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All News for September 2010

Valve just sent over a trailer and screenshots for "The Sacrifice" DLC, which is in development for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. As fans of the franchise will know, "The Sacrifice" is going to explain why Bill, one of the original four survivors from the first game, is dead in "The Passing" map, which was released for L4D2 a few months... Read more...
And just like that, another CEO rolls into an HP corner office. Not even two months after HP's Mark Hurd resigned as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a replacement has been found. It's not immediately clear why the temporary CEO wasn't positioned as full-time, nor is perfectly clear why HP went outside of the company. We always have to wonder what... Read more...
To pay tribute to the back-to-school season (or just party), in conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower.  We're giving away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you could win a complete Intel Core i7-950-based system, with a GeForce GTX 460 graphics card pushing the pixels, Asetek Liquid... Read more...
Today on HotHardware we look at one of the most highly customized Radeon HD 5870 cards on the market, the Asus Matrix 5870. This card offers identical clock speeds to AMD's reference design, with an 850 MHz core clock and 1200 MHz memory speed, but that's where the similarities end. This particular graphics card features 2GB of GDDR5 memory,... Read more...
Gateway announced the latest model in its Gateway NV Series line of notebooks with the new Gateway NV59C66u. This new notebook features integrated WiMAX capabilities thanks to an Intel 6250 wireless card which supports both WiMAX and Wi-Fi networks. Key specs within the NV Series line include Intel Core i3 and Core i5 as well as AMD Athlon... Read more...
Video: PNY GeForce GTS 450 1GB XLR8 Review @ Hardware Canucks Sparkle Geforce GTX480 Video Card @ TechwareLabs NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 SLI versus ATI Radeon HD 5770 CrossFire @ Legit Reviews NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - The Super-Affordable Fermi @ Techgage.com Motherboards and Chipsets: ASUS & Gigabyte X58 Motherboard Roundup @ Neoseeker Gigabyte... Read more...
Some people love Gmail's conversation view, and some people hate it. Some just have gotten used to it. Now, however, if you don't like it, you can turn it off. In Gmail's conversation view, an email thread is linked together in one "cluster" in your inbox. It means, in effect, sorting by Subject to see a thread is no longer necessary. Still,... Read more...
Nokia can go ahead and check off "Phase One" on its grand plan of storming the smartphone market and propelling itself into relevance. The company's highly anticipated N8 -- the smartphone that could make or break Nokia's chances of being taken seriously in the high-end phone segment -- has starting shipping. "With the N8, and the new Symbian... Read more...
The "personal robots" market will explode in the next few years, and we don't mean all over your kitchen. ABI Research expects robots aimed at consumers to create a $19 billion market by 2017. Who wouldn't want one of the two new "personal presence" bots introduced this month by start-ups? Or Panasonic's new hair-washing robot? Vacuum robots... Read more...
So you're driving along minding the rules of the road when all of a sudden some moron in the other lane weaves in front of you. Is he drunk? Did he suffer a stroke? Nope, he's just firing off a text message. You could flip him off, but unless you have an appropriate emoticon for that, and his cell phone number, he'll never see it. Because... Read more...
Day by day, Amazon's Kindle is having to fight harder and harder to maintain its dominance in the eReader universe. The Barnes & Noble NOOK is giving it a run for its money, and now the latest Kobo is as well. It's easy to disregard eReader devices that lack any sort of wireless option; hardly anyone wants to plug... Read more...
Gateway expanded its line of all-in-one desktop PCs by adding new models to its existing ZX One Series. The new Gateway One ZX4951 Series and One ZX6951 Series feature 21.5- or 23-inch full high definition displays, Intel Pentium or Core i3 processors, and Blu-ray drives. Other specs include 4GB of RAM (upgradeable to 16GB via 4 slots), 500... Read more...
Toshiba added the Canvio 3.0 portable hard disk drive with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface to its lineup. These new drives offer transfers at up to 10 times the speed of USB 2.0 drives. The Canvio 3.0 drives will come in storage capacities of 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB. Each of the new drives will be preloaded with Windows-based NTI BackupNow EZ... Read more...
Haven't you heard? Companies are making 3D laptops now! We know that's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but the rash of 3D notebooks is becoming somewhat overwhelming. At first, NVIDIA's 3D Vision was almost exclusively reserved for the desktop. Now, it seems like a new 3D capable notebook is arriving every other week or so. Toshiba is keeping the roll... Read more...
Bose. It's a name that has been associated with high-end speaker setups, home cinemas and headphones for years. Some people aren't much on the company's tactics (like reserving the specifications from the box), but some swear by the brand. One thing that Bose hasn't really done over the years is branch out; they've done audio, audio and more... Read more...
In need of a new media streamer? You have a lot of options these days, and now you have one more courtesy of a company that traditionally sticks with NAS devices. The new NMP-1000P Networked Media Player looks the part well, and unlike some of the competition, it fully supports BitTorrent background transfers, 1080/24p output and lots of esoteric... Read more...
The Steam Hardware Survey for August 2010 has been out for a bit, but it's always interesting to see what trends are influencing PC gamers over a period of months. There's a great deal of data available; we'll break down some of the more pertinent and interesting categories. Video Cards:DX11 Ramping Well The first... Read more...
Kingston released its Compact Flash (CF) Ultimate 600x memory card. This new card is Kingston's fastest card with support for UDMA mode 6 and read and write speeds of up to 90MB/sec. The 600x card will join Kingston's Compact Flash family of 266x Ultimate and 133x Elite Pro cards. The CF Ultimate 600x comes in 16GB and 32GB capacities and... Read more...
>With the announcement of the Toughbook S9, Panasonic is taking claim to offering the world’s lightest 12.1-inch laptop with an integrated DVD drive. The new Toughbook S9 is powered by an Intel Core i5-520M vPro processor. It weighs 3 pounds and touts a battery life of up to 11 hours. Like other Toughbooks... Read more...
Not everyone needs a Lexus to get from Point A to Point B, nor do you need a decked out power supply with all the bells and whistles (and matching price tag) to power a modest setup. That's the general mindset behind Corsair's new "Build Series" power supplies, which Corsair promises will provide "worry-free... Read more...
The Internet has been buzzing with unoficial information regarding the specs and performance of AMD's upcoming Radeon 6000 cards, but we may have to wait a little longer According to the ever reliable rumor bill, AMD has pushed to launch back a month or so. There's been no mention of why Sunnyvale would delay the launch, particularly given... Read more...
Some analysts have suggested that the popularity of tablets will eat away at the ultraportable sector. That may end up being true in the long-term, but as of today, there is yet another ultraportable to choose from. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 is a new 11" laptop, and it's the smallest and lightest member of the Edge family. It still shares... Read more...
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