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All News for November 2011

STEC Delivers New MLC Flash-Based SSDs For the Data Center

STEC Delivers New MLC Flash-Based SSDs For the Data Center

At the Server Design Summit this week, STEC will demo its latest MLC flash-based SSDs. The company’s flagship ZeusIOPS line now includes a high-endurance model with the ability to deliver up to 30 full capacity read/writes per day for five years (or about 33 Petabytes of data over the life of a 600GB drive). The new model, the ZeusIOPS...

New Acer Monitor Converts 2D Content To 3D

New Acer Monitor Converts 2D Content To 3D

Acer introduced a new 27-inch 3D monitor that is capable of converting any 2D content to 3D. The new Acer HR274H features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and uses Acer's chip-based solution for converting 2D content to 3D. The monitor connects to your 3D-enabled PC, Blu-ray player, game console, cable set top box, or camera via a single HDMI cable...

OCZ Introduces Talos 2 Enterprise SAS SSD Series

OCZ Introduces Talos 2 Enterprise SAS SSD Series

OCZ announced the Talos 2 Serial Attached SCSI SSD Series. As the follow-up to the Talos Series which was available in a 3.5 inch form factor, the Talos 2 features a 2.5-inch form factor and offers capacities ranging from 100GB to 1TB in MLC, eMLC, and SLC NAND configurations. The Talos 2 also offers increased I/O performance and scalability....

EVGA Juices Up Its Graphics Card Lineup With New FTW and Classified Cards

EVGA Juices Up Its Graphics Card Lineup With New FTW and Classified Cards

EVGA announced a pair of new graphics cards with 448 cores, the EVGA GTX 560 Ti FTW and the EVGA GTX 560 Ti Classified. The two cards have identical specs and key features. They both feature 797MHz core clocks, 3900MHz memory clocks, and 1594MHz shader clocks; 448 CUDA cores; PCI-E 2.0 bus; and 1280MB of GDDR5 memory. Both offer support for...

Apple Announces Free Shipping Until December 22

Apple Announces Free Shipping Until December 22

Apple is spreading some holiday cheer to iDevice fans by offering free shipping on all products ordered online through its Apple store or via the Cupertino company's Apple Store iOS app. There's no minimum amount you have to spend; if it's available for purchase, it ships free to your door until December 22nd. Somewhat tying into the promotion...

Wi-Fi Cooks Your Sperm, Scientists Say

Wi-Fi Cooks Your Sperm, Scientists Say

Listen up fellas, this one applies to you. According to a report in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility, your laptop's wireless signal could be killing your sperm. That's right, downloading music or firing off an email might be wiping out millions of potential offspring every time you sit down with your notebook. Reuters read the report...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Lenovo ThinkPad, Dell Vostro, Sony Tablet and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Lenovo ThinkPad, Dell Vostro, Sony Tablet and More

We’ve got another healthy serving of HOT deals for you all this morning, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this Tuesday, we have an ultra-slim Lenovo ThinkPad, a Core i5-based Dell Vostro mini-tower, a 1TB WD HD Live, a rechargeable Logitech mini Boombox, an LED-backlit Dell LCD monitor, and a Tegra 2-powered Sony...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core GPU Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core GPU Review

Just in time for the holiday buying season, NVIDIA is at the ready with a brand new graphics card. Sort of. Today, NVIDIA is announcing the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores. Some of you may be thinking, “Hey! GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards use the GF114 GPU which offers a maximum of 384 cores!” And you’d be right. This new GeForce...

Sennheiser Launches X 360 And X 2 Xbox Gaming Headphones

Sennheiser Launches X 360 And X 2 Xbox Gaming Headphones

Look who showed up on the gaming headphone scene. Sennheiser, a trusted name in the world of audio, has just introduced two new headphone models, both of which are targeting Xbox gamers. The X 320 and X2 are the company's first-ever Xbox headsets, and they're designed for all the Xbox LIVE action you can handle. The top-of-the-line X 320 features...

Verbatim Introduces Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard

Verbatim Introduces Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard

Typing on the go? There's a keyboard for that. Verbatim has just launched a new Bluetooth keyboard aimed at those who need something portable. Mostly for use with tablets -- like the iPad, Galaxy Tab, Xoom, etc. It's called the Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard, and it pretty much does what it says. Users can play, pause and control iTunes music...

Acer Launches Liquid Express, An Android-Powered, NFC-Enabled Smartphone

Acer Launches Liquid Express, An Android-Powered, NFC-Enabled Smartphone

Believe it or not, Acer makes more than all-in-one PCs, notebooks and NAS drives. The company also has a thing for smartphones, and the new Liquid Express is the latest in the Liquid lineup. It's an Android-based handset with an NFC chip, making it the first from the company with that technology built in. It's launching initially in the UK...

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid Drive

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid Drive

Seagate’s first Momentus XT hybrid drive arrived about a year and a half ago. The original drive featured a 500GB hard drive paired to 4GB of SLC NAND flash and a SATA 3.0 interface. At the time of its release, the original Momentus XT turned out to be a rather compelling product. Its price was relatively low and Seagate’s adaptive...

AMD Intros Branded Desktop Memory

AMD Intros Branded Desktop Memory

It’s a happy day for AMD loyalists. The company is partnering with Patriot Memory and VisionTek Products to offer AMD-branded memory modules. AMD’s new lines of DIMMs are designed to make deciding which memory to use with your AMD- or Intel-based system simpler, and they also make it nice and easy to sell bundles of AMD products....

NZXT Releases Havik 120 CPU Cooler

NZXT Releases Havik 120 CPU Cooler

If the NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU cooler is just too bulky for you, NZXT released the HAVIK 120, a smaller and purportedly more versatile version of the HAVIK 140. Being more compact, the HAVIK 120 is designed to put less strain on the motherboard and also provide more room in the case for cabling and components. Features include four 8mm fan pipes...

Google Shows The Evolution Of Search In Six Minute Video Clip

Google Shows The Evolution Of Search In Six Minute Video Clip

Ever wondered how search really works? Ever wondered how Google actually works? Some of that will probably remain a mystery for years to come, but a new video shown off by Google does a fair bit of explaining. The company admits that they make around 500 improvements to search in a typical year. Perhaps not surprisingly, search is constantly...

Gigabyte Issues Booktop T1132 Core i5-Based Convertible Notebook

Gigabyte Issues Booktop T1132 Core i5-Based Convertible Notebook

We sort of thought convertible notebooks faded from view a year or two ago, but Gigabyte isn't giving up on them. The company just announced their new Booktop T1132, which is the successor to the T1125. It's a "3-in-1" computer that touts a Core i5-2467M CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GT520M (1GB) graphics, a single USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, eSATA...

Survey: iPhone Users Find It Too Darn Hard to Switch

Survey: iPhone Users Find It Too Darn Hard to Switch

Have you ever tried talking your Apple-loving buddy into getting an Android smartphone or a Windows Phone 7 device? You'd have a better chance of selling ice to an Eskimo, a point that's underscored in a new international survey conducted by the GfK Group. According to the survey, nearly one in five consumers who own both an iPad and an iPhone...

Apple to Defend Against Ultrabook Invasion with 15-inch MacBook Air

Apple to Defend Against Ultrabook Invasion with 15-inch MacBook Air

While Windows PC makers are making a push into thin and light territory with Intel's Ultrabook concept, Apple is reportedly prepping a refreshed MacBook Air line that, for the first time, will include a 15.6-inch model. This will be in addition to existing 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch form factors that already exist in the MacBook Air family. News...

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Smartphones

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Smartphones

We hope everyone is able to spend the holidays with the people that mean the most to them, but we also recognize that sometimes it's impossible to get everyone together. When you can't be there in person, a phone call may be the next best thing. With these smartphones, you'll be able to call your far-away siblings, parents, and other important...

Rumors Suggest Droid 4 And Galaxy Nexus Will Debut On December 8

Rumors Suggest Droid 4 And Galaxy Nexus Will Debut On December 8

Yesterday, we told you about the HOT new upcoming DROID smartphone, the Droid 4. Now, new details are surfacing that suggest this new phone (which hasn't even been formally announced) could be available as early as next week. According to Droid-Life, the DROID 4 could make its debut on December 8. Another HOT new smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus,...

LG's 4.5" Nitro HD Smartphone Brings More Android, LTE Support To AT&T

LG's 4.5" Nitro HD Smartphone Brings More Android, LTE Support To AT&T

What's the perfect thing to shake off those Thanksgiving pounds? A new Android-based smartphone, of course. It's no fat-burner, per se, but LG's Nitro is certainly a scorcher. Announced today for use on AT&T, the Nitro HD is the first smartphone in the carrier's portfolio to boat a "true HD display," as well as being the third AT&T...

Preorder Page Suggests Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Will Land On December 8

Preorder Page Suggests Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Will Land On December 8

If you've been anxiously awaiting the release of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet, you may not have to wait much longer. We already knew that the tablet was scheduled to ship sometime next month, but now we have a slightly more specific date. According to a preorder page on Newegg, the tablet could be released about a week and a half...

HH HOT Cyber Monday Deals! Dell Notebooks and Desktop, Sharp 60" HDTV, Klipsch Speakers and More

HH HOT Cyber Monday Deals! Dell Notebooks and Desktop, Sharp 60" HDTV, Klipsch Speakers and More

Time to kick off a new week, with a fresh batch of HOT deals from our friends at LogicBuy. This is no ordinary batch of deals, though. No sir. Today is Cyber Monday and LogicBuy has gone above and beyond to send over a giant serving of goodies. On the menu we have a trio of Dell systems, along with some nice monitors, a huge 60” TV from...

Droid 4 Specs Leaked

Droid 4 Specs Leaked

Motorola’s Droid family of smartphones continues to grow, and the latest addition is (going to be) the Droid 4. Droid Life got ahold of a couple of screen grabs that indicate the new smartphone’s specs. Those specs include a 4-inch touch screen display (960x540), dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and 16GB of onboard...

HotHardware Giving Thanks System Sweepstakes!

HotHardware Giving Thanks System Sweepstakes!

To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., HotHardware and our friends at Intel and PCAudioLabs have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting full-system give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, a Gigabyte Z68-based...

FastPdfKit Becomes First Siri-Controlled 3rd-Party App

FastPdfKit Becomes First Siri-Controlled 3rd-Party App

What if there were a way for Siri to do more than it does? What if it could control everything? We're getting there. Siri has been tweaked to enable voice controls of third-party applications. It's a proxy setup that catches instructions, converts them, and eventually sends the final dictations to the app. FastPdfKit is the first app to have...

RIM Giving Away PlayBook Tablets With Enterprise Server v.5 Purchase

RIM Giving Away PlayBook Tablets With Enterprise Server v.5 Purchase

Well, this is strange. In a year that saw HP sell whatever TouchPad tablets were left for just $99, RIM is also seemingly trying to think of creative ways to get rid of their leftover BlackBerry PlayBook slates. In a world ruled by the iPad, the PlayBook never really stood a chance. It was engineered to only truly work well with BlackBerry...

SteelSeries Rolls Out Limited Edition 7H Fnatic Headset And Sensei Mouse

SteelSeries Rolls Out Limited Edition 7H Fnatic Headset And Sensei Mouse

Still on the hunt for gaming peripheral gifts? Here's some others to consider. SteelSeries has just introduced their limited edition Fnatic Headset and Mouse -- SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Limited Edition headset and SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Limited Edition mouse, to be precise. Available now on SteelSeries Web Shop, the Limited Edition 7H headset...

Batman: Arkham City's DX11 Implementation Broken, Patch Promised

Batman: Arkham City's DX11 Implementation Broken, Patch Promised

We've spent a few hours in Arkham City over the holiday weekend, in between slaving over other review projects and eating sixty pounds of turkey. The game itself is pretty great--if you liked Arkham Asylum, you'll likely love Arkham City--except for one teensy problem that's almost not worth mentioning. The entire DirectX 11 implementation...

CompuLab's Fit-PC3 Is An AMD-Powered Nettop, Cute As A Button

CompuLab's Fit-PC3 Is An AMD-Powered Nettop, Cute As A Button

The mini-PC isn't dead yet. CompuLab has just ushered into the world a new ultra-slim computer, the Fit-PC3, which offers up AMD silicon within and a starting price of just $328. It's sort of like a condensed Mac mini, albeit with no OS X inside. It touts HDMI 1.3, DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, a mixture of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, a pair of...

Sony's Tablet P Goes On Sale, Dual Touch Panels And All

Sony's Tablet P Goes On Sale, Dual Touch Panels And All

If you're of the belief that all Android tablets look the same, Sony has a new one to change your mind. The long-awaited Tablet P is now on sale, bringing together a clamshell interface with two 5.5" touch panels and the same TruBlack LCD technology that is already used in the company's BRAVIA HDTV line. The wacky design leads to all sorts...

Apple Loses One vs Samsung Down Under

Apple Loses One vs Samsung Down Under

The Patent Wars continue unabated. This round is an uneven legal result for Apple; it just won a patent infringement case against handset maker HTC but may lose an appeal by Samsung in Australia. In the former case, the U.S. International Trade Commission found that Apple did not violate S3 Graphics’ (a subsidiary of HTC) image compression...

Nokia's Lumia 800: Now Available In The US For $700 Unlocked

Nokia's Lumia 800: Now Available In The US For $700 Unlocked

For whatever reason, Nokia's leaving America in a trail of dust when it comes to Windows Phone 7. The Lumia 800, the company's new flagship handset, is launching overseas first, with America not seeing any of their WP7 phones until 2012. Nokia fans in the USA are understandably bummed about the whole ordeal, but Nokia insists that they're...

This Is Why They Call It “Black Friday”

This Is Why They Call It “Black Friday”

In a show of the very best of humanity, a Black Friday scene at a California Walmart devolved from ordinary sale-mongering to physical altercation to pepper spray attack. According to the L.A. Times, a shopper hell-bent on acquiring some deeply discounted merchandise let loose with pepper spray, which wafted throughout the store, stinging...

Galaxy Nexus Ad Appears, Suggests $199.99 Price Tag

Galaxy Nexus Ad Appears, Suggests $199.99 Price Tag

A Verizon Wireless ad for the Galaxy Nexus has appeared in various locations around the web. This ad suggests the Galaxy Nexus, which will be the first phone to feature Android 4.0, could be available for $199.99, which is $100 less than some of Verizon Wireless’ other high-end smartphones. After clicking on the Learn More button, users...

