NEWS

April 30th, 2012, 12:10 PM

ASUS Shows Off Latest Ivy Bridge Offering, the P8Z77-V Motherboard

ASUS announced late Friday the ASUS P8Z77-V Premium, its newest addition to its P8Z77 motherboard lineup. The ASUS P8Z77-V Premium sports an Ivy Bridge supporting LGA1155 CPU socket, 9 SATA ports, 4 way SLI and 4 way Crossfire support via a new PLX Gen 3 switch, USB 3 boost support, USB BIOS flashback, on board wifi, [...]

April 30th, 2012, 11:14 AM

Dell’s Expanded Alienware Portfolio Aims for Improved Mobile Gaming Experience

Dell announced today new offerings in its Alienware gaming brand. The Alienware systems released today by Dell come at three different price points:  at $1099 the M14x, for the gamer who requires a balance between mobility and performance; at $1499 the 3D-capable M17x, and at $1999 the M18x – for gamers who want performance over price [...]

April 30th, 2012, 1:35 AM

ASUS Introduces the Xtion Motion Sensor for PCs

The ASUS Xtion motion sensor brings consumers the first ever whole-body gesture input developed exclusively for PC. It employs sophisticated sensors for precise yet intuitive motion controls, with a user-friendly interface that enables fun and truly interactive gaming, multimedia, and online experiences. Several high profile games offer full Xtion support, with more being added. The [...]

April 30th, 2012, 1:33 AM

In the Wake of Ivy Bridge, AMD Slashes Prices

In the wake of the release of Intel’s Ivy Bridge family of chips, AMD has slashed prices on its APUs by an average of 15-20%. This follows a pattern of GPU price-cutting by AMD, which Hardware Canucks first reported on in mid April. As first reported by CPU World, the prices of AMD A-Series APUs [...]

April 28th, 2012, 8:54 PM

NVIDIA Announces GeForce Experience Cloud Optimizations

NVIDIA has announced a new initiative called GeForce Experience; a complete cloud server solution which ensures games are pre-optimized to play on your system. When opening a game for the first time, gamers are usually presented with a daunting array of graphics / video options and finding the right -sometimes elusive- combination of settings to [...]

April 28th, 2012, 7:22 PM

Live Stream of NVIDIA GeForce Announcement

Tonight, NVIDIA is announcing another addition to their GeForce graphics card lineup.  Join Hardware Canucks as we feature a Live Stream from the event.   EDIT:  The live stream can be found on our forums HERE.  Event starts @ 10:30PM EST / 7:30PM PST. NOTE:  Live stream will NOT work until the event goes live. [...]

April 27th, 2012, 1:24 PM

Microsoft Canada President to Step Down

Microsoft Canada is undergoing a change in leadership. The Canadian arm of the world’s largest software company announced Friday afternoon that current president Eric Gales will be stepping down at the end of the month. Mr. Gales has been in the position for nearly three years, and is stepping down to “pursue other interests”. Taking [...]

April 27th, 2012, 11:20 AM

EA Said to be in Take Over Discussions

Bloomberg and CNN Money are reporting that South Korean, though Tokyo headquartered, game company Nexon has made a bid to take over Electronic Arts. Maeil Business, a major South Korean business publication, first reported the possible takeover earlier this week, citing unidentified industry officials. “Nexon has a policy of never commenting on rumors,” the company [...]

April 27th, 2012, 10:13 AM

Samsung Wraps Quarter With Record Numbers

Samsung Electronics reported Friday that it had posted a record profit of $5.15 billion, usurping Nokia as the world’s top mobile phone seller, and possibly outselling Apple in the smartphone market if one report is to be believed. Samsung’s shares hit an all-time high in morning trading after the results were released, pushing its market [...]

April 27th, 2012, 9:17 AM

LG Makes Dynamic Viewing Experience Mainstream with New IPS Monitors

LG Electronics (LG) today announced the availability of a new line of monitors, the IPS4 series. These monitors feature In-Plane Switching (IPS) rather than conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, allowing for superb color reproduction, exceptional picture quality and unmatched color shift-free wide viewing. Thanks to an impressively wide viewing-angle (178 degrees), the new IPS monitors [...]