NEWS

August 15th, 2012, 3:18 PM

Apple v. Samsung: Judge Requests Parties Settle Differences Outside of Courtroom, Samsung Designer Says Tablet Work Predates iPad

As Samsung takes the stand and begins to make its case in Apple v. Samsung, the judge presiding over the trial has asked the CEOs of both companies to meet to possibly resolve their differences out of court before the jury begins deliberating. “It’s time for peace,” Judge Lucy Koh said to the court. “I [...]

August 15th, 2012, 1:50 PM

Carriers Get First Preview of BB10

RIM’s first step in bringing Blackberry 10 to market is to bring carriers on board, after all a potentially impressive smartphone is of negligible utility value should no major carrier support it. To get carriers on board, RIM’s chief executive Thorsten Heins held a closed door meeting in New York to give carriers a taste [...]

August 15th, 2012, 11:49 AM

Microsoft’s Surface Rumoured to be at a $199 Price Point

A rumour coming down the wire from Engadget today puts the Microsoft Surface tablet not at the nearly $1000 price point that earlier rumours suggested, but rather in the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 neighbourhood of $199. Engadget claims the rumour came from an unnamed conference attendee at Microsoft’s TechReady15 conference, where all the details [...]

August 15th, 2012, 11:19 AM

Corsair Acquires Raptor Gaming

Corsair announced today that it was acquiring ”certain assets” of Raptor Gaming, a large German gaming accessory manufacturer. This acquisition will allow Corsair to have a stake in the German gaming market, the largest gaming market in the EU. The press release is below:  Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming [...]

August 14th, 2012, 1:53 PM

Apple v. Samsung: As Trial Reaches Mid-Way Point, Apple Rests its Case and Samsung Begins

Apple rested its case against Samsung in the multi-billion dollar Apple v. Samsung trial Monday, but not until Samsung was able to obtain a minor victory from the court. Presiding Judge Lucy Koh ruled that three of Samsung’s allegedly patent-infringing phones were to be excluded from the trial: the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S i9000, and [...]

August 14th, 2012, 11:16 AM

Qualcomm to Power Samsung and Dell Windows RT Devices

As the launch of Windows 8 draws closer with every passing day, more detailed specifications on offerings by OEMs are being released or leaked out. While most OEMs are still mum to most press inquiries, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Qualcomm chips will power offerings from both Dell and Samsung. Dell’s offering will [...]

August 13th, 2012, 5:45 PM

AMD Rolls Out New HD 7950 BIOS, Expects Existing Customers to Look the Other Way

AMD today pushed out a BIOS update for its Radeon HD 7950 line of cards, but only for reviewers — for the time being. The company says the updates to this refreshed BIOS will in many ways mirror the style of update delivered to the 7970: apparent performance boosts, new features, and an increased clock [...]

August 13th, 2012, 12:01 PM

Has Eurocom Introduced the Ultimate Gaming Notebook?

For the gamer with disposable income (who can afford a notebook that starts at $2000) and a taste for gaming on the go, Eurocom has unveiled a must have: the Scorpious notebook. From Eurocom’s press release: Featuring dual graphics technology including dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M GPUs featuring 1688 CUDA cores, 8 GB of DDR5 video memory, [...]

August 13th, 2012, 11:19 AM

Valve Announces Steam Game Hub

Valve today announced that it plans to create social hubs in Steam that highlight user created content. These hubs will highlight and enable user-created screenshots, videos, and Workshop items for games across Steam in addition to having a forum component. Valve says every game will have a corresponding hub. “The New Steam Community is all [...]

August 10th, 2012, 11:11 AM

Fuelled by Tegra, NVIDIA Enjoys Strong Quarter

NVIDIA finished its second fiscal quarter with exceptional fiscal growth, largely driven by its popular Tegra mobile platform. NVIDIA posted second-quarter revenue of $1.044 billion, up from $1.016 billion in the same quarter a year ago, and higher than the $1.007 billion expected by Wall Street analysts. In its previous quarter, NVIDIA posted revenues of [...]