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, there’s one question that gets asked rather frequently: Have you been naughty or nice? Of course, we all know that a lot hinges on this one question. If you’ve been nice, then perhaps Santa will bring you an awesome gift; that one piece of hardware you've been jonesing for. On the other...

Spotify Subscriptions Surge to 2.5 Million

Spotify Subscriptions Surge to 2.5 Million

For those who celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, this is the time of year to reflect and give thanks for your good fortune, whether it be friends and family, or actual fortune like pirate gold and a winning lottery ticket. In a blog post this week, Spotify said it had 2.5 million reasons to be thankful (and wisely chose not to list each one...

Fujifilm's Beastly X-S1 Offers 26x Optical Zoom, Major Power

Fujifilm's Beastly X-S1 Offers 26x Optical Zoom, Major Power

Cameras these days... so hard to keep up with. You've got cameraphones, point-and-shoots, mirrorless cams, DSLRs, and evidently, "bridge cameras." These are generally spoken of as "superzoom" or "megazoom" cameras, and the Fujifilm X-S1 is the latest. We're told that the XS-1 represents a new breed of bridge camera. Featuring a Fujinon 26x...

Domino's Pizza Hero For iPad: Get Rid Of That Turkey Aftertaste

Domino's Pizza Hero For iPad: Get Rid Of That Turkey Aftertaste

Remember when TiVo decided to offer on-demand Domino's Pizza in 2008? Feels like forever ago, but the famed pizza chain is stepping keeping up with technological changes. While online pizza ordering has been around for years now, this new iPad app is a sight to behold. The Domino's Pizza Hero for iPad app is an iPad-only affair, but the capabilities...

Sony's First-Ever "TV Intimacy Poll" Finds That "Size Matters"

Sony's First-Ever "TV Intimacy Poll" Finds That "Size Matters"

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear "TV Intimacy?" On second thought, don't answer that. The good news is that Sony's idea is quite different than most of our minds would guess, as the company has just published results from its first-ever TV Intimacy Poll. Conducted online in November 2011 by Harris Interactive among...

ECJ Rules That ISPs Aren’t Responsible For Monitoring Piracy

ECJ Rules That ISPs Aren’t Responsible For Monitoring Piracy

A major ruling from the European Court of Justice found that an ISP is not responsible for monitoring Web traffic for illegal downloads. The ruling was in a case between European ISP Scarlet Extended SA and an organization responsible for authorizing the use of musical works called SABAM. SABAM discovered that users were using P2P sites to...

HTC Adjusts Its Q4 2011 Revenue Forecast

HTC Adjusts Its Q4 2011 Revenue Forecast

Although smartphone maker HTC claims almost a quarter of the U.S. smartphone market in numbers of handsets shipped, the company announced that it was revising its Q4 2011 revenue projections--downward--primarily due to a depressed global economy and stiff competition. The news isn’t exactly horrible; HTC now expects its Q4 2011 revenue...

YouTube Now Offers Disney, Pixar, And DreamWorks Movies For Rent

YouTube Now Offers Disney, Pixar, And DreamWorks Movies For Rent

If your plans for this holiday weekend include watching a movie with loved ones, you may not have to go far to find a hit movie that the whole family can enjoy. Thanks to a new partnership between Disney and YouTube, you can now rent titles through the Google-owned streaming service. The first of hundreds of Disney, Disney-Pixar, and DreamWorks...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's Thanksgiving here in the US, a time of year when we all pause to reflect on how fortunate we all are. Thanksgiving is a great tradition when you stop and think about it. This holiday isn't about rushing around and buying gifts. The day after Thanksgiving certainly has become over-commercialized, but not today--11/24/2011--Thanksgiving...

Despite Early Criticism, Amazon May Sell 12 Million Kindle Fire Devices in 2012

Despite Early Criticism, Amazon May Sell 12 Million Kindle Fire Devices in 2012

Amazon is hoping people will once again discover fire -- the Kindle Fire, that is. Perhaps you've heard of it? Of course you have, because the Kindle Fire is Amazon's comparatively low cost ($199) 7-inch slate that, prior to its launch, was garnering all kinds of pre-release hype. Well, now it's here and while initial reviews are a bit of...

Boxee Box Gets Enhanced, Adds SlingPlayer App

Boxee Box Gets Enhanced, Adds SlingPlayer App

The D-Link Boxee Box just keeps getting better. Shortly after hearing news that USB TV dongle would be en route, here comes more news about even more new features. This time, it's the SlingPlayer app. Unlike any other set-top device, the Boxee Box supports a full web browser, full HD streaming from the Internet, all popular media file formats,...

T-Mobile USA Gaining White Galaxy S II "In The Coming Weeks"

T-Mobile USA Gaining White Galaxy S II "In The Coming Weeks"

Samsung isn't saying much here, but really, there isn't a lot to say. The Galaxy S II that's already on T-Mobile USA's network will soon be joined by... another Galaxy S II. This time, however, it will be white in color. The white GSII is already making the rounds overseas, but it's just now touching down in the States. The full statement...

NVIDIA Quadro GPUs Help Render Scenes In "The Muppets"

NVIDIA Quadro GPUs Help Render Scenes In "The Muppets"

Here's an interesting one. The Muppets returned to cinemas this week, just in time for Thanksgiving, but it seems as if those responsible for making the movie have more than just set designers and puppeteers to thank. NVIDIA evidently chipped in on the product, with some serious GPU horsepower making the magic come together. Look Effects,...

Nokia To Slash 17,000 Jobs In Global Restructuring

Nokia To Slash 17,000 Jobs In Global Restructuring

Buried seven paragraphs deep in a release announcing and outlining its restructuring and refocusing efforts (as companies are wont to do when delivering bad news), Nokia announced that it will cut 17,000 jobs worldwide. That’s about 23% of the company’s total global workforce of 74,000. Nokia is refocusing its efforts on mobile...

China Overtakes U.S. As World’s Largest Smartphone Market

China Overtakes U.S. As World’s Largest Smartphone Market

If there’s anything Americans like being, it’s the world’s largest of something, which is why today’s news that the U.S. is no longer the world’s largest smartphone market is sure to grind a few people’s gears. According to Strategy Analytics, in Q3 2011, China shipped 23.9 million smartphones, while the...

HP Asks EU To Investigate Oracle's Decision To Dump Itanium

HP Asks EU To Investigate Oracle's Decision To Dump Itanium

HP and Oracle have been slugging it out in court over the future of Intel's Itanium for months now. HP has just widened the front by asking the EU to investigate whether Oracle acted improperly when it terminated support for Intel's Itanium. HP claims that Oracle is improperly leveraging its software market to compel purchases of its own hardware,...

Toshiba's Introductory Ultrabook Now Available to Order

Toshiba's Introductory Ultrabook Now Available to Order

Intel has long said it envisions its Ultrabook concept manifesting in models the general public can pick up for less $1,000, and so far it's been a hit or miss goal. Count Toshiba's recently introduced Portege Ultrabook as one of those that's able to hit Intel's pricing target. Starting at $879, Toshiba's Portege Z835-ST8305 is now available...

Leaked Black Friday Ad Outlines Apple Product Discounts

Leaked Black Friday Ad Outlines Apple Product Discounts

Apple is planning to get in on the Black Friday shopping frenzy by discounting several of its products on November 25th, 2011. We're not talking about huge savings that would classify anything as a steal, but you could pocket as much as $101 over the normal price, depending on which Apple product you're shopping for. A tipster sent in an Apple...

OCZ Octane Series SATA III Solid State Drive, HH Tested and Burned In

OCZ Octane Series SATA III Solid State Drive, HH Tested and Burned In

In March of this year, OCZ announced that they had plans to acquire Indilinx. A few months have passed since the acquisition, but today the combined forces of OCZ and their recently assimilated team members from Indilinx are ready to officially unveil the OCZ Octane series of solid state drives, which are based on the new Indilinx Everest...

Is Lenovo Prepping A 5-Inch Android Tablet?

Is Lenovo Prepping A 5-Inch Android Tablet?

Today's tablet market is filled with plenty of options from various manufacturers. Screen size is a key differentiating point between models and most of today's tablets offer a screen that ranges in size from 7 inches to about 10-inches. Although tablet users generally prefer these larger screens to the somewhat smaller screens found on smartphones,...

New Opteron Servers Struggle Badly Despite Additional Cores

New Opteron Servers Struggle Badly Despite Additional Cores

In the wake of Bulldozer's weak desktop launch, there was some hope that server benchmarks would redeem the chip and give AMD a fighting chance against Intel in at least one of its three core markets. Recent reviews and a comprehensive roundup of formally published results, however, indicate that while BD fares a bit better in servers, it's...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Aeron Chairs, ThinkPad X220t, Dell Inspiron Laptop, Samsung MV800 Digicam and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Aeron Chairs, ThinkPad X220t, Dell Inspiron Laptop, Samsung MV800 Digicam and More

This morning's HOT Deals from LogicBuy are sort of like Thanksgiving a little early, with all kinds of delicious technology and all the trimmings. Dell, HP, Samsung, Lenovo and even Herman Miller are here in this spread of technological plenty.  Check it out... 15% off Herman Miller Aeron Chairs - 20% off Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet w/Multi-touch...

Lenovo Slips Out Sleek, Sexy IdeaCentre Q180 Desktop

Lenovo Slips Out Sleek, Sexy IdeaCentre Q180 Desktop

Like small? Like sleek? Like Lenovo? If so, the company has a machine they'd like to sell you, and it's a newcomer by the name of IdeaCentre Q180. It's a slim and compact rig, with Full HD graphics, 7.1 surround sound, plus an optional Blu-ray Disk drive supporting Blu-ray 3D playback, along with a number of other features that allow the Q180...

Corsair Smokes World Record With Dominator GT CMGTX6 RAM

Corsair Smokes World Record With Dominator GT CMGTX6 RAM

Boasting, are we? Corsair has just announced that a new overclocking world record has been set. One that apparently shatters the previous memory frequency world record with a custom-built liquid nitrogen cooled system. The record? They hit a memory frequency of 1733.8MHz (DDR3-3467) using Corsair Dominator GT CMGTX6 extreme-performance DDR3...

RunCore Brings New SSD To Life: InVincible V Series

RunCore Brings New SSD To Life: InVincible V Series

It's a common refrain about these parts, but so what? A new SSD? Sign us up! As flash storage continues to make its way towards the mainstream, RunCore has announced their new InVincible V Series of SSDs, which have passed a series of screening tests in full accordance with MIL requirements such as temperature, vibration, shock, salt spray...

ZOTAC Announces GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition

ZOTAC Announces GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition

ZOTAC introduced the silent GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition graphics card. This card was designed for users that demand Microsoft DirectX 11 visuals and noise-free cooling. The ZOTAC GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition combines the GeForce GTS 450 graphics processor with a dual-slot fan-less cooling system that features copper heat-pipes and aluminum...

HP's Defunct and Failed TouchPad is No. 2 Tablet Behind iPad

HP's Defunct and Failed TouchPad is No. 2 Tablet Behind iPad

All hail the TouchPad, the second most popular tablet in the universe! Wait, what? Believe it or not (and we wouldn't blame you if you didn't), Hewlett-Packard has sold more tablets so far in 2011 than any other company, save for Apple, according to market research firm The NPD Group. Of course, HP unintentionally 'cheated' to get there by...

Antec Eleven Hundred To Debut Any Day Now

Antec Eleven Hundred To Debut Any Day Now

Antec announced that its new Eleven Hundred gaming case will be available in “late November” (which, um, is now) in the U.S. The case is designated as the new flagship in Antec’s gaming series and features a redesigned look and expandability and cooling options. The Eleven Hundred can handle even XL-ATX motherboards and four-way...

Verizon Wireless And Samsung Introduce Samsung Illusion Smartphone

Verizon Wireless And Samsung Introduce Samsung Illusion Smartphone

It may not be the much-anticipated Galaxy Nexus, but today Verizon Wireless and Samsung introduced a new smartphone that is sure to attract the attention of budget-conscious customers. The new Samsung Illusion will be available starting tomorrow for $79.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. If you're willing to wait an extra day, however,...

VIA Debuts ARTiGO A1150 PC Kit

VIA Debuts ARTiGO A1150 PC Kit

The latest entry into the adorable computing market is the pint-sized (well, technically liter-sized) VIA ARTiGO A1150 PC kit. The kit is designed to offer DIY enthusiasts the chance to venture into ultra-compact desktop computing. VIA packed plenty of features into the 5.7" x 3.9" x 2" ARTiGO A1150, including a 1.0GHz dual-core VIA Eden X2...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro, HP 3D LCD, Samsung Skyrocket and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro, HP 3D LCD, Samsung Skyrocket and More

Good morning, all. Can you guess what time it is? Yep! That’s right! Time for another healthy serving of HOT deals courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Tuesday morning, we have a Core i3-based Dell Vostro laptop, a 23” LED-backlit 3D LCD from HP, a 12GB Kingston solid state drive, a gigantic 60” LG HDTV...

NVIDIA Tegra 3 Chomps Through Ice Cream Sandwich on Asus Transformer Prime [Video]

NVIDIA Tegra 3 Chomps Through Ice Cream Sandwich on Asus Transformer Prime [Video]

If you weren't already excited about the upcoming release of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) platform or the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet from Asus, you will be after watching a video of the two working together with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This is the kind of technology threesome that should appeal to anywhere,...

Qualcomm's Mirasol Display Tech Ships In Kyobo E-reader

Qualcomm's Mirasol Display Tech Ships In Kyobo E-reader

Wait, what? Mirasol? On a product? It's true! Qualcomm's fabeled display technology is finally being showcased on a shipping product, the Kyobo-branded e-reader. Unfortunately, it seems to be restricted to South Korea alone for the moment, but at least this serves as proof that Mirasol is more than just a figment of someone's imagination....

HP's Q4 2011 Earnings Beat The Street, But WebOS Cost 'Em A Fortune

HP's Q4 2011 Earnings Beat The Street, But WebOS Cost 'Em A Fortune

It's the quarter-end for HP, also known as the corporate overlord that just can't make up its mind about anything. On its second CEO this year (and third in not-too-much longer), the company's Q4 2011 earnings are nothing to scoff at. Despite the turmoil, money seems to be flowing into HP's coffers like beer out of a college keg, as the company...

