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Malware has been a common problem within the Google Play Store, and two apps that have run a malicious adware scheme have been the latest to get the boot. The apps have been raking in the cash for their authors, but have consequently been putting the people who have downloaded them through living hell. The first of... Read more...
A new Fortnite crossover event is coming soon, and the reveal for the event is set for Saturday, September 21st. The reveal will be for the Fortnite x Batman crossover with the stream starting at 8 am ET. Gamers on pacific time will need to get up early on a Saturday morning as that works out to 5 am PT. For anyone... Read more...
It's coming folks! AMD has just confirmed that the first members of its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper family will arrive next in November (with the initial salvo topping out at 24 cores). Reports have always indicated that the processors would be out before the close of 2019, but we now have a slightly more... Read more...
Google is putting the final touches on a handful of new features headed to its Chrome browser, and today we get a glimpse of a few of them. For power surfers, the most interesting changes are those that apply to tab management. This is going to be more convenient on both desktop and mobile, with iOS users already... Read more...
Back in June, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced their newest single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi 4. This tiny PC packs a quad-core Cortex A72 SoC from Broadcom and up to 4 GB of DDR4 memory at a very attractive price. While aimed at emerging markets for folks new to computers, the Pi really caught on with... Read more...
When Apple announced its iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones earlier this month, the upgraded cameras were perhaps the most talked about new feature. The iPhone 11 (the successor to the iPhone XR) now features two cameras, while the iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max (successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max) come with... Read more...
In effort to do away with display bezels and improve the camera performance on smartphones, hardware companies are coming up with unique designs. Take the new Vivo 17 Pro. It has a full front display, but instead of a selfie camera tucked underneath the screen, it uses a motorized pop-up assembly. We have seen that... Read more...
Valve has lost a court case in France that could have an impact on its business moving forward across the European Union. Four years ago, Valve was sued by a French consumer organization called UFC-Que Choisir. The suit sought to force Valve to make several changes to Steam, with one of them being to allow gamers to... Read more...
Say what you will about the Epic Games Store—it is a divisive topic in the gaming community, for sure—one thing we can't complain about is the quality of some of the free games. The latest offering drives this point home. In celebration of 80 years of Batman's first appearance 80 years ago (in Detective Comics issue... Read more...
AMD might be planning to roll out more affordable third-generation Ryzen processors in the very near future. According to the latest round of leaks, there are at least two lower end chips in the wings, including the Ryzen 5 3500X and Ryzen 5 3500. Neither of these would qualify as entry-level, but both would... Read more...
Over the past week, we've covered quite a few leaks regarding Intel and AMD's next-generation HEDT (High End Desktop) processors. AMD has held the advantage with its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, while Intel is looking to counter later this month with its Cascade Lake-X based Core-X processors. Not... Read more...
Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18985 (20H1) that is now in the Fast ring for Insiders. There are numerous improvements in the latest build with one major improvement being a better Bluetooth pairing experience for users. The update brings a Bluetooth pairing experience that is performed... Read more...
Fortnite Season 10 has been packed with fun and some controversy (**cough** mechs). With Week 8 here, that means there are some new challenges to complete. One of the challenges has players needing to complete a time trial east of Pleasant Park or southwest of Salty Springs. As with most challenges, finding the... Read more...
Today is a big day for those that are firmly entrenched in Apple's walled garden. The company has just released iOS 13, which is the latest iteration in its long-running series of mobile operating systems for its iPhone (and to a lesser extent, the iPod touch).  A systemwide Dark Mode is now available on command... Read more...
In a matter of speaking, Samsung is dipping its newest solid state drives in the fountain of youth with the promise of software that ensures these drives "never die." They are also being offered in ultra-high capacities up to 30.72 terabytes, with smaller versions cranking up the speed to 8,000MB/s for sequential... Read more...
Lookout Tesla, there's a new electric vehicle (EV) startup looking to make waves in the industry. We've already sold you about Rivian, which is planning to bring both the R1T pickup truck and R1S crossover SUV to market early next decade. The company has already score $500 million in funding from Ford and another $750... Read more...
Are you in the market for a new streaming player? Roku just released new versions of the Roku Express and the Roku Ultra. The two streaming players are meant to provide a “device for every type of streamer”. Roku last refreshed its line of players this past autumn and the updated devices come with a number of new... Read more...
We have a small update to an article that we first brought you yesterday. As many of you are already aware, Intel is just days away from launching its new line of 10th generation Cascade Lake-X processor family. The first of those processors that came to light was the Core i9-10900X, which is the "entry-level" entry... Read more...
For the most part, camera performance is at the forefront of smartphone design these days. Handsets are becoming increasingly sophisticated with regards to photography, and interestingly enough, there is chatter of Apple possible baking in a dedicated amount of RAM to the camera array on its iPhone 11 Pro Max and... Read more...
Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are taking their toll on traditional TV subscription offerings, and now more than ever, consumers are cutting the cord in search of cheaper ways to be entertained. Ubiquitous broadband has made this a viable option for many people. It also could lead to AT&T selling off... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, and Chris will be chatting about AMD's 2nd Gen EPYC processors and beastly Sharkstooth 32-core Threadripper leaks, HP's new ZBook 14u G6 and Elite Dragonfly laptops, the hot new ASUS ROG Phone II, custom Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards, hints at our... Read more...
The iPhone 11 series is not even shipping to customers yet, and already Huawei is looking to make Apple's latest flagship design look outdated. How so? Huawei launched its Mate 30 series today, and the message it wanted to hammer home is how the company about rethinking the design of a premium phone, which in part... Read more...
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