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These are interesting times for Sony. The company's great rise has given way to tougher times of late, with intense competition in everything from digital imaging, to gaming, to HDTVs. As these major corporations often do in times of contractions, Sony has announced that it has sold its Sony City Osaki office building and premises to Nippon Building Fund Inc. and a Japanese institutional investor. The sale was structured such that Sony placed the office building and premises in a trust and then sold the trust beneficiary rights. Sony and other Sony Group businesses will remain in the building for... Read more...
Expansion seems to be the name of the game in Silicon Valley. With Apple aiming to erect a monstrous new campus in Cupertino, Google obviously couldn't go without a plan of its own. As the company focuses its efforts while expanding into new arenas (Glass and Chrome OS, for instance), the sky's the limit. But, of course, you need room to house employees, meetings, and the kinds of tools needed to innovate in a world moving at a breakneck pace. In a new Vanity Fair report, Google is reportedly planning a 42-acre home in the greater Bay Area. It's being dreamed up by Seattle's own NBBJ, and the complex... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and our resident ¼ Geek Apprentice Michael (Dave's son) build a custom, high-end Gaming System for the winner of our totally awesome Dads and Grads sweepstakes! Enjoy this bad boy, Lamar! And a BIG thanks for entering the sweepstakes everyone! We’ll be announcing the next one soon! (Be sure to watch all the way to the very end--if you can handle the cuteness!)... Read more...
Apple and Cupertino go hand-in-hand. Steve Jobs grew up in the Bay Area-town, and now it's home to Apple. Apple's primary campus on Infinite Loop only holds a few thousand employees, but Apple needs space for thousands upon thousands more. Currently, those others are spread across multiple facilities in the Bay Area, but Jobs has a better idea: bring them all together into a massive complex that's around the size of the U.S. Pentagon. In a recent town council meeting, Jobs took time out of his busy day in order to explain why the new facility should be allowed to exist within the community, and... Read more...
Baltimore is the first city to get full-on WiMAX deployment, and other U.S. cities are slated to come online soon, such as Chicago and Washington D.C. Using Intel's WiMAX/Wi-Fi Link 5050 "Echo Peak" chipset, Toshiba will soon start selling the Satellite U405-ST550W with integrated WiMAX support. The Satellite U405-ST550W Laptop will come configured with: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Intel Centrino® 2 Processor Technology Intel® WiMAX / Wi-Fi Link 13.3" Widescreen Display With TruBrite® Technology High-speed eSATA/USB Sleep-And-Charge Combo Port Built-in Webcam With Face... Read more...
Quickbooks has long been available as an online service, so it was only a matter of time before Quicken was migrated to this format.   Currently in closed beta testing, Intuit is planning to open the beta to a waiting list on September 10. Intuit is planning to release a Web-based edition of its leading personal finance application this winter, possibly early in 2008. Quicken Online marks a key transition for a company that has made its bones selling new versions of its boxed software each year. A few years ago, folks at Intuit told me they saw virtually no demand for online tools. Last week,... Read more...
Sonic Solutions (duplicating software) and Macrovision (encryption) announced Monday their partnership to offer retailers and movie studios the technology to download films and sell DVDs on demand, freeing up warehouses and shelf space. The software could also be beneficial to movie studios. Only 25% of titles in studio vaults are made available on DVD because three-quarters of the films wouldn't attract enough buyers, Sherf said. "The vast library of content has not been released because of the cost involved," he said. "Studios have to produce... Read more...
With the summer coming to a close, you may find yourself inside a bit more, and thus in the need for a new computer to get through the winter months. Those of you heading back to school may also find yourself in the same situation. Students aren't usually known for their large bank accounts though, but fear not, as you can still build yourself a decent machine without breaking the bank. Madshrimps will help put some ideas in your head with their latest budget system building guide for the summer of 06. "Value for the money, bang for the buck and good price/performance ratio are expressions... Read more...
If your up for starting a quick little project, Hardware Secrets can show you how to build your own IR transmitter for the PC. As the article clip states, if you can use a solder iron, you can build the device. "Several motherboards have the necessary hardware for the installation of an infrared transmitter/receiver, requiring only the installation of a module containing the infrared sensor. The great problem, however, is that this module is not easily found in the market and, when it is, its price is high. In this tutorial we will show you how... Read more...
The gang at Corsair have posted an article outlining the various details of building a high performance gaming PC. Of particular interest is the section regarding overclocking the system. For those who might have limited experience in overclocking, who better to teach you the black art than one of the leading enthusiast memory vendors. Should you be looking to build a system yourself, be sure to also check our our own Hot Hardware Holiday Buyer's Guide.The sweet spot for resolution right now seems to be 1280x1024, which is the native resolution of most 17" and 19" LCD monitors. In a newer game... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm back. Some disturbing news for Red Sox fans tonight, Matt Clement received a head injury with a line drive hit by Carl Crawford. It was powerful enough to knock him off his feet, and he remained almost motionless for about 5 minutes before he was taken away on a stretcher. A standing ovation was given by both Red Sox and Devil Rays fans as he left the field. Let's hope for a speedy recovery :) Do-It-Yourself Guide: Building a Home Theatre PC @ PCStats "Computers are a perfect fit for the entertainment room, and building your own home theatre PC is not more difficult than assembling... Read more...