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Facebook had an incredibly rough 2018. The company was rocked by the Cambridge Analytica scanda lthat it initially tried to suppress, but eventually made its way to the light of day. Cambridge Analytica was able to access personal details on nearly 90 million of Facebook customers without their permission. Facebook... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco and Dave will be chatting about one of Intel’s tiny NUCs (Next Unit of Computing) based on 8th Gen Core technology with Iris Plus graphics, Huawei’s Mate 20 smartphone with beastly battery life, a rundown of all things MWC 2019 from Samsung to Microsoft, LG... Read more...
One of the first things that most people do when they get a new Android device is to log into their Google account. That allows the preinstalled apps to update automatically, among other things. Updates are important because often the update is meant to patch some sort of flaw that makes the app or device unstable or to patch a security hole Read more...
Have you been wanting to take a crack at playing Fortnite? Now may be your chance to jump in on the action. Earthquake fissures have begun to appear on the Fortnite map. There had been a number of earthquakes in the game leading up to the v7.40 update on February 14th. Until the update, the earthquakes had not produced any visible damage. Read more...
Intel has embraced small form factor systems for many years. Whether it be high-end mini-PCs like the Hades Canyon NUC, complete with discrete graphics for gamers, or ultra-tiny devices like the Compute Card, Intel has consistently pushed small form factor markets forward, for just about as long as ‘performance... Read more...
As we reported back in January, Nintendo has no plans to cut the price on its popular Nintendo Switch hybrid gaming console anytime soon. Talks of a revised console with faster internal components have also been pushed aside. So, the next best thing that the company can do is to offer some fresh bundles with popular... Read more...
Instead of months or even weeks, we are now down to just a handful of days until Samsung hosts its 2019 Unpacked event, in which the company will introduce several new products. The big reveal, of course, will be the Galaxy S10. Samsung has not been shy about making that known ahead of time, and has even begun taking... Read more...
You have probably heard at some point in your life, 'Don't believe everything you read!', especially in this day and age of the Internet. That is sage advice, and of particular interest in the era of fake news stories permeating social media. However, with advances in artificial intelligence technology, don't believe... Read more...
Watch out, Tesla. There’s a new EV startup in town and it has the backing of one of the largest companies in the world. Earlier this week, we reported that both General Motors and Amazon were considering investing in Rivian, which is on track to deliver an all-electric pickup truck and crossover SUV early next decade... Read more...
It appears as though MSI is ready to go with several versions of NVIDIA's not-yet-announced GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, all it is waiting for is an formal unveiling. We heard rumblings that might happen today, though if not, we anticipate it will be soon. In the meantime, more leaked photos and press renders... Read more...
Way back in the day all anyone wanted for Christmas was a Nintendo Entertainment System. If you were lucky enough to get that NES, you undoubtedly wanted the Super Mario Bros. cartridge to go with it. Hoards of those video games were sold, and while we didn't know it at the time, the game would go on to be one of the... Read more...
At the end of January, NVIDIA lowered its revenue guidance for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2019, at the time citing sluggish GeForce RTX demand. The company's share price subsequently took a beating. Now two weeks later, NVIDIA's share price is on an upswing following its fourth quarter earnings report, in which the... Read more...
Although the Android tablet market has not exactly been thriving in recent years, Samsung continues on its quest to improve the platform and compete head-to-head with Apple’s iPad family. Samsung this morning announced its new Galaxy Tab S5e, which the company says is its thinnest tablet to date. The Galaxy Tab S5e... Read more...
Samsung has a bunch of new products that will be announced next week, and the most anticipated is likely the Galaxy S10 family of flagship smartphones. Samsung recently updated its Galaxy Wearable app for Android devices, and it lists several new items on its home page. The leaked items include a new smartwatch... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti news has been coming in at a furious pace over the past few weeks. Just yesterday, listings popped up on Amazon for iBuyPower gaming PCs with the graphics card installed, and numerous retail cards have been spotted Today, a new leak gives us a look at MSI's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS... Read more...
Microsoft has thrown us all for a loop with its announcement today of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build. At the start of the month, Microsoft opened up its Skip Ahead program, which allows Windows Insiders to test [early builds of] future Windows 10 versions.  At the time, we incorrectly assumed that... Read more...
Epic Games is the company behind the incredibly popular battle royale game Fortnite. However, Epic Games has been facing a series of lawsuits from people claiming that the dance moves characters in the game perform are copies of dances they invented. One such suit and the first to go to court is from a rapper... Read more...
Tesla got the ball rolling with the modern take on electric vehicle back in 2012 with the Model S, and arguably no other manufacturer has been able to combine the good looks and long range into a competing production vehicle...yet. The closest to matching the luxuries afforded by Tesla matched with a long driving... Read more...
Are you ready to cut the cord and stick it to your cable or satellite TV provider? Now is a good time to do that—over at Woot, you can score a hefty discount on an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and start living that streaming life. It's priced at just $24.99, which is 38 percent below its regular $39.99... Read more...
All eyes may be pointing towards Samsung's Galaxy S10 family of smartphones that will launch next week, but that also means that there are some excellent deals to be had on the current Galaxy S9 family. Today, we've got a smokin' hot deal on the current flagship Galaxy S9+ by way of eBay. eBay seller never-msrp has... Read more...
So much attention in the smartphone space is paid to Apple and Samsung, but lest anyone forget that LG is also player in the premium phone market, the company is waving around its upcoming G8 ThinQ with an innovative feature that promises to deliver "exceptional smartphone audio." The LG G8 ThinQ will be the... Read more...
ASUS in January announced new TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptop lines built around AMD's Ryzen 3000 series of mobile processors with Vega graphics, and now a little over a month later, those new systems are starting to show up in retail. The ones we have seen so far are in Europe, though we imagine a US launch is... Read more...
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