Earlier today, we reported that Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1 is set to kick off tomorrow morning, aka Taco Tuesday. We’ve previously seen a few grainy images concerning what to expect from this new chapter including an all-new map and boats for players to ride in.
Now, we’re getting a relatively extensive look at the game courtesy of a
Source: Hot Hardware – Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Leaks With Boats, Pogo Sticks, And Sweet New Emotes
Netgear’s Orbi family of mesh Wi-Fi routers took the market by storm a few years ago, providing excellent coverage for larger homes, built-in GbE ports for connected wired devices, and a dedicated backhaul connection for communicating between the router and its satellite(s). However, those Orbi systems can be quite expensive, with the latest Wi-Fi
Source: Hot Hardware – Netgear Orbi Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router Rocks Chic Redesign And Value Pricing
As part of the built-in protection in Safari to keep iOS users safe from malicious websites, Apple sends to browsing data to Tencent, a technology firm in China. This is revealed in an updated privacy notice, in which Apple says Tencent “may also log your IP address” in addition to the web address.
Apple is not being nefarious here. Quite
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Safari Can Send Your Browsing Data To China’s Tencent Raising Privacy Fears
Samsung is kicking off the week with a software treat for Galaxy S10 owners—the Android 10 beta is now available to download, with Samsung’s retooled One UI in tow. This means anyone who owns a Galaxy 10 series smartphone can start playing around with Android 10 ahead of its official release on Samsung phones sometime later (Google already
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Unleashes Android 10 For Galaxy S10, Here’s How To Grab It Now
Over the weekend, Fortnite in its entirety was sucked into a black hole, leaving everyone clamoring for when they’d be able to rejoin one of the most popular games on the planet. Logging into the game currently only displays a black hole, and all of Epic Games’ social media accounts have gone radio silent. The only thing left for gamers to
Source: Hot Hardware – When Will Fortnite Emerge From Its Black Hole-Induced Outage?
Pictures of the actual retail packaging (read: not press renders) for Google’s forthcoming Pixel 4 handset are popping up online, giving us a sneak peek at the company’s next flagship handset. The photos also enable us to discern a few details about the Pixel 4, though there are not any surprises.
The Pixel 4 series has been extensively
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Pixel 4 Retail Box Leaks, Pixel 3 Rumored For Tech Graveyard
The Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL have been on the market for a few months as the entry level devices in Google’s smartphone lineup. Best Buy has a good deal going on the Pixel 3a models that knocks a significant chunk off the purchase price if you’re willing to activate the phone with a wireless carrier.
Best Buy is offering $100 off both
Source: Hot Hardware – Google’s Pixel 3a And Pixel 3a XL Are 0 Off Today With This Hot Deal
At the CS3sthlm security conference in Stockholm, Sweden later this month, security researcher Monta Elkins, the “Hacker-in-Chief” at FoxGuard Solutions, will demonstrate a proof-of-concept hardware hack involving spy chips implanted onto enterprise IT equipment, with a budget of less than $200.
The idea of implanting spy chips onto hardware
Source: Hot Hardware – Spy Chips, The New Security Threat That’s Planted Like Tiny Hardware Bugs
Porsche revealed its Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S performance EVs early last month, and they are no doubt gorgeous, technology-laden track monsters. However, they are also prohibitively expensive. While the Tesla Model S Performance rings in at $99,990, the Turbo and Turbo S will set you back $152,000 and $186,000 respectively.
Source: Hot Hardware – Porsche Amps Up Cheaper Taycan 4S EV: 563 Horsepower And 0-60 In 3.5 Seconds
NVIDIA has a game studio with the sole task of bringing ray tracing effects to old titles to spruce up their looks. Confirmation of plans to ray trace additional classic game comes from a job listing that the company posted looking for someone to join its NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios team. As for what the name of the game the person who lands
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Is Bringing GeForce RTX Ray Tracing Effects To More Classic Games
Fortnite is currently in flux, as the ‘The End” event has resulted in the entire map and all the contents therein being sucked into a mysterious black hole. Players aren’t able to access the Fortnite servers, and you can’t play or communicate with your friends. Epic has drained all of fun out of room… or has it?
As it turns out, the developers
Source: Hot Hardware – Fortnite’s Mysterious Black Hole Has A Hidden Konami Code And Minigame, How To Play
We’ve entered an age with technology and software where you can’t always believe what you hear, and with deepfakes, we can’t always believe what we see. The video below shows what happens when you combine a voice actor who can do exceptional celebrity impersonations with AI-powered deepfake tech, to map the celebrity’s face on the head of
Source: Hot Hardware – These Deepfake Celebrity Impressions Are Amazingly Wonderful And Freaky To Watch
NVIDIA has been talking up the GeForce Now for mobile gaming for a while. It recently promised to bring the service to Android devices in the future via an Android beta. Initially, the service was in beta only for Windows, Mac, and NVIDIA Shield users. The beta on those platforms is expected to end in a few months, with the service launching
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA GeForce NOW Game Streaming For Android Live In Korea, But You Can Sideload The APK
Redmond, we have a problem…again. For the third time in a month, Windows 10 users are reporting a recent update is messing with the functionality of the Start menu. This time it is KB4517389 that is the culprit. On affected PCs, users are seeing a critical error message when accessing the Start menu.
“KB4524147 originally caused a critical
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Acknowledges Windows 10 1903 Cumulative Update Once Again Breaks Start Menu
AMD has been generous enough to provide a roadmap for Zen through several generations, so we already know some details about Zen 3—it is being built on a refined 7-nanometer manufacturing process (7nm+), and the design phase is already finished. Some details remain elusive, however, though a recent leak may have shed some light on what kind
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Zen 3 CPU Architecture Rumored To Provide Significant IPC Uplift Over Zen 2
While the construction of new nuclear powerplants in the United States (and in other countries) seems to be falling out of favor, the same can’t be said for their use by the U.S. Military. The US Navy still relies on nuclear power for the bulk of its large warships. But while those ships are powered by nuclear fission reactors, the Navy is
Source: Hot Hardware – Warp Speed Mr Sulu: US Navy Files Patent For Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Facebook’s attempt to create a cryptocurrency appears to be stillborn as major partners are pulling out of the project. PayPal backed out of the project recently, and now reports indicate most of the other major backers have walked away. Facebook has now lost the backing of Mastercard, Visa, eBay, and Stripe.
Regulators around the world have
Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Libra Crippled After PayPal, Mastercard, Visa Abandon Crypto Project
There have been several problems with macOS Catalina so far that have caused issues for Mac users. One of the first issues that surfaced had to do with popular DJ software that runs on Macs no longer working with Catalina. Other software and apps have been unable to operate due to Catalina being the first version of macOS that has completely
Source: Hot Hardware – macOS Catalina Is Breaking Apps And Causing Apple Mail Data Loss, What To Do
It has been an interesting week for Blizzard Activision, to say the least. The developer-slash-publisher found itself in the midst of a viral hellstorm after deciding to issue a one-year suspension to professional Hearthstone player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, in apparent reaction to him voicing support for Hong Kong protestors during an official
Source: Hot Hardware – Why Blizzard Banned Hong Kong Hearthstone Player But Is Now Backpedaling
We are still more than two months away from Christmas, but Google has found itself in the giving mood and is playing Santa Claus for some lucky Assistant users. Just as it has done with some YouTube Premium subscribers, Google is gifting free Home Mini speakers to select Assistant users.
There does not appear to be a whole lot of rhyme
Source: Hot Hardware – How Google Assistant Users Can Get A Free Home Mini From Google