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
Back in late September, a trademark filing with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) was “registered and published” for the Nintendo 64 Classic. Included in the filing was a line drawing of a Nintendo 64 controller, which was penned in the same style as previous filings for the already released NES Classic and SNES Classic.
Source: Hot Hardware – Alleged Nintendo 64 Classic Retro Console Images Leak Online
The staggered roll-out of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX series of graphics cards continues today with the release of the GeForce RTX 2070. NVIDIA and its partners are at the ready with a wide array of board designs at price points starting at $499. We’ve got a somewhat pricier, all-custom EVGA board on tap for you here that’s packing…
Source: Hot Hardware – EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Review: Turing’s Sweet Spot
Qualcomm on Tuesday announced a new family of 60GHz 802.11ay Wi-Fi chipsets that promise to significantly improve wireless performance. Raw speed is part of the deal, with 802.11ay delivering 10+ gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network speeds, but Qualcomm is also claiming latency on the level of a wired connection.
It’s a somewhat confusing
Source: Hot Hardware – Qualcomm 60GHz 802.11ay Wi-Fi Chips Bring 5G Speeds With Wire-Equivalent Latency
Apple is working hard to position the new Apple Watch Series 4 wearable as a state of the art health monitoring device. Moving beyond the gadget and Apple fan crowd into the medical device and health monitoring market could certainly expand the reach of the wearable. Apple’s latest watch has FDA approved EKG monitoring inside along with fall
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple Partners With Zimmer Biomet To Monitor Hip And Knee Replacement Recovery With Apple Watch
Sony has announced a new digital camera that it claims to be the world’s smallest compact camera with a 24-720mm zoom lens: the Cyber-shot HX99 (DSC-HX99). The small size of the camera makes it well suited for travel, yet the high zoom rate allows you to get closer to far away subjects. The lens is a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-720mm High Magnification
Source: Hot Hardware – Sony HX99 Digital Camera Packs 24-720mm Zoom Lens Into Tiny Frame
Nintendo has announced a special edition Switch bundle that fans of the video game Diablo III will want to take notice of. The Diablo III bundle isn’t a normal console with the game bundled in as Sony did with the Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro bundle; this console gets some cool graphics to set it apart from the other Switch consoles out there.
Source: Hot Hardware – Diablo III: Eternal Collection Nintendo Switch Bundle Announced
After Microsoft fessed up to a bug that was causing customers to lose data when upgrading to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the company was hit with another seemingly widespread issue. Customers reported after installing the latest major feature update, that their audio was suddenly borked. Many simply received the following error message:
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Has A Patch For Windows 10 October 2018 Update Audio Woes, Blames Intel
Back in September, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform as the successor to Snapdragon Wear 2100. The latter platform debuted during the first quarter of 2016 and is well past its expiration date with respect to smartwatch SoCs, and has largely led to stagnation in the Wear OS market. However, things are looking up with the
Source: Hot Hardware – Montblanc Summit 2 Is The World’s First Wear OS Smartwatch With Snapdragon Wear 3100
Back in early April, Hewlett-Packed launched a revamped ZBook family of professional notebooks and convertibles available with Intel 8th generation Core and Xeon processors along with NVIDIA Quadro graphics. Today, HP has announced higher-performing versions of the ZBook Studio, ZBook Studio x360, ZBook 15a and ZBook 17.
All of these machines
Source: Hot Hardware – HP Upgrades ZBooks With Core i9 Hexa-Core CPUs And Quadro P2000, Announces Z Club Subscription Service
Google unveiled an array of new hardware at a posh event in New York City last week, including the Pixel Slate, the Google Home Hub, and the products we’ll be showing you here, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The Pixel Slate is an Intel-powered convertible tablet running Chrome OS, the Home Hub is a touch-screen equipped Google Home device,…
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Review: Killer Camera, Android Refined
One of the highlights of Google’s Pixel family of handsets is camera performance. If you have not done so already, check out some photos we recently took with the Pixel 3 as a preview to the full review. We like what we see so far, though like previous Pixel devices, the default camera app does not support external microphones. That’s going
Source: Hot Hardware – Google’s Pixel Camera Will Support External Microphones Starting This Week
Don’t look now, but Palm is back! Well, sort of. A startup in San Francisco is resurrecting and reinventing the Palm brand with a new phone. Well, also sort of. The new Palm phone is being marketed as a companion device…for your phone. Say what? That may sound confusing and illogical, but the startup behind it all insists there are use case
Source: Hot Hardware – Yo Dawg, Palm’s Latest Android Phone Is A Phone For Your Phone
Now is a fantastic time to build a high-end AMD Ryzen system. Yes, Intel just recently launched its 9th generation Core processor family culmination in the 8-core/16-thread Core i9-9900K, and that chip is sure to be a beast. However, we spotted AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X selling for as low as $279.99, and you shave another $30 off if you bundle it
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Ryzen 2700X Price Cut To All-Time Low Of 0 Ahead Of Intel 9Th Gen Launch