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The Coalition has finished work on a new patch (Title Update 2) for Gear of War 4 that makes available two new maps, Glory and Speyer, for Season Pass owners. Both maps will be available in public playlists for everyone, along with Private Matches for Season Pass holders starting December 13. When they arrive... Read more...
If you were hoping to get your hands on an next generation Pebble smartwatch, think again. The company has been acquired by Fitbit. This purchase includes Pebble’s personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware development, but excludes the company’s hardware products. James Park, CEO and... Read more...
Qualcomm might be the top dog when it comes to mobile SoCs that go in smartphones and tablets, but Intel still wields immense power in the server market. Consider this: Intel commanded 99.2 percent of the market for server chips during 2015 according to IDC. Not one to back down from a challenge, Qualcomm has renewed... Read more...
Enterprise clients are benefiting from an end-of-year rush by storage makers to push out next-generation solid state drive and hard disk drive solutions. We saw it at the beginning of the week when Micron unveiled an 8TB SSD, and not to be outdone, Western Digital today announced the expansion of its data center SSD... Read more...
Forget the rumors, it is now official—Ubisoft has posted a website where fans of the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series can register for the Ghost Recon: Wildlands beta, an open-world first person shooter set in Bolivia sometime in the near future ("a few years from now"). The game will be playable as a single-player... Read more...
Have you struck out again and again when it comes to trying to find a Nintendo NES Classic Edition console (we’re looking at you, Paul)? Well, it looks as though Amazon will be the latest retailer to give gamers the chance to score the console at retail price instead of paying huge markups from sites like eBay or... Read more...
Back in late October, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Creators Update, which will arrive next spring for customers. At its keynote, Microsoft introduced a number of consumer-centric features including Paint 3D, improved inking support, and support for new virtual reality headsets. In the weeks since the original... Read more...
What if we lived in a world where we never needed to wait in line in order to buy some milk or toilet paper? Amazon is working on making that dream a reality. The corporation has just opened a brick-and-mortar grocery store dubbed “Amazon Go” in Seattle, Washington and plans on opening 2,000 more locations of varying... 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 LG 55UH6150 55" 4K UHD LED LCD Smart HDTV, a Dell Inspiron 14 Intel Celeron N3050 Dual-Core 14" Laptop, and more. Full details for all of today’s deals area available below. See... Read more...
It's no secret that AMD has a trick up its sleeve that it's soon to pull out. The company itself admits this, as it has a big reveal event planned for Tuesday, December 13th. With the upcoming Vega Radeon architecture expected to be announced soon, there could be a slight reveal at this event, but based on everything... Read more...
Is this real life or an Orwellian nightmare? You might want to think twice before purchasing a MyFriend Cayla or i-Que Robot. The smart toys have been accused of sending information to the Massachusetts-based company Nuance Communication. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the Campaign for a... Read more...
Lenovo is making a pretty big push for Moto Z Mods, those snap-on accessories that extend or otherwise improve the functionality of the Moto Z handset. And why not? As one of the company's television commercials points out, the smartphone form factor has remained relatively the same for about the past decade without... Read more...
After a rather lengthy delay, the Oculus Touch controllers are finally available to purchase. You can do things the simple way by ordering them directly from Oculus online, or you can drive on down to a brick and mortar store like Best Buy to pick them up in person. Originally scheduled to launch in the first... Read more...
It is often said around this time of year that this is the season to be jolly, but screw that, I'm a little ticked off at the moment. Check that, I'm a LOT ticked off and I don't know whether to direct my rage at Nintendo, Urban Outfitters, or ultimately myself for getting sucked into this consumer culture that... Read more...
Samsung scored another victory today its long-running legal fight with Apple over patent infringement. Apple originally won the case against Samsung way back in 2012, with the latter being ordered to pay nearly $1 billion in damages for infringing on iPhone design patents across 11 products. Samsung eventually had... Read more...
There is a word for games that have been in development for more than a decade and delayed across platforms. It's called vaporware, or at least that's the usually the case. But in remarkable defiance of the odds, the really long awaited adventure The Last Guardian has finally emerged for the PlayStation 4, putting an... Read more...
Despite the fact that a handful of manufacturers abandoned the 3.5mm headphone jack this year with their flagship Android smartphones, it was Apple that took the bulk of the backlash when it performed the maneuver with the iPhone 7. Apple’s decision to go Lightning-only for iPhone 7 drew widespread criticism, and it... Read more...
Market research firm IDC put a damper on the smartwatch category noting that basic wearables such as fitness bands are taking over as the wrist accessory of choice among consumers. It also predicted that Apple's success in the smartwatch sector going forward "will likely be muted" as it comes off a down quarter with... Read more...
If you’re looking to bolster your IT skillset and give your career a potential boost, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop that may be just what the doctor ordered. An ITIL Service Lifecycle Super Training Bundle is currently discounted by 98% in the HotHardware Shop and available for a tiny fraction of... Read more...
Are you still looking to find a Nintendo NES Classic Edition console, but don’t want to pay upwards of four times the retail price on eBay or Craigslist? Well, get in line. Everybody and their grandma wants the retro console and Nintendo seemingly just loves toying with gamers when it comes to initial supplies over... Read more...
If you own a Google Pixel, Pixel XL or supported Nexus device, Google has a new build of Android Nougat available for you to download — Android 7.1.1 to be exact. You can obtain the new software via an over-the-air (OTA) update, or you can download the full factory images directly from Google. Android 7.1.1 brings... Read more...
While it didn't seem to be a major focus of NVIDIA's when it launched the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, the same model card also has a 3GB card available, which can be found virtually anywhere today. So how's such a card making headlines today? Because soon, according to the latest rumor, the chip inside that model will be... Read more...
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