NEWS

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 [...]

November 30th, 2012, 7:47 AM

Reports Jump Gun; Scythe Not Going Anywhere

After a message was posted to Scythe USA’s website, many claimed the company was going out of business.  HWC dug a bit deeper and found that Scythe will still be around. For years Scythe has been regarded as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heatsinks and fans so when certain sites “broke” the news [...]

November 29th, 2012, 10:45 PM

Was Windows RT the Downfall of Microsoft’s Sinofsky?

Weeks after Steven Sinofsky unexpectedly departed Microsoft, sources close to the component upstream supply chain in Asia say Microsoft has dramatically reduced orders for the Surface based on weaker than expected demand. Digitimes reports that Microsoft has ordered its original device manufacturers (ODMs) in Asia responsible for the Surface to dramatically scale down production of [...]

November 29th, 2012, 10:38 PM

GeForce 310.64 Beta Drivers: An Essential Upgrade For All Far Cry 3 Players

Earlier today, nVidia released the new set of beta drivers for their GeForce cards, which contain substantial improvements to help prepare for Far Cry 3. Although the new beta drivers contain all the same improvements that 310.54 and 310.61 beta drivers had, the new set optimizes performance in preparation for Far Cry 3′s release in [...]

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 [...]