See How NBA 2K20 Is Honoring Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant After His Tragic Death

See How NBA 2K20 Is Honoring Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant After His Tragic Death
The sports world is reeling from the tragic loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other people who perished over the weekend when a helicopter they were riding in crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. It doesn’t matter if you are religious or an atheist, a basketball fan or are not into sports

Source: Hot Hardware – See How NBA 2K20 Is Honoring Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant After His Tragic Death

EFF Busts Ring Doorbell App For Leaking Private Customer Data To Third-Party Firms

EFF Busts Ring Doorbell App For Leaking Private Customer Data To Third-Party Firms
Ring has been in the news a lot lately over lapses in security with its camera products. After thousands of accounts got hacked, Ring took the brunt of the backlash, but explained that user credentials were most likely obtained 1) from unrelated account hijacks and 2) because customers were using the same login credentials across multiple

Source: Hot Hardware – EFF Busts Ring Doorbell App For Leaking Private Customer Data To Third-Party Firms

New CacheOut Attack Targets Intel CPUs, Leaks Data From VMs And Secure Enclave

New CacheOut Attack Targets Intel CPUs, Leaks Data From VMs And Secure Enclave
Researchers have dubbed a newly discovered vulnerability affecting Intel CPUs as CacheOut (how bout dah?), noting it can “violate nearly every hardware-based security domain, leaking data from the OS kernel, co-resident virtual machines, and even SGX enclaves.” As you might have guessed, this is yet another speculative execution flaw somewhat

Source: Hot Hardware – New CacheOut Attack Targets Intel CPUs, Leaks Data From VMs And Secure Enclave

Fiat-Chrysler Announces Android-Fueled Uconnect 5 Infotainment Sytem With Alexa, 4K Display Support

Fiat-Chrysler Announces Android-Fueled Uconnect 5 Infotainment Sytem With Alexa, 4K Display Support
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) has announced a new infotainment platform that will be used in its vehicles all around the globe. The new platform is called Uconnect 5, and it aims to deliver an intuitive user experience and third-party recognition with the Android automotive operating system. FCA says that the processing speeds alone are five times faster

Source: Hot Hardware – Fiat-Chrysler Announces Android-Fueled Uconnect 5 Infotainment Sytem With Alexa, 4K Display Support

Atari Eyes Ambitious Vision Of Gaming-Themed Hotels While It Struggles To Ship VCS Console

Atari Eyes Ambitious Vision Of Gaming-Themed Hotels While It Struggles To Ship VCS Console
When it comes to modern gaming, we typically think of hardcore PC gaming rigs, or consoles from the likes of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. Atari doesn’t typically enter the discussion due to its long absence from the gaming market. The fact that the company’s VCS retro gaming console has been delayed multiple times hasn’t helped its mindshare

Source: Hot Hardware – Atari Eyes Ambitious Vision Of Gaming-Themed Hotels While It Struggles To Ship VCS Console

Some Google Home Smart Speakers Are Getting Bricked By Preview Program Firmware

Some Google Home Smart Speakers Are Getting Bricked By Preview Program Firmware
Select owners of Google Home smart speakers have over the last few days reported issues that are related the Google Home preview program. That preview program provides users access to test early firmware releases for the smart speaker. Multiple participants in the preview program have reported that after applying the latest firmware release,

Source: Hot Hardware – Some Google Home Smart Speakers Are Getting Bricked By Preview Program Firmware

NVIDIA SHIELD TV 8.0.2 Update Arrives With Xbox Elite 2 Support And More

NVIDIA SHIELD TV 8.0.2 Update Arrives With Xbox Elite 2 Support And More
Owners of the SHIELD TV family of media streamers/gaming devices will be happy to learn that NVIDIA is rolling out yet another new update that brings even more functionality. SHIELD Experience 8.0.2 was distributed today, and it supports SHIELD TV devices dating way back to 2015 — how’s that for excellent product support?

SHIELD Experience

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA SHIELD TV 8.0.2 Update Arrives With Xbox Elite 2 Support And More

AMD Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 Sale Brings Hot Discounts To 6-Core, 8-Core And 12-Core CPUs

AMD Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 Sale Brings Hot Discounts To 6-Core, 8-Core And 12-Core CPUs
Have you been thinking about building a new PC, or upgrading an existing one? Now is a great time to make the jump. The bang-for-buck that can be obtained has never been higher than it is right now, and driving that point home are a handful of discounts on AMD’s latest generation Zen 2 processors spanning the Ryzen 9, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 5

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 Sale Brings Hot Discounts To 6-Core, 8-Core And 12-Core CPUs

Avast Antivirus Accused Of Selling Your Click History, Purchase Details To Third-Parties

Avast Antivirus Accused Of Selling Your Click History, Purchase Details To Third-Parties
Avast is a well-known company that sells antivirus software, and provides free versions for Windows and macOS platforms. However, the company has come under fire in recent months due to a browser extension that was found to be sending user data to third-party marketing firms.

