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All News for January 2009

Intel InTru 3D Tech Used In 3D Super Bowl Spots

Intel InTru 3D Tech Used In 3D Super Bowl Spots

We shouldn't have to mention that America's biggest sporting spectacle of the year is just days away now, but if you haven't ran out and secured a pair of 3D glasses for Sunday's viewing of Super Bowl XLIII, now would be an excellent time to do so. Sometime during the game, a commercial sponsored by DreamWorks Animation, Intel and NBC will...

GPU Makers Expected To See Slow Start To 2009

GPU Makers Expected To See Slow Start To 2009

It's tough out there for just about everyone these days, but AMD, NVIDIA and Intel could be facing some rather huge hurdles in particular. According to a detailed excerpt from a newly released Jon Peddie Research study, the graphics market in Q1 and Q2 of 2009 are forecast to be especially slow. In fact, it's noted that those two quarters...

Is Dell Aiming To Enter The Smartphone Market?

Is Dell Aiming To Enter The Smartphone Market?

This won't be the first time we've heard the words "Dell" and "smartphone" in the same phrase, but considering the source here, we're much more inclined to believe something substantial is going on this go around. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dell, the Round Rock powerhouse known almost entirely for its customizable desktop and...

Rumor: Premium Games Coming to App Store

Rumor: Premium Games Coming to App Store

If the rumors circulating around the Internet are true, Apple is about to take on Nintendo and Sony for mobile games dominance. Actually, this war has already been heating up as Apple's App Store now includes over 15,000 apps for the iPhone and iPod touch--with many of the more popular ones being games--and Apples claims that over half a billion...

Gears of War Digital Cert Fiasco Kills Game

Gears of War Digital Cert Fiasco Kills Game

A digital certificate that expired on 1/28 effectively kills the game Gears of War, as users who try to run it receive a "'You cannot run this game with modified executable code, please reinstall" error. The issue has been traced to the aforementioned expired digital certificate (shown). Obviously since the game was released in Nov. of 2007...

Maingear's Remix Workstation Caters To Pros

Maingear's Remix Workstation Caters To Pros

Maingear caught our attention last year when it unveiled the F131 gaming PCs and a few delightful media center rigs, and now it's looking to catch the eyes of creative professionals with its latest offering. The Remix Creative Workstation PC makes quite clear that it's not a gaming machine, although some of the hardware would be coveted by...

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Notebook

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Notebook

Lenovo's IdeaPad series of notebooks is quite different than the company's popular line up of ThinkPads. Ideapads are currently available in three series of products. The "U" series designates an ultraportable style with 11.1" or 13.3" widescreen displays and Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The "Y" series is for family entertainment and is available...

Google Kills Bambi

Google Kills Bambi

Google sends cars around to take pictures of streets for the Street View service, and sometimes they take pictures that we would prefer not to see, but usually the car itself is not involved.In this case, sadly, the car was involved in an accident, and the accident involved a deer. Surprisingly, the Street View car continued to take pictures,...

Organic computing - the Cylons are coming?

Organic computing - the Cylons are coming?

New research out of the University of Manchester in Britain appears to herald the imminent creation of the Cylon race.  It appears the structure for computer processors will switch from silicon to carbon, just like people, perhaps, eventually. It's not news that graphene (carbon in sheets an atom thick) conducts electricity exceptionally...

EU Body Finds Reason To Turn Down The Volume

EU Body Finds Reason To Turn Down The Volume

We've all heard it before -- "turn that music down, or you'll lose your hearing!" According to a European Union scientific body, said phrase has never been truer. According to new data released this week by the EU Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (what a mouthful!), up to ten million young Europeans are "in...

Acer's 10-inch Aspire One Coming With XP, Linux

Acer's 10-inch Aspire One Coming With XP, Linux

Acer's 8.9-inch Aspire One was perfectly suitable for those scouting one of the smallest netbooks on the market, but Acer realized that not everyone wants a machine that's small enough to slide into the average cargo pocket. To that end, the company is planning to release a 10-inch version in the not-too-distant future. We've learned that...

iTunes Plus Upgrades Go Singular

iTunes Plus Upgrades Go Singular

At this year's Macworld, Apple announced iTunes was (finally) going DRM-less. However, if you wanted to remove the DRM from your pre-existing iTunes library, it was all or nothing. Proving that they do listen , Apple has changed things, and you can now upgrade your music to iTunes Plus (AKA DRM-free) one song at a time. If you go to the iTunes...

USB to HDMI Adapter - With Caveats

USB to HDMI Adapter - With Caveats

Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer, Grandtec, claims that it is now shipping "the world's first USB to HDMI converter"--the Grand HD Cinema. Grandtec claims that the Grand HD Cinema can use your Windows XP or Vista system's USB 2.0 ports to send 720p HD video to an HDMI-equipped display, such as widescreen HD LCD or plasma TV. The Grand...

NVIDIA Picks Bill Dally As Chief Scientist

NVIDIA Picks Bill Dally As Chief Scientist

As NVIDIA branches out from being just another GPU maker and looks to fight with the likes of Intel in the burgeoning netbook component sector, it's going to need a few good men and women to make it happen. That being the case, we're not at all surprised to see the company going out and selecting Bill Dally to be its new Chief Scientist and...

iPhoto's Faces Features Works on Kitty, Indeed!

iPhoto's Faces Features Works on Kitty, Indeed!

One of the changes to iPhone '09 was Faces, facial recognition to assist in tagging photos. While Apple said this would only work on the faces of people, it appears that some have managed to prove that it does indeed work on felines, at least. Yes, the folks at Mac|Life have spent way more time than we would have, using pictures of their own...

Google Launches ISP Throttling Detector

Google Launches ISP Throttling Detector

Never one to sit idly by on the sidelines and let things play out on their own, Google has always tried to play an active role in shaping how Internet technology is used and regulated. Net neutrality is one of the concerns that Google has been very vocal about, and now Google is putting tools into the hands of researchers and everyday users...

US House Cancels Digital TV Transition Delay

US House Cancels Digital TV Transition Delay

Well, you can't say you saw this coming, can you? After the United States Senate approved a four month delay for the digital TV transition that would have effectively moved the cutover date from February 17th to June 12th, the House of Representatives stopped the whole show.In a shocking decision, the House voted 258 to 168 in favor of the...

Fennec to Hit the HTC Touch Pro in Feb.

Fennec to Hit the HTC Touch Pro in Feb.

Fennec, AKA Firefox Mobile, is targeted for an initial release on the Windows Mobile-powered HTC Touch Pro during the first week in February, according to a post of meeting minutes on the developer wiki. According to the minutes: We are targeting a Milestone release for the first week of February, targeting the HTC touch pro. We are two patches...

Cox Hops On Data Discrimination Bandwagon

Cox Hops On Data Discrimination Bandwagon

Oh great, this again? The awful aftertaste from Comcast's data meddling still hasn't completely vanished, and now we're being hit with yet another cable company attempting to grab hold of customer Internet traffic.As the battle over net neutrality rages on in Washington, Cox Communications has opened the flood gates for criticism by announcing...

Super Talent Offers SSD Upgrades For ASUS S101

Super Talent Offers SSD Upgrades For ASUS S101

ASUS' Eee PC S101 may be incredibly gorgeous, but what's the use in having good looks if you've no room to store anything? The US version of the aforesaid netbook comes with just 16GB of internal space, and evidently, Super Talent understands just how serious a travesty that really is. Thus, said SSD maker is pumping out a new line of S101...

Gen Yers aren't the only 'Net-savvy folk

Gen Yers aren't the only 'Net-savvy folk

Though it may not come as a surprise to many readers of Hot Hardware, the denizens of Gen Y, otherwise known as Millennials, are not the be-all and end-all when it comes to the 'Net.A report released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project (you can download the PDF, charts and all, here) showed that, for example, no one banks,...

Water-Cooled GeForce GTX 285 / 295 Coming Soon?

Water-Cooled GeForce GTX 285 / 295 Coming Soon?

If you consider yourself a graphics snob, there's a good chance you were still unimpressed by the performance doled out from NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 285. If so, help could soon be on the way. We're hearing reports that both Zotac and EVGA are currently working up water-cooled GTX 295 GPUs, with the former outfit also cooking up a liquid-assisted...

Hardware RoundUp

Hardware RoundUp

Video:Zotac GeForce GTX 285 & GTX 295 @ Techgage.comSapphire Radeon HD 4670 GDDR4 512MB video card review @ Elite BastardsSapphire Ultimate HD4670 Passively Cooled Graphics Card review in MetkuSapphire HD 4870 1GB Toxic Edition @ HardwareZoneMotherboards and Chipsets:Asus P5Q-EM Intel G45 Express Motherboard Review @ PCStatsECS A780GM-A...

Google Adds Offline Gmail Support

Google Adds Offline Gmail Support

For any of the naysayers out there still harshing on Gmail for its lack of Offline support, get a load of this. As of this week, Google is at long last rolling out a feature to US and UK English users that it has been testing internally for quite some time, and for those who live somewhere between an airport terminal, taxi cab and an uncomfortable...

A Non-QWERTY Keyboard For Hunt-and-Peckers

A Non-QWERTY Keyboard For Hunt-and-Peckers

Tradition says that there are two primary kinds of typists: touch-typists who are familiar enough with a keyboard's layout to type without having to look at the keyboard while they type, and hunt-and-peck typists who must visually locate each key they want to hit. The vast majority of English-language keyboard users--be them touch-typists...

Panasonic Unveils New LUMIX Point-And-Shoot Line

Panasonic Unveils New LUMIX Point-And-Shoot Line

The year's big photography expo, better known as PMA, has yet to kick off in Las Vegas, but Panasonic's not waiting for March. Instead, it's delivering an all new family of LUMIX point-and-shoots, and we'll be breaking the whole crew down right here. The party gets started with the creation of the ZS-Series, which is being introduced with...

Have Security Software, Will Travel

Have Security Software, Will Travel

If cloud computing truly is the future, then this means that we'll likely be accessing our data from many different computers and devices--a number of which might belong to other parties. If you are like us, we get a little nervous when accessing our data on someone else's PC--it sort of feels like handing our wallet over to a stranger for...

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 2G GDDR3

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 2G GDDR3

When AMD launched the Radeon HD 4870 X2 a few months back, the company hinted at the impending release of another, more affordable, dual-GPU powered card aptly named the Radeon HD 4850 X2. Like the more powerful 4870 X2, the 4850 X2 would sport a pair of RV770 GPUs on a single PCB, but on the 4850 X2 they would be clocked somewhat lower and...

Lawmakers Ponder Internet Expansion Tax Credits

Lawmakers Ponder Internet Expansion Tax Credits

While we're hardly in favor of the Senate's approval of a four month delay on the has-to-happen-sometime digital TV transition, this is one political agenda we can definitely stand behind. Reportedly, United States lawmakers are mulling a plan that would provide tax credits for Internet and wireless companies as part of a "broad stimulus package...

Thrift Shop MP3 Player Laden with Military Info

Thrift Shop MP3 Player Laden with Military Info

It's not the first time a used storage device of some type has yielded sensitive information, and it won't be the last. Chris Ogle from Whangerei, NZ (pictured) got a surprise after he bought a used MP3 player from an Oklahoma thrift store for $18. Upon hooking it to his PC, he found 60 files of military information in total, including the...

Electric Car Network Motors To Denmark

Electric Car Network Motors To Denmark

It seems that we Americans could learn a thing or two from Denmark. Not only are Danish citizens amongst the happiest in the world, but they're also amongst the most energy conscience. In a landmark deal announced today in Copenhagen, Better Place -- the same outfit responsible for planning an EV network in Hawaii -- has teamed with DONG Energy...

Get ready to fire up Kindle 2

Get ready to fire up Kindle 2

When Amazon announced today that it would hold a press conference Feb. 9 at the Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan, the rumors started flying fast and furious, and the consensus seems to be:Kindle 2 is to be released soon.A quick trip over to Amazon.com also shows that the Kindle just happens to be "sold out." How convenient that it isn't...

