HardwareGeeks.com and Symantec are giving away a Zero G flight, and a chance to win a Sub Orbital flight to one lucky winner.
How to enter the contest? Well we have hidden a Norton Internet Security 2009 box on one of our blog entries. Find the box click on it and fill out the entry form. We will select a winner on or about the 13th of January and will announce it on the 15th of January. You can begin submitting entries on the 1st of January 2009, all entries must be received no later than 11:59 PM on the 10th of January 2009. Contest is only open to those of you in the US. Sorry everyone else.
We will also be giving away two other prizes, a NXZT Avatar Mouse and a Tempest case. We will select the winner of those two items at random after we select the winner for the Zero G flight.
Happy New Year!
HardwareGeeks.com would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. We hope the new year will bring you nothing but happiness!
Also today marks the launch of our Zero G with HWG and Symantec Contest, so be sure to sign up. Click here for info on that.
According to the Chinese 2008 has been the year of the Rat, but for me 2008 has been the year of the Wi-Fi All in One Printer. HP, Epson and Lexmark have all put their best foot forward and each has delivered a great all in one.
Today we bring you a review on the Lexmark X4975 a wi-fi all in one. I’d like to say that I haven’t really cared for Lexmark over the past 2 years, as their quality hasn’t been as good as I remember. But when I met with Lexmark at a press event a few months ago, they said they had improved their build quality. I’m happy to say that they were truthful the quality of the X4975 is a lot better than other lexmark units I have had in the past. It also looks pretty sexy too!
I am probably one of the few people who rather have a wired mouse over a wireless one, maybe it has to do with the interference I experience in my home or the fact that I find wired mice more responsive and faster than wireless ones. But having a wired mouse has it’s draw backs and the biggest draw back is the wire.
Wires tend to get in the way and sometimes even cause you to mess up during games. I personally have found my self putting stuff such as notebook batteries or soda bottles on top of the wire to keep it still. Little did I know was all I needed was an anchor. You know the kind they use at the library so you don’t steal the mice.
So I recently tested out a Lenovo Thinkpad with a Samsung SSD drive to see how it handled. I have heard great things about SSD and I have had quick demos from Kingston, Samsung and Toshiba on their SSD drives but never really had any hands on experience with one.
So when Samsung offered to loan me a ThinkPad I immediately said “YES”, I mean who wouldn’t jump at the chance to test out a laptop and it’s SSD drive? But I didn’t have a ThinkPad that had a traditional platter harddrive to compare it against. That was until I borrowed one from a friend who recently purchased one.
Today HP announced the newest version of their MediaSmart server, a server for your home that runs the Windows HomeServer Operating System.
The new HP MediaSmart server received a memory upgrade over the previous version (2GB of memory by default now) it also has an Intel CPU (bye bye AMD), and it now comes with 750 GB (EX485) or 1.5 TB (EX487) two 750 GB drives.
But the shocker of this announcement isn’t the added memory or increased default storage, the shocker is that the new HP MediaSmart Server supports Macs! HP has launched the first Windows HomeServer with Mac Support, and it is also the first network attached storage device that isn’t made by Apple that works with Time Machine. Please correct me if I am wrong about this.
A lot of people have complained to me over IM about how they are unable to access some of their favorite websites. Well if you are having that problem don’t fear there is nothing wrong with your system.
It would appear that Leve3 one of the major fiber comunications providers is suffering Major latency issues, which is causing slow load times or no access to certain sites. The only thing users can do is wait until they resolve the problem.
To check the status of Level3’s network click here.
Just an update, everything seems to be fixed, however there has not been any word from Level3 on what caused the issue.
Nintendo has said they plan to offer free and pay per view videos via the Wii Console starting next year. Nintendo says they will develop their own programing and allow other programing as well.
Over 34.5 million Wii consoles have been sold world wide since it’s launch during the holiday season in 2006, and 80% of them are on TV’s in living rooms Nintendo said, and if those numbers are correct the new video service will reach millions of users. However they did not say how many are connected to the internet.
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May your holiday season be filled with Joy!
Man oh man, I am loving this machine. I have had it a little over three weeks and I have to say it is the best netbook I have used and I have used a few.
HP took the design of the Mini-Note 2133 and made it even more stylish, lighter and even way faster, and what is even more amazing.
The HP Mini 1000 is blazing fast, which is pretty impressive for it’s size. What impressed me the most is how it is able to play blu-ray movies. I tried that on my 2133 and forget about it, the movie wasn’t watchable, but I installed an external blu-ray player to it and man did it handle it. Oh and the sound, the sound on the mini 1000 can put any sound system on any netbook or notebook for that matter to shame.