Items tagged with Independence Day

Today is July 4th, otherwise known as Independence Day in the United States, which means good friends, good food on the grill, good beer, and of course fireworks! On the topic of fireworks and all the wonderful pyrotechnics that will ignite the skies tonight, have you ever wondered how they're made? It's a little more involved than packing black powder into a cardboard container and calling it good. Actually, it's pretty complex from start to finish. Popular Mechanics took a detailed look at the engineering of fireworks, which start off as handcrafted shells encased in treated cardboard and heavy... Read more...
Last month, we announced an exciting sweepstakes in which we planned to give away a full AMD Phenom X4 9750-powered system, complete with 4GB of Corsair RAM, a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card and a brand new Western Digital Black Edition hard drive.  The response we received after the announcement was awesome, with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news.  Well the dust has settled and we’ve picked a winner.Are you ready for it?  Drumroll please...And the Winner Is...Super-DaveCongrats!  You've just scored yourself... Read more...
Just a reminder folks!  In conjunction with our good friends at AMD, Corsair, and Western Digital, we're giving away yet another full, quad-core system this month!  This time around, you could win a full AMD Phenom X4 9750-based system, complete with a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card and a brand new Western Digital Black Edition hard drive!The complete parts list and breakdown is listed below!  As we've done with previous sweepstakes, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems, but like... Read more...
Happy 4th of July everyone!  It's Independence Day here in the United States, and that usually means a day filled with family, lots of food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here on HotHardware, Happy 4th!While we have your attention, don't forget to enter our Independence Day Sweepstakes.  There are still a few days left before we pick the winner.  Good Luck!... Read more...
Good evening all.  As a July 4th cool-down, I've decided to do a little blogging tonight.  I wouldn't normally call your interest direct to the blog but since I've been remiss for so long in my blogging efforts and since this one is a bit special, please stumble over this way for what I think is some fairly interesting and enjoyable reading, most of which I didn't even write! Thanks, Dave... Read more...