Outlandish Theory Suggests Microsoft Will Ditch Windows Kernel In Favor Of Linux

Outlandish Theory Suggests Microsoft Will Ditch Windows Kernel In Favor Of Linux
Recently, an article titled “Last phase of the desktop wars?” came across the Hot Hardware new desk, and it posed an interesting thought, “What is next for Windows?” As the author of the original article, Eric S. Raymond, writes, Windows is moving to cater to Linux. Perhaps the divide between Linux and Windows will shrink until Windows essentially

Source: Hot Hardware – Outlandish Theory Suggests Microsoft Will Ditch Windows Kernel In Favor Of Linux

Google Says Android 12 Will Be Friendlier To Third-Party App Stores Following Epic Blockade

Google Says Android 12 Will Be Friendlier To Third-Party App Stores Following Epic Blockade
Google has announced that it is making changes in the next major release of Android that is probably music to Epic Games’ ears. As you recall, over the summer, Epic got into a heated battle with Apple and Google over the cut that each developer took out its revenue stream from the App Store and the Play Store respectively citing anticompetitive

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Says Android 12 Will Be Friendlier To Third-Party App Stores Following Epic Blockade

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Kingpin Shown Off With Monster Radiator And Flip-Up Display

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Kingpin Shown Off With Monster Radiator And Flip-Up Display
The Kingpin line of GPUs from EVGA is generally regarded as beastly and over the top. Following the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX Ampere line of cards, this generation will be no different. The GeForce RTX 3090 is getting the Kingpin treatment from EVGA, and holy smokes, it is certainly shaping up to be a beast.
Vince Lucido, better known

Source: Hot Hardware – EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Kingpin Shown Off With Monster Radiator And Flip-Up Display

Xbox Series X Early Testing Gives A Sneak Peek At Loading Times And Game Performance

Xbox Series X Early Testing Gives A Sneak Peek At Loading Times And Game Performance
We were told the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S would usher in a new era of gaming, run much faster than the previous generation, virtually eliminate load times, enable more expansive worlds, and bring about world peace! Okay, maybe not that last one. But the rest have all been hyped time and again. Will they deliver? We will find out in

Source: Hot Hardware – Xbox Series X Early Testing Gives A Sneak Peek At Loading Times And Game Performance

OnePlus Nord 5G Phone Closed Beta Now Accepting U.S. Participants, Act Fast

OnePlus Nord 5G Phone Closed Beta Now Accepting U.S. Participants, Act Fast
When we reviewed the OnePlus Nord earlier this summer, we came away impressed by its features and performance. What made the Nord so compelling is that it offered a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and requisite 5G connectivity for under $500. The only big drawback, however, was that it is not officially offered for sale in the United States.

While

Source: Hot Hardware – OnePlus Nord 5G Phone Closed Beta Now Accepting U.S. Participants, Act Fast

Dell Hybrid Client: Seamless Cloud-Optimized Computing With Ubuntu

Dell Hybrid Client: Seamless Cloud-Optimized Computing With Ubuntu
While COVID-19 can claim some credit for more workers than ever performing their job duties remotely over the course of this year, the fact is the corporate world has been moving in that direction for a long time. At the same time, more businesses are trusting their data with private datacenters or public cloud hosting solutions. The…

Source: Hot Hardware – Dell Hybrid Client: Seamless Cloud-Optimized Computing With Ubuntu

Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab Active3 Rugged Tablet With IP68-Rated S-Pen

Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab Active3 Rugged Tablet With IP68-Rated S-Pen
Samsung is going rugged with the new Galaxy Tab Active3. This device is built for harsh environments and those who work in them, such as first responders, soldiers, and more. The design’s focus was taking the Galaxy Tab Active2 up a notch by improving productivity and portability capabilities.
The Galaxy Tab Active3 is built to be tough.

