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[H] Enthusiast Archives: April 2013Archive Listing

Tuesday April 30, 2013

Which Companies Protect Your Info From The Government

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put together a handy chart that shows you which companies protect your information from the government and which ones don't. You might be surprised at who has your back and who doesn't.


[H]ardware Round-Up II

Cooling: Prolimatech MK-26 GPU Cooler @ XtremeHardware

Scythe Ashura / Katana 4 CPU Coolers @ Hardware.Info

ETC.: AVATAR Mercury Ultrabook AVIU-145A2 @ OCC

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Windows 8 Tablet @ ThinkComputers

Razer Kraken Pro Headset @ Modders Inc.

Storage: OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB @ ocaholic

Video: High End GPUs Benchmarked at 4K Resolutions @ PCPer

How To Use Google Glass

Google released a new How To Use Google Glass video today that is designed to help people get started using the glasses. Well, once they are available...and you've saved up $1,500...and you've turned in your man card.


Cool Video of the Day

This video by filmmaker Willie Witte is pretty damn neat. Definitely worth the minute and a half it takes to watch. cool


New Web Site Measures Global Happiness

I think I'll just keep my opinion to myself this time and let you guys decide what you think of all this.

A paid team of volunteers from Amazon's Mechanical Turk service analyzed 10,000 of the most-used English words on Twitter, assigning a numerical value to the happiness level of key emotional words, such as "sad," "party," "scary," and "win." Each day, the tool crawls through the random tweets -- some 100 million words -- for these key terms, tallying up the overall score.


Twitter Warns Of More Hacks

It sure looks like Twitter needs to step up the pace on that two-factor authentication system it is supposedly working on. Maybe then it won't have to send out embarrassing memos like this.

Twitter acknowledged that the "incidents" appear to be "spear phishing attacks that target your corporate email," that appear to be legitimate emails and are often sent directly to the account holder. The memo also noted: "Don't use this computer to read email or surf the web, to reduce the chances of malware infection," and to "minimize the number of people that have access" to accounts to prevent human error.


What It's Like To Lose All of Your Startup Money

And the award for "most depressing story of the day" definitely goes to this guy.


Nevada Online Gambling Starts Today

I guess news of legal online gambling would be a big deal if it wasn't only in Nevada. Why bother going online? You can gamble here in the store, gas station, airport, restrooms, liquor store, restaurants, bars...hell, it's hard to find somewhere you can't gamble. big grin

"This is, for Nevada, a new day," said Reno gaming analyst Ken Adams. "There’s been a huge amount of speculation on what online gaming means. Estimates in New Jersey run from $20 (million) to $30 million to $2 (billion) to $3 billion. The only way to find out is when it starts. Up to now, we’ve been talking in theories. Now we’ll get a peek at reality."


Gaming [H]eadlines

16 Bit Arena's Charitable Free Experiment @ Blue's News

Check Out Hipster Mario @ Kotaku

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review @ Joystiq

Gears of War Movie Gets A Producer @ Shacknews

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review Redux

We are taking another look at the ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD today. Armed with a new sample and the latest firmware we put this drive to the test.

Our original review of the ADATA XPG SX900 ended on a sour note. Unreleased critical firmware revisions and unexpected power consumption figures led us to question ADATA's customer support. Today we take another look with a fresh sample and a new firmware revision that ADATA has made available to its customers.


Nielsen Gets Digital to Track Online TV Viewers

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nielsen is expected to announce a tool today that tracks digital audiences. Welcome to the 21st century Nielsen, it took you long enough to get here. big grin

Nielsen has been under pressure from the networks to update its traditional methods for counting TV viewing to account for growing digital audiences. Media companies want to make sure they get full credit with advertisers for online viewing. The technology in the Nielsen pilot program is step forward in that direction, but won't provide everything media companies are looking for. It will track viewing of TV content on computers but not on tablets and smartphones.


[H] Case Mod of the Day

The case mod of the day has to be this mod done by [H] forum member B NEGATIVE. Here are a few pictures of the mod in progress, hit the link to see the complete worklog:

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