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A city in Germany has embedded LED traffic lights into sidewalks so that pedestrians who are too busy looking at their smartphone won't accidentally walk out into oncoming traffic. Sadly, this isn't a belated April Fool's story, and it begs the question, has it really come to this? And at the risk of sounding crass... 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 SE2417HG 24" gaming monitor, a LG 55UF6800 55" 4K Smart HDTV, an Asus Zenbook UX305UA Intel Core i5-6200U 13.3" laptop and more. Full details for all of today’s deals are... Read more...
A new startup is looking to take on market leaders in the aerial drone market, including heavy hitter DJI. Zero Zero Robotics, which was started by a former Twitter engineer, has $25 million in funding and an innovative product – the Hover Camera -- which looks to take the consumer drone market by storm. The Hover... Read more...
It's game-on between the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, both of which are battling for supremacy in the virtual reality space, but is one better than the other? That's a point of debate—both have their pluses and minuses, and while you're putting check marks underneath each one for various categories, go ahead and give one... Read more...
It might be just a tad early for Charter Communications to pop the champagne, but it can certainly have an intern fetch the bubbly in preparation of a celebration. The U.S. Department of Justice laid out settlement terms of an antitrust suit that would allow Charter to forge ahead with its proposed acquisitions of... Read more...
After almost a year of sneak peeks and strategic demos, AMD has finally begun shipping its dual-Fiji GPU powered graphics card, the Radeon Pro Duo. AMD is positioning the Radeon Pro Duo as a card for “gamers who create, and creators who game” and for budding VR developers in need of some monstrous compute performance, though the simple fact... Read more...
If you’re interested in network security and want to brush up on your skills, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop that may be right for you. A Cyber Security Hacker & Pen Tester Certification Training e-learning bundle is currently 95% off and available for only 39 bucks... Description In this day and... Read more...
What’s better than a single Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum mechanical keyboard? 160 of them of course! And that’s exactly what was on display at PAX East 2016, where Logitech had on a display of G810 keyboards that were connected together to form what was affectionately known as the Great Wall of Logitech... Read more...
If you thought that first generation Apple Watch was a little too limiting for your tastes and too dependent on its Bluetooth tether with an iPhone, some changes are in store for the next generation model according to a new report. The biggest update will come in the form of a modem, which will allow the next... Read more...
Valve took a major step in growing its Steam digital distribution platform today by adding movie rentals to the mix. The addition of movies to Steam's catalog is a first, and it was made possible through a deal with Lionsgate Entertainment that immediately fleshes out the service with more than 100 flicks. This is... Read more...
Back in the fall of 2014, we reported that the legendary John Romero was working on a new first-person shooter. While FPS titles are a dime a dozen, it's hard to ignore someone like Romero, especially when the promise is that the main focus of the game will be its design, not graphics or other superfluous features... 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 U2717D UltraSharp 27" IPS display, a Samsung UN55JU6700 55" Curved 4K UHD Smart HDTV, an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 6" WiFi eReader, and more. Full details for all of today’s... Read more...
If you’re a fan of the Borderlands franchise, you’ll be happy to know that Borderlands 3 is the next game in the pipeline for developer Gearbox. After leaving development duties to 2K Australia for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, it’s definitely good news to hear that the folks who originated the series are firmly back... Read more...
In an attempt to kill Saddam Hussein and intimidate the enemy, United States military forces conducted a shock and awe campaign that saw a barrage of bombs dropped on Baghdad and other parts of Iraq over a decade ago. Fast forward to today and the U.S. is still dropping bombs on enemies, albeit instead of explosives... Read more...
It was Google's Benson Leung that called out shoddy USB Type-C cables sold on Amazon until one especially poorly built cable destroyed his Chromebook Pixel. Now one of his older posts on Google+ has HTC 10 and LG G5 owners worried that they might in for an awful surprise as well, one that's related to Qualcomm's Quick... Read more...
A couple of years ago, Google introduced its "App Runtime for Chrome" - ARC for short. With it, the company allowed certain Android apps to be ported over to Chrome OS, helping bolster that platform's software portfolio. Since then, we've seen ARC help apps come to other platforms, including Windows and Mac OS... Read more...
When it comes to electric vehicles, Tesla Motors is always at the forefront of the discussion. There’s Tesla, and then there’s everyone else. Look no further than the $35,000 Model 3, which has racked up over 300,000 reservations despite the fact that the vehicle won’t be available until late 2017 at the earliest. And... Read more...
One of the most popular add-ons for Raspberry Pi's low-cost mini PC line is a 5-megapixel visible-light camera board. It also happens to be Raspberry Pi's first official accessory, which it introduced in 2013. Now three years later, modders and makers have access to a pair of new camera boards, both based on Sony's... Read more...
Whoever the Einstein was that declared this a "post PC era" needs talk to the gamers and enthusiasts that flocked to Boston Convention And Exhibition Center this weekend for the sold-out PAX East show. And in good ol' Bean Town, the Murphys might dropkick that genius for being overly impaired and "ship him off"... Read more...
We’re only a few months away from the likely launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 6, which means that it’s about time to start hearing a steady stream of rumors regarding its specs and features. The Galaxy Note series has always been known for performance and its inking capabilities; the latest iteration will be no... Read more...
By this point, everyone and their dog knows that driving while pecking away on a smartphone dramatically increases the chance of accidents, yet many remain defiant, and sometimes even proud about their foolish deeds. Apparently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has had enough of that, and has decided... Read more...
While some fail to reach their goal of creating something truly amazing, a team of researchers at UC Irvine seems to have done the impossible. While working to create better batteries for our electronics, these researchers managed to develop a makeshift battery with a life so long, it'd always outlive the device it's... Read more...
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