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Tablets remain a big business despite the fact that sales slumped nearly six percent year-over-year during Q1 – 47.1 million tablets were shipped in Q1 alone. Apple remained the segment leader with its popular iPads, but it witnessed a 22.9 percent year-over-year sales slump. Samsung is in second with a 19.1 percent... Read more...
Our latest deal in the HotHardware Shop is only available for the next 4 days. The 'Certified Ethical Hacker & Penetration Tester Course is on sale for 74% off, which includes over 4.5 hours of content and over 25 lectures, for only $25. You can find more information on the deal at the link below... You can find... Read more...
With all of the great stuff that's been announced for Windows 10 up to this point, it's hard to believe that Microsoft is still dishing it out. For enterprise customers, there's a good reason to be excited for Windows 10: Windows Update has been given an overhaul, and a lot more control. Announced at the Ignite... Read more...
Microsoft has rolled out a new preview build of Office 2016 for Windows PCs (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10). This is just the second preview build of Office 2016; the first was released in March and was specifically aimed at developers and IT Pros. Today’s release targets everyone, including general... Read more...
Tesla is growing up right before our eyes. The startup that continues to shake up the automotive industry with its lineup of electric vehicles that can only be ordered online is now selling pre-owned Model S cars on its website. Pricing depends on the year, miles, and exact configuration, though each pre-owned vehicle... Read more...
Lenovo stunned us all when it announced the ultra-light LaVie Z Series notebook and convertible at CES 2015. Developed in conjunction with NEC Personal Computers (NECP), what were previously known as the LaVie Z HZ550 (laptop) and LaVie Z HZ750 (convertible) are now know simply as the LaVie Z and LaVie Z 360. Both... Read more...
Apple's Watch launched two weeks ago to some incredible hype (read our review!), and while it almost seemed impossible to not know every single little thing about Cupertino's latest gadget, the company has just one more trick up its sleeve. On one side of the watch face (beneath were you insert the interchangeable... Read more...
If a report this week by The Verge is accurate, Apple is quietly encouraging music labels to part ways with streaming music service Spotify. Apple is reportedly developing a Beats streaming service that would compete with the likes of Spotify and YouTube. The service is expected to appear in the next version of iOS... Read more...
There are several different contraptions designed to allow men to simulate what it's like being pregnant, but as most women will attest, none of them truly duplicate the experience. That's especially true when it comes to the act of child birth -- we're just not equipped for such things. However, that hasn't stopped... Read more...
Chevrolet announced pricing on the 2016 Volt that shaves nearly $1,200 off of its predecessor’s price tag. The new Volt electric vehicle (EV) rolls in at $33,995, but that’s before you subtract the federal tax credit. The credit can save you as much as $7,500, which would bring your total to around $26,495. If you... Read more...
Starting sometime later this month, you may begin seeing entire news articles posted directly to Facebook. It's part of a new initiative called Instant Articles, which is intended to both keep Facebook users on the social network for longer periods of time, and eliminate the sometimes long loading times that accompany... Read more...
Considering the long gaps that sit in between console upgrade cycles, it's a bit early to declare any winners or losers among the latest generation of gaming systems. However, we can make predictions based on early trends, and if you ask Ed Fries, the man who was in charge of the team that created the original Xbox... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on an Xbox One update set to drop sometime this month that could enable the console's game-streaming capabilities, first detailed at Microsoft's action-packed January 21 event. At this point in time, though, such functionality isn't really what I'd call "impressive", but it's... Read more...
Since we began covering Windows 10, we've pored over a lot on what it's going to bring to the table, and also what's going to make it potentially the best Windows OS since 7. We're talking Project Spartan - ahem, Edge - Cortana, Continuum, system-wide app updates, and last, but not least, a much-improved Start menu. With all this talk of Read more...
As expected would happen, AT&T along with several other telecoms and cable companies have reportedly filed a stay request to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband Internet service as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act, a piece of legislation that's over 80... Read more...
Windows 10 is shaping up to a spectacular mobile operating system release for Microsoft. With features like Continuum which allows smartphones into functioning desktops and support for ported Android and iOS apps, Microsoft is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at prospective buyers to boost its low single-digit... Read more...
As each day passes, it becomes more and more likely that Apple will soon introduce a larger iPad, 'iPad Pro', that will cater to the professional market. It's an interesting move in some ways, as Apple is a company that strives on making things smaller and smaller, and of course, thinner and thinner. But sometimes, it... Read more...
Microsoft had a ton of new products and technologies to talk about at this past week's Build conference, but one area we haven't touched on up to this point is with the company's Azure cloud platform. While end-users are likely to be unaware of what Azure even is, Microsoft is banking on it becoming a major part of... Read more...
If it wasn't obvious before, it should be now: Microsoft is serious about the stylus. Ahem - "pen". While numbers haven't been confirmed, Microsoft earlier this year acquired a company called N-trig, makers of some advanced (and great-looking) pens that were already a popular add-on choice for Redmond's Surface... Read more...
Researchers from security outfit ESET discovered that several thousand servers running Linux and BSD have unwittingly been sending out spam as a result of a previously undiscovered malware infection. This has been going on for more than 5 years, as the malware was able to stay hidden all this time due to its... Read more...
If you’re becoming bored to death with Microsoft’s steady cavalcade of budget Lumia Windows Phone releases, you’ll be glad to know that new flagship will soon be upon us. Instead of boring us to death with low-end Snapdragon processors, 1GB of RAM, and “mere” 720p displays, Microsoft is finally on the verge of... Read more...
Still licking its wounds following the spectacular collapse of its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable (TWC), Comcast is refocusing its energy on expanding 2Gbps fiber Internet across the country. Comcast kicked off its 2Gbps Gigabit Pro service in Atlanta, and later in parts of Florida and the San Francisco Bay... Read more...
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