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The culprits of the high-profile Twitter hack that occurred just over two weeks ago have been apprehended, and the ringleader is actually 17-year-old Graham Clark from Tampa, Florida. The teenager also had two accomplices: 22-year-old Nima Fazeli from Orlando, Florida and 19-year-old Mason Sheppard from the United... Read more...
If you’re the owner of the recently released Dell XPS 17 9700, you may have noticed some issues with regards to charging when running CPU intensive tasks. Most would expect that a laptop would drain its battery when you’re not plugged in to a charger, but new XPS 17 9700 owners are experiencing battery drain while... Read more...
Please be true...please be true...please be true. What am I blabbering on about? I'm hoping the persistent rumor that Microsoft is going to abandon its Xbox Live Gold program is true, though only if that if means there will no longer be a subscription fee to play games in multiplayer mode, when the Xbox Series X... Read more...
It's virtually impossible for a smartphone maker to keep its devices secret today as the supply chain is packed with sources looking to share information about unannounced devices. Sometimes details of products surface from manufacturers through mistakes that lead to order pages, and advertisements being posted early... Read more...
Apple today released a product that will probably leave many people scratching their head in bewilderment. The company has announced that is now issuing “Everything Apple” gift cards, which can be used across its entire product portfolio including hardware products like MacBook Pros and iPhones to digital items like... Read more...
Last week we reported that NVIDIA was keenly interested in purchasing Arm Holdings in an effort to bolster its growing chip ambitions. Softbank acquired Arm back in 2016 for $31.4 billion, but recently has been looking for a buyer to take the company off its hands as it looks to pay down its debt. A new report... Read more...
Stop what you are doing, go into the kitchen, and grab your container of salt. We'll wait. Still waiting. Okay, now that you have gone and grabbed a whole bunch of grains of salt, lets get to the latest next-generation GeForce RTX rumor. According to the recent chatter, the GeForce RTX 3090 will be around 50 percent... Read more...
Google is bringing a biometric security mechanism to its Chrome browser on Android, after rolling it out to Windows Hello earlier this year. Once in place, users with Android phone will be able to authenticate web purchases using biometric inputs supported by their handsets, such as fingerprint scanning and facial... Read more...
Developer 343 Industries is acutely aware of the criticisms surrounding the recent gameplay reveal of Halo: Infinite, a highly touted launch title for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Series X console. It would be impossible not to be aware—even Domino's Pizza took the opportunity to poke fun at the situation (and promote... Read more...
Over the past six months, Microsoft's new Edge browser has become very popular with computer users. However, Edge users began reporting an issue yesterday with the Chromium-based browser crashing when attempting to type in the address bar to search. Oddly, the crash issue only surfaced when Google was set as the... Read more...
Apple has reported its fiscal Q3 2020 earnings, and the company was able to successfully weather the coronavirus/COVID-19 storm to the tune of $59.7 billion in revenue for the quarter (thanks in part to robust sales of the new iPhone SE). Remarkably, this was an 11 percent increase in revenue for the company compared... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, we'll be talking about the AMD from Ryzen 4000 series, AMD's stellar earnings, and how fast DDR4 RAM affects Ryzen performance. We'll also be chatting up the fabulous OnePlus Nord and Buds, impressive Intel Tiger Lake benchmarks and lots more... Audio... Read more...
Today is a historic day for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Their current mission to Mars is underway. The spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter was successfully launched this morning at 7:50am EDT. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched from... Read more...
One of the most highly-anticipated games for the PC platform these days isn’t a new strategy game, first-person shooter, or battle royale entry. It’s actually a simulation game that all of us have drooled over in officially sanctioned screenshots and leaked gameplay footage: Microsoft Flight Simulator. We’ve now... Read more...
Sony is making a big to-do about its "Ready for PlayStation 5" lineup of big screen Bravia TVs. The new designation applies to certain models that Sony has deemed as being, well, ready for its upcoming PS5 console, which will make its debut later this year (holiday 2020). But what does the additional branding really... Read more...
By now, everyone with even the vaguest of interest in PC technology can tell you how much snappier solid state drives are than even the fastest of spinning disks of yesteryear. There have been some interesting wrinkles recently, like ultra-high speed drives that ride the PCI Express 4.0 bus, but in test after test... Read more...
The second half of 2020 is going to be interesting, as it pertains to graphics products. AMD, NVIDIA, and even Intel are all planning to come out with new discrete GPU solutions. For AMD, that includes its Big Navi launch, based on its forthcoming second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics architecture. While we... Read more...
Some new renders have surfaced that give us our best look yet at what the coming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone might look like. The images show the smartphone will come in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze colors. Like the original, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a folding mechanism with a hinge on the side resembling a... Read more...
Earlier this past Spring, Apple launched a revamped version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro family complete with a new Magic Keyboard (replacing the trouble-prone butterfly keyboard) and available 10th generation 10nm Intel Ice Lake processors. We say “available” because Apple still outfits entry-level versions with older... Read more...
All things considered, Qualcomm is coming off a successful quarter, even though its third quarter revenue remained flat year-over-year. No change can be considered a good thing, given that the Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the global economy and made things challenging in the technology sector (and beyond). Oh... Read more...
Go big or go home! That seems to be General Motors’ mantra when it comes to delivering its next-generation Hummer family of vehicles. The company’s last go-around with the Hummer brand started off with a bang when the H2 launched in the early 2000s, but fizzled out as gas prices rose and the economy tanked. The brand... Read more...
For the third time in a row, NVIDIA ran a clean sweep of MLPerf's set of AI and machine learning performance benchmarking suite. This time, however, the distinction of fastest GPU went to NVIDIA's A100 Tensor Core graphics solution, which is based on the company's 7-nanometer Ampere architecture that was recently... Read more...
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