NEWS

December 4th, 2012, 2:44 PM

Facebook Conducts Sham Vote, 9% Support Upcoming Changes

Mark Zuckerberg must love democracy – Facebook democracy, that is. It’s true that, due to consistent outcry over sweeping changes to the user agreement, Facebook has put its latest batch of proposed changes to its privacy policy up for a vote by users. It’s also true that this move could lead to an outright rejection [...]

December 4th, 2012, 12:49 AM

Futuremark Releases Teaser for Upcoming DX11 / Multi-Platform 3DMark

For those with idle SLI’ed GTX 690 cards in their machine, Futuremark is releasing a new DirectX 11 (and multiplatform) version of its 3D Mark benchmarking tool before year’s end — for those who want to imagine a world where they might have such hardware a trailer is available now. The trailer Futuremark made available late [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 9:06 PM

COUGAR Releases Multi-Function Challenger Gaming Case

COUGAR’s new mid-size tower is marketed as high-end, but can accomodate both small and large gaming needs. The Challenger comes with just about every feature one would expect of a mid-size gaming case – cooling considerations, plenty of PCI slots, and enough space to cram it full of gaming power.  However, COUGAR’s unique 3-mode drive [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 9:01 PM

Dell Releases New Cross-Platform PocketCloud Applications

With three new applications geared toward portable devices, Dell has created a simple way for users to access their cloud content anytime, anywhere. Last week Dell announced improvements to its PocketCloud system to make uploading, sharing, or recovering content easier, regardless of what device is used.  First of the three is PocketCloud Explore for iPad and Windows [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 1:34 PM

Steam’s Big Picture Brings PC Games to the Living Room

Valve released Big Picture mode for Steam today, and with it started a major sale on Steam’s most “controller-friendly” titles. Full controller support was enough to earn up to 75% off for array of games from Audiosurf to Alan Wake. Big Picture is essentially Valve’s attempt to make the PC into a living-room console, making [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 1:18 PM

With Downgrade Advisory, Top Financial Firm may Foul RIM’s Rally

Much to the chagrin of RIM’s management, who have watched the stock rally around a number of positive Blackberry 10 announcements, a financial analyst with Canaccord Genuity has downgraded the company’s shares to a “sell”. Analyst Michael Walkley wrote in a note to clients Monday morning that his firm does not believe BB10 will return [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 12:36 PM

Nexus 4 Sells so Well eBay Invokes War Powers

The Nexus 4 is barely even out, and already it’s a hit. The phone is selling so well that eBay had to invoke it’s own version of the War Measures Act, limiting the number of items listed according to standing within the eBay community. Google’s official store has declared LG’s take on the Nexus series of Android superphones [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 12:28 PM

Acer Rolls Out Sub-$400 Ivy Bridge Powered TravelMate B113

Geared towards the student market, or those perpetually on-the-go, Acer has rolled out the ultraportable TravelMate B113. Powered by an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3, the B113 looks to find the right balance between budget, power, and portability for those in the market for a laptop but don’t have the appetite for an ultrabook or [...]

November 30th, 2012, 7:29 PM

Microsoft Announces Full Surface Pro Specs; Starts at $899, Launches in January

Thicker, heavier and with only half the battery life of Microsoft’s Surface RT, the Pro version’s $899 starting price could be a bitter pill to swallow come January. When Microsoft first outed their Surface tablets earlier this year, many wondered where they would end up in terms of pricing, specifications and availability.  The NVIDIA Tegra-powered [...]

November 30th, 2012, 1:54 PM

Steam Greenlight’s Library Expands to 50

Less than four months past its launch, Valve’s attempt to crowd-source the talent scouting business has paid dividends for 50 indie game developers, and for gamers worldwide. Steam Greenlight, which allows users to vote to bring completed and in-progress indie games to the Steam platform, allowed Valve to select their latest batch of 13 games [...]