Items tagged with hot

Sorry to bother you, but the Internet is busted. And we're not talking "global-warming-forty -years-from-now-we're-going-to-be-really-hot busted." We appear to be talking "this-year" busted. A new assessment from Deloitte & Touche predicts that global traffic will exceed the Internet's capacity as soon as this year. Why? The rapid growth in the number of global Internet users, combined with the rise of online video services and the lack of investment in new infrastructure. If Deloitte's predictions are accurate, the traffic on many Internet backbones could slow to a crawl this year absent substantial new infrastructure investments and deployment. Net Neutrality means... Read more...
What's the highest of hi-tech things you'll see this weekend? Yup, you guessed it: sweaty giants colliding with one another in striped pasture. Ars Technica has a fascinating rundown on the hardware that goes into showing you The Super Bowl While the game itself remains a contest of brute strength, raw speed, and little red challenge beanbags, the entire transmission infrastructure that brings the games into our homes and plasters them on our televisions in HD is exactly the opposite: millions of dollars of the most complicated broadcast technology on the planet. In any sane world, a... Read more...
Hello Everyone! We wanted to let you all know that we've just put together a CES 2007 Photo Report at where we talk about some of the new products we saw at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We've got information and pictures of products from XFX, OCZ, Samsung, LG, Intel, AMD, and many more. Click the link below and check it out... Read The Article Right Here!... Read more...
Last week a few members of the HotHardware crew hopped on a plane and headed out to sunny Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show.  We make the trek every year not only to check out the latest and greatest in consumer electronics and PC technology, but to meet face to face with representatives from many of the companies we work with throughout the year, and to rub elbows with many of our peers as well.        In its 40 year existence, CES has morphed into a gigantic event that fills not only the enormous Las Vegas Convention Center, but numerous suites and hotel meeting rooms surrounding the event.  The show is a great place to witness... Read more...
Been by the HH PC Hardware Forum lately?  You don't know what you're missing.  There's some top-secret stuff in there that could very well pump up your mojo with the ladies.  Well, ok, so maybe that's a stretch but hey, if you don't get out much like us, you have nothing to lose! Then of course, check out the deal of the week in our Hot Deals at HH section.  After you score some new gear on the cheap there, stop by the My Rig section for inspiration.  Navysandsquid has a new killer rig built but needs a little help with cable management we think!  Finally, if you need advice for building your own killer rig, stop by the Workshop area... Read more...
We brought 2006 to a close with a couple of exciting give-aways here at HotHardware. First, we'd like to congratulate forum members SilverVenom57 (Peter H.) and SuperDave (David H.). They both won brand new Microsoft Zunes courtesy of Microsoft and Webcast Magic.  Congrats! Secondly, we want to draw some attention to HotHardware forum members Jerkwheat (Matt P.), Ice_73 (Daniel L.), and XtremeSkier97 (John M.).  They were the top three finishers in an XFX sponsored F.E.A.R. Combat Tournament. Matt walked away with a brand new GeForce 7950 GT, Daniel a GeForce 7900 GT, and John a 7800 GT.  Congrats guys!... Read more...
Multicore chips are a kind of cheating as far as Moore's Law goes. You're bringing a gang to the fight for faster processors. The battle to store the information those chips handle is where a lot of the action is now. Wired took a tour at Seagate's R and D labs, and they're talking about terabits per inch now: Their current solution to this problem is recording data perpendicular to the plane of the media. This technology, however, is expected to peak out at about 1 terabit per square inch. In the next decade, Seagate plans to hit the market with twin technologies that could fly far beyond, ultimately offering as much as 50 terabits per square inch. On a standard 3.5-inch drive,... Read more...
