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If you owned a Nintendo 64 game console, then there's a good chance you also played GoldenEye 007, one of the most popular games of its time and still a title that gamers look back fondly on. In a couple of days, it will have been 25 years since it first came out. As that day approaches, the game's developers have a... Read more...
In just a few weeks (less than two months at this point), Google is expected to reveal all there is to know about its upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets, save for real-world performance metrics (that will be up to reviewers like us to reveal). There may not be many surprises, however, as leaks continue to... Read more...
NVIDIA is flying high on its recent announcement of new GeForce RTX 2000 series graphics cards based on its Turing architecture, with advanced features such as ray tracing capabilities. If performance lives up to the claims, gamers are in for a treat. On the mobile side, nothing was announced, though one laptop vendor... Read more...
Microsoft has gone all-in when it comes to the subscription model. It has found success with Office 365 and is even looking to recurring revenue for certain versions of its Windows operating systems. On the gaming front, it has Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass to keep the money flowing in from customers. But what about... Read more...
Lenovo has announced that it has a complete line of new tablets that run the gamut from entry-level units up to the ultra-premium P10 tablet. If you are in the market for a new tablet, there will be something in the new Lenovo line that will likely meet your needs. The premium P10 tablet kicks off the new line; this... Read more...
Nikon has unveiled a pair of new mirrorless digital cameras that are both decidedly high-end: the Z7 and the Z6. The duo is nearly identical with the exception price, resolution, and autofocus (AF) system. The Z7 is a 45.7MP digital camera with ISO 64-25600 standard and ISO 32 and ISO 102400 expanded. Nikon's Z6... Read more...
On the this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, we had a special guest from AMD on the show to answer all of your burning questions regarding the just-launched 2nd Generation Threadripper processors. AMD’s Senior Manager, Client Enthusiast Team, James Prior, came on by to chat 2nd Gen Threadripper, the X399... Read more...
DJI has created a lot of buzz in the drone and photography communities with the Mavic 2 that leaked last month. Along with a leaked image of that device came some alleged specifications. Later in the month, a catalog page for the new drone leaked that called out a Hasselblad camera for the Mavic 2 Pro with a 1-inch... Read more...
This week at Gamescom 2018, NVIDIA held a GeForce Gaming Celebration to unveil its new GeForce RTX 2080 and 2070 series graphics cards, based on its new Turing GPU architecture. The NVIDIA GPU that powers GeForce RTX cards ushers in a wealth of new technologies, enabled by its new processing engines. These new... Read more...
Details on the upcoming Google Pixel 3 family of smartphones have been leaking left and right in recent months, and yesterday we gave you a run-down on what we know so far about Google’s incoming Android 9 Pie flagships. Today, however, we're getting [alleged] confirmation that Google's new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will... Read more...
This has been a big week for NVIDIA, as it officially announced its GeForce RTX family on Monday that promises to bring real-time ray tracing (and all of the added realism that comes as a result) to the next-generation of video games. While we've talked a lot about the hardware that powers NVIDIA RTX real-time ray... Read more...
Valve is working to bring more games to Linux users by rolling out a new beta version of Steam Play, which includes a modified version of Wine, called Proton, to provide compatibility with Windows game titles, the company announced. This essentially allows Linux users to run native Windows games without a Linux port... Read more...
Microsoft is pushing out new microcode updates for Intel processors affected by recently disclosed side channel exploits, including several Spectre variants and the newer Foreshadow flaw. The microcode updates apply to Windows 10 and Windows Server, and cover a range of Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake... Read more...
Verizon Wireless is catching heat for throttling data services of the Santa Clara County Fire Department while wildfires ravaged California. The fire department's chief, Anthony Bowden, said the throttling impeded his department's ability to respond to emergencies, and that Verizon was informed of the "significant... Read more...
Over the past few months, Google has been experimenting with its latest Material Design refresh on its Chrome Canary builds. Google even added support for Material Design in current builds of Chrome 68, but you have to enable it with flags -- it isn't on by default. That will all change with Chrome 69, which is... Read more...
Look, buying a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti already screams 'I'm a balla', but if you want to scream it even louder, Galax has your back. The company is bringing the bling to NVIDIA's top shelf consumer card by giving it the Hall of Fame treatment. What is the Hall of Treatment, you ask? Think gold trim, but don't stop there... Read more...
Love or hate Apple there is no denying that the company is a behemoth and it is the most valuable company in the world right now. While sales of smartphones have sagged globally because people are holding onto their devices for long and computer sales sag for the same reasons, Apple continues to grow. Much of that... Read more...
Apple isn't exactly hurting for money with a market cap of a trillion dollars, making it the most valuable company in the world. It still wants more and to get its next trillion dollars in worth, Cupertino is looking to roll out some new products and among those are allegedly AR glasses in 2020 and an Apple Car in... Read more...
Qualcomm is being light on details, but it today announced that its next-generation Snapdragon Mobile Platform is now shipping to customers. We had heard earlier this year that the chip was in production, so it makes sense that the first samples would be heading out so partners could qualify the chip for use in their... Read more...
With the high price that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is commanding, you might expect that many buyers would be getting the entry-level 128GB version of the smartphone that still costs $999.99 in the States and 1.09 million won in Korea. That’s not the case in South Korea, where a new report claims that over half the... Read more...
When we think of the Apple TV, we don't think of it as being a particularly good gaming system; at least with the potential of something like the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. And don't even get us started on the media streamer’s dreaded remote or Apple's refusal to develop a dedicated gaming controller for the device. With all... Read more...
There have been many concerns over the last few years that foreign entities have been interfering in elections. Microsoft is launching its AccountGuard initiative to protect elections and political campaigns from cyberattacks. AccountGuard is a free program for candidates, campaign offices, and other political... Read more...
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