Google: Spam Volume on the Rise Again

Google: Spam Volume on the Rise Again

If you've noticed more spam in your inbox recently, it's not necessarily because you are now getting more spam that you used to. In fact, spam levels are still lower now than where they were this time last year. No, the increase is just spam slowly working its way back to its "normal" levels after it significantly dropped off last November....

iPhone, iPod Touch Get a Small Software Update

iPhone, iPod Touch Get a Small Software Update

Size is in the eye of the beholder. A 0.0.1 upgrade from 2.2 to 2.2.1 sounds minor, but size-of-download-wise? Whew. On Tuesday Apple released a minor update to the iPhone / iPod Touch Software, 2.2.1. The typically vague release notes say: iPhone 2.2.1 Software Update This update contains bug fixes and improvements, including the following:...

Transient Malware is the New Online Threat

Transient Malware is the New Online Threat

Security software company, AVG Technologies, reports that as many as 300,000 new, unique Websites launch every day, whose sole purpose is to infect visiting computers with malware. Not only has this number jumped up from as many as 200,000 only three months earlier, but many of these sites stay active for only a short period of time--sometimes...

Apple Issues NVIDIA Graphics Update

Apple Issues NVIDIA Graphics Update

Apple's latest update probably brings back horrifying memories of the GeForce 8600M GT debacle that's still plaguing previous-gen MacBook Pro owners everywhere, but rest assured, this update has absolutely nothing to do with those notoriously buggy boards.Instead, the NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009 remedies an issue where users saw erratic cursor...

Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green Drive Preview

Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green Drive Preview

Late last week Western Digital briefed us on their forthcoming release of a new addition to their Caviar Green family of hard drives.  No we're not talking some sort of exotic sushi or cracker-bound fish egg here either but rather a new, rather humongous and environmentally more friendly hard drive from WD, that can be considered an "industry...

Hardware RoundUp

Hardware RoundUp

Video:BIOSTAR Radeon HD4650 256MB GDDR3 @ InsideHWEVGA GeForce GTX 295+ Graphics Card Review @ XBitLabsAcer P244W Review @ Digital TrendsSapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 review at Ultimate HardwarePalit Revolution 700 Deluxe 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Hardware CanucksMotherboards and Chipsets:Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P DDR2 P45 Motherboard @ Benchmark...

Palm Quakes as Apple Gets Its MultiTouch Patent

Palm Quakes as Apple Gets Its MultiTouch Patent

To all of you who wondered if Apple indeed had the patents to back up its thinly veiled threats against Palm regarding the multi-touch feature of the iPhone and iPod Touch: it appears the answer is yes. On January 20th, 2009, Apple was awarded patent number 7,479,949 which appears to cover much of the iPhone's multi-touch user interface. Apple's...

AMD Dashes Hopes For Proper Geode Successor

AMD Dashes Hopes For Proper Geode Successor

Advanced Micro Devices has decided it best to focus its resources on more mainstream chips during these volatile economic times, which means less time will be allotted for researching the aging Geode. And by "less time," we mean "no time."According to AMD spokesman Phil Hughes: "There are no plans for a follow-on product to today's available...

Senate approves delay for DTV transition

Senate approves delay for DTV transition

Months of "the sky is falling!" news stories have all led up to this: the Senate today voted unanimously to postpone the transition from analog to digital television from Feb. 17 to June 12.Apparently, according to the Nielsen Co., more than 6.5 million households in the U.S. that rely on analog television - the old-fashioned kind that comes...

DRAM Maker Qimonda Files For Insolvency

DRAM Maker Qimonda Files For Insolvency

As with most every other sector, the DRAM market has been struggling of late. Interestingly enough, it's expected that a recent departure from the arena could actually ease some of the pain for everyone else involved. Germany's Qimonda, which has been labeled the planet's fifth-largest DRAM vendor, currently controls about 10 percent of the...

Verizon Intros $250 In-Home Network Extender

Verizon Intros $250 In-Home Network Extender

Sprint already won the race to market with its AIRAVE, but it's Verizon Wireless' Network Extender that seems to be the better overall deal. For those unaware, a femtocell is -- for all intents and purposes -- a miniature cell tower that connects to your broadband Internet. Once installed, it gives you impeccable at-home coverage by routing...

MSI Announces New GT627 Gaming Notebook

MSI Announces New GT627 Gaming Notebook

MSI Announces New GT627 Gaming Notebook Featuring NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS GT627 features MSI’s Turbo Drive Technology, Blu-ray Player, and Intel Core 2 Duo ProcessorCITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – January 25, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Gaming...

Congressman Proposes "Anti-Upskirt" Law

Congressman Proposes "Anti-Upskirt" Law

Congressman, Peter King (R), of New York State's Third Congressional District, introduced a bill to congress earlier this month that some might call the "Anti-Upskirt Bill." The actual name of the bill is the "Camera Phone Predator Alert Act" (HR 414), and its aim is to make it into law that all camera phones must "make a sound when a photograph...

Streaming Your Problems Live Over the Internet

Streaming Your Problems Live Over the Internet

Perhaps one of the oldest forms of entertainment is that of witnessing other people's problems. The Greek playwright, Aeschylus, may have given us the tragedy as a parable, but radio and TV have given us first-hand insights into people's real-life, self-destructive behavior from the likes of the Lovline call-in radio show to the Dr. Phil TV...

Intel Plans Revived Push Into MID Market

Intel Plans Revived Push Into MID Market

The terms "Intel" and "Mobile Internet Device" have long since been spoken together, but the chip maker is reportedly gearing up to make another substantial push in the still-growing handheld market. The company is purportedly readying an undisclosed amount of new chips alongside a tweaked version of Linux designed with one goal in mind:...

AMD Low-Power Opteron HE CPUs Find Server Homes

AMD Low-Power Opteron HE CPUs Find Server Homes

We've certainly seen AMD's power-sipping Opteron CPUs find their way into big name servers before, but Advanced Micro Devices seems particularly proud of this launch. The Sunnyvale, California-based chip maker today proclaimed that five of its newest low-power 45nm quad-core Opteron HE processors were now widely available, with the whole lot...

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case

Innovation seems to be sporadic at best in the PC case market. We tend to see many more copycats and trend followers than trendsetters. Several true innovators come to mind, though, when we think about cases, and one of those innovative companies is Cooler Master. Sure, not every case designed by Cooler Master is a massive success or appealing...

AMD and Games for Change Unveil Online Toolkit

AMD and Games for Change Unveil Online Toolkit

AMD Foundation and Games for Change Unveil Online Toolkit to Help Organizations Create Games on Social Issues- Let the Games Begin toolkit captures content from 2008 Games for Change Festival 101 Workshop - SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 26, 2009 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of Let the Games Begin: A Toolkit 4 Making Social...

TurboTax Implicated in Geithner's Tax Folly?

TurboTax Implicated in Geithner's Tax Folly?

Intuit, we're sure, loves free advertising, but not of this type. Tim Geithner has been roasted over the fact that while working for the International Monetary Fund, he failed to pay his Social Security and Medicare taxes as required. When asked about how he had his taxes prepared during that time, Geithner answered "I used TurboTax."Senator...

Multi-Touch Comes to the T-Mobile G1

Multi-Touch Comes to the T-Mobile G1

While Palm wasn't afraid to add multi-touch support to the Palm Pre, some have theorized the reason we haven't seen that feature added to Windows Mobile or Android is caution over possible litigation. But the openness of Android gives developers an edge over more closed platforms, and one enterprising developer has added multi-touch to the...

QNAP Turbo NAS Devices Gain XDove Mail Support

QNAP Turbo NAS Devices Gain XDove Mail Support

Just before QNAP temporarily shut its doors to celebrate the Chinese New Year, it delivered news that the XDove all-in-one mail server was freely available for its growing line of Turbo NAS devices. As of now, owners of the TS-109, TS-209, TS-409, TS-509 and TS-639 can convert their Linux-embedded network attached storage into "a powerful...

Twitter Gets $250 Million Valuation

Twitter Gets $250 Million Valuation

Pundits may suggest that now is a terrible time to solicit funding for a brilliant new idea, but we've always heard the only way to survive a recession is to innovate your way out of it. To that end, the micro-blogging phenom Twitter is seeking yet another round of funding as it looks to figure out a definitive revenue model. If you'll recall,...

Datto Introduces Box 2 Box NAS Device

Datto Introduces Box 2 Box NAS Device

Not content with just creating yet another NAS in a slightly tweaked enclosure, Datto is attempting to put a new twist on the tried and true network-attach storage device. The Box 2 Box does a fair job of explaining its own purpose, as it contains hardware and software that enables it to synchronize data between multiple locations (or multiple...

G1 Now Available In All T-Mobile USA Stores

G1 Now Available In All T-Mobile USA Stores

The HTC-built G1 has been a huge hit for T-Mobile here in America, but up until now, it hasn't been sold in retail locations that weren't situated in areas blanketed with 3G coverage. Starting this weekend, anyone within range of a T-Mobile USA store or partner location can find the Android-powered cellphone. It has been possible for those...

EFF: Let's "Free Your Phone"

EFF: Let's "Free Your Phone"

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has started a new campaign which, if things were to work out the way EFF and consumers would like, could result in an exemption to the DMCA so users could legally unlock their cell phones. The campaign, called "Free Your Phone," asks consumers to sign the EFF's petition to the U.S. Copyright Office...

Gigabyte Intros Next-Gen AMD AM3 "Dragon" Mobo

Gigabyte Intros Next-Gen AMD AM3 "Dragon" Mobo

GIGABYTE Introduces Next Generation AMD AM3 "Dragon" Motherboard-- Get ready to push the limits of performance to the extreme -- Taipei, Taiwan – GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, their first AMD "Dragon Platform" qualified motherboard with next generation...

MSI Wind U120 Netbook Steps Up, Ships Out

MSI Wind U120 Netbook Steps Up, Ships Out

MSI did the right thing by beefing up its Wind U100 with a six-cell battery and a 160GB hard drive, but in doing so, it took a fair amount of thunder away from the machine's successor. The Wind U120 keeps the same 10 inch LCD, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1.3 megapixel camera and 4-in-1 card reader, though it does include Bluetooth as...

Hardware RoundUp

Hardware RoundUp

Video:ASUS EAH4850 MT Republic of Gamers HD 4850 Review @ OCCDell S2309W 23" Widescreen Monitor Reviewed @ TheTechLoungeMotherboards and Chipsets:Gigabyte's Energy Efficient GA-EP45-DQ6 Motherboard Review @ PCStatsNVIDIA's ION Platform: Hands-On Impressions @ Techgage.comMemory and Storage:Thecus N4100PRO 4-Bay Network Attached Storage System...

Internet Now Home To One Billion Users

Internet Now Home To One Billion Users

Unfortunately, this milestone occurred just a few months too late in order to be included in the 50 Most Significant Moments In Internet History, but you can rest assured that it'll be high on the list of the Top 100. According to digital research firm comScore, the total number of Internet users across the globe has just surpassed the one...

Will Netbooks Launch SSDs Into The Mainstream?

Will Netbooks Launch SSDs Into The Mainstream?

There's little arguing the fact that SSDs have already carved out a niche in today's computing world, but by and large, traditional hard drives still rule the roost. Prohibitive prices, small capacity options and limited availability have all worked to keep solid state drives from breaking into the mainstream, but a recent writeup over at...

Happy 25th Anniversary, Macintosh

Happy 25th Anniversary, Macintosh

January 24, 1984 was the day the Macintosh first went on sale. It was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command line interface, and it promised to revolutionize personal computing. Yes, back then Apple still called itself Apple Computers. And although January...

Cellphone Market Expected To Shrink In 2009

Cellphone Market Expected To Shrink In 2009

Considering the condition of the overall economy, few will be surprised by the latest report on the handset market. Strategy Analytics has publicly forecast that the worldwide mobile phone market will shrink nine percent during the course of 2009, which would mark the sector's first decline since 2001. The firm stated that it "expected the...

