April 30th, 2012, 1:33 AM

In the Wake of Ivy Bridge, AMD Slashes Prices

In the wake of the release of Intel’s Ivy Bridge family of chips, AMD has slashed prices on its APUs by an average of 15-20%. This follows a pattern of GPU price-cutting by AMD, which Hardware Canucks first reported on in mid April. As first reported by CPU World, the prices of AMD A-Series APUs [...]

April 28th, 2012, 8:54 PM

NVIDIA Announces GeForce Experience Cloud Optimizations

NVIDIA has announced a new initiative called GeForce Experience; a complete cloud server solution which ensures games are pre-optimized to play on your system. When opening a game for the first time, gamers are usually presented with a daunting array of graphics / video options and finding the right -sometimes elusive- combination of settings to [...]

April 28th, 2012, 7:22 PM

Live Stream of NVIDIA GeForce Announcement

Tonight, NVIDIA is announcing another addition to their GeForce graphics card lineup.  Join Hardware Canucks as we feature a Live Stream from the event.   EDIT:  The live stream can be found on our forums HERE.  Event starts @ 10:30PM EST / 7:30PM PST. NOTE:  Live stream will NOT work until the event goes live. [...]

April 27th, 2012, 1:24 PM

Microsoft Canada President to Step Down

Microsoft Canada is undergoing a change in leadership. The Canadian arm of the world’s largest software company announced Friday afternoon that current president Eric Gales will be stepping down at the end of the month. Mr. Gales has been in the position for nearly three years, and is stepping down to “pursue other interests”. Taking [...]

April 27th, 2012, 11:20 AM

EA Said to be in Take Over Discussions

Bloomberg and CNN Money are reporting that South Korean, though Tokyo headquartered, game company Nexon has made a bid to take over Electronic Arts. Maeil Business, a major South Korean business publication, first reported the possible takeover earlier this week, citing unidentified industry officials. “Nexon has a policy of never commenting on rumors,” the company [...]

April 27th, 2012, 10:13 AM

Samsung Wraps Quarter With Record Numbers

Samsung Electronics reported Friday that it had posted a record profit of $5.15 billion, usurping Nokia as the world’s top mobile phone seller, and possibly outselling Apple in the smartphone market if one report is to be believed. Samsung’s shares hit an all-time high in morning trading after the results were released, pushing its market [...]

April 27th, 2012, 9:17 AM

LG Makes Dynamic Viewing Experience Mainstream with New IPS Monitors

LG Electronics (LG) today announced the availability of a new line of monitors, the IPS4 series. These monitors feature In-Plane Switching (IPS) rather than conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, allowing for superb color reproduction, exceptional picture quality and unmatched color shift-free wide viewing. Thanks to an impressively wide viewing-angle (178 degrees), the new IPS monitors [...]

April 26th, 2012, 4:43 PM

Seagate’s Board Approves Share Buyback Plan

Seagate announced Thursday afternoon that its board of directors has authorized a plan to buy back $2.5 billion of the company’s common stock, increasing the company’s total current buyback authorization to $3.5 billion. The buyback amount is equal to approximately 18% of Seagate’s market capitalization. “The repurchase authorization reflects the confidence that the Board and [...]

April 26th, 2012, 3:26 PM

Samsung Announces Super-Thin Optical Drive for Ultrabooks and Tablets

Samsung Electronics unveiled yesterday its new slim external DVD writer, the SE-218BB optical disc drive which it says will set the industry standard for ultra portable drives. “With its ultra small footprint, consumers will appreciate the SE-218BB sleek drive as an ideal companion for ultrabook users that quickly connects and is USB powered to access [...]

April 26th, 2012, 2:34 PM

Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative Begins May 8

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the free Portal 2 DLC titled “Perpetual Testing Initiative” will be available for the PC and Mac on May 8th. The “Perpetual Testing Initiative” allows players to easily create, share, and play Portal 2 [...]