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Gregory Sullivan

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What are you browsing HotHardware with? I bet I could get 10,000 to 1 odds in Vegas that it isn't AOL. But it used to be, for quite a lot of people. The only press AOL can get is the bad kind. But it's still a great big thing. What happens now? When it was the main ISP for Americans,... Read more...
 Google is going to make Microsoft look like a lemonade stand if they keep releasing useful things at the rate they're going. The latest is a customizable search engine: Not satisfied that it has given Web users enough tools to refine data on the Internet, Google will launch Custom Search Engine Tuesday, a product designed to cull... Read more...
Whatcha looking at Hothardware with? You can use Firefox 2.0 starting on Tuesday, if you like: Firefox 2.0, the foremost rival to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser, is set for release Tuesday afternoon, said its producer, the not-for-profit Mozilla Corp... Read more...
Laser TVs are the latest "Hot Hardware" you can't buy yet. Estimates range from one or two years out to vaporware. But if you want a big -- make that huge-- screen, much brighter than any plasma, with more colors and higher contrast than anything currently on the market--DLP, LCD, Plasma, SEP, Cathode Ray Tube, Etch-A-Sketch--this... Read more...
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... Read more...
Samsung's been working on a mashup of flash memory and a regular old hard drive that takes advantage of Microsoft's new Vista OS. And with up to 256 MB of often used information kept in Flash, you're bound to spend less time waiting and listening to the drive clicking away and looking for the same old stuff over and over.... Read more...
When was the last time you defragged your hard drive? Me neither. Diskeeper Corporation has included automated defragmentation functionality in its latest version of its system maintenance software: Diskeeper 2007. The technology, dubbed InvisiTasking, allows system maintenance to run... Read more...
What do you have loaded on that Hot Desktop Hardware you're netsurfing with? If it's Internet Explorer v.6, you might want to head on over to virtual Redmond and get your hands on the authorized version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 The Internet Explorer 7 frame is reorganized... Read more...
You'd think twice about copying your butt for a prank at work if it came out of the printer in three dimensions, wouldn't you? The James Bond sounding Z Corporation's printers can print in three dimensions. Z Corporation 3D Printers operate like a 2D desktop inkjet printer, allowing for the use of multiple print-heads to support... Read more...
Windows Vista is configured to reliably put your desktop to sleep during periods of inactivity. Now, besides quickly minimizing screens showing women that aren't dressed, or Fark when your boss walks by, you'll have to worry about the screen being blank while you're sleeping at your desk, too: With Windows Vista, Microsoft... Read more...
Other niche cellphone marketers are saying "move along people, nothing to see here," but Mobile ESPN is folding its tent after less than a year. On the face of it, it seemed strange right away. If you're crazy enough about sports to pay attention to them all the time, you're unlikely to settle for seeing it on such a small... Read more...
What if you could recall everything you'd ever said, or had been said to you, or search through a database of every life event, no matter how mundane? Researchers for Microsoft think computers could act as a sort of back-up for your brain: There are two parts to the project. The first... Read more...
Is Sony's portable text display gadget called the "Reader" poised to become the iPod for books? Sooner or later, text displayed on some sort of handy portable screen is bound to make ink-on-paper books obsolete. The question always is, just like a long car ride: "Are we there yet?" Blake Wilson at Slate.com doesn't... Read more...
Not everything in your e-mail inbox is a winning lottery notification from a deposed Nigerian dictator selling Cialis. You're getting a lot of messages that the US Postal Service used to deliver. And the USPS is waking up to reality, and removing tens of thousands of those ubiquitous blue drop-off boxes from city streets because they're... Read more...
If you're not wasting all your time playing Doom3 on your desktop now, Nvidia announced Thursdaythey're teaming up with Dell to put their GeForce Go 7950 GTX in Dell's laptops, allowing you to waste all your spare time looking for ammo while away from your desk, too: Nvidia's... Read more...
YouTube has been a marvelous success. That's why Google paid 1.65 billion dollars to get their hands on it. Well, Google has decided to try to identify copyrighted material on their shiny new toy, and in a very serious way: A technology designed to detect copyright material could give YouTube a needed dose of... Read more...
Hot Hardware brought this idea to your attention in September, but now Apple has sponsored a study that comes to the same conclusion: A big monitor will increase your productivity. Providing employees with 30-in. computer monitors can boost worker productivity at companies where 17-in. or 19-in. monitors are typically used, according to a... Read more...
When you think of "discovery," you think of new inventions. But there's another kind; people using existing technology and hardware in new and interesting ways. HotHardware readers are constantly innovating with existing hardware -- you magnificent overclocking techies you. What could you accomplish with about $100,000 and a... Read more...
There have always been benchmarks you watch to gauge the march of technology --Processor speed, number of channels available on cable, maximum screen size, etc. I must have fallen asleep for ten minutes, because they're putting 10 megapixel cameras into phones now. Camera Phone Plaza has pictures of the little wonders: "Samsung made a... Read more...
It's autumn, and that means that it's time for Microsoft security flaws to turn red and fall from your computer. Phishers and scammers and hackers are worried that you'll become bored with assaults on Microsoft Internet Explorer and phony Paypal notifications, so they're attacking Microsoft Word and Powerpoint programs, among... Read more...
Sonic Solutions (duplicating software) and Macrovision (encryption) announced Monday their partnership to offer retailers and movie studios the technology to download films and sell DVDs on demand, freeing up warehouses and shelf space. The software could also be... Read more...
Google sure got a lot of publicity by buying YouTube. And YouTube sure is a lot of fun. Well as usual, the big software company in Redmond Washington isn't sitting on its hands, and has made its own video search engine agreement. Microsoft has inked a deal with Blinkx to drive traffic from its MSN and Live customers to Blinkx. And... Read more...
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