NEWS

November 29th, 2012, 5:35 PM

Rosewill Unleashes Its new Monstrous HERCULES 1600W Power Supply

For any power-hungry users who have ever had any concerns about being able to support that extra bit of hardware, your prayers have been answered. The gods up on Mount Rosewill have sent their half mortal son to us, and he packs some serious wattage.  1600W of power, a 135mm silent fan on top, 16 [...]

November 29th, 2012, 2:58 PM

Windows 8 Sales Figures are Currently Strong, but will the Trend Continue?

The exact sales figures of Windows 8 have been hard to pin down. Microsoft spent considerable time and money promoting the basic claim that Windows 8 sold 40 million copies in the first month or so, attempting to turn sales momentum into further sales. On the other hand, numerous commentators have pointed out that copies [...]

November 28th, 2012, 5:31 PM

GIGABYTE Shatters AMD ‘Trinity’ APU Speed Record

Gigabyte’s own overclocking team was in Taiwan last week where they achieved a massive 7.86GHz on an AMD 5800K APU, more than twice the stock speed of 3.8GHz. Taking part in an AMD Extreme OC show overclocking demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan, members of Gigabyte’s overclocking team The Killers were able to set not just one, [...]

November 28th, 2012, 5:19 PM

Can USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Co-Exist?

Thunderbolt hit the scene like a light drizzle. Its announcement by Intel and Apple was met with a slight air of confusion – don’t they remember FireWire? Why, oh why, would a regular user care about an extra half-second on an MP3 transfer? The situations seemed almost too similar to be credible, with a high-performance [...]

November 28th, 2012, 5:06 PM

BitFenix Releases Elegantly-Designed Survivor in White

An updated design on the original Survivor,  BitFenix’s new mid-size tower is lightweight, rugged, and affordable, perfect for a portable gaming rig. The case is cool and simple in appearance, but well-executed: solid white SofTouch finish with a blue LED BitFenix logo across the front of the chassis, and the unique curved design of the [...]

November 25th, 2012, 8:17 PM

HIS Introduces HD 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition

Cooler, quieter, and faster,  HIS’ spin on the AMD Radeon 7970 is the powerhouse ideal for the season’s biggest games. Sporting a better cooler and Boost Clock technology, the HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition outperforms a standard 7970 in just about every way.  HIS tested their card agaisnt a reference AMD 7970 to provide [...]

November 23rd, 2012, 12:03 PM

Google Nexus 4′s ‘Disabled’ LTE Can Be Enabled (How To)

According to Google, its new Nexus 4 smartphone doesn’t come equipped with high speed LTE.  However, some enterprising Canadians have found a way to enable LTE on certain networks.   When the Nexus 4 was first released, many were initially disappointed that it did not support the latest LTE standards for high speed mobile browsing. [...]

November 20th, 2012, 5:21 PM

Intel CEO Successor Not Yet Clear

No clear successor has emerged to replace Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, who has announced his intention to retire in May. Mr. Otellini did not give a definite reason for his retirement — opting to say it was time to “transfer Intel’s helm to a new generation of leadership” — though at 62 he is nearing [...]

November 20th, 2012, 9:58 AM

Western Digital Launches Massive 4TB Black Edition Hard Drive

In an effort to compete against lower capacity SSDs, Western Digital is shooting for storage stardom with the new Black Edition 4TB.  After a year of recovering from devastating floods which crippled their production, Western Digital is once again firing on all cylinders.  Recently, the RED lineup was introduced and the refreshed enterprise-focused RE series [...]

November 19th, 2012, 6:50 PM

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 Shows it has no Fear of Surface

While some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) — most recently Hewlett Packard — have taken the opportunity to bash Microsoft’s Surface, for Lenovo “it’s all good” according to their PR manager in Canada. John Swinimer, Lenovo Canada’s PR manager, told Hardware Canucks that Lenovo isn’t concerned about Microsoft’s non-traditional role as OEM with the Microsoft Surface. “With [...]