NEWS

July 31st, 2012, 11:26 AM

RIM’s Elusive 10-Inch Tablet Emerges in the Wild

Pictures have surfaced online of RIM’s long rumoured 10-inch Playbook tablet. A 10-inch Playbook has been long rumoured and roadmapped, but RIM has been largely mum on the topic. The pictures depict what appears to be a SIM card slot, and a 26.82Whr battery. Originally, the 10-inch Playbook was supposed to be launched in early [...]

July 31st, 2012, 11:02 AM

Microsoft Launches Gmail Killer, Outlook.com

Microsoft today began previewing Outlook.com, a new webmail service that will eventually replace its venerable Hotmail property. “We think the time is right to reimagine email,” Microsoft’s Chris Jones wrote in a blog post. “So today, we’re introducing a preview of Outlook.com. We realized that we needed to take a bold step, break from the [...]

July 31st, 2012, 10:28 AM

No Acquisition Announcement From Seagate

During yesterday’s earnings call Seagate did not announce the acquisition of OCZ as rumoured, though without naming specifics the company’s CFO said Seagate would be looking to acquire an SSD manufacturer. “We look at all technology product providers (for M&A) but what I would say is that on the enterprise SSDs, there’s probably only one [...]

July 30th, 2012, 6:22 PM

Apple v. Samsung Case Begins With Procedurals

The much anticipated Samsung v. Apple trial began today with a whimper: the procerdurals of jury selection and court housekeeping about allowed testimony. This trial — with billions of dollars riding on the line — seeks to answer the question of whether Apple has willfully infringed on Samsung’s patents by not licensing them, or if [...]

July 30th, 2012, 11:04 AM

Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 Customized Mice, Keyboards

Microsoft today unveiled a new line of touch-enabled Microsoft branded hardware for Windows 8: the Wedge Mobile Keyboard, the Wedge Touch Mouse, the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard, the Sculpt Touch Mouse, and the Microsoft Touch Mouse. These devices will work with Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7 PCs and tablets. Microsoft says it will release [...]

July 30th, 2012, 10:38 AM

Surface to Launch With Windows 8 on October 26

Microsoft’s Surface tablets will be launched on October 26, alongside Windows 8, according to a disclosure in Microsoft’s 10-K report. The disclosure in the report, filed on July 26 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, reads: “The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012. At that [...]

July 28th, 2012, 10:00 AM

NVIDIA & Hardware Canucks Giving Away Keys to the End of Nations Beta

NVIDIA has given Hardware Canucks 50-keys for a closed beta (taking place on August 10 through 12) of the hotly anticipated apocalyptic MMO, End of Nations, to give away to you, our loyal readers. Set during a persistent global war of unprecedented scale, players in End of Nations team up in massive 50-player online battles [...]

July 27th, 2012, 4:08 PM

Report: Seagate-OCZ Acquisition to Finalize by July 30 Earnings Call

Bright Side of News is reporting that the rumoured Seagate-OCZ deal will finalize on July 30, in time for Seagate’s earnings call. Theo Valich, BSN*’s editor-in-chief, reports that the “deal is done”, citing sources close to the matter. BSN* says this deal could reach the $1 billion mark, if it clears through the leviathan of [...]

July 27th, 2012, 2:28 PM

Microsoft Admits Surface Play Carries Risk

Shortly after clearing up rumours that the Surface tablet won’t, in fact, cost $1000, Microsoft has been hit with another serious challenge: an uncovered admission that in the company’s view the Surface tablet is ultimately a risky play. Buried in an annual report submitted to the SEC on Thursday, Microsoft candidly admits that the Surface [...]

July 26th, 2012, 5:30 PM

Windows 8 Has its First High-Level Defectors

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system – more specifically its Metro interface – has been lauded by some as the perfect embrace of hardware agnostic computing. Jen Hsun Huang, the smooth talking silicon scion that presides over NVIDIA, is an outspoken proponent of Windows 8, telling the crowd at the Emerging Companies Summit at May’s GPU [...]