NEWS

December 17th, 2012, 4:52 PM

In China, the iPhone 5 is Launched With a Whimper

While previous device launches in the country have provoked near riots, the launch of the iPhone 5 in China this past week solicited not much more than a whimper. When Apple’s flagship store opened on Friday employees who had expected raucous crowds were greeted by a lineup of two people, so reports the Wall Street [...]

December 17th, 2012, 2:17 PM

War of Words Between NVIDIA and AMD Over DirectX 11.1 Support Continues

With any update to Windows comes an update to the venerable DirectX API that provides the bridge between the GPU and the operating system to make things happen behind the scenes. Microsoft works closely with developers and GPU makers to ensure that everything on the market is ready for the launch day of the new [...]

December 13th, 2012, 7:43 PM

Logitech Announces New Keyboard and Trackpad for Mac/iPad

Logitech’s new Easy-Switch technology can go from being synchronized with your Mac to your iPad to your iPhone – all with the press of a button. Two new Mac-centric products were announced by Logitech this week, the first being a Mac version of their K810 Bluetooth Keyboard, the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard.  The second product [...]

December 13th, 2012, 3:35 PM

Dial R for Rumour: An Intel-NVIDIA Deal in the Works?

Will Intel acquire NVIDIA and place Jen-Hsun Huang at the head of the company? That’s a rumour posted today by Bright Side of News. Theo Valich, the well connected editor-in-chief of Bright Side of News, reported today that he learned of a “coffee table” discussion between Intel and NVIDIA about an acquisition deal that would [...]

December 12th, 2012, 5:24 PM

Shots Leak of Blackberry’s Upcoming London Smartphone

To hear The Media tell it, the fate of Canada rests on three things: Oil pipelines, fighter jets, and Research In Motion. The aging tech giant has become so fundamental to the Ontario economy that its newest phone, seen widely as its last chance at relevance, is a matter of national importance. Like Americans watching [...]

December 12th, 2012, 5:21 PM

Valve Launches (Sort-of) Real Money Marketplace

Valve has announced yet another high-profile software release that isn’t Half Life 3. This time it’s the Steam Community Marketplace, an effort to capitalize on the thousands of transactions between Steam users that previously involved only digital currency for digital goods. Now, Valve is allowing a real-money marketplace for players to buy, sell, and trade [...]

December 12th, 2012, 1:00 AM

ASRock Overclocker Nick Shih Breaks World Record with A10-5800K

Famed overclocker Nick Shih has demolished yet another overclocking world record, this time on the FM2 platform ASRock is reporting that Mr. Shih pushed a chip to 7930.69 Mhz with a socket FM2 APU and ASRock’s FM2A85X Extreme6 motherboard. A release from ASRock quotes Mr. Shih as setting a target of 8GHz for sometime soon. [...]

December 12th, 2012, 12:45 AM

Taiwanese Manufacturers Report Nexus 7 Orders Booming

According to the Taiwanese-based original devices manufacturers (ODM) of the Nexus 7, sales are increasing month-over-month and will likely increase again in the next quarter. Digitimes reports that global sales of the Nexus 7 have increased from 500,000-600,000 units a month on average initially, to a run-rate of 800,000-900,000 units in November. Digitimes quotes sources [...]

December 11th, 2012, 4:56 PM

Eurocom Offers VGA Upgrades for Scorpius Ultra High Performance Laptops

Eurocom is offering a high-end line of gaming laptops that come with upgradeable graphics cards that will allow users to extend the lifespan of their notebooks. Upgrading notebooks can be easy when dealing with the right hardware, which are designed from the beginning to be VGA upgradeable. The upgrade process is rather straight forward and [...]

December 11th, 2012, 11:36 AM

No Galaxy S4 at CES

Next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas won’t be the venue for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy 4. CNET says Samsung won’t have any major mobile announcements at CES, but instead will likely launch the successor to their best selling smartphone at Mobile World Congress in February or at an event of its [...]