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All News for December 2022

We're gearing up for the electronics wonderland that is the Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES 2023. To celebrate, we've teamed up with Lenovo to give away some fresh Tech gear to a few lucky winners! We have four prize packs lined up for this year's CES 2023 New Year, New Gear Giveaway  –  1 (one)... Read more...
SpaceX launched 54 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit in spectacular fashion yesterday. The satellites were launched from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on December 28, 2022. SpaceX is not taking its foot off the pedal in terms of launching Starlink satellites... Read more...
Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show that gets underway next week, MSI has unveiled a next-generation gaming laptop with a 17.3-inch display that gets so bright it should come bundled with a pair of Oakleys (it does not, just to be clear). It's the upgraded Titan GT77 (not to be confused with the current-gen Titan... Read more...
BIT Mining Limited has published a news release disclosing that the cryptocurrency mining pool run by its subsidiary, BTC.com, suffered a cyberattack earlier this month on December 3. In the course of the attack, threat actors stole cryptocurrency valuing approximately $3 million in total. BIT Mining has informed... Read more...
The original Game Boy is one of the longest-lived and most-beloved video game systems in history, but it has the same limitation as most handheld game systems: no video out. That means that speedrunners and streamers have to find hacky workarounds if they want to broadcast their gameplay to others. YouTuber Sebastian... Read more...
Emulation enthusiasts rejoice, for a popular PlayStation 3 emulator has reached a major milestone. The team behind RPCS3 has managed to make the entire PS3 library loadable. Let us be clear, "loadable" does not necessarily mean playable, but it is quite an achievement nonetheless. Effectively, this means there is... Read more...
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED - Starting MSRP: $3499.00 ASUS' latest entry into the Zenbook family brings excellent flexibility for the user, thanks to a large, innovative 17-inch foldable design, but it comes at a considerable cost. Excellent Build Quality Competent Folding Mechanism Comfortable Bluetooth Keyboard... Read more...
In 2021, The Intercept reported that the Taliban had seized biometric devices left behind by the US military in Afghanistan, giving them identifiable information on those who worked with American forces. A group of researchers in Germany called the Chaos Computer Club, led by Matthias Marx, wondered if it was really... Read more...
There is evidence that MSI is preparing to launch some next-gen mid-range motherboards that will facilitate overclocking with non-K suffixed Intel Core processors. Hardware leaker Chi11eddog spotted a couple of MSI MAG B760M Mortar Max Wi-Fi motherboards featuring Renesas RC26008 clock generators. With this generator... Read more...
Perform a Google search (or Bing search, if that's your thing) for the best noise cancelling headphones and you'll find that Sony often makes the cut with either its WH-1000XM4 or the newer WH-1000XM5. One reason the previous generation model still makes the cut is because the bang-for-buck is hard to beat. However... Read more...
LG's new camera module is said to deliver 4x-9x optical zoom, without the annoying camera bump. The collaboration between LG Innotek and Qualcomm will be revealed at CES 2023. Having a powerful camera that is able to be stored in your pocket has required companies to include camera modules that protrude out from... Read more...
In case there was any doubt (and there never was, really), NVIDIA will be hosting a special "GeForce Beyond" event at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. Technically, it gets underway a couple of days before CES officially starts, but that's how things typically go—announcements both big and little start pouring... Read more...
Skywatchers will be able to view all the planets in our Solar System on the same night. Those wanting to get an early sneak peek can join a live broadcast by The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 later today. December has been chock full of celestial events for skywatchers to enjoy. Those who love to admire the Moon... Read more...
Have you built a current-generation system yet, loyal HotHardware reader? If not, one of our first guesses as to why could be the high price of motherboards. While AMD has its budget B650 chipset out and the cheapest boards are in the $150 USD range (loosely), Intel's 700-series platform is currently limited to the... Read more...
Over the past few years, more and more people have taken to online communication methods like Zoom, Google Meet, FaceTime, and more. None have become more ubiquitous in gaming and hardware than Discord. Developers, manufacturers, professional teams, and just groups of friends have been using it more and more every... Read more...
Back in August of this year, an unknown actor operating under the username “devil” posted information relating to 5.4 million Twitter users for sale on BreachForums. This data included the email addresses and phone numbers tied to users’ accounts. Now, someone with the username “Ryushi” claims to be selling a similar... Read more...
NVIDIA's decision to cancel (or "unlaunch") the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB card was apparently because it wasn't "named right." That's fair enough, given the wide gulf in specifications between the extant RTX 4080 and the canceled card. However, the card's $899 price was also a point of contention, and many people have... Read more...
More leaks have emerged concerning Samsung's Galaxy S23 family of smartphones, from new colors to boosts to brightness, performance, and battery. All of this comes ahead of Samsung's official announcement expected early next year. The rumor mill has been churning in relation to Samsung's upcoming S23 line of... Read more...
Before the Master Chief, before Gordon Freeman, before the DOOM Marine, and even before BJ Blazkowicz there was Duke Nukem. Of course, we're talking about 2D Duke Nukem. It took 3D Realms/Apogee Software two titles, Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II, before reaching Duke Nukem 3D, but the vulgar character has been a video... Read more...
It looks like there is now a solution for Windows users who have been seeing too much of the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) recently. If you are a Windows 10 or Windows 11 user, and your system uses one of the popular modern Intel wireless adapter hardware solutions for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a new driver is... Read more...
We still have a week and a half to go before the Consumer Electronics Show officially begins, but MSI is already touting an upgraded gaming PC that has somehow managed to earn an early 2023 Honoree CES Innovation Awards badge. It's been bestowed up on MSI's flagship Trident X2 desktop for the inclusion of a clever... Read more...
NASA's Hubble telescope captures a spectacular image of an open star cluster estimated to be 10 million years old. The collection of stars is known as NGC 1858, located in the northwestern region of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Hubble remains an incredibly-valuable space telescope, as it continues to capture... Read more...
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