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Anyone whoever required proof that malware didn't have to be sophisticated to be prolific should look at the macOS malware known as Shlayer. The malware found its way onto the victim computers by tricking them into installing a fake Adobe Flash update. The malware lures the users to install the fake Flash Player... Read more...
Does the new United States Space Force logo go where no logo has gone before? Many have argued that the US Space Force logo resembles Star Trek’s Starfleet command logo. Their similarities have been the subject of both jokes and outrage on social media. President Donald Trump revealed the new logo of the US Space... Read more...
In case you missed it, Steam is currently hosting its Lunar New Year Sale with some nifty discounts on a whole lot of games. The sale is in celebration of the Chinese New Year, this being the year of the rat, and it runs through Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST). So, you have the entire weekend to... Read more...
Intel is in the midst of refreshing its mobile processor lineup with new 10th generation Comet Lake-H series processors, as revealed at CES 2020 earlier this month. At the time, Intel said laptops sporting Comet Lake-H silicon would be arriving soon. As we await their arrival, an interesting benchmark score has... Read more...
We're just a few weeks away from the launch of Samsung Galaxy S20 family of smartphones, and we're getting our best look yet today at the flagship of the family: the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. [Alleged] renders of the smartphone have been discovered and they largely lineup with the leaks that we've been seeing over the past... Read more...
Fortnite is a global battle royale phenomenon that has swallowed up gamers both young and old due to its accessibly for newbs and constantly evolving game mechanics. Epic Games switched things up with a new map and new adventures with Chapter 2, Season 1. Now the developer is looking to make another shift with Chapter... Read more...
Owners of certain models of Lenovo computers have found that their USB ports and Thunderbolt ports may not work as they should. Multiple Lenovo notebook models have been identified as having issues with their USB-C connectors. The faulty ports often begin to malfunction after six or 12 months of use. Users having... Read more...
It appears at least some of EVGA's newly minted GeForce RTX 2060 KO and GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra graphics cards are shipping with Turing-based TU104-150 dies, rather than the TU106 dies that other GeForce RTX 2060 cards have used up to this point. It's not clear if this is specific to EVGA, though. In case you... Read more...
It can be a little disheartening to find yourself in the market for a new smartphone, given how prices on flagship models have risen in recent years—some top-shelf smartphones command $1,000 or more, depending on the model. But you know what? You don't need to spend four figures to have a quality smartphone... Read more...
Corsair is adding to its Vengeance family of gaming PCs with the new Vengeance 6180 and Vengeance 6182. The machines are pretty well stacked with respect to performance thanks to their use of AMD hardware for both the processor and graphics cards. Both Vengeance systems comes with a compact, cube-shaped chassis... Read more...
On this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave, and Chris discuss AMD's new Radeon RX 5600 XT mid-range gaming GPU, talk of AMD's upcoming "Big Navi" graphics offering, NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3000 series rumors, our impressions of Microsoft's Snapdragon-powered Surface... Read more...
For the most part, Microsoft will not be pushing out a critical patch to Windows 7 users to address a security flaw in Internet Explorer. Microsoft confirmed its plans in a statement, saying the only Windows 7 users who will received the security update are those who are paying for extended support, as businesses are... Read more...
AMD's Radeon RX 5600 XT announcement/launch hasn't exactly been the smoothest for the company. Things started off well enough with the announcement at CES 2020, where AMD showed off a graphics card that offered better performance than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/1660 Super priced at $279. However, NVIDIA quickly countered... Read more...
Microsoft has stunned gamers around the world who have an interest in simulation games or aviation with the tech Alphas that are currently available for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. The game uses photorealistic locations and has plenty of aircraft for fans to take to the skies. Microsoft has issued a new update... Read more...
Shares of Intel stock rose more than 5 percent in pre-market trading on Friday morning, the direct result of the Santa Clara chipmaker posted its fourth quarter earnings report. Investors are clearly encouraged by the numbers—despite facing stiffer competition from AMD in multiple markets, Intel raked in $20.2 billion... Read more...
Most people have been there at some point; you accidentally drop your smartphone, and the screen shatters. In years past, sometimes that meant it was time to upgrade to a new smartphone and toss the cracked phone in a drawer. With the price of smartphones soaring today, most people opt to fix their devices. Sprint has... Read more...
AMD's current family of 7nm Radeon RX Navi midrange graphics cards are no doubt impressive, as witnessed by the recently released Radeon RX 5600 XT (our full review). The Radeon RX 5600 XT is flanked by the Radeon RX 5500 just below it , and the Radeon RX 5700 above. However, AMD doesn't currently have a... Read more...
It has been officially confirmed that Universal Orlando's next major theme park, known as Epic Universe, will be the home of Super Nintendo World. Comcast Corporation executives confirmed the inclusion of the Nintendo-themed park during its 2019 earnings conference call. Speculation had suggested that the new theme... Read more...
There have been numerous leaks regarding Samsung's next round of flagship phones, and namely the Galaxy S20 series, and they do not appear to be slowing down. Ahead of the launch, it has come to light that Samsung will bring a file sharing feature to Galaxy owners, likely starting with the introduction of the Galaxy... Read more...
Do you have any fitness-related New Year resolutions? Apple’s latest series of partnerships may be what you need to get moving. Apple recently introduced its “Apple Watch Connected” program which will help users earn rewards for working out at select gyms.  The Apple Watch Connected program is an expansion of its... Read more...
Intel's next-generation of desktop processors will be based on its Comet Lake architecture, which is yet another entry in the company's 14nm lineage. Although we don't have a definite launch date in sight for the processors, the requisite motherboards for the platform are already making their presence known. As you... Read more...
OnePlus has been able to build a reputation and a following by offering high-end features in Android handsets that undercut the competition on price. The OnePlus 7T, for example, is every bit a premium Android phone, but is significantly cheaper than some of the $1,000 top-shelf handsets on the market. That said... Read more...
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