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[H] Enthusiast Archives: December 2012Archive Listing

Monday December 31, 2012

[H]appy New Year!

We want to wish all of you a Happy New Year! We hope all of you have a good time ringing in the new year tonight, be safe, make resolutions you can keep and we’ll see you all back here next year! cool

Hollywood Sets Box Office Record

I thought piracy was killing the movie industry? It looks like the MPAA might have to come up with a different line of BS to feed the public.

The MPAA tends to leave no opportunity unused in its quest to show that online piracy is devastating the movie industry. However, this supposed devastation is not visible at the box office this year. In 2012 North American movie theaters showed more movies than ever before, and for the first time in history domestic box office grosses surpassed $10.7 billion The new record comes in a year where two academic studies have shown that "piracy" isn’t necessarily hurting box office revenues .


Netflix Down Again Today?

I think Netflix just doesn't like the holidays. Maybe it's just too many people trying to watch Netflix at once. Who knows? Good thing they doubled Hasting's salary. wink

Breaking: This might be the year people with no New Year's Eve plans talked to other people after all. A week after the Great Netflix Outage of Christmas 2012, some but not all users complained that Netflix was down once again on New Year's Eve day, and nobody's entirely sure why this keeps happening at the most inopportune time.


[H]ardware Round-Up II

Cases & Modding: Lian Li PC-A55B Mid Tower @ XtremeComputing

ETC.: Testing Memory Speeds on AMD's A10-5800K @ Legit Reviews

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Mechanical Keyboard @ FunkyKit

Power Supply: LEPA G650 Power Supply @ Cowcotland

25% Of Americans Own A Tablet

Is it just me or does this number seem a bit high?


Microsoft Issues Fix For IE Flaw

It looks like Microsoft has already put out a fix for the IE flaw that we reported on this weekend. If you are still using an old versions of IE, you might want to get your POS patched. big grin

Microsoft issued a fix today for a zero-day vulnerability in older versions of Internet Explorer that could allow attackers to gain control of Windows-based computers to host malicious Web sites.


12 Tech Heroes of 2012

I'm not too sure about this list of the 12 Tech Heroes of 2012. Kim Dotcom made the list? Really?

Not just anybody made our list of tech heroes for 2012. If a company moves technology forward with innovation, that just means that its executives and engineers are doing their jobs. This isn't about keeping the ship afloat—it's about going far beyond expectations. Here's a look at the people who really deserve the title 2012 tech hero.


Facebook Fixes NYE Message Service

Honestly, even though they claim this is fixed, I still prefer wishing people a Happy New Year in a more personal manner. If you have too many friends to do it individually, just say it on your FB profile and be done with it. wink

Student and blogger Jack Jenkins, found that he could view the messages simply by changing the ID number displayed in the message's confirmation URL. The messages would show up as if he were sending the note. He could read the text, see any attached photos, and even delete the message.


Online Shopping Causing Retail Real Estate Decline?

While online shopping is no doubt a contributing factor here, I think the overall crap state of the economy is the biggest reason for the death of brick & mortar shops.

As we do more and more of our shopping while sitting on our couches in our pajamas with an Ultrabook, we’re destroying a glorious American institution: the mall. Realspace retailers large and small alike have gone bankrupt and shut down or scaled back: a process that the recession only sped up.


Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Mouse

If you are looking for a mouse that matches your Tt Level 10 case, you might want to give this Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M mouse review at MadShrimps the once over.

The high-end Level 10 M Gaming Mouse from Tt eSPORTS was designed in cooperation with BMW Group Subsidiary DesignworksUSA and comes with an aluminum reinforced chassis, 11 programmable command keys and 128KB onboard for storing 5 different gaming profiles. The LED lighting system is present in 4 different areas and the mouse also comes with a laser-sensor engine maxing 8200DPI.


Gaming [H]eadlines

EA Server Shutdowns @ Blue's News

Far Cry 3 Tops UK Charts @ Joystiq

Skyrim Has A "Sweaty" Mod @ Kotaku

Xbox 360 Daily Deals @ Major Nelson

Human Hoist: High Tech Shop Chair

Think that Craftsman creeper you got for Christmas is neat? Wait until you see this thing! Thanks to [H] reader BrinNutz for the linkage.