The performance of the just-released Radeon RX 6500 XT may not quite be what people were hoping for from a brand-new graphics card in 2022. Technically speaking, solid 1080p gaming performance in under 100 watts really isn’t all that bad, but the historically-low prices of Polaris-based products like the Radeon RX 470 and RX 570, which can
Source: Hot Hardware – Ryzen 5800GX Chiplet Diagram Shows How Zen 3 And Navi 24 Could Fit In The Same Package
Several months ago, Microsoft began testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs. Those who run Windows 11 can already download and use apps from the Amazon App Store, but Google Play isn’t officially supported. However, the Android-maker announced in December it would bring Google Play Games to PC. Now, it’s launched a limited beta that does just
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Play Games Beta Brings Android Gaming To PC, What You Need To Know
You may not realize it—especially if you’re an American, and younger than about 25—but Hello Kitty is a cultural force to be reckoned with. The image of the feline toddler has appeared on virtually every kind of product to date, including wallpaper, jewelry, firearms, computer parts, automobiles, adult novelties, and in at least one case,
Source: Hot Hardware – Razer’s Fiercely Pink Hello Kitty Streaming Gear Will Make Your Twitch Viewers Rawr
PCI Express 5 is expected to usher in new found levels of solid state (SSD) storage performance for next-generation computing platforms, and Phison is at the forefront of the SSD controller technology that will enable it. Watch our live discussion with Phison’s own Chris Ramseyer for a deeper dive on all of the revelations the company made
Source: Hot Hardware – 2.5 Geeks: Exploring PCIe 5 SSDs And Next-Gen Storage With Phison
Sure, that Twitter verification badge might be cool, but if you’re a game developer you might be more interested in a Steam Deck Verified rating. This lets gamers know a title has been tested and found to work exceptionally well on the Steam Deck with little or no user intervention for a “start and go” experience. If you’re wondering which
Source: Hot Hardware – Steam Deck Verified: Here Are All The Games That Made The Compatibility List So Far
Now that Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, it is fair to wonder what that means for the future of iconic franchises on Sony’s PlayStation hardware. Games and franchies like Call of Duty: Warzone, Spyro, and Crash Bandicoot are all at risk of becoming Xbox exclusives, if Microsoft wanted to go in that direction. Good
Source: Hot Hardware – Activision Reveals Whether CoD And Other Franchises Will Stay On PlayStation After Merger
Snapchat is taking a proactive approach in fighting drug deals taking place on its social media platform. The company shared an update concerning its most recent efforts to halt the push to sell drugs through connections on its app.
Snapchat typically makes the news when the social media platform goes dark, sending users in a frenzy wondering
Source: Hot Hardware – How Snapchat Is Using AI And Machine Learning To Thwart Drug Deals
At the upcoming 2022 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Intel is scheduled to talk about its entry into the potentially lucrative world of Bitcoin mining with Bonanza Mine, an ultra-low-voltage (ULV) energy-efficient Bitcoin mining ASIC it will soon offer. It’s not clear how close Intel is to having it ready, but it already
Source: Hot Hardware – Intel’s Not-So-Secretive Expansion Into Bitcoin Mining Hardware Is Already Paying Off
Guardians, when was the last time you visited Banshee-44? A senior Bungie community manager recently stated that Destiny 2 players will want to turn in their Gunsmith materials, as they will likely be phased out with the upcoming Destiny 2: The Witch Queen expansion.
Senior Bungie community manager “dmg04” tweeted that the next “This Week
Source: Hot Hardware – Destiny 2 Gunsmith Materials Will Soon Disappear, What You Need To Know
As SpaceX celebrates launching its 2,000th Starlink satellite into space, astronomers are not as ecstatic about it. It seems all those satellites have began photobombing some astronomical observations.
