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Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)

Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)

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We're not in the habit of writing about hairdos here at Pocket-lint. But there's a lot to be said for Lara Croft's new coif in the latest Tomb Raider game. Powered by AMD's TressFX, it gives higher-spec PC gamers the first in-game depiction of a real-time,... >>

Vizio announces 11-inch 1080p Windows 8 tablet, with AMD chipset

Vizio announces 11-inch 1080p Windows 8 tablet, with AMD chipset

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Vizio has introduced an 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet at CES 2013, set to ship in the spring.The tablet features a full 1080p display and AMD dual-core 1GHz Z-60 processor, with discrete Radeon HD graphics, making it the first Windows 8 tablet to feature... >>

AMD rolls out Trinity APUs for laptops and desktops

AMD rolls out Trinity APUs for laptops and desktops

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AMD has given its processor line up a significant refresh with the newly launched Trinity APU. The new processors, just like Intel's recently announced Ivy Bridge, do a lot to extend battery life, boost speed and increase graphics capabilities.Without... >>

AMD Windows 8 tablets landing in 2012

AMD Windows 8 tablets landing in 2012

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Rather than waiting for the ARM-based threat from the likes of Nvidia to invade its PC market share, AMD has plans to expand towards mobile devices in the form of Windows 8 tablets.That's the message from new CEO Rory Read who was speaking to analysts... >>

AMD to offer cheap Intel Ultrabook alternative

AMD to offer cheap Intel Ultrabook alternative

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Ultrabooks are set to make a big splash in 2012, the thin but powerful form factor clearly a huge advantage for those who need to remain portable. The one snag is the expense, however it has been suggested that AMD is looking to produce a powerful and... >>

AMD Fusion explained: do you need it?

AMD Fusion explained: do you need it?

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Any new PC or laptop purchase means being confronted with devices adorned in shiny stickers. Search closely and you will spot a trend; most have a big Intel logo slapped on them. But there are a rebellious few that are adorned with the words AMD.The processor... >>

AMD Fusion chips bring all-day battery life and enhanced graphics

AMD Fusion chips bring all-day battery life and enhanced graphics

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Pocket-lint recently brought you news of the new Intel Sandy Bridge next-gen Core i processors, and now, hot on its tail,  AMD is showcasing its new Fusion APU (Accelerated Processing Units) at CES in Las Vegas. The new class of combined CPU/GPU processor... >>

Intel and AMD form unlikely alliance for MeeGo

Intel and AMD form unlikely alliance for MeeGo

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AMD has been announced as the latest major player for the Linux Foundation's MeeGo open source project, joining Nokia and its chip making nemesis Intel at the table.Speaking at the MeeGo Conference 2010, AMD's corporate vice-president of software development... >>

AMD makes power play with all HD 2010 Vision range

AMD makes power play with all HD 2010 Vision range

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AMD has unleashed its 2010 line up of computer processors on the laptops of the world. Consumers will be able to find the AMD Vision 2010 CPUs on 130 new notebooks which increases Vision's presence in the market threefold.What users get out of opting... >>

ATI announces HD 5670 graphics card

ATI announces HD 5670 graphics card

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AMD has announced the ATI Radeon HD 5670, a mid-to-low range graphics card for the mass market of people who want to pump up their gaming performance a little but don't want to pay through the nose for it.It supports ATI's Eyefinity technology, meaning... >>

Dell Zino HD mini desktop PC launches in the UK

Dell Zino HD mini desktop PC launches in the UK

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Dell has announced a cute'n'colourful small form factor PC, or full-featured nettop, or mini desktop (whichever you'd rather) the Inspiron Zino HD.A Mac Mini rival from the world of Windows, if you will, the Zino HD offers space-saving measurements of... >>

Acer Ferrari One gets US date, AMD XGP box no where to be seen...

Acer Ferrari One gets US date, AMD XGP box no where to be seen...

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Acer's Ferrari One laptop is expected to be hitting the US in January Pocket-lint has learnt, however it is unlikely to ship with the external graphics card designed by AMD that would give it the power of a desktop PC.Already available in the UK, the... >>

Acer announces 7540 and 5542 multimedia notebooks

Acer announces 7540 and 5542 multimedia notebooks

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At the same time as the Ferrari One, Acer announced the slightly less glitzy but certainly more powerful Aspire 7540 and 5542 multimedia laptops. The main difference between the two is that the 7540, as pictured, has a 17.3-inch LED backlit display, whereas... >>

Acer Ferrari One netbook races on to the scene

Acer Ferrari One netbook races on to the scene

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Acer has launched a Ferrari branded netbook called the Ferrari One hoping to appeal to racing fans on a budget.Coming in the Ferrari racing red the model will feature a 11.6-inch high-definition 1366x768 pixel resolution, ultra-thin and light form factor,... >>

AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers

AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers

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AMD is "going to change the game" according to the company's corporate vice president and general manager Alberto Bozzo at the launch of the Vision marketing scheme in London this week. The chip manufacturer's research has shown that 66% of the public... >>

