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AMD needs a win in the high-end processor category as badly as the Cleveland Browns could use one in football. The only difference is AMD is more likely to get one (sorry Cleveland, at least you have the Cavaliers). If the latest leak turns out to be accurate, AMD could get its much needed victory when its unreleased... Read more...
American rock band OK Go is well known for shooting mind-boggling and eye-catching music videos. Their latest music video may be their best on yet. Their song “The One Moment” is a super-slow-motion 4-minute video shot captured in over just 4 seconds of real time.  Director Damian Kulash, Jr remarked, “The song... Read more...
Since its release in August, Hello Games' No Man's Sky has suffered an almost ridiculous amount of controversy. From the get-go, many of those who purchased the game believed they were completely misled, which resulted in many gamers asking for refunds. From there, the situation only got worse. Sony president Shuhei... Read more...
If you’re still full from eating tons of turkey on Thanksgiving and leftovers today, you probably didn’t get a chance to venture out today to take advantage of Black Friday sales in brick and mortar stores (and who wants to fight crowds when you can sit at home in your boxers and order most of the same stuff online)... Read more...
It's been proven that some tech companies have been willing to cater to the government's every need, but others -- namely Google -- remain adamant about transparency regarding shady practices. Earlier this year, we reported on Google's new feature that informs users if they've become the target of state-sponsored... Read more...
Chinese OEM Xiaomi regularly makes headlines for its feature-packed smartphones that battle the competition with oftentimes bargain basement pricing. It’s also hard not to look at devices like the Mi MIX and not be impressed by its innovative and bezel-less design. However, industry watchers have been wondering how... Read more...
Microsoft is at somewhat of a crossroads with its mobile division. Earlier this month, CEO Satya Nadella admitted that the company’s recent mobile efforts have been poor at best, stating, “We clearly missed mobile. There is no question.” Not only has Microsoft’s share of the mobile OS market sunk to sub 1 percent... Read more...
AOC has a new monitor that would impress even Goose and Maverick from Top Gun fame, a pair of Naval aviators with an insatiable need for speed. It's the Agon AG251FZ, a 25-inch Twisted Nematic (TN) display with a blazing fast 240Hz rate, 1920x1080 resolution, 1ms response time, and Adaptive Sync (AMD FreeSync) support... Read more...
Lenovo recently released one of the most interesting tablet hybrids in recent memory, just in time for the holidays. The Yoga Book has a digital keyboard that doubles as a sketch pad that even accommodates plain old paper, giving users several ways to draw images or jot notes. In fact, the tablet aspect of the machine is one of the most... Read more...
While shoppers are busy trampling over each other in pursuit of the hottest Black Friday deals, HTC 10 owners can sit back and wait for a treat that is arriving at no cost. It's Nougat, the delicious Android 7.0 update that is being pushed out today to unlocked HTC 10 devices. It's not clear how HTC might be... Read more...
A cloud security outfit is warning that a new ransomware strain called Stampado has emerged from the underground market and is wreaking havoc on systems. What makes Stampado stand out from the crowd is that it is available on the dark web for only $39 with a full lifetime license. That makes it one of the least... Read more...
LG Electronics seems to be taking the unusual step of issuing full refunds to Nexus 5X owners who find their handsets stuck in an endless reboot cycle. Typically a customer could expect a refurbished replacement or free repair for a phone that is still under warranty, but apparently LG doesn't hold onto stock very... Read more...
It’s no secret that President-elect Donald Trump is not a fan of U.S. manufacturers using overseas labor to build their products. Trump has been angling to stop Carrier from exporting American jobs, and he has railed against Ford for moving jobs to Mexico. Trump has also made Apple — one of the world’s most... Read more...
Welcome back for an awesome, Black Friday edition of HOT deals! We’ve got a lot on tap for you, including a 55" Samsung UN55KU6300 4K UltraHD LED Smart HDTV, an Alienware Alpha Intel Core i3-based small form factor gaming system, a 3rd Generation Nest Smart Thermostat, and much, much more. And be sure to check out all... Read more...
If you’re looking to learn the intricacies of Microsoft .NET 4.5 and HTML 5, we have a deal running in the HotHardware Shop that may be right for you. A Microsoft .NET 4.5 Programming with HTML 5 e-Learning bundle is currently discounted by 93% and available for under 50 bucks... Details: The Windows .NET... Read more...
Don’t panic but Google’s AI may have accidentally (or not so accidentally), sort of, kind of, created its own secret language. This internal self-taught language has apparently been developed by the company's Neural Machine Translation (NMT) and not a human.  How was the secret language created and discovered in... Read more...
Samsung could use a boost in smartphone sales after dealing with the financial fallout from its Galaxy Note 7 recall. That is exactly that the South Korean electronics maker is hoping to get by borrowing a page from Apple's playbook, the one that focuses on design and color options rather than highlighting all the... Read more...
The biggest barrier to VR gaming right now is cost. High end VR headsets run a pretty penny and building a PC that meets the recommended requirements can be an expensive proposition, too. That is what makes this pre-Black Friday bundle on Amazon such a smoking good deal For less than a grand, Amazon is bundling an... Read more...
We’re used to hearing about civilians having their personal information compromised on a regular basis. However, it should be noted the U.S. military isn’t immune to such tomfoolery, as the Navy announced this week (right before a major holiday for obvious reasons) that “sensitive information” for over 134,000 sailors... Read more...
Who hasn’t played a few rounds of Solitaire on a Windows PC when looking to pass the time? I know I spent too many hours playing the game in my high school drafting classes during the 90s (along with excessive amounts of Worms and the original SimCity). Microsoft’s take on Solitaire goes all the way back to Windows... Read more...
Facebook has taken censorship to a new level. The company has reportedly created software that can suppress certain posts from appearing in specific geographic areas. Zuckerberg hopes that this new software will help the company gain access to China’s market of 1.4 billion people. This is not the first time... Read more...
This past weekend, we talked about how Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg were planning to combat the "fake news" problem we've likely all seen on a regular basis. This comes hot on the heels of Donald Trump becoming president-elect, as it's a no secret that this political season has been rife with misleading... Read more...
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