All-New BMW 4 Series Coupe Debuts With Brawny Turbo Engines And A Grille Only A Mother Could Love

All-New BMW 4 Series Coupe Debuts With Brawny Turbo Engines And A Grille Only A Mother Could Love
BMW has unveiled the all-new 4 Series Coupe and promises that it will be on showrooms by October. The vehicle is a sporty two-door car aimed at the premium midsize segment that promises BMW’s iconic “dynamic driving pleasure.” One of the most polarizing features about the all-new 4 Series is its front grille. It’s much larger than past models

Source: Hot Hardware – All-New BMW 4 Series Coupe Debuts With Brawny Turbo Engines And A Grille Only A Mother Could Love

Is This Google's Long Rumored Nest-Branded Android TV Dongle?

Is This Google's Long Rumored Nest-Branded Android TV Dongle?
Back in early May, we heard rumors that Google was looking to perform a complete redesign of the Android TV user interface (UI), and lower hardware requirements for OEMs to better compete with Roku. According to the previous reporting, Google was looking to make the UI more conducive to discoverability for movies and TV shows.

One of the

Source: Hot Hardware – Is This Google’s Long Rumored Nest-Branded Android TV Dongle?

A Total War Saga: Troy Will Be Free At The Epic Games Store But You'll Have To Act Fast

A Total War Saga: Troy Will Be Free At The Epic Games Store But You'll Have To Act Fast
Epic Games has scored itself another exclusive. Publisher Sega and developer The Creative Assembly announced that A Total War Saga: Troy will be headed to the Epic Games Store on August 13, 2020, and nowhere else for a full year. While that may rile up some people, it will be free to claim for the first 24 hours. Those who do can keep it forever.

This

Source: Hot Hardware – A Total War Saga: Troy Will Be Free At The Epic Games Store But You’ll Have To Act Fast

Alleged OnePlus Z Leak Confirms Snapdragon 765G For Mid-Range 5G Challenger

Alleged OnePlus Z Leak Confirms Snapdragon 765G For Mid-Range 5G Challenger
There’s no question that OnePlus is hopping back on the mid-range bandwagon after a half-decade absence, as the move was finally confirmed last month by company founder and CEO Pete Lau. “We can look at it as having a more affordable product offering,” said Lau at the time. “But all products that still remain up to the OnePlus standard… and

Source: Hot Hardware – Alleged OnePlus Z Leak Confirms Snapdragon 765G For Mid-Range 5G Challenger

How To Turn Your Amazon Echo Smart Speakers Into Home Intercoms With Alexa Drop

How To Turn Your Amazon Echo Smart Speakers Into Home Intercoms With Alexa Drop
Amazon has published its Alexa monthly Roundup for May 2020, bragging that Alexa is always getting smarter and offering highlights for the month. One of the key features that Alexa gained in May is “Drop In” for all Alexa devices in a home. The new feature allows customers to instantly connect all of their Echo devices into a single group

Source: Hot Hardware – How To Turn Your Amazon Echo Smart Speakers Into Home Intercoms With Alexa Drop

AI Benchmarks For Mobile Devices And What You Should Know

AI Benchmarks For Mobile Devices And What You Should Know
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are hot topics in virtually all tech sectors at this moment in time. The technology is gaining traction in many industries, from massive social networks that are analyzing mountains of data, to the tiniest of IoT smart home and mobile devices. Even during our everyday workflow here at HotHardware,…

Source: Hot Hardware – AI Benchmarks For Mobile Devices And What You Should Know

Australian Government Approves Fallout 76 Refunds For Scorned Gamers

Australian Government Approves Fallout 76 Refunds For Scorned Gamers
To say that Fallout 76 has been marked by many mishaps and failures is likely an understatement. The game was incredibly buggy when it was released in November 2018 and has continued to remain so. It now appears that some gamers may receive some form of compensation for their bad experience. EB Games Australia will now reportedly give refunds

Source: Hot Hardware – Australian Government Approves Fallout 76 Refunds For Scorned Gamers

Android 11 Beta 1 Pushing Early To Pixel 4 Owners With These Fresh Changes

Android 11 Beta 1 Pushing Early To Pixel 4 Owners With These Fresh Changes
Had the Coronavirus pandemic never occurred, Google would be getting ready to release its Android 11 Beta 1 release tomorrow, as originally planned. That’s not going to happen—the launch event has been postponed without a followup date, so for the time being, the Android 11 Preview 4 build is the latest one. Well, for most people.

