NEWS

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 [...]

April 9th, 2013, 1:37 AM

Haswell Ships, With a Bug

Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell chip reportedly on its way to OEMs for a launch this quarter, even though it contains a bug that will impact the performance of USB 3.0 devices. CNET first reported that Haswell is on its way to manufacturers. An official announcement is expected an Intel’s Developer Forum in Beijing later this week. [...]

April 6th, 2013, 8:44 PM

AMD’s Roy Taylor Started the Obituary of DirectX, but Microsoft Says Not So Fast

Since the beginning of modern gaming, Microsoft’s DirectX API has guided the development of new graphics technology. Sure, there have been alternatives such as OpenGL but Microsoft’s clout in the PC – and for the last decade console – gaming business meant that it has worked closely with the likes of NVIDIA and AMD to [...]

April 6th, 2013, 1:43 AM

AMD Bundling Sim City with A8 and A10 APUs

It looks like AMD is bringing a “Never Settle” style promotion to its APU lineup. From April 8 until Q3 2013, AMD will be bundling EA’s Sim City with select A8 and A10 series desktop APUs. The eligible models are the the A10-5800K, A10-5700, A8-5600K, and A8-5500. Of course it won’t be an actual copy [...]

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 [...]