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Mobile gaming GPUs have never been on par with their latest desktop brethren, though that's about to change with the introduction of a GeForce GTX 980 built for laptops. NVIDIA answered the call for true desktop class graphics in a laptop form factor, and MSI will be the first to market with a gaming notebook built... Read more...
Facebook threw Wall Street for a loop when it acquired Instagram for $1 billion in 2012. The move came just ahead of Facebook’s IPO, but ultimately had little negative impact on Facebook’s efforts to go public. The service briefly drew some unwanted attention later in the year for a change to its terms of service that... Read more...
At long last, you can purchase a PlayStation 4 console with 1TB of storage in the United States and Canada. That's the good news. Even better, the 1TB PS4 system from Sony is making its U.S. and Canadian debut in bundle form -- it includes a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Ready for the bad news? Sony themed... Read more...
Today, Intel is taking the wraps off new NVMe PCI Express Solid State Drives, which are the first products with these high speed interfaces that the company has launched specifically for the enthusiast computing and workstation crowds. Historically, Intel's PCI Express-based offerings, like the SSD DC P3700 Series... Read more...
Tis the season for hardware refreshes, and with new hardware on the horizon from big names in the tech business, there are plenty of deals to be had on current generation products. Google is doing a bit of inventory clearing of its own and has given the go ahead for retailers to slash the price of its highly-capable... Read more...
If you have a Benjamin burning a hole in your pocket, you can bring it to Best Buy and walk out of the store with a Microsoft Band (plus tax, of course). That's right, Best Buy has marked down the price of Microsoft's fitness wearable to just $100, which is half off the device's regular price and $50 less than the... Read more...
Things just keep getting worse for Volkswagen, but it only has itself to blame for its newfound troubles. We’ve already told you about the emissions scandal that the German automaker is currently embroiled in, but it looks as though the number of affected vehicles is way more than the 482,000 that were sold in the... Read more...
Mad Catz is gearing up to release a new model in its R.A.T. series of wildly customizable gaming mice. The company’s mice are often pricey, and that’s certainly true of the R.A.T. Pro X, which will run you nearly $200, but the upcoming R.A.T. Pro S is on preorder for a much more reasonable $69.99. Both models look... Read more...
Earlier today we brought you some news on fresh new 2-in-1 devices from ASUS, and now it’s Dell’s time with two new additions of its own. First up is the Venue 8 Pro 5000 Series tablet which Dell says has been designed for “specialized applications and on the go productivity” and is aimed at the healthcare... Read more...
Winning an Emmy award isn't easy, just ask Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Michael C. Hall, David Duchovny, or any others who have starred in hit TV shows but have yet to be honored with one of the ultimate prizes. So it's understandable that Amazon is stoked that its own original programming series Transparent notched... 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 UP2715K UltraSharp 27" 5K Ultra HD monitor, a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, a SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC Class 10 Memory Card, and more. Full details for all of the deals are... Read more...
Samsung is throwing its weight behind the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) standard with the introduction of the 950 Pro, the company's first NVMe solid state drive. Offered in the M.2 form factor, the gum-stick sized 950 Pro brings blazing fast performance to ultra-slim laptops and workstations alike. Before we... Read more...
Zerodium, a new cybersecurity firm that pays independent researchers for their zero-day discoveries, is offering a big reward to anyone who creates an untethered, browser-based jailbreak for iOS 9. By "big" we're talking seven figures -- $1 million dollars, which it will pay out to the first three people or teams who... Read more...
Xiaomi is a major force in the Chinese smartphone market and, in time, the company envisions being a dominant player in the U.S. Should Xiaomi attempt to do that, it could prove a major headache for Samsung and Apple, especially if it brings with it devices like its new Mi 4c, a flagship mobile phone without the top... Read more...
ASUS’ popular Transformer Book family is receiving two new members today, and both are aimed more towards the entry-level market. The first new entry is the Transformer Book T100HA, which is a tablet at heart (one that weighs in at 1.28 pounds), but comes standard with a detachable keyboard (which adds another 1.04... Read more...
NVIDIA’s power-efficient Maxwell GPU architecture is a perfect fit for the notebook market, as evidenced by the slew of strong products up and down the company’s mobile GPU line-up. But today NVIDIA is taking things is a slightly different direction at the ultra-high-end, and introducing a “new” mobile GPU, that’s not... Read more...
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of circuit design, we’ve got a very cool deal running in the HotHardware Shop you’ll probably want to check out. A Circuit Scribe Basic Kit is on-sale for only $49.99, with free shipping, a savings of about 16%... Description This Circuit Scribe Basic Kit gives users a hands-on way to discover Read more...
With the spotlight aimed primarily at Volkswagen these part few days (for all the wrong reasons), the German company is probably happy to hear that another company is grabbing headlines in the automotive space. And interestingly enough, the company drawing attention hasn’t never produced a vehicle, nor has it publicly... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at TechBargain. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo Z51 Intel Core i5-5200U-based notebook with discrete AMD graphics, a SanDisk Ultra 64GB Class 10 SDXC Memory Card, an Etekcity Scroll K9500 Professional Gaming Keyboard, and... Read more...
Ahmed Mohamed has had a whirlwind week. The teen brought a “homemade” clock to school to impress his teachers, but eventually was arrested when one teacher inquired about a beeping sound. When Ahmed revealed the clock, which was enclosed in a pencil case, he was sent to the principal’s office and later arrested over... Read more...
If you're contemplating a small form factor build for your next system, you may want to consider ASRock's new Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard. That's a mouthful and as the name suggests, this is a mini ITX motherboard for space saving builds, though don't be fooled by its diminutive size. Though its small... Read more...
Looking for a high end handset? Chances are you've eyeballed Galaxy devices from Samsung and iPhone models from Apple. Lest anyone forget, HTC is also a player in the performance smartphone segment, and to tempt users towards its One M9 handset, the company is offering a generous $100 in Google Play credit with... Read more...
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