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Shortly after NVIDIA initially launched the first wave of high-end Turing-based GeForce RTX cards, EVGA announced a dizzying array of new graphics cards featuring the new GPU. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that EVGA did the same when NVIDIA expanded the GeForce RTX family with the more main-stream, GeForce RTX 2060. EVGA... Read more...
Facebook recently revealed that it is working on cross-platform messaging between its three social media apps. Although the software rewrite is still in its infancy, it was immediately met with criticism and apprehension. Facebook’s intention of merging their messaging services has spurred concerns about privacy and... Read more...
The vast majority of Apple's product manufacturing takes place overseas, and mostly in China. Labor costs are cheaper in China than they are in the United States, and while Apple CEO Tim Cook contends that is not the reason why, we have to think it plays a role. Even if that was not the case, however, there are other... Read more...
It appears that Apple isn't the only company that is issuing revenue warnings for its most recent quarter; NVIDIA has added its name to the list as well. The company announced today that it has revised its revenue guidance for fiscal Q4 2019 from $2.7 billion down to $2.2 billion. The reason for the downward... Read more...
Intel's 9th generation processor family culminates in the Core i9-9900K, a burly desktop CPU with 8 physical cores and 16 threads clocked at 3.6GHz to 5GHz. It also has 2MB of L3 cache per core, for a total of 16MB, and a 95W TDP. Apparently there is also a low power version of that same CPU in the wild, and it went... Read more...
Bethesda wants gamers to like Fallout 76; while all the other titles in the franchise have been well received, Bethesda hasn't similar critical success with Fallout 76. One of the ways that Bethesda has tried to get gamers to play the game is by touting updates that will come in the future. A new PvP mode will land "in a future update" according Read more...
For organizations that are reliant on Cisco RV320 and RV325 WAN VPN routers, we implore you to -- if you haven't already -- apply two patches that were issued late last week. The patches address the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2019-1652: A vulnerability in the web-based management interface that could allow an... Read more...
Microsoft continues to beat the Windows 10 drum, but many holdouts are still refusing to dance. Windows 10 has only recently surpassed Windows 7's marketshare, nearly 4 years into its life cycle. While we here at HotHardware like Windows 10 and its forward looking features, there is no denying the well-earned... Read more...
You might think that a criminal planning a bank robbery would at least do a little research beforehand; rule numero uno is that you never rent the getaway vehicle in your own name. An alleged bank robber named Luca Mangiarano clearly didn't do his research. Police allege that 19-year-old Mangiarano robbed a BBVA... Read more...
Each year when E3 rolls around, we are never sure exactly what will be at the show. Companies come and go from the gaming event as it has shrunk over the years from its heyday where virtually every major gaming company used to participate. At E3 2019 we already know that Sony and the PlayStation crew won't be... Read more...
We have all been there-- you are trying to take a picture of your friends or family at a dimly-lit event and the photo comes out terribly. This past November Google released “Night Sight” to help Pixel 3 owners take quality photos regardless of their lighting conditions. Google is obviously proud of the Pixel 3 and... Read more...
Sometimes in life, things do not go quite as planned, such as getting stuck behind a train on the way to work. Other times, things go very, very badly—imagine that same train derailing and skidding into a tanker filled with propane. Athem's VIP demo over the weekend trended a little closer to the latter than the... Read more...
The release of Tesla’s Autopilot Hardware 3.0 is just around the corner and the automotive firm has made a number of significant changes with this upgrade. A series of recent patents have confirmed that Tesla will utilize a new artificial intelligence chip, or “neural net accelerator”. This will replace the NVIDIA... Read more...
Apple fans love rumors, and one of the best places to find hints of upcoming hardware is within new developer versions of iOS. The iOS 12.2 beta is currently available and one developer dug into the code looking for references to future products. Not surprisingly, iOS developer/guru Steven Troughton-Smith found... Read more...
Amazon has been gearing up for the Super Bowl all month with special deals on big screen TVs, and you still have time to get a new TV ahead of big game on February 2. Amazon has now posted a series of teaser videos that show some famous people that the online giant invited to be part of a "Top Secret" beta test for... Read more...
If Google sticks to its past release cadence, we can expect the company to announce a developer preview of Android Q, the next major version of its mobile operating system, in March, followed by a public beta a couple of months later at its Google I/O convention. As those time periods draw closer, more details are... Read more...
We have a lot to look forward to with 5G wireless technology, which is the successor to current generation 4G LTE networks deployed by America's four major wireless carriers. Carriers are promising a lot with their 5G rollouts, with AT&T and Verizon jumping the gun with limited 5G network availability in some of the... Read more...
For a long while, PUBG or PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was the top game out there, but that success was short-lived. When Epic Games launched Fortnite, that game quickly consumed the souls of gamers and cost PUBG half its player base in short order. PUBG is normally a paid game, and players look forward to free... Read more...
There is little doubt that the Nintendo Switch has been a huge success. Many people are hoping to get their hands on a discounted console or itching to see how Nintendo will update the Switch. However, it appears that for the time being, fans should not expect any major changes. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa... Read more...
Facebook currently fosters three popular platforms that are [for the most part] distinct from its eponymous social network: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. All three platforms feature their own respective messaging component; Instagram users, for instance, can't use the app to contact users on... Read more...
In a surprise announcement, Nintendo's senior managing executive officer, Shinya Takahashi, said the company has decided to scrap the current development of Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch, and start over from scratch. That means the game is no where near complete, despite being announced all the way back at... Read more...
Rumors have been going around that Apple has a second generation of the popular AirPods wireless headphones in the works. The so-called AirPods 2 will reportedly have health monitoring features, but exactly what this health feature would be is unknown. This week Apple released iOS 12.2 for developers, and in this... Read more...
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