NEWS

January 2nd, 2013, 12:20 AM

Content Gatekeepers Reportedly Delay Intel TV Project

Intel’s plan to unbundle the cable experience and offer pay-per-channel IPTV has been reportedly delayed because of difficulties in reaching agreements with content providers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources that spoke to the Journal say that the current pace of negotiations have delayed the launch to mid-2013, or as late as the fourth [...]

January 2nd, 2013, 12:05 AM

Here Lies the Netbook, 2007-2013

The netbook lived its last day on January 1 as the two last major manufacturers of the feature-light computers announced in late December they were halting production come January. According to Digitimes, manufacturers are abandoning the netbook market because of increased competition from tablets. Reportedly, Asus and Acer were only seeing growth in the netbook [...]

December 31st, 2012, 2:42 PM

Do ‘Big Tent’ Tech Expos Have a Future?

In a little over a week the International Consumer Electronics Show will open in Las Vegas, with all the spectacle and extravaganza one would expect from the city. An expo occupying 1.7 million square feet of space with an expected draw somewhere in the 140,000 range should be impossible to ignore, as the name ‘CES’ [...]

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 [...]