NEWS

January 22nd, 2012, 9:16 PM

RIM Ousts CEOs

Embattled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion announced late Sunday that co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, were stepping down from their position effective immediately. Thorsten Heins, former Chief Operating Officer, Product Engineering, was announced as the successor to the duo. This announcement comes after rumors emerged that an independent member of the company’s board of [...]

January 20th, 2012, 5:01 PM

Security Researcher Warns of Hyperlink based DDoS attack

A security consultant with Sophos systems is warning that users may be inadvertently participating in the DDoS assault against various .gov websites by clicking on a link being circulated by the hacker collective. In a blog post on Sophos’ “Naked Security” blog, Sophos’ Graham Cluley says that members of Anonymous distributed links via social media [...]

January 20th, 2012, 4:22 PM

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 8 Mobile Broadband Improvements

Windows 8 will contain built in support for mobile broadband devices, and will use metered internet devices in a smarter fashion, according to a blog post published Friday on Microsoft’s “Building Windows 8” blog. “We looked at the fundamentals of wireless connectivity and re-engineered Windows 8 for a mobile and wireless future, going beyond incremental [...]

January 20th, 2012, 3:16 PM

Acer CEO: Expect More Ultrabooks

The Chief Executive Officer of Acer says that the company is planning a massive shipment of ultrabooks in 2012 as the company has already experienced tremendous success with their first ultrabook model. Acer CEO, J.T Wang, told Digitimes that “sales of Acer’s first ultrabook, the Aspire S3, totaled about 250,000-300,000 units in the first quarter [...]

January 20th, 2012, 2:34 PM

MegaUpload: We Want Our Site Back

MegaUpload, which was shutdown Thursday over allegations of copyright infringement, is attempting to get its servers back and get the website back online according to the company’s lawyer. “The company is looking at its legal options for getting back its servers and its domain and getting its servers back up online,” Megaupload’s lawyer Ira Rothken [...]

January 20th, 2012, 11:33 AM

After Intense Protest, SOPA/PIPA Delayed

The controversial anti-piracy bill the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives, and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate, have been shelved by their sponsors after intense protest from web companies, Internet users, and activists. “I have heard from the critics, and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation [...]

January 20th, 2012, 10:48 AM

Intel Restructures Management Team

Intel has restructured their management team, appointing long time executive Brian Krzanich to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Krzanich, 51, will continue to oversee worldwide manufacturing for the world’s top chip manufacturer, while handling internal operations as well. Previous to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Krzanich had been the senior vice [...]

January 20th, 2012, 10:19 AM

Microsoft Posts Record Revenue but Windows Continues to Decline

Despite quickly declining Windows sales, Microsoft’s latest earnings report show the company has posted record revenue. The company posted $20.89 billion in revenue (a 5 percent overall increase) during the second quarter of their fiscal year. Of that revenue $4.74 billion came from the Windows division, $4.24 billion came from the Entertainment & Devices division (a [...]

January 20th, 2012, 9:39 AM

Spire Announces the BlackDragon Series Power Supplies

The BlackDragon are the new and evolved ATX power supply series aimed at the PC enthusiast and PC gamer. Equipped with selected all new high-quality components, supplying optimal power under the most demanding circumstances. New highlights of the BlackDragon series are: Version 2.3 specification compliant, advanced circuit design with better Japanese grade A components supporting [...]

January 19th, 2012, 5:36 PM

Cooler Master Announces Vapor Chamber Technology

After releasing the world’s first heatpipe heatsink in 2000, Cooler Master announces that it will begin to phase in Vertical Vapor Chamber technology into its upcoming retail CPU heatsinks; a technology initially developed by Cooler Master’s OEM and industrial cooling division. Vertical Vapor Chambers feature less than half the air resistance by reducing airflow vortexes [...]