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab Active3 Rugged Tablet With IP68-Rated S-Pen

Here's How NVIDIA's Latest GeForce Driver Will Improve Performance In Call Of Duty

Here's How NVIDIA's Latest GeForce Driver Will Improve Performance In Call Of Duty
NVIDIA is pushing out a new ‘Game Ready’ driver for its GeForce GPUs (WHQL 456.55), and with it comes Reflex support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone, along with optimizations for Star Wars: Squadrons. The GPU maker also claims its latest driver “improves stability in certain games on RTX 30 series GPUs” as well.

Consider

Source: Hot Hardware – Here’s How NVIDIA’s Latest GeForce Driver Will Improve Performance In Call Of Duty

Roku's New Streambar And Ultra 4K Streamers Bring New Features, Improved Wi-Fi Performance

Roku's New Streambar And Ultra 4K Streamers Bring New Features, Improved Wi-Fi Performance
Roku has announced two new additions to its popular streaming lineup today: the Streambar and an updated Ultra standalone box. These are some of the more expensive entries in Roku’s extensive lineup, but should help to improve the company’s dominant position in the streaming market.

Kicking things off is the new Streambar, which combines

Source: Hot Hardware – Roku’s New Streambar And Ultra 4K Streamers Bring New Features, Improved Wi-Fi Performance

Powerful ClockTuner Optimization App For AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPUs Launches September 29

Powerful ClockTuner Optimization App For AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPUs Launches September 29
The developer responsible for the popular DRAM Calculator for Ryzen utility is getting ready to release another software package for AMD’s processors, this one called ClockTuner for Ryzen (CTR). Set to go live tomorrow, September 29 at noon ET, the nifty follow-up utility will enable finer grain control over certain Ryzen CPUs, for potentially

Source: Hot Hardware – Powerful ClockTuner Optimization App For AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPUs Launches September 29

Amazon Prime Day 2020 Confirmed For October 13, But You Can Grab These Hot Deals Today

Amazon Prime Day 2020 Confirmed For October 13, But You Can Grab These Hot Deals Today
Amazon is getting ready to kick off its annual Prime Day sales event with bargains on a whole bunch of items, including home electronics, kitchen wares, clothing, and pretty much every kind of item imaginable. The two-day “epic” event will commence on Tuesday, October 13 at precisely midnight PT, and run through Wednesday, October 14.

Prime

Source: Hot Hardware – Amazon Prime Day 2020 Confirmed For October 13, But You Can Grab These Hot Deals Today

Dell XPS 13, XPS 13 2-in-1 Pounce With Intel Tiger Lake Speed And Iris Xe Bite

Dell XPS 13, XPS 13 2-in-1 Pounce With Intel Tiger Lake Speed And Iris Xe Bite
Earlier this month, Intel launched its highly anticipated 11th generation Tiger Lake platform complete with the 12th generation Iris Xe graphics engine. As we’ve already discovered in our early performance preview of Tiger Lake, the new CPU family will deliver some strong gains for thin and light notebooks this year.

However, conspicuously

Source: Hot Hardware – Dell XPS 13, XPS 13 2-in-1 Pounce With Intel Tiger Lake Speed And Iris Xe Bite

Even Coffee Makers Are Vulnerable To Ransomware As IoT Explosion Brews Security Complacency

Even Coffee Makers Are Vulnerable To Ransomware As IoT Explosion Brews Security Complacency
Some people may say, “Don’t talk to me until I have had my coffee,” but what if they could not have coffee because of a ransomware attack? According to a researcher at Avast, IoT devices, such as smart coffee makers, can be vulnerable to attacks.
Security researcher Martin Hron remarks “firmware is a new software,” and that software can be

Source: Hot Hardware – Even Coffee Makers Are Vulnerable To Ransomware As IoT Explosion Brews Security Complacency

Xbox Series X/S Vs PlayStation 5: Which Console Should You Buy This Holiday Season?

