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Admit it, you freak out when you're in the middle of a gaming session and discover you're running low on Cheez-Its or Pop-Tarts, right? Okay, maybe it's just us. Whatever, that's the beauty of Amazon's Dash Button program—when your rations are running low on a particular item, just press the corresponding button and... Read more...
Has the smartwatch fad run its course? That's the question to ask as worldwide smartwatch sales fell off a cliff in the third quarter of 2016. According to market tracking firm International Data Corporation (IDC), smartphone volumes reached just 2.7 million units this past quarter, down over 51 percent from the 5.6... Read more...
Microsoft took at shot at competing in the mobile space where Android and iOS enjoy the lion's share of the market, and "clearly missed," as company boss Satya Nadella is shy to admit. He acknowledged as much during an interview with Gerard Baker at The Wall Street Journal's WSJDLive 2016 global technology conference... Read more...
BlackBerry is no longer designing and manufacturing its own smartphones, which means that we’ll no longer see daring designs like the Priv or Passport. What this does mean, however, is that those that are still firmly in the BlackBerry smartphone camp will instead get “new” devices that are essentially recycled... Read more...
Don't tell Xiaomi that smartphones must have bezels. If you do, the Chinese phone maker will respond, "Bezels? We ain't got not bezels? We don't need no bezels! I don't have to show you no stinkin' bezels!" For you young folk, that's a reference to a famous quote from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, but back to the... Read more...
Although rumors had been circulating for a while, NVIDIA went ahead and made the GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti official last week with an announcement featuring a number of details about the cards. In the announcement, NVIDIA covered some of the speeds and feeds, revealed a number of partner board designs... Read more...
If you want to get your hands on a slick, ultra-mini, Linux-based computer, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop you’ll want to check out. We’ve got a VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer with Ultimate Dock discounted by 14% and available for under $43... Description: A whole lot of computing power is packed... Read more...
As we quickly approach the November 8th elections, email leaks from the Clinton camp continue to loom over the presidential candidate. The latest data dump from WikiLeaks shines a light on emails between Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. In one... Read more...
If you own an LTE smartphone, you might want to pay close attention. Wanqiao Zhang, a security researcher with Chinese firm Qihoo 360 has demonstrated a vulnerability that can compromises any 4G LTE network around the globe. The attack is so devastating that a hacker with enough resources has the ability to not only... Read more...
It’s no secret that Apple’s computing lineup has simply been neglected over the years. Apple’s key MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and even Mac Pro lines have gone for years with minimal or no updates at all, and sales have suffered as a result. However, Apple is holding an event later this week in which it is widely... Read more...
Whether you use Linux at home or manage a Linux server, you'll want to waste no time in making sure your OS is completely up-to-date. An exploit called "Dirty COW" has now been revealed, and while it's not the most dangerous one ever released, the fact that it's been around for nine years is causing some serious alarm... 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 CyberPower 1500VA 12-Outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply, a Dell UltraSharp 29" Panoramic 2560x1080 Monitor, a Drevo Gramr 84-Key Tenkeyless Backlit Edition Mechanical Gaming... Read more...
One of the many perks of working at a publication like HotHardware is that we get to attend a wide array of different technology-related events. GPU Tech Days, the Consumer Electronics Show, processor deep dives, smartphone launches -- you name it, and we're there. This Notebook Still Worked After Being Thrown Off The Boat Onto The Rocks Below...... Read more...
For whatever reason, Rockstar Games never seems to prioritize the PC. We see it with every Grand Theft Auto release—first it releases to consoles, then sometime way later it finally moseys on over to PC where a still eager audience awaits. But with Red Dead Redemption 2, a hotly anticipated sequel Rockstar recently... Read more...
Earlier this month, we brought you a report on two new flagship Huawei smartphones that just so happen to be arriving at a time when Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is going down in flames. Huawei’s upcoming Mate 9 series will be available with 5.9-inch displays, and will come in both standard and dual-edge display... Read more...
Microsoft has faced criticism on numerous occasions over its aggressive tactics in getting users to both upgrade to Windows 10 and, more recently, install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but its efforts are paying off. The latest figures from AdDuplex, a cross-promotion ad network for Windows Phone and Windows... Read more...
On Friday, DNS provider Dyn was walloped by a massive DDoS botnet attack which slowed down or completely sidelined major websites like Amazon, Twitter, and The New York Times. The attack was carried out using improperly configured Internet of Things (IoT) devices that were zombified by Mirai malware. In this... Read more...
Samsung is continuing to make efforts to atone for its Galaxy Note 7 debacle, aiming its latest mea culpa at affected owners living in its home country of South Korea. The offer over there is to exchange the recalled Galaxy Note 7 for a either a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge handset at half price and then be eligible to trade... Read more...
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence technologies is leading to some new and interesting use case scenarios that extend far beyond today's crop of digital assistants such as Siri and Cortana. Underscoring that point is a piece of software developed by computer scientists at University College London that... Read more...
Google unveiled its Pixel and Pixel XL Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones earlier this month, and the first round of reviews for the two devices have been refreshingly positive. Praise for the devices has been especially concentrated on the main camera, which while not incredibly competitive on the specs front, actually... Read more...
For many old-school gamers, few games hold a place in their heart quite like the original Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Today, the game might look primitive - because it is  obviously, comparatively to today's title - but back then, it proved oh-so satisfying, and not to mention challenging... Read more...
It has been widely expected for the past two months that NVIDIA would be releasing a new lower-end graphics card based on its Pascal architecture, and after a few leaks and a lot of rumors, the company finally coughed up the confirmation last week. This release will be a bit of a one-two punch for NVIDIA, as it'll... Read more...
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