For this latest installment of HotHardware’s 2.5 Geeks, our mainstays Dave and Marco have a nice chat with Scott Wasson of AMD, who serves as a Senior Manager, Product Management for the Radeon Technology Group. As such, he’s just the perfect guy to talk to about AMD’s new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020, which launched earlier this week for
Source: Hot Hardware – 2.5 Geeks: AMD’s Scott Wasson Talks Radeon Adrenalin 2020, 20th Anniversary Gigabyte And Thermaltake Giveaway
Anyone who missed out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at Amazon and thought those big savings were a thing of the past, should take heart. Amazon still has some excellent deals on audio gear going right now, some that are actually better than what was out there on Black Friday, especially if you’re looking for savings on Bose branded
Source: Hot Hardware – These Blowout Bose Deals Are Better Than Black Friday, Up To 40 Percent Off On Amazon
Google RCS is now available on all Android devices in the United States. Its recent availability has brought up questions about its use and features. Today we will break down what it is, how to use it, and, most importantly, how it compares to regular SMS messaging.
Short Message Services (SMS) are plain and simple text messages. They are
Source: Hot Hardware – Google RCS Is A Major Upgrade To Android SMS Texting, What Is It Exactly And How To Use It?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get good deals. The big game will be here before you know it, and if you want a bigger screen to watch the game or to give as a Christmas gift, here is your chance. Amazon has an excellent deal going on a 65-inch TCL smart TV.
The TV is the TCL 65-inch
Source: Hot Hardware – TCL And Vizio 4K HDR Smart TVs Are Steals At Up To 0 Off With These Hot Deals
AMD is ending 2019 with a mad dash to the finish, having just recently launched its Radeon RX 5500 XT in 8GB and 4GB flavors for 1080p gaming, and dished out a major overhaul to its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver package for 2020. Now it’s up to users to have fun with it all. To that end, there is a new overclocking tool available.
Source: Hot Hardware – You Can Overclock AMD’s Radeon RX 5500 XT To 2.1GHz On Air With This New Tool
Facebook has been fighting with the U.S. government and the governments of other countries over end-to-end encryption plans that would block anyone, Facebook included, out of chat conversations on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. The Federal government doesn’t like that as it says that encrypting everything gives abusers a place
Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Has Refused Government Requests For Backdoor Into Encrypted Chats
Google has been on a mission to improve the texting experience on Android. Following up on its Rich Communication Services (RCS) protocol, which is supposed to bring functionality akin to what’s available on iMessages on iOS devices, Google is rolling out a Verified SMS feature to combat the rising annoyance of text spam.
You may have noticed
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Tackles Text Spam On Android With Verified SMS Feature, Here’s How To Enable It
Last night, Microsoft surprised us all by spilling many details on its next-generation Xbox Series X roughly a year before it will even be released. The Xbox Series X has a tower form-factor, is powered by an AMD Zen 2 CPU paired with an RDNA GPU, and features GDDR6 memory along with an ultra-fast NVMe SSD for storage. The console will also
Source: Hot Hardware – Xbox Series X: Multi-Game Suspend And Resume, xCloud Streaming, And Next Gen Games
Smartphone photography has grown leaps and bounds over the past several years, with flagship handsets these days wielding multiple camera sensors to take high quality shots. Software processing is important too, though. In that regard, Apple’s acquisition of UK-based startup Spectral Edge Ltd. could give its future iPhone models a boost in
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s Next Huge Advance In iPhone Photography Could Come From This Acquisition
2019 has seen the emergence of 5G wireless networks in the United States, albeit with limited reach. The top two U.S. wireless carriers — Verizon and AT&T — chose to first launch mmWave 5G networks in select markets, primarily for business users. While mmWave 5G offers blazing speeds topping 1Gbps in some cases, the signal can’t easily penetrate
Source: Hot Hardware – AT&T’s ‘Real’ Low-Band 5G Network Launches Today In 10 U.S. Cities
If you see some random person out in public doing a happy dance, do not be alarmed—chances are they own a Galaxy Note 10 device and discovered they could download and install Android 10, with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 on top. That’s actually been an option for a bit, except now Samsung is pushing out a finalized (read: stable) build.
Source: Hot Hardware – Android 10 And One UI 2.0 Stable Arrives For Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Get It Now
Samuel L. Jackson has been has been a national treasure for decades and has been in some iconic films during his long career. He’s also quite famous for dropping the MF-bomb in as many of his movies as possible. Fans of Sam and Amazon Alexa-powered devices out there can now get their very own Samuel L. Jackson celebrity voice. During the introductory
Source: Hot Hardware – Samuel L. Jackson Alexa Voice Is The Best Muthafreakin’ 99 Cents You’ll Spend
Silicon Valley is full of drama and intrigue, and in this latest episode of the real thing (as opposed to the awesome HBO comedy series that recently aired its finale), Intel finds itself fending off reports of further 10-nanometer chip production delays. Looking to set the record straight, Intel says in no uncertain terms its 10nm Whitley
Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Shoots Down Reports Of Additional 10nm CPU Roadmap Delays
Apple launched a new version of iOS this week for users that brought the operating system to version 13.3. One of the big features for the new version of iOS are new controls meant to give parents more oversight into who kids talk to on the iPhone. The problem for Apple, and parents, is that the safety controls don’t work properly.
Source: Hot Hardware – iOS 13.3 Bug Allows Kids To Bypass New Safety-Centric Parental Controls
Microsoft has just unveiled its next-generation Xbox, previously only known as Project Scarlett. We now know that the console is officially being called the Xbox Series X, and not only that; we’ve been given a clear look at the console, which takes on a tower-style form-factor. In fact, it kind of reminds of us of an enlarged Linksys Velop
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft’s Next Console Is Xbox Series X, It’s A Radical Design With AMD Zen 2 And RDNA
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that amazing tech deals are dead and buried. In fact, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is available for a low $129 today, and a rather nice freebie is being thrown in for good measure.
The deal comes from a rather unlikely source: Lowe’s Home Improvement. The retailer is not
Source: Hot Hardware – Ring Video Doorbell 2 And Amazon Echo Show 5 Bundle Drops To Red Hot 0
Google has announced a new feature for the Google Assistant that will help users who frequently travel for work or pleasure. Google Assistant interpreter mode is available for Android and iOS devices worldwide, and the rollout of the new feature started today. Google says that using interpreter mode allows a back and forth conversation with
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Assistant Interpreter Mode Arrives Allowing You To Converse In Any Language
Intel continues to lure high-level talent from other heavy hitters in the technology industry. It’s latest grab is Dr. Gary Patton, who most recently served at the chief technology officer (CTO) at GlobalFoundries. He now joins Intel as corporate vice president and general manager of design enablement, and will report to Mike Mayberry, Intel’s
Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Poaches GlobalFoundries CTO Gary Patton As It Heads Towards 7nm And Beyond
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold got off to a rocky start after reviewers found out that the device was prone to failure, in part due to a hinge that would allow debris to enter the display panel. As a result, Samsung delayed the launch to rework the hinge, “tuck in” the protective film on the display, and make other minor updates.
The reinvigorated Galaxy
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Galaxy Fold Sales Top 1 Million Worldwide Despite ,000 Price Tag
If smartphones were free, most people would flock to the top-end models with all of the bells and whistles. They are not free though—far from it—and while some models command upwards of $1,000, less than 10 percent of Americans pay that much for a phone. Cheaper options are necessary, and that is what Samsung is offering with its new Galaxy
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Debuts Galaxy A71, A51 Mid-Range Phones With Infinity-O Displays And Quad Cameras