AMD’s X570 platform has not only delivered us the highly capable Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 processors — which include the flagship 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X — but it has also ushered in the age of PCIe 4.0 SSDs for the consumer market. The newest of these blazing fast SSDs comes from KINGMAX, which has just introduced the PX4480.
Source: Hot Hardware – KINGMAX Launches PX4480 PCIe 4.0 SSD With Blistering 5GB/Sec Reads
Marshall is a brand name that’s mostly known for creating amplifiers that are used by musicians electric guitars. That’s not all the company has in its lineup with it unveiling a new Uxbridge Voice smart speaker with Amazon Alexa. The intelligent speaker is offered in a white or black cabinet and is shaped to look like one of the company’s
Source: Hot Hardware – Marshall’s Uxbridge Smart Speaker Goes To 11 With Alexa Voice
Fans of Fortnite have been following along with the Deadpool challenges the last several weeks are nearing the end. Week 6 is here, and shortly the Deadpool challenges will come to an end with fans who’ve completed them all able to unlock the Deadpool skin. So far, Deadpool challenges have been straightforward and this week’s challenges are
Source: Hot Hardware – Where To Find Deadpool’s Big Black Marker And Recruitment Posters In Fortnite
Let me come right out and say exactly how I feel—data caps are a load of horse manure. Yes, I know, in theory they prevent the Internet from buckling from a handful of abusers, so that we can all enjoy access to a vital resource. But in practice, I’d argue they are unnecessary. Need proof? Take the current situation in which more people than
Source: Hot Hardware – COVID-19 Hasn’t Been A Doomsday For ISPs, So Can We Please Drop Data Caps Forever?
Both Sony and Microsoft have next-generation consoles scheduled to come out this year with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X respectively. While both companies have stuck to “Holiday 2020” guidance, some have wondered aloud if the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic would delay the introduction of both consoles.
Sony is looking to reassure both
Source: Hot Hardware – Sony Confirms PS5 Still On Track For Holiday 2020 Launch Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
T-Mobile made headlines earlier this week for its $15/month T-Mobile Connect plan, which gives customers 2GB of 5G data per month along with unlimited calling and texting. However, the plan came with a serious drawback in that after you exhaust your 2GB allowance, data is shutoff for the remainder of your billing cycle.
AT&T is getting
Source: Hot Hardware – AT&T Chases T-Mobile With Prepaid Wireless Plan And More
Amazon is really finding itself under immense strain as it tries to cope with an influx of orders amid the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. Not only are shipping times slipping for various products that it sells via its website (for both Amazon and Marketplace platforms), but its inventory has been obliterated when it comes to household staples
Source: Hot Hardware – Amazon Boosts Digital Cash Credits If You Choose Slower Shipping During COVID-19 Crunch
It should come as no surprise that video conferencing software is seeing a sudden uptick in usage—more people are telecommuting in order to social distance themselves amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Zoom is among the beneficiaries of the current situation, though not without controversy. New research indicates that Zoom’s iOS app is sending analytical
Source: Hot Hardware – Popular Zoom iOS Meeting App Shares Your Private Data With Facebook Without Permission
Back when the GeForce RTX family launched in late 2018, NVIDIA unveiled its Deep Learning Super Sampling anti-aliasing method, which upscales low-resolution images via machine learning on the GPU’s Tensor cores. While the technology was promising, there were some drawbacks. First of all, image quality was typically lower than rendering at…
Source: Hot Hardware – Evaluating NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 Quality And Performance In Mech 5 And Control
This week the Microsoft Flight Simulator developers have gotten plenty of work completed after delays due to the coronavirus. They have released the Feature Discovery Series Episode 7 video touting the coming multiplayer features of the game. In the video, one of the developers is talking about how Microsoft plans to populate the virtual world.
Source: Hot Hardware – Latest Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Devs Update Highlights Real-Time Air Traffic Data In-Game
Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has been plagued with numerous bugs recently, but one issue in particular is frustrating a large segment of its customer base. As we all well now, COVID-19/coronavirus has necessitated that many Americans work from home to adhere with quarantine guidelines. However, this particualr Windows 10 bug is
Source: Hot Hardware – This Windows 10 Bug Prevents Work At Home Users From Accessing Office 365, Outlook, Microsoft Teams
Times are tough all around as the nation, and world, deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. Non-essential businesses are temporarily closing (some inevitably will never open back up), people are being encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing, and toilet paper is like gold. This is one of the reasons why Samsung is reportedly seeing
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Sales Figures Are Reportedly Vastly Underperforming Its Predecessors
Recent reports on NVIDIA’s game streaming GeForce NOW service has mostly focused on a small handful of publishers bowing out at the 11th hour, presumably because they want a piece of the pie. That is not the case today. NVIDIA announced a concrete release schedule for new titles, with Control being among the first of the new batches bound
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Updates GeForce NOW Game Release Schedule As Hit Title Control Arrives On The Cloud Platform
iPhone users should be aware that there is an unpatched security vulnerability that impacts iOS 13.3.1 and later versions of the operating system (including the newly released iOS 13.4). This unpatched security vulnerability prevents VPN networks from encrypting all traffic and can cause some Internet connections to bypass VPN encryption exposing
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s New iOS 13.4 Release Still Has A Bug That Prevents VPNs From Encrypting All Traffic
We last visited the long-running saga of Apple’s rumored switch from Intel x86 chips to its own Arm chips for Macs back in February. At the time, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Ch Kuo alleged that the first of these new machines would arrive during the second half of 2021.
Today, however, we’re getting some additional insight into these launches,
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple To Launch Several ARM-Powered Mac Laptops And Desktops In 2021: Report
Sometimes it feels as though we are stuck in a perpetual holding pattern for Intel’s upcoming Comet Lake-S desktop processors, but rest assured, they will get released. As to exactly when, you can circle April 30, 2020 on your calendar. Just do it in pencil or erasable ink, because this date has not been confirmed.
It is at least feasible,
Source: Hot Hardware – Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S Desktop CPU Launch Date Allegedly Revealed
Borderlands 3 fans have a second campaign add-on that is available now to download. The campaign is called Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock. The launch of the new campaign coincides with a free level cap increase that raises the maximum Vault Hunter level to 57. The campaign focuses on the engagement party
Source: Hot Hardware – Borderlands 3 Guns, Love, And Tentacles DLC Is An Engagement Party From Hell
As with many Fortnite weekly challenges, the hardest part for some of them is finding where you’re supposed to go. This week one of the big challenges is for players to find Lake Canoe, Camp Cod, and Rainbow Rentals and do a little dance. The exact locations where players need to get their groove on are unmarked on the map. However, there
Source: Hot Hardware – Fortnite Season 2: Where To Find Lake Canoe, Camp Cod And Rainbow Rentals To Disco Down
Qualcomm may be well-known for its powerful Snapdragon SoCs and 4G LTE/5G modems that power modern Android smartphones, but the company has a vast portfolio of other communications/audio/computing products as well. Qualcomm is a relatively big name in the audio market where it produces Bluetooth SoCs that power your wireless headsets.
Source: Hot Hardware – Qualcomm’s New Bluetooth Earbud Chips Bring Active Noise Cancelling, Always-On Voice Assistant To The Masses
Apple might consider itself to be a company that produces premium hardware that is a notch above garden-variety PCs on the market, but the company has had its fair share of high-profile hardware/design failures in recent years. The most embarrassing stain on Apple’s reputation in recent years is no doubt the troublesome butterfly keyboard,
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Admits To Hideous Retina MacBook Air Anti-Reflective Display Coating Design Defect