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With each passing year, access, management and security of data storage has become exponentially more important to end users and in the enterprise space, as volumes of data grow with ever-more connected global economies, businesses and communities.  It is no surprise that technologies that are key to the enablement of more intelligent and powerful mass storage are also evolving at a break-neck pace.  From relatively simple hard disk technologies, like SATA, SAS, iSCSI and SSD, to more resilient RAID structures and Storage Area Networks, we here at HotHardware.com are keeping a watchful eye on what we feel will be a critical aspect of empowering compute resources for systems and new... Read more...
Just a reminder here folks -- Our contest ends MONDAY, 6/2 and we will announce the winner on Tuesday 6/3!  Good luck!  In conjunction with our good friends at Diamond Multimedia and Smooth Creations, we’ve got one patriotic rig to give away this month!  This time around, you could win a full AMD Phenom X4 9750-based system, complete with dual Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 3850 512MB graphics cards running in a CrossFire configuration, and an awesome, custom painted Smooth Creations case emblazoned with the good ol' Stars and Bars!  And two runners up will also win AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processors.As you can see, this machine is definitely... Read more...
There is a significant amount of untapped power to be found in even low-end discreet video cards when they’re simply drawing 2D user interfaces, and Adobe plans to put that power to work in their next version of Photoshop, which is internally being referred to by the code-name "Stonehenge".  Digital media enthusiasts are more likely to know it by the title Photoshop Next when it eventually ships, hopefully before the end of the year. There are numerous theoretical advantages to using the GPU to handle some of the heavy lifting, but theory and practice have a very long history of clashing.  So what kind of real world results can we expect? The primary result after this addition... Read more...
We're  hoping to dive in to Google Trends occasionally here at HotHardware and offer you up a bit of the story behind all the top searches folks are plugging in online. We'll highlight a few of the interesting search terms and take stock of what's shakin' in the world's busiest search engine. Surprise, surprise. Today's search trends are dominated by reality television as "Dancing With the Stars" and "American Idol" wrap up their seasons. But beyond the expected popularity of singers and dancers, Google provides other topics worth talking about today. Nanotubes may be hazardous to your health. The teeny-tiny tubes are being dubbed "as deadly as asbestos" after mice... Read more...
In our ongoing effort to make it easier, and maybe even more fun, for all of you to get your HH fix - no matter where you are or what you may be doing - we've decided to setup a Twitter feed that's constantly updated with our news stories and articles.  It's available right here, if you'd like to check it out.   And while we're on the subject, we might as well remind you of all of the other ways to access HH.  Of course, we have standard RSS feeds for our articles and news.  But we've also got a really cool Feedblitz feed setup that can send you alerts via e-mail, AIM, Skype, and MSN Messenger, among others.Also keep in mind, it's not just the main site that gets all... Read more...
Going on vacation and want to make sure you can exercise in your room with your Wii Fit? Or can't bear to leave your Super Mario Galaxy game behind? Nintendo has announced a partnership with Westin Hotels to make sure you don't have to.Tennis, anyone? Nintendo and Westin Hotels & Resorts announce a partnership today that will allow guests to experience the Wii™ sensation with a special version of the console ideally suited for use in the hotel environment. Westin Hotels is the first hotel company to partner with Nintendo for its Wii console and will feature this specially designed console as part of the brand's WestinWORKOUT program at 10 hotels across the United States.  The special... Read more...
At the beginning of last month, we announced an exciting sweepstakes in which we planned to give away a custom painted Smooth Creations system powered by an AMD quad-core processor and Diamond Multimedia Radeon 3870 X2 graphics card.  The response we received after the announcement was awesome, with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news.  Well the dust has settled and we’ve picked a winner.Are you ready for it?  Drumroll please...And the Winner Is…Ice_73Congrats!  You've just scored yourself a killer rig brother!  On a side note, we feel our last few sweepstakes have been such successes, that we'll be... Read more...
