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If there's been one constant when it comes to Windows 10 1903 (May 2019 Update) over the past few months, it's been Microsoft's inability to tackle lingering problems with the Start menu. The company has issued a number of cumulative updates for the operating system that have broken the Start menu, fixed it, then... Read more...
For the first time since it began developing discrete GPUs for the modern era, Intel has powered on a DG1 graphics card it built from the ground up, Intel CEO Bob Swan told investors during a conference call. He dubbed it "an important milestone," and he's not wrong, given all that is at stake with Intel's venture... Read more...
The launch of Stadia is right around the corner, and ahead of that launch Google VP and head of Stadia Games & Entertainment Jade Raymond is talking about the strategy for the game streaming service. Raymond says that her task at Google is to build out all the exclusive content for Stadia, and the company intends to... Read more...
When Microsoft unveiled its Surface Laptop 3 at an event earlier this month, the company made it a point to discuss that unlike competition from Apple, it was aiming for easy, user-performed component upgrades. It’s one thing to make that claim, but how does the Surface Laptop 3 fare in actual real-world... Read more...
Ubisoft has not had the year it hoped for, and gamers are about to suffer dearly for it. Today Ubisoft issued updates for its financial targets and game release schedule for fiscal 2019-2020. As a result of it dreadful financial performance, Ubisoft is delaying some highly anticipated games. Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Read more...
Micron on Thursday made a series of storage announcements, including the introduction of two new solid state drive lines, the 7300 SSD and 5300 SSD. The 7300 SSD line is designed to bring NVMe levels of performance to "the masses" in the datacenter realm, while the 5300 SSD line represents the industry's first... Read more...
It was discovered recently that a cheap screen protector was all that was needed to defeat the in-display fingerprint reader included on the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone family. Samsung has now announced that it is rolling out a fix for the device, at least initially, as a South Korea exclusive (its home... Read more...
Late last year, at its Architecture Day event, Intel revealed a new, low-power microarchitecture, codenamed Tremont, that would power and array of processors and SoCs targeting products across the client, data center, 5G networking, and Internet of Things markets. While Intel did disclose the codename and show-off a... Read more...
Ford isn’t a stranger to electric vehicles; after all, the company did make available an electric version of its Focus compact hatchback. However, the company hasn’t been as aggressive with its electrification efforts aside for some hybrids here and there. That will change, however, with an all-new electric crossover... Read more...
Adware is rampant in app stores. Google, Apple, and others frequently take down malicious apps, but it can be difficult to determine who published these apps in the first place. ESET researchers recently discovered not only a year-long adware campaign, but the developer behind it. ESET researchers found a total of... Read more...
We are planning to post a full review of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL very soon. In the meantime, a thorough teardown of the larger handset has emerged, revealing how Google went about designing its latest flagship from an engineering standpoint. It also reveals a special radar chip related to Project Soli, which is... Read more...
If you are an AT&T customer that has been experiencing annoying problems with your voicemail lately, you’re not alone. The second-place U.S. wireless carrier says that it has identified an issue with its voicemail system that is preventing customers from retrieving their messages. This problem could range from being a... Read more...
Google has issued a statement explaining what situations warrant the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL automatically downgrading the display's native 90Hz refresh to 60Hz. The statement follows reports of the newest Pixel phones switching to the lower refresh rate when the brightness level is below 75 percent, which will be... Read more...
If you’re itchin’ to get your hands on NVIDIA’s brand-new SHIELD TV Pro or SHIELD TV, and don’t want to wait until the end of the month when they officially launch, you might have a chance to score one early from Best Buy. NVIDIA has already started shipping the new 4K media streamers to Best Buy locations around the... Read more...
It's incredibly tough to keep a secret from the Internet at large. Just ask NVIDIA, which is getting ready to launch Super variants of its GeForce GTX 1660 and GeForce GTX 1650. As it pertains to the latter, rumor has it NVIDIA will formally introduce the GeForce GTX 1650 Super to public on November 22, roughly a... Read more...
Samsung Electronics recently held its Tech Day 2019, and at the event, it rolled out a pair of new silicon products. The smartphone maker says that both are tailored for future mobile devices that will make intensive use of video and AI along with supporting 5G communications. One of the products is the Exynos 990... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, Brittany and Chris chat about the interesting, new LG G8X ThingQ with dual screen option, Dell’s sweet XPS 13 with Intel Ice Lake, lag-free wireless HDMI from the Nyrius Aries Pro, our Pixel 4 versus Galaxy Note 10 camera shootout, and details of our totally... Read more...
T-Mobile has some good news for fans of the OnePlus line of smartphones. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is coming to the United States as a T-Mobile exclusive and will take advantage of the carrier’s 5G network. T-Mobile promises that its 5G network will cover 200 million people around the nation this year, and the rollout of the 5G network Read more...
A few months ago, NVIDIA dropped a bombshell on us with the revelation that it's working with Microsoft on a real-time ray traced version of the widely popular game Minecraft. Leveraging the dedicated hardware included on Turing-based graphics cards like the GeForce RTX series, NVIDIA is promising some rather dramatic... Read more...
Huawei first announced its gorgeous Mate X folding Android flagship back in late February, and it has been withheld from release since that time. A lot has happened in the past eight months, including Huawei getting the stiff-arm from the U.S. government. This has resulted in component delays and Huawei being banned... Read more...
Way back in 2012, we wrote about a company called Hyperstealth Biotechnology and its efforts to develop an invisibility cloak. At the time, the company claimed to have a material to provide that kind of seemingly magical type of camouflage to soldiers. We were skeptical, but now seven years later, the Hyperstealth is... Read more...
Many tech companies are investing heavily in artificial intelligence (AI). These kinds of programs and products can be rather expensive, but there are a few that are more accessible to the public and small companies. Google’s Coral AI board has just come out of beta and has been released on a wider scale. Coral is... Read more...
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