Asetek Closing in on Liquid Cooling Market, Forces CoolIT's Hand in SettlementBy Steve Burke Published February 08, 2015 at 12:00 am
Closed-loop liquid cooling (CLC) supplier Asetek has agreed to settle its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit vs. CoolIT. CoolIT, also a liquid cooling supplier, allegedly infringed upon Asetek's patents (8,240,362 & 8,245,764) that effectively lay claim to liquid pumps mounted to the CPU cooling block.
CoolIT is the most recent in a string of action imposed against Asetek's competitors, a list that includes Cooler Master and Swiftech.
Update: CoolIT has provided a statement, found below.
AMD Gaming Evolved Compromised in 'Similar Attack to PlayStation Hacking'By Steve Burke Published February 07, 2015 at 8:10 pm
AMD's Gaming Evolved software application – a partnership with Raptr – has been compromised in a security exploit and is encouraging users to change passwords. The utility is used for game video capture (similar to ShadowPlay, but web-enabled), but also enables easier drive management and game-hardware integration (settings optimization for video cards, similar to GeForce Experience).
AMD Stock Recovering from January Dive, Rise Attributed to Forthcoming GPUs & SOCsBy Scott Griffin Published February 03, 2015 at 5:15 pm
Anyone who pays attention to computing knows that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been struggling for some time. They are in the unfortunate position of being #2 (of two) for CPUs, second to Intel. AMD primarily focuses on the budget-market with APUs and CPUs that outperform Intel’s directly-competing options in that range. In the GPU market, AMD is again #2 (of two) to NVIDIA for discrete GPUs, and this is a vicious and close marketing battle.
AMD has exhibited a steady downward spiral in their stock prices for the past 4 years.
'Klevv' Faces Obstacles Breaking into Commoditized Memory Market, Leverages SK Hynix ParentBy Steve Burke Published February 02, 2015 at 6:00 am
"Klevv" is owned by Korean memory and NAND Flash manufacturer SK Hynix, one of the major suppliers in the Flash memory market. Klevv was launched just this year and immediately seeks positioning in the US market, followed shortly by expansion into the European market. Growth into China and Korea are a consideration as the group gains traction, but the core focus is currently the US.
Microsoft Posts $5.8B Net Income Thanks to Q4 Xbox One SalesBy Keegan Gallick Published January 27, 2015 at 6:00 am
Long-standing giant Microsoft posted its quarter four earnings and revenue report just recently, claiming 6.6 million Xbox units (One, 360) shipped during 4Q14. The company says its remarkably high console sales volume is a large contributor to a $26.5B gross revenue, producing $5.8B net income for the software and hardware company.
PAX South in Review: Is It Worth It? Exhibitor, Media, & Attendee PerspectiveBy Steve Burke Published January 26, 2015 at 9:20 am
New conventions are tough. With the legacy of PAX Prime, East, and Australia backing it, Penny Arcade’s newest San Antonio addition kicked-off with an existing (and large) fan-base. To this end, foot traffic and exhibitors were of a higher caliber than what we’ve experienced at other gaming convention startups, but there’s still plenty of room for growth.
We don’t usually review conventions like PAX South; they’re established and we commit to days of interviews and gaming- or hardware-related content. The show itself is primarily an interface that enables this communication, and although an event like GDC or CES is impressive in its own right, we really don’t have much business talking about how the event performed.
AMD Below Financial Target for 2014 as Intel Surpasses ExpectationsBy Michael Kerns Published January 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm
It’s no secret that AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has been struggling financially in recent years. For quite some time, AMD has posted net losses, and 3Q14 looked to be a turning point for AMD. It seems that the expectations have fallen short, given AMD’s freshly-posted financial results for the fourth quarter (and entire ear) of 2014, none of which are encouraging for the financial future of the company.
Most Played Games of December, 2014 - COD: AW Falls as CSGO Surges, Skyrim ReturnsBy Keegan Gallick Published January 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
Raptr is back with their Most Played Games stats for the month of December, showing a rise for WoW, Hearthstone, and CSGO.
Net Neutrality Debate at CES, FCC's Scramble for Legislation Could Produce Partisan Hot-ButtonBy Scott Griffin Published January 12, 2015 at 12:00 am
The last year has seen a massive surge in interest in the FCC and Net Neutrality. We've reported on it a few times -- partly to educate and partly to help motivate readers to voice an opinion -- and boy, did people speak up. Over four million individual comments were logged with the FCC regarding their opinion of this issue, spanning gamers to Barack Obama. It shouldn't come as any surprise that the industry wanted to approach the net neutrality conversation during CES.
Steam Sets New Record for Peak Concurrent Users at 8.4mBy Steve Burke Published January 02, 2015 at 12:00 am
Valve's Steam PC gaming platform reportedly bested its own record for peak concurrent users on 1/1/15, logging in excess of 8.4 million simultaneous gamers on the platform.
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