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Quick, what company has a Bluetooth headset named after a boulder? Jabra, of course! The accessory company has just revealed the second many rock-like headset today, with the Stone being called an improvement over the original. It's also offering a glossy finish, a voice command system that allows users to answer and place calls with their voice and an optimized voice system when interacting with voice-enabled applications. With talking-while-driving tickets spreading like wildfire, Jabra is assuming that more and more people will be looking for a way around that. And with a Bluetooth headset, it's truly only as good as the speech recognition behind it. This particular device is taking home an... Read more...
NEW ENTHUSIAST SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE HITS KEY INDUSTRY MILESTONES New Extensions for Monitoring and Controlling PC Peripherals Formally Ratified by USB Implementers Forum; Dell Ships World’s First ESA-Certified Desktop PC SANTA CLARA, CA—FEBRUARY 28, 2008 – NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, today announced that the Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) extensions have now officially been adopted by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), paving the way for widespread industry adoption. As a result, the ESA protocol, which details the way PC peripherals can communicate with each other, will now be added into the next revision... Read more...
Intel Marks Energy-Efficient Milestone With 50-Watt, High-Performing Quad-Core Server Processors Processors Represent Nearly Ten-Fold Power Consumption Improvement in Less than 2 Years SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12, 2007 - Further expanding its quad-core processor family line-up, Intel Corporation today announced two energy-efficient 50-watt server processors that represent a 35- to nearly 60-percent decrease in power from Intel's existing 80- and 120-watt quad-core server products. As companies increasingly focus on reducing electricity bills and cooling costs associated with their computing needs, these new processors, requiring just 12.5 watts of power for each of the four cores or processing... Read more...
Analysts are predicting widespread problems and computer malfunctions due to a potential bug in some software that won't be able to handle the new Daylight Savings time rules. The scenario is eerily reminiscent of the dreaded "Y2K" bug which sent nearly everyone into a frenzy. "Actually, it's a potential problem in any software that was programmed before a 2005 law decreed that daylight-saving time would start three weeks earlier and end one week later, beginning this year. Congress decided that more early evening daylight would translate into energy savings." My prediction?  Absolutely... Read more...
NVIDIA and TSMC Celebrate New Milestone: 500 Million Processors SANTA CLARA, CA AND HSINCHU, TAIWAN - OCTOBER 24, 2006 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Inc. (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today celebrated the shipment of the 500 millionth processor designed by NVIDIA and manufactured by TSMC. These processors--which include NVIDIA GeForce(R) GPUs (graphics processing units) and NVIDIA nForce(R) MCPs (media and communications processors)--were created on 2.6 million eight-inch equivalent wafers.  READ MORE...... Read more...
We haven't posted any Power Supply news recently, but this one deserves some attention. Phoronix has reviewed SilverStone's Zeus ST75F 750W PSU, which is geared towards the most energy hungry PCs out there(Quad-SLI anyone?). "If the popular 500~600W power supply units are not enough to suit the growing needs of computer enthusiasts, SilverStone Technology has released a phenomenal 750W continuous power PSU. With providing just over the equivalent of one horsepower, the SilverStone Zeus ST75ZF features quad +12V rails, dual PCI-E 6-pin connectors (plus the option for two more), industrial grade components, and active PFC. Is... Read more...
Version 3.1 of Silverstone's SG-01 Evolution SFF case is a great pick if you're looking to build a small, portable PC. Good ventilation, and the ability to use any standard size ATX PSU are just some of the features you'll find. "One of the first things that grab your attention is the simple but yet, elegant design of the SG-01, from the stylish Silverstone logo to the well placed silver/chrome accents around the two 5.25" drive bays and the background behind the front access ports. Speaking of which in addition to the customary audio ports, the IEEE 1394 port and two USB 2.0 ports that have become standard on just about every case manufactured... Read more...
SystemCooling.Com has just reviewed a 600W modular power supply from Silverstone, the makers of the popular "Temjin" line of enclosures.  I personally use a Temjin TJ04 for my personal system, and love it, but haven't fully evaluated any of Silverstone's PSUs.  I guess after I get this posted, I'll be checking this article out!The new SilverStone Strider ST60F is a fully modular power supply unit (PSU) rated for 600 watts continuous load that offers power and flexibility in one package. The ST60F is SilverStone's new flagship product in their Strider family of switching power supplies, which includes seven models ranging from 360W to 600W. The Strider ST60F PSU combines the... Read more...
