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Since 2014, the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has been working on wireless monitoring technologies. Now, they have paired this technology with artificial intelligence to transcribe what a person is doing in a room accurately. The team, led by Professor Dina Katabi, has taken... Read more...
At this point, practically every person on the planet knows NVIDIA is getting ready to introduce a new round of graphics card for consumers, based on its Ampere GPU. The big day is presumably September 1, which is when NVIDIA will hold a GeForce Special Event. As we await, the liquid cooling folks at EK Water Blocks... Read more...
DJI is a company that iterates quickly with their devices, as we’ve seen on many occasions with their drones. This rapid improvement from each generation to the next is also evident with the company’s smartphone gimbal systems. The Osmo Mobile 3 was released just last year (you can read the HotHardware review here)... Read more...
The latest iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator is absolutely gorgeous (save for some funny rendering quirks), and also demanding, if you intend on running it at a high resolution. If you just do not have the hardware to the simulation justice, you can still get your flight fix by directing your browser to GitHub... Read more...
You win some, you lose some, and that is the way it just went with Apple and Epic Games over their public feud regarding Fortnite, Unreal Engine, the App Store, and in-app payments. In a lawsuit filed against Apple, developer Epic Games won a temporary restraining order effectively preventing Apple from banning it... Read more...
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a breakthrough wireless prototype which they say could usher in a new wave of devices that are capable of producing clean energy. What the device is capable of achieving seems like something out of science fiction and almost too good to be true, but the study... Read more...
Could there be a third Nintendo Switch on the way? That appears to be the case according to a new report coming out of Taiwan. The Economic Daily News is alleging that a new Switch will enter production during the closing months of 2020, and will be on sale globally during Q1 2021. We’ve been hearing rumors off and on... Read more...
Exactly 25 years ago, Microsoft launched the revolutionary Windows 95 operating system. Though I am just a youngster, I still remember using Windows 95 to play Oregon Trail, draw in MS Paint, and surf the web. Nowadays, I know a little bit more about Windows 95, and I can dive into some of the history (and jokes)... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 family of processor have been on the market for well over a year at this point, which means that we learned just about everything there is to know related to their inner workings. With this in mind, Yuri Bubliy (aka 1USMUS), the mastermind behind the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen, is set to release... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is raising concerns about his social competitor, TikTok. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Mr. Zuckerberg has been railing against TikTok in public events and in private to President Trump himself. Last fall, Mr. Zuckerberg went to Washington D.C. to discuss freedom of... Read more...
Last week we posted our review of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, a premium handset that delivers excellent all-around performance and has a gorgeous display. But one thing we did not do is disassemble the phone. We leave that kind of thing to the teardown experts, and the folks at iFixIt have answered the call with a... Read more...
It’s been a rough few years for LG. The company has experienced steadily diminishing phone sales and market share as of late. Yet not too long ago, it was hot on the heels of fellow Korean giant Samsung. Over the last decade, LG even brought us many features and innovations we take for granted today, like the... Read more...
We’re a little over two weeks away from the launch of the Motorola Razr 5G, and we’re beginning to see a greater influx of images and speculation on the device. On the images front, today we’re getting our best look as the Razr 5G yet courtesy of notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass. Blass has obtained images of the... Read more...
AMD has all the momentum in the world right now, at least in the CPU space, and it will not be taking its foot off the gas pedal. Just the opposite, a supposedly leaked roadmap gives us a tease of what AMD has in store for the next couple of years, with Zen 3 "Warhol" and Zen 4 "Raphael" products in the pipeline for... Read more...
Microsoft has chosen a side in the tiff between Epic Games and Apple, sparked by the latter's banishment of the former's immensely popular Fortnite game from the App Store over a dispute involving in-game payments. In a court filing, Microsoft's general manager of gaming developer experiences, Kevin Gammill, said... Read more...
Given the COVID-19 pandemic that is waging across the world, particularly in the United States, virtual learning (and working) has become a big part of our daily lives. And one of the most-used teleconferencing solutions for students learning from home is Zoom, which allows them to visually connect with teachers and... Read more...
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is Samsung's most powerful phone yet, but it could also be the last in the line of Galaxy Note handsets, if the latest report out of Korea turns out to be accurate. It states that S-Pen support is headed to Samsung's next-generation Galaxy S21 phone, which would render another Galaxy Note... Read more...
Of all the cars running the streets today, few rely on software more than the Tesla range of electric vehicles. Tesla sells upgrades that unlock additional capabilities hidden inside its vehicles for an added cost. One such software upgrade for the Tesla Model 3 is the battery upgrade unlocking additional range and... Read more...
Many gamers have been just as excited about Halo Infinite as they are about the launch of the next generation Microsoft Xbox Series X. Halo Infinite was expected to be the premier launch title for the game console, but it was recently delayed until 2021. Now, a Microsoft insider has allegedly come forward and said... Read more...
It has been a long time coming-- the Batman: Arkham developers have finally announced a standalone Suicide Squad game. Rocksteady Studios recently released a teaser trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The game will be available in 2022 for Windows, the Playstation 5, and the Xbox Series X.  The... Read more...
Windows 10 enthusiasts and power users who want to get the 20H2 version of the OS on their computer will be happy to learn that Microsoft has made it available for commercial pre-release validation. Microsoft notes that Windows 10 version 20H2 is currently available for commercial customers to begin feature validation... Read more...
According to Comparitech researchers, a database of nearly 235 million social media profiles from platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, was exposed on the internet. This could open users up to phishing and impersonation scams as well as unwanted email usage. On August 1st, Bob Diachenko, a cybersecurity... Read more...
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