NEWS

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 [...]

March 6th, 2013, 10:48 AM

Microsoft Fined $732 Million in EU

The European Union has levied a $732 million fine against Microsoft for allegedly violating an agreement that would separate browser from operating system. In 2009, Microsoft and EU antitrust regulators reached a deal that mandated Microsoft would provide a “choice” screen in Windows allowing users to pick their browser until 2014. However, an update to [...]

March 5th, 2013, 4:28 PM

Infinity Ward Shows off Branded Xi3 Piston (Steambox?)

Although Xi3 nor Valve have confirmed that the Piston is the Steambox (while substantial evidence suggests that is it) an image posted by Infinity Ward on its social media channels suggests that it might be. The image posted by Infinity Ward doesn’t give away any details about the box, and only has the comments “Game [...]

March 4th, 2013, 9:31 AM

GeForce 314.14 beta drivers now available

There are a ton of great games releasing this March – including SimCity, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Resident Evil 6, Hawken PhysX, and NVIDIA has just released a new set of drivers optimized for these titles.  NVIDIA today rolled out a new set of beta drivers optimized for these titles, just two weeks after the release of [...]

March 1st, 2013, 4:14 PM

Judge Cuts Apple v. Samsung Award by 40 Percent

The damages Samsung was set to pay Apple have been reduced by 40 percent after a California judge ruled that the award was calculated on “impermissible legal theory.” Apple was awarded approximately $1.05 billion in damages from Samsung after a jury ruled in August that Samsung had infringed upon its patents. This new ruling means [...]

March 1st, 2013, 7:20 AM

HWC Forum & Reviews Sections Undergoing Upgrades, May Be Unavailable

Hardware Canucks is in the midst up upgrading several sections of our site.  As such, over the next few days, the Reviews and Forum may be unavailable for periods of time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as we work on optimizing the HWC experience for our members and readers. 

February 26th, 2013, 8:39 AM

Breaking Down NVIDIA’s Tegra 4

Before Qualcomm could open this year’s Consumer Electronics Show with its keynote, NVIDIA had taken the stage at a resort down the street to pre-empt Qualcomm’s announcement of a new Snapdragon System on a Chip with a refresh of its SoC – the Tegra 4. As benchmarks released on Sunday have demonstrated, the Tegra 4 [...]

February 25th, 2013, 12:07 AM

Samsung Galaxy 4 to be Announced March 14

Samsung confirmed today that it would be formally announcing the Galaxy S4 at an event in New York City on March 14. The Samsung Galaxy S3 was first announced last year at an event in London. The U.S launch of the Galaxy S4 was upon requests from U.S carriers. While Samsung has yet to announce [...]

February 24th, 2013, 11:30 PM

Tegra 4 is the Fastest Mobile Chip Out There

A day before the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona, new benchmarks of NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 System on a Chip have been released. When NVIDIA first introduced the Tegra 4 back at CES in January, the company’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang said it would be the fastest mobile processor on the market because of the [...]

February 22nd, 2013, 1:57 PM

Xbox 720 Announcement Expected in April

Now that Sony has launched its next-generation Playstation (albeit without revealing any hardware), Microsoft is now gearing up to launch its successor to the Xbox 360.   Multiple sources are reporting, and self-confirming, that Microsoft is looking to an April launch for its next-generation Xbox console, likely named the Xbox 720. VG247 notes that the [...]