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In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Marco, and long-time HH tech editor extraordinaire, Paul Lilly, discuss Intel's latest 18-core Xeons, the Broadwell NUC with Iris Pro and the Compute Stick, the slick Asus T300 Chi ultrabook, Samsung’s Galaxy S 6 and LG’s G4, our awesome Syber giveaway, which is running until the end of the month, and much more... Show Notes: 02:00 - Intel Launches Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 v3 Processor Families 08:33 - Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi 2-in-1 Ultrabook Review 18:43 - Intel Compute Stick PC Review: Tiny, Sleek, And Versatile 23:09 - Intel Broadwell NUC NUC5i7RYH With Iris Pro Graphics Mini-PC Review 26:27 - Ditching... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geek, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Ouya Android Game Console, the HTC EVO 4G LTE Android Smartphone for the Spring network, Dell’s shiny new Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, and Marco’s custom NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670/680 Round Up, which featured cards from EVGA, ZOTAC, MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS. We also drop a few hints about an upcoming giveaway and a redesign in the works for HH. Show Notes: 01:10 - Ouya Android Game Console Hits $4 Million Home Run on Kickstarter and It's Still Going 05:42 - HTC EVO 4G LTE Android Smartphone Review 11:21 - Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook Review 16:55 - Custom NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670/680 Round Up: EVGA,... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss the many announcements and happenings at the Intel Developers Forum 2011, Microsoft's Windows 8 Developer Preview, AMD's Guinness Book World Record-breaking 8GHz overclock of their upcoming FX processor, the OCZ Z-Drive R4 and details of our Labor Day Gaming System Giveaway where you could win a sweet gaming rig! Show Notes: 00:58 - IDF 2011 Otellini Keynote: Haswell, Solar, X86 Android 01:25 - IDF 2011 Eden Keynote: Ultrabooks and Ivy Bridge 02:18 - Intel X79-Based Motherboard and Liquid-Cooler Sneak Peek 03:20 - IDF 2011 Tech Showcase Sneak Peek: Asus, MSI, Kingston, Gigabyte 05:30 - Microsoft... Read more...
It is being called a multitude of things: the Powers of Ten Day, Eames Day, 42 Day, etc. Some are just calling it 10/10/10 day, or Ten Ten Ten day. It's one of those calendar oddities that no one really know how to explain, but for some reason, we're all fascinated by it. It's probably because 10/10/10 will never happen again during the lifetime of any human alive to witness it today, and it definitely shows just how fixated we all are on numbers and strange patterns. For as much as the human race pretends not to care about "meaningless details," it seems that people sure care about numbers. Eames Day has a huge amount of backstory. For one, people are being encouraged to watch the Powers of... Read more...
If there was any doubt that brainy women could be sexy too, this week's Newsweek article, Revenge of the Nerdette, should set naysayers straight. The article features a group of brilliant, confident, and attractive women who call themselves the Nerd Girls. Here's a snippet of self-promotion from their own Nerd Girl Web site: They're "Beauty and the Geek" all in one package! Meet the NERD GIRLS - an impressive team of female engineering students, just one year away from landing top jobs with $70,000 salaries. They turn heads when they enter a room - they're stylish, self-possessed, ambitious and confident. Whether buliding [sic] a solar car or harnessing wind power on a remote island, these girls... Read more...
Apple has applied for patents on a series of single and multiple touch gestures that will undoubtedly show up in some iteration on their Mac OS X sometime in the future.  Of course Apple already uses a limited number of touch commands on some of their hardware, but the series of gestures outlined in the application indicate an enormous amount of possible gesture commands. They also claim to be able to distinguish between various combinations of fingers, including adjacent and non-adjacent finger presses. In particular, they point out that the pinky finger when applied sideways to the trackpad (as in the bottom of a fist) generates a unique pattern and could be used for its own customizable... Read more...
The stereotype is that geeks can't dress themselves, or rather, that they can't dress stylishly.  Technology is here to help them get past that minor obstacle.If you've ever stood in front of your closet trying to figure out what to wear for an important meeting, a new high-tech wardrobe invention might be just the thing for you.The "smart wardrobe" keeps track of when you wore an item, where you wore it, and can even tell you when your clothes need to be dry-cleaned.If you're not sure what tie matches your suit, if your skirt is too tame for your new animal print pumps, or whether you should go business casual or dressy for a weekend dinner with the boss, researchers say the smart wardrobe... Read more...
A recent survey indicated that as many as 25% of people would be happy left all alone, as long as it was in cyberspace.Conducted by Zogby International, a polling firm in Utica, N.Y., the survey questions were e-mailed to a scientifically selected sample of nearly 9,800 U.S. adults, who offered precise feedback to not-so-burning questions like, "Can the Internet serve as a substitute for a significant other?" To that question, 24 percent answered "Yes." Apparently, a good broadband connection and all the possibilities it opens up would compensate for not having a companion who might, after all, leave the cap off the toothpaste, fail to put the seat down on the toilet or hog the TV remote. Singles,... Read more...
