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Samsung has been a leader in the solid state storage market for a number of years. Whether you were looking for affordable SATA-based offerings or high-performance NVMe gumsticks, Samsung usually has an answer. And we’re not just talking about internal drives either; Samsung has also released a number of... Read more...
NVIDIA's message when unveiling its GeForce RTX series of graphics card was crystal clear—the era of gaming with real-time ray tracing has arrived, at least on the hardware and API side, with content to follow. That's all well and good, but the big question that is yet be answered is, how well do the new cards perform... Read more...
When buying an Android smartphone these days, you're not just getting Google's mobile operating system. You also have to deal with the OEM's user interface that is skinned on top, duplicate apps, and carrier bloatware (if you choose not to go with an unlocked device). LG has heard your pain, and has announced the LG... Read more...
Samsung has been rolling out several curved computer monitors recently with the C32JG5 and C27JG5 displays being unveiled at Gamescom 2018 last week. Samsung has now announced that it will be delivering another curved monitor that is the first of its kind to have Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and it is called the CJ79... Read more...
One of the biggest smartphone launches so far this year has been the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. When the smartphone went on sale last week, we ran down some of the best deals that you can get on the smartphone from all the major carriers. The thing that they all had in common was that you were tied to a contract with the... Read more...
AMD made two big announcements after the closing bell today that affects its hardware business. There is some executive shuffling on the personnel side, and some changes with regards to 7nm production. On the personnel side, Jim Anderson, who served as AMD's General Manager and Senior Vice President of Global... Read more...
Considering that nearly every detail about the Google Pixel 3 smartphone family has leaked at this point, it seems rather appropriate that the actual launch date would also be revealed ahead of schedule. According to a new report, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be revealed at an event in New York City on... Read more...
Palmer Luckey is the founder of the company that created the Oculus Rift VR headset, so he is a bit biased when it comes to VR hardware. On his blog, Luckey penned a new post titled "Magic Leap is a Tragic Heap," and he goes on to say that he carefully chose the title. Luckey writes that the Magic Leap headset is a... Read more...
Now that NVIDIA has announced its GeForce RTX family of graphics cards, all that anyone can talk about these days is real-time ray-tracing. NVIDIA is billing it as a key selling point for the GeForce RTX family, and we can see why the company is so willing to unleash the feature on gamers. However, while gamers have... Read more...
Make no mistake about it, Google could not have been happy with Epic Games for deciding to make its wildly popular battle royale shooter, Fortnite, available on Android devices only by sideloading it. By skipping the Play Store, Google is missing out on potentially tens of millions of dollars in revenue. As Google... Read more...
Confirming rumors that broke last week, Microsoft today announced Xbox All Access before unceremoniously deactivating the link to the page describing the service. However, the details surrounding Xbox All Access match exactly with what we reported on Thursday. Customers in the United States will be able to get an... Read more...
Back at E3, Bethesda unveiled a new Fallout game called Fallout 76 that is set in a post apocalyptic West Virginia wasteland. Unlike every previous iteration in the Fallout series, however, the upcoming title will not feature an offline component. It is multiplayer only, and if you were hoping that Bethesda would... Read more...
AMD and NVIDIA both support game smoothing technologies that, in simple terms, match the refresh rate of a monitor with the GPU so that frames stay in sync. The former supports FreeSync, an open standard, and the latter promotes its own G-Sync solution. Normally you can't mix and match technologies, though in some... Read more...
Plenty of Apple rumors have run rampant claiming to let fans in on what Apple will offer this year when its new devices launch. So far, we've heard that the 2018 iPhone models will ditch the included headphone dongle. We've also seen alleged benchmarks surface showing the A12 SoC is quite the performer. The OLED... Read more...
In the CPU space, AMD is firing on all cylinders currently, having reasserted itself into the performance sector with its mainstream Ryzen processors and high-end desktop (HEDT) Threadripper chips. Both are now in their second generation. So, what's next? AMD is transitioning to a 7 nanometer manufacturing process... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 officially went on sale last week (read the HotHardware review here), and it brings an incredible wealth of features to the table, along with an enormous price tag ($999+). But for those that are hip to the idea of an S Pen-equipped flagship phone, there are deals to be had. With that being... Read more...
Each year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance there are new supercars debuted during the high-end show in front of the well-heeled attendees. This year, Ferrari rolled out one of the best-looking convertible cars it has ever produced called the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider. This is the drop-top version of the 488... Read more...
NVIDIA may have been in the news for the past week for its GeForce RTX family of gaming graphics cards, but we haven't forgotten about AMD. The company today announced a new high-end graphics solution destined for high-density data center applications. The Radeon Pro V340 is based on AMD's current-generation Vega... Read more...
It is back to school season and many new students are stepping onto college campuses for the first time. Social media may be one way to ease the difficulty of making friends or finding a study buddy. Instagram just introduced their college community feature to help bring together students on the same campus. Users... Read more...
Few things annoy console gamers more about cross-platform play than being forced to compete against PC gamers who are using a mouse and keyboard. The mouse and keyboard are sometimes seen as an unfair advantage to console gamers using a gamepad or other type of controller. PS4 gamers who are using a mouse and keyboard... Read more...
Apple is widely recognized these days as the most valuable company in the entire world, with a market cap of around $1 trillion. Think of Apple products today and what comes to mind are slickly designed MacBooks, iPhones, and iPods. The earliest beginnings of the company were set in motion by Steve Jobs and Steve... Read more...
It looks like users are having some fun with apparent engineering samples of Intel's upcoming 9th generation Core i7-9700K processor. We've spotted a handful of leaks already, the latest of which purportedly shows the 8-core chip being overclocked to 5.5GHz in current generation Z370 Express chipset... Read more...
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