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Our weekly video podcast with our friends at TechVi returns after a short CES-induced hiatus as we talk about some of the latest developments in the world of technology. In this show, we cover Intel and Micron's joint 25nm NAND Flash announcement, Alienware's new M11x tiny gaming notebook, the iPad, and the upcoming NVIDIA GF100. Show Notes: 0:16 — Intel and Micron Unveil 25nm NAND Flash 2:12 — Dell Alienware Diana Team Continues M11x Tease Tour 3:41 — iPad's Identity Crisis and Apple's A4 CPU Showstopper 7:03 — NVIDIA GF100 Architecture and Feature Preview 8:33 — Win a new rig from HotHardware... Read more...
While many in the newspaper industry hold out hope that the sudden onset of e-readers will be their savior, a study out of the University of Georgia cautions, well, caution.  Professors of advertising Dean Krugman and Tom Reichert, and Barry Hollander, an associate professor of journalism in the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, conducted the study over six months last year.Their conclusion, after holding in-depth interviews and hosting focus groups with Athens-area residents provided Kindles upon which to read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution? It's nice and all, but not really the best way to read news.The main issue, for younger readers, was the device's lack of ability... Read more...
Sony has proven itself to be a giant in the gaming industry, first with the PlayStation console and now with the PSP line. The company's PSP Go took its fair share of criticism (mostly surrounding price), but the actual hardware/gameplay isn't too shabby. What's interesting, though, is how Sony's numbers have continually crept up despite the negative vibes. And odder still, it seems that Apple may be to thank.In an almost too-good-to-be-true article, Sony has seemingly thanked Apple (at least in theory) for helping its PSP consoles to skyrocket in terms of sales. Granted, no physical thank you notes were sent, but how else would you describe the comments that John Koller, who is responsible for... Read more...
The iPad has been a red-hot topic since Apple unveiled it last week; the tablet's price structure, included hardware, and iPhone-derived UI are all topics that have been debated extensively by tech pundits and enthusiasts across all forms of media. These are salient points of conversation, to be sure, but the question of whether or not potential iPad customers will accept the App Store as the sole source of iPad software, has gone largely unaddressed. The iPhone App Store has been an undeniable success, but consumers may not tolerate the same level of control over their computers as they have over their cell phones.To date, Apple has been able to win massive market share and appoint itself... Read more...
Post-iPad announcement, Steve Jobs late last week held a company town hall. Wired noted that the big topics included both Google and Adobe, which should surprise none.After all, Google is becoming more of a threat to Apple, with its Android app phone OS, and with plans to release a Chrome OS for PCs as well. Additionally, Adobe's made clear how it feels about the lack of Flash support on the iPad (and by extension, the iPhone).On Google, Jobs said: We did not enter the search business, Jobs said. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them, he says. Someone else asks something on a different topic, but there’s no getting Jobs off this rant.... Read more...
In our analysis of the iPad, we essentially came to the conclusion that it was a large iPod touch. Funny, because that's exactly the same conclusion that one of the most powerful individuals in the tech industry came to. It's unusual for executives from rival companies to come right out in the media and speak up with their feelings about a given product, but Nintendo's own Satoru Iwata noted that the iPad "was a bigger iPod touch" and that it delivered "no surprises."Ouch. That's a pretty big sting from a pretty big face in the gaming/tech world, but it seems to mimic the feelings felt elsewhere in the world. We have yet to find anyone that seems super enthused about the iPad, at least in its... Read more...
In the wake of Apple's announcement of the iPad, comes the first salvo in what is probably going to be a drawn out battle. Amazon.com has pulled books published by Macmillan, electronic or not, from its site.Search for authors available from Macmillan, and with the exception, it seems, of library-bound or "bargain books," you won't find Amazon.com pricing for them. You'll find them at "other sellers," but not Amazon.com.  You can see it in the above image for Robert Jordan's "Knife of Dreams." Why would Amazon.com do this? It would seem this is hardly in the best interest of customers, and definitely not in the best interest of the site. Well, according to the New York Times, it's all... Read more...
We've covered Apple's forthcoming iPad with a pretty good level of detail, but one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb is Flash. Or, the lack thereof, we should say. Steve Jobs was adamant on stage during his iPad introduction that the browsing experience was best in class, but when we think about browsing, we think Flash. Adobe's Flash helps to push content from Hulu, a number of TV networks and it powers a multitude of sites on the web today.Apple's iPhone has never supported Flash, and existing owners are none too happy about it. The only reason Apple gets a pass is that Mobile Safari is so stellar otherwise. In almost every non-Flash scenario, Mobile Safari beats out any other mobile... Read more...
