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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... >>

9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012

9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012

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We love our gadgets, we all do, but as the competition continues to get tougher and tougher, companies have to make better and better gadgets to stay not just relevant, but in business.Here are nine companies that are going to find 2012 tough. Some will... >>

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... >>

We catch up with the Acer Ferrari One netbook

We catch up with the Acer Ferrari One netbook

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2009 may mean a lot of things to a lot of people but for Acer it's time to remind the world of its partnership with Ferrari by the launch of the annual motor car inspired laptop. This year sees the arrival of the Ferrari One, the first netbook to be handed... >>

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,... >>

Intel faces yet anothrer EU antitrust case

Intel faces yet anothrer EU antitrust case

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According to The Wall Street Journal, Intel could be facing yet another probe by EU authorities. European regulators are allegedly preparing to file new antitrust charges against Intel expanding a current probe into the chipmaker's marketing and sales... >>

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... >>

Newly-formed PC Gaming Alliance makes first public speech

Newly-formed PC Gaming Alliance makes first public speech

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The brand new "PC Gaming Alliance" has held its first press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, with the message that PC gaming is far from dead. The PC Gaming Alliance is an American non-profit organisation created "to drive... >>

EU charges Intel with market abuse

EU charges Intel with market abuse

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The result of a six year investigation, the European Commission today charged American company Intel with violating EU competition laws. The world's largest chip-maker is accused of breaking EU rules, excluding competitor AMD from the CPU market and abusing... >>

30% of UK companies not wiping data from discarded computers

30% of UK companies not wiping data from discarded computers

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Recent research carried out on behalf of computer manufacturer Lenovo, has revealed that as many as 30% of UK companies with more than 250 employees may have left data on PCs when they were sent for disposal or recycling. As well as the amount of discarded... >>

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.... >>

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... >>

Microsoft announces more clues in Vanishing Point puzzle game

Microsoft announces more clues in Vanishing Point puzzle game

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Think you're a puzzle solver? Microsoft and AMD have launched yet more clues in what they are calling the largest puzzle game in the world called “Vanishing Point”. Created to coincide with the launch of Windows Vista at the end of the month the top... >>