Mimo Introduces Capacitive Touchpanel-Based "Magic Touch" USB Monitor

Mimo Introduces Capacitive Touchpanel-Based "Magic Touch" USB Monitor

Mimo. Forgot about those guys? They're back! While the "secondary monitor" isn't nearly as predominant as it once was, USB-powered monitors aren't vanishing. In fact, Mimo's pushing them to the next level. The company just launched Magic Touch, described as the world's first-ever USB-driven capacitive touchscreen monitor. Yep, touchscreen-based....

Most DDoS Attacks Originate From China, Says Report

Most DDoS Attacks Originate From China, Says Report

A company that protects against DDoS attacks, Prolexic Technologies, released its attack report for Q3 2011. There’s a lot to the report, including that Prolexic mitigated what it claims is the largest event in 2011 (in terms of packet-per-second volume). That attack occurred between November 5-12 and, according to Prolexic, portends...

Intel Announces New Server Hardware

Intel Announces New Server Hardware

At the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle, Intel unveiled an array of new server hardware (well, the codenames anyway) designed to work with the also new Intel Xeon Processor E5 (Sandy Bridge-EP). The hardware lineup is designed to meet the growing and increasingly diverse needs of supporting embedded applications. More details will...

Funny Numbers Peg Apple Being on Pace to Become Largest PC Vendor in 2012

Funny Numbers Peg Apple Being on Pace to Become Largest PC Vendor in 2012

When it comes to Macs versus PCs, Apple versus Microsoft, and iOS versus Windows, haters gonna hate no matter which side you choose, if in fact you're not completely platform agnostic. There's nothing we can do about that. All we can do is observe and report the facts, and in this case, a market research firm is saying Apple is on track to...

Acer, Samsung Ring in the Holidays with Chromebook Announcements

Acer, Samsung Ring in the Holidays with Chromebook Announcements

With so many new tablets coming out and Intel making a push to promote its Ultrabook concept, there's another portable device that's been lost in the shuffle. We're talking about Chromebooks, those little netbook--like PCs built around Google's Chrome OS that were supposed to revolutionize how we think about computing and living in the cloud....

AVADirect Clevo P180HM Gaming Notebook Review

AVADirect Clevo P180HM Gaming Notebook Review

There's a line in the sand between notebooks and desktop replacements, and once you cross it, your system is no longer mobile, it's portable. The AVA Direct P180HM weighs upwards of 12 pounds, which is too heavy to toss into your bag on a whim or open up in a coffee shop and blend in inconspicuously with the other patrons. No, you carefully...

Origin PC Offers Nearly Instant Gratification With New Systems

Origin PC Offers Nearly Instant Gratification With New Systems

Recognizing that people sometimes want a new PC right away, Origin PC announced a new line of ready-to-ship systems. The Millennium RTS is available for $1799 and includes an Intel Core i5 2500K with ORIGIN PC's professional overclocking service, maintenance free liquid cooling, NVIDIA 580 graphics, a 120GB SSD, and more. According to Origin,...

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1N Gets Inspected

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1N Gets Inspected

Did you know that Samsung has redesigned, ever so slightly, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for release in Germany? That's an area where the company has hit serious backlash with Apple, and in order to avoid sales bans, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N was born. It isn't too different than the 10" Android slate that's already on sale in much of the world. But, some...

PlayStation Home Gets Friendly With UStream, Crackle And More

PlayStation Home Gets Friendly With UStream, Crackle And More

PlayStation Home is getting a lot friendlier these days. Sony's DADC LOOT group has partnered with a slew of companies to bring feature films, television, radio, and live events to Sony Computer Entertainment America's PlayStation Home social game platform. With the addition of Crackle, Ustream, and RadioIO social experiences to PlayStation...

40: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Nov. 21, 2011

40: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Nov. 21, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition processor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 vs. Battlefield 3 and the advantages of PC gaming over consoles, Corsair's Force GT 240GB SSD and a firmware update for Crucial's M4, the PCAudioLab's Rock...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron Laptop, a MacBook Air, HP LCD and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron Laptop, a MacBook Air, HP LCD and More

Happy Monday, Folks! It’s a new week, and just like clockwork our friends at LogicBuy are the ready with a fresh batch of HOT deals from across the web. On tap for you all this morning, we have a Core i5-based Dell Inspiron laptop with an Adobe and Canon ELPH bunfle, a 13.3” Apple MacBook Air, an LED-backlit HP LCD monitor, a D-Link...

Drobo Crashes The Cloud With Help From Pogoplug

Drobo Crashes The Cloud With Help From Pogoplug

You've certainly heard of Drobo, the company formerly known as Data Robotics. Their Drobo line of intelligent storage boxes have helped redefine local backup, and now they're taking one step closer to the inevitable: cloud backup. The company has announced a new partnership that brings Pogoplug Cloud to Drobo customers, for remote file access,...

Netflix To Offer Original Content, Starting With New “Arrested Development” Episodes

Netflix To Offer Original Content, Starting With New “Arrested Development” Episodes

A friend once described FOX’s cancelled-then-cult-favorite “Arrested Development” as “the perfect show”. Many would agree, and fans have clamored for more “Arrested Development” since the show’s cancellation in 2006. Now, those folks will get their wish. Netflix announced that in 2013, it will...

Nvidia Talks $299 Tegra 3 Tablets and the Challenge of Competing Against the iPad

Nvidia Talks $299 Tegra 3 Tablets and the Challenge of Competing Against the iPad

Toppling the iPad has proved more difficult than some manufacturers might have anticipated. Is it because the iPad is a superior tablet to everything else that's available? Some would argue that's precisely why Apple's magical slate is able to conjure up so many sales, but as far as Nvidia is concerned, there are other factors that give the...

Microsoft in Search of Beta Testers for Next Security Essentials Build

Microsoft in Search of Beta Testers for Next Security Essentials Build

Microsoft is looking to wrangle a handful of guinea pigs adventurous users to help test the next version of its 'Microsoft Security Essentials' (MSE) antivirus software. Beta registration for the next-generation build of MSE is currently open, and Microsoft said it will be selecting a "limited" number of people who will be notified when it's...

Roku Expanding To Canada And UK In 2012: Who's Next?

Roku Expanding To Canada And UK In 2012: Who's Next?

Roku's hardware expansion efforts have been duly noted, but now they're looking to follow in the footsteps of Netflix and spread their wings into international markets. The company's streaming platform is now making a beeline outside of America, as the company expects that consumers in the United Kingdom and Canada will be able to purchase...

Archos Gets Official With Arnova 9 G2 Tablet, Sticks With Android 2.3

Archos Gets Official With Arnova 9 G2 Tablet, Sticks With Android 2.3

Archos has a history of pumping out low-cost tablets and PMPs, albeit ones with relatively high-quality given the price charged. Now, the company has revealed the Arnova 9 G2 tablet, with a 1GHz ARM A8 processor, 9.7" IPS display, 1024x768 screen resolution and Android 2.3. That's right, Gingerbread. These days, we're expecting Android tablets...

FXI Demos Prototype "Cotton Candy" USB Stick With ARM Cortex A9

FXI Demos Prototype "Cotton Candy" USB Stick With ARM Cortex A9

It's pretty amazing what you can cram into a USB flash drive these days. FXI Technologies, a hardware and software startup based in Trondheim Norway, demonstrated this week the world's first any screen, connected computing USB device. Codenamed "Cotton Candy", this sweet little device serves as a technology bridge between any display, the...

SteelSeries Intros Sophisticated Simraceway SRW-SI Steering Wheel

SteelSeries Intros Sophisticated Simraceway SRW-SI Steering Wheel

Need a new gamepad? This one might take a while to wrap your head around. SteelSeries, a well-known peripheral maker that some gamers swear by, has just teamed up with Ignite Game Technologies in order to introduce the Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel, an affordable, high-performance PC controller that aims to open up a whole new racing world...

Cooler Master Offers Free LGA2011 Upgrade Program

Cooler Master Offers Free LGA2011 Upgrade Program

Don’t worry folks, Cooler Master is looking out for you. The company is offering a free bracket upgrade to those who bought the Hyper 212 EVO and Hyper 212 Plus and now want to use the heatsink on shiny new Intel socket LGA2011 systems. All you have to do to get your free bracket upgrade is to head over to the parts page and request...

SMK-Link's HTPC-Ready Bluetooth Controller Keyboard Has A Touchpad, Too

SMK-Link's HTPC-Ready Bluetooth Controller Keyboard Has A Touchpad, Too

It looks a little like an Atari Jaguar controller, but the functionality here is far different. SMK-Link Electronics has announced their new wireless ultra-mini touchpad keyboard, a game-controller-espe input device that puts cursor navigation, text entry, multimedia and audio controls in the palm of your hand (which is connected to your rear,...

Sprint Express Smartphone Makes Android 2.3 Affordable

Sprint Express Smartphone Makes Android 2.3 Affordable

Recently at a Music-themed event in California, Google confessed that over 200 million Android devices had been activated. That's a heck of a number, but it makes a lot more sense when you think about just how many lower-end Android devices are out there. But low-end shouldn't necessarily have a negative vibe to it. Sprint has just launched...

Spoiled Kids Want an iPad for Christmas, Will Settle for an iPod or iPhone

Spoiled Kids Want an iPad for Christmas, Will Settle for an iPod or iPhone

Wondering what to get your little ones for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, or just because)? Well then, pay no attention to market research firm Nielsen if you're currently torn between a skateboard or a bicycle. Either of those will get your kids out of the house and moving around, which is a good thing for this generation. But if you're...

Special Edition Zelda Themed Nintendo 3DS Shipping to the U.S.

Special Edition Zelda Themed Nintendo 3DS Shipping to the U.S.

If you've been on the fence about whether or not to spring for a Nintendo 3DS console, this might make you jump off. At least one retailer, and possibly two or more, are going to carry a special edition themed 3DS console commemorating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. The Zelda bundle will include a themed 3DS console and The Legend...

George Clooney, Noah Wyle Vie for Steve Jobs Role in Upcoming Movie

George Clooney, Noah Wyle Vie for Steve Jobs Role in Upcoming Movie

The man who once stared at goats, George Clooney, is now looking at a possible role depicting the late Steve Jobs in an upcoming biographical film chronicling the Apple co-founder's life up until his untimely death at the age of 56. As you can probably imagine, this is a coveted role, and Clooney isn't the only one in the running. According...

Alcatel-Lucent Unveils CloudBand

Alcatel-Lucent Unveils CloudBand

“It’s the network, stupid.” In a nutshell, that’s the idea Alcatel-Lucent has with its new cloud initiative called “CloudBand”. It’s no secret that network performance is a huge bottleneck with cloud computing services, and the company believes that CloudBand can address this issue is a meaningful...

Study Examines iPhone 4S Carriers, Which One is the Best?

Study Examines iPhone 4S Carriers, Which One is the Best?

Metrico Wireless set out to discover which iPhone 4S wireless carrier is tops, and they did it by performing over 21,000 Web downloads, running more than 8,000 data download/upload tests while mobile and while stationary, and by making around 6,000 voice calls. Or, you know, a typical day in the life of a teenager. So which carrier stood head...

Amazon Rumored To Be Developing A Smartphone

Amazon Rumored To Be Developing A Smartphone

A Reuters report cited remarks from Citigroup research analyst Mark Mahaney indicating that Amazon may be developing a mid-range smartphone for release by in Q4 2012. Amazon appears to be working with device maker Foxconn on the project. Other partners making components and actually building the devices may include Hon Hai Precision Industry...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Toshiba Laptop, Dell XPS 8300, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Toshiba Laptop, Dell XPS 8300, and More

It’s time to close out yet another week with a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine, Friday morning (TGIF!), we have a Core i5-based Toshiba Satellite notebook with discrete NVIDIA graphics, a Core i7-based Dell XPS 8300 system w/ Bose speakers, an awesome Dell 27” LCD monito, and...

Apple Flirted with an AMD-based MacBook Air, Intel was Plan B

Apple Flirted with an AMD-based MacBook Air, Intel was Plan B

As hard as it might be to believe, Apple came within inches of revamping its MacBook Air line with AMD's Llano platform. In fact, it was all set to go into production, but was abruptly cancelled last spring mainly because Apple lacked confidence in AMD's ability to supply enough parts. Intel, as it turns out, was Plan B. That's according to...

Motorola Stockholders Approve Merger With Google

Motorola Stockholders Approve Merger With Google

The proposed merger between Google and Motorola is one step closer to completion. Recently, Motorola's stockholders voted with an overwhelming majority to approve the proposed merger with Google. At a recently held Special Meeting of Stockholders, approximately 99% of the voting shares voted in favor of the merger agreement. Approximately...

PCAudioLabs Rok Box MC 7xs Preview

PCAudioLabs Rok Box MC 7xs Preview

PCAudioLabs is a different sort of boutique system builder out of Chatsworth, CA.  While so many custom computer systems you see here are targeted toward gamers and mainstream users, the folks at PCAudioLabs, you guessed it, cater to musicians, both professional and amateur, as well as production studios and educational institutions....

AOC Introduces Ultra-Slim Aire Pro Monitor

AOC Introduces Ultra-Slim Aire Pro Monitor

AOC announced the 23-inch Aire Pro monitor that features a brushed metallic bezel. According to AOC, this monitor is "one of the world’s slimmest display panels" measuring 9.2 mm thick. The 23-inch Aire Pro features an IPS panel, dual HDMI ports, a 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a 5ms response time. The monitor comes with Screen+...

Sony's PlayStation 3 Turns Five Years Old

Sony's PlayStation 3 Turns Five Years Old

Do you remember the eve of the PlayStation 3 launch? Feels like just yesterday, but in reality, it was five whole years ago. This week a half-decade ago, gamers were gearing up for the launch of an insanely powerful console, the PS3. It's a pretty important achievement. In fact, the PS2 is still being produced, and Sony has made clear that...

Microsoft's Surface Steps Out With Samsung SUR40

Microsoft's Surface Steps Out With Samsung SUR40

Remember Surface? That's Microsoft's over-the-top tabletop, and while most installations have been far too pricey for the average consumer, the Samsung SUR40 is taking one step closer to making it more acceptable. It's the next generation is Surface, and it's available for pre-order through Samsung resellers in 23 countries worldwide including...

