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To say AMD is doing well these days is a bit of an understatement, like saying Larry Bird was an okay basketball player back in the day. So, how is AMD really doing? Bolstered by its latest generation Ryzen desktop and EPYC server processors, AMD just capped off its most lucrative quarter in over a decade, with $1.8... Read more...
Razer has announced a new set of headphones that promise lag-free wireless sound for gamers and music fans. The headphones are called the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds. The company says that they are ideal for games, music, and movies without lag, stutter, or desynching that other Bluetooth devices can suffer... Read more...
Samsung today just announced a pair of new laptops that are destined to replace its existing Notebook 9 Series devices. We present you with the Intel Project Athena-verified Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion; the former is a 2-in-1 convertible while the latter is a traditional laptop. Both devices use Intel's... Read more...
Like all battle royale games, PUBG Mobile is often the target of relentless cheaters and hackers. Tencent notes that for a while now, it has been working to improve the Cheating Detection services it offers. The devs are now talking about what they have been doing to curb cheating and hacking, while indicated that... Read more...
Motorola made a huge splash onto the smartwatch scene with its striking first-generation Moto 360 smartwatch running Android Wear. Motorola followed it up with a second-generation design with even more customizations, and then the smartwatch simply fizzled out. Well, the Moto 360 is back, baby; but it's not being produced by Lenovo/Motorola. Read more...
Free candy day is right around the corner, and right on cue, the Steam Halloween Sale (Plus Events) is under way with plenty of discounts on treats of a different variety—PC games! Shoppers will find delicious markdowns on horror and Halloween-themed games across the massive Steam catalog, along with sale pricing on... Read more...
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, nor are we with any fancy Photoshop manipulation. The image you see above is a real listing on Steam for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is notable because Electronics Arts is the publisher. As has been speculated recently, EA confirmed it is making a comeback to Steam... Read more...
Uh oh, Samsung, we have a problem. Apparently there is an issue with the Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta that Samsung recently made available to Galaxy S10 owners—it's reported the beta OS ends up locking people out of their handsets, and in some cases, forcing them to perform a factory reset to rectify the... Read more...
AMD's hardware partners have begun slashing prices on Radeon RX 590 graphics cards, the timing of which coincides with rival NVIDIA's launch of the GeForce GTX 1660 Super. While it could be a coincidence (not really), the two cards compete in the same performance segment, so a price reduction at this point in time... Read more...
NVIDIA is expanding its GeForce GTX family of graphics cards today, with a pair of new Turing-based GPUs. As their branding suggests, the new GeForce GTX 1660 Super and GeForce GTX 1650 Super sit above their “non-Super” branded counterparts in NVIDIA’s line-up, but a notch below GeForce GTX Ti variants. It is only the GeForce... Read more...
Epic Games likes to hold Fortnite special events to celebrate holidays, and one of the traditional celebrations is Fortnitemares for Halloween. Epic tweeted that this year's Fortnitemares event kicks off at 9 AM ET today. That is several hours later than when Fortnite usually adds updates, which is nice because it... Read more...
Many of today’s consumer-centric laptops, tablets, and convertibles are adorned in sleek aluminum chassis’ that are thin and good looking, but can’t withstand a drop from more than a foot or two without incurring some major damage. For those that need a more robust system that can stand up to abuse, Dell has unveiled... Read more...
Apple yesterday announced its new AirPods Pro along with an iOS 13.2 update that adds support for the wireless earbuds. At the same time, the company also released tvOS 13.2 and the 13.2 update for the HomePod. Unfortunately, the latter update has turned into living hell for many HomePod users. There have been... Read more...
Who could have seen this coming? AT&T promised that after its merger with Time Warner, customers would see reduced prices for its DirecTV Now streaming service (now called AT&T TV Now). Instead, AT&T did the complete opposite and raised prices, and now it is feeling the negative consequences of its actions. AT&T... Read more...
Google is making a play to step into the wearables market with its parent company, Alphabet making an offer to purchase Fitbit. With the offer, Alphabet is looking to step into the wearables hardware market. Google has been selling its own tablets, laptops, and smartphones where it competes directly against Apple, Samsung and a host of other Read more...
Android smartphone users who want to enjoy RCS text messaging or Rich Communicator Services -- read receipts, high resolution imagery, the ability to see when someone is typing -- on any Android device with any carrier can enable it now. The trick to enable RCS is reliant on Google's implementation. Google had announced in the past that it Read more...
It looks as though all the leaks and rumors were spot-on with Apple's next-generation earbuds. Today, without any fanfare, Apple announced the AirPods Pro, which are the company's first branded wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation technology. The design of the AirPods Pro mirror that of the glyph that... Read more...
A video that has racked up nearly 20,000 views shows a possible problem with Google's recently introduced Pixel 4 XL handset. In the video, the Pixel 4 XL is shown lagging in certain situations, such as opening up Spotify and loading the Settings menu, while a OnePlus 7 Pro situated next to it performs the same tasks... Read more...
Microsoft has attempted several times to fix a Start menu problem in Windows 10 build 1903 (May 2019 Update), the latest effort coming as part of the most recent cumulative update, KB4522355. Unfortunately, affected users report the issue persists even after applying the fix. As with before the update, they are seeing... Read more...
Amazing deals on big-screen TCL Smart TVs should be no surprise to regular HotHardware readers, but Best Buy is currently running an especially tasty deal on one of the company's largest offerings. The 75-inch 4-Series 4K HDR Smart TV (75S425) is currently available for $699.99, which makes for a $300 discount on the... Read more...
Drone maker DJI is getting ready to release a new Mavic Mini model that is so small in size it can fit in a person's hand, when folded up. It also checks in under the size and weight requirement by the Federal Aviation Administration for having to be registered, and according to an early product listing, it can fly... Read more...
Intel’s Core i9-9900KS is due to hit store shelves soon. Our full review should be live in a just a couple of days, but in the meantime Intel is letting us show the processor and its wild packaging. Like the Core i9-9900K, the upcoming Core i9-9900KS ships in a translucent, midnight-blue dodecahedron, with a stylized cardboard band wrapped Read more...
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