WEB/BUSINESS

April 8th, 2014, 5:24 PM

HWC Servers Go Down; We Blame AMD

Earlier this morning, two things happened: AMD officially launched their R9 295X2 and our servers took a dump. Do you believe in coincidence? Neither do we. Hardware Canucks is currently undergoing a large-scale redevelopment of our front page and forums which has caused intermittent hiccups in accessibility as we test new features and whatnot. As [...]

January 19th, 2014, 8:58 AM

Warning: Chrome + Hardware Canucks Navigation

Please note that we have identified an issue with Chrome’s new scrolling method in WordPress / vBulletin. As of the latest Chrome update, Google has removed the up / down navigation and scrolling arrows in the main browser and within drop-down boxes. The problem area is highlighted below. At this time, due to a bug [...]

May 2nd, 2013, 7:29 AM

Intel Names New CEO

Intel’s board of directors has appointed Brian Krzanich, the company’s former chief operating officer and senior vice president, as its new chief executive officer beginning May 16. Intel’s current CEO, Paul Otellini, announced he would retire last fall on November 20. Reportedly, the vetting process for the company’s new CEO lasted six months. “After a thorough and [...]

April 1st, 2013, 7:14 AM

What’s on the Mind of Fongo’s VP Marketing?

Last week VOIP startup Fongo offered to buy WIND Mobile – for $1. WIND Mobile’s parent company, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom, has been searching for a buyer since mid-March for the debt-heavy and slowly growing company. According to a report by The Globe and Mail, competition for WIND Mobile is said to be fierce: Egyptian telecom mogul [...]

March 1st, 2013, 4:14 PM

Judge Cuts Apple v. Samsung Award by 40 Percent

The damages Samsung was set to pay Apple have been reduced by 40 percent after a California judge ruled that the award was calculated on “impermissible legal theory.” Apple was awarded approximately $1.05 billion in damages from Samsung after a jury ruled in August that Samsung had infringed upon its patents. This new ruling means [...]

March 1st, 2013, 7:20 AM

HWC Forum & Reviews Sections Undergoing Upgrades, May Be Unavailable

Hardware Canucks is in the midst up upgrading several sections of our site.  As such, over the next few days, the Reviews and Forum may be unavailable for periods of time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as we work on optimizing the HWC experience for our members and readers. 

February 20th, 2013, 11:58 AM

NVIDIA Planning New Campus

On the eve of its twentieth anniversary, NVIDIA has announced that it is planning on building a new corporate headquarters in Santa Clara. Jen-Hsun Huang, the company’s CEO, says the current headquarters is “bursting at the seams” with employees, and “barely has a spare desk.”   NVIDIA’s new campus will be in the shape of [...]

February 19th, 2013, 11:27 AM

Google to Open Retail Stores?

A “reliable source” has told both the 9to5 blog network and the Wall Street Journal that Google is planning on opening a chain of retail stores in the United States. According to reports, these retail outlets would sell Google-branded hardware and provide a personable hands-on experience similar to the Apple and Microsoft stores. The 9to5 blog [...]

February 6th, 2013, 4:38 PM

Half-Life and Portal Films in the Works, Helmed by JJ Abrams

Films based on Half-Life and Portal are in the works, according to JJ Abrams. Speaking to Polygon, Mr. Abrams said that films based on the two games are in the early stages and he’s “personally interested” in bringing these game universes to the silver screen. “It’s as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets,” Mr. [...]

February 5th, 2013, 10:49 AM

Michael Dell Takes Dell Private

Michael Dell and a consortium of investors is taking Dell Inc. private in a $24.4-billion buyout deal. The deal, announced Tuesday morning, will be financed with cash and equity from Michael Dell, private equity firm Silver Lake, and a $2-billion loan from Microsoft. ”Dell has made solid progress executing this strategy over the past four [...]