April 5th, 2012, 11:52 AM

In Arizona, Online Discourse May be Ordered Civil

If a bill that has passed the Arizona legislature is signed by the state’s governor and becomes law, it will be illegal to “harass, annoy, or offend” online. Arizona House Bill 2549, which is awaiting signature by Governor Jan Brewer, would make it unlawful “for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy [...]

April 3rd, 2012, 4:08 PM

With Samsung, T.Vs Get Smart

“Hi, TV!” With that simple command, Samsung’s new ES-8000 becomes attentive, listening and watching for its master’s next move. “Volume, up.” The television immediately obeys, turning the volume up a notch. Then with a Kinect-esque hand gesture, the channel changes. A flick of a wrist in the other direction and the TV returns to the [...]

April 3rd, 2012, 9:59 AM

EVGA Announces New Warranty Policy

EVGA announced a new global warranty policy Tuesday, giving all products a minimum of 3 years warranty and optional registration. Jacob Freeman, an EVGA product manager, told Hardware Canucks that the company went this route for multiple reasons, primarily to simplify and improve their warranty terms. In a press release, EVGA outlined the key items [...]

March 30th, 2012, 12:07 PM

As RIM Posts First Quarterly Loss, CEO Weighs Options

After Research in Motion (RIM) posted its first quarterly loss on Thursday, and saw co-founder Jim Balsillie resign from its board, the company’s new CEO, Thorsten Heins, acknowledged that “strategic opportunities” needed to be explored. “I have assessed many aspects of RIM’s business during my first 10 weeks as CEO. I have confirmed that the [...]

March 30th, 2012, 10:43 AM

Leaks Suggest Google Drive to Offer 5GB of Storage

If a leaked screenshot obtained by Talk Android proves to be true, Google Drive will offer users 5GB of free storage with the ability to purchase upgrades for additional space. “Access files on your computer from anywhere,” reads the tagline found on the leaked screenshot. “Put files in Google Drive and you can access them [...]

March 29th, 2012, 10:18 AM

Research Firm Thinks Android Will Eclipse Windows by 2016

2016 will be the dawn of the post-PC world, according to a report by market research firm IDC. If IDC’s report holds true the number of Android-based devices running on ARM CPUs will reach a 31.1% market share in 2016, whereas Windows devices on the x86 platform will slip from a current 35.9% to 25.1% market share. [...]

March 26th, 2012, 2:30 PM

Hardware Canucks is Looking for Staff Writers

Hardware Canucks, the site you have all come to know and love, is in the process of expanding our writing and editorial staff in order to better meet the expectations of our readership. We have several positions open for interested candidates and look forward to hearing from you! Please CAREFULLY read the following text before [...]

March 23rd, 2012, 10:19 AM

MegaUpload Host Pondering Deleting Data

Much to the chagrin of Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz and the prosecutors who are working to convict him, Carpathia, MegaUpload’s Virginia based webhost, says it will delete the 25 petabytes of MegaUpload data it is still hosting unless someone pays the hosting bill. Currently, the former digital storage locker’s servers are frozen to preserve data [...]

March 22nd, 2012, 4:13 PM

Hiring at RIM: iOS Developers

In a play that many saw as a mark of a beginning of an exit from the hardware market, Research in Motion (RIM) released the Blackberry Mobile Fusion – a hardware agnostic evolution of their current Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) technology – in late November. Now, it appears that the company is doubling-down on their efforts to [...]

March 20th, 2012, 3:08 PM

HP to Combine Profitable Printer Division with Personal Systems Group

According to sources that spoke under the condition of anonymity to All Things Digital, Hewlett Packard is planning on combining its PC and printer divisions. This amalgamation, should it occur, would be the first major change within the company since Meg Whitman took over in September after ex-CEO Leo Apotheker was usurped. Mr. Apotheker had planned [...]