If there’s one thing that’s been made abundantly clear over the past couple of years, it’s that if you dabble in cryptocurrency, you really need to do your homework and due diligence to make sure you don’t wind up on the opposite end of an attack, or scam. Some Ethereum owners are learning this lesson the hard way this week.
Enigma is a
Source: Hot Hardware – Hackers Steal 0K In Ethereum From Enigma Catalyst Platform Using Phishing Scam
If you’re in the market for a ridiculous amount of external storage for your computer, Western Digital has you covered with the latest entry in its My Book Duo storage family. The company announced that it is now offering a 20TB model, which features two 10TB drives operated in RAID.
RAID-1 mode will allow you to mirror the drives for extra
Source: Hot Hardware – Western Digital Launches Massive 20TB My Book Duo Desktop Storage System
The sound of silence — there’s nothing like it, especially when it comes to a media PC. The last thing anyone wants while binging on the new season of Game of Thrones is the distracting drone of a fan or whir of a hard drive. Silence is precisely what the Streacom DB-4 chassis we’ll be featuring here has to offer. I’ve been wanting to build…
Source: Hot Hardware – Streacom DB-4 Silent Kaby Lake Media PC Build: The Sound Of Silence
We can’t say that we didn’t see this coming. Back in late July, Verizon Wireless customers became alarmed when they noticed that their YouTube and Netflix streams were being capped at 10Mbps. At the time, Verizon stated, “We’ve been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video applications on our network…The
Source: Hot Hardware – Verizon Unlimited Data Plans Now Throttle All Video To 720p Or Less On Phones
It is finally happening, folks. Final Fantasy XV is trading its console attire for PC digs, Square Enix announced at Gamescom 2017. The game will arrive on PC early next year, bringing with it all available DLC and updates. It will also come dressed to impress with several graphical upgrades, including a bump to native 4K resolution graphics
Source: Hot Hardware – Final Fantasy XV Windows 10 Edition Arrives In 2018, Hordes 170GB Of Disk Space
Hewlett-Packard is expanding its popular Omen family of gaming PCs and peripherals to a new segment: laptops. The company just announced the beastly Omen X Laptop, weighing in at a punishing 10.69 pounds; although HP isn’t expecting gamers to be lugging this beauty around on a daily basis.
In addition to its portly weight, the Omen X Laptop
Source: Hot Hardware – HP Omen X Gaming Laptop Is A Master At Overclocking, Flaunts Core i7-7820HK And GeForce GTX 1080
Nintendo hardly needs to hype its miniature game consoles—it never did end up producing enough NES Classic Edition systems to meet demand, and it looks like history will repeat itself with the Super NES Classic. Nevertheless, Nintendo released a pair of videos highlighting some of the features of the upcoming mini game system, including the
Source: Hot Hardware – Nintendo Fuels SNES Classic Hype With Two Action Packed Trailers
Samsung is finally bring voice control for its Bixby digital assistant to a wide audience. The South Korean electronics maker announced today that Bixby’s voice capabilities have expanded to more than 200 countries and territories, which effectively unlocks the feature for millions of consumers who previously were not able to bark out commands
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Bixby AI Assistant Launched Globally On Eve Of Galaxy Note 8 Reveal
We are all suckers for nostalgia, it seems, especially when it comes to old school gaming. Our collective desire to relive games of yesteryear was on full display when Nintendo released and quickly sold out of its miniature NES Classic Edition console, and now again with the Super NES Classic Edition, another mini-sized game system that flew
Source: Hot Hardware – Nintendo SNES Classic Preorders Sellout In Minutes Via Best Buy’s Website
Attention all Age of Empires fans, we have some fantastic news. Age of Empires 4 is in development for Windows 10 PCs. The announcement was made yesterday that the game is being developed by Microsoft Studios with Relic Entertainment in charge of the project. The franchise has been without a new title since 2005 when Age of Empires 3 launched;
Source: Hot Hardware – Age Of Empires 4 To Make A Triumphant Return To The PC Via Microsoft Studios And Relic
DJI has announced that it has a new firmware for the Spark drone coming this week, and it will be mandatory for everyone. The update brings with it enhancements for flight safety and performance, and owners who don’t install the new firmware update by September 1 won’t be able to fly their Spark drone.
