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If you missed our latest livestream, here's a chance to catch the VOD, as we recap the many unveilings of Computex 2024, from new Intel's AI infused Lunar Lake platform, to Qualcomm Snapdragon X deep dive details, AMD's many Zen 5 announcements in mobile, desktop and the data center, very cool NVIDIA AI demos, and... Read more...
Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Thunderbolt Hub Monitor U3425WE: MSRP $819, Currently $769.99 The Dell UltraSharp 34 U3425WE is a beautiful, curved Thunderbolt-enabled monitor featuring IPS Black technology, for enhanced contrast and color accuracy, with great viewing angles. Integrated Thunderbolt Hub Tons Of IO Great... Read more...
Razer Firefly V2 Pro Illuminated Mouse Mat: MSRP $99 Razer's new Firefly V2 Pro RGB-enabled mouse mat looks wild and offers a ton of customization options via Razer's Synapse app. 16.8M color customizable RGB lighting Near frictionless mouse movement Rubberized base holds mouse mat secure Expensive Fairly large We're... Read more...
TerraMaster F2-212: Starting at $169.99 The TerraMaster F2-212 is a great entry-level NAS that can add terabytes of reliable storage to your home network. Excellent price Great media server with hardware 4K transcoding Easy setup and management Single 1Gb LAN Port No expandability Limited software add-ons Drive bays... Read more...
HHKB Studio: MSRP - Starting at $429 The first major upgrade to the legendary, original HHKB packs a ton of features into a tiny package. Hotswappable switches Mouse pointer built in Efficient compact layout Comes with high-quality PBT keycaps Steep learning curve Uses AA batteries instead of a rechargeable  Only available in black-on-charcoal... Read more...
Tomorrow, 12/13/23, at 4:30 PM ET you absolutely should join us LIVE from New York with our friends from Intel, VP & GM of Client Performance Marketing Dan Rogers and Senior Director of Technical Marketing, Robert Hallock.  We're going to be running new Intel Core Ultra Meteor Lake laptops LIVE with these two very... Read more...
Valve's Steam Deck is a handheld gaming device that has forever changed PC gaming on-the-go. While it's still a slick, fun device as we approach its second birthday, gamers always want for more performance. The Steam Deck 2 isn't coming any time soon, however, so what are users supposed to do to maximize their... Read more...
If you've got a hankering for desktop and workstation processors with many cores that rip through compute workloads, then you should definitely join us live this Friday, 11/17/23 at 1PM ET for our Two And A Half Geeks livestream. Joining us this week is special guest Corporate VP and General Manager, Client Channel... Read more...
Starting a business and having it be successful is incredibly difficult. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang acknowledged as much in a recent interview in which he shared some candid remarks about what it was like like being a budding entrepreneur. The most surprising tidbit, however, came when he revealed that if he could take a... Read more...
Elon Musk went live to a massive audience as he tested X's video game livestream capabilities. The X/Twitter CEO faced technical difficulties while playing Diablo IV's most difficult Tier 100 Nightmare dungeon. Musk took to X with a burner account, @cyb3rgam3r420, to test the waters with X's streaming service for... Read more...
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED (2023) - Starting at $2,199 Gigabyte's 16-inch AERO laptop combines solid performance with a stunning OLED display and premium design, making it one of the prettiest laptops we've evaluated to date. Gorgeous OLED display Sleek design Premium build quality User upgradeable RAM and storage Top-tier... Read more...
If a cryptic tweet from the Counter-Strike team is anything to go by, Counter-Strike 2 is launching tomorrow as a free upgrade to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and with it comes several changes to the nearly 23-year-old franchise. Let’s look at some of what Valve has in store for players diving into the first-person shooter and experiencing Read more...
If you're reading this site, you probably are well familiar with the controversy over the 12VHPWR connector used on NVIDIA's recent graphics cards. This connector is a smaller-scale twelve-pin plug that can provide up to 600 watts of power over a single, smaller bundle of wires compared to the old-school 8- and 6-pin... Read more...
Try to hold back your surprise but Apple might not be the right-to-repair champion you hoped it might become, even after recently penning a letter in support of California's proposed right-to-repair bill. This is evidenced in a teardown of the iPhone 15 Pro Max. While not without some redeeming qualities, replacing... Read more...
For the record, Intel has never once said that its Meteor Lake architecture will be exclusive to laptops. However, it has now gone on record stating the exact opposite, confirming in no uncertain terms that its 14th Gen Core processors will indeed launch in desktop form after breaking ground with its mobile chip lineup. Fear not, this isn't Read more...
Dave, Marco, and Chris will be joined by Intel's Dan Rogers and Robert Hallock on this week's episode of our Two And A Half Geeks livestream to talk Meteor Lake and other happenings from Intel Innovation! Intel unveiled its forthcoming tile-based Meteor Lake processor architecture at its Innovation 2023 event this... Read more...
HotHardware's own Dave Altavilla is on location at Intel's Innovation '23 event, and that means he's getting to check out all the latest and upcoming hardware from the blue team first hand. Fortunately, that means you get to check it out, too, because we've captured some videos of the demos on the show floor. We've... Read more...
Between the rise of asset virtualization and the emergence of real-time ray-tracing, video game graphics technology is on the cusp of a revolution. Leading the charge forward is Epic Games with its Unreal Engine software, a package that just got its version 5.3 update. Unreal Engine 5 has two major rendering... Read more...
Starfield technically isn't even out yet—the full release is tomorrow—and yet people are already unraveling all of its secrets. One of the criticisms of the game is that it is extremely reliant on fast travel. That is to say that, if you're one of the players who liked to walk everywhere in Skyrim or Oblivion, perhaps... Read more...
NASA is collaborating with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on the upcoming X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM). The mission aims to utilize spectroscopy to take a closer look at things such as near-light speed particle jets that are powered by black holes, adding to the story they have to... Read more...
You don't need to refresh; you read that correctly: ten minutes. A speedrunner known as Mae on YouTube has beaten Larian's epic new Dungeons & Dragons-based CRPG in almost exactly ten minutes, and it doesn't take mods, glitches, or unintended exploits. It does require a somewhat-flexible definition of "beat,"... Read more...
A German YouTuber with a penchant for PC video card repairs has published a new video underlining his skills in this tricky technical niche. KrisFix recently published a video where he fixed an MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT which was incapable of displaying an image. That’s a simple but fundamental issue for a graphics card... Read more...
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