Latest News - March 2012
- Netflix Picks Up DVD.com, Hints Of Qwikster Linger
- AVADirect’s Clevo P270WM Gaming Notebook Now Packing the NVIDIA GTX 675M
- Lumia 900 Smartphone Goes Up for Pre-Order; Free for New Customers
- Left-Handed Naga Gaming Mouse is Happening, Razer Says
- EVGA Gets Wet and Wild with Kepler, Launches GeForce GTX 680 Hydro Copper
- Google To Sell Partner Tablets Directly
- LG Begins Mass Production Of World's First Flexible E-Paper Display
- Half Of US Mobile Subscribers Have A Smartphone
- New RIM CEO Fires Top Executives, Reports Massive Losses, Kills Future Guidance
- MasterCard Investigating "Massive" Data Breach, Visa Affected Too
- 49: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - March 30, 2012
- Need More Storage? Hard Drive Prices Reportedly Set to Drop Next Month
- HP Folio 13 Pops Up at Walmart for $798
- Free Labor Association Finds Issues in Foxconn Plants, Gets Commitments For Changes
All News for March 2012
Is Qwikster on the rebound? Perhaps. Netflix killed the short-lived Qwikster after an uproar from customers about the splitting of DVD and Internet queues, but it's obvious that Netflix still believes that the future is one with a split. Or, perhaps the future is one where DVD rentals are simply inconsequential. The latest resurfacing of plans... Read more...
NVIDIA’s new GTX 675M mobile GPU is making its way into systems, and the latest is available from custom builder AVADirect. The company announced that the GTX 675M is available in its Clevo P270WM gaming notebook; it’s even available in dual-SLI configuration. The rest of the notebook’s specs are... Read more...
The wait is almost over for Nokia to launch its Lumia 900 smartphone on AT&T, and if you're super anxious to own one, you can start placing your pre-orders now. AT&T has begun accepting pre-orders for the upcoming Windows Phone device, which runs $100 with a 2-year voice agreement with qualifying monthly data... Read more...
Left-handed gamers have traditionally been the red-headed stepchildren of peripheral makers, so to speak. They've been neglected, overlooked, and just plain treated as if they don't exist. There are exceptions, of course, though in the grand scheme of things, left-handed gamers don't have many peripherals to choose from that are specifically... Read more...
NVIDIA made waves in the GPU market when it finally launched Kepler last week, and now EVGA is looking to make a splash by announcing the "immediate availability" of its GeForce GTX 680 Hydro Copper graphics card. Actually, like all GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards, EVGA's Hydro Copper variant is currently out of stock... Read more...
Remember when Google sold the original Nexus One smartphone directly from their website? It was a short-lived experiment, as the company determined they weren't ready (or willing, perhaps) to install the support infrastructure needed to properly serve customers and provide tech support for the phone. But now, with Android tablets falling well... Read more...
LG has officially begun the process of mass producing the world's first plastic electronic paper display (EPD) that is designed to be used in eBooks. LG's EPD measures 6 inches and offers a resolution of 1024x768. This display offers a paper-like reading experience on a plastic substrate that is as slim as cell phone... Read more...
According to new data from Nielsen, half of all mobile phone subscribers in the United States have a smartphone. Nielsen's data shows a significant growth in smartphone adoption over the past few years. Approximately one year ago, smartphone penetration was found to be at 36 percent. Recent data from Nielsen that was compiled through February... Read more...
When RIM fired its previous team of co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, but replaced them with quiet insider Thorsten Heins, there was concern that the latter was too closely wedded to RIM's old guard to be able to deliver the kind of change the company needs. That idea has just been chucked squarely out the... Read more...
As you head into the weekend getting ready to party and celebrate the end of another long and grueling work week, take some time to keep tabs on your MasterCard and Visa accounts. If you don't, you could be in for a rude awakening when you go to pay for drinks and find out that your card has been declined. At issue... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco and Iyaz discuss our recent reviews of the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s ultrabook, the new Apple iPad, AMD's FirePro V3900 pro graphics card, and iBuyPower's Erebus GT gaming PC. They also talk about, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 680 and GT 640M GPUs based on the... Read more...
Are you starting to run low on storage space? Before you bite the bullet and pay an inflated price for another hard drive to store your expanding collection of lolcats or whatever else it is that's hogging your HDD, you might want to consider hanging tight for another month. If you can, you could end up saving as much... Read more...
Intel has never been bashful about the fact that it envisions Ultrabooks selling for less than a grand, and as time goes on, we're starting to see more and more models hit that sub-$1,000 price point. One of the better looking deals out there can be found at Walmart, where you can pick up a new model Hewlett-Packard Folio 13 for $798, which... Read more...
In January, Apple joined the Free Labor Association, agreeing to uphold the group’s workplace standards. A month later, the FLA launched an independent investigation into working conditions at Foxconn plants in China, where many Apple products are manufactured. Now, the investigation is complete, and the FLA... Read more...