Pixel

Source: Hot Hardware – Android 11 Beta 1 Pushing Early To Pixel 4 Owners With These Fresh Changes

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Core i7 Ice Lake Convertible Discounted By $200 Or More With This Hot Offer

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Core i7 Ice Lake Convertible Discounted By $200 Or More With This Hot Offer
Over the past few months, we’ve seen a number of deals on the Arm-powered Microsoft Surface Pro X, with discounts amounting to as much as $400. Deals on the more “traditional” Surface Pro 7 haven’t been as frequent, but Buydig is currently offering a rather compelling deal on the convertible through its eBay store.

In this case, Buydig

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 Core i7 Ice Lake Convertible Discounted By 0 Or More With This Hot Offer

AMD CEO Lisa Su Tops This Earnings List Following EPYC Ryzen And Radeon Success

AMD CEO Lisa Su Tops This Earnings List Following EPYC Ryzen And Radeon Success
AMD chief executive officer Dr. Lisa Su hauled in $58.5 million in compensation last year, making her the highest paid CEO in the S&P 500. Her massive pay package reflects AMD’s stock performance, which in turn is tied to the success of the company’s turnaround around effort with Zen and RDNA, and especially Zen 2.

It was not that long

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD CEO Lisa Su Tops This Earnings List Following EPYC Ryzen And Radeon Success

LG G8 ThinQ Snapdragon 855 Flagship Returns To Low $400 Unlocked With This Hot Deal

LG G8 ThinQ Snapdragon 855 Flagship Returns To Low $400 Unlocked With This Hot Deal
Smartphone shoppers should check out Amazon and see the incredibly low price the online retailer is offering for the LG G8 ThinQ smartphone. The smartphone is unlocked and has 128 GB of internal storage. It’s offered in Aurora Black and operates on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Boost, Cricket, and Metro. The device does feature a US warranty,

Source: Hot Hardware – LG G8 ThinQ Snapdragon 855 Flagship Returns To Low 0 Unlocked With This Hot Deal

HP Omen 15 Gaming Laptop Refreshed With Ryzen 4000 And Comet Lake-H CPUs, 300Hz Displays

HP Omen 15 Gaming Laptop Refreshed With Ryzen 4000 And Comet Lake-H CPUs, 300Hz Displays
Back in late April, we got an early sneak peek at Hewlett-Packard’s brand new Omen 15 gaming laptop via the company’s UK website. Today, HP is making the laptop official, and it will be available in both AMD Ryzen 4000 and 10th generation Intel Comet Lake-H versions.

Customers will be able to choose from Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 7 4800H processors

Source: Hot Hardware – HP Omen 15 Gaming Laptop Refreshed With Ryzen 4000 And Comet Lake-H CPUs, 300Hz Displays

AMD Sienna Cichlid GPU Linux Driver Debut Fuels Radeon Big Navi Speculation

AMD Sienna Cichlid GPU Linux Driver Debut Fuels Radeon Big Navi Speculation
All eyes are on AMD to see what its next-generation GPU will bring to the table when it arrives later this year, both in consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X) and on PCs. Perhaps as a sign that a release on the latter is getting close, AMD pushed out more than 200 Linux patches to support a new GPU codenamed Sienna Cichlid.

This is

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Sienna Cichlid GPU Linux Driver Debut Fuels Radeon Big Navi Speculation

Clubhouse Games For Nintendo Switch Looks Like A Smash Hit For Coronavirus Shut-In Blues

Clubhouse Games For Nintendo Switch Looks Like A Smash Hit For Coronavirus Shut-In Blues
There’s no question that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the gaming community by storm. First launched for the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, the game has become a huge hit driven in part by the fact that most of us have been locked away at home due to COVID-19.

