NEWS

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 [...]

August 15th, 2012, 3:18 PM

Apple v. Samsung: Judge Requests Parties Settle Differences Outside of Courtroom, Samsung Designer Says Tablet Work Predates iPad

As Samsung takes the stand and begins to make its case in Apple v. Samsung, the judge presiding over the trial has asked the CEOs of both companies to meet to possibly resolve their differences out of court before the jury begins deliberating. “It’s time for peace,” Judge Lucy Koh said to the court. “I [...]

August 15th, 2012, 1:50 PM

Carriers Get First Preview of BB10

RIM’s first step in bringing Blackberry 10 to market is to bring carriers on board, after all a potentially impressive smartphone is of negligible utility value should no major carrier support it. To get carriers on board, RIM’s chief executive Thorsten Heins held a closed door meeting in New York to give carriers a taste [...]

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 [...]