Kingston Intros DataTraveler HyperX 3.0: Their Fastest USB Drive

Kingston Intros DataTraveler HyperX 3.0: Their Fastest USB Drive

Fastest flash drive? Oh, yeah. Kingston Digital just unveiled their fastest USB flash drive ever, the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. Its high-speed eight-channel architecture provides USB 3.0 data transfer rates of up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write. Pretty hasty for a flash drive. The fast write speeds also allow users to work on large files...

Box Unveils “/bin”

Box Unveils “/bin”

It’s all too easy to mentally equate Box (formerly known as Box.net) with Dropbox; they’re both cloud storage services, they both started out with simple and consumer-facing account options, and they both have “box” in their names. For that matter, they both use a blue-and-white color scheme. However, the two services...

New, Updated Snapdragon Processors From Qualcomm

New, Updated Snapdragon Processors From Qualcomm

Qualcomm announced a slew of new and updated processors in its Snapdragon entry-level S1 and next-generation device S4 product lines. The company has upgraded its S1 MSM7225A, MSM7625A, MSM7227A and MSM7627A chips to offer better performance and also drive migration from 2G to 3G for entry-level smartphones. On the S4 side, things are more...

iBuyPower Ignites Desktop Line with Fiery 'Chimera 4' Signature Series

iBuyPower Ignites Desktop Line with Fiery 'Chimera 4' Signature Series

If a monstrous fire-breathing beast adorned on the side of an overclocked X79 system isn't the very definition of awesome, then we'll punch Merriam-Webster right in the suck hole until it is. It's also part of iBuyPower's Chimera 4, the fourth generation of the boutique system builder's signature gaming line. Each Chimera 4 system ships with...

Rambus Shares Plummet After Losing Price-Fixing Case Against Micron, Hynix

Rambus Shares Plummet After Losing Price-Fixing Case Against Micron, Hynix

Shares of Rambus are down more than 50 percent today after a jury trial on Wednesday found Micron and Hynix Semiconductor not guilty of price fixing. Rambus had sued the two manufacturers for over $12 billion, claiming that they formed “a secret and unlawful conspiracy to kill a revolutionary technology, make billions of dollars and...

Sapphire Announces World's First Single Slot, Low Profile Radeon HD 6670 Videocard

Sapphire Announces World's First Single Slot, Low Profile Radeon HD 6670 Videocard

Well here's something you don't see very often -- a single slot, low profile Radeon HD 6670 graphics card. Actually, this is something you've never seen before, according to Sapphire, which claims there's no other HD 6670 videocard like this one anywhere in the world. If you want to take that as a challenge to hunt one down, be our guest --...

Gmail App Returns To iOS

Gmail App Returns To iOS

A couple weeks ago, Google released a dedicated Gmail application for iOS. After discovering the app had a bug which broke notifications and displayed an error message, Google removed it from the App Store. Now, the bug has been fixed and the app has returned to the App Store. With the Gmail app, you can be alerted of new messages with push...

Cyanogen Says ICS Is In The Works

Cyanogen Says ICS Is In The Works

It's not uncommon for an Android phone to be left in the dust when new versions of Android are released.  When a new version of Android becomes available, each carrier and manufacturer must make a decision as to which phones to upgrade and which ones to leave behind. Unfortunately, many phones are often left behind. All hope is not lost,...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reviewed, BF3 Compared

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reviewed, BF3 Compared

After playing through Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's single-player campaign and spending some solid time with the game in multiplayer, we can attest that MW3 is the latest well-executed title in the long-running Call of Duty franchise. The game's production values are excellent, the single-player campaign is gripping and intense, and all...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Slim-Tower & LCD, Intel SSD, Toshiba Laptop

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Slim-Tower & LCD, Intel SSD, Toshiba Laptop

Good morning all. It’s a new day and like clockwork our friends at LogicBuy are at the ready with a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all. On the menu this morning, we have a Core i5-based Inspiron slim-tower from Dell. Also from Dell, we have a 21.5” IPS LCD monitor, in addition to an Intel 320 series SSD, and a Llano-based Toshiba...

T-Mobile USA Spreads Their HSPA+ Wings To New Markets

T-Mobile USA Spreads Their HSPA+ Wings To New Markets

The war of words is on in full force. Some say "4G." Some say "HSPA+." Some say "LTE." T-Mobile USA is calling their HSPA+ network "4G," and in turn, they're doubling the speed of their "4G network in 11 additional markets." T-Mobile’s faster 4G speeds (HSPA+ 42) are now available in 163 markets reaching nearly 180 million Americans....

Plextor Reveals M3S 2.5" Solid State Drive: $200 And Up

Plextor Reveals M3S 2.5" Solid State Drive: $200 And Up

Hunting down a new SSD? Who isn't, right? Plextor has just issued their latest, the M3S. It's a 2.5" solid state drive that's available in three capacities: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.  The M3S delivers sequential read/write speeds of up to 525/445 MB/s and random read/write speeds of up to 70,000/65,000 IOPS. The M3S features exclusive...

Google Music Launches With Song Purchases In Android Market

Google Music Launches With Song Purchases In Android Market

Google Music is no longer a "beta" product. Talk about a quick turnaround, at least compared to things like Gmail! The company teamed up with T-Mobile USA at a press conference in Los Angeles to launch Google Music, a new platform where you can upload your personal music collections for free, purchase songs from your favorite artists, and...

Boxee Live TV Coming In January

Boxee Live TV Coming In January

For those who already use Boxee to pull content, shows, and movies from the Internet and push them to your TV, the upcoming Boxee Live TV will be a great add-on. In a nutshell, Boxee Live TV complements the existing Boxee service by using an HD antenna dongle connected to your TV to give you live TV shows over network broadcasts for free (minus...

Nokia To Release Windows 8 Tablet June 2012?

Nokia To Release Windows 8 Tablet June 2012?

Recent times haven’t exactly been easy for Nokia, but the Fins are still plugging away, particularly on Windows-based devices. According to a report in Les Echos (a French newspaper), Nokia will produce a Windows 8-based tablet as early as June 2012. According to the Les Echos article, head of Nokia France Paul Amsellem slipped in a...

Android Malware Infestation a Fast Growing Problem, Report Says

Android Malware Infestation a Fast Growing Problem, Report Says

The bigger your market share, the more your platform will be targeted by malware writers, and that could spell trouble for Android. According to data from research firm Gartner, Android in the third quarter of 2011 landed on three times as many smartphones as iOS, which isn't surprising when you consider everyone and their uncle is allowed...

HP Introduces New Pavilion dm4 Thin And Light Notebooks

HP Introduces New Pavilion dm4 Thin And Light Notebooks

HP is on a roll today. In addition to the announcements of a few new ENVY notebooks and the company's first business Ultrabook, HP is expanding its ultraportable consumer notebook portfolio with new thin and light Pavilion dm4 notebooks. The new Pavilion dm4 measures 1-inch thick and weighs less than 4.5 pounds. Other key features include...

Apple Appoints Arthur Levinson to Replace Steve Jobs as Chairman

Apple Appoints Arthur Levinson to Replace Steve Jobs as Chairman

Arthur D. Levinson has some mighty big shoes to fill. That's because Apple this week named him as the company's non-executive Chairman of the Board, a spot that was previously held by the late Steve Jobs. So who exactly is this guy and what does he bring to the table board? "Art has made enormous contributions to Apple since he joined the...

Motorola Photon 4G Android Worldphone Review

Motorola Photon 4G Android Worldphone Review

There are a myriad of nice smartphones on the market today. And since we're all for choice and options around here, we like the competition we're seeing in the mobile market. If you're a Sprint customer, you've been given the choice of a few really good 4G options this year. One of those options, the Motorola Photon 4G, has all of the specs...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell XPS Laptop and Desktop, Viewsonic LCD, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell XPS Laptop and Desktop, Viewsonic LCD, and More

It’s time for a healthy, heaping, hump-day serving of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Wednesday morning, we have Core i7-based Dell XPS 17 laptops and XPS 8300 desktop, an LED backlit Viewsonic 27” LCD, a 32 sharp LCD HDTV and an Acer Iconia 10.1” Tegra 2-based tablet... 17.3" Dell...

HP Reveals Its First Business Ultrabook

HP Reveals Its First Business Ultrabook

HP announced its first business Ultrabook known as the HP Folio13. This ultrabook features a thin and light design that measure 18 millimeters thick and weighs 3.3 pounds. The HP Folio13 is powered by the latest Intel Core processors and features Intel Rapid Start Technology. Other key features include a 128GB SSD, a slim 13.3-inch diagonal...

Verbatim Launches New Portable Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard

Verbatim Launches New Portable Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard

Verbatim is sick and tired of you being sick and tired when it comes to inputting text on your tablet or smartphone. To fix that, the company's introducing a new Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard, which will now be available in white and works with iPhone, iPad and Android tablets with Bluetooth connectivity and HID keyboard support. Like...

Biscotti Brings Another VoIP Calling App To Your Television

Biscotti Brings Another VoIP Calling App To Your Television

Skype for TV, Google TV -- loads of companies have already tried the whole "calling on TV" thing, and now there's one more company throwing their hat in the ring. Biscotti has just revealed the Biscotti TV Phone, hailed as the next generation of home video calling. With high-definition picture and sound, Biscotti TV Phone brings family and...

HP Rolls Out New ENVY Notebooks, New Wireless Accessories

HP Rolls Out New ENVY Notebooks, New Wireless Accessories

Envious? You might be now. Shortly after Meg Whitman announced that the personal PC department wasn't leaving HP anytime soon, the company has introduced a spate of new ENVY notebooks, including a refreshed ENVY 15, ENVY 17 and ENVY 17 3D. All of those are sporting the token all-metal chassis, rounded edges, a classic black / silver finish,...

Intel Highlights Xeon E5 Performance, Talks Up Knights Corner MIC Products

Intel Highlights Xeon E5 Performance, Talks Up Knights Corner MIC Products

At the supercomputing conference SC2011 today, Intel offered up performance details of its upcoming Xeon E5 processors and demoed their Knights Corner many integrated core (MIC) solution. The new Xeons won't be broadly available until the first half of 2012, but Santa Clara has been shipping the new chips to "a small number of cloud and HPC...

EVGA’s X79 Motherboard Lineup Unveiled

EVGA’s X79 Motherboard Lineup Unveiled

“Moar X79 motherboards pleez!”, you’re undoubtedly shouting. Well, good news: EVGA announced its slew of X79-based boards in the X79 Classified, X79 FTW, and X79 SLI. All of the boards support the new socket 2011 Intel chips and feature four DIMM slots; 10 USB 2.0 ports and 10 USB 3.0 ports (4 USB 3.0 on the X79 SLI); and...

Quad-Channel Memory Release Roundup--Corsair, Kingston, and Patriot

Quad-Channel Memory Release Roundup--Corsair, Kingston, and Patriot

Now that the Intel X79 chipset and new Intel Sandy Bridge-E CPUs (socket 2011) are officially a matter of record, seemingly every manufacturer is nearly simultaneously launching products to go along with them. Memory makers are no exception, as the new X79-based motherboards support a ridiculous amount of quad-channel DDR3 system memory. Because...

Apple Rumored to be Building a 15-inch MacBook Air Model

Apple Rumored to be Building a 15-inch MacBook Air Model

We suppose one way for Apple to fight back against Intel's push into thin and light territory with its Ultrabook concept is to release a larger size MacBook Air model, and apparently that's exactly what Apple is planning to do. Citing Apple's upstream suppliers, news and rumor site DigiTimes claims the Cupertino outfit has placed orders for...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Notebook, Corsair RAM, Blu-Ray Players

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Notebook, Corsair RAM, Blu-Ray Players

Guess what time it is, folks? Yup—you got it! Time for another healthy serving of HOT deals courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this Tuesday morning, we have an AMD Llano-based HP notebook (why can’t someone make an 11.6” one of these for me?), 8GB of Corsair Mac memory, a Samsung 3D Blu-Ray player with Home...

Humanization of Tech: It's About What Users Want and How They Work

Humanization of Tech: It's About What Users Want and How They Work

Everyone's been kvelling over Siri since the iPhone 4GS was released a month ago. But Apple's "virtual personal assistant" is just the natural evolution of technology being built around our needs, wants and desires. That's exactly why so much popular science fiction has been written around the idea that one day robots will tire of being our...

Fusion-io Doubles ioDrive Octal Capacity to 10TB

Fusion-io Doubles ioDrive Octal Capacity to 10TB

Fusion-io reminds us why we love technology so much. How so? Well, it's awfully hard not to perk up and get excited when you learn about a 10TB storage device with multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. Yes folks, that's ten freaking terabytes Fusion-io managed to cram onto its ioDrive Octal, or twice as much as was previously available...

Western Digital Intros Sentinel DX4000 Enterprise Storage Server

Western Digital Intros Sentinel DX4000 Enterprise Storage Server

Western Digital is offering up a new line of network storage servers this week for small-to-medium businesses, with the Sentinel DX4000 being the star of the show. The device includes Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials along with Intel's D525 dual-core Atom CPU. It's designed as a centralized shared storage and automatic server-based...

NVIDIA And Cray Link Up To Power Blue Waters Supercomputer

NVIDIA And Cray Link Up To Power Blue Waters Supercomputer

SC11 is going on this week in Seattle, and supercomputers are the main topic of conversation. NVIDIA just announced that the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is deploying a Cray supercomputer accelerated by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, as part of the Blue Waters project...

NVIDIA's Tegra CPUs And CUDA GPUs Hit Barcelona Supercomputing Center

NVIDIA's Tegra CPUs And CUDA GPUs Hit Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Wondering if ARM-based chips are powerful enough for the real world? Here's your answer. NVIDIA has just unveiled a new prototype system with Tegra ARM CPUs and CUDA GPUs, and that system just so happens to be a supercomputer. The company has announced that the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is developing a new hybrid supercomputer...

AT&T Getting The Galaxy Tab 8.9 For Expanding 4G LTE Market

AT&T Getting The Galaxy Tab 8.9 For Expanding 4G LTE Market

AT&T's LTE markets are on the move, but it's going to require LTE hardware to really get people hooked. The company just revealed their second 4G LTE-enabled tablet for customers, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. Customers will be able to pick it up in stores and online starting Nov. 20th, and for a limited time, customers who select a Samsung...