At the time, Avast reassured users that their data was “fully

Source: Hot Hardware – Avast Antivirus Accused Of Selling Your Click History, Purchase Details To Third-Parties

Doom Eternal Will Miss Out On This Hellishly Trendy Graphics Upgrade At Launch

Doom Eternal Will Miss Out On This Hellishly Trendy Graphics Upgrade At Launch
We are eagerly anticipating the launch of Doom Eternal, especially after developer id Software boldly stated it’s the “best game we’ve ever made.” There are plenty of reasons to believe that is true. Unfortunately, real-time ray tracing is not one of them, because as much as id Software likes playing with shiny new technologies, implementing

Source: Hot Hardware – Doom Eternal Will Miss Out On This Hellishly Trendy Graphics Upgrade At Launch

Amazon Echo Buds Wireless Alexa Earbuds Are $40 Off Right Now With This Hot Deal

Amazon Echo Buds Wireless Alexa Earbuds Are $40 Off Right Now With This Hot Deal
Amazon, recently launched Echo Buds aim to fight against the Samsung Galaxy Buds and Apple AirPods for the wireless earbud market, and now they’re available for $40 off. Amazon’s offering promises premium audio with Bose Active Noise Reduction, something missing on the Galaxy Buds. Echo Buds also support hands-free Alexa and can stream music

Source: Hot Hardware – Amazon Echo Buds Wireless Alexa Earbuds Are Off Right Now With This Hot Deal

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, GTX 1650 Super Mobility GPUs Leak Again Ahead Of March Launch

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, GTX 1650 Super Mobility GPUs Leak Again Ahead Of March Launch
NVIDIA is seemingly getting ready to launch a new round of mobile GPUs based on its Turing architecture, two of which are making early cameos in the Geekbench benchmarking database. Those GPUs include mobile variants of the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and GeForce GTX 1650 Super, neither of which have been announced yet.

One of those GPUs already

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, GTX 1650 Super Mobility GPUs Leak Again Ahead Of March Launch

Microsoft Preps Windows 7 Patch Days After Ending Support To Fix Wallpaper Blunder

Microsoft Preps Windows 7 Patch Days After Ending Support To Fix Wallpaper Blunder
Microsoft ended official extended support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14th, 2020… or did it? We devoted a lot of attention to covering this now-passed deadline, as Windows 7 is a decade-old operating system that should have been upgraded to Windows 10 (for free) by now for most consumers.

As a last hurrah for Windows

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Preps Windows 7 Patch Days After Ending Support To Fix Wallpaper Blunder

Apple’s Vision Of A Next-Gen iMac Features Single Sheet Of Curved Glass

Apple’s Vision Of A Next-Gen iMac Features Single Sheet Of Curved Glass
Curved glass and folding form factors are gaining a bit of traction as panel makers figure out ways to break from the mold of traditional, straight panel designs. This creates opportunities for hardware makers to explore new form factors. We’ve seen this from Samsung with the Galaxy Fold, and if a new patent application comes to fruition,

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s Vision Of A Next-Gen iMac Features Single Sheet Of Curved Glass

YouTube Premium Leak Hints At Sweet Channel Membership Perks

YouTube Premium Leak Hints At Sweet Channel Membership Perks
YouTube Premium is the paid version of the ever-popular YouTube streaming service that offers ad-free and background playback of videos and music along with offline downloads. A new offer page has been seen by some YouTube Premium subscribers that offers paying viewers one free channel membership per month. Channel memberships are a way for

Source: Hot Hardware – YouTube Premium Leak Hints At Sweet Channel Membership Perks

Motorola Says Razr's Folding Display 'Bumps And Lumps' Normal As Preorders Commence

Motorola Says Razr's Folding Display 'Bumps And Lumps' Normal As Preorders Commence
Today is a big day for fans of the next-generation Razr. Motorola has just opened up pre-orders for the folding Android smartphone, which has a starting price of $1,499. The device will officially start shipping on February 6th.

In the meantime, Motorola has posted a new video on its YouTube channel entitled “Caring for Razr” in which the

Source: Hot Hardware – Motorola Says Razr’s Folding Display ‘Bumps And Lumps’ Normal As Preorders Commence

The New Tinder Panic Button Also Comes With Major Privacy Implications, Be Aware

The New Tinder Panic Button Also Comes With Major Privacy Implications, Be Aware
Tinder does not have the most stellar reputation when it comes to their users’ physical safety. Although there have been many people who have safely used the app, there have also been several users that have been physically harmed by their Tinder dates. Tinder recently implemented a panic button and artificial intelligence technology to help

Source: Hot Hardware – The New Tinder Panic Button Also Comes With Major Privacy Implications, Be Aware

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra And S20+ Pose With Free Galaxy Buds+ In Leaked Promo Photo

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra And S20+ Pose With Free Galaxy Buds+ In Leaked Promo Photo
A new image has leaked that shows the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra smartphones paired up with the new Galaxy Buds+ earphones. The image is said to be a leaked Samsung promotional image, and it is urging smartphone shoppers to pre-order now to get the Galaxy Buds+ for free. The image only lists the Galaxy S20+ and the S20 Ultra, not the

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra And S20+ Pose With Free Galaxy Buds+ In Leaked Promo Photo

Coronavirus Outbreak Causes Plague Inc. Game Sales To Jump, Remember It's Just A Game Folks

Coronavirus Outbreak Causes Plague Inc. Game Sales To Jump, Remember It's Just A Game Folks
China is fighting the alarming Coronavirus outbreak that has claimed 20 lives thus far. There have also been cases reported as far from China as the UK and the United States as well. As the virus spreads, some major tech companies and automakers are limiting travel to China to protect employees. Meanwhile, a video game developer called Ndemic

Source: Hot Hardware – Coronavirus Outbreak Causes Plague Inc. Game Sales To Jump, Remember It’s Just A Game Folks

Intel Comet Lake S Desktop And H Mobile CPUs May Debut Sooner Than You Think

Intel Comet Lake S Desktop And H Mobile CPUs May Debut Sooner Than You Think
The wait is on for Intel to launch a round of 10th generation Core processors based on its Comet Lake S architecture, and for its hardware partners to deliver laptops built around its Comet Lake H series. Those are all coming, but if you are wondering when they will arrive, go ahead and circle the middle weeks of March in your calendar. Just

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Comet Lake S Desktop And H Mobile CPUs May Debut Sooner Than You Think