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All News for October 2011

FCC's "Connect America Fund" Aims To Spread The Internet Love

FCC's "Connect America Fund" Aims To Spread The Internet Love

The government's still trying to figure this whole "jobs" thing out, but the FCC is making moves on something, anyway. It's being called (by the FCC) the "most significant policy step ever taken to connect all Americans to high-speed Internet, wherever they live." It's the Connect America Fund, which aims to reform the Universal Service Fund...

Strategy Analytics: Samsung Overtakes Apple In Q3 Smartphone Shipments

Strategy Analytics: Samsung Overtakes Apple In Q3 Smartphone Shipments

Oh, the smartphone wars. Every quarter, analytical companies evaluate smartphone shipments, and this time around, it looks like Samsung has a lot to celebrate. After entering the smartphone wars around a year ago, the company has managed to increase overall marketshare from around 9% to just under 24%. Based on the newest numbers from Strategy...

AUO's New E-Paper Display Can Be Bent

AUO's New E-Paper Display Can Be Bent

Will your next Kindle be bendable? Maybe! AUO has recently showcased a new electronic ink screen that you can actually bend. Yes, bend. It's a 6" Rollable Organic TFT E-paper sheet, made pliable with high efficiency parts and plastic materials (PEN). Users can place the E-paper in their briefcases or purses without worry of damage. In addition,...

Have Some Freakish Fun with Halloween Filters in Google+

Have Some Freakish Fun with Halloween Filters in Google+

Feeling a little bit freakish with Halloween just around the corner? So are we, and Google+ lets us get our full freak on with a new Creative Kit for manipulating photos. In addition to basic editing tools and semi-powerful filters already available, the Creative Kit lets you add all kinds of effects and text to your photos, including some...

ARM Details ARMv8 64-Bit Architecture

ARM Details ARMv8 64-Bit Architecture

ARM's breakout might be just a step ahead. While ARM chips have always been vital, they've become even more so with the proliferation of mobile products. And now that Microsoft has committed to making Windows on ARM a reality, the sky's the limit. Now, ARM's detailing and disclosing the inner specs behind the next version of the ARM architecture....

Need A TouchPad? Buy A PC At Best Buy!

Need A TouchPad? Buy A PC At Best Buy!

Welp, looks like this is the end of the line. For real this time. HP's TouchPad has been a tough item to get in recent months -- right after that price drop from $499 to $99. We suspected that all stock was already depleted, but evidently a few remain. But now there's a catch to getting one. HP and Best Buy have announced that starting on...

Sony Internet TV Nabs Google TV Update

Sony Internet TV Nabs Google TV Update

Google TV. Remember that? Just kidding. While Google TV certainly hasn't been as popular as something like Gmail, it's a product that Google still seems interested in improving. This week, Sony announced a software update to the Google TV platform that powers the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc player. This latest version not only powers existing...

TRENDnet Announces TEW-680MB 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless N HD Media Bridge

TRENDnet Announces TEW-680MB 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless N HD Media Bridge

TRENDnet is betting that you have multiple wireless media devices in your house, and that you stream media to them. The TEW-680MB is designed to make streaming to those devices a better experience with 450Mbps capabilities (when used with an adequate router, such as (notes the below press release) the TRENDnet TEW-692GR. The TEW-680MB lets...

DC Universe Online Goes Free to Play Next Week

DC Universe Online Goes Free to Play Next Week

Here's a little something to brighten your day heading into the weekend. DC Universe Online announced a new free-to-play option will be available starting November 1, 2011 (that's next Tuesday). This was originally expected to happen sometime in October, but we're willing to forgive a slight slip into the first of November if it means we can...

Win 8 Task Manager Now Heat Maps CPU Usage

Win 8 Task Manager Now Heat Maps CPU Usage

One of the aspects of the current Windows Task Manager UI that doesn't scale particularly well, even on existing systems, is the CPU Usage monitor. Trying to track more than four cores quickly devolves into a game of "find the thread." The more cores you have, the less useful information the panel conveys. The 60s moving average CPU utilization...

EVGA Unveils Batman Themed GeForce GTX 580 Videocard

EVGA Unveils Batman Themed GeForce GTX 580 Videocard

If you fancy yourself a fan of the Dark Knight, than what better way to show it than with Batman themed computer components? You can start the transformation with EVGA's new Special Edition Batman: Arkham City themed GeForce GTX 580 videocard. The special edition graphics card is essentially a GTX 580 Superclocked GPU with Batman artwork plastered...

Majority of Android Phones Are SoL When It Comes To OS Updates

Majority of Android Phones Are SoL When It Comes To OS Updates

When it comes to Android vs. Apple iOS comparisons, fans of the small green machine have a lot of ammunition they can lob at Apple. Devices tend to be more expensive, other phones often offer more advanced features late in the iPhone's upgrade cycle, and Android phones often have microSD slots for expandable storage. A recent investigation...

AMD Posts Solid Q3 Thanks To Strong Mobile Demand

AMD Posts Solid Q3 Thanks To Strong Mobile Demand

AMD's warning earlier this quarter was taken by many as a sign that the company's performance might slump significantly, which makes yesterday's results a pleasant surprise. The company's Q3 revenue was up seven percent, slightly above adjusted expectations. Mobile products continue to be the primary factors behind increased revenue, with...

Zotac ZBOX Nano AD10 Plus U Mini PC Review

Zotac ZBOX Nano AD10 Plus U Mini PC Review

Zotac is one of a select few companies that have fully embraced the ultra-small form factor and home theater PC markets. Although they’re also known for producing custom, high-end graphics cards, and an array of motherboards, which include a smorgasbord or mini-ITX options, Zotac’s Zbox and Mag lines of mini PCs are quite diverse....

Dropbox Introduces Business-Friendly "Teams" Service

Dropbox Introduces Business-Friendly "Teams" Service

Dropbox announced a new service designed for businesses. Recognizing that people are already using Dropbox in over one million businesses around the world, the Dropbox team thought it was time to create a service specifically for businesses. This is where the new Dropbox for Teams service comes into play. With this new offering, you'll get...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Logitech Mouse & Presenter, Toshibs HDTV, Dell LCD and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Logitech Mouse & Presenter, Toshibs HDTV, Dell LCD and More

Time to close out yet another week with a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have a Logitech Couch Mouse and Professional Presenter, a 32” Toshiba LCD HDTV, a Dell 23” LCD monitor with Soundbar, and a Samsung Stratosphere 4G phone on Verizon... Logitech Couch Mouse M515 w/Unifying...

MSI Reveals GT780DX Gaming Laptop

MSI Reveals GT780DX Gaming Laptop

MSI announced the new GT780DX gaming notebook which features an Intel second generation Core i7 quad core processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M discrete graphics with 3GB of GDDR5 display memory. Other key features include 32GB of DDR3 memory, a RAID 0 accelerated dual hard disk architecture, 17.3-inch full HD screen, a SteelSeries keyboard...

Warpia's StreamHD Value Edition Cuts The Laptop-To-HDTV Cord

Warpia's StreamHD Value Edition Cuts The Laptop-To-HDTV Cord

Warpia has been helping notebook owners stream content from their portable machines to their HDTVs for some time now, but now they're doing the same while helping you save a buck. The company just revealed the StreamHD Value Edition, a lower cost version of their popular StreamHD. The StreamHD VE with HD video and stereo audio enables users...

RIM Intros Crazy Looking Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry

RIM Intros Crazy Looking Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry

Now this is a BlackBerry. To anyone suggesting that all BlackBerry phones look the same, just have a look at this guy. Introduced this week in partnership with Porsche Design, the new Porsche Design P'9981 smartphone from BlackBerry is easily one of the most flamboyant RIM handsets to ever be introduced. It's build with a forged stainless...

Microsoft's Conceptual Video Of The Future Makes Us Long For It Right Now

Microsoft's Conceptual Video Of The Future Makes Us Long For It Right Now

You could say that we're already living in the future. Cars that are powered by batteries. Wi-Fi on planes. Smartphones that have more power than some small notebooks. But Microsoft thinks that we aren't quite there yet. The company recently published an interesting take on what the world of technology may look like a few years from now. It's...

Intel Release User Friendly SSD Toolbox 3.0

Intel Release User Friendly SSD Toolbox 3.0

Intel today made available version 3.0 of its Solid State Drive Toolbox software designed to help Intel SSD owners optimize and keep their drives running in tip-top shape as if just unboxed. This new version makes it easier than ever to update firmware, run diagnostics, and perform optimizations right from within Windows with a redesigned...

Redbox Treating Itself to a 20 Percent Price Hike Effective Halloween, No Trick!

Redbox Treating Itself to a 20 Percent Price Hike Effective Halloween, No Trick!

We just got word from Redbox that starting on Monday, October 31, the daily rental charge for DVDs will increase 20 percent to $1.20 per day. According to Redbox, the price hike is intended to offset rising operating expenses, such as increases in debit card fees. Blu-ray discs, video game rentals, and additional day charges for DVDs rented...

This Just In: HP Staying In The Personal PC Business

This Just In: HP Staying In The Personal PC Business

Perhaps it's not a major surprise that Meg Whitman is making a stamp on the future of HP by not acting impulsively, but still, pulling the company's massive personal computing devision back from the brink is newsworthy in the finest sense of the word. While it's not quite as jarring as the thought of reviving webOS, HP has today announced...

PROTECT-IP Act Becomes E-PARASITE (And Gets Much Worse)

PROTECT-IP Act Becomes E-PARASITE (And Gets Much Worse)

The Senate's version of the PROTECT-IP bill was written to resemble a wish list of capabilities the content industry wishes it had, including the ability to silence and censor anyone it deemed to infringe its own property without needing to deal with the pesky notion of fair use or the legal rights of the accused. The House flavor has finally...

Apple Patents "Slide To Unlock" Feature, All Android Devices Now In Violation

Apple Patents "Slide To Unlock" Feature, All Android Devices Now In Violation

The patent wars continue to rage, and during a stretch where Apple is kicking some serious tail, the Cupertino crew just scored a major coup by successfully patenting the slide-to-unlock feature--at least in the U.S. Yes, that’s the same slide-to-unlock feature used on pretty much every touchscreen smartphone and tablet in existence....

Facebook Announces Data Center Near Arctic Circle

Facebook Announces Data Center Near Arctic Circle

In what is both an excellent location for cooling purposes and a terrific backdrop for a horror movie, Facebook will build a data center in the town of Luleå, in northern Sweden--1,000km north of Stockholm, near the Arctic Circle. Indeed, Reuters reported that Facebook said in a statement that the cold climate will make cooling the sea...

Gigabyte GA-A75N-USB3 Motherboard Gets Official

Gigabyte GA-A75N-USB3 Motherboard Gets Official

Gigabyte's GA-A75N-USB3 reinforces the notion that good things come in small packages. This is a mini ITX motherboard that, despite its diminutive size, packs enough features and ports to allow you build a respectable, and even somewhat powerful machine in a pint sized form factor. The GA-A75N-USB3 has been announced and even pictured before,...

This Guy's Fully Functional Nikon DSLR Halloween Costume is Full of Awesome

This Guy's Fully Functional Nikon DSLR Halloween Costume is Full of Awesome

I don't care what you're planning to dress up as for Halloween, Tyler Card has you beat. Who exactly is Tyler Card and why is his costume so epic that I can feel confident dismissing all others? He's a photography nerd who took some scraps of cardboard and built a working -- yes, WORKING -- Nikon DSLR camera costume, complete with a giant...

Analyzing the SandForce Acquisition, An Interview with LSI

Analyzing the SandForce Acquisition, An Interview with LSI

Yesterday’s announcement that LSI had entered into an agreement to acquire SandForce was interesting to say the least. The two companies have obvious synergy and should be able to leverage each other's resources to produce some powerful and innovative storage products. However, due to LSI’s strong position in the enterprise space...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware & Asus Laptops, MS Mouse, Toshiba Thrive and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware & Asus Laptops, MS Mouse, Toshiba Thrive and More

Our friends at LogicBuy have sent over another fresh batch of HOT deals for you all this morning. On the menu today, we have Alienware’s powerful M17x 3D gaming laptop, an affordable Core i5-based notebook from Asus, Microsoft’s Touch Mouse, a Sony 3D camera, and a 10.1” Toshiba Thrive tablet. 17.3" Alienware M17x 3D Core...

Verizon Wireless Makes Droid RAZR Available For Preorder

Verizon Wireless Makes Droid RAZR Available For Preorder

Earlier this week, we told you about possible release dates for the Galaxy Nexus, Droid RAZR, and HTC Rezound. It appears that our source was correct with regards to the Droid RAZR pre-order date: Starting today, you can pre-order a Droid RAZR. According to Verizon Wireless, pre-orders will ship no later than November 10. As you'll recall,...

Nokia Announces White N9, MeeGo Software Update

Nokia Announces White N9, MeeGo Software Update

The Windows Phone era may be in full swing over in the Nokia camp, but the N9 is what's today, and what's now. Even though MeeGo is a mobile OS with no real future, Nokia still has to support it. And that's why the N9, the company's current high-end flagship phone, is getting a new color and a software update, to boot. The new white N9 is...

Adidas Pops Out Fitness Gadget: miCoach SPEED_CELL

Adidas Pops Out Fitness Gadget: miCoach SPEED_CELL

Fitness-related gadgets seems to be everywhere these days. The revised iPod nano has enhanced support for Nike + iPod, Motorola just unveiled a similar gadget of their own, and now Adidas is jumping into the ring. The company has just revealed the miCoach SPEED_CELL, an interestingly named product that is claimed to be the first device to...

The Windows Phone Era Begins At Nokia: Lumia 800, Lumia 710 And Asha Line

The Windows Phone Era Begins At Nokia: Lumia 800, Lumia 710 And Asha Line

Let the Windows Phone era begin at Nokia. While the N9 was a stunning device, and received overwhelmingly positive reviews around the Web, we all know that MeeGo isn't the future for Nokia. For better or for worse, CEO Stephen Elop made the decision long ago to pull the MeeGo plug and inject Microsoft's fledgling mobile OS into the Nokia universe....

LSI Announces Agreement to Acquire SandForce

LSI Announces Agreement to Acquire SandForce

Update 10/27 - 2:30 PM:  We just had a conference call and interview with LSI VP and GM, Gary Smerdon on this announcement and what it means to SandForce customers and LSI moving forward.  More details are available in that coverage. News broke earlier today that LSI Corporation, maker of enterprise-class storage solutions, has entered...

Tomorrow Could Mark Nintendo-geddon

Tomorrow Could Mark Nintendo-geddon

Nintendo hasn't been doing well recently—the company slashed prices on the 3DS earlier this year in a bid to boost demand, while Wii sales have fallen off dramatically in 2011. Nintendo already warned that its third quarter results would show a loss of 55 billion yen this quarter, but some analysts are predicting that the company's problems...

Nvidia Eyes Server Market With Future Tegra CPUs

Nvidia Eyes Server Market With Future Tegra CPUs

AMD's Bulldozer has grabbed CPU headlines since its debut several weeks ago but it's far from the only company eyeing the evolving chip market. Nvidia has been fairly closemouthed about its ongoing effort to develop a mainstream ARM-based CPU (dubbed Project Denver), but the company is still hard at work on its own processors. The first Denver...

MSI Announces Z68MA-G43 (G3) Mobo

MSI Announces Z68MA-G43 (G3) Mobo

The latest Z68 motherboard from MSI, the Z68MA-G43 (G3), is now available. The little mATX board has a lot of the specs you’d expect from a Z68 board--support for up to 32GB of DDR3-2133 (OC) RAM, USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps on board, and support for Intel Sandy Bridge chips. It also features the PCI-E Gen 3 standard, with two PCI-E Gen 3...

ASUS Unveils X79 Motherboard Lineup

ASUS Unveils X79 Motherboard Lineup

ASUS has revealed details about its upcoming lineup of Intel X79-based motherboards, and they’re looking mighty fine. Essentially every member of the ASUS motherboard family is getting an X79 version, from entry to mainstream boards to workstations to high-end enthusiast boards. These include the P9X79 Series, WS Series, TUF Series,...

RIM's 2.0 PlayBook Update (and Native Email) Delayed Until February

RIM's 2.0 PlayBook Update (and Native Email) Delayed Until February

Research In Motion is writing the book on how not to compete with Apple's iPad. It's a three-step process that any tablet maker can follow, and it goes like this. Step 1: Launch an inferior tablet with missing features, but make sure they're big ones, like native email, contacts, and calendar support. Step 2: Promise an update is on the way...

Virginia M. Rometty Settles In as IBM's First Female Boss

Virginia M. Rometty Settles In as IBM's First Female Boss

International Business Machines (IBM) this week elected Virginia M. Rometty president and chief executive officer of the company, as well as a member of the board of directors. She'll assume these roles effective January 1, 2012, at which time she'll go down in IBM's 100-year history as the company's first female CEO. "Ginni Rometty has successfully...

