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The founder of McAfee Antivirus, John McAfee, was found dead this afternoon in a Barcelona prison. McAfee had been held in the Spanish jail since early October 2020 following filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for failing to file tax returns and tax evasion. McAfee, who was 75, had just... Read more...
Aliens have fully invaded Fortnite this season, and players are battling parasites while also trying to communicate with the invaders. This is a lot to take in, so let us take a look at how to take on a parasite and gain some XP for setting up communications with the creatures from outer space… Parasites, The Good... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, there have been various reports that the GPU crunch is starting to subside across Europe, with a resultant decrease in currently astronomical street prices. Although we haven't seen significant price erosion here in the United States, a new report suggests that NVIDIA is poised to ramp... Read more...
In recent years and months, Google has been working to improve user privacy across all its brands. Whether this is genuine is a debate for another day, but other companies are now trying to compete, as a “focus on privacy” has become a big selling point. Subsequently, Brave Search, a search engine “built on top of a... Read more...
Only six months elapsed between the launch of Samsung's original Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Watch Active 2, the latter of which came out in August 2019. Since then, however, there has not been a new iteration. A new model is coming, though, and some supposedly leaked renders showcase a few design changes that... Read more...
Ford is off to a strong start with its Mustang Mach-E. While the vehicle only has a passing resemblance to its namesake, the Mustang Mach-E brings performance and flair to the electric vehicle (EV) market. Today, the company announced that the Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition have sailed past their... Read more...
SpaceX's Starlink opened preorders for satellite internet services earlier this year, largely covering the northern hemisphere's higher latitudes. Since then, Elon Musk's company has continued to expand its services to more people around the world. Now, it is believed that the satellites will be able to provide... Read more...
The United States Congress is currently looking to break “Big Tech” monopolies. However, the companies that they are targeting are unwilling to go down without a fight. Apple recently released a report that defends their current App Store practices. Many people have contended that Apple should allow developers to... Read more...
As it turns out, Windows 10 will not be the last version of Windows. Plans have changed, and Microsoft is now getting ready to introduce the world to Windows 11 during a scheduled livestream. Hopefully some of the lingering questions we have will be answered during the event, and you can bet we will tuning into it... Read more...
When Apple launched the iPhone 12 family last year, it brought a new design language with harder edges and flat surfaces. Apple's iPhone 13 family should arrive in few months, but it won't bring any significant design changes to the table -- only minor tweaks. Rumors have suggested that the iPhone 13 will have a... Read more...
It seems Microsoft has begun to make good on its promise to upgrade the hardware that drives its Xbox Cloud Gaming service. Nothing concrete has been announced yet, but players are noticing discernibly faster load times in some games, such as Rainbow Six Siege, as well as graphics options that did not exist before... Read more...
AMD has not yet announced the Radeon RX 6600 XT, which seems like an inevitable addition to its RDNA 2 stack. While not necessarily a foregone conclusion, multiple leaks and rumors leave us with high confidence that the unofficial SKU will become official at some point. And perhaps soon, evidenced by Gigabyte listing... Read more...
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme is getting a significant upgrade for those that need a true workstation-class machine with additional horsepower while mobile. Like many notebooks announced over the past few months from various OEMs, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 now sports Intel's latest 11th generation Tiger Lake-H... Read more...
Today, HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast will have a live chat with two execs from AMD's Radeon graphics and gaming team. Frank Azor, AMD's Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions, and Carlos Silva, Director of Software Development, will join us at 5:30 PM EST to talk about everything you could possibly want to... Read more...
It can be tough to play games with friends if they are spread across various competing platforms, but this is a problem of the past, thanks to cross-play functionality. Now, Overwatch is adding the feature so you can game on with friends across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo networks. Earlier today, the... Read more...
Sonic the Hedgehog is receiving a block makeover to celebrate its 30th anniversary (it’s hard to believe that it’s been that long). Rather than some new standalone, anniversary game to celebrate Sonic’s 30th, a collaboration with Mojang Studios has instead brought Sonic into the blocky world of Minecraft. You’ll be... Read more...
Earlier this year, amateur investors over at the WallStreetBets subreddit drove GameStop stock to the moon, peaking around $350 in January this year from the prior $20. This led investment firms who bet against GameStop to lose quite a bit of money which subsequently had its own rippling effects. Now, one of these... Read more...
The official unveiling of Windows 11 is right around the corner, but many of us have already been able to sample the operating system, thanks to a well-timed leak last week. However, the company is taking the setback in stride and today released a new teaser via Twitter which is just 10 seconds long. A young woman... Read more...
Have you ever had a friend or family member casually drop big news on you, as if the subject they are talking about is an everyday occurrence? For example, "Yeah, the weather was great this weekend, I got a lot of yard work done. Next month I'm going to the moon with Elon Musk. Oh, I bought a new hedge trimmer at... Read more...
In May, China began a cryptocurrency crackdown that kicked off a mass exodus of digital miners from the country. Since then, this crackdown has continued and even been reaffirmed as of late with several major mines' shutdown. This has put cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum into a tailspin, and it is hard to... Read more...
The Xbox Series X is the most powerful current-generation console on the market (thanks to custom AMD Zen 2/RDNA 2 hardware), and it supports several advanced graphics technologies to boost the gaming experience across the board. Now, the Philips Momentum display is leveraging all this tech in what is described as the... Read more...
Today is the second and last day of Amazon's Prime Day 2021 sales event, and you can expect a barrage of bargains right up until the very end. We've already covered a whole bunch of deals, from PC gaming hardware and wireless earbuds, to video games for various different console platforms, and more. Now we're rounding... Read more...
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