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When WikiLeaks revealed the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) hacking arsenal to the world, it was made clear that the agency is capable of snooping on Samsung Smart TVs thanks to various security exploits. However, it’s not just Samsung Smart TVs that are susceptible, a new report suggests that a number of... Read more...
The venerable Samsung EVO brand is well known among PC performance enthusiasts and workstation pros for its speed and reliability with respect to NVMe and SATA-based Solid State Drive (SSD) products. However, you may not recognize the brand so easily as is relates to the microSD card format for Flash memory. What's... Read more...
Once Verizon completes its acquisition of Yahoo and merges it with AOL, it will create a new "value" division called "Oath." Tim Armstrong, the longtime CEO of AOL, tweeted out the new name and it did not take long for the Internet to start mocking it. That is to be expected when snark seems to rule the web, though... Read more...
Solid-state drive (SSDs) may get all the attention in the storage market thanks to their performance, but when it comes providing massive amounts of storage at affordable prices, it is hard to beat traditional spinning discs. Western Digital knows this, which is why it continues to advance its hard disk drive (HDD)... Read more...
Intel has sold more than half of its stake in McAfee, the security outfit it acquired in 2010 for $7.68 billion, and will not support the brand as a standalone company. The deal makes McAfee one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity firms in the world. Upon closing the transaction, McAfee CEO Christopher D. Young... Read more...
Apple this week has done two uncharacteristic things for the company: it is apologizing for missteps in its product design/rollout and it is actually pre-announcing upcoming products. Some of those products are at least a year away from release. What’s going on in Cupertino these days? To the first point, Apple is... Read more...
The latest title in id Software's long-running Quake series, Quake Champions, is currently being tested by gamers in a closed beta. There are a lot of graphical goodies available in the game's current state, and players with monitors sporting high refresh rates will be happy to know that framerates aren't capped. The... Read more...
At some point in the not-too-distant future, AMD will launch its Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards based on its current generation Polaris GPU architecture (Vega shouldn't be too far behind). In preparation of the impending launch, at least one European online retailer has updated its web store with several listings... Read more...
If you’re looking to beef up that resume and add some project management training to your repertoire, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop you’ll want to check out. An Agile Project Management Training bundle is currently discounted by 96% and available for under 40 bucks... Description: Agile is a... Read more...
Samsung and Apple may be fierce competitors in the smartphone space (a rivalry that is only intensifying with the release of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+), but the latter still relies on the former for crucial components in its iPhone. In the case of upcoming iPhone 8, Apple will lean heavily on Samsung for display... Read more...
Living far away from a major city center can offer a huge number of perks (like peace and quiet), but quality Internet access is rarely one of those perks. While many of us might curse at our meager 50Mbps connections from time to time, there are many others who are still at the mercy of latency-ridden satellite or... Read more...
Intel’s Kaby Lake family is set to expand again, with the Kaby Lake-G series making an appearance via leaked documentation. Kaby Lake-G will retain a 14nm manufacturing process and will reportedly have a package size of 58.5mm x 31mm. Right off the bat, we can see that this is a marked increase in size compared to... Read more...
The HTC Vive is turning one and HTC plans to celebrate the birthday in a big way. The company will offer a number of freebies and a few new releases on “Vive Day”, which takes place April 5th. One of these freebies includes a Viveport Subscription, a new VR app service. Viveport Subscription is the first... Read more...
Modern video surveillance systems with video recording capabilities can an be an expensive proposition, especially if you contract out installation and service. The combination of a high-capacity storage device, like a Synology DiskStation NAS (Networked Attached Storage) and IP surveillance cameras is a great way to... Read more...
No credit card, no debit card? No problem! Amazon is an online juggernaut without a large brick-and-mortar presence, so cash isn’t something that the company typically handles directly when interacting with customers. In order to expand its reach to customers that pay primarily in cash, the company is launching Amazon... Read more...
It took a long while, but Netflix finally got around to letting users download movies and TV shows for offline viewing on select platforms last year. The oft-requested feature is handy for traveling, as it allows subscribers to download content on their home network and then view it from places where either an... Read more...
With every passing day, more people are looking to the cut the cord with their cable and satellite TV providers in favor of streaming solutions. This has led to some intense competition among streaming set-top box and dongle providers, along with standalone services such as Netflix and Hulu. To make its own set-top... Read more...
Roughly a month ago, we reported that Android was well on its way to leapfrog Microsoft Windows to become the world’s most used operating system. In the past five years, Android has risen to stardom from minor-league roots in worldwide operating system market share while Windows at the same time has seen its share... Read more...
Retail stores can't restock shelves with Nintendo Switch consoles fast enough to satiate demand, and that may not change throughout all of 2017. Be that as it may, there are some issues plaguing the system. The newest complaint is that the Switch has a tendency to bend and warp when docked. In most cases, users who... Read more...
Imagination Technologies may have just lost its biggest customer. The company said it's been notified by Apple that it no longer plans to license the firm's graphics processing technology and will instead build its own mobile GPUs for use in its iPhone and iPad devices. The phase-out is to occur in 15 months to two... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest items in tech these days, with the only other gadget that is as equally hard to find being its sibling — the NES Classic Edition. Although Nintendo has promised to double Switch production during the next fiscal year, finding a unit in stock online is a crapshoot and trying to... Read more...
Twitter is making it a little more difficult to be an anonymous troll. The social media giant is getting rid of its default “egg” profile picture. This default has come to be associated on Twitter with harassment and abuse. According to a Twitter representative, “We’ve noticed patterns of behavior with accounts... Read more...
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