Verizon Reinvents the Home Phone

Verizon Reinvents the Home Phone

One of the reasons why cell phones are increasingly replacing landlines as the only phone service in some households is because cell phones can typically do much more than landline-based telephone units can. Cell phones have essentially become miniature computers with sophisticated audio-visual capabilities; whereas most landline phones do...

Samsung Readies New Netbook and Smartphones

Samsung Readies New Netbook and Smartphones

Chi Youngcho, head of the recently created digital media and communications unit at Samsung Electronics, recently hinted at a few new products on a quarter-end conference call with analysts. First up was the mention of a few new handsets, with the executive stating that "in the first half of this year, it will expand its lineup [of touchscreen...

Best Buy Kicks Off Nationwide Recycling Program

Best Buy Kicks Off Nationwide Recycling Program

If you are looking to get rid of an old computer, TV, or consumer electronics device, all Best Buy stores, nationwide, will help you recycle it. Starting on the day after Valentine's Day--Sunday, February 15--all 1,006 of the Best Buy stores in the U.S. (Puerto Rico will be added in 2010), will be participating in Best Buy's new electronics...

Intel Chairman Craig Barrett to Retire in May

Intel Chairman Craig Barrett to Retire in May

Intel Chairman Craig Barrett to Retire in May  SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2009 – Intel Corporation today announced that Craig Barrett intends to retire from active management and his role as chairman and member of the board of directors in May at the company's annual stockholders' meeting. Barrett joined Intel in 1974 and has served...

Sensors Help Seniors To Live Better

Sensors Help Seniors To Live Better

The so-called "silver tsunami" is coming, and there's nothing we can do to stop it. In order to ensure that the coming wave of baby boomers are well taken care of, medical outfitters the world over are working around the clock to crank out new technologies that can keep seniors out of nursing homes longer and independently functional. Some...

AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 22, 2009 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported fourth quarter 2008 revenue from continuing operations1 of $1.162 billion. Fourth quarter 2008 revenue decreased 35 percent compared to the third quarter of 2008 and 33 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2007. Fourth quarter...

Intel Tech Helps Citrix Bare Metal

Intel Tech Helps Citrix Bare Metal

Intel and Citrix will develop the industry's first application for Intel-based desktops and notebooks using our Core 2 Duo processors with Intel vPro technology that will produce a client virtualization solution that provides excellent capabilities from easy centralized image management to a rich mobile end-user environment. Mobile and office...

In-car Cellphone Stoppers Still Need Work

In-car Cellphone Stoppers Still Need Work

Technology created to prevent phone use while driving has been hanging around for years, but apparently, there are still quite a few issues to be worked out before it's completely viable. A couple of products in particular -- which are generally designed to disable a driver's cellphone in order to prevent calling and texting while switching...

Steve Jobs Heart Attack Hoax, Take 2

Steve Jobs Heart Attack Hoax, Take 2

Wired's public upload image viewer, which generates a page containing an image you upload under a Wired logo banner, was hacked to produce an official-looking page that seemed to indicate Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack (if you ignore all the grammar and spelling errors, that is). You'll recall that last year someone posted a fake story...

Many Without Broadband Just Don't Want It

Many Without Broadband Just Don't Want It

President Barack Obama may want to bring broadband service to every community in the nation, but it the Pew Internet & American Life Project released survey results this week that indicate that may not be enough to get some to use it.Some might say, "Well, so what? If people want it, they want it. If they don't, they don't. No one has...

MSI Releases AM3 Gaming Series Motherboards

MSI Releases AM3 Gaming Series Motherboards

Considering that AMD just slashed prices on its Phenom II processors, MSI's latest introduction couldn't possibly be more timely. The mainboard manufacturer has today unveiled the AM3 790GX-GD70 and 790GX-G65 gaming series motherboards, both of which fully support the aforementioned 45nm Phenom II chips and DDR3 memory. Each board also includes...

Transcend Introduces New Portable Drives

Transcend Introduces New Portable Drives

Regardless of whether you're looking for a portable SSD or HDD, Transcend has you covered. The company has recently introduced a 1.8-inch eSATA / USB 2.0 solid state drive along with a 2.5-inch USB 2.0 hard drive. Both units are completely bus powered and function just fine with Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.As for the former (SSD18M),...

Asus + Core i7 = Overclock Record of 5611.22MHz

Asus + Core i7 = Overclock Record of 5611.22MHz

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution Breaks Overclocking World Record for Core i7 CPU Frequency at 5611.22MHz! Since the release of Intel® Core™ i7, overclocking on the platform has been abuzz, with new world records arising from time to time. With the ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution workstation motherboard supporting the Intel Core™ i7 platform,...

HTC Reveals Touch Cruise with Footprints

HTC Reveals Touch Cruise with Footprints

Today HTC unveiled a new version of its GPS-centric Touch Cruise smartphone with a thinner design and new HTC Footprints software. Footprints builds on the concept of geotagging by making it possible for you to take notes and record audio clips that can be bundled into a digital postcard on your phone. This digital postcard includes your personal...

New Trojan Horse Targets Macs

New Trojan Horse Targets Macs

Mac-based security software company, Intego, is warning that a Trojan horse targeting Macs is actively out in the wild and that at least 20,000 users have already downloaded (although not necessarily installed) infected software. The Trojan horse has the name OSX.Trojan.iServices.A and it is piggybacking on pirated copies of Apple's new iWork...

BFG Technologies Launches Phobos Site

BFG Technologies Launches Phobos Site

BFG TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES PHOBOS™SITE www.BFGSYSTEMS.com Orders now being taking for BFG Tech’s unique new high performance gaming/home theater system Lake Forest, IL – January 22, 2009 – BFG Technologies, manufacturer of the stunning new high performance gaming/home theater system -- Phobos, is excited to announce that orders are now...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:BFG GTX 285 OCX 1GB Video Card Review @ Hardware CanucksSamsung SyncMaster 2463UW Review at Overclockers OnlineNvidia GeForce GTX 285 @ VR-ZoneASUS EAH4870 Matrix 512MB Video Card Review @ Legit ReviewsBFG GTX 295 OCX @ NeoseekerSapphire HD4670 Review @ OCCASUS GeForce GTX 285/295 @ Bootdaily.comMotherboards and Chipsets:ASRock N7AD-SLI...

Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera

We're launching a brand new Cameras / Gadgets channel on HotHardware today, and with it we have a full evaluation of the Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera. Whether you’re an amateur photographer or someone who’s more serious about photography, a D-SLR can provide a lot of benefits over a simple point and shoot camera. With a D-SLR, you’ll get...

Corsair Silently Launches Its First SSD

Corsair Silently Launches Its First SSD

Although there is no mention that the product even exists on Corsair's own Website, U.K.-based online retailer, Scan, purports to now be selling a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) from Corsair. As a matter of fact, Corsair's site makes no mention that the company has even entered into the SSD market; albeit, such a move is a logical choice for...

US-CERT Warns About Windows Autorun Disabling

US-CERT Warns About Windows Autorun Disabling

On Tuesday US-CERT, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, warned that the instructions given by Microsoft to disable AutoRun, a protective measure to prevent infection by the "Downadup" worm, are ineffective and erroneous. AutoRun, when enabled, tells Windows to automatically run any program specified in the "autorun.inf" on...

SEC Probing Steve Jobs' Health Disclosures

SEC Probing Steve Jobs' Health Disclosures

A Bloomberg report citing "a person familiar with the matter" indicates that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun a probe into the disclosures made by Apple regarding Steve Jobs' health, to determine if in fact investors may have been misled. The "Steve Jobs Health Story" has taken on a life of its own, in a soap opera-ish...

AMD Cuts Phenom II Prices

AMD Cuts Phenom II Prices

In response to Intel’s recent price cut on select quad-core and dual-core processors, AMD has slashed prices on its new AMD Phenom II processors, which have only been available for two weeks. Apparently the price drop isn’t solely as a result of Intel, however. It appears that the price reduction was also a reaction to the low demand of high...

SIRIUSly Expensive

SIRIUSly Expensive

If you’re hooked on the convenience of satellite radio, be warned: your bill may see an increase in the coming months. Customer support representatives are now confirming a rate increase for Sirius XM services. There will be a $2 increase for additional subscriptions and a fee of $2.99 for the online Internet radio service (which is currently...

Yahoo! super-sizes e-mail spam monitoring

Yahoo! super-sizes e-mail spam monitoring

If you have a Yahoo!, Gmail, Hotmail - heck, ANY e-mail service for any period of time, then you know your address gets out there in the world of spammers and if you're unlucky, you start receiving more spam than real e-mail in no time. So any effort on the part of e-mail providers to crack down on spam is always welcome. Yahoo!'s "anti-spam...

Hardware RoundUp

Hardware RoundUp

Video:Samsung SyncMaster T240 24-inch LCD Monitor Review @ ModSynergy.comSamsung 2263DX 22"+7" LCD Display System @ DreamWare ComputersSAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card @ TestFreaks.comProcessors:AMD Phenom II X4 940 Processor @ iXBTMemory and Storage:Kingwin Big Drive RAID Enclosure Review @ Virtual-HideoutG.Skill Titan...

XFX GeForce GTX 260 (216) Black Edition, Tested

XFX GeForce GTX 260 (216) Black Edition, Tested

Today, we're going to take a look at an XFX version of the GTX 260 (Core 216) with their XFX GeForce GTX 260 (216) Black Edition.  The Black Editon takes the GeForce 260 (216) reference design to the next level by giving the GPU and Memory speeds a significant boost for added performance potential.  Along with its complete retail...

Two Methods for Measuring SSD Lifespans

Two Methods for Measuring SSD Lifespans

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are very quickly becoming a very popular alternative to traditional, platter-based hard drives. Not only can SSDs read and write data quicker overall, but since they have no moving parts, they can withstand a lot more abuse than traditional hard drives. SSDs are still relatively expensive and available storage capacity...

Mobile Phone Spending Exceeds That of Landlines

Mobile Phone Spending Exceeds That of Landlines

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that at the beginning of 2007, mobile phone expenditures exceeded that of expenditures for residential landline phone services. This marks the first time ever in the U.S. that consumers had spent more for mobile phone services than for traditional landline phone services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics...

NVIDIA ION Recognized As Industry-Changing Tech

NVIDIA ION Recognized As Industry-Changing Tech

NVIDIA ION Recognized As Industry-Changing Technology By LAPTOP MagazineNVIDIA ION Platform Named “Best Enabling Technology” of 2009 Consumer Electronics Show SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 20, 2009 - CES attendees stopped in their tracks to admire breathtaking HD video running on a 50-inch display, but the real shock came when they realized that...

Copy-and-Paste Comes to iPhones, Jailbroken Only

Copy-and-Paste Comes to iPhones, Jailbroken Only

Promises, promises. Yet this sounds like a step forward, but it presents yet another reason to jailbreak your iPhone: a copy-and-paste application that only works on jailbroken iPhones. The only other bright, shining light in the copy-and-paste area of late for the iPhone was PasteBud, which sounded good, but seemed so convoluted and buggy...

Huge Credit Card Data Breach, Largest Ever?

Huge Credit Card Data Breach, Largest Ever?

On what many Americans consider a day of change, here we go again with more of the same: a massive data breach involving Heartland Payment Systems, a credit card payment processor, that was announced on Tuesday. First, the good news: no merchant data or cardholder Social Security numbers, unencrypted personal identification numbers (PIN),...

Future ASUS Notebooks to Include HyperSpace

Future ASUS Notebooks to Include HyperSpace

After unveiling HyperSpace earlier this month, Phoenix Technologies and ASUS are announcing a partnership which will help accelerate the adoption of HyperSpace. Through the agreement, ASUS will incorporate HyperSpace into its next generation notebooks, though no specific models were detailed. Additionally, the company did not indicate if its...

Pandora Adds Audio Ads

Pandora Adds Audio Ads

Pandora's free Internet streaming radio service just got a little less free. Well, it still doesn't cost you anything, but it is no longer commercial free. Pandora made the following announcements on its Twitter feed today: "Yes, for those asking, we have implemented a few audio ads. Not to worry, they won't be frequent or long. We gotta pay...