Gigabyte Releases X79 Motherboard Series

Gigabyte Releases X79 Motherboard Series

You understand the drill by now: Intel releases a new CPU, tons of PC makers unveil new machines with the new chip in it, and tons of motherboard makers offer up new boards to handle the new chip. One thing is very clear; there's a lot of "new" going on this week. Gigabyte is now on the bandwagon with their new X79 series of mainboards, featuring...

AMD Ships 12-16 Core Opteron Processors Based on Bulldozer Design. It's Depressing

AMD Ships 12-16 Core Opteron Processors Based on Bulldozer Design. It's Depressing

AMD has announced the immediate availability of new 12-16 core 32nm Opteron processors based on the company's new Bulldozer architecture. According to AMD, these new chips will provide better performance, virtualization scaling, and efficient economics. “Our industry is at a new juncture; virtualization has provided a new level of reliable...

Best Buy to Sell a Toshiba Ultrabook for 800 Smackers

Best Buy to Sell a Toshiba Ultrabook for 800 Smackers

Intel's Ultrabook concept is having a tough time winning over customers, not because people aren't interested in a thin and light notebook that's both powerful and attractive (the MacBook Air proves otherwise), but because of the price. Many of the early models are hovering around the $1,000 price ceiling Intel said it would like manufacturers...

PETA's German Arm Takes Swing at Battlefield 3 for Virtual Rat Violence

PETA's German Arm Takes Swing at Battlefield 3 for Virtual Rat Violence

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but could playing Battlefield 3 turn little Gustaf into a sadistic rat killer? Depends on who you ask. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Germany is taking issue with the fact that you can kill rats in a "sadistic manner." This, along with any killing of virtual animals, can...

Futuremark Teases 3DMark for Windows 8

Futuremark Teases 3DMark for Windows 8

Although details are still under wraps, Futuremark let us know that its next gaming benchmark is forthcoming and gave us a peek at the tool’s concept art. With a working title of “3Dmark for Windows 8”, the benchmark will measure gaming performance across a variety of devices including tablets, notebooks, and high-end systems....

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Sony Handycam, Samsung 3D HDTV Combo, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Sony Handycam, Samsung 3D HDTV Combo, and More

Good morning everyone! It’s time to kick-off a new week with a fresh batch of HOT deals, from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this Monday we have a high-end Sony Handycam HD camcorder, some Bose MIE2i headphones (which I own incidentally, and really like), a 51” Samsung HDTV combo, and a Kingston HyperX SSD... Sony NEX-VG10...

Intel's Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU Is Now On Sale

Intel's Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU Is Now On Sale

Get your Sandy Bridge-E, hot of the presses. While Intel doesn't always unleash chips and ship dates at the same time, today's a lucky day for those who just so happen to have spare cash laying around and a desire to pop the newest silicon from Intel into their rig. The Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU is a robust new i7; one that reviewed...

Intel And MasterCard Team Up For Ultrabook-Involved Mobile Payments

Intel And MasterCard Team Up For Ultrabook-Involved Mobile Payments

Mobile payments, hooray! They seem to be all the rage these days, and now Intel and MasterCard are announcing a "multi-year strategic collaboration to further enhance the security and consumer payment experience for online shopping." What's that translate to? We're told that this collaboration will combine MasterCard's expertise in payment...

Netflix Gets Closer To UK / Ireland Domination: What Slice Of The World Is Next?

Netflix Gets Closer To UK / Ireland Domination: What Slice Of The World Is Next?

Netflix is inching closer and closer to UK domination. Aiming to compete with Lovefilm in an area which is already served quite extensively, Netflix has signed on with Lionsgate UK to announce a multi-year, premium pay-TV window agreement in the United Kingdom and Ireland beginning in early 2012. It'll make Netflix the exclusive subscription...

ASUS Technical Summit: The New X79 Boards

ASUS Technical Summit: The New X79 Boards

A few weeks ago, the fine folks at ASUS invited a gaggle of us tech newsies out to San Jose to get up close and personal with their new X79 chipset-based motherboards. In addition to setting us up with top-notch accommodations, the ASUS crew had lots for us to see, hear, and busily jot down. After breakfast, we listened to several brief but...

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review

November 14th 2011 marks the release of Intel’s Sandy Bridge-E microarchitecture and its companion X79 Express chipset. Sandy Bridge-E is the ‘tock’ in Intel’s tick-tock release schedule cadence, that bridges the gap between current Sandy Bridge processors and next year’s, totally new Ivy Bridge microarchitecture....

Maingear Adds Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU To Desktops

Maingear Adds Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU To Desktops

Maingear's got a new rig out today, and more importantly, there's a new 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 chip to go along with it. The company has just updated their SHIFT and F131 desktops with the new 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition processor and the company’s exclusive EPIC Audio Engine. Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and...

Microsoft Encourages Creativity With "The Art Of Touch" Site

Microsoft Encourages Creativity With "The Art Of Touch" Site

Art? Microsoft? Together? Yep. The company is encouraging artistic creativity through the launch of an international art project called “The Art of Touch,” inspired by the Microsoft family of Touch mice consisting of the Microsoft Touch Mouse, Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse and Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse. We've seen companies do...

Tron Lifecycle is Real, and Really Rad

Tron Lifecycle is Real, and Really Rad

The young guns over at Evolve Motorcycles are garnering the lion's share of attention at this year's Milan International Motorcycle Show (EICMA), and that's because they had the audacity to roll out a real life replica of the Tron Lightcycle (renamed Xenon). This thing is seriously sick. It sports 32-inch hub-less wheels, lots of OLED light...

Get Ready to Jam with Google Music on November 16

Get Ready to Jam with Google Music on November 16

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie later this week, because on November 16th, Google is expected to officially launch its Google Music service to the public. As of right now, the service is in beta and, like many of Google's beta projects, you need an invite to party. But that's set to change, or so that seems to be the consensus...

Sony's Howard Stringer Talks Up "New" TV Approach

Sony's Howard Stringer Talks Up "New" TV Approach

If Apple isn't going to reinvent the TV market, who is? Maybe it's Sony, despite the company seemingly backing off of efforts in recent years. According to a new Wall Street Journal article, Sony CEO Howard Stringer recently stated that his company is developing a "new kind" of TV. He also stated that "TV manufacturers, driven by their desire...

Logitech Alert Gains Dropbox Storage

Logitech Alert Gains Dropbox Storage

Cloud storage is all the rage these days, and Logitech's not missing the boat. The company has just announced the Alert Video Security System, which is gaining Dropbox support. A year or so ago, the Logitech Alert HD digital video security system was launched to help you watch over the people and places you care about the most. With Dropbox...

Russound's AirGo Outdoor Sound Station Takes AirPlay Outside

Russound's AirGo Outdoor Sound Station Takes AirPlay Outside

Russound may not be a company on the tip of your tongue, but they're actually quite the player in the multi-room audio market. This week, they introduced the AirGo Outdoor Sound Station. AirGo is the first portable, weather-resistant, amplified speaker dock for use with Apple AirPort Express. AirGo can be placed outside on a deck, on a lawn,...

G&D Announces Nano-SIM Card

G&D Announces Nano-SIM Card

Just in case a micro-SIM card is too bulky for you, Germany’s Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has announced a nano-SIM card, which is about 30% smaller than the micro-SIM and 60% smaller than a SIM card. Measuring 12mm x 9mm and roughly 15% thinner than a micro-SIM, the nano-SIM card is designed to allow device manufacturers to build...

Super Talent Announces 4-Channel USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Super Talent Announces 4-Channel USB 3.0 Flash Drive

A new USB flash drive is available from Super Talent, and it offers four channels of flash for better speeds and greater capacity. It also features native USB 3.0 performance and is available in capacities up to 64GB. Oddly, there is little additional information available on the Super Talent website about the USB 3.0 Express ST4 even though...

Your 1st Generation iPod Nano is Prone to Overheat, Apple Says

Your 1st Generation iPod Nano is Prone to Overheat, Apple Says

Apple seems to have the worst luck with batteries lately. In addition to battery drain issues plaguing iOS device owners who updated to iOS 5, Apple says it has determined that, in very rare cases, the battery in your first generation iPod nano could overheat and pose a safety risk. "This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier...

Apple Acknowledges Lingering Battery Drain Issue Following iOS Update

Apple Acknowledges Lingering Battery Drain Issue Following iOS Update

Something smells rotten in Cupertino, and we're pretty sure it's coming from Apple. Following a raft of complaints from iOS device owners over poor battery life when running iOS 5, Apple responded with an update -- iOS 5.0.1 -- that was supposed to address the issue, and according to Apple, it did solve the problem for most users. Forum complaints...

Witcher 2 Digital Download Sales and the Case Against DRM

Witcher 2 Digital Download Sales and the Case Against DRM

Game publishers are in love with DRM, even the Draconian kind that every once in awhile causes an uproar in the gaming community. Remember Spore? It initially shipped with a three-activation limit, and like baseball, three strikes and you're out. This limit was later relaxed by Electronic Arts, who upped it to five activations and made it...

VIA Releases VE-900 Mini-ITX Mainboard For HTPC Lovers

VIA Releases VE-900 Mini-ITX Mainboard For HTPC Lovers

Classify yourself as a "Digital Home Media Enthusiast?" If so, VIA has a motherboard they'd love for you to peek. The company has just released the VE-900 Mini-ITX mainboard, immediately available worldwide for those in need of a small, power-efficient new HTPC rig. It features a 1.4GHz Nano X2 dual-core CPU, VIA's VX900 all-in-one media system...

Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPhone 4S Smartphones

Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPhone 4S Smartphones

Been holding out for an unlocked iPhone 4S in the States? It's here! Apple recently started selling completely unlocked iPhone 4S handsets on their Web site, giving those who managed to cling tight to their funds a chance to buy an iPhone 4S off-contract and with no carrier lock involved. If you aren't familiar with unlocked phones, the unlocked...

NVIDIA Shows $178.3 million Net Income In Q3 2011 Earnings

NVIDIA Shows $178.3 million Net Income In Q3 2011 Earnings

Know what time it is? If you're a mega-corp, it's money-making time. Q3 2011 earnings have been pouring in for a few weeks now, with NVIDIA being the latest to chime in. The company's third-quarter results are quite impressive, with revenue increasing 4.9% to $1.07 billion from $1.02 billion in the previous quarter. GAAP net income was $178.3...

DataDirect Networks Announces SFA12K Series of Big Data Appliances

DataDirect Networks Announces SFA12K Series of Big Data Appliances

Big Data is a big deal these days, and DataDirect Networks (DDN) is launching a series of appliances designed to handle it faster and cheaper. The new SFA12K series of appliances includes the SFA12K (40GBpss and 1.4 Million Flash IOPS) and the SFA12K-20E and SFA12K-20 (20GBps of bandwidth and 700K Flash IOPS). The appliances run on the company’s...

Nvidia GeForce 285.79 Beta Driver Boosts Performance in Skyrim, Battlefield 3

Nvidia GeForce 285.79 Beta Driver Boosts Performance in Skyrim, Battlefield 3

If you're reading this, it's only because you're stuck at work. Otherwise, you'd be home in your man cave slaying dragons in Skyrim or shooting up your buddies in Battlefield 3. It's a good thing we caught you too, because before you check out for the day and get ready to blow your weekend playing either of the aforementioned games, there's...

iPhone Battery Bug Persists Following iOS Update, Users Say

iPhone Battery Bug Persists Following iOS Update, Users Say

Apple yesterday rolled out its iOS 5.0.1 software update which, among other things, was supposed to stomp out a bug that causes iPhones and other iOS devices to lose battery life faster than they should. It also added things like multitasking gestures for the original iPad, better voice recognition for Australian users, and got rid of another...

HH Hot Deals: ThinkPad T520, Logitech G19, Droid RAZR and More

HH Hot Deals: ThinkPad T520, Logitech G19, Droid RAZR and More

We're coming up on the biggest deal season of the year, so as you can imagine, LogicBuy is ramping-up the good stuff as well.  Today we have all sorts of tech toys to tempt you, so we'll just light 'em up here and let it roll... Motorola Droid RAZR dual-core 4G LTE smartphone (w/new 2-year contract) for $111 with free shipping Dell Vostro...

Corsair Force GT 240GB & Crucial M4 SSD Update

Corsair Force GT 240GB & Crucial M4 SSD Update

A few months back, we rounded up a half dozen SATA III solid state drives in this article. In that showdown, we had drives based on SandForce SF-2200 series and Marvell controllers represented, with both synchronous and asynchronous memory types... Since that article was published, however, we received some updates to a couple of the drives...

Nokia's In-Depth "Making Of" Video For Lumia 800

Nokia's In-Depth "Making Of" Video For Lumia 800

Nokia has a lot on the line with the Lumia 800. A whole lot. The company has transitioned nearly its entire portfolio over to Windows Phone, and they are certainly betting the farm on Microsoft's newest mobile OS. Only time will tell how that works out for the company, but it's pretty obvious that some serious time and effort are going into...

Mad Catz Ships Xbox 360 / Tritton Trigger Stereo Gaming Headset

Mad Catz Ships Xbox 360 / Tritton Trigger Stereo Gaming Headset

Need a new gaming headset? No problem. Mad Catz has just announced to shipment of the Trigger Stereo Headset for Xbox 360. It's a co-branded device with Xbox 360 and Tritton, complete with 40mm neodymium drivers and an in-line audio controller allowing gamers to separately adjust volume and in-game chat levels. The Trigger Stereo Headset includes...

Kingston Announces SSDNow V200 SSD

Kingston Announces SSDNow V200 SSD

Another week, another SSDs. You've heard that one before, but it's true; solid state drives are becoming more and more commonplace, and for those waiting for prices to reach a point that makes sense for most consumers, it's always music to the ears. Kingston has just announced the next generation of its entry-level, budget SSDNow V Series....

Valve: Steam Hacked, Better Monitor Your Credit Card Statements

Valve: Steam Hacked, Better Monitor Your Credit Card Statements

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, especially if you were in the midst of having a fine evening up to this point, but technically, Valve's Gabe Newell is the messenger we're imploring everyone not to shoot. Gabe's a likable guy, it's just that his message to Steam users is nothing short of disconcerting, and potentially infuriating. Straight...

