NEWS

June 25th, 2012, 1:13 AM

RIM Split Rumors Intensify

To the armchair analyst, RIM splitting itself into two separate business units – a move that for the longest time management has decried – was the only way the company could survive in a shifting mobile landscape. Now, The Sunday Times (subscription required), is reporting that RIM’s management is seriously mulling that option. The Times didn’t [...]

June 22nd, 2012, 2:25 PM

Samsung’s S-Voice Also Retains Audio on Server

As Apple’s Siri voice command system grows in popularity, so have the privacy concerns stemming from the fact that Siri retains commands on Apple’s servers. IBM, for instance, banned its employees from using Siri for official business over corporate espionage fears. Apple doesn’t hide this fact, as it is fully disclosed in the software’s license [...]

June 22nd, 2012, 12:28 PM

AMD Shows Commitment to Servers With New VP Appointment

AMD announced Thursday it had hired long time networking executive Suresh Gopalakrishnan to be vice president and general manager of AMD’s server business unit, overseeing the company’s Opteron and cloud server efforts. Dr. Gopalakrishnan comes to AMD from Extreme Networks, where he served as vice president of Engineering. He has previously served in a variety [...]

June 22nd, 2012, 11:35 AM

Is Microsoft Working on a Phone Handset?

In the aftermath of the announcement that Microsoft plans to manufacture its own tablet, an analyst who has been closely following the company for nearly two decades believes the company could be working on its own phone handset as well. “Our industry sources tell us that Microsoft may be working with a contract manufacturer to [...]

June 21st, 2012, 11:24 PM

MegaUpload Founder Proves He’s “Too Legit To Quit” With New Music-Sharing Venture

As the case against Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz collapses, the former cyberlocker mogul has taken to creating a new venture – with the putative support of Steve Wozniak and the definite support of a few major musicians – that promises to “unchain” artists from the traditional model of music distribution. First announced last year before [...]

June 21st, 2012, 5:47 PM

Windows 8 Phone Will Have DirectX Support

Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8 will feature Direct X support at the Windows Mobile Phone Summit yesterday in San Francisco. Owing to their proliferation, and recent increases in graphics processing power, mobile devices have become an increasingly popular gaming platform; the critical success of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery at this spring’s Canadian Video Game [...]

June 21st, 2012, 11:21 AM

Is Microsoft Giving its PC Partners a Majorshaft with the Surface Tablet?

Executives at two of the largest PC OEMs said they were “surprised” with Microsoft’s announcement of its Windows 8 surface tablet, according to a report. Reuters reached out to executives at Acer and ASUS who both said that they were “surprised” by the announcement, with an Acer executive adding that “no senior executives heard about [...]

June 21st, 2012, 10:31 AM

K|ngp|n Makes EVGA Classified GTX680 the Fastest GPU in the World

Without a doubt the EVGA GTX 680 Classified is an impressive card – a piece of engineering art. Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido, however, felt the need to push this card up a notch – and push he did – by overclocking the card’s GPU to an impressive 2GHz. Pushing the card’s GPU over 2GHz made for [...]

June 19th, 2012, 6:30 AM

NVIDIA Releases New 304.48 Beta Drivers; Perf. Increases & Fixes Aplenty

Yesterday, NVIDIA released the newest revision of their driver stack and it is filled with performance increases, new SLI profiles, updated 3D Vision compatibility and among many other items control panel anti aliasing support for Diablo III. Another important addition is a reversal of the shocking performance impact brought about by the latest patch for [...]

June 18th, 2012, 8:05 PM

Microsoft Unveils “Surface” Tablets

Microsoft launched its own family of Windows 8 tablets dubbed “Surface” at an event in Hollywood Monday evening. The Surface family of tablets will have two lines: one geared for consumers while the other targeted towards professionals. According to a published spec sheet, the consumer line of tablets – available in 32GB or 64GB versions [...]