Xbox Series X/S Vs PlayStation 5: Which Console Should You Buy This Holiday Season?
The holiday season is fast approaching, and the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony will be arriving soon. When it comes to deciding on what you want, it can be a challenging proposition. Between exclusive games, varying specs, or more features, choosing a new console to last a few years until the next iteration can be daunting, to say the

Source: Hot Hardware – Xbox Series X/S Vs PlayStation 5: Which Console Should You Buy This Holiday Season?

Joker Malware Is No Laughing Matter As Google Review 17 Play Store Apps For Billing Fraud

Joker Malware Is No Laughing Matter As Google Review 17 Play Store Apps For Billing Fraud
Malware known as Joker is no laughing matter, especially if you have downloaded an infected app that could bring its payload. The Zscaler ThreatLabZ research team recently discovered seventeen Android apps with Joker malware. These particular apps were stealing device information, contacts lists, and SMS messages and signing unsuspecting users

Source: Hot Hardware – Joker Malware Is No Laughing Matter As Google Review 17 Play Store Apps For Billing Fraud

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Big Navi 21 Specs Leak Tips 80 CUs And Major Performance Boost

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Big Navi 21 Specs Leak Tips 80 CUs And Major Performance Boost
For the past several weeks, it has been rumored that Big Navi will burst onto the GPU scene wielding 80 compute units (CUs), making it a potential monster. To put that into perspective, it is twice the number of CUs as the current generation Radeon RX 5700 XT. Now we have the closest thing yet to a confirmation, by way of reverse engineering

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Radeon RX 6000 Big Navi 21 Specs Leak Tips 80 CUs And Major Performance Boost

WatchOS 7 Update Plagues Apple Watch Series 3 Owners With Bug Infestation And Reboot Hell

WatchOS 7 Update Plagues Apple Watch Series 3 Owners With Bug Infestation And Reboot Hell
If you own an Apple Watch Series 3 and haven’t yet updated to watchOS 7, we’d suggest that you hold off for now. We say this under good authority given that Apple’s latest operating system is running horribly on the Series 3, despite that fact that watchOS 7 went through multiple developer beta releases (and a lengthy public beta) since it

Source: Hot Hardware – WatchOS 7 Update Plagues Apple Watch Series 3 Owners With Bug Infestation And Reboot Hell

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti With GA106 GPU Could Follow RTX 3070 Launch

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti With GA106 GPU Could Follow RTX 3070 Launch
NVIDIA may have their phasers set to kill in the graphics card market this year, especially with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti which has now been leaked. According to two sources for VideoCardz, the “first mid-range Ampere card to launch this year is GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.”
Until AMD launches Big Navi, NVIDIA will be ruling the roost of GPUs and

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti With GA106 GPU Could Follow RTX 3070 Launch

AMD Linux Kernel Patch Confirms Next-Gen Van Gogh APUs With DDR5 And RDNA2

AMD Linux Kernel Patch Confirms Next-Gen Van Gogh APUs With DDR5 And RDNA2
After a Linux kernel patch with 275K lines of code came out on Friday, the people over at Phoronix began to snoop around for any hidden information. Among the lines of code, they discovered that the upcoming Van Gogh APUs from AMD will have Navi 2 GPUs and will use DDR5 system memory.
The Van Gogh is rumored to be a “next-gen mobile APU”

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Linux Kernel Patch Confirms Next-Gen Van Gogh APUs With DDR5 And RDNA2

Expecting Your Xbox Series X Amazon Preorder On Launch Day Might Be Wishful Thinking

Expecting Your Xbox Series X Amazon Preorder On Launch Day Might Be Wishful Thinking
Have you pre-ordered the Xbox Series X fro Amazon? Well, it may be a while until your brand new console will be in your hands. Amazon recently emailed customers to let them know that they may not receive the Xbox Series X on launch day.

Several Twitter users have posted snippets of emails they have recently received from Amazon. The emails

Source: Hot Hardware – Expecting Your Xbox Series X Amazon Preorder On Launch Day Might Be Wishful Thinking