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Nintendo DSi Bucks Video-Game Sales Slip - InformationWeek
Retail sales fell from the same month a year ago across all categories, including games, hardware, software, and accessories, the NPD Group reported late Thursday. Games fell by 17% to $1.03 billion, hardware 8% to $391.6 million, software 23% to...
Restoration Hardware opens third Baby & Child store - San Jose Mercury News
By Donna Kato Restoration Hardware recently opened its third Baby & Child store at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. The store, a new concept for Corte Madera-based Restoration Hardware, features furniture, lighting, bedding, apparel and home...
Oracle Resellers On Sun Hardware: No Burden, Possible Opportunities - ChannelWeb
By Rick Whiting, ChannelWeb Oracle intends to stay in the hardware game once it completes its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems. And Oracle's channel partners have no problem with that. Last week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made it clear that...
HARDWARE CITY HISTORY: City clergyman dear to faithful near and far - New Britain Herald
By BART FISHER At the time of his death in 1931, the Rev. Dr. Ozora S. Davis was the nation's best known and most revered Protestant clergyman. He was a prolific author and a sought-after speaker whose influence extended far beyond the realm of the...
Work on Rylee's Ace Hardware building to begin next month - MLive.com
by Cami Reister | The Grand Rapids Press Courtesy PhotoFuture look: An artist's rendering shows how the new Rylee's Ace Hardware at 1234 Michigan St. NE will look. The new store could open in spring 2010. GRAND RAPIDS -- Work will start next month on...
NewProductHelp.com at the Helm of Global Marketing Efforts for New ... - PR.com (press release)
With its impressive array of redeeming qualities, it should have no trouble finding success through outlets and catalogs selling hardware and construction products. This original idea is now being made available for licensing to manufacturers...
Do the App Store downloads make Apple a software company? - guardian.co.uk
Shoppers in an Apple Store – but are they there for the software or the hardware? Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP Occasionally people try to deny self-evident realities about the world, especially regarding finance and business....
Oracle Wanted Sun's Software Unit Only, Records Show - InformationWeek
It thus appears that Oracle grudgingly acquired Sun's hardware line just to get its hands on the ubiquitous Java Web development platform -- and keep it from IBM's possession. "IBM's offer may have put a scare into Oracle," Stuart Williams,...
Black Honky at Collective Hardware - BlackBook Magazine
The show, “Black Honky,” was held at Collective Hardware, a space that is often confused as something other than what it is as it develops its own identity. The one thing we are sure of and that they, the Collective can't emphasize enough is that it is...
PlayStation Network Expanding To Other Hardware - 1UP.com
By Kat Bailey, 05/11/2009 Sony has big plans for the PlayStation Network, and those plans don't necessarily include the PlayStation 3. Saying that they are "evolving the PlayStation 3 into a platform for web services," Sony CEO Howard Stringer talked...

Hardware

CPU is a piece of computer hardware

Hardware is a general term that refers to the physical artifacts of a technology. It may also mean the physical components of a computer system, in the form of computer hardware.

Hardware historically meant the metal parts and fittings that were used to make wooden products stronger, more functional, longer lasting and easier to fabricate or assemble. In modern usage it includes equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, corners, handles, wire, chains, plumbing supplies, tools, utensils, cutlery and machine parts, especially when they are made of metal. In the United States, this type of hardware has been traditionally sold in hardware stores, a term also used to a lesser extent in the UK.

In a more colloquial sense, hardware can refer to major items of military equipment, such as tanks, aircraft or ships.

In slang, the term refers to trophies and other physical representations of awards.

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Hardware (TV series)

Hardware is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 2003 to 2004. Starring Martin Freeman, it was written and created by Simon Nye, the creator of Men Behaving Badly.

Hardware is set in "Hamway's Hardware Store" in London, where Mike, Steve and Kenny work. Kenny is smug and overbearing, Steve is a student trainee and Rex is the boss. They relax at the next-door-but-one cafe, "Nice Day Cafe", where Mike's girlfriend Anne works with Julie. The sitcom focuses around the customers and Mike was the main character.

