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Hey, remember MeeGo, that mobile OS that everybody loved but Nokia effectively killed off when it went all in with the Windows Phone platform? The mobile OS that got splintered into Tizen, which is now a pet project of Intel and Samsung? Well, it looks like it’s back, apparently. According to a report from NetbookNews, Nokia is planning two new MeeGo-based phones, which would increase the number of devices running the OS from one to three. The force behind these phones is apparently Nokia’s Next Billion project, which is dedicated to bringing the Internet to emerging markets via low-cost mobile devices. Setting aside for a moment the irony that Nokia kicked MeeGo to the curb and is... Read more...
If you’ve been eagerly awaiting a Nokia N9 running Meego, today’s news that the phone is now shipping offers a mixed bag. On the one hand, the phone will be available in many areas. On the other hand, once the N9 outlives its usefulness (which will no doubt happen quickly in the fickle and rapidly-changing mobile market), Meego fans will probably be out of luck. Nokia is ditching Meego and Symbian in favor of Windows Phone 7, so the N9 is the first and last handset the company will produce that runs Meego. Its possible that Meego will live on elsewhere on different hardware and/or for different purposes, but the future isn’t clear. But that’s the future; now is the present,... Read more...
A lot has happened over the past month in the world of 3D gaming graphics: NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260, ATI introduced us to the Radeon HD 4870 and HD 4850, and NVIDIA tried to rain on the Radeon HD 4800 Series parade by dropping the 55nm GeForce 9800 GTX+. If that weren't enough, we've already seen price drops on the GTX 280 and GTX 260 as well. The latest fight for your pixel pushing dollars is shaping up to be quite a battle, and it's just getting started.Although the latest and greatest graphics cards are always a hot topic, we're going to focus on one of the established predecessors - a GeForce 9800 GTX (without the plus sign) in this piece. Our sample comes from ASUS... Read more...
A lot has happened over the past month in the world of 3D gaming graphics: NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260, ATI introduced us to the Radeon HD 4870 and HD 4850, and NVIDIA tried to rain on the Radeon HD 4800 Series parade by dropping the 55nm GeForce 9800 GTX+. If that weren't enough, we've already seen price drops on the GTX 280 and GTX 260 as well. The latest fight for your pixel pushing dollars is shaping up to be quite a battle, and it's just getting started. Although the latest and greatest graphics cards are always a hot topic, we're going to focus on one of the established predecessors - a GeForce 9800 GTX (without the plus sign) in this piece. Our sample... Read more...
With the 0dB ASUS EN9600GT SILENT, “Noiseless Gaming” Never Sounded So Good - With ASUS’ New V-Cool Heatsink, the ASUS EN9600GT SILENT series boasts GPUs that run 10ºC cooler - FREMONT, CA (April 15, 2008) – ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the ASUS EN9600GT SILENT/HTDI/512M graphics card. Incorporating our latest thermal solution – the V-Cool Heatsink, which features the V-Engine concept and Intercooler technology, the EN9600GT SILENT is the perfect solution for users who want a quiet system that doesn’t compromise performance. This exclusive innovation guarantees an absolutely quiet operating environment, and an efficient means of... Read more...
Last week, NVIDIA formally launched the dual-GPU powered GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card and nForce 790i SLI Ultra chipset.  We evaluated both products in our coverage of the launch, but had to leave out one important detail per NVIDIA's embargo agreement - that being Quad-SLI.  The embargo has since lifted, however, and today we take a look at 2008's version of Quad-SLI technology with a pair of retail-ready graphics cards from ASUS, the EN9800GX2.  Head on over to the site for the full scoop...NVIDIA Quad-SLI with the ASUS EN9800GX2... Read more...
Last week, NVIDIA formally launched the dual-GPU powered GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card and nForce 790i SLI Ultra chipset.  We evaluated both of the products in depth in our coverage of the launch, but had to leave out one important detail per NVIDIA's embargo agreement - that being Quad-SLI.It wasn't that Quad-SLI needed some more time in the oven, however.  In fact, we had the drivers in hand to do Quad-SLI testing well before last week's launch.  The delay in GeForce 9800 GX2 Quad-SLI coverage was simply due to a timing issue and commitments NVIDIA had made with a few of their OEM customers, who will likely be announcing Quad-SLI powered system sometime today. ... Read more...
Finnish phone giant Nokia is shipping their eagerly anticipated N95 handheld computer. It got a 2.8" display, and a nifty two way slide to expose a keypad for entering text if you slide it out one way, or controls for the media functions if you slide it out the other direction. Nifty. Boasting up to eight gigabytes of built-in memory, the Nokia N95 8GB has all the key features of its predecessor, including a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, built-in A-GPS, WLAN, HSDPA and an innovative 2-way slide. The sleek black N95 8GB also boasts a luminous 2.8" (240 x 320) QVGA display, so watching videos, browsing the Internet or viewing maps is a real pleasure. With its expanded memory, the N95... Read more...
We wanted to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware, in which we evaluate the features, bundles, overclockability, and performance of two NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI-based motherboards, the MSI P6N-SLI Platinum and the Abit Fatal1ty FPIN9-SLI.  One of the boards is more feature-rich and somewhat more expensive, while the other is more streamlined and targeted at gamers on a strict budget.  Click the link below and check them out... MSI P6N-SLI Platinum vs. Abit Fatal1ty FPIN9-SLI... Read more...
As hardware enthusiasts, our enthusiasm for the latest and greatest PC gear often surpasses our bank account's ability to fund another upgrade. That's when we fall back on the always practical approach to maximizing our bang for the buck. Thankfully, this usually doesn't equate to buying products we're too ashamed to put in a modded case. Many companies cater to the more value conscious crowd while still bringing in enthusiast-oriented features. One example of a product that offers a lot of bang for the buck yet maintains a fair amount of enthusiast-oriented features is the NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI chipset. MSI and Abit both offer nForce 650i SLI motherboards that pack a lot of great... Read more...
