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A short while after Dell purchased Alienware late last year, news broke that Hewlett Packard had acquired boutique system vendor Voodoo PC.  Voodoo PC is best known for their high performance gaming PC's that feature custom cases, some with lavish paint jobs, unique cooling solutions, and impeccable wiring jobs. We evaluated a Voodoo Omen... Read more...
After a lot of speculation, leaked builds and closed beta testing - without specific public details about SP1 - Microsoft today posted an announcement on their official Windows Vista blog detailing SP1 and their plans for it. Now is the time and the time is now:  let's talk about Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).  Much has been made... Read more...
YouTube faces harsh criticism in Germany over Neo-Nazi clips that are on its site.  What's surprising is not the presence of such material, but rather that complaints have been made as many as 100 times, and yet the clips are still there.  In fact, according to the report, some have been there for nearly a year. The videos hosted on YouTube... Read more...
Google says it has devised an ad format for YouTube that - and here's the unbelievable part - is not annoying.  Now how could they possibly arrange that, since in this age of Tivo and other PVRs, as well as banner blocking software for your web browser, ads are almost by nature, annoying? TV viewers have grown accustomed to watching a show... Read more...
For anyone old enough to remember the VHS/Betamax wars, the new battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD might seem like history repeating itself.  While VHS did eventually prevail, it certainly put a lot of consumers off.  It also probably opened the door for wide adoption of the DVD as a single unified standard after both the VCD and laserdisc... Read more...
Back in February of this year, we took a look at the AMD 690 series chipset and praised it for its affordability, power efficiency, and strong performance relative to its competition.  Since then, the 690 series chipset has gone on to be somewhat of a success for AMD with over 35 different motherboards based on various flavors the chipset... Read more...
Today at HotHardware, we have posted our thoughts on a new high-performance DDR2 kit from OCZ, the DDR2 PC2-6400 Vista Performance Platinum 4GB Dual Channel kit.  As its name suggests, OCZ's DDR2 PC2-6400 Vista Performance Platinum 4GB Dual Channel kit is a member of the company’s low latency Platinum XTC line, and it offers and impressive... Read more...
If you own a tinfoil hat, now might be a good time to go grab it.  Apparently Windows Vista has no less than 20 features/services that harvest information: "Are you using Windows Vista? Then you might as well know that the licensed operating system installed on your machine is harvesting a healthy volume of information for Microsoft. In... Read more...
Intel Accelerates High Performance Computing Clusters SANTA CLARA, Calif. and DRESDEN, Germany, June 27, 2007 – Intel Corporation today announced new technologies that will advance and accelerate growth of high-performance computing... Read more...
About six weeks ago, after an extended development cycle, AMD launched their latest flagship ATI-GPU based graphics card, the Radeon HD 2900 XT.  The Radeon HD 2900 XT is built around the company's unified, DirectX 10-class, R600 GPU and offers a number of key features over an above the older X1000 series of products, like new anti-aliasing... Read more...
We've just posted a new article exploring the performance and overclockability of Intel's upcoming Core 2 Duo E6750 processor. The E6750 differs from the older and similarly clocked E6700 in that its front side bus frequency has been increased to 1333MHz, but this isn't a simple speed bump. The E6750 is also based on a new stepping and revision... Read more...
Over the last year or so, since Intel's Core microarchitecture and Conroe core were ready to be unveiled at the Intel Developers Forum in early March '06, Intel has been more open and has allowed the media a view into more details regarding upcoming products much earlier than they had before.  You don't have to take our word for it, however.... Read more...
We know the show's over, but we've still got plenty of images and information from this year's Computex event to share. In this article, we shine the spotlight on new products from Coolermaster, OCZ, Corsair, Thermaltake, Abit and a few others. We've got details on some of Coolermaster's and Thermaltake's upcoming cases and coolers, some OCZ... Read more...
Over the last few years, Thermaltake has had an increasingly greater presence at Computex. The company has used Computex as a launch pad for a number of new products, and this year’s show was no exception. New coolers, cases, power supplies, and even a few gadgets were on display at Thermaltake’s booth.... Read more...
Is it a hairdryer or a shower head?. Actually it's neither. Shown in the photo is the C2 comfort device from Herman Miller and is part of “The Be Collection.” Though it looks simple, it is armed with patented technologies that enhance one’s personal climate experience. The C2 allows users to personalize air temperature and enhance air quality... Read more...
The HD DVD Promotional Group made a proud announcement today that over half of all next-generation video players sold use HD DVD format, which means that they have a slight advantage over their BD contenders. “About 60 percent of all movie players use HD DVD, and are selling far more titles than before as well. Over 75,000 of the discs sold... Read more...
A lot of people don't seem to like Bill Gates. Even people who don't actively dislike him here in the United States are more or less ambivalent about him. He doesn't inspire the adoration that his tech competitor Steve Jobs does, for instance. But Wired magazine asked the question: Who's the most popular man in China?  The answer, astonishly,... Read more...
There are some debates that have raged since the dawn of time: evolution vs. creation, great taste vs. less filling, red vs. blue, and of course there is always the great mouse pad debate to consider.  Of course in this day and age everything gets a fancy new name, so the debate has actually changed from one of to 'mouse pad' or not to one... Read more...
A little over a year ago at the Intel Developers forum in San Francisco, Intel allowed a small group of members of the technology press to run benchmarks on a pre-configured Conroe-based system, well before processors based on the Conroe core had begun to ship. This was a new strategy for Intel, but a welcomed one in our opinion as it gave... Read more...
Ok, insert your own "switch back to XP" joke here.  But seriously, if you are going to stick with Vista but want to wring as much performance as you can out of it, then take a look at this tweak guide by ExtremeTech.  Don't expect any miracles, but here's what they have to say:... Read more...
Vijay Sharma of the combined AMD/ATI companies, is Director of Desktop Discrete Graphics Product Marketing.  We've spent time talking with Vijay many times and he always offers an insightful perspective on not only what's going on in 3D Graphics technologies for ATI but also within the industry in general. Our German... Read more...
When going to a party, it's customary to not show up empty handed.  Depending on the type of party, a cake, pastries, a bottle of wine or maybe even your favorite beer are all acceptable items to bring as a gesture to the host, thanking them for the invitation.  When it comes to a LAN party, however, the term 'customary'... Read more...
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