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All News for September 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook Could Be In Trouble

BlackBerry PlayBook Could Be In Trouble

Rumors circulate through the Internet faster than germs on an airplane, and a big one for today was that RIM may have stopped manufacturing the BlackBerry PlayBook. Reuters reported that an analyst with Collins Stewart made waves when he proclaimed that RIM halted production, citing factory layoffs at PlayBook manufacturer Quanta Computer...

AMD Cuts Revenue Forecast Even As Leaked Roadmaps Predict Early Trinity

AMD Cuts Revenue Forecast Even As Leaked Roadmaps Predict Early Trinity

This week has been a good news / bad news for Sunnyvale--but the bad, at least, was somewhat expected. The company gave notice today that its third quarter revenue would be lower than expected, with estimated quarterly income up 4-6 percent from Q2 levels. That's significantly less than AMD's original projection of ~10 percent, plus or minus...

Nokia Announces Another Round of Layoffs

Nokia Announces Another Round of Layoffs

About half the time you see Nokia in a headline these days, you have to wince a little. Just this year, the company laid off 7,000 workers in the wake of its decision to adopt Windows Phone 7 for its smartphones instead of its own Symbian OS, saw its market share drop precipitously, experienced a hack on its developer forum website, and just...

HotHardware's Labor Day Gaming System Giveaway!

HotHardware's Labor Day Gaming System Giveaway!

Just in time for Labor Day, HotHardware.com and our friends at NZXT, NVIDIA, EVGA, Asus, Intel, Gigabyte and Patriot have teamed up to put together one heck of monster give-away! This time around we're giving you a chance to win an Intel Core i5-2400S-infused, custom-built gaming rig with 8GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a Patriot Pyro SSD, dual...

Asus Announces First Batch of Ivy Bridge Boards

Asus Announces First Batch of Ivy Bridge Boards

Intel's Ivy Bridge platform isn't on the market yet, but that hasn't stopped top tier motherboard makers from jumping the gun and announcing next-generation silicon promising support for the upcoming CPUs, as well as PCI Express 3.0 compliance. Now you can add Asus' name to the mix after it went and unveiled three Z68-based boards with PCI-E...

EPA Fines Logitech $261,000 for Bogus Bacteria Claims

EPA Fines Logitech $261,000 for Bogus Bacteria Claims

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency slapped Logitech with a fine worth more than a quarter of a million dollars for claims the peripheral maker made about its cordless desktop MX3200 laser mouse and keyboard combo. Those peripherals are now defunct, but when they were being sold, Logitech touted their ability to protect users from nasty...

Samsung / Google Android Event Scheduled for Oct. 4

Samsung / Google Android Event Scheduled for Oct. 4

One week after Apple's "big event," which is the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, or iPhones, Google and Samsung have scheduled their own "big event." October 11, 2011, will be the Samsung Mobile Unpacked Google Episode, where folks will be able to "get a look at what's new from Android." We already know the answer to part of that:...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware m11x, iGo Projector, OCZ SSD, Cisco Router

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware m11x, iGo Projector, OCZ SSD, Cisco Router

Our friends at LogicBuy have sent over another fresh batch of HOT deals for you all this morning. On the menu today, we have Alienware’s slick m11x gaming notebook, an iGo pocket projector, a great price on OCZ’s 120GB Vertex 2 SSD (less than $1 per GB!), and a Cisco / Linksys dual-band broadband router... 11.6" Alienware m11x...

Sprint to Keep Unlimited Data, At Least for Now

Sprint to Keep Unlimited Data, At Least for Now

Sprint is the only of the U.S. Big 4 wireless carriers to still have and unlimited, unthrottled smartphone data plan, and despite the fact it's widely expected to get access to the iPhone for the first time this year, it's going to continue that. But where have we heard that before (Verizon, before the CDMA iPhone 4) and how long did that...

Asus Eee Pad Slider Honeycomb Tablet Review

Asus Eee Pad Slider Honeycomb Tablet Review

It seemed, just a couple of years back, that almost every week was topped off by the introduction of a new netbook. Remember those things? We haven't seen much in the way of new netbook technology lately, but we have seen plenty of tablets. The iPad started a modern-day revitalization of the slate PC market, and while Apple has dominated the...

Microsoft And Samsung Sign Vast Patent Cross-Licensing Deal

Microsoft And Samsung Sign Vast Patent Cross-Licensing Deal

So, this is interesting. While Samsung and Apple are spending untold amounts of money on legal battles across the globe, Samsung has decided to not wage those same wars with another tech monolith: Microsoft. Microsoft has been on a warpath of late, tracking down companies (mostly who sell Android-based products) that touch Microsoft's patents...

VIA Stuffs 1GHz C7 CPU And VX900 Into EPIA-M720 Mini-ITX Mobo

VIA Stuffs 1GHz C7 CPU And VX900 Into EPIA-M720 Mini-ITX Mobo

Embedded systems just aren't what they used to be. And by that, we mean that they're far more potent and useful to the masses than they were just a few years back, when they were only powerful enough to handle mundane enterprise chores and the like. VIA has been capitalizing on the uptick in power and power efficiency lately, and their newest...

Amazon Launches $79 Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch And $149 Touch 3G E-Readers

Amazon Launches $79 Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch And $149 Touch 3G E-Readers

The Kindle Fire wasn't the only new product to launch during this week's Amazonfest. The company went all-out by introducing a whole slew of new products, including a $79 keyboard-less Kindle, a touchscreen-based Kindle and a renamed "Kindle Keyboard," with a lower-than-ever-before $99 starting price point. In a nutshell, Amazon finally pushed...

T-Mobile USA Grabs White HTC Radar 4G With Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)

T-Mobile USA Grabs White HTC Radar 4G With Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)

With Mango hitting devices this week, the flood of handsets designed specifically for Microsoft's next-gen build of WP7 has begun. T-Mobile USA is first in line, with the new HTC Radar 4G sailing their way in a glistening white outfit. It's the carrier's first Windows Phone capable of 4G speeds (HSPA+, in this case), also boasting a 3.8" touch...

Motorola Xoom Owners to Finally Get Their LTE Love

Motorola Xoom Owners to Finally Get Their LTE Love

Only a few months late, Verizon is now offering its promised 4G LTE upgrades to Motorola Xoom users. The Xoom, the first Honeycomb (Android 3.x) tablet, shipped in March, while promising an LTE upgrade, which kept getting pushed out, and out, and out. eanwhile, Verizon has shipped other tablets that came with 4G LTE support built-in, such...

Acer Aspire S3 to Cost $899 in the U.S.?

Acer Aspire S3 to Cost $899 in the U.S.?

We gushed a bit about the new Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook a few weeks ago, but at the time, Acer had not announced U.S. pricing. Now, it appears as though the ultrabooks may retail for $899 in the U.S. According to a report by CRN, the Acer Aspire S3 was spotted for sale at online retailer New Age Electronics at that $899 price point. Acer for...

Kingston Expands Secure USB Drive Line With DataTraveler 6000 Series

Kingston Expands Secure USB Drive Line With DataTraveler 6000 Series

Kingston Digital, Inc. (an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc.) is not messing around with its ultra-secure USB flash drives. Today, the company announced that the DataTraveler 6000 series is now available, joining Kingston Digital’s already robust crop of secure USB flash drive products. The 6000 series features a slew of...

Intel Commemorates Nokia N9 By Killing MeeGo, Launching Tizen

Intel Commemorates Nokia N9 By Killing MeeGo, Launching Tizen

Nokia's ill-fated N9 launched today and may have already made history as the first phone to debut on the same day as its OS is canceled. The N9 will go down as the only MeeGo phone ever created and is the last major Nokia launch before the company transitions to an all windows Phone 7 lineup. It's hard to imagine the N9 will ever go anywhere...

Intel's Market Share Further Ahead of the Pack after Crossing Sandy Bridge

Intel's Market Share Further Ahead of the Pack after Crossing Sandy Bridge

Intel's obscene share of the microprocessor market has grown even more grotesque, at least if you're AMD or any other chip maker fighting for scraps. If you're Intel, well, life just keeps getting better. New numbers are in, and according to data from market research firm IHS iSuppli, Intel now dominates the competition by accounting for 81.8...

OnStar Reverses Privacy Changes After Public Outcry

OnStar Reverses Privacy Changes After Public Outcry

GM's subsidiary OnStar has reneged on highly controversial privacy changes it announced last week after enormous resistance and threats of a congressional investigation. On September 21, OnStar announced several changes to its terms of service. The company stated it would now track the position, speed, diagnostic error codes, seatbelt usage...

Global Alliance: Intel, IBM, GlobalFoundries, TSMC, and Samsung Announce New Partnership

Global Alliance: Intel, IBM, GlobalFoundries, TSMC, and Samsung Announce New Partnership

Five of the largest and most advanced semiconductor manufacturers have signed a joint development and research agreement in what might be a record-breaking partnership. It's not unusual to see IBM, Samsung, and GloFo pairing up—all three companies are part of the Common Platform Alliance--but the presence of Intel and TSMC is noteworthy....

Toshiba Launches Funky Laptop for Kids

Toshiba Launches Funky Laptop for Kids

Toshiba's new Satellite L735D laptop isn't going to win any beauty contests, nor is it trying to. The slime green (or booger green, if you prefer that visual) accents are meant to appeal to kids, which is the target audience here. From a design standpoint, the L735D looks like the love child of a regular Satellite notebook and a LeapFrog,...

From Kindle Comes Fire: Amazon Announces Kindle Fire Tablet

From Kindle Comes Fire: Amazon Announces Kindle Fire Tablet

Amazon has just officially takes the wraps off the Kindle Fire, a new Android-based, relatively low-cost tablet, that’s poised to make some waves this holiday season. The Kindle Fire is a 7” tablet with a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 that runs Android 2.3. The display uses IPS technology and features an anti-glare coating,...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Canon Laser Printer, Logitech Speakers, Dell Notebook

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Canon Laser Printer, Logitech Speakers, Dell Notebook

It’s time for yet another Hump Day edition of HotHardware’s HOT Deals of the Day, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today is a Canon laser printer, Logitech’s Z305 USB laptop speaker system, and a Dell Latitude notebook... Canon ImageClass LBP-6650DN Laser Monochrome Printer for $160 with free shipping....

Microsoft Begins Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Update Rollout

Microsoft Begins Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Update Rollout

Say hello to a different kind  of fruit: Mango. While the news of late has focused on Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 launch, Microsoft has some news of their own on the mobile OS front. Windows Phone 7.5 is the first major overhaul of the system since the (more basic) NoDo updates began to roll out a few months ago, and starting this week,...

MeeGo Fading Into The Sunset, Open-Source Tizen Taking Over

MeeGo Fading Into The Sunset, Open-Source Tizen Taking Over

MeeGo's last hurrah might just be Nokia's N9. With support falling by the wayside every which way you look, folks have been wondering what would ever happen to an OS that had so much promise just a few years ago. Now, we might know. The lede was clearly buried in a press release from LiMo Foundation and the Linux Foundation, which announced...

Toshiba Goes All-In-One With 23" DX735 Multi-Touch Desktop

Toshiba Goes All-In-One With 23" DX735 Multi-Touch Desktop

Asus already issued a new line of all-in-one PCs this week, and now it's Toshiba following suit. The company just introduced a new 23" DX735 multi-touch model, boasting a 1080p panel, an aluminum pedestal stand and a matching Bluetooth wireless keyboard with 10-key keypad. The DX735 also includes a glossy black Bluetooth wireless mouse. Furthermore,...

Huawei's 4" Honor Android Smartphone Offers 1.4GHz CPU, 8MP Camera

Huawei's 4" Honor Android Smartphone Offers 1.4GHz CPU, 8MP Camera

Huawei didn't used to be a name you saw creep up in the consumer universe, but now, it's one name that's growing impossible to miss. After launching a new of slates and smartphones in recent months, the company's making yet another splash with a striking handset: the Honor. It's a phone based on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), featuring a 4"...

Nokia N9--With Meego--Is Now Shipping

Nokia N9--With Meego--Is Now Shipping

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting a Nokia N9 running Meego, today’s news that the phone is now shipping offers a mixed bag. On the one hand, the phone will be available in many areas. On the other hand, once the N9 outlives its usefulness (which will no doubt happen quickly in the fickle and rapidly-changing mobile market), Meego...

Zotac Expands Its GeForce GT 520 Line

Zotac Expands Its GeForce GT 520 Line

ZOTAC announced a pair of graphics cards in its GeForce GT 520 line, one each in the PCI and PCI-E x1 form factors. The cards are designed to offer an easy performance boost for older systems and pre-built systems that otherwise don’t have many expandability options. “Upgrading your graphics card is the easiest way to boost your...

Apple Confirms Oct. 4 iPhone Event

Apple Confirms Oct. 4 iPhone Event

And, it's confirmed. The October 4 iPhone event date that we reported earlier has been confirmed by Apple, as has the rumored location of Apple's Cupertino campus. There's no question what the star of the event will be: the event is called, "Let's Talk iPhone." Although it's expected that Apple will launch other products on October 4, in particular,...

Amazon Accused Of Sweatshop Conditions, Terrible Work Environment

Amazon Accused Of Sweatshop Conditions, Terrible Work Environment

Amazon is one of the major corporate success stories of the dot-com era and has played a significant part in driving the consumption of digital content. If certain allegations are true, it's also guilty of treating its workers quite poorly. Multiple warehouse employees working in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, have complained of soaring temperatures,...

Mac Trojan Masquerades As Adobe Flash Player Installer

Mac Trojan Masquerades As Adobe Flash Player Installer

The Mac Security Blog from Intego, a Mac security software developer, has posted a security memo warning users of a new Trojan, dubbed Flashback, that is infecting OSX based systems. The Flashback Trojan masquerades as an Adobe Flash Player installer, and if an unsuspecting user downloads the file package and ultimately installs the Trojan,...

New Details Surface On Blue Waters Supercomputer Split

New Details Surface On Blue Waters Supercomputer Split

Last month, we discussed the split between IBM and the NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) over the highly ambitious 'Blue Waters' project. Blue Waters was the name of a planned supercomputer that would've been entirely water-cooled and included as many as 524,288 CPU cores. The disintegration of the deal came as some surprise,...

Why You Shouldn't Pay Full Price for a PlayBook Tablet

Why You Shouldn't Pay Full Price for a PlayBook Tablet

Straight and to the point, if you're paying full price for Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, you're paying too much. Don't worry, we're not about to wax critical about the tablet's lack of native email, calendar, and contacts support, all of which reportedly will be addressed in an update next month. The reason you shouldn't...

ITV Documentary Mistakes ArmA Game Footage for Real Life

ITV Documentary Mistakes ArmA Game Footage for Real Life

We have to warn you that what you're about to see is very disturbing. It's a YouTube clip of a British documentary that recently aired on ITV, a popular station in the U.K. The documentary attempts to further expose Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddhafi's support of the IRA and how he helped arm the soldiers with some serious weaponry. In the embedded...

OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCI Express SSD Performance Preview

OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCI Express SSD Performance Preview

Today, OCZ is letting fly with the second coming of a VCA 2.0 product, this time squarely targeting the enterprise, datacenter and high-end workstation markets. Where OCZ's RevoDrive line targets more consumer-like price points, their Z-Drive line is about no holds barred performance for the enterprise. The Z-Drive R4 with VCA 2.0, the same...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Studio XPS, LG 3DTV, Panasonic HD Cams

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Studio XPS, LG 3DTV, Panasonic HD Cams

It’s that time again, folks! Time for a fresh batch of HOT deals courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this fine Tuesday morning, we have a great deal on a six-core Dell Studio XPS 7100 system with 8GB of RAM, a 46” 3D TV from LG, and 50% off on select Panasonic HD 1080p Digital Camcorders... Dell Studio XPS 7100...

