NEWS

April 3rd, 2013, 9:06 AM

Google to Launch New, Slim Nexus 7

Google will release a refreshed version of the Nexus 7 tablet with a slimmer form factor on the one-year anniversary of the original tablet’s launch, according to sources that spoke with Reuters. According to these sources, the refreshed Nexus 7 will have a higher resolution display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC instead of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3. [...]

April 1st, 2013, 7:14 AM

What’s on the Mind of Fongo’s VP Marketing?

Last week VOIP startup Fongo offered to buy WIND Mobile – for $1. WIND Mobile’s parent company, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom, has been searching for a buyer since mid-March for the debt-heavy and slowly growing company. According to a report by The Globe and Mail, competition for WIND Mobile is said to be fierce: Egyptian telecom mogul [...]

March 27th, 2013, 6:06 AM

AMD Officially Unveils the HD 7990

AMD has finally begun discussing the rumored HD 7990, a card which is supposed to compete against and likely surpass NVIDIA’s GTX 690.  At a press conference yesterday during GDC, AMD gave the media a brief glimpse of their HD 7990.  Code named Malta, this graphics card is supposed to incorporate a pair of HD [...]

March 19th, 2013, 3:03 PM

GTC 2013: NVIDIA Unveils Next-Gen GPU ‘Votla’

Even though NVIDIA’s Maxwell GPU has yet to be released, the company has announced its next-gen next-generation processor today at the GPU Technology Conference: Volta. Scheduled to be released in 2016, Volta will introduced stacked DRAM to the GPU market providing users with 1TB/s of memory bandwidth (3 times more than the NVIDIA’s flagship GTX). [...]

March 19th, 2013, 2:41 PM

GTC 2013: NVIDIA’s Next-Gen Tegra will Break Moore’s Law

At the GPU Technology Conference today in San Jose, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang two new versions of its Tegra mobile GPU and claimed that the fifth-generation of the chip would effectively break Moore’s Law. On stage Mr. Huang said that the next refresh of Tegra, codenamed Logan, will be released in late 2013. Logan will [...]

March 14th, 2013, 4:53 PM

Samsung Announces the Galaxy S4

Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S4 Thursday at an event in New York’s Radio City Music Hall. According to Samsung, the phone will be launched in late-April rolled out across different countries and carriers over the quarter. Depending on the region, the phone will ship with a Samsung Exynos 5 or Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro [...]

March 11th, 2013, 12:57 PM

Xi3 Piston Available for Pre-Order

Xi3’s Piston PC-console is now available for pre-order according to the company’s website. According to Xi3’s website, the Piston starts at $899.99 for a box 128GB of internal SSD storage, 8GB of RAM, and a 3.2 GHz quad-core AMD A10 processor. The Xi3 is available at different price points. For users wanting more storage space, [...]

March 11th, 2013, 12:22 AM

Apple-Samsung Suit Over Siri to Proceed

A California judge has ruled that a suit between Apple and Samsung over allegations that Samsung violated intellectual property surrounding Apple’s Siri virtual assistant can proceed. Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over last summer’s massive Apple v. Samsung trial, refused to suspend the case but ordered both parties to significantly “streamline” their claims. Patent blogger [...]

March 8th, 2013, 8:55 AM

ASUS Teases GTX 670 DirectCU Mini for SFF Chassis

In an effort to capitalize on the gaming market’s continual shift towards smaller form factors, ASUS has shown off a concept which packs a full power GTX 670 into onto a miniscule PCB. For the time being, images shown of ASUS’ GTX 670 DirectCU Mini only show an early engineering sample but there’s plenty of [...]

March 7th, 2013, 6:21 AM

NVIDIA’s PhysX and APEX Come To Playstation 4

After years of being one of the few go-to physics libraries for the Playstation 3, NVIDIA has announced PhysX and APEX will be supported on the Playstation 4.  With the Playstation 4 slated for a late 2013 release, developers are lining up for a chance to work on titles for Sony’s new console.  Now, with [...]