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Parties just aren't what they used to be, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. In the digital world, celebrations are often much broader, with friends from all over the world chiming in to wish someone well on their special day. As social networks and the like aim to bring in additional revenue, sites like Facebook are also encouraging folks to gift their friends digitally. And now, Amazon's getting into the action with a twist. The company today introduced Amazon Birthday Gift, a new way for customers to surprise friends on their birthdays by joining together to send Amazon.com Gift Cards with birthday messages on Facebook. Once a single friend starts a gift, any of the recipient’s... Read more...
If any of you reading this are free this Saturday and will be near NVIDIA’s Santa Clara headquarters, they are hosting the Grand Finals of the Call of Duty: Black Ops II | Rivalries at the NVIDIA campus and would like you to attend and enjoy the festivities. The full scoop and registration link are posted below: Join us for what will surely be some amazing match ups, food, drinks and fun! RSVP today! Registration is FREE and first come first serve. The fun begins at 1:00 p.m. and will continue to approximately 6:00 p.m. To RSVP, click here: https://ow.ly/gOhg3 For more information on the event, check out www.geforce.com/rivalries Please note: All attendees are responsible for their travel... Read more...
When you work at Google, you can do amazing things. And those amazing things don't stop at work. They clearly bleed over to home. One particular Google engineer has showcased photos his LAN-party optimized home, and as he calls it, it's "specifically designed to be ideal for PC gaming parties. It's also designed for living, of course, but all houses have that." It's equipped with 12 fold-out computers, built by a cabinet maker to specs the homeowner specified. There's plenty more details in the Via below, and if you're hoping to get an invite to come over... well, good luck!... Read more...
AMD is headed to CES 2011 to celebrate the launch of the Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and are inviting 20 Hot Hardware readers that will be in Las Vegas on the evening of Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 to join them! The party will include comic actor Joel McHale, known for his role as Jeff Winger on the NBC comedy series Community and as host of The Soup which airs on the E! network. Warming up the crowd will be Austin soul singer, Brother Magnum. The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. If you will be in Las Vegas on Tuesday January 4th, 2011 and you and a guest want to be a part of this fun event, please send your name and your guest’s name to AMDCES2011@bitecommunications.com.... Read more...
Sweden's PiratePartiet (Pirate Party) has secured a win for the European Parliament in yesterday's Swedish European Parliament Elections, becoming - at least in this election - Sweden's 4th biggest party.According to official sources, the Pirate Party secured 7.1% of votes and elected to the European Parliament Christian Engstrom to voice the concerns of filesharers and throughout Europe. Thanks to the Swedish authority's enforcement of a court mandate and shutting down the Pirate Bay, the attempt at restricting the activity of filesharing has backfired and provided a soapbox of sorts for the Party.The Pirate Party's arguments are towards the "reform of copyright law", by making non-commercial... Read more...
Microsoft has created a blog dedicated to Windows 7, the upcoming (in 2010, according to Microsoft) successor to Windows Vista. The first post in the blog, Microsoft said that first in-depth technical details will come at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), both scheduled for October.We have two significant events for developers and the overall ecosystem around Windows this fall. The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) on October 27 and the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) the following week both represent the first venues where we will provide in-depth technical information about Windows 7. This blog will... Read more...
For those of us that have been wondering when we might start seeing 3rd party applications (not hacks) available for our spiffy new iPhones, the answer is likely to be sometime next year at the very earliest.The delay is initially due to Apple taking a stance against allowing any modification of the iPhone, including non-Apple software.  Apple has quietly dropped that position, one announced by Steve Jobs at the iPhone's unveiling, and now Mr. Jobs is even going on to say that the an iPhone SDK is due in February:“It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the... Read more...
As you all know, AMD launched their highly anticipated Barcelona native quad-core Opteron processors a few days ago.  And on the night of the launch the company threw a big bash at the Letterman Digital Arts Premier Theater at the headquarters of Lucasfilm to celebrate the event.           Here are a few snapshots from the party where Barcelona was on-display.  AMD’s CEO Hector Ruiz spoke at the event and a live band was there keeping the crowd entertained.  There are a number of live demos on display as well, of course, including a Phenom powered rig running John Woo’s Stanglehold game.  And no, you don’t have Déjà vu,... Read more...
