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Online payment company PayPal has unveiled plans to roll-out a new service that will allow mobile phone users to make purchases and money transfers using a simple text message. The move by PayPal, which is part of online auction giant eBay, marks a big step in bridging the worlds of e-commerce and the physical world of bricks and mortar stores by giving consumers a pay-as-you-go option via mobile phones.... Read more...
The Walt Disney Company, Cisco Systems and Intel Corporation Invest in MovieBeam INC. New Digital Entertainment Venture Launches with $48.5 Million in Series A Financing Burbank, Calif., San Jose, Calif. and Santa Clara, Calif., February 14, 2006 – The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), Cisco Systems and Intel Corporation, through its leading investment arm Intel Capital, today announced they have invested in MovieBeam, Inc., a newly formed digital entertainment venture. The series A financing round, worth a total of $48.5 million, includes additional investment from tier-one venture capital firms the Mayfield Fund, Norwest Venture Partners and VantagePoint Venture Partners. MovieBeam is... Read more...
Major OEMs and System Builders Choose ATI's Radeon(R) X1900 Radeon(R) X1900 products available immediately around the world MARKHAM, ON – January 24, 2006 – ATI (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today launched and has made available its newest graphics processors for gaming and multimedia enthusiasts, the Radeon(R) X1900. The Radeon X1900 products are being adopted by major OEMs and system builders to deliver the ultimate in gaming and digital media experiences. Whether they are opting for single-GPU or multi-GPU configurations, OEMs and SIs are integrating ATI's products into the most advanced gaming platforms on the planet. OEM and system builders: Graphics cards powered by: ABS Computer... Read more...
X-Bit labs has gone all out and taken a look at 5 different case models from Arctic Cooling. The Silentium series is in the spot light, and even though each of the different models look different, the insides remain the same. "Today we are going to take a look at the whole system case family from Arctic Cooling known under Silentium brand name. The remarkable thing about these mid-tower cases is that Arctic Cooling took an absolutely new approach to building a system case and developed a whole new component layout almost from scratch. We will look at 5 models from this family positioned as ready-made solutions for very quiet computers."... Read more...
At the end of the day, HardOCP's Kyle Bennett is someone people either love or hate. Regardless of what your personal take on him might be, you have to give the man credit for this latest act of charity. Here, Kyle is raffling off his own personal system with all proceeds being donated to the Child's Play charity. As you'd expect, the system is packed with the latest and greatest hardware. For only $10 you can help a very worthy cause and get a shot at a killer gaming rig on top of it.We here at HardOCP are huge fans of Penny Arcade's Child's Play Charity efforts. In a nutshell, Child's Play pulls together folks like you from the gaming and hardware communities and uses your donations to put... Read more...
There are a few holiday system guides floating around the net, but [H]ard|OCP has put out a 14 page guide that covers full systems builds, and system upgrades. If you're still undecided on what to get this year, head on over to the Holiday System Guide. "As the 2005 holiday season is near, we dug deep into our holiday cheer and came up with a Newegg four-way system buying guide. We applied $500 and $1000 to upgrade systems and $1200 and $2000 to full systems for both AMD and Intel-based purchases"... Read more...
HardOCP ordered up a sweet powerhouse from Puget Systems, running it through their standard evaluation procedures.  We're talking dual-core, 2GB of RAM, and high end video wrapped up in a sweet looking case.  Better yet, the $2600 pricetag is actually a solid value, beating out a lesser system by $150. "Therefore, in reality, you make look at our article and decide that Puget is exactly the company for you. I must point out that we had a similar system on deck during the testing of our Puget system and it came with slower components while costing about $150 more, so you're getting a good initial value in your purchase." ... Read more...
The longtime Apple-rumor based website ThinkSecret has posted that the only Intel-based systems coming from Apple this January will be iBooks. Unfortunately, their sources don't seem to believe we'll be seeing any high-end systems with Intel processors showing up in this timeframe. Those who are patiently waiting for Intel-based Powerbooks and desktops will have to wait a bit longer. However since these systems will be combining the killer Apple aesthetic and fantastic build quality with a solid new architecture, it seems as though this is actually a product that will be worth waiting for.Apple will almost certainly tap Intel's forthcoming Yonah processor for the iBooks, a successor to the company's... Read more...
