NEWS

August 15th, 2012, 11:49 AM

Microsoft’s Surface Rumoured to be at a $199 Price Point

A rumour coming down the wire from Engadget today puts the Microsoft Surface tablet not at the nearly $1000 price point that earlier rumours suggested, but rather in the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 neighbourhood of $199. Engadget claims the rumour came from an unnamed conference attendee at Microsoft’s TechReady15 conference, where all the details [...]

August 15th, 2012, 11:19 AM

Corsair Acquires Raptor Gaming

Corsair announced today that it was acquiring ”certain assets” of Raptor Gaming, a large German gaming accessory manufacturer. This acquisition will allow Corsair to have a stake in the German gaming market, the largest gaming market in the EU. The press release is below:  Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming [...]

August 14th, 2012, 1:53 PM

Apple v. Samsung: As Trial Reaches Mid-Way Point, Apple Rests its Case and Samsung Begins

Apple rested its case against Samsung in the multi-billion dollar Apple v. Samsung trial Monday, but not until Samsung was able to obtain a minor victory from the court. Presiding Judge Lucy Koh ruled that three of Samsung’s allegedly patent-infringing phones were to be excluded from the trial: the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S i9000, and [...]

August 14th, 2012, 11:16 AM

Qualcomm to Power Samsung and Dell Windows RT Devices

As the launch of Windows 8 draws closer with every passing day, more detailed specifications on offerings by OEMs are being released or leaked out. While most OEMs are still mum to most press inquiries, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Qualcomm chips will power offerings from both Dell and Samsung. Dell’s offering will [...]

August 13th, 2012, 5:45 PM

AMD Rolls Out New HD 7950 BIOS, Expects Existing Customers to Look the Other Way

AMD today pushed out a BIOS update for its Radeon HD 7950 line of cards, but only for reviewers — for the time being. The company says the updates to this refreshed BIOS will in many ways mirror the style of update delivered to the 7970: apparent performance boosts, new features, and an increased clock [...]

August 13th, 2012, 12:01 PM

Has Eurocom Introduced the Ultimate Gaming Notebook?

For the gamer with disposable income (who can afford a notebook that starts at $2000) and a taste for gaming on the go, Eurocom has unveiled a must have: the Scorpious notebook. From Eurocom’s press release: Featuring dual graphics technology including dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M GPUs featuring 1688 CUDA cores, 8 GB of DDR5 video memory, [...]

August 13th, 2012, 11:19 AM

Valve Announces Steam Game Hub

Valve today announced that it plans to create social hubs in Steam that highlight user created content. These hubs will highlight and enable user-created screenshots, videos, and Workshop items for games across Steam in addition to having a forum component. Valve says every game will have a corresponding hub. “The New Steam Community is all [...]

August 10th, 2012, 11:11 AM

Fuelled by Tegra, NVIDIA Enjoys Strong Quarter

NVIDIA finished its second fiscal quarter with exceptional fiscal growth, largely driven by its popular Tegra mobile platform. NVIDIA posted second-quarter revenue of $1.044 billion, up from $1.016 billion in the same quarter a year ago, and higher than the $1.007 billion expected by Wall Street analysts. In its previous quarter, NVIDIA posted revenues of [...]

August 9th, 2012, 4:10 PM

Blizzard Says Battle.net Was Hacked

Blizzard announced Thursday afternoon that its Battle.net service has been comprimised, and there was unauthorized access to some Battle.net account information. In a press release, Blizzard said the unauthorized access included email addresses associated with Battle.net accounts in all regions, outside of China. Additional information from accounts associated with the North American servers. The company [...]

August 9th, 2012, 1:51 PM

Did Microsoft Hint at Xbox 720 Release Timeline With a Job Posting?

A now removed job posting on Microsoft’s careers website has revealed that Microsoft intends to launch the successor to the Xbox 360 by 2014. The posting was for a Central Marketing Group director and read, “over the next eighteen months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, [...]