Items tagged with Happy

Happy 4th of July everyone!  It's Independence Day here in the United States, and that usually means a day filled with family, lots of food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here at HotHardware, Happy 4th!... Read more...
Happy 4th of July everyone!  It's Independence Day here in the United States, and that usually means a day filled with family, lots of food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here at HotHardware, Happy 4th!... Read more...
Happy 4th of July everyone!  It's Independence Day here in the United States, and that usually means a day filled with family, lots of food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here at HotHardware, Happy 4th! While we have your attention, don't forget to enter our Independence Day Sweepstakes.  There's still plenty of time left before we pick the winner.  Good Luck!... Read more...
Happy 4th of July everyone!  It's Independence Day here in the United States, and that usually means a day filled with family, lots of food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here on HotHardware, Happy 4th!While we have your attention, don't forget to enter our Independence Day Sweepstakes.  There are still a few days left before we pick the winner.  Good Luck!... Read more...
Getting that perfect picture has always been a problem.  There are books and courses dedicated to the art of taking one, but what if you don't have time for all that?  Some cameras detect smiles and wait to take pictures until the time is perfect, other cameras take a few photos then run a quick facial recognition routine on them to determine which one had the most smiles.  But compared to those techniques, Sony's Happy Face technology certainly seems the most impressive, at least on paper. The idea behind the Happy Face technology is simple: The camera can take existing photos and retouch them so that the subject(s) appear to be smiling.  Think of it as a sort of automated... Read more...
Too bad it's today, January 15th. Today being the day of Steve Jobs' keynote at Macworld, this is going to get missed by many. But not by us: Happy Seventh Birthday Wikipedia (all right, we'll admit it: they emailed us about it).Yes, Wikipedia was founded on January 15th, 2001.  There's not much to add, except that despite Jimmy Wales' warnings, many people use it as a research tool for papers, and many more use it as a casual research tool.Don't forget they could still use donations.  And also, let's not forget - today is MLK's birthday as well.... Read more...
Google always does something "different" with the logo on its homepage on a holiday or other special occasion, and New Year's Day is no different.  But it's not just about New Year's Day today.Today’s Google logo reads “2008” to celebrate new year’s, but also honors 25 years of TCP/IP. Clicking on it leads to a search result for the query January 1 tcp/ip. This protocol underlying the internet was fully switched to on January 1st, 1983, as Wikipedia’s entry on the subject knows.Look carefully at the confetti at the bottom of the logo to see if you can make out the special "message" there.... Read more...
It has been another great year for us here at HotHardware.com, thanks in no small part to our awesome readers!  As 2007 draws to a close, we want to take another chance to thank you all again for being a part of our extended families and making this just a great place. Happy New Year! If you’re going to be out partying tonight, be safe!  And most of all have lots of fun!  We’re all going to be out and about in our respective corners of the world, but we’ll be back before you know it with plenty of hardware coverage. Be sure to set aside some reading time for the next couple of weeks, as we’ve got some hot hardware in the labs and Dave and I are headed out to the Consumer Electronics... Read more...
We got some of the HH crew together this morning for a holiday team photo.  Who knew we could move so well...   Jeff in particular really knows how to get "jiggy" with it.  Head on over to the Elf Yourself site for some yultide yucks of your own or check out our funkmasta-ho-ho moves.  (Greg, Mike, Mike, Chad and Shane, you can thank me later for not getting your mugs in on this mayhem.)  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!~Team HotHardware.com~ ... Read more...
Yes, yes, it's all tweaking of the UI, but it's all these little touches, right, that draw people to particular products?Gmail has added colored labels. Now, instead of just seeing the text of a label next to the subject, you’ll see the label in color (pictured). You can use either white text on the selected color or colored text on a lighter background of the same color. Strictly speaking, it’s just prettying up the UI, but still … Now, what are the drawbacks? Well, you have to use the newer version of Gmail, as I said. You also have to use IE7 and Firefox 2.x, as well (I would hope you were already anyway).Ugh, the drawback of using the newer version of Gmail.  Ha, naturally it's expected,... Read more...
