China's Long-Term, Low-Budget Hacks Of Human Rights Groups Are Infuriating

China's Long-Term, Low-Budget Hacks Of Human Rights Groups Are Infuriating
Threat intelligence firm Recorded Future has published a report concerning a long-term credential theft campaign targeting humanitarian, think tank, and government organizations. A hacking group known as RedAlpha is carrying out this ongoing campaign, and is known to have been active as far back as 2015. However, it wasn’t until 2018 that

Source: Hot Hardware – China’s Long-Term, Low-Budget Hacks Of Human Rights Groups Are Infuriating

Android 13 Is A One Way Trip For Pixel 6 Owners Due To Android 12 Bootloader Vulnerability

Android 13 Is A One Way Trip For Pixel 6 Owners Due To Android 12 Bootloader Vulnerability
Android 13 started rolling out to Google’s Pixel devices this week, but some users are dismayed to find this is a one-way upgrade—after installing Android 13, you cannot go back to Android 12 on the Pixel 6, 6 Pro, or the new Pixel 6a. While this seems antithetical to the openness of Pixel smartphones, this comes from a commitment to security.

The

Source: Hot Hardware – Android 13 Is A One Way Trip For Pixel 6 Owners Due To Android 12 Bootloader Vulnerability

AMD Sets Date For Ryzen 7000 Series Processors Live Unveiling This Month

AMD Sets Date For Ryzen 7000 Series Processors Live Unveiling This Month
Loyal HotHardware readers and newcomers alike; we are on the precipice of a whole bunch of new hardware. Besides Intel’s Arc GPUs that are still finding their way to market, we’ve got new 13th-gen Core CPUs from the blue team, too. Then there’s NVIDIA’s next-generation Ada-architecture GPUs, and of course AMD has its own RDNA 3-based Radeon

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Sets Date For Ryzen 7000 Series Processors Live Unveiling This Month

Whatsapp Just Launched A Windows Desktop App And A Mac Version Is On The Way

Whatsapp Just Launched A Windows Desktop App And A Mac Version Is On The Way
A desktop version of the popular, Meta-owned messaging application WhatsApp has just been released.

Currently only available for Microsoft Windows, the desktop application appears to be an encapsulated version of the web app that runs as a standalone utility. All of the features you’d expect are available, and it even includes theme matching,

Source: Hot Hardware – Whatsapp Just Launched A Windows Desktop App And A Mac Version Is On The Way

The Musk Twitter Saga Continues As Elon Is Granted Access To Critical Data

The Musk Twitter Saga Continues As Elon Is Granted Access To Critical Data
The Twitter drama continues, as Elon Musk scores a small victory in court. A judge has determined that Musk has the right to view documents pertaining to Twitter’s ex-general manager, Kayvon Beykpour.

Twitter and Elon Musk have been embroiled in a battle over the last several months concerning whether or not the tech billionaire will acquire

Source: Hot Hardware – The Musk Twitter Saga Continues As Elon Is Granted Access To Critical Data

AMD's Upcoming Zen-4 Based Ryzen 7 7700X Captured On Camera In Latest Leak

AMD's Upcoming Zen-4 Based Ryzen 7 7700X Captured On Camera In Latest Leak
An image of a purported AMD Ryzen 7 7700X processor is circulating online. According to prominent tech Twitterati this isn’t an image of a final retail sample of the Zen -based processor. Instead, what we are seeing here is a ‘Qualification Sample’ (QS) chip, which is a significant step forward from the earlier ‘Engineering Sample’ (ES) chips,

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD’s Upcoming Zen-4 Based Ryzen 7 7700X Captured On Camera In Latest Leak

A Huge Solar Blast Is Headed Towards Earth And It Could Interrupt Communications

A Huge Solar Blast Is Headed Towards Earth And It Could Interrupt Communications
A geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for August 17-19 due to multiple coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that have departed from the Sun since August 14, 2022. The resultant disturbed solar wind field and geomagnetic responses are considered to be enough for a potential G3 (Strong) geomagnetic storm on August 18th, and could provide a light show

Source: Hot Hardware – A Huge Solar Blast Is Headed Towards Earth And It Could Interrupt Communications

New Research Claims People Who Experience Cybersickness In VR Can Adapt Over Time

New Research Claims People Who Experience Cybersickness In VR Can Adapt Over Time
It’s been slow to pick up in popularity, but there’s no real question that some form of virtual reality is likely to be the next frontier in computer interaction. Unfortunately, some people struggle with severe motion sickness when using virtual reality. New research suggests that this problem, dubbed “cybersickness”, can be overcome through

Source: Hot Hardware – New Research Claims People Who Experience Cybersickness In VR Can Adapt Over Time

Samsung Has Launched The Odyssey Ark, A Massive 55-Inch Curved Display Built For Gaming

Samsung Has Launched The Odyssey Ark, A Massive 55-Inch Curved Display Built For Gaming
What is the right screen size for an immersive gaming experience? Bigger is better, right? That drive led to NVIDIA’s Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) push a few years back. While BFGDs never quite caught on, Samsung is now upping the stakes. Samsung has finally released the new Odyssey Ark gaming screen, a 4K 165Hz curved display that spans

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Has Launched The Odyssey Ark, A Massive 55-Inch Curved Display Built For Gaming

Cult Of The Lamb Is A Dark And Heretical New Roguelite Game That's Absolutely Adorable

Cult Of The Lamb Is A Dark And Heretical New Roguelite Game That's Absolutely Adorable
Cult of the Lamb has gamers shoveling poop, giving inspiring sermons, and sacrificing their followers. The recently released roguelite dungeon crawler has quickly enamored its player base with its adorable gameplay and often times difficult decisions that have to made as cult leader.

