August 1st, 2012, 12:56 PM

AMD Nabs ARM Expert from Apple

In a bid to prove its seriousness about developing a mobile chip strategy, AMD has hired a former Apple chip designer who has a wealth of experience in the low-power processor design sector. AMD announced Wednesday that it had hired Jim Keller, formerly of Apple’s platform architecture group, to serve as corporate vice president and [...]

August 1st, 2012, 11:34 AM

Valve Modifies Steam Software Agreement to Prohibit Class-Action Suits

In the wake of EA offering to settle a class-action claim regarding its Madden NFL and NCAA exclusivity deals, Valve has modified Steam’s Subscriber Service Agreement to effectively prevent a class action suit from being leveled against the company. “It’s clear to us that in some situations, class actions have real benefits to customers In [...]

August 1st, 2012, 10:05 AM

Crucial Unveils Cheap v4 SSDs For Mainstream Computing

While SSDs provide a premium in speed, they’ve always come at a price premium as well. While Crucial’s new v4 SSDs don’t have the capacity of a similarly priced hard disk, at this price point they are accessible for even the most value-concious consumer.  Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today [...]

July 31st, 2012, 3:21 PM

Apple v. Samsung Day 2: Did Samsung Conclude That ‘It’s Easier to Copy’?

Apple began day two of Apple v. Samsung by accusing Samsung of deciding that it was easier to copy than innovate, in a 90-minute opening statement presented by attorney Harold McElhinny. “The iPhone, like all of Apple’s products is about creating a unique and special user experience. An experience that is so seamless and intuitive [...]

July 31st, 2012, 12:23 PM

Betaworks Gives First Preview of New Digg

Betaworks, the company that purchased Digg for the paltry sum of $500,000, has released a first preview of the redesigned Digg on its blog Rethink Digg. Betaworks promises that the revamped Digg will focus on simplicity with a “fast and thin” experience based on sorting stories into the three core categories of top stories, popular, [...]

July 31st, 2012, 11:26 AM

RIM’s Elusive 10-Inch Tablet Emerges in the Wild

Pictures have surfaced online of RIM’s long rumoured 10-inch Playbook tablet. A 10-inch Playbook has been long rumoured and roadmapped, but RIM has been largely mum on the topic. The pictures depict what appears to be a SIM card slot, and a 26.82Whr battery. Originally, the 10-inch Playbook was supposed to be launched in early [...]

July 31st, 2012, 11:02 AM

Microsoft Launches Gmail Killer,

Microsoft today began previewing, a new webmail service that will eventually replace its venerable Hotmail property. “We think the time is right to reimagine email,” Microsoft’s Chris Jones wrote in a blog post. “So today, we’re introducing a preview of We realized that we needed to take a bold step, break from the [...]

July 31st, 2012, 10:28 AM

No Acquisition Announcement From Seagate

During yesterday’s earnings call Seagate did not announce the acquisition of OCZ as rumoured, though without naming specifics the company’s CFO said Seagate would be looking to acquire an SSD manufacturer. “We look at all technology product providers (for M&A) but what I would say is that on the enterprise SSDs, there’s probably only one [...]

July 30th, 2012, 6:22 PM

Apple v. Samsung Case Begins With Procedurals

The much anticipated Samsung v. Apple trial began today with a whimper: the procerdurals of jury selection and court housekeeping about allowed testimony. This trial — with billions of dollars riding on the line — seeks to answer the question of whether Apple has willfully infringed on Samsung’s patents by not licensing them, or if [...]

July 30th, 2012, 11:04 AM

Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 Customized Mice, Keyboards

Microsoft today unveiled a new line of touch-enabled Microsoft branded hardware for Windows 8: the Wedge Mobile Keyboard, the Wedge Touch Mouse, the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard, the Sculpt Touch Mouse, and the Microsoft Touch Mouse. These devices will work with Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7 PCs and tablets. Microsoft says it will release [...]