BenQ nettop all-in-ones to offer Full HD video playback

BenQ nettop all-in-ones to offer Full HD video playback

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BenQ's new range of all-in-one desktop PCs will soon feature new Broadcom tech, that will see full 1080p video playback possible on a budget set-up.Thanks to Broadcom's recently announced Crystal HD, an HD video decoder solution for netbooks (and now... >>

Packard Bell relaunches ixtreme desktop

Packard Bell relaunches ixtreme desktop

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Packard Bell has announced that it's revamping its "ixtreme" product range, adding better specs and new features. Targeted at families the new design has a "sleek glossy black chassis with matt accents". All the media ports are front mounted, so you don't... >>

AMD talks up DirectX 11, ultrathin notebooks

AMD talks up DirectX 11, ultrathin notebooks

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AMD, which demonstrated its new DirectX 11 graphics chips last month at Computex, has been talking to Pocket-lint about the technology, when its cards will be available to buy, about the notebook market and about battery life on PCs. Microsoft's DirectX... >>

Medion Akoya Mini E1312 announced

Medion Akoya Mini E1312 announced

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Medion has announced the launch of a "next-gen" netbook, the Akoya Mini E1312. Offering a 11.6-inch screen, the new netbook provides a high definition 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 16:9 display with ATI Radeon TM Xpress, 1250 graphics and an HDMI port.... >>

Packard Bell imedia desktops refreshed

Packard Bell imedia desktops refreshed

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Packard Bell's "imedia" desktops have been "refreshed" with a new design and features, aimed at those looking for a "fully featured and cost effective PC". The range is offered in various configurations and specs, including an Intel Core 2 Quad processor... >>

Packard Bell dot m/a AMD-powered netbook announced

Packard Bell dot m/a AMD-powered netbook announced

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Packard Bell has added the first AMD processor-based netbook to its dot range, for some reason naming it the "m/a". It's been launched as the more sensibly named Gateway LT3100 in other territories. Apparently showing PB's "deep conviction in the key... >>

Toshiba reveals summer Satellite laptop range

Toshiba reveals summer Satellite laptop range

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Toshiba has announced the launch of its Satellite consumer laptop series, giving a brief overview of four new models due to the UK this summer. Angled from the casual everyday user to those looking to manage and create their own multimedia, feature highlights... >>

Mio announces Litepad netbooks and notebooks

Mio announces Litepad netbooks and notebooks

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Mio, best known for its GPS devices, has launched a range of new notebooks and netbooks at Computex which all come with a built-in 3.5G modem, but luckily, this isn't the only interesting feature on offer. Mio has taken a leaf out of Apple's book and... >>

AMD demonstrates DirectX 11 graphics chip

AMD demonstrates DirectX 11 graphics chip

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One of the best things Microsoft ever did for PC gaming was the creation of DirectX. It unified a set of diverse and tricksy APIs into one package that gamers could download to make sure games worked on their hardware, so long as it was fast enough. DirectX... >>

AMD reveals three new Yukon notebooks

AMD reveals three new Yukon notebooks

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At a press conference during Computex, AMD displayed three new thin and light notebooks based on its Yukon platform from Gateway, BenQ and Medion. All three models were quite different and all had some unique features. The designs differ quite a lot from... >>

Intel hit with record EU fine for anti-competive practices

Intel hit with record EU fine for anti-competive practices

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Intel has been hit with record fines by the European Commission for anti-competitive practices. The chipmaker has been fined 1.06 billion euros, around £950 million, for bribing companies to use its products over those of rival AMD. Between 2002 and... >>

AMD to cut over 1000 jobs

AMD to cut over 1000 jobs

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It's not just Intel suffering in the economic slowdown, but rival AMD too. Advanced Micro Devices Inc will cut 1100 jobs and slash salaries as part of measures announced to try and see the company through a difficult period. Chairman Hector Ruiz and Chief... >>

Intel boss says netbooks only good for an hour

Intel boss says netbooks only good for an hour

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Intel, the company that makes the Atom processor that is present in a large majority of netbooks sold, has spoken out to criticise the small form factor. Stu Pann, vice president in the sales and marketing group at Intel, was quoted at a recent IT conference... >>

Intel rejects EU deadline in antitrust case

Intel rejects EU deadline in antitrust case

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It's been rumbling on for ages but now the antitrust case levelled at Intel by EU authorities has taken another twist. Intel is supposed to be answering accusations from way back in July that it slashed prices below cost and offered huge rebates in an... >>

HP launches TouchSmart tx2 tablet PC

HP launches TouchSmart tx2 tablet PC

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HP has announced the TouchSmart tx2 notebook PC, describing it as the first multi-touch enabled consumer notebook, featuring HP's TouchSmart technology and HP MediaSmart software. The TouchSmart tx2 features capacitive touch, which HP says means more... >>

