Items tagged with Geeks

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about Thermaltake's Level 10 GT Snow Edition chassis, our AMD 990FX Motherboard Round-Up with Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte, a sneak peek at the Alienware M18x mammoth gaming notebook, the ASUS MARS II graphics card with dual GeForce GTX 580s in SLI on one PCB, HOT Deals of the Day, our Back to School shopping guide and our Labor Day gaming-system giveaway! Show Notes: 01:05 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Sneak Peek 04:27 - AMD 990FX Mobo Round-Up: Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte 07:46 - Alienware M18x Sneak Peek 12:10 - ASUS MARS II Review: GTX 580 SLI On One PCB 16:19 - HotHardware's "Deal of the Day" Call Out 18:25... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about Id Software's upcoming game Rage and the tech behind the Id Tech 5 game engine, the Alienware Aurora R3 gaming system, Intel's Sandy Bridge-E chips reportedly shipping without heatsinks and HP's stockpile of tablets at Best Buy that nobody wants, along with their departure from the tablet space and webOS... Show Notes: 00:47 - Rage: The Tech Behind Id Tech 5 04:46 - Alienware Aurora R3 System Autopsy 10:44 - Intel's Sandy Bridge-E To Ship Without Stock Cooler, Thermal Conclusions Questionable 14:09 - Best Buy Stuck with a Stockpile of HP Tablets Nobody Wants 18:39 - HP Killing WebOS... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Toshiba Thrive Android tablet, Samsung's gorgeous Galaxy S II smartphone, a new 1TB notebook drive from WD, OCZ's upcoming Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, AMD's Llano-based A6 desktop processor with integrated Radeon graphics, and spotlight a couple of new features on the HotHardware website... Show Notes: 01:45 - The Swiss Army Knife of Tablets: Toshiba's Thrive 06:40 - Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphone Review 10:15 - A Terabyte For Notebooks: WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Drive 15:45 - AMD A6-3650 Llano APU Performance Review... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and our resident ¼ Geek Apprentice Michael (Dave's son) build a custom, high-end Gaming System for the winner of our totally awesome Dads and Grads sweepstakes! Enjoy this bad boy, Lamar! And a BIG thanks for entering the sweepstakes everyone! We’ll be announcing the next one soon! (Be sure to watch all the way to the very end--if you can handle the cuteness!)... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about AMD's Llano A8-3850 APU for the desktop, Dell's Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop, Acer's Iconia Tab A500, and our recent SATA III SSD Round-Up with drives from OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, and Crucial, we have a little fun showing off an old Intel add, and we dropped a few hints about an upcoming system giveaway... Show Notes: 01:13 - AMD A8-3850 Llano APU and Lynx Platform Preview 04:06 - Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop Review 08:12 - SATA III SSD Round-Up: OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, Crucial 11:32 - Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android Tablet Review 16:20 - Something Cool For HH Fans... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about AMD's decision to leave BAPCo, the Dell XPS 15z ultralight notebookm, Alienware's killer M14x notebook, and Logitech's sweet Z906 5.1 channel speaker system. We also talk a bit about our on-going "Dads and Grads" giveaway, which is in its final hours... Show Notes: 01:10 - AMD Gives BAPCo the Bird, Chirps About Unfair SYSMark 2012 Benchmark 05:17 - Dell's XPS 15z Ultra Slim Notebook Review 09:12 - Logitech Z906 Speaker System Review 11:47 - Alienware M14x Sneak Peek 15:20 - Final "Dads and Grads" Contest Plug... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about AMD’s recently released “Llano” A-Series APU, discuss highlights from the first AMD Fusion Developers Summit which took place in Seattle last week, MSI’s well-balanced GT683R gaming notebooks with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 560M, and give a sneak peek at an upcoming ultra high performance, PCI Express-based Solid State Drive from OCZ. We also talk about our ongoing “Dads and Grads” giveaway, which will be winding down next week! Show Notes: 01:40 - AMD Fusion: A8-3500M A-Series Llano APU Review 05:05 - ARM VP Responds To Questions On Partnerships with AMD, Microsoft... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks webcast Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet with Android 3.1, AMD's Radeon HD 6870 Eyefinity 6 Edition CrossFire with 5x1 Eyefinity, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 ultra-light laptop, and AMD’s recent reintroduction of the 'FX' brand. And as always we have details of our awesomely, exciting contest in which a reader can win a custom built gaming rig! Show Notes: 01:12 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review: Android 3.1 Tablet 04:10 - AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire with 5x1 Eyefinity 07:22 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Ultralight Laptop Review 10:29 - Building Up Bulldozer: AMD Reintroduces 'FX' Brand 13:30 - HotHardware's... