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All News for November 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump is in full swing when it comes to filling out positions in his incoming administration. Although we’re reluctant to delve into unrelated topics like picks for Secretary of Defense or Treasury Director, we did take notice of Trump’s appointment of Mark Jamison as a member of his tech policy... Read more...
There are steps you can take to reclaim your privacy, such as putting a piece of black tape over your laptop's webcam, but unless you're willing to disconnect completely, total privacy might be a myth. Case in point, researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University recently demonstrated how easy it is to hack a system so... Read more...
Leaving the home is about to become more dangerous than it already is. That's because the holiday shopping season is about to be kick into full swing, that means a combination of inattentive pedestrians looking down at their smartphones and distracted drivers wielding handsets behind the wheel. It makes for a... Read more...
Turkey massacre day is right around the corner. So is Black Friday, the annual shopping bonanza that turns otherwise well behaving citizens into rabid beasts with an insatiable thirst for savings and a total disregard for their fellow man, woman, or child. The frenzy will continue to some extent throughout the holiday... Read more...
If you have a 2015 or 2016 Sony Bravia 4K TV and are looking to purchase one of the company’s brand new PlayStation 4 Pro gaming consoles, you might want to reconsider — for now. Sony’s community forums have been lit up with complaints about severe levels of input lag when gaming at 4K — something that its PlayStation... 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 Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i7-6700 based desktop system with AMD GPU, a Samsung UN55KU6300 55" 4K UHD LED LCD Smart HDTV, and more. Full details for all of today’s deals are... Read more...
One of the criticisms against Apple and its iPhone line is that its handsets are often behind the technological curve in terms of hardware and features. Be that as it may, no other company makes more money from smartphone sales than Apple. Heck, it's not even close. The latest research from Strategy Analytics shows... Read more...
Oculus Rift owners who also have an Xbox One console will pretty soon be able to stream their Xbox One games to their VR headset connected to a Windows 10 PC. It is an expansion of the ability to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10, a feature that rolled out to the masses with the Anniversary Update, and it also... Read more...
We wrote just the other day about Zorin Linux, a distro that targets Windows users, or at least those who appreciate ease-of-use and a great aesthetic. Today, Windows convert hopefuls have another solution: Fedora 25. Understanding that it's not exactly easy for a life-long Windows user to make the transition to a... Read more...
The spread of misinformation and fake news via the internet is running rampant. As both a news writer and teaching assistant/college professor, I am in the unique position of not only battling misinformation online, but also in a university classroom. A Stanford University study recently discovered that many preteens... Read more...
NVIDIA is looking to make virtual reality (VR) experiences even more immersive and realistic (while improving performance), and it’s banking on the powerful Pascal architecture, which underpins everything from the GeForce GTX 1050 all the way up to the Titan X. Too boost its VR credentials, NVIDIA is introducing Lens... Read more...
Make no mistake; the Tesla Model S is an attractive electric vehicle that has the ability to accelerate to 60 mph in less than three seconds and carry up to seven people in relative comfort (the two kids in the rear-facing jump-seats might disagree). But at the end of the day, it’s still a sedan that doesn’t exactly... Read more...
Heads up folks, the latest version of Google Play services will be the last one to support Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 3.0 Honeycomb devices. Google put the word out in a blog post on Monday, saying that Google Play services 10.0.0 and Firebase 10.0.0 client libraries for Android will be the last versions to... 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 Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7-7500U-based notebook, a Vizio SmartCast SB2821-D6 28" 2.1 Channel Soundbar, and more. Full details for all of today’s deals are available... Read more...
Amazon has really made it easy for customers to order all of their needed home consumables with Dash buttons. With a simple press, you can instantly reorder items from Slim Jims to detergent to pet food to Red Bull. However, through its new Amazon Dash Replenishment Service, you won’t even have to lift a finger to... Read more...
The world is a big place—around 7.4 billion people, according to recent estimates by the United Nation. The U.N. also estimates that nearly half of the world's population will use the Internet by the end of 2016. Not surprisingly, it's mobile connectivity that will lead the charge, as growth in mobile networks and... Read more...
We tend to credit late-millennials and Generation Z, or preteens and teens, with an almost innate ability to understand the latest in available technology, and the implications of relying on it. A Stanford University study of 7,804 students from middle school through college, however, suggests that this age group has... Read more...
History (and Hollywood movies) taught us that you shouldn't pick on the school nerd, because it's the school nerd who goes on to become a raging success and gets the girl or guy. Apple missed that lesson. While Apple CEO Tim Cook was busy throwing shade at the convertible tablet category by comparing the concept to... Read more...
Remember getting Rickrolled? Talk about an annoying trend, but at least you could exit out of the 1980s hit single and resume normal activities (except for those dancing webpages on the desktop designed to dodge your exit attempts). Well, there's a new prank going around, one that can crash any iPhone handset in a... Read more...
If you've ever wanted to learn to code, we've got an awesome deal running in the HotHardware Shop that will be right up your alley. You can pay what you want on an extensive bundle of coding tutorials that encompass everything from Amazon Web Services to Linux. Check it out... How It Works: 1. Pay what you want —... Read more...
Each new "Redstone" release of Windows 10 is notable for a handful of reasons, but Redstone 3 could include one of the most ambitious features yet: x86 on ARM64 emulation. What that ultimately means is that ARM-based devices running Windows 10 Mobile, such as the Lumia 950 XL, could see an immediate boost of supported... Read more...
Netflix 4K streaming support has long been in place for high-end televisions and streaming boxes, but those with [seemingly] 4K-capable hardware on the PC have been left on the sidelines. That is until today — Netflix has announced that 4K streaming is coming to the PC, but the system requirements are so confined at... Read more...
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