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Data. Can't live with it, can't live without it. We're sure you can all understand why we can't live without it, but you may be curious why we say we can't live with it. The problem with data is not the data itself but rather the users of that data. More accurately, we should say that the real problem (or challenge or opportunity, depending on your perspective) is the protection of and access to that data. A fine line exists between providing authorized users simple, unencumbered access to sensitive personal or company data and keeping unauthorized eyes from seeing that same data. In a personal setting, data protection may not be much of a concern to you, but with identity theft so... Read more...
There are some debates that have raged since the dawn of time: evolution vs. creation, great taste vs. less filling, red vs. blue, and of course there is always the great mouse pad debate to consider.  Of course in this day and age everything gets a fancy new name, so the debate has actually changed from one of to 'mouse pad' or not to one of 'mousing surfaces'.If you've ever wondered why people might argue about mouse pads/mousing surfaces, or even us them in an era of optical mice, here's a snipped from Extreme Tech's article: "Would you pay $20, $40, or more for a mouse pad? Well, people do. Along with the advent of gaming mice comes the "professional mousing surface." Baked with all... Read more...
Marco spent time with Intel at the swank offices of Milk Studios in New York city last week, at the Santa Rosa mobile platform launch event.  Among various slabs of thin, speedy techno-goodness was Lenovo's new Thinkpad T61.  Dig on the new protective top cover "roll cage"...   Specs Type: Business, Small Business Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz... Read more...
Hello Everyone.  We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of IBM / Lenovo's Z61p wide-screen mobile workstation. Here's a snip from the article... "In 2005 IBM sold the Thinkpad line to Chinese computer maker, Lenovo making it the 3rd largest computer vendor in the world. Under the agreement with Lenovo, IBM would retain its branding on the Thinkpad line for several years to follow. Shortly after the acquisition, Lenovo began producing new Thinkpads. In the mix was the first widescreen Thinkpad, the Z60, that offered an optional Titanium cover.... Read more...
Back in 1992 IBM introduced its Thinkpad line of laptop computers. Since that time the Thinkpad has become a staple in mobile business computing. Thinkpads have had a history of firsts in the laptop industry with the invention and usage of such innovative features as the Trackpoint, Thinklight, Ultrabay, biometric fingerprint reader, and Magnesium/Titanium composite construction. These types of innovative features have even landed IBM a spot in the New York Museum of Modern Art with the butterfly keyboard from the 1995 Thinkpad 701C. Thinkpad keyboards are synonymous with quality and durability and are widely considered as some of the best in the industry. All of these attributes have helped... Read more...
While the article suggests $16 million in losses for unauthorized access and theft for 2006, the actual amount is likely much greater since many violations go unreported. A single violation could easily result in losses of this magnitude when the loss is associated with confidential data from a Fortune 500 company. While some IT managers circumnavigate this problem by simply isolating critical data and prohibit it from being transferred to mobil devices, this is not a practical solution in todays mobile society. I protect sensitive information using EncFS, a Linux encrypted virtual file system. EncFS requires a typed password to decrypt (on the fly) certain folders on my laptop. While effective,... Read more...
If you're in the market for a powerful new notebook, [H]Consumer -- sister site to [H]ard|OCP -- has just posted a preview of Lenovo's Core Duo powered ThinkPad T60 that you'll want to check out.  Seems like a really nice notebook.  I'm going to be adding it to my list of upgrade options; this X1000 has to go soon. "Carrying an Intel Core Duo processor and the innovative ThinkPad system management platform, the T60 is a look at the future of mobile computing. We give you the [H] Consumer perspective on what you can look forward to."  ... Read more...
We know lots of gamers who use analog controllers to play their favorite FPS PC games. Saitek has developed a dual analog controller dubbed the P990, and this device sports some nice features like four quick-fire shoulder triggers, 8-way directional pad, and six thumb buttons.Are you bored of that mouse and keyboard? Want to make your games more challenging or different? Do you like the feel of your console system controllers? Then come in and check out Saitek's P990 Dual Analog Gaming Pad for the PC! ... Read more...