The Internet was founded on the principle of equal access for all, and though that's not the only focus of the OneWebDay project, it's a very important part of it.For those unfamiliar, September 22 has been dubbed One Web Day (OWD for short), and this year will be the second annual "celebration" of the event. The mission of OWD is simple and optimistic: "to create, maintain, advance and promote a global day to celebrate online life." People around the world are encouraged to think of themselves as responsible for the existence and the quality of the Internet (does that mean we get to ban all trolls worldwide for a day?), and highlight both the positive impact of the 'Net as well as problems with... Read more...
Happy 4th of July!  It's Independence Day here in the states, and that usually means a day filled with family, food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here on HH, Happy 4th!... Read more...
Expect "not much" to happen after noontime in the cubicle farms. In office parks and skyscrapers all over the map, this afternoon is an opportunity for companies to disappoint and anger their employees with crummy gifts and alcohol-free office parties. Slate magazine asked for entries for their Corporate Scrooge contest, and boy, they got some doozies. Perhaps the most Dickensian example comes from Scrooge's homeland. One writer nominated his former employer, David Bury Ltd in the Dickensian-sounding town of Grimsby. "During my time with the company as a consumer electronic service engineer, the annual Christmas bonus given to all employees was a bag of potatoes," he writes. Apparently... Read more...
Well, "Black Friday" has come and gone. But we who live on the cutting edge don't pay attention to such outdated calendar occasions. We go to work on the Monday after Thanksgiving, boot up the web browser, and buy, buy, buy. Nothing evokes the holiday retail season more than shoppers lined up outside of department stores at 4:59 a.m., the day after Thanksgiving, waiting to snap up the hottest deals. The Internet has its own, albeit less visual, start to the holiday season: Cyber Monday. It marks the day folks return to the office after Thanksgiving, replete with access to superfast workplace Internet broadband connections. JupiterResearch forecasts online shoppers will spend $32... Read more...
If you're a Nokia cellphone salesman in India, take the afternoon off today. You earned it. Nokia sold 400,000 cellphones in India. In ONE day: A new world record has been set in India. On October 19, an auspicious day to purchase new products in the country, mobile-phone maker Nokia reportedly sold more than 400,000 handsets, a number not achieved in a single day anywhere else in the world, including China, one of the most rapidly growing mobile-phone markets. The firm's previous sales high was about 100,000 phones in a single day. Many people in India have never had a phone of any kind,... 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...
Happy 4th of July!  It's Independence Day here in the states, and that usually means a day filled with family, food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here on HH, Happy 4th!  ... Read more...
On this day of Thanksgiving we'd like extend our sincere appreciation to you our readers and friends here at HotHardware.com.  Living in place like the United States, with the many gifts and privileges we're afforded, there are just so many things we can all be thankful for.  For example, the Disco Turkey... Happy Thanksgiving all!  Best Regards, The HotHardware.com Team ... Read more...
Hey gang, sorry for the lack of news postage here, looks like some of our guys fell off the radar last night :)  Well, tis the season, so we'll let'em slide this time around.  We've all been plugging away at some pretty nice stuff these days.  I'm working on two separate DDR2 pieces on some modules that are sure to please.  The rest of the guys are covering the spectrum, with a little something for everyone, so stick around, things are going to get real interesting.  With that said, I want to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year!  It's hard to believe '04 is over, but as we ring in '05, we hope all have a good time...and be SAFE!  Best wishes to all in the... Read more...
  -The Entire Staff at HotHardware Would Like to Wish You All a Safe and Happy Holiday Season-  ... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware Fans!  Happy Halloween!  I'm sure most of you are busy getting the little ones ready for some trick-or-treating, or are getting yourselves ready for a Halloween party, but if you've got a few minutes, we've got some news.  Things have been a little slow this weekend, but something tells me that's about to change.  Check back in a few hours and you'll see what I mean...  Intel i915 - DDR or DDR2? @ HWSpirit: "Our purpose with this review is not to compare the particular two Intel motherboards, but to use them just to show the difference between the performance provided by Intel 915G/P chipset using DDR and DDR2 memory. That's why we are going... Read more...