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Hot off the heels of launching a new generation of Ryzen processors built on a refined 12-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process (Zen+), AMD is now looking ahead to next year, which is when it will roll out Zen 2. It won't be a paper launch, either—during a recent earnings call with investors, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su... Read more...
Price fixing in the DRAM market is nothing new unfortunately. As recently as January this year, a Chinese regulator accused Samsung other chip manufacturers of artificially increasing prices to pad their margins. Samsung is also no stranger to price fixing, as a $300 million judgement against it and Hynix was handed... Read more...
Have you still not been bowled over by the smartwatch movement? Don't worry, not many people have so far, but LG is reportedly looking to launch a hybrid wearable that would combine the traditional mechanical operation of a wrist watch with the smart features afforded by Google's Wear OS. LG Watch Sport According... Read more...
A new rumor is floating around that claims Apple isn’t betting big on the iPhone X for the current quarter. This comes on the heels of Apple having reportedly slashed iPhone X orders by half for Q1 2018. The new rumor claims that Apple has only ordered 8 million iPhone X smartphones for the current quarter due to slow... Read more...
Are you one of the millions of Americans that are sick and tired of paying high rates for cable TV and satellite packages? Many are paying outrageous prices for dozens (or even hundreds) of channels that they probably don't even watch. Given the rising costs of TV packages, more and more people are cutting the... Read more...
It seems as though we've been waiting for Intel's Cannon Lake 10nm processors forever. After all, the company has been on the 14nm process node since 2014, but to Intel's credit, it has made refinements over the years culminating with the release of Coffee Lake. But an actual public release of Cannon Lake has so far... Read more...
For what feels like the millionth time, T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly once again in talks about a possible merger, and this time it sounds like they're actually making progress. It's said the two wireless carriers might even come to terms on a deal as early as next week, though we have learned that it when comes... Read more...
It's often said that 'hell hath no fury like a woman scorned', and guess what? Lara Croft is looking pretty damn scorned in a new extended trailer by Square Enix showcasing her next adventure, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The Tomb Raider protagonist has always been a badass, of course, but Shadow of the Tomb Raider... Read more...
What better way to usher in the Spring season, and all of the great weather that comes along with it, than to give away an awesome PC rig, designed to keep you inside and gaming as long as possible? HotHardware has teamed up with our friends at AMD and Corsair to put together a fantastic gaming system giveaway... Read more...
Microsoft was once heavily criticized for deciding to sell its own hardware, and specifically the Surface. From the outside looking in, observers (and even Microsoft's own hardware partners, such as Acer) thought Microsoft was getting in over its head and underestimating how difficult it would be to compete in that... Read more...
As we've reported previously, there's been a lot of confusion surrounding Microsoft's next big feature release for Windows 10. Fromquestions surrounding its name, to a last-minute bugthat delayed its release, to uncertainty about its actual arrival date. However, Microsoft today brought some much-needed clarity to the... Read more...
Apple is discontinuing its line of wireless routers, including its AirPort Extreme base station and AirPort Express, both of which support simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity and can be configured and managed through an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. It's a somewhat surprising move when there is... Read more...
Sony this week gave up some details on its gaming business while presenting its financial results for the recently completed quarter. The highlight of the announcement was that Sony shipped 19 million PS4 consoles for fiscal 2017. That is about a million its less than it shipped in fiscal 2016, but it was enough to... Read more...
Many smartphone makers have seen China as their key market for growth over the last few years. Chinese consumers have been gobbling up smartphones despite the booming black market in the country for devices like iPhones. That black market is so robust that smugglers had taken to flying iPhones in by drone. Canalys has... Read more...
If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, then we've got some bad news for you. Amazon is once again raising the price of its yearly Prime membership. Starting May 11th, a Prime membership will cost $119, which is $20 increase from the current $99. Renewals for existing customers will stick to the same $99 price through June 16th. After that date, Read more...
Do you find it inconvenient to reach into your pocket and grab your phone to capture a special moment? Snap’s Spectacles may your answer. Snap (formerly Snapchat) is back with its second generation of Spectacles and have made a number of improvements to the original model. The first generation of Spectacles were a... Read more...
Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) have announced that they have created a new material that is a key step in creating the next generation of supercomputers. These next-generation quantum computers will be far faster than current supercomputers while consuming much less energy. The scientists on the... Read more...
AMD's current generation Vega graphics architecture – which powers its Radeon RX Vega family of graphics cards -- is based on a 14nm manufacturing process, but the chip company is already moving along with next generation process technology. During the company's conference call with analysts following its Q1 2018... Read more...
If you are [for some bizarre reason] still running Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, you might want to take notice of a new zero-day vulnerability that is making the rounds around the globe. The exploit is called "Double Kill" and was discovered by Chinese security firm Qihoo 360. Qihoo 360 thankfully isn't... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Chris run down Tech's biggest headlines from the last week or so, including AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, Dell's new Gaming Notebooks and the monster new config of the Alienware Area-51, LG's G7 ThinQ super-phone, Samsung's hot new SSD 970 Pro... Read more...
What looks to be an official press render of the unreleased Moto Z3 Play has emerged, and with it comes confirmation a few details. For one, we can see a dual camera arrangement on the back of the handset. That has become a common feature on newer smartphones, and is notable in this instance because it's a departure... Read more...
It's been a while since AMD first launched its ground-breaking Ryzen Threadripper processor family, and they are still incredibly potent chips for enthusiasts that need an overabundance of cores. When the range-topping Ryzen Threadripper 1950X landed, it had an MSRP of $999. Over the past year, it has fallen to... Read more...
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