NEWS

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 [...]

July 4th, 2012, 9:33 PM

Leaked Blackberry Roadmap Shows LTE Playbook Scheduled Before BB10

While Blackberry 10 has been delayed until next year, RIM isn’t sitting out on the sidelines entirely this fall. The company is planning on releasing a 4G LTE version its Blackberry Playbook sometime in Q4 of 2012. This is all according to a leaked roadmap as seen below that Blackberry OS obtained. Here are RIM’s plans [...]

July 4th, 2012, 11:52 AM

Apple Loses U.K Patent Skirmish to HTC

Apple’s multi-theatre patent war suffered a setback today, as a U.K judge ruled that HTC had not infringed on four of Apple’s E.U held patents. The court also ruled that three of four patents being contested were invalid. These patents are related to slide-to-unlock, multitouch, and foreign language text input functionality. Judge Christopher Floyd, who [...]

July 3rd, 2012, 2:04 PM

August 15 Will Be The End of Flash on Android

The reports of the death of Flash on the mobile web have not been greatly exaggerated. Late last week Adobe said there would be no certified implementations of Flash onto Android 4.1. “Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be [...]