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss Micron's blisteringly fast PCIe RealSSD P320h, Microsoft's revamped Windows 8 UI demo, the Pandigital Novel 7 eReader and tablet, HP's Elitebook 8560p and exciting details regarding our "Dads and Grads" Gaming Rig Give-Away! Show Notes: 01:12 - Micron Demos PCIe RealSSD P320h, Achieves Over 3GB/s Of Sustained Throughput 06:08 - Microsoft Demos Revamped Windows 8 UI, Reveals More OS Details 09:42 - Pandigital Novel 7" Android Tablet & eReader Review 14:51 - Hewlett Packard EliteBook 8560p Notebook Review 19:45 - HotHardware's "Dads and Grads" Gaming Rig Give-Away!... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss Android 3.1 becoming available for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, AMD's new FirePro V7900 and V5900 Professional workstation-class Graphics cards, the Asus ET2400 all-in-one touchscreen desktop system, and how HTC has opened their bootloader back up to the masses. Oh, and we also disclose the details for our latest full system giveaway! Show Notes: 00:59 - AMD FirePro V7900 and V5900 Professional Graphics 02:39 - Android 3.1 Tested On The Asus Eee Pad Transformer 06:25 - HTC Kills Bootloader Lock Policy 10:15 - Asus 2400ET All-In-One Touch Desktop Review... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the MainGear eX-L 15 gaming notebook with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485 graphics, HTC's Thunderbolt 4G LTE Smartphone, AMD's Radeon HD 6670 and 6570 mainstream graphics cards, and the Corsair SP2500 2.1 channel speaker system... Show Notes: 01:06 - Maingear eX-L 15 Gaming Notebook Review 04:32 - AMD Radeon HD 6670 and 6570 Mainstream GPUs 07:13 - HTC Thunderbolt 4G Android Smartphone Review 13:40 - Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System and HS1A Headset 16:35 - Contest Plug & Hints... Read more...
This week on Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco visit the worldwide headquarters of MainGear Computers for a really cool factory tour and a look at how the company builds its ultra cool SHIFT gaming and other desktop PCs. MainGear is the top sponsor and manufacturer for HotHardware's 3D Killer Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes, where you could win one of these awesome systems loaded with parts from other great sponsors which include NVIDIA, Asus, Patriot Memory, Intel and others...... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about NVIDIA’s just released GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card and Lucid’s Virtu GPU Virtualization software for Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform, in addition to HotHardware’s coverage of PAX East which just took place in Boston, MA, and OCZ Technology’s announcement that they’ll be acquiring Indilinx. We also drop some hints about an absolutely awesome gaming system give-away that we’ll be formally announcing on Monday... Show Notes: 00:57 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Debut: ZOTAC, MSI and Asus 03:26 - Lucid Virtu and Intel Quick Sync: Pairing GPUs 07:00 - PAX... Read more...
In this week's episode of Two and A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Iyaz cover the release of Google’s upcoming tablet OS, Android 3.0, aka Honeycomb, a Mobile Graphics showdown with the AMD Radeon HD 6970M and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M, Intel's Sandy Bridge chipset woes, the HTC Evo Shift 4G, and details of our most recent contest and how you could win a HotHardware-built killer gaming PC! We also chat for a bit about our Super Bowl picks... Show Notes: 00:40 - Google Officially Introduces Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), Tailors It For Tablet Use 03:56 - AMD Radeon HD 6970M Review w/ Eurocom 06:09 - Intel Discovers Flaw In Latest Motherboard Chipset, Halts Production 09:53 - HTC Evo... Read more...
Hot on the heels of "1234567890" day comes Square Root Day. This rare "holiday" occurs when the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits of the current year. So, today can be expressed as 03/03/09 (in Europe or the U.S., for once!). 3 is the square root of 9, so you can see how today would be Square Root Day. The last Square Root Day was (quite obviously) in 2004 ... 2/2/04 or Groundhog Day, in fact. The next one is 7 years off in 2016 or 4/4/16. While there's no luck or superstition associate with the day, there is some cash! Ron Gordon, a Redwood City, CA teacher, is running a contest for the biggest Square Root Day celebration. You can win (wait for it) $339; entries... 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...
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...
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...
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