The Melbourne indie game developer Massive Monster quickly

Source: Hot Hardware – Cult Of The Lamb Is A Dark And Heretical New Roguelite Game That’s Absolutely Adorable

Android 13 Update Rolling Out For Pixel Phones With Extensive Bugfix List

Android 13 Update Rolling Out For Pixel Phones With Extensive Bugfix List
Another day another update, and this one is a doozy from the Mountain View tech company Google. Android 13 just got its latest update and its change log and fixes list is massive. The update is already being made available worldwide for Pixel phones from Pixel 4 (XL) through Pixel 6a.

First, let’s talk out the two major feature additions.

Source: Hot Hardware – Android 13 Update Rolling Out For Pixel Phones With Extensive Bugfix List

Intel Core i9-13900K Zips Past 12900K In 7-Zip Decompression Performance

Intel Core i9-13900K Zips Past 12900K In 7-Zip Decompression Performance
If nothing else, the 7-Zip benchmark makes for an interesting test. That’s both because it is a practical benchmark (rather than a synthetic test) and also because it exhibits unusual performance behavior. Regular leaker Raichu (@OneRaichu on Twitter) is coming at us again with another pre-release Raptor Lake leak of, you guessed it, the 7-Zip

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Core i9-13900K Zips Past 12900K In 7-Zip Decompression Performance

The First Arc Graphics Card Is Coming To The US Courtesy of AsRock For Just $139

The First Arc Graphics Card Is Coming To The US Courtesy of AsRock For Just $139
Intel’s first Arc Alchemist graphics card sold through a major US retailer looks set to drop on Monday. Major online PC and electronics dealer Newegg has listed the ASRock Intel Arc A380 Challenger ITX 6GB OC today. This compact single fan ‘ITX’ card is listed by Newegg at $139.99, which falls in line with expectations.

Remember, the Intel

Source: Hot Hardware – The First Arc Graphics Card Is Coming To The US Courtesy of AsRock For Just 9

This Android Banking Malware Steals Your Logins And Then Leaves Ransomware Surprise

This Android Banking Malware Steals Your Logins And Then Leaves Ransomware Surprise
An Android Banking Trojan with an already extensive toolkit recently gained a ransomware module. While banking malware is an all too prevalent a threat for mobile devices, ransomware isn’t a technique commonly deployed against mobile devices, making this particular piece of malware notable. Banking trojans come in the form of malware-laden

Source: Hot Hardware – This Android Banking Malware Steals Your Logins And Then Leaves Ransomware Surprise

The James Webb Space Telescope's Amazing First Month Peering Into The Early Universe

The James Webb Space Telescope's Amazing First Month Peering Into The Early Universe
A new study utilizing data from the first month of images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has revealed hidden details about galaxies during the first billion years of cosmic history. While the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has been able to unveil much of the early universe, JWST is allowing scientists and astronomers the ability

Source: Hot Hardware – The James Webb Space Telescope’s Amazing First Month Peering Into The Early Universe

DOJ Charges Four In Brazen Scheme To Sell Qualcomm IP It Already Owned

DOJ Charges Four In Brazen Scheme To Sell Qualcomm IP It Already Owned
The Department of Justice has charged four individuals for selling a startup to a San Diego company for $150 million. The four are facing charges of fraud and money laundering, but this is not an average case of duping the buyer.

While the DOJ release does not name the victim company, all signs point to Qualcomm. The DOJ release names Karim

Source: Hot Hardware – DOJ Charges Four In Brazen Scheme To Sell Qualcomm IP It Already Owned

Apple Is Plotting To Push More Ads To Your iPhone But Claims To Respect Privacy

Apple Is Plotting To Push More Ads To Your iPhone But Claims To Respect Privacy
Internal moves and discussions at Apple may indicate that the company is moving to grow its advertising business. Apple already generates around $4 billion in ad revenue every year. However, according to Bloomberg, Apple’s vice president of the ad group, Todd Teresi, is pushing for a significant expansion of the company’s advertising business.

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Is Plotting To Push More Ads To Your iPhone But Claims To Respect Privacy

Intel Meteor Lake 14th Gen Will Bring Big Architectural Changes For Efficiency Cores

Intel Meteor Lake 14th Gen Will Bring Big Architectural Changes For Efficiency Cores
Intel’s processors include hardware to help with monitoring their own performance. Unsurprisingly, these are known as “Performance Monitoring Units” (PMU). The company releases JSON files that map the raw data provided by the PMUs to human-readable events and has already released one for its 14th-generation Meteor Lake processors. From reading

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Meteor Lake 14th Gen Will Bring Big Architectural Changes For Efficiency Cores

NVIDIA Reportedly Restarts RTX 3080 12GB Production To Burn Through Leftover GPUs

NVIDIA Reportedly Restarts RTX 3080 12GB Production To Burn Through Leftover GPUs
Nvidia has restarted GeForce RTX 3080 12GB production, according to a well-known Twitter tech tipster. It is thought that this particular graphics card will be a good vehicle for Nvidia and partners to burn through remaining large stocks of GA102 GPUs, due to its original scarcity and the favor it has found with hardware enthusiasts in recent

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Reportedly Restarts RTX 3080 12GB Production To Burn Through Leftover GPUs

Intel Xe And Arc Graphics Lack DX9 Support Forcing DX12 Emulation

Intel Xe And Arc Graphics Lack DX9 Support Forcing DX12 Emulation
If you’re a PC gamer, you are likely someone who likes to revisit old favorites. After all, one of the greatest benefits of PC gaming (versus game consoles) is the ability to freely go back and enjoy classic titles from ages past. Doing so may be clumsy on Intel’s Arc GPUs, however, as it turns out that they don’t natively support the DirectX

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Xe And Arc Graphics Lack DX9 Support Forcing DX12 Emulation