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Are you still using Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1? Windows 10 was released over four years ago, but you can still get with the times and get Microsoft's latest OS it without paying a dime. A loophole continues to allow users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free nearly three years after their initial free upgrade... Read more...
Anyone looking to cut the cord and get a smoking good deal on a Roku Ultra 4K HDR streaming device will want to pay attention to this deal. Walmart is offering a Roku Ultra with Premium JBL Headphones in a single bundle. The listing says that the Roku Ultra and the headphones are 2019 models, so this isn't clearance... Read more...
Technically speaking, Black Friday is in the rear view mirror, leaving us in that seemingly awkward period that falls between the annual day of bargains and Cyber Monday. Over the years, however, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have morphed into a long weekend of sales. We mention this because there are a bunch of... Read more...
The Black Friday deals have been coming hot and heavy over the last week or so. One of the deals that got a lot of people excited over at Walmart was for the Apple Watch Series 3 at a very low price of $159. As most stores are apt to do, the stock was apparently very limited, and reports indicate that Walmart sold out... Read more...
A new rumor is making the rounds that claims something that may make Apple fans happy about the coming 2020 iPhone devices. According to the rumor, Apple is considering bundling the wildly popular AirPods with its new 2020 smartphones.  The fear with the rumors is that Apple may be using the bundling of AirPods with... Read more...
We have sung the praises of the OnePlus 7 Pro here at HotHardware before, and OnePlus is luckily running a Black Friday promotion that is knocking a big chunk off the flagship smartphone's price tag. OnePlus is already known for attractive pricing for its Android smartphones, so this particular configuration’s $699... Read more...
Earlier this year, we heard rumors that Intel was reaching out to Samsung to help alleviate some of its supply issues with respect to 14nm chip production. At the time, it was alleged that Samsung would be producing 14nm Rocket Lake parts for Intel. However, our own sources at the time asserted that the reports were... Read more...
Google began rolling out its new SMS text messaging protocol earlier with month, with features powered RCS by (Rich Communication Services). This is intended to deliver a richer messaging experience. And it does, though the rollout is not going without a hitch. Unfortunately, telecoms are doing a poor job implementing... Read more...
Earlier this year, Intel sold off its cellular modem business at a loss, which cost the company billions. Intel never thought that it would be in that position, as it had hoped to help spearhead the 5G revolution for smartphones and other mobile devices. Today, we're learning that Intel is placing direct blame on... Read more...
Holiday traditions are in full swing. You know, gorging on turkey, stuffing, and fixings; watching the Detroit Lions lose; and navigating the bombardment of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. We can help with the latter, especially now that Turkey Day is in the rear view mirror. Black Friday is officially here, and... Read more...
Good news, Galaxy S10 owners, the wait for Android 10 is finally over! While the latest version of Google's mobile operating system was previously made available to certain Galaxy phone owners in beta, Samsung has begun pushing out finalized code. Depending on where you live, it may be ready now or it may take a few... Read more...
Earlier this week, Xbox chief Phil Spencer ruffled a few feathers in the gaming world when he spoke his mind on the state of virtual reality (VR) for consoles. Spencer at the time lamented problems that he saw with VR technology, and stated his reasoning for not pursuing the technology with Microsoft's upcoming Xbox... Read more...
This is one of the best times of the year to build or buy a new PC, whether it's a desktop configuration or a banging laptop. That's because Black Friday is in full swing. It's a particularly strategic time to buy a premium system, as Black Friday discounts can take the sting out of their premium price tags. As such... Read more...
Anyone looking to build up a new PC and wanting to do so with a higher-end AMD processor will want to check this deal out. For Black Friday, Amazon has a big discount on the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor. The normal retail price on the Threadripper 2950X is $899. Amazon, however, is offering the... Read more...
Google is looking for ways to entice shoppers to come to its online store and purchase plenty of loot on Black Friday. In keeping with this efforts, a message has reportedly gone out to some from the official Google Pixelbook address, and buried inside that email some users are finding promotional store credits. The email reads in part, "Your Read more...
Before you cut the turkey today, you may want to cut your cable with one of these deals. Streaming devices from Roku, Amazon, and NVIDIA are all on sale starting today. There's enough savings going around to fill your plate. Up first, Roku has their Ultra and Streaming Stick+ models listed on Amazon for more than... Read more...
The latest version of AIDA64 is primed for AMD's next round of processors, including its unreleased Ryzen 4000 series desktop CPUs and Renoir APUs. In addition, it brings official support for the November 2019 Update for Windows 10 and a few other things, though it's the prepping for AMD's upcoming silicon that is interesting. AMD is riding Read more...
Over the last couple of years, Intel has built up its marketing team with a number of well-known ex-AMDers. They didn’t all come directly from AMD – some having moved on from the company years ago – but as Intel’s latest moves into the discrete GPU space picked up steam, so too did its efforts to build its marketing... Read more...
Mobile gamers who want to get a new gaming laptop need to be on the lookout at Acer.com. Acer is teasing a massive Black Friday discount on one of its high-end gaming notebooks: the Predator Triton 700. The laptop has a massive discount at $2,000 off the normal retail price. Acer is playing coy with the exact timing... Read more...
AMD has had a resurgence in the consumer (and server) market with its Zen-based processors over the past few years. Kicking off with first-generation Ryzen/Ryzen Threadripper processors (Zen) in 2017, AMD followed up with their second-generation Zen+ based counterparts in 2018. During the summer, AMD launched the Zen... Read more...
This is a special year for us here at HotHardware. We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary! The first version of HotHardware went live in 1999 and we have been partying like it ever since! This year also happens to be the 20th Anniversary of Falcon Northwest’s Talon systems and it’s AMD’s 50th Anniversary too. With... Read more...
Amazon has announced Alexa Voice Services Integration as a new feature of the AWS IoT Core that will enable device makers to make any connected device an Alexa built-in device. Amazon says that AVS for AWS IoT Core reduces the cost and complexity of making these devices. The system offloads compute and... Read more...
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