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Yahoo board ousts Carol Bartz as CEO
— 6:00 AM on September 7, 2011

In January 2009, Yahoo announced that Carol Bartz would replace co-founder Jerry Yang as CEO. Bartz boldly vowed to make sure Yahoo got some...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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The Pirate Bay founders start file hosting service
— 9:54 AM on August 30, 2011

The folks behind infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay have a new venture, and it's reportedly legit. TorrentFreak has the skinny on BayFiles,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Release roundup: Outlaws, sentries, and clicky keyboards
— 5:16 PM on August 25, 2011

Although the summer lull is still in full force, our inbox has collected a decent number of announcements from various hardware makers this week. Today,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Memory Input devices

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Slashdot editor-in-chief CmdrTaco resigns
— 11:34 AM on August 25, 2011

First Steve, now Rob. Slashdot co-founder and news-for-nerds visionary Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda has announced his resignation from the site. Malda doesn't say...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Release roundup: Cases, SSDs, and a new cooler
— 12:35 PM on August 18, 2011

Although this week has been short on major launches, our inbox did catch wind of a few smaller releases from Cooler Master, Corsair, and Lian...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

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Release roundup: 3D displays, new coolers, and more
— 5:32 PM on August 4, 2011

We've got a little bit of everything in this week's roundup of miscellaneous product launches and announcements: new coolers, a 3D display, some RAM, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cooling Displays Memory

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FCC report examines broadband ISP performance
— 12:04 PM on August 3, 2011

The FCC has published a report (PDF) on the performance of wired broadband in the US. In addition to comparing sustained upload and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Browser IQ survey branded a hoax
— 10:17 AM on August 3, 2011

You know that survey about IE users having lower IQs? Well, funny thing... the folks over at the BBC did a little sleuthing, and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Survey alleges IE users have lower IQs
— 5:19 PM on July 29, 2011

Is there a correlation between choice of web browsers and intelligence? Yes, says AptiQuant, a self-described "Psychometric Consulting company" based here in Vancouver. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: $30 for 8GB of RAM and a USB drive
— 4:38 PM on July 29, 2011

We all know the drill by now—DRAM prices, crashing faster than Charlie Sheen's career, and so on. Well, we're still surprised that Newegg is currently...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Memory

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Hotmail to require better passwords
— 1:59 PM on July 18, 2011

People can't be trusted—especially when it comes to PC security. Regardless of how many times they've been warned against such actions, some folks continue...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Friday night topic: How the Internet changed your life
— 5:28 PM on July 15, 2011

In the mid-90s, I was in grad school, on the path to a second degree in the study of religion, when the burgeoning commercial Internet...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Sandia-designed CPU cooler lacks fan, rotates heatsink instead
— 12:52 PM on July 8, 2011

CPU coolers aren't rocket science, but the Sandia National Laboratories has produced one anyway. As one might expect, it's rather special. The...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Amazon Cloud Drive gets sort-of-unlimited music storage
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2011

Clearly, Amazon isn't taking the impending arrival of iCloud lying down. The company has announced three improvements that make Cloud Drive and Cloud Player...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Release roundup: Storage, cooling, and gaming laptops
— 4:48 PM on June 30, 2011

For this edition of the release roundup, we came across news from Corsair, Enermax, Eurocom, and Gelid while rifling through announcements that slipped through the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Mobile computing

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Huge fanless CPU cooler dissipates 100W
— 10:55 AM on June 24, 2011

One of the coolest-looking things we saw at CES was a passive CPU cooler not-so-inconspicuously tucked into a Raven enclosure at the Silverstone booth. ...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Firefox 5.0 slips out ahead of official release
— 6:00 AM on June 20, 2011

I guess all that talk about Firefox moving to a quicker release schedule wasn't just talk. Over the weekend, a number of folks noticed that...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Codemasters, Epic fall victim to hax0rs
— 10:46 AM on June 13, 2011

Sony and its PlayStation Network have been hacked multiple times in the last little while, but they haven't been the only victims. As Rock,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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