Google's Gdrive Coming Soon?

Google's Gdrive Coming Soon?

Google has certainly made a name for itself with its free products, most notably its popular search engine and Gmail services. Now, many are speculating that Google is working on a product called Google Drive, or Gdrive. Essentially, Gdrive would be online storage with the capacity to hold the entire contents of your hard drive. It could also...

Nvidia Quadro NVS 420 4 Display GFX Card

Nvidia Quadro NVS 420 4 Display GFX Card

The ability to drive big displays now comes in a small package with the release of the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420, the industry's only low profile professional graphics solution designed for maximum display real estate with a small form factor (SFF) computer. Featuring NVIDIA nView display software and support for four 30-inch displays at 2560x1600...

AMD Handheld Graphics and Multimedia Assets Sold

AMD Handheld Graphics and Multimedia Assets Sold

Qualcomm Acquires Handheld Graphics and Multimedia Assets from AMD— Technology and Resource Assets to Strengthen Qualcomm's Leadership Position in Mobile Multimedia — SAN DIEGO and SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 20, 2009 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Qualcomm has acquired certain graphics and...

Letter from Intel to the Incoming Obama CTO

Letter from Intel to the Incoming Obama CTO

Talk from the Tech Industry: Letter from Intel to the Incoming Obama CTO Thank you to the thousands of men and women who participated in Intel’s survey last week at CES. As I blogged about earlier, the survey looked to stimulate broad support for Intel policies, asking you what the top priorities should be for the incoming Obama administration’s...

Insurance For When You Can't Play WoW

Insurance For When You Can't Play WoW

There's an old saying in the insurance business: If you have enough money, you can purchase insurance for just about anything--that's something that Lloyd's of London has been doing for years. YouPlayOrWePay.com is no Lloyd's, but it is now offering insurance for something that until now seemed to be uninsurable: your World of Warcraft (WoW)...

Windows 7 Up Close and Personal

Windows 7 Up Close and Personal

When Windows Vista first hit the scene, it was quite a departure from Windows XP. It had been a while since a major desktop operating system release from Microsoft, and consumers along with many businesses, were slow to adopt. Add to that the new and sometimes cumbersome security features, plus reports that Vista was slower as a gaming platform,...

Intel Drops CPU Pricing By Up To 48 Percent

Intel Drops CPU Pricing By Up To 48 Percent

Intel published a new price list on Sunday that reflects large decreases on certain processors including a 40% decrease in price for the Top-end Core 2 Quad Q9650 (12M L2, 3.0GHz, 1333 MHz FSB 45nm) down from December 1,000 unit tray wholesale pricing of $530 to $316.   Although the rumor mill may relate the change in Quad Core prices...

Comcast Questioned Over VOIP Net Management

Comcast Questioned Over VOIP Net Management

Comcast, Comcast, Comcast. You can't seem to satisfy the FCC, no matter what you do. While Comcast has just switched to a new protocol-agnostic network management scheme, the FCC has some new questions for the company: namely, why its new policy affects the VOIP services of other companies, but not Comcast's own Digital Voice service. Last...

Hardware RoundUp

Hardware RoundUp

Video:Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital @ techPowerUpHIS ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB IceQ4+ Turbo @ bit-techLeadtek GeForce GTX 285 1024 MB @ techPowerUpMSI Radeon HD 4670 review at Ultimate HardwareZOTAC GeForce GTX285 and GeForce GTX295 Video Card Review @ FuturelooksMotherboards and Chipsets:Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard @ NeoseekerASUS Rampage Extreme...

Watch the inauguration from your iPhone

Watch the inauguration from your iPhone

Those who desperately need to watch tomorrow's inauguration on their iPhone are in luck. Just in the nick of time, Apple's App Store approved the Ustream iPhone Viewing Application.  It's only available in WiFi "to ensure the highest quality broadcast on the iPhone." That may change in the future, the company says.Of course, it's not...

95% of Music Downloads are Illegal: IFPI

95% of Music Downloads are Illegal: IFPI

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has released its report on Digital Music 2009. According to the report (.PDF). It concludes that despite initiatives by the music industry, 95% of music downloads continue to be illegal. Yes, the IFPI, or as it's known, the global version of the RIAA, says that 40 billion songs...

Seagate Fixes 'Potential' Barracuda Flaw

Seagate Fixes 'Potential' Barracuda Flaw

After some angry Barracuda owners expressed their dissents over failing disk drives, Seagate is fessing up to the issue, and is now admitting to a firmware bug in Barracuda 7200.11, DiamondMax 22, and Barracuda ES.2 SATA drives that could make the disks inaccessible when the host system is powered on. According to some users, the drives tend...

Acer Intros 23-Inch Display & Aspire Desktops

Acer Intros 23-Inch Display & Aspire Desktops

Acer Introduces Sleek 23-Inch Display with Sensor Touch; Enhances Desktop LineNew Display Features 16:9 Aspect Ratio, Glossy Bezel and Speakers; Desktops Range from a Pentium-Powered Small Form Factor to Radical Gaming RigSAN JOSE, CALIF., Jan. 19, 2009 – Acer, the third largest vendor in the PC market, today announced the slick new Acer 23-inch...

Google's Latest Experiment: Preferred Sites

Google's Latest Experiment: Preferred Sites

Searching via Google can be as much art as it is science. Yes, you can simply input what you are searching for and hope that some relevant results pop up somewhere in the first few ranked results. But when your search topic is somewhat obscure, complicated, or even too broad, you often have to tailor your search by carefully selecting which...

Wozniak on Jobs: His Privacy and Health

Wozniak on Jobs: His Privacy and Health

Steve Wozniak, the "other Steve" that people associate with Apple, but not in the cultish near-godlike way people think of Steve Jobs, appeared on CNBC recently, and was asked about his opinion on Steve Jobs' health as well as his privacy. Also appearing on the show were Sarah Lacy (Business Week) and Matt Richtel (the New York Times). Lacy...

Asus Introduces New F50 and F70 Series Notebooks

Asus Introduces New F50 and F70 Series Notebooks

High Definition Mobile Entertainment – Introducing the New ASUS F50 and F70 Series Notebooks World's First Slim and Light 16" Notebook and the World's First 17.3" Notebooks Designed for Personal Entertainment Taipei, Taiwan – Stylishly Entertaining – the ASUS F50 and F70 range of notebooks combine cutting-edge design with equally innovative...

Inauguration To Be Streamed Using Silverlight

Inauguration To Be Streamed Using Silverlight

There will no shortage of ways in which you'll be able to view tomorrow's Presidential Inauguration Events, either via TV or online. But regardless of the plethora of options available, that hasn't stopped the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) from also promising to host "live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration...

Line 6 Announces POD Studio KB37

Line 6 Announces POD Studio KB37

Line 6, Inc., the industry leader in modeling technology for music products, announces POD Studio KB37, a powerful USB audio interface that combines a 37-key MIDI controller and multiple inputs and outputs with a complete collection of pro audio software that includes POD Farm, the premium tone plug-in."POD Studio KB37 will revolutionize the...

Cloaking Technology Advances Made, Spock Nervous

Cloaking Technology Advances Made, Spock Nervous

There was a time when laser beams were a thing of science fiction and the picture phone just found on episodes of The Jetsons.  And cloaking devices, well let's just say the Romulans gave James T. and the gang a bit of heart burn with their peek-a-boo ways but in reality the capability, though explored in science fiction throughout...

Yahoo! gets social

Yahoo! gets social

Yahoo! is taking its cue from ... well, from everyone, and adding a whole new social aspect to its site.Sure, there already was e-mail and IM and a customizable home page, but now you can display your activity on/from many of your other social sites to your Yahoo profile.There are a slew of options - photos from Picasa, SmugMug, Webshots and...

Banned E-Book Reappears in App Store, Censored

Banned E-Book Reappears in App Store, Censored

A censored version of an e-book which had been rejected over "objectionable content" has been allowed to enter the App Store. The book, Knife Music, by C|Net Editor David Carnoy, was submitted using an embedded e-reader. As such, it was subject to a clause of the iPhone SDK, section 3.3.12 which states:"Applications must not contain any obscene,...

Hardware RoundUp

Hardware RoundUp

Video:Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285 and 295 graphics cards reviewed at TRNvidia's GeForce GTX 285 graphics card @ bit-techInno3D Geforce GTX 285 Overclock @ CPU3DSamsung SyncMaster T240 24" LCD Monitor Review @ Tweaknews.netMemory and Storage:OCZ Throttle 32GB eSATA Flash Drive Review @ Legit ReviewsATP EarthDrive: A USB Flash Drive Made Of Corn...

Dell Laptops Get a 256GB SSD Option

Dell Laptops Get a 256GB SSD Option

On Friday, Dell added a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) option to is Inspiron M1330 and Inspiron M1730 laptops, matching Apple, which announced a 256GB SSD option for its unibody Macbook Pro earlier this month. Dell just blasts Apple away price-wise, however. Adding the 256GB option to the standard M1730, for example, adds just $400 to the price....

Live, Streaming Video Coming to the iPhone

Live, Streaming Video Coming to the iPhone

Soon, you’ll be able to watch free, live, streaming video on your iPhone thanks to a company called Ustream. Ustream.TV is a live interactive video broadcast platform that makes it possible for anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience. Ustream was started in the summer of 2006 by...

Teen Sends 14,528 Text Messages

Teen Sends 14,528 Text Messages

How would you feel if your wireless bill had nearly the same number of pages as a ream of paper? Needless to say when Greg Hardesty received a 440-page bill from AT&T, he was shocked. Upon examining the bill, Hardesty discovered that his 13-year-old teenage daughter, Reina, managed to send 14,528 text messages last month. At first, Hardesty...

Second Android Phone Indefinitely Delayed

Second Android Phone Indefinitely Delayed

The Kogan Agora, which was to be the second Google Android phone released, has been delayed indefinitely. We wrote about the company and the phone earlier; Kogan Technologies is an Australian based, online-only retailer, and it says on its profile page it cuts out all the middle-men so it can offer great deals. It was founded two years ago...

Circuit City Announces Liquidation

Circuit City Announces Liquidation

After filing for bankruptcy protection in November, Circuit City was hopeful that it would be able to reorganize and reemerge. Now, only a day after the company held an auction that was suppose to be the retailer’s last chance to survive bankruptcy as an intact, though smaller chain, the company announced it has hired four liquidators to sell...

Did CNBC Ban "Fake Steve" Over Goldman Rant?

Did CNBC Ban "Fake Steve" Over Goldman Rant?

In response to the announcement of a medical leave by Steve Jobs, a group of analysts was assembled to discuss the issue on CNBC. Key among them was Jim Goldman, CNBC's Silicon Valley Bureau chief, and Dan Lyons, who formerly played the "role" of "Fake Steve (Jobs)," on a satiric blog. The exchange between the two was contentious, and included...

Panasonic Introduces New FS-Series & LS-Series C

Panasonic Introduces New FS-Series & LS-Series C

Rather than risk being lost in the flurry of CES, Panasonic waited until today to unveil its latest sub-$300 cameras. Two of the new cameras are part of Panasonic’s FS-Series line, and feature a slim and compact build at a lower price than the company's higher-end FX-Series. The third camera is part of Panasonic’s LS-Series line. This line...

AMD Extends Desktop Platform With 760G Chipset

AMD Extends Desktop Platform With 760G Chipset

AMD Extends Desktop Platform Advantage for Value PCsFrom the industry leader in chipset technology, the new AMD 760G chipset delivers power and performance that won’t break the bank WHAT: Designed to provide The Ultimate Visual Experience and maximize productivity while being energy efficient, the AMD 760G chipset delivers industry-proven...

