NEWS

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 [...]

July 9th, 2012, 10:49 AM

Thermaltake Launches the “BigTyp Revo”, The New Down Draft Cooler on the Block

Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand with expertise in PC chassis, power supply and thermal solution, is launching the new reinvent CPU cooler – the “BigTyp Revo”, the COMPUTEX 2012 d&i award winner, an award recognises Thermaltake being the pacemaker of CPU cooler, which also made the debut during CeBIT 2012 this March, to users [...]

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 [...]