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All News for January 2018

It looks as though we won't have to wait until the fall for the first crop of 2018 iPhones from Apple to appear. The successor to the iPhone SE, which is long overdue, is said to launch by June of this year, and perhaps as early as May. We've heard plenty of rumors about the so-called iPhone SE 2 over the past year... Read more...
Well, here they are: Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagships, which are will debut on February 25th at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018) in Barcelona, Spain. The latest leak come courtesy of our favorite insider, Evan Blass. It goes without saying, but the 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 is on the left, while the Galaxy... Read more...
We have seen an influx of Chromebooks in recent weeks, with both Dell and Lenovo launching new models primarily aimed at the education segment. These laptops run Google's cloud-oriented Chrome OS, offering students and teachers a low cost alternative to a Windows machine, but what about tablets? So for no company has... Read more...
Perhaps one day in the future, all of our digital connections will be wireless, eliminating the need for wires and cables entirely. In the here and now, however, there are a plethora of devices that require a physical connection. To help wrangle them all, Dell has designed a portable, puck-shaped multi-purpose adapter... Read more...
Google has carved out a significant chunk of the smart home speaker market with its Home speaker line, which now accounts for nearly a third of all installed home automation devices, according to data and analysis by Consumer Intelligence Researcher Partners (CIRP). Just as importantly, Google has managed to shrink... Read more...
McLaren has a long history of making some of the coolest and best-performing supercars on the planet. The last hyper exotic that the company rolled out was the Senna, but McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has announced that it has built a series of ten MSO X cars that were inspired by the McLaren 570S GT4 racing car. Each of the ten special Read more...
Google is testing a new mobile app that it hopes will make it easier for people to stay plugged in to what is going on in their communities. The app is called Bulletin, and it lets users spread the news of what is happening around them. You can sort of think of it as a cross between Snapchat and Twitter, but without... Read more...
If you regularly follow tech -- which we're quite sure you do -- then you likely know all about the alarming Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities that were first revealed just a few weeks ago. The good news is that software and hardware partners from around the globe have worked to issue OS patches and... Read more...
We've all been there, you look at a product that catches your eye and add it your cart to see what shipping would be. You decide the product isn't for you and move on with your day. The problem is that the reminder ads that pop up on every website you visit for the foreseeable future trying to lure you back to buy the product you know you Read more...
The holiday season may be behind us now, but we wanted to keep you all in the holiday spirit just a little longer. So we hooked up with our friends at Lenovo for another HOT Holiday Giveaway that ended just a few days ago. This last time around we had not one, but three awesome prizes up for grabs -- a gorgeous, yet... Read more...
Amazon has been teaming up with smartphone manufacturers to offer devices at a significant discount under the Prime Exclusive program. That program allows users to buy the phones at a lower price than full retail with the caveat being that the user will have to see ads on the lockscreen. One of the devices that is... Read more...
Google has released a new version of its incredibly popular Chrome browser to the stable channel, which means that you should be receiving it at any moment now on your computer. As with any other release, Chrome 64 brings with it a bevy of bug fixes and security updates, however, there are also some new features to... Read more...
Google has managed to make serious inroads in the education market thanks to Chrome OS-backed devices from major OEMs. The company has managed to displace long-time favorite Apple as the "go-to" choice for educators due to extremely attractive pricing, and has even drawn the attention of Microsoft. Dell is stepping up... Read more...
When Lenovo launched the Yoga 910, it was beautifully styled, powerful enough for most mobile users, and it offered reasonably good battery life. However, the public reception of the 2-in-1 convertible was a bit mixed and perhaps not quite what the company had hoped for. Some critics took issue with the Yoga 910's... Read more...
If you're looking to buy a graphics card the days, we feel bad for you – really bad. Prices have skyrocketed due to people buying hordes of GPUs for cryptocurrency mining purposes. That means that gamers, the traditional purchasers of blazing-fast GPUs, now are forced to pay outrageous prices for what in many cases... Read more...
Show of hands, how many of you use Allo? Maybe a spattering of you reading this are in the category of Allo users, but by and large, most probably aren't. Well, the good news for those of you who don't and who are Android users is that Google is bringing one of Allo's most popular features over to Android... Read more...
Back in 2016, Google's parent company Alphabet started a new cybersecurity project at its X Moonshot lab. Now two years later, that project is graduating into a standalone company called Chronicle, with the aim of helping other firms find and stop cyber attacks before they can cause any harm. It will do this through a... Read more...
Graphics card prices are insane right now, a direct result of the shortage created by cryptocurrency miners snatching up cards quicker than retailers than stock their shelves. This has led to huge markups on practically every mid-range and high-end GPU product, usually through third-party sellers. The solution? That... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, special guest Bob Grim of Killer Networking joins us to chat about the new Killer Wireless-AC 1550 module co-developed with Intel for over 1.74GB of WiFi throughput, we'll also be chatting about new Intel and Samsung Solid State Drives, NVIDIA's moves to quell... Read more...
One of the most memorable scenes in all of science fiction films is the scene in the original Star Wars movie where Luke first sees the holographic projection of Princess Leia while trying to clean R2-D2. Many fans of that film have been waiting for decades for a similar projection system to launch. Physicists have... Read more...
Samsung has begun sending out invitations to its upcoming Unpacked event where it is planning to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9. The event is scheduled for February 25, 2018, in Barcelona, Spain, a day before Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicks off. Samsung is planning to livestream the event on its... Read more...
Over the weekend we talked about the Facebook plan to survey its users to find out what news outlets are the most reliable, so that it can show users more news from those "trustworthy" sources. Anyone with visions of an in-depth survey that really got to the core of trust issues with news sources will likely be... Read more...
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