HTC Amaze 4G Smartphone Bringing 1.5GHz Qualcomm CPU, qHD Display

HTC Amaze 4G Smartphone Bringing 1.5GHz Qualcomm CPU, qHD Display

Enough Samsung news? No sweat. HTC has a real bombshell to throw, too, as they have just announced their new Amaze 4G for T-Mobile. It's certainly the most impressive (spec-wise) phone that T-Mob has ever had grace their network, and it'll probably remain the high-end champ for some time to come. It's a bold, beautiful phone with a 4.3" qHD...

Samsung Announces Shipment Details For Galaxy Tab 8.9, Player 4.0 / 5.0

Samsung Announces Shipment Details For Galaxy Tab 8.9, Player 4.0 / 5.0

You might say that Samsung is really pushing its luck with this, but hey -- all the more reason to pay attention to the Samsung/Apple legal drama. It's a case tailor made for yet another late-night TV drama, and it's devices like the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 that have Apple hot and bothered. In essence, both of these units are the Android...

Samsung Throws 1280x720 Display On Massive 4.65" Galaxy S II HD LTE Smartphone

Samsung Throws 1280x720 Display On Massive 4.65" Galaxy S II HD LTE Smartphone

What could possibly be better than a Galaxy S II? Well, a Galaxy S II LTE, of course. But what could be better than even that? The Galaxy S II HD LTE. We're thinking that Samsung is pushing the limits of naming nomenclature already, but there's no denying the pure impressiveness of their newest smartphone. The company just announced the official...

Samsung's Omnia W: A 3.7" Mango-Based Smartphone With A 1.4GHz CPU

Samsung's Omnia W: A 3.7" Mango-Based Smartphone With A 1.4GHz CPU

Whoever said that all new superphones had to be powered by Android? Exactly. Samsung has placed all of that noise from the ongoing Apple patent battles on hold for a moment, long enough to launch a Windows Phone 7 device that will certainly make waves across the industry. The Omnia family is gaining another member with the Omnia W, their first...

BoxTone Beefs Up Its Enterprise Mobility Management Platform

BoxTone Beefs Up Its Enterprise Mobility Management Platform

Dealing with an increasingly mobile workforce has not exactly been a picnic for IT folks. The hardware, software, and platforms involved change rapidly; there’s often a mix of corporate-issued and personal devices to manage, many of which are on different platforms; and of course the opportunities for security breaches via lost, stolen,...

Most U.S. Consumers Chose Android (This Summer)

Most U.S. Consumers Chose Android (This Summer)

According to research by the Nielsen Company, more recent acquirers of mobile devices have been opting for Android phones over other brands. The numbers from a Nielsen survey show that as of August 2011, about 56% of the consumers that bought a new smartphone in the three preceeding months chose Android. Why is that significant? There are...

Samsung Galaxy S II Strikes T-Mobile Next Week, 1.5GHz Processor Confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S II Strikes T-Mobile Next Week, 1.5GHz Processor Confirmed

T-Mobile took advantage of the GigaOm Mobilize 2011 event today to unveil its two fastest smartphones to date: the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II. Both will take full advantage of T-Mobile's 4G network, and both come to the mobile party wielding a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. "These new products unlock the full...

Samsung Series 7 Laptop Goes Up for Preorder

Samsung Series 7 Laptop Goes Up for Preorder

Best Buy is now accepting preorders for Samsung's Series 7 notebook. Sporting a robust feature-set with plenty of modern hardware and a thin and light design, these 15.6-inch laptops pack a performance punch and aren't lacking in sex appeal. About the only thing this particular model Series 7 is missing is an Ultrabook stamp, but considering...

Oracle Demos New SPARC T4, New Chip Significant Departure From Predecessors

Oracle Demos New SPARC T4, New Chip Significant Departure From Predecessors

Oracle is publicly demonstrating its new T4 processor today and is shipping beta test systems to selected partners. The new T4 chip is a major departure from previous designs. Sun's T1 processor, codenamed Niagara and introduced in 2005, rejected a conventional focus on single-thread performance in favor of an aggressively multi-threaded,...

Apple Slates Oct. 4 Event for Campus, as Moscone is Booked

Apple Slates Oct. 4 Event for Campus, as Moscone is Booked

Reports point to an October 4 event to unveil the next-generation iPhone, although it's still not confirmed by Apple itself. One problem with the rumor has already been pointed out: Moscone Center, where Apple usually holds these things, is booked by Oracle that day. What to do, what to do? AllThingsD, which earlier broke the Oct. 4 date,...

Broadcom's New NFC Modules Cut Power Consumption, Offer New Features

Broadcom's New NFC Modules Cut Power Consumption, Offer New Features

NFC has officially hit the big-time. How do we know? Because Broadcom just put out a press release introducing the first NFC chips in 40nm, which would have probably been chuckled at by the public even a decade ago. But now, NFC is on the tip of every tongue in tech, particularly now that Google Wallet is rolling out in select cities to those...

Netflix To Get DreamWorks Animation Streams... Starting In 2013

Netflix To Get DreamWorks Animation Streams... Starting In 2013

Netflix may have taken some seriously flack earlier in the month for the spin-off of their DVD rental business, but it looks like it's back to good news today. Well, sort of. The company just landed a deal with DreamWorks Animation -- a multi-year premium pay-TV window agreement that stands solely in the U.S. for now. It will enable Netflix...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Pavilions, Logitech Speakers, Asus LCD

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Pavilions, Logitech Speakers, Asus LCD

What do you say we kick off the new week with a fresh serving on HOT deals from our friends at LogicBuy? We knew you’d like that! On the menu this morning, we have an HP Pavilion notebook and desktop, a 23” Asus 1080P LCD monitor, and a Logitech speaker system... 15.6" HP Pavilion dv6t Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz Dual-core Laptop w/6GB...

SDSC Launches High-Performance Data Storage Cloud

SDSC Launches High-Performance Data Storage Cloud

Did you know that there's an actual place in the world called the San Diego Supercomputer Center? Let's just say you just found your next place of employment, huh? It sounds like a pretty awesome venue, and they just announced the launch of what is believed to be the largest academic-based cloud storage system in the U.S., specifically designed...

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Preview, Hands On Video

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Preview, Hands On Video

Lenovo's first business-class Android-based tablet has arrived. The ThinkPad Tablet comes with many of the features business users want from a tablet, including full encryption, remote wipe capabilities, productivity apps, VPN support, pen-based handwriting recognition technology, and more. Running on Android 3.1, the ThinkPad Tablet comes...

Specs, Images of Multiple Xoom 2 Variants Leak

Specs, Images of Multiple Xoom 2 Variants Leak

The Motorola Xoom was the first Honeycomb (Android 3.x) tablet, but it never really took off. To be truthful, although some reports are that Android tablets have broken the one-third mark in terms of tablet shipments (compared to the iPad 2), Android tablets still have a ways to go. The Motorola Xoom 2 might be a step in that direction. The...

Toshiba Brings USB 3.0 Speeds To Canvio Basics, Brings New Canvio 3.0 HDDs To Life

Toshiba Brings USB 3.0 Speeds To Canvio Basics, Brings New Canvio 3.0 HDDs To Life

Storage. Can't live with it, and you definitely can't live without it. Right? Right! Toshiba knows the deal, which is why they're introducing a new portable HDD that taps into the growing cloud bandwagon. The company is unveiling their new Canvio 3.0 portable HDD line today, offering storage capacities of 500GB, 750GB or 1TB. The new Canvio...

Asus Intros Three New ET Series All-In-One Desktops

Asus Intros Three New ET Series All-In-One Desktops

Another new day, another new all-in-one PC for your consideration. Asus has just unveiled their newest AIO lineup, featuring the 21.5” ET2210, 23.6” ET2410, and 27” ET2700. All three of them have 1080p LED-backlit touch panels, 2nd-gen Intel Core i processors, USB 3.0 and e-SATA connectivity, 802.11 N wireless LAN, Digital...

Sprint Confirms Tethering Data Cap Coming October 2nd

Sprint Confirms Tethering Data Cap Coming October 2nd

Well, we all knew it had to come to an end at some point. With the other major U.S. carriers doing away with truly unlimited data months ago, Sprint was attempting to hold out and use that as a competitive advantage. But evidently, even they are starting to cave. Sprint recently confirmed that they will soon introduced a data ceiling for their...

AMD Shakes Up Management A Bit

AMD Shakes Up Management A Bit

While the management shake-up over at HP is obviously the largest of the past week, a fellow California-based company is making some moves of their own. AMD recently announced that Rick Bergman is leaving AMD. President and CEO Rory Read will serve as interim general manager of AMD’s Products Group, and the company also announced that...

Samsung Galaxy S II Hits 10 Million Sold

Samsung Galaxy S II Hits 10 Million Sold

As if you need any reason to wonder why Apple is so keen on keeping Samsung's devices, including the Android-based Galaxy S II from being sold in parts of Europe, here's a stat: Samsung on Sunday issued a press release indicating that the Galaxy S II has sold 10 million devices. That's sold, not shipped, but, they also added the two key words...

Blizzard Bumps Diablo III Release to Early 2012

Blizzard Bumps Diablo III Release to Early 2012

It isn't our intention to rub salt in the wounds of Diablo fans who missed out on participating in the Diablo III closed beta program, but while those lucky gamers are getting their next-generation hack-and-slash on, everyone else will have to wait until next year. Blizzard made the unfortunate announcement that Diablo III is officially being...

Texas Instruments Acquires National Semiconductor, Chips Shake Hands

Texas Instruments Acquires National Semiconductor, Chips Shake Hands

Two companies that you don't hear too much about are joining hands, but just because they stay out of the consumer spotlight, that doesn't mean that they aren't monumentally important. Texas Instruments, the company that made your college-era graphing calculator as well as a processor in some sort of mobile or TV-related gadget that you probably...

Star Wars: The Old Republic Gets a Release Date

Star Wars: The Old Republic Gets a Release Date

The release date of the highly anticipated MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic has been made public. Bioware and LucasArts have confirmed the official release date for video game to be December 20 in North America and December 22 in Europe. The release date was revealed at the Eurogamer Expo in London. BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and...

MozyPro’s Data Shuttle Service Ships HDDs to Some Customers

MozyPro’s Data Shuttle Service Ships HDDs to Some Customers

Cloud storage company Mozy rolled out a new service that is now available to its MozyPro (for servers) customers in the U.S. The new service, dubbed “Data Shuttle”, is designed to dramatically shorten the initial backups for its cloud storage customers, from weeks or months to mere days. So what magical, disruptive technology enables...

Amazon Media Invite Could Mean Tablet On The 28th

Amazon Media Invite Could Mean Tablet On The 28th

Is it really on? Like Donkey Kong? Can't say much on behalf of Nintendo's famed gorilla (or is he an ape?), but Amazon just might be getting ready to smash the holiday sales figures that they always seem to smash. A media invite has been making the rounds asking the masses to "please join" the company for a press event on September 28th. Whenever...

D-Link's DAP-2565 Wireless Access Point Is Seriously Serious

D-Link's DAP-2565 Wireless Access Point Is Seriously Serious

Plenum-rated. Networking. Cloud. Small biz. Mix those all together with D-Link, and you've got the company's new DAP-2565 Wi-Fi Access Point, which is designed for indoor plenum deployment in above-ceiling airspace installations. The new Cloud-Managed solution provides small and medium-sized businesses, as well as K-12 and hospitality environments,...

Western Digital Goes Portable With My Passport Studio And My Passport for Mac HDDs

Western Digital Goes Portable With My Passport Studio And My Passport for Mac HDDs

Another new day, another new storage option to stuff those seemingly unending files onto. This one's coming to us by way of Western Digital, with the company's latest being the My Passport Studio and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives. The new generation of drives are specifically tailored to work with Apple's Mac / Time Machine functions,...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Legend Upgrade: PowerColor PCS+ HD6770 1GB GDDR5 Vortex II (DiRT 3 Edition) Review @ XbitLabs Motherboards and Chipsets: AMD Lynx Platform (Llano A6-3650 CPU, ECS A75F-A Motherboard) Review @ Madshrimps Memory and Storage: WD My Passport Essential 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive @ Legit Reviews GeIL Evo Corsa DDR3 2133MHz 8GB Memory...

Samsung SSD 830 Series Preview

Samsung SSD 830 Series Preview

Although they haven’t been breakout-hits with enthusiasts, Samsung’s solid state drives have been quite successful due to strong relationships with a number of OEMs, including Apple. With the upcoming release of their new SSD 830 Series solid state drives, however, Samsung seems poised to make some inroads with enthusiasts as well....

Spotify Signups Now Open To All In U.S.

Spotify Signups Now Open To All In U.S.

Spotify just keeps getting bigger and bigger. As streaming media becomes the norm (and the expectation), more and more users are flocking to all-you-can-listen services such as Spotify. Despite only arriving in America months back, the service is already grabbing a ton of traction here and they're about to make an even bigger splash. Before,...

Net Neutrality Rules Are Official, Litigation To Ensue

Net Neutrality Rules Are Official, Litigation To Ensue

Well, it’s official: According to Reuters, the FCC’s Net neutrality rules have been published in the Federal Register. They'll finally go into effect on November 20th. We knew this was coming and discussed it last week, but the Federal Register publication was the last official step toward launching the new rules. Net neutrality...

YouTube Adds New Effects, 2D-To-3D One-Click Conversion

YouTube Adds New Effects, 2D-To-3D One-Click Conversion

Leave it to Google to innovate on something that could do just fine letting its users do the innovating. YouTube has seen some fairly major upgrades this week, with additional creator tools following the post-upload edit tools from earlier. Starting this week, users should be able to add Instagram-like effects to their uploaded videos once...

Will HP's New CEO Cancel Plans to Spin Off PC Business?

Will HP's New CEO Cancel Plans to Spin Off PC Business?

Hewlett Packard made some major (and controversial) moves under the leadership of Leo Apotheker, the CEO that was just ousted. You have Mr. Apotheker to thank for your $99 TouchPad (and to curse for abandoning webOS hardware). He initiated a $10.3 billion cash acquisition of a U.K. software maker. But arguably his biggest move is in convincing...

Clearwire Talking To "Everybody" Regarding Spectrum, Capacity

Clearwire Talking To "Everybody" Regarding Spectrum, Capacity

For a company that doesn't sell any phones, Clearwire sure has been in the carrier news a lot lately. The company best known for helping Sprint out on the delivery of that WiMAX network is now in the news for something outside of The Now Network. Clearwire is reportedly in talks with various U.S. wireless operators, including AT&T and...

NZXT Source 220 Mid Tower Chassis Now Available

NZXT Source 220 Mid Tower Chassis Now Available

The latest Source case from NZXT is the mid tower Source 220, a chassis designed for optimal airflow. To accomplish this, the case is equipped with steel mesh and can accommodate up to seven fans. Other features include screwless design, easy heatsink installation and cable management, and USB 3.0 capabilities. The brushed aluminum-finish...

VIA Sues Apple For Alleged Patent Infringement

VIA Sues Apple For Alleged Patent Infringement

This drops squarely into the "Didn't see it coming," pile. VIA announced yesterday that it's suing Apple for alleged infringement of three VIA patents. The declaration could nearly get lost in the blizzard of legal motions surrounding Apple, but this situation is odd enough to deserve notice. VIA claims that Apple has infringed on three US...

Gartner Predicts Three More Years of iPad Tyranny

Gartner Predicts Three More Years of iPad Tyranny

Apple's iPad tablet is a cool device and all, but it's not the end-all-be-all of slates. It doesn't do Flash, there aren't any USB or microSD card slots, and the built-in cameras are terrible. These are all things you know. You also know the iPad rules the tablet world, not in performance or even in weight or size anymore, but in market share....

ASUS Launches The Eee Pad Slider

ASUS Launches The Eee Pad Slider

The Eee Pad Slider from ASUS is now available. As you may expect from its name, this tablet features a slide-out keyboard to help you be more productive on the go. The Eee Pad Slider is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and Android 3.2. The tablet also features a front-facing 1.2MP camera and rear-facing 5MP camera. Connectivity...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Logitech Desktop, Patriot Memory, Intel SSD

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Logitech Desktop, Patriot Memory, Intel SSD

It’s time to close out another week, but not before we hook you all up with a fresh batch of HOT deals from LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Friday is a Logitech Cordless Desktop, 8GB of Patriot DDR3 memory for an insanely low price (after MIR), and a speedy and reliable Intel 320 Series SSD for those of you looking to maximize performance...

