The PlayStation 5 released in November of 2020. That’s two and a half years ago at this point, and yet the number of games exclusive to the system can nearly be counted on your hands. Indeed, this phenomenon has become a meme among certain segments of the internet, and there’s no shortage of comical send-ups of the nascent console’s minuscule
Source: Hot Hardware – PS5 Exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Is Making Its Way To PC Via Steam
Category Archives: Hot Hardware
Two And A Half Geeks LIVE With Qualcomm Director Of AI Research
AI has arrived and it seems to be everywhere. But what makes AI tick on ultra-low power devices like smartphones? How can we expect to harness not only recommendation engines and Google maps, but also, generative AI and true machine learning on devices that consume only a few watts of power? Let’s find out and learn what market innovators
Source: Hot Hardware – Two And A Half Geeks LIVE With Qualcomm Director Of AI Research
ASUS ROG Ally Firmware Update Brings Huge Performance Gains For Low-Power Gaming
The world of PC gaming handhelds, long the domain of obscure hardware from small vendors out of Hong Kong and Shenzen, has been rocked in recent years. First, Valve walked in and slapped its fat wallet down on the table with the Steam Deck, and in June, ASUS plans to upend the whole thing with its ROG Ally handheld sporting the latest AMD
Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS ROG Ally Firmware Update Brings Huge Performance Gains For Low-Power Gaming
NVIDIA's Latency-Crushing Reflex Tech Is Headed To Diablo IV And These Other Games
NVIDIA has announced that two more titles are receiving its highly-popular NVIDIA Reflex latency-reducing technology, including Diablo IV and Metal: Hellsinger. According to NVIDIA, gamers can expect up to a 67% reduction in system latency in Diablo IV, and a 27% reduction in Metal: Hellsinger, improving system responsiveness for gamers.
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA’s Latency-Crushing Reflex Tech Is Headed To Diablo IV And These Other Games
Should AI Chatbots Write News Articles? Google's Former Safety Boss Sounds Off
In a world fascinated by the capabilities of AI, a former employee of Google sends out a warning about the current dangers surrounding utilizing AI chatbots to write news articles. Arjun Narayan, a former Trust and Safety Lead at ByteDance and Google, says AI-generated articles are still subject to “hallucinations,” or making things up that
Source: Hot Hardware – Should AI Chatbots Write News Articles? Google’s Former Safety Boss Sounds Off
Crucial T700 Review: The Fastest PCIe 5 SSD For Enthusiasts
Crucial T700: Starting At $209 (1TB), $369 (2TB w/ Heatsink) The Solidigm P44 Pro is an enthusiast-class PCIe Gen 4 solid state drive that offers excellent all-around performance at competitive prices. Class-Leading Performance Bleeding Edge NAND For Desktops / Workstation Only Price Premium After showing them off over the last few months,…
Source: Hot Hardware – Crucial T700 Review: The Fastest PCIe 5 SSD For Enthusiasts
Cooler Master Unveils A Haptic Gaming Chair, Open Loop Cooler Concept And More At Computex
Cooler Master has a diverse range of new products at Computex 2023. With its bevy of launches in Taipei, the firm boldly claims that “the future of gaming, PC components and peripherals is here.” Cooling was aptly one of the areas where we saw the most new products from Cooler Master, but possibly the most interesting new product was the firm’s
Source: Hot Hardware – Cooler Master Unveils A Haptic Gaming Chair, Open Loop Cooler Concept And More At Computex
NASA Sets Mind-Boggling 200Gbps Space-To-Ground Speed Record Using Lasers
Researchers have set a new record for the fastest space-to-ground laser communications with data rates of 200 gigabits per second. The blistering speed is 100 times faster than the swiftest internet speeds in most major cities, and is capable of transmitting more than 2 TBs of data in a single five-minute pass over a ground station.
Source: Hot Hardware – NASA Sets Mind-Boggling 200Gbps Space-To-Ground Speed Record Using Lasers
AI Experts From Google, OpenAI And Elsewhere Issue Dire Extinction Warning
Some of the world’s top AI scientists and contributors have jointly signed a brief but ominous warning about the “urgent risks” that loom as artificial intelligence technologies gain a stronger foothold, including the “risk of extinction” (presumably to flesh and blood humans). Among those who signed the startling statement are OpenAI CEO
Source: Hot Hardware – AI Experts From Google, OpenAI And Elsewhere Issue Dire Extinction Warning
ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 Debuts With Liquid Metal Cooling And Record Boost Clock
While AI technologies (like NVIDIA’s ACE for Games and Microsoft’s Windows Copilot) have dominated the discussion so far this week at Computex, ASUS is making a splash in graphics hardware. According to ASUS, its ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 ships with the highest out-of-box GPU boost clock speed ever for factory-overclocked 4090 graphics cards,
Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 Debuts With Liquid Metal Cooling And Record Boost Clock
Dental Data Breach Exposes Private Details Of 8.9M Patients And That Really Bites
A ransomware group has claimed responsibility for breaching MCNA (Managed Care of North America) Dental data samples and obtaining pertinent information of nearly nine million of its patients. If you know of anyone with MCNA accounts, you may want to pass this information along.
