NEWS

September 10th, 2012, 8:32 AM

Arctic Announces Massive Accelero Twin Turbo 690

For those who think the $1000 GTX 690’s heatsink isn’t enough, Arctic has announced their new Accelero Twin Turbo 690.   Sporting two massive, yet quiet 120mm fans, ten heatpipes and 86 dense aluminum fins, the Twin Turbo 690 can disperse up to 400W of heat.  As a result, it is supposed to shave off 12°C [...]

September 6th, 2012, 2:12 PM

Amazon Launches Kindle Fire HD in Two Editions

Part successor to the Kindle Fire and part competitor to the critically-acclaimed Nexus 7, Amazon today launched the Kindle Fire HD — a sub-10 inch tablet that is available in both 7-inch and 8.9-inch editions. The 8.9-inch edition of the new Kindle tablet will have a price point of $299 for 16GB of storage, and [...]

September 5th, 2012, 12:14 AM

Microsoft Engages in DMCA Takedown Assault for Linking to Windows 8 RTM

For Microsoft, posting a link to the official download page of Windows 8’s Release to Manufacturer (RTM) download page is worthy of a DMCA takedown request. That is, at least, the experience of Hardware Canucks. In mid-August a user of Hardware Canucks’ forums posted a link to Microsoft’s own download page for the Windows 8 [...]

August 31st, 2012, 4:46 PM

Asetek Takes CoolIT to Court Over Allegations of Patent Infringement

Cooler manufacturer Asetek is taking its competition to court over allegations of infringing upon patents it was recently granted. “Asetek is an innovation company by DNA,” said André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek, in a statement. “These patents, some of which have priority back to 2003, spring out of our rich PC enthusiast [...]

August 30th, 2012, 2:59 PM

What will be Microsoft’s Play in the Shadow of Apple v. Samsung?

Not quite a week after the Apple v. Samsung trial concluded in Apple’s favour, Samsung introduced on Wednesday the Ativ S — the world’s first Windows 8 Phone device — leaving many in the technology punditocracy wondering how Microsoft will exploit the uncertainty in the aftermath of the trial. In a post Apple v. Samsung [...]

August 30th, 2012, 1:03 PM

Kingston Technology Makes HyperX red a Permanent Addition to Product Line

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX red memory as a permanent addition to the entry-level, high performance HyperX blu product line. The vibrant red colored heatspreaders allow greater heat dissipation to help maintain optimal system performance. HyperX red is for entry-level gamers, system builders, PC modders and mainstream consumers looking [...]

August 30th, 2012, 12:01 PM

Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note 2, Without a Confirmed U.S Release Date

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note at Berlin’s IFA 2011, Samsung launched the successor to the phablet — the Galaxy Note 2 — at this year’s IFA without providing a concrete North American launch date. The Galaxy Note 2 comes with an overclocked quad-core [...]

August 30th, 2012, 11:02 AM

Corsair Announces Availability of AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply

Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the worldwide availability of the Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power, the World’s most advanced PC power supply unit (PSU) for PC gamers and enthusiasts. The AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply was first announced at Computex Taipei 2012, where it [...]

August 30th, 2012, 5:00 AM

Western Digital Releases Thunderbolt-Equipped VelociRaptor Duo & 2TB MyPassport

Western Digital released today two new products in its ‘My’ line: the VelociRaptor Duo and the MyPassport for Mac. The VelociRaptor Duo WD’s VelociRaptor Duo packs two 1 TB 10,000 RPM drives (with RAID 0/Raid 1), and offers two Thunderbolt connectors allowing, according to WD, 400mb/s “SSD-like speeds”. These “SSD-like speeds” are certainly impressive: WD says [...]

August 29th, 2012, 12:53 PM

Cooler Master Releases Storm Ceres-400 Headset

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today sees the release of a gaming headset that is focused on a pure audio experience, the Ceres-400. Immersive, Comfortable, Breathable Large 40mm drivers sit behind the booming power of the Ceres-400. Delve into your games, music, movies, and even internet calls with [...]