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All News for December 2011

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 2011 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...
Two of the major needs of mobile device components are lower power consumption and greater speed. Elpida Memory’s next-gen 4Gb Wide IO Mobile RAM and DDR3 Mobile RAM (LPDDR3) are designed to address both of these issues. The Wide IO Mobile RAM boasts 12.8GBps per chip at 200MHz by using the extra-wide x512-bit data width and a purported... Read more...
Back in the days of old, overclocking used to require setting DIP switches and chanting prayers to the gods of clockspeed and stability. There was a good chance you could burn something up, and if you did, the motherboard vendor would simply shrug. And today? Some of them will still shrug with indifference if you kill... Read more...
When an advance copy of Crysis 2 leaked to the Internet a full month before the game's scheduled release, Crytek and Electronic Arts (EA) were understandably miffed and, as it turns out, justified in their fears of mass piracy. As 2011 comes to a close, Crysis 2 holds rank as the most pirated game of the year on any platform, according to... Read more...
New pixels? Yep. The HP Compaq LE2002xm is one of the company's newest screens, with a 1600x900 resolution and 20 diagonal inches of real estate. As for other specs, there's 250 nits of brightness, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, built-in speakers as well as DVI/VGA inputs. The company is expected to start shipping it... Read more...
Verizon has dealt with quite a few network hiccups of late, and now the carrier is taking a quick moment to come clean about their growing pains. By and large, their LTE rollout has gone smoothly. They've expanded very rapidly, and there's little to complain about when it comes to range and speed. But of course, nationwide outages cause a... Read more...
Going to see the ball drop in New York City? Bring your mobile device! Skype is delivering free Wi-Fi in the area on the 31st and 1st, in partnership with Towerstream. Neighborhoods within the network include: Times Square, West Village, East Village, South Village, Greenwich Village, NoHo, SoHo, Lowe East Side, Clinton, Chelsea, Union Square,... Read more...
The iPhone 4S has had a significant impact on the number of iPhone app downloads according to marketing technology company Fiksu. The firm's App Store Competitive Index measures the volume of downloads per day for the top 200 ranked free iPhone apps in the U.S. In November, this index reached an all-time high by reaching 5.65 million downloads... Read more...
Although the Droid 4 hasn't been officially released yet, that hasn't stopped Best Buy from using this upcoming phone in a promotional advertisement. A recent Reward Zone promotion shows the upcoming phone, which makes us wonder if the retailer thought the phone was going to launch this month. (Old rumors once suggested this phone would launch... Read more...
Typically where there's smoke you'll find fire, but as it relates to the rash of iPad 3 rumors the past few days, things are getting a little bit silly. Many of the rumors trace back to DigiTimes, which is reporting all kinds of news based on what it's hearing from sources behind the trenches in Apple's supply chain, one of them being that... Read more...
There are different levels of overclocking. On the bottom end, a person might choose to crank things up a few MHz for a modest performance boost without really taxing their cooling setup or complimentary components. A few levels up you have the folks who invest in high end cooling and cherry components to handle... Read more...
MSI is laying claim to being the first in the industry to use an LED panel on an all-in-one computer. The MSI Wind Top AE2071 AIO indeed features a 20-inch multi-touch LED screen, as well as a 2nd-gen Intel CPU, up to 8GB of DDR2 memory, a 500GB SATA HDD, DVD Super Multi drive, 6-in-1 media reader, and a 0.3MP webcam. Other features include... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss AMD's hot new Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, HotHardware's Liquid Cooler Line-up with products from Intel, Corsair, and MainGear, the Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Notebook, and... Read more...
When the Wii U finally launches sometime in 2012, it won’t just be a tablet-and-console that buyers will get; according to a report from The Daily, Nintendo is working on an app store, as well. Instead of the Wii Shop and DSi shop, which offer users a convenient way to acquire games and a handful of tools, the new app store will offer... Read more...
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