We know that our fellow HotHardware readers love freebies, so you’ll be happy to know that an old school classic is available for free this weekend. We’re talking about the original Quake, which was a hallmark title in the evolution of the first-person shooter (FPS) genre.
Bethesda is being so generous since this marks the 25th anniversary
Source: Hot Hardware – Grab Quake Free From Bethesda Today During Quakecon 2020
Is a trip to Vice City in your near future? There have been many Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) leaks over the last few years, but the most recent suggests that players will return to a classic GTA location. Rumor has it that Grand Theft Auto VI may take place in Vice City.
This particular rumor started through the usual sources — Twitter
Source: Hot Hardware – Latest GTA 6 Leak Tips A Return To Vice City
It’s just about time for students around the country to go back to school, meaning that many are in need of a new notebook computer. Anyone looking for a notebook with a blend of portability and performance for school, work, or fun might want to take a look at the Dell XPS 13, which offers a solid mix of performance, style, and portability.
Source: Hot Hardware – Dell XPS 13 Hot Deals Fall To As Low As 9 For A Limited Time Only
TikTok has been under fire by the United States government over fears that it might share the massive amounts of data it collects on Americans with the Chinese government. A new report claims that another significant player in the technology world is now eyeing the purchase of TikTok assets. Twitter is reportedly considering the purchase of
Source: Hot Hardware – Twitter Reportedly In Talks For TikTok Deal As Trump Blasts Chinese Ties
Qualcomm is reportedly imploring the United States government to let the semiconductor outfit sell its Snapdragon processors to Huawei, which would then be placed into 5G-capable handsets. As things currently stand, US companies are banned from selling parts to Huawei, which is based in China, due to national security concerns.
Source: Hot Hardware – Qualcomm Petitions U.S. Gov To Sell Phone Chips To Beleaguered Huawei
AMD has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) describing a hybrid processor architecture that is drawing parallels to ARM’s big.LITTLE design philosophy. They are very different architectures, but the concept of pairing more powerful cores for heavy lifting with power efficient cores for less intensive chores
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Patent Outlines big.LITTLE-Style Architecture For Future Hybrid CPU Designs
What appears to be official renderings of the anticipated dual screen Microsoft Surface Duo phone have leaked again online. The renderings are thought to be what Microsoft plans to use in its marketing materials for the new dual display Android smartphone. There are four renderings of the device, with the first showing the phone closed with
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft’s Surface Duo Folding Android Phone Is AT&T Bound In New Leaked Renders
Fans of the official Formula One World Championship games are in luck. Here is how you can grab a free copy of Codemasters’ F1 2018. Fans will want to act quickly, as this deal is only available this weekend.
F1 2018 is currently available for free through Humble Bundle. Users need to simply subscribe to the Humble Bundle newsletter and
Source: Hot Hardware – How To Claim A Copy Of Codemasters’ F1 2018 Racing Sim For Free This Weekend
Pressure worldwide continues to grow on Huawei as relationships between the company and the United States government have soured. Huawei announced this week that pressure from the United States on its suppliers had made it impossible for HiSilicon, its chipset division, to continue producing chips. The announcement came from Richard Yu, CEO
Source: Hot Hardware – Huawei’s Flagship Kirin CPUs Meet An Untimely End With Mate 40 Due To U.S. Blocks
Look for NVIDIA to launch its next-generation GeForce RTX 3000 series of graphics cards around a month from now, if the latest leaked information is correct. These cards will feature the NVIDIA’s Ampere GPU architecture. Ampere, of course, has already launched, though so far only in the machine learning sector with the A100 Tensor Core GPU.
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Ampere Launch Date Reportedly Set And With Seriously Powerful Specs
And overwhelming number of Android smartphones rely on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. While there are other SoC vendors out like Huawei and Samsung, Qualcomm alone captured roughly 40 percent of the overall smartphone market during 2019.
With that wide penetration comes greater scrutiny when it comes to any security exploits that could
Source: Hot Hardware – Millions Of Android Phones Vulnerable To ‘Achilles’ Qualcomm Snapdragon Security Expoits
Both times when LeBron James was pondering whether to stay in Cleveland or take his talents elsewhere, there was intense interest on where he would land. He chose Miami the first time he left Ohio, and then L.A. Likewise, there are a lot of eyeballs on Dr. Disrespect to see where he will land after being banned from Twitch, and later today,
Source: Hot Hardware – Where And When To Tune Into Dr. Disrespect’s First Livestream Since His Twitch Ban
Tech companies and consumers alike are rightfully concerned about government agencies seeking backdoors into smartphone operating systems. Agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have exclaimed that backdoors can help them crack smartphones that belong to criminal or child predators. On the other hand, companies like Google
Source: Hot Hardware – Anomaly Six Accused Of Feeding U.S. Gov User Location Data From Hundreds Of Apps
We posted our coverage of the various announcements to come from Samsung’s most recent Galaxy Unpacked event as they unfolded on Wednesday. You should check out our coverage of the brand-new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, along with the new Galaxy Tab S7 and other accessories if you happened to miss it earlier — we’re not going to rehash
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Hands-On Video Tour And Demo Action
Full disclosure, I’ve never been much of a mini-ITX form factor kind of guy. I mean I get the allure of a space-efficient PC design that can more easily integrate in to an office or home environment, but there are almost always caveats. Typically the trade-offs are either sacrificing performance and features, or you end up having to tolerate…
Source: Hot Hardware – Maingear Turbo Review: A Jaw-Dropping Mini-ITX Gaming PC
Iconic American luxury brand Cadillac has stepped into the electric vehicle realm with the unveiling of the LYRIQ crossover concept. Cadillac says that the propulsion system and supporting technologies will position it as a leader in electrification, connectivity, and automated driving. Caddy says that the LYRIQ will lead its push to redefine
Source: Hot Hardware – Cadillac Reveals LYRIQ All-Electric Crossover With 300-Mile Range To Take On Tesla
The excitement surrounding the upcoming release of Microsoft Flight Simulator is palpable, as simulation fans — especially those that didn’t get accepted into the alpha or beta branches — have been drooling over the ultra-realistic aircraft, picturesque landscapes, and detailed flight models.
Today the developers behind the game announced
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Flight Simulator Devs Announce Blackshark.ai Partnership And SDK Updates
Facebook has finally gained clearance from Apple to launch its Facebook Gaming service in the App Store, though only after gimping the service, much to the social network’s chagrin. In order to not be in violation of Apple’s rules and guidelines for iOS apps hosted in the App Store, Facebook had to remove the ability to play mini games.
Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Gaming Launches On iOS In Crippled Form As Facebook Eviscerates Apple’s Draconian App Store Policies
After laying low for a few months, Intel’s chips based on Intel’s upcoming Jasper Lake platform have made another benchmark cameo, this time over at SiSoftware’s SANDRA database. There is not a lot to garner from the entries, other than the fact that Intel seems to be on track to add yet another Lake to its growing lineup.
Don’t beat yourself
Source: Hot Hardware – Intel’s Next-Gen Jasper Lake Budget CPU Platform Leaks With Gen11 Graphics
It’s been a rather eventful year for T-Mobile with the departure of its highly-excitable former CEO John Legere and the acquisition of 4th place wireless carrier Sprint. T-Mobile is now claiming that it is the #2 wireless carrier in the United States. This declaration comes after T-Mobile completed its acquisition of Sprint in April, and added
Source: Hot Hardware – T-Mobile Says It Has Surpassed AT&T To Claim #2 Spot Among U.S. Wireless Carriers