NEWS

March 9th, 2012, 2:49 PM

MegaUpload Founder Faces Legal Trouble in Hong Kong as New Zealand Residency is Approved

Two weeks after MegaUpload founder Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz was granted bail in Auckland, and conditional residency in New Zealand, a Hong Kong court has convicted him on eight business charges. The charges in Hong Kong are relatively minor, and relate to technical improprieties in the purchase of shares. This resulted in a fine of [...]

March 9th, 2012, 10:39 AM

Gartner: PC Shipments Will Grow 4.4 Percent in 2012

According to market research firm Gartner, PC shipments will grow by 4.4 percent in 2012. “PC shipments will remain weak in 2012, as the PC market plays catch up in bringing a new level of innovation that consumers want to see in devices they purchase,” said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner. “The real question is [...]

March 9th, 2012, 9:41 AM

With the Xbox 720, a Return to Game Cartridges?

According to reports by U.K gaming mag MCV, the next generation Xbox – codenamed “Durango” – is due to arrive next year and will not ship with an optical storage drive. MCV’s sources say that the next generation Xbox will use interchangeable solid state card storage, similar to the game cartridge of yore, instead of [...]

March 8th, 2012, 3:41 PM

Can Dell Slay the Leviathan With a Windows Tablet?

Citing his company’s belief that there is “a lot of demand” for a Windows 8 tablet, Dell CEO Michael Dell told the business talk show Bloomberg West that his company is prepping a Windows 8 tablet for release the day the OS becomes available. “Having a secure Windows tablet that works with all the Windows [...]

March 8th, 2012, 12:28 PM

After SeaMicro Deal Goes Awry, Intel Tries to Save Face

Last week AMD performed an impressive coup-de-data-centre against Intel, acquiring server manufacturer SeaMicro for its intellectual property – of which Intel once sought. Now, in a brave act to save face, Intel has said that it wasn’t even interested in SeaMicro in the first place. “We weren’t interested,” said Diane Bryant, the general manager of [...]

March 8th, 2012, 10:23 AM

Intel Ethernet Controller X540 Brings 10GbE to the Masses

Today, Intel announced the Intel Ethernet Controller X540, the industry’s first fully integrated 10GBASE-T controller. This space-saving single-chip solution delivers outstanding performance for low-cost, low-power LAN on motherboard (LOM) and Converged Network Adapter (CNA) designs. The Intel Ethernet Controller X540 will help drive broader 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adoption by providing connections that are backward-compatible [...]

March 8th, 2012, 10:16 AM

For the PC World the End is Nigh, Warns Former Microsoft Exec

Ray Ozzie’s first public comments on Microsoft, after stepping down from the company abruptly in 2010, were melancholic – foreboding of a time where the company would be quickly declining in relevancy under its current business model. “People argue about ‘are we in a post-PC world?’. Why are we arguing? Of course we are in [...]

March 8th, 2012, 9:32 AM

NVidia Rebuffs Apple’s A5X Claims

NVidia has rebuffed Apple’s claim that their A5X graphics chip, found in the iPad 3, is four times as fast as NVidia’s Tegra 3. Apple first made the claim during CEO Tim Cook’s presentation launching the iPad 3. The slide that made the claim did not provide any technical footnotes or references to benchmarks that [...]

March 7th, 2012, 7:29 PM

Gigabyte Says it has “Claimed Number 1 Spot for Motherboard Durability”

This lovely press release from Gigabyte came through the Hardware Canucks news inbox today. Claiming number 1 spot for motherboard durability is certainly a brazen claim to make. Head over to the forums to discuss whether Gigabyte can live up to its claims.  GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today [...]

March 7th, 2012, 10:43 AM

G.SKILL Demos the Fastest Quad Channel Memory at CeBIT 2012

G.SKILL, the worldwide leading high performance memory designer, has shown the fastest quad channel memory at a whopping speed of DDR3 2666 MHz 16 GB(4 x 4 GB) with ASUS ROG RAMPAGE IV EXTREME motherboard and Intel Core i7-3960X processor at CeBIT 2012. To provide overclocking enthusiasts the best memory solution, G.SKILL R&D team is always dedicated [...]