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Tired of not knowing exactly who you're not talking to? Wired News has an interesting read on the latest way to ignore people on purpose: Caller ID everywhere. Today, with his elseed TiVo hack, Gardner can keep staring at the screen when the phone rings. The program ensures that caller ID information shows up on the TV. "You don't have to even get up to see if it's worth pausing the TiVo to answer the phone or not," said Gardner, a software engineer, acknowledging that in the four years since introducing the hack, he's been criticized for promoting laziness. Gardner counters that the program "reduces stress and makes you more in control... Read more...
50 years after the release of IBM's RAMAC(Random Access Method of Accounting and Control) drive, Hitachi is announcing their plans to release a Terabyte drive later this year. Some can argue that it's not a full Terabyte as in 1,024GB, but with 1,000GB it's closer than anything we have out now. If Seagate's 750GB drive just wasn't big enough for you, than it's time to step up to Hitachi. "It's not that big of a stretch for some hard drive makers. Hitachi already sells a 500GB drive, while rival Seagate Technology started shipping a 750GB drive to desktop makers in April. Seagate also sells a home storage device with two... Read more...
We were sent a copy of the PDF referenced in Sean's news post below. Basically, Corsair is claiming that OCZ's new XTC heat spreaders are no more effective than the somewhat standard "flat" heat spreaders used on most high-end modules. Here's a big snip from the PDF... All our tests used the RST Pro card "Stress Test" to heavily exercise the memory. The tests were run in one of our qualification ovens at exactly 68 degrees F ambient temperature. Our standard stability test includes 3 iterations of the RST Pro2 "Burn in" option, with Stuck, Weave, Jump, Primes, Parity, Pseudo Random, ATS, and Crosstalk turned on. A passing result was considered to be three consecutive... Read more...
Our latest off-color HotHardware release is up for grabs again this morning – Old School.  It's a brand-new year, and Sully rings in the New Year with some cheerful ramblings, as always... NO ONE HAS ANY IDEA WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT. ME TOO. Direct Link: https://hothardware.com/school/index.cfm This is a fun one folks!  You'll never trust another "pundit's" prediction again.  ... Read more...
Shimmer me timbers, they're at it again. Most of you should remember the texture shimmering problem with Nvidia's recent 77.77 drivers, which Nvidia claimed to be a bug and quickly fixed the problem. Now it's ATI's turn to address the issue since it also seems to suffer from a similar problem. As usual, we'll keep you updated on any new driver changes. Ahanix MCE 601 HTPC Case @ HTPCnews "Some HTPC enthusiasts are videophiles, some audiophiles, some are even organization addicts but the common denominator among ALL HTPC enthusiasts is that we all want, nay we demand, a high quality, silent, cheap, custom case with a universal IF/RF remote, a VFD, and it must have optional components that... Read more...
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