DJI says that the new firmware enhances
Source: Hot Hardware – DJI Spark Owners Issued Mandatory Firmware Update Or Face A Bricked, Grounded Drone
Well, that didn’t take long. Just moments after officially revealing Android 8.0 Oreo, system images are now available for download. This comes right after Google pushed the source code to AOSP.
If you login to Google’s developer site, you will find system images for all hardware that currently supports Android 8.0 Oreo. In this case, device
Source: Hot Hardware – Here’s How To Download Android 8.0 Oreo System Images For Your Nexus Or Pixel Smartphone
Google has made it official; Android 8.0 is now known as Oreo. It was pretty much a given that the Oreo name would be bestowed upon the Android ‘O’ release, and a previous licensing agreement for Android 4.4 KitKat lent credence to the possibility that Google would go with the dark chocolate cookie treat this time around. Google describes
Source: Hot Hardware – Android 8.0 Oreo Arrives As Google’s ‘Open Wonder’ Mobile Operating System
A couple of decades ago, the idea of autonomous killing machines being an actual problem seemed like a thing of science-fiction. 1984’s The Terminator has captivated audiences since its release, with its portrayal of what things could look like if robots take over. Today, you can’t avoid a Skynet reference when someone talks about artificial
Source: Hot Hardware – Elon Musk And AI Experts Urge United Nations To Ban Killer Skynet Robots
Antivirus maker Kaspersky Lab may have kissed and made up with Microsoft over a dispute in how Windows 10 handles third-party AV software, but even so companies are reportedly being warned not to use the security software. The warning comes from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to CyberScoop, which says it
Source: Hot Hardware – FBI Reportedly Advising Companies To Sever Ties With Kaspersky Apps
A pricing war has been initiated in the virtual reality (VR) headset market. Facebook struck the first blow back in July, and now HTC is getting in on the discount bandwagon thanks to a $200 price cut on its Vive VR headset. In this case, the price falls from a lofty $799 down to a slightly more manageable $599.
While any price cut will
Source: Hot Hardware – HTC Vive VR Headset Receives Permanent 0 Price Cut, Courts Enterprise Customers
Samsung briefly eclipsed the upcoming launch of its Galaxy Note 8 handset by going live with a product page on its website this morning. But like the total solar eclipse that will take place today, it was just a temporary thing—Samsung removed the listing after realizing its boo-boo, or after deciding it had sufficiently teased the handset
Source: Hot Hardware – Galaxy Note 8 Briefly Appears On Samsung’s Website, 256GB SKU Could Top 00
ASUS is releasing a motherboard with 19 PCI-Express expansion slots, and no, it is not intended for gamers who want to play Crysis (or any other title). This one is aimed directly at digital coin miners as the cryptocurrency craze rages one. Like the California gold rush that lasted from 1848 to 1855, this cryptocurrency boom has modern day
Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS Debuts B250 Expert Mining Ethereum Motherboard Boasting 19 PCIe Slots
Earlier this morning, Intel announced the first processors in its 8th generation Core family. These mobile processors include Core i5 and Core i7 SKUs with a TDP of 15 watts, and all are quad-core designs capable of executing eight threads. As we expected, the first products based around the processors are coming to light, with Acer taking
Source: Hot Hardware – Acer Nitro 5 Spin Gaming Convertible Rocks 8th Gen Intel Core i7 And GeForce GTX 1050
Microsoft announced at Gamescom 2017 over the weekend that pre-orders are now open for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. There will be a limited number of these first-run consoles with the Project Scorpio branding that pays homage to the system’s codename. The guts of the console are the same as the upcoming standard edition, though
Source: Hot Hardware – Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Gets Unboxed, Preorders Now Open