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Tonight we'll kick off the weekend with something off-topic that might just get you fighting mad - as in angry.  We all know the health care system here in the US leaves a lot to be desired in spots.  Insurance companies shafting patients in need, drug companies gouging; you know the drill.  But when the “good Doctor” is too blinded by his... Read more...
We’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, range, and performance of a couple of draft-N WiFi devices from TRENDnet.  The main focus of the article is the TRENDnet TEW-631BRP Firewall Router, but we used it in conjunction with a TEW-621PC PCMCIA adapter that brings 300Mbps wireless connectivity to... Read more...
At this point in time, it's probably safe to assume that the majority wireless network users are outfitted with some type of 54Mbps solution.  First introduced in 2003, 802.11g has proven its worth as a solid wireless technology for both home and business users alike.  However, as technology advances and the demands for more bandwidth and... Read more...
Former professor of engineering at the University of California, Davis Paul S. Moller has always dreamed of developing a flying car. In the 1970s, he established Supertrapp Industries, a company that specializes in a device that muffles engine noise. He sold the company in the 1980s so that he could pursue his dreams, and since then has established... Read more...
Albatron’s Blue Ray Decoder Card brings HighDef Video and Windows Vista Performance Exciting low-profile VGA card with PureVideo HD reduces CPU utilization 60% during HD playback Albatron has recently announced the exciting new “Blue Ray Decoder Card” giving mainstream users... Read more...
Visa helps a lot of people buy a lot of stuff: $1 trillion dollars annually. They're currently testing a payment system, along with Wells Fargo Bank, that allows its customers to make payments using their mobile phones. Such payment methods are already common in Japan and South Korea.  Using "account-level processing," Visa's payment-processing... Read more...
If somebody stole your credit card information and intends to use it online, it’s not all bad news.  You could end up with a very small tax-deduction, or at least that’s what Symantec is claiming.The latest trend for people who steal credit card information (carders) is that they test the stolen information by making small donations.  Whether... Read more...
Automobiles are becoming more and more advanced thanks to the development of various sensory and wireless technologies. Indeed, car manufacturers are quite enthusiastic about tomorrow’s car, stating that drivers of the future can enjoy a safer ride as the vehicles they drive will be able to communicate with each other and with the road itself.... Read more...
Just about everyone throughout history has made at least a couple of bad choices when they were growing up.  There might have been a period of shame (especially if friends and family knew) but eventually the shame and the event were behind them.The major difference for people growing up in the digital age is that they have to contend with... Read more...
Steve Jobs wowed everybody with a demonstration of his multitouch screen iPhone. The little buttonless screen appeals to the touchy-feely instinct in all of us. You can't call anyone with it, but Microsoft's "Surface" multitouch tabletop PC takes the whole concept to an enormous other level. On Tuesday, Microsoft took the wraps off... Read more...
Just kidding. But people in the cell phone world do call Samsung's UpStage music phone the "Mullet Phone," because it has a cell phone in the front, and an MP3 player in the back. Business in the front, party in the back, as they say. And Samsung expects the highly touted Apple iPhone to help sales of their UpStage, not hurt them.... Read more...
OCZ Technology Enhances SDHC Memory Family with New Speed Class 6 Rated Cards Sunnyvale, CA—May 9, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today introduced Speed Class 6 rated memory cards to their high-performance Secure Digital™ HC (SD High Capacity)... Read more...
OCZ Technology Outfits the Latest Generation of Digital Cameras and Camcorders with High-Speed, Large Capacity SDHC Memory Cards Sunnyvale, CA - April 9, 2007 - As digital cameras and video recorders produce higher and higher resolution images, the need for more memory has reached a new high. OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative,... Read more...
While it seems that almost every major player in both the storage and memory markets is working on developing solid state disks (SSDs), Transcend is planning to differentiate their initial products from the competition. How are they going to do that? Most of the competition is initially setting themselves up to replace traditional mechanical... Read more...
One of the features of the Sound Blaster Xi-Fi that many have wished for in a laptop sound card was the simply amazing positional audio support for headphone users. It seems it shall finally come to pass. "The new Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook card forgoes the PCMCIA interface and instead uses the Express Card interface. The card... Read more...
Many companies and haven risen to challenge the almighty sound-card maker that we all know as Creative Labs. Sadly, not too many of them have success that lasts more than a generation or so. So who is next and how long will they last? Well the who is ASUS. How long, might be up to debate, but ASUS is a company that has plenty of other business... Read more...
Thankfully the collaboration between Ford Motor Company and Microsoft is only for the entertainment system- "Initially to be made available in twelve 2008 models across the Ford family and across the entire 2009 lineup from FoMoCo, the service will be a fully-integrated, flash memory-based system that enables drivers... Read more...
Our apologies to Aretha Franklin, but people finding innovative ways to recycle things that are dangerous if dumped in a landfill makes us want to get up and sing. New Scientist has the story of a process pioneered in China to take those little Printed Circuit Board Love Canals we all have on our desks and winnow out the valuable metals in... Read more...
Corsair Enhances SD Family with New 4GB SDHC Card -- The new high capacity SDHC cards are designed for the latest generation of digital cameras and camcorders for maximum storage -- Fremont, CA (February 20, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today expanded its Secure Digital (SDTM) card family with... Read more...
Blu Ray has been doing well for itself in 2007 but a new feature from the HD DVD camp may make all the difference. 3X DVD, a DVD format only available on HD DVD players, can shrink HD DVD content by either using new encoders such as MPEG-4 and VC1 or, by lowering the resolution to something like 720p to make HD... Read more...
If Vista's got you stumped, Microsoft offers a tech support chainsaw to help you down. Bring money. As of Jan. 30, customers who buy full retail copies of Vista and Office 2007 will get unlimited calls, e-mails and Web chats with Microsoft technical support during the first 90 days after activating the software... Read more...
It looks like the guys over at Arctic Cooling have come up with a new passive cooling solution for some of the beefier graphics cards out on the market right now. Its always great to see new innovations in cooling whether it be for processors, graphics cards, or what ever, especially if it can help keep my rig from sounding... Read more...
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