Droid Bionic by Motorola Review

Droid Bionic by Motorola Review

The Droid Bionic by Motorola made one of its first public appearances at CES in January. Months have passed, and though there were rumors of a summer release, the phone didn't become available through Verizon Wireless until fall. The Droid Bionic is the first smartphone from Verizon Wireless to offer 4G LTE connectivity paired with a dual-core...

Samsung Ships 830 SSD Drives

Samsung Ships 830 SSD Drives

Samsung's new line of advanced internal solid state drives (SSDs), the SSD 830 series, is now available. The Samsung SSD 830 Series utilize a high-performance Serial ATA Revision 3.0 interface which doubles the data bandwidth of its predecessor, the SSD 470 series. With this new interface, the drives can offer random read speeds up to 80,000...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell LCD & Vostro, Crucial SSD, LG HDTV

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell LCD & Vostro, Crucial SSD, LG HDTV

For the "I can't believe it's already Wednesday" edition of HotHardware's Hot Deals of the Day--brought to you by our friends at LogicBuy--we have a number of cool items on tap. Being served up this morning, we have a nice Dell 23" IPS LCD, a Crucial M4 SSD, a 15.6" Dell Vostro laptop, and a Toshiba 36" LCD HDTV... 23" Dell U2312HM UltraSharp...

T-Mobile Introduces Affordable Samsung Exhibit II 4G Smartphone

T-Mobile Introduces Affordable Samsung Exhibit II 4G Smartphone

Samsung and T-Mobile announced the Samsung Exhibit II 4G. The Exhibit II 4G will be the first 4G smartphone that won't require an annual contract. Key features include a 3.7-inch WVGA TFT touchscreen, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, and a front-facing camera. This affordable...

Samsung Sells 30 Million Galaxy S / S II Devices

Samsung Sells 30 Million Galaxy S / S II Devices

Apple sells millions of iOS-based products every quarter, and they managed to sell four million iPhone 4S smartphones on the opening weekend. But guess what? Samsung sells a lot of phones, too, and they're interested in telling you just that. The company has just celebrated the sale of their 30 millionth Galaxy S / S II device, and it seems...

AT&T Launches U-Verse TV Wireless Receiver

AT&T Launches U-Verse TV Wireless Receiver

Wires, wires, everywhere. Talk about a nightmare. AT&T thinks so, and that's part of the reason why they're launching the industry's first integrated wireless receiver, which aims to give U-verse TV customers more freedom to watch TV shows anywhere, in any room throughout the home. The new U-verse TV Wireless Receiver is the first fully-integrated...

ZyXEL Announces "Post-It Sized" MWR102 Router

ZyXEL Announces "Post-It Sized" MWR102 Router

A post-it sized router? Now that's something that'll pique our interest. ZyXEL has just released their MWT102 portable router/access point. The tiny, USB-powered device enables business travelers and other users to connect multiple Wi-Fi devices to the Internet from a single connection. It's said to be ideal for business travelers, who typically...

Android Market Hits 500,000 Applications (& Other Stories)

Android Market Hits 500,000 Applications (& Other Stories)

According to the “Android Market Insights September 2011” report from research2guidance, the Android Market reached 500,000 applications for the first time. Tempering that number and any associated excitement, however, is the fact that 37% of all the apps submitted to the Market have been deactivated over time, leaving 370,000...

Hitachi Unveils Roadmap For New Cloud Offerings

Hitachi Unveils Roadmap For New Cloud Offerings

Today, Hitachi rolled out its latest cloud strategy, which will consist of three tiers: an infrastructure cloud, content cloud, and information cloud. On the infrastructure side, Hitachi is planning to unify its server, storage, and networking silos in order to provide a dynamic, scalable foundation for essentially all levels of the cloud,...

Children Misunderstand Importance of Fruit, Prefer Apple Macs to PCs

Children Misunderstand Importance of Fruit, Prefer Apple Macs to PCs

Worried about today's youth? You damn well should be. According to a new study by Harris Interactive, Macs are cooler than PCs among teens 13-24 years old. Whether you're talking about computers, tablets, or mobile phones, kids are all about Apple, the brand that ranked highest among American teens in their respective categories. This is part...

Sapphire Unveils Flex HD 6970 Battlefield 3 Edition Graphics Card

Sapphire Unveils Flex HD 6970 Battlefield 3 Edition Graphics Card

Have you ever tried to kill two birds with one stone? It's not always easy, and pet stores tend to frown on such things. But if you happen to need a videocard upgrade and are interested in picking up the just-released Battlefield 3 game from EA, well, Sapphire might have just what you're looking for. The new Limited Edition Sapphire FleX HD...

iBUYPOWER Offers 32GB Memory For All Intel Sandy Bridge Systems

iBUYPOWER Offers 32GB Memory For All Intel Sandy Bridge Systems

iBUYPOWER is now giving users the option of configuring their system with 32GB of memory on all Intel H65, P67 or Z68 chipset based systems.  By configuring a system with 32GB of memory, iBUYPOWER says users will get better multitasking capabilities as well as faster boot times and application loading because additional memory can be...

Dell Unveils Ultra-Thin XPS 14z With Internal Optical Drive

Dell Unveils Ultra-Thin XPS 14z With Internal Optical Drive

Dell revealed the new XPS 14z laptop. This laptop is the thinnest full-featured 14-inch laptop that has an internal optical drive. At less than an inch thick and a starting weight of 4.36 pounds, the XPS 14z is designed to provide power and portability. Options for this laptop include discrete graphics, second-generation Intel Core i5 and...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Laser Printer, Logitech KB, Xbox 360, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Laser Printer, Logitech KB, Xbox 360, and More

Good morning everyone. What’s so good about it, you ask? Well, like clockwork, our friends at LogicBuy have sent over a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all. On the menu this morning, we have a very affordable Dell Laser printer, a backlit Logitech keyboard, a deal on an Xbox 360 / Moderm Warfare 3 bundle, and a pair of Klipsh earbuds......

38: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Oct. 25, 2011

38: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Oct. 25, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Marco and Dave discuss Apple's new iPhone 4S, OCZ's RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express HD/SSD, the Asus Zenbook UX21 Ultrabook, our huge round-up of Z68 motherboards, and details of our next sweepstakes where one lucky reader could win a Core i7-based, high fidelity multimedia PC…...

Brace Yourself: The Great Hard Drive Shortage of 2011 is Coming

Brace Yourself: The Great Hard Drive Shortage of 2011 is Coming

Both analysts and Apple are warning that the price of hard drives, which has already been creeping upwards the past few weeks, could jump significantly in Q4 due to catastrophic floods taking place in Thailand. During Apple's conference call this week, CEO Tim Cook said: ""Like many others, we source many components from Thailand and have...

Lenovo's C325 All-In-One Desktop Sure Looks Pretty

Lenovo's C325 All-In-One Desktop Sure Looks Pretty

New ways to touch your PC? Sign us up! Touch is very clearly "in" these days, and Lenovo's grabbing that bull by the horns. The C325 all-in-one desktop is amongst the sleekest in the sector, and it's aimed at college dorm rooms and other places where space is a premium. It boasts a 20" LED-backlit display, optional multi-touch support, a DVD...

Kingston's urDrive Transforms Flash Drives Into Active Storage Devices

Kingston's urDrive Transforms Flash Drives Into Active Storage Devices

Kingston, the same company that could very well have their label on your RAM or SSD, is introducing something a little different today. The company's latest is an effort to transform the USB flash drive into an active storage device. It's called urDrive, a cleverly named, free pre-loaded application available on a variety of its DataTraveler...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Battle of the Radeon HD 6950s @ The Tech Report NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti @ Phoronix VisionTek Radeon 6970 2GB @ PureOverclock [Tech ARP] Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.1 Motherboards and Chipsets: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 Motherboard Review @ OCIA.net Mini-ITX Face-Off: Asrock Z68M-ITX-HT vs. Asrock A75M-ITX @ TechSpot Processors: Intel...

Samsung's Transform Ultra Smartphone Coming To Sprint With Android 2.3

Samsung's Transform Ultra Smartphone Coming To Sprint With Android 2.3

At a glance, it looks a little like the Droid Charge. But it's hardly that. Samsung's Transform Ultra isn't even set to launch on Verizon Wireless; instead, it'll be coming to Sprint. It's an Android 2.3-powered device with a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, a 3MP rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing camera for video chat while on the go....

Netflix Details Subscriber Loss, Expansion Plans For 2012

Netflix Details Subscriber Loss, Expansion Plans For 2012

Netflix posted its Q3 results today, and they reflect what analysts generally expected. The company's price hikes, combined with its schizophrenic announcement that it would split the brand (followed by a retraction a few weeks later) took a toll on the total number of subscribers. The total number of subscribers fell from 24.59M in Q2 to...

Maingear Introduces Intel 2700k In SHIFT and F131 Desktops

Maingear Introduces Intel 2700k In SHIFT and F131 Desktops

Well well well, Origin PC isn’t the only system builder to quickly adopt Intel’s new Core i7-2700k processors; Maingear announced today that it will offer the new chip in its SHIFT and F131 desktops. Buyers can expect the 3.5GHz CPU to be overclocked to over 5GHz, and combined with Maingear’s EPIC liquid cooling, the system...

Microsoft Now Receives Royalties On Over Half Of All Android Sales

Microsoft Now Receives Royalties On Over Half Of All Android Sales

Microsoft's general counsel and deputy general counsel (Brad Smith and Horacio Gutierrez) have co-written a new blog entry detailing Microsoft's latest licensing achievement. Yesterday's broad cross-licensing agreement with Compal Electronics means that Microsoft has now negotiated licensing terms with the ODMs (original Device Manufacturers)...

Origin PC Announces Availability of Overclocked Intel 2700k’s In Its Desktops

Origin PC Announces Availability of Overclocked Intel 2700k’s In Its Desktops

Origin PC’s custom desktop computers are one place you can find Intel’s new Core i7-2700k Sandy Bridge CPU. Indeed, Origin announced today that customers can get the 2700k on any of its custom desktops, including full tower, mid tower, and small form factor machines. What’s more, Origin rigs will come with the 2700k overclocked...

Oracle To Buy RightNow For $1.5 Billion

Oracle To Buy RightNow For $1.5 Billion

Oracle continues its push into the cloud computing market with an agreement to acquire RightNow Technologies for $1.5 billion ($43 per share). RightNow offers a slew of customer service tools designed to make interactions between its clients and their customers “rewarding and beneficial”, to quote the RightNow website. The company’s...

GoPro's HD Hero2 Camera is Twice as Powerful as the Original

GoPro's HD Hero2 Camera is Twice as Powerful as the Original

GoPro says its new HD Hero 2 camera is two times more powerful than the original HD Hero in every way. This is a complete redesign that now includes an 11MP sensor, a glass lens that's 2x sharper than before, faster image processor, easy-to-use LCD interface, and several other upgrades. "GoPro created a new category of camera with the HD Hero...

Possible Release Dates For Galaxy Nexus, RAZR, Rezound Slip Out

Possible Release Dates For Galaxy Nexus, RAZR, Rezound Slip Out

We already know there are a number of smartphones that should be available before the end of the year. If we had to make a guess, we'd say most of these phones will come out before the holiday season. If a leaked product listing on Android Central is to be believed, we don't have to guess about release dates. The posting suggests we'll see...

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Line with Nary a Peep

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Line with Nary a Peep

Perhaps not wanting to steal any thunder from the recent iPhone 4S launch and/or iOS 5, Apple has gone and quietly updated its MacBook Pro laptop line with upgraded hardware. We're not talking about a sweeping refresh by any means, but welcome improvements that include faster processors, beefier graphics, and more capacious hard drives, and...

ViewSonic Announces Android Tablet For Less Than $200

ViewSonic Announces Android Tablet For Less Than $200

ViewSonic is expanding its ViewPad tablet lineup with an affordable new model called the ViewPad 7e. This 7-inch tablet will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread along with ViewSonic's ViewScene 3D interface. The ViewPad 7e also has a budget-friendly price tag of $199.99. The ViewPad 7e will have a 1GHz processor, 4GB of internal storage, 3MP rear...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell LCDs, Mechanical KB, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell LCDs, Mechanical KB, and More

Sorry folks. The weekend’s over and it’s time to start a new week. To soften the blow, we have a fresh batch of HOT deals courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. Coming at you this morning, we have a special on a pair of Dell 24” LED-backlit monitors, a Razer mechanical gaming keyboard for under $100, a nice Panasonic Lumix...

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express SSD Review

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express SSD Review

Over the last few months, we have taken a look at a couple of OCZ-built products that leverage the company’s SuperScale Storage Accelerator with VCA (Virtualized Controller Architecture) 2.0. The first product to arrive was the RevoDrive 3 X2, which is a high-end, PCI Express SSD targeted at ultra-enthusiasts and workstation customers....

Blizzard's Diablo III Giveaway Designed to Protect World of Warcraft Revenue

Blizzard's Diablo III Giveaway Designed to Protect World of Warcraft Revenue

At Blizzcon this weekend, Blizzard Entertainment dropped a bombshell—commit to signing up for a year of World of Warcraft, and you can have the upcoming, hotly-awaited Diablo III for free. For WoW subscribers, it's a great deal—Blizzard is giving the game to people in exchange for a promise to do what they were going to do anyway....

Google Shows Off Refreshed Gmail Interface

Google Shows Off Refreshed Gmail Interface

Google's Gmail has been largely the same for years on end. When the service launched, the "threaded" view caught most people by surprise. It took a bit of time for that to become "the norm," and now, e-mail clients that lack threaded messaging are essentially seen as lackluster. So, with Google recently cleaning out services that were destined...

Cisco Scooping Up BNI Video For $99 Million

Cisco Scooping Up BNI Video For $99 Million

Cisco's at it again. With "at it" meaning "buying companies." While the company's killing of Flip Video will be the one that everyone remembers from 2011, they're also picking up BNI Video. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., BNI Video supplies service providers with two major video products that offer video back-office and content delivery...

Sony's PlayStation 3D Display Shipping Nov. 13th For $500

Sony's PlayStation 3D Display Shipping Nov. 13th For $500

Remember that PlayStation 3D display that was unveiled way back at E3? It hasn't vanished. In fact, it's shipping soon. Very soon. Sony just announced via their own blog that PS3 owners can hunt one down in the U.S. (and a few other, unspecified places) starting November 13th. The 3D Display will cost $499.99, which includes the screen itself,...

Amazon Announces New Features in Kindle Format 8

Amazon Announces New Features in Kindle Format 8

Amazon is ditching the Mobi 7 file system in favor of the new Kindle Format 8 (KF8). The new file system, which has already been showcased on the soon-to-be-released Kindle Fire, is designed to enable publishers to use HTML5 for rich formatting in everything from children’s books to engineering textbooks. The basic new features include...

Ubuntu 12.04 Long Term Support Period Extended From 3 To 5 Years

Ubuntu 12.04 Long Term Support Period Extended From 3 To 5 Years

Canonical’s Desktop Ubuntu releases are on a predictable schedule; the short-term releases are on a 6-month cycle, and every two years a Long Term Release (LTS) rolls out, which Canonical supports for three years with updates and maintenace. The LTS support cycle for Ubuntu Server, on the other hand, extends for five years, which makes...

Blizzcon 2011: My God—It's Full of Awesome

Blizzcon 2011: My God—It's Full of Awesome

Blizzard's Blizzcon has wrapped up, and we've gathered up the best of the goodies to discuss them with you. There were major unveils for all three Blizzard 'verse's (and a new game announced)—whether you're a WoW player, Starcraft fan, or anxious for Diablo III, there's updates and goodies to review. New Warcraft Expansion: Mists of...

Sprint Drops Tethering From All-You-Can-Eat 4G Buffet

Sprint Drops Tethering From All-You-Can-Eat 4G Buffet

Sprint's big battle cry entering into the iPhone 4S era is, "We have true unlimited data; the other guys don't!" That's a definite advantage in the smartphone wars, but can Sprint sustain an unlimited business model with all the new traffic Apple's iPhone will bring to its network? That's a good question and one that's made even more interesting...

Verizon's Q3 Earnings Report Shows Solid Growth All Around

Verizon's Q3 Earnings Report Shows Solid Growth All Around

It's been one of those weeks for analysts -- one of those great, hairy weeks where they get to sit back, look at earnings reports and make predictions. Verizon has just come clean with their Q3 2011 results, and by and large, they look rather positive. The company remained on track in the quarter, with revenues boosted by 5.4% and overall...

Nintendo Bringing Hulu Plus To 3DS And Wii, 3DS Preps For 3D Video Recording

Nintendo Bringing Hulu Plus To 3DS And Wii, 3DS Preps For 3D Video Recording

Nintendo may be struggling to move a serious amount of 3DS handhelds, but this just might help. Hulu Plus is coming to the 3DS and Wii. According to a new release from the company, 3DS and Wii owners will soon have the ability to access even more of their favorite TV shows and movies: the Hulu Plus service will be added to both systems by...

