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Over the weekend, we got out first glimpse at the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) remaster of the classic (and game changing) GoldenEye 007. GoldenEye 007 was originally released for the Nintendo 64 console back in 1997 and quickly became one of the platform's most popular games. A 2-hour walkthrough of the game was posted... Read more...
If you've had your eyes on Samsung's folding smartphones, but wasn't quite ready to make the plunge, we've got some good news for you today. TheGalaxy Z Flip 5Gwas introduced during the summer of 2020 with a price tag of $1,450. That is a lot money to spend foranysmartphone, and Samsung has definitely been... Read more...
When Apple first introduced Face ID with the iPhone X back in 2017, it tossed Touch ID fingerprint recognition into the trash bin for its flagship smartphones. All you had to do was simply lift your iPhone and look at it and would unlock. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made things a lot harder for those... Read more...
Is the party coming to the end for the "little guys" that banded together to take on some of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street? Earlier this week, we reported on the meteoric rise of GameStop shares (NYSE:GME), which has been fueled by "degenerates" -- a title that the group has coined for themselves -- over at... Read more...
There's no love lost between Facebook and Apple. The two companies have been atodds with one anotherfor years, with the respective CEOsthrowing jabsin interview and through social media. Thebad bloodbetween the two has only magnified ever since Apple outlined new privacy guidelines at WWDC 2020 that would force... Read more...
In this episode of Misbehaving Bots, automated Telegram miscreants have been found selling private Facebook user data in an unscrupulous forum, for $20 a pop (or even less). Maybe this is why the bots gobbled up all the latest generation CPUs, graphics cards, and game consolesit's not cryptocurrency mining, but... Read more...
Here we are excited about things like ray tracing and the latest game controllers such as the PS5 DualSense with its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. But folks, when it comes to the future of gaming, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has some wild ideas. The DualSense might be cool now, but "meat peripherals" will... Read more...
It's been kind of painful to watch Cyberpunk 2077 stumble and flounder since it launched on December 10. While the game is a blast when it's working right, bugs and glitches galore have caused a torrent of outrage, particularly from our console brethren trying to play it on their seven-year-old PlayStations and... Read more...
This is shaping up to be an exiting year in PC hardware (pending sufficient inventory levels). At CES 2021 last week, AMD formally introduced its Ryzen 5000 series of mobile processors, most of which are based on Zen 3 (a few are Zen 2 parts). Likewise, AMD's hardware partners announced upcoming laptops based on its... Read more...
When it comes to DIY enthusiast PCs, OEMs are always looking for ways to one-up the competition, be it with scores of RGB lights or increasingly outrageous design flourishes. ASUS is the latest to go for "shock and awe" by teasing its new Ryujin II 240 CPU cooler. For those that aren't familiar with this series... Read more...
Weve been hearing a lot on the display front from Samsung during the opening days of 2021. Just last week, Samsung revealed its vision forunder-display webcams, which would allow laptops with OLED displays to have ultra-slim bezels all around (screen-to-body ration of 93 percent, versus around 85 percent on... Read more...
Back when I was in high school, beepers (or pagers, i you prefer) were all the rage. I'd venture a guess that relatively few of my classmates went on to become doctors, but in an era before smartphones, beepers were an easy way to ping friends and family members. Fast forward what feels like 100 years and an app... Read more...
The smartphone industry is swiftly shifting to 5G as wireless carriers around the country are lighting up their sub-6GHz and mmWave networks. Needless to say, as smartphone OEMs make the transition, new devices are popping up across a wide spectrum of price points. OnePlus is aiming squarely at the entry-level market... Read more...
Etch A Sketch is one of those toys nearly everyone had, but almost no one was good at using. Perhaps that was just me, as art is not my forte and it took a lot of coordination to use the thing. Regardless, it seems Reddit user /r/BenB116 was pretty fond of Etch A Sketch back in the day, as he built a massive... Read more...
WhatsApp has been embroiled in a flurry of confusion since a change in the company's privacy policy sparked the ire of many. People such as Elon Musk suggested that users switch to rival Signal as it does not collect nearly as much data, and that call to action sparked millions to download Signal. All this chaos did... Read more...
Over the years, lawmakers and law enforcement worldwide have been pushing for backdoors and toeliminate end-to-end encryption in devices. According to security and cryptographic research, however, law enforcement and governments can already access locked smartphones through various tools and tricks. This is mainly due... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was a different sort of animal than all previous ones, as the Coronavirus pandemic took away the feasibility of big crowds congregating in Las Vegas. In light of the situation, CES went completely virtual this year. What did not change, however, was the excitement and barrage of product releases Read more...
You know that we love freebies here atHotHardware, and we've a hard to pass up one for you today courtesy of the Epic Games Store. The game in question isStar Wars Battlefront II, which launched just over three years ago for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 platforms. When the game first came out, it was more than a... Read more...
Samsung's new Galaxy S21 family of smartphones have been leaking like crazy for the past few months, so at this point, most details have already been made available. However, Samsung this morning made its Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra official, and it has also revealed the full specs and features... Read more...
For as long as developers have been writing software code, they've been inadvertently creating bugs. It's when those bugs can compromise the security of a PC that a bug goes from an annoyance to a potential real danger. Security issues with apps can be worked around in the interim, even if it means uninstalling it... Read more...
Last year's Consumer Electronics Show was full of great new tech gear, most of which made its way into retail channels throughout the challenging year that was 2020. We saw AMD launch a two-pronged strike into the notebook and desktop CPU markets that, if not fully in the performance lead, at the very least brought... Read more...
We're not sure who needs to hear this at Amazon, be it Jeff Bezos or a warehouse manager, or someone in the shipping logistics group, but for the love of everything that is holy, can you PLEASE stop skimping on shipping materials when sending out AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors that cost several hundred dollars?... Read more...
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