The first series of Hardware is available on DVD in Region 4 (Australia). The complete series of Hardware is due for release February 2009 in the UK on Region 2 from Network DVD.

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Hardware (comics)

Hardware's protege Technique, artist Jimmy Palmiotti

Hardware (real name Curt Metcalf) is a fictional character, a comic book superhero published by DC Comics. An original character from DC's Milestone Comics imprint, he first appeared in Hardware #1 (April 1993), and was created by Dwayne McDuffie and Denys Cowan.

Hardware was the first of Milestone's titles to be published, and (along with Blood Syndicate, Icon, and Static) was one of the company's flagship titles.

Curtis "Curt" Metcalf is a genius inventor who, in his Hardware identity, uses a variety of high-tech gadgets to fight organised crime. A central irony of the series (of which Metcalf is fully aware) is that Metcalf's employer, respected businessman Edwin Alva - who provides the resources Metcalf uses to create Hardware's hardware - is secretly the crime boss who Hardware is trying to bring down.

Curtis "Curt" Metcalf was a working class child prodigy who was discovered aged 12/13 by a big-time businessman, Edwin Alva Sr., who with the blessing of Curt's parents, enrolled Curt in "A Better Chance" - "a program intended to get minority students into elite prep schools". Curt proved to be much smarter than all the other prep school students, graduating aged 14, and earning his first college degree aged 15. Edwin Alva Sr. paid for Curt's whole college tuition up to six or seven college degrees, in exchange for Curt coming to work for Alva Industries (in the "Inspiration Factory") after graduation, with his "own lab, entirely too big a salary, and mandate to indulge (his) curiosity by investigating whatever struck (his) fancy"; and Curt's inventions made Edwin Alva Sr. millions of dollars.

Hardware works with many other superheros over his career, such as Blood Syndicate and Icon. He even teams up with a few that he considers fictional, such as Steel and Superman. In one instance, he assists the in the evacuation of a newly built theme park, which is being destroyed by riots.

Hardware has recently reappeared in the DC Universe, following its assimilation of the Milestone heroes. He makes his first DC Comics appearance in Justice League of America (vol. 2) #27, aiding the Shadow Cabinet in kidnapping Kimiyo Hoshi, and stealing the remains of Arthur Light.

During the mission, he defeats Red Arrow, and expresses an attraction to Vixen. After attempting to flee the Justice League Satellite with Light's shrunken corpse, Hardware is surprised and beaten into unconsciousness by Hawkman.

Curtis Metcalf possesses no superhuman powers but has genius level intelligence. Curtis Metcalf is a genius-level intellect and one of the most brilliant scientific minds on the planet. He has created breakthroughs in metallurgy, computer science, nanotechnology, and plasma weapons. Metcalf is also a good hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained by his father in the martial arts.

Armor provides enhanced strength, flight, a host of internal weaponry,and pre-recorded katas allowing for it to respond instantly in a combat situation where his natural fighting skills are insufficient.

In "Gear," an episode of the animated series Static Shock, Richie Foley develops super powers, and when he decides to come up with a superhero name, Hardware is one of the names he considers, but Static tells him the name is already taken.

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Renegade Hardware

Renegade Hardware is one of the major record labels in the drum and bass music industry. Creatively born in South London by CEO Clayton Hines & Mark Hill in 1995, the label was initially a subdivision of the original Trouble on Vinyl.

Since its first release in 1996 (RH01 - Future Forces A: Flash Gordan, B: Jeep Beats) the label has established itself with some of the most influentional & recognised talents within Drum & Bass. Artists such as Konflict, Keaton, Usual Suspects, Universal Project, Dom and Roland, DJ Friction, Cause 4 Concern, DJ Ink, Loxy, Raiden, Evol Intent, John B,Gridlok and many others have released material through the label. Many of these have made bad experience with the "street level" politics of the label towards artists.

In 2003 Barcode Recordings was created as sister label to Renegade Hardware. Barcode's initial concept was to nurture new talent and establish up and coming artists but some would argue it has a much heavier and darker sound than Renegade Hardware. Artists such as Counterstrike, Donny, T.Z.A and Raiden have gone on to become established within the Barcode sound.

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Source : Wikipedia