NEWS

July 17th, 2012, 9:54 AM

Lian Li Announces PC-X2000FN Slim EATX Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a tall, slim brushed aluminum EATX supported chassis – PC-X2000FN. The PC-X2000FN keeps DIY builder’s hardware neat and organized in the interior with its three separate compartments, while having a sleek, elegant feel on the outside thanks to the one-piece front panel with no visible vents on holes. 693mm [...]

July 16th, 2012, 11:44 PM

EVGA Celebrates its 13th Anniversary With $70,000 Sweepstakes

EVGA is celebrating its 13th Anniversary and the way we like to do that is by thanking our community and giving away tons of prizes for participating in tons of games. We have so many prizes to giveaway that the list is too long to include here… but they all add up to more than an incredible [...]

July 16th, 2012, 12:04 PM

Lenovo on Track to Becoming World’s Largest PC Maker

The PC market is due for a reordering, according to one influential analyst quoted in Reuters. Frederick Wong, executive director of Hong Kong’s Avant Capital Management, believes that Lenovo will overtake Hewlett Packard this year as the world’s largest PC maker by sales. “It’s just a matter of time before Lenovo becomes No. 1 and [...]

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 [...]