NEWS

April 11th, 2012, 1:57 PM

Is Microsoft Trying to Roll up the Patents of RIM?

As RIM’s decline continues, rumors that rivals are waiting to pick apart the company for patents – like vultures on dead prey – continue to get more fervent. First, in December, the Wall Street Journal reported that a joint Microsoft-Nokia-RIM deal could possibly be in the works. Then, in January, reports emerged that Samsung was [...]

April 11th, 2012, 12:58 PM

ZOTAC Redefines mini-PC Form Factor with Extra Small ZBOX nano XS

ZOTAC International, a global innovator of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today redefines the mini-PC form factor with the extra small ZBOX nano XS AD11 Plus mini-PC. The ZOTAC ZBOX nano XS AD11 Plus is the world’s smallest PC capable of delivering a rich high-definition desktop computing experience. An AMD E-450 APU with Radeon HD [...]

April 11th, 2012, 9:33 AM

GIGABYTE Launches B75 Series Motherboards, Targeting Small Business Users

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the launch of its GIGABYTE B75 series motherboards, designed to offer small business users a simple, easy to manage office IT infrastructure using the new and exclusive Intel Small Business Advantage software suite. “The GIGABYTE B75 series represents an exciting step [...]

April 11th, 2012, 9:05 AM

WD Ships Slim, Energy-Efficient Hard Drive for Ultrabook Devices

Western Digital, a worldwide storage leader, today announced it is shipping the WD Scorpio Blue 7 mm hard drive, the latest addition to its mobile hard drive family and the 2.5-inch drive with the lowest power consumption on the market today. Specified to a best-in-class 400Gs shock tolerance, the new single-platter WD Scorpio Blue small [...]

April 10th, 2012, 2:44 PM

Commodore Founder, Jack Tramiel, Dies at 83

Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, and key figure in the development of personal computing, died late Sunday at 83. Mr. Tramiel’s company, Commodore Business Machines, helped popularize the personal computer, just as the company he later purchased — Atari — helped push video gaming into the mainstream by making the devices affordable for the masses. [...]

April 10th, 2012, 11:06 AM

Microsoft Begins 2-Year Retirement Countdown of Windows XP, Office 2003

Microsoft announced yesterday that it has begun the two-year end of life countdown for Windows XP and Office 2003. When Microsoft finally retires Windows XP on April 8, 2014, it will have been the company’s longest-lived operating system at 12 years and 5 months. The second longest supported OS was Windows NT, which had a [...]

April 10th, 2012, 10:07 AM

EVGA Introduces the Z77 FTW Motherboard

The perfect combination of features and performance has arrived with the EVGA Z77 FTW motherboard. With 3rd generation Intel Core processor support, full PCI-E 3.0 and 4-Way SLI Support, this motherboard is ready for the future of high performance computing. The EVGA Z77 FTW is engineered from the ground up for the enthusiast. Robust overclocking [...]

April 10th, 2012, 9:34 AM

ZOTAC Debuts Intel 7-Series Mini-ITX Mainboards

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today debuts the ZOTAC Intel 7-series powered mainboards for the latest 3rd Generation Intel Core family processors. The new ZOTAC Z77-ITX WiFi and H77-ITX WiFi mainboards pack support for Intel LGA1155 processors into a mini-ITX form factor without sacrificing expansion capabilities. “ZOTAC [...]

April 9th, 2012, 11:29 AM

COUGAR Announces the Volant Gaming Mid-Tower PC Case

COUGAR, leading German PC case and power supply brand, just introduced the latest addition to their line-up of high-end mid-tower PC cases. The COUGAR Volant with its optimized ventilation, by offering enough room for 8 installable fans, is particularly targeting demanding gamers and enthusiasts. To further improve ventilation and in-case airflow, the COUGAR Volant also [...]

April 9th, 2012, 11:18 AM

11 Arrested in Suspected Samsung Technology Theft

YonHap News is reporting that eleven people have been arrested in Suwon, South Korea on allegations of leaking key technology involved in making next-generation flat screen displays. Police allege that those arrested were involved in transferring proprietary technology from flat screen display maker Samsung Mobile Display to a rival firm. Both the Korean National Police [...]