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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is the “new hotness”, so to speak, in the Android smartphone world. The Marshmallow flagship sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, futuristic retina scanner, and of course, stylus pen input. However, some users have found that the Galaxy Note 7 is a little too hot —... Read more...
If you’re a regular HotHardware reader, then you already know that we came away mighty impressed with Lenovo’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones (you can read Dave’s review of the pair here). The smartphones look good, have respectable performance, and are expandable using the versatile Moto Mods accessories... Read more...
Lenovo is refreshing its 2-in-1 convertible notebook lineup with the introduction of the new, high-end Yoga 910. The 3.04-lb aluminum unibody device combines striking good looks with plenty of power for mobile professionals. At the heart of the Yoga 910 are Intel’s new range of Kaby Lake processors. The convertible... Read more...
When it comes to Windows 10-based convertible devices these days, it seems like we see more of the same day in and day out. We’ve seen dozens of 11-, 12-, 13- and even 14-inch convertibles that contort into various configurations or incorporate detachable keyboards. However, Lenovo is spicing things up a bit with the... Read more...
One of the most obvious facts on Earth is that Google loves search. It's for good reason: it's how the company began, and it's what's needed to fuel its products outside of search. There's a reason most of the world's population goes to Google over other providers for search: the big G is really good at it. Well... Read more...
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (Left), Gear S3 Classic (Right) Samsung just wrapped up an event at the IFA expo in Berlin, at which the company unveiled a duo of new Gear S3 branded smartwatches. The new Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier leverage many of the design elements from last-year’s sleek Gear S2, like... Read more...
More details about a previously disclosed security breach at cloud storage provider Dropbox have come to light. The hack itself is old news—it occurred back in 2012—but what's new is how many users were affected by it. Hackers made off with details belonging to north of 68 million Dropbox users, prompting a mass... 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 Latitude 13 7000 convertible device, a Samsung Gear VR Headset, a special Amazon PAX Coupon for discounts on some cool components and peripherals, and more. Full details for... Read more...
Nest Labs pounced on the emerging Internet of Things market by making and selling Internet-connected smart thermostats and smoke detectors. That caught the attention of Google, which in 2014 acquired the company for $3.2 billion. Since then, Google's had trouble figuring out how best to utilize its acquisition, though... Read more...
One of the promises Intel made when launching its Kaby Lake architecture yesterday was that its 7th generation Core processors would allow OEMs to build increasingly thinner and lighter devices. Well, Acer didn't waste any time proving Intel right by today unveiling the Swift 7, the world's first laptop to measure... Read more...
Acer rightfully says there's a new sheriff in town, that being its new Predator 21 X laptop, a mammoth system that's packed to the gills with high-end hardware. This crazy thing even has a curved screen display—it's the first laptop in the world to offer that amenity, which comes by way of a 21-inch panel with a... Read more...
Here's a reminder to always check the URL of a website before entering in your login details, folks. That bit of safe computing advice applies to all online services, both big and small. Lest anyone doubt that, security researcher Aiden Woods recently notified Google of a potential security flaw in the way it handles... Read more...
If you’ve grown a fond attachment to Google’s Nexus branding for its flagship Android smartphones and tablets, now might be the time to cut the cord. According to a new report out today, Google will axe the Nexus name starting with this year’s Marlin and Sailfish Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones. Although the Nexus... Read more...
Verizon just launched LTE Advanced technology to bring 50% faster peak wireless data speeds. This launch includes 288 million people in 461 cities across the United States. Customers will be able to experience faster music, video, gaming, and VR streaming. How does Verizon’s LTE Advanced work? Verizon utilizes... Read more...
If you operate a Web server that runs on Linux, we're here to give you a bit of a prod in case you haven't updated it in a while. A piece of ransomware called FairWare is floating around, and as you'll soon see, its name is ironic as it's anything but "fair". Reports are coming in of users who have been struck with... Read more...
2016 has not been a great year for tablets, but experts predict that tablets sales will perk up by 2018. Tablet sales have been down 11.5% this year and "only" 183.4 million units have been shipped. Many experts, however, expect that tablet sales will begin to increase in 2018 and reach 194.2 million shipments by... 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 Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i5-6200U based notebook, a Vizio SmartCast E55-D0 55" 1080p LED LCD Smart HDTV, a Belkin 3-Outlet Mini Charger Surge Protector, and more. Full... Read more...
There's a lot of buzz about Apple's upcoming media event in which it's expected the company will introduce the next generation of its iPhone line, presumably the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and perhaps another Apple Watch as well. Ah, but handsets and wearables aren't the only devices on tap. Apple is said to... Read more...
Well, this is a bit of a bummer. Polyphony had originally planned for Gran Turismo Sport to drift onto the PlayStation 4 in mid-November, but has now decided to delay the title to sometime in 2017. Polyphony pointed to high expectations, both from eager fans itching to get behind the virtual wheel and its own development team, as why it's Read more...
If you’re a victim of severe battery drain on the Surface Pro 3 tablet, we’ve got some good news for you today -- a fix has been released for customers. Interestingly, Microsoft says that the battery drain only affected a “limited number” of Surface Pro 3 devices. In short, the battery’s full charge capacity was... Read more...
It seems hard to believe now, but for a long time the monitor market was stuck in a rut without any kind of real innovation taking place. That started to change with 4K Ultra HD gained steam, and monitor makers have been using the opportunity to release new models with fancy new features. Just this week alone we've... Read more...
It looks like our would-be robot overlords aren't quite up to the task of running things all by themselves. In what could be considered a test run, Facebook recently announced less human intervention and more reliance on a computer algorithm to its Trending topics feature, a decision it made following a report... Read more...
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