What's attractive about the GeForce 7950 GT is that it doesn't cost much more than a 7900 GT yet it offers nearly the same performance of a much pricier 7900 GTX. Additionally, the 7950 GT sports 512MB DDR3 clocked at 1.4GHz (effective). The GPU core runs at a speedy 550MHz and just like the 7900 GT and GTX, the 7950 GT also boasts 8 vertex shaders and 24 pixel shaders. Today, we have a GeForce 7950 GT from Gigabyte in the labs to see just how well the new GeForce 7 Series card can perform. The Gigabyte GV-NX795T512H-RH features reference clock speeds and a Zalman cooler for a little differentiation outside of the typical reference design HSF assembly. Read on to find out more...... Read more...
Hello HotHardware Fans! We have something exciting in store for you, just in time for the holiday season. We've hooked up with the good folks at Microsoft and Webcast Magic, and will be giving away a pair of slick new Zune media players to two lucky forum members! All you have to do to win is be a registered member in HotHardware's forum. Then, send an e-mail to us at winzune@hothardware.com with your forum username and full contact information (including a phone number) and we'll randomly pick a winner at the conclusion of the contest. If you're not already an active forum member, now is the perfect time to join! We'll be taking entries until December 31.  Good Luck and Happy Holidays!... Read more...
Hello everyone!  We've just posted a Holiday Buyer's Guide here at HotHardware.com, outlining what we think are some of the best components for a no-holds-barred, high-performance Flagship system, an Overclocker's Dream Machine, and a Low-Budget Screamer. Click the link below and check it out... Read The Article Right Here. Please Digg This Article To Share With Others.... Read more...
As the holiday season approaches its peak and minds rush to conjure up the ideal gifts, we here at HotHardware have taken the liberty of creating three ideal system configurations to illustrate the best way to spend your holiday budget. Although we are confident in the performance offered by each system listed in this guide, we are in no way trying to say that the budget system will compete with the flagship configuration where money is no object. However to many, the performance offered by the budget system will be surprisingly high despite the reasonable price-tag. Admittedly, we even shocked ourselves when we realized the level of performance which could be purchased for under $1,000. For... Read more...
Will someone please explain to me why I have to paw through my trash like a drunken raccoon to sort out recyclables like paper and glass and plastic bottles - stuff that costs more energy and resources to recycle than it's worth, and is essentially chemically inert-- while we just heave tons of little CPU Chernobyls into the landfill? Or worse, send them to Africa where they end up burning them and literally die from the smoke? Look what's in a discarded computer: 1: Lead in cathode ray tube and solder 2: Arsenic in older cathode ray tubes 5: Antimony trioxide as flame retardant 4: Polybrominated flame retardants in plastic casings,... 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  empty all the time. "People just don't write letters as often anymore," said Yvonne Yoerger, a spokeswoman for the Postal Service. "It's not a part of our culture anymore." The removal of mailboxes, though, represents more than just a transition to the Internet age. To many, it means the decline... Read more...
  This year's DigitalLife show in New York City seemed to be just a bit more festive, a bit more "real-deal", or perhaps we should just say a bit more well-attended from both an exhibitor and audience perspective?  In fact, since Ziff Davis picked up the gig, it has turned out to be like a mini-CES here on the east coast. There was also a big focus on gaming and entertainment this year, perhaps picking up where the dilapidated and now defunct E3 left off. As always, there were sights to see and excitement in the air.  Or was that just Carmen Electra?  Mmmm...Carmen -- Fetching as ever.  Sort of like the effect she has on most men, turning them... Read more...
Earlier this week, Hot Hardware mentioned that Canon and Toshiba had announced their deal to build a factory in Japan to build great big SED widescreens, and predicted it would put pressure on other screen prices. Now the latest  Business Week outlines the coming race to the bottom for prices on LCD and Plasma screens, just in time for Christmas. Coincidence? We think not. "The only ones making money in the TV business this year will be the guys who deliver the sets and the people who sell the stands and the mounting brackets," says analyst Rosemary Abowd of Pacific Media Associates in Menlo Park, Calif. The imminent price war will pit... Read more...
