NEWS

August 21st, 2012, 5:19 PM

AMD’s Gaming Evolved Gets a Shot of Adrenaline

Like NVIDIA’s The Way It’s Meant to Be Played program, AMD’s Gaming Evolved initiative focuses upon promoting PC game development by ensuring enhanced PC-exclusive features are included in certain titles. Multi monitor support, DX11 implementation, advanced anti aliasing methods and other items all fall under these programs’ purview.  In many cases, Gaming Evolved and TWIMTBP [...]

August 21st, 2012, 3:08 PM

AMD Suffers Embarrassing Blog Hack

For AMD, suffering an embarrassing hack to its corporate blog couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Sometime late Sunday, cracker-upstart r00tbeersec’s ominous warnings of a targeted hack and database dump against a large company came true and AMD’s WordPress server was breached, blog defaced, and an SQL database was dumped with encrypted login details [...]

August 21st, 2012, 1:53 PM

Synaptics Introduces the Future of Mobile Computing Interaction

Synaptics first introduced the TouchPad to laptops in the mid-1990s, which was seen as a revolution to the paradigm of mobile computing interaction. Now the company has introduced what it promises to be the next generation of mainstream mobile computing interaction: the ForcePad. The ForcePad uses the same multi-gesture capacitive touchpad found in virtually any [...]

August 21st, 2012, 11:13 AM

Today is Launch Day for Counter Strike Global Offensive

On the month of the eighth anniversary of the launch of Counter Strike: Source, Valve has released Counter Strike: Global Offensive — a remake of the iconic shooter using the latest version of the Source engine. The game hits the PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow.     Below is a launch trailer for the game: [...]

August 21st, 2012, 10:48 AM

Kingston Digital to Create Certified USB Flash Drive for Windows To Go

A developing trend of late in business has been the “bring your own device” movement, where employees use their own smartphones or tablets for work instead of relying on company issued equipment. Now Kingston wants to step this up a notch with the announcement that it is planning on offering the entire Windows 8 experience [...]

August 21st, 2012, 8:32 AM

AMD Makes New HD 7000-series Price Cuts Official

As many of you have noticed over the last few weeks, certain Radeon cards have been gradually falling in price.  AMD has now sent out a friendly reminder about this new cost structure being officially implemented. As Hardware Canucks mentioned in the GTX 660 Ti review, AMD’s HD 7950 can now be found for as little as [...]

August 20th, 2012, 3:49 PM

Apple v. Samsung May End With Truce

As Apple v. Samsung is scheduled to head to closing arguments Tuesday, at least two people of note believe that the case may be resolved by an out out court settlement negotiated by the companies’ CEOs. A source that spoke to Bloomberg said that Samsung’s CEO was scheduled to speak with the CEO of Apple [...]

August 20th, 2012, 11:07 AM

Intel’s TRIM Support for RAID Coming to X79 ‘Soon’

When Intel finally announced TRIM support for systems using RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 setups, users with multiple SSDs and Intel motherboards couldn’t have been happier.  Before this, TRIM was available for SSDs but only when single drives were used outside of a RAID environment. The Rapid Storage Technology (RST) 11.2 driver update was [...]

August 19th, 2012, 1:10 PM

Lenovo Hints at Windows RT and Surface Pricing

As the release of Windows 8 and Windows RT draws upon us, there is still one mystery waiting to be resolved: how much will the flagship Windows Surface tablet cost? As of now, rumours have established what the device won’t cost at the high and low ends: $1000 and $199. The $1000 rumour was started [...]

August 16th, 2012, 5:29 AM

PowerColor Launches HD 7950 Boost State Edition; Proves Our Concerns Unfounded

A few days ago, in an emotion-filled post, we raised a number of concerns about AMD launch of an upgraded HD 7950.  Luckily, it appears that PowerColor’s logical naming scheme has proven some of our worries unfounded.    Initially, AMD’s communication to the press stated that there would be no distinguishing name   At this point [...]