We know you're probably getting a little fed-up as of late, with words that start with a small "i" in front of them.  However, even with that realization, we have to steal just a little slice of your bandwidth, if you're an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad owner or are in possession of anything that will install an Apple mobile app.  When you're on the road and can't get your fix of HH, don't fret.  It's a cold, lifeless world out there without your daily dose of Hot Hardware, we understand, but we're here looking out for your best interest as always.  Now, you don't have to walk around uninformed, left flat, without entertainment and miserably disconnected from all the pure, unadulterated... Read more...
Abilene Christian University may be one of the small universities in the vast state of Texas, but it is surely making a name for itself in the media market. Particularly the market that pays close attention to Apple.ACU made waves across the educational and technology markets back when it decided to hand out iPhone 3GS phones to incoming freshmen, and now it's the first major institution to commit to bringing its school paper to the iPad. Apple clearly designed the iPad to be used by newspapers, and we already know that big ones like the New York Times will be jumping onboard to bring their content to Apple's first tablet.But in our estimation, it will be the reaction of the smaller outlets and... Read more...
As you've no doubt heard by now, Apple launched a new mobile computing device and it's within a product category that is all-new territory for the traditionally tight-lipped company. It's a bit of an odd choice for a company that revels in innovation, and after today's announcement, we're left with more questions than answers on whether or not it can truly deliver in the way that Apple CEO, Steve Jobs thinks it can. The iPad simply isn't as revolutionary as the iPhone and iPod, and that alone is at least initially limiting the general perception of the product. For better or worse, Apple has worked itself into a corner where people simply expect each and every new product release to change that... Read more...
Those who may be in the midst of their Amazon.com stock after the introduction of the iPad, may want to pause and think for a second. While many forecast the Kindle's demise, more important than a Kindle sale for Amazon.com are sales of its e-books.After all, as with printers, it's all about the consumables. You may only sell one Kindle, but you could sell tens of e-books to one consumer. In response to the iPad's introduction, Amazon.com said the following:Customers can read and sync their Kindle books on the iPhone, iPod Touch, PCs, and soon BlackBerry, Mac, and iPad. Kindle is purpose-built for reading. Weighing in at less than 0.64 pounds, Kindle fits comfortably in one hand for hours, has... Read more...
As you've no doubt heard by now, Apple launched a new mobile computing device and it's within a product category that is all-new territory for the traditionally tight-lipped company. It's a bit of an odd choice for a company that revels in innovation, and after today's announcement, we're left with more questions than answers on whether or not it can truly deliver in the way that Apple CEO, Steve Jobs thinks it can. The iPad simply isn't as revolutionary as the iPhone and iPod, and that alone is at least initially limiting the general perception of the product. For better or worse, Apple has worked itself into a corner where people simply expect each and every new product release to change that... Read more...
Thanks to a loose-lipped CEO, we knew Apple had a tablet device on deck for today's announcement in California. We even spotted a rumored TV spot a few days back, which labeled the device as the "iPad." Turns out, that's exactly what Apple decided to name this.Apple has today entered an all new market, one that straddles the realms of smartphones and notebooks. It's the tablet PC, which is a market that swelled and died years and years ago. Apple is known for its innovation, though, and it apparently thinks it has the magic elixir necessary to create a tablet in a post-tablet world and still get people interested.The entire device looks like a giant iPod touch, really. It's 0.5" thin, weighs... Read more...
While many expect tomorrow's Apple event to result in CEO Steve Jobs unveiling an Apple table, we now have confirmation. Considering how much Apple values secrecy, you have to expect they are not pleased about this.While being interviewed on CNBC today, addressing his company's latest earnings, which showed its first boost in earnings in two years, Terry McGraw, chairman and CEO of McGraw-Hill said:"Yeah, Very exciting. Yes, they'll make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite a while. And the Tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it will be transferable. So what you are going to be able to do now -- we have a consortium of e-books.... Read more...
Apple has a media event scheduled for this coming Wednesday. That much we know. Otherwise, it's all up to rumors, whispers and wild speculation. We have a pretty good idea that AT&T may lose its iPhone exclusivity, and many analysts are suggesting that a tablet/slate of some sort will make its official debut as well. Apple's upcoming iPad tablet?  Aspect ratio be damned... Now, there's a little more believability in that second assumption but a whole lot of intentional mystery behind it as well. A supposed "iPad" advertisement has just leaked out, and while no one will confirm whether it's real or fake, it definitely has the typical "Apple vibe" to it. Based on this video, the iPad looks... Read more...
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