Tuesday, March 12, 2013

StarCraft: Heart Of The Swarm released

It`s been 2 years since StarCraft: Wings Of Liberty has been released and those of you that have been waiting and wanting more can rejoice. Blizzard has just released StarCraft: Heart Of The Swarm for your gaming pleasure.

Alleged video of the Samsung Galaxy S IV

With only two days left until Samsung officially unveils the new Galaxy S IV leaks are bound to happen, but is this the real deal?

AMD Richland: Minor Trinity refresh

The AMD Richland has been lifted and now details on this new processors are starting to emerge. The new AMD Richland processors are a refresh of the Trinity CPUs released around 11 months ago.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Philips unveils open APIs and IOS SDK for Hue lighting system

The Philips Hue is an interesting WI-FI connected lighting system of standard looking light bulbs. Making use of a smartphone or tablet the Hue lightning system allows you to play with tone, brightness and colour to create your ideal lighting and mood as well as turn lights on and off remotely. Well now there`s a developers kit for them.

New Samsung Galaxy S IV teaser

This is new Samsung Galaxy S IV teaser video, set for launch this Thursday the new Galaxy S IV is rumoured to have:

Friday, March 8, 2013

AMD launching FX-4350 and FX-6350 CPUs

New AMD Piledriver based CPUs are now available for pre-order. These 2 new processors, the FX-4350 and the FX-6350 are 4 and 6 core CPUs and here are some numbers for you:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Could this 3D display be in your future?

3D Display - Re-Imaging (Three.js & Leap Motion) from Robbie Tilton on Vimeo.

Very interesting 3D concept display here that`s rotatable and could be of great use to engineers and designers. It uses a prism and four images to create this 3D effect, now add gesture control and voila, one very cool almost holographic display.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Microsoft Kinect`s new trick: Pinch to zoom in thin air

Microsoft`s Kinect is a pretty cool device. Gamers and developers love it along with hobbyists and experimenters everywhere. But Microsoft has added some new tricks to Kinect, namely pinch to zoom in thin air.

AMD launching "Richland" March 12

AMD`s successor to its "Trinity" based CPUs (or APU) named "Richland" will land March 12. Richland is based on the Piledriver architecture and uses 32nm technology and features an integrated GPU based on the Radeon HD 8000 series and is backward compatible with the FM2 socket.

Apple launches new dual core i3 iMac for the education market

There`s a new iMac in town and this one`s aimed squarely at the education market. New the 21.5" iMac comes with a dual core i3 and it priced at $1099 and is available to the educational institutions only.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Intel launches Atom CE5300 series with easy streaming and transcoding

Intel Atom based servers are nothing new now, using the same old Atom CPU you`d get in a netbook or nettop. But the new Atom CE5300 System on a Chip is aimed squarely at the home storage market and allows "customers to easily set up all of their media in one place and avoid capacity limitations of mobile devices." This new dual core processor is capable of transcoding and adapting video content to suit a number of devices you may have. Think of an HD video streaming at 1080p to a TV, then converting to 720p for a tablet, and maybe even 480p (blah) for a smartphone for optimal viewing and storage.

Next iPad may drop in April, iPhone 5S in August

Here are a couple new Apple rumours surrounding the next iPad and iPhone 5S. As always these are just rumours but the alleged release schedule is well within Apple`s current timeline for releasing new products.

Monday, March 4, 2013

First BlackBerry 10 firmware update improves battery life and camera

BlackBerry has released a firmware update (the first actually) for the Z10. This update addresses a number of issues including battery life. The update is 150MB in size and is available over the air and also includes over 60 optimizations.

Overclockers push AMD`s FX-8350 past 8Ghz

Overclockers at Canada's biggest LAN party have pushed an AMD FX 8350 past 8Ghz (8027MHz). This was achieved using some extreme voltage and cooing (duh!) Pretty fast!

A win for BlackBerry: German government adopts the Z10

This is great news for BlackBerry, the German government will be implementing the new Z10. According the report the Germans plan to acquire 5000 Z10`s for use in “other secret sources in ministries and federal agencies” due to its impressive security features.

Rumour: Apple`s iWatch runs full IOS and arrives later this year

Chalk this one up as another iWatch rumour so here goes. The iWatch in its current prototype state allegedly runs a full version of IOS but there`s a problem, battery life is an issue.

Rumour: These are the Samsung Galaxy S4 specs

Samsung will be unveiling their new Galaxy S4 next week (March 14th). But that doesn`t stop people speculating what this new device will have or in this case someone with an alleged prototype posting its specs online.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Apple`s lightning adapter is a full computer

Panic the developers of Coda and Transmit disassembled the Lightning Digital AV cable that allows iOS devices to output HDMI to televisions. What they found is pretty interesting, the lightning adapter is way more complicated than previously thought. Panic has found an ARM chip along with 2GB of ram and it looks as though it runs some sort of mini IOS.

Friday, March 1, 2013

League of legends Open Beta available for Mac

The very popular multiplayer online game League of Legends is now available for the Mac and yes they are sure this time.

Overclocked AMD FX-4300 performance review

Really nice and detailed performance review of an overclocked AMD FX-4300 quad core CPU. As always Nicolas11x12 offers up great details and is very thorough in his testing. Some surprising results for this budget FX CPU. Highly recommended if you plan on overclocking this processor.

Judge reduces jury award in Apple vs Samsung case

On Friday Judge Lucy Koh of the federal court in northern California reduced the award Apple won by $450.5 million in the Apple vs Samsung case and ordered a new trial on damages, that`s a 40% reduction if you`re keeping score.