It looks as though Geekbench is providing us with some pretty good insight on incoming Ryzen 3000 Series processor from AMD. However, these aren’t the 7nm Zen 2 monsters that we’ve been talking about in recent weeks. Instead, the leaks pertain to upcoming Picasso APUs that pair 12nm FinFET Raven Ridge CPU architecture with Vega GPUs.
Source: Hot Hardware – HP Laptops With AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Picasso APUs Debut In Benchmarks Leak
If you’re in the market for a top-notch premium notebook, Microsoft is currently running a “12 Days. 12 Faves” promotion which is providing some rather enticing hardware discounts. One of the deals that immediately caught our eyes is on the Surface Laptop 2, which Microsoft introduced this past fall.
The Surface Laptop 2 has a starting MSRP
Source: Hot Hardware – Grab A Surface Laptop 2 For 9 And More With Microsoft’s Smokin’ Holiday Deals
Smartphones are everywhere today; go into any restaurant, school, business, or home, and you are guaranteed to see someone swiping away an app on their smartphone. With this in mind, Vitaminwater is running a contest that is challenging one chosen contestant to ditch all smartphones for an entire year. The company says that 1 out of 2 people
Source: Hot Hardware – Vitaminwater Contest Offers 0,000 To Ditch Your Smartphone For a Year
Apple and Qualcomm aren’t on friendly terms right now considering that the two firms are currently embroiled in a long-running legal battle over patents and royalties. Qualcomm claims that Apple owes billions in royalty payments, while Apple maintains that its devices don’t infringe on Qualcomm patents. Qualcomm was granted a sales ban on
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Readies Software Update To Thwart Qualcomm’s Chinese iPhone Sales Ban
Be sure to tune in to our 2.5 Geeks Webcast tomorrow afternoon, as we will be having a detailed discussion with Scott Wasson of AMD. For those not in the know, Scott Wasson serves as Senior Manager for Product Management in AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group.
Given his area of expertise, Scott will be discussing the latest and greatest features
Source: Hot Hardware – 2.5 Geeks Talks AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 With Scott Wasson
Cryptocurrency has been a hot topic in 2018, and Google claims that “What is bitcoin?” was one of its top questions this year. A lot of people (and companies) jumped on the cryptocurrency train, including Razer. The company is now offering users store credit in exchange for cryptocurrency mining. But is this program too good to be true? Many
Source: Hot Hardware – Razer SoftMiner Cryptocurrency Rewards Program Leads To Confusion For Gamers
Microsoft is looking to clear the air regarding a Windows 10 “feature” that was widely reported yesterday. Activity History is a feature that allows you to view a log of tasks that you have performed on all of your logged-in devices, and was first introduced with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update earlier this year.
However, users were finding
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Refutes Reports That It Is Covertly Harvesting Windows 10 Activity History Data
The stakes in the ongoing legal drama between Apple and Qualcomm are getting higher. Earlier this week, a Chinese court sided with Qualcomm, imposing an import and sales ban on Apple products ranging from the iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus on through to the iPhone X. The basis for the preliminary injunction was that Apple infringed upon two Qualcomm
Source: Hot Hardware – Qualcomm Wants Apple iPhone XR And iPhone XS Added To Chinese Import Ban
We’ve seen lots of rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S10, which will be among the first smartphone to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor (at least in the United States). Rumors have hinted that there would be multiple S10 versions with an entry-level S10 packing 4GB of RAM, an S10 Plus with 6GB of RAM, S10 X with 6GB of RAM, and
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Galaxy S10 Tipped For February 20 Launch And Up To 1TB Internal Storage
The year is coming to an end (and what a year 2018 has been), which means that it’s time for AMD to deliver a revamped version of its Radeon Software for its family of GPUs. We present to you Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, which is a thorough evolution of the 2018 release. As you might expect for a year-over-year platform update,
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Update Boosts Performance And Brings Killer New Features
Remembering when texting messaging was generally capped, and it would cost extra to go over your monthly allotment? For the most part, cellphone plans come with unlimited texting these days, though residents in California may still have to pay a bit extra as a part of a proposed tax on text messaging. Say what?