Albatron Unveils Optical Multi-Touch Monitors

Albatron Unveils Optical Multi-Touch Monitors

Albatron Optical Touch Monitor on course with Multi-Touch Mania! “Optical Touch” brings huge advantages compared to traditional touch monitors. Albatron Technology has announced its new Optical Touch Monitor (OTM), on course with a new era of Multi Touch Panel monitors. At NVISION ’08, multi-touch panels were lauded by Jen-Hsun Huang in his...

Gigabyte CES 2009 Highlights

Gigabyte CES 2009 Highlights

GIGABYTE Highlighted Ultra Durable 3 Technology and Impressed the Crowd with World Record Speeds on its INTEL and AMD Platforms at CES 2009 City of Industry, Calif., United States – GIGABYTE today is pleased to announce the success of its product showcase at this year’s CES 2009, January 8 to January 11, in Las Vegas, Nevada. While consumer...

Stealth Introduces Core 2 Powered Mini PC

Stealth Introduces Core 2 Powered Mini PC

Stealth.Com Introduces an Extreme Fast Industrial Mini PCSmall Enough to Fit in Your Hand Yet Outperforms Most Desktop and Notebook Computers Available Today Toronto, January, 2009 - Stealth.com Inc. (Stealth Computer) a leading ISO 9001 manufacturer of industrial rugged computers and peripherals has released our most powerful mini pc yet,...

MySpace Building Webmail to Rival Hotmail, Yahoo

MySpace Building Webmail to Rival Hotmail, Yahoo

Another big name is about to enter the webmail market and would be the third-largest provider the day it launches, TechCrunch reported today, citing unnamed sources.All the reason it would be so big upon launch is because all MySpace users would be assigned an e-mail address of [username]@myspace.com. The social networking site has about 125...

Google Axes Unpopular Applications

Google Axes Unpopular Applications

Google has a stronghold in today’s tech world, but that’s not to say every project it attempts reaches great success. So, like many other companies these days, Google is feeling the need to cut back. Recently, the company announced plans to end support for some of its less popular Web-based applications. Some of these applications include...

Uncertainty Surrounds Jobs’ Latest Announcement

Uncertainty Surrounds Jobs’ Latest Announcement

After yesterday’s announcement that Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence from Apple until June, some analysts are speculating that Steve Jobs won’t come back at all. In a letter to Apple staff on Wednesday, Jobs said he was taking a five-month medical leave because his health issues are “more complex than I originally thought.”...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:Sapphire HD 4550 512MB Review @ OCCEVGA GeForce GTX 285 SSC Edition Review @ Hardware CanucksASUS ENGTX285 1GB video card review @ Elite BastardsEVGA GeForce GTX 285 SSC Edition Video Card Evaluation @ [H]Asus ENGTX285 TOP Review @ OCCAsus ENGTX285 TOP (Geforce GTX 285) @ CPU3DEVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked (55nm GPU) Graphics...

Boost Mobile's $50 Unlimited Everything Plan

Boost Mobile's $50 Unlimited Everything Plan

It was only last year that many of the major U.S. mobile phone service providers eventually settled on a rate of $99.99 per month for unlimited, nationwide voice calls. This has been a boon for heavy users of mobile phones as it has brought down the cost of their monthly phone bills. But folks who also use their phones for data access usually...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Unveiled

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Unveiled

One short week ago, NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce GTX 295, and with it reclaimed the overall 3D performance crown from a resurgent AMD. As you may know by now, the dual-GPU powered GeForce GTX 295 features a pair of re-worked GT200 GPUs, manufactured using a more advanced 55nm fabrication process than its 65nm predecessor. Looking at the specifications...

YouTube Begins Muting Copyrighted Music

YouTube Begins Muting Copyrighted Music

YouTube has come up with a solution for copyrighted music in videos that doesn't involve pulling the whole video. Apparently, they've just instituted a new policy whereby they mute any copyrighted music from any unauthorized video. It's unclear when this began, as they didn't announce the policy change. Besides the obvious muting of the video,...

GPUs Used to Successfully Crack Wi-Fi Passwords

GPUs Used to Successfully Crack Wi-Fi Passwords

Because of the computational power of today's GPUs, GPUs are starting to be harnessed more and more to help out CPUs with some hardcore number crunching. That is the concept behind Nvidia's CUDA, ATI's Stream, and Apple's OpenCL frameworks. There aren't many apps available yet that take advantage of these relatively new technologies, but the...

Xbox game lets children become programmers

Xbox game lets children become programmers

The idea behind Kodu, which will be released on the Xbox Live Community Games channel this spring, is to let people program and play their own games.Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division, said development of Kodu was created to help children learn how to program, but evolved into a way they could create their...

United Airlines to Offer Gogo Inflight Internet

United Airlines to Offer Gogo Inflight Internet

In 2008, American, Delta, Virgin America, and Air Canada announced plans to offer in-flight Internet access through Aircell’s Gogo. Now, United Airlines is the latest carrier to jump on board. Aircell’s Gogo Internet service effectively turns an aircraft into a flying Wi-Fi hotspot, giving you access to surf the Web, check email, send instant...

Internet Movie Delivery from Blockbuster & Sonic

Internet Movie Delivery from Blockbuster & Sonic

In an effort to keep up with competition, Blockbuster announced an alliance with Sonic Solutions that will provide consumers with instant access to the using a variety of home and portable devices. Through the partnership, Blockbuster hopes to become an ever-present competitor in the digital world: "We are excited to be partnering with Sonic,...

ASUS CES 2009 Highlights and The Eee Keyboard

ASUS CES 2009 Highlights and The Eee Keyboard

Today we’re beginning to wind up our CES 2009 coverage with a look at Asus’ offerings. Asus had a plethora of new high tech gadget goodness on display, true to their usual form. First we'll jump right into video spotlight coverage of their booth and a few standout products. Then you can pour through our image galleries amongst the sea of new...

Search Multiple Sites Simultaneously

Search Multiple Sites Simultaneously

Google might be the most popular search engine, but it is by no means the only search engine people use. In fact, when people are truly digging for information it is not unheard of for them to use more than one search engine to find what they are looking for. So why not use multiple search engines at the same time? That's what the folks over...

Quake Live Beta Opens To More Players

Quake Live Beta Opens To More Players

The Quake franchise has been one of the most popular game series of all time, with versions available for Windows PCs, Macs, Xbox 360, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 3, and even mobile phones, among other platforms. Back in 2007, id Software announced that it was working on a free, browser-based version of Quake, which id initially called Quake...

"Amazon Tax" Suits Thrown Out by New York Court

"Amazon Tax" Suits Thrown Out by New York Court

The days of sales tax-free purchases on the Internet edged closer to an end on Monday, as a New York court dismissed the lawsuits which had been filed by Overstock.com and Amazon.com over the so-called "Amazon Tax." New York enacted this tax on Internet retailers that have affiliates based in the state. Previously, only retailers with a "physical...

Unibody MacBook Pro Batteries Replaced In-Store

Unibody MacBook Pro Batteries Replaced In-Store

You'll recall that Apple, continuing a trend in its latest products, announced that the new unibody 17" MacBook Pro would not have a swappable battery. For those interested, however, it has already detailed the battery replacement plan it has lined up for that nascent MacBook Pro model. The three ways to replace it: Apple Retail Same day repair...

OCZ Introduces New Apex Series Solid State Drive

OCZ Introduces New Apex Series Solid State Drive

OCZ Technology Introduces New Apex Series Solid State Drives, Offering the Ultimate in Extremely Affordable Mainstream Mass Storage Solution Sunnyvale, CA—January 13, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Apex SATA...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 review at Ultimate HardwareSapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 ATOMIC 2GB video card review @ Elite BastardsPalit GeForce 9800 GTX+ Video Card NE/98TX+XT352 @ BmRMotherboards and Chipsets:NVIDIA Ion Platform Benchmark Preview @ Legit ReviewsNVIDIA Ion Platform Design and Benchmarks @ PC PerspectiveProcessors:AMD Phenom...

Google Launches Quick Search Box App for Mac

Google Launches Quick Search Box App for Mac

If there is one aspect of the Mac OS that Mac users love to gripe about it is OS X's desktop search feature, Spotlight, which was initially introduced in OS X 10.4. While it does an adequate job of searching a Mac system's files, its functionality leaves a lot to be desired. Even with improvements to Spotlight, such as adding Boolean search...

Disaster-Proof Your Data

Disaster-Proof Your Data

We all know how important it is to back up our computers regularly. However, an onsite backup can’t protect your data against fire or flood, unless it’s is stored on ioSafe’s new Solo. ioSafe is known for making internal hard drives that can survive extreme heat. Now, with the ioSafe Solo, the company is offering an external drive model that...

Blu-ray Disc Sales Soar

Blu-ray Disc Sales Soar

Despite the poor economy, one product did particularly well this holiday season: the Blu-ray Disc. Recent figures indicate a tripling of sales from the previous year. It’s been quite the year for Blu-ray. If you’ll recall, Warner Brothers withdrew its support for Blu-ray’s competitor, HD-DVD, just before CES last year. Just a few months after...

Diagnose WiFi Problems With a Spectrum Analyzer

Diagnose WiFi Problems With a Spectrum Analyzer

Maintaining a wireless network in a business environment can be a royal pain in the neck. Just because your wireless network worked flawlessly yesterday, doesn't mean that some new and unknown electronic device won't start causing interference today--which could slow your wireless network down or possibly render it inoperable altogether. For...

Browser bug increases vulnerability to phishing

Browser bug increases vulnerability to phishing

On the heels of the phishing attacks on Twitter and Digg, where all that immediately seemed to be at risk were logon credentials to the social sites, comes a potentially much more insidious problem.Security vendor Trusteer has found a JavaScript bug in all major browsers makes it easier for crooks to steal your login information while you're...

CES 2009 Highlights and Photo-Report

CES 2009 Highlights and Photo-Report

On our yearly jaunts to the Las Vegas to attend the Consumer Electronics Show, we meet with numerous companies and see a myriad of products--some we can, and some we can't talk about--in what is always an absolute whirlwind of a trip. This year was no exception. Although the show itself wasn't quite as big as it has been in previous years...

Seagate Announces New Cheetah 3.5” Hard Drives

Seagate Announces New Cheetah 3.5” Hard Drives

Today Seagate has announced two new models of its award winning and industry mainstay Cheetah enterprise class hard drives, the Cheetah 15K.7 and Cheetah NS.2. What’s really significant about these models is that they are 3.5” form factor drives in larger than previously available (SAS) capacities. This means that companies with server and...

Sleep Emailing is Documented

Sleep Emailing is Documented

Sleep-walking? Sleep-driving? These have been documented, and even cases of sleep-murder. But until this study, these behaviors have all involved little cognitive ability. Until this case, one of sleep-emailing. Dr. Fouzia Siddiqui, a neurologist at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio, and two colleagues describe the case as the...

Track Your Child's Location Using GPS

Track Your Child's Location Using GPS

There's something about becoming a parent that seems to raise your paranoia quotient; it probably has a lot to do with becoming responsible for another human being's safety and welfare--especially when that being lacks the years of experience, wisdom, and distrust that adults eventually accumulate. Of course, it doesn't help when the evening...

FCC Chairman Discourages DTV Delay

FCC Chairman Discourages DTV Delay

On Thursday, President-elect Barack Obama's transition team asked Congress to delay the shut-off of analog TV broadcasts, which is currently scheduled for February 17. According to Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, postponing this shut off could confuse consumers. There’s also concern that consumers won’t take...

Microsoft Temporarily Nixes Windows 7 Limit

Microsoft Temporarily Nixes Windows 7 Limit

Today, we have good news for Windows 7 fanatics: Microsoft is temporarily lifting that 2.5 million download limit that we told you about on Friday. As you’ll recall from our earlier post, Microsoft was unable to keep up with the demand for the beta. As a result, the servers reached a screeching halt as users hammered the site in an attempt...

Google fires back on energy use claims

Google fires back on energy use claims

The news was all over the blogosphere this weekend: Doing two web searches on Google creates enough carbon dioxide to boil a kettle.It was based on an article in the Times of London (and so now the kettle of tea comparison make sense), which reported on a Harvard researcher's study of the environmental impact of computing.The energy used to...

