NEWS

October 15th, 2012, 11:32 PM

AMD Preparing for Another Round of Layoffs?

AMD could be preparing to lay off up to 30 percent of its workforce after warning investors late last week of a massive sales and earnings miss. AMD has been urgently trying to better its financial affairs this year, but stagnant sales of its Bulldozer and APU lines have been hampering its progress. While AMD [...]

October 15th, 2012, 10:51 AM

Amid Investigations and Investor Angst, OCZ’s Stock Plummets

SSD manufacturer OCZ has been on a rollercoaster ride as of late, and the situation is getting substantially worse with allegations of securities fraud and numerous investigations. At the beginning of 2012, OCZ Technologies’ outlook was rosy.  Its stock was on an upswing (it hit a peak of $9.41, valuing the company at over $600 million), [...]

October 3rd, 2012, 1:08 PM

GIGABYTE Launches Next Gen AMD FM2 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE today launched its latest FM2 series motherboards supporting next generation AMD A-Series APUs. The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4, the flagship of the GIGABYTE FM2 series, incorporates GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology, digital power delivery and other exclusive features that guarantee you’re getting the most from AMD’s new ‘Trinity’ technology. “A number of new features and technologies [...]

October 2nd, 2012, 12:19 PM

Steam Releases First Non-Game Software Titles

Valve today moved only offering game titles on Steam with the launch of Steam’s first non-game titles. The Software titles now available via Steam are: ArtRage Studio Pro CameraBag 2 GameMaker: Studio 3D-Coat 3DMark Vantage 3DMark 11 Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, [...]

October 1st, 2012, 10:37 PM

Desktop ‘Trinity’ Becomes a Reality With 2nd Gen. AMD A-Series APU Launch

AMD’s long awaited desktop edition of the ‘Trinity’ APU finally became a reality today when the company launched its second generation A-series APU into retail and distribution channels. “The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for anyone looking for a new desktop or home theatre PC with leading performance for the dollar,” said Leslie Sobon, [...]

September 30th, 2012, 5:56 PM

Intel Launches ‘Clover Trail’

Intel has long struggled to adapt to the changing realities of the I.T marketplace: the company that dominated the P.C processor market space had fumbled the transition to a mobile-centric computing market, losing market share to ARM licensees. Now, with the introduction of Clover Trail — officially unveiled Friday in San Francisco — Intel is [...]

September 17th, 2012, 2:51 PM

OCZ CEO Leaves Company in Apparent Ousting

OCZ Technology announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Alex Mei, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, as Interim CEO in wake of the resignation of former CEO Ryan Petersen. “I am very pleased to have transitioned the Company from a niche developer, manufacturer, and seller of high-performance DRAM memory modules to [...]

September 17th, 2012, 12:01 AM

Updated: NVIDIA Rocked by Mobile Chief’s Departure

Updated at 2:25 pm The man who presided over NVIDIA’s successful foray into the mobile chips business, the company confirmed Friday. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Mike Rayfield, general manager of NVIDIA’s mobile business unit has left NVIDIA after reportedly receiving an offer from another company (though details have not yet been disclosed). [...]

September 13th, 2012, 6:05 AM

NVIDIA Launches Mainstream GTX 650 Graphics Card @ $109

Alongside today’s launch of the $229 GTX 660, NVIDIA will also be introducing the GTX 650, a mainstream product priced at just $109. The GTX 650 is a relatively straightforward card which is designed around NVIDIA’s GK107 core and is meant to compete against AMD’s HD 7750 in the entry level market.  At this point, [...]

September 12th, 2012, 3:46 PM

With the iPhone 5, Apple Proves its Future is in Incrementalism

A company that once dominated the smartphone marketplace with breathtaking revolutions in user interface paradigms and industrial design proved Tuesday morning it has now been consigned to 24-month cycle of evolutionary incrementalism. The launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 had as much splash of events of yore, except for the fact that it was missing one [...]