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AMD shows off Llano APU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Oct 19, 2010 5:37 am

AMD have shown off their upcoming Llano APU at a press event in Los Angeles.

 

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The upcoming Llano unit will be 32nm and manufactured at GlobalFoundaries - reports are saying the 32nm process has been a bit iffy so far, but obviously AMD have ironed those issues out with GloFo as this demo shows.

 

Now for a bit of GlobalFoundaries PR speak:

 

"AMD's Llano is the industry's first foundry product with High-k Metal Gate (HKMG), so it is an important proof point of our ability to deliver this new technology. Our 32nm HKMG technology ramp is currently in early production at Fab 1 in Dresden and we are making continued progress on ramping the process in support of AMD's 1H 2011 customer commitments."

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Bose enters the mobile game with Bluetooth headset

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 19, 2010 5:11 am

Bose, a name usually associated with premium priced audio hardware, is making a jump into the mobile game by announcing a new Bluetooth headset. Apparently there weren't too many ideas left when it comes to naming, because it has been dubbed "the Bose Bluetooth headset."

 

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This headset will come with noise cancelling properties, a design that foregoes the usual "ear hook," and self adjusting volume that levels things out depending on the noise in your environment. The one thing that is familiar for Bose fans will be the price: $149.99. The Bose Bluetooth Headset is expected to hit store shelves sometime in November.

NVIDIA releases new GeForce drivers, 260.89 WHQL

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 19, 2010 4:02 am

Run an NVIDIA GeForce card? Want some free performance increases or added functionality for other NVIDIA services such as 3D Vision or SLI? Then you'll want to check out their new drivers...

 

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The new NVIDIA drivers are WHQL signed, not beta - will support GeForce 6 series and above as well as the ION platformed GPU's. The suite also includes 3D vision software, GPU-integrated audio device driver (version 1.1.9.0), and PhysX system software (version 9.10.0514).

 

There's a bunch of bug fixes, performance increases and support for new GPU's (GT 430).

 

As for performance increases, they are exclusive to the GTX 460 and 480 GPU's.

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It's party time anywhere with iGlo's Wi-Fi controlled LED light strip

By: Don Lynn | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Oct 19, 2010 3:54 am

Ever think, "man this party is lame; I bet some flashing lights would get it going?" iGlo is betting on this with their portable LED set that will make you and your iPad/iPhone the life of any shindig.

 

 

 

With real time LED flash and color control via an app, you can change up the frequency, brightness, and color of the lighting of the 5 meter long string via the WiFi connection. You can even make your own lighting programs for true customization to your favorite song, colors, or mood. It's an expensive little light set at $299, but being able to rave at any time makes it worth it, right?

Microsoft announces Kinect launch day game lineup

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 19, 2010 3:31 am

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Launch day for Microsoft's Xbox 360 Kinect motion controller system is Novemer 4th, and as with any new gaming accessory this major the big question is "what games will be available?" Microsoft has answered that question today by outlining the 17 games that will be available on launch day. Check out the full list after the break.

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Tiered data plans coming October 28th from Verizon

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 19, 2010 3:25 am

Verizon's tiered data plan has been in the works for some time now, but nothing official had been put together. Engadget has been tipped from the inside that it will officially be put into place on October 28th, and will have a few differences from AT&T's plan.

 

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The big news is that there will be an unlimited data plan for smartphone owners that will run $30 a month. A 150MB plan for $15 will be available, as well as a $1.99/mb "pay as you go" option for "feature" phone owners. 4G plans were not discussed; these are all 3G options. Check out the full Q&A session at the Source Link for more details.

Apple sells more iOS based devices than Mac's - cannot go back.

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 19, 2010 2:48 am

Apple can't go back to the Mac, yet, as the sales of iOS devices dwarf's their Mac range.

 

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Apple made $20 billion selling iOS based devices, this includes: 4.19 million iPad's in the third quarter alone, rushing past Mac sales of 3.9 million. 14.1 million iPhones were sold - double what they sold in the fourth quarter of 2009. Within that $20 billion revenue was $4.3 billion in profits.

 

Remember - these are sales and profits before the Christmas season - once Apple get their Christmas on, things might be even better for them.

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Blizzard to sue Starcraft 2 cheaters - pwned

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 19, 2010 2:07 am

First off Blizzard flexed muscle by banning roughly 5000 players for using hacks in Starcraft II. Now they've taken it a step further by filing a lawsuit against three programmers, accusing them of creating and selling hacks for Starcraft II - which is a direct violation of the EULA, Battle.net terms of use and copyright law.

 

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Details of the suit give us an idea of what Blizzard are upset over, "Just days after the release of Starcraft II, Defendants already had developed, marketed, and distributed to the public a variety of hacks and cheats designed to modify (and in fact destroy) the Starcraft II online game experience. In fact, on the very day that Starcraft II was released, representatives of the hacks Web site advised members of the public that 'our staff is already planning new releases for this game.'"

 

Blizzard is also accusing the 3 parties on multiple counts of copyright infringement and are demanding damages and disgorgement of any profits reaped by the distribution and sale of the hacks.

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Jetstar to have a very iPad christmas

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 19, 2010 1:51 am

Next time you're on a Jetstar domestic flight - you might have the option of using an iPad for in-flight entertainment, very cool.

 

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Jetstar's CIO and general manager of IT, Steve Tame said yesterday that they're aiming for a roll-out of iPad's this year - pending final arrangements with Apple and media content companies.

 

Tame said, "Jetstar is looking at the iPad as the in-flight entertainment systems for the A320 aircraft in Australia and across Asia Pacific. The program is running from our commercial department with our in-flight services team, We are targeting roll-out this year as soon as all agreements have been finalised."

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