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LG Display, the world's top producer of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, is betting big on flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) display technology driving the future of mobile devices. The South Korean outfit is so confident that flexible OLEDs will be a mainstay of tomorrow's smartphones and other mobile... Read more...
It's still to be determined what impact Pokemon Go will have on Nintendo's bottom line, but whatever money it brings in will affect future earnings. Pokemon Go arrived too late to bolster Nintendo's three month period ended June 30, 2016. As a result, it posted an operating loss of 5.13 billion yen (around $48.5... Read more...
Xiaomi is stepping into the laptop arena for the very first time, and its new Mi Notebook Air series is a strong entry into a very competitive market. Xiaomi, which is mostly known for its feature-packed and affordable smartphones, is using that same formula with its 13.3-inch and 12.5-inch laptops. The 13.3-inch... Read more...
Not only is Netflix cheaper than a cable TV subscription, the value proposition is higher—much higher, in fact, which some might find surprising (and even outright dispute) due to Netflix's limited catalog of titles. Be that as it may, Netflix subscribers pay roughly three times less per hour of content than cable TV... Read more...
Apple’s sales across the board are continuing to slump, and that was on full display in the company’s Q3 earnings report. But despite downward-trending sales, its revenue and profit totals for the quarter are nothing to scoff at. The company reported quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion and net income of $7.8 billion —... Read more...
If you like to binge watch TV, Binge On might be the product for you. T-Mobile just snagged ABC, Apple Music, Disney, DISH Anywhere, Fox Now, Nat Geo TV, and now includes more than one hundred other streaming services.  What is Binge On? Binge On debuted in 2015 as part of T-Mobile’s Un-carrier initiative. The 2013... Read more...
A new smartwatch has just entered a very competitive market. Google partner Mobvoi has just released a Kickstarter campaign for the Ticwatch 2, the second generation version of a smartwatch that is currently only available in China. The product claims to be the “most interactive smartwatch” with “intuitive... Read more...
If you live in the United Kingdom, a drone instead of a human, may soon be delivering your Amazon packages. Amazon Prime Air is currently working with the United Kingdom government in order to test drones in rural and suburban areas. Amazon has been granted permission to fly drones beyond the line of sight of... 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 Core i7-6700-base desktop system, an Acer Aspire E Intel Core i5-6200U based notebook, an AOC G2460PF 24" 1080p 144Hz 1ms LED-backlit AMD FreeSync Gaming Monitor... Read more...
If you want to get your hands on Microsoft’s brand new Xbox One S console, the fastest way to do it is to grab a 2TB bundle, which will be available on August 2nd. However, the 2TB Xbox One also happens to be the most expensive version, coming in at $399. If $399 is out of your budget range for a new console... Read more...
You're not supposed to know this but Apple is not-so-secretly working on an autonomous, electric vehicle project codenamed Project Titan. While Apple wants to keep its efforts on the down low, inside sources frequently spill the beans on the company's progress, and what they're saying now is that Apple's brought in... Read more...
Although BlackBerry has definitely seen better days, that isn’t stopping the company from pushing ahead with new Android-based smartphones following the late 2015 launch of its Priv flagship. We’ve known for quite some time that BlackBerry has three new Android devices in development, and the company today announced... Read more...
The Federal Communications Commission pointed its finger at the telecommunications industry over the weekend and asked for decisive action to be taken against the growing problem of robocalls, a move that prompted AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to respond by spearheading a new Robocalling Strike Force. Sounds... Read more...
Word is ubiquitous these days (as are the rest of its Office app counterparts), which is possible thanks to decades of development and advancement by Microsoft. But despite the fact that Word may have a few grey whiskers jutting from its chinny chin chin, this old dog is definitely up for learning some new tricks. And... Read more...
Xiaomi is working on a rather interesting laptop that, according to some leaked photos and slides, looks like a thin and light professional machine with gaming chops. And just like Xiaomi has a history of doing in the smartphone sector, its forthcoming notebook will offer an impressive amount of hardware and features... Read more...
It seems these days that we’ve learned more about what Nintendo’s upcoming NX console can't do, rather than what it can do. Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime claimed in mid-June that virtual reality just isn’t ready for mainstream adoption, while Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto chimed in with a “think of the... Read more...
Cyanogen Inc. is up to something, that much is clear and even company co-founder Steve Kondik doesn't dispute it. However, Kondik takes issue with the recent "circus of misinformation" making the rounds, namely that his company is cleaning house in order to phase out development on an alternative version of Android... Read more...
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney isn't a fan of what Microsoft is doing with Windows 10, and specifically its effort to promote the Windows Store by pushing the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) model. We already know this, but lest anyone think Sweeney has cooled off since the last time he raked Microsoft over the... Read more...
If you’re looking to bolster your IT skills, beef up that resume, and get A+ certified, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop that will be of interest. We’ve got a CompTIA A+ 2016 Certification Prep e-learning bundle on sale for 94% off the original asking price... Description: IT success stories start... Read more...
AMD made quite an impact in the mainstream graphics card market with its Polaris-based Radeon RX 480 GPU. Based on AMD’s fourth generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, the RX 480 features 36 compute units, 2304 stream processors and has a base clock of 1120 MHz. Peak compute performance is rated at 5.8... Read more...
AMD Announces Radeon Solid State Graphics Technology  At AMD's latest Capsaicin event, happening right now at the Hilton Anaheim, adjacent to SIGGRAPH, the company just made a handful of major announcements. AMD just revealed a brand-new line-up of Polaris-based Radeon Pro WX series professional graphics cards and... Read more...
If you think you’ve seen the best that NVIDIA’s Pascal graphics architecture has to offer, you ain’t seen nothing yet. NVIDIA impressed us with the enthusiast-class GeForce GTX 1080 (8.2 TFLOPs, 2560 CUDA cores @ 1.6GHz) and surprised everyone with the new Titan X (11 TFLOPs, 3584 CUDA cores @ 1.4GHz). But there is... Read more...
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