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Microsoft is now talking up a new feature called "Cortana Show Me”, which the company says is the perfect feature for people who have ever wanted to change a setting but didn’t know how to do it. Cortana Show Me is the guide to Windows 10 settings and can be downloaded via the Microsoft Store using this link. This is... Read more...
Some games push the envelope with cutting edge graphics, while others seek to immerse players with an engaging story line full of plot twists and turns. Yet others introduce innovative control schemes and gameplay mechanics. And then there is Far Cry 5, a game that mixes redneck stereotypes with the already weird... Read more...
Cryptocurrency mining is a phenomenon that many gamers and even some cities are having issues with. Gamers aren't happy because the miners are buying up all the graphics cards out there and making them hard to find and driving prices up. Some cities aren't happy because the miners are slurping up vast amounts of... Read more...
Apple has a new iPad that has finished development, and the device will reportedly make an appearance next week at the company's education-focused keynote at the Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago. This will be a decidedly less "splashy" affair than typical Apple keynotes, but the company is looking to... Read more...
Is 256GB of internal storage – as seen on the iPhone X -- not enough for your smartphone needs? Well, it appears that Huawei is looking to leapfrog the competition with 512GB of internal storage on an upcoming smartphone model. News of this storage windfall came courtesy of a listing for an upcoming Huawei filing for... Read more...
The Apple iPhone has become so common with both upstanding citizens and nefarious criminals that law enforcement frequently is faced with trying to unlock the devices of people who are suspects in crimes to gather evidence. For suspects that are deceased, gathering evidence can be a challenge for law enforcement... Read more...
Siri was one of the first digital assistants to be released for smartphones, but it arguably hasn't kept pace with its rivals when it comes to adding new features and overall performance. And earlier this week, it was revealed that Siri has a penchant for reading notifications that are hidden on your lock screen when... Read more...
The gap between real-life scenery and digitally produced visuals is continually shrinking, and one day we might not be able to tell the difference between the two. Working in that direction is Epic Games. Using its Unreal Engine, the development studio has created a digital human called Siren with realistic graphics... Read more...
We have probably said it a million times by now, but Samsung's Super AMOLED displays are some of the best looking panels on mobile, bar none. The same is true of the company's newest flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, though unfortunately the experience is being marred for some due to an unknown issue that... Read more...
Forget about 'Netflix and chill', how about 'Netflix and make some money!'? Sure, the latter isn't likely to trend as a popular catchphrase, and it's not a euphemism for cuddling on the couch (or bed) and getting intimate. However, it is a possibility now that Netflix is opening up its bug bounty program to the... Read more...
There's been quite a bit of activity in the SSD space recently, and ADATA is catering to gaming enthusiasts with the latest addition to its XPG family. In this case, we've got all the details on the new XPG SX8200, which is an M.2 2280 PCIe SSD family that looks to run with the big dogs when it comes to... Read more...
Artificial intelligence is a concept that has existed for decades and is often used to characterize computer opponents in video games. The effectiveness of AI varies greatly, however, as some schemes are simply programmed instructions of how to act and react in certain situations. Electronic Arts is kicking things up... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave explain how to build your own Commodore 64 mini PC with a Raspberry Pi Zero, as well as discuss Huawei’s impressive Mate 10 Pro flagship Android phone, real-time Raytracing coming to PC games via NVIDIA and Microsoft, AMD’s mitigation... Read more...
It's been a while since we heard much out of the RIAA after the organization was frequently in the news during its hunt to force anyone who even thought about illegally downloading music to pay damages. At times, the RIAA filed suits against deceased people essentially making it look like the bad guy to many music... Read more...
Let's rewind the game tape back to CES 2017; it's at this time that we were floored by the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ display which measured 27 inches across and featured a 144Hz 4K HDR G-SYNC panel. A few months later, Acer countered with its Predator X27, offering largely the same specs. And after that... crickets. ASUS... Read more...
Back in late 2017, Seagate gave us a taste of what's to come with its multi-actuator technology for modern hard drives. Whereas today's hard drives use a single actuator to sweep across the spinning platters, Seagate actually uses two actuators that move independently around a single pivot point, potentially doubling... Read more...
Things have been relatively quiet on the graphics front in recent months. AMD launched its Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 cards last summer, then spent months trying to ramp up production. And when production stabilized, the cryptocurrency gold rush once again wiped out supplies. Despite the most gamers being unable to... Read more...
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon line has been widely regarded as the company's flagship business-class laptop over the past few years. The previous model, which we pored over in deep-dive detail here, brought a new, more compact chassis design with it, along with thinner display bezels and a refresh of Intel's Kaby Lake... Read more...
Hey, good news everyone, Google is going to be serving up more ads through YouTube in between music videos! Isn't that awesome? Wait, you're not stoked? Well then, that is unfortunate, because apparently the video streaming site will forge ahead with showing a greater number of ads to some users. It's part of an... Read more...
There is a campaign on Twitter to #DeleteFacebook. Even Brian Acton, the WhatsApp co-founder who became a billionaire when Facebook acquired his cross-platform mobile messaging service, is supporting the movement. Facebook is likely to survive the recent turmoil stemming from a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica... Read more...
Ads and videos on website that we frequent are a normal occurrence that we have all gotten used to over the years. However, one thing that really irritates internet surfers are videos that play automatically when we load a page -- especially if they have blaring audio accompanying them. Google has heard your cries... Read more...
Looking ahead to the next generation of wireless technology, 5G is expected to usher in much faster download speeds, allowing for higher quality streaming and potentially online gaming with less lag. The speed bump is reason enough to be excited for the eventual 5G roll out to the masses, but it's not the only one... Read more...
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