NEWS

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 [...]

November 19th, 2012, 5:16 PM

Diamond Multimedia Announces the TAB360, a Pivoting Stand for the iPad mini, Android and Windows Tablets

Diamond Multimedia, a manufacturer of the bestselling GC1000 game capture device for PC and other popular multimedia products, announced today the TAB360, a universal multimedia stand for iPad, iPad mini, Android and Windows 8 tablets. Fitting tablets of varying sizes from 7″ to 10.1″, the TAB360 is a triple threat, providing a versatile, 360-degree rotating [...]

November 14th, 2012, 7:37 AM

Microsoft Pushing Gamers to Upgrade? DirectX 11.1 to be Windows 8 Exclusive

In a post on the MSDN forums, Microsoft has confirmed that Direct X 11.1 will only be available on the Windows 8 operating system.  Back when Windows 7 was released, gamers were introduced to the wonders of Microsoft’s DirectX 11 API but customers who had previously invested in Windows Vista weren’t left out in the [...]

November 13th, 2012, 11:01 AM

NZXT Launches Respire T20 & T40 CPU Coolers

By utilizing Seamless Direct Touch heatpipes and a number of other innovations, NZXT is hoping their new Respire CPU coolers can overcome the competition.  At first glance, there really isn’t anything special about NZXT’s Respire T20 and Respire T40. Their tower-style designs, large aluminum fin arrays, 120mm fan mounts and copper base plates can be [...]

November 13th, 2012, 10:35 AM

Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft

The man who presided over Microsoft’s Windows division during the launch of Windows 8 left the company unexpectedly this morning, “effective immediately”. Considering the recent launch of Windows 8, and the critical praise the Surface has received, Steven Sinofsky’s departure may come as a surprise to many. However, to Microsoft watchers, this departure was expected as [...]

November 13th, 2012, 7:38 AM

NVIDIA Releases New 310.54 Driver, Up to 16% Performance Improvement for Kepler

Hot on the heels of AMD’s stunning 12.11 release, NVIDIA has now introduced the new 310.54 beta driver, supposedly improving Kepler performance by up to 26% in certain games. In order to compete against AMD’s surging driver development program, NVIDIA is stepping up to the plate by offering their GeForce customers something similar.  While the [...]

November 13th, 2012, 6:35 AM

Kingston HyperX Beast Takes Memory Capacity to the Next Level

By using ultra high density modules, Kingston’s new HyperX Beast series of enthusiast memory is able to offer capacities of up to 64GB alongside striking good looks and 2400MHz frequencies.  With DRAM prices remaining at historically low levels, manufacturers have continued to push memory capacities and speeds.   Currently, the X79 platform is the battleground of [...]

November 1st, 2012, 5:47 AM

Danger Den to Close its Doors, Cuts Prices by 75%

After being in the business of supplying PC enthusiasts for over a decade, water cooling product manufacturer Danger Den is in the process of closing its doors and winding down operations.   Long thought of as a pioneer in the water cooling business, Danger Den has announced that its time as a leading manufacturer of [...]