Verizon Wireless Promises Galaxy Nexus "Later This Year"

Verizon Wireless Promises Galaxy Nexus "Later This Year"

We all knew Samsung wouldn't introduce an LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus last week without having a Verizon Wireless SIM card up their sleeve, right? Just a few days later than expected, VZW has announced that they will indeed be a carrier for the Galaxy Nexus -- making them the first carrier in the States to fess up. A few UK carriers as well as...

HP's Chief Strategy Officer Leaving Next Month, No Plans To Replace Him

HP's Chief Strategy Officer Leaving Next Month, No Plans To Replace Him

Does HP really need a chief strategy officer? Hopefully not, because there aren't any plans to replace the current one once he leaves next month. HP has gone through an insane amount of turmoil over the past two years, with Mark Hurd getting the boot, then Leo, then webOS. What's next? Well, Shane Robison, a guy who seemed in favor of webOS...

Asus Transformer Prime Tablet Is Coming With Project Kal-El

Asus Transformer Prime Tablet Is Coming With Project Kal-El

Prime is coming! Prime is coming! No, not Optimus Prime, Asus' Transformer Prime, the company's next-generation Transformer tablet. It was practically a given that the company would bust out a second edition, and now the particulars are starting to take shape. It'll be based on NVIDIA's next-gen quad-core Tegra 3 chip, and will share the same...

Lytro Focus-Later Camera Is A Revolution In Photography

Lytro Focus-Later Camera Is A Revolution In Photography

What if you could take a snapshot of anything, and then focus or blur it after the fact, without any Photoshop? It's now possible. Lytro, Inc. has just revealed a new consumer light field camera, which introduces a new way to take and experience pictures. Unlike conventional cameras, the Lytro light field camera captures all the rays of light...

Sprint's Motorola Admiral Brings Android 2.3 To Direct Connect Universe

Sprint's Motorola Admiral Brings Android 2.3 To Direct Connect Universe

iDEN's on the way out, and Sprint Direct Connect is on the way in. In order to usher it in properly, Sprint's announcing the first Android-powered smartphone with Direct Connect. The Motorola Admiral will ship with Android 2.3, boast a 3.1" touch panel and have a QWERTY keyboard. There's also a casing that's tough enough to handle some serious...

Razer Takes Peripheral Settings To The Cloud With Synapse 2.0

Razer Takes Peripheral Settings To The Cloud With Synapse 2.0

You had to know it was coming. With every company and sub-company gravitating to the cloud, Razer's joining 'em. The company has just announced he all-new Razer Synapse 2.0, the world’s first application for storing your personalized peripheral settings in the cloud, making your settings for gaming available anytime, anywhere. In 2006,...

Jobs Felt Personally Betrayed By Android, HTC

Jobs Felt Personally Betrayed By Android, HTC

Apple's lawsuits against Samsung and HTC have drawn commentary that the company might be attempting to litigate its competitors out of the market rather than relying on the free market to decide who had superior products. The new, authorized Steve Jobs biography, however, paints the company's legal actions in a different light. Jobs is famous...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Hits U.S. On November 13th

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Hits U.S. On November 13th

Just a couple of weeks ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus--without a lot of details, and without any word on pricing or a U.S. launch date. Today, we’ve learned that U.S. customers can nab a Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (16GB) on November 13th for $399.99. Pre-orders can be made as early as October 23rd. The devices will feature the...

DirecTV May Drop Fox Programming Over Dispute

DirecTV May Drop Fox Programming Over Dispute

If you’re a DirecTV customer, you may have suddenly noticed little messages from DirecTV about Fox while scrolling through the Guide. Apparently, the two are fighting over retransmission fees, with DirecTV threatening to drop Fox programs as early as November 1. The back-and-forth has gotten a little ugly; both Fox and DirecTV have set...

Noctua Offers Free LGA2011 Upgrade Kit To Customers

Noctua Offers Free LGA2011 Upgrade Kit To Customers

Noctua is a high-end Austrian company with a decided focus on the upper-end of air cooling—the company's cheapest heatsink/fan combo is the NH-U9B for $59, while other coolers run as high as $86. Considering that one can buy lower-end water cooled rigs for $59.99, that's definitely rareified air the company's fans are blowing. Perhaps...

Chinese Rare Earth Exporter Unexpectedly Shuts Down To "Balance Supply and Demand"

Chinese Rare Earth Exporter Unexpectedly Shuts Down To "Balance Supply and Demand"

Chalk this one up on the "Who didn't see it coming" meter. Prices for neodymiumoxide and europium oxide have dropped recently, due to falling demand in European and US markets. In response, Baotou Steel, China's largest rare earth producer (China recently consolidated the rare earth production of multiple companies in Inner Mongolia) has announced...

Asus Zenbook UX21E Hands-On Video Demo

Asus Zenbook UX21E Hands-On Video Demo

We're fortunate enough to get hands-on time with some pretty sexy hardware here at HH and we're not going to make any apologies for using the "s word" as it relates to this hot new notebook from Asus. Though some industry pundits might take issue with us describing this machine as "sexy," you'd have to agree this 12-inch slice of aluminum...

Nintendo Wii And 3DS To Get Additional Features

Nintendo Wii And 3DS To Get Additional Features

Nintendo and Hulu are teaming up to bring the Hulu Plus service to the Wii and Nintendo 3DS. The Hulu Plus service, which is available for about $8 per month, offers access to all episodes of the current season of popular shows as well as access to a library of classic shows and movies. Nintendo is also planning to bring new features to the...

"Xbox Next" Console Coming in 2013?

"Xbox Next" Console Coming in 2013?

Could there be a better way to kick start the weekend than with a next generation gaming console rumor? Well sure, you could hit the jackpot and tell your boss you won't be in on Monday, but that's not something we can help you with. We can, however, share the latest chatter about the so-called "Xbox Next," Microsoft's successor to the Xbox...

HOT Deals of the Day, Come Get Some

HOT Deals of the Day, Come Get Some

Happy Friday, folks! We're back with another round-up of HOT deals from our friends at LogicBuy.  From 27-inch panels, to SSDs, notebooks, keyboards and external storage, there's a little something for everyone in here today. 13.3" Dell Vostro V131 Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz Ultra-thin Laptop w/4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint...

Wireless CapTel By Sprint To Help Hard Of Hearing Users

Wireless CapTel By Sprint To Help Hard Of Hearing Users

Sprint announced the availability of Wireless CapTel by Sprint powered by Raketu. This application can be installed on select Android phones to make it easier for people who are hard-of-hearing to use a mobile device. With Wireless CapTel by Sprint, users can read conversations with real-time word-for-word captions on their wireless phones....

Microsoft's First-Quarter Earnings Are Through The Roof

Microsoft's First-Quarter Earnings Are Through The Roof

While Occupy Wall Street surges on, corporate profits are still hitting new highs. Intel and Apple already celebrated accordingly over the past week, and now it's Microsoft's turn. Of course, nailing down Android-related cross-licensing agreements can't hurt -- after all, it's not like Microsoft can complain with making money each time a rival...

Thinfilm's Printable CMOS Circuits Leading To An "Internet Of Things"

Thinfilm's Printable CMOS Circuits Leading To An "Internet Of Things"

Ready to get nerdy? Thinfilm, together with PARC, has just announced that they have produced a working prototype of the world's first printed non-volatile memory device with complementary organic circuits, the organic equivalent of CMOS circuitry. The new Thinfilm Addressable Memory consists of Thinfilm's printed memory and PARC's transistors....

Google Wallet To Start Making Payments At NJ TRANSIT

Google Wallet To Start Making Payments At NJ TRANSIT

Does Google Wallet have a real future? Tap-to-pay schemes have worked well in many, many places all over the world, and with America's infrastructure, there's really no reason why it shouldn't work well here, too. While Wallet had to launch in limited markets at first, things are slowly but surely starting to expand. This week, New Jersey...

Dubious RAZR Resurrection Sheds Light On Absurd Cell Phone Churn

Dubious RAZR Resurrection Sheds Light On Absurd Cell Phone Churn

Motorola has struggled to regain its previous lead in the smartphone industry for years and the company has apparently grown desperate enough to tap device nostalgia for a product barely seven years old. The new Droid RAZR is an interesting product—it's the only cell phone we're aware of that incorporates Kevlar into its structure—but...

Digital Storm Announces LaserMark Service

Digital Storm Announces LaserMark Service

Do you like personalized items? Of course you do. Everybody does, whether it’s a personal monogram or your business’ logo. Digital Storm just launched a new called service called LaserMark, which allows you to get anything you want--text or picture--laser engraved on your desktop, workstation, or notebook. Check out the video below...

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Designed To Be Apple-Proof

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Designed To Be Apple-Proof

We’ve just recently mentioned the Samsung Galaxy Nexus release and the never-ending Apple-versus-Samsung legal battles (which Apple is currently winning), and here the ‘twain do meet: According to the Yonhap News Agency, Samsung’s mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun (pictured below) stated that the Galaxy Nexus was designed to avoid...

RAIDMAX Reveals SEIRAN Chassis

RAIDMAX Reveals SEIRAN Chassis

RAIDMAX announced a new SEIRAN case that features easy access and tool-less installation. The case also has a unique design that's available in three color schemes. Other key features include full cable management features, mesh drive bay covers (there are nine drive bays in all), room for seven expansion cards, and USB 3.0 support. For...

Intel Atom Revenues Drop Thanks To Tablet Demand, AMD

Intel Atom Revenues Drop Thanks To Tablet Demand, AMD

Intel's overall revenues continue to be excellent, but the company's report was marred by the continuing slump of Atom sales. Intel's Atom business slumped 32 percent year on year, total revenue in that segment was just $269 million in the third quarter. Sales have reportedly taken a hit from the increasing popularity of tablets and by manufacturers...

OCZ "Octane" is First 2.5-inch SSD Line to Scale to 1TB

OCZ "Octane" is First 2.5-inch SSD Line to Scale to 1TB

Need a 1TB solid state drive? OCZ Technology's new Octane line might be just what you're looking for. These new drives will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities, the latter of which is the first 2.5-inch SSD in the world to offer such a copious amount of storage. OCZ is making use of its Indilinx acquisition and has outfitted...

AT&T Responsible for a Million iPhone 4S Activations

AT&T Responsible for a Million iPhone 4S Activations

AT&T is no longer the only wireless carrier selling Apple's iPhone device, but the company is quick to let everyone know it still has a leg up on the competition in downloads speeds. The iPhone 4S supports AT&T's HSPA+ network, and even though your chances of hitting theoretical maximum downlink speeds of 14.4Mpbs are nil, it's proving...

Nvidia, VMWare Team Up To Offer High-End Rendering On Mobile Devices

Nvidia, VMWare Team Up To Offer High-End Rendering On Mobile Devices

The idea of streaming high-end content to consoles or mobile products has been a topic topic for the last few years. From the OnLive gaming service to the iPhone, multiple companies are scrambling to toss their hat into the ring. Nvidia demo'd its offsite rendering system (dubbed Reality Server) several years ago, and has now partnered with...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Lenovo IdeaPad, Dell LCD, Panasonic Camer and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Lenovo IdeaPad, Dell LCD, Panasonic Camer and More

Good morning folks! It’s a new day and like clockwork our friends at LogicBuy are at the ready with a fresh batch of HOT deals for everyone. On tap this morning, we have great deals on a Lenovo IdeaPad, a 12.1MP Panasonic Lumix camera, a 24” Dell LCD monitor, 15% off at Verizon on Smartphones, and a Logitech anywhere mouse... Panasonic...

Verizon Wireless And VMware Introduce VMware Horizon Mobile

Verizon Wireless And VMware Introduce VMware Horizon Mobile

Verizon Wireless and VMware are working together to bring VMware Horizon Mobile to the market. With this offering, Verizon Wireless business users will be able to use a single Android device for both professional and personal use. VMware Horizon Mobile makes it easy for IT departments to manage the corporate data and programs stored on a user's...

Apple iPhone 4S: What's In It For You vs iPhone 4?

Apple iPhone 4S: What's In It For You vs iPhone 4?

Here it is folks, the iPhone 4S from Apple. It's not the iPhone 5 like so many people were expecting, or at least hoping Apple would unveil. You won't find any outwardly obvious design changes, like a bigger screen or a redesigned chassis. Even the back is still covered with glass, ready to dole out instant punishment to the poor sap who carelessly...

Nokia's Beats Estimates On Q3 2011 Earnings

Nokia's Beats Estimates On Q3 2011 Earnings

Nokia shares were on the rise this morning, why? Because Nokia had a great quarter? Not precisely, but they also didn't have a bad quarter. And as Wall St. hawks know, beating expectations, even if that means simply doing less worse than analysts expected, is good news. Nokia saw their net sales drop 13% year-over-year, and operating profit...

Sprint Gains $100 HTC EVO Design 4G Smartphone

Sprint Gains $100 HTC EVO Design 4G Smartphone

Another new week, another new HTC device. Not that we're complaining, and people who aren't quite ready to spend $299 on a new LTE superphone will be pleased as well. The new HTC EVO Design 4G is the latest Android phone to come to Sprint, and it's boasting world phone capabilities as well. This one's supportive of WiMAX, too, and it relies...

Motorola's MOTOACTV Fitness Music Player Rivals iPod Nano

Motorola's MOTOACTV Fitness Music Player Rivals iPod Nano

Thought that Motorola only made phones? Think again! The company's also invested in set-top boxes, and now, apparently they're also after the iPod nano market. Motorola Mobility has just unveiled the MOTOACTV, a fusion of music and fitness. It's billed as a lightweight, wearable fitness performance tracker and smart music player in one. Sync...

Intel's Quarterly Earnings Break Records

Intel's Quarterly Earnings Break Records

Numbers and charts, numbers and charts. It's that time again -- time for earnings! Apple already announced some pretty spectacular numbers in their latest earnings report, and now it's Intel's turn. The company revealed a record $14.3 billion, up $3.2 billion, or 29 percent year-over-year. The gross margin was 64.4 percent, down 1.7 percentage...

Kobo Vox Android e-Reader: 7" Display, $200 Price

Kobo Vox Android e-Reader: 7" Display, $200 Price

Another new week, and another new Android slate. Kobo's been making a name for themselves lately by getting their e-bookstore onto all sorts of devices, but now they're taking a stab at this whole market with the Vox. It's a 7" Android-based slate / "social e-reader," which has a pretty eye-catching design and an anti-glare coating that's...

Asus Teases Eee Pad Transformer 2 Tablet with Short Video

Asus Teases Eee Pad Transformer 2 Tablet with Short Video

Asus is hard at work readying a second generation Eee Pad Transformer 2 tablet. How do we know? They went and put together a short 22-second video clip full of theatrics and light on teaser shots, but what is revealed definitely has us wanting to see more. Like before, the Transformer 2 will have a detachable dock so you can use it as a notebook,...

ARM Announces New Highly Efficient Cortex-A7 MPCore Chip

ARM Announces New Highly Efficient Cortex-A7 MPCore Chip

Move over, Cortex-A8; the Cortex-A7 is here, and it makes you look fat and slow by comparison. The ARM Cortex A-7 purports to be five times as efficient and one-fifth the size of the Cortex-A8. It’s also built on the 28nm process and should deliver better performance than the A8. ARM is taking an interesting approach with this chip....

Gigabyte Shows Off G1.Assassin 2 X79 Express-Based Motherboard

Gigabyte Shows Off G1.Assassin 2 X79 Express-Based Motherboard

Although we’re still a while away from the official launch of Intel’s X79 Express chipset and next-gen Sandy Bridge-E processors, Gigabyte has decided to show off their latest G1-Killer motherboard, the GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2. “Today we have a special treat for those of you who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our...

$200,000 Mobile Phone Bill Underscores Need for Bill Shock Measures

$200,000 Mobile Phone Bill Underscores Need for Bill Shock Measures

Imagine the surprise on Celina Aarons' face when she tore open her cell phone bill and found out she owed $201,005.44. Unfortunately for the Florida woman, the bill was not a mistake, as one might be inclined to believe when discovering a phone bill saying you owe more for a month's worth of cellular service than you do on your remaining mortgage....

OCZ Unveils New Modular ZT PSU Lineup

OCZ Unveils New Modular ZT PSU Lineup

Today, OCZ released a trio of modular PSUs in the ZT family. Designed to be efficient and cool (referring to temperature, not a state of being), the PSUs are modular, which cuts down on cable clutter and allows users to customize which connections they need. Features include a temperature controlled 140mm fan, 85% efficiency under typical...

Apple's Latest Earnings: 17 Million iPhones Sold, 11 Million iPads

Apple's Latest Earnings: 17 Million iPhones Sold, 11 Million iPads

Apple just keeps bringing home the bacon. But would you really expect anything different? The company has been breaking their own records for years now, and just when think they may have hit a wall, another wall gets torn down. This week, Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2011. The results?...

