It’s hard to believe it, but the original Unreal is 20 years old today… yes, twenty years old. The game was originally released on May 22nd, 1998 by GT Interactive and was of course the first to use the famed Unreal engine. If you’re getting on up there in age, you can likely recall fanboys proclaiming their love for either Unreal or Quake
Source: Hot Hardware – Epic Games Celebrates Unreal’s 20th Anniversary By Making The Gaming Classic Free On Steam
We have been seeing leaks of HTC’s upcoming flagship U12+ smartphone for several weeks now, including what looked to be official press renders and a comprehensive set of specifications. Lest there be any doubt about the legitimacy of previously leaked information, HTC did curious folks a solid by posting all the juicy bits on its a subdomain
Source: Hot Hardware – HTC U12 Plus Official Photos, Specs, And Pricing Leaked On Official Website
Google is at the center of another privacy lawsuit, this latest one filed in the UK on behalf of around 4.4 million iPhone owners who may have had their browsing data improperly collected. Should Google lose the legal battle, it could be on the hook for 3.2 billion pounds, or roughly $4.29 billion, the company revealed in a court filing. Google
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Staring Down Barrel Of .3 Billion UK iPhone Privacy Suit
The Sony PlayStation 4 is getting a little long in the tooth. What was once state of the art (for a gaming console) back in 2013 is now headed towards the end of its current lifecycle. That last statement actually comes directly from Sony PlayStation chief John Kodera.
Kodera made the comments during Sony’s Corporate Strategy Meeting, which
Source: Hot Hardware – Sony Confirms PS4 Entering Final Phase Of Its Lifecycle, PS5 Rumored To Rock AMD Ryzen Processor
After taking a measured, wait-and-see approach to machine learning, Arm is ready to jump into the fold full throttle. Today, the company is following up on its Project Trillium announcement from back in February with new details surrounding its machine learning processor, also known as the neural-network processing unit or NPU. To quickly…
Source: Hot Hardware – ARM Details Project Trillium Machine Learning Processor To Drive AI To the Edge
We are now just two weeks shy of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which means that new product and service announcements from the Cupertino company are right around the corner. So, what can we expect out of WWDC? Some users posed that question to Siri, and surprisingly the digital assistant obliged with some interesting
Source: Hot Hardware – Siri Teases Brand New Voice And Updated HomePod For Apple WWDC
Mesh routers are all the rage these days, as they allow users to ensure that their whole home is blanketed in Wi-Fi while maintaining peak speeds throughout. Comcast is getting in on the action with the official nationwide launch of its xFi Pods, which are rebranded Plume Wi-Fi extenders with its own special firmware backed in and accompany
Source: Hot Hardware – Comcast Launches xFi Pods Delivering Cheap And Easy Mesh Wi-Fi Networking For Whole Home Coverage
If all goes to plan (*revised* plan, that is), Intel will finally start shipping its 10-nanometer processors in volume early next the year, delivering its much anticipated Cannon Lake lineup to the masses. In the meantime, Intel is extracting as much performance out of Coffee Lake as possible, and rumor has it there are 8-core variants in
Source: Hot Hardware – Alleged 8-Core Intel Coffee Lake Processor Leaks Again Via SiSoft Database
Kermit the Frog famously sang “It’s not easy being green”, and he should have added that it’s not cheap either. Sony has added a new 10-inch model to its Digital Paper line and this thing is essentially a sheet of paper that never runs out. The idea is to help reduce the amount of ink and paper you use, which could be a big deal if you work
Source: Hot Hardware – Sony’s New 10-inch DPT-CP1 Digital Paper Tablet Proves It’s Not Cheap Being Green
Computer users around the world are still reeling from the Spectre flaws that affected Intel CPUs, and earlier this month we learned that there was another Spectre-style vulnerability that could affect Intel chips. Intel and Microsoft have now stepped up and officially disclosed the latest vulnerability.
