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It’s the time of the year again; time for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue to hit newsstands across the country. And while the release of the swimsuit issue has been a time honored tradition for young boys and men alike, the rise of the Internet has somewhat blunted the visual impact of the issue. Rather than... Read more...
Could you go a full day without using your PC? It might not be all that difficult on a casual basis, but for workers at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, they've had the challenge of servicing patients without the aid of any computer systems for over a week due to a malware outbreak and subsequent ransom... Read more...
Samsung isn’t set to reveal the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge until this Sunday, but that didn’t stop the company’s Indonesian division from posting a teaser site and a promotional video which confirms some of the rumored specs that we’ve been hearing about for the past month. Taking center stage in the promo alongside... Read more...
The wireless wars are quickly heating up, with even the big players getting roped into battle. It used to be just T-Mobile handing out enticing deals to persuade people to leave their current wireless carrier, but Verizon entered the fray in December. And now, AT&T is offering up a “switch” offer of its own. “AT&T... Read more...
Join us today for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks in which Dave, Marco and Paul chat about the just-released OCZ Trion 150 SSD, Dell's Precision 15  mobile workstation with carbon fiber and Infinity Edge display, the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser, an awesome mini-PC from Minix -- the NGC-1 -- and news of... Read more...
Are moviegoers trying of a seemingly relentless stream of comic book movies headed to theaters? If Deadpool’s release is any indication, the answer is an enthusiastic “Hell No!” Deadpool had a rather meager (at least compared to other superhero movies) $58 million budget and was originally projected to bring in $65... 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 (7559) Core i7-6700HQ based notebook with discrete NVIDIA graphics, a VIZIO D50U-D1 50" 4K UHD LED LCD Smart HDTV, an Alienware Alpha Core i7-4785T based mini-PC... Read more...
When id Software's upcoming Doom is released on May 13th, it will have been over 11 years since the release of the previous mainline game, Doom 3. Given that length of time between releases, it'd be unfortunate if the next major iteration in the series followed modern gaming trends and could be completed in a single... Read more...
Adobe acknowledged that it muffed an update to its Creative Cloud Desktop application last week, one that caused it to delete files on a "small number" of Mac systems. Once it became aware of the issue, Adobe pulled the plug on the update and has since made another one available for both Mac and Windows systems... Read more...
Early last month, Lexus wowed auto show attendees with its all-new LC 500, which manages to pack in a 467hp 5.0-liter V8 engine into a uniquely-styled coupe. The design of the LC 500 may not be for everyone, but you can’t deny that the vehicle is an eye-catcher (for better or worse). Although it wasn’t announced at... Read more...
Mattel brought its A-game to the Toy Industry Association's Toy Fair in New York this week by reimagining a pair of products for the modern generation. One of those products is the ThingMaker, a $300 3D printer that allows kids to easily and safely make their own toys, and the other is a retooled View-Master based on... Read more...
Microsoft is actually starting to pick up a bit of steam with its Surface hardware. Back in October, the company unveiled the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book, and the company is reportedly developing a Surface Phone to replace its Lumia smartphone family. So what else is in the pipeline for the Surface hardware... Read more...
It's often said that good things come to those who wait, and if you're an owner of a Galaxy S6 series device, you've been patiently awaiting the arrival of an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Well, good news folks—Marshmallow has finally arrived for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge with updates being doled out... Read more...
Had you been a child in the 1960s, you might remember something called the ThingMaker, a do-it-yourself toy creation kit from Mattel that came out decades before 3D printing would itself become a thing. In that respect, it was an idea well ahead of its time, so Mattel is bringing it back as a reimagined product for... Read more...
We’ve been talking about the Lumia 650 for months, but Microsoft has officially spilled the beans on its latest low-end smartphone. If previous reports are accurate, this will be the last smartphone to wear Lumia branding, and unfortunately, the storied phone line is going out with a whimper instead of a... Read more...
If you ask 10 different people what they value most in a smartphone, you might get up to 10 different answers. You'd certainly get a handful—some would point to screen size as the most important feature, while others might place a higher priority on camera quality or speed. It all boils down to personal preference... Read more...
Gaming is often the focus when VR is brought up, and while that could be the "ultimate" use for the tech, other content can make it seem just as worthwhile. In time, we could see full-fledged movies available in VR, and right now, we can find a lot of "one-off" content including music videos. And for sports fans?... Read more...
It's easier than ever to protect data online and elsewhere. Encryption is ubiquitous and while it's impossible to insure that your data well-secured from the likes of the government, there's no excuse for not taking important steps to increase your own personal protection as much as possible. That latter is... Read more...
In a series of tweets, Fallout 4 developer Bethesda has teased some of the game's upcoming content, while giving fans little to go on (as usual). When asked about an update regarding the release of Creation Kit, Pete Hines, Bethesda PR, said, "We're pretty close to divulging details." We're not given a timeframe, but... Read more...
We've said it before and we'll say it again, it's ridiculously difficult to keep a secret in the Internet era. That applies to companies both small and big—even Intel isn't immune from this. Case in point, you're not supposed to know this yet, but Intel is preparing to launch a new flagship Xeon D processor. It's... Read more...
Picasa had a long run, but it’s time for the software application to say goodnight. Picasa came into existence over a decade ago in 2002, and became a popular destination for people looking to organize their vast library of photos and photos. This, however, was before “the cloud” took over for our mass storage needs... Read more...
We reported a couple of weeks ago that Apple would be unveiling a couple of new products in the middle of March, and we're now learning that the company plans to sell them mere days later. That's an atypical move for Apple, and it comes with a second atypical move: there will be no pre-orders. With production of both products having been ramped-up Read more...
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