MISCELLANEOUS HARDWARE NEWS

July 9th, 2014, 6:46 PM

Linksys WRT1900AC Router Review

The Linksys WRT1900AC router is considered a 802.11AC-based spiritual successor to the wildly popular WRT54G so there are some very high expectations riding on it.

November 19th, 2013, 6:55 PM

ViewSonic VX2252 22” Monitor Review

ViewSonic’s VX2252 costs just $150.  Normally, monitors in this price range represent the bottom of the barrel…but not this time around.

January 17th, 2013, 12:49 AM

BitFenix Introduces Alchemy Mixed Cable Series

As an expansion to the well received Alchemy Cable Series, BitFenix is now offering some of its individually sleeved cables in an alternating colour pattern. Anyone who has tried to individually custom sleeve their cables would know that it’s a time consuming and tedious effort. BitFenix solved that problem some time ago by launching the Alchemy Multisleeved [...]

December 9th, 2012, 2:24 PM

Outsourcing to America: Lenovo Calls U.S Manufacturing a ‘Solid Business Case’

In the December issue of The Atlantic, journalist Charles Fishman examines the “insourcing boom” — the return of manufacturing to North America. In his Atlantic piece, Mr. Fishman examines the “rebooting” of the once stoic General Electric manufacturing facility dubbed Appliance Park in the heart of Kentucky — which until recently was dormant as jobs [...]

November 28th, 2012, 5:19 PM

Can USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Co-Exist?

Thunderbolt hit the scene like a light drizzle. Its announcement by Intel and Apple was met with a slight air of confusion – don’t they remember FireWire? Why, oh why, would a regular user care about an extra half-second on an MP3 transfer? The situations seemed almost too similar to be credible, with a high-performance [...]

July 5th, 2012, 4:54 PM

Report: Macbook Air Will Triumph Over Ultrabooks in 2012

Though P.C fans are loath to admit it, non-Apple OEMs have been forced to play catch-up to Apple in many ways – mostly in the market of small form factor laptops and tablets. While Apple invented neither of form factors, they certainly dominate in these markets. The Macbook Air, for instance, has sold incredibly well [...]

April 3rd, 2012, 4:08 PM

With Samsung, T.Vs Get Smart

“Hi, TV!” With that simple command, Samsung’s new ES-8000 becomes attentive, listening and watching for its master’s next move. “Volume, up.” The television immediately obeys, turning the volume up a notch. Then with a Kinect-esque hand gesture, the channel changes. A flick of a wrist in the other direction and the TV returns to the [...]

April 3rd, 2012, 9:59 AM

EVGA Announces New Warranty Policy

EVGA announced a new global warranty policy Tuesday, giving all products a minimum of 3 years warranty and optional registration. Jacob Freeman, an EVGA product manager, told Hardware Canucks that the company went this route for multiple reasons, primarily to simplify and improve their warranty terms. In a press release, EVGA outlined the key items [...]

April 3rd, 2012, 9:23 AM

Samsung: Backlight Bleed is not a Problem

In an interview with Hardware Canucks, a Samsung representative said that backlight bleed and banding is not a problem for the company’s displays when compared to  its competitors. Hardware Canucks sat down with J.P Jutras of Samsung Canada at a Samsung event in Burnaby – a suburb of Vancouver – on Monday. “I don’t believe [...]

January 9th, 2012, 8:07 PM

No Major Announcements at Microsoft’s Last CES Keynote

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage earlier tonight for the company’s last appearance at CES announcing updates to the Windows Phone OS and the Microsoft Xbox. Despite rumors that the Xbox 720 would be unveiled during the keynote, there were no announcements about a new gaming console. Mr. Ballmer’s keynote began with an [...]