NEWS

June 3rd, 2013, 10:30 AM

Hardware Canucks Tours Lian Li’s Factory in Taipei

Taiwan’s Lian Li has spent a lot of money ensuring that they can build high-quality cases. While the company’s competition has largely outsourced the manufacturing process to the Mainland, Lian Li manufacturers in an industrial suburb of Taipei. Regardless of the heated competition, Lian Li’s cases are still known as some of the best around [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 9:18 AM

Seagate’s BS Teh: ‘SSD’s Are Not Going to Take Over the World’

Being Seagate hasn’t been easy during the past two years. While the company wasn’t impacted by the floods in Thailand (a center for memory manufacturing) in late 2011, it has been dealt a rough hand during the past two years in the form of widespread mechanical failures in certain drives, a customer backlash over shortened warranties, and scathing [...]

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 [...]