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In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two And A Half Geeks, we chat about Intel Kaby Lake Overclocking and the Core i3-7350K, low power Kaby Lake-Y performance on Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1, the Google Pixel XL versus the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, DIY Game Consoles goodness with the Raspberry Pi and RetroPie, NVIDIA's... Read more...
The losing streak is over. For the past three quarters, Apple has reported lower earnings on a year-over-year basis thanks in part to declining iPhone and Mac sales. However, Apple turned the tide for fiscal Q1 2017 by delivering a record $78.4 billion in revenue for the quarter compared to $75.9 billion one year... Read more...
It’s been a long time coming, but Google today announced that the iOS version of Chrome has now joined its Chromium open source project. Chrome doesn’t have nearly the same penetration rate on iOS that it does on other platforms, but it provides a safe haven for users that prefer Google services and are partial to... Read more...
Now might be a good time for Netgear to start doubling down on security for its networking products. The folks over at Trustwave found that 31 Netgear router models are susceptible to a security vulnerability that exposes the devices’ web GUI password to nefarious parties. More specifically, an attacker is able to... 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 HP Pavilion 32" 2560x1440 QHD WVA LED LCD Monitor, an LG 55UH6030 55" 4K UHD HDR Smart HDTV, and much more. Full details for all of today’s deals are available below. Featured... Read more...
Even though Nintendo’s Super Mario Run is currently only available on the iOS platform, it has still been a tremendous success for the Japanese company. The game has been downloaded over 78 million times since it was released in mid-December (40 million downloaded the game within the first four days of availability)... Read more...
A German outfit called Dirror has upped the ante on those digital frames that were so popular a few years ago and is selling a line of digital mirrors powered by Windows 10. The decorative mirrors come housed in wooden frames and are ready to hang on the wall, though just be careful with mounting one—these are... Read more...
Walmart is ending a free two-day shipping program it was piloting called ShippingPass, one that was intended to compete with Amazon's Prime service, though that's actually good news for customers. Instead of charging $49 per year for the benefit of expedited shipping on online orders, the company has chosen to offer... Read more...
Bethesda is preparing to deliver a high-resolution texture pack to PC for Fallout 4 next week, one that will require a somewhat burly PC to run. At the same time, Bethesda will push out its Fallout 4 Update 1.9 to PlayStation 4 Pro owners to make better use of the upgraded console's power. It will do that by... Read more...
It seems that we're constantly hearing about promising new battery technologies and eventually one of them will stick. Mike Zimmerman, a professor at Tufts University and founder of Ionic Materials, hopes that his remarkably resilient ionic battery technology will be the one that does. At a glance, his ionic battery... Read more...
Plex has become a go-to software solution for media junkies that want to have one centralized place to organize all of their movies, TV shows and home videos. The software app has garnered millions of users thanks to its easy to user interface and support for just about every mobile, desktop, console, and media... Read more...
Capcom, the publisher of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, received some rather disappointing news this week. The PC version of the game has already been cracked, with its Denuvo anti-piracy software being defeated by hackers in record time. We have to remember that Resident Evil 7 was just released this past Tuesday, so... Read more...
When ransomware strikes, its impact could range from mild to severe. Sometimes, ransomware targets regular users, while other times, it targets important mega-corporations (or even police stations). In this latest incident, it affected a hotel, and subsequently ran the risk of affecting all of its guests. Here it... Read more...
Semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles are becoming more commonplace on today's roads, however, they still make up a tiny fraction of all vehicles in operation. Many people are concerned over the interaction between self-driving and manually-operated vehicles, so Swiss researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de... Read more...
The city of Chicago has witnessed a horrifying uptick in gun violence this past month. Forty-nine people were killed, while another 244 were wounded in the month of January alone. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police department Superintendent Eddie Johnson have unveiled a high-tech plan that they hope will reduce 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 Core i7-based Dell Latitude 14 business-class laptop, a 32" HP Pavilion QHD 2560x1400 LED Monitor, and more. Full details for all of today’s deals are available below. For more... Read more...
During the past week, some rather adventurous types dug into Insider Preview Build 15019 to unlock Microsoft’s deepest secrets regarding Windows 10. Using a tool called the Product Key Configuration Reader, the folks over at Petri were able to uncover two upcoming versions of the operating system: Windows 10 Cloud and... Read more...
Starbucks has always been at the forefront of high-tech mobile integration with its ordering system and other aspects of its retail stores. The coffee chain was quick to adopt wireless payments, and has even opened its store up to newfangled mobile crazes like Pokémon Go. Now, the company is opening up its app to... Read more...
Apple has been criticized for not innovating as much as it could have with its iPhone 7, a handset that critics feel is an uninspired upgrade over previous iPhone models. If Apple is unwilling to listen to the critics, it may want to pay attention to the sales figures and market share reports, which seem to be saying... Read more...
The gaming community has lost a legend. Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namco and pioneer of arcade hits such as Pac-Man, one of the most iconic characters in the history of gaming, passed away at the age of 91. Namco-Bandi recorded his death as having occurred on Wednesday, January 22, though decided to wait until today... Read more...
Google’s initial plans for Project Ara modular smartphone concept were ambitious, with the company hoping to allow consumers to swap out their displays, processor and even RAM. However, “refinements” made to the program over the course of its development led to prototypes that had all of those aforementioned... Read more...
Details surrounding Nintendo's forthcoming Switch console have come out in spurts, some of it by way of leaked info and rumors, and some of it confirmed through various press events. As we get closer to the console's launch, Nintendo finally got around to posting an extensive spec sheet that is nearly complete. It... Read more...
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