July 27th, 2012, 4:08 PM

Report: Seagate-OCZ Acquisition to Finalize by July 30 Earnings Call

Bright Side of News is reporting that the rumoured Seagate-OCZ deal will finalize on July 30, in time for Seagate’s earnings call. Theo Valich, BSN*’s editor-in-chief, reports that the “deal is done”, citing sources close to the matter. BSN* says this deal could reach the $1 billion mark, if it clears through the leviathan of [...]

July 27th, 2012, 2:28 PM

Microsoft Admits Surface Play Carries Risk

Shortly after clearing up rumours that the Surface tablet won’t, in fact, cost $1000, Microsoft has been hit with another serious challenge: an uncovered admission that in the company’s view the Surface tablet is ultimately a risky play. Buried in an annual report submitted to the SEC on Thursday, Microsoft candidly admits that the Surface [...]

July 26th, 2012, 5:30 PM

Windows 8 Has its First High-Level Defectors

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system – more specifically its Metro interface – has been lauded by some as the perfect embrace of hardware agnostic computing. Jen Hsun Huang, the smooth talking silicon scion that presides over NVIDIA, is an outspoken proponent of Windows 8, telling the crowd at the Emerging Companies Summit at May’s GPU [...]

July 26th, 2012, 1:45 PM

Silverstone’s Heligon HE01 Brings it Back to the CPU Cooler Game

SilverStone Technology, one of the premier companies in computer component design, announces the immediate availability of its latest CPU cooler, the Heligon HE01. SilverStone Technology has always been active in the CPU cooler market in the past. The most notable are the Nitrogon series that provide high performance and compatibility. Many models have ultra low profile, making them prefect choices [...]

July 26th, 2012, 11:39 AM

With Google Fiber, Kansas City Has Fastest Internet on the Continent

Consumers in an otherwise unremarkable city in the mid-west United States now have some of the world’s fastest Internet connections, thanks to the launch of Google Fiber today. Available in Kansas City, Google Fiber offers 1Gbps download and upload speeds with no data cap for $120 per month in a package that also includes fiber [...]

July 25th, 2012, 4:32 PM

ASUS Launches the RT-AC66U 5G WiFi Router

ASUS today launched the RT-AC66U 5G WiFi Router, a superfast router that uses the 5GHz spectrum range to offer a maximum data throughput of 1.3GBps. From the press release: The ASUS RT-AC66U router is the new standard in WiFi. Featuring the world’s fastest WiFi capabilities the RT-AC66U router delivers amazing wireless performance and increased coverage [...]

July 25th, 2012, 3:36 PM

ARM Outperforms Rivals, Beats Industry Forecasts

ARM is proving to be the exception to the rule in the summer of silicon discontent, as its second-quarter earnings released on Tuesday show it is outperforming the semiconductor industry as a whole. ARM’s chips power virtually the entire smart phone and tablet industry, with Apple’s iPhone and iPad using the processors, along with Samsung’s [...]

July 25th, 2012, 1:03 PM

Delays Reportedly Plague Radeon 7990

AMD’s Radeon 7990, which was supposed to be launched at Computex according to information obtained by Hardware Canucks, has been apparently delayed again and pushed back until August according to a report by VR-Zone. Allegedly, the reason for the delay is a shortage of PEX8747 PCI-e bridge chips manufactured by PLX  – which are an [...]

July 25th, 2012, 10:55 AM

Report Claims Microsoft Limiting Release of Windows RT to OEMs

Microsoft is tightly limiting the release of Windows RT to OEMs during the initial launch period and then will lift the restrictions in January, according to an unconfirmed report by the China Economic Times. The Times says that Microsoft has enforced partnerships between ARM chipset vendors and OEMs: NVIDIA is teaming with Lenovo and Asus, [...]

July 24th, 2012, 3:37 PM

Can 100W USB Make Proprietary Chargers Obsolete?

One of the only major non-Tablet or Ultrabook related stories at Computex this year was Intel’s coming out party of Thunderbolt on the PC. As Intel’s peripheral connectivity protocol is capable of 10Gbps of data throughput, it was marketed at Computex as the USB 3.0 killer. The USB protocol can’t beat Thunderbolt on speed throughput, [...]