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Make no mistake, there will come a time when DDR5-10000 memory kits will enter the mainstream market. We're not quite there yet at this still-early stage, but memory makers are fast approaching that threshold. Case in point, GeIL is getting a jump on the Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling "ultra-speed" DDR5-8000... Read more...
Otoy's Octanerender is a plug-in renderer available for lots of software suites, including Blender, Cinema4D, Unity, and Unreal just to name a few. It's a full-on cinematic-quality ray-tracer that runs entirely on the GPU without sacrificing quality. Naturally, that makes it an excellent GPU performance benchmark... Read more...
Here's something most HotHardware readers probably know: the same GPU core is used for many different models of graphics card. Case in point: the GA102 processor is used for every GeForce RTX 3000-series model from the RTX 3080 on up the stack. However, what you may not know is that it can go the other way: sometimes... Read more...
Juggling a bunch of windows can be a pain, even with the UX enhancements in Windows 11. Microsoft is helping to reduce the clutter with the recently released tabbed file explorer, and now it appears another core app is getting tabs. According to a now-deleted Tweet, Microsoft is on the verge of releasing a version of... Read more...
You're sitting there, playing Mario Kart online on the brand-new Nintendo Switch you got over the holidays. All of a sudden, you get booted back to the home screen on the Switch. You reconnect to the game, only for it to happen again. Thanks to a security vulnerability found in numerous first party Nintendo titles... Read more...
If you have ever wanted to see what kind of damage a large asteroid impact would have on your hometown, there is now an Asteroid Launcher web app that can give you all the catastrophic details. Asteroid Launcher is based on papers by Dr. Gareth Collins and Dr. Clemens Rumpf. An Armageddon-type asteroid event, such... Read more...
Didn't get what you really wanted this holiday season? Well, turn that frown upside down—in addition to the plethora of tech related deals that continue to pop up, Palit is hosting a 'White Christmas' giveaway event with several white-themed PC hardware items up for grabs, including the only custom GeForce RTX 4080... Read more...
Google gives owners of a 2nd generation Nest Hub a holiday surprise with another free year of its Sleep Sensing feature. The feature was originally scheduled to become a paid feature at the end of 2022. The Google Nest Hub is a multi-purpose smart device that can stream Netflix, control your smart home, keep your... Read more...
As we approach the end of the year, cybersecurity outfits inevitably round up and share the weakest passwords detected in the wild over the past 12 months. Some of these are obvious—12345678 is a terrible password that keeps showing up—but a new security report highlights some surprising trends that call into question... Read more...
There are a few things you can count on every holiday season—a plethora of discounts and deals on all things tech related, continued debate over whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie (spoiler: it most certainly is), and more recently, Epic Games hosting a 15 Days of Christmas giveaway through its digital storefront... Read more...
Intel's desktop Raptor Lake processors are insanely fast, to be sure. A significant portion of that speed originates with their sky-high clock rates, and to hit those numbers, it needs quite a bit of power. Rumors have been swirling for a bit that Meteor Lake, fabricated primarily on Intel's next-gen "Intel 4"... Read more...
So, you waited until the last moment to get that final gift or stocking stuffer? You might be tight on time with Christmas under 24 hours away, but Amazon may be help with same-day delivery in some locations, with some of the deals we have outlined below. If someone in your life uses Amazon Alexa and needs an... Read more...
A new study claims that Santa's sleigh could indeed fly with some Boeing 747 wings and a Saturn V rocket engine, without the aid of any Christmas spirit. Physics students found their inspiration for the study from the 2003 Elf movie, where Santa has to use a jet engine to power his sleigh. It is that time of year... Read more...
Apple's AirPower was announced in 2017. It was designed in such a way that it wouldn't matter where you placed your devices on the AirPower wireless charging mat. In 2019, however, Apple cancelled the project, presumable because the prototypes didn't meet the company's thermal goals. That hasn't stopped Elon Musk and... Read more...
Back in August of this year, the password manager LastPass suffered a security breach that resulted in the theft of proprietary technical information and portions of the company’s source code. Hackers then used the stolen information to breach LastPass again at the end of November. Shortly after this follow-up breach... Read more...
North America is experiencing some extremely cold weather today and tomorrow, so let these HOT deals warm you up. Check out what we have below! While you're cozied up to your heat source, playing games might be your desired activity. We think the Logitech G Cloud Handheld, pictured up top, could be great while... Read more...
This Activision-Blizzard-King sale to Microsoft has been contentious, to say the least. Regulators from the UK and the EU have piped up on the issue, a group of individual gamers are suing to block the purchase, and even the United States Federal Trade Commission is stepping in to nix the merger. Microsoft has now... Read more...
MSI GT77 Titan (2022): Starting At $2,886 The latest MSI GT77 Titan is powered by Intel's powerful 12th Gen Core Alder Lake processors and discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics. Awesome Keyboard Excellent Build Quality Gorgeous Display Extreme Performance Tons Of IO Large Form Factor Middling Battery Life Can Get Loud There has... Read more...
Santa Claus is coming to town, and NORAD is giving everyone an easy way to track the jolly fellow. You can prepare your Santa watch party by visiting the NORAD Tracks Santa website, or by downloading the Android or iOS app. Santa is making a list and checking it twice ahead of his annual trip around the world to... Read more...
NASA conducted a test on its newly redesigned RS-25 engine that will be used for future flights of the Space Launch System (SLS). The engine completed 209.5 seconds of a scheduled 500-second hot fire test before being shut down by a non-flight system used to monitor the engine. The Artemis program had a successful... Read more...
Has your iPhone 14 display developed horizontal lines when waking from sleep or from boot? Apparently there's no need to send it in for a replacement because Apple says so. Over at Reddit, there is a growing number of iPhone 14 owners complaining of horizontal lines that run across their screens, seemingly... Read more...
You can take your chances that the big guy in a red suit will shimmy down your chimney and bring you what you want this year, or that friends and family members will come through with more than a fruit cake. Or you can take matters into your hands and treat yourself to one more holiday bargains. We've been rounding up... Read more...
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