Around the country, there are still a lot of people who are spending more time at home than usual because of the coronavirus and shutdowns in various communities. That means many active people who are typically out enjoying life are stuck indoors watching movies and TV more than normal. This has led to many people looking for a TV upgrade,
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App stores are imperfect places, and serving as a reminder of this, a cybersecurity firm based in France alerted Google to the discovery of over two dozen malicious Android apps hanging out in the Play Store. Fortunately, Google was quick to banish the apps. However, if you already have any of them installed, you should wipe them from your
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Boots Two Dozen Android Apps From Play Store For Robbing User Data
We’ve seen references to the incoming Ryzen 7 4700G over the past few months, and it’s reported to be an 8-core/16-thread processor with 8 Vega GPU cores onboard and a TDP of 65 watts. Early specs also suggested a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost frequency of 4.4GHz.
The processor has once again been spotted in the wild, this time via the
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Ryzen 7 4700G Zen 2 APU Hits 4.7GHz All-Core Overclock In Benchmark Leak
Microsoft has expressed interest in purchasing the Warner Bros. gaming unit, which is currently owned by AT&T. News of Microsoft’s interest in buying the gaming unit comes from two people who claim to be familiar with its plans. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, also known as WB Games, has been behind some very popular franchises, including
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Reportedly Eyeing AT&T’s Warner Bros. Gaming Unit To Bolster Xbox Series X
Apple sent a bit of a shock wave through the tech world when it announced plans to phase out the use of Intel processors inside its entire Mac lineup, in favor of its own custom silicon based on ARM. Barring any hiccups, the transition phase will stretch out over the next two years. One of the questions this raised was, what will happen on
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s Arm64 Mac Revolution May Upend Third-Party GPUs From Intel And AMD
OnePlus is getting really serious about its upcoming Nord mid-range smartphone, which is going to take the company back to its “value” roots. In a post to its website this week, OnePlus confirmed that the Nord will launch on July 21st at 10am EST.
In an interesting twist, OnePlus says that the launch will be available to view in augmented
Source: Hot Hardware – OnePlus Nord 5G Value Phone Confirmed For July 21 Launch, Flagship-Level Camera Specs Leak
We may finally have some clarity on how AMD intends to price its upcoming Ryzen Pro 4000 series of desktop APUs. Nothing is yet official, though a global supply chain that is based in Irvine, California has apparently posted distributor pricing for the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G, Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G, and Ryzen 3 Pro 4350G.
Twitter user Hifihedgehog
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Ryzen 4000 Pro Zen 2 CPU U.S. Pricing Details Leak From Reliable Source
Today, AMD officially released its Matisse Refresh processors which consist of the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT. All three processors offer performance gains over their predecessors, and we’d highly recommend that you check out our full review to get the goods on how they compare to Intel’s Comet Lake-S family.
Source: Hot Hardware – Maingear Debuts Compact TURBO Gaming PC Fueled By AMD’s Powerhouse Ryzen 3000XT CPUs
It will probably be another month (hopefully) or two (hopefully sooner) before NVIDIA officially lifts the curtain on its next round of GeForce RTX graphics cards, based on its newest Ampere GPU architecture. In the meantime, the leak and rumor scene continues to buzz. The latest supposed leak claims to detail the specifications for two upcoming
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti And RTX 3070 Ampere Rumored Specs Revealed
With the coronavirus pandemic still significantly impacting the United States and other countries around the world, all major in-person conferences have been canceled. That means conventions such as E3 aren’t happening this year, leaving publishers and devs looking for alternative ways to get the word out about their upcoming video games.
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Last month, AMD made the 3rd Generation Ryzen 3000XT series processors official after weeks of leaks and speculation. In case you missed the original announcement, Ryzen 3000XT series processors are tweaked versions of the original 3000X series products, but with higher clocks and the ability to maintain turbo frequencies longer, to boost…
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Ryzen 3000XT Processors Reviewed: Zen 2 Turbocharged
Xbox gamers know that Microsoft is working on its Project xCloud game streaming service that’s expected to launch later this year as part of the Xbox Game Pass. The coolest part about that service is that it will allow gamers to stream titles they would typically play on the console to their smartphone. As Microsoft is gearing up for that
Source: Hot Hardware – 8Bitdo’s Sn30 Pro Is A Pint-Sized Controller For xCloud Game Streaming
If you’re reading this article from home, it’s likely that you’re connected to a consumer-grade wireless router. And if that’s the case, we think that you should take this time to upgrade your router firmware ASAP… that’s if an update is even available.
We say this because the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication (FKIE) in Germany recently
Source: Hot Hardware – Millions Of Home Wi-Fi Routers Are Likely Vulnerable To Unpatched Linux Security Exploits
A new rumor is going around that Samsung has a new Galaxy M series smartphone coming with a massive battery packed inside. Rumors suggest the smartphone is called the Galaxy M41 and that it will have a battery rated for 6800 mAh typical capacity. A typical capacity of 6800 mAh would indicate the raw size of the battery of around 7000 mAh.
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Galaxy M41 Tipped For Endurance Supremacy With 6800 MAh Battery
Sometimes you just need to drown out the world around you and groove to your favorite tunes, whether your preference falls on the heavy metal side of the spectrum or lands in classical territory (or somewhere in between). Apple’s AirPods Pro earbuds help you do that with noise cancelling technology that works well. The caveat is they are pricey,
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s Excellent AirPods Pro With Noise Cancelling Fall To All-Time Low With This Hot Deal
Back in late June we got a glimpse at what we can expect with the upcoming Pixel 5 family thanks to a few leaked third-party case renders. What was really interesting about the leak is that it appeared to show that Google was moving back to a rear-mounted optical fingerprint sensor instead of the Face Unlock tech that it pioneered with the
Source: Hot Hardware – Google’s Flagship Pixel 5 Leaks Again With A Mix Of New And Old Tech
We’re roughly a month away from Samsung’s next big “Unpacked” event, and the electronics giant is expected to launch a number of new products including the successor to the original Galaxy Fold. A new report is suggesting that Samsung is changing up the naming convention of the new device, and will call it the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Reportedly Chooses Galaxy Z Fold 2 Name For Next-Gen Folding Flagship
Microsoft continues to take a cautious approach to rolling out the May 2020 Update to Windows 10, with a staggered release schedule to avoid the kind of messy situation it had to deal with way back when the October 2018 Update arrived. That is a wise decision on Microsoft’s part. However, where Microsoft could do a better job is in communicating
Source: Hot Hardware – Windows 10 2004 Upgrade Blocks Rise As Microsoft Grapples With Showstopping Bugs
If you were a bit underwhelmed by Microsoft’s previous gaming showcase as part of its Xbox 20/20 series, the company has a second chance at redemption with an upcoming event scheduled for July 23rd. An event like this would typically be held at E3, but the COVID-19 pandemic blew those plans out of the water, forcing Microsoft to improvise.
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Confirms Big Xbox Series X First-Party Game Showcase For Late July
Over the weekend, around 30 minutes of gameplay footage from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla leaked online, and as you might imagine, developer/publisher Ubisoft is not the least bit pleased with the situation. Just the opposite, Ubisoft is trying to get the unauthorized footage removed from the web, and has been successful so far.
Source: Hot Hardware – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gameplay Leak Has Ubisoft Scrambling To Remove Footage