Latest News - June 2015
- Marissa Mayer Enlists Oracle To Trick You Into Using Yahoo Search
- Taylor Swift’s '1989' Heads To Apple Music Following High-Profile Smackdown
- Amazon Takes On Siri And Cortana By Opening Alexa Virtual Assistant To Hardware Makers
- Last Chance! Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway In The HotHardware Shop
- Qi Wireless Spec Receives Speed Boost With 15-Watt Charging
- T-Mobile iPhone Users Stricken With Random Restarts, Blue Screen Of Death
- T-Mobile Intros ‘JUMP On Demand’ Phone Upgrade Program For Instant Tech Gratification
- WB Games Suspends Sales Of Batman: Arkham Knight After Train Wreck Of User Performance Issues
- Microsoft Officially Releases Office For Android Smartphones
- $300 Wireless Encryption Key Stealing Device Is A Real PITA
- Samsung Purposefully Disables Windows Update On Laptops To Push Its Bloatware
- Google Goes Vertical With Breathtaking ‘Street View’ Of El Capitan Rock Wall
- 64% off Lenovo Thinkserver TS440 Intel Xeon Quad-Core Server for only $299 and Free Bonus Games Xbox One Bundles
- Your Tax Dollars Are Enabling The U.S. Navy To Limp Along With Windows XP
All News for June 2015
If you don't pay close attention, you may end up switching your default search engine without realizing it. That's the whole idea, really. During Yahoo's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, company boss Marissa Mayer talked about how search was in Yahoo's DNA and always will be. More importantly, she announced a... Read more...
Taylor Swift has confirmed that her massively popular 1989 album will in fact come to Apple Music, which debuts on June 30. The blonde-locked singer announced the news via Twitter, capping what has been a whirlwind week for Apple, Swift, streaming music, and the music industry in general. After the events of this... Read more...
Digital assistants like Siri and Cortana have their own little perks, but a big one none of them have is the ability to appear on other platforms. Amazon's Alexa, the AI assistant featured on the company's Echo device, is going to become the first -- or at least the first with the most potential. Soon, developers... Read more...
It’s no secret that the HotHardware staff loves smartphones, and we’re sure that you do as well. That’s why we’re running an awesome new promotion in the HotHardware Shop that will give you the opportunity to win an Android flagship of your choice. You can choose from three magnificent offerings if you’re selected as... Read more...
The obvious advantage of wireless charging is that it's super convenient not having to plug a cable into your phone or mobile device. Cables have a way of sneaking under the couch and other hard to reach places, plus they can go bad. On the flip side, wireless charging is pretty slow, or at least it used to be. The Wireless Power Consortium Read more...
There's a weird issue that seems to be affecting certain iPhone devices. Those affected claim they're experiencing frequent and random restarts preceded by a blue screen that flashes on the display for a brief period. A blue screen of death, if you will. What's interesting is that the majority of complaints are coming... Read more...
T-Mobile is well known to general consumers for its wildly popular Un-carrier promotions and in tech circles for its potty mouthed and pompous CEO, John Legere. Both of those facets of T-Mobile were on display today with the introduction of a reinvigorated Un-carrier Amped initiative. And the first promotion that will... Read more...
If your computer meets the system requirements for a video game, you can reasonably expect that it will run smoothly at the proper settings. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case for scores of PC gamers who purchased the much anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight title. Following a rash of complaints over performance... Read more...
Microsoft continues its quest for multi-platform domination with the official release of Office for Android smartphones. Microsoft of course has Office software available for its own Windows and Windows Phone (and future Windows 10 Mobile) operating systems along with iOS and OS X, but today marks the day that your... Read more...
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a tool for stealing decryption keys from laptops. What sets the tool apart from other hacking tools is that it is untethered: it doesn’t need to connect to the target laptop (nor a hacker’s laptop) to operate. And, it’s small. As researchers point out, it could even be hidden in pita bread. The Read more...
You might think that given the reaction consumers had after Lenovo was found to be installing malware on customer PCs, other vendors would think twice about doing the exact same thing. Not Samsung, it seems, as it's just been discovered that the software updater tool it bundles with its notebooks takes it upon itself... Read more...
Whether it's because you're afraid of heights or simply don't want to tempt the Grim Reaper, maybe rock climbing isn't your thing. That's okay, you don't have to scale a massive wall of rock to enjoy the visuals -- Google and its Street View technology have come to the rescue once again. This time, it's the world's... Read more...
64% off Lenovo Thinkserver TS440 Intel Xeon Quad-Core Server for only $299 and Free Bonus Games Xbox One Bundles
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 Intel Xeon-powered Lenovo ThinkServer TS440, a Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro Intel i5-4570t Quad-Core Mini Desktop, a Bose Acoustimass 6 5.1 Ch Home Theater System, and a whole lot... Read more...
Windows XP enjoyed a nice, long run, but after over a decade of faithful service, Microsoft finally pulled the plug on the legacy operating system and discontinued support in April of last year. All but the most diehard fans have since moved on, though it's still installed on more desktops than Windows 8.1, and on... Read more...