Scientists claim to have broken the light speed barrier

Scientists claim to have broken the light speed barrier

Faster than the speed of light? Normally we think of The Flash, Superman, or perhaps a Federation starship using warp drive. In other words, we think science fiction or comic books. After all, surpassing that speed would overturn one of the fundamental laws of physics, Einstein's theory of relativity, often simply known by the equation E =...

Otterbox Case Box Seems to Out iPhone 4S

Otterbox Case Box Seems to Out iPhone 4S

Tangible, physical evidence seems to have emerged of the iPhone 4S, which has been rumored for months.It looks A series of images posted on Twitter show Otterbox Commuter cases that have arrived at AT&T stores. The boxes on these cases clearly have iPhone 4S on them. Otterbox is a major case manufacturer, as most smartphone owners probably...

10-Petaflop Supercomputer To Use Intel’s MIC Architecture

10-Petaflop Supercomputer To Use Intel’s MIC Architecture

Geez, didn’t supercomputing just break the petaflop barrier a few years ago? Already, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and the University of Texas at Austin announced a supercomputer that will be capable of 10 petaflops. Dubbed “Stampede” (we see what you did there, University of Texas Longhorns), the beast will...

Facebook Reveals App Integration And "Timeline" Profile Layout

Facebook Reveals App Integration And "Timeline" Profile Layout

See anything different on your Facebook page? No, not from yesterday, silly. Today! Today, Facebook's F8 conference got underway in California, where creator Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to unveil quite a few new things that will definitely serve to push Facebook beyond that "just a social network" stage. The "Profile" as you know it will...

HP Names Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman As New President

HP Names Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman As New President

Well, this is strange. But not entirely unexpected. Rumors had intensified in the last few days that HP was getting ready to switch CEOs for the second time in a year, and those rumors were just put to rest. Because they're true. In September of last year, former CEO of SAP, Léo Apotheker, was chosen to lead HP after the Mark Hurd scandal....

ZOTAC Announces A75-ITX WiFi Motherboard

ZOTAC Announces A75-ITX WiFi Motherboard

ZOTAC announced a new mini-ITX motherboard today called the A75-ITX WiFi, which is designed for gaming and HTPC applications. The company tried to pack in as many features as possible in the small form factor, and all things considered it did a pretty good job of it. Running on the AMD A75 chipset, the A75-ITX WiFi has an FM1 socket that supports...

Samsung's Line-16 is World's Largest Memory Facility, Now Operational

Samsung's Line-16 is World's Largest Memory Facility, Now Operational

Samsung's new Line-16 memory semiconductor fabrication facility is now fully operational, the chip maker announced at its Nano City Complex in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, where the fab is located. According to Samsung, Line-16 is the industry's largest memory fab in the world. Samsung wasted no time in putting its plant to use and has already...

Mozilla Briefly Considers Faster Firefox Release Schedule

Mozilla Briefly Considers Faster Firefox Release Schedule

Mozilla batted around the idea of implementing an even faster release schedule for its Firefox browser, one that would kick it's already rapid release schedule into overdrive. Mozilla Engineering Manager Josh Aas initiated the discussion last week when he proposed reducing the time in between browser builds from six weeks to five weeks. "There...

Splashtop Remote Desktop Comes To Mac OS X

Splashtop Remote Desktop Comes To Mac OS X

In today's increasingly connected world, leaving a file "behind" is becoming ever more unacceptable. Can't access it remotely? You're doing it wrong. All kidding aside, Splashtop has made a business of keeping folks within arm's reach of their files regardless of their physical location, and now that same gesture is being delivered to the...

HTC To Provide Handset Buyers With 5GB Of DropBox Cloud Storage

HTC To Provide Handset Buyers With 5GB Of DropBox Cloud Storage

Cloud storage used to be a far-fetched concept that wasn't used too often outside of the enterprise. Boy, has the world changed in recent years. Now, cloud services are hitting the mainstream, with Amazon Cloud Drive, iTunes in the Cloud and Microsoft's SkyDrive all aiming for average, everyday people. With a growing swath of Internet users,...

CloudBerry Backup Desktop Review

CloudBerry Backup Desktop Review

An increasing number of businesses have discovered (or are at least exploring) the benefits of cloud storage. There are cloud options aplenty, from small-potatoes plans designed for a bit of extra storage for a SOHO shop, to massive operations that backup an entire enterprise’s kingdom. It’s an exciting, developing field, and it’s...

Micron Launches Self-Encrypting RealSSD C400

Micron Launches Self-Encrypting RealSSD C400

Love SSDs? Love security? Guess what? Micron has a match made in computing heaven for your consideration. The new and improved RealSSD C400 solid state drive features self encryption technology, which is leaps and bounds better at staying under wraps compared to a convention HDD or SSD. The C400 SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) is based on the...

GeForce LAN Registration Re-Opening, Limited Seating Available

GeForce LAN Registration Re-Opening, Limited Seating Available

We just got word from NVIDIA, that there are a few more spots open at the big GeForce LAN taking place next month on the USS Hornet aircraft carried in Alameda, California. If you want to get in on the action and get some game-time in at an awesome venue (we’ve been there!), this is the perfect opportunity. All of the details, straight...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Logitech KB, Dell Ultra-Thin, Lenovo SFF PC, Sennheiser Headphones

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Logitech KB, Dell Ultra-Thin, Lenovo SFF PC, Sennheiser Headphones

Our friends at LogicBuy have sent over another fresh batch of HOT deals for you all this morning. On the menu today, we have a Logitech gaming keyboard (not, it’s not mechanical), a slick 13.3” Dell Vostro ultra-thin notebook with a backlit keyboard, a Lenovo IdeaCentre small form factor PC, and some nice Sennheiser surround-sound...

Verizon Wireless And LG Introduce Enlighten Smartphone

Verizon Wireless And LG Introduce Enlighten Smartphone

Starting today, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to order the new LG Enlighten smartphone from the carrier's website. This phone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has an 800MHz processor. The Enlighten features a 3.2-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 320 x 480, 3G Mobile Hotspot capabilities, and a 3.2-megapixel autofocus...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Dirt 3 Edition OC Video Card Review @ Tweaktown Motherboards and Chipsets: Funky Kit Review: Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Motherboard ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 AMD Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org Memory and Storage: TechREACTION Review: Silverstone TS07B Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD Review, RAID0 Performance Tested @ TechSpot...

Microsoft's UEFI Rules Could Be Used To Block Linux Installation

Microsoft's UEFI Rules Could Be Used To Block Linux Installation

Microsoft discussed the upcoming changes to Windows 8's boot process at BUILD last week, but Matthew Garrett, a mobile Linux developer and blogger at Red Hat has pointed out that the company's new requirements could be used in ways that harm the Linux community. One of Microsoft's new rules for Windows 8 is that any company that ships a windows...

Intel GPU Driver Update Claims Up To 37 Percent Performance Boost

Intel GPU Driver Update Claims Up To 37 Percent Performance Boost

Intel has released a new graphics driver for its Sandy Bridge integrated CPUs that it claims delivers significantly improved performance in a number of titles. Listed gains are reprinted below: In addition, the new driver purportedly fixes intermittent crashing when an HDMI monitor is connected, WebGL rendering issues in both Chrome and Firefox,...

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 To Debut in Early October

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 To Debut in Early October

In a breathtakingly long blog post, Adobe announced that Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will launch early this October. Right off the bat, Adobe alluded to the fact that Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will run on just about any type of Internet-connected screen you have, from smartphones to computers to Internet-connected TVs. Specifically, the...

RIM May Be Sitting On Nearly A Million PlayBooks

RIM May Be Sitting On Nearly A Million PlayBooks

RIM has been struggling to catch a break for months but the negative reports show no sign of slowing. According to UK rag The Guardian, the company has slashed production of its seven-inch tablet due to an enormous backlog of unshipped hardware. This follows the company's admission last week that it shipped just 200,000 PlayBooks in Q2, down...

Comcast Launches New $9.99 Nationwide Plan For Needy Families

Comcast Launches New $9.99 Nationwide Plan For Needy Families

Families with limited income who are struggling to make ends meet may have reason to consider switching to Comcast. The company has rolled out a new $9.99 service tier that's available nationwide to citizens with at least one child receiving a free school lunch through the National School Lunch Program. The program isn't available to current...

Samsung to Open Source Bada

Samsung to Open Source Bada

It’s a tough world out there for mobile OSes. iOS and Android rule the skies, and Windows Phone 7 is trying to catch up. Nokia has pretty much thrown in the towel on Symbian (at least for higher-end phones) and adopted Windows Phone 7 as its go-to operating system, and upstart Meego looks to be dead, again, finally.   Often lost...

Report: Apple Holding iPhone 5 Launch Event On October 4

Report: Apple Holding iPhone 5 Launch Event On October 4

Can you feel it in the air? No, not the onset of fall, silly. The new iPhone! Ever since the release of the iPhone 4, it was obvious that the iPhone 5 would be coming. The only question was this: "When?" Rumors have been flying over the past few months about when exactly Apple would step up to the plate and reveal their next smartphone. WWDC...

HP Board to Consider Kicking CEO Leo Apotheker to the Curb

HP Board to Consider Kicking CEO Leo Apotheker to the Curb

Leo Apotheker, CEO of Hewlett Packard, may soon have to look for a job. Apparently HP's board isn't real stoked about the way Mr. Apotheker has been running things since he was put in charge less than 11 months ago, and there's going to be a meeting to discuss his future -- or lack thereof -- with the company. According to a Bloomberg report,...

Dell Defends PC Business, Calls Post PC Era Talk "Complete Nonsense"

Dell Defends PC Business, Calls Post PC Era Talk "Complete Nonsense"

Michael Dell is exactly what the Windows and Linux community need right now. It doesn't matter if you're not a fan of Dell computers, it's Mr. Dell's message that speaks to computer users far and wide. Consider that Apple is pushing hard into the mobile space with its iPad tablet devices, creating a sector that some analysts claim is cannibalizing...

Boingo Survey Finds Phones And Tablets Trumping Laptops In Airport Wi-Fi Usage

Boingo Survey Finds Phones And Tablets Trumping Laptops In Airport Wi-Fi Usage

Is Wi-Fi important? Certainly. And it's becoming more so to travelers each and every day. We spotted a survey a year or so ago where an impressive amount of people suggested that Wi-Fi was about the more important asset in an airport, possibly even more important than a solid selection of food. Now a new Boingo survey is digging a little deeper...

Nikon Reveals 1 System Mirrorless Cameras With 1080p Video Mode

Nikon Reveals 1 System Mirrorless Cameras With 1080p Video Mode

Rumors had been swirling about Nikon's intentions to jump into the crazy world of mirrorless cameras, and last night that's exactly what the imaging company did. Nikon hasn't released a new DSLR in quite some time, and while this certainly is no DSLR proper, it's definitely the company's smallest interchangeable lens camera yet. The 1 System...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: 2TB HD, Dell Notebook and LCD, OCZ SSD

HH Hot Deals of the Day: 2TB HD, Dell Notebook and LCD, OCZ SSD

It’s time for the Hump Day edition of HotHardware’s HOT Deals of the Day, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today is a 2TB external HD from Buffalo, an AMD-Fusion based Dell Vostro notebook, a nice Dell 24”, LED-backlit LCD monitor, and one of last-gen’s best solid state drives, the OCZ Vertex...

Barbarians Beware: Diablo III Closed Beta Begins

Barbarians Beware: Diablo III Closed Beta Begins

The Diablo III closed public beta has begun. Earlier, Blizzard had opened the "Friends and Family" beta, but now, it is selecting players from those who opted in to the Diablo III beta via their Battle.net accounts. Note, that won't mean everyone will get a beta key. Some will, but many will not. In addition, Blizzard will be providing keys...

OCZ Unveils Synapse Cache Series SSDs

OCZ Unveils Synapse Cache Series SSDs

Land sakes alive, OCZ is busy. It seems as though every couple of days it has a new product out that’s worth a look. Today, it’s the OCZ Synapse Cache series of 2.5-inch SSDs, which are designed specifically for caching applications in an SSD/HDD hybrid storage setup in order to boost performance. The drives’ main feature...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: The Most Comprehensive AMD Radeon Linux Graphics Comparison @ Phoronix Samsung SyncMaster T27A950D Review @ TechReviewSource.com EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Classified Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews Motherboards and Chipsets: MSI Z68A-GD65(G3) Motherboard Review @Hi Tech Legion Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 @ PureOverclock Processors: [Tech...

NVIDIA Reveals Kal-El's Fifth "Companion" CPU Core

NVIDIA Reveals Kal-El's Fifth "Companion" CPU Core

Over the past seven months or so, NVIDIA has revealed a number of details regarding its upcoming mobile wonder-chip, codenamed Kal-El. According to information provided by NVIDIA dating all the way back to February, Kal-El was to be the world’s first mobile quad-core SoC, sporting an integrated 12-core GeForce GPU, with support...

LaCie's Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Goes On Sale

LaCie's Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Goes On Sale

Big news in the storage world today. The second major external drive to support Apple / Intel's Thunderbolt port is now shipping, with LaCie to thank. The company's new Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is now available through Apple Retail and Apple.com, and it's the first portable solution to feature Thunderbolt technology in the palm of...

Apple Leads Customer Satisfaction Survey for 8th Straight Year

Apple Leads Customer Satisfaction Survey for 8th Straight Year

We're not sure if Apple users are just incredibly easy to please or if the Cupertino company simply knows how best to cater to its consumer base. In the end it doesn't really matter, because either way, Apple users are more satisfied with their PCs than anyone else, according to a new report by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI)....

AOC Reveals 16-inch Portable USB Monitor

AOC Reveals 16-inch Portable USB Monitor

AOC announced a portable new USB monitor that is perfect for mobile users who want an extra display for their laptop. This lightweight monitor uses its USB port for both power and connectivity to your laptop, no separate power cord or VGA cable is necessary. The 16-inch monitor, model e1649fwu, features a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 50,000,00:1,...

Google+ Now Open to Everyone, Invitations Now Worthless on eBay

Google+ Now Open to Everyone, Invitations Now Worthless on eBay

After keeping a semi-tight lid on Google+ for the past three months, the sultan of search has now opened up its social networking platform to the general public. For better or worse, that means anyone and everyone is free to sign up. Some of you just let out a groan and are thinking, "Great, there goes the neighborhood," while others are jumping...

Facebook's "Poke Button" Going Into Hiding, New Features Coming?

Facebook's "Poke Button" Going Into Hiding, New Features Coming?

Is Facebook's iconic "Poke" button going the way of the Dodo? While we have still seen some users with the Poke button in its original place even today, it looks like it could be on their way out in future site refreshes. Or, at least one the way to a hiding place. CNET has found that their Poke button is now tucked away underneath the "Message"...

HP Will Reportedly Lay Off 500+ WebOS Workers

HP Will Reportedly Lay Off 500+ WebOS Workers

It shouldn't come as any surprise, but it's depressing nonetheless. With HP's webOS devices division having no new products to work on, the writing was on the wall. According to AllThingsD, HP will be cutting 500 jobs at the webOS department, now that the TouchPad, Pre 3 and the handful of webOS devices that did make it to market will be their...

Dell, HP, and iBuyPower Back-to-School PC Roundup

Dell, HP, and iBuyPower Back-to-School PC Roundup

We pinged three system builders -- Dell, Hewlett Packard, and iBuyPower -- and asked each one to send us a back-to-school PC equally suited for work and play (read: Mainstream). What we're looking for is a flexible configuration that's able to put its nose to the grindstone during the week to tackle multimedia projects, whether they be for...