Gaming news has been flooding our news box since the release of some major titles in the past month. F.E.A.R. is still one of the hottest topics, and today is no exception. Mr. Ghazi from TweakGuides has put up his F.E.A.R. tweak guide, which fortunately has some image comparisons for various quality settings in the game. FiringSquad is also indulging in the craze, and today they've released their "F.E.A.R. CPU Shootout" article. Enjoy the news! ATI Radeon X1800 Performance and Image Quality Article @ Beyond3D "The X1800 XT is able to open a reasonable performance gap to the other boards here, with it performance up to 38% faster than the previous generation high end board and... Read more...
Well folks, the weekend is over and everything is getting back to normal. If your looking for something different to read, The TechZone has written a piece about being in "The Zone". I'm sure a few of you can relate to the article... personally I've spent days working on just parts of my own personal projects. Almost nothing beats the feeling when it's 4am and your code is finally working. The only problem is no one else is awake to see your accomplishment. Anyway, I've got some work to do, goodnight all! Lite-On SHW-1635S 16x DVD -RW 8x Double Layer Writer @ ExtremeMHz "Lite-on has finally released a new DVD drive set to compete with a variety of other next generation high-speed... Read more...
While doing my usual surfing routine today, I came across an interesting read over at CNET. Some creative artists have made their mark in the oddest of places, a microchip. Some of the designs are really neat, I suggest you check them out. Also in the news today, Samsung has agreed to plead guilty to price fixing, and will pay a $300 million fine. Goodnight folks! Ubuntu v5.10 (Breezy Badger) @ Phoronix "Looking at this release first hand, it continues to look incredibly promising for the GNU/Linux movement and we hope that Mark Shuttleworth continues to invest in this valuable commodity. Some of the major improvements to Ubuntu 5.10 include thin client integration, OEM installer support,... Read more...
CNet has put up a good read today, examining the effect the internet has had on human intelligence. Does using the internet make you smarter? It's already been proven that a daily dose of HotHardware can raise your IQ, but what about the rest of the net? All right, fine... maybe we won't raise your IQ, but we will keep you informed about the latest and greatest hardware out there. Now, let's take a look at some of that hardware... Mad Catz Universal MC2 Racing Wheel Review @ Hardware.GamersHell "Overall, Mad Catz's Universal MC2 Steering Wheel and Pedals is an incredibly user friendly and reasonably priced third-party offering for racing fans in search of a richer racing experience. Sure,... Read more...
Trying to bring some order to current memory myths, Corsair has sent us a PDF showing the benefit some applications can receive from having a hefty 2GB of Ram installed. Half-Life 2's Lost Coast level is rumored to be out soon, and as many of you have heard, it does list 2GB of ram under the recommended requirements. Ouch. I'm still running on 512MB, so I might have to do a little shopping after the news. Koolance Aquain ICM-505 Liquid Cooling System @ ExtremeMHz | Image "Perhaps you have bought that killer pre-modded case you've always wanted and have formed quite a bond with it. However, you can't help but be impressed with some of the excellent water-cooled cases that Koolance offers.... Read more...
Hey everyone! Ever wonder how to mod a Apple iMAC G5? Posting this might be a sin to some of you, but Legit Reviews will show you how. Also, is the memory industry at a stand still? All that and more, here at the HH news post :) High-End Wireless Notebook Mouse @ CoolTechZone "After seething on the lack of ergonomically comfortable notebook mice, we noticed a new addition to Logitech's product line, the V500. The V500 is a wireless notebook mouse with comparatively better ergonomics, thanks in part to its grooves. The precision is all well and good for what its designed for – basic tasks. If you are planning on purchasing the V500, you wouldn't necessary be delighted with its performance... Read more...
Gamers take notice! Many of you may recall the legal battle between Valve and Vivendi, with Valve's child, Steam, in the middle. Well all of that is over and done with, but the questioned still remained as to who would be the next to distribute Valve's products. Now we know(and knowing is half the battle - GI Joe), Valve has teamed up with, drum roll please... Electronic Arts(EA). Details and info on upcoming game packages can be found below, as well as your afternoon dose of news. EA AND VALVE TEAM UP TO DELIVER HALF LIFE TO GAMERS WORLDWIDE Redwood City, Calif. and Bellevue, WA – July 18, 2005 – Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment company and Valve(R),... Read more...
