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All News for December 2010

A woman may have her dog to thank for catching a burglar. It's not, however, because the dog himself caught the burglar, but instead because the iCam application she used on her iPhone to monitor her dog clued her into a burglary. The iCam app runs on both Android and iPhone. Claire, who did not want her last name released, downloaded the... Read more...
HTC vowed to be the first phone manufacturer to 4G. It achieved that goal when it launched the HTC EVO 4G through Sprint as well as the myTouch 4G and G2 for T-Mobile. Now it appears HTC is at it again. HTC's site doesn't provide many details about its next 4G phone, simply saying "On January 6th, HTC will be the first to 4G. Again." Although... Read more...
Is the future e-paper? LCD? Plasma? AMOLED? It's probably a mixture of all of them, plus a few display technologies that don't even have a name yet. But in the mobile realm, display technology is of particular importance. With the explosion of smartphone growth, people are paying more attention to the size, screen resolution and quality of... Read more...
It has been another great year for us here at HotHardware.com, thanks in no small part to all of you--our awesome readers! As 2010 draws to a close, we want to take another chance to thank you all yet again for being a part of our extended families and making this a great place to work (and play!). Happy New Year! If you’re going... Read more...
If there's one category in consumer electronics that has taken off like a rocket in 2010, it's tablets. But if you're looking for something to come in a close second, it's probably streaming set-top boxes. Media streamers have become a huge hit in 2012, even prompting Apple to release a revised version to compete with the Boxee Box and Roku's... Read more...
We'll be seeing a ton of new products next week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, one of which will likely include the Motorola Cliq 2. But who wants to wait? A handful of images of this new phone have been leaked to the Web courtesy of Cell Phone Signal, the same site that managed to post the first photos of the Dell Streak... Read more...
Parental checks are available almost anywhere; on the TV, online, on video game consoles, etc. But one place where there weren't really any safeguards in place was the radio. If you could turn the dial, you could listen in. In America, there are pretty strict guidelines as to what can and cannot be said on the air... Read more...
Whatever Amazon can do, Barnes & Noble can do better? There's a definite battle ongoing between these two companies, and as the e-reader war has played out, they have certainly risen to the top. The Kindle and the Nook are the two main e-readers that consumers think about when they think about the sector, and... Read more...
Video: AMD Radeon HD 6950 & HD 6970 CrossFireX @ Techgage Funky Kit Review: Nanovision MIMO UM740 - 7" touchscreen USB monitor Less is More: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 MB Graphics Card Review @ XBitLabs Motherboards and Chipsets: Good and Inexpensive Mini-ITX LGA1156 Platform: ECS H55H-I Mainboard Review @ XBitLabs Gigabyte P67A-UD7 &... Read more...
Apple iPhone users have been waiting a long time for this, and just in time to call up your best friend on New Year's Eve and communicate via video instead of just voice, Skype has delivered video calling to the iPhone. Before now, Skype was only useful for VoIP calling and messaging. Skype video calling is a feature, but it was reserved for... Read more...
The ultraportable notebook marketplace is hotter than ever before. In years past, buying a sub-14" machine generally meant a couple of things: low power and higher relative price. Today, it's still fair to say that ultraportables are generally less powerful and more expensive than the standard-sized 15" machines that sit above them, but the... Read more...
Verizon is about to test a smart-home automation system that uses its FiOS network in some New Jersey homes. The management system is simply known as Home Monitoring and Control. As you might expect, the system provides real-time access to home controls such as lighting, security cameras, locks, and thermostats. Using the system, you can also... Read more...
Blame it on older Windows clients. That's the verdict, forensically, from Skype's investigation into what caused the recent massive Skype outage. Skype is a P2P service, and relies on supernodes, which exist outside firewalls, for its directory service. The current Windows version of Skype is 5.0.0.156. However, a bug in 5.0.0.152 caused those... Read more...
Why wait for CES? That's exactly what Archos is thinking. The company has just revealed that the Archos 70 Internet Tablet, the first Android tablet with a 250GB hard drive, is now on sale and available to purchase in the United States. This is a unique Android tablet, as it focuses first on being a multimedia tablet... Read more...
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