HH Deals of The Day: IdeaPad Y570, Dell Desktop, Lian Li Lancool, Dell UltraSharp 21 IPS LCD

HH Deals of The Day: IdeaPad Y570, Dell Desktop, Lian Li Lancool, Dell UltraSharp 21 IPS LCD

Though it's a cold, rainy Wednesday here in the Northeast, the <HOT> deals keep coming fast and furious from LogicBuy. Today we've got a little something for everybody, from the DIY crowd to folks looking for pre-built multimedia machines with muscle.  Let's cut the chatter short and let the deals roll... 15.6" Lenovo IdeaPad Y570...

What's New With Ice Cream Sandwich?

What's New With Ice Cream Sandwich?

Google recently took the wraps off of the latest release of Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. This new OS is designed to work on both mobile phones as well as tablets. Some of the new features include a new font that's optimized for HD displays, an improved keyboard, interactive notifications, and resizable widgets. The OS will...

Google And Samsung Make Galaxy Nexus Official

Google And Samsung Make Galaxy Nexus Official

As expected, Samsung Mobile and Google officially announced the Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong last night. In the past, we've known this phone by a few names including the Nexus Prime and Droid Prime. This phone will be the world's first smartphone to feature Google's latest version of Android – version 4.0 which has also been called Ice...

Logitech's M525 Wireless Mouse Goes Three Years Strong On A Charge

Logitech's M525 Wireless Mouse Goes Three Years Strong On A Charge

Cursed Cursors would be a fairly great name for a bad 80s rock band. But that's neither here nor there. What is here, however, is Logitech's new wireless mouse, the M525. It's a pretty simple fellow, aimed at those who value compact devices and loads of battery life. This guy's got the means to power through three years of (light) use, and...

HP Releases Version 3.0.4 webOS Update For TouchPad Tablet

HP Releases Version 3.0.4 webOS Update For TouchPad Tablet

Remember the HP TouchPad? That was arguably the last webOS consumer product to ever go out, neck-and-neck with the Pre 3 in select markets. HP decided to toss those on a fire sale in order to clear inventory, and now the company's just hoping we all forget that webOS ever existed. Or are they? In a move that could have only come directly from...

Litigation Schmitigation: Apple Doing Well In The Courts

Litigation Schmitigation: Apple Doing Well In The Courts

Although the patent wars between Apple and its various competitors sometimes seems to border on the ridiculous with an endless stream of suits and counter-suits, one trend is emerging: Apple has been winning lately. Most recently, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favor of Apple in HTC’s suit against Apple for allegedly...

Dropbox CEO Turned Down Nine-Figure Buyout From Steve Jobs in 2009

Dropbox CEO Turned Down Nine-Figure Buyout From Steve Jobs in 2009

This little nugget of a news story is a beautiful bit of real-life poetry, as it tells a tale of when one tech mogul at the peak of his career (and sadly, near the end of his life) crossed paths with another tech mogul at the beginning of his. According to an article in Forbes, Dropbox founder Drew Houston and his business partner met with...

OCZ Stomps Out SandForce BSOD Bug with Firmware Update

OCZ Stomps Out SandForce BSOD Bug with Firmware Update

OCZ just made available new firmware that's supposed to fix a handful of stability issues with certain SandForce-based solid state drives (SSDs). Affected SSDs include the Vertex 3 series, Vertex 3 Max IOPS series, Agility 3 series, and Solid 3 series. According to the release notes, the firmware addresses the following: Fixed a rare condition...

MacBoook Manufacturer Suspends Production

MacBoook Manufacturer Suspends Production

Apple chassis manufacturer Catcher Technologies has halted production after numerous complaints of foul odors from nearby Chinese residents. Some 80 percent of Catcher's manufacturing is devoted to building Apple MacBoook chassis, which could hurt availability of Apple products if the company isn't able to restart production in the very near...

Motorola Atrix 2 4G Now Available for $99 at AT&T, $49 at Amazon

Motorola Atrix 2 4G Now Available for $99 at AT&T, $49 at Amazon

It didn't take long for Motorola to take a second stab at the Atrix. The Atrix 2, officially announced two weeks ago (press shots found their way to the Web back in September) is now available for order for just 99 from AT&T with a two-year contract. That's a great price for a dual-core smartphone, but also happens to be twice what Amazon...

Upcoming Rage Update To Improve Texture Detail

Upcoming Rage Update To Improve Texture Detail

One of the frustrating things about Rage is the tremendous difference between the game's visuals. Some areas and scenes are simply gorgeous, particularly if you use a customized configuration file to further improve graphic fidelity. Others are pig-ugly, with textures that apparently crawled into the art resources straight from Half-Life....

And The Band Played On: Yahoo Exec Dodges Difficult Questions

And The Band Played On: Yahoo Exec Dodges Difficult Questions

Questions regarding the future of Yahoo have swirled around the company since it fired its CEO and began negotations with potential buyers—but you wouldn't know it to judge by the behavior of Ross Levinsohn, the company's executive VP. At the Web 2.0 conference, Levinsohn sat down with the president of Federated Media, John Battelle....

Motorola Brings The RAZR Back With Droid RAZR LTE Smartphone

Motorola Brings The RAZR Back With Droid RAZR LTE Smartphone

Google and Samsung have a play date later this evening, but Motorola's the one kicking the Android action into high gear this week with the introduction of... another RAZR? That's right, the phone that redefined what a flip phone could be is back, at least, in name + spirit. The Droid RAZR is the latest in the Droid line, with Motorola (whom...

BlackBerry BBX: RIM's Next-Gen Smartphone And Tablet Operating System

BlackBerry BBX: RIM's Next-Gen Smartphone And Tablet Operating System

Research in Motion hasn't had the best of months, particularly with that nasty service outage marring their otherwise outstanding record of uptime, but they're trying hard to put the past behind them at BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011. The outfit's own dev event played host to a few announcements this morning, one of which is the unveiling...

Z68 Motherboard Roundup: ASUS, EVGA, ASRock, Gigabyte, MSI, ZOTAC

Z68 Motherboard Roundup: ASUS, EVGA, ASRock, Gigabyte, MSI, ZOTAC

Until Intel's next-gen, high-end Sandy Bridge-E and its companion X79 chipset launches sometime this quarter, Sandy Bridge-based family of second generation Core processors and the Z68 Express chipset remain Intel’s premiere desktop platform. It is with that in mind that we've just taken a look at several different motherboard offerings...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware PC, Lenovo Notebook, Dell LCD and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware PC, Lenovo Notebook, Dell LCD and More

We’ve got a boatload on HOT deals on tap for you all this morning, coming by way of our friends at LogicBuy. On the agenda for today, we have an Alienware gaming PC, an AMD Llano-based notebook from Lenovo, a huge Westinghouse 60’ LCD TV, a 24” LED backlit LCD monitor from Dell, and OCZ’s excellent Vertex 2 SSD for...

ViewSonic V3D231 Joins 3D Display Lineup

ViewSonic V3D231 Joins 3D Display Lineup

ViewSonic is expanding its 3D display lineup with the addition of the new V3D231 LED monitor. This 23-inch 3D-Ready LED monitor touts a video response time of 2ms and supports a native resolution of 1920x1080. The monitor also has a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and integrated SRS Premium Sound audio speakers. One pair of polarized 3D...

Sirius XM Reveals New $140 "Edge" Satellite Radio

Sirius XM Reveals New $140 "Edge" Satellite Radio

While Siri has been on the tip of the tech world's tongue lately, it's Sirius XM making moves today. The company has released their first piece of hardware in quite some while, with the new Edge radio becoming the first to receive an expanded lineup of commercial-free music channels, sports, and comedy, as well as SiriusXM Latino, a new suite...

LG Display Nearly Eliminates Bezel On New 55" 1080p HDTV

LG Display Nearly Eliminates Bezel On New 55" 1080p HDTV

Are bezel wars the next great war in HDTVs? First it was flat-screen. Then it was the race to HD. Then it was 3D. Now... bezel size? Truth be told, bezel size has been important to both companies and discerning consumers alike for some time now, and LG Display is hoping to capitalize on the demand with a new 55" panel. It's said to have the...

Canon Redefines The High-End DSLR With EOS-1D X

Canon Redefines The High-End DSLR With EOS-1D X

Whoa. Get ready to bust out the wallet. Or, perhaps, the entire college fund. Canon has just introduced a bombshell of a camera, the EOS-1D X. It's consider a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup, and the company claims to have redesigned it from the inside-out....

Leaked Image Of Droid RAZR Appears

Leaked Image Of Droid RAZR Appears

Tomorrow could be a very good day for Android fans. First up, Motorola is holding a press conference where the Xoom 2 tablet and a phone called the Droid RAZR are expected to be announced. Then, later in the evening, Samsung and Google have scheduled a press event in Hong Kong where the Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich are expected to be...

Polycom Acquires ViVu

Polycom Acquires ViVu

Polycom is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of attempting to deliver the best possible video communications solutions. The company has now acquired ViVu, Inc. for an undisclosed cash sum. The deal closed on Friday, and Polycom expects that its earnings won’t be affected either way in the wake of the deal. ViVu made software...

Enterprise IT Spending To Hit $2.7 Trillion In 2012, Says Gartner

Enterprise IT Spending To Hit $2.7 Trillion In 2012, Says Gartner

Senior vice president and head of global research at Gartner Peter Sondergaard revealed Gartner’s forecast for enterprise IT spending in 2012 at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. The firm believes that enterprise IT spending worldwide will hit $2.7 trillion next year, which is up from $2.6 trillion in 2011--an increase of 3.9%. However, that...

Windows 8 Task Manager An Impressive Update To Venerable Functionality

Windows 8 Task Manager An Impressive Update To Venerable Functionality

The Windows Task Manager has historically been a vital (if boring) workhorse in an OS not generally described with adjectives like "sexy." Windows 8 has set out to change that, and the preliminary information available suggests the new manager is a significant advancement over the old. Microsoft's research indicates that the most common actions...

iPhone 4S Teardown Reveals Numerous Subtle Differences Between It, Older iPhone 4

iPhone 4S Teardown Reveals Numerous Subtle Differences Between It, Older iPhone 4

The iPhone 4S has been criticised by some for being little more than a speed bump. Device sales have been incredibly strong—buyers clearly aren't concerned about this issue—but evidence also suggests that there've been more changes than are externally visible. The phone's dual-band antenna and updated camera are both different,...

Connectivity Woes Damper Siri's Debut on the iPhone 4S

Connectivity Woes Damper Siri's Debut on the iPhone 4S

Having trouble with your "virtual personal assistant," as Apple likes to refer to its Siri voice recognition software? You're not alone. Here we are three days after the iPhone 4S launch and users are still taking to Twitter and Apple's support forum to voice their frustration that Siri is experiencing network connectivity quirks. It's been...

FCC And CTIA Move Closer To "Bill Shock" Prevention Measures

FCC And CTIA Move Closer To "Bill Shock" Prevention Measures

No one likes to be surprised by insanely high mobile bills. Or any bills, really. But with those mobile bills, at least there's a governmental agency watching out for Americans, right? Sheers and jeers aside, the CTIA and FCC has announced today new commitments by providers that represent more than 97 percent of wireless consumers in the U.S....

Refreshed Wii Holiday Bundle Ships October 23

Refreshed Wii Holiday Bundle Ships October 23

Nintendo is refreshing its Wii console in time for the holiday shopping season -- Huzzah! It's going to sport a slimmer, sleeker design and be part of a holiday bundle that includes the New Super Bros. Wii game, a special Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack CD that isn't available anywhere else, a black Wii Remote Plus controller, and black Nunchuk...

RIM Offers Free Apps As Peace Offering Post-Service Outage

RIM Offers Free Apps As Peace Offering Post-Service Outage

Remember when that huge hack put Sony's PSN users out of a connection for what felt like an eternity? Sony offered some gifts as a peace offering, and now, it looks like Research In Motion is taking a note out of a book that no company looks forward to reading. Earlier this month, RIM's servers went on the fritz on a near-global basis, leaving...

T-Mobile And LG Reveal The LG DoublePlay

T-Mobile And LG Reveal The LG DoublePlay

T-Mobile and LG announced the LG DoublePlay. This smartphone features a split QWERTY keyboard and dual capacitive touch screens. The phone is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The 3.5-inch main display and 2.0-inch sub display can operate independently or in tandem. With these screens, users can...

Apple Sells Over 4 Million iPhone 4S Units On Opening Weekend

Apple Sells Over 4 Million iPhone 4S Units On Opening Weekend

Cooling their jets? No way. While pundits were quick to declare Apple's iPhone 4S as nothing more than a rehashed iPhone 4 with a few new tricks, the general populace hardly sees it that way. While the company has sold 1+ million phones on opening weekends before, they've never moved this many. After a weekend's worth of sales, Apple announced...

37: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Oct. 17, 2011

37: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Oct. 17, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Marco and Dave discuss Logitech's Wireless Bluetooth Boombox and the state of wireless connectivity, AMD's new FX-8150 8-Core Bulldozer CPU, id Software's Rage game, NVIDIA's 3D Vision 2 and the Asus VG278H 3D LCD, along with hints of our next contest where you could win a high...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Notebooks, Lenovo Tablet, iTunes Discount

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Notebooks, Lenovo Tablet, iTunes Discount

To kick off the new week, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals on the menu, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Monday morning, we have a duo of HP notebooks, on 15.6” dv6t model and a smaller 14.5” ENVY, in addition to a Lenovo ThinkPad tablet and 15% Off on iTunes Gift Cards... 15.6" HP dv6t Quad...

MSI Brings Refreshed Core i7 To G Series Gaming Notebook Line

MSI Brings Refreshed Core i7 To G Series Gaming Notebook Line

Time for a new MSI? Yup. The company has just released a refreshed G Series gaming notebook at NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6, featuring Intel's Core i7-2670QM. Available in the recently launched GT780DXR and GT683DXR gaming notebooks, as well as the X460 ultra slim models, the newer proc promised to add even more oomph to an already respectable gaming...

LibreOffice Continues To Spread Its Wings

LibreOffice Continues To Spread Its Wings

LibreOffice, which is a project forked from the once-popular OpenOffice.org (OOo), has done well. Recently, the productivity software suite celebrated its first full year since splitting from its origins, and this week The Document Foundation (TDF)--the group responsible for overseeing LibreOffice--made a number of important announcements...

Buzzkill: Google Ends Buzz, Other Products

Buzzkill: Google Ends Buzz, Other Products

Terrible news for everyone (i.e., almost no one, apparently) that used Buzz, Code Search, Google Labs, Jaiku, iGoogle’s social features, and the University Research Program for Google Search: Google is killing them off, and it’s also merging Boutiques.com and Like.com into Google Product Search, per a Google blog post. Google has...

Hulu "Terminates Sale Process," Looks Forward To New Successes

Hulu "Terminates Sale Process," Looks Forward To New Successes

And, well, that's that. First off the block, then on the block, and now off again. The drama that has surrounded Hulu in recent months came to an abrupt end this past week, as the company decided to "terminate the sale process" before it was ever truly near its logical completion. The following is a joint statement from Hulu owners News Corporation,...

Microsoft Closes $8.5 Billion Skype Acquisition Deal

Microsoft Closes $8.5 Billion Skype Acquisition Deal

Welp, it's official. Microsoft and Skype are one. Well, Skype isn't alone in this world any longer, anyway. While this deal was announced months back, there has been plenty of work in the time being to ensure all the legalities were ironed out. Now, Microsoft has closed its acquisition of Skype, locking in an $8.5 billion payment that was...

IEE Integrates 3M's Autostereoscopic Technology Into Smartphone-Sized Panels

IEE Integrates 3M's Autostereoscopic Technology Into Smartphone-Sized Panels

Is 3D really the future? The jury's still out, for sure, but there's no question that it's been somewhat of a hit in the mobile realm. While 3DTVs may be moving slowly, the HTC EVO 3D (among other phones) seem to have struck a chord with users. Some may suggest it's all still a gimmick, but hey, some gimmicks sell! IEE, Inc. has integrated...

Nintendo's DS Line Caps 50 Million Units Sold; Mario Cheers

Nintendo's DS Line Caps 50 Million Units Sold; Mario Cheers

50 million. Regardless of who you are, or what you're selling, that's a lot of product. Nintendo's Game Boy line has sold like hotcakes around the globe, practically cementing it as the most popular and well-known gaming handheld series this world has ever seen. Now, the DS line is on its way to reaching the same type of elite status. The...

Spotify Comes To Boxee "At Last"

Spotify Comes To Boxee "At Last"

Boxee has long since been a favorite amongst HTPC owners, and Spotify has been catching more buzz than a next-gen iPhone over the past few months. Put 'em together, and you're bound to get people talking. And turns out, that's exactly what Boxee and Spotify have accomplished. The two have teamed up "at least," with Boxee being the latest place...

Samsung Kicks Off Enterprise Alliance Program

Samsung Kicks Off Enterprise Alliance Program

Enterprise is important, too, you know? So does Samsung, who took the opportunity this week to unveil a new Enterprise Alliance Program, hailed as a new ecosystem for enterprise mobility partners. Jongshin Kim, Vice President of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics, explained it as such: "We are delighted to announce our enterprise...