HTC Rhyme Is Verizon's $199 Android-Based Phone For Ladies

HTC Rhyme Is Verizon's $199 Android-Based Phone For Ladies

A phone...for women? Dare we say it, and HTC definitely isn't, but there are a few too many markers on the new HTC Rhyme (formerly known as Bliss) for it to completely step away from that stereotype. Female-focused phones aren't entirely new, but we haven't seen a higher-end one hit the market in a long time. HTC's hoping to attack the market...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Netgear Router, Logitech MK550, A Netbook Dock, and Storage

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Netgear Router, Logitech MK550, A Netbook Dock, and Storage

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 for this morning, we have Netgear’s top-of-the-line router, a Logitech cordless desktop, a netbook dock with integrated storage, and a 1TB external hard drive from Seagate. New Netgear N900 Wireless Dual...

Sling Media Player Teased For Honeycomb In New Video, Sign-ups Are Live

Sling Media Player Teased For Honeycomb In New Video, Sign-ups Are Live

We love teasers. We love television. Therefore, we must love teasers about streaming television. Sling Media has just put forth a new video tease concerning their upcoming Sling app, and it's a big one. While iOS and Android phones have had access to a proper Sling streaming application for some time now, Honeycomb tablet users have not. Poor,...

Beats Audio Makes Smartphone Debut On HTC Sensation XE

Beats Audio Makes Smartphone Debut On HTC Sensation XE

It's hard to create a new brand that really grabs people these days, but somehow the folks behind Beats Audio have managed to do just that. It's the headphone company that's taking over the world, and it's spreading faster than wildfire across the entire consumer electronics landscape. Look at HTC's newest smartphone, for instance. The Sensation...

Apple May Delay iPad 3 Thanks To A General Lack of Competition

Apple May Delay iPad 3 Thanks To A General Lack of Competition

Apple's iPad 3 is currently expected to drop early in 2012, but some analysts are suggesting that the launch window could slip, mostly due to the fact that no one has managed to even dent the iPad 2's market share. The speed of the tablet's success is unprecedented. The iPod, which debuted in 2002, didn't break 20 million units per year (or...

Sprint And Google Launch NFC "Wallet" Payments On Nexus S 4G

Sprint And Google Launch NFC "Wallet" Payments On Nexus S 4G

An easier way to pay? Depends on how many merchants sign up, how many phone makers sign up, and how many phones ship with an NFC module within. But this is one heck of a start. Google and Sprint just announced a monumental launch for Google Wallet, the NFC-based pay system that is launching exclusively on the Nexus S 4G to start. Google Wallet...

AT&T Launches 4G LTE In Five Markets

AT&T Launches 4G LTE In Five Markets

Just a few years ago, as the LTE versus WiMax wars were being waged, there was a time when Sprint and Clearwire had well over a hundred WiMax deployments, which dwarfed its LTE rivals, who had zero. Within the last year or so, Verizon and MetroPCS have gotten busy on the LTE front. MetroPCS launched the first LTE deployment in Las Vegas back...

PC Gamers Advance AIDS Research--By Gaming

PC Gamers Advance AIDS Research--By Gaming

A story on the FoxNews website reports that in a matter of days, PC gamers have been able to decipher the structure of a retrovirus protein that has stymied scientists for years. The protein is a critical component in how some viruses multiply, including HIV. It is hoped that the findings will help open the door to the creation of new...

Addonics Announces New 2.5- and 3.5-inch Snap-In Disk Arrays

Addonics Announces New 2.5- and 3.5-inch Snap-In Disk Arrays

Today, Addonics Technologies released a pair of compact, removable disk arrays. The 2.5- and 3.5-inch Snap-In Disk Arrays accommodate up to four 2.5-inch HHDs/SSDs or five 3.5-inch HDDs in a 5.25-inch drive bay, respectively. Both the 2.5- and 3.5-inch arrays fit in a variety of storage chassis, including storage racks or your run of the mill...

Retributive Strike: Samsung May Seek Preemptive Ban Against iPhone 5 in Korea

Retributive Strike: Samsung May Seek Preemptive Ban Against iPhone 5 in Korea

Samsung and Apple have been fighting legal battles in Asia, Europe and the US, with the majority of victories thus far going to Apple. Samsung has decided to retaliate on its own turf and is planning to ask Korean courts to ban the iPhone 5 as soon as the device is launched. At present, the two companies are engaged in 23 separate legal battles...

Are Daily Deal Sites Dying Off?

Are Daily Deal Sites Dying Off?

No one will deny that Groupon struck gold by bringing daily deals to locals all around the country. But like the original gold rush, not everyone who goes in search of riches ends up finding it. Groupon knockoffs are having a tough go on the Web, and so are deal sites in general. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, roughly a...

Intel Lets Slip Core i7 2700K Processor Details

Intel Lets Slip Core i7 2700K Processor Details

It looks like Intel has every intention of spoiling AMD's Bulldozer launch party. So far up to this point, Intel's desktop Core i7 lineup has been represented by just three processors, including the Core i7 2600, Core i7 2600K, and Core i7 2600S. That's about to change. Intel added a couple of interesting entries to its Material Declaration...

Pantech Breakout Coming To Verizon Wireless This Week

Pantech Breakout Coming To Verizon Wireless This Week

A few weeks ago, some leaked images of the Pantech Breakout 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon Wireless appeared. Now, we have an official confirmation of the phone from Verizon Wireless as well as a release date—September 22. In a few days, you'll be able to pick up this 4G LTE smartphone that features a 1 GHz processor, 4-inch capacitive...

HH Deal of the Day: 30% Off HP Coupon, 1TB HD, WD TV Live

HH Deal of the Day: 30% Off HP Coupon, 1TB HD, WD TV Live

What do you say we kick off the new week with a fresh batch of HOT deals from our friends at LogicBuy? Up for grabs this morning is a 30% coupon for a high-end HP Pavilion Elite quad-core system, an inexpensive 1TB external hard drive, and Western Digital’s slick WD TV Live Network-ready HD 1080p Media Player... 30% off coupon HP Pavilion...

35: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Sept. 19, 2011

35: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Sept. 19, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss the many announcements and happenings at the Intel Developers Forum 2011, Microsoft's Windows 8 Developer Preview, AMD's Guinness Book World Record-breaking 8GHz overclock of their upcoming FX processor, the OCZ Z-Drive R4 and details of our Labor Day...

Netflix Spins DVD Business Off By Creating Qwikster, Launches Games-By-Mail Too

Netflix Spins DVD Business Off By Creating Qwikster, Launches Games-By-Mail Too

If you're waking up this morning to a feeling that something may have changed overnight, you'd be right. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings decided that now would be a great time to start a new business. So he did. It's called Qwikster, and it's a new company by Netflix. Excited yet? Hold your horses. After upping the overall price on their offerings...

3-D Theater Revenues Decline, Though Root Cause Remains Uncetain

3-D Theater Revenues Decline, Though Root Cause Remains Uncetain

The consumer love affair with 3-D technology has waxed hot and cold for the last century, and current data indicates that's not going to change. A surge in 3-D movie ticket sales several years ago jump-started the film and display industries' most recent attempt to push the technology  but consumers simply aren't biting. A recent report...

Microsoft Confirms No x86 Wrapper For ARM Systems

Microsoft Confirms No x86 Wrapper For ARM Systems

Earlier this year, Intel software VP Renee James caused a kerfluffle between himself and Microsoft when he claimed Microsoft's upcoming OS wouldn't support older x86 applications when running on an ARM processor. Microsoft, in response, called his characterization "factually inaccurate and unfortunately misleading." ...Except, apparently,...

Gogo Launching Higher-Speed ATG-4 In-Flight Wi-Fi Service, Virgin America Onboard

Gogo Launching Higher-Speed ATG-4 In-Flight Wi-Fi Service, Virgin America Onboard

Is Wi-Fi in an airplane more important than leg room, an on-time departure or friendly service? Depends on who you ask, but it's clear that Virgin America places a high value on keeping their patrons connected while cruising the friendly skies. The airline has just announced that they're first to launch Gogo's ATG-4 technology. Gogo's ATG-4...

Lenovo Picks Up Acer's Ex-CEO, Gianfranco Lanci, As A Consultant

Lenovo Picks Up Acer's Ex-CEO, Gianfranco Lanci, As A Consultant

Gianfranco Lanci. Remember that name? Just a few short months ago, that man was the CEO of Acer, a prominent PC and tablet maker. But things didn't quite work out over there, so he found himself on the outside looking in at the corner office he used to occupy. But as with most CEOs who find themselves out of a job, he only had to draw unemployment...

Adobe And Qualcomm Talk Flash Details On Windows 8

Adobe And Qualcomm Talk Flash Details On Windows 8

Tons of new Windows 8 details are flowing out after BUILD 2011, and the trickle has yet to stop. Adobe's chipping in with a very important tidbit: Flash. Flash remains a huge part of the Web, for better or worse, and with the world's most prominent tablet platform not supporting Flash sites (iOS), but Android supporting it, many were wondering...

Targus' New Mouse Packs Wi-Fi PAN Functionality

Targus' New Mouse Packs Wi-Fi PAN Functionality

If you didn't know any better, you may assume that this mouse is just another in the pile. But that'd be a foolish assumption to make. Targus has just introduced a new Wi-Fi Laser Mouse, and it'll be based on Ozmo's Wi-Fi PAN technology. That's right -- Wi-Fi Personal Area Network tech, in a mouse. The new mice will be based on Ozmo's OZMO2000...

Chrome 14 Bug Bounty Worth a Cool $14,000+

Chrome 14 Bug Bounty Worth a Cool $14,000+

Software bugs are the gift that keep on giving, so long as companies like Google continue to offer up bounties for little critters that run amok on top of good code. We're not talking about chump change, either. On the contrary, Google forked over $14,337 in finder fees for the discovery of 32 vulnerabilities in Chrome, which the sultan of...

"Subconscious Mode" Could Extend Your Smartphone's Battery Life

"Subconscious Mode" Could Extend Your Smartphone's Battery Life

You know, processing speed seems to be skyrocketing, but is anyone stopping to think about the impact on battery life? When it comes to notebooks and mobile phones, speed is clearly king, but only if that speed doesn't totally murder one's battery life. Some of the newer LTE phones can barely last an entire day with average use, and that's...

Kingston Ships SandForce DuraClass-Based SSNow KC100 SSD

Kingston Ships SandForce DuraClass-Based SSNow KC100 SSD

Regardless of how many are introduced, we still get the tingling sensation in our spine when a new solid state drive crosses into our view. Kingston's the latest to do so, with the unveiling of their new SandForce-based, business-centric SSD. It's the SSDNow KC100, the company's first SATA Rev. 3 (6Gb/sec) business-ready SSD. It's built with...

GammaTech's 15.6" S15C2 Durabook Is Rugged To The Core

GammaTech's 15.6" S15C2 Durabook Is Rugged To The Core

There's rugged, there's durable, and then there's GammaTech. This company has been pumping out wildly durable laptops for years, and their newest rugged piece of computing equipment follows that trend nicely. The Durabook S15C2 is an upgraded war-machine equipped with a 15.6" LCD (1920x1080), a magnesium alloy case that's 20 times stronger...

Archos To Ship Sub-$400 "G9" Tablets With Android 3.2

Archos To Ship Sub-$400 "G9" Tablets With Android 3.2

Tablets, and a few more tablets. That seems to be the story these days, but we aren't complaining. It seems that the more we see, the lower the prices go, and that's good for everyone on this side of the buying fence. Archos has always been a low-cost drive in the mobile goods market, forcing other companies to think twice before attaching...

Sony Sneaks Class Action Clause into Mandatory PS3 Update

Sony Sneaks Class Action Clause into Mandatory PS3 Update

Someone needs to send Sony the book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" because the company clearly isn't getting it. We can point to the whole rootkit fiasco, but who needs to look back that far when Sony's shenanigans never seem to stop? Following that big mess with the security breach to its PlayStation Network (PSN), Sony is trying...

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook Getting Trounced by Apple's iPad, Price Cut Coming

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook Getting Trounced by Apple's iPad, Price Cut Coming

Research In Motion is learning a hard lesson in tablet sales. If you want to compete with Apple's iPad, you can't launch a half-baked slate and hope buyers will scoop up your product based on promise and potential. Yet that's exactly what RIM did when it launched its BlackBerry PlayBook, a nifty 7-inch tablet with a slick operating system,...

Corsair Targets Gamers With New Vengeance Keyboards, Mice, And Headsets

Corsair Targets Gamers With New Vengeance Keyboards, Mice, And Headsets

Corsair announced a new line of Vengeance PC gaming peripherals, including two gaming keyboards, two laser gaming mice, and three gaming headsets. The new Vengeance K60 and Vengeance K90 gaming keyboards and the Vengeance M60 and Vengeance M90 gaming mice all use an aluminum structure to provide strength and durability. The Vengeance K60 gaming...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: A ThinkPad, 24" LCD, Antec Lanboy and Sony Camera

HH Hot Deals of the Day: A ThinkPad, 24" LCD, Antec Lanboy and Sony Camera

It’s time to close out another week, but not before we post a fresh batch of HOT deals courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this Friday morning we have a Core i3-based ThinkPad, a 24” monitor / keyboard / mouse combo, an Antec Lanboy case, and 14.2MP Sony Alpha digital camera with 18-55mm Lens... 15.6" Lenovo...

RAIDMAX Adds Tool-Free VIPER Case

RAIDMAX Adds Tool-Free VIPER Case

RAIDMAX announced the new VIPER case which features tool-free installation and advanced cable management. The case is available in three colors (black, white and red) and comes with a price tag that's a penny shy of $60. Other key features include nine drive bays, five of which are external, space for seven expansion cards, three 120mm fans,...

Splitfish Ships FragFX Shark 360 Controller, FPS Gamers Swoon

Splitfish Ships FragFX Shark 360 Controller, FPS Gamers Swoon

Splitfish. It's not an animal that lives in the sea, and it's not a character you overlooked in Finding Nemo. It's a gaming peripheral company, and they're responsible for crafting some of the wildest, most out-of-the-box gaming accessories this side of Razer. Their newest device is tailored specifically for Xbox 360 gamers, the FragFX Shark...

"Phantom Sensation" Gaming Technology Could Make You Feel The Action

"Phantom Sensation" Gaming Technology Could Make You Feel The Action

Here's a crazy one that could change your eagerness about buying up the next Resident Evil and playing it with all of the lights shut off. While peripheral companies have long tried to come up with ways to make titles more immerse, many of those options have fallen flat. Between rumble packs and full-on suits that one could wear to "experience"...

OCZ Technology Pops 7.5mm SSD Into LG Notebook

OCZ Technology Pops 7.5mm SSD Into LG Notebook

Leave it to OCZ Technology to come out with an SSD that's probably too slim to even fit into your existing notebook cage without some padding. Indilinx and OCZ just announced that a new Everest Series SATA 3.0 drive is shipping in LG's line of ultra-thin notebooks. The kicker? The drive is only 7.5mm in height, a good bit thinner than most...

Windows 8 Hands-On Video Preview, Blindingly Fast Boot-Ups

Windows 8 Hands-On Video Preview, Blindingly Fast Boot-Ups

There has been no shortage of buzz and chatter about the Windows 8 Developer Preview that Microsoft let fly during their BUILD Developer's conference this week.  What's even more interesting is that they made their new beta baby available for public download as well.  So we wasted no time in installing the pre-release software on...

Steve Ballmer isn't Fretting Over Piss-Poor Windows Phone 7 Sales

Steve Ballmer isn't Fretting Over Piss-Poor Windows Phone 7 Sales

Show of hands, how many of you own a Windows Phone 7 device? Anyone? Truth be told, we didn't expect to see many hands, because everyone's enamored with Android and iOS. The numbers bear that out, and even Steve Ballmer can't ignore them, who admits Microsoft's smartphone platform isn't lighting up the sales charts. "We haven't sold quite...