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the performance aspect of computing, that we don't pay enough attention to the other important details.  Yes, we all want a powerful CPU, graphics card and an ample supply of memory, all tied together with a quality motherboard.  But the enclosure you choose to house all of your components is an important component as well.  With a plethora of a various case models available, choosing the right one can be difficult.  A well designed enclosure is a crucial factor for a stable computing experience, especially when overclocking is planned. Today we're taking a look at a case from 3RSystem, a South Korean company who is a major player in the global... Read more...
The nightly news has arrived. We'll start off with Intel, as they have sent us over a couple of announcements today, one of which is the announcement of their new Vice President: Xu (Ian) Yang. In other news, Mr. Ghazi over at TweakGuides.com is at it again, only this time he's building instead of tweaking. Enjoy the rest, goodnight. Doubling Down On Intel-Based Servers Intel Adds Dual-Core Capability to Entry-Level Server Platforms   SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2005 - Intel Corporation today introduced the dual-core Intel(R) Pentium(R) D processor-based platform for entry-level servers that includes two processor cores in one processor and the corresponding Intel(R) E7230 chipset. With... Read more...
GIGABYTE Launches First Generation Liquid Cooling System : 3D Galaxy series Taipei, Taiwan June 16, 2005 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards, PC coolers and other computing hardware solutions, today announced the new 3D Galaxy liquid cooling system, the company's first generation water cooler for PC enthusiasts and extreme gamers. The new 3D Galaxy is designed to cool the most advanced high-performance PC processors from both Intel and AMD with a minimum of noise and risk of overheating with unique features such as LWP (Low Water Protection) and OHP (Over Heating Protection). Heat Dissipation Efficiency and Effectiveness:  The GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy Liquid... Read more...
Hey folks, first things first... Rob has taken the Asus Extreme Radeon AX800XL/2DTV, and puts it up against ATI's Radeon X800XL, and MSI's GeForce NX6800GT. And for you overclocking maniacs, Kingston is auctioning off some rare HyperX modules, and they're doing it for a good cause. Enjoy the news, goodnight folks :) Kingston Auctions Off Rare HyperX for a Good Cause! Here is your chance to get your hands on discontinued Kingston HyperX DDR400 KHX3200 modules while helping those in need. These 2.6V modules were built with coverted Winbond B die, which is no longer manufactured, and have latency timings of 2-2-2-6-1; they provide impressive headroom for system tweaking. You can't buy these modules... Read more...
Good morning everyone welcome back to HH :)  With the Canadian portion of the HH labs receiving some snow yesterday, I think this boy is going to put in for a transfer to someplace with a more normal climate ;) Nonetheless, the inbox is getting full and it is getting later.  Here is your first update for the day...  Sky Hawk Power One 620W PSU Review @ Madshrimps "Recently SkyHawk's innovative Power One GM570SC PSU became infamous for all the wrong reasons. A few Hardware Review Sites recently published evidence of a discrepancy in the claim the Power One GM570SC complied with EPS12V v.2.1 and ATX v.2.01 specifications. SkyHawk immediately set about rectifying the issue and... Read more...
Hey folks, after a long day of battling internet problems, I'm here to bring you a news update. Feel the need for speed? Check out the review Madshrimps has sent us, which takes the FX-55 through some serious overclocking. Also on the list is a SFF system from ASUS, X-Bit lab's Best of 2004, Zalman's CNPS7700-Cu Heatsink Fan, and a review of Gigabyte's GA-K8NXP-SLI. Read on, and enjoy the news! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI) @ hardwarezone "Need more SLI motherboard options? If you do, then sink into this review as we find out what Gigabyte's SLI motherboard had in store and how it fared against MSI's own option. Supporting 12 storage devices, DPS, Dual BIOS, WLAN, FireWire-800... Read more...
Hey folks, there's little news in at the moment, but we do have some decent articles for the SuperPower XP02 Case, the NextStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure, and a review for some apparently good overclocking ram(PDP Systems PC3200 XBLK). SuperPower XP02 Gaming Case Review @ 3DXtreme "Today 3DXtreme presents their latest review of a modded mid tower case by SuperPower. They are not one of the bigger names in computer cases, however the case we present today is definitely different than what you would normally see. Let's have a look at this case and see how well it rates." Vantec NexStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure @ Techniz "With the Vantec NexStar 2 External 5.25"... Read more...
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