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Back in early March, we covered news that AT&T was instituting broadband meters after years of providing unlimited service. For standard DSL customers, 'unlimited' now means 150GB per month, while U-verse subscribers have a higher cap of 250GB/s. AT&T claims that these caps are necessary due to the fact that a small number of customers consume a huge amount of bandwidth. "AT&T has experienced a dramatic increase in the amount of data that is sent and received over its wireline broadband networks.  This dramatic increase is driven primarily by a small fraction of our customers.  In fact, the top 2% of customers use about 20% of the total capacity on our network.  A single... Read more...
We’ve just posted our coverage of this year’s Quakecon at HotHardware.  We’ve got plenty of pictures and information from id’s keynote address, NVIDIA’s kick-off event, tons of case mod pics – including the contest winners, and all of the vendor displays.  We’ve got some pics of the lovely Frag Dolls as well, and news about a handful of yet to be released games including Rage, Left 4 Dead, John Woo’s Stranglehold, and Quake Wars.  There’s even a bit of news about the upcoming movie based on id’s Wolfenstein franchise.  Click the link below and check it out...   Quakecon 2007 Event Coverage... Read more...
This past weekend marked the twelfth anniversary of a gaming event started by a group of die hard Quake players in suburban Dallas, Texas. Evolving and growing rapidly since its grass roots founding, Quakecon has become the largest LAN gaming event in the United States, with over 3000 gamers attending, some from places as far as Japan, Iraq, and Finland. Put on by id Software with their main sponsor NVIDIA, this year’s Quakecon was filled with gaming tournaments, vendor exhibitors, and new gaming announcements, but the heart of the event was the bring-your-own-computer area, or the BYOC.... Read more...
Intel's Core 2 family of processors has been officially launched today and it's causing quite the frenzy as technology websites all over the web post reviews. Our very own Marco Chiappetta took a gander at the new Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Extreme processors, so head on over and take a look. After you've had a chance to digest our review, check out some of these other reviews for a second, third, and maybe even fourth opinion! (Note: links from original coverage have been duplicated below) AnandTech (Core 2 Duo/Extreme) AnandTech (Woodcrest) Bit-Tech Bytesector ExtremeTech FiringSquad GamePyre GD Hardware GotFrag [H]ard|OCP (gaming performance) [H]ard|OCP (music, images... Read more...
Intel has lifted the NDA on their new Core 2 Duo line of desktop processors, formerly known as "Conroe", and the review madness has begun. You can read our article by clicking here, and then when you're done be sure to check out some of the other articles from around the web... AnandTech (Woodcrest) GD Hardware GotFrag [H]ard|OCP - 1, 2, 3, 4 Hardware Secrets Legion Hardware MadboxPC NeoSeeker Overclockers Australia Phoronix SimHQ The Tech Report Trusted Reviews TweakTown Chinese website, Coolaler, has numbers showing a X6800 overclocked to 5.266Ghz achieving sub-10 seconds on Super Pi 1M!   We'll be posting more Conroe reviews from around the web as they become available... Read more...
We stayed stateside and didn't attend Computex this year, but the Tech Report did such a good job summarizing the best of Computex 2006, that it feels like we just got home.  It's obvious Geoff was a busy man out in Taipei. "COMPUTEX IS A SPECTACLE like no other. An ocean away, in a land where most motherboards and graphics cards are born, it's almost like being dropped into the belly of the beast. The show has a different vibe than most North American trade shows, too. While the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel Developer Forum, and E3 cater to the press, Computex is mostly an event for buyers. People go to do business, and while... Read more...
All of today's big news is regarding the official release of NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2. If you missed the frash link at the top of the page, you can read our review right here, but we've also pulled together a few other articles from around the web to give you some different perspectives... GeForce 7950 GX2 Reviews: The Tech Report PCPerspective Guru3D HardwareZone nV News Legit Reviews  ... Read more...
