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Don't we all love it when clever people take stuff that's right off the shelf, or better still, in hand, and show us how to use it in innovative ways? Simple Help outines a cheap and easy way to set up your own motion detecting security system with detailed, step by step instructions. You don't need much: 1. a PC running Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP (the software is untested on Windows 95 and NT, but should work) 2. a webcam (or two, see advanced) 3. Dorgem - an open source (free) webcam utility. To upload images 'off-site' (in case someone steals your computer) you'll need an FTP account. See the Advanced section when you're done the initial setup. Most everyone has the equipment... Read more...
More price cuts are on the way from AMD, covering it's entire product line. Four models of the single-core Athlon 64 line are expected to receive a 20-30% price cut, and later on in July, AMD's Dual-core Athlon 64 series will receive price cuts of 25-50%. Even their Sempron line is getting cheaper. "AMD will launch a pricing campaign later this month, covering the full range of its product line, in head-to-head rivalry with Intel, which is expected to lower the prices for its processors in July, according to sources with motherboard makers."  ... Read more...
We haven't posted any links to digital camera reviews for some time, but according to Bytesector, Nikon's Coolpix L3 5MP deserves some attention. The suggested MSRP for the camera is around $270, which makes it a great buy for someone who's looking for a decent camera that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. "Nikon's L series got a big push this year with three new models and offers the Coolpix L3 as the only new 5 megapixel camera for 2006. The L3 provides some of Nikon's reliable features to help you take better pictures. But have they addressed the fidgety flash we have experienced here at Bytesector all too often?"... Read more...
AMD Cranks Up The Volume On Digital Entertainment With The AMD Live!TM Pc SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- May 31, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today the next milestone in digital entertainment with the AMD LIVE!TM PC - a full-featured, easy-to-use media center PC, designed to enable consumers to organize, distribute, share, and enjoy their content collection throughout the home and on the go. Leading OEMs including Acer, Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gateway, HP, Sahara, and Tsinghua Tongfang, as well as system builders in North America, Western Europe, and China, will have AMD LIVE! PCs, powered by the award-winning AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 dual-core processor, starting in June. The AMD LIVE! Entertainment... Read more...
In a follow-up to the distinctive 5.0MP dual-lens EasyShare V570, Kodak has announced the new 6.1MP EasyShare V610. The dual Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon zoom lenses are still carried over with the V610, but this time one has a focal length of 38-114mm while the second lens goes from 130-380mm. The V610 looks strikingly similar to its predecessor, but is slightly larger to accommodate the new 2.8" LCD screen (up from 2.5" on the V570). As with most new P&S digital cameras released these days, the V610 has the ability to capture 640x480 video at 30FPS with sound. And speaking of video, the camera also features the ability to zoom up to its... Read more...
Claiming a "triple boot," the open-source project that first claimed the ability to boot OS X and Windows in the same machine has now added Linux to the mix. The open-source project that first came up with a way to dual-boot an Intel-based Mac into either Mac OS X or Windows XP has published instructions on how to add Linux to the mix. "Triple Boot," as the OnMac.net Web site calls it, relies on the newly-released Boot Camp, Apple Computer Inc.'s dual-boot utility that created a major stir when it debuted two weeks ago. The process is involved and not for the technically faint-of-heart, as it "chainloads" Linux from an already-installed... Read more...
Some Mac users are reporting problems with Apple's Boot Camp, the software that lets Intel-based Macs run Windows. Ironically, some users have said been stuck with Windows, with their hardware left unable to reboot the Mac OS. In a discussion thread on Apple's technical support Web site, more than a dozen users reported that Boot Camp successfully partitioned their hard drive and allowed them to install a working version of Windows, but then would no longer allow them to switch back. "It all worked fine until I wanted to start up OS X. Then the startup screen never progressed. I actually left and came back an hour later and it was still... Read more...
Although we don't usually talk about Apple here at Hot Hardware, there is a stunning new development with Mac systems today that certainly warrants our attention. Apple has officially released a public beta of a new piece of software called "Boot Camp" which will allow all Intel-based Macs to seamlessly dual-boot with Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although some homebrewed software allows people to dual-boot, Apple's official attempt does not require any hacking or accomodations for the Mac's EFI. You just install the Boot Camp software and everything just works. So what does this all mean? You can finally consider a Mac as a viable gaming platform and can have the strength of OS X with... Read more...
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Mobile phones will deal a final blow to makers of music devices and video camcorders, having already hit the photo industry, a senior executive at handset maker Nokia told the Financial Times newspaper. Anssi Vanjoki, head of the multimedia unit at the world's largest cellphone maker, pointed in comments published on Tuesday to Nokia's 2000 forecast of the death of the photo industry, and said the same fate was looming for other sectors. Nokia made 100 million cameraphones last year, making it the world's largest camera manufacturer. READ MORE...... Read more...
Tonight, a few articles concerning security have found their way into the HH news box. Over at The TechZone, you can find some tips on how to secure your e-mails. And how many of you have ever forgotten a password? Really, who hasn't? PCStats covers ways to recover your forgotten passwords, and ways to bypass or reset certain passwords such as the one for the BIOS. I still have memory's of accidently setting a password for the BIOS when I was about 7, and not remembering what it was or how to get around it... the horror. Goodnight all! Tt Tai-Chi @ Neoseeker | HH Perspective "For starters, the box for the case is huge. I guess that's to be expected of a case the size of the Gigabyte Aurora.... 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 everyone. Well I finally got a chance to give the F.E.A.R. demo a run... it's all right. The game it's self, while not being anything we haven't seen before(except for the creepy little girl), seems to promise some intense action and killer graphics. However the demo seemed to need a little more polish, and unfortunately I am one of the ones who are experiencing horrible stuttering. If Monolith can iron out that issue and the other bugs that are found in the demo, we'll be in for a real treat later on this year. Oh, and speaking of the demo, Mr. Ghazi from TweakGuides has put out a quick guide for your tweaking pleasure. Now, on with the news. HP/Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC "As far as any... Read more...
