NEWS

July 17th, 2012, 1:46 PM

EA Confirms Battlefield 4, Beta Ready For Fall 2013

EA announced today that Battlefield 4 is in development, and a beta will be available in the Fall of 2013. The announcement was made as part of a promotion for Medal of Honour: WarFighter, and EA has announced that those who preorder the game will receive a beta for Battlefield 4. “Though Battlefield and Medal [...]

July 17th, 2012, 1:04 PM

Samsung Buys Parts of U.K Chip Factory CSR for $310 Million

Samsung Electronics has purchased the mobile arm of U.K chipmaker CSR for $310 million, the companies announced on Tuesday. The deal was done largely to get rights to some of CSR’s portfolio of mobile patents involving, “ handset connectivity technology” — largely CSR’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM and GPS technologies. CSR also said that Samsung has purchased [...]

July 17th, 2012, 10:06 AM

ZOTAC Unveils GeForce GT 630 and GT 640 ZONE Series Silent Graphics Cards

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and channel manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today ushers in a new era of quiet computing with the ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition and GeForce GT 630 ZONE Edition graphics cards. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition redefines quiet computing with a new video processing engine [...]

July 17th, 2012, 9:54 AM

Lian Li Announces PC-X2000FN Slim EATX Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a tall, slim brushed aluminum EATX supported chassis – PC-X2000FN. The PC-X2000FN keeps DIY builder’s hardware neat and organized in the interior with its three separate compartments, while having a sleek, elegant feel on the outside thanks to the one-piece front panel with no visible vents on holes. 693mm [...]

July 16th, 2012, 11:44 PM

EVGA Celebrates its 13th Anniversary With $70,000 Sweepstakes

EVGA is celebrating its 13th Anniversary and the way we like to do that is by thanking our community and giving away tons of prizes for participating in tons of games. We have so many prizes to giveaway that the list is too long to include here… but they all add up to more than an incredible [...]

July 16th, 2012, 12:04 PM

Lenovo on Track to Becoming World’s Largest PC Maker

The PC market is due for a reordering, according to one influential analyst quoted in Reuters. Frederick Wong, executive director of Hong Kong’s Avant Capital Management, believes that Lenovo will overtake Hewlett Packard this year as the world’s largest PC maker by sales. “It’s just a matter of time before Lenovo becomes No. 1 and [...]

July 16th, 2012, 11:01 AM

Investigation Shows NVIDIA Forum Passwords Not Salted

An investigation by TechPower Up has revealed that user passwords were only stored in NVIDIA’s forum database as raw MD5 hashes without salting. Shortly after the NVIDIA forum break-in occurred, the company released a statement claiming that all passwords were “hashed passwords with random salt value”. With salted passwords, an extra layer of security exists [...]

July 13th, 2012, 1:48 PM

Microsoft: It’s a “PC-Plus” Era, Not a “Post-PC” Era

For Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner, reports of the death of the PC era have been greatly exaggerated. Earlier this week at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, the Microsoft COO took some time during his keynote to bash Apple’s claims that we are now computing in a “post-PC” era. “They’ve talked about it [...]

July 13th, 2012, 10:05 AM

AMD Announces New Pricing Structure for 7000 Series Cards

Only a few weeks after AMD released the Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition, the company has announced it is modifying its pricing structure for its 7000 series cards:  The Radeon HD 7970 will be available for $429 USD, down from $449 ($499 for GHz ed.) The Radeon HD Radeon HD 7950 will be available for [...]

July 13th, 2012, 1:14 AM

Betaworks Buys Digg, Corpse of Social Media Superstar, for $500,000

Digg, a social media pioneer founded by TechTV alum Kevin Rose, and once valuated by Google for a reported $200 million, has been purchased by New York-based technology incubator Betaworks for a paltry sum of $500,000. Betaworks says its going to integrate the core of the website into its fledging service News.me. “Over the last [...]