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The Pixel 3 family is likely still weeks away from being "officially" unveiled, but a constant stream of leaks has given us excellent looks at the upcoming Android 9 Pie flagships. In particular, the Pixel 3 XL has been especially prone to posing for the camera. The Pixel 3 XL has leaked once again, this time in a... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD unleashed its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors, which are based on 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture. The chips offer some nice performance gains over their predecessors, especially when we consider the 24-core Threadripper 2970WX and the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX (you can... Read more...
If you wait long enough, what's old becomes new again, to a new generation. We see this not only in fashion, but also technology—just look at the success of Nintendo's NES Classic and SNES Classic Edition game consoles. Mercedes-Benz is going back even further, though. Some 81 years after introducing its W 125 hit the... Read more...
A security oversight at Apple's online store exposed tens of millions of T-Mobile customer PIN codes, but did not affect AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon customers. However, in a separate security incident that occurred on the website for Asurion, a company that provides insurance for cell phones, passcodes for AT&T customers... Read more...
When Epic Games announced that it wouldn't be putting its world-dominating Fortnite Android game on the Google Play store, everyone knew Google wouldn’t be happy. Epic didn't want to pay Google 30% of every purchase via the app, a move that could potentially cost Google $50 million. In fact, Google decided to take a... Read more...
Amazon has announced the launch of collaborative shopping lists for online shoppers. This feature allows you to create shopping or wish lists and then share them with other users. The idea is that if you are creating a list of items for Christmas, birthdays, or another event you can share the list with all the folks... Read more...
When a new design "feature" is introduced on a smartphone, it doesn't take long for the copying machines to fire up. Take for instance the display notch. The notch didn't make much of an impression when it debuted on the Essential Phone last year, but the Apple iPhone X sparked quite the explosion in similar design... Read more...
Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to go for an extra layer of security for software and accounts for various online services when available. Many services support two-factor authentication like PayPal and Facebook. The catch is that two-factor authentications is a bit of a pain for the average Joe or... Read more...
In the Android smartphone world, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is pretty much an apex predator (check out the HotHardware review here). It comes with a massive 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage that can be augmented... Read more...
Lamborghini has always been about brash and flashy supercars that are as fast are they are good-looking. Lamborghini is cranking up the dial once again when it comes to hyper-exotics by tuning its Aventador flagship to the max: enter the Aventador SVJ. The SVJ designation stands for Superveloce Jota, which roughly... Read more...
German automaker Audi is not messing around with its latest concept car, the PB 18 E-Tron. For all intents and purposes, this nifty (and futuristic) looking vehicle is an electric hypercar (or supercar, if you prefer the term) with copious horsepower and torque for plenty of get up and go, never mind that it's rocking... Read more...
If you have kids, it's inevitable that they will eventually ask you for a puppy. Sure, it sounds easy to say 'No,' and we all know they won't make good on their promise to take the dog out every day to use the bathroom. But darn it, it's also all to easy to give in. Or you could come up with a compromise and buy a toy... Read more...
Microsoft officially announced its 10-inch Surface Go Windows 10 tablet in early July, and it launched with Intel's Pentium Gold 4415Y processor. However, if Microsoft had its way, it would have likely gone with an ARM-based processor from Qualcomm. According to long-time Microsoft insider Paul Thurrott, Microsoft... Read more...
Sony is billing its new Cloud Remote for PS4 as being simple to use, easy to program, and a compact accessory. It is also relatively affordable for what it can do, especially compared to ultra-advanced universal remotes like the higher end stuff Logitech offers. Part of what sets the Cloud Remote for PS4 apart... Read more...
NVIDIA made at splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year when the company unveiled its Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) initiative, essentially living room displays (not technically TVs because they lack a tuner) with fancy features built for gaming. Exciting stuff to be sure, though it also... Read more...
Jaguar has certainly made some very cool cars over the years and its most iconic and recognizable design is definitely the E-Type. Jaguar Classic has announced that it will be building zero-emissions versions of the E-Type replacing the classic car's gas engine with an electric drivetrain. The concept car officially... Read more...
Sony announced earlier this month that it was tossing a very cool and limited edition PS4 Pro console onto the market to celebrate the sale of 500 million PS4 consoles since launch. The limited-edition PS4 offering is translucent blue with copper-colored accents, and it looks very cool. Anyone hoping to get their... Read more...
Last week, we gave you a first look at the 2019 BMW Z4 M40i Roadster courtesy of renders that leaked early to the internet. The images gave us good looks as the vehicle from nearly every angle (save for the front) and even a glimpse inside the cabin. Today, however, we're getting The Full Monte, as the car was... Read more...
Launched over 20 years ago, Windows 95 launched onto the computing scene with a bang to the tune of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up". Windows 95 introduced the masses to the Start menu, 32-bit preemptive multitasking and an all-new UI.  Since its release, numerous developers and hobbyists have attempted to get... Read more...
DJI has once again stepped into the spotlight with another powerful, yet portable, 4K drone that combines the video capabilities of its highly regarded Mavic Pro, with the smaller footprint of the consumer-focused DJI Spark. DJI has gone to great lengths in recent years to appeal to consumers looking for more portable... Read more...
The expectation when purchasing a pricey augmented reality headset (or any augmented, virtual, or mixed realty headset, really) is that you'll never need to take it apart to troubleshoot a faulty component. Nevertheless, it is nice to know you can, should the need or desire to arise for any reason. And that is the... Read more...
DJI has announced its new Mavic 2 series of drones after a month of leaks. As expected, there are two models being announced today: the Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic 2 Pro. The Mavic 2 Zoom incorporates a 24-48mm 2x optical zoom lens with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor (12MP). Aperture ranges from f/2.8 to f/3.8, while ISO... Read more...
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