If you're like me, YouTube is thinking about taking out a restraining order on you, or giving you a medal. It's endlessly fascinating. LinuxElectrons outlines In-Stat's Consumer Media and Content Service's projection of growth in the UGC market. (user generated content) User-Generated Content (UGC), such as that found on YouTube and MySpace, will continue to grow significantly in popularity and generate increasing revenue over the next several years, reports In-Stat. By 2010, the volume of downloads/views on these sites will surpass 65 billion, and revenues tied to UGC video are expected to exceed $850 million by 2010, the high-tech market research firm says. Revenues are those directly... Read more...
Who's got the hottest hardware? That's hard to say of course, but Apple certainly causes a buzz whenever they release a product of any kind. Steve Jobs definitely makes a commanding figurehead for Apple, as iconic as Bill Gates over at Microsoft. But who's doing the heavy lifting, design-wise, over at Apple? Business Week highlights Jonathan Ive: But the headliner of the show made a decidedly less showy impression. Shambling onto the stage with a nearly shaved head and dark T-shirt, Apple Computer (AAPL ) Senior Vice-President for Industrial Design Jonathan Ive looked like grad student who had gotten lost on the way to Starbucks... Read more...
Hello Everyone! Please, do us a favor and head on over to NewEgg.Com to vote in their Tech & Gaming site poll.  Once you're at the main page, scroll all the way down, and at the lower, left corner of the main page you'll see a poll on the Tech & Gaming websites you visit the most. If you see a different poll about your favorite deal sites, just refresh the page and you'll eventually see the Tech & Gaming poll. We'd really appreciate it if you voted for us. When you get there, you'll see a couple of other sites have already made requests on their news pages for votes so we're way behind. Any help you could give us here would be much appreciated! Thanks!... Read more...
Hello Everyone, We've teamed up with the good folks at Sapphire again for another exciting contest. Things are going to be somewhat different -- and a bit more fun -- this time around though! Here's what we're going to be giving away to the lucky winners. Yes, that's winners with an "s"... 1st place - Blizzard Radeon X1900 XTX 2nd place - Radeon X1800 XT 3rd place - Radeon X1600 PRO AGP 4th place - Radeon X1300 And we've also got about 10 t-shirts for to give away to other participants as well. This contest is going to take place in two stages. For the details, please check out this thread in our forum. Thanks, and good luck to you all!  ... Read more...
This weekend Intel sponsored an event for the Global Gaming League, the TransAtlantic Showdown, that pitted some of the best gamers from North America against rivals from across the Atlantic. The TransAltantic Showdown was more than just a gaming tournament though. There were a couple of interesting twists that made the TransAtlantic Showdown unique. For one, a portion of the games were played on a jet as it flew over the Atlantic ocean.  READ MORE... ... Read more...
This weekend Intel sponsored an event for the Global Gaming League, the TransAtlantic Showdown, that pitted some of the best gamers from North America against rivals from across the Atlantic. The TransAltantic Showdown was more than just a gaming tournament though. There were a couple of interesting twists that made the TransAtlantic Showdown unique.  For one, a portion of the games were played on a jet as it flew over the Atlantic ocean. The jet had Internet connectivity via satellite and the gamers did their thing on Centrino Duo based notebooks.  In fact, the entire tournament was played on Centrino Duo notebooks.          We weren't able to participate... Read more...
Taking quality photos in a low light setting can be difficult, especially if you're trying to take them in the middle of the night. It's possible though, and while you do need a decent camera for nighttime photos, there are a few tricks you can use to snap some quality shots. "Night photographs express a special something that cannot be seen in normal daytime photography. Whether it is a photograph of a moon and starlit sky over a windy deserted beach, the excitement of a downtown cityscape when the lights go on, or just a picture of you and some friends in front of a favorite hangout, nighttime photos, when done right, are sure to attract attention.... Read more...
First ... Prev 3 4 5 6 7 Next