DFI recently launched their first nForce 600 series chipset-based motherboard, the LANParty UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R, and we've just finished and posted up our evaluation of it. Unlike most other nForce 680i LT-based products, DFI's offering is not simply a re-branded reference design and it offers a host of additional features that allow it to compete favorably with more expensive, full-blown nForce 680i SLI motherboards. It's even got a custom, removable chipset cooler that you've got to see. Click the link below and check it out… DFI’s LANParty NF680i LT SLI-T2R... Read more...
While they are still not known as a tier 1 player in the motherboard market, on par with the likes of MSI, Asus, or Gigabyte, DFI is a still a highly regarded name in many circles. DFI is one of the few companies in the market which are genuinely in tune with what overclockers and enthusiasts are interested in. Their LANParty series in particular has garnered piles of awards and is often used in many "extreme" overclocking projects due to the flexibility provided by their products. LANParty boards are flashy and over-the-top, but at their core, they have been solid through and through. DFI has been somewhat quiet as of late, their last major board to receive a lot of attention... Read more...
The crew at Xbit labs have posted an interesting review of the DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G motherboard. What makes this article a bit more intriguing that some other mobo reviews, is that the ICF3200-T2R/G is based on ATI's (now AMD's) RD600 chipset. "The mainboard we are going to talk about today is the most unusual platform for the Intel Core 2 processors. It is not only based on the rare AMD Crossfire Xpress 3200 chipset, but also offers the enthusiasts an unprecedented set of overclocking-friendly options." Unfortunately performance wasn't quite up to par with competing solutions... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted an article at HotHardware.com where we evaluate the features and performance of DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR motherboard. Here's a snip from the piece... "DFI has earned a reputation over the last couple of years for producing feature-rich, enthusiast friendly motherboards. DFI's decked out LANPARTY family of motherboards in particular has become known to many around the world as a family of products that cater to the unique needs of the enthusiast and overclocking communities. Today we present to you DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR. Build around the CrossFire... Read more...
DFI has earned a reputation over the last couple of years for producing feature-rich, enthusiast friendly motherboards.  DFI's decked out LANPARTY family of motherboards in particular has become known to many around the world as a family of products that cater to the unique needs of the enthusiast and overclocking communities. Today we present to you DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR. Build around the CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset and with a plethora of BIOS options and integrated peripherals, this board has "enthusiast" written all over it.  We'll take a look at whether or not there are other aspects of this product, however, that really make it... Read more...
Tech Report has taken DFI's LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR for a spin on the testbench and have walked away more than impressed. The board received top marks in every category with the performance results showing this model as the fastest Socket 939 motherboard Tech Report has tested to date. Add to that a stunning 425MHz HyperTransport clock speed as well as an impressive number of ports and peripherals and it appears as though DFI is an excellent choice for those looking for a new SLI motherboard. However, we've yet to encounter a Socket 939 motherboard that can match the Expert's performance, features, and overclocking prowess.... Read more...
Tonight we present you with a roundup of Athlon 64 FX-57 reviews. There might be some more on the way, and we'll be sure to add them to the list. Now I'm off to bed, so goodnight :) Athlon 64 FX-57 Reviews: t-break LostCircuits Sharky Extreme [H]ard|OCP Firing Squad The Tech Report Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 @ Viperlair "Using an Asetek Waterchill system, with only a water block on the CPU, we tested the overclocking potential of the Foxconn 925XE. We would have put a block on the chipset as well, but with the new chipset HSF mounting solution, we have no way of attaching the block to the northbridge chipset. We managed to get our 3 GHz P4 running stable at 3.75 GHz, which is a healthy 750... Read more...
BlueTake BT400 G5 Bluetooth Headset Review @ The Tech Zone: "Nothing says geek like a Bluetooth headset. With the BT400 G5, you'll be able to laugh at people with corded headset because they're not as cool as you. With a simple flip and a twist, the BT400 G5 works for both left or right ear. How geeky is that?" DFI LanParty UT SLI-DR Review @ Ninjalane: "When SLI was first announced the enthusiasm here in the Ninjalane Labs for the new technology was crazy. Everyone was running around trying to get their hands on something SLI enabled in hopes of making that big score and upgrade to SLI." G.Skill DDR600 Memory Review: Versatility redefined @ Madshrimps: "G.Skill is fairly new to... Read more...
