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The White House is fully embracing self-driving vehicles. Jeffrey Zients, Director of the National Economic Council and Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, released the first self-driving guidelines which outline safety expectations and called for consistent regulations. The... Read more...
Following months of intense anticipation, Destiny players can finally geek it up with the game's newest expansion: Rise of Iron. While it's been said that RoI is not quite as large as The Taken King was, players shouldn't be at a loss of things to do for quite a while. If you pushed hard to hit a Light Level of 335... Read more...
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to build databases and analyze data, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop that may be right for you. We’ve got a Database Administration Super Bundle with over 86 hours of training, discounted by 97% and available for only $59... Description NoSQL databases have grown... Read more...
The market is transitioning faster than some expected to 4K Ultra HD resolution content, and who knows how close we are to 8K encroaching mainstream status. With that in mind, Western Digital today unveiled a 1-terabyte SDXC memory card prototype under its SanDisk subsidiary at Photokina, the world's leading trade... Read more...
It turns out the rumors you might have heard about Comcast getting into the wireless phone space were true. Comcast boss Brian Roberts confirmed as much today by announcing plans to partner up with Verizon to launch its own brand wireless service by the middle of next year, effectively making it an MVNO (mobile... Read more...
The Samsung SSD 850 EVO has become somewhat of a yardstick, by which other SATA-based SSDs are measured, and not without good reason. It set a very high bar when we reviewed it more than a year-and-a-half ago and it still holds up against newer products. Samsung has also come out with a newer drive series, the SSD 750 EVO, that sits one step... Read more...
Image Source: Flickr (Roman Boed) The wait for a new round of flagship smartphones from Google is almost over, folks. As was expected, Google will unveil its new Android 7.0 (Nougat) phones on October 4, as indicated by a Twitter post, landing page where you can sign up to be notified for more information on the... Read more...
Gears of War 4 is one of the most highly anticipated game launches coming this fall, and it will be available on both Xbox One and PC gaming platforms. The folks at NVIDIA are making it easier to obtain the game, as it will provide Gears of War 4 free for anyone that purchases a GeForce GTX 1080 or GeForce GTX 1070... Read more...
Move over Microsoft, Chinese rival (and hardware partner, as it were) Lenovo has another potential Surface killer on its hands. This time it's the Miix 710, a rather sleek looking detachable sporting a 12.2-inch In Plane Switching (IPS) display with a 2160x1440 resolution (3:2 aspect ratio) powered by Intel's recently... Read more...
A week ago, General Motors (GM) revealed that its brand new Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) is EPA rated to travel 238 miles per charge, which is quite impressive for the small runabout. Today, GM announced how much the Bolt will cost, after saying for months that the vehicle would start at around... Read more...
HTC hasn’t exactly found a winning sales formula with its flagship Android smartphones, and its most recent mid-range entry — the One A9s — didn’t exactly win over the critics. However, HTC is looking to try again with its new Desire 10 smartphones, which add a dash of style to its mainstream Android offerings. The... Read more...
Is it possible to arrest a robot? Do robot’s even have the ability to make unlawful decisions? Philosophy aside, Russian police just made the first robot arrest in Moscow at a political rally. The “Promobot” was arrested at a rally for Russian parliament candidate Valery Kalachev, but it is currently unclear why... Read more...
If you’re in the market for a powerful desktop PC at an aggressive price point, there’s a deal available today that may be just what the doctor ordered. A Dell XPS 8900 series desktop system, powered by a Skylake-based Intel Core i7-6700 processor, 16GB of RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce GPU is currently available for just... Read more...
Gears of War 4 has already generated a lot of hype, and now the launch trailer has finally been released. The trailer features never-before-seen footage and advises the player to “Never Fight Alone”. Marcus Fenix, voiced by John DiMaggio, remarks that he and his Delta Squad restored peace to Sera twenty five years... Read more...
While console manufacturers are bickering about how and when they will deliver native 4K gaming to customers, the PC industry has simply replied with “been there, done that.” Such is the case with Syber Gaming’s latest small form factor gaming PC lineup. Syber Gaming, which is a division of CyberPowerPC, unveiled the... Read more...
Given the huge sales lead that the PlayStation 4 has over the Xbox One in the current generation console race, Microsoft is looking for just about any way to gain an advantage over its rival Sony. Microsoft saw a clear chance to pounce when it was announced that the PlayStation 4 Pro would amazingly not ship with a 4K... Read more...
If you're a mobile user who has yearned for the day when you'd be able to listen to YouTube videos in the background on your phone, that day have finally arrived. To take advantage of this new functionality, you might want to hop on over to Google's Play Store and grab the newest beta of Chrome. In the latest... Read more...
It's always interesting to hear what the bigwigs behind major game consoles have to say about the future of gaming on their platforms. That's especially true now that both Sony and Microsoft have announced or released mid-cycle upgrades with faster hardware. In that respect, it appears that consoles are becoming more... Read more...
Samsung has its hands full when it comes to dealing with the fallout from its global Galaxy Note7 recall campaign. However, the company is trying to make it easier for customers to determine if their brand new Galaxy Note7 smartphone is safe to use, and won’t all of a sudden burst into flames while... Read more...
Lyft co-founder and president John Zimmer has an ambitious vision of the future. In his mind, there will come a day when most of the ride-hailing service is run by self-driving cars rather than flesh and blood drivers. Oh, and that day is coming sooner than you think—how does five years strike you? That's the bold... Read more...
Over the weekend, we reported that Hewlett-Packard had made the unsavory move of essentially bricking scores of third-party ink cartridges that were in use in customers’ printers. HP’s rather brazen move was easy to track down since it programmed its printer firmware to throw up an error message on September 13th... Read more...
If you're trying to removing malware from your system, it's a good idea to boot your Windows system in Safe Mode, or so conventional wisdom has taught us. That's still true, but in an ironic turn of events, security researchers at CyberArk Labs warn that remote attackers who've infiltrated a system can use Safe Mode... Read more...
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