WiFi Deployments Expected To Rise 350% By 2015, Says Report

WiFi Deployments Expected To Rise 350% By 2015, Says Report

According to a study by Informa Telecoms & Media and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), WiFi deployments will shoot up 350% worldwide by 2015, making WiFi access all the more ubiquitous. Titled “Global Developments In Public WiFi”, the report found that 58% of all operators recognize the importance of WiFi to their customers’...

FCC Launches $9.95 Per Month Broadband For Lower-Income Families

FCC Launches $9.95 Per Month Broadband For Lower-Income Families

One of the most wonderful things about the Internet is that it creates a more level playing field for most people, not unlike the public library (but on steroids). Whether you live in a bustling metropolis or a tiny Midwestern town, are rich or poor, have the latest iOS device or an old second-hand desktop someone gave you, you can email,...

ARM Announces Mali-T658 GPU for Next Generation Mobile Devices, Promises Desktop Class Performance

ARM Announces Mali-T658 GPU for Next Generation Mobile Devices, Promises Desktop Class Performance

ARM, which continues to flex its muscle in the mobile market, just announced its new Mali-T658 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), the latest member of the Midgard architecture-based GPU family for high performance devices, including fast smartphones and superphones, tablets, and smart TVs. The Mali-T658 is a mulit-core chip that supposedly delivers...

MSI Afterburning Overclocking App Lands on iOS

MSI Afterburning Overclocking App Lands on iOS

Credit MSI for recognizing that even diehard Windows users are prone to dancing on the dark side every once awhile, and the act of purchasing an iPhone or iPad device isn't necessarily PC heresy. With that in mind, it makes complete sense for MSI to release its free Afterburner overclocking utility for iOS devices. It's the same app as MSI's...

Verizon Wireless & Motorola To Offer DROID RAZR On 11-11-11

Verizon Wireless & Motorola To Offer DROID RAZR On 11-11-11

It's official: The DROID RAZR will be available tomorrow. Two years after Verizon Wireless first introduced the original DROID in November 2009, the companies are teaming up to revive the Razr name and release the world's thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. In addition to its sleek design, the smartphone features a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 4.3...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostros, Toshiba 3D Laptop, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostros, Toshiba 3D Laptop, and More

Good morning all. Guess what time it is? Yup, you guessed it—time for another healthy dose of HOT deals courtesy of LogicBuy. On tap for you all this morning, we have a beefy 17.3” Dell Core i5-based Vostro laptop, a 17.3” Toshiba QOSIMO with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, a Dell Vostro desktop machine, and a 23.6” Viewsonic...

Corsair Announces Performance Pro SSD Line

Corsair Announces Performance Pro SSD Line

Corsair announced the Performance Pro Series SSDs. This series was designed using the Marvell SATA 6 Gb/s SSD controller. The Performance Pro Series delivers an ATTO Max performance of up to 515MB/s Sequential Read and 440 MB/s Sequential Write. Similar performance can be sustained when reading and writing compressed and non-compressible data....

Amazon Bringing Loads Of Apps To Kindle Fire

Amazon Bringing Loads Of Apps To Kindle Fire

Nook Tablet? "Bring it on," says the Kindle Fire. Amazon's first tablet is getting pumped up with a slew of notable apps, and as we've seen with the iPad, it's the apps that make or break a product. Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, Rhapsody and games from EA, Zynga and Rovio will be hitting the Kindle Fire next week, along with "several thousand...

Packard Bell Intros Ultra-Slim PC oneTwo All-In-One Desktop

Packard Bell Intros Ultra-Slim PC oneTwo All-In-One Desktop

Packard Bell still makes PCs. Shocker, right? Not so much in some regions, and those very regions will soon be able to snag the company's slimmest ever all-in-one PC. It's the revamped PC oneTwo, an oddly-titled machine that'll ship in November with a 65% slimmer body than the prior edition. The new PB oneTwo is a cinema, digital TV, sound...

Runcore Offers Enterprise-Grade Kylin II Solid State Drive

Runcore Offers Enterprise-Grade Kylin II Solid State Drive

Another day, another entrant into the SSD game. This time it's RunCore, introducing a new high-end enterprise-grade SSD called the Kylin II. It adopts the latest SandForce controller with either 25nm MLC or SLC NAND Flash -- something that we're told has been oft requested by customers. Compared to other enterprise-level SSDs, this one promises...

iPhone, iPad Users Most Interested in iOS 5; iPod Users Say 'Meh'

iPhone, iPad Users Most Interested in iOS 5; iPod Users Say 'Meh'

Nearly four out of 10 iPhone users (38 percent) have gone out and updated their smartphones to iOS 5, representing the highest adoption rate of any iDevice, according to data provided by Chitka Insights. iPad owners proved the next most anxious to upgrade, with almost a third -- 30 percent -- now rocking Apple's latest and greatest mobile...

HP Still Deciding What to Do With webOS

HP Still Deciding What to Do With webOS

Hewlett-Packard's recently appointed CEO Meg Whitman already made one tough decision since taking over for Leo Apotheker, and that was whether or not to go ahead with plans to dump the company's PC division. She (wisely) chose not to, and the next big decision has to do with webOS. After meeting with company bigwigs last night to decide the...

NVIDIA Officially Unveils Tegra 3 Mobile Processor

NVIDIA Officially Unveils Tegra 3 Mobile Processor

NVIDIA introduced its long-awaited Tegra 3 processor (The Chip Formerly Known As Kal-El), which is the first quad-core mobile processor around. Designed for tablets and super phones, the Tegra 3 will purportedly best the processing performance of the Tegra 2 chip by a factor of five (and graphics by a factor of three, thanks to a 12-core NVIDIA...

VIA Launches Dual-Core Pico-ITX Motherboard

VIA Launches Dual-Core Pico-ITX Motherboard

If you want multi-processing capabilities but can’t stand using a bloated, heavy mini-ITX motherboard, VIA has you covered with its new pico-ITX board with dual-core processing. The VIA EPIA-P900 Pico-ITX features a 1.0GHz VIA EdenTM X2 CPU and the VIA VX900H Media System Processor with support for up to 4GB DDR3 RAM and HD audio. The...

Adobe Kills Mobile Flash Development, Plans To Focus On HTML5

Adobe Kills Mobile Flash Development, Plans To Focus On HTML5

It hasn't even been 12 months since multiple manufacturers were positioning Adobe Flash support as a centerpiece of their tablet strategies. Flash, we were told, was required for a "full Internet experience," and vital to the presentation of rich content. Today, Adobe dropped a bombshell. From this point forward, "We will no longer continue...

 Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Z68 Motherboard, Tested, Burned In

Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Z68 Motherboard, Tested, Burned In

We’ve looked at our share of Z68-based motherboards here at HotHardware, and the Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 is another stand-out to consider. The G1.Sniper2 is in Gigabyte’s line of Sniper/Guerilla/Assassin gaming motherboards, although it’s currently the only one in the family with the Z68 chipset. Like the other motherboards in...

Mobo Manufacturers Expect Shipment Decline in Q4, But HDD Motors Spinning Up

Mobo Manufacturers Expect Shipment Decline in Q4, But HDD Motors Spinning Up

Multiple motherboard manufacturers are warning that precipitously rising HDD prices will impact their sales. Gigabyte has issued guidance that it now expects Q4 shipments to fall by 20 -25 percent, while Asustek predicts a much smaller decline of ~five percent. Analysts believe Asus is underestimating the impact of the price increases, and...

New Mobile Carrier To Offer Unlimited Everything Plan For $19 Per Month

New Mobile Carrier To Offer Unlimited Everything Plan For $19 Per Month

A new service from Broadband.com could help you save some cash on your cell phone bill. The new mobile service known as Republic Wireless promises unlimited talk, text, and data for just $19 per month. Republic Wireless is able to offer this service because it operates primarily over Wi-Fi networks. Recognizing that a Wi-Fi network may not...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Laptop, Dell Desktop, Samsung HDTV and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Laptop, Dell Desktop, Samsung HDTV and More

It’s time for another healthy serving of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this hump day, we have an AMD Fusion E-350-based 11.6” laptop from HP, a Core i3-based desktop system from Dell, Logitech’s MK710 wireless desktop, a 32” Samsung HDTV, and a Creative ZEN Style M300 portable media player....

OCZ Unveils The PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III Power Supply Series

OCZ Unveils The PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III Power Supply Series

OCZ unveiled the Silencer Mk III Power Supply Series from PC Power & Cooling. This series is the first modular PC Power PSU. This series combines a highly efficient core with Japanese 105°C capacitors, a 120mm variable RPM fan, and the flexibility of modular cabling. Combining a powerful single +12V rail and premium components,...

NVIDIA and Asus Unwrap Transformer Prime Tablet with Tegra 3 Processor

NVIDIA and Asus Unwrap Transformer Prime Tablet with Tegra 3 Processor

Asus and Nvidia have collectively taken the wraps off the next-generation version of Asus' well-received Transformer tablet line, and the new system aims to carve out a slice of the premium tablet market. It's far from a sure bet given the tremendous difficulty Android tablets have had cracking into the iPad-dominated industry, but the Prime...

Amazon's Cloud Reader Hops Over To Firefox, Too

Amazon's Cloud Reader Hops Over To Firefox, Too

Guess what? Kindle Cloud Reader is making its way onto another platform, and it's a major one. Amazon's HTML5-based Kindle web app has just gained native support for Mozilla Firefox, enabling those users tap into their Kindle book library on a browser they're already familiar with. To start reading, go to http://read.amazon.com using Chrome,...

IOGEAR's Got Wireless 3D Streaming, Do You Have $380?

IOGEAR's Got Wireless 3D Streaming, Do You Have $380?

Wireless 3D streaming. Is it a myth? A dream? A reality-to-be? IOGEAR is hoping to make a few dreams come true with their latest kit, a video streaming apparatus that wirelessly transmits 1080p HD / 3D video content and 5.1 digital audio up to 100 feet, through standard walls. The Wireless 3D Digital Kit (GW3DHDKIT), which reduces cable clutter...

Griffin And Dijit Combine For Beacon Universal Android Remote

Griffin And Dijit Combine For Beacon Universal Android Remote

See that? That's not the new Easy Button. That's the Android-friendly Beacon, a universal remote control system that transforms Android phones and tablets into "never-lose remotes" for home entertainment centers. Griffin is teaming up with Dijit Media, a San Francisco-based software company whose Universal Remote and TV Show Guide App software...

RIAA Chief Responds To Criticisms of E-PARASITE Act

RIAA Chief Responds To Criticisms of E-PARASITE Act

Yesterday, we covered comments from the RIAA on how it believes courts have weakened the DMCA to the point of uselessness and why the organization supports the highly controversial E-PARASITE Act. It's not the first time we've covered the controversial legislation, but the leader of the RIAA, Cary Sherman, has weighed in with his own personal...

Patriot Announces Mac Series XT SSDs and Notebook Memory

Patriot Announces Mac Series XT SSDs and Notebook Memory

With a name like Patriot Memory, you'd think the company would be all about equality and, well, you'd be right. In addition to a full line-up of Windows friendly storage devices you're already familiar with, Patriot just announced a couple of product lines aimed at Mac users, including its new Mac Series XT solid state drives and Mac Series...

Gigabyte Unveils a UEFI BIOS--At Long Last

Gigabyte Unveils a UEFI BIOS--At Long Last

Gigabyte makes some fine motherboards, but one feature that has been notably absent on its boards is a UEFI BIOS. Even on its high-end motherboards, Gigabyte has stuck with an old, increasingly outdated-looking (and feeling) BIOS, even as its competitors unleash tricked-out UEFIs with snazzy GUIs. With the release of its X79 boards in the...

Get Ready for a Meteoric Rise in Ultrabook Sales

Get Ready for a Meteoric Rise in Ultrabook Sales

Maybe you have no interest in owning an Ultrabook currently. Perhaps you find them to be too expensive for what they are and think you'll be better served by waiting a generation or two. Certainly you're in the majority, because according to IHS iSuppli, Ultrabooks will only account for 2 percent of all notebook shipments by the end of 2011....

Kingston Offers Best Practices For Portable Data Security

Kingston Offers Best Practices For Portable Data Security

Not only is Kingston in the storage business, it’s also in the business of conducting research and doling out advice--which isn’t a bad thing. In a presentation titled “Best Practices: Using and Promoting Secure USB Flash Drives in Your Organization”, Kingston identifies some best practices regarding USB flash drives...

T-Mobile To Offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus In Time For Holidays

T-Mobile To Offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus In Time For Holidays

T-Mobile will offer the revamped Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus beginning November 16. This tablet features a 7-inch multi-touch display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 16 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and 4G connectivity via T-Mobile's HSPA+ network. According...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Acer LCD, Crucial SSD, XBox 360 w/ MW3 and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Acer LCD, Crucial SSD, XBox 360 w/ MW3 and More

It’s time for a nice, healthy serving of HOT tech-deals today, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Tuesday morning, we have a 21.5” Acer LCD monitor, a 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, a slick Xbox 360 / Modern Warfare 3 bundle, and a 32” Panasonic VIERA LED-backlit HDTV... 21.5" Acer G215HVabd 1008p LCD Monitor for...

HTC Phones To Get Android 4.0 In Early 2012

HTC Phones To Get Android 4.0 In Early 2012

Recognizing that people want to get their hands on Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC has announced a few phones in the company's lineup that will be the first to receive the update. These phones include the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G, and HTC Amaze 4G. This...

College Grads Say Salary Is Less Important than Facebook Freedom at Work

College Grads Say Salary Is Less Important than Facebook Freedom at Work

One in three college grads said that access to social media sites like Facebook and the ability to choose their own devices was more important to them than salary when considering a job offer. This according to a study of 2,800 college students and young professionals worldwide conducted by Cisco. More than 40% went so far as to say that they...

Sony's Bloggie With Wi-Fi Spotted In The FCC

Sony's Bloggie With Wi-Fi Spotted In The FCC

What if Sony popped out a new Bloggie camcorder, with Wi-Fi? According to a drop in the FCC, that may be on deck. Pocket camcorders have shipped with Wi-Fi before, and Sony's Bloggie line has seen a great deal of success through the years, and it looks that the next one may be the barnburner that makes us forget about the death of Flip Video....

