NEWS

January 30th, 2013, 7:42 AM

Quick Note: RIM is No More. Long Live BlackBerry

During today’s BB10 press conference, Canada-based Research in Motion announced their name is officially changing to “BlackBerry”. Moving RIM into the future is a titanic task and according to RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins, the first step will be a complete reimaging of the company, starting with its name. Citing their new  “ One Brand, One [...]

January 30th, 2013, 6:22 AM

Hawken’s PhysX Abilities Demonstrated in New Video

Hawken is a free to play mech combat game which boasts stunning visuals and includes a healthy dose of NVIDIA’s PhysX technology.  Currently in open beta, Hawken has been eagerly anticipated by mech combat enthusiasts who live and dream in the world of MechWarrior and anime.  In this MMO-style environment, players are able to team [...]

January 30th, 2013, 5:39 AM

GeForce 313.95 Beta Drivers Now Availalbe

The newest set of GeForce beta drivers have hit the web and they’re full of performance improvements for single and SLI equipped systems.  The big thing here is the optimizations included for the Crysis 3 Open Beta; the 313.95 driver improves multi-GPU performance by up to 35% over the current 310.90 WHQL driver and ensures maximum [...]

January 28th, 2013, 3:18 PM

Canadian Privacy Commish Says WhatsApp Violates Privacy Laws

Popular cross platform instant messaging app Whatsapp has run afoul of Canada’s privacy laws, says privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. A statement released today by Stoddart’s office, and the Dutch Data protection Authority, said that WhatsApp violated Canadian and Dutch privacy laws dealing with retention and disclosure of personal data. “Our investigation has led to WhatsApp [...]

January 28th, 2013, 12:55 PM

Blackberry 10 to Offer Music, Movies, and TV

Research in Motion announced today that it plans to offer an app and media store to rival iTunes with the release of Blackberry 10. “Music and video content is an integral part of a rich mobile experience. People want easy and convenient access to their favorite music, movies and TV shows wherever they are,” said [...]

January 24th, 2013, 7:57 PM

NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience Now In Open Beta

By utilizing NVIDIA’s cloud platform, GeForce Experience will automatically customize games to deliver an optimal experience.  GeForce Experience provides a unique perspective for gamers who want to get the best out of their systems with a minimum amount of input.  Through the use of an advanced cloud-based optimization platform, it quickly analyzes your system’s specifications [...]

January 24th, 2013, 6:30 PM

Fractal Launches the Arc Midi R2 Case

Fractal’s new Arc Mini R2 is a compact ATX case may offer neutral looks but it is packed with features and has a relatively low price.  With new mid tower cases being announced nearly every week, it’s easy for certain products to get lost in the shuffle.  Fractal has neatly avoided this by launching an [...]

January 24th, 2013, 11:52 AM

Lenovo May be Considering a RIM Takeover

Lenovo may be considering a bid for Research in Motion, according to Lenovo’s Chief Financial Officer. “We are looking at all opportunities — RIM and many others,” Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai Ming said to Bloomberg. “We’ll have no hesitation if the right opportunity comes along that could benefit us and shareholders.” Mr. Wong said [...]

January 24th, 2013, 10:31 AM

There is no X-Surface, Tech Websites Duped

For anyone in the media, inside sources can be a godsend — a person willing to risk their employment to share information, or expose corruption is what usually brings the best stories to the press. Most of the time these sources will stay anonymous, communicating through throwaway email accounts or other untraceable means.  This actually [...]

January 22nd, 2013, 6:55 PM

EVGA Launches Free Game Bundle w/ Primal Carnage

EVGA adds Primal Carnage to the purchase of any GTX 690, GTX 680 or GTX 670 graphics card.  With NVIDIA’s previous offer coming to an end, EVGA is stepping up to the plate by offering a free downloadable copy of Primal Carnage with their GTX 690, GTX 680 and GTX 670 products.  While Primal Carnage [...]