Microsoft’s Your Phone Update Now Lets Some Users Run Android Apps On Windows 10

Microsoft’s Your Phone Update Now Lets Some Users Run Android Apps On Windows 10
Crazy times we live in, isn’t it? No, I’m not talking about virus outbreaks or anything political, though that whole toilet paper shortage was certainly interesting (thankfully it looks like that’s well behind us now). Instead, I mean the ability to run Android apps on Windows 10. Not in every situation, but with Microsoft’s Your Phone app,

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft’s Your Phone Update Now Lets Some Users Run Android Apps On Windows 10

Microsoft Refutes Rumors That Xbox Live Gold Service Is Being Discontinued

Microsoft Refutes Rumors That Xbox Live Gold Service Is Being Discontinued
There have been a handful of rumors floating about over the last few weeks regarding Microsoft and their Xbox Live memberships. It appears that these rumors are false, as Microsoft recently confirmed that they have no plans to rename Xbox Live or get rid of Xbox Live Gold.

Several events occurred over the past few weeks that fed these rumors.

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Refutes Rumors That Xbox Live Gold Service Is Being Discontinued

Report Claims Wireless Charging Is So Inefficient That Widespread Use Could Affect The Power Grid

Report Claims Wireless Charging Is So Inefficient That Widespread Use Could Affect The Power Grid
Wireless charging has become commonplace in the smartphone world after first entering the public conscious around the middle of the last decade. The premise is relatively simple: you have a charging pad (or dock) that will recharge your smartphone without the need of plugging your device into a USB-C or Lightning port. You just sit it down

Source: Hot Hardware – Report Claims Wireless Charging Is So Inefficient That Widespread Use Could Affect The Power Grid

Nintendo Profits Spike 400% On COVID-19 Switch Demand And Popular Games Like Animal Crossing

Nintendo Profits Spike 400% On COVID-19 Switch Demand And Popular Games Like Animal Crossing
On hindsight, it seems incredibly shortsighted and silly to have ever questioned whether Nintendo’s hybrid Switch console would be a hit, considering its comparatively under-powered specifications. We now know better. Lest anyone needs further proof, however, Nintendo just reported a gigantic uptick in operating profits in its latest earnings

Source: Hot Hardware – Nintendo Profits Spike 400% On COVID-19 Switch Demand And Popular Games Like Animal Crossing

Google Discontinues Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Early, Pixel 5 Launch Date Allegedly Leaks

Google Discontinues Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Early, Pixel 5 Launch Date Allegedly Leaks
Well, it has been a remarkably short run for Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, as the company confirmed this morning that both Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-powered devices have been discontinued. This is frankly an odd move from Google considering that the previous Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 flagships were on sale for roughly 18 months following

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Discontinues Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Early, Pixel 5 Launch Date Allegedly Leaks

Alleged AMD Ryzen 9 4950X Zen 3 Vermeer CPU Spotted With 4.8GHz Boost Clock

Alleged AMD Ryzen 9 4950X Zen 3 Vermeer CPU Spotted With 4.8GHz Boost Clock
By my count, AMD has confirmed precisely 4,287 times that its Zen 3 processors are on track to launch this year, and that includes client processors (read: consumer processors). Okay, maybe not precisely that many times, but probably close to that number. In any event, as we wait for Zen 3’s eventual arrival, new information has emerged about

Source: Hot Hardware – Alleged AMD Ryzen 9 4950X Zen 3 Vermeer CPU Spotted With 4.8GHz Boost Clock

Microsoft Yanks Project xCloud Game Streaming For iPhone Following Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Reveal

Microsoft Yanks Project xCloud Game Streaming For iPhone Following Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Reveal
While Microsoft has been testing its Project xCloud game streaming service on iOS devices via TestFlight, the service is set to launch exclusively on Android devices. A launch for iOS devices may never happen thanks to App Store guidelines that are unfriendly to streaming games from the cloud. In fact, Microsoft has already ended its Project

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Yanks Project xCloud Game Streaming For iPhone Following Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Reveal

Mediatek Announces First 5G Modem To Power Next-Gen Intel Core Laptops

Mediatek Announces First 5G Modem To Power Next-Gen Intel Core Laptops
It was almost a year ago when Intel and MediaTek announced they were partnering to deliver 5G modems for future Windows PCs. Fast forward to today and the two companies have more news to share, on the 5G front—in collaboration with Intel, MediaTek has developed and received certification for its first 5G modem to come from this partnership.

MediaTek’s

Source: Hot Hardware – Mediatek Announces First 5G Modem To Power Next-Gen Intel Core Laptops

Intel Confirms Tiger Lake 11th Gen CPU Launch For September’s 'Something Big' Event

Intel Confirms Tiger Lake 11th Gen CPU Launch For September’s 'Something Big' Event
Back in mid-July, Intel sent out a teaser asking the press to “drop in”, as it would “have something big to share” on September 2nd. Given what we already know about Intel’s processor roadmap, and what we’ve seen by way of leaked benchmarks (which have increased in frequency over the past few weeks), we reasonably surmised that Intel was talking

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Confirms Tiger Lake 11th Gen CPU Launch For September’s ‘Something Big’ Event

AMD Hits Highest Overall PC Market Share Since 2013 Thanks To Zen Transformation

AMD Hits Highest Overall PC Market Share Since 2013 Thanks To Zen Transformation
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you already know that AMD has been making some serious gains in the processor market thanks to its Zen processor architectures. AMD has had the fortune of putting forth a highly scalable and multi-threaded beast with designs like Zen 2, while Intel has been down on its luck with several

