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We are back with the latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks. In this episode, we discuss the so-called Apple Tax, talk about some basic system building techniques, show off a few Gigabyte motherboards for Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge processors, and talk about some of Acer’s new products slated to arrive next year. Finally we explain how to win an awesome new gaming system from Digital Storm in our current holiday sweepstakes... Show Notes: 00:40 - Is The "Apple Tax" Real? Mac vs. PC Value Analysis 03:59 - How To Build A Computer: System Assembly 101 06:38 - Acer Introduces 7" and 10" Android Tablets, Single Windows 7 Tablets 09:10 - Gigabyte P67A-UD7... Read more...
Welcome to the inaugural episode of “Two and a Half Geeks”, our re-vamped, weekly video podcast. In addition to our new look (which is still being tweaked!), in this episode we talk about the performance of AMD’s upcoming Zacate APU and Woz’s “quote” that Android is going to rule the world. We also go hands on with one of Apple’s new Macbook Air systems and discuss hacking the recently released Microsoft Kinect... Show Notes: 00:30 - AMD Zacate E-350 Processor Performance Preview 03:36 - Apple Co-Founder Delcares Android the Eventual Winner in Smartphone Wars 06:31 - MacBook Air Preview 09:13 - DIY Kinect Hacking Guide Released 11:27 - "Name our Webcast"... Read more...
After much deliberation and debate, we have picked the winner of our "Name our Webcast" Sweepstakes! The new title of our weekly podcast will be: "What The Tech"! Here's a complete breakdown of the grand prize, courtesy of HotHardware.com and our valuable sponsors! CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight Motherboard: Asus CrossHair IV Formula Graphics: Asus EAH6870 RAM: 4GB OCZ DDR-1333 SSD: WD Silicon Edge Blue 64GB HD: WD Caviar Black 2TB PSU: OCZ 850W Z-Series Optical: Asus DVD+/-RW Audio: Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headset Thanks to our contest sponsors!     FreeJet--You are the winner! Shoot me a note with your full contact information and I'll let you... Read more...
In this latest episode of the HotHardware Video Podcast, Marco, Dave and Iyaz chat about AMD's upcoming low-power Zacate APU for netbooks and thin-and-light notebooks, NVIDIA's brand new flagship GeForce GTX 580 GPU, content blocking on GoogleTV from the major networks (and potential hacks and workarounds), and we also take a look back at hard drive performance over the last decade and a half to see how far things progressed over the years. We’re also still looking for entries in the “Name our Podcast” contest—check out the video for some discussion on a few of our current favorite entries... Show Notes: 00:26 - AMD's Low Power Fusion APU: Zacate Unveiled 04:07 - Marco’s... Read more...
It's that time again!  Time to give away another awesome gaming system, this time built by the man himself, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta.  If you're never seen the results of Marco's system configuration and cabling skills, you simply have not lived.  This time around, we're going to make it really easy on you.  As you know, Marco and I spend a little time each week with our buddy Iyaz, discussing a few highlight stories from the week in Tech and responding to reader questions.  Right now we're calling it the "HotHardware Weekly Webcast."   We know, we know; boring, unimaginative and stale isn't it?   We need help (in so many ways, you have no idea) and that's... Read more...
We are back again for the latest episode of the weekly HotHardware Video Podcast. In this week’s episode Dave, Iyaz and Marco give you all a sneak peek of OCZ Technology's upcoming RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD, and they talk about choosing the best mid-range graphics card, Logitech's solar-powered wireless keyboard, and the Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox 360. We also chat about HotHardare's new voting feature and our ongoing contest in which someone can win a killer new gaming, just for helping us name the podcast! Show Notes: 00:13 - OCZ RevoDrive X2 Sneak Peek 03:18 - Mid-Range NVIDIA GPU Battle: GTX 460 vs. GTX 470 05:38 - Logitech Debuts $79.99 Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 08:50 - Microsoft:... Read more...
It is Election Day here in the U.S. And we want to take a minute to direct some attention to a new, and very fitting, feature we’ve just rolled out here on HotHardware—a reader voting system. As regular readers may have noticed these past few years, we’ve been making a concerted effort to better engage with our audience and learn not only what it is you want from HotHardware, but what your opinions are on products, industry trends, and technology in general. The new reader voter system gives you all, and us too, another means to share our opinions and express our like or distaste for product, story, or even a comment from another reader. If you poke around the site, you’ll... Read more...
