NEWS

June 3rd, 2013, 6:31 AM

ASUS Bets Big on Tegra 4 with Transformer Pad Infinity Refresh

For a while it looked as if Tegra 4 was going to be dead on arrival. While NVIDIA put on an impressive performance when it first launched the chip earlier this year, OEMs largely said “no thanks” and most passed on putting the SoC in their gear. Fast forward to Computex in Taipei, and its [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 6:25 AM

ASUS’ Transformer Book Trio is a Desktop, Tablet and Notebook

Though Computex doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow in Taiwan, ASUS has already announced what is sure to be one of the more innovative products of the show: the Transformer Book Trio. What makes the Transformer Book Trio interesting is its hybrid nature — hyped before the show as WeTransform — as a notebook, tablet, and [...]

June 2nd, 2013, 10:30 AM

Computex 2013: an AMD comeback, Windows 8.1 and More Tablets

What does the next year for computing hold? Well, in all likelihood you’ll find it at Computex. While January’s Consumer Electronics Show makes the case that the “big tent” expo is drifting out of relevancy, as manufacturers prefer the quiet of their own events to the cacophony of a shared space, Computex, in the heart of [...]

May 29th, 2013, 8:28 PM

Computex Coverage Begins This Weekend

Hardware Canucks News Editor Sam Reynolds and YouTube host Dmitry will be in Taipei next week for Computex 2013. Coverage begins this weekend with pre-show analysis. Here’s Dmitry announcing the news via YouTube:

May 22nd, 2013, 9:17 AM

MSI Launches AMD Richland Powered Gaming Notebooks

MSI’s new GX60 and GX70 both use the Richland A10-5750M while offering affordable gaming performance for $1400 and less.   With gaming notebooks rapidly gaining ground as desktop replacement devices, MSI has partnered with AMD to offer a pair of new laptops which leverage the features of Richland alongside some impressive graphics horsepower. At the [...]

May 14th, 2013, 8:57 AM

Nokia Officially Announces Details of Lumia 925

Nokia announced its flagship Windows 8 phone, the Lumia 925, today. The phone largely has the same specs as the Lumia 920, save for the display and the camera. Nokia says the 925 will be powered by 1.5GHz dual-core processor Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2,000 mAh battery and 16GB of storage (the [...]

May 9th, 2013, 12:41 AM

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Costs $237 to Build

Early reports from market consultancy IHS show Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 has a bill of materials of $237. Although the full report won’t be released until the close of business Thursday, IHS released some information to the web late Wednesday. In comparison to the Galaxy S4’s $237 cost of materials, Samsung’s Galaxy Note costs $270, [...]

May 2nd, 2013, 7:29 AM

Intel Names New CEO

Intel’s board of directors has appointed Brian Krzanich, the company’s former chief operating officer and senior vice president, as its new chief executive officer beginning May 16. Intel’s current CEO, Paul Otellini, announced he would retire last fall on November 20. Reportedly, the vetting process for the company’s new CEO lasted six months. “After a thorough and [...]

April 20th, 2013, 8:28 AM

AMD Results Beat Expectations

While AMD is still losing money, the underdog chipmaker managed to substantially trim its losses this quarter and beat analyst’s expectations. AMD reported Friday lost $146 million in the first quarter of 2013, sending the stock price down four percent during after-hours trading despite beating the expectations of analysts. While this loss still may seem [...]

April 16th, 2013, 7:56 PM

NVIDIA to Include Metro: Last Light With GeForce GTX Graphics Cards

In an effort to stem the tide of AMD’s Never Settle bundle program, NVIDIA will be offering a free copy of the upcoming Metro: Last Light game with GeForce GTX 660 and all higher priced graphics cards.   NVIDIA’s GeForce 600-series GPUs may be extremely popular and tend to stack up well against the competition [...]