Intel this week announced a major shakeup in its manufacturing division amid continuing delays in rolling out its 10nm processors. Intel has been building chips on its 14nm process since 2014 and the company has indicated that its 10nm CPUs won’t be ready for volume production until 2019. In order to get its house in order, Intel is splitting
Source: Hot Hardware – Heads Roll At Intel Over Manufacturing Missteps In Major Division Shake-Up
When the father of Android, Andy Rubin, left Google and later launched Essential Products, the world expected big things. The launch of the Essential Phone proved that just because you are the father of the most popular operating system for mobile devices doesn’t mean people will flock to your new products. The Essential Phone was essentially
Source: Hot Hardware – Essential Products Chops 30 Percent Of Its Staff As Future Darkens
It seems as though every few months we hear of a new report claiming that Apple is close to releasing Macs powered by its own homegrown ARM processors. The rumor frequently pops up because the popular opinion is that Apple is tired of being beholden to Intel’s processor roadmaps and relatively slow progression in performance over the years.
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple A-Series ARM Processors Could Power Macs In 2020 Leaving Intel Behind
Privacy is a very big deal for millions of people around the world who use mobile devices and social media. The challenge for many people is knowing exactly what data social networks and devices are collecting from you. Apple is trying to make it easier for users of its devices to see what is being gathered and stored, and to facilitate that
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Overhauls Privacy Page And Allows U.S. Customers To Download All Of Their Data
The Windows 10 October 2018 Update was supposed to be a big triumph for Microsoft as the second major update for its consumer operating system for the year. While it’s expected that minor bugs might crop up with a major software update, no one was prepared for the file deletion fiasco that struck soon after the update was made available to
Source: Hot Hardware – Windows 10 October 2018 Update Nearly Ready For Rerelease Following Embarrassing Launch Bugs
AMD is well along in development on its 7nm Zen 2 architecture that will be hitting the market in 2019. 12nm Zen+ Pinnacle Ridge architecture provided roughly a low single-digit uplift in instructions per clock (IPC) compared to 14nm Summit Ridge, but AMD has more ambitious goals for Zen 2.
Back in July, it was rumored that Zen 2 would offer
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD 7nm Zen 2 Rumor Alleges 13 Percent IPC Lift Over Zen+ That’ll Leave Intel Rattled
If you’re looking for a serious upgrade to your storage subsystem, Corsair is hoping that you give its new Force Series MP510 SSD family a closer look. The MP510 family is the successor to the MP500 and is available in an M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe form-factor in sizes ranging from as little as 240GB to as much as 1.92TB.
According to Corsair, the
Source: Hot Hardware – Corsair Delivers Speedy And Value-Priced Force MP510 NVMe SSDs In Capacities Up To 1.92TB
Facebook has faced scrutiny for its lapses in privacy protections, such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal that prompted the US Congress to question Mark Zuckerberg about all aspects of the social network, along with Facebook’s history of screwing up and later apologizing. So, some users may find it concerning that Facebook’s new Portal and
Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Admits Camera-Equipped Portal Smart Displays Can Be Used For Targeted Ads
When you sign up for the beta on a highly anticipated video game, playing said game comes with a litany of embargos and non-disclosure agreements. If you sign those agreements, and then turn around and break them, bad things can happen. An Xbox One gamer who was participating in the beta for Bethesda’s Fallout 76 learned this lesson the hard
Source: Hot Hardware – Bethesda And Microsoft Tag Team To Nuke Fallout 76 NDA Breaker
In a little over five weeks from now, Battlefield V will land on PC and consoles in finished form, bringing with it both multiplayer and single player action. Publisher Electronic Arts released a new trailer that shows off elements of the latter. It’s a little over two minutes long and gives a glimpse of the various War Stories that will comprise
Source: Hot Hardware – Latest Battlefield V Trailer Highlights Gritty Single Player Campaign
Hardware manufacturers and resellers have been known to inadvertently tip upcoming and unannounced releases, and for a moment, it looked Gigabyte had done exactly that. To promote the launch of NVIDIA’s RTX graphics cards, the company advertised that anyone who purchased an Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Ti or GeForce RTX 2070 would receive a limited
Source: Hot Hardware – Gigabyte Swears Its GeForce RTX 2070 Ti Halloween Promo Was Just A Ghoulish Typo
Google has begun pushing out a new build of its Chrome browser, version 70.0.3538.67, to end users at large. This latest release is an official build, not a beta version, and as such should be considered stable for the general populace. One of the new features Chrome 70 brings to the table is a retooled account login system.
