Latest News - June 2016
- Apple Makes Differential Privacy Feature In iOS 10 Opt-In
- Major Halo 5 Expansion Pack ‘Warzone Firefight’ Arrives Next Week, Free Play Promotion Locked And Loaded
- Start-Up Zume Wants Robots To Make And Deliver Your Pizza, Become The ‘Amazon Of Food’
- Microsoft Ending Surface 3 Production Later This Year, Is Surface 4 On The Horizon?
- Self-Driving Cars Will Likely Have To Deal With The Harsh Reality Of Who Lives And Who Dies
- Oculus Quietly Removes DRM Checks, Reopens Door For Rift-Exclusive Games On HTC Vive
- Google Chrome OS Gains A Handy Storage Manager With Files App
- Blizzard Works To Restore Overwatch 21:9 Resolutions After Gamers Revolt
- Alienware 13 OLED Laptop Review: 13 Inches Of Gorgeous
- Over 40% Off: Inspiron 3650 i7 Quad-Core 16GB Desktop For Only $579 And More
- WhatsApp Users Make A Collective 100 Million Voice Calls Every Day
- YouTube Live Streaming Now Baked Directly Into Mobile App
- Netflix Reportedly Enabling Offline Viewing By Year’s End
- Futuremark Teases 3DMark Time Spy Benchmark Built From The Ground Up For DirectX 12
All News for June 2016
Apple Inc. announced at last week’s developer conference that it will start collecting user data with iOS 10. The company wants to make Siri and iPhones better at predicting and suggesting information a user may need, but this will strictly be an opt-in feature. The company stated that it will use “differential privacy” in order to collect Read more...
Major Halo 5 Expansion Pack ‘Warzone Firefight’ Arrives Next Week, Free Play Promotion Locked And Loaded
2016 has been a great year for Halo 5: Guardians so far, as it's received five great content updates which have included new game modes, new maps, and of course, new REQs to seek out. The next update, though, called Warzone Firefight, looks like it will be the biggest of the eight updates released so far. As we... Read more...
Robots can drive cars, perform experiments on Mars, and carry out delicate surgeries, but did you also know that they can spread a mean marinara? Zume Pizza, a food delivery startup, currently uses two robots to help make pizzas at its Mountain Valley, California location. Zume Pizza was founded by Alex Garden... Read more...
If you've recently tried shopping for a Surface 3 tablet, you may have noticed that your options have dwindled. Over at the Microsoft Store, the only SKU that's in stock is the model with 64GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, and Wi-Fi + 4G connectivity. The other three models are sold out and it's anyone's guess if they'll be... Read more...
We talk about self-driving cars and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) on an regular basis here at HotHardware. At this stage in the game, self-driving cars are in fact a reality and currently roaming streets in and around Silicon Valley. These are, of course, prototype vehicles that still have a human driver... Read more...
Oculus just made a change to its software which removes a controversial “feature” that it added last month. The company has disabled its DRM that checked to make sure that Rift hardware was actually connected to a PC before games purchased and downloaded from the Oculus Store could be played. This DRM in effect... Read more...
Google just added a new feature to Chrome OS -- the company is experimenting with adding a storage manager that has been added to the latest developer update of the software. This update comes on the heels of the addition of Android apps and games to Chromebook devices. When Chromebooks were initially released... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, Blizzard rolled out a patch to the PC version of its mega-hit Overwatch that removed support for ultrawide resolutions (which would include multi-monitors). That move spurred a huge discussion on whether or not ultrawide resolutions give too much of an advantage over those using regular displays... Read more...
There's a first time for everything, as the saying goes, and the Alienware 13 OLED is a first for us without question. Though there were a couple of OLED (Organic LED) display driven laptops at CES 2016 this year, Dell's Alienware division is the first in the door here at HotHardware with a retail ready product. OLED displays offer better... Read more...
It’s just about time to close out another week, but before we go, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On the menu for you all this fine Friday, we have deals on a Dell Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i7-6700 based desktop system, a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series laptop, a Perfect... Read more...
It seemed like a crazy when a little over years ago Facebook announced it was purchasing WhatsApp for $19 billion. But the reason Facebook was wiling to pony up such an obscene sum is partly because of how wildly popular WhatsApp was at the time. It's only grown since then, and according to its developers WhatsApp... Read more...
Google wants you to put down your Periscope and forget about Facebook for your live streaming needs, and turn to YouTube instead. Many already have, save for mobile users, as that wasn't a feature YouTube supported. Now it does and with YouTube's massive audience, this could be a big deal for live content creators. We’ve been offering live Read more...
Netflix is a pioneer in the streaming video space and helped popularize the concept of watching movies over an Internet connection. Be that as it may, it's fallen a bit behind the technological curve in recent times, at least in terms of not being able to view videos offline like you can with rivals Amazon and Comcast. That's going to change. Industry Read more...
Futuremark is working on an update to its popular 3DMark benchmarking suite that will test the DirectX 12 capabilities of your gaming system. Called Time Spy, the new benchmark sports a "pure DirectX 12 engine" that was built from scratch to support the new features of DX12, including asynchronous compute, explicit... Read more...