NEWS

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. [...]

June 13th, 2012, 10:18 AM

Industry Consortium Formed at AFDS to Promote Heterogeneous Computing

At the AMD Fusion Developers Conference in Bellevue on Tuesday some of the world’s top semiconductor companies announced the formation of the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation, a consortium with the goal of defining and promoting an open, standards-based approach to heterogeneous computing. AMD first announced an HSA strategy in February to develop an SDK [...]

June 12th, 2012, 8:15 PM

AMD Claims No Delay With Desktop Trinity

AMD contacted Hardware Canucks today to clarify some details about the availability of its desktop Trinity APU. AMD claims that desktop Trinity is on schedule. “AMD is focused on OEM systems as part of our initial rollout of Trinity APUs. We expect to start shipping Trinity APUs into the component channel starting in the second half of [...]

June 11th, 2012, 3:23 PM

Computex 2012 Proves Future Disruptive Change Might Not be in Hardware

Computex 2012 wrapped up this weekend in Taipei, ending what turned out to be a 5-day extravaganza of all things Windows 8 and merely a follow-up to last year’s expo. Grappling with the fact that the future of computing doesn’t necessarily lie in progressively faster processing power, and shift of the high-end consumer over to [...]

June 11th, 2012, 11:37 AM

NVIDIA is Back in Mac with Macbook Pro Refresh

As rumors leading up to Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference suggested, NVIDIA is back in Mac with the launch of the refreshed Macbook Pro. The refreshed Macbook Pro, which begins shipping today, comes with either a 2.3 or 2.6-GHz quad-core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 (with Turbo Boost up to 3.7-GHz), up to 16GB of [...]

June 9th, 2012, 12:22 AM

HTC Banned From Manufacturing Windows 8 Tablets?

Microsoft has refused to certify HTC as a Windows 8 Tablet OEM, according to sources that spoke to Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity. Windows 8 tablets – both ARM and x86 powered – have been the center of attention at Computex, which wraps up this weekend in Taipei. The sources that spoke to Bloomberg [...]