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All News for August 2021

Earlier this week, a report surfaced that alleged that Google's new Pixel 5a mid-range smartphone has a serious problem. However, it isn't a case of falling behind in benchmarks or issues with build quality (as has been the case with previous Pixel devices) but instead deals with shooting 4K video at 60 fps. Android... Read more...
AMD has not exactly been shy about mentioning its upcoming Zen 4 architecture, or even providing some high level details on occasion. For example, we know it is has been designed on a 5-nanometer manufacturing process, and is on the roadmap for a 2022 debut. But AMD certainly knows more than it typically shares, and... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, we're live with special guest David Kanter, to chat about the many disclosures Intel Corporation made at Architecture Day 2021 and AMD's recent Radeon RX 6600 XT launch. We also quickly recap some of this week's other big news regarding mobile devices like the ASUS... Read more...
We all know Alder Lake is right around the corner, and rumors have increased in frequency pertaining to its successor, Raptor Lake, which allegedly has already been taped-in. Leaks and rumors get a bit murkier when looking further in the distance, but be that as it may, the latest chatter points to a supposed and... Read more...
As we close out the workweek, we have some compelling deals on PC components, mobile accessories, and even a video calling device with a massive screen to occupy your interests. So let's get started, shall we? We kick things off with the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, which is the flagship in Samsung's [large and... Read more...
Maybe now Activision's legal team can take a chill pill and stop sending out DMCA take down notices for leaks pertaining to Call of Duty: Vanguard. There is no reason to protect the artwork anymore, because on the heels of releasing a Vanguard teaser trailer earlier this week, Activision has followed that up with an... Read more...
Tesla isn't content with just building electric cars like the Model 3 (and upcoming Cybertruck), solar panels, and massive Powerwall battery storage units. Last night at the company's AI Day, CEO Elon Musk unveiled plans to develop a prototype Tesla Bot. The Tesla Bot could be lumped into the same category as the... Read more...
It has been a while since our last amazing gaming PC giveaway, so we figured it's time to get things rolling again and offer you all something truly awesome. Our friends at Asetek and Alienware have come through in a big way want to give one of you a powerful Alienware Aurora R12 gaming PC, liquid cooled by an... Read more...
It's Thursday, which can only mean one thing: it's time for a fresh build of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders. In this case, Microsoft just launched Insider Preview Build 22000.160 for testers on the Dev and Beta channels. As with other recent builds, Microsoft isn't bombarding testers with an abundance of new... Read more...
Facebook is making a virtual play in the remote collaborative workspace, with a new app for the Oculus Quest 2 called Horizon Workrooms. If you and your co-workers own a VR headset (and not just any VR headset, but specifically the Quest 2), this could offer an alternative to the usual suspects, including Zoom and... Read more...
Intel is excited about its upcoming discrete gaming GPU for the enthusiast market. This is the company's first credible foray into this space since the i740 back in the late 1990s. These graphics cards will be marketed under the Arc brand name and are underpinned by Xe-HPG architecture. Given that Arc cards will... Read more...
It seems as though there is no shortage of alternatives to Raspberry Pi when it comes to single-board computers. A new entry makes its presence known every few months, but Raspberry Pi still has the most mindshare with the enthusiast/DIY community. Banana Pi is looking to change this with its latest fruity "Pi"... Read more...
You have another opportunity to play Star Citizen for free, and not just for a weekend. Cloud Imperium Games is letting people trial the title in still-unreleased form at no cost for a little over a week—enough time to check it out, fly a handful of ships, and perhaps even decide to add more money to the crowdfunded... Read more...
Some more details came to light about Alder Lake during the Intel Architecture Day 21 event, including a bit of a deeper dive into the hybrid architecture with three high-speed interconnect fabrics to tie together I/O, memory, and compute. What Intel unsurprisingly did not discuss is Alder Lake's successor, Raptor... Read more...
We brought you details from Intel's Architecture Day earlier this morning, and we highly recommend that you grab a cup of coffee and read through it for all the latest information on Alder Lake, Sapphire Rapids, Arc, and more. But looking past those new architectures, Intel also gave us some insight into its strategy... Read more...
NVIDIA just posted another monster quarter, this time raking in a record $6.51 billion in revenue during Q2, representing a massive 68 percent increase from the same three-month period last year. A significant chunk of that is profit—NVIDIA reported net income of $2.37 billion, up 24 percent sequentially and a... Read more...
Intel held its annual Architecture Day earlier this week, and it’s safe to say that members of the press and analyst communities were waiting with baited breath for the deep dive disclosures on the company’s next-gen silicon architectures and products that are typically unveiled at the event. This year... Read more...
Earlier this week, it was alleged that T-Mobile suffered a devastating data breach that resulted in the leak of personal data from over 100 million customers. Today, T-Mobile confirmed the breach, but the number of affected individuals is less than half of what was previously reported. The confirmed 47 million... Read more...
Microsoft hopes that Windows 11 will be its next big triumph in the desktop computing realm. Because of this, it has made tons of visual improvements along with updates under the hood to make it superior to the current-generation Windows 10 operating system. Given the dominant grip of the operating system market that... Read more...
A couple of the developers behind the popular Among Us game are not real happy with Epic Games right now, after releasing its Fortnite Imposters Limited Time Mode (LTM) this week. As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and there is a lot of imitation in the video game space. But even the map... Read more...
TeamGroup was among the first to make its DDR5 modules available to the public, even though platforms supporting the next-generation memory standard haven't shipped yet. However, those were "standard" DDR5-4800 kits without fancy heatsinks or other design flourishes. However, TeamGroup's T-Force brand is catering to... Read more...
Someone get in touch with Michael Buffer and have him belt out his catchphrase, "Let's get ready to rumble!," because AMD and Intel are about to duke it out in the flagship mobile processor space. Intel is sitting pretty with its Tiger Lake-H processors, while the first laptops sporting AMD's Ryzen 9 5980HX are right... Read more...
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