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The Euclid space telescope unveiled seven more rogue planets in an image of the Horesehead Nebula, roughly 1,500 light years from Earth. Making the find even more incredible is that these free-floating planets do not reflect the light of a star, making them extremely hard to spot. Rogue planets are not tethered to... Read more...
LG Electronics announced a new addition to its Tone line of earphones. The Tone Free T80 can be had for under $200 and is touted as "the world’s first Dolby Atmos earbud series designed to enhance listening with Dolby Head Tracking." Let's take a quick look to see what that actually means for consumers. Earphones... Read more...
In an ongoing effort to AI all the things, Google is injecting its Gemini chatbot (formerly Bard) and several AI tools into its Chromebook Plus platform, with affordable models from its hardware partners starting at $350. Google's also make a spirited push to attract gamers into into the Chromebook ecosystem with a... Read more...
In the last seven years since the launch of Ryzen, AMD has completely reversed its fortunes, and now you'll find Ryzen processors in a huge number of hardware enthusiasts' systems. This is thanks to consistent generational improvements year after year, and the next generation of AMD's most successful CPU family is... Read more...
Threat actors are actively trying to exploit VPN environments that make use of remote access at an accelerated rate, in order to infiltrate and attack enterprise networks, according to cyber security firm Check Point. The company says the intent is to “discover relevant enterprise assets and users, seeking for... Read more...
Just ahead of Computex, which runs from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7 this year, MSI is touting a "Best Choice Award" for its upcoming GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim Fuzion, a monstrous graphics card with a hybrid liquid cooling system. It's essentially a redesigned all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler that aims to deliver... Read more...
Over the weekend at the BLAST R6 Manchester Major, Ubisoft announced its upcoming R6 Membership, which elicited a round of boos from those in attendance. Ubisoft unveiled the new membership plan during the company’s reveal of the roadmap and plans for Y9S2 - Operation New Blood. On the online announcement page for... Read more...
A brand new barrage of rumors related to Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S25 is being centered on its camera package. It's now said that the S25 Ultra, for one, will sport a new rear setup, retaining the 200MP primary but gaining upgraded 50MP 3x, 50MP 5x super-zoom, and 50MP ultrawide sensors. In other words, the S25... Read more...
With all of the recent NVIDIA talk focused on AI and the skyrocketing success of its data center business, you'd be forgiven for wondering if NVIDIA is still all-in on its GeForce gaming GPUs. Worry not, the next generation GeForce RTX 50 series is coming, and the the flagship GeForcer RTX 5090 is rumored to be an... Read more...
North Korea’s attempt to launch a second spy satellite into space ended in a fireball. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which is North’s official news agency, reported the rocket blew up because of a suspected engine problem. The failed launch came just hours after leaders of South Korea, China, and Japan met... Read more...
Talk about value, Honor just launched a couple of smartphones under the 200-series umbrella featuring the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, OLED display, large batteries with 100W charging, plus Google-powered AI features, all at very attractive prices. Unfortunately for those in the U.S., the Honor 200 and 200... Read more...
TP-Link has issued an important firmware update for its Archer C5400X wireless router for gamers, a popular tri-band model that debuted several years ago and was branded as being "recommended" for NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. Left unpatched, owners of the affected model could succumb to a nasty attack... Read more...
Regular HotHardware readers will recall that we reported on the leaked naming scheme for AMD's next-generation Ryzen processors. At that time, it was thought that AMD's upcoming chips would be named something like "Ryzen AI 9 HX 170", but according to more recent leaks, it seems like AMD will instead go with "Ryzen AI... Read more...
Considering how the company is arguably best known for its TVs and game systems these days, it's easy to forget that Sony made its mark in the field of audio. Indeed, the very name of the company comes partially from the Latin "sonus", meaning sound. Sony's running a big pile of Memorial Day deals right now, and if... Read more...
A recent report details some of the AI features coming to iPhones with iOS 18, and it appears as if there are quite a few things users can to look forward to. However, it appears that nothing Apple will be offering its users is necessarily groundbreaking, it’s simply the company trying to keep up as the rest of the... Read more...
Motorola's next folding phone has made a surprise appearance online. The Moto Razr 50 has been listed by China's telecom regulator TENAA. While this doesn't count as an official unveiling, we now know most of the key features of this device. Motorola, which is a subsidiary of Lenovo these days, often releases its... Read more...
As handheld PC game consoles grow in popularity, so too does the number of storage options in the M.2 2230 form factor that many of them use, including Valve's Steam Deck, Lenovo's Legion Go, MSI's Claw, and the ASUS ROG Ally. Interestingly enough, the fastest M.2 2230 SSD we've seen to date comes from a brand that's... Read more...
In what is believed to be the first time, a game company has won a lawsuit by jury against a cheat provider. Bungie sued Phoenix Digital (AimJunkies), alleging the company had infringed on a copyright related to its massively popular Destiny 2 game. Stephen Totilo first reported about the jury’s decision on... Read more...
You don't usually find Apple selling Pro-model iPhone devices from the previous generation, likely because it wants to keep the focus for flagship buyers on its newest and most capable (and presumably more profitable) current generation model, whatever that might be at any given time. Right now, that would be the... Read more...
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a piece of space junk! A piece of space debris believed to be from a recent SpaceX mission was found in rural North Carolina. An employee of The Glamping Collective, a company that operates cabins and other facilities on a mountaintop about 20 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina... Read more...
An ultra-rare 1972 Q1 desktop microcomputer with an internal printer was up for auction this weekend. Along with the Q1 was a Q1 Lite (without a printer), and a Q1 desktop micro computer printer, all thought to fetch an approximate $60,000 each. Rare computers have been popping up in auctions over the last few... Read more...
Intense competition on the TV space has allowed manufacturers and retailers to offer some enticing discounts on high end models, including OLED displays, which are the cream of the crop in terms of image quality. Driving this point home are some big savings that are up for grabs on several of Samsung's OLED TVs... Read more...
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