Wikipedia Joins Reddit; Will Go Dark on Wednesday To Protest SOPA

January 16, 2012

The Internet’s opposition to the Congressional bill SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) has reached a fever pitch, even as the bill’s primary backers have first retreated from its most damning provisions, then fled altogether. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, announced today that the site would go dark to protest the bill. “Student warning! Do…

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On Digital Textbooks: Fun Facts, Projections, and Possibilities

January 16, 2012

The cost of textbooks has driven every college student crazy. They’re pricey, new editions flow from the textbook pipeline with great frequency, and schlepping a backpack full of them across campus every day is exhausting. Printing textbooks (or anything, for that matter) is expensive, so it makes lots of sense for digital textbooks…

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HotHardware and Gigabyte New Year’s Giveaway

January 16, 2012

Now that the holidays and CES craziness are over, we thought it would be a good time to launch our latest giveaway! This time around, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Gigabyte to give away a few of pieces of HOT hardware. Up for grabs, we have a Z68 series, Z68XP-UD3P motherboard, GeForce GTX 560 […]

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Zappos Hacked, Over 24 Million Accounts Breached

January 16, 2012

First, the good news: the Zappos server that holds its customers sensitive financial information (such as credit card numbers) was not hacked this weekend. The bad news, however, is that hackers made off with just about every other type of customer information they could want, including names; email, billing, and shipping addresses; phone…

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Record Attendance Means Reports of CES’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated

January 16, 2012

We don’t want to go so far as to call the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the Rocky Balboa of technology conventions, but let’s face it, there’s a bit of uncertainty in regards to its longevity. In the past few years, CES didn’t seem to bustle to the same extent it once did, and […]

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Amazon Post Lists of Best Selling Physical and Downloadable Games of 2011

January 16, 2012

It’s been a long time since Amazon simply sold books, and these days you can get everything from diapers in bulk to videogames for all platforms through the online shopping site. And lest anyone think game sales are merely an afterthought for Amazon, it’s become quite the booming business, both for physical and digital downloads. […]

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Samung to Sell $1 Billion in Bonds to Fund Chip Facility in the U.S.

January 16, 2012

It takes money to make money, and it takes it a whole bunch of cash to make semiconductors. Case in point: Samsung is reportedly holding a massive debt sale in which it will sell about $1 billion in bonds to fund its chip plant operations in the U.S. It’s the first major overseas debt sale […]

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Amazon Offers Windows Server With Free Usage Tier

January 16, 2012

In a recent announcement, Amazon said the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Free Usage Tier will now include Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instances running Microsoft Windows Server. If your business is eligible for the AWS Free Usage tier, you’ll be able to run Windows Server in Amazon’s cloud for up to 750 hours per month […]

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Skype For Windows Phone Is Coming Soon

January 16, 2012

We still can’t get over the irony: Although Microsoft now owns Skype, the video calling service is still not available on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. Microsoft has promised Skype will be available someday to Windows Phone users, but that’s still a pretty vague timeframe. It would appear the Windows Phone Skype app may be nearing […]

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Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review

January 16, 2012

A few weeks back, we took a look at the Core i7-3960X, Intel’s first desktop processor to feature the company’s Sandy Bridge-E microarchitecture. If you’re unfamiliar with the chip, Sandy Bridge-E is the ‘tock’ in Intel’s tick-tock release schedule cadence that bridges the gap between first-gen Sandy Bridge-based…

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