Windows 10’s infamous October 2018 Update is soon to become a distant memory, as Microsoft is hard at work putting the polish on the next major Windows build, expected in April. In a new blog post, Microsoft’s Craig Loewen reports that big changes are coming to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, including the ability to read and write to Linux
Source: Hot Hardware – Windows 10 April 2019 Update Brings Linux File Access With Enhanced WSL
Some Nest users have been having problems of late with people gaining access to their accounts and spying on them, using their own security cameras, according to reports. The reason for this in some instances is that the Nest users chose passwords that were ineffective or left at default. Google has sent out emails that were very vague warning
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Goes On Broad Password Reset Spree After Potential Nest Account Compromise
MWC 2019 will be here before you know it and at the show, there will be a legion of new smartphones unveiled. Among the devices to be revealed is the LG V50 ThinQ. LG has already been teasing the device, so we know a bit about it, and now an image has leaked that claims to be of the smartphone wearing its Sprint 5G livery. A glance at the
Source: Hot Hardware – Here’s The LG V50 ThinQ 5G Flagship Phone Leaked Ahead Of Its MWC 2019 Unveil
Cheating in multiplayer games is rampant, highly annoying, and regrettably it is largely unavoidable. The important thing is, how do the developers respond? In the case of Apex Legends, the hot new battle royale that has taken the gaming scene by storm, developer Respawn Entertainment is actively hunting down and banning cheaters, and would
Source: Hot Hardware – Apex Legends Devs Banish Cheaters, Promise Relentless Community Outreach
Facebook had an incredibly rough 2018. The company was rocked by the Cambridge Analytica scanda lthat it initially tried to suppress, but eventually made its way to the light of day. Cambridge Analytica was able to access personal details on nearly 90 million of Facebook customers without their permission.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Privacy Violations Could Result In An FTC Fine In The Billions Instead Of Millions
One of the first things that most people do when they get a new Android device is to log into their Google account. That allows the preinstalled apps to update automatically, among other things. Updates are important because often the update is meant to patch some sort of flaw that makes the app or device unstable or to patch a security hole
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Tests Automatic Updates Of Preinstalled Android Apps
There had been a number of earthquakes in the game leading up to the v7.40 update on February 14th. Until the update, the earthquakes had not produced any visible damage.
Source: Hot Hardware – Cracks Appear In Fortnite’s Map As Earthquakes Rumble Below
Intel has embraced small form factor systems for many years. Whether it be high-end mini-PCs like the Hades Canyon NUC, complete with discrete graphics for gamers, or ultra-tiny devices like the Compute Card, Intel has consistently pushed small form factor markets forward, for just about as long as ‘performance per watt’ has been…
Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Bean Canyon NUC Review: 8th Gen CPU With Iris Plus Graphics
As we reported back in January, Nintendo has no plans to cut the price on its popular Nintendo Switch hybrid gaming console anytime soon. Talks of a revised console with faster internal components have also been pushed aside. So, the next best thing that the company can do is to offer some fresh bundles with popular games to keep things fresh.
Source: Hot Hardware – Here’s Where To Buy The New Nintendo Switch Bundle With Free eShop Credit
Instead of months or even weeks, we are now down to just a handful of days until Samsung hosts its 2019 Unpacked event, in which the company will introduce several new products. The big reveal, of course, will be the Galaxy S10. Samsung has not been shy about making that known ahead of time, and has even begun taking reservations (not pre-orders).
Source: Hot Hardware – From Galaxy S10 To Galaxy F, Here’s What To Expect From Samsung’s Unpacked Event
You have probably heard at some point in your life, ‘Don’t believe everything you read!’, especially in this day and age of the Internet. That is sage advice, and of particular interest in the era of fake news stories permeating social media. However, with advances in artificial intelligence technology, don’t believe everything you see, either.
Source: Hot Hardware – This Website Creates Eerily Convincing AI Generated Human Faces On Demand
Watch out, Tesla. There’s a new EV startup in town and it has the backing of one of the largest companies in the world. Earlier this week, we reported that both General Motors and Amazon were considering investing in Rivian, which is on track to deliver an all-electric pickup truck and crossover SUV early next decade. Today, Rivian has confirmed
Source: Hot Hardware – Rivian EV Startup Confirms 0M Amazon Investment To Energize Beastly 750HP Pickup And SUV
It appears as though MSI is ready to go with several versions of NVIDIA’s not-yet-announced GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, all it is waiting for is an formal unveiling. We heard rumblings that might happen today, though if not, we anticipate it will be soon. In the meantime, more leaked photos and press renders are finding their way to
Source: Hot Hardware – MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming And Armor Turing Graphics Cards Leaked
Way back in the day all anyone wanted for Christmas was a Nintendo Entertainment System. If you were lucky enough to get that NES, you undoubtedly wanted the Super Mario Bros. cartridge to go with it. Hoards of those video games were sold, and while we didn’t know it at the time, the game would go on to be one of the most beloved video games
Source: Hot Hardware – Pristine Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Sells For Insane 0,150 At Auction
At the end of January, NVIDIA lowered its revenue guidance for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2019, at the time citing sluggish GeForce RTX demand. The company’s share price subsequently took a beating. Now two weeks later, NVIDIA’s share price is on an upswing following its fourth quarter earnings report, in which the company beat its lowered
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Shares Surge Following Big Earnings Beat, Full-Year Forecast
Although the Android tablet market has not exactly been thriving in recent years, Samsung continues on its quest to improve the platform and compete head-to-head with Apple’s iPad family. Samsung this morning announced its new Galaxy Tab S5e, which the company says is its thinnest tablet to date.
The Galaxy Tab S5e measures just 5.5mm thick
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5s Is Its Thinnest Tablet Yet, Rocks Android 9 Pie And Bixby 2.0
Samsung has a bunch of new products that will be announced next week, and the most anticipated is likely the Galaxy S10 family of flagship smartphones. Samsung recently updated its Galaxy Wearable app for Android devices, and it lists several new items on its home page. The leaked items include a new smartwatch, fitness wearable, and earbuds.
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Mistakenly Outs Galaxy Watch Active And Galaxy Buds Wearables In App Update
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti news has been coming in at a furious pace over the past few weeks. Just yesterday, listings popped up on Amazon for iBuyPower gaming PCs with the graphics card installed, and numerous retail cards have been spotted
Today, a new leak gives us a look at MSI’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS, which features a 4+2 VRM
Source: Hot Hardware – MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS With Turing TU116 GPU Leaked
Microsoft has thrown us all for a loop with its announcement today of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build. At the start of the month, Microsoft opened up its Skip Ahead program, which allows Windows Insiders to test [early builds of] future Windows 10 versions.
At the time, we incorrectly assumed that Microsoft would be delivering
Source: Hot Hardware – Windows 10 Skip Ahead Opens With Surprising 20H1 Build For Insiders
Epic Games is the company behind the incredibly popular battle royale game Fortnite. However, Epic Games has been facing a series of lawsuits from people claiming that the dance moves characters in the game perform are copies of dances they invented.
One such suit and the first to go to court is from a rapper called 2 Milly, whose real
Source: Hot Hardware – Epic Games Asks Court To Dismiss Suit Over Allegedly Stolen Fortnite Dance