All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hardware’

Home Depot Data Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

The world’s biggest home improvement store has just given us the specifics on the lengthy data breach it confirmed a little over a week ago. According to the company, the attack put 56 million credit cards at risk. “Criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection. The malware had not been seen previously in other attacks, according to Home Depot’s …

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Panic bars save lives, says Qualified Hardware

In the summer of 1883, a traveling variety show made a stop at Victoria Hall in Sunderland, England. Near the end of the show, the entertainers announced to the more than 1,000 children in attendance that upon exiting the Hall, they would be met with a prize. Anxious to get their hands on whatever gift awaited, hundreds of children rushed …

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Here’s A Look At The Next Version Of Google Glass

As you may know, Google announced this week that it is giving Glass Explorers a new version of the Google Glass hardware, which the company will swap out for those it has already sold people. That’s coming later this year. “This hardware update will allow your Glass to work with future lines of shades and prescription frames, and we’ll also …

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Belkin’s Acquisition Of Linksys Is Now Complete

In January, Cisco announced that Belkin would acquire its Home Networking Business Unit and its leading brand, Linksys. Today, Belkin announced that the Linksys acquisition is complete. Belkin now possesses Linksys routers and other Smart Wi-Fi products. They will be managed as a separate brand and product portfolio. Belkin CEO Chet Pipkin had this to say: “Linksys has a rich …

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Nintendo Sells Less Than 100,000 Wii U Units In January

The latest NPD numbers for January were just released, and things aren’t looking good for Nintendo. The company that recently vowed to sell 4 million Wii U units by the end of March only managed to sell through less than 100,000 in January. Gamasutra reports that the Wii U sold anywhere between 45,000 and 59,000 units in January according to …

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Nintendo Unifying Hardware Divisions This Year [Report]

Nintendo has two amazingly talented hardware divisions that work on home consoles and handheld devices. These teams have come up with some amazing concepts that have taken the market by storm, like the Wii and the Nintendo DS. Now, what would happen if these two teams were to combine forces? That very scenario may just be happening. Japanese newspaper Nikkei …

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Self-Branded Google Chromebooks May Be In Our Future [Report]

The Nexus line of hardware was a major turning point for Google. The search giant and software developer finally made a splash in hardware production. A new report from this morning indicates that Google may also be getting more involved its first foray into hardware – the Chromebook. The China Times reports that Google has ordered the components for a …

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Sony Announces Even Smaller PlayStation 3, Launches Later This Month

Since the first PlayStation, Sony has always released a smaller model of the console. The PlayStation 3 got its smaller model back in 2009. It’s now 2012, and Sony is going even smaller. At the company’s TGS press conference, Sony announced a new, smaller PlayStation 3. The new model is 20 percent smaller and 25 lighter than the current PS3 …

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Windows 8 Will Be Home To Strange Mouse And Keyboard Designs

Windows 8 represents a change in philosophy at Microsoft. As the company attempts to take hold of the post-PC consumer market, they have to design hardware to compliment their software. The first Windows 8 hardware to be revealed was the Surface tablet which attempts to rethink the tablet. The next hardware update is the company rethinking the keyboard and mouse. …

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Matt Cutts On The Hardware & Software That Power Googlebot

Google uploaded a new Webmaster Help video from Matt Cutts, which addresses a question about the hardware/server-side software that powers a typical Googlebot server. “So one of the secrets of Google is that rather than employing these mainframe machines, this heavy iron, big iron kind of stuff, if you were to go into a Google data center and look at …

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The Current Generation of Gaming Hardware is Way Past Its Prime

The XBox 360 is old. Really old. (beat) How old, you ask? The Xbox 360 is so old; when it first came out, rainbows were in black and white. The Xbox 360 is so old; when it first came out, the Dead Sea as just getting sick. The Xbox 360 is so old; when it first came out, Mad Magazine …

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Valve Might Be Making A Console After All

Valve has been up to something lately. The world famous game developer was rumored only last month to be building a games console to bring PC games to the TV. There was even photographic evidence straight from a Valve employee. Valve dismissed the rumors and we all went on our merry way. That is, until today when new job postings …

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Wii U Parts Priced At $180, Won’t Sell For Under $300 [Rumor]

Brand new consoles usually contain components that cost far more than the actual price of the console. Microsoft and Sony were both selling their respective current generation consoles at a loss for years while making up for it with game sales. Nintendo, on the other hand, has always sold Wii for a profit since the components that made up that …

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New iPad Wi-Fi Problems Could Be Software Related

I reported last week that Apple was now replacing new iPads that had issues with wireless reception. In a leaked memo it was made clear that Apple wanted the devices back so that it could investigate the cause of the issue. Until Apple discovers and acknowledges the cause of the issue we won’t know for sure what’s causing it, but …

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Macbook Pro Rumor: Big Redesign Coming This Year

Rumor has it that Apple is readying a massive refresh of its Macbook Pro line, to make them more like the Macbook Air in design. The rumor comes from AppleInsider, which cites “people familiar with Apple’s roadmap”. The publication reports: This will include new, ultra-thin unibody enclosures that jettison yesteryear technologies like optical disk drives and traditional hard drives in …

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SOPA: Razer Gives A F**k

Razer, makers of fine PC gaming accessories, has joined the blackout to protest SOPA. In what may be the most blatant protest yet, Razer has posted an image with their staff standing in front of a projector screen with the words “F**K SOPA.” As previously reported, only a handful of gaming Web sites are going down today to protest the …

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Motorola Mobility: Google to Get Into Baby Monitor Business?

Everybody in the tech industry is talking about Google’s pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility, which Google has positioned as a defensive maneuver to protect Android from patent wars with the likes of companies like Microsoft and Apple. While that may very well be the main reason for Google’s most expensive acquisition to date (provided it gets regulatory approval), there are …

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Will Apple Release iPad 3 in the Fall?

Apple is entering a new phase for the iPad … competition. On the heels of HP announcing the HP Touchpad today, Daring Fireball blogger John Gruber speculated that Apple could release an iPad 3 about the same time as HP releases the HP Touchpad:

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Intel Increases Cable Presence with Purchase of Texas Instruments’ Cable Modem Unit

Intel just announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Texas Instruments’ cable modem unit. Intel says this will enhance its focus on in the cable industry and related markets.

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Logitech Talks About its Role in Google TV

Last week at Google I/O, Google TV was announced by the company, along with its launch partners DISH Network, Sony, Intel, Adobe, Best Buy, and Logitech. Just after the unveiling presentation was given, WebProNews spoke with Ashish Arora, the Vice President and General Manager of Logitech Digital Home, about Logitech’s role in the service.

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