NEWS

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 [...]

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 [...]