Have you ever dropped off your PC for repairs and wondered if the techs might be looking over your private media collection?  If so, you’ve not alone.  The Consumerist decided to do a little research on the subject, using the Geek Squad techs as their test subjects.  Instead of just using logfiles for evidence, they actually have video of the alleged incident. “To investigate claims by current and former Geek Squad techies (see "The 10 Page Geek Squad Confession - "Stealing Customers' Nudie Pics Was An Easter Egg Hunt"), we loaded a computer with porn and rigged it to make a video of itself. We captured every cursor movement, every program opened, every file accessed. Everything that the user... Read more...
BigWop is going to love this one.  Have a hankering for things made "right" back in the good ol' days?  Get a load of the these classic keyboards and get your farty old geek on... Steampunk's Keyboard Mod "The Model M, for all its clicky, built for combat, rat-a-tat goodness, is not the keyboard for those who like to type at 4 AM while their partners sleep in the next room. But if that's not a problem, then it's absolutely the right choice for any touch typist who learned to type prior to the age of ubiquitous cell phones, perhaps on one of the venerable IBM Selectrics. The Model M is a real keyboard." Marco has a model M, just ask him.  The thing... Read more...
Wired.com has all the proof you'll need to convince your prospective partner that you'll be a good lover. <insert your own joystick joke here> "I've read recently that geeks make better lovers because they are so unaccustomed to romance that they will do anything for their mates. Also because geeks don't have the social skills to cheat (wanna bet?). Yeah, ha ha, let's chuckle at the stereotypes. Might as well add that geeks won't waste valuable relationship time watching football. Or that geeks are clueless and fashion-impaired and have the social skills of a bowl of fruit. But you know what? Humorous Top-10 lists aside, geeks really do make the best lovers, for reasons that have... Read more...
While the Optimus Maximus keyboard has been in the public eye for a while now, what has been an unknown quantity is the price. It turns out the keyboard will go for a whopping $1490. "The Art.Lebedev Studio, the company responsible for the vaporous Optimus keyboard, unveiled press shots of the Optimus Maximus, the newly re-named $1,490 keyboard featuring OLED keys They keyboard sports 114 keys, some of which are actually 32x32 pixel OLED displays with customizable graphics. Who would have guessed a day would have come when people could ask themselves a question such as : "Should I get a new... Read more...
The Seventh Annual Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony was held in San Francisco yesterday, handing out awards to people who used to just watch such things on television from their mother's basement. "This is absolutely unbelievable," Cliff Bleszinski said while accepting the top game award for "Gears of War," a first-person shooter title created by Epic Games and Microsoft Game Studios. "I love all of you. And thanks, Mom, for putting up with the whole game developer thing." "Gears of War" also won Technology and Visual Arts awards. Mountain Dew and Pringle afterparties raged late into... Read more...
VIA Expands Cooperation with Geekcorps to Empower Remote Mali Communities Unique, sustainable technology deployments, "Cybertigi" and desert community radio stations highlight VIA pc-1 benefits in harsh environments Taipei, Taiwan, 27 February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced its continued cooperation with international IT development group, Geekcorps, to empower thousands of people through the deployment of specialized, sustainable information and communication technology (ICT) in Mali, including "Cybertigi" mobile cyber service vendors and desert community radio stations.... Read more...
LG electronics announced they've got an answer to that touchscreen phone wonder, Apple's iPhone. Instead of making it cheaper, they're making it available in February in Europe, and they're charging even more for it than an iPhone will cost. How? By teaming with fashion giant Prada LG's Prada Phone is being produced in partnership with the Italian fashion brand. It is set to go on sale in late February for 600 euros ($780) at mobile phone dealers and Prada stores in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, and comes to Asia in March. The no-button interface with the entire phone face covered by a touch-sensitive screen resembles the... Read more...
When did Halloween become the official holiday of the pocket protector set? I don't know, but let's face it: there's a little Tron Guy in everybody in the cubicle and server crowd. Well, if you've got any rugrats around, they need costumes too, you know. Here's a nice selection of downloadable and printable masks of many of your Star Wars favorites: Need a costume for Halloween but you're just not sure which Star Wars character you'd like to be? Download and print these masks originally from Random House Publishing's 1983 book, The Star Wars Book of Masks. Choose from these masks of Star Wars Original Trilogy... Read more...
DailyTech is reporting that Circuit City has launched a new 24hr house call service for most of your electronic needs.  Poised as a convergence and pc technological service, FireDog appears to be a direct competitor to Best Buy's Geek Squad.   The Firedog team is a 24-hour technology service that Circuit City says will be able to visit customer homes and provide on-site services. The company guarantees all technician work for up to 30-days and says that customers can also bring in their equipment for Firedog service at any Circuit City location. In Canada, the electronics retail chain Future Shop is owned by Best Buy but have not introduced any similar services. Firedog is more... Read more...