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In the almost seventy years that the photojournalism magazine LIFE magazine was published, the publication amassed a huge collection of images. Some of the images in this collection even date back to eighteenth-century etchings and nineteenth-century photographic glass plates. The total collection of images in the LIFE archive numbers approximately 10 million--the vast majority of which have never been published before. With Google's help, that is all about to change. Google and LIFE have already digitized about 2 million of these images; starting today, Google is making all the images publicly available online. Google promises that it will be bringing the entire library of 10 million images... Read more...
Generally speaking, many travelers, especially business travelers, are somewhat tech savvy. To cater to this audience, some hotels are teaming with tech companies to keep pace with their gadget-obsessed guests.Sheraton, for example, teamed with Microsoft to create its new Link@Sheraton lounges where guests can surf the Internet, email loved ones, review local favorite attractions, and print boarding passes. The PCs in these lounges have Web cams and Microsoft applications that walk guests through recording and sending a video clip. In turn, Microsoft hopes to encourage users to try a task they wouldn’t attempt at home, such as using a Web cam to say goodnight to the kiddos back home. Westin... Read more...
It's been about two years since millions of Sony notebook batteries across many different OEM lines were recalled, due to overheating --- and fire problems. We assume you haven't forgotten about that, because here we are again. Here's hoping this isn't the beginning of another long list of recalls involving Sony batteries. At any rate, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall on Thursday. According to the recall, There have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage). Two consumers experienced minor burns.Check out the full list below. It's pretty long, bug only consists of about 35,000 batteries... Read more...
Have an affinity for all things geek?  Stay up far too late (even on weeknights) tinkering with clock speeds, voltages and latencies?  Does your better half threaten litigation if you can't get a hold on your random impulse tech spending sprees?  We're right there with you.  And frankly, if you've got the gift of gab, maybe you should be right here with us on Team HH?We're looking for tech savvy individuals with good communication and creative writing skills, as well as experienced freelance journalists, for several open positions here at HotHardware.com.  Experience in Digital Imaging and Camera technologies is a plus.  We're also looking for... Read more...
Synopsis:   Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 is a 10" Netbook that sports low power consumption, ultra-portability, respectable performance and a well rounded feature set. It's built on Intel's new low-power Atom processor. Taking on such challengers as Asus' Eee PC and the MSI Wind, Lenovo offers this svelte machine for a modest $399 entry price point.  While the S10's keyboard is a little cramped for a 10" netbook, we liked the machine's, build quality, fit and finish, and super-crisp LCD.Gallery:       Click for full view... Read more...
Synopsis:  With an Intel Core 2 Duo low power dual-core processor under its hood, this machine is capable in many mainstream user applications and could make for a decent Home Theater PC.  Aficionados may scoff at the system's integrated Intel X3100 graphics, which does not provide full offload processing for HD video.  However, the Studio Hybrid has more than enough power to playback full 1080p resolution content with its Core 2 Duo dual core processor, standard 160GB hard drive and DDR2-667 system memory.  As a minimalistic business-class machine, family computer or college-bound bookshelf computer, the Studio Hybrid has all the basic features... Read more...
Jack Thompson, best known for his crusade against video games, which he considers to be overly violent and to contain too much sexual content, has been disbarred.  His most famous crusade was against Rockstar Games and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, after the famous "Hot Coffee" content was exposed (no pun intended).The Florida Supreme Court has ordered his permanent disbarment (.PDF), though it has given him 30 days to "close out his practice."The Court approves the corrected referee's report and John Bruce Thompson is permanently disbarred, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients.  OK,... Read more...
Either these hospital workers have a strange fetish or ... well, we actually can't think of an alternative. Two University of New Mexico Hospital employees were fired after it was discovered that they have been posting photos of patients' injuries to MySpace. The workers were using their cell phone cameras. A hospital supervisor received an anonymous tip about them on Tuesday and launched an inquiry. The MySpace page could only be accessed by the employee's MySpace friends, as the profile was set to private, a small measure of comfort. Additionally, the identifying features of the patients were omitted, so no one could be identified --- but neither could the hospital inform any of the victims... Read more...
