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Although we were made privy to some details on AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460 graphics cards earlier this month, the company today is officially announcing its newest, mainstream members of the Polaris family. Of the two new cards introduced, the RX 470 is the most closely aligned with the... Read more...
Microsoft and Mojang today are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of Minecraft on the Windows 10 platform. Since that time, Mojang has pushed out 15 major updates for the game and has crushed over 6,000 bugs for what has become a worldwide smash hit. So to celebrate its first birthday on Windows 10... Read more...
Samsung is raking in the dough, partly thanks to strong Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sales. Revenue for this past quarter was 50.94 trillion KRW or $45 billion, an 2.4 trillion KRW increase from last year. Operating profits were also eight times what they were last year. 343.3 million smartphones were shipped worldwide... Read more...
Have you ever sent a message that you immediately regretted even writing? If so, Yahoo has your back. Its revamped Messenger app is now available for Windows and Mac desktops. Austin Showmaker, Senior Director of Product Management stated, “With Messenger’s desktop notifications, you can multitask at your computer... Read more...
Don’t get us wrong, Windows 10 is a great operating system and clearly a step above its Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 predecessors. Sure, there have been some questions about privacy and Microsoft has made some questionable decisions regarding features, but for the most part, Windows 10 is a solid release. However... 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 XPS 8900 Intel Core i7-6700 based desktop system, a Logitech Z333 40W RMS 2.1-channel Multimedia Speaker System, a Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit, and more. Full... Read more...
Park the DeLorean and save your pricey plutonium, you don't need a time machine to relive those epic gaming moments from yesteryear. There's been a sudden resurgence in classic gaming as of late, first with Nintendo announcing a mini NES console pre-loaded with 30 games then with Sega unveiling a mini Genesis system... Read more...
The Alienware brand is as venerable a name as any in the gaming space. As Alienware celebrates over twenty years in business, its computers have become instantly recognizable thanks to distinctive, out-of-this-world styling, and science-fiction references. Dell purchased Alienware in 2006 to complement its own competing line of XPS-branded... Read more...
Is there anything that Alexa can’t do? The Alexa-powered Echo first launched nearly two years ago and it has grown from a seemingly tame voice-activated “smart” speaker to a home automation hub that features over 1400 “Skills”. And the Echo family itself has grown to include the Echo Tap and Echo Dot. Today, August... Read more...
If you're into graphics technology, you've probably run out of rags at this point to wipe up your drool with. NVIDIA kicked things off by introducing Pascal with its bodacious GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and it's only slightly less impressive sibling, the GeForce GTX 1070, followed by a new Titan X card. And over... Read more...
Western Digital, a major player in the storage industry, announced this week that it has completed development of its next generation 3D NAND technology called BiCS3. Limited production is already underway in Japan with initial output expected later this year. If everything goes to plan, volume production will begin... Read more...
Cortana, the voice-controlled personal digital assistant that helps you find things on your PC and the web, is getting a promotion from an on-call employee to full-time status. That's to stay you won't be able to turn Cortana off once Microsoft rolls out its Anniversary Update for Windows 10, which is scheduled to... Read more...
Apple sold roughly 7 million less iPhone devices last quarter than it did in the same quarter a year ago, but that didn't stop it from reaching a significant milestone. During an employee meeting in Cupertino on Wednesday morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the sale of the one billionth iPhone, an impressive feat no... Read more...
Learning to code is a great way to land a job with killer salary or kick-start a lucrative freelance carrer. Should you be contemplating the move, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop that may be right for you. We’ve got a Complete Front-End to Back-End Coding e-learning bundle on sale for 95% off the... Read more...
Google Play is trying to become more family-friendly. Most families have multiple devices in their households and it can be frustrating attempting to share media between family members. Google just released Google Play Family Library which allows up to six family members to share purchases on Google Play. Customers... Read more...
Americans have incredibly varied opinions about technologies that could potentially enhance human health, wellness and abilities. The Pew Research Center surveyed Americas regarding gene editing that would reduce the risk of illnesses in babies, computer implantations that would improve a person’s ability to... Read more...
The 2016 U.S. Presidential primary season is turning out to be one of the most colorful and contentious political battles in modern history. It’s also an election cycle that has been filled with plenty of [often comedic and sometimes cringe-worthy] twists and turns, including the recent dumping of emails from the... Read more...
Tesla Motors is working feverishly to finish constructing its $5 billion, 3,200 acre "Gigafactory" located outside Sparks, Nevada (near Reno). It's already semi-operational with 1,000 construction workers toiling away seven days a week in two shifts. The factory, which is two years ahead of schedule, will help meet... Read more...
DirectX 12 is gaining momentum with both game developers, hardware manufacturers and, as a result, now gamers as well. The Windows 10 enabled low-level API is being adopted in more and more titles, with both legacy and cutting-edge game engines now taking advantage of its benefits. Using an ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 Fury... Read more...
Microsoft has a problem on its hands when it comes to Surface Pro 3 tablets, which have been in circulation for roughly two years. Customers have reported that battery life on some of these tablets has been inexplicably deteriorating in recent months, with no apparent fix in sight. The Microsoft Community forums... Read more...
Windows 10 continues to gain ground on Windows 7 in the race for market share dominance. Though the gap between the two is still rather large, Windows 10 has managed to find its way onto more than 19 percent of the world's PCs, according to the latest data from Net Market Share. That's up from 11.85 percent at the... Read more...
Welcome back for another installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On the agenda today, we have deals on a Dell Optiplex 9020 Micro Intel Core i7-4785T based SFF system, a Razer Orochi Wireless Mouse, a Lenovo Flex3 Intel Core i5-6200U based notebook with touch, and more. Full details for all... Read more...
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