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AMD unleashed the HD5970 beast – the world’s fastest video card

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AMD seems to be on the right track with their HD5xxx series, since their cards become just faster and faster and there’s no stopping them. A few days ago, their latest crop – the Radeon HD5970 – made its way to the retail stores and awaits you there with a pricetag of $600.

The HD5970 has two separate Cypress cores with 1GB GDDR5 memory each. The engine clock goes up to 725 MHz (the HD5870 one is 850 MHz), while memory runs at 1000 MHz. And it has full hardware support for DirectX 11.

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The war is over! Intel agrees to pay AMD $1.25 billion in antitrust settlement

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It’s either Intel are too often being caught red-handed or their lawyers are total crap. The company just lost another 1.25 billion US dollars, which should go to its main rival AMD.

In short, Intel have promised to behave themselves and pay the fine, while Advanced Micro Devices have agreed to drop the antitrust lawsuit filed in 2004. So offering inducements to customers and retailers in exchange to make them dealing with Intel and forget about AMD is now completely out of line. Did they really need to go to court (and lose twice) to learn that?

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YouTube bringing 1080p HD

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We all knew this was going to happen eventually but we are a bit surprised by that kind of speed. Only 5 months after the 720p videos started rolling on YouTube, here comes the 1080p support.

Obviously the rapid growth of Full HD devices available has sped up the upgrade process. So, starting next week, if you have a fast enough computer and a large enough monitor you can switch to 1080p for the best video streaming experience available online.

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6 ways to get real 3D technology for home use this Christmas

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It’s time for some 3D action from the comfort of your home. 3D cinema may have been around for more than a century (yeah, really!), but it’s only now that it ventures in our homes in a way that’s relatively affordable and easy way to digest. And it’s not just movies – can you imagine playing a first person shooter in real 3D immersion?

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All the important stuff you need to know about Windows 7

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Now that the latest Microsoft desktop OS is officially out in the stores, I guess many of you will be taking the upgrade route. Vista was hardly up to scratch and the good thing is that Windows 7 took all of its good features (yes, there were some) and delivered it in an even more eye pleasing package with a lot of improvements.  The most important aspect that have been taken care of is performance.


Some of us (the blog team) have been using Windows 7 as primary work/leisure OS ever since it came out as a public beta. And let us tell you, we’re quite pleased with what Microsoft have put forth this time (unlike Windows Mobile 6.5).  In case you’re on your way to upgrading, here’s a rundown of all the nitty gritty Windows 7 features and hacks that deserve your attention.

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Apple announces the touch sensitive Magic Mouse – works wirelessly

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Apple finally went ahead an added a true wireless mouse to their arsenal. Meet the Bluetooth-based Magic Mouse. Since it’s definitely not the first, or not even the hundredth wireless mouse on the market, you may wonder what’s the fuss all about. Well, the thing is that the Magic Mouse is itself touch sensitive supporting touch gestures much like the touchpads of most recent mobile computers.

The Magic Mouse has a unibody design that has Apple written all over – but in the good sense, you know. I say that since up until now the mouse peripherals by the company have always been a little less than stellar, to say the least.

The guys over at Gizmodo have a really nice review of the little white thingy, so jump on and have a good read.