NEWS

July 12th, 2012, 11:00 AM

x86 No Moore? Intel Reportedly RISCing Potential Defections to ARM

A number of the biggest names in enterprise computing are reportedly “exploring” integrating RISC based ARM processors into some of their server and PC lines, according to a report by the San Jose Mercury News. The Mercury News says that HP and Dell — which count for approximately one third of Intel’s sales — are [...]

July 12th, 2012, 9:57 AM

Patriot Memory Launches New Exclusive Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition Memory

Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products today announces the launch of the new Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition DDR3 Memory. Built exclusively for gamers, the Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition will provide the rock solid performance and stability needed for today’s most extreme gaming systems. Designed [...]

July 11th, 2012, 5:30 PM

Google’s Nexus 7 is a $152 Tablet

Google’s cost of production for its upcoming Nexus 7 tablet ranges between $152 and $167, according to bill of material analysis by HIS iSuppli. Google is planning to offer the tablet in two versions:  an 8 GB model for $199 and a 16 GB edition for $249. Only the 16 GB edition is available from [...]

July 11th, 2012, 4:26 PM

Plextor Launches M5S Series SSD in North America

Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage equipment, announces the launch of its newest Solid State Drive (SSD), the M5S Series, featuring an enhanced and sustained read/write speed up to 73,000/70,000 IOPS. The M5S Series performs faster than its award-winning predecessors with overall enhanced performance. With its exclusive firmware technology, Plextor is proud to [...]

July 10th, 2012, 4:21 PM

At the RIM Annual General Meeting, an Air of Uncertainty

The applause flowed following question after question; the applauding wasn’t a reception for a thoughtful, insightful, or clever answer from the lot of executives gathered on stage but rather served as a barometer of the spitefulness of the question asked. A shareholder who took the microphone near the stage wished the CEO well, but remained [...]

July 10th, 2012, 12:06 PM

Microsoft Buys Touch Screen Manufacturer Perceptive Pixel

Microsoft announced yesterday that it is intending to buy Perceptive Pixel, a maker of large LCD touch screen monitors that lists many of the major news networks as its clients. “By joining Microsoft, we will be able to take advantage of the tremendous momentum of the Microsoft Office Division, tightly interoperate with its products, and [...]

July 10th, 2012, 11:16 AM

Kingston Digital Ships Next-generation Secure USB Flash Drive for Consumers

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the second-generation of its popular DataTraveler Locker+ secure USB Flash drive for consumers. The new, lower priced DataTraveler Locker+ G2 works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems and all data is secured [...]

July 9th, 2012, 11:27 PM

Microsoft Confirms October Release Date for Windows 8

Microsoft’s Tami Reller, corporate vice president of Windows, kicked off Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference with an announcement that was widely expected: Windows 8 will be available in late October. Ms. Reller said that the OS would be released to manufacturing partners in early August. “Windows 8 is simply the biggest deal from our company in [...]

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 [...]