Just a reminder everyone - our latest sweepstakes is still going on and you've got a great chance to win!  In conjunction with our friends at Diamond Multimedia and Smooth Creations, we’ve got one hot rig to give away this month! We have announced a new sweepstakes where you could win a full AMD Phenom X4 9750-based system, complete with a Diamond Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card and slick, custom painted Smooth Creations case. This machine is definitely a head turner, and it could be all yours! As usual, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems. The complete break-down of components... Read more...
The iPhone is getting free access at any ATT hotspot.  Others are getting it because ATT goofed.Now that AT&T has full control of wireless hotspots like Starbucks and Barnes and Nobles, it looks like they're doling out freebies to their favorite customers: iPhone users. Apparently, if you've got one of Apple's devices, you can hop on the WiFi networks for exactly zero dollars provided you enter your phone number at a login screen. Great for iPhone owners, but a raw deal for everyone else, right? Not so fast, apparently a dumb hack gets you the service on the house too -- just switch your browser's user agent to Mobile Safari, and presto!Want to use the hack?  Get it while it's hot,... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto IV has created a frenzy of news stories, including rave reviews and record sales, but the one that has gamers hot under the collar: freezes.Last month, the launch of Rockstar Games' Bully on the Xbox 360 was marred by a bevy of crash bugs and other glitches. With this morning's heavily anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto IV for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Rockstar finds itself dealing with still more troubleshooting trouble, as online forums are buzzing with reports of crashes.Reports are that the 60GB PS3 is most likely to see this issue.  Rockstar's only workaround for now, deleting the game data and reinstalling, also isn't working for all.  More to come.... Read more...
We just received some photos of a slick, liquid-cooling system for the recently released GeForce 9800 GTX that we thought you'd all like to see.  The shots come by way of Berlin-based Aqua Computer.  Aqua Computer manufactures a number of custom liquid-cooling kits and accessories for everything from processors to hard drives, but their GPU water blocks are particularly trick.         Click For Hi-Res Photos The aquagrafx 9800 GTX cooling system you see pictured here should be available on the company's website very soon.  In addition to its obvious good looks, the aquagrafx 9800 GTX features purified electrolyte copper construction (99.99% pure cooper)... Read more...
Hello Everyone.  First off, we want to thank all of you for being a part of the community here.  Our readers and forum members are a big part of the process here at HH, and as a result, we very much value your opinion.  If you haven't noticed, HotHardware has partnered with Federated Media for our ad campaigns, as well as other services to help keep the lights on around here.If you enjoy HotHardware, please consider filling out this brief survey...HotHardware Survey -- April 2008We're asking you to do this because we'd like to ensure the best possible matches between advertisers, marketers, and the site's readership - namely you.  Your answers are invaluable to help us better... Read more...
Yet another reason to keep your teen from talking you into a cell phone?Forget about passing notes in study hall; some teens are now using their cell phones to flirt and send nude pictures of themselves.The instant text, picture and video messages have become part of some teens' courtship behavior, police and school officials said.The messages often spread quickly and sometimes find their way to public Web sites.Yes, yes, we know a lot of parents cite safety reasons for giving teens and younger cell phones, but it seems like they're getting access to things they shouldn't have without the responsibility or thinking that would prevent them from abusing it.  Readers?... Read more...
Contest Reminder - Your Last Few Days To Enter! Hot on the heels of our Skulltrail giveaway, we’re announcing a new sweepstakes where you could win a full Core 2 Duo E6750-based system, complete with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series graphics and a Gigabyte nForce 680i SLI-based motherboard. This is a highly tweakable system, and it could be all yours! We’ll be giving away this rig to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems.  The complete break-down of components in the system includes: Processors: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6Memory: 2GB DDR2 MemoryGraphics: GeForce 8800 GTS 640MBOptical Storage: Lite-On 20X DVD-RW with... Read more...
Thursday Adobe launched Photoshop Express, an free, online version of its popular Photoshop picture and graphics-editing software. In doing so, Adobe joins the crowd of vendors offering online versions of productivity software. Typical of such offerings, Photoshop Express (PE) arrives in beta form.San Jose, Calif.-based Adobe Systems Inc. says it hopes to boost its name recognition among a new generation of consumers who edit, store and share photos online.While Photoshop is designed for trained professionals, Adobe says Photoshop Express, which it launched in a "beta" test version, is easier to learn. User comments will be taken into account for future upgrades.Photoshop Express will be completely... Read more...