 Intel Talks Hybrid Memory Cubes, Multi-Core for the Mainstream

Intel Talks Hybrid Memory Cubes, Multi-Core for the Mainstream

Did you think Intel would squander its final day at IDF sitting on its thumbs and letting the momentum from previous announcements close out the event? Pshaw! Rather than do that, Intel brought up a number of topics today, including plans to take computing to the extreme, multi-core's many uses, and an interesting new DRAM concept called Hybrid...

Verizon Wireless Teams With FuzeBox To Offer Video Conferencing For Mobile Devices

Verizon Wireless Teams With FuzeBox To Offer Video Conferencing For Mobile Devices

Verizon Wireless and FuzeBox are offering a new cloud-based high-definition content collaboration and multi-party video conferencing service for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise customers. Fuze Meeting will enable users to start multi-party HD video conferences from their smartphones. Users can also share documents on any smartphone...

HH Hot Deals Thursday: HP, Dell and Plextor

HH Hot Deals Thursday: HP, Dell and Plextor

We (continue to) interrupt our continuous deluge of IDF coverage to bring you another serving of HOT deals of the day. We know, you're wishing those Intel innovations were on sale now, but if they were, how on Earth would you afford them? Exactly. So with that, we present to you a few select deals.  How's about a new ultranote? Perhaps...

Razer Seeks Community Input For New Xbox 360 Arcade Stick

Razer Seeks Community Input For New Xbox 360 Arcade Stick

Razer is teaming up with the arcade stick community to develop "the ultimate" arcade stick for the Xbox 360. The stick was developed with pro-gamer feedback. It is currently in the prototype stage. Before putting the final touches on the arcade stick, Razer is reaching out to the entire arcade stick community to find up to 200+ applicants...

RunCore Reveals rSSD T100 Embedded Storage Solution

RunCore Reveals rSSD T100 Embedded Storage Solution

RunCore. Heard that name before? If you're a fan of SSDs, you certainly have. The storage company has just announced that they will soon launch a new micro-chip package that could create big waves from a tiny device. It's the disk-on-chip SSD, the rSSD T100. It's expected to be released this October, and it's described as a new generation...

D-Link Launches New HD Media Router And PowerLine AV Kit

D-Link Launches New HD Media Router And PowerLine AV Kit

D-Link and "Home Networking" tend to go hand-in-hand, and so it's no surprise to see the company usher out a new family of networking doodads this week. The newest members of the Amplifi family are the HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827) and the PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit (DHP-541). Designed to optimize a home's Wi-Fi signal and provide...

Sony Introduces Two New Dash Models, Adds Internet Browser

Sony Introduces Two New Dash Models, Adds Internet Browser

Remember the Sony Dash? We wouldn't blame you if it has slipped your mind, but Sony's keeping it alive and kicking, and it's giving people a reason for taking a second look if you've overlooked it in the past. The company has introduced two new models (the HID-B7 and HID-B70), which offers enhanced real-time, customizable, information delivery,...

Apple Releases Firmware Updates For MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini

Apple Releases Firmware Updates For MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini

It’s a veritable firmware update jamboroo this week at Apple. On Monday, the company released a firmware update for mid-2011 MacBook Air models (EFI Firmware Update 2.1), and today it rolled out updates for mid-2011 Mac minis (EFI Firmware Update 1.3) and early-2011 MacBook Pros (EFI Firmware Update 2.2). The firmware fixes all essentially...

Intel Reveals X25E-Extreme Replacement: 710 SSD Series

Intel Reveals X25E-Extreme Replacement: 710 SSD Series

New SSD? From Intel? Of course! With IDF ongoing this week, it marked the perfect chance for Intel to reveal something other than Ivy Bridge, Haswell and their intentions to work closely to optimize future Atom CPUs for use with Android. And so, it was. The Intel SSD 710 series was just unveiled, an enterprise-grade Multi-Level Cell (MLC)...

NVIDIA Announces Windows 8 Developer Program, Kal-El Tegra Plans

NVIDIA Announces Windows 8 Developer Program, Kal-El Tegra Plans

Windows 8 is all the rage this week, and with good reason. Microsoft's massive unveiling of the Developer Preview has the entire PC world abuzz, and that includes partner companies. NVIDIA is no stranger to Microsoft's beta programs obviously, and the company today announced their Windows 8 Developer Program. According to the GPU and low power...

Motorola Mobility Invests in Ooyala

Motorola Mobility Invests in Ooyala

Motorola Mobility announced today that the company will be investing in Ooyala, a leading provider of online video management, analytics, personalization and monetization technology and services. Motorola Mobility is pushing to bring new video experiences to market, and so has decided to make an investment in Ooyala, founded in 2007. Ooyala,...

HH IDF 2011 Eden Keynote Coverage: Ultrabooks, Ivy Bridge and More

HH IDF 2011 Eden Keynote Coverage: Ultrabooks, Ivy Bridge and More

The second day of IDF began with Mooly Eden, Intel VP and General Manager of the PC Client Group, and his keynote discussion, detailing the current state of the company’s business and Ultrabook plans. Eden also spoke of the adaptability of the PC and the many transformations it has made over the years to meet market demand and dictate...

MSI Debuts Wind Box DC100

MSI Debuts Wind Box DC100

MSI is adding a new All-in-One PC to its Wind Box Series. The new Wind Box DC100 runs on the latest AMD Brazos platform E-450 1.65 GHz dual-core processor and A50M chipset. Other key features include AMD Radeon HD 6320 discrete class graphics, VGA and HDMI connectivity, and MSI's Smart Media Link and Smart Sync cloud computing technology....

Firefox Debuts on Android Tablets

Firefox Debuts on Android Tablets

Mozilla has been working hard on adapting its Firefox browser for mobile devices, with an increasing focus on a browser just for tablets. That browser, named Fennec, has now started appearing in "nightly build" form for developers. "It has now reached a functional state that is good enough for getting some early feedback," said Mozilla developer...

Apple Reportedly Plans to Refresh MacBook Pro Line This Month

Apple Reportedly Plans to Refresh MacBook Pro Line This Month

All the attention is on Microsoft right now as the tech world tunes in to see what Windows 8 and its funky Metro UI is all about. Maybe that's not sitting right with Apple, who'd prefer to hog the limelight for itself. If that's the case, it would make perfect sense to refresh its MacBook Pro line this month, as is rumored to be the case....

BAPCo Wants Your Help in Developing Benchmark for Tablets

BAPCo Wants Your Help in Developing Benchmark for Tablets

Now is undeniably not the time to ignore the mobile market. Consider some statistics that explain why. According to market research firm IDC, tablet shipments are up more than 300 percent year-over-year, while eReader shipments are up 167 percent. Smartphones are everywhere you look, and it seems that all chip makers want to talk about is...

HH Hot Deals Wednesday: Logitech, Lenovo, Dell and Alienware

HH Hot Deals Wednesday: Logitech, Lenovo, Dell and Alienware

We interrupt our continuous deluge of IDF coverage to bring you another serving of HOT deals of the day.  It's kind of like Turkey dinner with all the fixins, except you can't eat it.  Well maybe you could but we'd suggest some of these items offer a bit more roughage than your daily recommended allowance.  Mmm... Turkey. ...

IDF 2011 Tech Showcase Sneak Peek: Asus, MSI, Kingston, Gigabyte

IDF 2011 Tech Showcase Sneak Peek: Asus, MSI, Kingston, Gigabyte

We spent some time yesterday walking through the Technology Showcase at this year’s IDF, and as you may expect much of the buzz surrounds Sandy Bridge-E, its companion X79 chipset, and Ultrabooks. We stopped off to see what MSI, Kingston and Gigabyte specifically had on display on the show floor and also snapped off a few pictures of...

Intel Details 2013 Haswell CPU: Massive Power Savings, Ultrabook Future

Intel Details 2013 Haswell CPU: Massive Power Savings, Ultrabook Future

Intel's got a bright future, and if you're planning to buy an Intel-based notebook in 2013 or beyond, that bright future will include you. Of course, Intel's been talking the talk with regard to power savings for years, but it's always a challenge to integrate more functionality and increase performance, while keep power in check. Intel's...

Intel And Google Work To Optimize Android For Atom

Intel And Google Work To Optimize Android For Atom

Intel and Google, working hand-in-hand? Looks that way. While Intel and Google obviously crossed paths in the past, it looks the relationship between the two corporations is about to become a lot stronger. On stage at IDF this week, the two announced that they'll be working to enable and optimize future versions of Android for Intel's family...

IDF 2011 Paul Otellini Keynote: Haswell, Solar CPUs, and Android on X86

IDF 2011 Paul Otellini Keynote: Haswell, Solar CPUs, and Android on X86

As is traditionally the case, Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini opened up the Intel Developer’s Forum with a keynote address in the theater at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The focus of Otellini’s talk was the “future of computing” and how Intel plans to capitalize on current trends and growth in the mobile device...

 Microsoft Windows 8 Explored at BUILD 2011 Conference

Microsoft Windows 8 Explored at BUILD 2011 Conference

Windows 8 is damned impressive. That's our one-sentence summary of the company's keynote and it applies despite the appearance of a few bugs and hiccups during the on-stage OS demonstrations. The new operating system shares certain design elements with Windows Phone 7, but it's far from a large-screen version of Microsoft's smartphone OS....

Net Neutrality Rules and Regulations To Take Effect Within Months

Net Neutrality Rules and Regulations To Take Effect Within Months

The U.S. government has never been accused of moving too quickly on anything, and the Net neutrality rules that the FCC released late in 2010 are no exception. According to Reuters, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget has finally signed off on the rules, which clears the way for implementation in the coming months. In a...

Logitech Adds Multi-Touch Wireless Touchpad

Logitech Adds Multi-Touch Wireless Touchpad

Logitech introduced the Logitech Wireless Touchpad which brings multi-touch navigation and gesture-based controls to your computer.  The Wireless Touchpad features a large 5-inch touch surface and utilizes a Logitech Unifying receiver. While surfing the web using the Wireless Touchpad, you'll be able to point, scroll, and swipe using...

Analyst: Apple Could Rock a Record 4.6 Million Mac Sales this Quarter

Analyst: Apple Could Rock a Record 4.6 Million Mac Sales this Quarter

After a blockbuster summer that witnessed the launch of the new MacBook Air, MacBook Mini, and Mac OS X Lion, Apple is on pace to close the year out with a record 4.6 million Mac sales, analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray said in a note to investors. Mr. Munster made his prediction after combing through data from market research firm NPD,...

SanDisk Announces Low-Power SATA Initiative For Mobile SSDs

SanDisk Announces Low-Power SATA Initiative For Mobile SSDs

There are plenty of announcements rolling in from the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco this week, and one of them concerns SanDisk’s new proposed SATA standard called SATA DEVSLP. Simply put, SATA DEVSLP is designed to enable SSDs to consume less power while still ensuring excellent performance. According to SanDisk, current SSDs...

DisplayLink Unveils World's First USB 3.0 Graphics Adapter

DisplayLink Unveils World's First USB 3.0 Graphics Adapter

There's a lot going on at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) this year, just as there is every year, and not all of it has to do with processors. Making a splash of its own, DisplayLink debuted the world's first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 graphics adapter built around the company's DL-3500 chip. It's built by Winstars and is appropriately called the...

Intel X79-Based Motherboard and Liquid-Cooler Sneak Peek

Intel X79-Based Motherboard and Liquid-Cooler Sneak Peek

Just before wandering into Paul Otellini’s opening keynote at the Intel Intel Developers Forum going on in San Francisco, we spotted some new hardware on display in one of the demo areas we thought you’d all like to see. If you remember a few weeks back, rumors began to spread that both Intel and AMD would be offering self-contained...

Xbox 360 Dashboard Getting Updated (Again)

Xbox 360 Dashboard Getting Updated (Again)

While for many Xbox users it only seems like just yesterday that the New Xbox Experience dashboard update was released, followed recently by another update for the release of the Kinect. Now, in preparation for the new Xbox Live features announced this past E3, Microsoft will be releasing yet another stylish new update. The new update, pictured...

HOT Deals: Dell LCD, Razer Gaming Mouse, Battlefield 3, HP's TouchSmart

HOT Deals: Dell LCD, Razer Gaming Mouse, Battlefield 3, HP's TouchSmart

What's not to like about great deals on solid products?  If you're a "glass is half full" type, we suppose you could think of something but that's not our MO at HH.  We're optimistic tech freaks, geeks and gadget lovers around here.  Here are today's <HOT> deals served up fresh from LogicBuy. If this doesn't brighten your...

Obama Slips His National Wireless Initiative into His American Jobs Act

Obama Slips His National Wireless Initiative into His American Jobs Act

President Obama presented Congress with the official draft of his jobs bill on Monday, dubbed the American Jobs Act of 2011. Within it's 155 pages is a nearly 29-page section called the National Wireless Initiative (Full text, PDF). Hmm. You may remember the NWI when the President first introduced the idea in his State of the Union address...

AMD Breaks 8GHz Overclock with Upcoming FX Processor, Sets World Record

AMD Breaks 8GHz Overclock with Upcoming FX Processor, Sets World Record

While out at an event in AMD’s Austin offices a couple of weeks back, we got a chance to get up close and personal with the company’s upcoming Bulldozer-based FX-line of processors. Many of the details disclosed at the event are still under embargo, but AMD is allowing a bit of a sneak peek with today’s Guinness World...

Western Digital's 2Go And 2Go Pro Apps Bring Cloud Access To iOS Devices

Western Digital's 2Go And 2Go Pro Apps Bring Cloud Access To iOS Devices

"The cloud." There's probably no buzzword getting more play in 2011 than that, and for good reason: files are gradually moving to non-localized places, and so long as data caps stay at bay and Internet connections continue to expand into more homes, we're all for it. And so is Western Digital. The storage outfit has just revealed The Personal...

Fusion Garage Cuts $200 From Price Of Grid10 Tablet

Fusion Garage Cuts $200 From Price Of Grid10 Tablet

Fusion Garage has an uphill battle if they plan to take on Apple's iPad. In fact, the same could be said of any tablet maker hoper to make an impact in a market that's already dominated by the iOS king. But if the TouchPad survived only to prove one point, it's this: people love discounts, and they'll even overlook a product with more developer...

AT&T To Ship Focus S, Focus Flash And HTC Titan "Mango" Phones This Fall

AT&T To Ship Focus S, Focus Flash And HTC Titan "Mango" Phones This Fall

Looking for Mango? AT&T has it coming hot and heavy. While this week is all about Windows 8, as Microsoft's BUILD Conference starts tomorrow, the company's mobile OS is still of the utmost importance for MS' future. Windows Phone 7.5, the first major overhaul since NoDo, is all set to roll out to major carriers, with AT&T being a major...

Angelbird's Wings And Crest SSD Storage Solutions Start Shipping

Angelbird's Wings And Crest SSD Storage Solutions Start Shipping

PCIe-based solid state drives. Just the mere mention of that phrase is almost enough to make us drool, and while the options are still few and far between, more and more companies are finally coming around and realizing that there's a prosumer demand for these things. Angelbird is an Austrian-based company that is joining OCZ, Fusion-io and...

Ford, Bug Labs Announce OpenXC Platform

Ford, Bug Labs Announce OpenXC Platform

Car maker Ford has been increasing its tech cred for some time now by adding to its SYNC in-car connectivity innovations. From hands-free calling to navigation to in-car WiFi to music streaming, Ford is building a compelling suite of services into its vehicles. Now, lovable open source hardware and software maker Bug Labs is partnering with...

Latest Mac OS X Lion Beta Includes iCloud, Apple’s Big Bet

Latest Mac OS X Lion Beta Includes iCloud, Apple’s Big Bet

One of the most anticipated new features coming to Mac OS X Lion is iCloud, the Web-based service that will replace Apple’s MobileMe. The latest update for Lion (10.7.2) is now available as a beta build for developers, and it reportedly introduces iCloud integration (in addition to a few bug fixes). This is a good sign that iCloud will...

