NEWS

February 6th, 2013, 1:23 PM

Dell Releases XPS 13 Ultrabook with ‘Full HD’ Display

Dell released today a refresh to its best selling XPS 13 notebook that includes a 1080p ‘full HD’ display. This new display will offer a 1920 x 1080, up from the 1366 x 768 found on the current model. Dell says that the enhanced screen will also offer an increased colour gamet; 72% color gamut [...]

February 5th, 2013, 10:49 AM

Michael Dell Takes Dell Private

Michael Dell and a consortium of investors is taking Dell Inc. private in a $24.4-billion buyout deal. The deal, announced Tuesday morning, will be financed with cash and equity from Michael Dell, private equity firm Silver Lake, and a $2-billion loan from Microsoft. ”Dell has made solid progress executing this strategy over the past four [...]

February 5th, 2013, 5:43 AM

HIS Launches World’s First 4GB HD 7850

The HD 7850 4GB IceQ Turbo 4GB features a massive amount of memory, higher clock speeds, leading edge overclocking capabilities and upgraded components.  Some may wonder about the reasoning behind a lower-end graphics card with a 4GB memory layout but according to HIS, their new HD 7850 IceQ Turbo should excel in upcoming titles which [...]

January 31st, 2013, 12:05 AM

USPTO Grants Apple Trademark Over Stores

Apple has been granted a trademark by the United States Patent and Trade Office for the interior design of its stores according to a filing. According to USPTO documents, the trademark Apple has been granted includes “a clear glass storefront surrounded by a paneled facade consisting of large, rectangular horizontal panels over the top of [...]

January 30th, 2013, 8:15 AM

Updated: Blackberry 10 Officially Unveiled

The company formerly  known as Research in Motion launched the Blackberry 10 Wednesday morning, the device it hopes will revitalize the company and save its ailing brand. “We have definitely been on a journey of transformation, a journey to not only transform our business and our brand, but one which I truly believe will transform mobile [...]

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 [...]