NEWS

December 5th, 2012, 9:51 PM

Spire Introduces X2 Branded Nano-Tech Fan Series

Utilising a special nano-particle lubricant, the new X2 Nano-Tech fans offer an exponentially longer lifteime than standard fans. Typical oil seal bearings in fans wear down easily due to the constant friction, and therefore have a fairly short lifetime.  Advertised as having a 70,000 hour lifetime, the X2 Nano-Tech fans are made using smaller ball bearings [...]

December 5th, 2012, 9:50 PM

Facebook Pulls Instagram Embedding From Twitter

In a move that will increase short-term revenue but perhaps open the door to competitors, Facebook has decided to limit display of Instagram images in Twitter feeds. Users will now have to click through to the Instagram website to view images. The previous system, called Twitter Cards, allowed content from certain photo and video services [...]

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 [...]