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Hits Highest Overall PC Market Share Since 2013 Thanks To Zen Transformation

Google Pixel 5 Rumored To Flaunt Fast 120Hz Display When It Launches This Fall

Google Pixel 5 Rumored To Flaunt Fast 120Hz Display When It Launches This Fall
A new rumor is making the rounds that claims the Pixel 5 will have a massive 6.67-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The rumor originated with Ross Young, an analyst and insider within the display industry. It’s important to point out that Young doesn’t specifically say the screen is for the Pixel 5, but it’s unlikely that the upcoming

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Pixel 5 Rumored To Flaunt Fast 120Hz Display When It Launches This Fall

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Headed To Nintendo Switch In October With New Missions

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Headed To Nintendo Switch In October With New Missions
A well-loved Wii U game is making a comeback. Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be available on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch on October 30th, 2020. The game still retains all of its original charm with several new features.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will include its original content and all of the subsequent DLCs. There are also new missions, better

Source: Hot Hardware – Pikmin 3 Deluxe Headed To Nintendo Switch In October With New Missions

Ninja Makes Surprise Return To Twitch, But Is This His Long-Term Streaming Play?

Ninja Makes Surprise Return To Twitch, But Is This His Long-Term Streaming Play?
After a year away from Twitch, mega streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins returned to his old stomping ground today, where he teamed up with Dr. Lupo to play some Fortnite. It was a notable return because Ninja has not been on Twitch since he inked a lucrative deal to stream exclusively on Microsoft’s now-defunct Mixer platform. But is he back for

Source: Hot Hardware – Ninja Makes Surprise Return To Twitch, But Is This His Long-Term Streaming Play?

Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2 Gets Official With Larger 120Hz Primary Display And Snapdragon 865+

Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2 Gets Official With Larger 120Hz Primary Display And Snapdragon 865+
Samsung has officially announced its true, powerhouse flagship smartphone. No, we’re not talking about the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but rather the Galaxy Z Fold 2. This is the follow-up to last year’s problem-prone Galaxy Fold, and Samsung is hoping to make a bigger splash in the folding smartphone with improved specifications and useful improvements.

For

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 Gets Official With Larger 120Hz Primary Display And Snapdragon 865+

Microsoft Explains Why Chromium Edge Browser Was Crashing With Google Set As Default Search Provider

Microsoft Explains Why Chromium Edge Browser Was Crashing With Google Set As Default Search Provider
Something weird and seemingly fishy was going on with Microsoft’s retooled Edge browser, whereby changing the default search engine from Bing to Google was causing it to crash. Was that by nefarious design? The answer is no, even if some people will never believe it. Instead, the culprit turned out to be a change in Google’s search service,

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Explains Why Chromium Edge Browser Was Crashing With Google Set As Default Search Provider

Logitech Launches G923 Racing Wheel With Advanced TrueForce Feedback System For Sim Fans

Logitech Launches G923 Racing Wheel With Advanced TrueForce Feedback System For Sim Fans
Logitech is launching a premium racing wheel for current-generation game consoles and PC, with the promise of supporting next-generation consoles (Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5) as well. Built for “maximum realism,” the new G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals accessory aims to deliver a bona fide driving experience through Logitech’s TrueForce

Source: Hot Hardware – Logitech Launches G923 Racing Wheel With Advanced TrueForce Feedback System For Sim Fans

SpaceX Conducts First Successful "Hop Flight' Of Revolutionary Starship Mars Rocket


SpaceX hit another milestone this week with an early prototype of its Starship rocket taking flight for the first time. The company posted a short clip to YouTube that shows the unfinished rocket light its Raptor engine and take to the sky. Eventually, later versions of the spacecraft will use multiple Raptor engines, but a single engine was

Source: Hot Hardware – SpaceX Conducts First Successful “Hop Flight’ Of Revolutionary Starship Mars Rocket

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 20 And Note 20 Ultra With Precision S-Pen And UWB Support

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 20 And Note 20 Ultra With Precision S-Pen And UWB Support
Samsung just announced the brand-new Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, along with a host of additional products, at its latest Galaxy Unpacked Event. The new Galaxy Note 20s bring with them an array of enhancements and improvements over previous generation offerings — including the current flagship Galaxy S20 — like a faster processing

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 20 And Note 20 Ultra With Precision S-Pen And UWB Support

Samsung Unpacks Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Tab S7 5G Tablets, And Galaxy Buds Live With ANC

Samsung Unpacks Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Tab S7 5G Tablets, And Galaxy Buds Live With ANC
While the stars of today’s Galaxy Unpacked event is no doubt the new Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (you can read our coverage here), Samsung has also announced a number of other products that complement its flagship phones. Although we haven’t heard a peep about the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the company has given us the scoop on the Galaxy

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Unpacks Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Tab S7 5G Tablets, And Galaxy Buds Live With ANC

Microsoft Flags Windows 10 Host File Telemetry Data Blocking As Security Threat

Microsoft Flags Windows 10 Host File Telemetry Data Blocking As Security Threat
Windows 10 has come under fire recently for a who laundry list of problems with the May 2020 Update. Microsoft has been working overtime to address all of the outstanding issues, but new ones seemingly pop up every week. Now a new issue has presented itself with Windows 10 over the past few days, and it is drawing scrutiny from computer users

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Flags Windows 10 Host File Telemetry Data Blocking As Security Threat