We’re a little late this time around, but we’re back with the latest episode of the HotHardware Video Podcast. In this week’s episode, we talk about AMD’s upcoming “Fusion” Llano APU, the brand new Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards, Samsung’s Epic 4G Android-based SmartPhone, and WD’s massive 3TB Caviar Green hard drive. In addition, we answer some reader questions and announce an awesome new contest! Show Notes: 00:17 - AMD Demos Llano Fusion-Based Processor 03:32 - AMD Radeon HD 6870 & 6850 Graphics Cards Debut 05:40 - Samsung Epic 4G Android Smartphone Review 07:49 - WD Launches Largest Ever 3TB Drive, HH Tested 09:42 - Reader Question:... Read more...
To pay tribute to the back-to-school season (or just party), in conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower. We planned to give away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, the winner would score a complete Intel Core i7-950-based system, with a GeForce GTX 460 graphics card pushing the pixels, Asetek Liquid Cooling, and 6GB of RAM! The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was absolutely awesome with hundreds of new members "liking" our Facebook page. Before we announce the winner, we want to give a big thank you to everyone that made this contest possible and of course to all of our loyal community... Read more...
To pay tribute to the back-to-school season (or just party), in conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower.  We're giving away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you could win a complete Intel Core i7-950-based system, with a GeForce GTX 460 graphics card pushing the pixels, Asetek Liquid Cooling, and 6GB of RAM! The complete parts list and breakdown is listed below: *  Prize Details:  Cyberpower recently launched their Fang Series EVO series featuring Intel Core I processors and several high-end gaming chassis for each model. The main focus for the Fang EVO is cooling and they've loaded the lineup with a new cooling kit that features... Read more...
We're back again this week with another HotHardware video podcast chatting it up about recent developments in tech, PC hardware and related industry news. This week we cover NVIDIA's various announcements from the GPU Technology Conference which just took place in San Jose. We also cover some new chips from Intel and AMD, talk about our in-depth gaming headset / headphone buying guide and round-up, and we give you details on how to win a FREE, fully configured killer gaming system from CyberPower PC... Show Notes: 0:18 - NVIDIA Exposes GPU Roadmap: Kepler Arrives 2011, Maxwell in 2013 ______NVIDIA Finds Its Rhythm: Tegra 3 Imminent with Annual Updates ______Despite Delays, NVIDIA Building... Read more...
We're back again this week with another HotHardware video podcast chatting it up about recent developments in tech hardware and related industry news.  This week we cover all the goodness coming out of Intel's Developer Forum that Marco attended in San Francisco, as well as hot new netbook, notebook and WiCast products from Asus, ViewSonic's G Tablet, the new, cost-effective NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, and we dig deep into the reader mail bag.  You don't want to miss this, honest.  Well, you shouldn't miss it.  Okay, please don't miss it? Show Notes: 0:20 - IDF Coverage For The Week https://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-Developer-Forum-2010-CEO-Keynote-Coverage/ https://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-Developer-Forum-2010-Day-2-Keynote-Coverage/... Read more...
We’re back again this week with a brand new video podcast to talk about some recent developments in the hardware and technology scenes. Topics in this episode include the Dell Streak, some affordable ATI Radeon HD 5500 series graphics cards, a slew of announcements out of Apple regarding iOS 4.x, Apple TV, iPods and Unreal Engine on the iPad, and Samsung’s Galaxy Pad Android-based tablet and more… Show Notes: 0:16 - Dell Streak 2:36 - ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series GDDR5 4:30 - Apple iOS 4x, Apple TV, iPod Annoucements 8:56 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10:43 - Epic Unreal Engine on iPad 13:15 - Just Cause 2 Giveaway 13:30 - Lazy Days of Summer Sweepstakes... Read more...
You do realize we're a social sort of group here; demented and sad but social.  (Insert your personal favorite Breakfast Club line...)  That said, though we're enslaved to Tech goodness, it doesn't mean we don't have time to mix it up with the masses on the various new social networking and social media platforms.  No doubt, if you're not just a single-cell organism of some sort, you've likely got a Facebook profile.  And of course we'd invite you to subscribe or "like" our HotHardware page on FB; go nuts, you know you want to. Ahh but we're perhaps even more omnipotent than you probably realize.  Or do you?  Yes, you too can follow us on Twitter if you're feeling... Read more...
