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Ziff Davis, one of the pioneering PC publications, has announced plans to restructure in the wake of the decision to not pay its interest portion of the payment on its notes.Ziff Davis presently operates numerous publications such as the Games For Windows Magazine, Electronic Gaming Monthly, 1Up.com, Filefront, and GameTap. “Jason Young, CEO of Ziff Davis Media, said "We are actively pursuing a considered and reasonable course of action to improve our capital structure as quickly as possible. Amidst a challenging print environment, our digital and event operations are doing well with our interactive... Read more...
Nokia has recently launched a new service that allows GPS users to pinpoint their location in one minute, as opposed to the standard three minutes that it currently takes. The service will be available to users of its N95 handset, Nokia’s flagship product. “‘It will be reliably under one minute in most countries,’ says Ralph Eric Kunz, head of Nokia's navigation and mapping operations.” “There are several ways improve the accuracy of cellphone GPS. Most commonly, cellphone base stations provide additional geographical information to help a phone work out where it is.” “Nokia's new service bypasses... Read more...
WD SHIPS 750 GB DESKTOP HARD DRIVES INCORPORATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR COOL, FAST, RELIABLE PERFORMANCE New WD Caviar Hard Drive Implements Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology LAKE FOREST, Calif. - June 4, 2007 -Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is shipping in volume high-capacity 750 GB Serial ATA (SATA) WD Caviar® SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Ideal for data-intensive applications, high-performance computing and multimedia systems, the WD Caviar SE16 750 GB drives deliver high performance with 3 Gb/s... Read more...
You know it's a good time to be a techie when coffee shops, fast food joints and even car rental companies like Avis are helping you stay connected anywhere you go.  In fact, it's just a good time for anyone who wants to stay connected as often as possible with companies like Avis paving the way to a more connected tomorrrow.  Here's a snippet from an Avis press release: "Parsippany, NJ May 21, 2007 - Avis Rent A Car System, LLC today announced that it will bring portable Wi-Fi connectivity to the travel industry with the launch of its new Avis Connect service. Avis Connect enables travelers... Read more...
Considering that students and businesspeople have been using MP3s to study a wide variety of subjects ranging from languages to law, is it any wonder that someone came up with the idea of teaching doctors with them? "iPods are good for your heart - at least they can help doctors make the right diagnosis of the sounds they can hear. Professor Michael Barrett MD at the American College of Cardiology last year launched a project in which the sound of hearts beating were made available to students in MP3 format for their iPods." If only somebody would clue talent agents into this teaching concept so... Read more...
Just in case you shot right down to the news section this morning and missed the link at the top of the page, we wanted to pop in and let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and power consumption of Western Digital's Caviar and RE.2 GreenPower 1TB hard drives.  In addition to their large capacities, these drives offer a number of proprietary features designed to lower their power consumption and acoustic profiles, like IntelliPower, IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and in the RE.2's case RAFF (Rotary Acceleration... Read more...
Analysts are predicting widespread problems and computer malfunctions due to a potential bug in some software that won't be able to handle the new Daylight Savings time rules. The scenario is eerily reminiscent of the dreaded "Y2K" bug which sent nearly everyone into a frenzy. "Actually, it's a potential problem in any software that was programmed before a 2005 law decreed that daylight-saving time would start three weeks earlier and end one week later, beginning this year. Congress decided that more early evening daylight would... Read more...
Have you ever wondered exactly how much it's costing you to leave your PC on? In the not too distant past, home users didn't think much about power consumption, but as the power requirements of modern PC hardware have skyrocketed, so too has interest in efficiency and cost. This short piece at Coding Horror explains how to calculate the cost of leaving a PC on and also gives some suggestion son how to save a few bucks. "The first thing you need to know is how much power your computer draws. The best way is to measure the actual power consumption.... Read more...
Michael Dell, no doubt after an exhaustive search, thinks he's found just the guy to lead Dell back to the top spot in personal computer sales. Dell Chairman and founder Michael Dell reclaimed the position of chief executive officer, ousting Kevin Rollins after he lost the lead in personal computers and failed to revive earnings growth. The shares rose 4.3 percent after the company said Rollins, 54, resigned effective immediately. The decision to replace him was made earlier this week, said spokesman Bob Pearson, declining to be more specific.... Read more...
With the growing support of geo-tagging, I can see many uses for this type of device. A friend of mine is a service technician for a communication company. He is routinely called out on "locates", which means he must drive to a site and mark the locations of buried cable. Imagine, if you would, being able to geo-tag these locations, such that the requesting party could simply query the location. Acquisition would be a one time task, and multiple service calls to the site could be eliminated. Others that may benefit from this are municipal services such as police and fire departments, delivery services,... Read more...
Dave from Beyond3D just sent word that he's posted an article detailing the video quality improvements and performance of ATI's recent driver updates for the X1000 series. Just by experimenting with HQV and a number of HD videos, the improvements are obvious. ATI is back on the ball. "Although ATI, over recent years, have adopted a monthly official driver release schedule, at the end of 2005 ATI released an extra set of drivers, Catalyst 5.13, specifically with updates for Avivo on the X1000 series of graphics boards. These drivers were specifically... Read more...
It's another cold and dreary day here in the northeast part of the HH labs... perfect time to sit down for a news post :) Once the excitement of the Patriots 4th quarter win over the Falcons(31-28) leaves me, I think it might be time for a nap. Enjoy the news... Thermaltake Blue ORB II CPU Cooler @ Techniz | Thermaltake Golden Orb II @ HH "The Blue ORB II CPU Cooler from Thermaltake is a good performance and good looking CPU cooler. This CPU cooler is an ideal choice for those users who wish for the fancy look and good performance. The entire cooler is just looks like a huge blue flower. Not... Read more...
CNet has put up a good read today, examining the effect the internet has had on human intelligence. Does using the internet make you smarter? It's already been proven that a daily dose of HotHardware can raise your IQ, but what about the rest of the net? All right, fine... maybe we won't raise your IQ, but we will keep you informed about the latest and greatest hardware out there. Now, let's take a look at some of that hardware... Mad Catz Universal MC2 Racing Wheel Review @ Hardware.GamersHell "Overall, Mad Catz's Universal MC2 Steering Wheel and Pedals is an incredibly user friendly and... Read more...
Hey folks, it's pretty late but the news just doesn't stop :) It's not exactly computer hardware, but Nintendo has revealed their design for Revolution's controller. At first I was a little disappointed, but after thinking about how it could change the way games are played, I'm actually excited about it. There are only so many different genres you can invent, only so many different story lines you can write... really, there are only so many ideas. However, changing the way a game is played is something that hasn't really been attempted before, certainly not on this scale. It could be the next big... Read more...
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