Hey folks, I hope your all having a good weekend. I'm just stopping in for a few minutes to update you on the news that's floating around this weekend... enjoy! C3 Expo 2005 Coverage @ XYZ Computing "It is conveniently (for me) located at the Javits Center in New York City so even though it mainly featured enterprise level hardware and services I figured I would stop by and see if I could dig up anything interesting. Some of the more interesting companies attending were Google, CMS Products, SilverStone, Pepper Pads, and NEC. In addition to the hardware their was lots of software, conferences, and keynote speakers." Nikon Coolpix S1 5MP Digital Camera @ Bytesector "It's slim, tiny,... Read more...
How To Work With Your Digital Camera's Histogram @ The Tech Zone: "While teaching a recent photography workshop, an older fellow in the back of the room raised his hand. He said, "I just bought me a new toy and she's a beauty! But I can't figure out how to make the hysterectomy work?" Fortunately, my student wasn't describing a woman. He was talking about how to pull up the histogram on his new Nikon digital camera. His confusion is not unusual. When I use my digital cameras around film people, one of the first things they see and ask about is the histogram. They want to know what it is, and how should they use it." Koolance EXOS-2 Self Contained Computer Water Cooler @ HardOCP:... Read more...
Good morning folks, the box is filling up so it's time to unload the latest news. As a side note, a S-ATA to USB bridge chip has been released, so click the link to find out more. Also, Phoronix has posted some screenshots of the Matrix Online(Beta) for you to enjoy. 4 Channel Wireless Camera System @ Bigbruin "In today's world we have to live with the reality that cameras are everywhere. You never know when or where you are being watched. Ever feel like you would like to do some surveillance of your own? Well now with the help of the people at Geeks.com you can, and it is easier and cheaper than you might have thought with the use of the 4 Channel Wireless Camera System." Behringer... Read more...
I just got around to reading the recent news about Abit that Jeff has posted... very interesting. On the lighter side of things, we have some motherboard reviews, a digital camcorder review, plus a few other reviews that might help you decide what to get for the holiday. Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2 and Foxconn 915A01-8EKRS2 Mainboards Review @ X-bit labs "This review is our first introduction to Foxconn products. This company is a well-known mainboard and components contract manufacturer and this year they are entering the retail market. We took a really close look at two products from this manufacturer designed for Intel LGA775 platform." JVC Everio GZ-MC200 Digital Camcorder Review @ I4U... Read more...
Good morning folks!  How's everybody doing today?  I hope you're all doing well.  We here in the HH labs are up to our usual hijinks, overclocking, benchmarking, evaluating, and the like.  Before we get to posting our next review though, we've got some news to tide you over.  Not too much going on this morning, but it'll pick up by tonight I'm sure...  Asus K8N-E Motherboard Review @ PCStats: "In any case, in this review PCstats will be focusing on the brand new Asus K8N-E Socket 754 motherboard. This little baby is powered by nVidia's nForce3-250Gb chipset, and comes loaded with features like an additional four port Serial ATA/RAID Silicon Image controller,... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HotHardware :)  The news flow slowed down this afternoon, but we managed to scrap up a few interesting articles for your reading pleasure.  Here is your evening shot of juice... Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 Review @ The Tech Zone "With a subwoofer enclosure that is 20 percent larger, the ProMedia Ultra 5.1 subwoofer incorporates a series of refinements designed to increase efficiency for more total output, lower distortion and deepen bass extension. These improvements include a lower tuning frequency, a voice coil that is 60 percent longer and a larger, slotted port. The subwoofer is a bass-reflex type with dual 8-inch side-firing woofers and... Read more...
Good morning and happy Friday to all.  Today starts off Memorial Day weekend here in the states.  For starters that automatically means a three day weekend and a boatload of traffic on the highways.  It also is a sign that summer is rapidly approaching.  Traditionally this is a time of year where families get together, barbeque and enjoy some cold beverages.  But most of all, we take the time to remember the men and women who served this great country by giving their lives in battle.  Something we should never forget, especially today when we have troops doing their job in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Here's you news... Vantec Go 2.0 8in1 Card Reader Review... Read more...
  Sharp's Internet Viewcam - Size Matters...   Whoever came up with the saying, "size doesn't matter" was living in a dream world. This is a family show here at Hot Hardware, so we won't get into the specifics of the saying's origin. :-) However, as with most things in life, size DOES matter especially when it comes to file sizes that are being displayed or transferred over the internet. Although, many people around the world are fortunate enough to have high bandwidth internet services like Cable Modems and DSL, the vast majority, at least for the time being, are limited to a 53K dial-up connection at best. Remember the last time that insensitive T1 Web Screaming so-called... Read more...
  MadOnion Boot Camp Or a "San Francisco Boondoggle", which ever you prefer... By Dave Altavilla - October 6, 2000   Hi there folks!  We are just now getting around to posting the incriminating photos...... err I mean coverage of our trip to San Francisco last weekend. We met with the MadOnion folks and learned a little more about their current and next generation products, XLR8R, BAPCo Sysmark2000, WebMark2001, 3DMark 2001 and Video2000. The following shots are an on scene look into the event and what kind of mayhem went down during our visit.  We didn't get as many shots as we would have liked and the quality could be better on some but hey, life is just plain... Read more...
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