LG's New NAS Device Has Built-In Blu-ray Burner

LG's New NAS Device Has Built-In Blu-ray Burner

Blu-ray might not be supplanting DVD as the preeminent optical storage medium for data and media anytime soon, but it is at least slowly seeing growing market share. Korean-based manufacturer, LG, for one, believes in the future of Blu-ray as it recently unveiled a couple of new Blu-ray-based products, including what LG claims is "the world's...

NVIDIA's Ion Small Form-Factor PC Platform

NVIDIA's Ion Small Form-Factor PC Platform

At the Consumer Electronics Show this past week, NVIDIA was demonstrating a new reference platform for an ultra small form-factor multimedia PC and we should underscore the word "ultra".  To say this new product concept is tiny would be an understatement.  Consider if you will, an entire PC, capable of decoding and playing full 1080p...

Dell and AT&T Offer Select $99 Inspiron Mini 9

Dell and AT&T Offer Select $99 Inspiron Mini 9

Dell and AT&T Mobility today announced an offer that brings nationwide high-speed connectivity at an affordable price to the award-winning Inspiron Mini 9. Built-in mobile broadband on this compact, take-it-everywhere Internet buddy keeps you connected with friends, finds and Facebook.Through Jan. 31, 2009, digital nomads can purchase...

NSC Wants Total Ban on Cell Phones While Driving

NSC Wants Total Ban on Cell Phones While Driving

There are six states - California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Utah and Washington (as well as the District of Columbia) which ban the use of cell phones unless using a headset or hands-free setup while driving. But the National Safety Council wants to take things further: they are recommending a complete ban on cell phone use behind...

Mac Exhibits at CES '10, But Apple, Unclear

Mac Exhibits at CES '10, But Apple, Unclear

We know that Apple has decided to eschew further Macworlds, but is it doing so in order to defect to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)? The Consumer Electronics Association has confirmed to C|Net that it plans to host a Mac-centric area at CES 2010. However, there's no word on if Apple plans to participate. "We decided to create this special...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:EVGA GTX 295 1792MB GDDR3 Video Card Review @ Hardware CanucksProcessors:Intel Atom 2GB Memory Performance @ PhoronixMemory and Storage:1500F degree Fire/Flood Proof External Hard Drive Enclosure  @ PCSTATS.comKingwin EZ-Dock Review @ Club OverclockerPatriot Viper PC3-12800 6GB Tri-Channel Memory Review @ Virtual-HideoutEagle I-Series...

Aquagrafx Water Blocks For GTX295 & GTX260

Aquagrafx Water Blocks For GTX295 & GTX260

From Aqua Computer comes two new water blocks for NVIDIAs latest offerings to keep them cooled to the max. Designed for the GTX295 and the GTX260s new 55nm GPU Aquagrafx GTX295 The Aquagrafx GTX295 watercooler will be available just in time for the release of the GTX 295 graphics card. The cooler is a sandwich design to cool both of the cards....

Fewer Windows Mobile Devices to Come?

Fewer Windows Mobile Devices to Come?

In response to fierce competition in the mobile phone market, a Microsoft representative recently spoke about the company’s plans to retool and beef up its mobile OS, and the company's intentions to cut down on the number of devices it's installed on in the process. According to a NY Times blog, Todd Peters, the vice president of marketing...

Greenpeace Continues to Search for Green PCs

Greenpeace Continues to Search for Green PCs

On Thursday, Greenpeace released its second survey of "greener" consumer electronics, called "Green Electronics ... The Search Continues." Its first such report, "Searching ... for Green Electronics" was released in March of last year. Apple has been the target of much criticism by Greenpeace in the past, and despite touting the environmental-friendliness...

1GHz Marvell Processor for Mobile Devices

1GHz Marvell Processor for Mobile Devices

Can you imagine having the processing power of an entry level laptop on a smartphone? Thanks to Marvell’s new 1GHz PXA168 processor, it’s possible that we might see some ultra-powerful smartphones in the not so distant future. Not only could the 1GHz PXA168 processor be a great addition to smartphones, but it could also improve the performance...

Schlage Puts Your Door Locks on the Web

Schlage Puts Your Door Locks on the Web

You may have heard of Schlage. It's a well-known company in the lock industry, and you've likely seen at least one Schlage lock in a door somewhere. Well, they've just launched Schlage LiNK, a suite of products that encompasses not just security, as in an alarm system, but a control system for your locks and a monitoring system for the house....

ZOTAC Announces a GeForce 9300 Mini-ITX Platform

ZOTAC Announces a GeForce 9300 Mini-ITX Platform

ZOTAC Previews Next-Generation Mini-ITX Platform New ZOTAC GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi brings PCI Express 2.0 x16 to a miniature 170mm x 170mm platform HONG KONG – Jan. 9, 2009 – ZOTAC International, a leading manufacturer of NVIDIA-based motherboards and graphics cards, kicks off day two of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show with a early preview...

TRENDnet Demos First 450Mbps WirelessN Router

TRENDnet Demos First 450Mbps WirelessN Router

TRENDnet Demonstrates the First 450Mbps Wireless N Router at CESTORRANCE, Calif. -January 9, 2009-TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the first demonstration of its 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router, model TEW-773GR, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The...

PNY Calls XLR8 Most Powerful Graphics Cards

PNY Calls XLR8 Most Powerful Graphics Cards

PNY Technologies®, Inc claims their new XLR8(TM) GeForce® GTX 295 and GTX 285 graphics cards are "the most powerful performance graphics cards in gaming history". Featuring NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) technology and the ability to go beyond traditional 3D graphics with Graphics Plus(TM), PNY's latest graphics champions provide a world...

Windows 7 Beta Now Available

Windows 7 Beta Now Available

If you’ve been dying to get your hands on Windows 7, then Microsoft has a present for you. During his keynote at CES, Steve Ballmer announced the public availability of Windows 7 Beta 1. One message that Microsoft has been trying to make clear through Windows 7 is that the company is listening. After a less-than-pleasing acceptance and reaction...

Some Details Revealed About The Obamamobile

Some Details Revealed About The Obamamobile

It's being called "Stagecoach," "The Beast," "Cadillac One," and even the "Obamamobile;" but no matter what name it goes by, the new presidential limousine is getting a lot of attention for its looks and largely secret technology. The limo's official name is the unimaginative "2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine," it was custom-made for the...

Google Street View Foils Kidnapping

Google Street View Foils Kidnapping

We are often annoyed by what we call "tachyon emitter technology" on shows such as C.S.I., where police might focus in on say, a retinal image reflected in a mirror, blowing it up 500x without any pixelation. But in this case, some real-life tech was used, as Massachusetts authorities used GPS and Google Street View to find a missing girl,...

Razer Unveils New Product Suite for Gamers

Razer Unveils New Product Suite for Gamers

(CES) Razer(TM) unveiled a cutting edge of gaming peripherals including the Razer Mamba(TM), a high precision wireless laser gaming mouse, and the Razer Carcharias(TM), a circumaural audio headset. This new suite of Razer products will give gamers the competitive edge and allow for enhanced game play for longer periods of time. With an emphasis...

Verizon Wireless Completes Purchase of Alltel

Verizon Wireless Completes Purchase of Alltel

It’s finally official: Verizon Wireless is now the largest carrier in the U.S., with more than 83.7 million total customers. As expected from the terms of the transaction, Verizon Wireless paid approximately $5.9 billion for the equity of Alltel and took on approximately $22.2 billion of debt. Before approving the deal, the Department of Justice and...

Kingston Debuts SSDNow Solid-State Drives

Kingston Debuts SSDNow Solid-State Drives

CES -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., announced today it is shipping the first two products in its SSDNow line of solid-state drives (SSD) with the SSDNow E Series and SSDNow M Series. Kingston is targeting its SSDs to Fortune 1000 companies and select vertical markets.The SSDNow E...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Card Review @ TechARPnVIDIA GTX260 vs. ATI HD 4870 @ InsideHWNvidia's GeForce GTX 295 1792MB & Quad SLI @ bit-techNvidia GTX 295 Review @ OCCGIGABYTE GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Card @ TweaktownEVGA GeForce GTX 295 SLI Video Card Review @ Legit ReviewsBFG GTX 295 @ NeoseekerNVIDIA BFG GeForce GTX 295...

AMD Launches the ATI 4600 Series Mobile GPU

AMD Launches the ATI 4600 Series Mobile GPU

Oops! It looks like someone at Asus might have gotten an itchy trigger finger and pushed the button on sending out the press release for the ASUS N81Vp and N51Tp notebooks a couple of days early. The press release came out on Wednesday, January 7th, and it exclaimed, "ASUS Introduces World’s First Notebook Solutions with ATI Mobility Radeon...

SDXC to Provide Up to 2 Terabytes of Storage

SDXC to Provide Up to 2 Terabytes of Storage

SDXC SIGNALS NEW GENERATION OF REMOVABLE MEMORY WITH UP TO 2 TERABYTES OF STORAGESDXC Memory Cards Provide Consumers with Massive Storage, Incredible Speed in Familiar, De Facto Standard LAS VEGAS – CES Booth South 3 #31277 – Jan. 7, 2009 – The next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification, announced today at the 2009...

Casio Unveils EXILIM Cameras with 30fps Burst

Casio Unveils EXILIM Cameras with 30fps Burst

Featuring high-speed burst shooting faster than an SLR camera, Casio’s new EXILIM EX-FS10 ($349.99) and EX-FC100 ($399.99) cameras support a high-speed 30 shot-per-second burst rate and high-speed movie capture at a maximum of 1,000 fps. The 9.1MP EX-FS10 measures 0.64-inches thin and has a 3X optical zoom lens and a 2.5-inch high-performance...

Nvidia Announces GeForce 100M Series Mobile GPU

Nvidia Announces GeForce 100M Series Mobile GPU

NVIDIA Raises The Graphics Performance Bar For Mainstream Notebooks Lenovo uses the NVIDIA GeForce G110M GPU to deliver powerful high definition entertainment in their new IdeaPad Y650, the thinnest and lightest notebook in its class. The new GeForce G130M delivers amazing gaming performance, flawless 1080p high definition video playback and...

AMD Supercomputer To Deliver Next-Gen Games/Apps

AMD Supercomputer To Deliver Next-Gen Games/Apps

AMD Supercomputer To Deliver Next-Generation Games and Applications Entirely Through the Cloud(CES) - Today at CES, AMD President and Chief Executive Officer Dirk Meyer and OTOY Chief Executive Officer Jules Urbach unveiled a plan to revolutionize the deployment, development and delivery of HD content through the “AMD Fusion Render Cloud”,...

Sony Introduces Wi-Fi Enabled Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Sony Introduces Wi-Fi Enabled Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Today, Sony unveiled the first Wi-Fi enabled digital camera with a built-in web browser. This new Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is so special that Sir Howard Stringer himself did the honors of announcing it. With its wireless capabilities, the Cyber-shot DSC-G3 can upload videos and photos using any public hotspot, making photo sharing easier and more...

OQO Finally Gets it Right With the model 02+ MID

OQO Finally Gets it Right With the model 02+ MID

Some might argue that OQO practically invented the Mobile Internet Device (MID) category when it first announced its OQO platform back in 2002. Of course it was still just a proof-of-concept then, and a real product didn't emerge until a few years later in 2004. Perhaps because the initial OQO model 01 and subsequent model 01+ were powered...

Dell Previews G-Series LED Monitors

Dell Previews G-Series LED Monitors

Dell today announced its G-Series of LED widescreen flat panel monitors with the introduction of the G2210 22-inch and G2410 24-inch models. G-Series high-performance EPEAT Gold and ENERGY STAR-compliant monitors are distinguished by a design approach that combines energy efficiency, LED technology, recycled materials and other environmentally...

Sony (Finally) Unveils Its VAIO P Series

Sony (Finally) Unveils Its VAIO P Series

Multiple leaks, multiple teasers, and finally at CES on Wednesday Sony announced the P-series Lifestyle PC. They are calling this a notebook, and not a netbook, despite the obvious similarities. First off, most of the leaked information, including, if you recall, a leak from Sony's own online store itself, was correct. The leaked images were...

