John Carmack is a legend in the gaming world best know by gamers for his work at id Software. Carmack left id to pursue a position with Oculus and work on the Oculus Rift VR headset. Carmack has announced via Facebook that starting this week he is moving into a “consulting CTO” position with Oculus.
He says that he will still “have a voice
Source: Hot Hardware – John Carmack Leaves Oculus Post, Has Big Ideas In Mind For AI
Google’s ambitious cloud gaming platform called Stadia is only a few days away from launching to the public, and there are still many questions that have yet to be answered. That said, Google did answer some of them during an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit yesterday. One of them was in regards to which controllers will work with Stadia.
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Outlines Stadia Compatibility With PS4, Xbox, And Nintendo Switch Controllers
In mid-October, Samsung opened up beta access to Android 10 and its new One UI for Galaxy S10 owners, notice of which came by way of an official announcement. Now a month later, Samsung is doing the same for Galaxy Note 10+ owners, only without an official announcement (at least at the time of this writing).
This was first brought to attention
Source: Hot Hardware – Here’s How To Join The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 Beta Program
Ford’s first efforts with an all-electric vehicle — the Focus Electric — wasn’t exactly a hit with the buying public. However, the company is looking improve greatly upon that compromised vehicle with the launch of it first vehicle that was designed from the ground-up to be electric.
Today, that vehicle has a name: Mustang Mach-E. The
Source: Hot Hardware – Mustang Mach-E Is The Official Name Of Ford’s New Crossover EV, This Is What It Looks Like
The best way to attack Black Friday and get the best deals is to formulate a game plan ahead of time. Fortunately, it is easier than ever to do so, as companies no longer wait until the last minute to reveal what kind of bargains can be had. While there will inevitably be some surprises, Walmart, for example, is offering a preview of some
Source: Hot Hardware – Walmart’s Black Friday Deals Includes 40-inch Roku TV, 9 Apple Watch, And More
Microsoft has been doing everything in its power to ensure that its customers are running the most recent versions of Windows 10. Microsoft’s motivations are understandable, as newer Windows 10 builds have all of the latest features and security updates to ward of attacks from nefarious parties.
The latest users that are under the microscope
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Now Forcing Upgrades For Laggard Windows 10 1803 Users To May 2019 Update
Intel has definitely been slow playing the more interesting details of its modern play in discrete graphics—all we really know for sure is Intel will be launching it first modern discrete GPU in 2020, and that it plans on attacking several different market segments, gaming included. As we wait for more official details, unofficially, one of
Source: Hot Hardware – Intel’s First 7nm Xe Discrete GPU Is Allegedly Called Ponte Vecchio
When Dr. Lisu Su took to the stage at an event back in June and officially announced the Ryzen 9 3950X, it didn’t come as much of a surprise to be honest. Considering the fact that Zen 2 CPU chiplets feature 8-cores each, and the Ryzen 9 3900X with dual CPU chiplets launched with only 12-cores enabled, there was immediate speculation…
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: A 16-Core Zen 2 Powerhouse
Intel had a deathgrip on high-end gaming PCs for years while AMD’s processors struggled to provide enough gaming performance to be competitive in the high end enthusiast tier. The tide has recently turned, however, and this summer AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series of Zen 2-based 7nm processors took the world by storm. As a result of this monumental…
Source: Hot Hardware – Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition Review: A 3950X Invasion
Google is set to make a big push in the consumer banking market with a project code-named Cache. The project will see the search giant offer checking accounts to consumers in the U.S. in conjunction with Citigroup and the Stanford Federal Credit Union. A Google spokesman says that the search giant is exploring how to partner with banks and
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Throws Curveball, Plans To Offer Online Checking Accounts In 2020
After months of countless leaks, Motorola’s modern take on the Razr V3 is finally official, and it’s simply called the Razr. Like the Samsung Galaxy Fold that came before it, the Razr is foldable smartphone with an intricate hinge system – but that’s where the similarities end.
While the Galaxy Fold is in essence a tablet that can be folded
Source: Hot Hardware – Motorola’s Reimagined Razr Is A Folding Smartphone Triumph That Skips The Display Crease
Brave is a company that was co-founded by ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich after he was booted from the organization in 2014. Brave today launched version 1.0 of its browser, and it is available for most platforms including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Brave is launching into a market that is ripe with competition and is trying to differentiate
Source: Hot Hardware – Privacy-Centric Brave Browser V1.0 Launches For Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, And iOS
If you’re a school that makes use of Chromebooks in the classroom instead of iPads, Apple’s Phil Schiller would like a word with you. Apple’s iPad were once the “darling” of classrooms around the United States as kids could use the tablets for interactive lessons and as digital textbooks. However, in recent years, Chromebooks have begun to
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s Phil Schiller Slams Chromebooks In Classrooms, Says Kids Are ‘Not Going To Succeed’
Twitch launched a closed beta for Twitch Studio a few months ago. The beta was a new streaming app, and Twitch says that “tons” of streamers that signed up to try it. After taking all the feedback from the streamers who tried Twitch Studio beta, the beta is now open to everyone who wants to try it out.
Twitch Studio Beta is available for
Source: Hot Hardware – Twitch Studio Beta Now Available For All Game Streamers
Microsoft announced its Surface Pro X back in early October, and it first went on sale earlier this month. The convertible has been praised for its thin and light design, as well as its large 13-inch display. However, there have been serious questions raised about overall performance from the Arm-based Microsoft SQ1 SoC and the app compatibly.
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Reportedly Bringing x86 64-bit App Emulation To Windows 10 On Arm
If you are still rocking a Nexus 6P handset, good news, the shutdown issues some users had complained about are now officially fixed. A Google engineer says so, having finally marked the related issue tracker as “fixed” a little over four years after the phone launched. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners who may be experiencing similar problems,
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Closes Book On Nexus 6P Shutdown Issues As Pixel 3 Complaints Pile Up
Motorola’s Moto Razr is almost here folks; and that point is even more evident by the smartphone’s appearance at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As is often the case with unreleased smartphones, these FCC “leaks” often give us a great look at what we can expect when the product begins shipping.
The FCC images confirm all of
Source: Hot Hardware – Motorola Razr Poses For FCC Hours Ahead Of Release Confirming Previous Leaks
I’ve always wanted to own a convertible, and despite not having a roof, the new McLaren Elva does not fall into that category. So, I guess I’ll pass on buying one. I will, however, happily accept one as a gift, if anyone out there fancies purchasing a nearly $1.7 million supercar as a present. Options cost extra, of course, such as tacking
Source: Hot Hardware – McLaren Elva Is A Gorgeous Roofless Flagship Land Dart With 800 Horsepower
ASUS and Google have partnered on a mini PC project. The two companies are collaborating on Tinker Board single board computers (SBCs), which like the Raspberry Pi are credit card sized systems that can be used for a variety of projects. What makes this partnership somewhat unique, however, is the focus on edge AI computing.
There are two
Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS And Google Launch Rockchip-Powered ‘Tinker Board’ To Challenge Raspberry PI
Intel has disclosed another speculative side execution vulnerability affecting many of its processors, including its latest 10th generation mobile CPUs. Fortunately, there are already mitigating patches available, at least for users who are running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (and Windows RT 8.1), Windows 7, and various Windows Server versions.
Source: Hot Hardware – ZombieLoad 2 TSX Security Threat Affects Intel CPUs Even 10th Gen, Update Now