Last week SpaceX launched 105 satellites from consumers in twenty different nations, including CubeSats, microsats, PocketQubes, and orbital
Source: Hot Hardware – Photobombing Starlink Satellites Leave Image Trails That Disrupt Time-Critical Space Observations
Let me say this right off the bat—I really don’t know how much I’d be willing to spend on a keyboard, but I’m fairly confident it’s somewhere south of $400. I didn’t pull that figure out of thin air. Rather, it’s how much Hyte expects to charge for a fully loaded version of its Keeb SR65 when it goes up preorder. How does Hyte justify such
Source: Hot Hardware – This Is What A 0 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Looks Like, You Buying One?
Intel is in the process of installing hardware at its Fab 34 manufacturing site in Ireland, and this week it took delivery of its “first huge chip making tool,” the company said. Work actually began on the facility in 2019. If all goes to plan, it will be up and running in 2023, effectively doubling Intel’s manufacturing space in Ireland.
Source: Hot Hardware – Watch Intel Deliver And Unpack Its B Fab 34 Site’s First Huge Chip Making Tool
Computer graphics in the modern age are already a delicate dance between CPU and GPU. Throw in the power management concerns that come from operating in a constrained environment, such as a laptop, and you add on a whole further level of complexity. Historically, we allowed each component in the system to manage its own power usage, but as
Source: Hot Hardware – Why NVIDIA Just Quietly Unlocked A GPU Feature That Could Boost Graphics Performance
It’s bizarre, but it looks like Apple wants Android users to switch to iPhone less than it used to. Overnight, the top amount of money the Cupertino-based smartphone maker will give for Android devices dropped like a rock.
Chip prices are skyrocketing, so you might think that older Samsung Galaxy devices would be worth more. Not in Apple’s
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Just Made Trading-In Your Android For An iPhone A Lot Less Attractive
Wi-Fi is fast these days. The current state of the art, known as Wi-Fi 6E, can top 1Gbps for multiple clients at once in real-world applications, not just on highly-theoretical spec sheets. It’s no replacement for Ethernet yet, but refinements in real-world performance have been the target of the last several revisions of the 802.11 standard.
Source: Hot Hardware – MediaTek Champions Wi-Fi 7 As A True Wired Ethernet Replacement In First Live Demo
There’s a new White Rabbit on the loose. While it does involve hackers, it’s got nothing to do with Neo. Instead, it’s yet another new ransomware family that recently appeared, targeting financial institutions.
Possibly a side operation of the FIN8 hacking group, White Rabbit was recently used to attack a US bank in December 2021. Trend
Source: Hot Hardware – FIN8 Hackers Deploy Evasive White Rabbit Ransomware To Attack US Banks
Call it aggressive styling or clever marketing, but Silicon Power’s latest solid state drive sports a design that “breathes like a shark,” the company says. Silicon Power is talking about its new XPower XS70, a high-performance SSD with a PCIe 4.0 interface to chomp through data transfers at up to 7,300MB/s, which is in the upper echelon of
Source: Hot Hardware – Silicon Power XPower XS70 SSD Delivers Shark-Like Cooling And Packs A 7,300MB/s Bite
The Canon EOS R5 C brings seemingly unlimited 8K video recording in a small form factor to content creators. The hybrid camera trades out the in-body image stabilization found in its counterpart EOS R5, for a fan-powered cooling system that allows users to shoot 8K video until the battery runs out or the memory card fills up.
Source: Hot Hardware – Canon’s EOS R5 C Hybrid Camera Employs Active Cooling To Record Super Crispy 8K Video
Imagine it’s the year 20XX. Hopefully you’re healthy. You’re also sitting on your front porch watching Amazon’s package drones whiz through the skies while awaiting your own delivery. It slowly starts to prepare for landing before suddenly veering off somewhere else! What happened!? Well, Michigan State University (MSU) Computer Science &
Source: Hot Hardware – Light Hallucination Hack Could Make Amazon Delivery Drones Vulnerable To High-Tech Porch Pirates
Have you been trying in vain to score a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X console? What about a Nintendo Switch OLED, or a rare set of kicks from Nike? There is just not enough to supply of these and other items to meet demand, in part because scalpers are so quick on the draw. But don’t blame it on bots, says a 24-year-old who has made a business
Source: Hot Hardware – Professional PS5 Scalper Dishes The Dirt On Bots And Tries To Take The Moral High Ground