Next week we'll be loading up a shiny new Video Spotlight on Dell's new svelte, sleek and stylish Studio Hybrid small form-factor system (SFF).  In the mean time, if you haven't been by the new HH Video Spotlight channel, you're missing out on some easy-listening, dare we say, even mildly entertaining coverage of some great new technologies.  For instance, Marco offers wrap-up of highlight clips from NVIDIA's NVISION '08 show, while Dan B. brings you a photo slide show of Intel's IDF show.  Finally, if you're looking for a notebook that's big and powerful enough to serve up some serious frame rate pain and anguish, you might want to check out... Read more...
With camera phones, text messaging, and e-mail now ubiquitous, it was only a matter of time before antiquated emergency systems were upgraded to take advantage of these technologies. Making good on a promise made during a State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just announced that NYC's emergency and customer service hotlines are now able to accept photos and videos."I built a business on the idea that we could improve companies' performance by delivering better information instantaneously, and I've tried to bring that same philosophy to government," said Mayor Bloomberg. "By upgrading 911 and 311 to accept photos and video, we are bringing government accountability... Read more...
Last month, we announced an exciting sweepstakes in which we planned to give away a full Intel Core 2 Quad 9650-powered system, complete with 2GB of Kingston DDR3 RAM, a pair of  ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics cards and a  Western Digital 1TB Black Edition hard drive.  The response we received after the announcement was fantastic with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news. A big thank you to our friends at Intel, AMD, Kingston, WD, and Thermaltake for all they have done with this contest.  Well, the dust has settled and we’ve picked a winner.  Are you ready for it?  Drumroll please...And the Winner... Read more...
It's that time again folks!  In conjunction with our friends at Intel, AMD, Kingston, WD, and Thermaltake we have assembled one hot rig to give away this month!  We're announcing yet another new sweepstakes where you could win a full Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650-based system, complete with a pair of screaming fast Radeon HD 4870 graphics cards, some super fast DDR3 RAM, and a beefy Western Digital hard drive.  With that kind of power at the heart of this rig, in a windowed Thermaltake case, this machine will definitely be a head turner, and it could be all yours!  As usual, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor... Read more...
In a Monday press release, Amazon.com announced that buyers who want to get their hands on some upcoming hot games can upgrade their shipping to be assured they'll get them on release day: Gamers have been asking for it and Amazon has answered the call. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that it will offer release-date delivery for "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09," "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed," "Fable 2" and "Gears of War 2." For $5.98, Amazon customers can upgrade their shipping option for guaranteed delivery of these titles on the first day of availability to all addresses within the continental United States. Additionally, Amazon Prime customers will receive release-date delivery for... Read more...
Though you might not go there as often yet, you soon will.  It's a random sort of babble that sounds mysteriously entertaining at first and then sucks you in like some cheesy sit-com.  What am I speaking of you say? Why the HH Blog Roll of course!  In our recent submissions we discuss things like the new HH Twitter and Facebook pages, that you should all either become a "fan" of or "follow" almost immediately, if not sooner.    And then of course Marco steps up in his RTG with a fleeting glimpse of a new keyboard that just might get you all jazzed - or not, depending on your personal preference.   HotHardware's Tweets (left) and The HH Facebook Page... Read more...
Just in case you have missed some of the recent additions to HotHardware.com, we wanted to draw your attention to a couple of new sections on the site that are sure to be of interest to many of you. You'll notice on the home page, a couple of tabs have been added to main content area labeled Recent Blogs and Recent Videos. There are also couple of new buttons in the main navigation bar under the logo at the top of every page of the site. As their names imply, those tabs and buttons with take you to recent blog posts from the HotHardware staff or the latest video spotlights that will accompany our written content.So far, Dave, Mike and I have all blogged about various things ranging from our summer... Read more...
