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College is supposed to be a place of higher learning and where attendees are given their freedom to decide what they want to do. However, Northern Illinois University is restricting some of that freedom when it enacted an Acceptable Use Policy that bans torrents and denies students access to social media sites and content deemed “unethical” or “obscene.” A student attending NIU posted about the policy, which was enacted on July 25, on reddit under the username darkf and how he had discovered the new policy when trying to access a Wikipedia page for the Westboro Baptist Church. Darkf posted a picture of the filter message he received, warning him that the page was categorized... Read more...
OCZ Technology Introduces Two New Titanium Edition Memory Kits, Coupling Low Latencies with High Speeds to Meet Enthusiast Demands Sunnyvale, CA—October 17, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced two new PC2-6400 Titanium Edition dual channel kits. These modules feature enhanced timings with low latencies, and are the ultimate upgrade in performance or capacity for gamers and enthusiasts in need of a rock solid memory kit. As part of the OCZ Titanium series, the PC2-6400 CL3 Edition modules are engineered to satisfy the demands of overclockers and enthusiasts, delivering the tight latencies and speed... Read more...
For those wondering if the Itanium with its IA-64 was going away now that Intel has more or less adopted the x86-64 instruction set, it appears the answer is no: "In a conference call on Thursday, Intel laid out its mid- to long-term plans for the Itanium Product Family (IPF). With all the hype around Penryn and Nehalem and the ongoing popularity of chatter about Itanium's eventual demise at the hands of 64-bit x86, Intel took a moment to remind the press and analysts that Itanium is still here, still posting double-digit year-over-year growth in revenue and unit shipments, and still looking toward the future.Indeed, Itanium's future was the focus of the call, in which Intel described its IPF... Read more...
C|Net has an interview with Intel's General Manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, Pat Gelsinger, on-line today.  Pat talks about the convergence of the Itanium and Xeon platforms, the projected life-span of hafnium and metal gate transistors, and the heterogeneous versus homogeneous multicore debate going on within Intel. I expect that debate to be going until 2020, and I expect--in my crystal ball--different market segments coming to different conclusions in that discussion. You can clearly envision--and this is an easier discussion to have after IDF (Intel Developer Forum) than it is today, so we'll have to have the next installment... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the PC2-6400 Titanium Series with EPP Technology Sunnyvale, CA - November 2, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the PC2-6400 Titanium Series, the first-ever EPP-ready modules rated with a 1T command rate. Optimized for the existing nForce 590 SLI-based motherboards and impending NVIDIA platforms, the PC2-6400 Titanium EPP-Ready series delivers enthusiasts an alternative way of achieving high performance results without the need for substantial bus speeds. As the first DDR2 Titanium XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) product released, the innovative PC2-6400 EPP-Ready series is... Read more...
Kevin Kelly's Cool Tool review of Wacom's Cintq monitor/tablet is full of complaints. It's too expensive. It's too heavy. Too Bulky. But after drawing right on the screen, like a pen and ink photoshop, the Cintq gets the ultimate good review: I should have bought one years ago. Based on comics master Scott McCloud's recommendation (below), I bought a Cintiq. It does something I've always wanted to do since I first saw a computer. This thing is a pen-based tablet that doubles as a monitor. In other words you draw directly on the tablet, just like a paper-based drawing, but digitally. In fact the surface of the Cintq monitor/tablet... Read more...
New Dual-Core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 Processor Doubles Performance, Reduces Power Consumption Aggressive Growth in Itanium Hardware and Software Solutions Deliver Mission Critical Computing Freedom SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled five new products in the Dual-Core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 Processor 9000 series. Previously codenamed "Montecito," the new processors are designed for the most sophisticated high-end computing platforms in the world. They double the performance and lower energy requirements, improving performance per watt by 2.5 times compared to existing, single-core versions. All server-maker members of the Itanium Solutions Alliance (ISA)... Read more...
