August 13th, 2012, 12:01 PM

Has Eurocom Introduced the Ultimate Gaming Notebook?

For the gamer with disposable income (who can afford a notebook that starts at $2000) and a taste for gaming on the go, Eurocom has unveiled a must have: the Scorpious notebook. From Eurocom’s press release: Featuring dual graphics technology including dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M GPUs featuring 1688 CUDA cores, 8 GB of DDR5 video memory, [...]

August 13th, 2012, 11:19 AM

Valve Announces Steam Game Hub

Valve today announced that it plans to create social hubs in Steam that highlight user created content. These hubs will highlight and enable user-created screenshots, videos, and Workshop items for games across Steam in addition to having a forum component. Valve says every game will have a corresponding hub. “The New Steam Community is all [...]

August 10th, 2012, 11:11 AM

Fuelled by Tegra, NVIDIA Enjoys Strong Quarter

NVIDIA finished its second fiscal quarter with exceptional fiscal growth, largely driven by its popular Tegra mobile platform. NVIDIA posted second-quarter revenue of $1.044 billion, up from $1.016 billion in the same quarter a year ago, and higher than the $1.007 billion expected by Wall Street analysts. In its previous quarter, NVIDIA posted revenues of [...]

August 9th, 2012, 4:10 PM

Blizzard Says Was Hacked

Blizzard announced Thursday afternoon that its service has been comprimised, and there was unauthorized access to some account information. In a press release, Blizzard said the unauthorized access included email addresses associated with accounts in all regions, outside of China. Additional information from accounts associated with the North American servers. The company [...]

August 9th, 2012, 1:51 PM

Did Microsoft Hint at Xbox 720 Release Timeline With a Job Posting?

A now removed job posting on Microsoft’s careers website has revealed that Microsoft intends to launch the successor to the Xbox 360 by 2014. The posting was for a Central Marketing Group director and read, “over the next eighteen months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, [...]

August 9th, 2012, 12:00 PM

Lenovo Set to Take on Microsoft Surface with ThinkPad Tablet 2

August 8 marks the 20th-anniversary of the ThinkPad line, and to mark the occasion Lenovo introduced the device that it hopes will be able to take on Microsoft’s Surface: the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Armed with a stylus — much like the upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 — the ThinkPad Tablet 2 comes equipped with an Intel [...]

August 9th, 2012, 10:45 AM

In Patent Skirmish, RIM Emerges Victorious

This week RIM received some much needed good news when a California judge ruled to dismiss a $147-million patent infringement suit against the company on Thursday. The case began in 2008, when Mformation Technologies took RIM to court over allegations that RIM had infringed upon a patent it owns for a that was apparently used [...]

August 8th, 2012, 5:33 PM

Apple v. Samsung: Apple Possibly Checkmates Samsung With New Revelations

While Apple may have spent most of Tuesday on the defence, the company entered into into the trial’s evidence a document that may prove to be a checkmate against Samsung — a document that shows beyond a reasonable doubt that Samsung may have “slavishly copied” the iPhone’s design. The document in question is a 132-page [...]

August 8th, 2012, 3:29 PM

Video Reveals Raid on MegaUpload Founder’s Mansion

While Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz is often known for grandiose tales and exaggeration, a video obtained by New Zealand’s Channel 3 News shows that his description of his arrest — a violent SWAT style takedown — was completely accurate. The video opens with an early morning raid on the Dotcom mansion, involving SWAT officers swooping [...]

August 8th, 2012, 1:55 PM

AMD Goes to Debt Market to Raise $300 Million in Senior Notes

AMD announced Tuesday that it was heading to the debt market to raise $300 million in senior notes. A senior note is debt issued by a business that is of the highest seniority on the issuer’s balance sheets. It is secured by collateral, and should the issuer go bankrupt this debt must be repaid. It [...]