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Windows 7 KB3004394 Update Causes Driver Issues For Many

Overnight we got word from AMD that a recent Microsoft Windows update has been causing video card driver installation failures. Gamers have been telling us that they are having issues installing AMD’s recently released Catalyst Omega driver and it looks like the driver was to be blamed. AMD has been looking into the issue and …more

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Amazon Beats Out Netflix For Golden Globe Nominations!

Netflix and Amazon will face off for a Golden Globe! The nominations for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced and Netflix has received seven nominations and Amazon has received two. The nominations are seen as a huge victory for Amazon, which received its first major award nominations ever for its first series, …more

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Pirate Bay

Pirate Bay – Plundered Again

The much maligned and troubled yet popular bit-torrent web site The Pirate Bay has once again been shut down after a raid by Swedish authorities. Police seized servers in Stockholm after a complaint was filed by the Rights Alliance, a group targeting Internet crime. The investigated which had been ongoing “for years” led to the …more

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Rosetta Comet

Did Earth’s Water Originate From An Asteroid?

The water vapor analysis from trail of the comet being observed by the Rosetta spacecraft indicates that comets couldn’t have been the source of the water found on Earth today. It suggests that water was likely delivered by asteroids instead eons ago. The conclusion is based on the molecular study on the two types of …more

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iPod Classic

Remember That Old iPod You Threw Away?

It could be worth big bucks. Like fashion, electronics tend to come back popularity long after they’ve been discontinued and can end up costing substantially more than they sold for when they were new. Such is the case with the iPod Classic which many have ditched long ago for one of the several svelte new …more

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Soarigami Could End Armrest Fights on Airplanes!

Can a small plastic divider called Soarigami end the battle for the ever so important armrest on airplanes? Soarigami is said to make flying a little more comfortable in early 2015 when the device will be made available for about $30. The creators found inspiration from a simple origami airplane and are hopeful that it …more

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Ralph Bae

Father of Video Games, Ralph H. Baer, Passes Away at 92

Ralph H. Baer passed away over the weekend from an unknown cause at the young age of 92. His death was confirmed by his family. If you’ve ever played video games and enjoyed it, you need to thank Ralph Baer (Wikipedia). He was known as “The Father of Video Games”. In the late 1960s, Baer …more

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Samsung Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR Coming To AT&T On December 12th For $199

AT&T has become the first carrier to offer the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition over-the-head virtual video and gaming device! The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is powered by the Galaxy Note 4, which easily locks in to the headset with a microUSB connection, to generate both the content and provide battery life. The Galaxy …more

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DAWN ENGINE

Eidos Announces New Game Engine Called Dawn Engine

Eidos Today announced the ‘Dawn Engine’, a new, state of the art game engine that will be the cornerstone to the development of the Deus Ex Universe projects at the studio. The Dawn Engine appears to be based on a heavily modified version of IO Interactive’s Glacier 2 engine that was used for game titles …more

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AMD Video Helps Explain Pixels and Screen Resolution!

AMD Video Helps Explain Pixels and Screen Resolution!

Gamers often talk about pixels and resolutions, but do you really know what the terms mean? AMD knows that the terms “Pixel” and “Resolution” are part of everyday language, but also understands that not everyone knows what a pixel is and how it relates to their screen resolution. AMD has released a tutorial video that goes …more

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Steady Improvements to Dolphin Emulator Open More Games from Nintendo to Android Devices, PCs

Dolphin, the sole Nintendo GameCube and Wii emulator for PCs and more recently Android, has seen a dramatic improvement to its capabilities this past year. The achievements of the talented programmers who devote their time on the side to work on Dolphin’s open source development have been summarized in monthly Dolphin Progress Reports for the …more

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NVIDIA SHIELD Cyber Monday Bundle

NVIDIA SHIELD Cyber Monday Bundle Deals Live

NVIDIA just let us know they they have two exciting Cyber Monday bundles for its SHIELD family of gaming devices – SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Portable. Here are the overall details of the Cyber Monday deal that is valid from Dec. 1, 2014 at 12:01am PST and last until 11:59pm PST. Buy the 32 GB LTE SHIELD tablet, get a free SHIELD controller, Green Box …more

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Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo Concept

Chevrolet Unveils Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept in LA

In 1962 when race car drivers Jim Hall and Hap Sharp founded Chaparral Cars, not many could have guessed their impact on the racing and consumer auto markets.  Chaparral Cars were known for their pioneering applications of aerodynamics that are now common in performance automobiles.  Not only did Chaparral Cars help to advance the science …more

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Samsung FreeSync Display

Samsung AMD FreeSync Supporting Displays Coming in 2015

AMD today announced the consumer electronic industry’s first-ever ultra-high-definition monitors to feature FreeSync technology. FreeSync enables dynamic refresh rates synchronized to the frame rate of AMD Radeon graphics cards and APUs to reduce input latency and reduce or eliminate visual defects during gaming and video playback. Samsung plans to launch the screen synching technology in …more

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