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Cyber crimes have been on the rise over the years, but so haven't the number of overall net users. While every society has its share of the not so decent, will the Internet, with it's ability to provide criminals easy access to money, merchandise, people, and privacy, eventually be overrun by them? If security and user knowledge don't continue to improve, anything's possible. "Up to a quarter of computers on the net may be used by cyber criminals in so-called botnets, said Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet. Technology writer John Markoff said: "It's as bad as you can imagine, it puts the whole internet at risk." The... Read more...
 Samsung's new display is just 0.82mm thick Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world's largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels announced today that it has developed the thinnest reported LCD panel, one no thicker than a credit card at 0.82mm, which is 0.07mm thinner than the panel previously reported to be the world's slimmest. The company also announced that it has developed a new mobile technology, which it is calling, "i-Lens", for integrating the entire panel assembly, including a protective layer, into a single, thinner module that is more shock-resistant and easier to read than conventional panels. To achieve the slimmer package size, Samsung's... Read more...
In a surprise move, internet video sensation, Youtube, has struck content deals with 3 additional record labels to stream video/music content.  Universal Music, Sony BMG, and CBS join Time Warner (who signed a deal back in September) in this venture.  This news comes as a kind of shock considering it was just recently Universal was considering legal action against YouTube for the flagrant misuse of copyrighted material.  There is no word on how or if todays announcement would affect the possible purchase of YouTube by such companies as Google. YouTube is valued for the vast number of viewers it has managed to attract, in much the same way social-networking site MySpace,... Read more...
Saitek has been been a solid player in online flight sim gaming peripherals since 1997 with the intoduction of the X36F HOTAS system.  This system consisted of a programmable stick with separate throttle/rudder combo which gave over 250 different programmable options.  I bought this setup in 1998 and have stayed with Saitek ever since.  The X36F has evolved into the X45 and on to the new X52 setup which has won accolades from around the world as being the best HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) combinations in production.  The only competitor on the market is the Thrustmaster Cougar which demands a cool $280-$300 in cost. Saitek has recently released the Pro Flight Rudder... Read more...
The story of Lonelygirl15 exploded faster than any ever thought possible, even the creators of the "show". CNN News is reporting that Lonelygirl15 is indeed a fake, being the creation of three friends attempting to tell a story through short videos. Recently there has been speculation that Lonelygirl15 was actually a creation of a major Hollywood studio, perhaps some sort of advertising for an upcoming film. That turned out to be false, but it's certainly produced, and not real as so many have thought. "Instead, the three friends began the adventures of the doe-eyed, 16-year-old home-schooled Bree as an experiment in storytelling... Read more...
A new bill that passed 410-15 in the U.S. House of Representatives could soon spell the end to chat room use on public terminals, like ones found in schools in libraries. The bill is a response to the increasing threat of child predators on sites like MySpace. The problem with the bill though, is that it's a bit vague in its wording, and could be interpreted to mean the barring of any site that a personal profile can be made on (such as hardware forums). So, is it a well thought out bill that will protect children using the internet, or a knee-jerk reaction to a problem that's been around before Myspace was even here? "Even though politicians apparently meant to restrict... Read more...
Digging around for a good movie on a rainy weekend, like we've been having up here in the Northeast recently, can be a challenge for sure.  Team Ars thinks brick and mortar movie rentals are going the way of the dino and we'd have to agree.  Netflicks sent me an application in the mail recently... Think I'll check that out fo-sho because Comcast's OnDemand selection is pretty dang weak... Video stores are outdated and video-on-demand has a lot of growing up to do. I brought a list of 70 movies to two local stores and started checking titles off. It was a somewhat eclectic mix of Orbiting HQ favorites, quality anime, Oscar winners of various kinds, and a few international... Read more...
Microsoft has been tight lipped about the minimum and recommended specifications for their upcoming Windows Vista OS to this point, but the company has just spilled the beans.  If you want to know what it's going to take just to run Vista, or to run Vista with the Aero interface in all its glory, see here... To get an even better Windows Vista experience, including the Windows Aero user experience, ask for a Capable PC that is designated Premium Ready, or choose a PC that meets or exceeds the Premium Ready requirements described below. Features available in specific premium editions of Windows Vista, such as the ability to watch and record live TV, may require additional hardware. A... Read more...