You have to measure the remarks of the Ericsson CEO about the future of Wi-Fi hotspot computing against the stake he has in the outcome of the race to serve the computing public on the go; but he does seem to be hitting the nail on the head when he predicts that  Wi-Fi hotspots are "The telephone boxes of the broadband era." ... there's a lot of truth in what Ericsson CEO Johan Bergendahl has to say: Wi-Fi has really never been much more than a stopgap technology, especially as far as cell phones are concerned. The range is tiny, the reliability and susceptibility to interference are poor, and the amount of equipment required to blanket a metropolitan area without leaving substantial gaps... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, we announced an exciting sweepstakes in which we planned to give away an absolute Beast of a system, based on Intel’s powerful Skulltrail platform.  The response we received after the announcement was absolutely incredible, with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news.  Well the dust has settled and we’ve picked a winner.Are you ready for it?  Drumroll please...And the Winner Is…KamroozCongrats!  You've just scored yourself a killer Skulltrail rig brother!  On a side note, we feel this sweepstakes has been such a success, that we'll be doing similar giveaways on a regular basis from... Read more...
We’ve got some exciting news for you all today!  To coincide with Intel’s official Skulltrail announcement that hit the news wire the other day, we’re announcing a sweepstakes of our own where you could win a full Skulltrail-based system, complete with dual graphics cards and a super-fast 10,000 RPM hard drive.  We’re talking eight-cores of benchmark busting performance here, and it could be all yours! HotHardware has partnered up with Intel to assemble a complete Skulltrail rig that we’ll be giving away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems.  The complete break-down of components in the system includes:   Processors: Intel Core 2 Extreme... Read more...
Every so often in this business, something truly awesome happens that makes you step back and appreciate all of the hard work, tight deadlines, and a late night product launches.  For us here at HotHardware, this is one of those times. If any of you happen to have a copy of this morning’s Wall Street Journal nearby, do us a favor and fold open the front page and check out the Intel ad running in the lower, right corner.  In the ad, Intel is promoting their ultra high-end Skulltrail enthusiast platform and it just so happens that they’ve chosen a quote from our article in the campaign.  There it is, right there in big, bold print!  It’s not often that we see our words or URL... Read more...
So you might want to file this one under "huh?" right from the get-go but allows us to expand your horizons a bit anyway.  Imagine it's 6:43AM, you're just sitting down at the breakfast table to a couple of english muffins, a bowl of grapenuts, or the lumberjack breakfast.  Whatever gets you going in the morning; you get the idea.  But something just isn't right.  Ahhh, right.  Like a double Espresso, grande caramel macchiato or tall cold Rockstar, you need your morning shot of HH!  The day just wouldn't start off right without it.  Have no fear, the Yuno PC is here... ya know?"The Yuno PC is a new personal computer concept designed to help you get the most... Read more...
The Asus Eee PC  is a nifty laptop. And it became a sort of talisman of hope for Linux fans. Windows Vista demands too many resources for a stripped down lappie, and Linux seemed to fit the bill for the OS. The 800 pound gorilla at Microsoft is still XP,  and it's in the room with the penguin now.Asus has formally launched its bonsai laptop, the Eee PC, in Japan, pre-installing the machine with Windows XP Home Edition rather than Linux.The machine's specifications proved to be those of the standard 4GB solid-state disc model - the Eee PC 701, aka the 4G, though in Japan it's called the 4G-X.In addition to 4GB of storage, the 0.92kg 4G-X has 512MB of DDR 2 memory, a 7in, 800 x 480 display,... Read more...
Just in case you like to shoot straight down to the news and missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you know that we’ve just posted our photo report and recap from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.  We’ve got images and product information from over 20 companies available, including perennial players like Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA.  But if you’d also like to check out things like Samsung’s 30nm prototype NAND flash chips, Seagate’s D.A.V.E., the OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator, Asus’ new GPS, or any one of a number of other cool products, we’ve got that posted too.  Click the link below and take a look...CES 2008 Photo Report and Recap... Read more...
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