NEWS

February 7th, 2012, 12:33 PM

Hands on With the Samsung Galaxy Note

“It could have been a server ten years ago,” remarks Samsung’s Ken Price about the device in his hand. Mr. Price, Samsung Canada’s Director of Mobile Marketing, is referring to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the company’s half-smartphone half-tablet – called a “phablet” by some – expected to be released in North America mid-February (it was [...]

February 7th, 2012, 10:26 AM

Cooler Master Unveils the Elite 361 Case

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today unveils the Elite 361 rotatable chassis. A formidable Mini-Tower contender, Elite 361 focuses on versatility and expandability within a compact enclosure. Maximizing Space Touting a modern minimalist design, Elite 361 is engineered to be accommodating in space restricted work zones. Given its [...]

February 5th, 2012, 3:54 PM

RIM’s Playbook has Reached End of Life

According to a leaked internal marketing bulletin from Telus, first posted on Mobile Syrup, Research in Motion’s Blackberry Playbook has reached its End of Life. This bulletin states that “all 3 PlayBooks are End of Life” and “inventory will not accept any returns on these devices.” A roadmap leaked in late January states that RIM [...]

February 5th, 2012, 3:22 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Hints at Blocking Potential RIM Foreign Takeover

In an interview with Reuters, Prime Minister Stephen Harper hinted that the Canadian government might step in and block a foreign takeover of Research in Motion, stating that he wanted to see RIM “grow as a Canadian company”. Though the Prime Minister avoided any direct speculation or commentary on how the government might react if [...]

February 3rd, 2012, 4:55 PM

MegaUpload Chief Denied Bail

The High Court in New Zealand has denied bail to MegaUpload founder and chief executive, Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz, ruling that he might try and flee the country. Mr. Schmitz denies these charges, stating that he has no intention of fleeing the country as he wants to be with his family and attempt to recover [...]

February 3rd, 2012, 2:53 PM

HP Slips up and Releases New Server Details

On Friday morning HP accidentally leaked some details about its upcoming Xeon E5 powered Proliant Gen8 server line. The pages listed details of the upcoming single- and dual-socket BL, ML and DL Gen8 servers. These details were quickly retracted from HP’s site. A reporter for the IDG news wire managed to take a look at [...]

February 3rd, 2012, 2:12 PM

Xigmatek Gigas Brushed Aluminum Micro-ATX Cube Case Announced

Xigamtek is celebrating a first with the Gigas Micro-ATX Cube, as it is their first Aluminum chassis. Even with its compact dimensions, the Gigas Cube manages to fit high-end Hardware, allowing one to easily build a potent HTPC or Gaming system. USB 3.0, space for up to 4 fans, along with a fan controller round [...]

February 3rd, 2012, 10:11 AM

Will Rory Read ARM AMD?

Speculation is rampant about AMD’s planned “ambidextrous” mobile strategy, after a series of announcements yesterday by AMD’s top brass at the company’s Financial Analyst Day.Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s general manager, said the company would no longer be “religious” about architectures and this flexibility would be the pillar of the company’s strategic advantage. Neither Dr. Su [...]

February 3rd, 2012, 9:31 AM

Motherboard Price Hike Expected

Citing industry sources, Digitimes is reporting that motherboard manufacturers are expecting to have to raise their prices by 10% this year due to rising copper and labour prices in China. “Motherboard prices were hiked by 5-10% in early 2011 to reflect increased material costs and the impact of labor shortages, and by 3-8% in April 2011 [...]

February 3rd, 2012, 9:11 AM

ASUS Launches the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Graphics Card

Ushering the finest and most capable graphics card based on new AMD “Tahiti” 28nm GPUs, the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP uses a factory-overclocked core and 3 GB of GDDR5. It is cooled by the exclusive DirectCU II, a dual fan thermal design with six copper heatpipes and a large dissipation area that leads [...]