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Is it too early to start looking ahead to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL? Considering that Google only launched its Pixel 3 series a few months ago, it does seem a bit premature to look ahead to the next generation already, but so it goes in the smartphone world. As such, a new benchmark entry at Geekbench is raising some... Read more...
Are you looking to channel your inner Tom Brady? Well, Microsoft is giving you a chance to get in on some TB12 action with a new Madden NFL 19 contest. Now through February 12th, you have the opportunity to win a Xbox One X console that is decked out with Super Bowl-themed accessories. For starters, there's a... Read more...
Competition is a good thing, and AMD sure is bringing it to Intel these days, and not just on the budget end of the spectrum. Zen has proven a capable architecture, and just as importantly, it's serving as a long-term foundation to compete with Intel across the board. The latest example of this is another demo AMD... Read more...
In earlier days, it was a big deal to develop a computer program that could best a player in chess, and then the roles switched—it became a big deal if a human player could beat the computer, and it remains that way today. Now, however, there is a new gold standard in testing artificial intelligence. It's the... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD delivered its second-generation Ryzen 3000 mobile processors. Unlike the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, which are built on 7nm Zen 2 architecture, the mobile versions are somewhat confusingly built on the current 12nm Zen+ architecture with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. However, what... Read more...
Motorola this week spilled the beans on its full Moto G7 lineup including the Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power, and G7 Play via its Brazilian employee store website that was inadvertently live for anyone to see ahead of the official February 7 launch of the line. The website listed the specifications of the entire line... Read more...
In a report yesterday, we told you that LG is looking to say goodbye to touch as it embraces gesture controls in its upcoming smartphones. Today, LG is giving even more insight into what it will be showing off at MWC 2019, which is being held in Barcelona, Spain next month. LG says that its newest flagship will... Read more...
Following the disappointing launch of Fallout 76, a team of modders and fans of other games in the Fallout franchise have set out to recreate what could be the next best game in the Fallout series. The team aims to take the well-developed, story-driven world of Fallout 2 and essentially port it to the Fallout 4 game... Read more...
Back in May of 2018, we talked a bit about the Visible pre-paid cellular service that is backed by Verizon. It's been a while since we have heard anything about Visible, which first launched with exclusive support for iPhones. Now, Visible has announced that it is extending support to Android devices, starting with... Read more...
When it comes to entertainment, many might expect the Hollywood movie industry to take in the most money, but that assumption would be wrong. The latest figures from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The NPD Group show that the video game industry destroyed the movie industry on a revenue front during... Read more...
Every major wireless company likes to thump its chest and proclaim it is home to the best network, in terms of speed and coverage, but is there a clear winner? According to the latest USA Mobile Network Experience Report by OpenSignal, Verizon leads the way more often than not, though the results are a bit more... Read more...
Here’s a rather big bombshell that could shake up the graphics market. A new report has alleged pricing for the rumored NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, and it looks quite appealing. According to sources that have spoken with HardOCP, the GeForce RTX 1660 Ti, which is said to be based on a de-contented... Read more...
Forgot about bezels, notches, so-called 'punch holes', and anything else smartphone makers might come up with to accommodate a front camera while maintaining maximum screen real estate. Vivo took things in a different direction. The Chinese technology company formally introduced its Apex 2019 handset, and it boasts an... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be talking about Samsung's hot new SSD 970 EVO Plus solid state drive, Dell's sweet, refreshed XPS 13 laptop, some WD external storage goodness, the supposed Turing-based GeForce GTX 1660, and say what? Quake 2 Ray Traced? Show... Read more...
When it comes to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 family of smartphones, we've hit the jackpot today. In two separate leaks, we're getting looks at both the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ from multiple angles. The first leak comes courtesy of the German blog AllAboutSamsung, which has posted the best images yet of the... Read more...
As is common in the tech industry, Apple has poached a key employee from its main competitor in the mobile space. Specifically, Apple recently hired Soonho Ahn, Samsung's former senior vice president of its battery business (Samsung SDI), to serve as its own global head of battery development. This is no doubt part of... Read more...
Zotac rarely misses an opportunity to crank out a new mini PC, and so it is no surprise that its newest model, the Magnus EC52070D, pairs an 8th generation Intel Core processor with NVIDIA's newfangled GeForce RTX 2070 based on Turing. The end result is a miniature box that punches above its weight class. We have... Read more...
Leading up the official unveil of AMD's third-generation Ryzen desktop processors, we were anticipating the arrival of higher-end 12- and 16-core SKUs based on previous leaks. But when CEO Lisa Su took to the stage, she only gave us a sneak peek at an 8-core, 12-thread Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series... Read more...
There are certainly a lot of gamers out there who have been waiting in anticipation for the demo of the EA and Bioware game Anthem to land. Before the alpha test of the game wrapped up, EA and Bioware fought a leak from a streamer that broke the NDA and saw his Origin game library nuked in the process. The demo... Read more...
Following its initial launch in select markers back in 2017, Google has announced that its YouTube TV streaming service is now launching nationwide today. YouTube TV is up against a number of big players in the market including DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and Hulu + Live TV. This market expansion should make the service appealing to even more Americans Read more...
Earlier this month at CES, AMD CEO Lisa Su unveiled its first consumer graphics card -- the Radeon VII -- built on the company's new 7nm manufacturing process. Now, we're getting a look at one of the first third-party cards based on the new GPU that will be arriving for gamers, and it comes from ASRock. As you can... Read more...
How far would you go to combat fake news? Microsoft has partnered with third-party startup NewsGuard to warn Edge mobile users about unreliable sites. However, one news site is not particularly pleased with their evaluation from NewsGuard. Mail Online has accused NewsGuard of publishing a “egregiously erroneous... Read more...
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