NEWS

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 [...]

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 [...]