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Earlier this month, we received sneak peeks at Intel's upcoming Frost Canyon family of NUC 10 Mini PCs. The first leak gave us a listing of all of the upcoming SKUs, while the second leak gave us a look at the slightly refreshed chassis design. Today, however, Intel has officially pulled the wraps off its NUC 10... Read more...
Today marks the launch of new high-end desktop (HEDT) processors from both AMD and Intel, with each chipmaker cranking out new slices of silicon based on each one's latest generation CPU architectures. As such, the stage is set for yet another showdown between these two tech behemoths as they jockey for performance... Read more...
It's no secret that the next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony will both use a solid-state drive (SSD) in an effort to improve overall system performance and game loading times. However, up until this point, we had no idea who would be supplying this speedy storage subsystem for the Xbox Project Scarlett and... Read more...
You may have noticed that installing the November 2019 Update for Windows 10 went quite a bit quicker and was hopefully less problematic than some of the prior feature updates Microsoft has rolled out. There a few reasons for this. One is the nature of the update—unlike past feature upgrades, the November 2019 Update... Read more...
Earlier this month, we reported that our suspicions about a 64-core/128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor had been confirmed by an MSI leak. And now, AMD has confirmed the existence of the Threadripper 3990X, and it will be an absolute performance beast. AMD is just giving us a high-level look at what the... Read more...
There is little doubt the eventual Galaxy S11 will debut with Samsung's recently introduced Exynos 990 system-on-chip (SoC) inside (for the international model, anyway). Lest anyone needs reassuring of this, however, a leaked benchmark entry in Geekbench's database provides a bit of proof (albeit unofficial, of... Read more...
AMD has been on an impressive run since the release of its first-generation Ryzen processors a couple of years back. After a long stretch playing second-fiddle to Intel in the desktop processor space, unable to effectively compete at the high-end of the market, AMD’s Zen micro-architecture propelled the company... Read more...
Microsoft has issued a notice for an issue with Windows updates that impacts users of some older versions of Avast and AVG anti-virus programs. Microsoft says that it has identified compatibility issues with some versions of Avast Antivirus and AVG Antivirus with any application that is version 19.5.4444.567 or... Read more...
Intel officially took the wraps off of its upcoming Cascade Lake-X based HEDT processors back in early October, revealed its updated pricing strategy, and the new features coming to its flagship desktop processor line-up. If you missed the original announcement and array of leaked performance data since then, Cascade... Read more...
LG 65SM8100AUA Alexa Built-in Nano 8 Series 65" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED NanoCell TV (2019 Black Friday is just around the corner and many deals can already be found in stores and online. As usual, there are a slew of televisions available at discounted prices. We have scoured the Internet to bring you some of the best... Read more...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk definitely turned heads when he unveiled the long-awaited Cybertruck on Thursday evening. And it wasn't the fact that people were turning their heads to do a longing double take in amazement -- many were turning their heads to look for a puke bag. The controversial, angular styling of the... Read more...
Chevrolet set the sports car world ablaze when it unveiled the mid-engine C8 Corvette. Performance from the base C8 Corvette was so impressive that fans of the Vette were giddy in anticipation of the hotter Z06 and ZR1 versions being unveiled. So far, all we have are rumors on those hotter versions, and the latest... Read more...
The Razer Phone 2 launched just over a year ago with a high-end price tag of $799.99, and while we have seen some discounts, we haven't seen anything like the Black Friday price that Razer if offering right now. The device is currently on sale for $299.99. This smartphone is one of the better devices out there for... Read more...
Have you been itching to try out Google Stadia? Now may be your chance if you already own a Chromecast Ultra. Google has finally released firmware that offers Stadia support to existing Chromecast Ultra devices. Stadia is Google’s cloud gaming service that was released this past week. Google has boasted that Stadia... Read more...
Black Friday is next week, and ahead of the big day, there are already a bunch of deals that have turned up online. Amazon has had some of the best deals going, and it has announced even more deals that may be the best prices of the season. Amazon has a particularly good deal on Echo Dot smart speakers for those... Read more...
Amazon has been showing off some of its excellent Black Friday deals all month, getting buyers ready to go shopping. Smartphones tend to be one of the products that receive lots of discounts for Black Friday, making it one of the best times to score a deal. Amazon has some new deals on the Galaxy S10 line and the... Read more...
Unlike a few years ago, GPU makers are not really pushing the use of multiple graphics cards, at least not as heavily as they once were. Even so, NVIDIA has not abandoned the technology. Incidentally, recent driver releases seem to support a checkerboard rendering scheme that can improve performance on SLI... Read more...
Update: 11/22/19 - Today is the last day for entry into the giveaway. Get your entries in below ASAP!  This is a special time for us here at HotHardware. We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year; the first version of HotHardware went live in 1999 and we have been partying like it ever since! This year also... Read more...
Nearly two years ago, OnePlus announced that it had experienced a security breach that resulted in the credit card details of roughly 40,000 customers being stolen. "We are also working with our current payment providers to implement a more secure credit card payment method, as well as conducting an in-depth security... Read more...
A new rumor is going around that fans of Capcom's "Resident Evil 3" will be thrilled to hear. The rumor says that "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis" is being remade and will land sometime in 2020. The rumor started with the popular YouTube channel Spawn Wave. The track record with this particular YouTube channel, however, has been spotty at best. Read more...
You would think that 10 years is plenty of time to beta test a product, tweak it, and roll out a stable release. Well, think again. Google Cloud Print has been in beta for a decade, and rather than continue to modify the service as it works towards a non-beta release, Google has decided to hit the 'Off'... Read more...
The ink is barely dry on the release announcement for the Surface Laptop 3, but Microsoft is already piling on the discounts for the ultra-portable. In this case, Microsoft is providing a big discount on the 256GB SKU of the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3. The Surface Laptop 3 typically starts at $999 for 8GB of RAM and... Read more...
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