Barnes & Noble Rivals Kindle Fire With Nook Tablet; Cuts Other Nook Prices

Barnes & Noble Rivals Kindle Fire With Nook Tablet; Cuts Other Nook Prices

Amazon, meet Barnes & Noble. Again. The Kindle Fire, which isn't even out yet, has company, and that company is named "Nook Tablet." Announced this week in The Big Apple, the Nook Tablet looks just like a Nook Color on the outside, but it's way different underneath. Unlike many low-end, cheap Android tablets, this one has native access...

Panasonic Reveals Toughpad A1 And B1 Android Tablets: Pricey, But Rugged

Panasonic Reveals Toughpad A1 And B1 Android Tablets: Pricey, But Rugged

More Android tablets? Yeah, we're thinking the same thing. But these truly are different, and in more ways than one. Panasonic's legendary Toughbook line is bleeding over to tablets this week, with the Toughpad A1 and B1 being labeled as the world's most reliable 10" and 7" tablets. The Toughpad A1 offers a stylus and active digitizer, enabling...

Google Launches Google+ Pages Worldwide

Google Launches Google+ Pages Worldwide

In a blog post today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that Google+ Pages is now available worldwide. In a nutshell, Pages allows you to connect with things and entities, such as sports teams, favorite products, local businesses, and so on--as opposed to only other people, which is what G+ has offered thus far. The addition of Pages is...

OCZ Adds To Its RevoDrive 3 Product Line

OCZ Adds To Its RevoDrive 3 Product Line

More IOPS please! OCZ announced a pair of new PCI Express SSDs to augment its line of RevoDrive 3 products, and the two new SSDs offer more IOPS than their predecessors in the family. The RevoDrive 3 X2 Max IOPS (245,000 IOPS, available in capacities of 240GB-960GB) offers a step up from the 230,000 IOPS offered by the RevoDrive 3 X2, while...

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie:  RIAA Unhappy with DMCA, Calls For Overhaul

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: RIAA Unhappy with DMCA, Calls For Overhaul

It's no surprise that the RIAA is unhappy with the DMCA, given how fervently the organization supports the beautifully named E-PARASITE Act. However, a lawyer from the organization has shed new light on exactly why the recording industry (and presumably the MPAA as well) thinks the Digital Millenium Copyright Act is broken. "I think Congress...

Best Buy Closing Brick and Mortar Stores in the U.K.

Best Buy Closing Brick and Mortar Stores in the U.K.

Best Buy appears to be having a bit of trouble pushing its mega store mentality over in Europe and has decided to shutter all 11 of its U.K. pilot big box stores. The electronics chain crunched the numbers and came to the conclusion that it makes more financial sense to refocus its efforts in Europe on its installed base of 2,500 small box...

Firefox 8 Arrives a Day Early, Grab It While It's Hot!

Firefox 8 Arrives a Day Early, Grab It While It's Hot!

Mozilla won't officially drop Firefox 8 onto the public until Tuesday, November 8 (otherwise known as tomorrow, at least at the time of this writing), but why wait? If you're anxious to get your mitts on the next stable release of Firefox, you can head over to Mozilla's FTP site and grab your copy now, a full day ahead of schedule. Either...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Haier LCD TV, Samsung Skyrocket, HP Notebook and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Haier LCD TV, Samsung Skyrocket, HP Notebook and More

Welcome back, folks. It’s time to kick off a new week with a healthy serving of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this Monday, we have a Haier LCD HDTV, the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S II “Skyrocket” LTE phone for AT&T, a Core i7-based HP dv6t notebook with 8GB of RAM, a 90GB Corsair SSD, and...

Asus 23.6" ET2410IUTS-B019C All-In-One PC Review

Asus 23.6" ET2410IUTS-B019C All-In-One PC Review

The AIO PC form factor isn't new by any means, but it's only recently begun to make a broad market appearance across a number of manufacturers beyond Apple or HP, who were among the first to pioneer the form factor. Better touchscreen technology, combined with lower prices, has made AIO PCs both practical and affordable. The ET2410 from Asus...

HP Intros Wireless Connect Adapter, 2311gt 23" 3D Monitor

HP Intros Wireless Connect Adapter, 2311gt 23" 3D Monitor

If you aren't playing the streaming game, you just aren't getting with the program. That's the message being handed down these days, and HP's making sure they aren't missing any bandwagon action. The new Wireless TV Connect was revealed today, enabling laptops to beam content to displays with "no delays and no hassles." In the box, you'll...

Ford Promises MyTouch Updates For 2013 Models, And Older Owners

Ford Promises MyTouch Updates For 2013 Models, And Older Owners

In-car entertainment and information is finally getting with the program. Ford has just announced performance upgrades and new features for MyFord Touch beginning with 2013 models, but perhaps more importantly, no-charge upgrade will be available to existing owners. The new system will feature simpler graphics that are easier to use and that's...

Panasonic Intros High-End LUMIX GX1 Camera

Panasonic Intros High-End LUMIX GX1 Camera

The holidays are just around the bend, and that means new camera systems. The mirrorless, interchangeable and Micro Four Thirds worlds have been blossoming recently, and as the market heats up, Panasonic's replacing one heralded body with another. Today, the LUMIX GX1 was revealed, joining the existing G Series with a 16.01-megapixel Live...

Blockbuster Express Kiosks See Price Hikes, Too

Blockbuster Express Kiosks See Price Hikes, Too

Bad news for those who love movies and love saving money. In the wake of both Netflix and Redbox raising rates, even Blockbuster can't resist. At this point, it's hard to ignore that the root cause has to be the studios -- Blockbuster is in no position to hike up rates at a time when it could use every ounce of market share it could muster....

Apple Owns Over Half of the Smartphone Handset Market

Apple Owns Over Half of the Smartphone Handset Market

Despite Android’s dominance of the smartphone OS market, Apple unquestionably owns the top spot in the mobile handset OEM market. According to the a blog by Canaccord Genuity, the Cupertino company holds 52% of that market’s total profits as of Q3 2011. (Apple actually had 57% of those profits at the end of Q2 2011.) What is far...

HBO GO Streaming Now To Roku

HBO GO Streaming Now To Roku

Roku users should listen up: HBO GO is a GO. If you're an HBO GO subscriber, and you also own a Roku box, you can now get unlimited access to over 1,400 of your favorite HBO shows, including HBO original series, hit movies, sports, comedy specials–plus bonus features, and more. It's probably just one of many streaming deals to land in...

AT&T: 4G LTE Service Coming To New York City "Soon"

AT&T: 4G LTE Service Coming To New York City "Soon"

Read for AT&T LTE? Yeah, so are we. While some around here are lucky enough to be near one of the dozen or so AT&T LTE markets, the Big Apple has thus far been left out. Verizon Wireless is currently the American king of LTE (in terms of markets, anyway), but it's obvious that New York City is on the mind of the carrier. Speaking at...

Mozilla Developers Testing Mobile OS

Mozilla Developers Testing Mobile OS

Mozilla has been experimenting with an interesting idea called Boot 2 Gecko. Essentially, B2G (as it’s called) is a mobile operating system based on the Web, as opposed to what the project’s wiki calls “proprietary, single-vendor stacks”. Mozilla has something there--open Web technologies indeed increasingly provide...

TouchPad Developer Program Still Offering Tablets For $149.99

TouchPad Developer Program Still Offering Tablets For $149.99

Turns out there's more than just the ways we mentioned earlier this week to get a cheap TouchPad. Yes, the webOS tablet that barely was. It's still hanging around, in one way or another, and there seems to be yet another option for grabbing one. In fact, it's becoming the zombie tablet. It's dead, and so it's webOS, but they just... won't......

Broadband Blues: Millions of Users Still Rocking AOL Dial-Up

Broadband Blues: Millions of Users Still Rocking AOL Dial-Up

Remember that awful sound that would emanate from your dial-up modem every time you hopped onto the Internet? Most of us have since graduated to broadband bliss, at least those of us fortunate to live anywhere but the boonies. As it turns out, dial-up is still mildly popular, and whether that's by necessity or choice, AOL is still the go-to...

Continental And United Airplanes Getting In-Flight Wi-Fi In 2012

Continental And United Airplanes Getting In-Flight Wi-Fi In 2012

United Continental Holdings, Inc. is about to take on Delta, Virgin America and JetBlue in a major way. Despite being later than some to the in-flight Wi-Fi game, the merged United and Continental partnership will soon sprout internet in the skies. Panasonic Avionics Corporation has been chosen to provide Wi-Fi connectivity on more than 300...

Sony Ericsson's Xperia Studio Leads To Wild Neo-Inspired 360-Degree Video

Sony Ericsson's Xperia Studio Leads To Wild Neo-Inspired 360-Degree Video

What would you do if you had a six-pack of Sony Ericsson's Xperia Neo handsets? Would you strap 'em onto a bike and capture an insane 360-degree view of the ride? Every so often, we see technology used for more than what someone in a marketing suit intended, and it's almost always inspiring. Like this example. The Xperia Studio has launched...

Rain Computer Busts Out New StormDrive USB 3.0 Multimedia Hard Drive

Rain Computer Busts Out New StormDrive USB 3.0 Multimedia Hard Drive

Need a new storage device? Who doesn't, right? Rain Computers has delivered the StormDrive multimedia external hard drive, a pocket-sized device that's all-black and just slightly larger than a deck of cards. It's a USB 3.0 unit, and tucked within is the same hard drive architecture used in Rain’s popular LiveBook Mobile Audio Workstation...

AMD Layoffs Maul Marketing, PR Departments

AMD Layoffs Maul Marketing, PR Departments

AMD's initial layoff announcement yesterday implied that the dismissals would occur across the company's global sales force. While that may still be true, it has become clear that AMD has slashed its PR and marketing departments in particular. The New Product Review Program* (NPRP) has lost most of its staff and Director of Product Planning,...

Rumor: Google To Consider Creating Subscription TV Service

Rumor: Google To Consider Creating Subscription TV Service

Is there any tech pie that Google doesn’t have its fingers in? According to a Wall Street Journal report, the search giant may be looking into the pay TV business, which would (be an attempt to) undermine the dominance of satellite and cable TV providers. The article mentions a Google high-speed Internet pilot project in Kansas City,...

Multiple Foundries Face Slow 28nm Ramp Due to Manufacturing, Economic Uncertainty

Multiple Foundries Face Slow 28nm Ramp Due to Manufacturing, Economic Uncertainty

Reports from multiple foundries suggest that the industry has had trouble ramping 28nm production, despite early bullish promises and repeated assurances. The situation is something of a high-tech 'I told you so.' As we've previously covered, each new process node has been an increasingly difficult shift as manufacturers have had to ramp new...

Motorola Reveals Next-Generation Xoom Tablets

Motorola Reveals Next-Generation Xoom Tablets

Motorola recently unveiled the next generation of its Xoom tablet. Available in two models, the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition feature Android 3.2, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and a display with Corning Gorilla Glass. The Xoom 2 is a 10.1-inch model that has a brighter display and is lighter than the original Xoom. The Xoom2 Media Edition...

How You Can Still Snag a Cheap HP TouchPad Tablet

How You Can Still Snag a Cheap HP TouchPad Tablet

Hewlett Packard created a lot of interest for its cancelled TouchPad tablet when it slashed the price to $99 for the 16GB model and $149 for the 32GB model, and it didn't take long for the OEM and its retail partners to run out of stock. That's old news. But did you know you can still buy a discounted TouchPad? You have two options for picking...

AT&T Brings Free Wi-Fi To NYC Parks

AT&T Brings Free Wi-Fi To NYC Parks

AT&T is making Wi-Fi available for free in several of New York City's parks. The launch is part of a five-year initiative with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of New York to provide free Wi-Fi at 26 locations in 20 New York City parks. With this announcement, you'll now be able to access free Wi-Fi at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park...

39: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Nov. 4, 2011

39: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Nov. 4, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco takes us through the component selection and build process for the grand prize of HotHardware's Labor Day Giveaway contest - a custom gaming PC decked out with the latest technologies from Intel, NVIDIA, Patriot, Gigabyte, NZXT and many more!...

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Details Leaked to the Web

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Details Leaked to the Web

Barnes & Noble recently sent out invitations to members of the media and certain publishing bigwigs inviting them to a press event in New York on Monday. That prompted immediate speculation that B&N was likely getting ready to announce a new tablet device to compete with Amazon's upcoming Kindle Fire, a notion that's virtually confirmed...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Seagate HD, Dell Vostros and LCDs, Cisco Router and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Seagate HD, Dell Vostros and LCDs, Cisco Router and More

Good morning all. It’s time to close out another work week with a big, serving of HOT deals from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for today we have a Seagate GoFlex external HD, a super-cheap Dell slim-tower, a pair of Dell 24” monitors for under 390 bucks, a refurbed Cisco router, and a set of Creative Labs Bluetooth headphones......

HTC's Rezound Android Smartphone Heads To Verizon With LTE, Beats Audio

HTC's Rezound Android Smartphone Heads To Verizon With LTE, Beats Audio

It was once known as the Vigor, but evidently code names just aren't cool enough for carriers. And that's why we're stuck with a name like Rezound. Rezound? Really? Alrighty then. HTC and Verizon Wireless launched yet another Android phone into the universe today, though it stands out somewhat by being the first smartphone in the U.S. to feature...

Canon Launches C300 Cinema Cam, 4K DSLR In Development

Canon Launches C300 Cinema Cam, 4K DSLR In Development

Look out, Hollywood! Canon just hit the big-time, with a couple of new product introductions that'll certainly have mainstays in the cinema business thinking twice about their strategy. The company's all-new cinema lens lineup is being launched alongside an entire Cinema EOS System. It's a full-fledged entry into the motion picture production...

Commodore USA Puts C64x Extreme On Sale

Commodore USA Puts C64x Extreme On Sale

Commodore. It's a name that aged gamers will never forget. And hopefully, it's a name that even new-age gamers will recall and respect. Somehow or another, Commodore USA is still kicking, and they announced today that they're now shipping production orders for the new Commodore 64 Extreme model (C64x-EX). The C64x Extreme is the most powerful...

