Android Malware Downloaded 1.5 Million Times By Users Booted From Google Play Store

Android Malware Downloaded 1.5 Million Times By Users Booted From Google Play Store
Malware has been a common problem within the Google Play Store, and two apps that have run a malicious adware scheme have been the latest to get the boot. The apps have been raking in the cash for their authors, but have consequently been putting the people who have downloaded them through living hell.

The first of the app is called Sun

Source: Hot Hardware – Android Malware Downloaded 1.5 Million Times By Users Booted From Google Play Store

Fortnite Batman Crossover Event Reveal Set For September 21st

Fortnite Batman Crossover Event Reveal Set For September 21st
A new Fortnite crossover event is coming soon, and the reveal for the event is set for Saturday, September 21st. The reveal will be for the Fortnite x Batman crossover with the stream starting at 8 am ET. Gamers on pacific time will need to get up early on a Saturday morning as that works out to 5 am PT.

For anyone wondering why the reveal

Source: Hot Hardware – Fortnite Batman Crossover Event Reveal Set For September 21st

AMD Confirms 3rd Gen Threadripper Ship Date But Ryzen 9 3950X Hits A Snag

AMD Confirms 3rd Gen Threadripper Ship Date But Ryzen 9 3950X Hits A Snag
It’s coming folks! AMD has just confirmed that the first members of its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper family will arrive next in November (with the initial salvo topping out at 24 cores). Reports have always indicated that the processors would be out before the close of 2019, but we now have a slightly more specific launch window straight

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Confirms 3rd Gen Threadripper Ship Date But Ryzen 9 3950X Hits A Snag

Google Previews New Chrome Browser Features Coming This Fall Including Refreshed Tab View

Google Previews New Chrome Browser Features Coming This Fall Including Refreshed Tab View
Google is putting the final touches on a handful of new features headed to its Chrome browser, and today we get a glimpse of a few of them. For power surfers, the most interesting changes are those that apply to tab management. This is going to be more convenient on both desktop and mobile, with iOS users already having access to a tab grid

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Previews New Chrome Browser Features Coming This Fall Including Refreshed Tab View

Raspberry Pi 4 With Lakka May Be The Best Retro Game Console Yet

Raspberry Pi 4 With Lakka May Be The Best Retro Game Console Yet
Back in June, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced their newest single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi 4. This tiny PC packs a quad-core Cortex A72 SoC from Broadcom and up to 4 GB of DDR4 memory at a very attractive price. While aimed at emerging markets for folks new to computers, the Pi really caught on with retro gamers and “makers”

Source: Hot Hardware – Raspberry Pi 4 With Lakka May Be The Best Retro Game Console Yet

Apple's Shimpi And Schiller Detail A13 Bionic Chip, iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases Incoming

Apple's Shimpi And Schiller Detail A13 Bionic Chip, iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases Incoming
When Apple announced its iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones earlier this month, the upgraded cameras were perhaps the most talked about new feature. The iPhone 11 (the successor to the iPhone XR) now features two cameras, while the iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max (successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max) come with three cameras.

But equally

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s Shimpi And Schiller Detail A13 Bionic Chip, iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases Incoming

Vivo V17 Pro Debuts With World-First Dual Pop-Up Selfie Cameras

Vivo V17 Pro Debuts With World-First Dual Pop-Up Selfie Cameras
In effort to do away with display bezels and improve the camera performance on smartphones, hardware companies are coming up with unique designs. Take the new Vivo 17 Pro. It has a full front display, but instead of a selfie camera tucked underneath the screen, it uses a motorized pop-up assembly. We have seen that before, though in this case,

Source: Hot Hardware – Vivo V17 Pro Debuts With World-First Dual Pop-Up Selfie Cameras

Court Ruling Could Set EU Precedent That Valve Must Allow Steam Users To Resell Games

Court Ruling Could Set EU Precedent That Valve Must Allow Steam Users To Resell Games
Valve has lost a court case in France that could have an impact on its business moving forward across the European Union. Four years ago, Valve was sued by a French consumer organization called UFC-Que Choisir. The suit sought to force Valve to make several changes to Steam, with one of them being to allow gamers to sell the games they no

Source: Hot Hardware – Court Ruling Could Set EU Precedent That Valve Must Allow Steam Users To Resell Games

Batman Arkham And Lego Trilogies Are Free On PC Right Now, Here's How To Claim Them

Batman Arkham And Lego Trilogies Are Free On PC Right Now, Here's How To Claim Them
Say what you will about the Epic Games Store—it is a divisive topic in the gaming community, for sure—one thing we can’t complain about is the quality of some of the free games. The latest offering drives this point home. In celebration of 80 years of Batman’s first appearance 80 years ago (in Detective Comics issue 27), Epic Games is giving

Source: Hot Hardware – Batman Arkham And Lego Trilogies Are Free On PC Right Now, Here’s How To Claim Them

Alleged AMD Ryzen 5 3500 And 3500X Poised To Battle Intel In Budget PC Market

Alleged AMD Ryzen 5 3500 And 3500X Poised To Battle Intel In Budget PC Market
AMD might be planning to roll out more affordable third-generation Ryzen processors in the very near future. According to the latest round of leaks, there are at least two lower end chips in the wings, including the Ryzen 5 3500X and Ryzen 5 3500. Neither of these would qualify as entry-level, but both would presumably be cheaper than every

Source: Hot Hardware – Alleged AMD Ryzen 5 3500 And 3500X Poised To Battle Intel In Budget PC Market

