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Few would argue against calling Elon Musk a visionary. It's a requisite trait of most inventors, particularly those who are focused on future game changing technologies. Musk certainly has plenty of those in mind, from reinventing daily commutes with Tesla's Autopilot technology to Hyperloop, a high-speed... Read more...
If you’re a Windows Insider, then you have a nifty little feature to try out in the latest Skype Preview for both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The latest update to Microsoft’s premiere messaging app allows you to both send and receive text messages via your Windows 10 PC using the SMS relay feature. The only... Read more...
If you've been itchin' for a chance to strap in and take part in a head-on assault against the Death Star, now is your chance. The latest DLC for Star Wars Battlefront is nearing release, and it gives you a chance to take down the heavily armored space station that has enough power to destroy an entire... Read more...
Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook made some rather positive comments on the current state and potential future for augmented reality (AR) technology. In an interview, Cook stated that he sees AR as being the "bigger bet" over virtual reality (VR), and it's not hard to agree. VR at this point is more expensive than... Read more...
An indie game developer is facing repercussions from Valve after it decided to file a lawsuit against a band of anonymous Steam users. The suit alleges a number of offenses, including cyberbullying, stalking, forming a hate group to harass and disrupt the company's business and products, and so forth. In response to... Read more...
Skype was founded in the city of London way back in 2003. Unfortunately, Skype’s newest office in that same city is coming under Microsoft’s surgical scalpel in a fresh round of layoffs. Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 for a staggering (at the time) $8.5 billion, and perhaps its investment isn’t paying off as... Read more...
If you're without a cable TV subscription and have no access to legal sports streams online, chances are (probably) pretty good that you stumbled over to Twitter on Thursday night. That's where you would have found the NFL match-up between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. Or, perhaps you were simply on Twitter and... Read more...
The sky is most certainly falling over Samsung headquarters in the wake of reports that its hottest new smartphone, the Galaxy Note7, might actually be too hot to handle, literally. Samsung has received at least 92 reports of Note7 batteries overheating in the U.S. alone since its launch, with 26 of those resulting in... Read more...
A good controller can really make or break a gaming experience, and Logitech is working to expand the breadth of its controller offerings. The company just acquired Saitek and its line of line of flight, farm and space simulation game controllers. Logitech offers three reasons for the acquisition. First, according... Read more...
Politicians are not the only ones mudslinging this season. Huawei’s Matebook and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 have teamed up to continue to try and humiliate the iPad Pro and its various shortcomings. In Huawei’s latest commercial, the iPad Pro is being pushed out of the cool kid’s table. The advertisement battle all... Read more...
The tech market is filled with multi-functional devices, and InFocus’ Kangaroo Notebook is no exception. The laptop comes with interchangeable mini-PC modules that are their own self-contained Windows 10 PC. The Kangaroo Notebook is ideal for someone who wants a work/home laptop or a family that needs a... Read more...
You can always count on comedians to be ready to pounce whenever Apple comes out with a new iPhone design, and with the recently announced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Cupertino outfit made it all too easy. As you're probably well aware by now, Apple decided to nix the standard 3.5mm audio jack from its new iPhones... Read more...
Update 9/19/2016 - 12:19PM - This story, and the allegations that HP intentionally hamstrings remanufactured cartridges, has been confirmed. In fact, HP makes no bones about it as well. The company admits this and cites specific reasons for doing so. You can read more about the situation here.  If you use an inkjet... Read more...
Join us for the latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast! In this show, we talk about new, relatively low-cost SSDs from Intel and OCZ, a great new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga laptop with OLED display, the mechanical Das Keyboard Prime 13, LG's G5 and V20 smartphones, new CPU architectures and we're... Read more...
Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is a beautiful disaster. Although there are approximately 743,000 owners of the game on Steam, reviews for it have been less than stellar. Much of the game’s criticism has come from the developer Sean Murray’s misleading (to some) marketing strategy. Sony’s president Shuhei Yoshida has... Read more...
Earlier this year, the FBI and Apple were embroiled in a bitter battle of words with regards to unlocking an iPhone 5c that was used by Syed Farook, one of two San Bernardino shooters. After much bluster on the part of FBI, and complete stonewalling from Apple, the FBI eventually went to a third-party vendor to bypass... Read more...
With much of the performance computing market sitting on top of 14nm (or similar) nodes, it's time to look to the future. GlobalFoundries is looking past 10nm, as it sees 7nm as the next major step in process technology, and it's not alone. In a new announcement, the semiconductor foundry said that it will be able... Read more...
As much as some companies would love to ignore the issue, sexism in the workplace is a serious problem, and no company is devoid of it by default. Even Apple, one of the world's largest and richest companies, has sexism running through its veins. In an article over at Mic, a group of women and some men who worked... Read more...
It’s just about time to close out another week, but before we go, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals to share, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all this fine Friday, we have deals on a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Core i7-6500U based notebook, a Blendtec Classic 570 1570W Blender with WildSide Jar... Read more...
Earlier today, we saw iFixit dismantle Apple’s new dual-camera and headphone jack-less iPhone 7 Plus. Not to be left out, iFixit also brought out its non-destructive tools to pry into the new 38mm Apple Watch Series 2. The first thing noticed was that Apple has slathered on an extra dose of strong adhesives to seal... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire whiz kid who created the most popular social networking site on the planet, puts tape on his system's webcams. While that might sound paranoid to some, it's a common privacy measure against hackers who might be trying to spy on you or your company. Zuckerberg is far from alone—James... Read more...
As anyone who's ever been in a committed relationship that eventually ended can attest, breakups aren't always smooth or amicable. The same goes in the business world. Proof of that is playing out right before our very eyes as Tesla Motors and Mobileye engage the media in a game of he-said-she-said over why the two... Read more...
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