EVENTS

January 8th, 2013

Gabe Newell Reveals More Steam Console Details

Valve’s hotly anticipated Steam Box will feature a variety of hardware options — that range from cloud based streaming to high-end dedicated CPUs and GPUs — and will utilize biometrics but not motion input according to Valve’s Gabe Newell. Speaking to The Verge as CES, the big boss of Valve gave the most comprehensive set of [...]

January 7th, 2013

Kingston Introduces Massive DataTraveller HyperX Predator 1TB Flash Drive

Kingston is about to push flash drive capacity to its limit with a 1TB version of their ultra fast DataTraveller HyperX Predator line. Flash drives rarely make it into the spotlight but Kingston will be changing that at CES 2013.  While many of us remember the days when 256MB thumb drives were the norm, due [...]

January 6th, 2013

NVIDIA Gives Another Demonstration of the GeForce GRID

NVIDIA showed off the GeForce GRID Sunday night at its CES press conference. The GeForce GRID is the company’s cloud gaming service, which promises to bring a PC-level gaming experience to any device — be it smart TV or tablet. “The fact that you have the game in the cloud means you get all the [...]

January 6th, 2013

Lenovo Shows Their Gaming Side With The Erazer X700 Desktop

Lenovo, a company that’s certainly not known for their gaming chops have stunned the crowd at CES with the Erazer X700, a purebred gaming desktop.   The Erazer X700 is meant to target the likes of Dell’s Alienware division by offering gamers a prebuilt, high spec rig that should power through the latest titles.  Unfortunately, [...]

June 13th, 2012

AMD and ARM Partner for Hardware Level Security Initiative

Speculation was put to rest this morning about AMD’s plans for licensing 3rd party intellectual property when the company announced it was joining forces with ARM to integrate its TrustZone technology into future APUs. ARM’s TrustZone technology will be integrated via the inclusion of an ARM Cortex-A5 processor on AMD’s Fusion APUs from 2013 forward. [...]

June 13th, 2012

Industry Consortium Formed at AFDS to Promote Heterogeneous Computing

At the AMD Fusion Developers Conference in Bellevue on Tuesday some of the world’s top semiconductor companies announced the formation of the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation, a consortium with the goal of defining and promoting an open, standards-based approach to heterogeneous computing. AMD first announced an HSA strategy in February to develop an SDK [...]

June 12th, 2012

AMD Claims No Delay With Desktop Trinity

AMD contacted Hardware Canucks today to clarify some details about the availability of its desktop Trinity APU. AMD claims that desktop Trinity is on schedule. “AMD is focused on OEM systems as part of our initial rollout of Trinity APUs. We expect to start shipping Trinity APUs into the component channel starting in the second half of [...]

June 11th, 2012

Computex 2012 Proves Future Disruptive Change Might Not be in Hardware

Computex 2012 wrapped up this weekend in Taipei, ending what turned out to be a 5-day extravaganza of all things Windows 8 and merely a follow-up to last year’s expo. Grappling with the fact that the future of computing doesn’t necessarily lie in progressively faster processing power, and shift of the high-end consumer over to [...]

June 9th, 2012

HTC Banned From Manufacturing Windows 8 Tablets?

Microsoft has refused to certify HTC as a Windows 8 Tablet OEM, according to sources that spoke to Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity. Windows 8 tablets – both ARM and x86 powered – have been the center of attention at Computex, which wraps up this weekend in Taipei. The sources that spoke to Bloomberg [...]

June 8th, 2012

Thunderbolt Has P.C Coming-Out Party at Computex

Wander away from the phalanx of manufactures hawking ultabooks and tabets ready for Windows 8, and you’ll find the other emerging story of Computex – the coming-out party of Intel’s Thunderbolt on P.C hardware. Much like the FireWire port of yore, Thunderbolt – originally known by the code name of “Light Peak” – began its [...]