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The technology that automatically reduces your car’s speed when it gets too close to another vehicle is just the beginning. There is a sea of traffic data just waiting to be picked up by “connected cars” and used to make travel safer and better for the environment. To that end, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony... Read more...
Today’s deal in the HotHardware Shop is just plain cool. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to program an Arduino and also have an interest in robotics, the Makeblock Arduino Starter Robot Kit is 46% off, or only $79.99, for the next five days. Shipping is free too. Who wouldn’t want to build one of those... Read more...
When Halo 5: Guardians launches towards the end of next month, one thing you can expect is a constant 60 frames per second. The mantra for developer 343 Industries is "framerate is king," at least as it pertains to Guardians, and the way it plans to achieve a steady 60fps experience is by dynamically adjusting the... Read more...
If you’re part of the Windows Insider Program, you received an update last night for build 10536 of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview. The updated version sports several new fixes and features, including an updated Photos app. “This update introduces a folder view that makes it easy for you to see your OneDrive... Read more...
It looks as though everyone it gunning for Tesla Motors these days. Aston Martin is developing an 800hp, all-electric version of its Rapide luxury sedan to do battle with the Model S, and we saw yesterday that Porsche is clearly gunning for the Model S with the Mission E Concept. Now the Volkswagen Group has pulled... Read more...
The last thing the PC gaming industry needs right now is for another high profile game to debut with performance hampering bugs or other issues that detract from the experience. With that in mind, developer Ghost said it's pushing the release date for the PC version of Need for Speed to Spring 2016 so that it can... Read more...
Qualcomm is promising faster phone charges by way of Quick Charge 3.0, the next generation of its fast charging technology. What's different about Quick Charger 3.0 versus the first two iterations is the ability to employ something called Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV). In plain English, INOV is... Read more...
Sony is planning to cut the price of its popular PlayStation 4 console in Japan to 34,980 yen, or about $292 when converted to U.S. currency. The price reduction will go into effect on October 1, 2015, and only applies to Japan, though it's notable because it's the first time Sony has lowered the price of its PS4 system. If we're wearing Read more...
Update, 9/15/15 -  We have updated our coverage of the new ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 and have our full review posted here with a full suite of benchmarks and other experiential analysis. Please head here for our detailed coverage or you can check out our quick-take below.  ASUS is on a roll these days, especially in... Read more...
Information about the AMD Radeon R9 Nano has been trickling out for months. Even before it was officially shown off at a swank event adjacent to E3 earlier this summer, some pictures and preliminary details regarding the R9 Nano leaked to the web. Since its official unveiling, we’ve also revealed a plethora of information about the latest... Read more...
Don’t get us wrong, Tesla Motors has been on an absolute tear with regards to its gorgeous Model S electric sedan. The vehicle has won awards left and right and has even broken Consumer Reports’ review scale. In its most potent form, the Model S P85D put down 691hp and 687 ft-lbs of torque, which is good enough to... Read more...
The U.S. wireless market is incredibly competitive; or at least it has been in recent years with companies like T-Mobile looking to “cause trouble” for the big guys in an effort to win over customers. Verizon Wireless, America’s largest wireless carrier, looked to assert its dominance earlier this month with the... Read more...
If you're planning to build a new system around one of Intel's new Skylake processors, you might as well go the distance and pick up a Z170-chipset motherboard that supports DDR4 memory. You'll find that there are plenty of memory kits to choose from, including Kingston Technology's brand new HyperX Savage. With a... 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 Lenovo ThinkPad T440p Core i7-4600M based laptop, the Logitech G700s Rechargeable Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse, a set of Photive BTH3 Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Headphones, and more... Read more...
As Apple eyes growth in markets other than the United States, it has seen its iPhone sales increase year-over-year. Apple typically announces its new iPhones in early September, and launches them later that month. Last year with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple announced record first weekend sales... Read more...
The real life (albeit controlled) hacking of a Jeep Cherokee has sent car manufacturers scrambling to ensure that their vehicles aren’t next in line to make those kinds of headlines. After all, sometimes bad press really is bad press: if you’re an automaker and your vehicle is getting torn apart publicly for being... Read more...
In one of the most highly anticipated games of the season, quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers last Thursday to kick off the National Football League (NFL) season. The first game of the season is always popular, though this particular match-up drew interest from fans... Read more...
Back in late August, we received word that Microsoft would be holding an event in October to showcase the best it has to offer with respect to Windows 10 hardware. Today, Microsoft confirmed those intentions, announced that it will hold a hardware event in New York City on October 6th. Microsoft isn’t sharing any... Read more...
Nintendo is turning to one of its own to replace the late Satoru Iwata as the company's President. The job now belongs to Tatsumi Kimishima, a former banker and, more recently, the man in charge of Nintendo's Human Resources division, which is one of several positions he's held with the company. Kimishima has been... Read more...
It appears that Microsoft has found a new mascot that it wants to stick with. About a week in advance of the Windows 10 launch, Microsoft released a couple of gifts to Windows Insiders that came in the form of some humorous wallpapers. In one, Ninja Cat is riding a narwhal, which happened to pierce two delicious... Read more...
Google’s Self-Driving Car Project appears to be picking up steam. The company has put more cars on the streets in recent months and has been finding ways to introduce its autonomous cars to the public. In another signal that the self-driving car is moving from pet project to serious venture, Google hired auto industry... Read more...
Just a month-and-a-half after NVIDIA had to recall most of the SHIELD Tablets it sold up to that point due to a potential fire hazard, the company has to go the same route for the 500GB version of its SHIELD Android TV. Fortunately, this recall has nothing to do with any potential safety hazard. Through a forum... Read more...
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