The news is now back in full swing! If you haven't noticed already, today is the big launch day for Nvidia's new GeForce 6800 GS. HotHardware's own Marco Chiapetta took the card for a spin, and put it up against some decent competition. Make sure to check back later on for a roundup of 6800 GS reviews from around the net. ECS KN1 SLI Extreme Mainboard @ BigBruin "Although they still have strong a focus on motherboards, they have not always received praise from the computer enthusiast segment. ECS is trying to change that with the release of their new flagship motherboard, the KN1 SLI Extreme. On paper it has the makings of a very solid motherboard that could help you move into a SLI configuration... Read more...
Hey folks! After some internet downtime, I'm back on the net and ready to deliver the news. With my cable internet gone, but cable TV still remaining, I fell back to watching the boob tube to ease my boredom, though I had to endure commercial after commercial of Verizon DSL. It wasn't a complete loss though, as I got a few laughs from the irony that I keep wishing for James Earl Jones and Verizon to come to my town and save me from the dark side. Anyway, let's get to it! SilverStone NT02 CPU Cooler @ Overclockers Online "If you're looking for a quality cooler that you can use over several platforms, it's easy to recommend the SilverStone NT02. If coupled with some real thermal paste (Arctic... Read more...
Hey folks! Following up on the previous announcement today for the 64-Bit version of Far Cry, we have a little bit more information for you. Below you can find a list of the additions and enhancements, as well as the system requirements(other than needing Windows XP 64-Bit, and an AMD64 CPU). If you'd like to see some screenshots of it, just click here. Patch can be found here. Far Cry 64-Bit Enhancements and Requirements The AMD64 version of Far Cry will take you back to the digital jungle for new experiences as Jack Carver. You'll see richer environments with more objects and more realistic beaches, water, and sky. It will truly immerse you. You'll also play two additional multiplayer levels... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back to HotHardware.  With the weekend winding down and a small slush storm inhabiting the outer limits of my house, I think it is time that we cuddle up with our favourite caffeinated beverage and delve into the world of tech news. Here is your Nightcap...  SilverStone Gemini ST46GF Redundant Power Supply @ SystemCooling "SystemCooling.com has reviewed a lot of power supplies over the past two years but none that provided hardware redundancy and hot-swap capabilities. The new SilverStone Gemini series ST46GF is actually two power supplies in one. Each power supply module is capable of delivering 460 watts continuous power. During normal operation... Read more...
Hey folks, up for some reading? How about some updating? Version 1.0.2 of Firefox is now available, it's nothing special unless you consider browser security important :) Now, on with the reviews... Pentium M on your Socket 478 platform: Part 2 @ Legit Reviews "Included with the CT-479 are the installation guide, a heatsink/fan, one 4-pin power cable, and the socket adapter. The only "tool" needed for this kit is a flat head screw driver to secure the Pentium M processor in the socket just like what is done on a notebook computer." SilverStone Temjin TJ06 Case Review @ 3DXtreme "Once again, I have to say that Silverstone has made a quality case. Based on a very solid... Read more...
Hey there folks, we've got a full line-up for you this Friday morning.  If you are in the market for a sweet HTPC case, the SilverStone LC10 may be what you need.  You may also want to check the LC11 I reviewed not too long ago as another option.  The HIS Radeon X800XL is another piece that catches my eye.  While they can be really hard to find in the states, HIS makes some great cards.  Well, let's get started! Have a great weekend. HIS Radeon X800XL PCI-E @ Hardwareavenue.com: "When you first hear "X800XL", it is quite natural for words such as "bastardised", "featureless" and "cheap" to come to mind, primarily brought... Read more...
