NEWS

April 13th, 2012, 12:03 PM

PowerColor Introduces Ultra High-end VORTEX II Series

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today announced a gaming graphics series designed for enthusiasts only: the PowerColor PCS+ Vortex II series. The latest patent cooling series released with HD7970 and HD7870; by taking advantage of the deluxe “Platinum Power Kit” design, allowing the best power efficiency and enhancing stability at overclocking [...]

April 12th, 2012, 7:19 PM

Breaking News: AMD HD 7970 Price Drop Incoming

After weeks of dealing with a retail price that put the HD 7970 in a no-win position against the GTX 680, it looks like AMD will finally cut their flagship card’s price.   Last month, Hardware Canucks reported that AMD was sticking to their guns by retaining the HD 7970′s SRP at $549 regardless of NVIDIA’s higher [...]

April 12th, 2012, 11:28 AM

In a ‘Post-PC World’, PC Growth Still Positive

While many have extolled the rise of tablet-culture to be a hallmark of the beginning of a ‘post-PC world’, recent numbers from market research firm IDC prove that there is still life in the PC market. According to IDC, the worldwide PC market saw a slight increase in volume during the first quarter of 2012 [...]

April 12th, 2012, 10:32 AM

Intel Unveils PCI Express SSD 910 Line

Intel today announced its latest entry into the world of PCIe SSDs: the Intel SSD 910 Series. The Intel SSD 910 is offered in 400 GB and 800 GB capacities and is designed for post-deployment server storage upgrades. This SSD series uses Intel’s High Endurance Technology and a triple-layer stack of 25nm MLC NAND Flash memory. The drives [...]

April 11th, 2012, 1:57 PM

Is Microsoft Trying to Roll up the Patents of RIM?

As RIM’s decline continues, rumors that rivals are waiting to pick apart the company for patents – like vultures on dead prey – continue to get more fervent. First, in December, the Wall Street Journal reported that a joint Microsoft-Nokia-RIM deal could possibly be in the works. Then, in January, reports emerged that Samsung was [...]

April 11th, 2012, 12:58 PM

ZOTAC Redefines mini-PC Form Factor with Extra Small ZBOX nano XS

ZOTAC International, a global innovator of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today redefines the mini-PC form factor with the extra small ZBOX nano XS AD11 Plus mini-PC. The ZOTAC ZBOX nano XS AD11 Plus is the world’s smallest PC capable of delivering a rich high-definition desktop computing experience. An AMD E-450 APU with Radeon HD [...]

April 11th, 2012, 9:33 AM

GIGABYTE Launches B75 Series Motherboards, Targeting Small Business Users

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the launch of its GIGABYTE B75 series motherboards, designed to offer small business users a simple, easy to manage office IT infrastructure using the new and exclusive Intel Small Business Advantage software suite. “The GIGABYTE B75 series represents an exciting step [...]

April 11th, 2012, 9:05 AM

WD Ships Slim, Energy-Efficient Hard Drive for Ultrabook Devices

Western Digital, a worldwide storage leader, today announced it is shipping the WD Scorpio Blue 7 mm hard drive, the latest addition to its mobile hard drive family and the 2.5-inch drive with the lowest power consumption on the market today. Specified to a best-in-class 400Gs shock tolerance, the new single-platter WD Scorpio Blue small [...]

April 10th, 2012, 2:44 PM

Commodore Founder, Jack Tramiel, Dies at 83

Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, and key figure in the development of personal computing, died late Sunday at 83. Mr. Tramiel’s company, Commodore Business Machines, helped popularize the personal computer, just as the company he later purchased — Atari — helped push video gaming into the mainstream by making the devices affordable for the masses. [...]

April 10th, 2012, 11:06 AM

Microsoft Begins 2-Year Retirement Countdown of Windows XP, Office 2003

Microsoft announced yesterday that it has begun the two-year end of life countdown for Windows XP and Office 2003. When Microsoft finally retires Windows XP on April 8, 2014, it will have been the company’s longest-lived operating system at 12 years and 5 months. The second longest supported OS was Windows NT, which had a [...]