T-Mobile, Sprint Offer Deep Discounts On LG G6 And V20 Ahead Of Flagship V30 Debut

T-Mobile, Sprint Offer Deep Discounts On LG G6 And V20 Ahead Of Flagship V30 Debut
The LG G6 was first announced back in late February, which seems like ages ago when it comes to flagship smartphones. Since that time, we’ve seen a number of competitors enter the fray including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, OnePlus 5, Essential Phone and Motorola Moto Z2 Plus.

With that in mind, third- and fourth-place U.S. wireless

Source: Hot Hardware – T-Mobile, Sprint Offer Deep Discounts On LG G6 And V20 Ahead Of Flagship V30 Debut

Apple Introduces iOS 11 ‘Cop Button’ To Quickly Disable Touch ID And Protect Your Privacy

Apple Introduces iOS 11 ‘Cop Button’ To Quickly Disable Touch ID And Protect Your Privacy
It seems like more now than ever, the chance that you’ll run into a situation where law enforcement wants to see what’s on your phone isn’t outside the realm of possibility. The problem in many jurisdictions is that law enforcement is allowed to force you to unlock your phone, something easily taken care of with a finger print. 

Well, while

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Introduces iOS 11 ‘Cop Button’ To Quickly Disable Touch ID And Protect Your Privacy

Google's Android O Confirmed For August 21 Solar Eclipse Livestream Debut

Google's Android O Confirmed For August 21 Solar Eclipse Livestream Debut
After hearing rumblings over the weekend that Android O was poised for an August 21st debut, we received official confirmation of that date today from Google. The internet giant has launched a new teaser site that is counting down to Monday’s big day, which also coincides with solar eclipse that will sweep from the northwestern United States

Source: Hot Hardware – Google’s Android O Confirmed For August 21 Solar Eclipse Livestream Debut

Hackers Exploit Microsoft Word Auto-Updating Links To Install Spyware

Hackers Exploit Microsoft Word Auto-Updating Links To Install Spyware
A freelance security consultant and Handler at SANS Internet Storm Center has discovered a rather interesting exploit in Microsoft Word, one that allows an attacker to abuse the productivity program’s ability to auto-update links. This is a feature that is enabled by default—when you add links to external sources like URLs, World with automatically

Source: Hot Hardware – Hackers Exploit Microsoft Word Auto-Updating Links To Install Spyware

Microsoft To Reveal Xbox One X Preorder Info This Sunday During Gamescon 2017

Microsoft To Reveal Xbox One X Preorder Info This Sunday During Gamescon 2017
Microsoft is nearly ready to accept preorders for its Xbox One X console, which brings upgraded hardware capable of playing games at 4K resolution to the console scene. After having announced the beefed up game system at the E3 conference earlier this year, Microsoft is planning to announce preorder information this Sunday, August 20, at Gamescom

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft To Reveal Xbox One X Preorder Info This Sunday During Gamescon 2017

AMD Responds To Radeon RX Vega Pricing Concerns, Confirms More $499 Vega 64 Cards Available Soon

AMD Responds To Radeon RX Vega Pricing Concerns, Confirms More $499 Vega 64 Cards Available Soon
Earlier this week, we were a bit disappointed when we heard rumors that AMD would be dropping its standalone air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 SKU, effectively raising its price to $599 for the foreseeable future. If this was indeed the case, it would be the ultimate case of “bait and switch”, since AMD played up the attractive $499 price point

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Responds To Radeon RX Vega Pricing Concerns, Confirms More 9 Vega 64 Cards Available Soon

NVIDIA's Whisper Mode For GeForce-Powered Gaming Laptops Put To The Test

NVIDIA's Whisper Mode For GeForce-Powered Gaming Laptops Put To The Test
A new feature of NVIDIA’s latest GeForce technology for laptops that we weren’t able to fully evaluate until now, is something NVIDIA calls Whisper Mode. Like its recently introduced Max Q technology that paves the way for thinner and lighter gaming laptops such as the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501, Whisper Mode is another type of mobile gaming

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA’s Whisper Mode For GeForce-Powered Gaming Laptops Put To The Test

Nintendo Switch Crushes Xbox One And PS4 In July Console Sales, Splatoon 2 Top-Selling Game

Nintendo Switch Crushes Xbox One And PS4 In July Console Sales, Splatoon 2 Top-Selling Game
Nintendo was in need of a win leading up to the launch of its hybrid Switch console, and despite the skepticism that gamers would embrace a comparatively under powered game console to Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, they have done just that. According to NPD Group, Nintendo was the big winner in July, outselling both the Xbox

Source: Hot Hardware – Nintendo Switch Crushes Xbox One And PS4 In July Console Sales, Splatoon 2 Top-Selling Game

ASUS VivoBook Pro N580 Pairs Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake Muscle With GTX 1050 Firepower

ASUS VivoBook Pro N580 Pairs Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake Muscle With GTX 1050 Firepower
ASUS is looking to appease mobile professionals who might partake in some light gaming on the side with its latest thin and light notebook, the VivoBook Pro N580. While it’s not being aimed at hardcore gamers that crave the ultimate in graphics muscle, the VivoBook Pro N580 has more than enough power to ensure that eSports fanatics will be

Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS VivoBook Pro N580 Pairs Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake Muscle With GTX 1050 Firepower

NVIDIA Now Ranked World’s 3rd Largest Fabless Semiconductor Design Company Behind Broadcom And Qualcomm

NVIDIA Now Ranked World’s 3rd Largest Fabless Semiconductor Design Company Behind Broadcom And Qualcomm
In the world of integrated circuits, there are some major players that build chips that we use every day may not even realize it. Companies like Broadcom and Qualcomm make integrated circuits that find their way inside the laptops, computers, and smart devices that we use constantly. A name you might not think about being in the same league

