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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 Microsoft Xbox One 500GB Limited Edition Quantum Break bundle, an Epson Expression Premium XP-830 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer, a Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Digital... Read more...
Back in mid-September, Amazon dove into uncharted pricing territory with a $50 Fire tablet. Given its $50 price tag, specs are decidedly on the low-end of the spectrum with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 1024x600 IPS display, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD slot. At the time, the Fire was only available... Read more...
Just over a year after its debut, Exploding Kittens remains the project with the most backers in Kickstarter history, tallying nearly 203,000 supporters who pledged a combined $8.7 million (and change) to the card game. Since then, Exploding Kittens has made the jump from physical to digital, first with a release to... Read more...
When it comes to high performance, over-the-top enthusiast computers, Maingear is a boutique builder that has been designing and manufacturing some of the most stand-out, highly-tuned systems on the market over the years. Hailing from good ol' Kenilworth, a borough of New Jersey, the custom PC shop likens itself to... Read more...
In case it hasn't proven obvious enough up to this point, Facebook cares a lot about its Messenger platform. When the company decided to force migrate people over to its standalone Messenger service two summers ago, it was a hint of what was to come. Over the past couple of years, it's become increasingly clear that... Read more...
At long last, Sony has finally begun work on adding two-factor authentication to its PlayStation Network (PSN) service, a security feature that could have come in handy five years ago when hackers barged their way in resulting in an extended outage. It wasn't Sony's finest moment by a long stretch. The massive data... Read more...
We guess you could call Windows 10 Microsoft’s “living” operating system, as it has continually evolved since it was first introduced in July 2015. Microsoft has added new features, squashed bugs and generally made Windows 10 a compelling upgrade for those running Windows 7 and Windows 8. Thankfully, the updates to... Read more...
Beyond the occasional nugget from AMD, concrete details about its forthcoming Polaris GPU architecture are hard to come by. We've mostly had to rely on leaked information and rumors, and if the latest leaked roadmap is to believed, Polaris will replace both the Radeon Fury and Radeon 300 series of graphics... Read more...
If you’d like to learn more about AWS (Amazon Web Services) and advanced cloud computing applications, we’ve got an awesome deal running in the HotHardware Shop that may right up your alley. An Advanced Cloud Computing with AWS e-Learning bundle is 94% off and available for only $39... Description Every company... Read more...
It looks as though the folks at Lian-Li took the term desktop computer a bit too literally with their new DK-04 system, which is literally a desk that doubles as an enclosure for your PC components. The DK-04 has a clean, industrial design and even has an electrically actuated height adjustment system that than can... Read more...
“Game over, man. GAME OVER!” After over ten years of production, it’s time to say goodbye to the venerable Xbox 360. The console celebrated its tenth birthday this past November and global sales for the console have surpassed the 85 million mark.  Early in its life the Xbox 360 was fraught with quality control... 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 UP2516D 25" 2560x1440 UltraSharp IPS Monitor, a VIZIO D65-D2 65” 1080p 120Hz Smart TV, a set of Sennheiser HD600 Open Dynamic Over-Ear Headphones, and more. Full details for... Read more...
When it comes to the high-end electric vehicle market, no one comes close to touching the success (or the critical praise) of the Tesla Motors Model S. The company has spread its wings into the popular crossover segment with the Model X, and it is now looking to go mainstream with the Model 3. Tesla may be “winning”... Read more...
Bots are taking over, folks. Do you hear us? We said bots are taking over! But don't worry, we're not talking about the inevitable kowtowing of humans to our future robot overlords, these are software bots for Skype that are now available on Mac systems, and they're friendly. They're also useful in certain situations... Read more...
It doesn't matter if you're chatting with a co-worker about a sensitive business proposal you're putting together or bantering about basketball playoffs with a group of buddies, the idea that a third-party could be intercepting and reading your communication is creepy. Messaging providers are taking a privacy stand... Read more...
More of the same After all the harping and complaining about the single USB-C port on the 2015 MacBook by both the press and Apple fans for the past year, you would expect that Apple would add in a second USB-C port for the 2016 model. Surely the folks in Cupertino had heard the calls for change. Well, those calls... Read more...
The threat has been looming for a while, and now it's official. The EU has fired off its second set of antitrust charges at Google. Both antitrust accusations happened in under two years, and revolve around how Google handles its Android OS and the power it wields over OEMs. Part of this accusation implies that... Read more...
Sometimes you wake up not feeling real confident in yourself or your abilities and it seems as though Google might have been in that sort of mood yesterday. Had you used Google's own Safe Browsing Tool on Tuesday morning to check Google.com, as one reddit user did, you'd have discovered Google reporting its search... Read more...
Mitsubishi Motors has fessed up to "improper conduct in fuel consumption testing" for hundreds of thousands of vehicles spanning four minicar models sold in Japan over the past several of years. The motor company intentionally manipulated the testing method that's required for certification by Japanese law so that it... Read more...
Maingear has a new high-powered notebook making the rounds today, and it’s called the Pulse 15 Pro. As its names implies, the Pulse 15 Pro has a 15-inch frame, and brings with its an all metal alloy construction to help keep down the weight an exude quality throughout. The Pulse Pro is available in two basic... Read more...
There's been a ridiculous amount of hype surrounding NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce series, which is based on the Pascal architecture. At the company's recent GPU Technology Conference, we learned that the first shipping Pascal card is the ultra-powerful Tesla P100. While that card is designed strictly for compute purposes... Read more...
Hot on the heels of its latest financial reports, which showed the company beating estimates for both earnings and revenue, but offering weaker than expected guidance for Q2, Intel has announced a significant workforce reduction that will result in approximately 12,000 job cuts over the next year. The restructuring... Read more...
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