Rain Computer's Nimbus M2 Workstation Available Now

Rain Computer's Nimbus M2 Workstation Available Now

"Making it rain" has never seemed so appropriate. Rain Computers has just introduced their new multimedia workstation, the Nimbus M2. It's detailed as a "powerhouse" for audio and video production, which -- we guess -- could end up making you enough cash to seriously make it rain. This is the follow-up to the original Nimbus, replete with...

Plextor Boasts Boldly About M2P Limited Edition SSD

Plextor Boasts Boldly About M2P Limited Edition SSD

Well, this is an odd bird. Plextor has just announced a new limited edition solid state drive, the M2P SSD with "True Speed" offering the industry's quickest read and write speeds. The drive is capable of random read/write speeds of 70,000 / 65,000 IOPS and sequential read/write speeds up to 500 Mb/s and 440 Mb/s. But then, it gets a little...

Sprint And AT&T See Huge Numbers With iPhone 4S Sales

Sprint And AT&T See Huge Numbers With iPhone 4S Sales

It's been a good week for Dan Hesse and the folks at Sprint. While it's still unclear just how much cash the carrier laid down in order to secure their very own iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the numbers are rolling in, and they're looking great. Sprint even put out an official statement recognizing the amazing impact on sales that Apple's smartphone...

Box.net Offers 50GB of Free Storage--to iOS Users Only

Box.net Offers 50GB of Free Storage--to iOS Users Only

Sad Android, indeed. Box.net, which offers a Dropbox-like cloud storage service for both personal and business users, is offering 50GB of free cloud storage to anyone who downloads (or in the case of existing users, upgrades to) the latest Box.net iOS app (version 2.4.3) and logs in to the service. That’s right, it’s for iOS users...

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 and The Asus VG278H LCD Review

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 and The Asus VG278H LCD Review

On many levels, 3D Vision 2 is very similar to 3D Vision. The technology works in exactly the same way. It uses the same software, and the new glasses we’ll be showing you are backwards compatible with the original emitters. Conversely, the original 3D Vision glasses are forward compatible with newer 3D Vision 2 kits. But NVIDIA has...

Google Planning Online MP3 Store?

Google Planning Online MP3 Store?

According to a report by the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog, Google is planning to launch an online music store within weeks. The company is apparently in talks with the big record labels, trying to nail down the details. Presumably, this online store would work in tandem with (or expand the capabilities of) Music Beta, Google’s...

Ice Cream Sandwich And Nexus Prime Event Rescheduled For October 19

Ice Cream Sandwich And Nexus Prime Event Rescheduled For October 19

Last week, we told you that Google and Samsung were postponing an event out of respect for Steve Job's recent passing. Now, the two companies are ready to reschedule this event. On October 19, Samsung and Google are expected to reveal the Nexus Prime smartphone and Google's latest version of Android known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The October...

Motorola Xoom Family Edition Lands at Best Buy on Sunday

Motorola Xoom Family Edition Lands at Best Buy on Sunday

In a bid to attract parents who always buy the wrong thing, Best Buy on Sunday will exclusively offer the new Motorola Xoom Family Edition tablet. The fun part will be in convincing the iPad-wanting munchkins at home that this is even better than an iPad 2 because it comes packed with kid-friendly applications worth nearly $40. And if you...

Trippy Breakthrough Combines Table Salt with Hard Drives

Trippy Breakthrough Combines Table Salt with Hard Drives

We'd sprinkle salt on ice cream if we thought it would improve the flavor the way it does with almost everything else on the planet. The fact that table salt isn't a food group does nothing to diminish our affection for this essential ingredient (sorry, doc), but did you know it also makes hard drives better? As trippy as that sounds, Dr....

Google Translate For Android Gets Additional Languages

Google Translate For Android Gets Additional Languages

Google Translate for Android now supports speech-to-speech translation for 14 languages. When Google launched the Conversation Mode feature for Google Translate earlier this year, the feature supported only English and Spanish. Now, you'll be able to translate speech for Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese,...

Logitech's Wireless BoomBox, Good Vibrations via Bluetooth

Logitech's Wireless BoomBox, Good Vibrations via Bluetooth

So why on earth didn't more of the major players think of this one a long time ago?  With all these people walking around with Bluetooth-ready music to stream, why not design speaker systems with Bluetooth connectivity as well?  Perhaps I've been living under a rock.  I mean sure, there are a few Bluetooth ready speakers out...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostros, Iomega HD, Logitech Dekstop and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostros, Iomega HD, Logitech Dekstop and More

It’s time to close out another week, but not before we serve up a healthy batch of HOT deals courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this Friday morning are a couple of Dell Vostro systems—one desktop, one laptop—a 1TB Iomega USB 3.0 external HD, a Logitech wireless desktop, and a Creative Labs wireless audio transmitter...

Origin PC Stuffs AMD's Bulldozer Into Refreshed Gaming PCs

Origin PC Stuffs AMD's Bulldozer Into Refreshed Gaming PCs

The world's first unlocked 8-core CPU in a new gaming rig? Sounds like a force worth reckoning with. Origin PC has just announced a refreshed line of gaming rigs with AMD's new FX processors, with professional overclocking up to 5GHz. We're talking about the new Bulldozer architecture, and it's available unlocked and ready to be overclocked...

Bobsled's Free Calling Spreads To Android And iOS, Browsers Too

Bobsled's Free Calling Spreads To Android And iOS, Browsers Too

Enjoy free calling? Of course, who wouldn't? While Google Voice and Skype (amongst a host of others) have provided some fee-free calling options, we haven't seen that kind of enthusiasm from actual mobile carriers. No shock there. But T-Mobile USA is going against the grain with Bobsled, a service and technology that was briefly heard about...

Ubuntu 11.10 Released

Ubuntu 11.10 Released

It is October again, which means it's time for candy.  If you happen to be one of the 20 million Ubuntu users, today's candy comes in the form of the biannual Ubuntu release: 11.10 - Oneiric Ocelot. If the official release notes below draw your interest, an online tour is available at http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/.  LiveCD's, which...

Google Crushes It In Latest Quarterly Earnings, Sees 40m Google+ Users

Google Crushes It In Latest Quarterly Earnings, Sees 40m Google+ Users

Guess what? Apple's not the only company in Northern California raking in tons of cash. Google's doing well for itself also, with CEO Larry Page saying frankly: "We had a great quarter." Yes, yes you did. He also stated that revenue was up 33% year on year and our quarterly revenue was just short of $10 billion. Additionally, the company just...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Processors: AMD's FX-8150 "Zambezi" CPU (LostCircuits) AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer 8 Core CPU Review @ TechwareLabs AMD's FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor reviewed at TR AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer CPU Review @ Neoseeker Legion Hardware - (AMD FX-8150, FX-8120, FX-6100 and FX-4170) AMD Bulldozer - FX 8150 Performance Review @ Rage3D.com AMD FX-8150 CPU Review:...

Thailand Flood Continues to Disrupt Overseas Electronics Companies

Thailand Flood Continues to Disrupt Overseas Electronics Companies

Seagate on Wednesday provided an update on its operations in Thailand following severe flooding that has ravaged the region. The hard drive maker said all of its factories in Thailand are operational and there aren't any logistical issues with employees getting to work, but it's not business as usual. "The hard disk drive component supply...

Corsair Unveils High-Performance Quad Channel 32GB Memory Kit

Corsair Unveils High-Performance Quad Channel 32GB Memory Kit

Corsair announced a new high-performance quad channel Dominator 32GB DDR3 memory kit. This new kit is comprised of four 8GB DDR3 DRAM modules that use Corsair’s DHX+ heatsinks. DHX+ technology uses high-quality heatsinks and a PCB that cools both the front and rear of the memory ICs and the printed circuit board. The memory operates...

Motorola And Verizon Team Up To Deliver Connected Home Services

Motorola And Verizon Team Up To Deliver Connected Home Services

Motorola and Verizon are working together to offer connected home services. Verizon's new Home Monitoring and Control service uses Motorola's 4Home technology to show you who is at your front door, turn off lights, automate your thermostat, lock or unlock doors, and more from your smartphone, tablet, or PC. The service is available for $9.99...

id's Rage: Flawed, Flat, But Occasionally Fun - HH Games It

id's Rage: Flawed, Flat, But Occasionally Fun - HH Games It

Rage is id Software's first game in seven years and its lead developer, John Carmack, has more than earned a spot in the video game industry's all-time Hall of Fame. Rage, however, unfortunately doesn't live up to its pedigree. While it's not a bad game, it's a shadow of what we hoped for. The game takes place 106 years after Earth is struck...

HOT Deals of the Day: HP Laptops, Dell's UltraSharp U3011, Logitech MX1100 and LG Plasma

HOT Deals of the Day: HP Laptops, Dell's UltraSharp U3011, Logitech MX1100 and LG Plasma

<HOT> deals for this fine Thursday are in and LogicBuy has delivered some seriously tasty goodness this morning. HP is aggressively moving inventory of their more popular laptops, Dell's big, bodacious 30 inches of love IPS panel is in there with a 25% coupon, Logictech's MX1100 rodent is scurrying about and even LG is getting some plasma...

Gartner:  PC Shipments Jump 3.2 Percent as Consumers Remain Mesmerized with Media Tablets

Gartner: PC Shipments Jump 3.2 Percent as Consumers Remain Mesmerized with Media Tablets

Despite what PC fatalists would have you believe, there's still a market for desktop and notebook systems. Sure, the PC market isn't growing like gangbusters at the moment, but it is growing nonetheless. That's saying something when the whole world seems preoccupied with tablets, smartphones, handheld games systems, and other non-PC devices....

AT&T Adds Five New Android Smartphones To Lineup

AT&T Adds Five New Android Smartphones To Lineup

The iPhone 4S may be the hottest smartphone on the market (or close to being on the market) right now, but AT&T knows that iOS isn't for everyone. The company was slow to adopt Android back in the day, but now they're becoming one of the most ardent supporters of Google's blossoming mobile OS. This week, the company cranked the amount...

Motorola's Lapdock 100 Brings Notebook-Like Style To Atrix 2, Photon 4G And Droid Bionic

Motorola's Lapdock 100 Brings Notebook-Like Style To Atrix 2, Photon 4G And Droid Bionic

Remember the Lapdock for the Atrix? It's back! In a slightly overhauled way, and with more compatibility than ever. The new Lapdock 100 will soon be arriving on Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T, boasting a 10.1" screen, built-in speakers, an ergonomically-slanted keyboard with dedicated Android keys, touch-pad, multi-tasking capabilities,...

Polycom Brings HD Video Collaboration To Tablets

Polycom Brings HD Video Collaboration To Tablets

Polycom announced Polycom RealPresence Mobile, an enterprise HD video collaboration tool specifically designed for tablets. Now, employees and consultants can join desktop or conference room video meetings on a tablet, in HD. Supported tablets include the iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, and Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1, although more tablets will be added...

AT&T Toggle App Allows Personal And Enterprise To Live Together On Android Phones

AT&T Toggle App Allows Personal And Enterprise To Live Together On Android Phones

What if you could flip your phone into "personal mode" when you leave work, and vice-versa when heading in? Most smartphones these days are setup to somehow operate as both a work phone and a personal phone, juggling both as best it can. Which is fine, except there are compromises made on both ends to make it come together. What if you have...

Cray to Upgrade Its XT5 “Jaguar” Supercomputer at ORNL

Cray to Upgrade Its XT5 “Jaguar” Supercomputer at ORNL

And so, the Jaguar gave way to the Titan. Cray Inc. will upgrade its XT5 “Jaguar” supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to its XK6 “Titan” supercomputer, which will be capable of between 10 and 20 petaflops when completed. The contract between Cray and the DOE is worth...

Palit Announces Factory Overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo Graphics Card

Palit Announces Factory Overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo Graphics Card

We're not the least bit afraid to overclock our hardware on our own, and heck, sometimes that's half the fun. But if a vendor wants to take on that same responsibility, then more power to them. That's the decision Palit made with its new, long-winded "GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo Limited Edition" graphics card (that's a 20-syllable...

Intel Concedes Smart TV Market to ARM

Intel Concedes Smart TV Market to ARM

You win some and you lose some, is the way it goes in life, even for Intel. The Santa Clara chip maker stands head and shoulders above everyone else in the semiconductor market, but it doesn't win all of its battles. To wit, Intel is disbanding its Digital Home Group, which builds SoC Atom variants for smart TVs and other similar consumer...

Sony Recalls 1.6 Million Bravia TVs Due To Fire Risk

Sony Recalls 1.6 Million Bravia TVs Due To Fire Risk

Sony is recalling 1.6 million Bravia LCD TVs that were manufactured in 2007 and 2008. The TVs were primarily sold in Europe and the United States, though some were also sold in Japan and other countries. According to the recall notice issued by Sony, the affected sets may have a damaged component that could overheat and ignite inside of the...

WD's HDD Production Impacted By Flooding In Thailand

WD's HDD Production Impacted By Flooding In Thailand

Today, WD announced that it is halting the production of hard drives in its facilities close to Bangkok, Thailand due to severe flooding. Although the company's employees are safe and the facilities are operational, the flooding has created problems with the region's infrastructure including transportation and utilities. WD says it is currently...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Silent Games: Three Unique Graphics Accelerators on Radeon HD 67xx with Passive Coolers @ XBitLabs Asus GeForce Matrix GTX 580 Platinum 1536MB Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com Motherboards and Chipsets: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Review @ Vortez Memory and Storage: OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB PCI-E SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks Corsair Force...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Notebook & LCD, 3TB HD, LG HDTV

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Notebook & LCD, 3TB HD, LG HDTV

It’s time for the Hump Day edition of HotHardware’s HOT Deals of the Day, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have a slick Dell 14z notebook, an LED backlit Dell 24” LCD monitor, an external 3TB hard drive from Seagate, and finally a 42” 1080P LED HDTV from LG... 14" Dell Inspiron...

Verizon's LTE Gets Even Bigger On Nov. 17th; Can The Others Catch Up?

Verizon's LTE Gets Even Bigger On Nov. 17th; Can The Others Catch Up?

Sprint may be rumbling out with LTE markets of their own in the coming months and years, but they're already way, way behind compared to Verizon Wireless' rollout. And they're falling further behind every single day. The company is rolling out new LTE markets at a wildly rapid pace, and at CTIA Enterprise and Applications this week, they've...

New BlueStacks Download Brings Android Apps To Windows PCs

New BlueStacks Download Brings Android Apps To Windows PCs

What if you could run an Android app on your Windows PC? Seems far-fetched, but it's not. BlueStacks has today announced the alpha version of BlueStacks App Player for Windows PC, a free software download that allows users to quickly run their favorite Android apps on any Windows PC, tablet or laptop. In addition, the apps can be run full...

Defendants Plead 'No Contest' in Missing iPhone 4 Case

Defendants Plead 'No Contest' in Missing iPhone 4 Case

The case of the missing iPhone 4 is finally over. Brian Hogan (below), 22, of Redwood City, and Robert Sage Wallower (pictured), 28, have changed their pleas from "not guilty" to "no contest" in the "lost iPhone" case, stemming from 2010. The pair, who had been accused of selling the device to Gizmodo last year, received sentences...

Roku Announces $50 LT Model, Brings HBO GO To Whole Platform

Roku Announces $50 LT Model, Brings HBO GO To Whole Platform

Another Roku? How about a purple one?! Roku just announced a new $50 model, the purple-hued LT model. In conjunction, the company announced that HBO GO would be launching on the Roku platform, bringing 1400 HBO titles to streaming. We're told that it'll include every episode of every season of the best HBO shows, and it'll be available on...

AMD FX-8150 8-Core Processor Review: Bulldozer Has Landed

AMD FX-8150 8-Core Processor Review: Bulldozer Has Landed

Today AMD is officially taking the wraps off its latest FX-Series of desktop processors, targeted at performance-minded PC enthusiasts and overclockers. The FX-Series is based on the processor core formerly codenamed Zambezi, which leverages AMD’s much anticipated Bulldozer microarchitecture. The flagship processor in the new FX-Series...

Asus "Zenbook" Ultrabook Line To Ship Oct. 12th, Start at $999

Asus "Zenbook" Ultrabook Line To Ship Oct. 12th, Start at $999

Ultrabook? Zenbook? What's in a name, anyway? Asus has just held a press event in New York City, where chairman Jonney Shih has introduced the newest Ultrabook: the Asus Zenbook. It's really not much different than what we've seen before in this category, but the new branding should make it easier for the company to differentiate from rivals...

ViewSonic Announces ViewPad 10e

ViewSonic Announces ViewPad 10e

ViewSonic is adding to its line of tablets with the ViewPad 10e, announced today. The 9.7-inch tablet will feature a 4:3 ratio, a 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor, and 4GB of built-in storage (expandable to 32GB with a microSD card). For connectivity, the ViewPad 10e sports wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and a minin HDMI connector. As far as...