Gigabyte X299X, TRX40 Motherboards Leak For Intel Cascade Lake-X, AMD Threadripper

Gigabyte X299X, TRX40 Motherboards Leak For Intel Cascade Lake-X, AMD Threadripper
Over the past week, we’ve covered quite a few leaks regarding Intel and AMD’s next-generation HEDT (High End Desktop) processors. AMD has held the advantage with its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, while Intel is looking to counter later this month with its Cascade Lake-X based Core-X processors. Not to be outdone, AMD is

Source: Hot Hardware – Gigabyte X299X, TRX40 Motherboards Leak For Intel Cascade Lake-X, AMD Threadripper

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview Build 18985 With Better Bluetooth Paring, Key Optional Updates Tweak

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview Build 18985 With Better Bluetooth Paring, Key Optional Updates Tweak
Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18985 (20H1) that is now in the Fast ring for Insiders. There are numerous improvements in the latest build with one major improvement being a better Bluetooth pairing experience for users. The update brings a Bluetooth pairing experience that is performed entirely via notifications

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview Build 18985 With Better Bluetooth Paring, Key Optional Updates Tweak

How To Find Fortnite Time Trial Locations For Season 10 Week 8

How To Find Fortnite Time Trial Locations For Season 10 Week 8
Fortnite Season 10 has been packed with fun and some controversy (**cough** mechs). With Week 8 here, that means there are some new challenges to complete. One of the challenges has players needing to complete a time trial east of Pleasant Park or southwest of Salty Springs. As with most challenges, finding the locations can be the hardest

Source: Hot Hardware – How To Find Fortnite Time Trial Locations For Season 10 Week 8

Apple iOS 13 Arrives Today For iPhone, iOS 13.1 Release Moved Up To September 24th

Apple iOS 13 Arrives Today For iPhone, iOS 13.1 Release Moved Up To September 24th
Today is a big day for those that are firmly entrenched in Apple’s walled garden. The company has just released iOS 13, which is the latest iteration in its long-running series of mobile operating systems for its iPhone (and to a lesser extent, the iPod touch). 

A systemwide Dark Mode is now available on command, or can be invoked automatically

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple iOS 13 Arrives Today For iPhone, iOS 13.1 Release Moved Up To September 24th

Samsung Bangs Out Bigger And Faster SSDs Up To 30.72TB And 8,000MB/s That 'Never Die'

Samsung Bangs Out Bigger And Faster SSDs Up To 30.72TB And 8,000MB/s That 'Never Die'
In a matter of speaking, Samsung is dipping its newest solid state drives in the fountain of youth with the promise of software that ensures these drives “never die.” They are also being offered in ultra-high capacities up to 30.72 terabytes, with smaller versions cranking up the speed to 8,000MB/s for sequential reads and 3,800MB/s for sequential

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Bangs Out Bigger And Faster SSDs Up To 30.72TB And 8,000MB/s That ‘Never Die’

Amazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Delivery Vans As Bezos Looks To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Amazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Delivery Vans As Bezos Looks To Reduce Carbon Footprint
Lookout Tesla, there’s a new electric vehicle (EV) startup looking to make waves in the industry. We’ve already sold you about Rivian, which is planning to bring both the R1T pickup truck and R1S crossover SUV to market early next decade. The company has already score $500 million in funding from Ford and another $750 million from Amazon.

Amazon

Source: Hot Hardware – Amazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Delivery Vans As Bezos Looks To Reduce Carbon Footprint

New Roku Ultra And Express Streaming Players Launch Alongside Roku OS 9.2

New Roku Ultra And Express Streaming Players Launch Alongside Roku OS 9.2
Are you in the market for a new streaming player? Roku just released new versions of the Roku Express and the Roku Ultra. The two streaming players are meant to provide a “device for every type of streamer”.

Roku last refreshed its line of players this past autumn and the updated devices come with a number of new features. The new and improved

Source: Hot Hardware – New Roku Ultra And Express Streaming Players Launch Alongside Roku OS 9.2

Intel Core i9-10980XE Cascade Lake-X 18-Core Monster CPU Benchmarks Leak

Intel Core i9-10980XE Cascade Lake-X 18-Core Monster CPU Benchmarks Leak
We have a small update to an article that we first brought you yesterday. As many of you are already aware, Intel is just days away from launching its new line of 10th generation Cascade Lake-X processor family. The first of those processors that came to light was the Core i9-10900X, which is the “entry-level” entry into Intel’s HEDT family.

Today,

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Core i9-10980XE Cascade Lake-X 18-Core Monster CPU Benchmarks Leak

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro May Have 2GB Of Dedicated RAM Just For Its Camera Array

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro May Have 2GB Of Dedicated RAM Just For Its Camera Array
For the most part, camera performance is at the forefront of smartphone design these days. Handsets are becoming increasingly sophisticated with regards to photography, and interestingly enough, there is chatter of Apple possible baking in a dedicated amount of RAM to the camera array on its iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro.

The possible

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro May Have 2GB Of Dedicated RAM Just For Its Camera Array

AT&T Explores Selling Underperforming DirecTV Business As Cord Cutters Rule

AT&T Explores Selling Underperforming DirecTV Business As Cord Cutters Rule
Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are taking their toll on traditional TV subscription offerings, and now more than ever, consumers are cutting the cord in search of cheaper ways to be entertained. Ubiquitous broadband has made this a viable option for many people. It also could lead to AT&T selling off DirecTV, though nothing is imminent.

This

Source: Hot Hardware – AT&T Explores Selling Underperforming DirecTV Business As Cord Cutters Rule