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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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Flying over real-life locations in a highly detailed cockpit has made Microsoft Flight Simulator one of the most scenic and gorgeous games this year. Since before the game’s launch, players have been requesting a VR mode, and they are finally getting it. Microsoft has outlined the beta phase for VR in Microsoft Flight... Read more...
Nintendo is bringing Mario Kart into your living room, but not in the way you’d expect. With the new Mario Kart Live Home Circuit set, you can design and play on tracks in your home with the power of augmented reality. It is as simple as setting up the race gates and running the track with your kart. You can then... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is bringing the power and performance of Intel 11th generation Core processors (Tiger Lake) to select devices this fall. The HP Spectre x360 14, HP Spectre x360 13, HP Envy x360 13, and HP Envy 13 have all attained Intel EVO verification and are “designed for users seeking the best in performance... Read more...
On October 6th, Apex Legends is getting a new collection event called Aftermarket. The event's update adds new cosmetics, a new limited-time mode (LTM) called Flashpoint, free rewards, and perhaps most importantly cross-play capabilities. While cosmetics are interesting, the cross-play capability is big news. Chad... Read more...
If you own an Apple Watch Series 3 and encountered issues after the latest watchOS 7 update, you are not alone. This week, many bugs were reported with watchOS 7, including battery drain, GPS data loss, and missing features. If you want to fix these issues, Apple has left instructions on how to backup and restore your... Read more...
Besides the headlining Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 smartphones at Google’s “Launch Night In” event hosted this afternoon, Google also took the wraps off the new Nest Audio and the Chromecast with Google TV. These devices should make entertaining easy with the power of Google inside. First up is the Nest Audio smart... Read more...
The United States Department of Justice has had a magnifying glass on Google for quite some time now, and seemingly they have found something incriminating that is worth pursuing. According to sources familiar to the situation, the US DoJ may file a lawsuit against Google as soon as next week. Going back to 2019, the... Read more...
Just before the expected Pixel 5 announcement at Google’s Launch Night later today, real life images of the device have leaked into the wild. Leaker Jon Prosser showed off the device in a series of photographs he called a “late-night Pixel 5 leak.” Looking at the first image in the tweet, we get to see the front of... Read more...
VMWare and NVIDIA announced at VMWorld 2020 that the two companies are teaming up in the datacenter market and in the cloud. The duo is combining their strengths to provide AI software integrations with GPU-accelerated solutions suited for AI and machine learning in conjunction with VMWare's Project Monterey. VMWare... Read more...
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch is only six weeks away, and so too is the launch of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with EA Play. Xbox Game Pass, with EA Play and Bethesda, is poised to offer many games in their library to stream and download to the new consoles come November 10th. This subscription from Microsoft... Read more...
Earlier in September, Sony apologized for the PlayStation 5 preorder catastrophe and promised more console preorders soon. It seems; however, the preorder nightmare never ends as GameStop Ireland has begun to email customers stating they will likely not be getting a PS5 for quite some time. When the PlayStation 5... Read more...
Lenovo is bringing out some laptop power with the updated ThinkBook line of laptops. Packing new features, specs, and tricks, these laptops are poised to be solid productivity and creation devices. The first device we have on the docket is the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2, a little laptop that can pack quite a punch... Read more...
Recently, an article entitled “Last phase of the desktop wars?” poses an interesting notion and question, that is both polarizing and provocative, regarding the future of Microsoft's OS strategy. What is next for Windows? As the author of the article, open source software developer and advocate Eric S. Raymond notes... Read more...
The Kingpin line of GPUs from EVGA is generally regarded as beastly and over the top. Following the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX Ampere line of cards, this generation will be no different. The GeForce RTX 3090 is getting the Kingpin treatment from EVGA, and holy smokes, it is certainly shaping up to be a... Read more...
Samsung is going rugged with the new Galaxy Tab Active3. This device is built for harsh environments and those who work in them, such as first responders, soldiers, and more. The design's focus was taking the Galaxy Tab Active2 up a notch by improving productivity and portability capabilities. The Galaxy Tab Active3... Read more...
Some people may say, “Don't talk to me until I have had my coffee,” but what if they could not have coffee because of a ransomware attack? According to a researcher at Avast, IoT devices, such as smart coffee makers, can be vulnerable to attacks. Security researcher Martin Hron remarks “firmware is a new software,”... Read more...
The holiday season is fast approaching, and the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony will be arriving soon. When it comes to deciding on what you want, it can be a challenging proposition. Between exclusive games, varying specs, or more features, choosing a new console to last a few years until the next iteration can... Read more...
NVIDIA may have their phasers set to kill in the graphics card market this year, especially with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti which has now been leaked. According to two sources for VideoCardz, the “first mid-range Ampere card to launch this year is GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.” Until AMD launches Big Navi, NVIDIA will be ruling... Read more...
After a Linux kernel patch with 275K lines of code came out on Friday, the people over at Phoronix began to snoop around for any hidden information. Among the lines of code, they discovered that the upcoming Van Gogh APUs from AMD will have Navi 2 GPUs and will use DDR5 system memory. The Van Gogh is rumored to be a... Read more...
It did not take long for details about the upcoming OnePlus 8T to make their way into the world from the announcement the other day. Now, Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, and OnePlus themselves, tweeted about the 8T. These tweets confirmed 65W warp charging as well as a 120Hz display (a step up from the 90Hz display on the... Read more...
Google is going loud with new regulations to get their app store developers in line. With a possible new update to guidelines, Google emphasizes the 30% cut of purchases and leveling the playing field by making apps that skirted the rule come into compliance. According to a source familiar with the situation, Google... Read more...
PCs need faster RAM to keep up with the leaps in processing power, and as such, G.SKILL is releasing a new lineup of RAM. The new, low-latency Samsung B-die DDR4 RAM clocking in at 4000MHz comes in Ripjaws V, Trident Z RGB, and Trident Z Royal variants to provide performance and style in computers. According to... Read more...
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