NEWS

December 21st, 2012, 4:44 PM

Lenovo Launches Touch Version of ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Last week Lenovo launched a touchscreen version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. The Carbon Touch has a premium of $150 over its non-touch counterpart, and also comes in slightly thicker and heavier due to the touch screen — 20.8mm vs 18mm and 3.5 pounds vs 3 pounds. It will be [...]

December 21st, 2012, 4:25 PM

Rosewill Announces Armor Evolution E-ATX Mid-Tower Case

With E-ATX and USB 3.0 support, this mid-tower case is the ideal case for any gaming enthusiast looking to keep their power PC compact. Rosewill’s new heavy hitter for the season is the Armor Evolution – the first mid-tower case to support both USB 3.0 and E-ATX motherboards.  Designed for high end gaming and PC enthusiasts, [...]

December 21st, 2012, 4:24 PM

ADATA Adds Stylish Colours to its XPG DRAM Modules

Computer enthusiasts will now be able to easily distinguish performance options of ADATA’s popular XPG DRAM line. This isn’t just a re-skin of the heat spreaders in the line (not that you won’t be showing off the powerful interior components of your PC), but an identifier for the XPG line.  Blue modules run at 1600MHz [...]

December 21st, 2012, 4:23 PM

Fractal Design Introduces Define XL R2

Building on the success of its award-winning Define XL case, the updated Define XL R2 includes the same cooling and ventilation capabilities as well as excellent expandability. Especially around this time of year, it’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the consumer world – the bells and whistles, the gimmicks, the distractions - sometimes it’s [...]

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 [...]