Internet access more important than a car to Brits

Internet access more important than a car to Brits

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AMD-commissioned YouGov research into British notebook usage and connectivity reveals that 90% of 18-24-year-olds own a notebook with 73% saying that they "couldn’t live without" it. Britons apparently consider access to the Internet (67%) as more important... >>

AMD cuts 500 employees

AMD cuts 500 employees

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AMD has been hit hard by the economic downturn, and has now admitted that it is going to take the drastic step of cutting 500 employees. The company currently has a total staff of 15,500, but has not said where the job losses have been made. The news... >>

Intel asked for more time in EU lawsuit

Intel asked for more time in EU lawsuit

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Intel has appealed for more time in a EU lawsuit, which alleges that the chip maker paid a retailer to favour computers made with its technology. The chip manufacturer has asked the European Union's second highest court for more time to respond to allegations... >>

AMD engineer charged with stealing Intel trade secrets

AMD engineer charged with stealing Intel trade secrets

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A former Intel designer has been charged by the FBI in the US of stealing trade secrets. Massachusetts-based Biswahoman Pani, who left Intel to work for rival AMD, has been accused by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation of copying confidential Intel... >>

Alienware PCs get world's most powerful graphics card

Alienware PCs get world's most powerful graphics card

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Alienware is claiming it can deliver a new level of intensity for HD gaming by bringing the "world's most powerful graphics card" to its PCs. Alienware’s top end desktop machines now feature the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Graphics Card. Alienware claims... >>

AMD promises 8 and 12 core chips

AMD promises 8 and 12 core chips

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AMD is promising a new processor socket in 2010 as well as revealing plans for eight and 12 core chips.The new DDR3-compatible socket are likely to be eight core chips – a second revision of 45nm process architecture, says PC Plus.The eight core chip,... >>

AMD produces Puma laptop chips

AMD produces Puma laptop chips

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Intel has been gaining customers, especially from the ranks of UMPC manufacturers, for its Atom chip, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets are already being used in the development of 20 products, so AMD was in desperate need of a product that could compete.... >>

AMD targets Business with new PCs

AMD targets Business with new PCs

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AMD is trying to drag itself from the doldrums with a new line-up of PCs aimed at business users. The AMD Business Class desktop personal computers were designed with the help of big names in the computing industry including Dell; and are hoped will finally... >>

Official approval for miCARDs

Official approval for miCARDs

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A new memory card format developed by the Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute could see data storage capacity of around 2048GB.The new miCARD (Multiple Interface Card) format has just received approval from the MultiMediaCard Association.Before... >>

AMD launches site in Second Life

AMD launches site in Second Life

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AMD is the latest high-tech company to set up a site within Linden Lab's Second Life world. Rather than trying to sell items to Second Life avatars, AMD hopes to use its space, the AMD Dev Central Pavilion located on AMD Dev Central Island, to foster... >>

Yahoo acquires video editing site Jumpcut

Yahoo acquires video editing site Jumpcut

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Yahoo has acquired an web-based video editing site called Jumpcut in order to strengthen its Yahoo! Video offering. Jumpcut, which was launched just 6 months ago, gives web users the ability to edit their own content and other videos without downloading... >>

P2P software company LimeWire countersues recording industry body

P2P software company LimeWire countersues recording industry body

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In an unprecedented step, LimeWire’s owner has hit back at the RIAA by countersuing it for trying to control how music files are distributed. The P2P company alleges that the recording industry’s US trade body’s objective is “to destroy any online... >>

Dell to roll out AMD in desktop models

Dell to roll out AMD in desktop models

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Dell has announced it is extending its relationship with AMD, announce earlier in the year with a range of new desktop computers. Dell will launch Dimension desktop computers with AMD processors next month and will introduce a two-socket and multi-processor... >>

AMD and ATI announce merger

AMD and ATI announce merger

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Processor manufacturer AMD is in the process of acquiring graphics card specialist ATI for $5.4 billion, in a deal that they hope will close by the end of the year. After news of the merger was released, ATI's stock prices went through the roof, while... >>

AMD sues Intel over alleged monopoly abuses

AMD sues Intel over alleged monopoly abuses

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...Now here's a role reversal and a sign of AMD's continued success (ironically). Over at AMD's website the company has laid out its case for suing Intel in a suit files in Delaware but it boils down to Intel's general dominance of several markets across... >>

AMD launches new Athlon 64 FX-57 Single Core chip

AMD launches new Athlon 64 FX-57 Single Core chip

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Building on its ever-burgeoning sales and market profile and following the release of Turion for notebooks last week, AMD launched the FX 57 processor, aimed squarely at the hardcore overclocking and gaming market. Despite taking the name from an old... >>

AMD expands mobile lineup with Turion

AMD expands mobile lineup with Turion

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While we're still in transitional times where 32-bit software usage is by no means dead and gone just yet (though the big two chipmakers would love that). AMD needed an intermediate product below its mobile Athlon 64 to cut more friendly price points... >>