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All News for November 2020

This year, we've encountered a chaotic failure of both the red and green teams with respect to being able to meet demand at the launches of their flagship graphics cards. Stock disappeared almost immediately for both, but on the AMD side, the prices of cards from AIB partners especially have been over-inflated... Read more...
The holidays are coming, and you need a gift for the console gamer in your life. However, finding a new generation PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X or S seems near impossible. Near impossible without some handy tricks up your sleeve, that is. Today we have some helpful shopping tips, so hopefully, you can get your hands... Read more...
Have you ever saved $50,000 on anything, ever? I certainly never have before. However, if achieving that life goal is on your bucket list for some reason, good news folks—you can save a cool fifty-K on Samsung's massive 98-inch Q900 QLED TV. The only caveat is you also need to reach deep into your pocket and spend... Read more...
Black Friday may have come and gone, but good deals are forever. Cyber Monday is officially tomorrow, but Best Buy's biggest Cyber Monday deals have already gone live. We've gone through a whole big pile of deals and pulled out some of the very best ones for you below.  We'll start today with some PC component... Read more...
Worried about an opportunistic thief stealing your delivered packages while you are away at work? I've previously suggested building a moat and filling it with lava, but if that is too much work, setting up am armed sentry is another option. But again, there could be legal issues there. So another route is a Ring... Read more...
Any of the Amazon Fire series tablets could make an excellent gift for yourself or others this holiday season. You can use them to read books, watch movies, play some games, or catch up on shows such as the Mandalorian on Disney+. If you want to pick one up, Amazon has them on sale for Cyber Monday a little early, so... Read more...
Black Friday has officially come and gone, but there are still many Amazon Black Friday deals around. Samsung, Beats, Logitech, and other big brands are offering discounts on various items from headsets and earbuds to computer mice. To top it all off, all of these deals qualify for Prime Shipping and many include free... Read more...
Thank the stars above that prices on solid state drives (SSDs) are no longer stratospheric, having plummeted down to earth. Granted, the price-per-gigabyte ratio is still better on mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) storage, but SSDs are fast and attainable on a budget. Especially now—with Cyber Monday in view... Read more...
Generally speaking, the two very best times of the year to shop for a new TV are Black Friday weekend (which pivots into Cyber Monday) and the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. That is when the deepest discounts normally apply. Super Bowl Sunday is not yet in view, but we are into Black Friday weekend, and you can... Read more...
When Apple announced in June that it would start building Macs with processors based on its own silicon that runs the Arm64 Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), that spelled the end for native Windows installations on Apple hardware. Boot Camp may be no more on Apple Silicon Macs built around the company's M1... Read more...
The Steam Autumn sale kicked off yesterday, and you may be buying a few more games that you want to try out. The biggest problem you could encounter is not knowing what games to uninstall so you have room to install others. However, Western Digital has you covered this Black Friday with some stellar deals on storage... Read more...
Yesterday, thousands of PlayStation accounts were banned, primarily in Hong Kong, in what has been dubbed the “SIE Thanksgiving Day Massacre.”  Initially these accounts did not have an obvious reason for being banned, but ultimately it was found that they all had a recent receipt for Sony’s PlayStation Plus Collection... Read more...
Welcome to HotHardware's PC Component Buyer's Guide, where we help prospective DIY system builders pick out just the right collection of components to build the rigs of their dreams -- or at least the rig which makes the best use of your budget. We've picked out the best bang for the buck in processors, graphics... Read more...
The deals keep pouring in, and we're doing our level best to keep up with them. While building a PC by hand can be a fun and exciting project, sometimes (like right now) components are hard to come by, and buying an off-the-shelf desktop presents itself as a convenient and time-saving method for getting a new system... Read more...
Thanksgiving is now in the rear view mirror, which means one thing—it is now perfectly acceptable to fire up that Christmas playlist as attention turns to the next big holiday. If you want to do that while on the go, a portable speaker is the solution you need. Worried about the rain? You can shove that worry aside... Read more...
It feels like Black Friday deals started somewhere in late October, but the day after Thanksgiving is finally upon us. Hopefully you've had some leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast and maybe a cup of coffee, because now it's time to shop. We've been poring over the best tech deals available and found some truly nice... Read more...
Black Friday is finally here, and while retailers got an early jump on the sales season as they always do, the floodgates on savings have officially opened. And as they are prone to do every year, Razer is getting in on the festivities. Over on Amazon, there are several gaming peripherals marked down, as well as a few... Read more...
Now that you are stuffed with turkey and all the fixings, it is time to pivot into shedding whatever extra padding you might have accumulated over Thanksgiving (or maybe that's just me). A great place to start is with a good set of earbuds. To that end, I can personally recommend Apple's AirPods Pro, which are both... Read more...
In the new year, Comcast seems to be trying to milk their customers of every last penny when it comes to their internet and cable TV packages. Earlier this week, new data caps were sneakily added by Comcast for some customers. Now, Comcast will be increasing cable and internet fees and standard prices nationwide... Read more...
Apple announced its first M1-equipped Macs earlier this month, and we must admit that we were quite skeptical of the company's frustratingly vague performance claims during the virtual keynote. However, with devices in hand, the early reviews proved that Apple has a winner on its hands with the 8-core M1 (4 efficiency... Read more...
As another season rolls around, so too does another Steam sale with deep discounts on games. If you do pick up some games, you can stock up on Steam points to decorate your profile for the season. However, let’s look at what Steam has to offer first, as there should be plenty of games for everyone. Shooters If you... Read more...
Here is a motto you might consider adopting—never buy a smartphone at full price. That is sometimes easier said than done when you are after the latest and greatest, but most models go on sale or are attached to pricing promotions fairly close to launch. Samsung has historically been pretty good about this, and as the... Read more...
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