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AMD ships 1.3 million Fusion APU's, also 35 million DirectX 11 GPU's

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 6:19 am

AMD has posted their quarterly results showing $1.65 billion in revenue, $375 million in net income. It doesn't sound impressive, but the numbers their pushing with products is getting there.


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1.3 million Fusion APU's shipped to AMD partners (since November), Radeon HD 5000 and HD 6000 series GPU's have passed the 35 million units shipped mark. Not bad, not bad at all.

Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 23, 2011 10:51 am

The latest happenings from around the web - January 23rd, 2011




- MSI E350AI-E45 AMD Fusion Motherboard @ Hardware Heaven

- How to Buy a Motherboard @ TechReviewSource

- Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 and GA-PH67A-UD3: Two Inexpensive LGA1155 Mainboards for New Processors @ XBit Labs

- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard @ Madshrimps

- Gigabyte GA 890GPA-UD3H Rev. 2.1 Motherboard @ TecCentral




- Kingston HyperX Genesis 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 Memory Kit @ Legit Reviews

- Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-2133MHz RAM @ tbreak

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Skype toolbar causing headaches for Firefox users

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 5:22 am

Skype and Firefox haven't really been on the same page lately. The Skype toolbar that was developed for Mozilla's popular browser has been causing a ton of problems for users with a reported 40,000 browser crashes in the last week alone. This has caused Mozilla to put a blok on the Skype toolbar while they figure out what the problem is.


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The toolbar mostly allows easier Skype usage by identifying phone numbers on web pages and pushing them straight to Skype for easier call making. This is being referred to as a "soft block," which means Firefox is disabling the toolbar by default unless you go it and turn it back on; putting you at risk of the headaches a ton of other users are having. Just one more reason to avoid toolbars altogether.

Facebook IPO could hit the market next year

By: Don Lynn | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 5:12 am

Facebook's worth a ton of loot; we all know that. The latest reports estimate Zuckerberg's empire at around $50 billion. The new piece of news that was unleashed today is that Facebook has a timeline for going public: April 2012.


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While the idea of owning Facebook stock sounds a little odd when you first think about it, the company is big business and is expecting to pass 500 shareholders at some time this year, which will require the company to start filing public financial reports. This will most likely result in a Facebook IPO hitting, which makes sense for the company if it continues growing at this staggering rate. Imagine; hitting the Like button to keep your investments profitable!

Smartphones still in the minority among U.S. cellphone users

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 5:01 am

Look around you; it seems like almost everyone you know is sporting a smartphone these days, doesn't it? I know I love mine. This isn't quite as true as it looks, according to research done by CTIA and Comscore. While in the U.S. the iPhone and Android are running neck and neck in users among the big four carriers, the percentage of total phones being used is still fairly small.


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Another thing to take away from the graph is that only iPhone and Android devices are separated from the pack, which leaves Blackberry users in the big blue percentage as well. While Verizon has nearly half of Android's userbase among the big four, it will be interesting to see what the iPhone does to those numbers once it hits Verizon's network. Also, how many iPhone lovers will jump ship to Verizon for pure network purposes? We'll have to wait and see.

Toshiba's new tablet gets a teaser site; takes a crack at Apple in the process

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 4:44 am

Yes, Toshiba is a huge fan of their recently announced 10.1" tablet, although they've skipped a few important things like naming it. That hasn't stopped Toshiba from releasing a site with an extended Flash teaser of the device, and this site has a few choice words for Apple users.


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It has been found that if you check out the site on an iOS device, you are greeted with the following message: "Such a shame... if you had a Toshiba Tablet you would enjoy the entire internet. Yep, Flash sites too." Oh snap! The upcoming tablet, which will be running Android 3.0 and have a Tegra 2 processor under the hood, looks like it will be a real powerhouse when it is released this Spring.

Ifixit releases $10 kit to crack Apple's new tamper resistant screws

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 4:35 am

You didn't really think it would take long after Apple's announcement of new tamper resistant screws before kits came out to thwart their attempt at iPhone 4 lockdown, did you? Kits are already starting to show up, including ifixit's excellently named "iPhone 4 Liberation Kit."


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The $10 kit includes a special driver to remove the Pentalobular screws installed by Apple, as well as two screws and a matching Philips screwdriver to replace the old screws with. This will make life easier in case you lose the specialty screwdriver, or if you want to put those funky screws into something else to mess with your friends. Check the kit out here.

Beyond Black Mesa - a short independent film based in the Half Life universe

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 3:46 am

Beyond Black Mesa is a short indie fan film based in the Half Life universe. It's quite action packed and centers around a few resistance fighters struggling to get out a warning about the impending invasion.



The short film had 2 years in the making and was done for $1200, the results are absolutely incredible. I was wishing for more. Even Valve "favorited" the film on YouTube - check it out, it's well worth the bandwidth!

Crysis 2 gets demo, exclusive to Xbox 360

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 12:27 am

A demo for Crysis 2 is hitting the Xbox 360 as an exclusive on January 25. The multiplayer demo will be available to any XBLA Gold Member and includes multiple game modes and a single map to play on.



The Crysis 2 Demo will feature two game modes, "Team Instant Action" and "Crash Site". Team Instant Action puts players into two teams fighting against each other to kill as many of the other team as possible to earn higher ranks. Where Crash Site pits the players against each other for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding the pods and keeping enemies away.

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Duke Nukem Forever to be released May 3, 2011 !

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 12:07 am

Shake it, baby. 2K Games and Gearbox Software have today announced that the vaporware-close-to-never-being-released Duke Nukem Forever is to be launched May 3, 2011 in North America with an international release on May 6th.



"The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here," declared Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "May 3, 2011 marks Duke's return as he unleashes his brash and brutally honest wit on the world. His return is going to be epic and one that will make video gaming history!"

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