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Point and shoot cameras have come in waterproof versions for years now, enabling owners to shoot images in the rain, beneath the seas and everywhere in between. Unfortunately, that hasn't been as easy for DSLR owners. Full waterproof kits can be insanely expensive, and those are generally only sensible for pro shooters who make their living by shooting near waves.Think Tank Photo has an affordable solution, and while it may look wacky, it's actually perfect for those who only need rain protection for their DSLR every now and then. The Hydrophobia 70-200 is designed to completely cover a DSLR as well as a 70-200mm (or smaller) lens, and essentially it's just a huge canopy/bag that engulfs your... Read more...
Ah, the best laid plans. The cover of the Madden NFL '09 game was supposed to pay homage to the retiring Brett Favre. But then he decided to un-retire! What to do, what to do? Well, as far as EBGames goes, PhotoShop is the answer. The box is above, but see the below of their home page, as of this morning. Yep, they PhotoShopped the image of Favre into a Jets uniform. Besides that, Electronic Arts (EA) has also said the following:Madden NFL 09 will hit stores on Aug 12 with Brett Favre on the cover in his Green Bay Packers uniform. We do not plan to re-issue packaging, but WILL offer a free downloadable cover in the coming days on easports.com featuring Brett Favre in a Jets uniform. Fans can... Read more...
First: there's no real evidence this is a "kill switch" that Apple will use, but still, based on Apple's protectiveness over the iPhone, it wouldn't surprise us.Jonathan Zdziarski, author of the upcoming book iPhone Forensics, has revealed an URL that he suggests Apple is using to keep a list of any "offending" applications: https://iphone-services.apple.com/clbl/unauthorizedApps.Apple apparently can disable App Store software remotely on your iPhone 3G. The iPhone calls home and poof the application is nuked. Needless to say that this has caused a bit of a blog ruckus (Techmeme). MacRumors notes that Apple has come under fire for removing App Store software without notification and the... Read more...
Lenovo Asset Recovery Service Helps Businesses Go Green, Turning Computer Trash into CashEco-Solution Gives Customers Easy Way to Refurbish, Reuse and Recycle ComputersRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – June 17, 2007: Lenovo today introduced Lenovo Asset Recovery Services (ARS), a new set of services to help business customers in the U.S. and Canada manage their end-of-life technology equipment by providing computer take-back, data destruction, refurbishment and recycling. Lenovo also offers additional services including inventory, value assessment, on-site deinstallation and data encryption. Lenovo can facilitate donation of the old computers or can help customers receive cash back for them. After... Read more...
A pair of thieves were caught by the tech-savvy owner of one of the laptops they pilfered, using the "Back to My Mac" remote desktop software to find her Mac and take control of it - and to take a picture of one of the thieves, as well.Here in White Plains, a break in the case came on Tuesday when a friend of Ms. Duplaga’s sent her a congratulatory text message on the return of her stolen computer. “She said, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about,’ and her friend said, ‘Well, you popped up as being online,’ ” Mr. Jackson said.He said that Ms. Duplaga immediately signed on to another Macintosh computer and, using a feature called “Back to My Mac,” was able to gain access to her missing laptop... Read more...
Ask a teenager to send you an e-mail, and you'll get the same look you'd give someone if they asked you to send them a self-addressed stamped envelope to reply to a post-it note.  As far as communication goes nowadays, get instant, or get out. But there are still prehistoric pockets of people out there that are discovering e-mail like cavemen discover fire: Doctors. Doctor Howard Stark is leading the way out of the medical communication wilderness, no longer having a handful of clerks overbooking his time and herding all his patients into his office to cough on each other and wait. Instead, he and his assistant Michele Norris-Bell check e-mail alerts on handheld devices and -- between seeing... Read more...
2007 is shaping up to be the first year when spending on cellphone services surpasses the cost of land line phones, according to a study by the US government and backed up by industry information. Anybody with a teenage girl at home has known this was coming for quite some time.  "What we're finding is there's a huge move of people giving up their land line service altogether and using cell phones exclusively," said Allyn Hall, consumer research director for market research firm In-Stat. As recently as 2001, U.S. households spent three times as much on residential phone services as they did on cell phones. But the expansion of wireless networks has made cell phones more convenient, and a... Read more...
