NEWS

April 4th, 2012, 11:40 AM

GPU Market Continues to Grow

While the P.C market struggled in 2011 the graphics market continued to grow, according to new figures by Jon Peddie Research. Recently released figures from Mr. Peddie’s market research group show that in 2011 P.C sales rose only 0.5 percent over the previous year’s numbers, however the graphics market grew by 8.9 during that same [...]

April 4th, 2012, 10:32 AM

Cooler Master Launches the CM Storm QuickFire Pro Gaming Keyboard

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today announces the next incarnation of the extremely popular QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, the QuickFire Pro. Precision, Comfort, & Durability Featuring a smooth and clean aesthetic, QuickFire Pro includes laser-marked keycaps and a non-glossy matte finish. This is complemented by a set [...]

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, 10:49 AM

Hitachi Ships 4TB Enterprise-Class Ultrastar Drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, which was recently acquired by Western Digital, announced today it had begun to ship the Ultrastar 7K4000 – the first enterprise-class 4TB hard disk drive. The Ultrastar 7K4000 line is shipping now in limited quantities: models are offered in 4TB, 3TB and 2TB capacities. The drives have a 6Gb/s Serial ATA [...]

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 [...]

April 2nd, 2012, 12:26 PM

NEC Display Solutions Updates MultiSync EA Series with EA223WM

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the latest addition to its next-generation MultiSync EA Series, the 22-inch EA223WM for high-performance enterprise users. Improving upon its predecessor, the EA223WM is mercury-free and more energy efficient as a result of LED backlighting technology. This reduces power [...]

March 30th, 2012, 12:07 PM

As RIM Posts First Quarterly Loss, CEO Weighs Options

After Research in Motion (RIM) posted its first quarterly loss on Thursday, and saw co-founder Jim Balsillie resign from its board, the company’s new CEO, Thorsten Heins, acknowledged that “strategic opportunities” needed to be explored. “I have assessed many aspects of RIM’s business during my first 10 weeks as CEO. I have confirmed that the [...]

March 30th, 2012, 10:43 AM

Leaks Suggest Google Drive to Offer 5GB of Storage

If a leaked screenshot obtained by Talk Android proves to be true, Google Drive will offer users 5GB of free storage with the ability to purchase upgrades for additional space. “Access files on your computer from anywhere,” reads the tagline found on the leaked screenshot. “Put files in Google Drive and you can access them [...]

March 29th, 2012, 1:53 PM

Lite-On Introduces the E200 Solid State Drives

Lite-On, renowned as an Optical Storage innovator, has today announced its first solid state drive (SSD) for the UK. The E200 SSD is aimed at small/medium business users, with a design which is easily integrated into existing systems for minimal disruption and with a fast, consistent and reliable performance over time – at an affordable [...]