NEWS

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 [...]

July 3rd, 2012, 1:04 PM

Samsung Starts Sampling 16GB DDR4 Modules

Samsung has begun sampling 16GB DDR4 RDIMMs for servers manufactured around the 30nm process node. “By launching these new high-density DDR4 modules, Samsung is embracing closer technical cooperation with key CPU and server companies for development of next-generation green IT systems,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics in a [...]

July 3rd, 2012, 2:15 AM

Blizzard Apparently Banning Diablo 3 Gamers That Use WINE

According to a number of reports on Blizzard’s official forum, Diablo 3 players who game on Linux via WINE are being banned for using “unsupported third-party software”. These banned users claim Diablo 3’s cheat detection system mistakenly identifies WINE as a bot or a trainer and auto-bans the user. WINE is not an emulator or [...]

July 3rd, 2012, 1:32 AM

Samsung Display is Now The World’s Largest Display Manufacturer

Over the weekend, Samsung Display announced that the merger with Samsung Mobile Display and S-LCD corporations was complete and the company had begun to do business. Below is the announcing press release: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., a global leader in display panel technologies and products, announced today that it has begun conducting business as a [...]

June 29th, 2012, 2:45 PM

New Zealand Court Finds MegaUpload Raid Illegal

A New Zealand court has determined that search warrants used by police in the January raid of the residence of MegaUpload boss Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz were illegal. Prosecutors in New Zealand working at the behest of the F.B.I allege Mr. Schmitz was the ringleader of cabal that benefitted handsomely from the unauthorized distribution of [...]

June 29th, 2012, 1:26 PM

AMD Makes Catalyst 12.6 and the AMD Catalyst 12.7 Drivers Available

AMD announced the first set of drivers on its new release schedule today, the final WHQL build of the 12.6 beta and the new beta version of 12.7. AMD announced in early June that they were moving away from a monthly driver release schedule, taking instead a NVIDIA style release as needed regiment. According to AMD, a highlight [...]

June 28th, 2012, 5:48 PM

RIM’s Quarterly Update Shows a Company in Dire Straights

RIM’s quarterly report released late Thursday painted a stark and depressing picture of a former technology titan taking its last gasps of air. The embattled smartphone manufacturer said it had lost $518 million this quarter, or 99-cents a share. The company says revenue dropped by 33 per cent from the last quarter, to $2.8-billion; BlackBerry [...]

June 28th, 2012, 2:56 PM

Gartner: Windows to Windows RT is Akin to DOS to Windows

Industry thinktank Gartner believes that following the introduction of Windows RT this fall, Microsoft will deemphasize the traditional Windows desktop in favor of Windows RT in a way similar to the shift away from MS-DOS. The report, entitled Windows 8 Changes Windows as We Know It, projects that while Microsoft isn’t going to force anyone [...]