We’ve just posted our coverage of this year’s Quakecon at HotHardware.  We’ve got plenty of pictures and information from id’s keynote address, NVIDIA’s kick-off event, tons of case mod pics – including the contest winners, and all of the vendor displays.  We’ve got some pics of the lovely Frag Dolls as well, and news about a handful of yet to be released games including Rage, Left 4 Dead, John Woo’s Stranglehold, and Quake Wars.  There’s even a bit of news about the upcoming movie based on id’s Wolfenstein franchise.  Click the link below and check it out...   Quakecon 2007 Event Coverage... Read more...
This past weekend marked the twelfth anniversary of a gaming event started by a group of die hard Quake players in suburban Dallas, Texas. Evolving and growing rapidly since its grass roots founding, Quakecon has become the largest LAN gaming event in the United States, with over 3000 gamers attending, some from places as far as Japan, Iraq, and Finland. Put on by id Software with their main sponsor NVIDIA, this year’s Quakecon was filled with gaming tournaments, vendor exhibitors, and new gaming announcements, but the heart of the event was the bring-your-own-computer area, or the BYOC.... Read more...
Online video rental service Netflix noticed that their big rival for your rental dollar, Blockbuster, was wooing away their customers with lower prices. So Netflix is lowering the cost of two of their most popular subscription plans to match Blockbuster's prices. With the reductions announced Sunday, Netflix will charge $16.99 per month for subscribers who keep up to three DVDs at a time with no limit on how frequently the discs are mailed back in return for another movie. The price to keep one DVD at a time will fall to $8.99 per month. The price cuts, which take effect Tuesday, match Blockbuster's fees for similar online services. Earlier this year, Netflix... Read more...
The folks at DailyTech have published a VERY interesting read for you this morning.  CEO and Editor In Chief Kris Kubicki and his team have dug into the less than ethical dealings of some of the major and not-so major online publications you probably read every day here in our Computer Hardware and Technology community. "Over the past three months, DailyTech put together a series of faux companies, product portfolios and trademarks.  In a combination of phone and email correspondences, our team of journalists set out to find illicit and unethical review behavior in the English-print, computer hardware review industry.  Specifically, these journalists looked for publications that were:... Read more...
What's the slowest component in your PC today?  Think about - your hard drive.  You can spin them at 15K RPM and still they're the slowest device, with access times measured in milliseconds, versus nanoseconds for virtually everthing else in your machine.  Also, what's the most unreliable component in your machine?  You guessed it... But Germany might have an answer. "It involves a relatively long nanowire that has three sections: a stored magnetic zones and domain walls area; a read area with a read/write sensor to read/write magnetised areas; and a termination area where the magnetic zones and walls are stored after reading or writing. A memory chip using this technology... Read more...
Intel, ever pushing forward in its quest for CPU dominance, has released what it hopes will be considered a Core 2 CPU on the cheap, the Core 2 Duo E4400 and E4300. These CPUs are much like their big brothers except that they are based on the new Allendale core which has 2MB of L2 cahe, and a FSB of 800MHz instead of 1066MHz. Probably the best thing about the new E6420 and E6320 processors is the fact that the price is set to stay at exactly the same level as the current E6400 and E6300 processors, meaning that you'll be getting the benefits of an extra L2 cache for free. With this happening, it's leaves room for Intel to expand the bottom end of its line-up with more processors with... Read more...
Michael Dell, no doubt after an exhaustive search, thinks he's found just the guy to lead Dell back to the top spot in personal computer sales. Dell Chairman and founder Michael Dell reclaimed the position of chief executive officer, ousting Kevin Rollins after he lost the lead in personal computers and failed to revive earnings growth. The shares rose 4.3 percent after the company said Rollins, 54, resigned effective immediately. The decision to replace him was made earlier this week, said spokesman Bob Pearson, declining to be more specific. Meet the new boss, etc. etc...... Read more...
