NEWS

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 [...]

February 2nd, 2012, 5:27 PM

Pirate Bay Founders Sentenced to Prison

The world-wide crackdown on file sharing websites continued yesterday, as the Swedish Supreme Court announced that it would not be granting an appeal to Pirate Bay founders Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm as well as associate Carl Lundström. This decision means that the sentences delivered in 2010 – 4 to 10 months plus damages of [...]

February 2nd, 2012, 9:55 AM

Antec Announces the High Current Gamer M PSU Series

Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components, announces the High Current Gamer M series, a mid-range wattage class of hybrid modular power supplies. The High Current Gamer M series is an extension of the HCG PSU line issued in late 2010 but features hybrid modularity, allowing for cleaner systems by reducing cable clutter [...]

February 2nd, 2012, 9:40 AM

NEC Unveils AccuSync Series with 24-Inch LCD Desktop Monitor

NEC Display Solutions of America, announced today the 24-inch AS241W to its AccuSync Series of value-driven desktop monitors. The LED-backlit AS241W, which joins the AS171, AS192, AS191WM and AS221WM displays, offers a full range of environmental compliance, including EPEAT Silver, ENERGY STAR 5.1 and TCO 5.2 ratings. This full HD display boasts a quick 5ms Rapid Response time that delivers virtually uninterrupted, undistorted [...]

February 2nd, 2012, 9:25 AM

RunCore Announces the 2.5-inch SATA 3 Pro-V MAX Solid State Drive

RunCore, a leading manufacturer of high-performance and rugged solid state drives (SSDs) today announced the availability of its latest SATA 3 SSD. “The new 2.5″ SATA3, 6Gbs, drive is the nice addition to our existing portfolio of SSD products. The Pro-V MAX is based on the SF-2281 controller with the optimized firmware (the Golden FW). [...]

January 31st, 2012, 11:57 AM

ADATA Announces Latest DRAM Advance-8 Gigabyte DDR3-1600 Modules

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today introduced new industry-leading, single piece 8GB DDR3-1600 high-density memory modules. Known for industry-high standards of quality control and meticulous device engineering, the new modules will meet and exceed expectations of customers who seek performance and quality in DRAM products. With this launch ADATA [...]

January 31st, 2012, 11:53 AM

Steam Releases Mobile App

The Steam application for iOS and Android devices, announced last week, is now available to all gamers around the world. Launched last week in a closed beta, the Steam app allows gamers to chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favorite games, read the latest [...]

January 31st, 2012, 11:23 AM

Oracle-HP-Itanium Court Battle Continues Despite Oracle Setback

A vitrolic court battle between Hewlett Packard and Oracle over Intel’s Itanium platform and HP’s ex-CEO Mark Hurd took a turn in HP’s favour Monday, when a judge dismissed Oracle’s fraud claim against the company. The saga begun last year, when Oracle discontinued its support for Intel’s Itanium platform  – a platform jointly developed by HP [...]