Bitcoin Up 500% Annually, Dominant Cryptocurrency Tops $100B Valuation

Bitcoin Up 500% Annually, Dominant Cryptocurrency Tops $100B Valuation
Bitcoin has been on an enviable winning streak this year, and reached a new intraday high earlier today. Bitcoin hit a record high of $6,183.98 at around 10:30 AM EST this morning, which comes just after the cryptocurrency pushed through the $6,000 barrier on Friday.

Currently, Bitcoin is trading at around $6,080, giving it a market cap

Source: Hot Hardware – Bitcoin Up 500% Annually, Dominant Cryptocurrency Tops 0B Valuation

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money To Friends Via PayPal

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money To Friends Via PayPal
Facebook and PayPal are strengthening their ties and have announced that users in the U.S. can now send and receive money person-to-person over Facebook Messenger. The integration also brings a PayPal customer service bot that can handle questions and requests for help right from within the Facebook Messenger window.

Messenger has always

Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money To Friends Via PayPal

Huawei CEO Confirms Plans To Release Foldable Smartphone As Early As 2018

Huawei CEO Confirms Plans To Release Foldable Smartphone As Early As 2018
It looks like the next big thing in smartphones will be devices that fold, and the first company that started to talk seriously about bringing them out in the next year was Samsung. Now several other smartphone makers are standing up and saying they too will be bringing devices with folding screens to market with the latest being Huawei. Huawei’s

Source: Hot Hardware – Huawei CEO Confirms Plans To Release Foldable Smartphone As Early As 2018

Apple Sued For Infringing On Animoji Trademark As An iPhone X Feature

Apple Sued For Infringing On Animoji Trademark As An iPhone X Feature
Apple is being sued by an iOS app developer for alleged trademark infringement in connection with the Cupertino company’s iPhone X unveiling last month. The developer, a United States citizen who currently resides in Japan claims that Apple willfully and deliberately infringed on his Animoji trademark, which he registered for in August 2014

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Sued For Infringing On Animoji Trademark As An iPhone X Feature

IoT_reaper Botnet Looms Ready To Strike With Millions Of Device Zombies At Its Disposal

IoT_reaper Botnet Looms Ready To Strike With Millions Of Device Zombies At Its Disposal
A security firm is warning of a new botnet targeting IoT (Internet of Things) devices that is on the move. Dubbed IoT_reaper, the new botnet borrows some of the source code from Mirai, which took down the popular security blog KrebsOnSecurity with a massive DDoS attack, ultimately forcing Brian Krebs, the security expert in charge of the blog,

Source: Hot Hardware – IoT_reaper Botnet Looms Ready To Strike With Millions Of Device Zombies At Its Disposal

Alphabet Deploys Project Loon LTE Balloons Above Puerto Rico

Alphabet Deploys Project Loon LTE Balloons Above Puerto Rico
Alphabet’s Project Loon team has sent LTE balloons up in the sky over parts of Puerto Rico. Project leader Alastair Westgarth stated in a blog post that his team was working with the government of Puerto Rico, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), FEMA, and others to make this happen. The team is

Source: Hot Hardware – Alphabet Deploys Project Loon LTE Balloons Above Puerto Rico

Essential Phone Android Flagship Receives a $100 Price Cut At Best Buy

Essential Phone Android Flagship Receives a $100 Price Cut At Best Buy
It seems like just yesterday when Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone was released, promising to take on the big names in the Android smartphone market like Samsung, LG, HTC and Google. With its slim bezels and odd cutout around its front-facing camera, the Essential Phone definitely turned a few heads when it was first announced. However, not many

Source: Hot Hardware – Essential Phone Android Flagship Receives a 0 Price Cut At Best Buy

Google Offers $1,000 Bounty To Unearth Exploits In Top Google Play Store Apps

Google Offers $1,000 Bounty To Unearth Exploits In Top Google Play Store Apps
Google knows that exploits make it through the app development process and could be lurking in some of the most popular apps on the Google Play Store, waiting for a nefarious hacker to take advantage. To help weed out these vulnerabilities, Google has launched the Google Play Security Reward Program. Developers of popular apps are invited

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Offers ,000 Bounty To Unearth Exploits In Top Google Play Store Apps

Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Will Receive Three Years Of Android And Security Updates

Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Will Receive Three Years Of Android And Security Updates
Google started shipping its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones this week (check out our review here), and customers are just now getting a chance to start enjoying their new flagships. With the release of the new Pixels also comes an update to Google’s support profile page for its hardware devices.

We now know the Google is being more generous

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Will Receive Three Years Of Android And Security Updates

Nintendo Switch Outsold Xbox One And PS4 In September As Total Sales Surpass 2 Million

Nintendo Switch Outsold Xbox One And PS4 In September As Total Sales Surpass 2 Million
The Nintendo Switch is a certified hit, and it continues to dominate the sales charts. According to the NDP Group, the Nintendo Switch managed to claim the top slot for console hardware sales in the United States in September, besting both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. This was the third consecutive month that the Switch

Source: Hot Hardware – Nintendo Switch Outsold Xbox One And PS4 In September As Total Sales Surpass 2 Million

HTC U11 Plus Snapdragon 835 Flagship Leaks Ahead Of November 2nd Unveil

HTC U11 Plus Snapdragon 835 Flagship Leaks Ahead Of November 2nd Unveil
HTC has been coy about its upcoming U11 Plus handset, only hinting about it in a Twitter post. Well, notorious leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, better known as @OnLeaks on Twitter, did HTC one better by posting what looks to be an official press render of the U11 Plus, along with a YouTube video and some information about the phone’s dimensions.