If you don't have hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend updating your new rig with one of AMD's socket AM2 CPUs, Thermalright is doing its best to keep your old AMD K8 CPUs running cool with their Thermalright SLK-948U until upgrading your processor isn't life threatening to you're wallet. "The Thermalright SLK-948U is an oldie but a goodie. This 635 gram chunk of copper is still a relevant heatsink however, resembling something akin to a metallic Toblerone with copper fins. It's this design which keeps the SLK-948U alive and kicking, and as you'll see in a moment more than capable for any K8 processor. The heatsink ships in a very plain cardboard box with a small... Read more...
In what seems to be a significant victory in AMDs ongoing Antitrust case, Federal court orders Intel and 3rd Parties to produce Foreign Discovery in AMD vs. Intel U.S. antitrust suit. AMD today announced a significant legal victory in its ongoing antitrust suit against Intel Corporation. In an order effective yesterday, the Federal District Court in Delaware overruled Intel's objections and ordered it to produce documents and other evidence bearing upon Intel's exclusionary conduct outside of U.S. borders. AMD believes that the production of this foreign discovery will contain evidence of anticompetitive business practices that show clear violations of not only the Sherman Antitrust Act but also... Read more...
Intel's Core 2 family of processors has been officially launched today and it's causing quite the frenzy as technology websites all over the web post reviews. Our very own Marco Chiappetta took a gander at the new Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Extreme processors, so head on over and take a look. After you've had a chance to digest our review, check out some of these other reviews for a second, third, and maybe even fourth opinion! (Note: links from original coverage have been duplicated below) AnandTech (Core 2 Duo/Extreme) AnandTech (Woodcrest) Bit-Tech Bytesector ExtremeTech FiringSquad GamePyre GD Hardware GotFrag [H]ard|OCP (gaming performance) [H]ard|OCP (music, images... Read more...
Intel has lifted the NDA on their new Core 2 Duo line of desktop processors, formerly known as "Conroe", and the review madness has begun. You can read our article by clicking here, and then when you're done be sure to check out some of the other articles from around the web... AnandTech (Woodcrest) GD Hardware GotFrag [H]ard|OCP - 1, 2, 3, 4 Hardware Secrets Legion Hardware MadboxPC NeoSeeker Overclockers Australia Phoronix SimHQ The Tech Report Trusted Reviews TweakTown Chinese website, Coolaler, has numbers showing a X6800 overclocked to 5.266Ghz achieving sub-10 seconds on Super Pi 1M!   We'll be posting more Conroe reviews from around the web as they become available... Read more...
We stayed stateside and didn't attend Computex this year, but the Tech Report did such a good job summarizing the best of Computex 2006, that it feels like we just got home.  It's obvious Geoff was a busy man out in Taipei. "COMPUTEX IS A SPECTACLE like no other. An ocean away, in a land where most motherboards and graphics cards are born, it's almost like being dropped into the belly of the beast. The show has a different vibe than most North American trade shows, too. While the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel Developer Forum, and E3 cater to the press, Computex is mostly an event for buyers. People go to do business, and while... Read more...
All of today's big news is regarding the official release of NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2. If you missed the frash link at the top of the page, you can read our review right here, but we've also pulled together a few other articles from around the web to give you some different perspectives... GeForce 7950 GX2 Reviews: The Tech Report PCPerspective Guru3D HardwareZone nV News Legit Reviews  ... Read more...
"To game is to live." - Anonymous Gamer The Day After Yesterday - Welcome To E3, Day Two The majority of yesterday was spent in the West Hall, which consists primarily of console games with the Sony and Nintendo booths overshadowing everything else in the hall. I tend not to spend as much time in this area, but thought that you might be interested in seeing what those companies had in store for the global consumer. Welcome to another day at E3 E3 Crowds... A Vista of the South Hall My Lambo was parked in the sun However, today was a day for primarily PC gaming and hardware meetings. But first I had to find parking for my yellow Lamborghini. Okay, maybe it's just a photo of someone... Read more...
Young girls wearing skimpy outfits, all in the name of video entertainment, has become a hallmark of the E3 show. This year there's been a bit of a crackdown though, as some girls have received warnings for showing a little too much skin. "Pauline K, who declined to give her last name, wore a white shredded tank top with an exposed midriff, short mini skirt and knee-high leggings as she handed out fliers for a company that makes custom face plates for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 game machine. She said another of the models received a warning from show organizers for showing too much skin. "Apparently her cleavage was a little too distracting,"... Read more...
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