Patriot Memory Announces Pyro SE SSDs

Patriot Memory Announces Pyro SE SSDs

Patriot Memory added to its Pyro line of SSDs today with a trio of drives under the Pyro SE name. Available in capacities of 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB, the SandForce SF-2281-based SATA III SSDs feature synchronous NAND as well as TRIM, DuraClass, DuraWrite technologies. The drives have read/write speeds of up to 550MB/s / 520MB/s, 85,000 IOPS,...

iTunes 10.5 Now Available for Download

iTunes 10.5 Now Available for Download

Tomorrow's the big day that Apple makes available its much anticipated iOS 5 update. To prepare you for iOS 5's upcoming arrival and all the goodies that go along with it, Apple today released its iTunes 10.5 software, a prerequisite for anyone hoping to upgrade their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device to Apple's latest and greatest mobile...

Oak Ridge National Lab Feeds Nvidia Tesla Chips to Jaguar Supercomputer, Turns it into a Titan

Oak Ridge National Lab Feeds Nvidia Tesla Chips to Jaguar Supercomputer, Turns it into a Titan

How do you turn a Jaguar into a Titan? It's simple really -- just change its diet to include plenty of Tesla chips. That's what the Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to do as it upgrades its Jaguar supercomputer with no less than 960 Tesla M2090 GPUs based on Nvidia's Fermi architecture, followed by a second upgrade that will include 18,000...

Hot Deals of the Day: Lenovo's ThinkPad E220, ViewSonic 3D LCD OCZ Vertex 3 and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Lenovo's ThinkPad E220, ViewSonic 3D LCD OCZ Vertex 3 and More

Tuesday brings more deals and our friends at LogicBuy are at the ready with a fresh batch bleeding-edge tech goodness for everyone. Today we have Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge notebook, ViewSonic's 24-inch 120Hz 3D LCD, OCZ's 120GB Vertex 3 SSD and a Bluetooth headset from Creative.  All good stuff.  Take a look! 12.5" Lenovo ThinkPad E220s...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 FleX Edition 2GB Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com Motherboards and Chipsets: ASRock A75 Extreme 6 and A55 Pro 3 @ PureOverclock TechREACTION.net Review: Gigabyte GA 990FXA-UD5 Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 LGA 1155 Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks Futurelooks News Flash - GIGABYTE GA-A75M-UD2H Socket FM1 mATX Motherboard...

Samsung Stratosphere Soars Onto Verizon's LTE Network For $149

Samsung Stratosphere Soars Onto Verizon's LTE Network For $149

You have to suspect that companies are running out of clever names for devices when Samsung and Verizon Wireless settle on "Stratosphere" for their latest high-end smartphone. This particular handset is a member of the rapidly-expanding Galaxy S line, boasting a 4" Super AMOLED Display, 1GHz processor, a 5-row QWERTY keyboard, B2B-enabled...

Acer's Sleek, Sexy Aspire S3 Ultrabook Ships This Week For $899

Acer's Sleek, Sexy Aspire S3 Ultrabook Ships This Week For $899

Man, now things are getting interesting. Acer has just officially revealed the Aspire S3 Ultrabook, a 13.3" stunner-of-a-machine with an LED-backlit panel, widescreen aspect ratio, 1366x768 resolution and a body that's just impossible not to love. There's also an Instant-On function, Instant Connection (which gets you on the Internet in just...

Facebook Pushes Out iPad App, At Long Last

Facebook Pushes Out iPad App, At Long Last

Is it true? Can it be true? Is someone playing some sort of sick prank? Nope, it's reality: the Facebook app for iPad. It has become almost a running joke at this point. How could the iPad, being such a tremendously popular device, and Facebook, being such a tremendously popular social network, never have worked together before? The iPhone...

3LM Brings Enterprise-Ready Security to Android

3LM Brings Enterprise-Ready Security to Android

Mobile security company 3LM (“Three Laws of Mobility”), a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, is ready for primetime with a solution that makes Android handsets enterprise-ready. The company is apparently ready to release its product from a private beta this week; it’s due for a demonstration at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications...

Netflix Does an About Face, DVDs to Stay on Netflix.com

Netflix Does an About Face, DVDs to Stay on Netflix.com

Netflix has done so many things right for so long that it’s baffling how badly the company has been bumbling around as of late. First, Netflix announced new pricing structures in July that were terribly unpopular; instead of paying under $10 a month for 2-at-a-time DVDs and unlimited streaming, Netflix split DVD and streaming. Now, users...

Computer Choppers Will Dip Your MacBook Pro in 24K Gold and Diamonds

Computer Choppers Will Dip Your MacBook Pro in 24K Gold and Diamonds

Forget about the so-called Apple Tax and whether or not it exists, if you're really determined to spend more on your laptop than any of your friends and co-workers, get in touch with Computer Choppers about a 24K gold plated MacBook Pro with diamond accents. You'll have to buzz them on the horn or fire off an email to receive a quote, presumably...

Holy Smokes, iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top 1 Million in 24 Hours

Holy Smokes, iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top 1 Million in 24 Hours

If you're just now getting around to pre-ordering an iPhone 4S device, get ready for a dose of the backorder blues. Getting an iPhone 4S on day of delivery is going to be tough for anyone that hasn't already laid claim to Apple's next generation smartphone, which is only mildly surprising given the disappointment that Apple didn't announce...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Notebook, HP Desktop, Logitech KB, Bose Headset

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Notebook, HP Desktop, Logitech KB, Bose Headset

It’s time to kick off a new week, and like clockwork our friends at LogicBuy are at the ready with a fresh batch of HOT deals for everyone. On tap for you all today, we have a Dell Inspiron notebook, an HP Pavilion h8t Core i5-based desktop machine, a slick Logitech keyboard, and a Bose Bluetooth headset... 15.6" Dell Inspiron 15R-2nd...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire Radeon 6850 Vapor-X with Dirt 3 @ TechwareLabs.com EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews NVIDIA 3D Vision w/ ASUS VG236HE 3D Display Review @ Legit Reviews Hero: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock Graphics Card Review @ XBitLabs Motherboards and Chipsets: Asus F1A75-I Deluxe FM1 Motherboard Review...

Pandigital Expands With 8" Android 2.3-Based SuperNova Tablet

Pandigital Expands With 8" Android 2.3-Based SuperNova Tablet

As if there weren't enough Android tablets to wade through, here comes yet another. Pandigital has just expanded their Android Media Tablet line with the SuperNova, an 8", touch-based device that offers a capacitive display, Flash support, built-in Bluetooth and a rather tantalizing $229 price point. This guy will become the flagship product...

T-Mobile USA Gets Duo Of Slates: 7" SpringBoard And Galaxy Tab 10.1

T-Mobile USA Gets Duo Of Slates: 7" SpringBoard And Galaxy Tab 10.1

Why push out one tablet, when you can push out two? T-Mobile USA has just issued a new pair of tablets, both of which are "4G" (HSPA+) equipped and ship with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). The new guys are the T-Mobile SpringBoard and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, a slate that's already been around the block on other carriers. The former has a 7" HD multi-touch...

Intel And CinemaNow Tag-Team To Bring 1080p HD Movie Rentals To Insiders

Intel And CinemaNow Tag-Team To Bring 1080p HD Movie Rentals To Insiders

CinemaNow may not have the same ring to it as "Netflix," but now that Intel's involved, might you be paying closer attention? That's right -- CinemaNow, Best Buy's digital entertainment service, and Intel Corporationare teaming up, and for the first time, the former will be able to offer 1080p HD movies for rental and purchase on 2nd-gen Core...

German Hacker Club Uncovers Gov't-Sponsored In The Wild Malware

German Hacker Club Uncovers Gov't-Sponsored In The Wild Malware

A well-known German hacker group has accused the German government of releasing a Trojan horse program into the wild. According to the Chaos Computer Club, the program is the stuff of political fiction: it was designed to allow the government to spy on its citizens. The CCC released its findings on its website, in the form of a 20-page PDF...

ViaSat-1 Launch Gets Planned; High-Speed Satellite Internet Around The Bend?

ViaSat-1 Launch Gets Planned; High-Speed Satellite Internet Around The Bend?

Ever heard of ViaSat? What about satellite Internet? Yeah, that one probably got your attention. Satellite Internet is one of those weird, weird things that you aren't quite sure how to feel about. On one hand, it's a terrible Internet experience compared to the luxury of high-speed broadband provided by cable, DSL, etc. On the other, at least...

Ubuntu 11.10 In The Offing, Will Have ARM and Cloud Features

Ubuntu 11.10 In The Offing, Will Have ARM and Cloud Features

Reports from a variety of sources indicate that the forthcoming Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) will feature ARM architecture support as well as a variety of cloud features. At the Open Stack conference in Boston this week, Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical (which makes Ubuntu), gave a keynote wherein she teased details of the upcoming distro, which...

Malware Infects U.S. Drone Computer Systems

Malware Infects U.S. Drone Computer Systems

Apparently, another one of the somewhat all-too-common malware-related problems in the U.S. military has resulted in the systems used by pilots who control U.S. Air Force drones being infected by a "keylogger." Although detected by the military's security systems, they've been unable to wipe it off their systems, at least permanently. A source...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: [Tech ARP] Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 23.4 Motherboards and Chipsets: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review @ Tweaktown Memory and Storage: Corsair Force GT 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ Tweaktown Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB Upgrade Bundle Kit @ TestFreaks Power: Funky Kit Review: HEC Cougar SX 550w...

Imation Announces First NAS Appliances

Imation Announces First NAS Appliances

Digital storage company Imation is adding NAS appliances to its portfolio, according to a Computerworld report. Appliances are in the InfiniVault or DataGuard lines, both of which Imation acquired when the company bought ProStor Systems’s assets in August. InfiniVault is a tiered storage system that uses fixed RAID and RDX removable...

TDK to Double Hard Drive Capacity with Frickin' Lasers

TDK to Double Hard Drive Capacity with Frickin' Lasers

Outside of Hollywood, lasers mounted on sharks is a technology that may never be realized. But in hard drives? The mad scientists at TDK on working on this very thing, and once completed, it has the potential to more than double the capacity of today's hard drives. This isn't a theoretical technology that's still years or decades away, but...

Sprint's Going LTE In 2012, Still Tending To WiMAX Customers

Sprint's Going LTE In 2012, Still Tending To WiMAX Customers

Well, isn't this quite the bombshell? Sprint was steadfast in their support for WiMAX, despite the fact that T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network (and especially Verizon Wireless' LTE network) was faster. WiMAX was widely seen as the first "4G" implementation in America, but being first isn't always the best tactic, particularly when your rollout...

LG Display Touts World's Most Energy Efficient LCD TV

LG Display Touts World's Most Energy Efficient LCD TV

Size matters, sure, but so does power efficiency. It's becoming an increasingly important thing this day and age, with power constraints becoming all the more evident and efficiency numbers becoming just as important as diagonal inches, resolution specifications or asking price. LG Display is taking note, and this week they're unveiling a...

Consumer Tech Spending Still Rising, Digital Distribution Is Too

Consumer Tech Spending Still Rising, Digital Distribution Is Too

Wondering if this whole "consumer electronics" thing is just some fading trend? Wonder no more. It's been fairly obvious to us, following the industry over the past decade and change, that technology is only growing more and more important. What was once a luxury reserved for a few, is now making an impact nearly everywhere. Hospitals, geriatrics,...

E FUN's 8" Nextbook Premium 8 Tablet Ships For $300

E FUN's 8" Nextbook Premium 8 Tablet Ships For $300

New tablets? Naturally. These things are flowing like wine at an afterparty these days, and now even a company by the name of eFun is jumping in on the... fun. The company has just announced their new $300 Nextbook Premium 8 Android-based tablet, which -- perhaps not surprisingly -- looks a lot like most every other Android tablet coming out...

Sony Considering Buying Ericsson Out Of SE Project?

Sony Considering Buying Ericsson Out Of SE Project?

Is Sony considering removing the "Ericsson" from Sony Ericsson? Perhaps. These rumors have been around in some form or fashion for years now, but they're seeming to become more and more intense as time passes. Years back, SE axed many employees as the iPhone and other Android smartphone manufacturers began eating their lunch (to put it nicely)....

Here's to the Craziest of the "Crazy Ones." Farewell, Steve

Here's to the Craziest of the "Crazy Ones." Farewell, Steve

It's unclear to us why the death of Steve Jobs has hit us hard. We never knew him personally.  We love Android and hate the iOS closed model.  Despite that, while watching the videos when writing this, we would tear up, occasionally.  Is it because his age isn't that far off of ours?   Whatever the reason, farewell, Steve....

And, They're Sold Out.  Did You Expect Differently?

And, They're Sold Out. Did You Expect Differently?

While Apple hasn't released exact sales figures yet, AT&T said that in its first 12 hours of sales it sold 200,000 iPhone 4S units. In addition, there is indication that demand is high, and across the board: Apple's online store is now sold out of iPhone 4S pre-orders, on all carriers, with shipping now taking 1-2 weeks. That would mean...

Steve Wozniak Interviewed After Steve Jobs' Passing

Steve Wozniak Interviewed After Steve Jobs' Passing

Sometimes, images are worth a thousand words. Sometimes, videos are worth even more. Steve Jobs is the man most commonly associated with Apple, but he's actually just half of the duo that created the company. Steve Wozniak, the other Steve, is the vital second part. Woz considers himself the engineer of the two, while Jobs handled business....

Delta And Gogo Expand In-Flight Internet And Entertainment Options

Delta And Gogo Expand In-Flight Internet And Entertainment Options

In-flight Wi-Fi still feels like it's a futuristic thing, and Delta's been doing their best to expand Gogo's services to every plane they can. This week, the airline announced an expanded in-flight Wi-Fi effort as well as entertainment on-demand options, with Delta Connect offering free entertainment, shopping options and travel information....

Lenovo's N5902 Multimedia Remote Gains Backlit Keyboard

Lenovo's N5902 Multimedia Remote Gains Backlit Keyboard

Looks like Lenovo's toying with new ways to get you typing. The company has just introduced the new N5902. That's not telling you much, but the photo below just might. It's a unique, portable keyboard, but it's actually much more than just that. It's a "multimedia remote," complete with L/R click buttons, a keyboard and even a trackball mouse...

Western Digital's WD TV Live Streaming Media Player Gains Spotify Action

Western Digital's WD TV Live Streaming Media Player Gains Spotify Action

Roku, Popcorn Hour, Amazon -- who in the world do you choose these days? Streaming options are boundless, it seems, and Western Digital is dead-set on continuing to be a player in the industry. The company's new WD TV media player family is this week expanding by one, with the introduction of the WD TV Live streaming media player. It's a Wi-Fi...

HP Gains Autonomy, In More Ways Than One

HP Gains Autonomy, In More Ways Than One

During Leo's final days at CEO of HP, there was a lot of talk regarding the personal PC business, and the company's future relationship with Autonomy. Now, as Meg Whitman has confirmed that she'll be making the decision on the former within a month or so, the latter has come to a conclusion of its own. HP announced this week that they had...

Kyocera Makes Haptics Happen (Sort Of?)

Kyocera Makes Haptics Happen (Sort Of?)

According to a report by Tech-On!, Kyocera Corp. demoed a new touchscreen panel for mobile devices at CEATEC Japan that simulates the feeling of touching a physical button. Bearing the moniker “New Sensation Touch Panel”, the new touchscreen apparently uses piezoelectric elements embedded between the LCD and touch panels. When...

Rdio Offers Free Web Streaming

Rdio Offers Free Web Streaming

Ah, you gotta love some healthy industry competition; consumers always win. Today’s win is brought to you by online music service Rdio, which now offers free Web streaming. The music streaming market has plenty of players, and with the recent arrival of Spotify to the U.S., it makes sense for Rdio to elbow for more room by rolling out...

Samsung, Google Postpone Launch Of Nexus Prime

Samsung, Google Postpone Launch Of Nexus Prime

Yesterday, we told you about the Nexus Prime, a hot new smartphone that was expected to be unveiled next week. Now, we're getting word that Google and Samsung may be delaying the arrival of this highly-anticipated smartphone. In a statement released today, the two companies said they won't be showing off the Nexus Prime at the Samsung Unpacked...

iPhone 4S Pre-orders Begin, Unlocked Version Slated for November

iPhone 4S Pre-orders Begin, Unlocked Version Slated for November

Is everybody over the fact that Apple didn't announce an iPhone 5? Did it not bother you in the first place? Great, let's move on, because today's the day you can put your pre-order in, assuming iOS is what floats your boat. Undecided on a wireless carrier? Well hey, if your pockets run deep enough, you don't have to have to make a commitment,...

