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[H] Enthusiast Archives: April 2014Archive Listing

Wednesday April 30, 2014

Dreamworks CEO Wants To Charge By Screen Size

Jeffrey Katzenberg, the head of Dreamworks Animation, says within ten years the industry will be charging by screen size. What do you think? Do you like the idea or not?

"I think the model will change and you won’t pay for the window of availability. A movie will come out and you will have 17 days, that’s exactly three weekends, which is 95% of the revenue for 98% of movies. On the 18th day, these movies will be available everywhere ubiquitously and you will pay for the size. A movie screen will be $15. A 75" TV will be $4.00. A smartphone will be $1.99. That enterprise that will exist throughout the world, when that happens, and it will happen, it will reinvent the enterprise of movies," he told the crowd.


High Tech Underwear Protect Your Privates

Protect your nuts from getting roasted with these new high tech underwear. The perfect accessory for tinfoil hats!


[H]ardware Round-Up II

Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 Heatsink @ FrostyTech

ETC.: AMD Beema and Mullins APUs @ HotHardware

CyberPower Zeus Gaming PC @ Legit Reviews

Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Keyboard @ NikKTech

Memory: Kingston DataTraveler Mini 16GB @ BigBruin

Video: GeForce 700 vs. Radeon Rx 200 Series @ Phoronix

Ten Minutes Of H1Z1 Gameplay Footage

Here's a 10 minute gameplay video of the zombie MMO H1Z1. The developers want your feedback while giving you an idea how the game is progressing. How many of you are actually interested in this one?


Western Digital Announces Q3 Revenue of $3.7 Billion

Western Digital today reported revenue of $3.7 billion and net income of $375 million, or $1.55 per share for its third fiscal quarter ended Mar. 28, 2014. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $470 million or $1.94 per share. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported revenue of $3.8 billion, net income of $391 million, or $1.60 per share. Non-GAAP net income in the year-ago quarter was $514 million, or $2.10 per share.

The company generated $697 million in cash from operations during the March quarter. During the quarter, the company utilized $244 million to buy back 2.8 million shares of common stock. It ended the quarter with total cash, cash equivalents and investments of $5.0 billion. On Feb. 6, the company declared a $0.30 per common-share dividend, which was paid on Apr. 15.


Cooler Master Elite 130

The LanOC crew has put the Cooler Master Elite 130 through its paces to see what it is made of. If you are building a mini-ITX system, this might be the case for you.

The Mini-ITX market has been growing both in popularity and in options. That means where we used to have one or two motherboard options, nearly every manufacture has multiple options now. Along with that, we now have Mini-ITX focused heatsinks and video cards. Cooler Master is no different with them expanding out their Mini-ITX case lineup beyond the Elite 120 that we reviewed a while back.


Facebook Lets You Log In to Apps Anonymously

It looks like Facebook has finally figured out that no one likes having to install apps just to try them.

The new feature, dubbed "anonymous login," promises just that: If you want to test out an app but don’t want to hand over your information to a random developer, Facebook’s new feature will let you try before you buy.


Corsair AX1500i, The World’s First 1500 Watt 80 Plus Titanium PSU, Now Available

Corsair®, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced the availability of the much-anticipated AX1500i Digital ATX power supply from Using advanced digitally-controlled circuitry to deliver ultra-stable power at over 94% efficiency, the AX1500i is the first 1500 watt PSU to meet the ultra-efficient 80 PLUS Titanium standard. The AX1500i will also be available from retailers in late May.

Using Corsair’s second-generation digital architecture, the AX1500i uses a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to control power output, resulting in tighter DC voltage output regulation and superior stability for your valuable PC’s components. The AX1500i’s incredible efficiency also results in greatly reduced heat, allowing the PSU to operate in a truly silent Zero-RPM fan mode at loads of up to 450W. Even when delivering its maximum 1500W of power, a high-quality 140mm Dynamic Fluid Bearing (DFB) fan allows the AX1500i to operate quietly.

With 1500W of power on tap, the AX1500i is equipped with a huge array of cabling choices allowing it to power even the most demanding 4-way SLI and CrossFire X setups. Combined with the power of Corsair Link™ technology, enthusiasts have access to an incredible range of control over their PC’s power, with real-time temperature, power usage and efficiency monitoring right from the desktop.


FCC Chairman Changes Tune On Net Neutrality Again

The way this guy changes his story all the time, how can we believe anything he says? Well, at least he has a bright future in politics after his stint at the FCC.

"Those of you who oppose Net neutrality might feel like a celebration was in order," he said. "Reports that we are gutting the Open Internet rules are incorrect. I am here to say wait a minute. Put away the party hats. The Open Internet rules will be tough, enforceable, and, with the concurrence of my colleagues, in place with dispatch."


Google Linking Ads To Personal Health History In Canada

I don't think Canada’s privacy commissioner understands that Google is the victim here. Had it not been for those unscrupulous advertisers not following the rules, this never would have happened. roll eyes (sarcastic)

Google’s privacy policy outlaws displaying advertisements based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health. But the Mountain View, Calif.-based company acknowledged that some advertisers using its ad-serving platform were not following the policy.


[H]ot Deals

Today's [H]ot Deals forum thread is full of exclusive deals just for [H] readers. The best part is, almost all of these deals come with free shipping! The coupon codes for the items listed below won't last forever and are limited to stock on hand so you'd better get in on these deals while the getting is good.


XFX PRO550W Core Edition Full Wired 80+Bronze PSU = $25.99 + FREE SHIPPING!

Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive = $49.99 + FREE SHIPPING!



Kingston V300 240GB SATA III SSD = 99.99 + FREE SHIPPING!

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz = $209.99 + FREE SHIPPING!


Serious Sam Classics: Revolution On Steam Early Access Now

Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, a fan made creation that combines the first two games into one with updated graphics, game modes and levels is now out on Steam Early Access.

Created by the Serious Sam community under the supervision of Croteam, this new incarnation of the classic shooter is a unified version of Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter and The Second Encounter with updated technology, new gameplay modes, new campaign levels, and the inclusion of fan-favorite mods, weapons, and maps.