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Nathan Ord is a tech nerd through and through.  Following any technology, from home and business applications to VR, anything is up his alley.  Starting out as the family repair guy and local "tech expert" for those around him, he helped out wherever he could.  Nathan came aboard HotHardware in 2020 and continuously enjoys what he does.  In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, playing video games, and just relaxing with friends. 
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From tweaking Tom Cruise to advancing deepfake detection with Intel, AI manipulation of photo, video, and audio sources is becoming more mainstream daily. Now, one company is taking this tech to Hollywood with the debut of TrueSync, a generative AI tool to change the dialogue in filmed content. Announced on Twitter... Read more...
In 2022, the National Security Agency, in conjunction with the U.K’s National Cyber Security Centre, reported a critical vulnerability in the Windows CryptoAPI to Microsoft. While this was patched in August of 2022 and published in October of 2022, it could still prove to be a problem as threat actors could still... Read more...
OpenAI’s ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, offering a new way to interact with information on the web, with the caveat being that its knowledgebase cuts off at 2021. In any event, this sort of conversational knowledge access could change how we view and use the web as we know it. Google has seemingly caught onto... Read more...
AI has been in the headlines quite a bit lately, from ChatGPT and article writing to assisting in identifying odors with biosensors. But, of course, if the public is fascinated with it, so too is the US Government for various reasons. Per excerpts from Paul Scharre’s unreleased “Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of... Read more...
Now that we are past the 4070Ti launch from CES earlier this month, we can begin to look toward the future of NVIDIA products. Of course, we are still hoping there is a 4090Ti waiting in the wings, but in the meantime, NVIDIA may be trying to lower the prices of their GPUs by introducing new variants of the RTX 4070... Read more...
So far, Rockstar Games has been rather tight-lipped about its upcoming addition to the Grand Theft Auto series with GTA 6. However, that could be changing soon, based on recent speculation and potential leaks from YouTuber SanInPlay, who previously correctly predicted information about GTA 6’s female... Read more...
As we walk out of CES2023, we look forward to future events, such as the Spring Galaxy Unpacked event that brought us the Samsung Galaxy S22 last year. This year, we are anticipating the Galaxy S23 based on many leaks, including some new ones that confirm some information we’ve heard previously. At the tail end of... Read more...
This CES, we have seen some wild products and pitches from various companies, such as haptic chairs and shark-shaped PC cases. Lenovo has also made some rather exciting product announcements and updates for the Legion to ThinkPad lines, and everything in between. This includes the wild Yoga Book 9i, a dual screen ‘foldable’ laptop we managed Read more...
CES2023 keeps rocking with new product announcements, updates and showcases galore. To add to the mix, Cooler Master has announced several new peripherals for enthusiasts, collectors, streamers, or just about anyone who wants a solid set of gear to interface with their PC. Prestigious PC Peripherals Kicking... Read more...
Samsung has commanded a bit of the limelight this week amidst a barrage of CES 2023 product launches and announcements, especially with its ridiculously cool 57” 8K Odyssey Mini LED G9 gaming monitor. It is ludicrously excessive in all the ways that excite us, but in any event, it isn’t the only exciting thing coming... Read more...
Gaming is how many people prefer to spend their free time these days, and given that, the market has exploded. There are new game titles coming out every day, to the degree that it can be difficult to decide what to play. However, over the past year, some front runners stole the show on Steam, so let’s dive into the top titles of 2022 thanks Read more...
The latest generation of NVIDIA GeForce Graphics cards are not the easiest to drive in your average PC build. Of course, this is even without considering ridiculous AIB-partner customizations and power profiles that drive the wattage requirements through the roof. However, it appears Galax wants to make solving that... Read more...
So, you waited until the last moment to get that final gift or stocking stuffer? You might be tight on time with Christmas under 24 hours away, but Amazon may be help with same-day delivery in some locations, with some of the deals we have outlined below. If someone in your life uses Amazon Alexa and needs an... Read more...
In recent years and months, personal privacy and security have become of utmost importance when it comes to choosing and using different platforms online. TikTok exists as something of an outlier on that front, but we digress. With this change and, ultimately, the publics’ pursuit of privacy, Google has announced... Read more...
Earlier this week, Microsoft Defender for IoT researchers discovered malicious downloads that affect Windows and Linux devices. These downloads, among other propagation methods, ensnare local devices in a botnet used to attack Minecraft servers around the world. Threat actors, or more likely script kiddies, are... Read more...
Android TV OS drives billions of displays worldwide, allowing people to watch content across platforms, play games, and enjoy all the other features of a smart TV. Now, Google is updating the OS with Android 13 for TV. This release brings improved performance and accessibility for developers, which should help make... Read more...
Surgeries don’t often happen in the airport, but one woman was lucky enough to have a "CPU C-section" of sorts, thanks to airport security. In a case of truth certainly being stranger than fiction, a woman in China was discovered pretending to be pregnant in an attempt to smuggle over 200 Intel Alder Lake CPUs and... Read more...
If you are looking for a cell phone upgrade this holiday sales season, Google and its Pixel line might be a good place to start looking. Whether you buy through Google direct or on Amazon, there are some stellar Pixel 7 deals you can take advantage of right now, especially if you already have a Pixel 6. The first... Read more...
Black Friday has come and gone, leaving a deluge of deals in its wake as we creep toward Cyber Monday and the start of the holiday season. Among them are several SSD deals, for an array of drives with varying capacities and at virtually every performance level. Up first, we have a smattering of 1TB SSDs in various... Read more...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 were both released recently and brought a number of new features to the table. However, fans of the franchise are taking issue with the latter. It appeared that Warzone 2.0, which should be free, is locked behind a purchase of Modern Warfare 2. Thankfully, it turned out... Read more...
Across the pond, Europe is getting ready for a particularly tough winter, driven by rising energy prices and power grid strain, compounded by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. To help people stay informed about this problem and remain safe, Google is now pushing “relevant and actionable information to help them navigate... Read more...
In the last few years, the terms ‘metaverse’, ‘blockchain’, and ‘NFT’ have become buzzwords that bring certain things to mind. However, a game called Artyfact is trying to bring all those concepts together and change people’s perceptions for the better, perhaps. Built on Unreal Engine 5, Artyfact is a new... Read more...
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