Samsung Windows 8 Tablet On Display At BUILD Rumored To Have Intel Inside

Samsung Windows 8 Tablet On Display At BUILD Rumored To Have Intel Inside

Microsoft's Build conference kicks off tomorrow and is expected to present world+dog with our first panoramic view of Windows 8, including details on the OS's embedded virtualization technology (baked into all versions), its improved boot times, native USB 3 support, and a host of other technologies. Several companies will be on-hand to demonstrate...

With Bartz Banished, Yahoo Board Not Prioritizing CEO Search

With Bartz Banished, Yahoo Board Not Prioritizing CEO Search

One of the near-cardinal rules of Wall Street is that companies who dismiss their CEOs typically fall all over themselves to reassure investors that they're hunting for new candidates and/or have tapped great interim leaders to fill the gap. Yahoo has opted to take a different approach and is reportedly focused on whether or not the company...

Spunky Lenovo Stands By Statement to Whip Dell and Become Second Largest PC Vendor

Spunky Lenovo Stands By Statement to Whip Dell and Become Second Largest PC Vendor

Occasionally when a company talks to the Chinese media, statements get lost in translation or twisted out of context by the time they're converted to English. It happens, and had we awoken to find Lenovo denying reports it told a Chinese newspaper it fully expects shove Dell aside to become the world's second largest PC vendor in the world...

HP Unveils All-in-One 3D Scanner / 2D Laser Printer for the Masses

HP Unveils All-in-One 3D Scanner / 2D Laser Printer for the Masses

Is there such thing as an affordable laser printer? Well sure, even ones that print in color. What about a 3D scanner? Those tend to run several hundred dollars, and can easily creep into four-digit territory. So imagine what a color laser printer with 3D scanning functionality baked in would run. Conventional wisdom says such a device would...

Walmart Offers Samsung Epic 4G Touch For $99

Walmart Offers Samsung Epic 4G Touch For $99

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is coming to Sprint later this week, but there's still time to preorder the phone if you want to be among the first to get your hands on it. The Epic 4G Touch is expected to be available on September 16 for $199.99 after discounts and with a contract. Walmart shoppers can find an even better deal, however, as the...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: OCZ SSD, Garmin GPS, Buffalo 1TB Portable HD, HP Envy 17

HH Hot Deals of the Day: OCZ SSD, Garmin GPS, Buffalo 1TB Portable HD, HP Envy 17

Happy Monday to you.  Alright, we admit, Monday's aren't always the happiest day of the week but hey, without the contrast of Monday, Fridays would be just a little less awesome. Besides, we've got HH Deal Monday going on here and if saving a fist full of dollars on some sweet gear doesn't brighten you up, you might need to seek professional...

34: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Sept. 12 2011

34: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Sept. 12 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss the Asus G74SX 17-inch gaming notebook, our round-up of 3 Terabyte hard drives from Seagate, Western Digital and Hitachi, AMD's upcoming Bulldozer-based Interlagos 16-core server-class processor, the Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 Small Form-Factor PC and details...

SkyNET Copter Wrecks Wi-Fi Networks In Its Free Time

SkyNET Copter Wrecks Wi-Fi Networks In Its Free Time

Well, this thing just looks...frightening! And in more ways than one. Parrot's stable of robo-copters aren't anything new at this point. The company has already shocked the tech/toy world with their first flying objects, but now, the SkyNET is taking things to a new level. And yes, it's really called SkyNET. Straight out of Arnold's Terminator...

Acer And AT&T To Offer Iconia Tab A501 With 4G Connectivity

Acer And AT&T To Offer Iconia Tab A501 With 4G Connectivity

Acer and AT&T are teaming up to offer the Acer Iconia Tab A501 10.1 inch tablet with AT&T 4G mobile broadband connectivity via the carrier's 4G HSPA+ network. Some of the key features of the Iconia Tab A501 are its 10.1 inch TFT WXGA display (1280x800 resolution), a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile dual-core processor, integrated GeForce...

Denver Post Dumps Righthaven, New CEO Calls Cooperation 'Dumb Idea'

Denver Post Dumps Righthaven, New CEO Calls Cooperation 'Dumb Idea'

Righthaven's dream of corporate enrichment via frivolous lawsuits is in tatters, and the company's erstwhile partners are abandoning ship. The new CEO of MediaNews Group, John Paton, announced this week that its partnership with Righthaven would expire at the end of the month and that the company has no plans to renew it. “The issues...

Apple Wins EU Victory; Samsung Germany Barred From Selling Galaxy 10.1

Apple Wins EU Victory; Samsung Germany Barred From Selling Galaxy 10.1

Apple's legal war with Samsung has crossed multiple continents and had far-reaching effects, including forcing Samsung to pull its Galaxy Tab 7.7 from display at the recent IFA exhibition in Berlin. The company has won a significant victory in the EU; Samsung Germany has been banned from selling the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in any EU country. The...

Ford And Spotify Integration Makes In-Car Music Fun Again

Ford And Spotify Integration Makes In-Car Music Fun Again

Oh, Spotify. How you've grabbed the hearts of American technology lovers. We haven't seen a music service with this much fanfare in the U.S. since the days of Napster, and while we suspect that half of the hype has to do with the incredibly long wait for Americans to actually get the service (it was available in Europe long before), it's also...

Microsoft's BUILD Kicks Off This Week: Windows 8 Set To Shine

Microsoft's BUILD Kicks Off This Week: Windows 8 Set To Shine

Windows 8. Are you excited? Just the mere mention of it brings chills up the spines of PC junkies and tech-savvy consumers. If Microsoft can deliver on even half of their promises, the new operating system ought to be a real doozey. Needless to say, the tech world at large is gearing up to hear an awful lot of new details surrounding Microsoft's...

NVIDIA's GPUDirect For Video Technology Loves That Parallel Processing

NVIDIA's GPUDirect For Video Technology Loves That Parallel Processing

Looking for some serious horsepower? NVIDIA's got you covered. The company just introduced GPUDirect for Video, a technology that enables application developers to deliver higher quality, more realistic on-air broadcoast graphics.  Taking advantage of the parallel processing power of GPUs for image processing, GPUDirect allows industry-standard...

Adobe's New Software Splay Delivers Streaming Solutions To iOS

Adobe's New Software Splay Delivers Streaming Solutions To iOS

There's been a lot of hubbub recently surrounding Adobe's newest software reveal, and how it related to iOS. Unfortunately, it doesn't add Flash "support" to the iPod touch, iPad or iPhone. Wouldn't that be nice? That said, we are still moving in a positive direction. Adobe Pass, Flash Access 3.0 and Flash Media Server 4.5 were the flagship...

Fujitsu's Arrows Honeycomb Tablet Can Be Used In The Bathtub

Fujitsu's Arrows Honeycomb Tablet Can Be Used In The Bathtub

It seems like every one these days has a tablet to offer. Sony, Apple, ViewSonic...you name it. But now, another name is jumping into the ring. Fujitsu. It's a company that has strayed from the general consumer space in recent years, but they're certainly crashing the party with a new LTE tablet. The Arrows Tab LTE (F-01D) is slated to land...

Vestal To Bring Android Gaming To Your Big Screen...The HDTV

Vestal To Bring Android Gaming To Your Big Screen...The HDTV

Is Android about to invade the average living room? It sure seems like it. Vestal and Exent have teamed up to deliver android gaming titles to televisions worldwide. You heard right, mobile games from Android will soon be flying across your 55" HDTV.  These two companies are launching the world's first all-you-can-eat Android TV game...

Vizio Brings Major Update To 8" Tablet, Expects Boosts For Everyone

Vizio Brings Major Update To 8" Tablet, Expects Boosts For Everyone

It's still a little hard to believe that Vizio, America's low-cost TV spokesperson, makes a tablet. But given the popularity of the segment, we suppose we can't really blame them. Now, they're taking additional steps to make sure their slate measures up to the rest of them.  The company has just unveiled a new update for their 8 inch...

Microsoft Lands Patent Agreement With ViewSonic And Acer

Microsoft Lands Patent Agreement With ViewSonic And Acer

And the parent wars, continue. Microsoft has been drilling down agreements with companies left and right, largely getting them to dole out funds in exchange for using Android, which Microsoft claims uses their patents. It's a weird legal mess, and clearly there are some companies willing to fight it. But Acer and ViewSonic aren't in that group....

Microsoft Bringing Hyper-V To Client Editions Of Windows 8

Microsoft Bringing Hyper-V To Client Editions Of Windows 8

 Microsoftannounced via the “Building Windows 8” blog yesterday that at least some client versions of Window 8 will natively support virtualization thought the use of Hyper-V, which has formerly been reserved for only server editions of Windows. Microsoft’s goal with virtualization on the client editions of its OS is...

Corsair Updates Its Line of USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Corsair Updates Its Line of USB 3.0 Flash Drives

If you like options and USB 3.0 flash drives, today’s your lucky day. Corsair announced a handful of new USB 3.0 drives in its Flash Voyager, Flash Voyager GT, and Flash Survivor families. The new Flash Voyagers are slightly smaller than the originals at 73 x 22mm versus 100 x 26mm, but they’re wrapped in essentially the same exterior....

Sprint Adds International Mobile Hotspot To Lineup

Sprint Adds International Mobile Hotspot To Lineup

Sprint announced its first CDMA /GSM international mobile hotspot. The new hotspot by ZTE enables up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to connect simultaneously while on a CDMA network. The hotspot also supports international mobile broadband access via GSM networks. When connected to a GSM network, the hotspot can only be connected to a single...

Sprint And Kyocera Announce Two Family-Friendly Phones

Sprint And Kyocera Announce Two Family-Friendly Phones

Sprint and Kyocera are targeting back to school shoppers with the introduction of two new phones. The Kyocera Milano is designed for first-time Android users and heavy texters with its QWERTY keypad and touchscreen. The Milano is an entry-level smartphone that runs Android 2.3. Other key features include a 3.2MP camera, 512MB of onboard memory,...

Lookout Verizon, Sprint Rumored to Retain Unlimited Data Plan with iPhone 5

Lookout Verizon, Sprint Rumored to Retain Unlimited Data Plan with iPhone 5

Poor little Sprint stands to be the biggest loser if AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile is allowed to go through in what some fear would effectively create a duopoly with Verizon and AT&T/T-Mobile controlling the market. But regardless of what happens with that deal, Sprint has an ace up its sleeve: Unlimited data....

Lenovo Expects to Kick Dell's Ass in PC Sales by End of the Year

Lenovo Expects to Kick Dell's Ass in PC Sales by End of the Year

Could there be a better way to end the work week than with a little smack talk? Well, sure, the problem is most of the ideas we can come up with are illegal or immoral, many of them both. Instead, we'll go into the weekend relishing in the fact that Lenovo's big mouth is writing a check it will attempt to cash against Dell. Lenovo didn't go...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: 27" LCD Monitor, Pair of Dell Machines, Storage, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: 27" LCD Monitor, Pair of Dell Machines, Storage, and More

We’re closing out the holiday week with a bang. Our friends at LogicBuy just sent over a fresh batch of deals for you all today. On tap for this Friday we have a Planar 27” LCD monitor, a couple of Dell machines—one notebook, one workstation—a 1TB Buffalo External HD, and some cheap, refurbed Boxee Boxes... 27" Planar...

Google Claims It Has Zero Carbon Footprint

Google Claims It Has Zero Carbon Footprint

Google has kept information on its energy use a secret for years, but now the search giant is going public with the details. In a couple of blog posts, Google talks about its energy approach and links to a new “The Big Picture” page where you can learn all about it. The biggest claim the company makes is that it has zero carbon...

AT&T To Get SE's Xperia Play On September 18 For $49.99 On Contract

AT&T To Get SE's Xperia Play On September 18 For $49.99 On Contract

Remember Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play? It's back! After one tour around the States on Verizon Wireless, the phone is being reborn for use on AT&T, and it's even shipping in an exclusive "blue" color -- perhaps to match AT&T's theme. At any rate, the phone is mostly the same otherwise, boasting a 1GHz processor, Adreno 205 GPU, a 4-inch...

Motorola Wilder Can Take An Outdoor Beating

Motorola Wilder Can Take An Outdoor Beating

Phone companies usually don't have too much trouble coming up with outlandish device names, particularly when you're talking about Motorola. This company has a long history of capitalizing names and removing vowels wherever they feel like it, but we have to admit, their newest device is perfectly named. The Motorola Wilder is quite the unique...

Gartner Lowers Predictions for 2011 and 2012 PC Shipments

Gartner Lowers Predictions for 2011 and 2012 PC Shipments

The PC market is enduring a period of transition, and all of the changes, shifts in attitudes, and emergence of tablets and smartphones is making it tough to predict the market. Research firm Gartner has adjusted its predictions for PC shipments for the rest of 2011 and 2012 downward. Again. Previously, Gartner predicted 9.3 percent growth...

HP Tries To Better Explain Its New Direction

HP Tries To Better Explain Its New Direction

Over the course of the past few weeks, since the company’s announcement that it would no longer produce tablets and smartphones based on webOS and that it planned to spin-off its PC business, HP has been the target of a lot of negative sentiment. HP claims, however, that much of the information it tried to convey has been misunderstood....

Google on the Offensive After Motorola Mobility Acquisition

Google on the Offensive After Motorola Mobility Acquisition

Google only just finished acquiring Motorola Mobility, but the company is already on the war-path to a patent suit. While Apple is going for Samsung's throat in Europe, Google has decided to transfer nine patents acquired from Motorola, Palm and Openwave to HTC, which uses the Android OS on many devices and is currently besieged...

Gigabyte Announces GB-AEDT 21.5-inch Whitebox All-in-One PC

Gigabyte Announces GB-AEDT 21.5-inch Whitebox All-in-One PC

Quick, what do you call a computer that's only partially upgradeable, is expensive to do so, and typically costs a fair amount more than the sum of its parts? Do'h! Okay, okay, we should have clarified that we're not looking for the easy answer, which is an "Apple PC." Try again. Did you say, "All-in-One PC?" If so, jump around like a mad...

Dell Breaks Ground as First to Offer 1TB+ of SATA III SSD Storage in Mobile Workstations

Dell Breaks Ground as First to Offer 1TB+ of SATA III SSD Storage in Mobile Workstations

Need the kind of fast storage only solid state drives (SSDs) can provide but aren't willing to sacrifice a ton of capacity in exchange? Maybe you don't have to, depending on how thick your wallet is. Dell this week announced that its Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations are now available with 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSDs options. "To help...

MSI X460DX 14" Core i5 Notebook Review

MSI X460DX 14" Core i5 Notebook Review

The MSI X460DX straddles two of the more popular notebook form-factors available today. It's not an ultraportable, and it's not a mainstream 15-incher either. Instead, its 14-inch form factor gives mobile consumers another choice. It's a platform size that we don't think is used enough, and it doesn't get nearly enough attention. That said,...

Corsair Announces Availability of $99 Gaming PC Case

Corsair Announces Availability of $99 Gaming PC Case

Corsair has announced today the worldwide retail availability of the company's new Carbide Series 400R gaming PC case, bringing an excellent combination of price and value to gaming enthusiasts on a budget. The 400R has been designed in the builder-friendly ideal Corsair sets for all of its cases, but with an aggressively low price. For just...

Sony Announces Personal 3D Viewer

Sony Announces Personal 3D Viewer

Sony introduced a new personal 3D viewer that is designed to offer users an "immersive 3D/HD viewing experience." The new HMZ-T1 features two 0.7-inch Ultra-Small High Definition Color OLED Panels. After slipping the device onto your head, you'll see a viewing experience that's similar to watching video on a large screen that is approximately...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell 18.5" LCD, Canon ELPH, 2TB HD

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell 18.5" LCD, Canon ELPH, 2TB HD

Good morning folks! It’s a new day and our friends at LogicBuy are at the ready with a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all. On tap this morning, we have a super-cheap Dell 18.5” LCD, a tiny Canon PowerShot ELPH digicam, a 2TB external drive from Buffalo (the company, not the city), and a 46” Toshiba Regza 120Hz HDTV... Dell...

