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If you're a budding young tech enthusiast or simply a casual PC purchaser, you may have seen "cache" listed in the specifications for this or that processor and wondered what exactly that is. It's been a major marketing point for CPUs for decades, and recently it has even become a matter of discussion for... Read more...
Back in its heyday, Blockbuster was the go-to store for renting movies on VHS tapes and, later, DVDs. There were over 9,000 brick-and-mortar Blockbuster stores at its height, along with more than 84,000 employees. I remember the mom-and-pop video store I worked at as assistant manager having a bear of a time trying to... Read more...
It's a rallying cry frequently heard among certain groups ever since the "Occupy" protests: a demand for corporations to "pay their share" of tax obligations. The truth and fairness of these demands is still debated to this day by people who are much smarter and more educated than we are, but the fact that the matter... Read more...
Side channel attacks are always fascinating to see how they are executed, such as the recent discovery that encryption keys could be stolen by recording power LEDs on various devices. Researchers have found that malicious websites might be able to see usernames and other sensitive information by leaking it from... Read more...
Hyper-Threading is one of those concepts that's been around a long time, and which everyone takes for granted. Despite that, relatively few enthusiasts really understand how it works or what the point of it is. In short, simultaneous multi-threading (SMT)the academic name for what Intel calls Hyper-Threadingisn't... Read more...
Kevin Mitnick, a former black hat hooligan-turned-good-guy who spent several years in prison in the 1990s for various computer-related tomfoolery, is showing off a beastly setup outfitted with 30 high-end GeForce graphics cards. We know what you're wonderingcan it run Crysis? It certainly has enough firepower to push... Read more...
After 21 years, this Meta Quest update may finally bring us the type of interface interaction we remember from the 2002 film Minority Report. Facebook parent company and VR hardware manufacturer and developer, Meta, has rolled out its Meta Quest v50 Update whichincludes a new experimental feature that the company... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to "go where no man has gone before?" Since we first heard the line from the 1960s TV series Star Trek, nerd culture has exploded. Gene Roddenberry's creation has been a fantastic inspiration for people worldwidebirthing conventions, video games, books, comics, movies, and more spinoff TV series... Read more...
There's been a ton of speculation over the last couple of years about a potential successor to the Nintendo Switch. To be clear, what developers have achieved on that machine is nothing short of astonishing considering that it was fairly mediocre hardware even when it released back in 2017. That's understandable given... Read more...
One of the best horror games in the last 15 years was Dead Space and yesterday we got a sneak peak at what is coming for its remake. After checking out the amazing visual, we are excited. October 14th was the 14 year anniversary of the popular survival horror shooter. For the anniversary, Electronic Arts, and Dead... Read more...
Cloud gaming isn't dead, but it certainly hasn't taken off the way some folks wish it would. Case in point: Google's Stadiaservice, one of the first big players in the space, is shutting its doors less than three years after they opened. If you're not familiar with it by name, Stadia is the name of Google's cloud... Read more...
NZXT got its start making cases, but nowadays you can find the company selling cooling hardware, power supplies, motherboards, monitors, and other kinds of kit. You can even buy a pre-built PC from NZXT. The folks over there haven't started selling graphics cards yet, but it's possible that such a move is, ahem, in... Read more...
It's that time again, time for the listing of apps that you might have downloaded that contain malware or methods in which to plant malware on your phone. Specifically for those who utilize Android and the Google Play Store these apps flew under the radar just long enough to wreak havoc on at least 300,000 devices. We... Read more...
Three years ago, Capital One Financial Corporation suffered a massive data breach that exposed customers personal information. Rather than being the victim of social engineering or a ransomware attack, it turned out that Capital One had misconfigured its web application, leaving its system vulnerable to a breach. The... Read more...
A few days ago a Google AI Ethics Researcher was put on leave after claiming that the company's LaMDA AI language model, used for developing chat bots, may be sentient. Not long after that story hit, we started seeing people contemplating a potential AI or robot uprising. As unlikely as that may be, we've all seen the... Read more...
Many a controller have been smashed, and many a friendship ruined thanks to the 30-year-old kart racing phenomenon that is Mario Kart. Luckily for fans of the series, there is a sneak preview to the new ride slated for inclusion in Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood. The ride, titled "Mario Kart:... Read more...
Do you remember your first portable MP3 player? We're not talking about disc-reading MP3 players either. We're talking about on-the-device storage MP3-file music players. Here at Hot Hardware, most of us are old enough to remember having at least one SD-card-only MP3 players at one point. For most people in the... Read more...
More than 22 years ago, almost everyone knew that the world was ending when the clock ticked to the year 2000. A general panic ensued as people expected planes to fall out of the sky and nukes to launch due to dated software and hardware. Then at the stroke of midnight the world over...nothing happened. The year... Read more...
Nintendo, known primarily for games, game consoles, and its iconic characters has become so ubiquitous in our worldwide culture that you can barely go into any store without seeing something it has had its hands in. For Nintendo music is no different, being the place many of the best composers in gaming have had... Read more...
You might not of known there exists a place called Licking County, which based on a quick peek on Wikipedia is named after the Licking River, itself believed to be coined for the area's salt licks. Going forward, however, that location in Ohio will be recognizable as the home of Intel's biggest fab site as... Read more...
With the proliferation of artificial intelligence in recent years, the term "neuromorphic" is being used much more often in the tech sector. If you're a native English speaker, you can probably surmise that neuromorphic means something along the lines of "brain-like." Indeed, the buzzword of the day is "neuromorphic... Read more...
Would you like to be able to play classic Nintendo 64 games on your Nintendo Switch? This may be possible sooner than you think. Insiders claim that Nintendo 64 games will soon be available through a higher-priced Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Insider NateDrake claims that Nintendo 64 games will be added to... Read more...
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