NEWS

April 3rd, 2012, 9:23 AM

Samsung: Backlight Bleed is not a Problem

In an interview with Hardware Canucks, a Samsung representative said that backlight bleed and banding is not a problem for the company’s displays when compared to  its competitors. Hardware Canucks sat down with J.P Jutras of Samsung Canada at a Samsung event in Burnaby – a suburb of Vancouver – on Monday. “I don’t believe [...]

April 2nd, 2012, 12:26 PM

NEC Display Solutions Updates MultiSync EA Series with EA223WM

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the latest addition to its next-generation MultiSync EA Series, the 22-inch EA223WM for high-performance enterprise users. Improving upon its predecessor, the EA223WM is mercury-free and more energy efficient as a result of LED backlighting technology. This reduces power [...]

March 30th, 2012, 12:07 PM

As RIM Posts First Quarterly Loss, CEO Weighs Options

After Research in Motion (RIM) posted its first quarterly loss on Thursday, and saw co-founder Jim Balsillie resign from its board, the company’s new CEO, Thorsten Heins, acknowledged that “strategic opportunities” needed to be explored. “I have assessed many aspects of RIM’s business during my first 10 weeks as CEO. I have confirmed that the [...]

March 30th, 2012, 10:43 AM

Leaks Suggest Google Drive to Offer 5GB of Storage

If a leaked screenshot obtained by Talk Android proves to be true, Google Drive will offer users 5GB of free storage with the ability to purchase upgrades for additional space. “Access files on your computer from anywhere,” reads the tagline found on the leaked screenshot. “Put files in Google Drive and you can access them [...]

March 29th, 2012, 1:53 PM

Lite-On Introduces the E200 Solid State Drives

Lite-On, renowned as an Optical Storage innovator, has today announced its first solid state drive (SSD) for the UK. The E200 SSD is aimed at small/medium business users, with a design which is easily integrated into existing systems for minimal disruption and with a fast, consistent and reliable performance over time – at an affordable [...]

March 29th, 2012, 10:50 AM

New Rumors Suggest Playstation 4 to be Named “Orbis”, Use AMD Chips

According to new rumors from one of Kotaku’s “reliable sources”, then semi-confirmed by the British edition of Official Playstation Magazine, Sony’s next generation Playstation will be called “Orbis” and will be powered by chips from AMD. Kotaku’s source spoke on the condition of anonymity, but the site claims that they have previously been notably reliable. The source [...]

March 29th, 2012, 10:18 AM

Research Firm Thinks Android Will Eclipse Windows by 2016

2016 will be the dawn of the post-PC world, according to a report by market research firm IDC. If IDC’s report holds true the number of Android-based devices running on ARM CPUs will reach a 31.1% market share in 2016, whereas Windows devices on the x86 platform will slip from a current 35.9% to 25.1% market share. [...]

March 28th, 2012, 5:57 PM

HD 7970 Price Cuts? Don’t Count on it.

When the GTX 680 was released last week at $499, many thought that AMD would trim a few bucks off of the HD 7970.  Cuts to its $549 price tag yet haven’t happened and if what we hear is true don’t expect any movement on that front — at least not yet. Before NVIDIA introduced [...]

March 28th, 2012, 1:59 PM

Despite Early Critics, Samsung’s Galaxy Note a Strong Seller

Samsung reported today that it has sold 5 million units of its half phone, half tablet – or “phablet” – device, the Galaxy Note. This comes as a surprise to many critics, who projected the device would flop due to its unorthodox size and reliance on a stylus. According to a statement from Samsung, in [...]

March 28th, 2012, 10:40 AM

PNY Announces Addition of 2133 MHz and 1866 MHz PC Memory to XLR8 Lineup

PNY Technologies, Inc. (“PNY”) today announced the expansion of their XLR8 (ac·cel·er·ate) PC Memory to include 2133MHz and 1866MHz in 16GB and 8GB kits. The 2133MHz DDR3 CAS 10 desktop memory kit is available in 8GB (2 x 4GB) dual channel and 16GB (4 x 4GB) quad channel versions with 9-12-11-27 timings. PNY’s fastest memory kits to [...]