Dell Announces XPS 625

Dell Announces XPS 625

BRING A DRAGON TO YOUR NEXT RAID WITH THE DELL XPS 625 Starting Price of $999 Includes Overclocking Capabilities, Expandability And Extreme Gaming Components Combines AMD Multi-core Black Edition Processors with ATI Radeon HD Graphics Tweak Game Performance with AMD Fusion for Gaming Utility and AMD OverDrive Software LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2009...

MS Songsmith Turns Anyone Into a Songwriter

MS Songsmith Turns Anyone Into a Songwriter

Just as blogging makes everyone a writer, and digital cameras make everyone a photographer, Microsoft is now looking to make everyone a musician with its new Songsmith software. Songsmith is actually a relatively simple program with some very complex technology behind it. Using "signal processing and artificial intelligence techniques developed...

First Microsoft - Yahoo! Rumors of 2009

First Microsoft - Yahoo! Rumors of 2009

A new year, and a new Microsoft - Yahoo! rumor, although one involving a complicated deal, according to TechCrunch. Call it the first such rumor of the New Year. According to the report, citing information from anonymous sources, a group of "well-known Silicon Valley executives and top investment bankers" are involved, and:Under the terms...

NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Glasses Tested

NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Glasses Tested

NVIDIA is officially taking the wraps off of their stereoscopic 3D technology, now known as GeForce 3D Vision. NVIDIA's GeForce 3D Vision product consists of a pair of wireless, rechargeable glasses, a base station / IR transmitter, and the necessary software and cables to connect the device to a PC. However, it needs some other specific hardware...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Unleashed

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Unleashed

Today, fresh out of the gate for 2009, NVIDIA returns AMD's volley with their own optimized, multi-GPU, single card solution that aims to trump their rivals current product.  NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 295 is unleashed today.  With a pair of 55nm GT200B GPUs under its hood in a pseudo-single card, dual slot height configuration, it's...

CES Day 0 Sneak Peek

CES Day 0 Sneak Peek

We've got a couple of editors out in Las Vegas currently at the whirlwind that is the Consumer Electronics Show (myself included), and saw some cool stuff at an event this evening that we thought many of you would like to check out.  There are a few big announcements coming over the next couple of days that we'll be talking about in due...

Enter The Dragon: AMD Phenom II X4 940

Enter The Dragon: AMD Phenom II X4 940

AMD has been fighting an uphill battle on two fronts for the last few years. For a time, fierce competition from NVIDIA, coupled with some of their own problems executing, put the ATI graphics division in a deep hole. And ever since the introduction of the original Core 2 processors, and more recently the Core i7, AMD's processor division...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 TOXIC 1GB video card review @ Elite BastardsLeadtek WinFast PX9800GTX+ 512MB Graphics Card @ TweaktownSapphire Toxic HD4870 1GB DDR5 Review at Overclockers OnlinePov GeForce GTX 260 review at Ultimate HardwareSapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB @ Techgage.comMotherboards and Chipsets:Jetway NC91-330-LF Mini-ITX motherboard...

Asus Announces First Notebooks With New ATI GPU

Asus Announces First Notebooks With New ATI GPU

ASUS Introduces World’s First Notebook Solutions with ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4600 Series GPU -- ASUS N81Vp and N51Tp Notebooks Redefine Mobile Computing Landscape by Delivering Top-Notch Graphics for Exceptional Multimedia Experiences --  CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (January 7, 2009) - ASUS is proud to announce...

Toshiba Integrates Media Center Extenders

Toshiba Integrates Media Center Extenders

Toshiba Introduces Network Devices Designed to Deliver on the Promise of the Connected Home New TV, LCD TV/DVD Combo and Standalone Player Utilize Widget Channel, Developed by Intel(R) and Yahoo!(R), and Microsoft's Windows Extender for Media Center Platform to Deliver an Exciting Content Solution for the Home LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/...

Nine New Cameras from Olympus

Nine New Cameras from Olympus

Today, Olympus announced nine new cameras at CES. These cameras range in specs, size, shape, and capabilities. Here’s a quick run-down of each new model, along with a link to each camera's press release. With one of the most powerful zoom capabilities we’ve seen in a point-and-shoot to date, the SP-590UZ has a new 26x optical zoom with an...

Verizon Offers Some New DSL Deals

Verizon Offers Some New DSL Deals

Not everyone has the option to choose from a bevy of broadband Internet service providers, nor can everyone afford the high price of Verizon's FIOS service or even some cable broadband options. For some users, DSL is still the most viable option for getting online via a broadband connection. You may not see the same 50Mbps speeds as you'd...

Garmin Announces Three New GPS Units

Garmin Announces Three New GPS Units

Like many companies, Garmin is taking advantage of the audience at CES and is announcing new products. This year, Garmin came to CES geared with three new GPS units. Here’s a quick look at each of them. First up, we have Garmin’s nüvi 885T. As one of Garmin’s high-end GPS routing devices, the nüvi 885T offers lane assist with junction view,...

Buffalo LinkStation Pro NAS With iPhone Support

Buffalo LinkStation Pro NAS With iPhone Support

Is storage about to become the hot product category for 2009? Probably not, but you might think so based on all the recent media sever-based NAS devices that are being announced. Just yesterday we told you about Iomega's Home Media Network Hard Drive, and earlier today we reported on the Linksys by Cisco Media Hub. Now comes word of yet another...

Nova Mobile Shows SideArm 2 UMPC at CES 2009

Nova Mobile Shows SideArm 2 UMPC at CES 2009

Nova Mobile Systems, Inc., a leading mobile computer provider, today announced it will feature a new line of UMPC devices based on the Intel® Atom™ processor at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.The SideArm 2 is an Ultra Mobile PC that combines a 7" touch screen and...

Verbatim Announces ExpressCard SSD

Verbatim Announces ExpressCard SSD

Verbatim Announces ExpressCard SSD for PC and Mac UsersSAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 6, 2009) –  Verbatim® Americas, LLC, a global leader and innovator in the digital storage industry, announced at Macworld today its new ExpressCard SSD for PC and Mac users.  The new card is a solid-state drive (SSD) that provides ExpressCard slot-equipped...

Sony VAIO P Pictures Leak, via CES Monitors

Sony VAIO P Pictures Leak, via CES Monitors

Ah yes, if you want something to be kept under wraps, it's not a good idea to show it off on monitors at a trade show. That's what Sony learned as enGadget managed to snap some admittedly fuzzy pictures from a CES monitor. We already know many of the specs of the Sony VAIO P, which has been leaked and teased multiple times. Intel Atom Z250...

Cisco/Linksys Launches the Media Hub NAS Family

Cisco/Linksys Launches the Media Hub NAS Family

Storage might not be the sexiest of tech categories, but the undeniable truth is that we wouldn't have files or electronic media without someplace to store them. And as the world becomes increasingly digital, the sheer quantity of files we accumulate--such as music, photos, and videos--seems to grow at what often feels like an exponential...

VIZIO's Connected HDTV Features Wireless-N

VIZIO's Connected HDTV Features Wireless-N

(CES) VIZIO, America's TV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today the unveiling of its "Connected HDTV" Platform, which enhances the HDTV viewing experience by bringing personalized entertainment, information and social networking content into the viewer's living room. With unprecedented choice and control of web-based and local...

ECS Unveils A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard

ECS Unveils A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard

ECS A790GXM-AD3 Discloses Extraordinary Gaming Performance of AMD Dragon Platform Fremont, California, January 6, 2009 – With innovative products that span multiple target market, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world’s leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system and notebook manufacturer, today releases the A790GXM-AD3 Black...

DivX Releases H.264 Based DivX 7 Software

DivX Releases H.264 Based DivX 7 Software

DivX, Inc. today announced that the latest version of the Company's flagship video software package, Version 7 of DivX(R) for Windows, is available for download on the company's newly redesigned website at www.divx.com.The new release of the popular video software is based on the cutting-edge H.264 video compression standard, which allows...

VIA To Demo New Notebooks and SFF PCs at CES

VIA To Demo New Notebooks and SFF PCs at CES

VIA To Demonstrate Innovative Notebooks and Small Form Factor PCs during CES 2009VIA redefines PC user experience with stylish desktop, notebook and ultra mobile systems based on the high performance, low power VIA Nano processor Taipei, Taiwan, January 7, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms,...

Apple Announces "iTunes Without DRM"

Apple Announces "iTunes Without DRM"

Apple today announced something rumored for a long time, and something several other music stores have already had: DRM-less music.  Of course, Apple was already selling DRM-less EMI music via its iTunes Plus store but now, according to Apple, everything will be DRM-free (well, as of the end of the quarter, anyway).Eight million of iTunes'...

iLuv Unveils i1166 Portable Multimedia Player

iLuv Unveils i1166 Portable Multimedia Player

iLuv, a maker of iPod and iPhone accessories, is showing off its new i1166 9-inch Portable Multimedia Player for iPod and DVDs. As this year’s CES Best of Innovation 2009 award winner in the Portable Multimedia Accessories product category, the i1166 provides hours of multimedia entertainment. The i1166 supports a variety of file formats,...

Phoenix Debuts HyperSpace for Consumers

Phoenix Debuts HyperSpace for Consumers

Phoenix HyperSpace(TM) for Consumers Debuts at CES, Las Vegas - Delivers Instant-On and Always-Connected Computing - Notebooks and Netbooks can now be as Fast, Fun and Friendly as Mobile Phones - Consumers can now take advantage of PC 3.0(TM) Vision MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:PTEC)...

Iomega Announces the Home Media Network HDD

Iomega Announces the Home Media Network HDD

New Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Brings Cost-effective Storage, File Sharing and Media Streaming to Your Home For a Small Cost Above an External Hard Drive and in Under Five Minutes, You are Streaming Digital Files Throughout Your Home. SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Jan 5, 2008 -- Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data...

HP Firebird PC Features NVIDIA SLI, Hybrid SLI +

HP Firebird PC Features NVIDIA SLI, Hybrid SLI +

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—JANUARY 6, 2009—A host of state-of-the-art technologies from NVIDIA are featured in one of the most innovative performance PCs ever created: the HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA, debuting at CES.  Striking a critical balance between performance and energy efficiency, the HP Firebird offers stunning graphics and CUDA™...

Motorola's new phone is 'carbon neutral'

Motorola's new phone is 'carbon neutral'

Debuting this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas will be Motorola's latest mobile devices, including a phone that offsets its own carbon footprint, the company announced today.The plastic to make the MOTO W233 Renew is derived from recycled water bottles. That also makes it "100 percent recyclable," according to Motorola. The company...

Comcast's New Network Throttling Now In Place

Comcast's New Network Throttling Now In Place

For the last few months, Comcast has been transitioning how it monitors and throttles broadband traffic. DSLreports.com claims that this transition is now complete for all of Comcast's markets, meaning that Comcast users might see their connection speeds drop if they use too much sustained downstream throughput and they can even potentially...

Google Finally Releases Picasa for MacOS

Google Finally Releases Picasa for MacOS

Google on Monday, just in time for Macworld, announced that Picasa for the Mac has finally arrived, albeit in beta form. Google had previously offered a standalone Picasa Web Albums uploader and an iPhoto plugin for Mac OS, but Mac users were trailing both Windows and Linux in terms of a full-blown Picasa implementation.Though still in beta,...

The Age of Cloud Attached Storage Begins

The Age of Cloud Attached Storage Begins

A new Israeli-based company that goes by the name of CTERA Networks is not only officially launching at CES today, but it is ushering in a brand-new product category: Cloud Attached Storage. Cloud Attached Storage--or at least CTERA's approach to it (it's a brand new concept, so it's way too early to tell how others might implement it)--takes...

Clickfree's New USB Backup "Transformer Cable"

Clickfree's New USB Backup "Transformer Cable"

Storage Appliance Corp. – the company whose portable backup systems made the otherwise laborious task of backing up computer data manually a thing of the past announced another breakthrough with the launch of its Clickfree Transformer Cable. The new Transformer USB cable instantly turns any competitor’s external hard drive into a Clickfree...