AT&T Introduces Budget-Friendly Impulse 4G Smartphone

AT&T Introduces Budget-Friendly Impulse 4G Smartphone

AT&T introduced a new 4G smartphone known as the Impulse 4G that is designed to be a "feature-rich" Android smartphone with a budget-friendly price of $29.99. Key features of the Impulse 4G include a 3.8-inch touchscreen, 800MHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording. As its name suggests, the Impulse 4G will run on...

G-Technology Reveals 8TB Two-Drive RAID Storage Rig, With Thunderbolt

G-Technology Reveals 8TB Two-Drive RAID Storage Rig, With Thunderbolt

We may have just rounded up the best 3TB drives for your desktop expansion needs, but since bigger is always around the corner, G-Technology is wasting no time in showing off a new two-drive 8TB G-RAID solution for those who just can't archive enough. The company has selected IBC in Amsterdam as the launch pad for their new G-Technology by...

Velocity Micro Reveals 8" And 10" Android Tablets

Velocity Micro Reveals 8" And 10" Android Tablets

If there's one thing to be learned from the HP TouchPad, it's that people love cheap. The iPad has a dominating lead in the overall tablet space, but nothing gets the masses worked up like a fire sale on a previously-comparably-priced item. Velocity Micro is the latest on the block with cheap options for those who aren't entirely...

AMD Begins Revenue Shipments Of Bulldozer-Based 16-Core "Interlagos" Processors

AMD Begins Revenue Shipments Of Bulldozer-Based 16-Core "Interlagos" Processors

We can’t quite spill the beans in regard to AMD’s upcoming Bulldozer-based desktop processors, codenamed Zambezi (yet), but the company made an announcement today that bodes well for those of you waiting to get your hands on AMD’s next-gen CPU architecture. In a short and to-the-point press release that hit the wire a few...

IBM, 3M to Create Heat-Dissipating Adhesives for Chip Stacking

IBM, 3M to Create Heat-Dissipating Adhesives for Chip Stacking

Big Blue and innovator 3M are joining together to develop an adhesive that will take 3D chip stacking to new heights, both literally and figuratively. For well over a decade, IBM has been researching and developing chip stacking, which is the next generation of microprocessor technology that follows Moore’s Law. Faced with ever-shrinking...

Two More AMD Fusion Desktop APUs Hit The Market

Two More AMD Fusion Desktop APUs Hit The Market

AMD is known for rolling out CPU after CPU after CPU in relatively quick succession, always keeping a wide range of specifications and price points available to consumers. The company’s strategy with its APUs is no different. The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400, a pair of budget desktop APUs, are now available, expanding the A-series lineup...

Business Software Alliance Paints Half of PC Community as Dummies or Pirates

Business Software Alliance Paints Half of PC Community as Dummies or Pirates

Take a look at your coworker sitting in the cubicle next to you. Is he a software pirate? Would you classify him as a nincompoop? If neither of those apply, then statistically speaking, it's you that fits into one or both of those categories. Don't go shooting the messenger, we're just paraphrasing the Business Software Alliance's annual Global...

Seagate Announces 4TB GoFlex Drive, Digital Packrats Sully Their Drawers

Seagate Announces 4TB GoFlex Drive, Digital Packrats Sully Their Drawers

Somebody had to go and be the first to ship a 4TB external hard drive, and someone at Seagate sat around one day thinking, "Hey, why not us?" Why not indeed, and so Seagate today becomes the first to ship such an enormous amount of storage in an external drive. The company's new 4TB GoFlex Desk external hard drive is sleek, a little bit sexy,...

MSI Unleashes Powerful New Mobile Gaming Laptops

MSI Unleashes Powerful New Mobile Gaming Laptops

MSI announced the company's latest G Series of gaming laptops that feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX570M graphics. The new laptops are available in 15- and 17-inch models. The new GT780DXR and GT683DXR feature Intel Core i7 processors, 12GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 1TB, 7200rpm hard drive. The new laptops also feature Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers with...

TRENDnet Enhances Portfolio With 450Mbps Wireless Products & New Powerline Adapter

TRENDnet Enhances Portfolio With 450Mbps Wireless Products & New Powerline Adapter

TRENDnet announced a full line of 450Mbps Wireless solutions as well as a 4-Port 500Mbps Powerline AV adapter. Included in the 450Mbps Wireless line is the 450Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N router. This router supports 450Mbps speeds on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands at the same time. The 450Mbps Wireless line also includes a new 450Mbps...

3TB Hard Drive Round-up: Hitachi, Seagate, Western Digital

3TB Hard Drive Round-up: Hitachi, Seagate, Western Digital

If you're currently in the market for a large capacity hard drive, you've come to the right place. Today we take a look at four of the latest 3TB drives to hit the market, from Hitachi, Seagate, and Western Digital. Although each HDD offers the same amount of storage, there are some distinct differences between them. Read on to find out what...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell XPS, Samsung's Epic 4G, Wi-Fi HD, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell XPS, Samsung's Epic 4G, Wi-Fi HD, and More

It’s a new morning, and like clockwork, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all this morning, courtesy of LogicBuy. In store for you today are a Dell XPS desktop with Blue-Ray and a 24” LCD, a super-cheap refurb Blue-Ray player, Samsung’s Epic 4G, and a Seagate portable, wireless hard drive. Dell XPS 8300 Core...

Motorola's Droid Bionic Brings qHD Display And LTE To Verizon For $300

Motorola's Droid Bionic Brings qHD Display And LTE To Verizon For $300

Motorola and Verizon Wireless jointly announced today that the Droid Bionic will be made available on September 8th, and it will be the first Verizon Wireless smartphone to combine 4G LTE with a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 4.3" qHD high-res display. The phone is also introducing ZumoCast, an application that lets customers bring their...

HP Reveals New Load Of All-In-One PCs

HP Reveals New Load Of All-In-One PCs

Despite the fact that HP will be shuffling out of the consumer PC business, there are quite a few products in the pipeline that have to get out first. The company has just revealed "its largest investment in the all-in-one desktop PC market to date," but it's a shame that it could very well be its last big investment in the space. The company's...

Sony's Glasses-Free 3D Sheet Brings A New Dimension To Laptops

Sony's Glasses-Free 3D Sheet Brings A New Dimension To Laptops

Sony loves 3D. There's no shock there. So it should be no surprise that now, Sony has announced that they'll be releasing a sheet that "enables a notebook PC to display 3D images that can be viewed with the naked eye without using special glasses." The sheet was demonstrated on the Series S of VAIO notebooks, a 15.6" machine that looked fairly...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition Review @ t-break Motherboards and Chipsets: EVGA Z68 SLI Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 @ Phoronix ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review @ Tweaktown Memory and Storage: Zalman ZM-MH200 U3 USB 3.0 Dual HDD Docking Station Review @ Real World Labs Power:...

Toshiba Reveals 55" 4K x 2K HDTV, Supports Glasses-Free 3D

Toshiba Reveals 55" 4K x 2K HDTV, Supports Glasses-Free 3D

A few years ago, television makers seemed to have no trouble whatsoever convincing people that they needed to update their SD sets to sets that boasted 1080p. And recently, they've been trying to do the same with 3D sets. But it seems that even those may be outclassed sooner rather than later. Toshiba has recently showcased a new high-def...

TRENDnet Goes Tiny With TPL-306E Powerline AV Adapter

TRENDnet Goes Tiny With TPL-306E Powerline AV Adapter

TRENDnet's got a new Powerline Adapter for the taking, and if you're tired of playing with a flaky Wi-Fi network (and don't feel like running miles of cable across your apartment), picking up the TPL-306E may be the best solution. It's one of the most compact Powerline adapters we've seen, plugging into a wallet outlet and using your home's...

Yahoo! Gives Bartz the Boot

Yahoo! Gives Bartz the Boot

Carol Bartz is out as the CEO at Yahoo!, and she was fired over the phone to boot. According to reports, she sent the following email to Yahoo! employees: "To all, I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: X 580 Liquid Cooler GPU and CPU @ PureOverclock Motherboards and Chipsets: Foxconn AHD1S-k Motherboard Review - XSReviews MSI Z68A-GD65 G3 Motherboard Reviewed @ TechREACTION Memory and Storage: HornetTek Slipper USB 3.0 Hard Drive Dock @ TechwareLabs Synology DS411 NAS Review @ Vortez [Tech ARP] Samsung EcoGreen F4 (HD204UI) 2 TB Hard...

Sony Hires Reitinger As Cybersecurity Chief

Sony Hires Reitinger As Cybersecurity Chief

In terms of security, it’s been an obscenely bad year for Sony. The company suffered a series of embarrassing and very public hacks and attacks on its various sites and systems at the hands of PS3 hacker George Hotz and then, far more maliciously, Anonymous and LulzSec. The whole bloodbath is both a testament to the disturbing power...

Maingear Updates VYBE Gaming Systems With New Chassis, Faster Components, and Intel SRT

Maingear Updates VYBE Gaming Systems With New Chassis, Faster Components, and Intel SRT

Maingear has just announced an updated line-up of game machines targeted at users on a budget. The newly revamped “VYBE” series of Maingear systems is built around Intel’s current socket 1155 Sandy-Bridge processors and features either P67 or Z68-chipset based motherboards and graphics cards from NVIDIA, although two...

Dell, Baidu To Team Up On Smartphones & Tablets

Dell, Baidu To Team Up On Smartphones & Tablets

What do an American PC maker and a Chinese search engine have in common? They both want to take a piece of the mobile pie away from their competitors in China. Dell and Baidu are planning to work together to develop smartphones and tablets, presumably to break into the vast Chinese mobile market. We already know that Dell has been knocking...

MSI Debuts 'Dust Removal Tech' with N580GTX Lighting Xtreme Videocard

MSI Debuts 'Dust Removal Tech' with N580GTX Lighting Xtreme Videocard

It's true that heat is the enemy of all PC builders, but dust buildup is its dirty cousin, and neither are welcome guests. Prevent the latter from hanging around and you won't have to worry so much about the former, so long as your cooling scheme is up to par. To help prevent dust bunnies from finding a home in your rig, MSI recently introduced...

Intel Launches 16 New Sandy Bridge Processors

Intel Launches 16 New Sandy Bridge Processors

While most of us spent Labor Day weekend squeezing in one final barbeque before the kids head back to school and we jump back into the hustle and bustle of the work week, Intel was busy beefing up its 32nm Sandy Bridge processor line. The Santa Clara chip maker unveiled a price list detailing 16 new processors spread across its desktop and...

Leaked Images Of Pantech Breakout Appear

Leaked Images Of Pantech Breakout Appear

Word on the street suggests Verizon Wireless is preparing to launch quite a few handsets this month. The Pantech Breakout is expected to be among the phones launching this month. Now, thanks to leaked information, we know a little bit more about what this smartphone will offer. The Pantech Breakout will be an LTE-enabled smartphone that is...

HH Hot Deals: Dell Vostro, HP 27" LCD and Notebook, OCZ SSD

HH Hot Deals: Dell Vostro, HP 27" LCD and Notebook, OCZ SSD

We’re fresh off a long holiday weekend and our friends at LogicBuy have already sent over a fresh batch of HOT deals. On tap for you all today is a Core i5-based Dell Vostro with a 24” Viewsonic LCD, a 30% off coupon for an HP quad-core notebook with 8GB of RAM, a slick 27” LED-backlit LCD, and an OCZ Solid 3 SSD, for barely...

Hitachi Reaches Areal Density Milestone With One Terabyte Per Platter Hard Drives

Hitachi Reaches Areal Density Milestone With One Terabyte Per Platter Hard Drives

Hitachi has squeezed a full terabyte onto a single disk. The new one terabyte per platter (1TB/platter), one-disk, Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D drive family is now available. The new Deskstar and CinemaStar drives are first in a family of 1TB/platter hard drives. The Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D hard drive family is built using Hitachi’s 7,200...

Striking Looks: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Lights Up The HH Test Lab

Striking Looks: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Lights Up The HH Test Lab

Designed by the folks at BMW for Thermaltake, the one gripe that stuck with the original Level 10 case, was that it was gorgeous and drool-worthy perhaps but be prepared to sell that kidney, with its MSRP weighing in at $850 (they're selling for only $699 now).   So Thermaltake set out to design a more affordable follow-on product and...

Deutsche Telekom Begins iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Pre-Announcement

Deutsche Telekom Begins iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Pre-Announcement

It hasn't even been announced yet, but the German carrier Deutsche Telekom is offering pre-orders for the iPhone 5 to customers. The carrier is reportedly concerned about supply shortfalls at the launch of the next-generation iPhone, which are often typical when Apple releases a new version of its smartphone. The "offer" is not being widely...

Microsoft Launching Modern Warfare 3-Styled Xbox 360 Console

Microsoft Launching Modern Warfare 3-Styled Xbox 360 Console

Every so often, a game is monumental enough to warrant a limited run of themed consoles. Halo is one, and evidently the newest version of Call of Duty is another. Shortly after seeing a new multiplayer demo before the rapidly-approaching Nov. 11 release, there's now proof that a custom edition CoD-themed 360 (320GB) will be shipping with it....

AT&T Now Shipping 10.1" HTC Jetstream Honeycomb Tablet

AT&T Now Shipping 10.1" HTC Jetstream Honeycomb Tablet

That HTC Jetstream that we managed to get our hands around early? It's on sale! AT&T is now shipping their latest Honeycomb tablet, and while it's one of the fastest slates we've ever touched, it's also one of the most expensive. The LTE radio definitely sets it apart, but given that AT&T has only five LTE markets to showcase right...

Wicked Lasers Produces Handheld Beamer That Stretches 85 Miles

Wicked Lasers Produces Handheld Beamer That Stretches 85 Miles

Remember those handheld lasers that you and your buddies used to carry into movie theaters years back in order to annoy the other moviegoers? Boy, was that immature. But boy, wasn't it fun? Lasers have removed themselves from the mainstream, largely speaking, but there's still something quite magical about them. Granted, they aren't our usual...

Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Video Trailer Brings The Pain, Excitement

Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Video Trailer Brings The Pain, Excitement

It feels like just yesterday that we were picking up our first copy of Call of Duty, and now, we're looking at the latest iteration. A new video has surfaced on YouTube showcasing Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer capabilities. The game itself is just a few months out, and now we're getting a look at what that game will deliver. Needless to say,...

Dish Network Said To Be Prepping Netflix Rival

Dish Network Said To Be Prepping Netflix Rival

In April, Dish Network acquired Blockbuster. Since then, there has been plenty of speculation as to what Dish would do with Blockbuster and its assets. We already know Dish will keep 600 Blockbuster stores open, and now we're learning of other possible plans. Word has it that Dish Network is planning to roll out a streaming service using the...

Best Buy Lowers Price Of BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

Best Buy Lowers Price Of BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

RIM has experienced a few setbacks with its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Although the tablet has received some positive press including being approved for Federal use, the tablet still isn't selling as well as retailers or RIM hoped. As we recently saw with the HP TouchPad, price can make a big difference in how well a tablet sells. Best Buy...

Google: We Bought Motorola "For More than Just Patents"

Google: We Bought Motorola "For More than Just Patents"

Google surprised the entire tech universe when it announced plans to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion, and once shock of the news started to wear off, the general consensus was that Google made the move to beef up its patent portfolio. Suddenly the multi-billion dollar acquisition made sense. Sure, $12.5 billion is a ton of cash upfront,...

Ultrabooks Get Ready to Tussle with Apple's MacBook Air

Ultrabooks Get Ready to Tussle with Apple's MacBook Air

Last week saw several notebook makers officially launch their first Ultrabook models, which are thin and light laptops built around a set of Intel guidelines and intended to compete with Apple's MacBook Air. In order to do that, Intel wants these Windows-based machines to sell for less than $1,000. But how low do they really need to go to...