OCZ Technology Launches the PC2-8000 Titanium Alpha VX2 Series Sunnyvale, CA - June 29, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-8000 Titanium Alpha VX2 Edition, a special extremist series of modules specifically geared towards the high-end overclocking community. Carrying on the OCZ Voltage eXtreme (VX) legacy, the PC2-8000 Ti Alpha is the first high-voltage DDR2 product that offers enthusiasts the performance edge they crave. With the arrival of AM2 CPU technology and the impending release of Intel Conroe, the high-speed Ti Alpha VX2 is an unparalleled memory solution for the latest DDR2 platforms.... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the Premium DDR PC-3200 Titanium XTC Series Sunnyvale, CA-April 17, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the first Titanium XTC products-PC-3200 EL Titanium DDR 1GB module and 2GB Dual Channel kit. The OCZ Titanium series is the first and only line of memory dedicated to the high reliability needs of high-end systems and servers. Sophisticated discrete IC screening and qualification ensures superior performance ideal for mission critical systems, high power users, and server applications. Each Titanium XTC module is 100% hand-tested for ultimate reliability and quality assurance.... Read more...
Easily one of the most exciting topics in the last few months, Hardware Zone has managed to get their hands on (and benchmark) MSI's MXM-comprised Germinium Go SLI graphics card. Given the low power requirements, significantly lower heat output, and upgradeability of an MXM-based graphics card it is more than a bit exciting to see MSI taking this approach so seriously. Those doubting the viability of this card will be a bit surprised to see that MSI is serious enough to have already achieved all the proper certifications (ROHS, TUV, etc.) to bring the card to market. For those looking for something interesting to stir up their Tuesday morning, do yourself a favor and go check out MSI's ingenious... Read more...
My right-hand man, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta (aka the Backbone of HH), checked in with me this AM with some super-stealth spy photos from the backrooms of the CES show in Vegas!  What we have for you here is one of the significantly more innovative products we've seen at the show this year, courtesy of MSI Computer. MSI Geminium - Upgradeable Graphics Card    What you're looking at is "technically" an upgradeable graphics card based on a pair of NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 MXM modules that typically are used in notebook discrete graphics solutions.  There are two MXM (Mobile PCI Express) modules populated in the sockets in a SLI configuration with 512MB of total... Read more...
Hey folks, today I came across a nice game performance preview. Some of you already know what I'm talking about... F.E.A.R. FiringSquad has had a chance to take a look F.E.A.R. using 7800GTX(SLI), 6800Ultra(SLI), 6800GT, X850 XT PE, and a X800 XL. Think the 7800GTX in SLI can handle it no problem? Well, you might want to see for yourself, but keep in mind the game is still in BETA form. SunbeamTech 20 in 1 MultiFunction Panel and Anodized Fans @ PimpRig "Like a kid on Christmas, I couldn't decide which one to open first so I went with the biggest box first, the 20-In-1 Superior Panel. Once I opened this sturdy box, I felt intimidated by what I saw. After all, the last time I hooked up a... Read more...
Good morning all!  Man it's been odd listening to the other guys talking about snow and cold weather.  Moving to NC last April, Winter now has a new definition to me.  What used to be cold and snowy is now more sunny and warm.  Heck, the last few days were in the 70s.  A part of me misses the snow, but the other part really likes wearing shorts in December :)  Anyhow, you're here for news, not a weather report, so let's start things off... Ultra 500W Titanium ATX PSU @ Viper Lair: "The Ultra 500W Titanium ATX Power Supply may not have a modular cabling system, or flashy fans or windows, or even sleeved cabling for the most part, but it does have an excellent... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  How is everyone?  Good I hope!  I just got back from a very cool trip to Montreal, where I went to see the Montreal Grand Prix F1 race.  I had an awesome time, and hung out with some very cool people, but it's good to be home!  But there's just something about sleeping in your own bed, isn't there?  Plus, I was going through HotHardware withdrawal!  I had to get back into the swing of things before I had a break down! :)  I thought I'd easy my way back to work with a leisurely afternoon news post...so here goes...  [H]ard|OCP vs. Infinium Labs & Lies: "Kevin Bachus, Infinium Labs COO, is quoted as saying, "...ultimately... Read more...
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