"To game is to live." - Anonymous Gamer The Day After Yesterday - Welcome To E3, Day Two The majority of yesterday was spent in the West Hall, which consists primarily of console games with the Sony and Nintendo booths overshadowing everything else in the hall. I tend not to spend as much time in this area, but thought that you might be interested in seeing what those companies had in store for the global consumer. Welcome to another day at E3 E3 Crowds... A Vista of the South Hall My Lambo was parked in the sun However, today was a day for primarily PC gaming and hardware meetings. But first I had to find parking for my yellow Lamborghini. Okay, maybe it's just a photo of someone... Read more...
"You'd do better in a volcano with a nitroglycerine towel." That's a quote from our E3 shuttle bus driver sans non-family friendly commentary. Welcome To E3 Here I am back for my 10th E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) - unfortunately, I missed out on the very first one in 1995. Hopefully, never again. E3 is many things to many people, but at the end of the day, it's about the games that are coming to market in the upcoming year(s). Some folks think E3 is just one monstrous arcade and to some degree it is. After all, attendees can see and usually play the majority of games launching across PC, console and handheld platforms in the coming year (and often beyond).  But... Read more...
Yesterday we posted some info on what sony has to offer at this years E3, and tonight we have some information about Nintendo's Press Conference. BFR Provides some decent shots of a few upcoming games for Nintendo's Wii, and has a little more information concerning how the system will tie into the next Zelda title. "After Sony's appearance at E3 last night, it's Nintendo's turn at the mic. Stayed tuned to this page because we will be continuously updating it with all of the latest information released at Nintendo's press conference. Be the first to know the Wii's official launch price and date as well as any other big surprises... Read more...
We've posted up detailed coverage of Ageia's PhysX launch details at GDC.  Stop on by to see where Ageia is today, what makes the technology tick and where the industry is headed in the fully interactive world of real-time dedicated physics processing.  ... Read more...
In 2002, AGEIA's founders broke into the gaming industry with the intention of revolutionizing the way PC games would be played. Focusing their attention on the notion of in-game physics, the ultimate goal was to bring a new level of realism to the latest and greatest titles on the horizon. In short, the company has developed the world's first Physics Processing Unit (PPU) and is aiming to use this new hardware to blur the line between virtual worlds and reality. With no direct competitor, AGEIA's discrete PPU card largely shoulders the burden of lobbying developers and consumers for advanced physics in games. Here, it is impossible to not notice some blatant similarities between this situation... Read more...
PC Perspective has teamed with FileShack and has posted some video coverage of CES 2006. There are still the usual pictures and editorial comments we're accustomed to, though the videos certainly give those who have never attended CES a better idea of the total experience. Once you've seen the videos, be sure to see what our own Marco thought of CES in his photo report posted earlier today. To go along with the standard images taken of the various items at the CES booths, I brought along a Sony HDR-HC1 camcorder that records in 1080i HD video. The thinking on this new coverage option is that users might like to see the trade shows in their "live"... Read more...
For all of you Blizzard fans out there, techFEAR has a two part coverage piece one this years BlizzCon. If your a World of Warcraft fan, you might find this particular interesting, as they explore the thought process of the game's design. Click here for part 1, and here for part 2."Blizzard held its inaugural annual conference, BlizzCon 2005, in Anaheim, California on October 28-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Building on the success of Blizzard's line of award-winning games, BlizzCon 2005 was designed to offer the player base a chance to get together and get a sneak peak at future projects. In the months building up to the event, excitement has grown around the upcoming release of two major... Read more...
Hey everyone, I've got some reading material to help you fall asleep. Not to say that it's boring, in fact QuakeCon has produced some nice new footage of Quake 4. The lucky folks attending QuakeCon have been allowed to experience Quake 4's deathmatch, while the rest of us will just have to settle with some pretty screenshots for now... oh so pretty screenshots. Goodnight! QuakeCon Day 2 Coverage: Legit Reviews Bjorn3D IGN - Quake 4 Preview ECS KN1 Extreme nForce 4 Ultra Motherboard @ PCstats "Hardware features on the socket 939 AMD Athlon64 ECS KN1 Extreme include an additional Serial ATA/IDE RAID controller, IEEE 1394a, a 5.1 channel audio codec and two network cards (one Gigabit, one 10/100).... Read more...
