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Are you miffed that the latest iPhone doesn't have a dedicated 1/8" audio jack? Well, Apple likely won't be alone, as other smartphone OEMs may be looking to ditch the venerable headphone jack in order to take advantage of audio over USB-C. This week, the USB-IF (Implementers Forum) announced "USB Audio over USB... Read more...
Welcome back for a fresh installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Intel Core i5-5200U based notebook, an Amazon Quad-Core Fire TV Stick w/ Alexa Remote, up to 20% off Philips Connected Health Devices, and more. Full details... Read more...
A good rule of thumb when purchasing a gaming laptop is to buy one with the fastest GPU you can afford. Unlike desktop PCs, you usually can't rip out the graphics adapter and upgrade to something faster (not in most cases, anyway), so when that once shiny and fast laptop starts feeling a little sluggish, you're... Read more...
If you want faster Internet service, you should move to Washington, D.C. Or stay right where you are and wait for things to get better, as they have been. According to the latest State of the Internet Report by Akamai Technologies, a content delivery network (CDN) player, the average Internet connection speed around... Read more...
There's been an uproar from gamers about No Man's Sky, one of the most highly hyped games of the year that many feel didn't live up to expectations. Even worse, ticked off gamers have accused developer Hello Games of misleading buyers with descriptions of the game's content and scope that don't measure up to the... Read more...
While an auto repair shop might get away with employing a 25-year-old Commodore 64 to balance drive shafts, to run Facebook, the largest social network on the planet, it takes more modern equipment, and a lot of of it. Unfortunately, most people don't ever get to see it. Rarely do companies like Facebook ever lift the... Read more...
While Volkswagen is in the midst of Dieselgate and is preparing to begin vehicle buybacks in the United States, the German automaker is betting its future on electric vehicles. Although American customers only have one Volkswagen EV to choose from today, the e-Golf, the company is forecasting that 20 to 25 percent of... Read more...
Remember those Southwest Airlines commercials that ask, "Wanna get away?" Samsung probably does—the South Korean consumer electronics company is having a string of horrible luck with its products lately. Following a global recall its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with battery packs that were prone to catching fire... Read more...
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...
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