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Amazon took the consumer electronics world by storm two years ago with the debut of its Echo speaker, which is powered by the Alexa intelligent digital assistant. The Alexa/Echo family has since grown to include the pint-sized Echo Dot and the portable Amazon Tap. During that time, Alexa’s skillset has also ballooned... Read more...
Microsoft recently announced its first desktop PC, the Surface Studio, a sleek looking all-in-one with some unique features. As is the trend these days, the Surface Studio is pretty thin. It's also not a system that is easy to repair at home, a teardown analysis reveals. Much of the reason for that is because... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft is getting a second wind in the console sales race thanks to the arrival of the Xbox One S. The Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 for the past four months, reversing a trend that has seen Sony dominating the sales race for the past three years. Microsoft chalked up another victory... Read more...
Intel is expected to launch Kaby Lake to the desktop in January. That's not far away at this point, though if you're curious about how well the processors will overclock, it's starting to feel like an agonizing wait. That's because early results show that Kaby Lake is going to be a fun architecture to play with... Read more...
If you’ve been thinking about entering the bleeding-edge fields of deep learning and AI, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop that may be right for you. An Advanced Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence Introductory e-Learning Bundle is currently available for 91% off the original asking... Read more...
If you’re tired of the same old, same old when it comes to iPhone display technology, there might be much to look forward to in 2017. According to a new report, Apple is planning to make a big splash with the iPhone 8, which will arrive in fall 2017, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. The... Read more...
Welcome back for a massive Cyber Monday edition of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a slew of items including a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 15.6" Laptop, a 50" Vizio M50-D1 4K UltraHD TV, a set of Harman Kardon SOHO Headphones, and much more. Full details for all... Read more...
Hot on the heels of debut of the MSI VR One gaming backpack comes a similar product from Zotac. The Zotac VR GO uses the same “PC backpack” concept as MSI, giving gamers an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA Pascal power for unencumbered virtual reality gaming. In this case, you’ll find a quad-core Core i7-6700T... Read more...
Are you looking for a reason to be excited about Kaby Lake? You're in the same boat as many enthusiasts who hoped we'd be close to a Cannonlake launch by now. As it turns out, getting to 10nm isn't all that easy, so Intel delayed Cannonlake until late 2017 and decided to fill the gap between it and Skylake with Kaby... Read more...
Apple has been relatively quiet on the iPad front since the 9.7-inch iPad Pro was launched this past spring, but the company’s suppliers are now starting to shed some light on what to expect for the next refresh. For starters, the new iPad is said to introduce yet another screen size (10.9 inches), which joins the... Read more...
Following a rough quarter in which Samsung's bottom line took a hit due to a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 devices, the South Korean electronics maker now finds itself in a restructuring effort. It is also being pressured to split its operations into to two so that it can provide more payouts to shareholders. Whether... Read more...
Colorful just threw down the gauntlet on outrageously large graphics cards with a GeForce GTX 1080 model that occupies four expansion slots. Yes, we said FOUR! It needs that much space because it is lugging a liquid cooling contraption on its back to keep things extra chilly. Users can optionally detach the liquid... Read more...
ASUS’ Republic of Gamers division is back at it again with a new gaming laptop. While not as outlandish and as powerful as the ROG GX800 that we discussed earlier this month, the new ROG G701VI is still an incredible gaming beast that can also double as a potent workstation. At the heart of the G701VI is an... Read more...
As we get closer to the expected launch date of the Galaxy S8, rumors and speculation tend to ramp up. Some of the latest buzz about Samsung's not-yet-announced flagship phone is that there will be a version with a whopping 256GB of onboard storage. That would be a massive upgrade over what is available on the Galaxy... Read more...
As recently promised, Hello Games has delivered a much needed patch for No Man's Sky, the beleaguered title that has somehow survived a storm of criticism along with accusations that its developers outright misled gamers. Called the Foundation Update, the versions 1.1 patch instead intended to fix all that is wrong... Read more...
Is this a case of life imitating art? Riders of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, more commonly known as Muni, were treated to a rather interesting surprise over the weekend. Starting Friday afternoon, it was determined that the MUNI ticketing system was attacked by hackers, with computer screens displaying the... Read more...
If you’ve been showering enemies with death and destruction in Titanfall 2 for the past month, then you’ll be happy to learn that the first round of DLC is just around the corner. Respawn announced that the game’s first DLC pack, entitled Angel City's Most Wanted, is arriving on November 30th. As its name suggests... Read more...
It's been quite some time since malware-laden images have been a major security issue, but the risk is still out there. The attack vector has been exploited recently through a couple of leading social networks: Facebook and LinkedIn. The attack, named "ImageGate" by researchers at Check Point, takes advantage of... Read more...
The Xbox One has been on a sales tear lately with Microsoft bragging earlier this month that its game console had outsold the PlayStation 4 for the fourth consecutive month in the United States, based on tracking data by The NPD Group. Things are not slowing down, either. As Black Friday sales morph into Cyber Monday... Read more...
Lenovo is already a juggernaut in the PC business, as it has sat atop the global leaderboard for the past few years. However, its share of the PC market could get a little bit bigger if reports coming out of South Korea are indeed accurate. According to The Korea Herald, in an effort to divest itself of... Read more...
Since the launch of Metro in Windows 8, Microsoft has iterated on its "Microsoft Design Language" a few times, with MDL2 being the most recent version to grace Windows 10. According to fresh rumor, it looks like a third iteration is en route for Windows 10, and it's called "Project NEON". What NEON ultimately is... Read more...
The supercomputer race has only just begun. Japan is currently planning to build the world’s fastest supercomputer. The machine, nicknamed AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI), would ideally be able to process 130 quadrillion calculations per second or 130 petaflops. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called... Read more...
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