Source: Hot Hardware – HTC U11 Plus Snapdragon 835 Flagship Leaks Ahead Of November 2nd Unveil

Canada's Largest Wireless Carrier Laments Anemic Apple iPhone 8 Sales

Canada's Largest Wireless Carrier Laments Anemic Apple iPhone 8 Sales
Apple generally sees a significant uptick in iPhone sales after releasing a brand new model, which is usually reflected in quarterly earnings reports. We will know in time if that is the case with its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models. In the meantime, wireless carriers in the United States and Canada have noted a slowdown in upgrades to the

Source: Hot Hardware – Canada’s Largest Wireless Carrier Laments Anemic Apple iPhone 8 Sales

Google Mulls Chrome Feature To Block Embedded Browser Cryptocurrency Miners

Google Mulls Chrome Feature To Block Embedded Browser Cryptocurrency Miners
An increasing number of websites have turned to embedded cryptocurrency mining to generate revenue in place of (or in addition do) ads. One of the problems with this approach is that websites are not always transparent about this. And in other cases, legitimate websites that have been hacked could be running mining software on visitors’ PCs

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Mulls Chrome Feature To Block Embedded Browser Cryptocurrency Miners

KFA2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX Graphics Card Leaks, Primed To Fight Radeon RX Vega 56

KFA2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX Graphics Card Leaks, Primed To Fight Radeon RX Vega 56
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will soon be upon us, and as we approach its late October launch, more details about the card continue to leak. This time around, we have a full retail box shot of a custom GeForce GTX 1070 Ti card from KFA2.

If you’re not familiar with KFA2, it’s a hardware brand that is popular in Europe and is most closely

Source: Hot Hardware – KFA2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX Graphics Card Leaks, Primed To Fight Radeon RX Vega 56

Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake Processors To Feature AVX-512 Support

Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake Processors To Feature AVX-512 Support
Reading through technical documents is rarely fun, but every so often there are interesting nuggets to uncover. Such is the case with a document (PDF) on Intel’s website in regards to its upcoming 10-nanometer Cannon Lake processors. According to the “Intel Architecture Instruction Set Extensions and Future Features Programming Reference,”

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake Processors To Feature AVX-512 Support

Google DeepMind AlphaGo Zero AI Can Now Self-Train Without Human Input

Google DeepMind AlphaGo Zero AI Can Now Self-Train Without Human Input
Anyone out there who shares Elon Musk’s fear of a Skynet apocalypse may find Google’s latest AI dubbed AlphaGo Zero to be frightening. The new AI is the followup to the original AlphaZero AI that dominated all human players in an ancient Chinese game called “Go”. Google chose Go because it is said to be a game of intuition and the original

Source: Hot Hardware – Google DeepMind AlphaGo Zero AI Can Now Self-Train Without Human Input

Tim Cook Says Mac Mini Will Remain In Apple's Future Product Lineup

Tim Cook Says Mac Mini Will Remain In Apple's Future Product Lineup
Apple has done very well with its Mac computers in recent years, even if it tends to focus more on the MacBook line often to the detriment of its desktop products. Apple let the Mac Pro, iMac, and Mac Mini fall by the wayside as it focused on smartphones and notebooks over the last few years. It has been three years since the Mac Mini was

Source: Hot Hardware – Tim Cook Says Mac Mini Will Remain In Apple’s Future Product Lineup

Microsoft Chastises Google Over Zero-Day Chrome Exploit Disclosure

Microsoft Chastises Google Over Zero-Day Chrome Exploit Disclosure
Microsoft and Google don’t have that much love for each other. The two are rivals in the search market with Google being far and away the most popular search engine, leaving Bing with the table scraps. Google also has the most popular mobile operating system forcing Microsoft to admit that its mobile OS is dead. Google also went public with

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Chastises Google Over Zero-Day Chrome Exploit Disclosure

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Debuts 'TruePlay' Gaming Anti-Cheat System

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Debuts 'TruePlay' Gaming Anti-Cheat System
When it comes to multiplayer gaming, there are few things worse than spineless cheaters; well, maybe lag and TKers. Thankfully, Microsoft is looking to attack cheaters head-on with its new TruePlay system, which debuted with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

TruePlay is an anti-cheat system that is meant to give developers a relatively

Source: Hot Hardware – Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Debuts ‘TruePlay’ Gaming Anti-Cheat System

Pixel 2 XL Teardown Reveals Google's Custom Pixel Visual Core SoC

Pixel 2 XL Teardown Reveals Google's Custom Pixel Visual Core SoC
In case you missed it, we here at HotHardware have given the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL a thorough examination in our recent review. We took an exhaustive look at the smartphones’ features, performance, battery life and camera. However, if you want a look at what’s actually inside Google’s new flagship, here’s your chance.

The folks

Source: Hot Hardware – Pixel 2 XL Teardown Reveals Google’s Custom Pixel Visual Core SoC