Good morning everyone, time for your morning news post this Thursday AM.  We've line up several interesting items, including an article on the future of DDR.  Think it's dead?  Guess again, DDR's time isn't up just yet.  Check out the details below as well as the rest of the reviews on tap. Silverstone Strider SST-ST46F 460W PSU review @ XtremeResources: "Another power supply unit will have to tolerate my cruelties that take place inside my test bed PC. Today, it will be the Silverstone Strider SST-ST46F 460W power supply unit, a rather special power supply unit from a similarly special company. Silverstone is a Taiwanese based company, founded back in 2003, which makes... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans! BW here, stopping by with a quick update to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Silverstone's sleek LC11 HTPC case. The LC11 is designed to mesh well with the various components of a home theater, while accommodating a standard Micro-ATX motherboard and other standard PC components. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
As the old saying goes, "Times are a changing".  When the personal computer first caught on, word processing and text based gaming was all the rage, and then there was this thing called the "Internet" on the rise.  Today, the Internet is at the center of the technological universe and the PC has become a powerful tool commonly used in everyday life.  Today's PCs have a myriad of uses from running the latest games to controlling all of the electrical components in our homes.  The possibilities available to the average consumer are now only limited by imagination and budget. One of the more popular, and natural progressions for the PC is in the Home Theater. ... Read more...
Hey gang, happy Friday to ya!  I'm still trying to shake a nasty bug and the NyQuil fog from last night.  So let me wish you a great weekend and start you off with the morning news.  Thanks for stopping bye! A.C.Ryan RyanPower2 450w Modular PSU @ Viper Lair: "Overall, the AC Ryan 450w modular power supply is an excellent unit. The only negative thing that I found about it is that there were not enough mini 4-pin connections for my setup. Aside from that, the voltage levels all stayed at proper levels, the modular cable system makes my case look a whole lot cleaner, and actually makes installation easier since I don't have to hunt around for my cables." TR's CPU decoder... Read more...
Good to see you again friends :)  With the world of work starting back up for me again this morning, I do not have a huge amount of time to chit-chat.  However, I do have enough to fire up another round of linkage.  Enjoy your day, I will "see" you back here later this evening...  SilverStonetek SST-FP54 Review @ ExtensionTech.net "You'd perhaps think that this parallel powered VFD was late into the market. And well, perhaps it is...But seeing that you can't buy too many printers these days that use the parallel port anymore, that leaves potential for all those free printer ports doesn't it? This parallel (2x16) character VFD from SilverStone, with its beveled,... Read more...
Hey folks!  Happy Friday to ya!  I'm pretty psyched for this weekend a little more than most.  We have a good friend stopping in from out of town that we haven't seen in a while.  I certainly look forward to catching up.  Saturday, my wife has mustered up the courage to attempt selling some of her photography.  Being an aspiring photographer can be tough.  People can be very critical about your work, which is very personal.  I admire her determination, I don't think I would have the courage to do it.  Sadly, it's an outside venue and rain is in the forecast.  Looks like Murphy's Law is in full effect!  Good thing we have a tent.  Enough... Read more...
Hey everyone, it's been awhile since the last post, so I might as well unload the latest news. We have a roundup of low latency PC3200 ram, a SilverStone case review and a mod guide to turn your single layer burner into a dual layer burner! Check back later for the latest news :) Low latency PC3200 memory roundup on Intel @ Madshrimps "We test a new batch of PC3200 and PC4400 rated memory from known and lesser known manufacteres on our Intel P4 test setup. With the introduction of Samsung?s TCCD revision F memory chips we might get performance only seen in the days of Winbond BH-5!" SilverStone TJ06 Case Video Review @ 3dGameMan "The SilverStone TJ06 Case has an extremely unique... Read more...
Hello everyone, how is your day going?  With a cold weather front hitting the Canadian portion of the HH labs, I have a feeling my good friend Mr. Coffee will be getting an extra large workout today.  The news front seems to be moving at a fairly steady rate, so there should be tons of goodies heading your way today....  SilverStone TJ04 case review @ OCModShop "The profile picture below of the case shows how nice it looks and precise diamond cut edge that reflected from the flash. The back of the case features an exhaust which can accommodate an 80mm, 92mm, or 120mm fan. The first thing that came to my mind when seeing the possibility of easily adding a 120mm fan was watercooling.... Read more...
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