NEWS

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 [...]

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 [...]