Hey folks! It's time to kick off the news with new edition of HotHardware. The news format is changing a bit, so keep a look out for more frequent updates. Now, If you're in the market for a new Tablet PC, CoolTechZone has posted their views on the Lenovo ThinkPad X41. Also, for those of you wondering how much CPU power Quake 4 can eat up, FiringSquad has benchmarked the game against high-end to mid-range AMD and Intel CPU's. Those of you who remember similar benchmarks with Doom 3 should have an idea of what to expect. The Athlon XP series is not included in the test, but from the Doom 3 CPU benchmarks I've seen, if your still using an Athlon XP, you should upgrade if you want to get the most... Read more...
We've had some big game releases this month, and today's release is... F.E.A.R.! From what I've heard, the game will take about 10 hours to get through(which I personally find disappointing), however it's supposed to be one incredible ride. In what seems to be becoming a popular trend, a patch has already been released for the game, less than a week(or day) after it's release. If you own the game, grab the patch, and if your still undecided on Monolith's new shooter, check back here tonight for some reviews. Enjoy the news! First stage of HTPC project proves tricky @ The Tech Report "This setup's existence has been suspended for many months between my intentions--to build a real HTPC for... Read more...
Hey everyone :) The mailbox isn't exactly overflowing with news, but we've got enough for a decent post. Well I'm off to gut some old machines for spare parts, so goodnight all! Dean Of Stanford Engineering School Elected To Intel's Board Of Directors SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that James D. Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, has been elected to Intel's board of directors. With Plummer's election, the Intel board now consists of nine independent directors and two directors who are executive officers of Intel (CEO Paul Otellini and Chairman Craig Barrett). Plummer is a UCLA graduate who went on to receive his master's degree and Ph.D.... Read more...
It has taken quite sometime for ultra-portables to be fully accepted by the notebook community. This really has more to do with their price tags, than any specific design or aesthetic issue. Considering that ultra-portables are usually more expensive than traditional notebooks, it isn't hard to see why most people would choose the cheaper option. And because ultra-portables have traditionally been low power options, and battery life was lacking, they were usually relegated to the low end. Add that to the fact that any previous practical use of an ultra-portable still required a main system to compliment it, either a desktop machine or a more traditional notebook; an ultra-portable asked a lot... Read more...
Known as arguably one of the best selling Notebooks in the Corporate sector, IBM's T series of Thinkpad Notebooks has historically earned high marks for its build quality, feature set and general well-rounded performance. Today HotHardware's Andrew Ku takes a look at the new IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T43 Notebook. Can IBM pass the Thinkpad's illustrious torch onto Lenovo and make the transition with this new machine? With a 1.73GHz Dothan core Pentium M, an i915PM chipset, DDR2 DRAM and ATi X300 graphics under it's hood, the T43 is looking like a pretty solid offering.   Step on in and find out for yourselves!... Read more...
  A few short years back, the T series notebook from IBM was exactly what most of us thought of whenever someone uttered the word "notebook". Through the years, it has been the friend of many students, business men, and serious travelers, with broad market brand-name recognition. Lately, it has undergone its latest refresh, now equipped under Intel's Sonoma platform. This is precisely the weapon of choice for many looking for a powerful thin and light notebook. And so we decided to put one of these new ThinkPads T series machines through its paces.  Here's a look at the new T43. IBM ThinkPad T43 Specifications Processor •_Designed for Intel 90nm Dothan Pentium-M with... Read more...
IBM's products are the time tested gold standard when it comes to the computing needs of business professionals or corporations as a whole. "Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM," many say. There is a reason for this reputation; most of it relating specifically to quality and technological features that have been incorporated cleverly into the personal computers offered by IBM. You've probably already heard of the buyout plan of this part of IBM's business to a China based system vendor called Lenovo, and the gripes and forecasting made by some "industry insiders." For us, that is all just sideline chit-chat. Because, regardless of the sale, as consumers we are a bit more... Read more...
