Former Facebook Exec Says Social Media Is Destroying Our Modern Society

Former Facebook Exec Says Social Media Is Destroying Our Modern Society
Social networks are great ways for friends and families who may not live close by to communicate with one another and share pictures, videos, and stories. At the same time, social networks are also viewed by some people as a detriment to users and society in general. A former Facebook exec named Chamath Palihapitiya has spoken out against

Source: Hot Hardware – Former Facebook Exec Says Social Media Is Destroying Our Modern Society

Apple Accused Of Throttling CPU Performance On iPhones With Aging Batteries

Apple Accused Of Throttling CPU Performance On iPhones With Aging Batteries
There is quite a controversy brewing in the Apple community today, and it is specifically related to the batteries and the performance of older iPhones. It’s a given that a smartphone’s battery performance will deteriorate over time, but some iPhone users are alleging that not only have their iPhones lost battery life over the years (which

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Accused Of Throttling CPU Performance On iPhones With Aging Batteries

Nearly 500 HP Laptop Models Tainted By Keylogger Lurking In Synaptics Driver

Nearly 500 HP Laptop Models Tainted By Keylogger Lurking In Synaptics Driver
Hewlett-Packard has come under increased scrutiny over the past week after it was uncovered that keylogging software was found in a Synaptics touchpad driver installed on its laptop computers. The keylogger was present in debugging code, and was thankfully disabled by default. However, an attacker with physical (or remote) access to a computer

Source: Hot Hardware – Nearly 500 HP Laptop Models Tainted By Keylogger Lurking In Synaptics Driver

Capcom Celebrates 30 Years Of Street Fighter With 30th Anniversary Collection

Capcom Celebrates 30 Years Of Street Fighter With 30th Anniversary Collection
It’s hard to believe that the original Street Fighter came out 30 years ago, debuting in Japanese arcades in 1987. Now three decades later, the Street Fighter franchise is still relevant, having outlasted the arcade scene’s heyday with a successful transitions to in-home game systems. To celebrate the remarkably long run, Capcom is introducing

Source: Hot Hardware – Capcom Celebrates 30 Years Of Street Fighter With 30th Anniversary Collection

DRAMeXchange: NAND Flash Oversupply Could Lead To Q1 2018 Price Drops

DRAMeXchange: NAND Flash Oversupply Could Lead To Q1 2018 Price Drops
NAND flash helps to make our [electronic] world go ’round and ’round. NAND flash is used in everything from our smartphones to our tablets to our notebook computers to numerous IoT devices that float in and out of our everyday lives. For the past year, demand has outstripped supply with regards to NAND flash, which has resulted in higher prices.
However,

Source: Hot Hardware – DRAMeXchange: NAND Flash Oversupply Could Lead To Q1 2018 Price Drops

Are AI Voice Assistant Devices Like Amazon Echo Just Always-On Corporate Spy Machines?

Are AI Voice Assistant Devices Like Amazon Echo Just Always-On Corporate Spy Machines?
Amazon seems to have struck gold with its Echo products, capitalizing on the trend towards digital assistants that became popular in smartphones. In similar fashion, smart speakers offer a level of intelligent convenience—just bark out a command and Alexa (if you’re using an Echo speaker) will fetch weather information, look up facts on the

Source: Hot Hardware – Are AI Voice Assistant Devices Like Amazon Echo Just Always-On Corporate Spy Machines?

Atari Announces Ataribox Pre-Orders Going Live 12/14, Discounts For Early Birds

Atari Announces Ataribox Pre-Orders Going Live 12/14, Discounts For Early Birds
Retro gaming is all the rage right now, fueled in large part by Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition game consoles, both of which are incredibly scarce (in relation to demand). But before the original versions of those miniaturized modern remakes materialized, there was the Atari 2600, the console that really put in-home

Source: Hot Hardware – Atari Announces Ataribox Pre-Orders Going Live 12/14, Discounts For Early Birds

OnePlus 5 And 5T Shockingly Can't Stream Netflix In HD, No ETA Given For Fix

OnePlus 5 And 5T Shockingly Can't Stream Netflix In HD, No ETA Given For Fix
OnePlus likes to use the tagline “Never Settle,” but OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T owners are having to settle for SD video feeds from certain streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Google Play Movies. The limitation boils down to Digital Rights Management (DRM)—as with previous OnePlus devices, both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus

Source: Hot Hardware – OnePlus 5 And 5T Shockingly Can’t Stream Netflix In HD, No ETA Given For Fix

Apple Demos Latest Self-Driving Car Tech Proving It's Still In The Autonomous Vehicle Game

Apple Demos Latest Self-Driving Car Tech Proving It's Still In The Autonomous Vehicle Game
Apple’s director of AI, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, was on hand at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference, a large AI-focused academic event held recently in California. During the chat, Salakhutdinov talked about Apple’s AI projects and several of them were related to autonomous driving pursuits.

