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The term "family plan" has been thrown around the wireless industry at will for years on end, and largely, the meaning hasn't changed a ton even as the mobile realm has evolved. Sprint's trying to shake up the very definition of the phrase, introducing a new "Framily Plan" at the news flowing from CES hits fever pitch. The Framily Plan (yes, it's really called that) enables consumers to decide "who they consider family." Your yoga teacher. Your favorite barista. Your fantasy football team. Parents on your son’s soccer team. Your BFF since high school. Your cube mate. All of those folks can... Read more...
AVG launched AVG Family Safety, a new application that is designed to help parents protect their children online. AVG Family Safety acts as a virtual guardian for children by letting parents create age-appropriate settings and profiles for each child in the home. These profiles can be adjusted as the child gets older and as their digital behavior and habits change. AVG Family Safety can filter unwanted communication from over 80 social networking sites. Chats and network threads can also be monitored. The software can monitor what websites children are visiting and what searches they are conducting... Read more...
UPDATE: We heard back from Steve Swasey, Vice President, Corporate Communications for Netflix. Swasey explained that a "very, very, very small minority" of Netflix users actually use the Profiles feature. When we commented that he used the word "very" three times, he joked that a few more "very's" might actually be applicable. He would not comment, however, on what the actual percentage is of Netflix users who use Profiles. Swasey also pointed us to today's post on the Netflix Community Blog, where a Netflix product manager added the following salient comments: "Please know that the motivation... Read more...
Over the course of the past few months, we've brought you detailed analysis on Intel's forward-looking products based on their 45nm Penryn core architecture.  At the time, these products were not officially launched in the various sales channels.  Today Intel has announced official full availability of a number of new processors based on their bleeding-edge 45nm High-k metal gate silicon process technology that offers both lower power consumption and higher clock speeds... INTEL’S FUNDAMENTAL ADVANCE IN TRANSISTOR DESIGN EXTENDS... Read more...
INTEL’S FUNDAMENTAL ADVANCE IN TRANSISTOR DESIGN EXTENDS MOORE’S LAW, COMPUTING PERFORMANCE Sixteen Eco-Friendly, Faster and ‘Cooler’ Chips Incorporate 45nm Hafnium-Based High-k Metal Gate Transistors SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2007 – Built using an entirely new transistor formula that alleviates the wasteful electricity leaks that threaten the pace of future computer innovation, Intel Corporation today unveiled 16 server and high-end PC processors. In addition to increasing computer performance and saving energy use, these processors also eliminate eco-unfriendly lead and, in 2008, halogen... Read more...
The 6000+ isn't the end of the line for AMD Athlon 64 X2 after all. Dispite AMD roadmaps long foretelling that the Athlon 64 X2 product line as we currently know it would end with the 6000+, Digitimes is reporting that AMD is planning to release a new addition to the line-up. The new part will be badged as the 6400+ and will clock in at 3.2GHz with 2MB of L2 cache. This comes as a surprise since the 6400+ has not appeared on any AMD roadmap. However, some motherboard makers are supposed to have already recieved samples and the chips are expected to ship "shortly". "Currently, AMD's highest-end... Read more...
The team here at HotHardware would like to extend a warm welcome into the world for young Samara Maloney.  And a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Kelley and Rob Maloney for giving birth to Maloney Kiddo 2.0! "Samara Maloney came into the world at 8.43am on Friday, April 20th, weighing in at 6lbs 9ozs.  Unlike her brother, Cameron, she had a head full of dark hair, but still has the blue, Irish eyes of her parents.  Both mommy and baby are doing well, resting this weekend in Putnam Hospital Center.  Big brother’s first reaction was to try and pet Samara like a cat. "... Read more...
Corsair Enhances SD Family with New 4GB SDHC Card -- The new high capacity SDHC cards are designed for the latest generation of digital cameras and camcorders for maximum storage -- Fremont, CA (February 20, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today expanded its Secure Digital (SDTM) card family with the new 4GB SD High Capacity (SDHCTM) cards. Based on the SD Association 2.0 specification and tested to be fully compliant with SDHC host devices, each Corsair 4GB SDHC card blends Class 2 performance and high capacity to offer expanded storage for rich digital... Read more...
Corsair Launches Mac Memory DDR2-667 SODIMM Product Family for Apple PCs -- Memory Upgrades Available for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Intel-based versions of iMac -- Fremont, CA (February 5, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today launched Mac Memory, their first memory DDR2-667 SODIMM products to support Apple PCs. Three products were announced today, the 1GB upgrade module, the 2GB upgrade kit (two 1GB modules) and the 3GB upgrade kit (one 1GB module and one 2GB module). The 1GB upgrade module and 2GB upgrade kit are compatible with the MacBook family, MacBook... Read more...
Corsair Expands FB-DIMM Family with Immediate Availability of 2GByte DDR2-667 Fully Buffered DIMMs -- The latest Corsair FB-DIMM solutions are designed to support the new dual-core Intel Xeon servers and workstations -- Fremont, CA (December 4, 2006) - Corsair a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today expanded its Fully Buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) family of products to include new high density DDR2-667MHz speeds to support the latest dual-core Intel Xeon based platforms. Corsair high density high-speed FB-DIMMs offer enhanced memory throughput allowing for superior application... Read more...
If you just can't seem to quench your thirst for more info on AMD's Socket AM2, Phoronix has another article of interest. Click here to get in the know on chipset support, motherboard offerings, and linux compatibility. "When it comes to the whole server and workstation topic of Socket AM2 support, NVIDIA is currently working on a replacement for its nForce Professional 2050/2200 Chipset. This new NVIDIA nForce PRO 3000 core-logic is still under NDA with its vendors. We would anticipate that the new NVIDIA nForce Professional Chipsets... Read more...
Xbit takes on the Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi and has this to say..."Well, we have just got acquainted with the true successor to the legendary sound card family from Creative. It is very nice that the company decided to continue working on the sound processing algorithms focusing on the realistic sounding for headphone listening. This is a pretty logical solution, especially since most users prefer headphones to the traditional acoustic systems. X-Fi will be a true gift for gaming fans, because all new games are expected to support EAX 5.0."Headphones?  I dig my Logitech Z-680s personally...... Read more...
The TechZone has pulled together a guide on making personal home movies.  Just in time for the holiday season, they lay out the steps to making home movies that'll impress.  Marrying a camcoder, PC and other hardware, they break it down so you can make movies with panache that'll last years."It has only been within the recent past that digital cameras and camcorders, DVD burners and high-powered PCs have become fast enough and cheap enough to make consumer digital video editing/production feasible. Let's look at some real examples." ... Read more...
This past year has been a tumultuous one for ATI. The Canadian graphics giant has been plagued by well-documented supply problems and have had to deal with multiple delays to their next-gen product, being developed under the code name "R520". The situation is reminiscent of NVIDIA's prior to the launch of the NV30 which later became known as the GeForce FX 5800. Back then, NVIDIA had been commissioned to develop a GPU and chipset for the original Xbox, and planned to have their new GPUs produced on an advanced .13 micron manufacturing process. The combination of the move to .13 micron... Read more...
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