33: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Sept. 5, 2011

33: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Sept. 5, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about Thermaltake's Level 10 GT Snow Edition chassis, our AMD 990FX Motherboard Round-Up with Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte, a sneak peek at the Alienware M18x mammoth gaming notebook, the ASUS MARS II graphics card with dual GeForce GTX 580s in SLI on one PCB,...

LG's Dual Play TV Gives Gamers Separate Views On The Same Panel

LG's Dual Play TV Gives Gamers Separate Views On The Same Panel

Sony recently introduced a television that would allow two players to view the same screen while playing multiplayer. The idea was to decouple the 3D effect in order to mask one player's view from the other, giving each of them a 2D view of their own part of the game. It's a brilliant idea, and it seems that Sony isn't the only one to agree....

Leaked Memos Detail WebOS Split Within HP

Leaked Memos Detail WebOS Split Within HP

Well, there are surprises and then there are things you'd expect to happen. This is a tale involving both. PreCentral has managed to get their hands on new internal HP documentation that somewhat describes how things are going to go down now that they've made the heartbreaking decision to kill off webOS consumer devices. The memos, which were...

Toshiba's FlashAir Wireless SDHC Card Rivals Eye-Fi

Toshiba's FlashAir Wireless SDHC Card Rivals Eye-Fi

Eye-Fi really started something, huh? While SD cards were fine just holding memories and excess files for years, soon that became "not good enough." Eye-Fi added a wireless piece to the puzzle, enabling these cards to wirelessly send photos and such from the camera to the cloud/PC/etc. And now Toshiba's taking it one step further. The company...

Doom Free To Go On Sale In Germany After 17 Years

Doom Free To Go On Sale In Germany After 17 Years

Here's a weird one. Doom, the first-person shooter we all grew up playing, hasn't been on sale in Germany ––  ever! A rather strange report has surfaced over the weekend, showing that the classic will finally be on sale after 17 years of being on a ban list. Yeah, 17 whole years! As it was, the Federal Department for Media...

Apple Forces Samsung To Yank Galaxy Tab 7.7 At IFA

Apple Forces Samsung To Yank Galaxy Tab 7.7 At IFA

Well, this can't be good for Samsung. During last week's IFA show, Samsung unveiled one of their slimmest, sleekest tablets yet. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 seemed to be an immediate hit on the show floor, and while the company wouldn't talk about pricing or release dates, they did confirm that it would not be on sale in Germany. Even the display unit...

Amazon's Kindle Tablet Sees Biggest Leak Yet: $250, Ships By Christmas

Amazon's Kindle Tablet Sees Biggest Leak Yet: $250, Ships By Christmas

Is the Amazon Tablet truly upon us? So says TechCrunch. While rumors have been running for months on end concerning a future tablet from the same company that delivered the Kindle, no one really had much concrete evidence that such a mystery truly existed until now. The publication has apparently seen, handled and played with the new Kindle...

Habey Reveals New ION-Powered Embedded Rig, Quiet As A Mouse

Habey Reveals New ION-Powered Embedded Rig, Quiet As A Mouse

Years back, embedded systems weren't much good in the consumer realm. They were used for rather boring enterprise applications, and not much else. But with the power packed even into low-end CPUs and APUs these days, that's all changing. Habey USA is leading that charge in a way, with the introduction of quite a few interested embedded rigs...

Samsung Reveals Two New Portable Optical Drives, One With Wi-Fi

Samsung Reveals Two New Portable Optical Drives, One With Wi-Fi

Introducing a new optical drive may not be top priority these days for tech companies -- particularly with many machines going without one altogether -- but Samsung's looking out for those of us who still rely on those tried-and-true coasters. The company has just revealed a new pair of drives, with one in particularly being especially exciting....

HTC Jetstream AT&T 4G LTE Tablet Hands-On Sneak Peek

HTC Jetstream AT&T 4G LTE Tablet Hands-On Sneak Peek

A few days ago, HTC and AT&T announced that the HTC Jetstream Android 3.1 tablet would be coming to AT&T’s network. The Jetstream’s standout features include a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core SoC with Adreno 220 graphics, a 10.1” screen with a resolution of 1280x768, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera,...

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Is A 13.3" Slab Of Beautiful

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Is A 13.3" Slab Of Beautiful

Watch out, mobile users -- the "ultrabooks" are coming! A few years ago, these things known as "smartbooks" briefly hit the market. And almost no one purchased the. But the ultrabook category just might have legs. Apple's MacBook Air has been a major seller, and there's no question that Acer's new Aspire S3 (their first ultrabook) looks really...

Creative Reveals New Gaming Headsets For Console And PC Gamers Alike

Creative Reveals New Gaming Headsets For Console And PC Gamers Alike

Turtle Beach, Razer and a few others may be jockeying for position in the crowded gaming headset game, but Creative -- a company best known for their Sound Blaster heyday -- is giving them some real competition. The company just revealed a new range of Sound Blaster gaming headsets at the IFA 2011 conference in Berlin, with a full line of...

Zotac Reveals Tiny ZBOX Nano AD10 SFF Desktop PC

Zotac Reveals Tiny ZBOX Nano AD10 SFF Desktop PC

Small just keeps getting smaller. Zotac's ZBOX line has been around for a few years now, and we've been rather impressed with every iteration that we have played with. But the "palm-sized" ZBOX Nano AD10 makes those prior models look like giants. The new AD10 series shrinks the form factor even more, and inside it's packed with an AMD Brazos...

D-Link Intros ShareCenter Pro N-Series And S-Series Storage Solutions

D-Link Intros ShareCenter Pro N-Series And S-Series Storage Solutions

Sure, D-Link probably makes that router in your house, and it definitely makes your Boxee Box, but how about some enterprise love? That's what enterprise consumers are getting today, with the company introducing the ShareCenter Pro N-Series and S-Series models offering disaster recovery capabilities for remote backup, either to a physical...

Uncertainties Abound: Intel, AMD May Both Delay Next-Generation CPUs

Uncertainties Abound: Intel, AMD May Both Delay Next-Generation CPUs

AMD and Intel are both preparing to launch new CPU architectures between now and the end of the year, but rumors have surfaced that suggest the two companies may delay their product introductions, albeit for different reasons. Taiwanese site DigiTimes refers to various unnamed "PC Players" who have apparently reported that Intel may push back...

NEC 24-inch MultiSync P241W Desktop Monitor Launches

NEC 24-inch MultiSync P241W Desktop Monitor Launches

NEC Display Solutions is on a roll this week; yesterday it announced the new 20-inch EX201W display, and now the 24-inch P241W desktop monitor is available, as well. The first of the new MultiSync P-Series, the widescreen P241W is designed for Web graphics and photography with a wide-angle e-IPS panel. There’s also a version for the...

Thermaltake's LifeCool Notebook Cooling Pad Supports 17-inch Laptops

Thermaltake's LifeCool Notebook Cooling Pad Supports 17-inch Laptops

Thermaltake today announced its new LifeCool Notebook Cooling Pad, and it takes but a single glance to conclude that laptop coolers have never looked so funky. That's okay as long as it works as advertised, and towards that end, Thermaltake promises the LifeCool will play nice with all notebooks between 10 inches to 17 inches in size, which...

Frogger Turns 30 and Still Needs a Crosswalk, Gets a New App Instead

Frogger Turns 30 and Still Needs a Crosswalk, Gets a New App Instead

You'd think that after 30 years, Frogger would have found alternate routes to his destination, ones that wouldn't present life-threatening dangers at each and every step. But what would be the fun in that? Instead, you can still control the little green frog past dangerous moving obstacles, and you can do it in an all new game appropriately...

HTC Reveals Two New Mango Phones

HTC Reveals Two New Mango Phones

HTC recently revealed two new Windows Phones that will be coming to carriers later this year. These two new phones run on the latest version of Windows Phone, known as Mango. The HTC TITAN is the higher-end model of the two new phones. This phone has a 1.5GHz processor and 16GB of storage with 512MB of RAM. It features a 4.7-inch screen with...

Toshiba Introduces AT200 Ultra-thin, Ultra-light Tablet PC

Toshiba Introduces AT200 Ultra-thin, Ultra-light Tablet PC

Toshiba announced a new tablet that is ultra-thin and ultra-light. The new AT200 tablet is only 7.7mm thick and weighs about 1.23 pounds. The AT200 runs on Android 3.2 aka Honeycomb and features a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Other key specs include a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, up to 64GB of internal...

MeeGo, The Bell Tolls For Thee (Maybe)

MeeGo, The Bell Tolls For Thee (Maybe)

Rumors have surfaced that Intel is bailing on MeeGo, the nifty open source mobile OS the company developed with Nokia. Digitimes first let fly that Intel was discontinuing MeeGo development. At this point it’s just a rumor, and Intel hasn’t made any announcements pertaining to it, although the Digitimes post stated that Intel “remains...

HH Hot Deals: Flip Cameras, Dell Desktops and IPS LCDs

HH Hot Deals: Flip Cameras, Dell Desktops and IPS LCDs

<HOT> deals of the day are in and we think you're going to like these.  Dell seems to be having more fire sales than most and their IPS panels are arguably some of the nicest screens out there right now at the price points they hit.  How does well under $300 sound for a 23-inch IPS screen?  None too shabby we think. ...

ASUS G74-SX-A1 Notebook Reviewed, Tested and Burned In

ASUS G74-SX-A1 Notebook Reviewed, Tested and Burned In

ASUS’ line of G73 Stealth notebooks proved to be all-around solid desktop replacements, equally ideal for gaming, multimedia, and productivity. In fact, the Asus G53 and G73 line, from Asus' Repulic of Gamers (ROG) family, has been very successful in the market, praised by press and end users alike. We took a look at the previous generation...

HTC Sneaks Spying App into Android 2.3.4 Phones

HTC Sneaks Spying App into Android 2.3.4 Phones

Looks like HTC has quietly slipped its users a spying app that tracks an alarming amount of user behavior and sends that data off to itself and perhaps others via a mysterious service in the cloud. The snooping app came nestled with the 2.3.4 Android update pushed out to some of its smartphones such as the Sensation 4G and EVO 4G. TrevE and...

Revo Technologies's K2 Radio Tower Could Easily Be A Desktop

Revo Technologies's K2 Radio Tower Could Easily Be A Desktop

There have been quite a few awesome designs in the world of radios lately, but this new design from Revo Technologies takes the cake. The K2 is a beautiful tower made of aluminium and rubber, capable of delivering reception of a wide variety of radio formats including DAB, DAB+, FM and internet radio. K2 also offers full audio and video playback...

Sony Reveals 6" Reader Wi-Fi, Rivals Nook/Kindle At $149

Sony Reveals 6" Reader Wi-Fi, Rivals Nook/Kindle At $149

Sony went on quite the rampage at IFA 2011, announcing a full suite of new products. One of those is Sony's new eReader, the world's lightest in the 6" form factor. It's called, quite simply, the Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1). It weighs in at under 6 ounces and utilizes a 6" E-Ink Pearl V220 touch screen. It'll ship in black, red or white, and it...

Microsoft: Windows 8 GUI Will Be Just Another App

Microsoft: Windows 8 GUI Will Be Just Another App

Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky has published an update to the Building Windows 8 blog in which he sheds light on how Windows 8 treats the GUI differently than any previous version of the operating system. One of the concerns surrounding Windows 8 has been whether or not the operating system's new 'Metro' UI would supplant the more conventional...

Gaems G155 Mobile Gaming Station Gets Console Gamers Out of the House

Gaems G155 Mobile Gaming Station Gets Console Gamers Out of the House

Gaming on the go is a bit more complicated for console gamers than it is for PC users. Where PC users have an advantage is in being able to toss a notebook into a laptop bag and fire it up at the airport, in a coffee shop, or any place else outside the home. Now so too can console games, courtesy of the Gaems G155 self-contained mobile gaming...

Samsung Adds Series 7 Slate PC To Lineup

Samsung Adds Series 7 Slate PC To Lineup

Samsung has been on a roll lately. After announcing the new Series 7 laptops and a few new mobile devices, the company is also introducing the Series 7 Slate. This is a lightweight slate computer that promises full PC capabilities. In order to accomplish this, the Series 7 Slate runs a full version of Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional....

Toshiba Tosses Hat in Ultrabook Ring with Portege Z830 Series

Toshiba Tosses Hat in Ultrabook Ring with Portege Z830 Series

Intel's Ultrabook category is starting to heat up and it won't be long before this hot new sector reaches a rolling boil, just as netbooks did before tablets took over. The latest addition to the Ultrabook category comes from Toshiba, which today unveiled its Portege Z830 series. Pricing starts at under $1,000 MSRP, exactly where Intel ultimately...

Sony Intros Tablet P And Tablet S With Android

Sony Intros Tablet P And Tablet S With Android

Does the world have enough tablet options? Hard to say, but Sony's not taking any chances. Despite not being able to price their newest products at a TouchPad level, the new Tablet S and Tablet P are certainly attractive. Both are Android-powered, obviously, and both look quite different than your run-of-the-mill slate. Available for pre-sale...

Lenovo Intros IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook, U300 And U400 Ultraportable Notebooks

Lenovo Intros IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook, U300 And U400 Ultraportable Notebooks

New ultraportables? Lenovo's got 'em! Three of them, in fact. The company has just revealed a trio of new "luxury laptops," the IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook, the standard U300 and the U400. These are a few of Lenovo's fanciest designs yet, and we suspect the Ultrabook will be the one getting the most attention. That one is particularly slim, and...

Lenovo's $199 7" IdeaPad A1 Tablet May Finally Get Attention Due To Price

Lenovo's $199 7" IdeaPad A1 Tablet May Finally Get Attention Due To Price

Lenovo's tablet decisions of late haven't exactly made the most sense. They announced a Windows 7 tablet recently that won't ship for some time, yet Windows 8 now makes the idea of a Windows 7 tablet just seem odd. And now, the company has introduced the IdeaPad A1… with a super old version of Android. That's right; the A1 will ship...

NEC Adds To MultiSync EX Series With New 20-Inch Display

NEC Adds To MultiSync EX Series With New 20-Inch Display

NEC introduced a new 20 inch EX201W display. As part of the MultiSync EX series of desktop monitors, the new EX201W features wide viewing angles (176°H/170°V) and a resolution of 1600 x 900. The EX201W is an ultra thin display with LED backlighting, a premium grade PVA panel and a sleek design. The monitor also has an ambient light...

HH Hot Deals: Logitech Goodies, Turtle Beach Gaming Cans and Lenovo's Edge

HH Hot Deals: Logitech Goodies, Turtle Beach Gaming Cans and Lenovo's Edge

The folks at LogicBuy continue to deliver tech goodness on the cheap today, with a little something for everybody, from gamers to multimedia mavens.  We'll just cut the chatter and let the deals roll but make sure you check out the Lenovo Edge action at the bottom, last but certainly not least... Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Combo Mouse...

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Tab 7.7 And Galaxy Note

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Tab 7.7 And Galaxy Note

Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note at IFA in Berlin. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world’s first tablet that features a Super AMOLED Plus display while the Samsung Galaxy Note represents a new product category that combines the on-the-go benefits of various mobile devices. The Galaxy Tab 7.7...

Sony Reveals 15.5" VAIO S Laptop With 12 Hour Battery Life

Sony Reveals 15.5" VAIO S Laptop With 12 Hour Battery Life

Loads of Sony news coming from the IFA 2011 conference over in Berlin, and one piece hits at the heart of our coverage: the new VAIO S laptop series. The company has just revealed a new range of stately, classy notebooks, with a 15.5" Full HD 1080p display and a weight of just 4.4lbs. Moreover, there's a Hybrid Graphics solution for improving...

AT&T Brings LTE Jetstream Tablet In For Astonishingly High Price

AT&T Brings LTE Jetstream Tablet In For Astonishingly High Price

Not quite sure HTC and AT&T really thought this one through. The good news is that the first LTE / HSPA+ Android tablet has been officially launched. The bad news, though, is really bad. As in, you'll probably never buy one, and we can't blame you for scoffing and moving on. The new HTC Jetstream is a 10.1" Honeycomb device with Android...