NEWS

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 [...]

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.