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If you’ve ever wanted to enter the world of White Hat Hacking, we’ve got a cool deal running in the HotHardware Shop that may be right up your alley. A White Hat Hacker Bundle, complete with seven different e-learning courses is currently part of a “pay what you want” deal. The courses normally cost over... Read more...
When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last month, the two flagship smartphones were joined on stage by the Cupertino, California-based company’s take on wireless earphones: AirPods. AirPods connect via Bluetooth and automatically sync with your iPhone and other Apple devices (like your Mac) via... Read more...
Have you ever forgotten to pick something up on your ride home, or wished for restaurant recommendations while cruising through a new city? Your car could potentially provide the solution to these problems and more through the use of artificial intelligence. General Motors and IBM have announced a partnership that... Read more...
Microsoft may seemingly be winding down its commitment to Windows 10 Mobile-based hardware, but its partners definitely haven’t given up. Earlier this month, Hewlett-Packard debuted the Elite X3 for $799 (Microsoft even used the smartphone in demo on stage during its Windows 10 Creators Edition keynote instead of its... Read more...
Self-driving cars are all the rage  (road rage perhaps?) at the moment and of course NVIDIA has already jumped on the self-driving bandwagon with an entire suite of Drive PX 2-based products that employ the company's processors to power the brains of the operation. To further expand on the company's goals, NVIDIA CEO... Read more...
Last month, Google renamed its popular "Apps for Work" suite of business tools to "G Suite", a simple naming scheme change that gave us the hint that other big things would be coming. Today, we get our first real taste of what's new with Google's own take on the boardroom whiteboard. Google's interactive whiteboard... Read more...
You can put to rest any fears that the Surface Book would end up a one-off design that Microsoft would abandon after the first generation. Just the opposite, one of the first things Microsoft unveiled at its Windows 10 event today was the Surface Book i7, a new generation Surface Book that's packing significantly more... Read more...
It’s been rumored for months that Microsoft would be unveiling a new Windows 10-powered all-in-one flagship. We’ve seen patent drawings, have covered specs leaks, and have gotten a few hints from Microsoft. Well, Microsoft's ever-exuberant Panos Panay today announced what we’ve all been waiting for: the Surface... 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 XPS 8900 Intel Core i7-6700 based desktop system, Gallery Wrapped Canvas Photo Prints, and more. Full details for all of today’s deals are available below. For more Desktop... Read more...
The hope that Google would eventually roll out its crazy fast fiber optic Internet service to virtually all corners of the continental United States was dashed on Monday when the company announced it was hitting the pause button on future expansion efforts. Google's sudden shift in strategy also means there will be... Read more...
At today’s Windows 10 keynote, Windows chief Terry Myerson announced that the next version of Windows 10 will ship next spring, and it will be called Windows 10 Creators Update. "With the Creators Update, we asked ourselves what can 3D do to unleash the creator in each of us,” said Myerson. With the Windows 10... Read more...
Now that the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are here, virtual reality is finally starting to spread. Let's cross our fingers that ocular herpes doesn't follow suit. We're not pulling that worry out of thin air—Twitter user @Drfit0r posted a screenshot of VR developers having a conversation with a game studio about ocular... Read more...
You might think that storage makers are 100 percent focused on solid state drives these days, but that isn't the case. Mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) still offer the best price-per-gigabyte ratio for bulk storage duties, and to keep things going, Seagate today announced its Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6 in... Read more...
Apple is still raking in money hand over fist, but the company’s financial performance is no longer setting records quarter after quarter. But even a weakened Apple is still a force to be reckoned with — the company posted Q4 revenue of $46.9 billion and net income of $9 billion. This compared to $51.5 billion and... Read more...
We’ve heard plenty of leaks concerning Apple’s upcoming MacBook Pro refresh, but we never expected for the folks in Cupertino to actually leak the device ahead of Thursday’s keynote. Well, that’s exactly what has happened, as yesterday’s Mac OS Sierra 10.12.1 update included hidden images of the new MacBook Pro in all... Read more...
It looks like Google has its “eye” on the prize. The company recently acquired Eyefluence, an eye-tracking interface start-up that was founded in 2013. Together they have a “vision” to improve VR experiences through eye-interaction technology. Eyefluence stated, “Today, we are excited to announce that the... Read more...
AT&T might still be basking in the glow of its much ballyhooed blockbuster deal to acquire Time Warner for $85 billion, but that is not why the company is the focus of attention today. While the Time Warner mashup has regulators and customers understandably worried, AT&T is being accused of even more dastardly deeds... Read more...
We have all been there. You are at a lit party and your buddy asks you to go for a beer run. What do you choose? A 6-pack of a craft beer? A 24-pack of something cheap? How about 50,000 cans of Budweiser? Uber just completed the first commercial delivery made by a self-driving truck and it delivered 2,000 cases of one... 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 Optiplex 3040 Intel Core i5-6500 based desktop system with monitor, a LG 65UH7700 65" 4K UHD HDR-Super LED LCD Smart HDTV, a 2-pack of TP-LINK HS100 WiFi Smart Plugs, and... Read more...
With Intel finding itself inside most of the world's consumer PCs and enterprise servers, it's begun making a massive push on making sure its chips wind up in all other devices - those that most of us regular folk don't think about. We're talking "edge devices" and "fog computing" hardware. "Edge devices" are those... Read more...
The IoT movement is well under way, for better or worse. On the plus side, we now have access to a wide range of internet-connected devices ranging from smartwatches to webcams to thermostats to even refrigerators. On the downside, these devices can be compromised, leading to massively powerful botnets that have the... Read more...
There may come a time when a generation of users views paper-based Post-It notes as relics of a bygone era, and it could happen sooner than you think. Microsoft has already taken a step in that direction by developing a protytpe ultra-lower power display that combines an e-ink screen with photovoltaic energy... Read more...
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