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Amazon is expanding its cloud reach into the world of graphically intensive, 3D, GPU-accelerated applications in fields such as media creation, design, and even gaming with its Amazon AppStream. AppStream runs on Amazon’s EC2, which includes NVIDIA’s Kepler-based GRID GPUs (a G2 instance), and is designed to make it possible to run applications on devices that would not necessarily be able to handle the processing required. The service deploys and renders applications in the cloud and streams them to just about any device, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Currently, the Amazon... Read more...
The LG G2 is the follow-up to the Optimus G Pro -- which was an excellent phone in its own right. The G2 is part brawn and part brain, and it's actually a nice balance of the two. Qualcomm's 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 is the star of the show, offering more raw horsepower than most other Android phones on the market right now. On paper, it's clear that LG cut virtually no corners in getting the absolute best components within the G2. But they didn't stop there. LG also thought outside of the proverbial box a bit, rethinking where the commonplace volume rocker and power button should be located,... Read more...
In the ever-intensifying smartphone war, clear lines are being drawn. The only two mobile phone manufacturers making any notable profits at present are Apple (with iOS) and Samsung (with Android). Despite the fact that Android as a whole is dominating from a global market share perspective, players such as LG, HTC, Pantech, and Sony are scrapping for market share. The point? Competing with the heralded Galaxy line of phones and phablets is difficult. Crosstown rival LG has historically had something of a quiet battle going with Samsung, and recent moves by the company's mobile division demonstrate... Read more...
It might still be summertime, but that isn't stopping LG Electronics from doing a bit of spring cleaning. Specifically, the South Korean handset maker said it's tossing out its "Optimus" nomenclature for high-end smartphones, and instead will forge ahead with a tidier "G" to represent its premium brand. The first of LG's new G series will be the G2. "Our vision is to make LG’s newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The new... Read more...
T-Mobile announced the successor to its G1 smartphone, the new T-Mobile G2 with Google. The G2 will support T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network, which T-Mobile is touting as offering 4G speeds. Designed by HTC, the G2 combines a large, 3.7-inch screen with a hinge design that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. The phone runs on Android 2.2 and an 800MHz Snapdragon MSM7230 mobile processor. The phone will have a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and the ability to record HD video (720p). For storage, the G2 comes with a 4GB internal memory and a pre-installed 8GB micro SD card with support for up... Read more...
For the longest time, there were two main choices when it came to selecting a digital camera. You either purchased a DSLR, or you purchased a point and shoot. Needless to say, both of these options provided drastically different results, and there has been little in the middle to satisfy those who didn't want to jump into one camp or the other. And then, the Micro Four Thirds system was introduced. This solution packs DSLR-like image quality into a camera that's just barely larger than a typical point and shoot. Today, Panasonic has introduced two new cameras in their Micro Four Thirds lineup.... Read more...
  Whether you’re a hardcore power user or a casual tinkerer who knows just enough to get into trouble, Asus is a company that you’re no doubt familiar with.  The company is held in high regard in the PC enthusiast community thanks in no small part to their consistent track record and seemingly never-ending flow of innovative products. Over the years, we’ve poked and prodded many of Asus’ motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, LCD monitors and notebooks here at HotHardware.   And save for a few missteps along the way, we’ve generally come away impressed.  In this... Read more...
Just in case you pointed your browser right to the news and missed the link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at here HotHardware that you may want to check out.  In the article we look at (no pun intended) an LCD from Asus, the PG221, that the company has branded a ‘Hardcore Gamer’s Dream Monitor’.As its name suggests, the PG221 is a 22.1” monitor.  It has a widescreen 16:10 aspect ratio, a built-in 1.3MP webcam and speakers – including a subwoofer – and a bevy of input options.  The PG221 has a high contrast glare-type... Read more...
Hello everyone.  We were recently given the opportunity to take a look at a preproduction sample of a new gaming platform coming from ASUS. Dubbed the "G2P", this is a robust new product that combines the latest flagship mobile components with a unique new aesthetic and gaming-specific features in one convenient package... Read the full preview here. Please Digg This Article To Share With Others.... Read more...
Recently, we were given the opportunity to take a look at a preproduction sample of a new gaming platform coming from ASUS. Dubbed the "G2P", this is a robust new product that combines the latest flagship mobile components with a unique new aesthetic and gaming-specific features in one convenient package. Although we've opted to wait a few weeks so we can review the complete retail package the notebook will ship with, we've taken the liberty of posting some images to whet your appetite in the interim. At the heart of the ASUS G2P is a platform which utilizes a 17" LCD.... Read more...
Intel's current line-up of desktop processors based on the company's aging Netburst micro-architecture may not have the allure it once did with power users, thanks in no small part to fierce competition from arch-rival AMD, but their core logic chipsets have always been held in high regard. Intel puts an immense amount of resources into designing and qualifying their chipsets.  And over the years they've built and solidified a reputation for performance, features, and rock-solid stability. Another company with a solid reputation for building high performance, feature-rich and stable... Read more...
The Shuttle SB65G2 & SN85G4 XPCs They Just Keep Getting Better... By, Marco Chiappetta November 13, 2003   It has been almost two full years since we first got our hands on one of Shuttle's original small form factor systems, the SV24.  The first few products in their mini-barebones lineup, as it was then known, generated quite a bit of excitement within the hardware community, but we all universally clamored for two things, an AGP slot and easier access to the CPU and drive connectors, etc.  Shuttle not only listened to the community, but in the process of expanding and improving... Read more...
The Shuttle XPC SB61G2 Pint-Sized P4 Powerhouse! "Burned in" by Robert Maloney June 8th, 2003 A major trend in the technology industry is miniaturization.  It's no longer good enough to be the fastest or more technologically advanced anymore.  These days everything from cell phones to MP3 players to digital cameras, are showing up on retail shelves in increasingly smaller packages.  So, it should come as no real surprise that PC manufacturers would also follow suit.  That's where Shuttle comes in.  Sure, other companies such as IWILL and Soyo have produced small... Read more...
The Shuttle XPC SN41G2 Small Form Factor + nForce2 = Perfect Combination By, Marco Chiappetta February 27, 2003 There is no denying that Shuttle Inc., started a trend that got PC enthusiasts and mainstream users interested in SFF (Small Form Factor) systems.  Way back in December of 2001, we took a look at the SV24, and were immediately excited about the possibilities.  Other companies seem to have seen the potential market for these mini-systems as well, with Soyo, Iwill and Tyan, among others, all introducing similar products.  Shuttle definitely has a head start over the competition,... Read more...