One week ago, we brought you news of an exploit discovered by a Google Project Zero researcher that had the potential to jailbreak iPhones. Jailbreaking allows users to install unsupported and unauthorized applications and services on an iPhone, but also leaves the devices more vulnerability to malware and other security risks.
At the time,
Source: Hot Hardware – iPhone X iOS 11.2 Untethered Jailbreak Achieved Using Google Proof-Of-Concept Code
If you’ve had your eye on picking up a new Xbox One X gaming console, Microsoft is hoping that a new offer will persuade you to go through with that purchase. Microsoft announced today that Xbox One X console purchases made between December 17th and December 31st will come with a code that will allow you to download PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Source: Hot Hardware – PUBG Now Included Free With Xbox One X Purchases For A Limited Time
Facebook is one of those places where sometimes we feel bad for unfriending people, even if their posts annoy us. Maybe your friend isn’t always annoying, maybe they just had a baby and you are totally not in baby mode or perhaps its election season and political views are just too much. Facebook has announced some changes and the most important
Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Releases Snooze Button To Mute Your Obnoxious Friends And Family
Well, what do you know—Rockstar is in fact linking its unreleased Red Dead Redemption 2 game with GTA Online, as some Internet sleuths discovered prior to an official announcement. While digging through GTA Online’s files, players found references to Red Dead Redemption 2, sparking rumors there would be a themed mission that would allow gamers
Source: Hot Hardware – Secret Red Dead Redemption 2 Mission Found Lurking In GTA Online Code
Although NVIDIA officially unveiled its Volta-based GV100 GPU over seven months ago, and an unwitting intern may have leaked pictures of the card we’re going to show you here shortly thereafter, the NVIDIA TITAN V featuring the GV100 GPU began shipping just this past week. The NVIDIA TITAN V targets a very specific audience, however,…
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA TITAN V Review: Volta Compute, Mining, And Gaming Performance Explored
Sapphire is looking to close out 2017 on a high note, and to help accomplish that, the company is releasing a pair of custom, factory-overlocked Radeon Vega graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts. The cards, each with custom cooling solutions, are the Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 56 and Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64.
Before we get into the specifics of
Source: Hot Hardware – Sapphire Announces Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64 And Vega 56, Factory Overclocked With Custom PCBs
It should not surprise anyone that Samsung is planning to enter the smart speaker market with a product of its own, one that is powered by its Bixby digital assistant. Smart speakers are in high demand, thanks in large part to Amazon and what it has been able to do with its Alexa-powered Echo products. Others have followed suit, including
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Bixby-Powered AI Smart Speaker On Track For H1 2018 Launch
What happened yesterday was outrageous. Officials at the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality rules enacted during the previous administration, stripping away consumer protections against ISP abuse. The vote ignored a public outcry that had grown loud and clear leading up to the vote, one that included voices from many of the Internet’s
Source: Hot Hardware – The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality, But You Still Have A Chance To Make Your Voice Heard
“So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye.” Back in October, it was announced that AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) would be shutting down for good later this year. Well, that December 15th execution date has arrived, and it’s time to say goodbye to what was once an extremely popular way for friends and families to communicate at the dawn of
Source: Hot Hardware – Thanks For The Memories: AOL Instant Messenger Shuts Down For Good Today
LG might not be a name you think of when considering a premium thin and light laptop—the company is perhaps best known for its smartphones and televisions, and has been making noise in the latter category with its 4K OLED TVs. That may change, however, once you spy the company’s latest Gram laptops. Boasting full metal alloy bodies and new
Source: Hot Hardware – LG’s Gram Ultrabook Gains 8th Gen Intel Core Processors And 22.5-Hour Runtime
Snap Inc has debuted a new self-serve platform called Lens Studio that will allow people, marketers, and developers to create their own augmented reality objects. Snap has combined its forces with seven marketing partners including MediaMonks, Fishermen Labs, Haus, Avatar Labs, North Kingdom, Trigger Global, and VidMob who will work to make
Source: Hot Hardware – Snapchat’s Lens Studio Is A Self-Serve Platform For The Booming AR Movement
Google is talking up a new technology that it is testing out to help Project Loon bring connectivity to unconnected regions. The new technology is called Free Space Optical communications or FSOC. The tech uses light beams to deliver high-speed, high-capacity internet connectivity over long distances. Google says that it is just like a fiber
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Uses Light Beam Tech To Wirelessly Deliver Internet In India
For a long time if you needed an OpenSSH client for a Windows computer you had to download and install one from a third-party. Applications like PuTTY are very popular with folks that need that sort of client software. Microsoft is now making moves to prevent Windows users from needing an openSSH client from a third party with its own integrated
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Adds Native OpenSSH Client To Windows 10
It looks as though Amazon was the first company to blink with regards to its ongoing feud with Google. Back in 2015, Amazon removed devices like the Chromecast and the Google Nexus Player from its massive online marketplace.
Amazon’s reasoning at the time was that the devices, which lacked support for Amazon Video, could confuse customers
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Chromecast And Apple TV Return To Amazon After Multi-Year Blackout
As promised, Apple’s brand-new iMac Pro is now available for purchase. While the iMac Pro looks like the more plebeian iMac with respect to design (albeit with a darker, space gray finish), its innards are in a completely different league.
The iMac Pro is available across the board with Intel Xeon W processors (available in 8-, 10-, 14- and
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple iMac Pro Now Available, Maxed Out 18-Core Xeon W Config Priced At ,199
Tech loving Star Wars fans have something new to lust after this holiday season courtesy of Lenovo and Disney, the unique Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. This is an augmented reality gaming system featuring the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, that includes a fancy “collector quality” Lightsaber, a lighted, spherical beacon that looks…
Source: Hot Hardware – Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Review: Battle Darth Vader In AR
Sometimes it feels like this whole cryptocurrency mining business is getting out of hand. The underlying technology—blockchain—is interesting and potentially very useful, but there are some side effects that are casting a dark shadow over cryptocurrency, such as driving up the price (and limiting availability) of graphics cards for gamers.
Source: Hot Hardware – Over A Billion Video Streamers Unwittingly Mine Cryptocurrency Via Crypto-Jacking
The developers behind Star Citizen, the much hyped and still unreleased space trading and combat video game, are facing a lawsuit filed by Crytek over the use of its CryEngine game engine. Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) and Roberts Space Industries (RIS), both of which were co-founded by Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series, are
Source: Hot Hardware – Crytek Sues Star Citizen Devs For Copyright Infringement, Breach Of Contract
Atari has been trickling out information on its Ataribox gaming console for the past year, and we thought that were getting closer to an official launch. After all, the company announced earlier this week that pre-orders for the Ataribox would launch today, December 14th. However, that pronouncement appears to have been too good to be true.
Source: Hot Hardware – Atari Delays Pre-Orders For Retrotastic Ataribox Gaming Console
System builders have been releasing new and refreshed laptop models built around Intel’s recently launched 8th Generation Core processor family for mobile (Kaby Lake Refresh or Kaby Lake-R, not to be confused with Coffee Lake on the desktop). Samsung is among them, having just launched three Notebook 9 models for 2018, and a Notebook 9 Pen
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Notebook 9 Ultrabooks Rock 8th Gen Intel Core i7 And S Pen Support