MCNA Dental, one of the largest dental providers for government-sponsored
Source: Hot Hardware – Dental Data Breach Exposes Private Details Of 8.9M Patients And That Really Bites
ASUS Built A GeForce RTX 4070 Concept Card That Doesn't Use Any Power Cables
Are you terrified of the 12VHPWR connector? Even if not, do you simply hate having extra power cables cluttering up the look of the inside of your case? Well, either way, ASUS has the graphics card for you. The GeForce RTX 4070 Megalodon is a mammoth graphics card with a triple-fan cooler and absolutely zero power cable connectors.
Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS Built A GeForce RTX 4070 Concept Card That Doesn’t Use Any Power Cables
NVIDIA Unveils G-Sync ULMB 2 With Over 1,000Hz Of Motion Clarity And A Big Brightness Boost
If you’re a PC gamer and you’re happy with your current monitor, stop reading this post now. I’m going to explain something here that might forever alter the way you look at gaming monitors, and you could end up in the same situation as the author: disappointed in almost every display on the market.
Here’s the deal: LCD and OLED monitors
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Unveils G-Sync ULMB 2 With Over 1,000Hz Of Motion Clarity And A Big Brightness Boost
Windows XP Activation Algorithm Is FInally Cracked After Two Decades, Why It Matters
Windows XP is the operating system that just won’t die. After its 2001 release, XP would go on to sell more than 400 million copies. Microsoft tried to end support for the OS several times over the years, but there were too many people still relying on it. In 2014, Microsoft finally moved past XP, but the community has not given up. Even shutting
Source: Hot Hardware – Windows XP Activation Algorithm Is FInally Cracked After Two Decades, Why It Matters
Windows Copilot Allows AI To Assist With Microsoft’s Key Software Features
Microsoft recently unveiled its Windows Copilot feature during its Build 2023 event, making Windows the first PC platform to provide centralized AI assistance for its customers. Along with first- and third-party plugins, Copilot is meant to help users focus on bringing ideas to life while collaborating with others across multiple devices.
Source: Hot Hardware – Windows Copilot Allows AI To Assist With Microsoft’s Key Software Features
Scientists Devise A Way To Harvest Energy Out Of Thin Air And It Changes Everything
A method of harvesting energy out of thin air is being developed by a group of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Researchers describe it as the “generic Air-gen effect,” as it can use nearly any material engineered with nanopores to collect cost-effective, interruption-free electricity.
The secret to the method, which
Source: Hot Hardware – Scientists Devise A Way To Harvest Energy Out Of Thin Air And It Changes Everything
Meta Quest 3 Prototype Previewed In The Wild, Is It An Apple VR Headset Killer?
Selected journalists and analysts have had the opportunity of some hands-on time with the Meta Quest 3 prototype. Reports seem very positive, with the greatest improvements observed in the areas of mixed reality (video pass-through) and overall performance (new Qualcomm chip). Will the prospect of this upcoming Quest 3 kill the much more expensive
Source: Hot Hardware – Meta Quest 3 Prototype Previewed In The Wild, Is It An Apple VR Headset Killer?
Memorial Day Gaming Desktop Deals Bring Huge Savings On Acer, ASUS, HP, Zotac And More
We recently highlighted a whole bunch of gaming laptops that are on sale but if you’re looking for a desktop PC instead, no worries, there are plenty of bargains to be had for Memorial Day. Some of these are holdovers from the Amazon Gaming Week event that technically ended yesterday, so who knows how long the discounts will last. At the time
Source: Hot Hardware – Memorial Day Gaming Desktop Deals Bring Huge Savings On Acer, ASUS, HP, Zotac And More
NVIDIA ACE Injects Generative AI Into Game NPCs Enabling Hyper-Realistic Conversations
There’s a lot of fuss over generative AI models like ChatGPT, but these early chatbots are really only the tip of a much bigger iceberg. Generative AI has the potential to permeate many aspects of everyday life. That includes video games, a nearly $400 billion industry by some estimates. But what can generative AI add to games? As NVIDIA is
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA ACE Injects Generative AI Into Game NPCs Enabling Hyper-Realistic Conversations
Arm Unveils Cortex-X4 And Immortalis GPU For Big Mobile Performance And Efficiency Gains
Arm is announcing its latest CPU and GPU designs, which will power future generations of smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, and even some laptops. Arm licenses these designs to chipmakers like Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, and countless others for integration into their own solutions. We were invited to the firm’s Client Tech Days,…
Source: Hot Hardware – Arm Unveils Cortex-X4 And Immortalis GPU For Big Mobile Performance And Efficiency Gains