Good evening HotHardware fans!  How have you all been?  I feel like I haven't done a news post in ages, but thanks to Matt's sustained efforts these past couple of weeks, it looks like my services weren't needed! He's been doing a heck of job, hasn't he folks?  Don't think I won't be around, however.  If I'm not doing news, I'm working on an article, or posting some miscellaneous information in my new blog! Make sure you check it out when you get a chance.  For now though, it's time for a late-night sampling of hardware news...  Thermaltake Silent PurePower - TWV480 Power Supply Video Review @ 3DGameMan: "The Tt Silent PurePower - TWV (Total Watts Viewer) PSU is... Read more...
Hey there gang, welcome back!  Man, it has just been one of those stretches where nothing seems to be going right for me.  The last few weeks I've been dealing with an ailing pet, who is looking much better thankfully.  Now my neck has decided to give me a lesson in pain, to the point that I am looking at the world with a bit of a tilt.  I sure hope this goes away soon.  I kind of feel like Ed Sullivan right now.  So I guess I will be popping the Doan's Back Pills and hope for some relief.  While this did stop me in my tracks yesterday, it isn't stopping me from getting the news out to you!  Here's your latest dose for today... Steelpad's Steel Grip @ TechTastic.ca:... Read more...
Good evening everyone :)  According to the clock in my system tray, it is time for the HotHardware nightcap.  So, toss on some music, grab a warm drink and settle in for a good read.  Here is our final shot of juice for the day... Having Difficulty Writing 64-Bit Code? Intel Introduces Suite Of Tools, Expertise To Help SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new software tools to help developers design, analyze and optimize applications running on Intel-based platforms supporting Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T). Intel already offers similar products for its Intel Itanium 2 processor family. Intel software products with support for... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware Fans!  I apologize for the late start today.  I've been sorting, sizing, and organizing a couple of hundred images for a huge Socket 939 motherboard round-up we have in the queue, and I lost track of the time!  It's a good thing I came to my senses though, because I've got a date with the Science Channel tonight that I definitely don't want to miss. For a third-degree uber-geek like myself (I say that proudly), it doesn't get much better than watching 2 hours of Stephen Hawking discussing the origins of the universe.  If you've got the time tonight, and get the Science Channel, I'd highly recommend checking out the specials tonight.  Then tomorrow... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back.  From the looks of my inbox, the news has been flowing at a good rate throughout the day.  There seems to be articles from all different aspects of the hardware scene tonight, so, everyone should be happy.  Go grab a chair; I am starting to serve...  AOpen AX4SPE Max II motherboard @ TrustedReviews "At first glance the AX4SPE Max II doesn't look all that impressive as it has a fairly standard board layout and there are no special connectors around the back. Dig a little bit deeper in the box though and you realise that AOpen has actually included a lot more features than you initially think."  Evercool NP-101 Notebook Pad... Read more...
Good morning friends :)  After a night of planning, I think I have come up with a way to "borrow" that sexy laptop Marco is working on.  The plan involves a small army of garden gnomes wearing green overalls and an industrial sized jug of thermal grease...wait...Marco, reads the news!  *Sigh*  Back to the drawing board... ;) Here is your news for the AM... Vantec Spectrum Mousepad Review @ GideonTech.com "Need something to light up the night in your room while you go bezerk on your mousepad? This might be it, using a built-in blue CCFL, this may be the sleekest mousepad to roll around lately..." Antec's Aria enclosure @ The Tech Report "Unfortunately,... Read more...
Good evening my friends :)  I am going to keep the banter to a minimum tonight due to family plans.  So, on with the show... NZXT Guardian ATX Case @ Controlled-Insanity PC Mods "There are so many "pre-mod" cases available today, that sometimes it's tough to find one that stands out from the rest. Recently, a very unique case arrived on my doorstep, and this one clearly stands out! Sent over by NZXT, this innovative new case is going to turn a lot of heads. NZXT is fairly new to the market, and the Guardian is their first product, so let's see what kind of impression it leaves!" Steelpad 4S @ HardwareHounds.com "Everyone has a mouse pad. Well, everyone with... Read more...
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