Equipped with a full 1GB of memory, this workstation is similar to it's gaming cousin, but designed for entirely different purpose. In their latest review, X-Bit labs puts ATI's FireGL V7350 against Nvidia's Quadro FX 4500, using programs such as AutoCAD 2006, Maya 6.5, and 3ds Max 7 to judge performance."We would like to offer you a review of the professional graphics accelerator from ATI based on R520 architecture. The gaming graphics cards based on this chip have already conquered their niche in the market. But will the solutions based on this chip win the professionals' hearts? Let's find out now!"... Read more...
Intel Announces Chip Technology Breakthrough Using New Materials New Material Could Help Chips Run Cooler, Use Less Energy SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced development of a new, ultra-fast, yet very low power prototype transistor using new materials that could form the basis of its microprocessors and other logic products beginning in the second half of the next decade. Intel and QinetiQ researchers have jointly demonstrated an enhancement-mode transistor using indium antimonide (chemical symbol: InSb) to conduct electrical current. Transistors control the flow of information/electrical current inside a chip. The prototype transistor is much faster and... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got plenty of news this weekend! For all of you that loved, and still love, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System(talking about the SNES here), XYZ computing has put up an article praising the glory of this great machine. For those of you who missed out on those days, it breaks my heart... really, hours of my childhood devoted to that box. I've spent more time with Final Fantasy 3 than I have with Half-Life 2. Goodnight all! BenQ DW1620 DVDR @ MHW "The BenQ DW1620 arrived in a typical retail box with Styrofoam inserts. In addition to the drive were four mounting screws, two quick start guides, and software. The software contained was Sonic RecordNow, InterVideo, WinCinema,... Read more...
Hey folks, it's way past my bedtime so enjoy the news while I enjoy my sleep :) Goodnight! VL System M-Play 202 Media Center VFD @ ExtremeMHz "It seems my running stretch of HTPC-oriented reviews is not quite over yet...VL Systems just dropped their hot new M-Play 202 Media Center VFD onto our review bench! This device is squarely aimed at the build it yourself crowd, and comes with two items that any HTPC enthusiast would want in a new build – a remote and VFD display. VL System has seemingly combined the two in a slick one stop solution, but is it good enough for your rig? Read on and find out!" Intel reveals details of new CPU design @ Tech Report "At 14 stages, the main... Read more...
Hey folks, it's late but I know some of you are looking for a good read before bed. For those of you who are still a little cautious of Nvidia's SLI, HardOCP takes a look at what Nvidia has done lately to improve support for it's crown jewel of performance enhancing technology. Good night all :) Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC @ PCstats "Every year or so, there is a must-play game which demands more processor speed, a faster graphics card, more RAM, etc. Once you have got the idea of upgrading into your head, the next step is to figure out how to go about it. This article is intended to help you recognize the range of upgrades that are available to you given your current hardware, how to... Read more...
Good Afternoon HotHardware fans! Just in case you didn't see the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new article investigating the overclocking potential, thermals, and power consumption of AMD's .09 micron, Winchester core based Athlon 64 3500 processor. Our results were fairly interesting. Click here and see what we found out...... Read more...
When Intel released the first batch of Pentium 4 processors based on their Prescott core, which were built using a .09 micron manufacturing process, analysts found that the CPUs generated more heat and consumed more power than similarly clocked Pentium 4 processors based on the .13 micron Northwood core. These findings flew in the face of tradition, as a die shrink usually yielded processors that would run at higher clock speeds and consume less power. But the Prescott core wasn't a simple die-shrunk Northwood.  The Prescott architecture consists of millions of more transistors than Northwood and it has a deeper pipeline. The combination of building a new core on a relatively new and unproven... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  Well, today is the day that we celebrate our mothers.  Whether they are cooking our food, mending our cloths or tending to our wounds; mothers are the adamant friend that is always there.  We may not always get along with them, but we always love them.  On behalf of the HH crew, to all the mothers out there;  Happy Mothers Day :) Building the Super Case for a Liquid Cooled Dual Xeon Workstation @ PC Perspectives "The concept used here is really quite simple.  It starts by putting the motherboard and all of its accessories in an isolated area, under a greenhouse style window.  This allows easy viewing of all the "must see"... Read more...
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