMD's working on a brand new software suite called Radeon Software Crimson Edition to replace its Catalyst Control Center, but in the meantime, the show must go on, as they say. And in the latest act, AMD has made available its Catalyst 15.11.1 drivers in beta form to boost performance in some of the newest games just... Read more...
Months removed from a recall over a fire hazard stemming from a batch of defective batteries, NVIDIA's gaming-centric SHIELD Tablet is back and ready for action, and with a brand new price to boot. NVIDIA peeled $100 off the previous price tag, which now puts the SHIELD Tablet at a penny shy of $200 as the holiday shopping season comes into Read more...
Windows 10 is off to a thunderous start for Microsoft, with the company having activated over 110 million copies of the operating system since it officially launched on July 29th. In order to ensure that Windows 10 is installed on as many PCs as possible, Microsoft has made the upgrade free to anyone with valid... Read more...
Rumblings around the web from iPad Pro owners who report a bizarre issue with their newfangled Apple tablets are growing in number. Complaints are coming in through various forums on the web and social media sites that the 12.9-inch slate stops responding after long charging sessions, and the only recourse is to hard... Read more...
If you’re in the market for a fast, reliable VPN service, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop that may be just what the doctor ordered. A Lifetime Subscription to PureVPN is currently 88% off and available for only $69... Description Make sure your personal data and Internet activity are never exposed with the extremely reliable Read more...
Our Fantastic Fall Gaming PC giveaway has come to a close and we’re ready to announce the winner! If you recall, we teamed up with our friends at CyberPower and put together one heck of an awesome giveaway, featuring a Trinity Xtreme PC packed with high-end hardware! This time around you all had the a chance to win an awesome Haswell-E Read more...
Earlier this morning, AT&T opened up preorders for Microsoft’s 5.2-inch Lumia 950. Customers can get the device for $149.99 with a new, two-year contract or pay for it in monthly installments with Next. This afternoon, Microsoft kicked off preorders for its larger brother: the Lumia 950 XL. The Lumia 950 XL is only... Read more...
I’m not ashamed to admit; I used to own a first generation Zune 30, although my particular model was black instead of turd brown. The integrated Wi-Fi was a novelty at the time and I ended up keeping it for about a year (it served me well during its tenure) before I bought a 32GB Apple iPod touch to replace... Read more...
The supercomputing segment is set to get a big boost from new silicon announced today at Intel. That silicon is a new version of Xeon Phi, otherwise known as Knight's Landing. Whatever you want to call it, the pre-production chip is a 72-core coprocessor solution manufactured on a 14nm process with 3D Tri-Gate... Read more...
If Microsoft’s assault on OneDrive storage tiers has you down, Google has a way for you to start earning some extra cloud storage space — and it won’t cost you a dime in the process. Google is looking to take on the likes of TripAdvisor and Yelp with user-driven reviews via Local Guides for Google Maps, and it is... 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 Dell S2716H 27" Curved LCD Monitor, a Samsung Multi-Room WAM1500 Wireless Speaker, an Omaker Lightning Cable with Reversible USB Port, and more. Full details for all of today’s... Read more...
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