AMD To Slash 10% of Its Workforce, 1400 Jobs

AMD To Slash 10% of Its Workforce, 1400 Jobs

Chipmaker AMD announced today that steep job cuts are coming. An Associated Press report had the numbers pegged at 1,400 jobs cut from AMD’s workforce of about 12,000. AMD says it’s slashing jobs from all across its global workforce. Due to the redundancies, the company should save $10 million yet in 2011 and $200 million in 2012...

Android Gains Smartphone Market Share in the U.S.; Everyone Else Stagnates

Android Gains Smartphone Market Share in the U.S.; Everyone Else Stagnates

According to new numbers from Nielsen’s third quarter survey, Android’s market share in the U.S. inched up to 43% from 39% back in June. During that same time frame, Apple treaded water, maintaining 28% of the market. However, RIM saw its share continue to drop, from 20% in June down to 18%. Windows Mobile/ Windows Phone 7, which...

Steve Jobs Biography Sells 379,000 Copies in First Week

Steve Jobs Biography Sells 379,000 Copies in First Week

Say what you want about Steve Jobs, but whatever your opinion of the man, the guy could sell an iPod. And an iPhone and an iPad and a MacBook, and pretty much anything with an Apple logo and the letter "i" slapped in front. This was part of his genius, the ability to market and sell goods and services to an insatiable public, so is it any...

iOS 5.0.1 Update Knocks Out Battery Life Woes, Adds iPad Gestures

iOS 5.0.1 Update Knocks Out Battery Life Woes, Adds iPad Gestures

Developers have access to a new beta version of iOS 5 -- version 5.0.1 -- that's supposed to fix battery life issues reportedly plaguing some iPhone and iPod touch users who installed Apple's latest and greatest mobile OS. iPhone 4S owners have been particularly vocal in voicing concerns that their shiny new smartphone is giving up the ghost...

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Review

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Review

Not too long ago, we took an in-depth, hands-on look at the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. At the time, the phone wasn't available in the US, so we weren't able to show you a hands-on video of a US version of the phone. Now, however, the Samsung Galaxy S II is available through Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. All of...

T-Mobile Adds BlackBerry Torch 9810

T-Mobile Adds BlackBerry Torch 9810

T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the BlackBerry Torch 9810. This 4G BlackBerry smartphone features the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system and a 1.2 GHz processor. Other key features include a 3.2-inch TFT VGA capacitive touch-screen display, a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard, and  a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Planar LCD, MacBook Pro, Corsair RAM and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Planar LCD, MacBook Pro, Corsair RAM and More

Good morning folks! It’s a new day and like clockwork our friends at LogicBuy are at the ready with a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all. On tap this morning, we have great deals on a 24” Planar LED-backlit LCD monitor, a 13.3” MacBook Pro, a Corsair 8GB SO-DIMM, and a beautiful 55” Sony, edge-lit 3D LCD HDTV... 24"...

RIM Launches BBM Music Into The BlackBerry App World

RIM Launches BBM Music Into The BlackBerry App World

Cheaper than Spotify? Yup. More notable than iTunes? Depends on who you ask. Either way, Research in Motion has just launched the BBM Music app, shooting it out of beta and into the public eye. It's available this week for BlackBerry smartphone users from the App World, being hailed as a BBM-connected music service that enables viral music...

DuPont May Play Leading Role In Your Next AMOLED Display

DuPont May Play Leading Role In Your Next AMOLED Display

DuPont may not strike you as a technology company. But they are, in a weird, weird way. They make a ton of chemicals and off-the-wall internal products that help compose many of the doodads that we all use in day-to-day life, but hardly do you see their named stamped on the exterior of something. Turns out, they may play a leading role in...

Amazon's Kindle Lending Library Brings Sharing To Prime Users

Amazon's Kindle Lending Library Brings Sharing To Prime Users

Amazon's Kindle just keeps spreading its wings. What started as a wait-and-see thing for Amazon has blossomed into a full-on product category, and with the introduction of the Kindle Fire, things are certainly not cooling off. Now, the company's introducing the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. With an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle owners...

HP Intros Slate 2 Tablet And 3115m Notebook

HP Intros Slate 2 Tablet And 3115m Notebook

Not too many consumers remember that HP was actually one of the first companies to push out a tablet in the modern-day tablet era. But sure enough, the simply-named HP Slate was there, with Windows 7 onboard. It was geared for enterprise users, and it seems like the follow-up to the Slate will be tailored for businesses as well. Naturally,...

AMD, Penguin Computing Deploy First Server APUs With Curious Results

AMD, Penguin Computing Deploy First Server APUs With Curious Results

AMD's John Freuhe posted a blog entry yesterday detailing the company's first efforts to deploy Fusion-style APUs in a server environment. Penguin Computing has built and installed a cluster of 104 Infiniband-linked servers, each powered by a Llano A8-3850 processor. The company claims that the single-socket, 2U server offers unique advantages...

Stealth.com Announces Small, Rugged, Fanless Mini PC

Stealth.com Announces Small, Rugged, Fanless Mini PC

Stealth.com announced the LPC-125LPFM, a nearly palm-sized PC designed for industrial, mobile, and embedded applications. The little fellow is fanless yet can operate in a wide range of temperatures and pulls just 20W. The PC runs on an Intel D525 Pineview 1.8GHz dual-core CPU (with Hyperthreading) and sports a 55GB SSD (or with a 2.5-inch...

What Can You Do With A Microsoft Touch Mouse? Lots!

What Can You Do With A Microsoft Touch Mouse? Lots!

For those of us with mundane minds, a mouse is a mouse is a mouse; you can use one to point, click, scroll, and drag. Fortunately, there are agile, bright minds out there, and they belong to a gaggle of students that entered the 2011 UIST Student Innovation Contest. (Well, at least the winners.) Microsoft provided teams of entrants with a...

Sony Skids in Second Quarter, On Pace to Lose Over a Billion Dollars in 2011

Sony Skids in Second Quarter, On Pace to Lose Over a Billion Dollars in 2011

Sony took somewhat of a beating today in afternoon trading after the company reported consolidated financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011. Shares of Sony dropped nearly 7 percent earlier in the day, based in large part on Sony's warning that it could be staring at a fourth straight year of losses. The Japanese...

Come Take a Look at the First Grand Theft Auto V Trailer!

Come Take a Look at the First Grand Theft Auto V Trailer!

If you haven't soiled your drawers lately, you're not a PC gamer. There's simply been too much to get overly excited about, even if the finished product didn't ultimately live up to expectations (Rage, anyone?). Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, and as of this afternoon, the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto V by Rockstar Games....

Game Watch: BF3 Booms, Sony Losses, Nintendo Delays 3DS Games

Game Watch: BF3 Booms, Sony Losses, Nintendo Delays 3DS Games

Grim news and missteps dominate our console news this week. Sony advised investors that it was headed for its 4th straight year of posting an annual net loss. The company's underperforming TV business (now eight years in the red) was a significant drain on the company's finances. The company blames "a decrease in LCD television sales, reflecting...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro, Xbox 360 Bundle, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro, Xbox 360 Bundle, and More

It’s time to get over the mid-week hump with a fresh batch of HOT deals from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this fine Wednesday afternoon, we have a great deal on a Dell Vostro Core i3-based notebook, and Xbox 360 bundle promo, a touch-screen Panasonic 12.1MP Lumix camera, and a 32” Sceptre LCD HDTV... 15.6" Dell Vostro...

MSI Targets Businesses With New Wind Top AP2011 AIO

MSI Targets Businesses With New Wind Top AP2011 AIO

MSI is launching a new all-in-one PC designed for business users. The new Wind Top AP2011 offers an LED panel and other energy saving features that can provide energy savings of over 70% compared to a conventional desktop PC. The Wind Top AP2011 has two COM ports which will enable businesses to connect a barcode reader, credit card reader,...

Opera Helps You Conserve Data Usage With Latest Mobile Browser

Opera Helps You Conserve Data Usage With Latest Mobile Browser

Opera realizes that wireless carriers are placing limits on how much data is included with many smartphone plans. In an effort to give users the mobile web without going over their data limits, Opera has released the latest version of the Opera Mini browser. The latest version, 6.5, is available for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Symbian S60 and...

Battlefield 3: Multiplayer Brilliance, Amazing Graphics

Battlefield 3: Multiplayer Brilliance, Amazing Graphics

Battlefield 3 dropped last week, promising a strong single-player campaign, an impressive new graphics engine, and up to 64-person multiplayer mayhem on huge maps. Despite a rough few days post-launch, the game delivers much of the multiplayer goodness that it promised, with a strong emphasis on team dynamics and an experience system that...

AT&T Welcomes New BlackBerry Smartphones

AT&T Welcomes New BlackBerry Smartphones

RIM's market share in America is slipping downward, but for the BlackBerry fans still hanging in there, there's a Bold 9900 and Torch 9860 headed to AT&T. They're both scheduled to arrive later this month. Both of these support HSPA+ connectivity, and both offer BlackBerry OS 7. All the new BlackBerry smartphones from AT&T support...

Dell Ships XPS 14z Notebook, Starts At $1,000

Dell Ships XPS 14z Notebook, Starts At $1,000

Looking for a new notebook? Look no further. Dell's long-awaited XPS 14z is out on the loose today in America, with the slick and slim gaming notebook on sale for $1,000. It's a 14" Windows 7-based rig, with Core i5 and Core i7 options, DDR3 SDRAM, up to 750GB of storage, Intel's HD Graphics 3000 (or an NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M GPU) and plenty...

Duke Nukem 3D Splashes Down For $0.99 On Android Market

Duke Nukem 3D Splashes Down For $0.99 On Android Market

The King of Action is back, in tiny form. Duke Nukem, a name that will likely never die in the gaming universe, has just landed on a new platform. Duke Nukem 3D is now officially available on the Android Market, and $0.99 buys you the first level. You'll need to pony up extra for more levels, but surely that's no problem for the Nukem addicts....

Barnes & Noble Likely to Launch a New Nook on Monday

Barnes & Noble Likely to Launch a New Nook on Monday

Where there's smoke, there's fire. And where there's Fire, there's Amazon, which is ready to cash in on the tablet frenzy with a $200 Android device of its own. But where's Barnes & Noble? Probably huddled in a board room discussing the upcoming launch of a new Nook device unlike any other, that's where. B&N has begun inviting media...

Windows XP Still Dominates the Desktop, What's the Hold Up?

Windows XP Still Dominates the Desktop, What's the Hold Up?

Windows XP has secured its spot in history as perhaps the most beloved version of Windows ever, and it's certainly a fan favorite to this day. That might be understating things. More than just a fan favorite, Windows XP, for better or worse, is the most used operating on the planet, according to data by Net Applications. The decade old OS...

Seagate Updates & Streamlines Barracuda Family

Seagate Updates & Streamlines Barracuda Family

Seagate is streamlining its Barracuda line of hard drives. To this end, the new Barracuda line will offer a SATA 6GB/second interface, 7200RPM spin speed, and up to 64MB cache. The drives will be available in capacities ranging from 250GB to 3TB. Seagate plans to end production of its Barracuda Green drive in February 2012.Seagate's Barracuda...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Logitech diNovo, Dell XPS, Netgear Router

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Logitech diNovo, Dell XPS, Netgear Router

It’s time for a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Tuesday afternoon, we have the HTPC friendly Logitech diNovo mini keyboard, a powerful 15.6” Dell XPS notebook with discrete NVIDIA graphics, and a super affordable, refurb’ed Netgear N600 wireless router... Logitech diNovo...

Sharkoon Announces New Budget-Conscious PSUs

Sharkoon Announces New Budget-Conscious PSUs

By the end of the month, those searching for a budget-friendly PSU have six new options from Sharkoon. The company announced new models in the WPM series and QP series. The modular WPM models (with an efficiency of over 80%) are available in 400, 500, and 600W models and include fabric- or mesh-covered cables including 20+4-pin mainboard,...

Asus Zenbook UX21 Ultrabook, The New Thin

Asus Zenbook UX21 Ultrabook, The New Thin

The Asus Zenbook UX21E is a new ultra-slim notebook by Asus, that fits into the new "Ultrabook" class of machines, to use a term coined by Intel. The Zenbook UX21E is an incredible 3mm thick at the front and 9mm at the rear and has spun metal and hairline aluminum for a strikingly sleek appearance. It's also built with Intel's new low-power...

Report Claims Asus, Acer, Unlikely To Make Ultrabook Sales Targets

Report Claims Asus, Acer, Unlikely To Make Ultrabook Sales Targets

Intel continues to flog the ultrabook concept for all its worth, but DigiTimes reports that thus far, sales aren't in line with what OEMs expected. Shipments from Acer and Asus are currently expected to reach 100,000 units each by the end of the year, far short of the initial target of 200-300K units apiece. Part of the problem is reputed...

China's Sunway BlueLight MPP Supercomputer Skyrockets On Most Powerful List

China's Sunway BlueLight MPP Supercomputer Skyrockets On Most Powerful List

Business, and technology, is booming in China. No shock there. As the world soars past 7 billion people, the home to many of them is soaring to new heights in the supercomputer arena. China has just completed their first supercomputer based on Chinese-made microprocessors, with the announcement coming this week at a tech meeting held in Jinan....

Dell's Streak, Android Platform Certified For Use By Government

Dell's Streak, Android Platform Certified For Use By Government

Ever wondered if the very gadgets that you purchased for your own personal use were also used at the highest level of the government? We have to confess to wondering just how high-tech the CIA's gadgets were compared to what's readily available on the open market, but it's things like this that make us realize we aren't so different, after...

CMI And MasterImage 3D Showcase Glasses-Free 720p 3D Phone Display

CMI And MasterImage 3D Showcase Glasses-Free 720p 3D Phone Display

The question of whether or not 3D has enough steam to really catch hold in the consumer realm remains unanswered, but one thing's for sure: a whole heck of a lot of 3D displays are cropping up in the mobile sector. MasterImage 3D and Chimei Innolux Corporation (CMI) have partnered to showcase a demonstration of glasses-free 3D on a 4.3”...

Acer Announces New AIOs For Consumers & Commercial Applications

Acer Announces New AIOs For Consumers & Commercial Applications

Acer is rolling out new lines of AIO desktops aimed at the consumer and commercial markets--the AZ5 and AZ3, and the Veriton Z2620G and Z2610G, respectively. The AZ5s feature 23-inch full HD multitouch widescreen displays, clear.fi technology for easy media organization and network connectivity with devices around the home, and a pair of built-in...