Google Patents Rear Side Touchpad For Future Pixel Smartphone Control

Google Patents Rear Side Touchpad For Future Pixel Smartphone Control
A current smartphone trend has seen vendors put fingerprint readers on the backs of our devices, which also might beg the question, “what else could we put back there?” According to a newly granted Google patent, a touchpad could be in the cards for the Android creator’s future branded Pixel smartphone devices. If that sounds a bit bizarre,

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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB HBM2 Card Unboxed, First Benchmarks Are In

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB HBM2 Card Unboxed, First Benchmarks Are In
Earlier this week, AMD officially released its first Vega-based graphics card — the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition — to the public. The card is aimed at graphics professionals, hence its price tag of $999 for the air-cooled card and $1,499 for the water-cooled card.

Fortunately, one lucky enthusiast has already gotten his hands on the air-cooled

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB HBM2 Card Unboxed, First Benchmarks Are In

Jaguar’s XE SV Project 8 Is A 592-Horsepower 4 Door Hell Chariot

Jaguar’s XE SV Project 8 Is A 592-Horsepower 4 Door Hell Chariot
Do you like speeding tickets? Because this is how you get speeding tickets. Jaguar isn’t a name that you typically think of when it comes to four-door track monsters, but the British automotive legend is looking to change opinions with its XE SV Project 8. This is the most hellacious version of the relatively new (for the U.S. market) XE compact

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British Royal Navy’s New HMS Queen Elizabeth Warship Runs Windows XP, What Could Go Wrong?

British Royal Navy’s New HMS Queen Elizabeth Warship Runs Windows XP, What Could Go Wrong?
The United Kingdom is basking in the glory of its latest warship: the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The 65,000-ton aircraft carrier cost nearly $4 billion to construct and began its first sea trials on Monday. But the carrier’s big budget price tag isn’t the only thing that is raising eyebrows; it is the British Royal Navy’s decision to allow critical

Source: Hot Hardware – British Royal Navy’s New HMS Queen Elizabeth Warship Runs Windows XP, What Could Go Wrong?

Microsoft Windows Telemetry Exposes Nasty Petya Ransomware Spreading Globally In 65 Countries

Microsoft Windows Telemetry Exposes Nasty Petya Ransomware Spreading Globally In 65 Countries
There are no days off in Redmond, at least not for Microsoft. Hot on the heels of dealing with the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, Microsoft has now addressed reports of a new ransomware making the rounds, one that shares similar code with Petya, a nasty piece of ransomware in and of itself. What makes this new strain so dangerous is that it

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Windows Telemetry Exposes Nasty Petya Ransomware Spreading Globally In 65 Countries

Samsung Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Fandom Edition Reportedly To Arrive In July

Samsung Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Fandom Edition Reportedly To Arrive In July
The Galaxy Note 7 is a black eye for Samsung, one that largely faded with the release of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. And when the Galaxy Note 8 comes out, it will have nearly faded away completely, save for the history books. That said, the Galaxy Note 7 was actually a really good handset, save for its nasty habit of overheating and catching

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Fandom Edition Reportedly To Arrive In July

Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Feature Built-In AI Powered Malware Protection

Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Feature Built-In AI Powered Malware Protection
Recent ransomware scares such as the WannaCry outbreak have collectively put a spotlight on PC security. It has even prompted Microsoft to release patches for unsupported operating systems, including Windows XP and Windows Vista. However, it is Windows 10 that receives the lion’s share of Microsoft’s security efforts, and we will see that

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Feature Built-In AI Powered Malware Protection

Qualcomm’s New Advanced Under Display Fingerprint Sensor Also Detects Heart Rate And Blood Flow

Qualcomm’s New Advanced Under Display Fingerprint Sensor Also Detects Heart Rate And Blood Flow
When it comes to flagship smartphones, the new trend seems to be near bezel-less edge-to-edge displays. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is probably the best example of this, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature a similar design.

Since there is little room on the front of the display to house a dedicated home button with an integrated

Source: Hot Hardware – Qualcomm’s New Advanced Under Display Fingerprint Sensor Also Detects Heart Rate And Blood Flow

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Brings More Muscle And Efficiency To Mid Range Smartphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Brings More Muscle And Efficiency To Mid Range Smartphones
We might be reaching a point where mid-range smartphones are good enough for most people. That may seem like a double-edged sword for Qualcomm, which just announced its new Snapdragon 450 processor for such devices, but there is still room at the high-end for things like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), artificial

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ASUS Zephyrus With GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q Gaming Laptop Preview: Thin And Beastly

ASUS Zephyrus With GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q Gaming Laptop Preview: Thin And Beastly
NVIDIA’s Computex 2017 unveiling of the new GeForce GTX with Max-Q Design technology for laptops was presented with the usual charismatic polish and enthusiasm that the company’s leather-clad CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang is well known for. Frankly, it seemed a little too good to be true. In one hand, Huang held a legacy 10-pound boat anchor of a gaming

Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS Zephyrus With GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q Gaming Laptop Preview: Thin And Beastly

Intel SSD 545s Announced With 64-Layer 3D TLC NAND And 550 MB/s Reads

Intel SSD 545s Announced With 64-Layer 3D TLC NAND And 550 MB/s Reads
If you’re in the market for a spacious new SSD that won’t break the bank, Intel has just tossed another option into the super-packed arena. The company’s brand-new SSD 545s debuts with a 512GB model, although post-launch, densities between 128GB to 2TB will begin to populate the market. As of the time of writing, the 512GB model retails for

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel SSD 545s Announced With 64-Layer 3D TLC NAND And 550 MB/s Reads

Facebook Now Serving 2 Billion Active Users Per Month

Facebook Now Serving 2 Billion Active Users Per Month
Facebook is a social network behemoth, and the company today announced that its global reach has hit the 2 billion active monthly user threshold. The company’s user base has been growing at a torrid pace since its inception in 2004 — it reached 1 billion active users in 2012 and crossed the 1.5 billion mark in 2015.

