June 28th, 2012, 11:51 AM

ASUS: Building the Nexus 7 was “Torture”

By all accounts ASUS is an experienced OEM used to a demanding production schedule. In a recent interview, however, the company’s chairman admitted that working with Google on the Nexus 7 tablet proved to be, at times, beyond taxing. “Our engineers told me it is like torture,” Asus Chairman Jonney Shih told AllThingsD in an interview. “They ask [...]

June 27th, 2012, 5:21 PM

Acer Iconia A700 Tablet Now Available in Canada

Acer is launching its high resolution Iconia A700 tablet, its competitor to the iPad 3 and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, this week in Canada. The Iconia A700 comes with a mighty 1920 x 1200 resolution screen that doesn’t quite match the pixel depth of the iPad 3, but provides a vast improvement over the usual [...]

June 27th, 2012, 3:56 PM

NVIDIA Posts New WHQL-Certified GeForce 302.82 Drivers for Windows 8 Release Preview

NVIDIA has posted new GeForce drivers for users running the Windows 8 release preview. These drivers can be obtained here for 32bit machines, and here for 64bit users. The new drivers include a number of bug fixes, and offer a new control panel for stereoscopic 3D for 3D vision.

June 27th, 2012, 7:04 AM

Updated: Google Unveils Tablet to Rival Kindle Fire at I/O Conference

As predicted, Google unveiled the ASUS-manufactured Nexus 7 tablet today at its I/O conference in San Francisco. Available at the $199 price point – with a $25 credit for Google Play – for the 8GB version, and $249 for the 16GB edition, the tablet is currently available for pre-order and will ship mid-July. The Nexus [...]

June 27th, 2012, 6:30 AM

Court Injunction Bans the Sale of Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in U.S

In an unexpected turn of events a judge in California has sided with Apple in its ongoing patent war against Samsung, granting an injunction to block the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in the United States. The ruling, handed down late Tuesday in San Jose by U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh, prohibits Samsung from [...]

June 26th, 2012, 1:42 AM

LANcouver Organizer Hopes to Bring E-Sports Culture to Vancouver

Spencer Whitney is hoping to build a culture of e-sports in Vancouver. The man behind LANcouver 2012 – the LAN party taking over the Richmond Oval next weekend – has high hopes for developing competitive e-sports in the city. “We’re trying to build LANcouver into an event people see as a spectacle,” Mr. Whitney told [...]

June 26th, 2012, 12:18 AM

Will Seagate’s DensBits Acquisition Bring it Into the SSD Game?

Seagate announced Monday that it had had purchased a stake of DensBits, a pioneer of SSD memory controller technology. “For the last 30 years, Seagate has delivered technology and product innovation to become the global leader in storage solutions, from high-end enterprise drives to solid-state hybrid drives,” said Rocky Pimentel, Seagate chief sales and marketing [...]

June 25th, 2012, 1:13 AM

RIM Split Rumors Intensify

To the armchair analyst, RIM splitting itself into two separate business units – a move that for the longest time management has decried – was the only way the company could survive in a shifting mobile landscape. Now, The Sunday Times (subscription required), is reporting that RIM’s management is seriously mulling that option. The Times didn’t [...]

June 22nd, 2012, 2:25 PM

Samsung’s S-Voice Also Retains Audio on Server

As Apple’s Siri voice command system grows in popularity, so have the privacy concerns stemming from the fact that Siri retains commands on Apple’s servers. IBM, for instance, banned its employees from using Siri for official business over corporate espionage fears. Apple doesn’t hide this fact, as it is fully disclosed in the software’s license [...]

June 22nd, 2012, 12:28 PM

AMD Shows Commitment to Servers With New VP Appointment

AMD announced Thursday it had hired long time networking executive Suresh Gopalakrishnan to be vice president and general manager of AMD’s server business unit, overseeing the company’s Opteron and cloud server efforts. Dr. Gopalakrishnan comes to AMD from Extreme Networks, where he served as vice president of Engineering. He has previously served in a variety [...]