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Now Ranked World’s 3rd Largest Fabless Semiconductor Design Company Behind Broadcom And Qualcomm

Sony Pushes PlayStation 4 System Update 5.0 Beta Packed With New Features

Sony Pushes PlayStation 4 System Update 5.0 Beta Packed With New Features
Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 software update 5.00 is rolling out now for those who were selected in the beta program. A big portion of the 5.00 software update is to the overall master/sub-account system that allows parents to control what kids see and do on the PS4. The overhaul includes a new “Family on PlayStation Network” system

Source: Hot Hardware – Sony Pushes PlayStation 4 System Update 5.0 Beta Packed With New Features

NVIDIA Debuts Quadro vDWS Leveraging Tesla GPUs For Virtualized Workstation Rendering And Compute Muscle

NVIDIA Debuts Quadro vDWS Leveraging Tesla GPUs For Virtualized Workstation Rendering And Compute Muscle
NVIDIA is making its high-powered Tesla GPU servers even more useful today with the launch of what it calls Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software, or Quadro vDWS. Quadro vDWS allows users to run heavy rendering operations and high-performance computing workloads within a virtualized environment.

These applications can then be

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Debuts Quadro vDWS Leveraging Tesla GPUs For Virtualized Workstation Rendering And Compute Muscle

Walmart Scores Exclusive Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Bundle

Walmart Scores Exclusive Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Bundle
As if the Nintendo Switch wasn’t already hard enough to come by months after its official North American launch, there’s a new SKU that will soon be arriving in the United States. Joining the existing grey and neon red/neon blue Nintendo Switch consoles editions will be a new Splatoon 2 Bundle.

We first learned about the Nintendo Switch

Source: Hot Hardware – Walmart Scores Exclusive Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Bundle

Intel Confirms Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake Single-Threaded Performance 11% Faster Than 7700K

Intel Confirms Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake Single-Threaded Performance 11% Faster Than 7700K
Intel; is set to officially lift the veil on its Coffee Lake family of processors on Monday to coincide with the solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States. However, a new leak out of China gives us an early glimpse of Intel’s own guidance for Coffee Lake performance compared to the current generation Kaby Lake processors.

As

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Confirms Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake Single-Threaded Performance 11% Faster Than 7700K

Crackdown 3 To Miss Big Xbox One X Debut, Now Delayed Until Spring 2018

Crackdown 3 To Miss Big Xbox One X Debut, Now Delayed Until Spring 2018
Crackdown 3 is proving a bit more ambitious than its developers anticipated. As a result, it will not launch alongside the Xbox One X this November. Both were scheduled to debut on November 7, 2017, and while that still applies to the Xbox One X console, Microsoft Studios is pushing back the launch of Crackdown 3 until sometime in spring of

Source: Hot Hardware – Crackdown 3 To Miss Big Xbox One X Debut, Now Delayed Until Spring 2018

Motorola Patent Reveals Smartphone Polymer Display Tech That Self-Heals Unsightly Cracks

Motorola Patent Reveals Smartphone Polymer Display Tech That Self-Heals Unsightly Cracks
Imagine if your smartphone could identify cracks in its display and then heal itself, much like your own body does when its suffers a scrape or bruise. It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but perhaps it is not all that far fetched. Motorola has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Source: Hot Hardware – Motorola Patent Reveals Smartphone Polymer Display Tech That Self-Heals Unsightly Cracks

Sound BlasterX AE-5 Review: An Uncompromising Gaming Sound Card For Audiophiles

Sound BlasterX AE-5 Review: An Uncompromising Gaming Sound Card For Audiophiles
Creative Labs was instrumental in evolving PC audio with notable products, like the Sound Blaster 16, AWE 32, AWE64, Live!, Audigy, X-Fi, and Extigy, and algorithms like EAX technology. Most of its competitors through the last three decades, like Yamaha, ESS, Turtle Beach, Auzentech and M-Audio, evolved their product line-ups or faded into…

Source: Hot Hardware – Sound BlasterX AE-5 Review: An Uncompromising Gaming Sound Card For Audiophiles

Here’s How To Make Free Phone Calls With Google Home AI Assistant

Here’s How To Make Free Phone Calls With Google Home AI Assistant
A smart speaker that does not allow you to make phone calls does not seem very smart, does it? Google agrees, and so the Mountain View outfit is bringing hands-free calling to its Google Home speaker. Starting soon, the AI assistant powering Google Home will allow users to make voice-activated phone calls for free to anyone in the United States

Source: Hot Hardware – Here’s How To Make Free Phone Calls With Google Home AI Assistant

Facebook Tweaks App UI For Better News Feed Readability

Facebook Tweaks App UI For Better News Feed Readability
Facebook is always making tweaks and introducing new features to lure in the handful of people out there who aren’t already on the social network, and to keep those who frequently use Facebook happily posting pictures of food, dogs and kids. The social giant recently announced that it was bringing a new streaming video service to the network

Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Tweaks App UI For Better News Feed Readability

LG V30 Poses With Its Skinny Display Bezels In Full Frontal Photo Leak

LG V30 Poses With Its Skinny Display Bezels In Full Frontal Photo Leak
It will not be long before LG officially unveils its delicious new flagship phone, the V30. Until then, there are plenty of leaks to whet your appetite. The latest one comes from Evan Blass, the infamous inside man who goes @evleaks on Twitter. Blass posted what are undoubtedly officially press renders of the LG V30, giving viewers a full-on

Source: Hot Hardware – LG V30 Poses With Its Skinny Display Bezels In Full Frontal Photo Leak