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Apex Legends is set to launch Season 2 soon and with the new season will come some big changes to the game. The launch trailer for Season 2 has landed, and it teases that "Kings Canyon will never be the same." We see in the still shot for the trailer the dragons, which have been dubbed Flyers. We also see the giant... Read more...
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a known quantity around these parts, mainly because of its positively monstrous supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that pumps out 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. All of that power is sent to the rear wheels which will quickly turn into a smoky mess if you want to do some glorious... Read more...
Sony unveiled its Xperia 1 smartphone back in February, and the big claim to fame for the device was its 4K display. Several months later, the smartphone is finally up for preorder, and according to Amazon, the Xperia 1 will ship July 12. There is still a big catch to the Xperia 1 in that Sony doesn't have the best... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks Podcast, Marco and Dave chat about the beefy 2TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus, Samsung's more cost-efficient Galaxy S10e, HP's MONSTER Omen X Emperium 65 Gaming display, TheC64 -- a full-sized Commodore 64 reboot and more! Show Notes: 05:01 - Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus... Read more...
You may not realize it, but your heart is unique. Not only that, but what makes it unique to you is something the Pentagon can now detect from over 200 yards away with a frickin' laser beam. It's not attached to a shark (sorry, Dr. Evil), but the prototype laser, called Jetson, is impressive nonetheless. Why... Read more...
Facebook is definitely tracking us in ways that allow it to deliver targeted advertising, and in some instances, it feels like the social network is granting itself a frighteningly large amount of access to our daily lives. Be that as it may, Facebook is not listening to our conversations and then hitting us with... Read more...
It's been three years since the DisplayPort standard was last updated, so a replacement has been a long time coming. This week, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) officially announced the DisplayPort 2.0 specification, and it brings some key advantages over the current DisplayPort 1.4a standard. For... Read more...
We first heard about Nintendo possibly launching a smaller, more portable version of its Switch console two years ago. Nothing has yet materialized, but the rumors keep coming, and seem to be hitting a fever pitch. It appears more likely than ever that a Switch Mini is in the cards, just do no expect Nintendo to... Read more...
Microsoft is pushing to get as many of its customers as possible to transition over to Windows 10, but that doesn't mean that the company is leaving consumers and business on legacy operating systems completely behind. Last week, the company made the surprise announcement that it was making the new Chromium-based... Read more...
Apple has managed to poach an experienced chip engineer from ARM as the company ramps up its effort to design more of its iPhone and other hardware in-house. In addition, Apple is reportedly looking to develop its own processors for Mac systems in a protracted shift away from Intel, though I'm skeptical of this... Read more...
Fans of Amazon know that Prime Day is coming soon; this year it will kick off on July 15 and the deals will be good as they are each year when the big sale kicks off. If you hope a smoking deal on a laptop computer will be offered on Prime Day, you don't have to wait until July 15 to save money. Amazon has dropped the... Read more...
When AMD announced its 7nm Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 processors at Computex, the enthusiast community stood up and took notice. Later, when AMD capped off the new processor family with the bodacious and powerful 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X, it absolutely rocked the desktop PC community. However, it appears computing... Read more...
People got excited about the Verizon Wireless prepaid mobile service called Visible when it launched in May of last year. The service offered unlimited everything for $40 monthly. The catch was that the service limited you to 5 Mbps download speeds and 480p video playback. Visible has now removed the download speed... Read more...
When AMD first announced its initial round of first 7nm Navi 10-based graphics cards, they were aimed squarely at the mainstream segment of the gaming market to enable 1440p experiences. Those cards include theRadeon RX 5700, Radeon 5700 XT and Radeon 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition; all of which will launch on July... Read more...
The Steam Summer Sale is underway, and kicked off yesterday, right on time with the leaked date we saw back in May. There are plenty of people that will tell you what games you should buy while they are on sale and if you need to round out your game library, this is the time to do it. There are some excellent deals... Read more...
HTC has revealed some more details about its forthcoming Vive Cosmos virtual reality (VR) headset. We now know that it will have a much sharper resolution than the original Vive, along with half a dozen inside-out tracking cameras and a vented front design to increase airflow and, in theory, allow users to stay... Read more...
A few months back, Samsung launched its SSD 970 EVO Plus series of solid state drives, which featured the company’s latest TLC NAND flash memory and an updated firmware optimized for higher performance. When the line-up initially arrived, capacities up to 2TB were announced, but only the 250GB – 1TB models... Read more...
Another day, another report on vulnerabilities in the software that many of us use on a daily basis. This time around, researchers from Check Point and CyberInt rallied together to detail a number of exploits that they discovered in the Origin client used to deliver games to consumers. Origin is an Electronic Arts... Read more...
In addition to pulling a new Raspberry Pi 4 from the oven, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has cooked up a brand new version of its Raspberry Pi operating system, called Raspbian Buster. As the name implies, it is based on Buster, the latest version of Debian Linux (and named after the actual dog in Pixar's Toy Story... Read more...
Is the WiFi coverage in your home a bit spotty? Are you experiencing lag while playing your favorite games? Netgear may have an answer to your dilemma, as the company has just released the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi System. It reportedly enhances one’s online experience and extends WiFi broadband through an entire... Read more...
In the ongoing quest to offer a truly full-front display on a smartphone, Oppo just unveiled the first-ever selfie camera that sits underneath the screen of a handset. The design means not having to contend with a bezel or notch, or any of the existing alternatives, such as a motorized pop-up camera or punch-hole... Read more...
When we think of Samsung's flagship smartphones, we typically envision the Galaxy S series or the Galaxy Note. These smartphones offer the fastest SoCs, innovative display technologies and the latest and greatest features. But as we've seen recently, Samsung is more than willing to bring flagship features down to... Read more...
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