WEB/BUSINESS

March 20th, 2012, 11:23 AM

EVGA Updates Warranty Policy

EVGA, stating it “stands firmly behind its entire product line”, has revised its warranty policy extending the base warranty to a minimum of 3 years for all products purchased after July 1, 2011. The full details are below: EVGA stands firmly behind its entire product line. Products purchased on or after July 1st, 2011* will [...]

March 15th, 2012, 5:28 PM

Analyst Firm Claims Android to Overtake iPad by 2015

Market research firm IDC believes that the proliferation of cheap Android tablets, namely the Kindle Fire, will allow the ecosystem to overtake the iPad’s market share by 2015. “As the sole vendor shipping iOS products, Apple will remain dominant in terms of worldwide vendor unit shipments,” Tom Mainelli, director of mobile connected device research for [...]

March 13th, 2012, 1:09 PM

Making Money, Pwning Browsers

For Team VUPEN, browsers ain’t nothing but vehicles for remote code execution and sandbox escapes. That modus operandi became clear during the Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest, the Vancouver hackathon that wrapped up last weekend, as Team VUPEN pwned their way to the top of the podium taking home the grand prize of $60,000. One of [...]

March 13th, 2012, 10:05 AM

‘Mega Conspiracy’ Investigation Reveals That U.S Government Officials use MegaUpload

Former digital storage locker service MegaUpload was not only popular among Internet ‘civilians’, but also officials from the U.S Department of Justice and Senate according to new revelations from the site’s proprietor Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz. “Guess what – we found a large number of Mega accounts from U.S Government officials including the Department of [...]

March 9th, 2012, 2:49 PM

MegaUpload Founder Faces Legal Trouble in Hong Kong as New Zealand Residency is Approved

Two weeks after MegaUpload founder Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz was granted bail in Auckland, and conditional residency in New Zealand, a Hong Kong court has convicted him on eight business charges. The charges in Hong Kong are relatively minor, and relate to technical improprieties in the purchase of shares. This resulted in a fine of [...]

March 8th, 2012, 3:41 PM

Can Dell Slay the Leviathan With a Windows Tablet?

Citing his company’s belief that there is “a lot of demand” for a Windows 8 tablet, Dell CEO Michael Dell told the business talk show Bloomberg West that his company is prepping a Windows 8 tablet for release the day the OS becomes available. “Having a secure Windows tablet that works with all the Windows [...]

March 8th, 2012, 12:28 PM

After SeaMicro Deal Goes Awry, Intel Tries to Save Face

Last week AMD performed an impressive coup-de-data-centre against Intel, acquiring server manufacturer SeaMicro for its intellectual property – of which Intel once sought. Now, in a brave act to save face, Intel has said that it wasn’t even interested in SeaMicro in the first place. “We weren’t interested,” said Diane Bryant, the general manager of [...]

March 2nd, 2012, 10:20 AM

AMD Enters Cloud Server Market With SeaMicro Acquisition

In what can be seen as a coup-de-data-centre against Intel, AMD has entered the server business with its acquisition of server manufacturer SeaMicro for $334 million in cash and stock options. As part of the deal, SeaMicro’s current CEO, Andrew Feldman, will become general manager of AMD’s new Data Centre Server Solutions division. SeaMicro – [...]

February 29th, 2012, 10:07 AM

The Pirate Bay Transitions to Magnet Links

In what some are calling an “end of an era”, and the site’s proprietors a non-noticeable change, The Pirate Bay has eschewed torrents for good in favor of magnet links. TPB first announced its intent to transition to magnet files this past January. With a magnet links users would download the torrent tracker file from [...]

February 28th, 2012, 10:42 AM

ProView: Apple is Engaged in Fraud, Unfair Competition

ProView Electronics has upped the ante in its trademark war with Apple, updating the lawsuit it has against the company in the United States to allege that Apple is engaged in “fraud and unfair competition”. If these allegations hold true, as ProView hopes, the company believes that its 2009 sale of the “IPAD” trademark will [...]