Hey folks, I hope your all having a good weekend. I'm just stopping in for a few minutes to update you on the news that's floating around this weekend... enjoy! C3 Expo 2005 Coverage @ XYZ Computing "It is conveniently (for me) located at the Javits Center in New York City so even though it mainly featured enterprise level hardware and services I figured I would stop by and see if I could dig up anything interesting. Some of the more interesting companies attending were Google, CMS Products, SilverStone, Pepper Pads, and NEC. In addition to the hardware their was lots of software, conferences, and keynote speakers." Nikon Coolpix S1 5MP Digital Camera @ Bytesector "It's slim, tiny,... Read more...
Unless you live under a rock, most of you have heard about NVIDIA's new GeForce 7800 GTX.  If you haven't done so yet, check out Marco's comprehensive report on NVIDIA's 24-Pixel Pipe powerhouse.  After that, we've listed out a fair collection of other coverage from around the web.  Whether you want a brief overview or more detailed breakdowns, we have you covered!  Previews: HTPCNews Bjorn3D.com NVNews.net Neoseeker.com Penstarsys.com Tweaktown.com Reviews: HardOCP Anandtech 3DCenter.org Hardware Secrets Beyond3D The Tech Report PCPerspective.com t-break That should keep you busy for a while.  I'll catch you back here in the AM!... Read more...
Good Morning Peeps, how goes the battle?  Things are clicking along nicely here in the HH Labs this weekend.  Yet another white-out with snow going on in the area, adding another 8-10" of the stuff before the day is through. It's all good though because there are many of us here on the HH Team in the Northeast and it only forces us to dig in on the bench-testing and upcoming articles for your viewing pleasure. In any event, I thought it made sense to go back to yesterday's news regarding the launch of the ATi Radeon Xpress 200 chipset for the Intel platform.  We gave you a sneak peak in our CES 2005 coverage not long ago but yesterday the chipset was unveiled to the world... Read more...
Good morning all :)  Sorry about the later update, yours truly is feeling really under the weather today.  So, I don't mean to be rude, but we are going to get things started so I can get some rest.  Here is your AM update...  Thermaltake PurePower 680W Power Supply @ Bjorn3D "After you stop drooling at the thought of having dual video cards in an SLI setup, you come to realize some practical concerns. Cost is the most obvious one. Most of us struggle to pay $450 for one video card, but spending $900 to $1,000 on two is just ludicrous to many people. Beyond the cost though are other important concerns, like power requirements. More and more power supplies are including... Read more...
Well it's 1AM right now, and my only mental functions consist of 'News' and 'Sleep', so I'll proceed in that order. Firingsquad has announced the final winner of their contest, so be sure to check out their site to see if it's you... after you check out our news of course :) Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review @ PCStats "The new Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 motherboard is based on the VIA K8T800 Pro chipset, and with a sticker price of $135CDN is quite a steal next to the competition. Like most Athlon64 motherboards these days, the SL-K8TPro-939 is very nicely equipped with IEEE 1394, 7.1-channel audio, Gigabit Ethernet, a Promise PDC20579 SATA/IDE RAID controller and the always useful Port... Read more...
Good evening my friends welcome back to HH.  Things around the Canadian portion of the labs have been fairly mundane over the past week or so, and for that, I would like to apologize.  I have been dealing with some fairly substantial situations in my personal life; but, things have been resolved and my life is back on track.  Consequently, as of tomorrow AM I will be back in full effect (forum, multiple news shots, reviewage, etc...).  Thanks to those who have helped me out over the past little while, you have been a great help... News anyone??  AC Ryan Blackfire4 Fans @ Phoronix "If you are tired of those old generic fans sitting inside your case, you should be... Read more...
It's feeling like the calm before the storm here around the HH Northeast labs.  There is an onslaught of new gear on its way to us and a few of very large OEMs preparing for some major launches in the next few weeks.  If you take a look around at some of the Computex coverage on the web (I'll provide a link or two for you in the news here as well), you'll get an idea what's on deck in the HH Lab.  New Alderwood, Canterwood, DDR2 and PCI Express products abound people.  Hardware goodness and plenty of it, you've got to love that.  We'll be stressed on deadlines here in the next few weeks but I wouldn't have it any other way.  Morning juice coming at ya here..  Computex... Read more...
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