Founder and CEO Mark

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Massive Petya Ransomware Attack Cripples European IT Systems, Seeks Global Infestation

Massive Petya Ransomware Attack Cripples European IT Systems, Seeks Global Infestation
Following last month’s WannaCry attack, it looks as though another ransomware outbreak is quickly spreading around the globe. The attack seems to be centered in the Ukraine, where the ransomware has crippled the country’s central bank and power utilities like Ukrenego and Kyivenergo.

Kiev’s Borispol airport has also come under attack according

Source: Hot Hardware – Massive Petya Ransomware Attack Cripples European IT Systems, Seeks Global Infestation

Apple Buys German Firm SenoMotoric For Eye Tracking And AR Expertise

Apple Buys German Firm SenoMotoric For Eye Tracking And AR Expertise
Apple is not making a fuss about its latest acquisition, though it could prove a big deal in the long run. The Cupertino outfit acquired SensoMotoric Instruments, a German maker of eye-tracking glasses that was founded in 1991 as a spin-off from academic and medical research at the Free University of Berlin. In addition to being headquartered

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Buys German Firm SenoMotoric For Eye Tracking And AR Expertise

T-Mobile Launches Blazing Fast LTE-U Across Six U.S. Cities

T-Mobile Launches Blazing Fast LTE-U Across Six U.S. Cities
T-Mobile likes to call itself the “Uncarrier,” a self-imposed nickname that references its propensity to do things differently than other wireless carriers. And to T-Mobile’s credit, it does march to the beat of its own drum. Where the complaints come into play is with network coverage and speed. That is something T-Mobile has been working

Source: Hot Hardware – T-Mobile Launches Blazing Fast LTE-U Across Six U.S. Cities

Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD Review: Strong Performance With 64-Layer BiCS 3D Flash

Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD Review: Strong Performance With 64-Layer BiCS 3D Flash
While at Dell EMC World a few weeks back, we gave you a glimpse of an unnamed Toshiba NVMe SSD that featured 64-layer BiCS 3D flash memory. We couldn’t reveal much about the drive back then, but Toshiba eventually lifted the veil, and revealed a new family of drives dubbed the XG5. The Toshiba XG5 is the follow-up to the successful XG3,…

Source: Hot Hardware – Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD Review: Strong Performance With 64-Layer BiCS 3D Flash

Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion By EU For Alleged Online Search Misdeeds

Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion By EU For Alleged Online Search Misdeeds
When the European Union comes at technology firms for perceived antitrust violations, it comes at them hard. Such is the case yet again, this time with the European Commission issuing a record-breaking fine of €2.42 billion (around $2.7 billion in U.S. currency) to Google for running afoul of antitrust law. The fine is more than double the

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Fined Record .7 Billion By EU For Alleged Online Search Misdeeds

Ethereum Miners Gain More Muscle From ASUS Mining Series AMD And NVIDIA GPU Cards

Ethereum Miners Gain More Muscle From ASUS Mining Series AMD And NVIDIA GPU Cards
Ethereum mining is a big business these days, and the cryptocurrency is on the verge of besting Bitcoin in market cap. Given the fact that many enterprising consumers are using gaming graphics card to maximize their hash rate for Ethereum mining, some manufacturers are tweaking their existing hardware to cater to these miners.

The latest

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NVIDIA, Volvo And Autoliv Form Pit Crew To Accelerate Development Of AI-Powered Self-Driving Car Tech

NVIDIA, Volvo And Autoliv Form Pit Crew To Accelerate Development Of  AI-Powered Self-Driving Car Tech
Despite cautionary push back from regulators and lawmakers, it is becoming increasingly clear that self-driving cars are the future. Development in the area has been proceeding at a breakneck pace. Even so, one has to wonder when exactly autonomous vehicles will become a reality, versus just a prototype. It could be sooner than you think thanks

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA, Volvo And Autoliv Form Pit Crew To Accelerate Development Of AI-Powered Self-Driving Car Tech

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Compared Vs NVIDIA Titan Xp, Shipping Now From $1,200

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Compared Vs NVIDIA Titan Xp, Shipping Now From $1,200
After AMD delivered some “shock and awe” with the release of its Ryzen processors earlier this year, gamers are eagerly anticipating the launch of Vega-based graphics cards. Unfortunately for those that don’t have over $1,000 to plunk down on a single card, our first exposure to Vega comes in the form of the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.

We

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Compared Vs NVIDIA Titan Xp, Shipping Now From ,200