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We thought it might be nice to have a quick rundown of some of the best apps that are free, open source, and cross-platform. Experienced users may find fault with us for leaving out their favorite app, but hopefully they will agree that the ones we’ve picked here are deserving of recognition. We especially hope this is useful to those... Read more...
As the resident open source zealot, I thought it might be nice to have a quick rundown of some of the best apps that are free, open source, and cross-platform available to our readers.  Experienced users may find fault with me for leaving out their favorite app, but hopefully they will agree that the ones I’ve picked here are deserving... Read more...
The time has come to announce the winners our of latest giveaway! As most of you probably know, this time around, we teamed up with our friends at Gigabyte to give away a few of pieces of HOT hardware. Up for grabs, we had a Z68 series, Z68XP-UD3P motherboard, a GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI graphics card, and a Force K3 keyboard and M6900 mouse Read more...
Now that the holidays and CES craziness are over, we thought it would be a good time to launch our latest giveaway! This time around, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Gigabyte to give away a few of pieces of HOT hardware. Up for grabs, we have a Z68 series, Z68XP-UD3P motherboard, GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI graphics card, and a Force K3 Read more...
It's been a busy week for Microsoft. The Redmond software giant rolled out its much anticipated Xbox Live Dashboard update with a brand new look and fancy new features like voice controlled navigation, and it also launched an iOS app as well as an app for Windows Phone 7 users. And to kick things off, Microsoft is letting all Xbox Live Silver... Read more...
To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., HotHardware and our friends at Intel and PCAudioLabs teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting full-system give-away! This time around we gave you all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, a Gigabyte Z68-based motherboard,... Read more...
To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., HotHardware and our friends at Intel and PCAudioLabs have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting full-system give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, a Gigabyte Z68-based... Read more...
From June 13 - 16, 2011, the first AMD Fusion Developer Summit, or AFDS, is being held at the Maydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. According to AMD, attendees of the inaugural AMD Fusion Developer Summit “will have direct access to pioneers in heterogeneous computing, software developers, and top minds at AMD for learning opportunities... Read more...
Sophos on Tuesday released free anti-virus software for Macs. While it's not hard to find free antivirus software for Macs (ClamXAV has been at it for years) by all accounts this is the first commercial grade tool available for nada. That means no strings attached, no trial period that descends into perpetual requests to upgrade and no major... Read more...
To pay tribute to the back-to-school season (or just party), in conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower. We planned to give away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, the winner would score a complete Intel Core i7-950-based system, with a GeForce GTX 460 graphics card pushing the pixels,... Read more...
To pay tribute to the back-to-school season (or just party), in conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower.  We're giving away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you could win a complete Intel Core i7-950-based system, with a GeForce GTX 460 graphics card pushing the pixels, Asetek Liquid... Read more...
The personal navigation device market just got a bit more competitive. Following in Google's footsteps of offering free navigation to users of Motorola's DROID smartphone, Nokia recently announced its own plans to begin offering free map updates and navigation services to smartphone users. As Jukka Hosio, director of Nokia's services marketing,... Read more...
Just over five months after the browser first entered public testing with an alpha release, Mozilla released Firefox 3.6. Although we had previously heard about delays for the latest version of this popular browser, the actual delay was much shorter than some had expected. So what will you get with Firefox 3.6? Well, for starters, Mozilla... Read more...
Hearing that "someone is working on it" is one thing, but now the home of the Golden Arches (and those "all white meat chicken nuggets) has finally done the deed. No, we're not talking about swapping out those juicy, all-beef patties for veggie slabs. We're talking about in-house Wi-Fi, and lots of it. Making good on a promise it made earlier... Read more...
Software pioneer Bill Gates always wanted a PC on every desk in the world, but we aren't quite sure he envisioned it happening like this. In much the same way as the cellphone industry took off in the 1990s with the advent of the "free-on-contract" phone, a Linux bigwig is suggesting that PCs are the next to follow in those footsteps. Linux... Read more...
ASUS Announces Free Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program-- North American consumers can enjoy the best of today’s technologies and tomorrow’s operating system -- Fremont, CA (June 26th, 2009) - ASUS, a worldwide leader in innovations and technologies, is proud to announce that customers who purchase a qualifying PC between today, June 26th, and... Read more...
Generally speaking, cellphone carriers aren't looking out for consumers. In fact, many customers would argue that they're simply out to get them, tacking on as many fees as possible while offering lackluster service and coverage. Thus, it's quite surprising to see this. U.S. Cellular, a small, regional CDMA carrier in America, has just launched... Read more...
BFG Offers FREE Upgrade to PCI Express from AGP cardsFor a limited time graphics card maker BFG Tech is offering registered BFG AGP Video card holders an upgrade to the equivalent BFG PCI Express version. If AGP card holders want to shell out an additional $50 they can upgrade to a higher level card as specified by BFG.BFG, states on their... Read more...
Jaduka Offers Free Group CallingDallas, Texas - Jaduka®, a leading provider of Web-integrated communication technologies, has launched dukaUS®, an easy-to-use group calling application that dials out and connects up to 6 participants by phone for free. dukaUS group calls are easy to start and moderate, enabling friends, family,... Read more...
We haven't played with this yet but it looks pretty promising.  Those of you that struggle with Apple's rather restrictive practices when it comes to taking your music that is on your iPod to another machine, might want to check out the freeware package, SharePod.  An intuitive utility for the iPod, iTouch and iPhone, SharePod gives... Read more...
OMG, finally! We're glad to see a retailer as large as Amazon.com has taken some initiative. How many of you are frustrated by blister or clamshell style packaging such as above? The dang things are so annoying that "how-tos" have been written about them. It's easy to get a cut from their sharp edges, so we're not surprised that articles about... Read more...
We've seen some pretty wild promotions in our day, but Dell's latest really has us scratching our heads. Starting today and for a limited time only, you can get Iron Man preloaded on a select Dell laptop or desktop for an additional $20. This is not the Iron Man DVD or Blu-ray disc, but a digital movie file (Windows Media format) pre-loaded... Read more...
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