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Latest News - September 2016

All News for September 2016

If you’re looking to bolster your IT skills and learn the ins-and-outs of software testing, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop that will be of interest. We’ve got ‘The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle’, with 84 hours of content, available at a huge 98% discount... Description: The only way to know if... Read more...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) definitely has a lot of pull in the tech industry. Within 24 hours, the EFF’s public call-out of HP’s decision to brick third-party ink cartridges in customers’ printers has generated a sincere apology. HP Inc. Chief Operating Officer Jon Flaxman issued the apology in a blog... Read more...
Giving your key to your partner is usually a big step on one’s relationship. Are you ready to take that next step with Amazon? Two smart home companies, August and Garageio, are working with Amazon to enable actual “in-home” deliveries. How would this process work? Users would be able to select in-home delivery and... Read more...
If you liked recent, unique smartphone designs like the Passport and the Priv, you won’t be seeing anything like them in the future from BlackBerry. Buried in the company’s fiscal Q2 2017 earnings report is news that BlackBerry is exiting the hardware business and will instead “outsource that function to... Read more...
Artem Yermolaev, head of information technology for Moscow, confirmed that the city will replace Microsoft’s Exchange Server and Outlook with state-run carrier Rostelecom PJSC on its computers. The software was developed by Russian-based company New Cloud Technologies, and the Russian government hopes to eventually... Read more...
If you've never heard of Razer's DeathAdder gaming mouse, then chances are good that you're not a PC gamer. Since the launch of its original model ten years ago, the DeathAdder became the de facto gaming mouse, one that few seemed to have complaints. That's to be expected given its great comfort, great control, and of... Read more...
While many consumers would all love to upgrade to super-fast M.2 NVMe SSDs that offer 3,500+ MB/sec read and write speeds, there are others that would gladly ditch their mechanical HDDs for a more budget-minded SATA SSD. For those in the latter category, Toshiba has released a new OCZ SSD series that won’t break the... Read more...
The wait for Titanfall 2 is almost over. It will arrive to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One at the end of next month. In the meantime, if you're looking for a reason to splurge on a graphics card upgrade for your computer, NVIDIA posted a few minutes of awesome game play footage showing the title running at a 4K Ultra... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest edition of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On the agenda today, we have deal on a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Intel Core i7-6700HQ based notebook with NVIDIA graphics, a Samsung UN65KU6500 65" Curved 4K UHD HDR TV, a Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver, and more. Full details for all... Read more...
When enthusiasts think of NVIDIA, they typically think first and foremost about graphics cards. However, the company over the years has broadened its portfolio to include deep learning accelerators, gaming consoles, and even processing engines for self-driving cars. Today, NVIDIA is expanding on the last segment of... Read more...
It's been a decade since Google introduced Google Translate powered by its Phrase-Based Machine Translation (PBMT) algorithm. There's been a lot that's happened since then, particularly with regards to speech and image recognition, but machine translation has presented unique challenges and hasn't advanced quite as... Read more...
The verdict is still out on whether or not the population at large will embrace smartwatches when they can whip out their smartphones to check the time instead, though one thing that's been propping up sales in the wearables category is the recent hyper focus on health on fitness. It's an angle Apple's been leveraging... Read more...
Earlier this week, Roku rolled out a reengineered lineup of players to cement its lead in the streaming market. Not be left out, Amazon has announced a refreshed media streamer of its own: the all-new Fire TV Stick. The Fire TV Stick has ditched the crusty, old dual-core processor in favor of a sprightlier... Read more...
Forget about flying cars, the next big thing in automotive design is autonomous technology. There's been a considerable amount of innovation and advances in self-driving vehicle technology over the past several years, but while that may have companies such as Google and Tesla super excited, new research from Kelley... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard came under fire earlier this month when it was revealed that it was purposefully “bricking” third-party ink cartridges in customers’ printers. Customers were unaware that such trickery was even going on until printers around the globe starting throwing up error messages at the same time on September... Read more...
YouTube, between the #youtubeisoverparty and YouTube Heroes, has received a lot of hate on the internet lately. The company, however, has just announced its latest app, YouTube Go. The company claims the app will “maximize your fun without burning up your data.” The company was inspired to create the app by a young... Read more...
Is Big Brother watching? Well, "he" no longer is in Germany. WhatsApp and Facebook have been banned from sharing information with one another by Johannes Caspar, the Hamburg Data Protection Commissioner. WhatsApp and Facebook cemented their deal this past August in a move that was especially surprising since... Read more...
Given the rapid pace of technological advancements, our PCs are now scarily efficient compared to those from just a decade ago, and of course, performance is much-improved. That is, unless we're talking about wired networking. While SATA-based solid-state drives can easily peak at 500MB/s, the Ethernet connections we... Read more...
One common complaint in the twenty-first century is that nothing is built to last. Even complex, expensive computers seem to have a relatively short shelf-life nowadays. One computer in a small auto repair shop in Gdansk, Poland, however, has survived for the last twenty-five years against all odds. In January a... Read more...
Just when GoPro was looking to make it big in the camera drone market with its Karma, the world’s largest drone maker, DJI, has counterpunched with the impressive new Mavic Pro. Coming in at roughly half the size of the flagship Phantom, the 1.65-pound Mavic Pro is DJI’s smallest 4K-capable camera drone yet. The... Read more...
Microsoft may be way down with regards to its aspirations in the smartphone market, but don’t count the company out just yet. Windows 10 Mobile hasn’t been the savior that Microsoft hoped would help its smartphone sales rebound, but it isn’t stopping the Redmond, Washington-based company from forging ahead with the... 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 12-Month Newegg Premier Membership with Free Expedited Shipping, Free Returns, and Bonus $100 Gift Card, and Alienware 15 R2 Intel Core i7-6700HQ based notebook with GTX980m... Read more...
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