The new feature
Source: Hot Hardware – Chrome 70 Launches With Improved Security And Updates To Controversial Login System
Google does some wild things in its research that sometimes turn into cool products that we can fiddle with online. Now its Magenta research arm has created an AI that can turn anyone into a piano virtuoso. The creation is called Piano Genie and it’s an AI program that allows anyone to improvise on the piano by pounding on eight buttons connected
Source: Hot Hardware – Piano Genie AI Turns Anyone Into A Piano Virtuoso
Amazon has announced a new iteration of its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader that is changed significantly from the previous generation. The new Paperwhite has a thinner and lighter design with a flush-fitting front display and waterproofing. The waterproof design of the new Paperwhite means that users can read while they are in the pool or at the
Source: Hot Hardware – Amazon’s Latest Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader Is Thinner And Waterproof
With its revamped Wear OS and the announcement of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform, Google is looking for a resurgence in the wearables market. However, top smartphone OEM Huawei has other things on its mind with its newly announced Watch GT, which ditches Wear OS in favor of its homegrown LiteOS.
Announced alongside the Mate 20
Source: Hot Hardware – Huawei Watch GT Abandons Google’s Wear OS To Achieve Stellar Battery Life
Users with too much time on their hands recently discovered a bug in the PlayStation 4 that could be exploited to crash the console. It was easy as sending a specific and malicious message to the unsuspecting PS4 user. After receiving widespread attention, Sony has gone and fixed the bug so all is apparently good in the world of PS4 gaming
Source: Hot Hardware – Sony Fixes Super Annoying PlayStation 4 Messaging Bug That Crashed Consoles
Boston Dynamics has wowed us over the years with the capabilities of its robots. From its humanoid Atlas, to its “robotic dog” called SpotMini — and everything in between — Boston Dynamics continues to push the envelope for what’s possible with our future robot overlords.
Last week, we witnessed Atlas jumping over logs and up a three-step
Source: Hot Hardware – Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Twerks Its Robotic Booty To Uptown Funk
Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets are both solid options in the Android space, with overall strong performance and killer cameras for taking crisp photos. Anyone who buys one of Google’s new phones will hopefully never have cause to crack it open for repairs, but should the need arise, how does it fare? A new teardown analysis answers
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Pixel 3 XL Teardown Reveals A Double-Edged Sword For Waterproof Construction
Huawei is looking to close out 2018 with a beast-like flagship Android smartphone that throws in everything but the kitchen sink. Watch out, Galaxy Note 9, because the new Mate 20 Pro has its laser sights aimed on you.
As expected, Huawei has fitted the Mate 20 Pro with its brand-new, 7nm Kirin 980 processor paired with 6GB of RAM. Huawei
Source: Hot Hardware – Huawei Launches Mate 20 Pro With Kirin 980, 2-Way Wireless Charging And 6.4-inch OLED Display
Microsoft’s roll out of the October 2018 Update (Redstone 5) for Windows 10 has not exactly been smooth. From audio woes to missing files, it appears the latest upgrade to Windows 10 needed a bit more time in the oven before serving up. That said, Microsoft has been busy fixing various bugs with the October 2018 Update, including one that
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Issues Fix For Windows 10 October 2018 Update BSOD Woes On HP PCs