Now, Nintendo looks to have another potential hit on its hands

Source: Hot Hardware – Clubhouse Games For Nintendo Switch Looks Like A Smash Hit For Coronavirus Shut-In Blues

Unreleased 'Days Of Thunder' NES Game Reconstructed From Over Three Dozen Floppies

Unreleased 'Days Of Thunder' NES Game Reconstructed From Over Three Dozen Floppies
Retro gaming is a big deal with enthusiasts that want to relive the old games they grew up with. Tom Cruise fans may recall his NASCAR racing movie called “Days of Thunder”. The Video Game History Foundation has discovered an unreleased version of a video game based on the film that was created by the late Chris Oberth (he died in 2012). He

Source: Hot Hardware – Unreleased ‘Days Of Thunder’ NES Game Reconstructed From Over Three Dozen Floppies

Take-Two CEO Says Google Overpromised With Stadia Game Streaming

Take-Two CEO Says Google Overpromised With Stadia Game Streaming
We’ve had quite a bit of time to assess Google’s Stadia streaming platform, especially after the free tier for the service first launched nearly two months ago (you can read the HotHardware review here). Stadia brings the promise of “up to” 4K/60 game streaming with HDR and 5.1 surround sound supports on laptops, TVs, desktops, and even smartphones.

However,

Source: Hot Hardware – Take-Two CEO Says Google Overpromised With Stadia Game Streaming

Alleged Intel Ice Lake-SP 10nm Xeon CPU Wielding 24 Cores And 48 Threads Leaks

Alleged Intel Ice Lake-SP 10nm Xeon CPU Wielding 24 Cores And 48 Threads Leaks
As far as we know, Intel is still planning to launch 10th generation 10-nanometer Ice Lake-SP Xeon processors for the server market this year, and perhaps even sometime this month, if it sticks with a previously rumored 1H20 time frame. Ahead of the launch, we have another set of Ice Lake-SP leaks to digest.

This latest round of leaks focuses

Source: Hot Hardware – Alleged Intel Ice Lake-SP 10nm Xeon CPU Wielding 24 Cores And 48 Threads Leaks

Atari Long-Delayed VCS Console Now In The Hands Of Early Testers

Atari Long-Delayed VCS Console Now In The Hands Of Early Testers
Gamers have been waiting for years for the Atari VCS game system to launch. Development of the game console is ongoing, and the Atari VCS team has offered an update. Lots of work is being accomplished during the coronavirus pandemic and resulting quarantine. Developers say they’re entering the home stretch on the project. The first 500 Atari

Source: Hot Hardware – Atari Long-Delayed VCS Console Now In The Hands Of Early Testers

Grab Borderlands: The Handsome Collection For Free At The Epic Games Store While You Can

Grab Borderlands: The Handsome Collection For Free At The Epic Games Store While You Can
Epic Games has been on an absolute roll lately with the free titles in the Epic Games Store. Not that this is a new thing—weekly free games is one way the developer has been trying to entice players to its storefront—but more recently, there have been some major (and pricey) games up for grabs. The latest one is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

We

Source: Hot Hardware – Grab Borderlands: The Handsome Collection For Free At The Epic Games Store While You Can

Vivo's X50 Pro Snapdragon 865 Flagship Features A Buttery Smooth Camera Gimbal System

Vivo's X50 Pro Snapdragon 865 Flagship Features A Buttery Smooth Camera Gimbal System
Vivo is known for announcing crazy concept smartphones, but its latest X50 family of smartphones is going straight into production capped off with the X50 Pro and X50 Pro+. Both of these smartphones feature gimbal stabilization, which we’re normally accustomed to seeing with third-party add-on solutions like the DJI Osmo Mobile 3.

However,

Source: Hot Hardware – Vivo’s X50 Pro Snapdragon 865 Flagship Features A Buttery Smooth Camera Gimbal System