February 22nd, 2013, 1:57 PM

Xbox 720 Announcement Expected in April

Now that Sony has launched its next-generation Playstation (albeit without revealing any hardware), Microsoft is now gearing up to launch its successor to the Xbox 360.   Multiple sources are reporting, and self-confirming, that Microsoft is looking to an April launch for its next-generation Xbox console, likely named the Xbox 720. VG247 notes that the [...]

February 22nd, 2013, 1:28 PM

Google Introduces $1,299 Chromebook Pixel

Google introduced a high-end Chromebook laptop on Thursday that sports an Intel Core i5 processor and a 13.3 inch 2560×1700 resolution display. Previous to the launch of the Chromebook Pixel, Google’s Chromebooks, produced with partnerships with OEMs like Samsung and Acer, have been low-powered and low-priced. With the Pixel, Google is attempting to attempt the [...]

February 20th, 2013, 8:15 PM

Sony’s Playstation 4 Expected for Late 2013, has 16x More RAM than PS3

Sony announced the Playstation 4 and the DualShock 4 controller at a New York event Wednesday. “Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said to the crowd. “ [This console] represents a significant shift of thinking of PlayStation as merely a box or [...]

February 20th, 2013, 1:58 PM

This is Life Through Google Glass

Google released a preview video of its upcoming Google Glass headset this morning, giving an idea of how the product might augment or enhance the user’s productivity. In the video, Google Glass users search the web, send messages, and receive translations – all through voice control. No word yet on pricing or availability of Google [...]

February 20th, 2013, 11:58 AM

NVIDIA Planning New Campus

On the eve of its twentieth anniversary, NVIDIA has announced that it is planning on building a new corporate headquarters in Santa Clara. Jen-Hsun Huang, the company’s CEO, says the current headquarters is “bursting at the seams” with employees, and “barely has a spare desk.”   NVIDIA’s new campus will be in the shape of [...]

February 20th, 2013, 11:28 AM

GIGABYTE Launches Thin Mini-ITX Series Motherboards

Gigabyte., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the debut of its latest motherboards series based on the Thin Mini-ITX form factor. The new GIGABYTE H77TN and B75TN motherboards enable the creation of slim and compact All-In-One (AIO) PC designs that adhere to Intel’s AIO PC specification. Featuring a low profile design [...]

February 19th, 2013, 11:27 AM

Google to Open Retail Stores?

A “reliable source” has told both the 9to5 blog network and the Wall Street Journal that Google is planning on opening a chain of retail stores in the United States. According to reports, these retail outlets would sell Google-branded hardware and provide a personable hands-on experience similar to the Apple and Microsoft stores. The 9to5 blog [...]

February 19th, 2013, 9:48 AM

NVIDIA Releases Tegra 4i, a Tegra SoC with LTE

NVIDIA’s Project Grey finally saw the light of day today with the release of the Tegra 4i, a Tegra 4 System on a Chip with an integrated LTE modem. The Tegra 4i will include NVIDIA’s usual 4+1 arrangement of cores: an R4 Cortex-A9 CPU, a +1 low-wattage core, and an NVIDIA i500 LTE modem. NVIDIA says [...]

February 18th, 2013, 6:05 PM

Microsoft Moves to OSX-Style Update Schedule with Windows Blue

A Microsoft job posting confirms that the company is moving to a yearly update schedule for Windows 8, similar to Apple and OSX. Microsoft has been long rumoured to be considering moving to an annual update schedule. In November, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reported that the next version of Windows will not be called Windows [...]

February 15th, 2013, 7:40 AM

AMD Clarifies 2013 Graphics Strategy: New Cards, Same Architecture, Some Surprises

AMD has confirmed that new cards will be released this year and HD 7000-series parts as their plans for 2013 were clarified.  There has been a lot of talk lately about AMD’s official GPU strategy for 2013 and how it flew in the fact of numerous rumors.  Instead of releasing a desktop graphics architecture that [...]