After a short hiatus, we’re finally back again this week with a brand new video podcast to talk about some recent developments in the hardware and technology scenes. Topics in this episode include Intel’s dual-core Atom D525 and Core i7 970 netbook and desktop processors, AMD’s upcoming low-power Bobcat and high-end Bulldozer CPU microarchitectures, Apple’s scary patent application, a peek of the Dell Streak, and more… Show Notes: 0:20 - Intel Atom D525 Dual-Core Processor 2:56 - AMD Bobcat and Bulldozer CPU Microarchitecture 5:32 - Intel Core i7-970 Processor Review, Lower Cost 6-Core 7:54 - Apple's Scary Patent Application 11:55 - Dell Streak Sneak... Read more...
To commemorate the Independence Day holiday, we announced an exciting sweepstakes along with our friends at Cyberpower PC, Intel, Kingston and Cooler Master in which we planned to give away a custom, fully loaded Intel Core i7-powered system, complete with 4GB of RAM, a GeForce graphics card, and a an Intel SSD--among numerous other goodies. The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was absolutely awesome with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum, news, Facebook and Twitter. Before we announce the winner, we want to give a big thank you to everyone that made this contest possible and... Read more...
To commemorate the July 4th Idependance Day holiday, in conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower, Intel, Kingston, and CoolerMaster, we're giving away yet another full, quad-core powered system! This time around, you could win a full Intel Core i7-875K-based system, complete with a GeForce GTS 250 1GB graphics card, an Intel SSD and 4GB of Kingston RAM! 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 many previous contests, there's a twist (see below): Processor: Intel Core i7 875K CPU Primary Storage: Intel... Read more...
It's that time again, HotHardware fans! It's time for us to give away some HOT new gaming gear! This time around, we have have teamed with the folks at ASUS and AMD to give away not one, but two awesome prizes, with some extra weekly prizes thrown in for good measure. The full scoop on how to enter and what you can win is detailed below. Good luck! “How Can Eyefinity Change Your Life?” - Contest Presented by ASUS, Hot Hardware, and AMD! To celebrate all the new possibilities that ATI Eyefinity technology introduces, ASUS and AMD are trying to find out more about how Eyefinity can change your life! We’ll be giving away an awesome ASUS Matrix 5870 graphics card and three... Read more...
To commemorate the St. Patrick's Day holiday, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Intel and iBuyPower, in which we planned to give away a custom, fully loaded Intel Core i7-980X-powered system, complete with a Radeon HD 5870 pushing the pixels, an Intel X25-M SSD, and a head-turning Chimera Inferno 2 case. The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was awesome with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news. Before we announce the winner, we want to extend a big thank you to everyone that made this contest possible and of course to all of our loyal community... Read more...
In light of the St. Patrick's Day Holiday, we thought it would be fun to give away yet another awesome gaming system! Thanks to our good friends at Intel and iBuyPower, we’ve got a killer rig to give away to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! This time around, you could win a full Intel Core i7 980X Gulftown-based system, complete with a Radeon HD 5870 pushing the pixels, an Intel X25-M SSD, and a head-turning Chimera Inferno 2 case.There is no doubt this machine will be great for all of the gamers and enthusiasts out there! And it could be all yours! 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 news discussion... Read more...
To commemorate the Valentine's Day holiday, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Cyberpower PC, in which we planned to give away a custom, fully loaded Intel Core i7-powered system, complete with 4GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, and a Kingston SSD--among numerous other goodies. The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was absolutely fantastic with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news. Before we announce the winner, we want to extend a big thank you to everyone that made this contest possible and of course to all of our loyal community... Read more...
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we thought it would be fun to give away yet another awesome gaming system! In conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower PC, with support from Thermaltake, Gigabyte, Kingston, XtremeGear, and Sapphire, we’ve put together a killer rig to give away to celebrate Valentine's Day! This time around, you could win a full Intel Core i7-based system, complete with a Radeon HD 5870 pushing the pixels, a Kingston SSD, and an awesome, Thermaltake Element-S case. We promise this machine will be great for all of the gamers out there! And it could be all yours! As we've done with previous sweepstakes, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected... Read more...
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