Hardware RoundUp

Hardware RoundUp

Video:WinFast PX9800 GTX+ Leadtek Limited Video Card Review @ OCIA.netPinnacle Video Transfer Reviewed @ TestFreaks.comMSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Edition Graphics Card @ TweaktownViewsonic's VX2260WM 22-inch Full HD monitor @ bit-techMemory and Storage:Western Digital MyBook Studio 2 Review @ ASE LabsThecus N4100 Pro NAS Review at Overclockers...

AMD Unveils New Platform for Ultrathin Notebooks

AMD Unveils New Platform for Ultrathin Notebooks

AMD Delivers Groundbreaking Platform for Ultrathin Notebooks-- The AMD Platform for Ultrathin Notebooks Delivers Balanced PC Performance with True HD Entertainment1 in a Surprisingly Affordable, Amazingly Thin Notebook -- LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Jan. 6, 2009 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of the AMD platform for ultrathin...

Kodak Unveils New Digital Cameras & Video Camera

Kodak Unveils New Digital Cameras & Video Camera

New introductions from Kodak deliver brilliant images, unique ways to create, and easy ways to connect  Pocket-sized HD Digital Video Camera and 24x Ultra-Zoom Digital Camera Highlight Kodak Launches at 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show LAS VEGAS, N.V., Jan. 5 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today introduced new products...

BFG Launches Phobos Line of Enthusiast Desktops

BFG Launches Phobos Line of Enthusiast Desktops

BFG TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS PHOBOS™ –STUNNING NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE GAMING/HOME THEATER SYSTEM Phobos features innovative touch panel LCD with Performance Control, upcoming BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Cards, Liquid Cooling Solutions from CooIIT, and Intel Core i7 Processors Lake Forest, IL – January 5, 2009 – BFG Technologies, known...

Oops, They Hacked Twitter Again!

Oops, They Hacked Twitter Again!

Oops, they hacked Twitter again.  Yep, in a breach totally separate from the phishing scam from last weekend, Twitter has been hacked.  And not just any account, either.  We're talking about the accounts of none other than the President-elect (which had been idle since the election), Britney Spears, Fox News, and a lot more.In...

G-Technology Launches External Solid State Drive

G-Technology Launches External Solid State Drive

G-Technology, a Fabrik company and manufacturer of premium storage solutions for the Apple® Mac® community, today announced a new family of external drives based on 2.5” solid state drive (SSD) technology – the G-DRIVE mini SSD (120GB and 250GB) and the RAID 0/1 G-RAID mini SSD (250GB and 500GB). Known for delivering performance,...

HotHardware Holiday Sweepstakes Winners!

HotHardware Holiday Sweepstakes Winners!

We've had a chance to sift through all of the awesome entries into our Holiday Sweepstakes and have chosen the three lucky winners!  Before we announce the lucky folks who'll be walking away with a host of AMD-based goodness, we want to take minute to thank everyone who participated.  This was a fun contest that seemed to really...

Lenovo Announces Its First All-In-One Desktop

Lenovo Announces Its First All-In-One Desktop

Lenovo is entering the all-in-one desktop PC market with a bang with its fully-loaded Lenovo IdeaCentre A600. And not only does Lenovo's first all-in-one desktop design come with a bevy of features, but Lenovo claims that since the IdeaCentre A600 is only an inch thick at its thinnest point, it is therefore "the slimmest all-in-one in the...

Seagate Ships Barracuda 7200.12 HD

Seagate Ships Barracuda 7200.12 HD

SEAGATE SHIPS DESKTOP HARD DRIVE WITH WORLD’S HIGHEST AREAL DENSITY – 500GB PER DISK SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — January 5, 2009 — Seagate (NYSE:STX) today announced first-to-market volume shipments of a mainstream desktop hard drive with the industry’s highest areal density. Packing 1TB of capacity on just two disks, Seagate’s Barracuda®...

MSI Wind U100 Netbook - Tested and Burned In

MSI Wind U100 Netbook - Tested and Burned In

The folks at MSI have been cooking up a number of new netbook products, as we'll certainly see at CES this week. MSI has released a cheaper 8.9" version of the Wind, the U90, which is currently available in parts of Europe, Australia and Canada. However, at least for the time being, the original MSI Wind, now dubbed the Wind U100, is still...

Jobs Says Hormone Imbalance Caused Weight Loss

Jobs Says Hormone Imbalance Caused Weight Loss

In the past, Steve Jobs and Apple have left many things to speculation, especially with regards to Jobs’ health issues. Speculation about his health intensified in 2008 when Jobs appeared gaunt at public appearances. Worries regarding Jobs’ health arose again after Apple’s announcement that the 2009 edition of Macworld would be its last, and...

Sabotage and Lack of Data Backup Sink Company

Sabotage and Lack of Data Backup Sink Company

San Jose-based, free blog-hosting and software company, JournalSpace.com has unceremoniously closed up shop and gone out of business. JournalSpace.com was not a victim of the economic downturn, however; the company's sudden failure was a direct result of sabotage by "a disgruntled member" of the company that hosted JournalSpace's site. The...

New MacBook Pros to Use Silver/Zinc Batteries?

New MacBook Pros to Use Silver/Zinc Batteries?

Rumors are that new unibody MacBook Pros are coming in January.  Yes, unibody, aluminum, and with one most likely controversial "feature."  Much like the MacBook Air, it will have a non-user-replaceable battery.How is that going to work?  A 17" laptop, particularly a MacBook Pro, a higher-powered laptop than the MBA, will suck...

Phishing, in 140 Characters or Less

Phishing, in 140 Characters or Less

A phishing scam, in 140 characters or less? That's what we have here, as a phishing scam apparently hit Twitter on Saturday. According to Twitter, If you receive an email notice saying you’ve received a Direct Message with a link that redirects to what seems like Twitter.com, be careful about entering your Twitter credentials. Instead, look...

Wired's Vaporware 2008 Awards

Wired's Vaporware 2008 Awards

Wired has posted their list of annual Vaporware awards, and you'll never guess what tops the list yet again this year. Yes, you guessed it--Duke Nukem Forever. The 12-year (and counting) development cycle and subsequent leaks of screenshots, game footage, and what have you of DNF, has got to be one of the longest running jokes in the industry...this...

Google's Android on the Asus Netbook

Google's Android on the Asus Netbook

Could Google's Android be positioned as a viable netbook operating system? Freelance writers Matthäus Krzykowski & Daniel Hartmann think so,  and in about four hours have compiled the mobile device platform to run on an Asus EEEPC 1000H netbook. The Android Open Source Project and its push to use the platform and applications on more...

XIM360 to Bring Keyboard / Mouse to Xbox360

XIM360 to Bring Keyboard / Mouse to Xbox360

We don't mix too well with video game consoles around here. We have a heck of a time with the controllers (though we'll make an exception for the Wiimote), as opposed to gameplay on the PC with a keyboard and mouse. However, there may be hope as XIM360 promises to let you use a keyboard / mouse with an Xbox 360, supposedly with any game.The...

The iPhone 3G's Software Unlock is Updated

The iPhone 3G's Software Unlock is Updated

The iPhone Dev Team has made some changes to their iPhone 3G software unlock, yellowsn0w . The version has crept up to 0.9.4, approaching the "magic" 1.0 release which would imply non-beta status. Reports on the initial release were that some had success, some not (no!), so hopefully this later release will resolve many of these issues. Right...

A GPS-Based Alternative to Fuel Tax

A GPS-Based Alternative to Fuel Tax

If you’re one of the many people who have purchased a different vehicle as part of a way to cut your monthly expenditures on gasoline, then you’re probably not going to like Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski’s latest idea: In light of the decrease in gasoline tax revenue due to more fuel efficient vehicles and people driving less, Kulongoski...

Hardware RoundUp

Hardware RoundUp

Video:GeForce 9600 GSO to GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Mod Guide @ TechARPProcessors:AMD Shanghai Opteron 2384 @ PhoronixMemory and Storage:Sony BDP-S350 Review @ Digital TrendsD-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure Review @ OCCIcy Dock MB881US-1S-1 Hard Drive Dock Review @ ThinkComputers.orgSeagate's Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB Hard Disk @...

IE, Windows Market Share Take Hits in 2008

IE, Windows Market Share Take Hits in 2008

In December of 2007, Internet Explorer's market share was 76.04%. By December 2008, it had dropped to 68.15%, or 10.4%. Meanwhile, Firefox increased its market share from 16.8% to 21.34%, a rise of 27%. These figures come from the latest browser share report from Net Applications. Additionally, Safari rose from 5.59% in December 2007 to 7.93%...

Rent Your Next Phone

Rent Your Next Phone

If you’re someone who is always lusting after the coolest new phone, but lacks the budget to constantly buy those phones at full retail prices, then a new company called Rentobile might have what you’re looking for. Rentobile rents popular handsets to customers who want the latest and greatest, but who are stuck in a contract or otherwise...

Verbatim Announces Quad-Interface External HDDs

Verbatim Announces Quad-Interface External HDDs

USB 2.0 might be the present undisputed king of peripheral interfaces, but it certainly is not the only option available, nor is it even the fastest. FireWire 400 (400Mbps), FireWire 800 (800Mbps), and eSATA (300Gbps) are also viable peripheral interfaces found on many desktops and even some laptops--and two of them are even significantly...

Garmin Releases Screenshots of nüvifone

Garmin Releases Screenshots of nüvifone

It’s been nearly a year since Garmin announced the nüvifone. And while the phone still isn’t out, Garmin is providing us with a nice handful of screen shots, perhaps as a final sneak peek before CES. If you’ll recall, the nüvifone is Garmin’s first combination GPS/phone device. Commercials such as the one below have definitely gotten us excited...

Top Tech Trends of 2008

Top Tech Trends of 2008

The number-crunching-happy folks over at the Nielsen Company recently released a report of popular trends in the U.S. for 2008 in the form of the ever-popular Top 10 Lists format (PDF). The data shows what were the most popular PC games, game consoles, mobile phones, Websites, and more for 2008. The data is informative, but the one caveat...

G.Skill's “Perfect Storm” Memory for Core i7

G.Skill's “Perfect Storm” Memory for Core i7

G.Skill International Co. Ltd., a world leader in extreme performance memory with solid quality, today announces Triple Channel DDR3 2000HMz performance memory at enhanced CL 7-8-7 timings and is designed for the latest Intel® CoreTM i7 processors / Intel® X58 Express Chipset. This combination affords unparalleled performance margins...

A-DATA XPG Dual SSD 3.5” RAID Enclosure

A-DATA XPG Dual SSD 3.5” RAID Enclosure

A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., announced that it is launching XPG Dual SSD 3.5” RAID Enclosure to expand its portfolio of SSD solutions.The A-DATA XPG Dual SSD 3.5” RAID Enclosure is a complete RAID solution through the use of two 2.5” SATA SSDs and/or HDDs mounted on one standard 3.5” form factor drive cage. This multifunctional RAID enclosure...

ASUS Reveals Xonar HDAV1.3 Series Sound Cards

ASUS Reveals Xonar HDAV1.3 Series Sound Cards

ASUS Reveals Xonar HDAV1.3 Series Sound Cards with World's First Dolby TrueHD Bit-Stream Feature for the New Blu-ray Era Xonar HDAV1.3 Series are the Only Audio Solution to Set All HTPCs Blu-ray-ready with Embedded ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre Taipei, Taiwan, December 31, 2008 – Following the success of becoming the world’s first sound cards...

Calif. Drivers Welcome 2009, and No  More SMS

Calif. Drivers Welcome 2009, and No More SMS

Text messaging may be more popular then making phone calls, but as of the New Year, California drivers have to resort to the old school style of talking to people, at least while driving. In September of 2008 California banned text messaging while driving, effective Jan. 1, 2009. Lest California drivers forget, they still need to use a hands-free...