NEWS

May 10th, 2012, 5:04 PM

Globalfoundries Proves to be Money Losing Investment for New Owner

For Mubadala, the investment vehicle and sovereign wealth fund of the Abu Dhabi government, Globalfoundries is proving to be a precarious investment. Mubadala’s Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) acquired Globalfoundries last year from AMD. Globalfoundries’ former owner spun off its last remaining stake in the company in March in exchange for the right to have [...]

May 10th, 2012, 2:31 PM

Mad Catz Adds New Optical Sensor to R.A.T.3 Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) announced today a change to the Company’s R.A.T.3 gaming mouse. The R.A.T,3 now comes equipped with the Avago 3090 optical sensor able to track at an impressive 3,500 DPI. “Mad Catz listen closely to the needs of the gaming community and some gamers simply prefer the feel, precision and [...]

May 10th, 2012, 12:35 PM

Is Microsoft Locking Out Other Browsers From Windows RT?

Microsoft may be locking out other browsers from Windows RT (Windows on ARM) by withholding crucial APIs from developers, according to accusations from the Mozilla Foundation. According to reports and reliable rumor sources, Windows RT will offer a touchscreen centric tiled ‘Metro’ UI that only runs apps purchased from Microsoft’s iTunes style app store, in [...]

May 10th, 2012, 10:06 AM

Fractal Design Launches New Fan Controller

The new Adjust 108 fan controller from Fractal Design offers a simple yet clean option to adjust the speed of your case fans. With a brushed aluminum front panel and smooth moving sliders, it does not only emanate quality but also robustness and preciseness. The Adjust 108 Fan Controller manages a total of six fans [...]

May 9th, 2012, 6:05 PM

Examining Apple’s Trade Dress Infringement Claims

Yesterday, in the patent-war equivalent of START I, Samsung and Apple agreed to lay down some of their arms and reduce the amount of infringement claims each party had against the other. Despite this ‘arms reduction’ the court case will likely proceed with a certain tenacity on Apple’s part, as the company has been recently [...]

May 9th, 2012, 3:10 PM

In its Patent War With ProView, Apple Emerges Victorious on American Front

A California judge has dismissed Proview’s lawsuit against Apple over the “iPad” name it claims it owns. Judge Mark Pierce, who presided over the case, dismissed the case late last week, agreeing with an argument presented by Apple’s lawyers that the two parties had agreed in contract to settle any disputes in Hong Kong, according [...]

May 9th, 2012, 12:32 PM

Logitech Unveils New Indoor Master Security System and Add-On Camera

Today Logitech expanded its Logitech Alert lineup by introducing the Logitech Alert 750n Indoor Master System, a complete video security system in a box that enables you to be there – even when you’re not. Easy installation, wide-angle night vision, powerful PC software and a free remote viewing account let you rest at ease whether at home or [...]

May 9th, 2012, 11:07 AM

Dell Announces New Protection Package for XPS Laptops

Dell today announced that it is offering a new protection plan for its new XPS line of laptops: the XPS 13, XPS 14z, and XPS 15z. Along with a standard limited hardware warranty, which covers defects in materials and workmanship, this new hardware warranty includes as standard:     One year In-Home Service After Remote [...]

May 8th, 2012, 7:01 PM

Apple, Samsung Reduce Claims in Smartphone-Tablet I.P Case

The two companies that make up 99% of the smartphone market have agreed to a Judge’s order to lay down some of their arms and reduce the amount of patents being disputed in their current intellectual property lawsuit regarding smartphone and tablet products. Late Monday,  in a filing with the U.S. District Court for the [...]

May 8th, 2012, 4:16 PM

EVGA Brings the GeForce GTX 680 FTW Into the World

EVGA has finally given us full details on the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW edition. This card offers several enhancements over a stock GeForce GTX 680: an 8 Phase PWM design, an 8+6pin Power Input and Vapor Chamber cooling. EVGA even has a version of the card with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.       [...]