July 5th, 2012, 3:14 PM

Did Joe Biden Order the Shutdown of MegaUpload?

Joe Biden has been accused by former cyberlocker mogul Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz of personally ordering the shutdown of MegaUpload at the behest of the MPAA. Mr. Schmitz’s purported evidence is a White House visitor’s log he obtained that shows a meeting took place in the White House between Vice President Biden, MPAA chief Chris [...]

July 5th, 2012, 11:50 AM

GIGABYTE Launches World’s First Fully Certified Dual Port Thunderbolt Motherboards

Computex 2012 was the coming out party of Thunderbolt: much like the Firewire protocol of yore, Thunderbolt made the jump from Mac to PC. Dual Thunderbolt boards are sure to be promising, as theoretically one could have 12 devices and 2 displays powered from just these two ports.  GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., today announced the [...]

July 5th, 2012, 11:12 AM

Corsair Announces Force Series GS SSDs

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Force Series GS solid-state drives (SSDs). The new SSDs, which offer the fastest overall performance in Corsair’s SandForce-based lineup, will initially ship in capacities of 180 GB and higher. As with other Force Series drives, the Force Series [...]

July 4th, 2012, 9:33 PM

Leaked Blackberry Roadmap Shows LTE Playbook Scheduled Before BB10

While Blackberry 10 has been delayed until next year, RIM isn’t sitting out on the sidelines entirely this fall. The company is planning on releasing a 4G LTE version its Blackberry Playbook sometime in Q4 of 2012. This is all according to a leaked roadmap as seen below that Blackberry OS obtained. Here are RIM’s plans [...]

July 4th, 2012, 11:52 AM

Apple Loses U.K Patent Skirmish to HTC

Apple’s multi-theatre patent war suffered a setback today, as a U.K judge ruled that HTC had not infringed on four of Apple’s E.U held patents. The court also ruled that three of four patents being contested were invalid. These patents are related to slide-to-unlock, multitouch, and foreign language text input functionality. Judge Christopher Floyd, who [...]

July 3rd, 2012, 2:04 PM

August 15 Will Be The End of Flash on Android

The reports of the death of Flash on the mobile web have not been greatly exaggerated. Late last week Adobe said there would be no certified implementations of Flash onto Android 4.1. “Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be [...]

July 3rd, 2012, 1:04 PM

Samsung Starts Sampling 16GB DDR4 Modules

Samsung has begun sampling 16GB DDR4 RDIMMs for servers manufactured around the 30nm process node. “By launching these new high-density DDR4 modules, Samsung is embracing closer technical cooperation with key CPU and server companies for development of next-generation green IT systems,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics in a [...]

July 3rd, 2012, 2:15 AM

Blizzard Apparently Banning Diablo 3 Gamers That Use WINE

According to a number of reports on Blizzard’s official forum, Diablo 3 players who game on Linux via WINE are being banned for using “unsupported third-party software”. These banned users claim Diablo 3’s cheat detection system mistakenly identifies WINE as a bot or a trainer and auto-bans the user. WINE is not an emulator or [...]

July 3rd, 2012, 1:32 AM

Samsung Display is Now The World’s Largest Display Manufacturer

Over the weekend, Samsung Display announced that the merger with Samsung Mobile Display and S-LCD corporations was complete and the company had begun to do business. Below is the announcing press release: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., a global leader in display panel technologies and products, announced today that it has begun conducting business as a [...]

June 29th, 2012, 2:45 PM

New Zealand Court Finds MegaUpload Raid Illegal

A New Zealand court has determined that search warrants used by police in the January raid of the residence of MegaUpload boss Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz were illegal. Prosecutors in New Zealand working at the behest of the F.B.I allege Mr. Schmitz was the ringleader of cabal that benefitted handsomely from the unauthorized distribution of [...]