Super Talent Sticks Its Green Thumb into Servers with Eco-Friendly Memory

Super Talent Sticks Its Green Thumb into Servers with Eco-Friendly Memory

System memory isn't the cause of your high energy bill at home -- check your fully loaded entertainment center instead -- but when it comes to servers and server farms, low power memory can have a real impact on a company's bottom line. It's the reason why memory makers develop so-called "green" memory, such as Super Talent's new Green-Line...

Report Claims Nuance Is Buying Swype

Report Claims Nuance Is Buying Swype

According to a report from Uncrunched.com, Nuance is planning to acquire Swype. The terms of the deal are still vague, but the report cites a source familiar with the deal as claiming the price tag could be $100 million or more. If you've used one of today's popular Android smartphones, you're probably familiar with Swype. This popular alternative...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Vapor-X Edition @ OCC ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II Graphics Card Review @ OCIA.net VisionTek Ulimate 8GB DDR3-1600 @ PureOverclock Motherboards and Chipsets: Gigabyte X58A-OC Intel X58 Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org ASUS F1A75-M PRO @ PureOverclock Processors: Intel Core i3 2120 Review @ OCC TR reviews AMD's...

36: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Oct. 7, 2011

36: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Oct. 7, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss a number of topics from Steve Jobs’ unfortunate passing, to Samsung's upcoming 830 series SSD, the Asus Eee Pad Slider, our 3D Monitor Shootout featuring LCDs from Acer and Viewsonic, the Asus ET2011 All-in-One PC that sells for a mere $500, we congratulate...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell LCDs, Roku 2 SX, and Dell XPS Notebook

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell LCDs, Roku 2 SX, and Dell XPS Notebook

It’s time to close out another week, but not before we hook you all up with a fresh batch of HOT deals from LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Friday is a trio a Dell monitors—one 24” high-end IPS display and a pair of 21.5” LED backlit screens for $250—a Roku 2 SX media player, and a huge, 17.3” Core i5-based...

Sprint: We'll Have Unlimited Data Plans For iPhone 4 And iPhone 4S

Sprint: We'll Have Unlimited Data Plans For iPhone 4 And iPhone 4S

Looking to switch carriers to get an iPhone 4S? Plenty of people have to be thinking about it, with Apple's newest upcoming smartphone to launch on Verizon Wireless, AT&T as well as Sprint (for the first time) in a week. But with VZW and AT&T enforcing tiered data plans for new customers, that leaves just one carrier with unlimited...

HTC Brings Beats Audio To Sensation XL 4.7" Android Smartphone

HTC Brings Beats Audio To Sensation XL 4.7" Android Smartphone

Heard of the HTC Sensation XE? 'Course you have! But nothing's really good enough without an XTREME or XL behind it, right? HTC thinks so, as they have just unveiling the Sensation XL with Beats Audio. HTC's clearly buying into Dr. Dre's thinking here, with the London reveal showcasing a 4.7" giganto-phone that measures just 9.9mm thick, has...

Micron And Samsung Team Up To Form Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium

Micron And Samsung Team Up To Form Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium

Ever heard of a "memory wall?" You have now, and evidently Micron and Samsung are working together to break it all down. Both companies are obviously big players in the memory space, and the two have launched the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium, with the goal of accelerating Hybrid Memory Cube technology development and adoption. Hybrid Memory...

T-Mobile Reveals myTouch And myTouch Q Android Smartphones

T-Mobile Reveals myTouch And myTouch Q Android Smartphones

For a carrier that may be absorbed by AT&T in a few months, T-Mobile USA is really crankin' out the new phones. Of course, that deal seems to be in jeopardy, and the carrier has to keep on keeping on just in case things don't pan out. And we aren't complaining about a few new phones, that's for sure. The company just rolled out two new...

AMD Explains How To Get Your Rig Ready for Bulldozer

AMD Explains How To Get Your Rig Ready for Bulldozer

Adam Kozak, product marketing manager at AMD, has just published a blog post on the AMD website titled, “Get Your Rig Ready for the AMD FX Processor”. As you can probably surmise from the title, Adam outlines the steps necessary for do-it-yourselfers to get their machines ready to work with upcoming AMD FX 8-Core processors,...

FCC’s Genachowski Unveils Plan for Universal Broadband Coverage

FCC’s Genachowski Unveils Plan for Universal Broadband Coverage

In speech remarks posted on the FCC website, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski announced a plan to bring broadband and mobile broadband access to the entire country. Big talk of that nature is nothing new, but the plan portends to achieve this goal by the end of the decade. Genachowski expects the number of people without broadband--18 million...

Corsair Plays It Cool with New Hydro Series H40 and H70 CORE Liquid Coolers

Corsair Plays It Cool with New Hydro Series H40 and H70 CORE Liquid Coolers

Corsair continues its wet and wild run into the world of liquid CPU cooling with the introduction of its new Hydro Series H40 and H70 CORE coolers. Both are supposedly easy to install and require zero maintenance, two big advantages self-contained liquid coolers have over the roll-your-own variety. Sitting on the entry-level end is the H40....

Corsair Announces New High-Performance (and Capacity) SSDs

Corsair Announces New High-Performance (and Capacity) SSDs

A trio of new Corsair SSDs are now available, and they’re both built for speed and designed to give users better options in terms of capacity. All three are built with the SandForce SF-2280 SSD Processor and support for SATA 6Gbps with backward compatibility for SATAII. Two of the SSDs are in the Force Series 3 line and feature asynchronous...

Zotac's Feature Packed ZBOX nano VD01 Mini PC Fits in Your Hand

Zotac's Feature Packed ZBOX nano VD01 Mini PC Fits in Your Hand

Zotac is quickly earning its black belt in pint-sized PCs that pack a performance punch. The master of mini PCs just added a new series to its lineup, the ZBOX nano VD01 Series, which are small enough to rest in the palm of your hand yet loaded with HTPC-friendly features. The ZBOX nano VD01 is built around VIA's Nano X2 dual-core processor...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: A ThinkPad, Canon Cam, LG HDTV, Dell XPS and Dell LCD

HH Hot Deals of the Day: A ThinkPad, Canon Cam, LG HDTV, Dell XPS and Dell LCD

Good morning folks! It’s a new day and like clockwork our friends at LogicBuy are at the ready with a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all. On tap this morning, we have a great deal on a Lenovo ThinkPad E220, a 12.1MP Canon SX40 camera, a 42” LG full 1080P LCD for under $500, a super-slim Dell LCD monitor, and a deal on a Core...

Asus 20" ET2011AUKB-B006E All-In-One PC Review

Asus 20" ET2011AUKB-B006E All-In-One PC Review

It feels like only yesterday that we evaluated the Asus 2400ET, a touch-enabled All-In-One desktop that had high-end specifications and a $1,250 price tag to match. Turns out, that was nearly four months ago, and if you aren't interested in a touch panel, a Core i5 processor, and don't have deep pockets, perhaps the scaled-back ET2011 we'll...

Dell Targets Families With New All-in-one

Dell Targets Families With New All-in-one

Dell announced the new Inspiron One 2320 all-in-one desktop. Designed with families in mind, the Inspiron One 2320 features an all-in-one design that measures 68mm thick for the touch-screen model and slightly less for the non-touch model. The Inspiron One 2320 is available with Intel Core i5 or i7 processor options, a 23-inch WLED display,...

Google Updates Google Docs For Tablets

Google Updates Google Docs For Tablets

Google announced an update for the Google Docs app so that it works better on tablets. The update includes a new design that takes advantage of the larger screen found on tablets. Included in this new design is a three-panel layout which lets you navigate, view your document list, and see document details from a single screen. The details...

Apple Brings New Features And New Pricing To iPod Touch And iPod Nano

Apple Brings New Features And New Pricing To iPod Touch And iPod Nano

Yesterday's Apple keynote was primarily about the iPhone. No surprise there, given that the event was called "Let's Talk iPhone." But Apple still took the opportunity to introduce new features and new prices to the iPod touch and iPod nano lines. Now, the iPod touch will be available in both black and white starting at just $199, and they'll...

BT Openreach To Bring 300Mbps Internet To UK Homes; Will Other Nations Follow?

BT Openreach To Bring 300Mbps Internet To UK Homes; Will Other Nations Follow?

300Mbps? Well, that sounds fun! While many Scandinavian, Asian and European nations have had access to lightning-fast Internet at reasonable rates for years now, the United States has struggled with linking its massive real estate with high (high!) speed connections. And the UK looks like they aren't going to be in that laggard category. BT...

Verizon And Microsoft Team Up For FiOS TV + Xbox 360 Partnership

Verizon And Microsoft Team Up For FiOS TV + Xbox 360 Partnership

Microsoft sure is stretching the life of the Xbox 360. Despite being on shelves for years and years, the company continues to come up with new and innovative ways to make it feel like a brand new console all over again. The introduction of Kinect added an entirely new level of depth and control, and now Microsoft's teaming up with Verizon...

The World Reacts to the Death of Steve Jobs

The World Reacts to the Death of Steve Jobs

In the wake of the death of tech luminary Steve Jobs, who died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56, several celebrities in and outside of the tech industry have issued condolences, statements, and messages. Steve Jobs, of course, was until recently the CEO of Apple, and was Chairman of the Board until his death.  Among the mourners, first...

Samsung Begins Teasing the "Nexus Prime"

Samsung Begins Teasing the "Nexus Prime"

Exactly one week after the "big" iPhone 4S event, Samsung and Google will introduce Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0?) and the Nexus Prime. At least, that's what their invitation leads us to believe. This will be the next "big" event, and the alternative one for Android lovers, as opposed to iOS lovers. In the teaser video that Samsung has...

Apple Founder, Visionary, Genius - Steve Jobs Passes On

Apple Founder, Visionary, Genius - Steve Jobs Passes On

As members of the press, we are tasked with telling a story, giving perspective, or relaying a message.  But how do you possibly articulate in words, a message that simply must be delivered with such respect, clarity and importance, that it challenges the very language in which you speak, in order to convey the message properly. ...

BREAKING: Apple Co-Founder and Former CEO Steve Jobs Dies at Age 56

BREAKING: Apple Co-Founder and Former CEO Steve Jobs Dies at Age 56

It's a sad day for Apple fans in particular and the tech world at large. Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has passed away at the age of 56. Jobs, who in 1976 co-founded what would later become one of the largest computer companies in the world, had been fighting with cancer for the past several years. The cause of his death...

AMD Demonstrates Next Generation 28nm Graphics Processor

AMD Demonstrates Next Generation 28nm Graphics Processor

At the Fusion 2011 event taking place in Taipei, Taiwan, AMD’s Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Graphics Division, Matt Skynner, showed off a working, next-gen mobile GPU, manufactured using TSMC’s 28nm process node. To anyone that follows AMD’s and NVIDIA’s typical GPU cadence, it should...

ECB Disk Storage Vendors to See Huge Revenue Growth from External Cloud Computing Deployments

ECB Disk Storage Vendors to See Huge Revenue Growth from External Cloud Computing Deployments

According to a forecast from Gartner, external controller-based (ECB) disk storage vendors will see remarkable revenue growth as the external cloud computing market (i.e., third-party cloud providers) continues to develop. In 2010, ECB disk storage revenue worldwide was $267.4 million; this year’s current pace puts 2011’s number...

Webroot's SecureAnywhere Security Software is Better Than a *BLEEP* Sandwich

Webroot's SecureAnywhere Security Software is Better Than a *BLEEP* Sandwich

The spunky folks over at Webroot are firing on all cylinders in the creativity department, and we have to admit, what they're doing is both intriguing and comical. The company just unveiled its new SecureAnywhere line of antivirus Internet security software, and unlike traditional AV applications, SecureAnywhere puts almost all its chips in...

Microsoft Explains Rationale Behind Controversial Windows 8 Start Menu

Microsoft Explains Rationale Behind Controversial Windows 8 Start Menu

The Windows 8 Start Menu Screen is shaping up to be a bone of contention between Microsoft's engineers and those following the company's Building Windows 8 blog. In a series of recent articles, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky delved into the history of the Start Menu (the basic concept is 16 years old) and discusses its various shortcomings. Part...

McAfee's Crash Happy Add-On for Firefox Lands on Blocked List

McAfee's Crash Happy Add-On for Firefox Lands on Blocked List

Firefox has had its share of problems over the years, the biggest (and most persistent) one being the well documented memory leak. Some suffer from it, others don't. But frequent crashes? If you happen to be experiencing those, check your add-ons, and specifically look for McAfee's SecureScan. According to Mozilla, McAfee's plug-in is known...

AVADirect Adds 24GB Option for X7200 Notebook

AVADirect Adds 24GB Option for X7200 Notebook

The X7200 notebook from AVADirect already boasts some incredible features, including support for six-core Intel chips, dual ATI/NVIDIA GPUs, and up to three SATA drives, but now you can opt for up to 24GB of memory, too. In order to take advantage of all 24GB of RAM, users will need Windows Professional or Ultimate, as Windows Home Premium...

Amazon Offers Free Encryption For Storage Service

Amazon Offers Free Encryption For Storage Service

Thanks to a new Server Side Encryption feature, Amazon Web Service customers will be able to easily encrypt data stored on the company's Simple Storage Service (S3). Before this new feature was revealed, businesses had to choose an encryption algorithm, create and store keys, and "bottleneck" their code to ensure encryption. In an effort to...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: LG 3DTV, Acer LCD, Panasonic Blu-Ray, Samsung GII S

HH Hot Deals of the Day: LG 3DTV, Acer LCD, Panasonic Blu-Ray, Samsung GII S

It’s time for another fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. Being served up this morning, we have an LG 240Hz Edge-lit LED 3D HDTV, an Acer LCD with included input devices, an inexpensive Panasonic Blu-Ray player with built-in WiFi, and the awesome Samsung Galaxy II S for just under 100 bucks with new AT&T...

Rage Debut Marred By Performance Issues, Dubious Reviews

Rage Debut Marred By Performance Issues, Dubious Reviews

id Software's Rage has launched for PC and the various consoles, but the game comes loaded with a laundry list of issues. Most of the graphical problems appear to affect ATI users, but not all--texture pop-in is reportedly a huge issue for both Nvidia and ATI. Texture pop-in, for those of you who've somehow missed the phenomenon, is that split-second...

Apple Introduces iCloud Service

Apple Introduces iCloud Service

In addition to the anticipated announcement of the iPhone 4S yesterday, Apple also introduced the iCloud service that will officially launch October 12, a few days before the iPhone 4S will be made available. According to Apple, iCloud is a set of free cloud services that includes iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream, and Documents in the Cloud....

Asus Eee Pad Slider Hands-On Video Demo

Asus Eee Pad Slider Hands-On Video Demo

The Asus Eee Pad Slider is a break-out device, much in the way the Asus Eee Pad Transformer broke the mold not so long ago when it was announced.  Though it's built on the same base NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform that many 10.1 Android Honeycomb slates are these days, the Slider offers a netbook-like slide-out keyboard solution that takes the...

Oracle Tries To Make It's Mobile Platform Relevant Again

Oracle Tries To Make It's Mobile Platform Relevant Again

Oracle revealed on Tuesday plans for its next-generation mobile and embedded development platform, JavaME 7. JavaME is the mobile system upon which the most intelligent phones were based before there were today's crop of smartphones, and it still powers billions of devices. It is also the thing over which Oracle is suing Google, claiming that...

JVC's GC-PX10 Is Part Camcorder, Part Camera, All Frankencam

JVC's GC-PX10 Is Part Camcorder, Part Camera, All Frankencam

Is this the Frankencam? Perhaps! JVC's new GC-PX10 is half video camera, half still shooter, and it's certainly one of the strangest hybrid cameras of any kind that we've ever seen. The company's marketing this as a camera that can offer pro-level performance and features, but in a semi-compact body. It shoots 12MP stills, 36Mbps progressive...

Microsoft Launches New Tools To Make Hotmail More Relevant, Interesting

Microsoft Launches New Tools To Make Hotmail More Relevant, Interesting

Hotmail is one of the oldest mass-market, free email services, but it's been overshadowed for years by Gmail. Microsoft has overhauled Hotmail several times in a bid to make the service easier to use, and is preparing to launch a new suite of tools that it hopes will make the service easier to use. In a recent post on the Windows Team Blog,...

Raging Over Firefox's Rapid Release Schedule? Mozilla Hears You

Raging Over Firefox's Rapid Release Schedule? Mozilla Hears You

The cool thing about Firefox's rapid release schedule is you never have to wait very wait very long for whatever potentially awesome features (or big time bug fixes) are included in the next build. That's rad. It also comes at a cost. After a while, it feels like we spend more time going through the update routine -- Click Ok to install, yada...

Corsair Announces Vengeance and Value Select 8GB DDR3 Modules

Corsair Announces Vengeance and Value Select 8GB DDR3 Modules

Designed to take advantage of that 32GB of total system memory or to give a notebook serious performance boost, respectively, Corsair announced 8GB Vengeance and Value Select DDR3 memory kits. The Vengeance kits run at 1600MHz (1.5V) with timings of 10-10-10-27, giving users the ability to pack in 32GB of RAM into four memory slots. The 8GB...