That’s right folks, California
Source: Hot Hardware – California Considers Milking Cellphone Users With Controversial Texting Tax
Inno3D is bringing some serious chill to NVIDIA’s recently launched GeForce RTX graphics cards with Turing underneath the hood. Following up the release of its iChill Frostbite variants that come with a pre-installed waterblock for integrating into custom liquid cooling loops, Inno3D is rolling out new iChill X3 Jekyll models with split air
Source: Hot Hardware – Inno3D’s Two-Faced GeForce RTX iChill X3 Jekyll Cards Sport Swappable Fans, Monitoring Display
Samsung has updated its premium convertible line with a new 2-in-1 laptop, the Notebook 9 Pen. As the name suggests, it comes with the company’s revamped S Pen stylus, and of course there is a keyboard attached, the latter of which is not always a given in the 2-in-1 space (we’re looking at you, Microsoft Surface Pro).
As with the 2018
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 Bring 8th Gen Intel Core And 15-Hour Battery Life
One of the big pushes for the Trump Administration has been for American companies to keep manufacturing and tech jobs right here at home instead of sending them overseas. With cheaper labors rates in countries like China and India, companies have expanded their global footprints for greater economies of scale. However, Apple’s announcement
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Announces Billion Austin R&D Campus Adding Up To 15,000 New Jobs
Amazon has apparently changed its mind about allowing Google to hawk its Chromecast streaming dongles on its marketplace. For the first time in three years, shoppers can head to Amazon and buy a Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra from Google, instead of buying it directly from Google through its own online store, or through retailers like Best
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Chromecast And Chromecast Ultra Finally Available For Sale At Amazon
Apple and Qualcomm have a very long-running legal battle that has seen the two fighting in court over patent infringement and chip royalties. Qualcomm was also granted an import ban on some iPhones in China, but that ban had no teeth according to Apple. While Qualcomm’s CEO has stated it is nearing the end of the legal war with Apple, that
Source: Hot Hardware – ITC To Review Import Ban On Apple iPhones And Its Impact On U.S. Interests
NVIDIA launched its first Jetson family product back in 2015 when the Jetson TX1 aimed to be the brains behind autonomous devices like drones and vehicles. NVIDIA added to that Jetson line in 2017 with the Jetson TX2 for commercial drones and smart robots. NVIDIA has now announced the latest addition to the Jetson family called the Jetson
Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Spawns Jetson AGX Xavier Module As The Brain For Next-Gen AI Machines
Apple has found itself in a legal entanglement with Qualcomm over LTE modem patents and licensing. Apple was a long-time Qualcomm customer, purchasing LTE modems for its popular iPhones and iPads. However, a licensing dispute — with Apple alleging that Qualcomm was double dipping on fees — led to an all-out war. Since that time, Apple has
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Job Listing Points To In-House Cellular Modem Bypassing Qualcomm And Intel For Future iPhones
The OnePlus 6T launched in October and was praised for its style, features, performance, and low price for a flagship device. When Samsung and Apple are selling their flagship devices for $1,000 or, the OnePlus 6T onto the market packing a big 6.41-inch OLED screen and an in-screen fingerprint reader for $549. It’s hard to call that a bargain,
Source: Hot Hardware – T-Mobile OnePlus 6T Update Improves Camera And Fingerprint Reader Performance
The year was 1986. Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history, The Oprah Winfrey Show debuted on television, and Puma released a super nerdy computer running shoe to help users track their running distance. The running shoes were short-lived, but have found a new home in the era of Stranger Things and Ghostbusters remakes.
Source: Hot Hardware – Puma Releases Modernized RS-Computer Sneakers To Boost Your Geek Cred