Intel says that following the Google
Source: Hot Hardware – Intel And Microsoft Disclose Latest Spectre-Style CPU Flaw, Official Fix Could Slow Some PCs
Razer has some hot new gaming goodness on tap today, and fans of Razer Blade series gaming laptops will especially be pleased by the new 15.6-inch addition to the family.
The new Razer Blade has a standard 15.6-inch display with a Full HD (1920×1080) resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate and 100 percent sRGB color gamut coverage. The tiny
Source: Hot Hardware – Razer Unleashes Blade 15 Gaming Laptop With Coffee Lake-H, GTX 1070 And New Razer Core X
Intel and Micron have just jointly announced shipment of the first quad-level cell (QLC) NAND-based SSD in the industry: the Micron 5210 ION, which is aimed directly at read-intensive cloud workloads. Intel-Micron say that the new QLC NAND has 33 percent greater bit density than TLC NAND, which gives it the ability to address opportunities
Source: Hot Hardware – Micron And Intel Announce Shipment Of Industry First Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND Solid State Drives
Epic Games’ promise is due to the overwhelmingly positive response it has received from Fortnite players since the game’s release. Epic Games
Source: Hot Hardware – Epic Funds Massive 0 Million Prize Pool For Fortnite eSports Tournaments
Facebook is teaming up with Qualcomm in an effort to bring its gigabit wireless internet project to the masses. The Terragraph Project is a 60GHz multi-node, millimeter-wavelength wireless system the two tech giants hope to have operating on a trial basis by mid-2019.
Terragraph makes use of the 802.11ay WLAN standard and can transmit data
Source: Hot Hardware – Qualcomm Partners With Facebook For High-Speed Internet Wireless Terragraph Project
It seems as though game developers (and gamers) simply can’t get enough of the “Greatest Generation”; the brave soldiers that fought during World War II. The official Twitter account for the Battlefield franchise posted a new teaser trailer for Battlefield V which all but confirms that the game will be set during WWII, which meshes with rumors
Source: Hot Hardware – DICE Battlefield V Teaser Trailer Confirms World War II Setting
There are rumblings from one of Apple’s suppliers that the company is supposedly planning to release a new HomePod model with Beats branding attached to it. You might recall that Apple acquired Beats for a whopping $3.2 billion just over four years ago, though for the most part is hasn’t really integrated the popular brand into its other products
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Reportedly Developing Cheaper HomePod AI Speaker With Beats Branding
Here’s a protip if you haven’t already played Resident Evil 7 but plan on doing so—the game is best played at night with the lights turn off, and with the volume cranked up. That is, if you like a good scare. As to which platform to play on, we tend to favor the PC around these parts, though it’s also available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox
Source: Hot Hardware – Resident Evil 7 Is Coming To Nintendo Switch With A Few Caveats
The first laptop PCs with integrated Amazon Alexa functionality were announced earlier this year, but Acer is claiming that it is the first manufacturer to actually ship devices to customers. The company announced today that Alexa is preinstalled on Spin 3 and Spin 5 convertibles that are shipping now.
In addition to those aforementioned
Source: Hot Hardware – Acer Ships The First Windows 10 Laptops With Amazon Alexa Fully Integrated
An app designed to help parents spy on monitor their teenager’s mobile phone activities has come under additional scrutiny for leaking account information of tens of thousands of parents and children.
The app is called TeenSafe and it allows parents to look over their child’s shoulder, at least as it pertains to their cell phone use. Using
Source: Hot Hardware – TeenSafe Parent Phone Monitoring App Alarmingly Leaked Thousands Of Apple IDs And Passwords
Huawei is expanding its reach into the U.S. market with the launch of the MateBook X Pro, which is an attractive premium laptop that is high on style and low on weight. Measuring in at just over a half an inch thick and weighing in at a mere 2.9 pounds, the MateBook X Pro aims to impress.
The MateBook X Pro comes with a 13.9-inch, 3000×2000
Source: Hot Hardware – Huawei MateBook X Pro Laptop Arrives In US Priced From 99 Before Tasty Discounts