NEWS

May 14th, 2012, 11:28 PM

GTC 2012: NVidia Releases Nsight GPU IDE for MacOS and Linux

Although Day 0 of the GPU Technology Conference just wrapped, NVidia has dropped the first announcement of the show: a new version of the NVidia Nsight IDE that brings CUDA powered GPU computing to the masses on Linux and MacOS systems. “NVidia Nsight is the ultimate development platform for heterogeneous computing,” said Ian Buck, general [...]

May 14th, 2012, 12:01 PM

Reporting Live from the NVidia GPU Technology Conference

Hardware Canucks News Editor Sam Reynolds is in San Jose for the week covering the NVidia GPU Technology Conference. The theme of the NVidia GTC is the growing role of GPU technology in the fields of science, industry, and design. Although the majority of the conference is geared towards developers and coders, there will be [...]

May 11th, 2012, 11:38 AM

Fueled by Kepler, NVidia Reports Strong Growth in Quarter

Though NVidia remains dogged by manufacturing supply problems, the company reported better than expected growth on Friday sending its shares up 9 percent in morning trading. First-quarter revenue fell to $924.9 from $962 million year-over-year because of a slower than expected economic recovery, but was better than Wall Street’s expectations of $916 million. While the [...]

May 11th, 2012, 11:01 AM

EVGA Releases LED Controller Utility for GTX 690

EVGA today released a utility that allows the “GeForce GTX” logo on the side of the EVGA GeForce GTX 690 to be customized. According to EVGA’s Jacob Freeman, users can manually increase or decrease the brightness, or, when paired with EVGA Precision X, have the LED light increase or decrease based on GPU utilization, GPU [...]

May 11th, 2012, 10:36 AM

HP Introduces Trinity Powered Sleekbooks

Intel’s line of Ultrabooks now have a little bit of competition in the war to take back some of the ultraportable laptop market share from Apple’s Macbook Air. Earlier this week Hewlett Packard announced the Sleekbook, which is everything an Ultrabook is save for the inclusion of a Trinity APU from AMD instead of an [...]

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 [...]