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For as hard as Activision has been trying to stifle leaked information about Call of Duty: Vanguard through a series of Digital Millennium Copyright Act take down notices, it is proving to be an impossible task. Even the publisher's own partners can't keep a secret, apparently. Earlier this morning, Sony leaked when... Read more...
Activision and its legal team are apparently scrambling to remove key artwork from the web depicting Call of Duty: Vanguard, the unofficial name of the next CoD installment. It might as well be official, though, because the leaked artwork and where it came from leave little doubt that Activision has settled on a name... Read more...
Fortnitehas some big changes rumored to be in the works, and leaker Lucas7yoshi believes modding coming to Epic Games' battle royale game. In a series of tweets, the leaker claimed with absolute certainty that modding is on the way. He also delved into what this could look like in Fortnite, which you can see... Read more...
Researchers and scientists are doing some wonderful things with artificial intelligence (AI), from saving lives in healthcare to improving cybersecurity. AI also being used to beat up on professional gamers. A team of machine learning AI bots known as OpenAI Five once again had its way with professional Dota 2... Read more...
Microsoft is doing a lot of things with Windows these days, most of which is focused on the core Windows 10 experiencethe first of two majors updates scheduled for this year will start rolling out any day now. In addition, Microsoft appears to be working on a stripped down version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 Lean... Read more...
Hardcore geeks are typically split into two factionsStar Trek and Star Warsfans. If you fall into the latter category, we have good news. Disney has released the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which picks up where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off. It is the eighth episode in the Star Wars saga, which... Read more...
It seems like only yesterday that Disney snatched up Lucasfilm for just over $4 billion, and now, we have yet another George Lucas-created enterprise finding a place under a different wing: THX. THX was founded 33 years ago in an attempt to deliver the best possible sound quality for the upcoming... Read more...
When it comes to smartphone vulnerabilities, were used to hearing about Googles Android operating system getting raked over the coals. After all, Android has 85+ percent global market share according to Gartnerand is an easy target. iOS has had its fair share of security issues as well, but not to the extent that weve... Read more...
If you grew up in the NES era, you probably lusted over the Power Glove, especially after watching The Wizard, now considered a bit of a cult classic. About halfway through the flick, a character named Lucas Barton shows off the accessory and says, "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad." Unfortunately the Power... Read more...
Its time to announce the winners for yet another giveaway here at HotHardware! This time around we teamed up with our friends at Killer Networking and MSI and put together a fantastic motherboard giveaway, featuring two of MSIs latest Z170-based boards equipped with Killer Networking Technology! Over the course of... Read more...
First of all, no spoilers here -- feel free to continue reading. And secondly anxious fans new and old lined up in record number over the weekend to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first in a new trilogy set decades after the events of Return of the Jedi. It's also the first Star Wars film to be distributed by... Read more...
In June of 2013, the Los Angeles Unified School District approved a deal with Apple and Pearson that would see curriculum filled iPad tablets in the hands of every student regardless of income level, along with every teacher and administrator. However, the $1.3 billion effort (around $500 million for the iPads with... Read more...
Within the next four years, every New York resident will have access to high-speed Internet, or so that's the promise of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. He and his administration laid out the third part of his "2015 State of the Opportunity" agenda, that being a $1 billion broadband program that taps into both public and private resources. As Read more...
Amidst rumors and leaked images, Star Wars fans finally get a glimpse of the new movie. The teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens has been released online for everyone to watch. Clocking in at 90 seconds, the teaser trailer opens up with a shot of the desert, which could be Tattooine, with a... Read more...
Once upon a time, there was an entire genre of space combat titles. Origin took an early lead with 1990's Wing Commander, but Lucas Arts followed a few years later with the hugely popular X-Wing and Tie Fighter series. In 1998, Volition gave us Descent: Freespace, followed by Freespace 2 in 1999. Both games... Read more...
When is the next Star Wars video game from LucasArts coming? It’s a trick question--the answer is “never”, because Disney, which bought LucasFilm for over $4 billion last fall, has decreed that LucasArts will no longer make video games. Instead, GameInformer reports that... Read more...
Speaking of Apple getting sued by people, it appears as though THX Ltd., which was founded by none other than George Lucas, is bringing a lawsuit against Apple for allegedly violating a 2008 patent for narrow profile speaker technology. The offending devices in which Apple used the technology include a big... Read more...
The Force, as George Lucas taught us, is not something to be wielded lightly, but thanks to the wonders of science and technology, it is something you might soon be able to harness. Well, sort of. There doesn't yet exist a technology that would allow non-Jedis to move large objects and choke out their enemies... Read more...
George Lucas may have sold his Star Wars franchise to Disney a little too soon, missing out on an opportunity to release yet another re-mastered special edition with authentic looking hyperspace travel. That's right folks, we've all been misled by Hollywood (shocking, but true!); traveling through galaxies at... Read more...
Walt Disney Co has agreed to purchase George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and its Star Wars franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. About half of the purchase price will be in cash. Disney will also issue about 40 million shares at the closing of the deal. After the deal closes, Lucas will become the second-largest individual holder of Disney... Read more...
Just when we all thought - or some wanted us to think - that NVIDIA has lackluster support for open source, it's become known that the company will soon be publicly releasing some GPU programming documentation for its Tegra architecture. At the moment, this documentation will affect Tegra's 2D rendering engine only... Read more...
One of the things we like about AVADirect is the extensive catalog of off-the-shelf parts to choose from. In fact, a major advantage of shopping from a boutique system builder as opposed to a bulk OEM is the availability of name brand hardware you'd otherwise buy from Newegg, or wherever it is you purchase your components, when rolling your... Read more...
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