MSI Contest Winners & First Tablet of The Season Winner!

December 13, 2011

As all of you probably know, we had two contests overlap for a little while yesterday, while our “MSI and NVIDIA Gear Up With HotHardware” and “Tablets of the Season” giveaways both going on. Well, we’ve picked the winners for the MSI and NVIDIA Giveaway and have our first of five winners in the Tablet […]

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Verizon’s Denies Netflix Takeover Talk, Might Be Interested in Redbox

December 13, 2011

Shares of Netflix rose by more than 6 percent on Monday after a trade publication reported Verizon was kicking around the idea of acquiring the streaming service. The publication — Deal Reporter — didn’t reveal its sources, but was very clear about Verizon wanting to get into the streaming sector, and that buying Netflix was […]

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Are You App-Happy with Android? Nielsen Ranks Most Popular Apps by Age

December 13, 2011

We all have our favorite smartphone apps, a go-to collection that we use more often than any others, and for Android users 18 years and older living in the U.S., they consist of Facebook and apps from Google like Gmail and the Android Market, according to data released by market research firm Nielsen. In fact, […]

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The Jaw-Ripping Continues With Another G.Skill Quad-Channel Memory Kit

December 13, 2011

G.Skill has rolled out several quad-channel memory kits built exclusively for Intel’s X79 platform in recent weeks, and today there’s another kit: the RipjawsZ DDR3-2400MHz 64GB (8 x 8GB). The DIMMs are all rigorously hand-tested and validated and are designed for maximum stability and overclocking headroom. They also come with…

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AOL Reorganizing, Combining Dial-Up & Web Services

December 13, 2011

Web pioneer and current Web also-ran AOL, Inc., is planning a company-wide restructuring effort beginning in January, according to comments made to Bloomberg by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong (pictured below). The company will combine its dial-up service (people still have that?) with its other Web services to create a single business unit, which includes…

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SandForce Launches New Controller Aimed At Cloud Environments

December 13, 2011

SandForce’s SF-1200 and SF-2200 controllers have popularized SSD’s in recent years by offering excellent performance even in smaller, traditionally slower drives. The company is building on that success now with a new, enterprise-oriented chip designed for cloud computing environments. The SF-2481 is designed to offer SLC levels of reliability…

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HH Holiday Gift Guide: PC Components

December 13, 2011

The holidays are fast upon us and this final HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide will wrap up our series with what’s near and dear perhaps to many of you DYI’ers out there – components.  Whether the geek in your life is itching to rebuild that gaming rig or just starving for the right upgrade to relieve […]

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Amazon Promises Update For Kindle Fire

December 13, 2011

Although it launched with much hype and eager anticipation, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet has received lukewarm reception by some of its users. The most disgruntled new owners of the tablet are even packing it up and returning it to Amazon. There are a number of complaints surrounding the new tablet, including the lack of external […]

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Leaked Image Shows Verizon-Branded LG Spectrum 4G Smartphone

December 13, 2011

LG fans will be excited to hear that the successor to Verizon Wireless’ Revolution may be on its way. A leaked press shot of the yet-to-be announced LG Spectrum has appeared. Although you can’t tell much from the pictures, Pocketnow believes the phone will feature 4G LTE connectivity, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 720p HD resolution […]

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HH Hot Deals of the Day: Sony VAIO, Dell Vostros, Kinect and More

December 13, 2011

Good morning everyone. Can you guess what time it is? Yup—that’s right! It’s time for another fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Tuesday morning, we have a Sony VAIO / Headset / BF3 bundle, a couple of Core i3-based Dell Vostro laptops with different screen […]

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