Items tagged with Danger

At the beginning of this week, T-Mobile informed Sidekick users that their personal data and photos "almost certainly has been lost." Now, Microsoft is coming back with some good news to affected users, saying the company believes it has recovered most of the data after all. "We are pleased to report that we have recovered most customer data for those Sidekick customers whose data was affected by the recent outage," corporate vice president Roz Ho wrote in a letter."We plan to begin restoring users' personal data as soon as possible, starting with personal contacts, after we have validated the... Read more...
After a major server outage occurred with Microsoft's Danger servers last Friday, users across the country have reported lost address books, weird text messaging problems, and other forms of data loss. Now, T-Mobile is informing Sidekick users that their personal data and photos "almost certainly has been lost." While service outages have hit various online services including Google's Gmail, RIM's BlackBerrys, and Apple's MobileMe apps, this particular outage has hit users in the worst possible way since the company has lost nearly all of its users' data and has no alternative backup plan for recovering... Read more...
Doyle Drive is the antiquated and dangerous southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge. It's actually a steel-truss bridge and has been rated as the most dangerous span in California. Most in the SF Bay Area are aware of this. And although geared toward rural drivers, SafeRoadMaps.org, a project of the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) aims to help educate drivers as to the safety of their roads. CERS is itself a joint program between the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs State and Local Policy Program and the Center for Transportation Studies,... Read more...
McAfee has released its annual "Mapping the Mal Web" report, which reports on "the riskiest and safest places on the Web," after analyzing "9.9 million heavily trafficked Web sites" using its own McAfee Site Advisor technology. Topping the list of most dangerous domains is the .hk domain (Hong Kong); the safest domain is .fi (Finland). Ranked in order, the top five most dangerous country domains are: .hk (Hong Kong).cn (China).ph (Philippines).ro (Romania).ru (Russia)In order, the top safest are: .fi (Finland).jp (Japan).no (Norway).si (Slovenia).co (Columbia)In addition to country domains, McAfee... Read more...
Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been released in Japan already, to great sales as well as some problems.  Some of the problems seem to be related to a bad habit: smoking.According to the statement, Nintendo has received complaints from Smash Bros. Brawl buyers of the Wii being unable to read their newly bought disc, or of videos chopping up during playback. These users claim to have had no such problems with past games. Nintendo has come to the conclusion that the problem has to do with dust and tobacco building up on Wii laser units. This effects Smash Bros. Brawl while leaving other titles unaffected... Read more...
Seeing as how we just gave some attention to CPU coolers, it's only fair to cover GPU coolers as well. However this time around we're talking about watercooling, as 3DXtreme puts three top of the line waterblocks to the test."From this we have come across forums where certain products are recommended for their performance with very little performance data to stand on. Based on this we decided to evaluate the performance of three GPU waterblocks which are considered to be the best ones on the market at this time. Now let's find out how well they perform against each other..."... Read more...
A longstanding bug found in Nvidia's last few driver releases has yet to be fixed. Their "Direct Access" feature which allowed users to control their monitors from the ForceWare control panel still suffers from what some consider a serious, and potentially hardware damaging bug. Nvidia has updated their driver page with new 81.98 ForceWare drivers, which have removed they Direct Access feature. "Back on the 20th of October last year Nvidia Corporation introduced a new feature in their ForceWare 81.85 graphics card drivers. They called... Read more...
Hey folks, I've got some bedtime stories for you techies :) Intel sent me an interesting e-mail today... apparently Seattle is the "Most Unwired City" in America. I guess with all the starbucks it's hard to sit still. Anyway, enjoy the rest. Goodnight. Replay: Unknown Features of the NetBurst Core @ X-Bit Labs "In the third part of our NetBurst Architecture investigation trilogy we are going to reveal the details of the Replay mechanism Implemented in Intel Pentium 4 processors, which Intel keeps quiet about. This particular mechanism and its working principles explain why Pentium... Read more...
Good afternoon folks :) There are a couple items in the mailbox that I haven't listed below, but are still a decent read. To help you get through all the reviews we post, how about giving Firefox a boost? ipKonfig will show you how. The next item is a review of Sony's PSP from Designtechnica... incredible device I must say. Well, now I'm off to fix computers and wait for my 6800GT to arrive, adios folks. EPoX EP-9NPA ULTRA Motherboard @ HardOCP "On the stability front, the EPoX 9NPA ULTRA was dream at stock settings with a 4000 CPU. In our usual 48 hours of stress testing, the motherboard... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time to empty the box again. We've got some different articles in tonight, such as the Apple iPod HP 20GB review, and a review for the Logitech Quickcam ORBIT Face-tracking Webcam. Goodnight all, enjoy your reading :) Danger Den RBX Waterblock Review @ OCModShop "The accelerator nozzles on the RBX are a very interesting concept. They allow the end user to adjust the water flow through the block to best suit the rest of the cooling system. The accelerator nozzle kit contains four precut nozzles and one blank for your own design. The #1 nozzle is the only one included with the... Read more...
Another Saturday, another news post. It's 5:30 and I still haven't changed out of my sweat pants, weekends are great :) I'll try and muster up some energy though, just for you guys. Read on, and enjoy! Danger Den MCT-5 and MCT-40 Liquid Review @ Madshrimps "Danger Den has partnered with Midwest Cooling Technologies to bring two non-conductive cooling liquids for the H20 Enthusiast: MCT-5 and MCT-40 are premixed, non-conductive, and with significantly lower freeze points then water. They even fluoresce under black light." Scythe's Arctic Silentium 1 Reviewed @ hi-techreviews.com "With... Read more...
Well folks, I just finished watching the news, and apparently the "King of Spam" lives in New Hampshire. Of course I started cracking up immediately, as anyone with an e-mail address knows every state in America has at least two Spam Kings. This guy was great though, he developed spyware software, and then developed software that removed the spyware... hey, hey! Turn off that light bulb above your head, my mailbox suffers enough ;) Best of 2004 Hardware & Tech @ Gamers Depot "2004 was a great year for PC hardware and technology – we found ourselves drenched in performance... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  With x-mas fast approaching and yours truely behind on his shopping, today is going to be a glorious day filled with busy malls and hectic traffic.  I just love the peaceful time of Christmas.... ;)  Here is your first shot of the day...  Danger Den DDC-12V Water Pump Review @ Madshrimps "If water cooling is in your blood, Danger Den needs no introduction. If you plan on making the transformation from air to water cooling, Danger Den is a company you may want to get to know better. Today were going to take a look at what may be the smallest 400l/h... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back to Hot Hardware :)  As I am sure you have noticed, there have been a "few" changes around here recently.  The whole crew has been working extremely hard to bring you a site that will fit your every need.  Let us know what you think of our new layout by dropping in the forum and plugging away at our current user poll :) Danger Den Maze 4 Chipset-Block & Kit @ Club OC "Danger Den has always been a pioneer of some outstanding designs for us water coolers out there. Starting with the very first Maze design, Danger Den came from nowhere... Read more...