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Deal of the Day: XFX HD-657X-ZHF2 Radeon HD 6570 Video Card for $59.99 after Rebate with Free Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 9:49 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - XFX HD-657X-ZHF2 Radeon HD 6570 Video Card with 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card for $59.99 after Rebate with Free Shipping.

 

Offer: Lowest price on the net so far, get it now before they raise the price back up. Rebate itself is set to expire 7/15/11.

 

XFX HD-657X-ZHF2 RADEON HD 6570 VIDEO CARD REBATE DEAL

 

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AMD to beat NVIDIA to 28nm GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 4:00 am

Charlie from SemiAccurate has written an article on Kepler which is NVIDIA's upcoming 28nm-based flagship GPU. If one were to believe the article, it would look like AMD is going to beat NVIDIA to the holy grail of 28nm-based GPUs. Charlie reckons that AMD taped out Southern Islands in February whilst NVIDIA didn't tape out Kepler until June.

 

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He then estimates that a delay of around seven to eight months between tape out and launch, which should throw AMD's cards into our hands in around two months whilst NVIDIA's cards won't get their green on until February of next year "at the earliest." Another thing to throw into the ring of speculation is Kepler's processing resources. Charlie wrote a separate piece that Southern Islands is more or less a play-it-safe shrink of the Cayman-based design that powers the Radeon HD 6900 series whilst Kepler is a new architecture that has substantially more processing resources than Fermi.

 

If this is true, we might see a repeat of the entire Radeon HD 5000 series punching the Fermi-based GeForce 400-series in the nuts, Cartman style.

HTC set to assimilate S3 Graphics for $300 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 3:30 am

HTC has just announced it will acquire S3 Graphics from VIA Technologies and WTI Investment for a cool $300 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year and is currently waiting regulatory approval and would have HTC obtain all outstanding shares of S3 Graphics with the firm's intellectual property and associated patients. Although the patents will technically change hands, HTC will grant VIA free access to the IPs.

 

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VIA are set to receive $147 million and WTI will take $153 million. HTC has not said what they intend to do with S3 but most people believe HTC will use the portfolio of 235 patents as legal leverage against others in the smartphone market. S3 as recently as July 1 filed a patent infringement suit against Apple and an International Trade Commission Judge ruled in S3's favor, determining that Apple infringed on two patents involving image compression and data formats.

Nintendo Wii U to arrive after April 1st 2012, will not be an April Fools joke

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 2:57 am

The Nintendo Wii U will make its way to your hands [literally] after April 1st, 2012. It's looking to have a Q2 2012 release and whilst the Wii U is Nintendo's next-gen console, the current-gen Wii will not be disappearing off store shelves anytime soon. The two consoles will be sold side by side for a while yet, how long exactly, no one knows. Also announced is games will be entirely playable on the controller itself, bu technologically, there's nothing stopping the controller from displaying other things like media, NetFlix, etc.

 

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TweakTown's mobile app for Nokia devices is now on the Ovi Store

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 6, 2011 9:04 pm

We just got good news from the Ovi Store that our mobile app for Nokia devices was approved and is now ready for download.

 

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If you're Nokia user, head on over to the Ovi Store and you'll find our app right here. It gives you convenient, advertisement-free (and at no cost!) access to our content while you're on-the-go with your Nokia phone.

 

Let us know what you think of the app by rating it and leaving a review on the Ovi Store!

BREAKING: Facebook announces Video Calling powered by Skype

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Jul 6, 2011 5:41 pm

During Facebook's "Awesome" event that is going on now at Facebook's HQ in Palo Alto, CEO Mark Zuckerberg just announced "Video Calling".

 

 

It is a partnership with Skype and integrates into your current Facebook experience rather seamlessly. All you need to do is pop up your friends list in that chat area in the bottom right of the screen and select a friend. Then click on their name and click the "start a video call" camera looking icon.

 

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For the first time you are asked to download the Facebook Video Calling Plug-in which is small and downloaded and installed very quickly. I'm going to give it a try right now! One last thought, now that Microsoft own Skype, does this mean we will see more Facebook and Microsoft joint efforts in the future?

Skype 5.2 released for Mac, includes group screen sharing and video calls

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 6, 2011 4:00 pm

Just after the magical release of Skype 5.5 for Windows which included deep Facebook integration (why do I feel dirty saying that?), they've just launched their new solution for Apple. Skype 5.2 for Mac is now available and seems to be much better equipped than the 5.1 version that was released back in November of 2010. The new video is not only capable of group video calls (which was available in the November beta) but also share their screens during that call.

 

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Screen sharing is already available for free on a one-to-one Skype call, but the new ability to share documents, photos, presentations and whatever else you choose with multiple people in a single session really makes the product shine. The downfall? To take advantage of the group video calling and screen sharing function, one or more call participants must have a Skype Premium subscription.

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Google+ iOS app submitted for Apple's approval, will they +1 it?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 6, 2011 3:00 pm

Android-based users have been enjoying their +1 goodness for a little while now (I know I have!) and now its iOS-based users to enjoy their +1 life. Google have submitted their Google+ iOS app to Apple for approval and are just awaiting the good news. Erica Joy, a Mountain View employee shared the news on her Google+ profile that the app had been submitted for approval.

 

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We now await the App Approving Gods to +1 the App and let it out, go forth and join the line of waiting.

Apple orders 15 million iPhone 5's

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 6, 2011 2:00 pm

Reports have flown in on the wings of angels saying that Apple have placed an order with Taiwan-based manufacturer Pegatron for 15 million next-gen iPhones. The order is based on a September ship date for the iPhone 5 and the DigiTimes source says that it is not a major revision from the iPhone 4.

 

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The iPhone 5's body is meant to resemble the iPhone 4 but may receive several internal changes, including the dual-core A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and an edge-to-edge orgasm-like 3.7 or 3.8-inch screen with a resolution a third higher than the iPad 2's 1024x768 screen. Verizon have also let slip that the new iPhone may be a dual-mode CDMA and GSM.

PlayStation 4 to have Kinect-like controls? Possibly 2012 release?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 6, 2011 2:15 am

With Nintendo releasing their next-generation console next year in the form of the Wii U, it must be making Sony and Microsoft shake in their boots. Their consoles are getting old, cannot handle AAA titles in 1080p and are beginning to age, fast. With the underdog (in terms of hardware) coming out with a next-gen solution, it seems Sony are already looking at the PS4 for a possible 2012 release.

 

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Taiwanese component makers have told DigiTimes that Sony are prepping a new home console for a 2012 release, which will feature body-movement controls ala Microsoft's Kinect. Unexpected? Well, yes... after the time, sweat, tears and money into their Move technology, it's a strange move indeed. The report states that both Foxconn and Pegatron Technology will assemble the PS4 for Sony, as they did with the PS3.

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