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During the cryptocurrency mining boom, it was a crummy time to be a PC gamer in need of a graphics card upgrade. Practically every mid-range and high-end card was in short supply, and what little inventory did show up online was grossly overpriced. Things have changed dramatically since then, and may get even better... Read more...
With smartphone these days including an increasing amount of onboard storage, it's easy to forget that microSD card storage is also expanding at a rapid clip. However, the biggest downside to microSD expansion is that it is often much slower than internal storage, which can be a problem when accessing apps or media... Read more...
The storage needs of smartphone users are not diminishing, they are only expanding with the advent of high resolution photography and 4K video. To account for this, Micron and Western Digital (through its SanDisk subsidiary) announced the industry's very first 1-terabyte capacity microSD storage cards for... Read more...
Privacy is a big issue for users of the social network Facebook. The company has been called out for violating the privacy of users multiple times and faces fines that could be in the billions from the FTC. While Facebook will shutter one of its apps for privacy issues, called Onavo, there are still multiple... Read more...
Lenovo is working some magic on its ThinkPad family of laptops at the Mobile World Congress, which means that we’re seeing the introduction of the ThinkPad X390, X390 Yoga, T490, T490s and the T590. Starting off with the ThinkPad X390, this notebook ditches the previous 12.5-inch display in favor of a new 13.3-inch... Read more...
The 2019 Mobile World Congress kicks off tomorrow in Barcelona, Spain but several companies have already introduced a wide variety of products. Many consumers are eagerly awaiting the announcement of mobile devices like foldable or 5G smartphones. However, after several months of heavy-handed hints, we have finally... Read more...
We got out first glimpse at Huawei's Mate X on Friday when the smartphone was leaked via a banner advertisement. But now, we're getting our first real look at the smartphone in the flesh, and boy does it look good. Samsung struck the first blow with its Galaxy Fold, but Huawei has arguably created a more desirable... Read more...
LG has gone official with its new G8 ThinQ phone, and if you've been paying attention over the past few months, then you already know quite a bit about the device. First and foremost, this is the first smartphone in LG's long-running G-Series to incorporate an OLED display instead of an LCD. OLED technology is... Read more...
Smartphones aren't all that get rolled out at MWC 2019, Huawei is pulling the covers off updated MateBook laptops, and one of them is an updated version of the high-end MateBook X Pro. The machine  an Ultra FullView display that measures 13.9-inches and has a native resolution of 3000 x 2000. The LTPS panel used in... Read more...
Xiaomi has unveiled its pair of new flagship smartphones at MWC 2019 with the Mi 9, which we've already covered a bit, and the new Mi Mix 3 5G breaking cover today. The Mi Mix 3 5G, as the name would suggest, is a flagship, high-end smartphone and the first from Xiaomi to support 5G networks. Xiaomi says that the Mi... Read more...
Are you having trouble visualizing why you would need or otherwise want a foldable smartphone like the Galaxy Fold? It is a unique form factor for sure, and to give potential customers a better look at the Galaxy Fold and the different ways it might come in handy to have a folding design, Samsung posted a hands-on... Read more...
Is Instagram gunning for Pinterest’s user base? A security researcher recently discovered new details for public Collections in Instagram's code. This feature would help Instagram directly compete with Pinterest and provide new money-making opportunities for Instagram creators. Instagram launched their... Read more...
Is 2019 the year of the “foldable” smartphone? It will be if Oppo has anything to say about it. Oppo’s latest patent reveals a foldable phone with no bezels and a unique pop-up camera. Rumor has it that Oppo will officially announce the device by the end of 2019. Renderings of Oppo's Foldable Smartphone-- Image... Read more...
Microsoft is rolling out two new Windows 10 preview builds to members of Windows Insider program. One is a test build for next major update to Windows 10, codenamed 19H1, and the other is a very early build of what comes after that, codenamed 20H1. it is the first time this year that Microsoft has released two Windows... Read more...
There is no denying that Intel is laser focused on graphics these days, having assembled a team to develop a discrete GPU architecture from the ground up, and committing to frequent driver updates for its integrated graphics. The latter may not sound as exciting as the former, but if we examine a series of leaked... Read more...
Fallout 76 is trying to change into the game that most fans of the franchise wanted, and to do that Bethesda is telling gamers what they can expect for at least the first part of the year. Bethesda notes that it has now been 100 days since Fallout 76 launched, and to celebrate that milestone it has offered up a... Read more...
Device makers of all sorts have had to fight patent trolls in courts in the Eastern District of Texas where judges are much more friendly to the plaintiffs than to the defendants in patent cases. Courts in the Eastern District of Texas became a playground for patent trolls going back a decade. Apple has been tied up... Read more...
Samsung isn't the only major smartphone OEM that is looking to dabble in folding smartphones. Huawei was widely expected to show off its first folding smartphone at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019), but the design of the smartphone has already been leaked. A banner that was being erected to promote the... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco and Dave will be chatting about Samsung's Galaxy S10 family of flagship super phones as well as NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and much more! Show Notes: 03:07 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Review: Turing Under $300 25:10 - Samsung Galaxy S10 Family... Read more...
Well, this is one spectacular bombshell. Reports are making the rounds that Microsoft and Nintendo are working together bring some Xbox games directly to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch -- these would be straight ports of existing titles. But that's not all, it appears that the two companies are going... Read more...
Chinese smartphone makers like Huawei, OnePlus, and Xiaomi are growing rapidly amid a declining smartphone market for the big players like Samsung and Apple. Much of the reason is that Chinese devices have similar hardware and features, for much less money. A perfect example is the Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone that debuted this week for under $450. Read more...
Facebook is notorious for disrespecting users’ privacy. Users have plenty of reasons to be suspicious of the social media site, thanks to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the most recent privacy breach, and everything in between. The social media giant is thankfully now taking a step in the right direction by removing... Read more...
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