NEWS

December 20th, 2012, 3:13 PM

Steven Sinofsky Takes up Position at Harvard Business School

Just over a month after being unceremoniously ousted from his position at Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky has taken up a new job: teaching at Harvard. Saying that this was a “#sabbatical” (a one year period of leave from an organization), the former Windows head tweeted Wednesday night that he would be returning to Harvard in the [...]

December 20th, 2012, 2:50 PM

Facebook Testing Scheme to Charge Stalkers for Priority Messages

The ‘Other’ box for Facebook messages is a famously ill-reviewed feature, one which has spawned countless “Dude that girl from the bar six months ago messaged me that night, and I never saw it!” stories. Any message that ends up in the Other box is likely to be ignored, assuming the recipient even knows the [...]

December 20th, 2012, 11:47 AM

‘Pinch to Zoom’ Patent Facing Review by USPTO

Officials at the US Patent and Trade Office declared Wednesday that another strategic Apple patent should not have been awarded to the company. This is the third Apple patent post-Apple v. Samsung to be tentatively rejected by the USPTO following an “ex parte” request for re-examination. In a letter to Apple and Samsung dated December [...]

December 20th, 2012, 7:01 AM

Patriot Memory Ships The New Ultra-Port​able Autobahn USB 2.0 Drive

Patriot Memory, known for their high-performance memory and NAND flash storage, announced yesterday the Autobahn USB 2.0 drive – a compact, ultraportable high performance drive measuring less than 18mm long. The Autobahn USB 2.0 flash drive can be summed up in two words: incredibly small.  Measuring just under 18mm, the drive is smaller than a [...]

December 20th, 2012, 12:00 AM

Phanteks Launches PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Series

The PH-TC12DX is a U-Type, dual tower heatsink that features advanced thermal deflection technology at a price that isn’t too steep. To begin with, the PH-TC12DX has four 6mm heatpipes, aligned linearly and developed to have the least possible amount of thermal and air resistance.  The key feature, however, is Phanteks’ patented PATS and CPSC [...]

December 19th, 2012, 1:47 PM

Samsung Unveils its New Midrange Solution, the Galaxy Grand

Rather than continue to blur the line between smartphone and tablet, Samsung has finally taken a step back in the screen size arms race, introducing the affordable 5-inch Galaxy Grand. Despite being bigger than the S3, its resolution will be just 480×800 (the S3 is 4.8 inches and displays at 720×1280), which puts it firmly [...]

December 19th, 2012, 12:27 PM

Details on NVIDIA’s Next-Generation Tegra SoC Leak

Details on NVIDIA’s next-generation mobile chip have apparently leaked online via a Chinese hardware forum. According to a slide posted on Chip Hell, NVIDIA’s next-generation Tegra mobile system-on-a-chip will be called ‘Wayne’ — in continuation of the Batman-themed naming scheme that had NVIDIA’s current Tegra chip named ‘Kal-El’ (Tegra 3) during development. Leaked information says [...]

December 18th, 2012, 7:38 PM

Corsair Launches CX Series Modular Power Supplies

Corsair announced today the addition of modular versions of their affordable CX Series PSU line. The CS Series Modular power supply units are available in 430, 500, 600, and 750 watt configurations, and provide the same reliability of any other Corsair PSU on a price just as affordable as the original CX Series lineup.  Unlike [...]

December 18th, 2012, 2:08 PM

Instagram to Sell User Images in Facebook’s Latest Privacy Gamble

The latest in a string of privacy-related controversies for Facebook comes from its newest acquisition, Instagram. Facebook has announced that all public photos submitted to the photo sharing app can be sold to advertisers without specific consent or notification. The service already angered more than a few customers by blocking direct photo embedding in Twitter [...]

December 18th, 2012, 1:12 PM

Is the End of the Apple-Samsung Patent War Upon Us?

In a sign of a possible detente in the patent war between the two technology giants — or an assessment by one that the other is much less of a threat to sales — Samsung announced Tuesday morning that it would withdraw a lawsuit in Europe that sought to ban sales of Apple’s products in [...]