NEWS

June 22nd, 2012, 11:35 AM

Is Microsoft Working on a Phone Handset?

In the aftermath of the announcement that Microsoft plans to manufacture its own tablet, an analyst who has been closely following the company for nearly two decades believes the company could be working on its own phone handset as well. “Our industry sources tell us that Microsoft may be working with a contract manufacturer to [...]

June 21st, 2012, 11:24 PM

MegaUpload Founder Proves He’s “Too Legit To Quit” With New Music-Sharing Venture

As the case against Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz collapses, the former cyberlocker mogul has taken to creating a new venture – with the putative support of Steve Wozniak and the definite support of a few major musicians – that promises to “unchain” artists from the traditional model of music distribution. First announced last year before [...]

June 21st, 2012, 5:47 PM

Windows 8 Phone Will Have DirectX Support

Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8 will feature Direct X support at the Windows Mobile Phone Summit yesterday in San Francisco. Owing to their proliferation, and recent increases in graphics processing power, mobile devices have become an increasingly popular gaming platform; the critical success of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery at this spring’s Canadian Video Game [...]

June 21st, 2012, 11:21 AM

Is Microsoft Giving its PC Partners a Majorshaft with the Surface Tablet?

Executives at two of the largest PC OEMs said they were “surprised” with Microsoft’s announcement of its Windows 8 surface tablet, according to a report. Reuters reached out to executives at Acer and ASUS who both said that they were “surprised” by the announcement, with an Acer executive adding that “no senior executives heard about [...]

June 21st, 2012, 10:31 AM

K|ngp|n Makes EVGA Classified GTX680 the Fastest GPU in the World

Without a doubt the EVGA GTX 680 Classified is an impressive card – a piece of engineering art. Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido, however, felt the need to push this card up a notch – and push he did – by overclocking the card’s GPU to an impressive 2GHz. Pushing the card’s GPU over 2GHz made for [...]

June 19th, 2012, 6:30 AM

NVIDIA Releases New 304.48 Beta Drivers; Perf. Increases & Fixes Aplenty

Yesterday, NVIDIA released the newest revision of their driver stack and it is filled with performance increases, new SLI profiles, updated 3D Vision compatibility and among many other items control panel anti aliasing support for Diablo III. Another important addition is a reversal of the shocking performance impact brought about by the latest patch for [...]

June 18th, 2012, 8:05 PM

Microsoft Unveils “Surface” Tablets

Microsoft launched its own family of Windows 8 tablets dubbed “Surface” at an event in Hollywood Monday evening. The Surface family of tablets will have two lines: one geared for consumers while the other targeted towards professionals. According to a published spec sheet, the consumer line of tablets – available in 32GB or 64GB versions [...]

June 17th, 2012, 7:21 PM

The Phone Designed By Nature: Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung is set to launch its newest, and most hyped, smartphone on the Canadian market next week, and in early June Hardware Canucks was given the opportunity to have a hands on session with the phone. “The Samsung Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s 3rd generation phone and in every way its improved: the hardware, the design, [...]

June 16th, 2012, 1:16 AM

Samsung Delays Canadian Launch of Galaxy S3

Citing “unprecedented global demand”, Samsung announced Friday that the release of the Galaxy S3 smartphone will be pushed back until June 27. Originally, the smartphone was supposed to go on sale in Canada on June 20. According to media reports, the Galaxy S3 has broken sales records for Samsung in markets it is already released [...]

June 13th, 2012, 11:14 AM

AMD and ARM Partner for Hardware Level Security Initiative

Speculation was put to rest this morning about AMD’s plans for licensing 3rd party intellectual property when the company announced it was joining forces with ARM to integrate its TrustZone technology into future APUs. ARM’s TrustZone technology will be integrated via the inclusion of an ARM Cortex-A5 processor on AMD’s Fusion APUs from 2013 forward. [...]