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A pair of new rumors going around suggest Apple may delay the launch of its new 5G iPhone models and new iPads. Apple typically launches its new devices in September, but it's quite possible that the iPhone and iPad models will be delayed until October. The first indication of a delayed launch comes from Qualcomm's Q3... Read more...
It’s been a rough week for Intel given the announcement that its 7nm products have been delayed and that it’s shaking up the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group (along with the departure of Chief Engineering Officer Dr. Murthy Renduchintala). But Intel’s product pipeline is still packed to the brim with... Read more...
It looks as though there’s light at the end of the tunnel for Microsoft’s Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone. First announced back in October 2019, the device quickly garnered the attention of the enthusiast community due to the productivity advantages and “cool factor” of the dual screens while running the Android... Read more...
Certain events and milestones inevitably have you wondering where the hell time has gone. Windows 10 turning five years old today is one of them. Looking back, it has been somewhat of a tumultuous half-decade, both for Windows and in the real world. Some things are better, others perhaps not so much, depending on your... Read more...
Bootloaders are an essential bit of software for almost every modern electronic device. Unfortunately, any vulnerabilities in the bootloader can open a device up to attackers. Eclypsium researchers recently discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the GRUB2 bootloader, nicknamed “BootHole”. This affects any... Read more...
Those who own Samsung devices are very familiar with Bixby and the Galaxy Store, however, these kinds of features may soon no longer be on Samsung devices. Rumor has it that Samsung is considering adopting Google products such as the Google Assistant and Play Store in the future.  The Samsung Galaxy Store was first... Read more...
Lamborghini is no stranger to releasing bold and outrageous automobiles that are designed to drop the maximum number of jaws as they roll down the street. Such is the case with the Sian Roadster that debuted exactly three weeks ago. Now, Lamborghini is teasing another powerful supercar that will be available in... Read more...
The heads of some of the biggest technology companies in the world are in Washington, D.C. today to testify before Congress as lawmakers get ready to decide if more antitrust regulation is needed. Specifically, they include Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Facebook CEO... Read more...
I'm going to commit the cardinal sin of journalism and bury the lede (though only a little). Why? Because I've had it up to here (picture my hand at the upper section of my forehead, with my eyebrows squinting angrily inward) with supposedly 'leaked' photos that are blurry and in low light, as if a 5-year-old was... Read more...
OnePlus fans in the United States were bummed when the slick mid-range OnePlus Nord launched (read the HotHardware review here), but didn't come Stateside. A new report has surfaced that claims Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, has said that a Nord-branded device will be coming to the United States this year. The... Read more...
We’re now in the next phase heading towards the retail release of Microsoft Flight Simulator: the closed beta has just kicked off. After a long series of alpha releases, Microsoft announced that all alpha participants should now have access to build 1.6.13. Microsoft does caution, however, that those that haven’t... Read more...
Retro gaming is a passion for many enthusiasts who want to relive some of the glory of their youth. Retro gamers who have a Twitch Prime subscription can get some classic arcade games at no cost courtesy of SNK. Keep in mind that anyone with an Amazon Prime account also has a Twitch Prime account. The seven games... Read more...
As we approach the launch of Intel's 11th generation Core "Rocket Lake" processors, one of the lingering questions is, will it finally deliver PCI Express 4.0 support to consumer platforms? Leaks and rumors have suggested the answer is 'yes', and if you want one more to add to the pile, just head over to the... Read more...
AMD just reported its Q2 2020 earnings during a call this afternoon and the company delivered impressive results, spurred by solid sales growth. Specifically, AMD pulled in record revenue for Q2, which came in at $1.93 billion (a 23 percent year-over-year increase), while gross margins increased by 3 percentage points... Read more...
We’ve known that Ice Lake-SP processors would be on the way from Intel for quite some time, and we’re now getting a glimpse at some high-end SKUs that will be coming to the Xeon product family. Intel has been stuck on the 14nm process node for its mainstream and enterprise-class processors for much longer than... Read more...
We are all doing the best we can to stay sane during this time of self-isolation and social distancing, and if you are looking for a fun distraction, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a great escape from the real world. It is also getting another update. The upcoming Summer Update - Wave 2 will bring some features and... Read more...
When it comes to building a PC, most people turn to a modern chassis that has ample cooling, style, and lots of space inside. Others turn to alternative means to build a PC that doesn't quite look like a garden variety PC. A perfect example of someone who wanted a PC that stands out from the pack has turned up from a... Read more...
It’s official, folks: CES 2021 as we know it will not be an in-person event next January. Like many “physical” events that were supposed to take place during 2020 – Computex, E3, Google I/O, etc. – the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) pretty much had its hands tied due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19... Read more...
One thing we know for sure is that Big Navi is coming. AMD has not kept this a secret, even going so far as to say it will be a halo product. How it will fare against Ampere remains to be seen, but make no mistake, AMD has every intention of competing at the high end of the graphics market. The question is, will Big... Read more...
Scientists and researchers are hard at work trying to fully understand the deadly COVID-19 virus and slow its spread, as well as develop a vaccine. You don't have to be a scientist to help in the effort, though. Distributed computing projects like Folding@home and Rosetta@home have both joined in the fight against the... Read more...
Logitech has just announced a new high-end headset for gaming aficionados out there, and it’s based on a familiar wired design that many folks have grown to love. The new Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Headset gets its inspiration from the wired Pro X headset that was introduced for 2019. Like its... Read more...
Oh. My. Goodness. You might be having a bad day, but did you wake up to a tweet by Domino's Pizza making fun of you? Microsoft did, following the gameplay reveal of Halo: Infinite, an upcoming launch title for the immensely hyped Xbox Series X console that is due to arrive this holiday season (November or December)... Read more...
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