Tonight's serving includes a little bit of everything. Another item I'll throw into the mix, is a possible roadmap of upcoming NVIDIA Chipsets, check it out. Goodnight folks! Shuttle SB83G5C Media Center XPC @ t-break | Image "The two drive bays and the front panel are all concealed making the look consistent and elegant. The front also houses the VFD display which is a two line display with the top line showing icons of the currently used function and the bottom line showing text such as the time or the temperature of your XPC. We must say that the VFD display gels real well with the mirror finish giving it a somewhat Sony floating glass touch." LiteOn SOHW-1693S DVD Writer @ Techniz... Read more...
Last weekend, over 300 gamers descended upon the Boston suburb of Wilmington, MA with little else but 32 hours of non-stop fragging on their minds.  Well, that and possibly coming home with some new gear for their PC.  Just over a year ago LPANE, the LAN Party Association of New England, was formed with the hopes of pulling together the various smaller organizations in the area and using their combined strengths to come up with an event that everyone would remember.  The end result was Nor'Easter 2005, the largest professional LAN Party to hit the region.  Contrary to the event's name though, the event started off on a bright, sunny Saturday morning.    A line of... Read more...
Hey there folks, time for your Thursday morning news post.  In case you missed it, Marco posted an extensive nForce 4 SLI motherboard Round-Up.  This is a big one that's real interesting with an excellent showing from DFI.  We also have the latest hardware headlines for you this AM including Intel's P4-M 770, a 400GB Seagate Barracuda and more.  Let's get started! MonsterGecko Joins Forces With GoGamer.com, Popular PistolMouse FPS Gaming Mouse Now Available From GoGamer.com The PistolMouse FPS complements GoGamer.com's offerings with its wide selection of First-Person Shooter games PALO ALTO and LAKE FOREST, CA – March 30, 2005 – MonsterGecko, LLC (www.monstergecko.com),... Read more...
Hey there everyone, JeffB stepping in with your Thursday morning news update.  We've got a shootout between an AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon as well as a good looking Samsung LCD.  If you are in the market for a laptop, Designtechnica has a look at a Gateway M210XL.  For more on how to select the right laptop for you, check out our Buyer's Guide here. DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D Motherboard @ Bigbruin.com: "There is no end to the amount of tweaking you are allowed on this board. With very minor effort and time, I was able to get a FSB of 300 MHz at a multiplier of 8 for a CPU frequency of 2400 MHz. With some time spent, this board will go much higher, although this particular... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got plenty of news for you tonight! From the Motorola V710 Mobile Phone, to the plethora of reviews for the Intel 6xx series & 3.73GHz, there's enough here to keep you busy for a good part of the night. Enjoy the news, and check back tomorrow for more. Intel 6xx & 3.73GHz EE Reviews HotHardware Viper Lair TweakTown Hexus Beyond3D PC Perspective Legit Reviews LostCircuits Gamepyre Motorola V710 Mobile Phone @ Bytesector.com "Motorola has, time and time again, produced excellent mobile phones with new and exciting features that simply make other phones on the market obsolete. The new Motorola V710, with its unique look, video and camera capabilities is no exception.... Read more...
Good afternoon guys and gals :) First on the list today, is an announcement for LanChelms 160 Man LAN Party that's being held on Fed 12th. On a different note, there's a guide on "Wireless Networking Troubleshooting", which I was very glad to see as I know more and more people these days, who are freeing themselves from the shackles of the ethernet cable. Well folks, Read on and enjoy! LanChelms 160 Man LAN Party Feb 12th! This is a reminder to everyone that LanChelms 9 is in two weeks, Saturday February 12th, 2005 in Chelmsford, MA! LanChelms is Massachusetts's largest active LAN party, and has a long history of sellouts at our past events. Seats have not filled up! There are 203 people... Read more...
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