We've got a new article posted here at HotHardware, featuring a pair of high-end, Core 2 compatible motherboards. We took Asus' hybrid "Dual X16 SLI" based P5N32-E SLI Plus and pitted it against Abit's nForce 680i SLI based flagship IN9 32X-MAX and had some interesting results. Here's a snip from the piece: "This article set out to find the answer to a question inspired by ASUS' hybrid chipset; can you have nForce 680i SLI performance with dual x16 SLI, at a nForce 650i SLI price? In order to answer that question, we took the only commercially available example of ASUS' hybrid chipset, the P5N32-E SLI Plus and pit it against the nForce 680i SLI based Abit IN9 32X-MAX.... Read more...
In early November of last year, NVIDIA unveiled their successor to the nForce 5, the nForce 600 series. The starting line-up included three solutions supporting Intel's Core 2 processor, each aimed at a different segment of the market and each with a different price point. The most expensive chipset in the series, the high-end 680i SLI provided a host of new features including dual X16 SLI support with a third X8 PCI-E slot. Next comes the 650i SLI, which lacks many of the 680i's fancier features like dual x16 SLI support, but makes up for it with a significantly lower price point. Finally at the low end is the 650i Ultra, which lacks SLI support altogether. While the three boards in... Read more...
  When news first broke that Abit was going to be purchased by USI earlier this year, it seemed unlikely that Abit would continue their long-running tradition of producing enthusiast level motherboards. After all, USI is a much more traditional electronics company, and enthusiast/overclocking platforms didn't seem like they would mesh well under the USI umbrella. Luckily, all this skepticism was for naught, as the newly revised Universal Abit has come out of the gate swinging, producing high-end platforms which not only cater to the high-end tweaker motherboard market they once dominated, but may very well exceed their previous boards in terms of innovation and style. Their flagship... Read more...
abit Recalls Units from the AN9 32X Motherboard Line July 21, 2006 - Universal abit, maker of high-end enthusiast level motherboards, is known for its uncompromisingly rigorous testing and quality control. Universal abit firmly believes that only 100% is good enough for its customers, and continues to stand by its motto of delivering Advanced Durability to the user. After a series of heavy testing programs, our Quality Control test department has found that a small number of units from the early manufacturing of the AN9 32X product line has a hardware issue caused by heatsink component displacement due to accidental rough handling during shipments. This will cause high temperatures and possible... Read more...
Tonight in the news, Grokster, a well known P2P File sharing service is the latest service making the attempt to go completely legit. Rather than fighting the entertainment industry, the decision allows them to avoid a lengthy and expensive court trial. Not a bad choice. Goodnight folks, enjoy the news. Arrowmax PSX-550AL-24 Aluminum 550W PSU @ Bigbruin.com "Arrowmax PSX-550AL-24 Aluminum 550W PSUUnder a load, the ArrowMax PSX-550AL-24 reported effifiencies that bounced between 0.98 and 0.99 (98% and 99%). You can't get much better than that, and a few months of pocketing the savings on your electric bill will contribute nicely to your next upgrade... The heat output during the testing agreed... Read more...
Good evening ladies and gents. My new hardware remains to be delivered, and I think this is the first time FedEx has actually been wrong on the arrival time. I'm sure many of you are facing similar problems with the busy holiday, so we can be impatient together :) However, what you don't have to wait for is the news... PC AirCon PAC 400 Review @ OCModShop "A Chinese company called Waffer has thought of a new way to control this heat, in the form of a small air conditioner. This unit cools outside air and forces it into the computer, benefiting the entire system. This principle is the same used in electric drink coolers for automobiles." Shuttle XPC SN95G5 (Socket-939) @ hardwarezone... Read more...
Welcome everyone, NJ here with another edition of the HH Nightcap.  On tap tonight we have a varied selection of juice which should satisfy the rumbling in your news-hungry bellies.  So, pull up a chair, toss on some music and enjoy the news.  Here is your evening update...  The State of 3D Article @ PenStar Systems "NVIDIA took a different approach than ATI did in overall pipeline design, as it chose a narrow but long functional unit.  The NV35 had 4 true pixel pipelines, each with two texturing units attached.  These 4 pixel pipelines were very complex, and were able to put out a decent amount of work each clock cycle.  Due to the programmability of the... Read more...
Finally, it's over. The Red Sox made history last night with their amazing march to, and through, the World Series. After sending the Yankees back home with a 4 game come back, they just kept on winning, shutting out the Cardinals in 4 games. I'm not a big baseball fan, but you have to respect that. These guys dug deep and did the unthinkable, over and over and over. There is some good Mojo hanging over Massachusetts lately, now it's the Patriots turn to keep the winning streak alive. Enough sports talk from me, here is your news for this AM! Raidmax Samurai ATX Gaming Case Review @ BigBruin.Com: "In essence what Raidmax did was to take a plain square case and screw plastic panels and shells... Read more...
D-Link DHN-920 - 10Mb Phone Line USB Network In A Box  A Home Network For Dummies By Dave Altavilla - September 11, 2000   The proverbial "free lunch", this is what Home Networking really delivers to most people and what draws consumers down the isles of the retail store peering at boxes.  Let think about this for a moment.  Most households these days are quickly justifying the expense (if it can be afforded) of adding a second computer for the kids or possibly the spouse instead (in many cases ladies, I realize there may be a fine line between the two anyway).  Now, each one of these machines needs access to the internet and printer service.  The rest... Read more...