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Do you have a 10" netbook on your "must-buy" list? If you want one from Dell or HP, you might want to consider making that purchase sooner rather than later. According to a report from DigiTimes, both HP and Dell have "significantly reduced their investments in the 10" netbook segment, with HP reportedly even... Read more...
MSI announced the new Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi, an all-in-one PC that offers high-end audio. The Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi features SRS Surround Sound technology as well as MSI's Premium Sound Technology. According to MSI, this combination of technologies produces more authentic sound that resembles the professional-grade acoustic fidelity preferred... Read more...
Foxconn, the company responsible for manufacturing a number of products for Apple, including the iPhone, has been slated to be the manufacturer of the much-hyped and much-rumored Apple tablet PC, according to reports. The Apple tablet PC has previously been rumored to be hitting the market in the first quarter of 2010. According to Digitime's... Read more...
Think your computer is old? Think your computer is slow? You haven't seen anything, yet! Just a few months after we heard that an IBM supercomputer had discovered the oldest English words known to man, a computer just as large and not nearly as potent is about to be restored to working order over in the UK.It's known... Read more...
Although MSI’s “unlimited power” claim is a bit of an exaggeration, the new Wind12 U200 does boast of a 6.5 hour battery life, thanks in to the Intel CULV platform and the company’s independently designed ECO Intelligent Battery Solution. This netbook is similar in weight and size to 10-inch notebooks and weighs approximately 3.09 pounds with... Read more...
It probably comes as no surprise, but it seems most people ignore routine computer maintenance and only think about it when disaster strikes. You know, like falling victim to more than 3,000 viruses. At once. A survey done of Staples "EasyTechs," indicated that more than 80 percent of the chain's customers don't bother with routine maintenance... Read more...
Another one bites the dust, as they say. Though we can only imagine the demand for supercomputers is on the rise as more and more companies, institutions and universities look to crunch massive quantities of data, there's apparently no room for SiCortex. The company, which angled itself as a different kind of supercomputer creator, has reportedly... Read more...
Remember the Jack PC? Hello, competition! It's pretty amazing, really -- the device pictured here is a full fledged headless PC, capable of handling pretty much every basic task that even a modern day netbook could. Designed and sold by Marvell, the Plug Computer (or the SheevePlug, officially) is a self-contained computer that simply plugs... Read more...
Combining the latest computing experience with a contemporary look, the Dell Studio One 19's beautiful design and features take shared computing to a new level. Dell today announced the Studio One 19, a beautiful all-in-one computer that looks just as good in the living room as it does the kitchen. The optional touch capability provides... Read more...
Many techs will agree: antivirus programs can be a hassle. Mostly, the issues tend to stem from slower performance and similar issues that result from using an antivirus program. Still, it’s a bit of a lesser of two evils deal: you can risk getting a virus, or you can deal with lags in performance. Usually, you can count on well-known antivirus... Read more...
Ever have the need to pack up your computer for that roadtrip back to college but there's just no more room left in that '72 AMC Gremlin of yours?   Or perhaps you're a small PC reseller with serious space constraints in your inventory warehouse area?  Asus has your back it apparently with the what has to... Read more...
How do you roll out computer access to 1.8 million students at $70 per seat? The answer: Virtualization. The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is undertaking a "massive 5,000-school educational computing initiative" to build computer labs and give computer access to almost two million Indian children. But instead of requiring one computer per... Read more...
Researchers are planning to conduct an experiment at the University of Reading to see if humans can be fooled into thinking they are talking with another human, when in fact they will be talking with a machine. The experiment is a homage to mathematician, logician and cryptographer Alan Turning, who originally proposed the Turing Test, in... Read more...
For the last few years, vendors have been trying to convince us that computers will become our digital media hubs and we'll extend that experience to our living room TVs. Microsoft's Windows Media Center and its "ten-foot experience" is perhaps the best-known example of this idea. The recent explosion of readily available online media is starting... Read more...
Large corporations, universities, and research labs have relied on high-performance computers (HPC)--or "supercomputers"--for years to solve complex problems in science, engineering, financial modeling, and other similar uses requiring advanced, heavy-duty computations. The high cost of these systems and their complexity have often kept them... Read more...
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been collecting lots of headlines this week as it finally ramped up to full speed. It has garnered attention for the massively sized experiments it will undertake (simulating conditions of the Big Bang), the questions its experiments will seek to answer (find the "God" particle), the cost of the project... Read more...
Forget the quest to build the $100 computer; a group of graduate students think they can create the $12 computer--the perfect PC for developing countries. And no, this is not the $10 computer than India announced last week--which turned out to actually be a $100 computer. But India does play an important role in this story...Graduate student,... Read more...
The Antikythera Mechanism was salvaged out of a shipwreck in 1900. It's the original HotHardware -- the first known example of an analog computing device. Scientists estimated it was made in 100 BC. Researchers are still trying to find out exactly what the device can do, and identify who might have made it, but according to an article in the... Read more...
Gaming controllers, be it a gamepad, joystick, wheel or mouse, are some of the central defining elements of any gaming experience. Any gamer with a modicum of experience knows how a bad controller or control scheme can completely ruin the experience of playing an otherwise excellent game. Judging from the huge variety of input devices... Read more...
OCZ lays claim to being the first company to bring a "brain-computer" interface to the retail market and they have aimed it squarely at the gamer. The device is called the NIA, which is an acronym that stands for Neural Impulse Actuator, and instead of buttons, sticks,  gyroscopes or motion sensors, it reads the body's natural biosignals... Read more...
Last night we attended the Digital Life Press Preview event in New York City. One product that caught our attention was AOC's new 2230Fm display. As a 22-inch, HD flat-panel display there is nothing necessarily earth-shattering about its design. But what tripped us up was the marketing tag for the device: "No PC Required." Huh?  Product... Read more...
The Data Center, HotHardware's new community for IT professionals, is sponsored by Dell's Future of Storage. This article is part of our ongoing series of topics and discussions related to IT, Enterprise Storage and related storage technologies. When it comes to Supercomputing, historically, the top dog on the circuit has been IBM's BlueGene/L... Read more...
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