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All News for November 2011

ZOTAC introduced the silent GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition graphics card. This card was designed for users that demand Microsoft DirectX 11 visuals and noise-free cooling. The ZOTAC GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition combines the GeForce GTS 450 graphics processor with a dual-slot fan-less cooling system that features copper heat-pipes and aluminum... Read more...
All hail the TouchPad, the second most popular tablet in the universe! Wait, what? Believe it or not (and we wouldn't blame you if you didn't), Hewlett-Packard has sold more tablets so far in 2011 than any other company, save for Apple, according to market research firm The NPD Group. Of course, HP unintentionally... Read more...
Antec announced that its new Eleven Hundred gaming case will be available in “late November” (which, um, is now) in the U.S. The case is designated as the new flagship in Antec’s gaming series and features a redesigned look and expandability and cooling options. The Eleven Hundred can handle even XL-ATX motherboards and four-way... Read more...
It may not be the much-anticipated Galaxy Nexus, but today Verizon Wireless and Samsung introduced a new smartphone that is sure to attract the attention of budget-conscious customers. The new Samsung Illusion will be available starting tomorrow for $79.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. If you're willing to... Read more...
The latest entry into the adorable computing market is the pint-sized (well, technically liter-sized) VIA ARTiGO A1150 PC kit. The kit is designed to offer DIY enthusiasts the chance to venture into ultra-compact desktop computing. VIA packed plenty of features into the 5.7" x 3.9" x 2" ARTiGO A1150, including a 1.0GHz dual-core VIA Eden X2... Read more...
If you weren't already excited about the upcoming release of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) platform or the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet from Asus, you will be after watching a video of the two working together with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This is the kind of technology threesome that... Read more...
Wait, what? Mirasol? On a product? It's true! Qualcomm's fabeled display technology is finally being showcased on a shipping product, the Kyobo-branded e-reader. Unfortunately, it seems to be restricted to South Korea alone for the moment, but at least this serves as proof that Mirasol is more than just a figment of someone's imagination.... Read more...
It's the quarter-end for HP, also known as the corporate overlord that just can't make up its mind about anything. On its second CEO this year (and third in not-too-much longer), the company's Q4 2011 earnings are nothing to scoff at. Despite the turmoil, money seems to be flowing into HP's coffers like beer out of a... Read more...
Mimo. Forgot about those guys? They're back! While the "secondary monitor" isn't nearly as predominant as it once was, USB-powered monitors aren't vanishing. In fact, Mimo's pushing them to the next level. The company just launched Magic Touch, described as the world's first-ever USB-driven capacitive touchscreen... Read more...
A company that protects against DDoS attacks, Prolexic Technologies, released its attack report for Q3 2011. There’s a lot to the report, including that Prolexic mitigated what it claims is the largest event in 2011 (in terms of packet-per-second volume). That attack occurred between November 5-12 and, according to Prolexic, portends... Read more...
At the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle, Intel unveiled an array of new server hardware (well, the codenames anyway) designed to work with the also new Intel Xeon Processor E5 (Sandy Bridge-EP). The hardware lineup is designed to meet the growing and increasingly diverse needs of supporting embedded applications. More details will... Read more...
When it comes to Macs versus PCs, Apple versus Microsoft, and iOS versus Windows, haters gonna hate no matter which side you choose, if in fact you're not completely platform agnostic. There's nothing we can do about that. All we can do is observe and report the facts, and in this case, a market research firm is... Read more...
With so many new tablets coming out and Intel making a push to promote its Ultrabook concept, there's another portable device that's been lost in the shuffle. We're talking about Chromebooks, those little netbook--like PCs built around Google's Chrome OS that were supposed to revolutionize how we think about computing... Read more...
There's a line in the sand between notebooks and desktop replacements, and once you cross it, your system is no longer mobile, it's portable. The AVA Direct P180HM weighs upwards of 12 pounds, which is too heavy to toss into your bag on a whim or open up in a coffee shop and blend in inconspicuously with the other patrons. No, you carefully... Read more...
Recognizing that people sometimes want a new PC right away, Origin PC announced a new line of ready-to-ship systems. The Millennium RTS is available for $1799 and includes an Intel Core i5 2500K with ORIGIN PC's professional overclocking service, maintenance free liquid cooling, NVIDIA 580 graphics, a 120GB SSD, and... Read more...
Did you know that Samsung has redesigned, ever so slightly, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for release in Germany? That's an area where the company has hit serious backlash with Apple, and in order to avoid sales bans, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N was born. It isn't too different than the 10" Android slate that's already on sale in much of the world. But, some... Read more...
PlayStation Home is getting a lot friendlier these days. Sony's DADC LOOT group has partnered with a slew of companies to bring feature films, television, radio, and live events to Sony Computer Entertainment America's PlayStation Home social game platform. With the addition of Crackle, Ustream, and RadioIO social... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition processor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 vs. Battlefield 3 and the advantages of PC gaming over consoles, Corsair's Force GT 240GB SSD and a firmware update for Crucial's... Read more...
You've certainly heard of Drobo, the company formerly known as Data Robotics. Their Drobo line of intelligent storage boxes have helped redefine local backup, and now they're taking one step closer to the inevitable: cloud backup. The company has announced a new partnership that brings Pogoplug Cloud to Drobo customers, for remote file access,... Read more...
A friend once described FOX’s cancelled-then-cult-favorite “Arrested Development” as “the perfect show”. Many would agree, and fans have clamored for more “Arrested Development” since the show’s cancellation in 2006. Now, those folks will get their wish. Netflix... Read more...
Toppling the iPad has proved more difficult than some manufacturers might have anticipated. Is it because the iPad is a superior tablet to everything else that's available? Some would argue that's precisely why Apple's magical slate is able to conjure up so many sales, but as far as Nvidia is concerned, there are... Read more...
Microsoft is looking to wrangle a handful of guinea pigs adventurous users to help test the next version of its 'Microsoft Security Essentials' (MSE) antivirus software. Beta registration for the next-generation build of MSE is currently open, and Microsoft said it will be selecting a "limited" number of people who... Read more...
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