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All News for August 2011

The verdict has come on Apple's filing against Samsung to ban all Galaxy products across Europe, and the results are a mixed bag. A judge in The Hague handed down the ruling yesterday, awarding Apple a preliminary injunction barring Samsung from importing, distributing, or selling its Galaxy S, Galaxy SII, and Ace smartphones in the EU. The... Read more...
Steve Jobs isn’t the only CEO making a move in the tech industry this week; Rory P. Read, formerly of Lenovo, has been tapped as the new CEO of AMD. Read has had a successful run at Lenovo for the last five years, including the last two as its president and COO where he oversaw the company’s overall growth strategy. Under his watch,... Read more...
Most companies, when caught removing something from a game box that the publisher meant to put there, might express shame or at least pretend it was an accident. Not GameStop. Yesterday, news broke that the massive retailer had given orders to open all copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and remove the coupon for a... Read more...
There's a new kind of camera in town, and if it's not Micro Four Thirds, it must be the broader 'interchangeable lens.' Sony has taken that segment as their own, producing the NEX-3 and NEX-5 early on. Now, it's clear they've been innovating all the while, with a unique new compact that packs DSLR-like specs into a... Read more...
Google made quite the deal about selecting Kansas City, Kansas (and eventually, the Kansas City everyone knows over in Missouri) to be its first major consumer test market for Google Fiber, but there's another small town in America taking part in the trial: Stanford. Being so close to Google's California headquarters... Read more...
Silent keyboards go "click click click," regular keyboards go "Click Click Click," and mechanical keyboards go "HEY EVERYONE LOOK AT ME, I'M A MECHANICAL KEYBOARD!" Some of us here at HotHardware really like the obnoxious clicks that a mechanical keyboard produces, and with Rosewill announcing four mechanical models... Read more...
Iomega recently launched the new Iomega StorCenter px12-350r Network Storage Array. This NAS features an Intel Core2 Duo processor, 7,200 rpm hard drives, and optional solid state drives. The new StorCenter px12-350r offers full Hyper-V Live migration support, multiple RAID levels, hot swap drives, and native support for Avamar deduplicating... Read more...
You go ahead and decide whether LG's LSM-100 device is a mouse or a scanner. Did you pick one? Great, you're wrong. What's that, you want to change your answer? You're more than welcome to do that, and you're still wrong. That's because the LSM-100 is not a mouse or scanner, it's a mouse and scanner, all rolled into one. Huh? Someone at LG... Read more...
In the wake of HP's announcement that it intends to investigate a PC spin off, the company has discovered one of the downsides to being the market leader:  It's hard to find a buyer. Samsung has recently announced it has no interest in acquiring HP's PSG (Personal Systems Group).  While Samsung's own PC business is quite healthy,... Read more...
Verizon Wireless and Intuit are making it easier for small businesses to accept credit card payments using smartphones or tablets with the introduction of Intuit’s GoPayment app and pocket-sized credit card reader. The card reader plugs into the audio jack of supported smartphones and tablets. You can then swipe... Read more...
In the wake of Steve Jobs' departure, Apple is probably going to have a rough couple of days, but one can't but chuckle at the irony of the former CEO's timing. Apple has a long history of doing things in a way that surpasses their competition and Jobs' announcement handily surpasses HP's decision to abandon tablets and PCs. HP, after all,... Read more...
Love Hulu? Love your Vizio tablet? You're in for a treat. The company's 8" Tablet just got Hulu Plus support, bringing one of the Web's most popular video viewing services to a tablet that's still struggling to make a dent in the U.S. market. Anyone willing to splurge on the $7.99/month service will now be able to enjoy it on the Vizio Tablet,... Read more...
In the span of mere days, Google announced its intentions to acquire Motorola Mobility, HP halted webOS and PC production, and the TouchPad went on a fire sale at just $99. Now, Steve Jobs is stepping down as Apple's CEO. August has surely been a shocking month for the tech world. In fact, the news from Cupertino was... Read more...
All-in-one (AIO) systems like Apple's iMacs or the Asus 2400ET that were reviewed earlier this year are much like notebooks, in that they trade potential upgradeability for convenience and a smaller footprint. RAM is the one component users can count on being able to upgrade, though some models may offer an additional... Read more...
The 4G party is raging, and everybody wants to come, invited or not. Satellite TV provider Dish Network is the latest player to crash the party by asking for an FCC permit to build its own LTE network. The company is sitting on some spectrum licensing after its acquisition of bankrupt satellite phone service provider TerreStar Networks earlier... Read more...
Here's even more on the upcoming Windows 8 OS. In a post on the official Building Windows 8 blog, Dennis Flanagan (Director of Program Management for the Devices and Networking group) assured one and all that Windows 8 will not only support USB 3.0 but will offer backwards compatibility with earlier iterations of the USB standard. The reasons... Read more...
Samsung will use a new naming strategy when it shows off a new line of Galaxy branded phones at the IFA Conference in Berlin early next month. New models will utilize a combination of letters and tags to describe the phones. In the meantime, Samsung has provided a few details about four upcoming models: the Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y,... Read more...
Acer introduced the new TravelMate Timeline 8481T lightweight and slim notebook. This notebook weighs 3.7 pounds and has a profile that is 0.87-inches thick. The TravelMate Timeline 8481T utilizes a new display technology that makes it possible for a frameless 14-inch LCD to fit in a 13.3-inch footprint. The... Read more...
There aren't many competitions where the one that sucks the best is considered the winner, and even less that are fit for print on a family friendly technology website. But we're talking about vacuums here, so we're in the clear. We know that's going to disappoint some of you who were hoping for...something else, but get over it and read on,... Read more...
The rumor mill is churning again, and this time it has produced some new iPhone rumors. Hints from an iOS developer's activity logs suggest that the next generation iPhone model will be dual-mode, that is, connected to both Verizon and AT&T's networks. According to the dev, a device they believed to be the... Read more...
Canon went and kicked out a couple of new wireless (802.11n certified) all-in-one photo printers, the Pixma MG8220 and MG6220. These versatile printers do more than print out TPS reports and family photos, they also let you scan and copy images, as well as send print commands over your wireless connection, even from... Read more...
With AMD’s FX-Series process due to arrive sometime in the not too distant future, we thought it was a good time to check out a few high-end 990FX-based motherboards. We want to give you prospective AMD buyers a glimpse at some ‘boards designed with the FX-Series in mind. The ASUS CrossHair V Formula, ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional,... Read more...
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