NEWS

July 9th, 2012, 3:06 PM

Valve Announces Steam Greenlight

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Steam Greenlight, a new platform feature that enlists the community’s help in selecting some of the next games to be released on Steam. Steam Greenlight will allow developers [...]

July 9th, 2012, 2:26 PM

Having Resolved its Case With ProView, Apple Faces Another Lawsuit in China

Having only just resolved an intellectual property case in the country earlier this month, Apple finds itself in hot water again in China over an allegations that its Siri personal assistant software violates the patents of a Chinese software developer. Zhi Zhen Internet Technology, a Shanghai-based software developer, alleges that Apple’s Siri — which launched [...]

July 9th, 2012, 10:49 AM

Thermaltake Launches the “BigTyp Revo”, The New Down Draft Cooler on the Block

Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand with expertise in PC chassis, power supply and thermal solution, is launching the new reinvent CPU cooler – the “BigTyp Revo”, the COMPUTEX 2012 d&i award winner, an award recognises Thermaltake being the pacemaker of CPU cooler, which also made the debut during CeBIT 2012 this March, to users [...]

July 9th, 2012, 10:35 AM

G. Skill is Doing a RAM Giveaway Until July 27

Our friends at G. Skill are doing a sweepstakes via Facebook for some free RAM. For full details, see this post on their blog or check out the image below.

July 9th, 2012, 2:01 AM

Samsung Group’s Growth is Misleading

Samsung Electronics released its quarterly earnings guidance late last week: Profits hit $5.9 billion, up 14.5 per cent from the previous quarter, and 79 per cent from last year. While these figures will make for excited chatter amongst investors, Samsung Electronics as a whole is being kept afloat by growth in mobile phones. Mobile phones [...]

July 6th, 2012, 2:51 PM

Does This New Apple Patent Put PC OEMs in Trouble?

The intellectual property office of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is cautioning PC OEMs in the country that a new Apple patent may expose manufactures that produce ultrabooks to patent litigation in the United States. The patent, seen below, is for the latest refresh of the Macbook Air. Upon cursory inspection of the diagram and [...]

July 5th, 2012, 4:54 PM

Report: Macbook Air Will Triumph Over Ultrabooks in 2012

Though P.C fans are loath to admit it, non-Apple OEMs have been forced to play catch-up to Apple in many ways – mostly in the market of small form factor laptops and tablets. While Apple invented neither of form factors, they certainly dominate in these markets. The Macbook Air, for instance, has sold incredibly well [...]

July 5th, 2012, 3:14 PM

Did Joe Biden Order the Shutdown of MegaUpload?

Joe Biden has been accused by former cyberlocker mogul Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz of personally ordering the shutdown of MegaUpload at the behest of the MPAA. Mr. Schmitz’s purported evidence is a White House visitor’s log he obtained that shows a meeting took place in the White House between Vice President Biden, MPAA chief Chris [...]

July 5th, 2012, 11:50 AM

GIGABYTE Launches World’s First Fully Certified Dual Port Thunderbolt Motherboards

Computex 2012 was the coming out party of Thunderbolt: much like the Firewire protocol of yore, Thunderbolt made the jump from Mac to PC. Dual Thunderbolt boards are sure to be promising, as theoretically one could have 12 devices and 2 displays powered from just these two ports.  GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., today announced the [...]

July 5th, 2012, 11:12 AM

Corsair Announces Force Series GS SSDs

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Force Series GS solid-state drives (SSDs). The new SSDs, which offer the fastest overall performance in Corsair’s SandForce-based lineup, will initially ship in capacities of 180 GB and higher. As with other Force Series drives, the Force Series [...]