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On this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about  our upcoming Intel GPU news, beastly 18-core Intel Core i9 CPUs, lots of AMD news including our Radeon RX 590 review, Lenovo's swank and powerful ThinkPad X1 Extreme, HP's Always-Connected Envy X2 convertible, and a whole lot... Read more...
If you have been contemplating buying a Nintendo Switch, now is the time to do it. Black Friday and Cyber Monday typically bring out the best console deals across the board, including rare bargains from Nintendo and its retail partners. We've rounded up a few of the better deals on Nintendo's hybrid console, the only... Read more...
At the moment, NVIDIA's current-generation Turing GPU family consists of three graphics cards: the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. However, according to multiple reports, there will be a new, cheaper entry to the family in the coming months. The alleged entry-level graphics card has shown up in the... Read more...
As we discovered last month after a thorough review, Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones are really good and we dubbed them as "Android Refined". And that camera! The camera is clearly one of the biggest attractions here, especially with the ability to take some of the best night shots we've ever seen. It's... Read more...
Update 11/23/18: This deal expired Wednesday night but you have find other good deals on items like Amazon's Fire TV for just $25 and more in our Black Friday Deals Guide and Holiday Gift Guide. If you're looking for a solid "do everything" Android TV-based media streamer, it doesn't get much better than the NVIDIA... Read more...
When a mistake is made at a giant technology company like Microsoft, Apple, or Amazon, customers expect them to disclose not only how the breach happened, but what they did to fix it. Amazon has sent out cryptic emails to some of its customers that at first glance seemed a bit off and possibly scammy. The email... Read more...
Google has just announced a slew of Play Store Cyber Week 2018 deals including one smoking deal that should help you unwind after a hectic day tomorrow eating turkey and visiting family members (either by choice or by force). The big headliner is the fact that Google will only be charging 99 cents for any of its movie... Read more...
Every year, Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season seem to become more momentous. We have already seen several large retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, Sam's Club, Staples, and Target "leak: Black Friday adds in an attempt to offer select deals early. Even with so many deals out... Read more...
Performance figures for the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 SoC for flagship Android smartphones have been dripping from a leaky faucet in recent weeks. We've seen AnTuTu figures -- which even manage to outpace the might Apple A12 Bionic -- along with impressive AI scores thanks to the dedicated neural processing... Read more...
Whether you primarily use Siri or Google Assistant (assuming you use a digital assistant) likely comes down to which platform you're invested in—Android or iOS. It doesn't have to be one or the other, though. Google recently updated its Assistant app for iOS to support Siri Shorcuts, which allows users to call up... Read more...
The gear heads at Mercedes-Benz are building an even faster version of the AMG GT called the AMG GT R Pro, because can you ever have enough speed and grunt? That's not a question that ever needs to be asked at AMG. The new Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro is all the answer anyone needs, and it's "closer to motor racing than ever... Read more...
The MacBook Pro has seen some interesting upgrades this year. Apple refreshed both the 13-inch and 15-inch models in July with newer hardware, then last week it added an AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPU option for users who need more graphics firepower. How much more firepower are we talking about? Some new benchmark data help... Read more...
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser on the planet, much to Microsoft's ire. With respect to its Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft would prefer that you use its own homegrown web browser, but most users flock to Google Chrome in overwhelming numbers. Microsoft is apparently now resigned to this reality... Read more...
Without any fanfare, Apple has gone out and acquired Silk Labs, a machine learning company that provides on-device artificial intelligence for businesses. Apple kept the acquisition quiet, and actually bought the small start-up based in San Mateo, California earlier this year without any fanfare or even a press... Read more...
Malware-laden apps are nothing new for the Google Play store where Android users go to download apps of all sorts. Google has been heavily criticized over the years for not doing enough to prevent malicious apps from being offered to users via the Google Play Store. This year we have seen a malicious app masquerading... Read more...
Snap Inc. wants its wearable cameras to be a big deal, and it keeps refining the design to make them more appealing to consumers. So far, the existing Snap Spectacles haven't exactly taken off with respect to sales. Two new Spectacles unveiled in September were essentially the same as the brightly colored and strange... Read more...
If you make heavy use of Microsoft services which require you to login multiple times with a cumbersome password, things are about to get a lot easier. Microsoft has announced that it is not only supporting Windows Hello (via its Edge browser) for logins, but also security keys that use FIDO2 (WebAuthn and CTAP2 are... Read more...
Battlefield V is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2018 and its wide release occurred today. While the game will cost you $59.99 if you purchase it right now, NVIDIA is offering up a deal that is just too good to pass up if you're in the market for the fastest gaming GPUs on the market. As part of its Black... Read more...
G.Skill announced that its new Trident Z Royal is officially ready to come out into the world and dazzle us all. The RAM doesn't just have a unique appearance though; it also boasts some of the highest clock speeds we have seen on DDR4 memory to date. G.Skill decorated its Trident Z Royal RAM with polished aluminum... Read more...
Time seems to fly right on by sometimes, especially when reminiscing about classic video games that don't seem all that far in the rear view mirror. So it goes with Half-Life. Developed by Valve, it's now been two decades since publisher Sierra Studios released the game for PC (it was later ported to the PlayStation... Read more...
The market for smart speakers is growing at a steady clip, and also evolving—some of the latest versions have a built-in screen, like LG's Smart Display. We had a chance to review that particular model this past summer and were impressed with its excellent audio quality and Google Assistant integration. Now several... Read more...
It looks as though Samsung is going all-out for the tenth anniversary of its flagship Galaxy S family. According to a fresh report out today, there will be no less than four versions of the upcoming Galaxy S10. There will reportedly be a phone codenamed Beyond 0, which will serve as a low-cost entry-level model... Read more...
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