Apple Unveils iOS 5 Updates

Apple Unveils iOS 5 Updates

Today, Apple let loose with a number of product announcements, not the least of which concerns iOS 5. Apple claims that there are over 200 new features in iOS 5, but the company boiled them down to the most important ones, which we’ll cover below. Note that new iPod touches will also run on iOS 5, so these updates are pertinent for touch...

Apple Spills Details On the New iPhone 4S

Apple Spills Details On the New iPhone 4S

Apple is finally sharing the formalized specs on the iPhone 4S, and they confirm much of what we've suspected. The new phone looks nearly identical to the current iPhone 4, but is reportedly "all new" inside. Many analysts have speculated that the new iPhone 4S will fix the antenna issues that plagued the original iPhone 4. The phone may share...

Apple: 250 Million iOS Devices Sold (and Other non-iPhone 5 Facts)

Apple: 250 Million iOS Devices Sold (and Other non-iPhone 5 Facts)

Apple fanatics are on the edge of their seats today eagerly awaiting for Apple to unveil its next iPhone device and let the world know all the gory details. Well guess what? You won't find any of that here, because Apple has yet to officially unveil its next iPhone. That's going to happen in a matter of moments, but in the meantime, here's...

Rhapsody Buys Napster

Rhapsody Buys Napster

Rhapsody announced plans to purchase Napster from Best Buy. Although the full details of the deal have not been released, we do know that Best Buy will retain a minority stake in Rhapsody. The deal is expected to close on or around November 30 of this year. As a result of the deal, the subscriber bases of the two largest on-demand premium...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Toshiba HD, Sony Cam, iPod Dock, Systems From HP and Dell

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Toshiba HD, Sony Cam, iPod Dock, Systems From HP and Dell

It looks like the crew at LogicBuy was working overtime this morning. We’ve got a boatload of HOT deals for you all this morning, including a Toshiba external HD, a 16.2MP Sony CyberShot digicam, a Panasonic iPod dock, an affordable HP notebook with Blu-Ray powered by AMD’s Llano APU, and a Dell Inspiron slim tower with 8GB of...

Alienware M18x Gaming Notebook: A Tale of Two GPUs

Alienware M18x Gaming Notebook: A Tale of Two GPUs

Big, bad and unapologetic. These three words accurately describe the Alienware M18x. Unapologetic about its size, this is a desktop replacement notebook that almost defies the entire category of portable machines. Sure, it's portable, in the sense that you can move it from room to room or perhaps pack it up for a LAN, but you're not tossing...

Google's Chrome Skyrocketing Up The Charts, Could Overtake Firefox Soon

Google's Chrome Skyrocketing Up The Charts, Could Overtake Firefox Soon

Is Google's Web browser about to push Mozilla's power house out of the #2 overall browser slot? Perhaps. StatCounter's newest browser data is suggesting that Chrome could take over the #2 spot, a spot that Firefox currently holds, as early as this December if user trends continue in the direction they're heading. Google obviously has a huge...

Does $20B = iPhone 5 Exclusivity for Sprint?

Does $20B = iPhone 5 Exclusivity for Sprint?

How did Sprint finally score the iPhone? It did so by guaranteeing to Apple that it would purchase 30.5 million iPhones over the next 4 years, amount to $20 billion worth of the handsets, at current pricing. That's just part of the story emerging on Monday, the day before the next-generation iPhone launch. Not only did Sprint buy its way into...

Microsoft To "Stop Producing" The Zune; The iPod Slays Another

Microsoft To "Stop Producing" The Zune; The iPod Slays Another

And just like that, on the eve of Apple's iPhone 5 event, the Zune was no more. Microsoft's valiant effort into the world of portable media players seemed to have a snowball's chance in summer at making it, even from the start. Despite a huge marketing effort and a name like Microsoft, trying to crush the iPod, or even match it, seems to be...

Fusion-io Ups The Storage Ante For Enterprise With ioDrive2 And ioDrive2 Duo

Fusion-io Ups The Storage Ante For Enterprise With ioDrive2 And ioDrive2 Duo

And the fast, just keeps on getting faster. And cheaper. And more mainstream. And that's just the way we like it. As hard drives continue to best SSDs and NAND-based storage solutions in price, the latter two are besting HDDs in terms of performance. No shock there, but the "price gap" keeps getting more and more narrow, making it easier for...

Origin PC Releases Two New CPU Coolers: FROSTBYTE and CRYOGENIC

Origin PC Releases Two New CPU Coolers: FROSTBYTE and CRYOGENIC

Cool is never cold enough, now is it? Now when you're pushing your CPU to the brink of melting, anyway. ORIGIN PC has just introduced their new customizable liquid cooling Frostbyte and Cryogenic solutions, aiming to suit "any configuration." These newcomers are available now for the company's potent line of gaming desktops, featuring silent...

Oracle Unveils New Hardware

Oracle Unveils New Hardware

It’s been a busy day for Oracle; at its OpenWorld conference, the company announced new hardware including the Oracle Big Data Appliance, Sun ZFS Storage Appliances, and Oracle Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine. The Big Data Appliance is designed to handle--well, Big Data. Oracle describes the concept of Big Data thusly: “Weblogs,...

HotHardware's Labor Day Gaming System Giveaway Winner!

HotHardware's Labor Day Gaming System Giveaway Winner!

To commemorate the Labor Day holiday, HotHardware.com and our friends at NZXT, NVIDIA, EVGA, Asus, Intel, Gigabyte and Patriot teamed up to put together one heck of monster give-away! This time around readers had a chance to win an Intel Core i5-2400S-infused, custom-built gaming rig with 8GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a Patriot Pyro SSD,...

Leaked Slide Claims To Spill Details On Next-Gen Bulldozer Processor

Leaked Slide Claims To Spill Details On Next-Gen Bulldozer Processor

A slide leaked to occasionally-accurate Turkish website Donahim Haber purports to showcase some of the features of AMD's next-generation Bulldozer core, codenamed 'Piledriver.'  This is the same CPU core the company's upcoming 'Trinity' mobile APU will be based on. Other leaked slides have implied that Trinity will be released more quickly...

Adobe Announces Creative Cloud

Adobe Announces Creative Cloud

Adobe has delivered a number of announcements at its MAX 2011 conference, including partnerships, acquisitions, and new products. Arguably the most compelling of the bunch is the company’s new Creative Cloud, which is essentially hosted versions of many of its most popular content creation software, including Photoshop, InDesign, and...

Sony Refreshes Vaio S Series Laptops

Sony Refreshes Vaio S Series Laptops

While you were kicking back watching the New England Patriots thrash the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Sony spent the weekend welcoming a pair of new laptops to its Vaio S line. New additions include the 15.5-inch Sony Vaio and the 13.3-inch Vaio SA, both of which start at just shy of a grand and sport most of the same hardware. Regardless of...

How Much Money is Amazon Losing on the Kindle Fire Tablet?

How Much Money is Amazon Losing on the Kindle Fire Tablet?

Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet figures to be a hugely successful device. How much of a success is yet to be determined, but there's certainly a lot of buzz surrounding Amazon's entry into the tablet market. That's what happens when you undercut the competition with a $199 slate without neutering the hardware. Sure, it's a 7-inch slate, but it's...

Rise of the Multi-Core Mesh Munchkins:  Adapteva Announces New Epiphany Processor

Rise of the Multi-Core Mesh Munchkins: Adapteva Announces New Epiphany Processor

Many-core processors are apparently the new black for 2011. Intel continues to work on both its single chip cloud computer and Knights Corner, Tilera made headlines earlier this year, and now a new company, Adapteva, has announced its own entry into the field. Epiphany Block Diagram - Source: Adapteva The Epiphany architecture is an array...

T-Mobile And Walmart Offer Contract-Free 4G Service

T-Mobile And Walmart Offer Contract-Free 4G Service

If you've been longing for 4G service but aren't sure you want to make a commitment to a one- or two-year plan, then a new offering from Walmart and T-Mobile may be what you're looking for. In a little less than two weeks, you'll be able to sign up for a $30 unlimited web and text monthly 4G prepaid service plan from T-Mobile. This plan will...

Best Buy Slashes Price Of HTC Flyer Tablet

Best Buy Slashes Price Of HTC Flyer Tablet

There's lots of competition in the tablet space these days. With the recent announcement of the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, it seems that manufacturers and retailers are thinking more and more about lower-priced tablets. Earlier this year, the fire sale on the HP TouchPad had these tablets flying off the shelves. We've also watched prices...

3D Monitor Shoot-Out: Acer HN274H and ViewSonic V3D245

3D Monitor Shoot-Out: Acer HN274H and ViewSonic V3D245

There's no question about it: 3D technology is HOT right now. Whether you're ready to hop on the bandwagon or just want to keep on top of what's out there, there are two new monitors that should be on your radar, the 27” Acer HN274H and 23.6” ViewSonic V3D245. Both of these 3D monitors feature embedded 3D emitters designed for...

AT&T Wireless Begins Warning Top Users of Possible Throttling

AT&T Wireless Begins Warning Top Users of Possible Throttling

AT&T said it was going to start a throttling or "network optimization" program on Oct. 1, and it wasn't kidding. The nation's second largest wireless carrier has begun sending out warning messages via SMS to the top 5 percent of data users on its network. The text message alerts those affected that they are among AT&T’s top 5...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung Galaxy X2, Eee Pad Transformer, M17x

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung Galaxy X2, Eee Pad Transformer, M17x

It’s a new week, and our friends from LogicBuy are at the ready with a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all. On tap for this morning is Samsung’s hot Galaxy II S, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, a refurbed Linksys router, and the beastly Alienware M17x gaming notebook... Samsung Galaxy S II 1.2GHz dual-core Android Smartphone [w/new...

LG's Optimus Slider Gets Affordable: $200 Off-Contract On Virgin Mobile

LG's Optimus Slider Gets Affordable: $200 Off-Contract On Virgin Mobile

Who says that you need a post-paid contract in order to get a decent smartphone? A few years back, you did, but things have changed dramatically. Now, some smartphones are trickling down to pre-paid carriers, with yesterdays "greatest" on the post-paid side becoming today's "good enough" on the pre-paid side. LG's Optimus Slider is an Android-powered...

Super Talent's USB 3.0 POD Enclosure Gives Your Lonely 2.5" HDD A Home

Super Talent's USB 3.0 POD Enclosure Gives Your Lonely 2.5" HDD A Home

Looking for a new hard drive enclosure, perhaps one that understands USB 3.0? You're in lucky. Super Talent has just announced a new USB 3.0 Storage POD that will bring your existing HDD into the world of SuperSpeed with this DIY kit. You simply pop any 2.5" HDD or SSD into the kit, and then take advantage of the USB 3.0 connector if you have...

IBM And Streetline Look To Make City Parking Smarter

IBM And Streetline Look To Make City Parking Smarter

Annoyed with the amount of traffic rolling through your city? Can't get over the awful parking issues? You aren't alone. In a bid to continue making the world a smarter place, IBM has teamed up with Streetline in order to address a huge, still-unsolved city issue: parking. The collaboration is set to help cities of all sizes reduce congestion,...

Sony Could Stop Paying For 3D Glasses... Will You Pick Up The Tab?

Sony Could Stop Paying For 3D Glasses... Will You Pick Up The Tab?

Could the days of free 3D glasses at the cinema be numbered? Perhaps. As with most things trying hard to break into a market, Sony's movie studio had been footing the bill for the 3D glasses that were being distributed before 3D films. Seeing a 3D flick already cost more than a 2D flick, leaving many feeling as if those "free" glasses weren't...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: [Tech ARP] Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.9 PowerColor Radeon HD 6770 PCS+ Vortex II Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com Motherboards and Chipsets: A55F-A Review @ t-break Processors: Intel Core I3 2120 vs AMD Phenom II X2 560 Review by Ultimate Hardware Memory and Storage: Kingston Wi-Drive Portable Wireless Storage 16GB Review...

Firefox 8 Beta with Twitter Search Now Available for Download

Firefox 8 Beta with Twitter Search Now Available for Download

No sooner did Mozilla release its Firefox 7 browser to the public in final form, the browser maker has now made available the next version in beta trim. Such is the way it goes with Mozilla's recently adopted rapid release schedule. Should you rush out and grab the Firefox 8 beta before the paint has even had a chance to dry on FF7? To help...

iTunes Beta 9 Outs the iPhone 4S

iTunes Beta 9 Outs the iPhone 4S

You might expect that since Apple has announced the date of its iPhone introduction, that all the rumors would die down. We, on the other hand, expected the opposite, and that's what seems to be happening. Cases for both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 have appeared in AT&T stores. In addition, screenshots of AT&T's inventory system showed...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire 6850 Vapor-X @ PureOverclock Motherboards and Chipsets: Sapphire A75 Pure Platinum Mainboard Review @ Rage3D.com ASUS F1A75-I Deluxe (A75) Motherboard Review @ Tweaktown Memory and Storage: Patriot Pyro 120GB Solid State Drive Review @ APH Networks Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive Review @ eTeknix.com Power: In Win Glacier...

Sonnet's Fusion F2QR Portable RAID Storage Solution On Sale For $569

Sonnet's Fusion F2QR Portable RAID Storage Solution On Sale For $569

We've been big fans of innovation in storage for, well, ever. It's usually the bottleneck in modern day systems, and with the advent of NAND / SSD / DRAM, things have been moving in the right direction. But coming up with the perfect solution using what's on the market today is still tough; options are somewhat limited, and prices are typically...

Sony Ericsson Ships Xperia Ray Android Smartphone In The U.S. For $430 Unlocked

Sony Ericsson Ships Xperia Ray Android Smartphone In The U.S. For $430 Unlocked

Sony Ericsson may not be the handset power house that they used to be, particularly in the U.S., but their designs are still as sleek as ever. The company's Xperia Ray is one of the slimmer devices to leave SE's labs of late, and the front-facing 8.1MP camera is leaps and bounds better than most rivals. Talk about high-res video chatting....

Oneiric Ocelot (Ubuntu 11.10) Launching October 13th In A Shroud Of Mystery

Oneiric Ocelot (Ubuntu 11.10) Launching October 13th In A Shroud Of Mystery

Lion and Windows 8 may be stealing their share (and then some) of the spotlight, but that's not to say that other operating systems are just sitting on their laurels. Ubuntu, perhaps the most popular flavor of Linux for the consumer world, is about to release their newest version. Oneiric Ocelot is on the edge of launch, with Ubuntu 11.10...

Amazon Brings "Cloud-Accelerated" Silk Browser To Kindle Fire

Amazon Brings "Cloud-Accelerated" Silk Browser To Kindle Fire

Does the Internet truly need another Web browser? Perhaps, and particularly so when thinking about browsers for mobile devices. In the midst of Amazon launching a spate of new devices last week, they also introduced something non-hardware related. Amazon Silk is the company's new "cloud-accelerated" Web browser, and it will initially be available...

Verizon Files Appeal To FCC Imposition of 'Net Neutrality' Rules

Verizon Files Appeal To FCC Imposition of 'Net Neutrality' Rules

Much like the AT&T / T-Mobile USA merger, we knew that there was no way in the world that any new "net neutrality" rules would fly into law without a little friction. Verizon Communications has stepped up to the plate, not ashamed to make a public front against the looming FCC imposition of those very rules. This week, the company filed...

Samsung To Ship 1.5GHz Exynos 4212 Dual-Core Processor In Q4

Samsung To Ship 1.5GHz Exynos 4212 Dual-Core Processor In Q4

Remember when having a 1GHz chip in a mobile device was all the rage? No more! Of course, 1GHz Snapdragon processors are still blazing trails, but not like they used to. This week, Samsung has introduced the latest addition to its Exynos product family – the Exynos 4212 - a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 application processor, designed on Samsung’s...

Intel To Acquire Telmap

Intel To Acquire Telmap

According to a blog post from Intel’s AppUp event, the company has an agreement to acquire mobile location-based services provider Telmap. (The post did not indicate the cost of the acquisition.) The move is aimed at helping Intel expand its software and services offerings on the mobile front. Intel is looking to develop an “integrated,...

Mad Catz Aims Detonator Stereo Headset At Xbox 360 Gamers

Mad Catz Aims Detonator Stereo Headset At Xbox 360 Gamers

Did you know that Microsoft and Mad Catz were in cahoots? They are, and they aren't ashamed of it, and neither should you be. The company landed a deal earlier in the year to provide accessories for the Xbox 360 platform, and now we're seeing that partnership blossom into shipping product. Mad Catz has announced the shipping of the Detonator...

Nokia Passes Symbian Onto Accenture As Windows Phone 7 Grows Closer

Nokia Passes Symbian Onto Accenture As Windows Phone 7 Grows Closer

It's a little sad, really. Both Symbian and MeeGo held so much promise, and in the case of the former, there's still significant market share out there using the product. But Nokia has to move on, despite their roots, and some earlier announced plans are finally falling into place. Nokia and Accenture have closed the agreement for Nokia to...