Android P Beta Hints At A Notchless Pixel 3 With Gesture Refinements

Android P Beta Hints At A Notchless Pixel 3 With Gesture Refinements
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been on the market for over seven months now, and given the interest in Google’s home brewed handsets, it’s a pretty safe bet a Pixel 3 is in the pipeline. It’s also a given that the Pixel 3 will arrive with the next major version of Android, currently called Android P. If a couple of leaked illustrations of

Source: Hot Hardware – Android P Beta Hints At A Notchless Pixel 3 With Gesture Refinements

iOS 12 Will Reportedly Enable iPhone NFC Chip To Unlock Doors

iOS 12 Will Reportedly Enable iPhone NFC Chip To Unlock Doors
The next major iOS update will allegedly bring some functionality to the iPhone that will expand the use of the Near Field Communications (NFC) chip inside beyond making contactless payments. iOS 12 will allow the NFC chip inside the iPhone to unlock supported doors. This could be useful for people who work in jobs that use NFC door locks

Source: Hot Hardware – iOS 12 Will Reportedly Enable iPhone NFC Chip To Unlock Doors

Apple’s Phil Schiller Claims Valve Steam Link Violated App Store Guidelines But There’s Still Hope

Apple’s Phil Schiller Claims Valve Steam Link Violated App Store Guidelines But There’s Still Hope
Valve launched the Steam Link app in beta on Google Play earlier this month and planned to bring the app to iOS as well. Initially, Apple approved the app for launch only to turn around a couple days later and pull that approval leaving Valve with no way to get the app onto iOS. At the time the denial was issued, all Apple said was that the

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s Phil Schiller Claims Valve Steam Link Violated App Store Guidelines But There’s Still Hope

Ted Dabney, Atari Co-Founder And Video Game Trailblazer, Dies At 81

Ted Dabney, Atari Co-Founder And Video Game Trailblazer, Dies At 81
Ted Dabney, a video game pioneer and one of the co-founders of Atari, has died after having just recently celebrated his 81st birthday. News of this death sent a ripple through social media after Dabney’s friend and video games historian Leonard Herman posted the unfortunate update on Facebook. Apparently Dabney had been diagnosed with esophageal

Source: Hot Hardware – Ted Dabney, Atari Co-Founder And Video Game Trailblazer, Dies At 81

President Trump Throws ZTE A Lifeline Defying US Congress And Intelligence Agencies

President Trump Throws ZTE A Lifeline Defying US Congress And Intelligence Agencies
The Trump administration recently announced that it has reached a deal with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corporation. This deal would reduce the sanctions placed on the corporation and eventually allow American companies to provide exports to ZTE. However, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress believe that this deal could potentially

Source: Hot Hardware – President Trump Throws ZTE A Lifeline Defying US Congress And Intelligence Agencies

Detroit Become Human Reviews Offer Praise For Futuristic Android Drama With Gameplay Choice

Detroit Become Human Reviews Offer Praise For Futuristic Android Drama With Gameplay Choice
What kind of video game elicits multiple play-throughs? Quantic Dream’s latest video game Detroit: Become Human offers players a variety of dialogue choices that can deeply affect the lives of characters in the game. Detroit: Become Human was released worldwide yesterday and has received generally favorable reviews from critics.

Detroit:

Source: Hot Hardware – Detroit Become Human Reviews Offer Praise For Futuristic Android Drama With Gameplay Choice

Facebook Developing Custom AI Silicon To Filter Live Video Content

Facebook Developing Custom AI Silicon To Filter Live Video Content
Facebook is delving further into the artificial intelligence realm, and has announced that it is creating its own AI silicon that will directly aide in filtering out inappropriate Facebook Live videos as they happen. Over the past few years, Facebook Live hasn’t just grown in popularity; many people appreciate just how “instant” the platform

Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Developing Custom AI Silicon To Filter Live Video Content

Justice Department And FBI Say Reboot Your Router ASAP To Thwart Botnet Attack

Justice Department And FBI Say Reboot Your Router ASAP To Thwart Botnet Attack
It’s not often that the US Justice Department or FBI pleads with the public to do something, so when this happens, it’s worth paying attention. This past week, the agency managed to thwart a botnet called VPNFilter by deactivating a domain that would have sent further instructions to routers belonging to ordinary folk like you and me. A problem

Source: Hot Hardware – Justice Department And FBI Say Reboot Your Router ASAP To Thwart Botnet Attack

Battlefield V Dev Says Suck It Up Gamers, Female Characters Are Here To Stay

Battlefield V Dev Says Suck It Up Gamers, Female Characters Are Here To Stay
This week EA and DICE announced Battlefield V and gave up lots of details on the game with one of the most prominent differences between this game and others being the inclusion of female characters on the front lines. That fact led many gamers to complain about historical inaccuracies and problems with women in the WWII shooter. Battlefield

Source: Hot Hardware – Battlefield V Dev Says Suck It Up Gamers, Female Characters Are Here To Stay

Amazon Gives Convoluted Explanation For Alexa Recording Then Forwarding Private Conversation

Amazon Gives Convoluted Explanation For Alexa Recording Then Forwarding Private Conversation
Earlier this week we talked a bit about an issue with an Amazon Echo device that had recorded an audio clip of a woman’s conversation and then set the clip to a random contact on her contacts list. The woman was rightfully fearful of the Alexa voice powered device after that incident, and had vowed to never use it again and wanted a refund.

