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All News for June 2018

Sony sure does know how to ruin a good party. As if infuriating scores of Fortnite fans by blocking cross-play and cross-progression with the PlayStation 4 and other competing consoles (i.e. Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) wasn't enough, we're now learning that Sony is also the reason why cross-play won't be enabled on... Read more...
With some smartphone vendors deciding for the rest of us that we don't need a headphone jack, the time for fast progression on the wireless audio front is needed now. Wireless audio isn't anything new, of course, but it's a technology that's extremely hard to get right. A good wireless solution needs to have decent... Read more...
Something interesting is going on with Google Maps regarding a “new” feature. Some people are claiming they have had this feature for a long time, others are seeing it for the first time. The feature in question is incident reporting, something that has made navigation app Waze popular with users. Google has long had traffic information integrated, Read more...
This is going to be an explosive summer with new product launches based on next generation technologies. It's not all about NVIDIA and its upcoming GeForce products, though. On the CPU side, AMD is apparently teaming up with Ferrari to host some sort of second generation Threadripper event at Maranello, a town in... Read more...
Fortnite gamers who were looking forward to spending some time with Playground mode this weekend have reason to be a little sad. Epic Games has announced that it will be delaying the launch of Playground mode, with additional details to come early next week. Epic said in a tweet that it was unable to resolve issues... Read more...
Unless you somehow missed the news this morning, the Nintendo NES Classic Edition is back in stock at many stores across the United States. If you can't find the retro console online, we hear that many brick and mortar Walmart locations have the console in stock.  However, if you manage to snag one of the consoles... Read more...
Dropping your smartphone can be a very expensive accident if you happen to crack the screen. There are plenty of cases out there that protect smartphones from drops and bumps, but a German engineering student named Philip Frenzel from Aalen University designed a slick smartphone case that could well be the future of... Read more...
Remember the Courier concept from many moons ago? Many were disappointed when Microsoft decided not to proceed with that innovative design concept, but the company apparently never gave up on the idea of a dual screen mobile device. Microsoft is rumored to be working on a new dual screen device under the codename... Read more...
Alphabet is one of the largest and most valuable companies on the planet, and at least one Morgan Stanley analyst is suggesting that the company use its cash pile to gain the upper hand in a growing market sector. In this case, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak says that Alphabet subsidiary Google should give away... Read more...
It was only a few months ago when there was talk of Bitcoin being on a trajectory to perhaps hit $50,000 or even $100,000, which could make late adopters wealthy and early adopters obscenely rich (more so than they have already become). Fast forward to today, however, and the future is as murky as ever. Not that it... Read more...
Google has its hands in a lot of cookie jars, everything from online search (its bread and butter) and email, to productivity software and entertainment. It is quite the extensive list, but about gaming? There's Android, but Google is not really directly involved in gaming. That could change if and when its rumored... Read more...
Corsair's line-ups of K70 and Strafe mechanical gaming keyboards have been on the market now for quite some time. The Strafe is a more streamlined speedster for performance freaks and the K70 a more full-featured deck with ultra-premium build quality. We recently looked at Corsair's K70 Lux RGB in a 5-way round-up and... Read more...
It seems as though we have been waiting an eternity for Cannon Lake to arrive in volume, and barring any further delays, it will be here in mass quantities next year. In the meantime, Intel has already released a 10-nanometer processor in mobile form, that being the Core i3-8121U, giving us a glimpse of Cannon Lake... Read more...
Gamers have been anxiously awaiting a replacement for the long-running GeForce GTX 10 (Pascal) Series of graphics cards, which have been around for two years now. We've been hearing a number of rumors surrounding the upcoming replacement, and there have been conflicting reports on whether the Turing-based cards will... Read more...
One of the most elusive game consoles of last year was not a mighty 4K powerhouse or even a system capable of playing modern games. No, it was the NES Classic Edition, a modern remake of the hugely popular original that took the market by storm when it was introduced over three decades ago. Now it's back in stock at a... Read more...
Facebook has been fighting a legal battle with its Oculus arm against ZeniMax for a while now. In February 2017, Facebook's Oculus was ordered to pay ZeniMax $500 million for patent infringement. With that sort of money on the line, Facebook and Oculus appealed the decision. A new ruling in the case has been handed... Read more...
Dodge is really into muscle cars and it's a wonderful thing. The SRT Demon is out of production now with the last one rolling off the assembly line early this month and the burly 9.65-second quarter mile runner will be missed. But don’t fret, Dodge has something new for you in the form of a hotter Hellcat. Dodge... Read more...
Mark your calendars for August 2nd; that's when Motorola is set to announce its newest product. We're not quite sure what Motorola has in store, but the company wants you to say "hello" to a "whole new way to connect, stream, download, video chat, and more." When we think of Motorola, we primarily think of... Read more...
Overwatch has a new champion, and he's quite the shocker. His name is Hammond, and he is a genetically-engineered hamster that commands a mech and has taken on the alias "Wrecking Ball". If that seems a bit hard to swallow, remember, this is Overwatch we're talking about here.  In combat mode, Wrecking Ball is a... Read more...
Many of today's gamers tend to prefer keyboards with mechanical switches for their superior feedback and response. With that in mind, Razer has unveiled a new flagship gaming keyboard called the Huntsman Elite that uses an all-new type of switch dubbed Opto-Mechanical. The switches promise faster performance... Read more...
If you thought that the Equifax breach was a big deal, you ain't seen nothing yet. A Florida-based marketing firm called Exactis -- a little known company that specializes in data aggregation -- unknowingly exposed its database in a way that anyone who knew where to look would be able access all of its contents. The... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave talk about NVIDIA’s next GeForce GTX called Turing and its potential use of MIcron GDDR6 memory, Alienware’s beastly Area-51 R5 all liquid cooled gaming PC with 18 core Skylake-X, Netgear’s Cable Orbi mesh router and cable modem kit... Read more...
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