Security researchers presenting information at next week's Black Hat convention are expected to demonstrate a particularly nasty method for stealing online credentials from users on any number of websites that allow users to upload their own pictures. The exploit will work by displaying what looks like a .gif picture, but contains a Java applet that can be triggered to run after the fact in the victim's browser. They call the file a GIFAR. The bad guys would create a profile on one of these popular Web sites -- Facebook for example -- and upload their GIFAR as an image on the site. Then they'd trick the victim into visiting a malicious Web site, which would tell the victim's browser to go open... Read more...
Just about a year ago, we posted a link to a trailer for id's upcoming first person shooter / driving game hybrid dubbed Rage. Since then few details regarding the game have been released other than it would be built around a new game engine called id Tech 5 and that Rage would be the first game developed completely in-house since Doom 3. But today, straight from QuakeCon 2008, id has released the first in-game screenshots from Rage...    Acutal In-Game Screenshots from id's upcoming game Rage As you can see, the character models have a gory, yet lifelike look to them and the scenes feature excellent lighting, shadows, and Depth of Field effects. The character models are also highly... Read more...
Welcome to HotHardware's new Video Spotlight channel.  In this new HotHardware content section, we'll be offering quick-take product overviews of select feature products of the month.  You'll still always have the full, detailed HotHardware print article for reference of course as well.We hope our new showcase channel will afford you a perspective you might not get from the written story and also allow you to take away many of the salient points of a product in quick, easily digestible chunks -- sans hurling of course.... Read more...
Last month, we announced an exciting sweepstakes in which we planned to give away a full AMD Phenom X4 9750-powered system, complete with 4GB of Corsair RAM, a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card and a brand new Western Digital Black Edition hard drive.  The response we received after the announcement was awesome, with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news.  Well the dust has settled and we’ve picked a winner.Are you ready for it?  Drumroll please...And the Winner Is...Super-DaveCongrats!  You've just scored yourself a killer rig brother!  On a side note, we feel our last few sweepstakes have been such successes,... Read more...
Just a reminder folks!  In conjunction with our good friends at AMD, Corsair, and Western Digital, we're giving away yet another full, quad-core system this month!  This time around, you could win a full AMD Phenom X4 9750-based system, complete with a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card and a brand new Western Digital Black Edition hard drive!The complete parts list and breakdown is listed below!  As we've done with previous sweepstakes, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems, but like last month there's a twist (see below):  Processor: AMD Phenom X4 9750Graphics: XFX GeForce... Read more...
ASETEK FIRST WITH LIQUID COOLING SOLUTION FOR AMD’S “HOT” NEW ATI RADEON HD 4870 GRAPHICS PROCESSOR CARDS AND ASETEK ANNOUNCES LCLC LIQUID COOLING SOLUTION FOR NVIDIA’S LATEST GEFORCE GTX 200 FAMILY OF GRAPHICS PROCESSORS We'll be honest: why bother with just one press release when two will work?  After all, there have been two recent "hot" video card announcements, and both are in serious need of some cooling.First up, we have NVIDIA's GTX200 family of GPUs.  According to Asetek:Asetek announced today the availability of its OEM-ready, LCLC liquid cooling solution for nVidia's new GeForce GTX 200 family of graphics cards. Asetek's unique liquid cooling solution provides nVidia's GTX... Read more...
A few weeks ago, we announced an exciting sweepstakes in which we planned to give away a full AMD Phenom X4 9750-based system, complete with dual Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 3850 512MB graphics cards running in a CrossFire configuration, and an awesome, custom painted Smooth Creations case emblazoned with the good ol' Stars and Bars!  Two runners up would also win AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processors.  The response we received after the announcement was awesome, with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forums and news.Well the dust has settled and we’ve picked the winners.  Are you ready for it?  Drumroll please...And the... Read more...
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