NEWS

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 [...]

April 15th, 2013, 7:42 AM

Blackberry: Reports of High Z10 Return Rate ‘Absolutely False’

Blackberry is denying accusations by analysts that the return rate of its Z10 handset is higher than average and in some cases is higher than sales. Late last week analyst firms ITG and Detwiler Fenton wrote in notes to their clients that the sales of the new handset were “weak” and “anemic”. Detwiler Fenton analyst [...]

April 14th, 2013, 8:46 AM

The PC Might be the Latest Victim of the Good Enough Revolution

The PC market is dying, tell me something I don’t know. Late last week IDC came out with a report stating that PC sales had suffered their steepest decline in history last quarter, a drop of approximately 14%. This comes hot on the heels of a report by Gartner, which projected a decline of 7.6% [...]

April 11th, 2013, 10:11 AM

AMD Expands Never Settle Bundle; Free Game for Existing Customers

AMD has announced the addition of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon into their current Never Settle gaming bundle and is offering it to current Radeon graphics card owners.  With its numerous included games pushing up the sales of AMD’s HD 7000-series graphics cards, the Never Settle program has arguably been a wild success.  Since it [...]

April 10th, 2013, 2:49 AM

Intel Announces 4K Video Optimized Thunderbolt 2.0

Intel announced this week that its next-generation Thunderbolt protocol will be twice as fast as its predecessor and available by the end of this year. Current gen-thunderbolt, which first appeared in Macs in 2011 and began rolling out on the PC last year, has a theoretical throughput of 10 Gbps while Intel promises that Thunderbolt [...]

April 10th, 2013, 12:15 AM

Xbox 720 Rumour Roundup: May 21 Announcement, x86 Chip, No Backwards Compatibility

A flurry of rumours came out this week regarding Microsoft’s next-generation game console, the Xbox 720. The company is expected to announce the console – which is expected to be in the $500 range – at a press event on May 21. According to some rumours, the console will be available at a reduced price [...]

April 9th, 2013, 2:16 AM

WhatsApp Denies Takeover Claims

WhatsApp is denying claims that it is in takeover discussions with Google. DigitalTrends reported Friday that Google and Whatsapp were locked in negotiations, with WhatsApp playing hardball and asking for a price that was close to $1-billion. WhatApp’s chief of business development denied the claims today when speaking with AllThingsDigital. In December, the company was [...]