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February 15th, 2013, 7:40 AM

AMD Clarifies 2013 Graphics Strategy: New Cards, Same Architecture, Some Surprises

AMD has confirmed that new cards will be released this year and HD 7000-series parts as their plans for 2013 were clarified.  There has been a lot of talk lately about AMD’s official GPU strategy for 2013 and how it flew in the fact of numerous rumors.  Instead of releasing a desktop graphics architecture that [...]

February 14th, 2013, 5:36 PM

NVIDIA GPUs to be Used to Deliver Next-Generation Multiscreen Video

Multiscreen video, which largely started off in the world of sports broadcasting, is becoming more and more popular. But delivering this multiscreen content in HD is a real strain on processors and bandwidth. NVIDIA and Elemental have a solution for this. This post comes from NVIDIA’s blog.   Today, we’re announcing our next generation platform  for [...]

February 12th, 2013, 12:13 PM

Intel Confirms Set Top TV Box by Year End

Intel has been widely rumoured as a prospective entry into the set-top TV box and content delivery business for quite some time now, and the company has remained mostly quiet on the issue – until today. Speaking at the AllThingsD media conference, Intel Media’s Erik Huggers, the former BBC exec Intel poached for the project, [...]

February 11th, 2013, 11:24 PM

Blackberry’s Creative Director Prefers her iPhone for Tweeting

“Started from the bottom now we’re here” may have been the anthem of Blackberry CEO Thorstein Heins after the successful Blackberry 10 launch last week, but when his creative director recites the same lyrics she does it from her iPhone. Blackberry Creative Director Alicia Keys tweeted the hook from Drake’s new diddy “Started from the [...]

February 11th, 2013, 12:02 PM

NVIDIA’s New GPU Game Bundle Offers In-Game Credits

Instead of including this season’s most hotly anticipated titles within their new game bundle, NVIDIA is instead offering up credits for in-game F2P purchases.  In an effort to increase sales of their graphics cards, both AMD and NVIDIA have begun offering generous game bundles alongside their cards.  The latest salvo in this protracted battle was [...]

February 11th, 2013, 6:24 AM

AMD: No HD 7000-Series Replacement For 2013

If reports are to be believed, AMD may not be releasing a new graphics architecture this year.  Instead, the HD 7000-series could remain front and center until 2014.  Even Graphics Core Next was introduced within the Southern-Islands architecture, members of the press and forum goers were talking about future desktop GPU developments.  Names like Sea [...]

February 7th, 2013, 10:18 AM

G.Skill Launches World’s Fastest 32GB Memory Kit; Clocked @ 2800MHz CL11

In the race towards faster memory performance and higher bandwidths, G.Skill’s Trident X is leading the pack with a new 32GB kit (4x8GB) which runs at 2800MHz.  With prices of DDR3 stabilizing at almost historically low levels, higher capacity memory kits are increasingly becoming more common in gaming-grade systems.  As a result, we’ve seen 8GB [...]

February 6th, 2013, 4:38 PM

Half-Life and Portal Films in the Works, Helmed by JJ Abrams

Films based on Half-Life and Portal are in the works, according to JJ Abrams. Speaking to Polygon, Mr. Abrams said that films based on the two games are in the early stages and he’s “personally interested” in bringing these game universes to the silver screen. “It’s as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets,” Mr. [...]

February 6th, 2013, 1:23 PM

Dell Releases XPS 13 Ultrabook with ‘Full HD’ Display

Dell released today a refresh to its best selling XPS 13 notebook that includes a 1080p ‘full HD’ display. This new display will offer a 1920 x 1080, up from the 1366 x 768 found on the current model. Dell says that the enhanced screen will also offer an increased colour gamet; 72% color gamut [...]

February 5th, 2013, 10:49 AM

Michael Dell Takes Dell Private

Michael Dell and a consortium of investors is taking Dell Inc. private in a $24.4-billion buyout deal. The deal, announced Tuesday morning, will be financed with cash and equity from Michael Dell, private equity firm Silver Lake, and a $2-billion loan from Microsoft. ”Dell has made solid progress executing this strategy over the past four [...]