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In what scientists deem a "wildly theoretical" paper, they believe creating a method for building large cities on asteroids could be the answer for viable space habitats in the future. The research from the University of Rochester scientists was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Astronomy and Space... Read more...
Sony is accepting preorders for its premium DualSense Edge wireless controller for the PlayStation 5, which releases in about five weeks (January 26, 2023). It sports several upgrades over the standard DualSense controller, though they apparently come at the expense of battery life. Sony acknowledges this in a... Read more...
For some users, one of the roadblocks of building a PC around the latest generation platforms from AMD or Intel is the comparatively high cost of DDR5 memory (which is optional but preferred with Raptor Lake, and required for Zen 4). Well, that could soon change. Samsung is touting the development of the industry's... Read more...
CES is in two weeks, kids, and you know what that means: piles and piles of product announcements. Lenovo wants to beat the rush, apparently, because today it announced a bevy of beautiful new devices. We already took a look at the consumer-focused Idea-family goods, so now let's go over the business-oriented... Read more...
Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i (click to enlarge) CES 2023 is still two weeks out, but various technology companies have begun teasing products that will be displayed at the upcoming trade show. Lenovo is among those getting ahead of the coverage with early press releases. Today, alongside a refresh of its ThinkPad lineup... Read more...
The holiday season is here, and many of us are waiting with baited breath to see if we got that perfect “must have” gift this year. Although we get to play with lots of the latest and greatest gear around here, all of us at HotHardware still have wish lists with a wide array of goodies we’re hoping... Read more...
If you're a PC enthusiast, then Adata probably needs no introduction. The Taiwanese company has grown from meager origins selling USB flash drives to become a premier supplier of top-shelf solid-state storage and the second-largest memory module vendor in the world. Naturally, Adata will have a booth at CES 2023, and... Read more...
Epic has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over allegations of privacy violations and unwanted charges. The company will pay a total of $520 million in relief over the allegations. Many children and adults alike have become enthralled with the highly-popular Fortnite video game from Epic... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch may be one of the best-selling consoles of all time but it is not without its problems. Some people feel the console is underpowered and complain that it still is only uses a 720p resolution display. Far and away, though, the biggest problem in the Switch's now five-year life-span has been the... Read more...
For a nearly 8-year-old game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has proven surprisingly resilient to the test of time. It also recently received a fresh set of legs courtesy of developer CD Projekt Red's next-gen update with overhauled graphics (including an Ultra+ setting exclusive to PC), integrated mods, and more. Various... Read more...
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover caught the first-ever audio of a Martian dust devil while its weather sensors and left navigation were in operation. The dust devil passed directly over the rover on September 27, 2021. Capturing a Martian dust devil is no easy feat. In order to do so, rovers like Perseverance and... Read more...
Scammers are unfortunately everywhere these days, from gas stations and ATMs (skimmers), to unsolicited phone calls trying to trick less savvy users into coughing up their banking details. You have to keep your head on a swivel in the digital age. In particular, if you're a gamer (as many of us are), a new security... Read more...
An investigation conducted by the Secret Service’s Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF) and Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) has resulted in the arrest and conviction of a former T-Mobile employee by the name of Argishti Khudaverdyan. Now 44 years old, Khudaverdyan used stolen T-Mobile credentials... Read more...
PC gaming is  fun but can be a bit restrictive. Most PC games must naturally be played on a PC. It can be challenging for an entire household to play together, especially in one room. In-home game streaming has definitely made playing your PC games from the comfort of your couch easier. However, NVIDIA has decided to... Read more...
The state of the HEDT market has been pretty bleak the last few years. AMD's Threadrippers went PRO-only, while Intel's been letting its high-end customers languish on the Cascade Lake-X platform that's still rocking the old Skylake core design at its heart. The blue team has new workstation processors on the way, but... Read more...
Stop me if you've heard this one: Microsoft released a Windows update recently, and it's causing the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD) on some systems. Yes, it's a story almost as old as Windows itself, but Microsoft says it's investigating the issue currently plaguing Windows 10 systems after this month's Patch... Read more...
Boy, that GeForce RTX 3090 sure is a gigantic graphics card. At least, that's what we all thought when it came out. Now, the GeForce RTX 4090 has hit the market and made the last-gen "BFGPU" look positively puny. High-end graphics cards are getting bigger, and have been for some time. Gigabyte's Aorus Twitter account... Read more...
HTC is launching a new flagship AR/VR headset next month, which promises to reestablish its presence in the consumer VR space. The company plans on releasing the upcoming product's full details next month at CES 2023. The AR/VR headset consumer space is about to become more competitive. HTC global head of product... Read more...
Kohler's latest-and-greatest smart toilet, the Numi 2.0, is available for your home starting today. It packs every commode tech that's guaranteed to make your tush blush, but if you know of better ways to flush $12,000 of your hard-earned cash down the (smart) toilet, let us know in the comments. Snuck in at CES... Read more...
A startup is looking to make a unique splash in the display space with what it claims is the "world's first truly wireless TV," which it will unveil at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The company, called Displace, is trading a traditional in-TV plug-in port for a proprietary hot-swappable battery... Read more...
NASA's Mars InSight Lander measured the largest Marsquake yet, with a magnitude of nearly 5 and lasting for almost ten hours. All six of the largest measurements recorded have occurred since the middle of 2021. On the night of May 4, the Mars InSight Lander seismometer detected a quake on Mars which was at least 5... Read more...
Do you want an early Google Pixel Tablet before anyone else? If so, there's one for sale on Facebook Marketplace. As always, buyer beware. At its launch event in October, Google announced the Pixel Tablet. Few details were shared about the device apart from the form factor, that it'll feature a Tensor SoC, and that... Read more...
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