Items tagged with Rogers

A leaked tech demo posted to YouTube shows off Motorola's upcoming Moto X smartphone, a highly intelligent device that is sure to win over a few fans with its wealth of tricks and features. The Moto X handset, which is launching exclusive to Rogers in Canada this August (no mention of a US release yet), will be available in black and white, but the real thrill of using it comes from its voice activated features. The tech demo heavily emphasizes Google Now, which Moto X users can engage without touching the device. In the demo, a woman is shown asking Google Now what the weather will be like in... Read more...
We haven’t learned many specifics yet about the upcoming Motorola Moto X smartphone other than the fact that handsets sold in the U.S. will be manufactured in Texas and that some aspects (likely the back plate color and maybe some text engraving, and hopefully some specs options) of the device will be customizable, but a leaked photo indicated that Rogers will have an exclusive on the Moto X in Canada. Further, the phone will run on Roger’s LTE Max network and be available in Q3. The Rogers version, at least, will reportedly run Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and feature a 4.7-inch full HD... Read more...
The Canadian ISP, Rogers Communications, admitted yesterday that it throttles games like World of Warcraft in its bid to maintain QoS for all customers. The issue came to light when a Rogers subscriber filed a complaint against the company in February. The author details why she believes Rogers is filtering WoW via deep packet inspection , noting, for example, that running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) prevents players from being kicked out of game randomly. The complaint then discusses the available evidence that points back to improper throttling on Roger's part. Rogers employees on their own... Read more...
No, not the core, or the stem, but the shaft.  It's an unsubstantiated rumor, but one that actually might make sense.  Though perhaps not in the way the original posted thought.News around the web is that Apple is planning to reduce its iPhone shipments to Rogers, Canada's lone GSM/EDGE/HSDPA provider. The rationale is that Apple is punishing Rogers for its expensive pricing and three year commitment requirement.Rogers only has a few days left to make adjustments to its pricing. Major Canadian media outlets (2) are encouraging Canadians to boycott the iPhone until Rogers comes out with... Read more...
ExtremeTech has an interesting interview posted today with AMD/ATI's Phil Rodgers. They talk about Vista driver performance, the future of the Catalyst Control Center, and there's also a lot of talk regarding DX10.   "Well, I believe we still have 10+ years of active development left in GPU architecture before we come close to catching up with offline rendering for movies. So there is lots of scope. However it is way too soon to look beyond DX10 in terms of game usage of graphics. Frankly we have seen very few games yet make full use of DX9 shader model 3.0. And DX10 game development... Read more...
Software that's able to take advantage of multiple CPU cores has been around for some time now, but the gaming industry is just getting into it. With the release of AMD's and Intel's dual core CPUs, and next gen consoles featuring multiple cores, there's been an added push for more software that can use the extra core(s) to it's advantage. ATI has claimed "Dual Core Optimizations" with their recent driver release(Catalyst 5.12), and today Driverheaven has taken a look at this feature, and had a Q&A session with Phil Rogers, ATI's senior software architect.... Read more...