One of the projects that was talked

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Demos Latest Self-Driving Car Tech Proving It’s Still In The Autonomous Vehicle Game

Researchers Develop Volumetric 3D Printing To Construct Objects In Mere Seconds

Researchers Develop Volumetric 3D Printing To Construct Objects In Mere Seconds
Traditional 3D printing that is commonplace today can often take a very long time to create an object. This is because the printer must complete one layer at a time, sometimes requiring hours or at times days to complete the entire printing process. However, a team of scientist and engineers led by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Source: Hot Hardware – Researchers Develop Volumetric 3D Printing To Construct Objects In Mere Seconds

Chrome 63 For Desktop Offers Enhanced Security At Expense Of Even Greater Memory Usage

Chrome 63 For Desktop Offers Enhanced Security At Expense Of Even Greater Memory Usage
Google Chrome is by far the most popular internet browser on the planet for PCs, but with that popularity has come a reputation for being a memory (and battery) hog. Microsoft has pointed out this discrepancy on numerous occasions while promoting its Edge browser in Windows 10.
Unfortunately for Chrome users that want an even more secure

Source: Hot Hardware – Chrome 63 For Desktop Offers Enhanced Security At Expense Of Even Greater Memory Usage

Microsoft's 12 Days Of Deals Continues With Up To $500 Off Select HP PCs

Microsoft's 12 Days Of Deals Continues With Up To $500 Off Select HP PCs
Lots of people have a new computer on their Christmas list and if you want to save some loot on buying those computers, Microsoft has some sweet deals running right now. Microsoft kicked off the 12 Days of Deals back on December 6 and each day through December 17. A new deal will go live each day at 12:00 AM ET. Today’s deal is on some nice

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft’s 12 Days Of Deals Continues With Up To 0 Off Select HP PCs

McLaren’s Senna Hypercar Is A 789 Horsepower Street Legal Track Demon

McLaren’s Senna Hypercar Is A 789 Horsepower Street Legal Track Demon
McLaren has built a new car and named it in honor of legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna and it is definitely an interesting vehicle. The car was clearly not designed with an eye towards aesthetics; from the side the car is not very attractive. This happens at times when a car is built more for function than what looks good to the artist’s eye.

Source: Hot Hardware – McLaren’s Senna Hypercar Is A 789 Horsepower Street Legal Track Demon

Alleged AMD Ryzen 2 Leak Reveals 12-Core Ryzen 7 2800X With 5.1GHz Boost

Alleged AMD Ryzen 2 Leak Reveals 12-Core Ryzen 7 2800X With 5.1GHz Boost
We have known for some time that AMD is planning to roll out another round of Ryzen processors in 2018, known as Pinnacle Ridge, followed by yet another release in 2019 codenamed Matisse. However, the details of these launches have been rather sparse, consisting of a roughly outlined roadmap. That is, until now. A leaked slide highlights some

Source: Hot Hardware – Alleged AMD Ryzen 2 Leak Reveals 12-Core Ryzen 7 2800X With 5.1GHz Boost

Leaked NVIDIA TITAN V Benchmarks Show Volta GPU Demolishing All Competitors

Leaked NVIDIA TITAN V Benchmarks Show Volta GPU Demolishing All Competitors
Make no bones about it, the new TITAN V is a monster graphics card. We know this from the spec sheet alone—the NVIDIA TITAN V is rocking a Volta GPU underneath the hood, along with a whole bunch of redesigned Tensor cores for deep learning workloads. Looking beyond the spec sheet, a user on Reddit has assembled a collection of links to some

Source: Hot Hardware – Leaked NVIDIA TITAN V Benchmarks Show Volta GPU Demolishing All Competitors

Bethesda Recruits Wonder Woman Lynda Carter To Save Single-Player Gaming With Big Discounts

Bethesda Recruits Wonder Woman Lynda Carter To Save Single-Player Gaming With Big Discounts
Lynda Carter, the actress who is most memorable for playing Wonder Woman in the original TV series that aired in the 1970s, gets it. And by “it,” I mean gaming. Specifically, single-player gaming, and the need for more of it. Having championed good over evil through several seasons on TV (among many other roles in her long and impressive career),

Source: Hot Hardware – Bethesda Recruits Wonder Woman Lynda Carter To Save Single-Player Gaming With Big Discounts

Google Home Mini Touch Controls Return After Initial Privacy Gaffe

Google Home Mini Touch Controls Return After Initial Privacy Gaffe
Back in October Google disabled the touch controls on the Google Home Mini after a flaw in the controls left the speaker listening to everything that was said in a home. The touch controls on the top of the unit were supposed to be used to activate the Google Assistant.

Originally it was said that the touch controls were permanently removed

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Home Mini Touch Controls Return After Initial Privacy Gaffe

US Air Force CHAMP Weapon Could Fry North Korean ICBMs With Microwave Technology

US Air Force CHAMP Weapon Could Fry North Korean ICBMs With Microwave Technology
As North Korea continues to build up its missile program and arsenal, the U.S. and other nations allied against the growingly erratic regime are looking for a way to protect nations from North Korean missiles. The U.S. has a weapon called CHAMP (Counter-electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project) that could potentially stop

Source: Hot Hardware – US Air Force CHAMP Weapon Could Fry North Korean ICBMs With Microwave Technology

Google Has Its Finger On The Trigger Of An iOS 11 Exploit That May Jailbreak iPhones

Google Has Its Finger On The Trigger Of An iOS 11 Exploit That May Jailbreak iPhones
Way back in the day — dating back to just after the release of the first iPhone — hackers chipped away at the security defenses in iOS to give users functionality that was lacking in the default software. This practice is known as jailbreaking, and it is something that Apple unsurprisingly frowns upon since it breaks through its “walled

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Has Its Finger On The Trigger Of An iOS 11 Exploit That May Jailbreak iPhones

Apple iOS 11.2 HomeKit Exploit Left Smart Home Locks And Garage Door Openers Vulnerable

Apple iOS 11.2 HomeKit Exploit Left Smart Home Locks And Garage Door Openers Vulnerable
It has been a rough few weeks for Apple with regards to its major software platforms. The latest black mark against the company comes in the form of a zero-day vulnerability that was discovered in Apple’s HomeKit implantation in iOS 11.2.
The vulnerability was first brought to public light by 9to5Mac, and is reportedly highly difficult to

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple iOS 11.2 HomeKit Exploit Left Smart Home Locks And Garage Door Openers Vulnerable