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Every English student knows that even the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, a fact of life even Razer has to contend with. To wit, the gaming peripheral maker had previously promised to have its Tiamat headphones available for purchase by around the end of January 2012, but here we are on the last day of... Read more...
Starting April 5, T-Mobile customers will have domestic data roaming limits on their cell phone plans according to a document acquired by TmoNews. As of right now, there are no limits on domestic data roaming. According to this leaked document, T-Mobile plans to stager data limits depending on which plan you're on. For example, users with... Read more...
The PC building gurus at Maingear wasted no time in jumping on the official release of AMD's new Radeon HD 7950 graphics cards (see our official review here), which are now offered on Maingear's line of desktop PCs. And if you really want to get wild, you can combine the new offering with Maingear's EPIC 180 liquid... Read more...
We love benchmarks here at HH, so it’s always good news when another one comes down the pike. Today, Rightware released Basemark CL, an OpenCL benchmark aimed at desktop machines, with an embedded profile version in the offing. With Basemark CL, Rightware is attempting to deliver a benchmark that puts realistic stress on OpenCL implementations... Read more...
Someone must have spiked Valve's water cooler with energy drinks, which would explain how it made quick work of finalizing its Steam Mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Valve launched its mobile Steam application as a closed beta last week, and now just five days later, it's been polished and made... Read more...
TUL brought a couple of new graphics cards to the market with the PowerColor PCS+ HD7950 and PowerColor HD7950. The two cards have almost identical specs. Both have 1250MHz memory speed; 3GB of GDDR5 memory with 384-bit memory bandwidth; support for CrossFireX; and DL-DVI-I, HDMI, and two mini DisplayPorts. The standard card has a core clock... Read more...
Apple may be closer than you think to true worldwide PC domination. While the company has long-since dropped the "Computer" from "Apple Computer," evidently things are looking up on the PC side. Microsoft has held a huge, huge advantage in the desktop OS marketshare race for years, even as the iPod demolished the Zune... Read more...
Clearwire may be biting into LTE in the near future, but WiMAX is at the company's core, and evidently, so is sleek design. The company just launched the Clear Spot Voyager, one of the smallest 4G hotspots on the market. It offers unlimited 4G data plans, and if that one isn't in your wheelhouse, there's also the Clear Hub Express, a combination... Read more...
At the time of the Radeon HD 7970’s announcement, we knew the Radeon HD 7950 would be based on the same GPU and that it would arrive a few weeks after the 7970, but its final specifications and price point hadn’t been disclosed. As it turns out, we’ve had a couple of the cards in-house for a little while now and can finally... Read more...
At $129.99, the Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse might be the most expensive rodent you ever buy. It's also one of the most flexible. Now available on pre-order from Mad Catz, the Cyborg M.M.O. 7 is a funktastic looking mouse for gamers with an adjustable weight system, ergonomic finger resting places, multiple buttons... Read more...
For a relatively small fee, Marge Simpson and/or Mr. Burns will happily tell you where to make your next turn, or order you around the neighborhood depending on which character you choose. They're the newest voice downloads to land on the TomTom navigation app for iPhone, iPad, and personal navigation devices (PNDs)... Read more...
Abbot confused the tar out of Costello when he tried to explain Who's on first, and while the ambiguity surrounding the 'Super Wi-Fi' moniker isn't on the same level of stupid hilarity, the Wi-Fi Alliance nonetheless feels consumers will end up equally confused. Super Wi-Fi, after all, isn't Wi-Fi at all, it's... Read more...
One of the risks when you store your data in the cloud is that you’re trusting a third party with your precious files. Of course, you’re gambling with your data no matter where it’s stored; even if you have your own mini-server locked away in the basement, there are worst-case scenarios associated... Read more...
On the one hand, it’s tempting to say, “We get it already, MSI, your military-class components help facilitate fantastic overclocking”, but on the other hand, it’s really fun to see just how far pro overclockers can push the envelope with MSI motherboards and Intel Sandy Bridge-E chips. According to a release from MSI,... Read more...
Samsung took the wraps off of another new smartphone in the Galaxy S line. The new Galaxy S Advance appears to be a mid-range handset that features specs that fall between the original Galaxy S and the more recent Galaxy S II. Some of the key features of the Galaxy S Advance include a dual core 1GHz processor, HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity,... Read more...
Sprint users who have been anxious to get their hands on Ice Cream Sandwich and LTE connectivity may not have to wait much longer. Google's official Galaxy Nexus website now offers a registration section for anyone on Sprint's network who wants to know when this hot smartphone is officially available for sale. Although no release date has... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy Note -- largely seen as the largest smartphone on the market today -- is coming to AT&T. After launching globally a while back, AT&T has decided that Samsung's large screen and S Pen technology are too much to resist here in the U.S. It's a 4G LTE device as well, arriving on February 19th in... Read more...
New cameras? Sony's got 'em. The company just launched a new assortment of compact Cyber-Shot point-and-shoot cameras this evening. Three new models include the DSC-TX200V model from the ultra-thin Cyber-shot T series and the DSC-WX70 and DSC-WX50 models from the stylish, traditionally designed W series, each featuring a high-resolution "Exmor... Read more...
Studios and publishers are fighting back hard against the used game market, with the upcoming title Kingdoms of Amular, the latest to declare it'll use a content lock. In this case, KoA ups the ante by locking out part of the game that's normally available in single-player mode. Game reviewers found the following... Read more...
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released a ruling that invalidates the third of three patents Rambus used to intimidate Nvidia into settling with it early last year. The decision is a further blow to Rambus' ambitions; the company has sued a wide range of companies, including HP, Broadcom... Read more...
Back in 2009, President Obama appointed the country’s first federal Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, in an effort by the administration to push the government past old technology and into the 21st century. Chopra is now stepping down from his post, and the move was announced (appropriately) in a blog post on the official White... Read more...
If you're looking for a well equipped laptop sporting AMD's new generation current generation 40nm graphics technology, Lenovo may have exactly what you've been pining for. Lenovo quietly slipped out its IdeaPad Y470p, a 14-inch notebook with an Intel Core i7 2670QM processor (2.2GHz, 6MB cache), 8GB of DDR3-1333... Read more...
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