Source: Hot Hardware – Amazon Gives Convoluted Explanation For Alexa Recording Then Forwarding Private Conversation

GPU Shipments Declined Sequentially In Q1, But AMD’s Overall Share Increased

GPU Shipments Declined Sequentially In Q1, But AMD’s Overall Share Increased
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has published its latest report that looks at the overall GPU industry. The latest report shows that the GPU market increased year-to-year by a scant 3.4% while GPU shipments have declined compared to last quarter to the tune of 10%. That decline may show that the cryptocurrency mining boom is waning, which is good

Source: Hot Hardware – GPU Shipments Declined Sequentially In Q1, But AMD’s Overall Share Increased

T-Mobile Website Glitch Gave Hackers Access To Private Data On Millions Of Customers

T-Mobile Website Glitch Gave Hackers Access To Private Data On Millions Of Customers
It appears that T-Mobile has only recently squashed a rather serious bug that affected one of the company’s subdomains used by staff. In this case, promotool.t-mobile.com was not password protected, allowing anyone that stumbled across it to access stored data.
According to ZDNet, which first reported on the website bug, anyone could add

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Acer Nitro 5 15-inch 1080p GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Notebook Drops To Unreal $599

Acer Nitro 5 15-inch 1080p GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Notebook Drops To Unreal $599
It’s not too often that we see epic deals on gaming notebooks, but Best Buy is currently running a promotion on the Acer Nitro 5 that made us do a double take. The laptop comes with some pretty stout specs and will only set you to back $599 (plus tax, of course).
That price will get you a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS display with Acer

Source: Hot Hardware – Acer Nitro 5 15-inch 1080p GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Notebook Drops To Unreal 9

Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 April 2018 Update On PCs With Avast Antivirus Installed

Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 April 2018 Update On PCs With Avast Antivirus Installed
Microsoft has not seen a ton of issues rolling out its April 2018 Update for Windows 10, though there have been some snags along the way, prompting the company to block the update on some machines. We saw that recently when Microsoft halted the update to machines running an Intel SSD 600p or SSD Pro 6000 series drive until a fix could be issued,

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 April 2018 Update On PCs With Avast Antivirus Installed

Steam Store Lists A Depraved School Shooting Game That's Sick And Just Plain Wrong

Steam Store Lists A Depraved School Shooting Game That's Sick And Just Plain Wrong
A controversial game has made its way to Valve’s Steam store, and it is sure to spark a vigorous debate about common decency and what is acceptable as a freedom of expression. The game, Active Shooter, allows you to serve as a SWAT team member during an “active shooter” situation at a high school. While this might be a bit unsettling, given

Source: Hot Hardware – Steam Store Lists A Depraved School Shooting Game That’s Sick And Just Plain Wrong

Apple A12 Vortex CPU To Offer Huge Performance Boost Over A11 For 2018 iPhones

Apple A12 Vortex CPU To Offer Huge Performance Boost Over A11 For 2018 iPhones
One thing that’s been interesting to watch at Apple is how its custom processors always seem to outperform their specs, compared to other chipsets on the market. It’s a remarkable thing, and rumor has it that will again be the case when Apple releases upgraded iPhone models later this year. The company is reportedly prepping a couple of ‘Vortex’

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple A12 Vortex CPU To Offer Huge Performance Boost Over A11 For 2018 iPhones

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review: Powerful, Business-Class Ultraportable

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review: Powerful, Business-Class Ultraportable
The ThinkPad line of notebooks has a long, storied history, from its beginnings as an IBM product to Lenovo’s continued refinements and improvements, generation over generation. ThinkPads are well known, often sought after products, especially by business-class road warriors, due to their no-nonsense design language, excellent keyboards, and…

Source: Hot Hardware – Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review: Powerful, Business-Class Ultraportable

Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17677 Offers Sneak Peek At Microsoft's Fall 2018 Update

Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17677 Offers Sneak Peek At Microsoft's Fall 2018 Update
We’ve barely had time to get our feet wet with the recently released April 2018 Update for Windows 10, though if you are anxious to see what Microsoft has in store for its next been upgrade, you can do so through its Windows Insider program. Microsoft has released yet another Redstone 5 build, which if sticking with the current naming scheme,

Source: Hot Hardware – Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17677 Offers Sneak Peek At Microsoft’s Fall 2018 Update

Samsung Slapped With $539M Order To Pay Apple For iPhone Patent Infringment

Samsung Slapped With $539M Order To Pay Apple For iPhone Patent Infringment
The latest in the ongoing legal saga between Apple and Samsung is that the latter owes the former $539 million for infringing on smartphone patents, a US jury has found after deliberating for more than a week. Samsung already paid Apple $399 million to cover infringement claims on some of the patents that have been in dispute, so should the

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Slapped With 9M Order To Pay Apple For iPhone Patent Infringment

Google Home Overtakes Amazon Echo For First Time In Booming AI Smart Speaker Market

Google Home Overtakes Amazon Echo For First Time In Booming AI Smart Speaker Market
It looks as though Google is turning the corner with regards to its positioning in the growing AI smart speaker market. Ever since Google Home was first introduced in late 2016, it has played second fiddle to the dominant Amazon Echo family (which originally launched in late 2014). However, new sales numbers coming in this week from Canalys

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Home Overtakes Amazon Echo For First Time In Booming AI Smart Speaker Market