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All News for March 2019

There aren't many manufacturers of smartphone displays in the world, but Samsung Display is one of the biggest suppliers. This display maker of course also cranks out the screens that Samsung uses in its smartphones, including the recently unveiled Galaxy Fold. One of the reasons that the Galaxy Fold smartphone will... Read more...
It is a known fact that AMD will release a new round of processors based on its 7-nanometer Zen 2 CPU architecture, and the company even gave a sneak peek at what is to come back at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. For the most part, though, specs and prices remain a mystery. That said, we are starting to see... Read more...
Where computing is concerned, security should always be a major focus. In 2018, that focus almost seemed overwhelming, thanks in part to the fact that the infamous Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities impacted so many end users and industries. And let's not forget then-Intel CEO Brian Krzanich during his CES... Read more...
SpaceX has hit a milestone for its Crew Dragon capsule, with an unmanned version of the capsule blasting off to meet up with the International Space Station (ISS). If testing goes well, the goal is to enable the U.S. to send its astronauts into orbit for the first time since the Space Shuttle fleet was retired. SpaceX... Read more...
It can be a major pain to transfer information from physical documents to digital ones sometimes. As it turns out, Microsoft is working on a feature that would make this process faster and much more convenient. Microsoft Excel users will soon be able to take a picture of a receipt or some other form of table data and... Read more...
Microsoft unveiled the HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset at MWC 2019, and as cool as the hardware is, it is aimed at the commercial market and carries the price tag to go with it. Consumers aren't the market Microsoft's fancy new headset targets, but a new patent filing shows how the software giant plans to bring... Read more...
We already know what makes the Galaxy S10+ tick—a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Samsung's own Exynos 9820 processor (depending on the region), 8GB or 12GB of RAM (depending on the model), and up to 512GB of onboard storage (also depending on the model). Despite already knowing the specs, it's always interesting to see a... Read more...
Best Buy has been offering some very good sales over the last few months. Right before the Super Bowl, the electronics retailer had smoking deals on big screen TVs. Right now Best Buy is offering excellent deals on a nice laptop from Microsoft, the Surface Laptop 2, and on the Apple iPhone X. The base Surface... Read more...
Sony announced a few smartphones at MWC 2019 with the most notable of them being the Xperia 1 packing a sexy 4K OLED display. That wasn't the only device unveiled, with Sony debuting the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus smartphones at the show. If you liked what Sony was offering in those budget devices, some good news has... Read more...
If you follow HotHardware regularly, then you know that we have a sweet spot for the Commodore 64. When we last visited the retro computer, Retro Games Ltd. had shown off the first images of its full-sized “new” Commodore 64 prototype that will be available some time later this year. Today, we’re getting some more... Read more...
Did your weekend plans fall apart? Not to worry, if you are looking for something to occupy your time, the open beta for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is also free and available to everyone—you do not need to pre-order the game to hop in and have a good time. The... Read more...
Any PIN code is better than no PIN code, right? If you are a Comcast Xfinity Mobile customer, you may want to change your default PIN. Xfinity Mobile’s easy-to-guess default PIN has resulted in the hijacking of several phone numbers and identity theft.  Comcast wanted to make it easier for customers to transfer a... Read more...
The Raspberry Pi Foundation may have popularized the single-board PC concept, but it is by no means the only entry in the field. There have been many challengers to the Raspberry Pi throne, including most recently the Orange Pi 3. Today we have a new offering called the BeagleBone AI. You can think of the... Read more...
A new iteration of Apple's wireless AirPods are coming, and no, they are not likely to be bundled with any of its iPhone models (drats!). However, to help justify the added expenditure, the AirPods 2 are rumored to feature built-in health monitoring, though exactly what that entails is not yet known. We may find out... Read more...
A recently published patent application suggests that AMD might be infusing a technology called Variable Rate Shading (VSR) into its upcoming Navi GPU architecture, which is expected to arrive later this year. The patent application does not actually specify Navi, though it is definitely a possibility, given when the... Read more...
There’s no question that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were a big sales disappointment for Samsung. The smartphones launched around this time last year and right out of the gate, sales were lagging behind its predecessors, with at least one report suggesting that Galaxy S9 sales were the lowest of any Galaxy flagship... Read more...
It is very likely that NVIDIA has more Turing-based GeForce GTX graphics cards up its sleeve, and rumor has it that two of the upcoming models include the GeForce GTX 1660 (non-Ti) and GeForce GTX 1650. As it pertains to the latter, a new listing in the 3DMark benchmark database may have revealed some key... Read more...
Epic Games has had the most dominating video game on the market with Fortnite making vast sums of money for the developer. Recently, a new competitor has surfaced in the form of Apex Legends that is putting pressure on Fortnite to maintain its top spot in the gaming realm. Apex Legends launched, and within a... Read more...
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