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NVIDIA announces GeForce GTX 770 for under $400, says it's faster than last year's GTX 680

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It probably won't come as a huge surprise, given the GTX 780's appearance last week, but today's launch of the GTX 770 nevertheless brings us a very interesting product. The card is claimed to be about five percent faster than last year's much more expensive flagship, the GTX 680,...
NVIDIA announces GeForce GTX 770 for under $400, says it's faster than last year's GTX 680

Red details Scarlet upgrades and trade-ins: $9,500 for Full Epic-X or Scarlet Dragon

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If you're pining for a Dragon Sensor but don't have an Epic-M or Epic-X in your collection, you might be in luck: Red just detailed an upgrade and trade-in path for owners of its entry-level Scarlet camera. By plunking down $9,500 and trading-in your Scarlet, you'll nab a Full...
Red details Scarlet upgrades and trade-ins: $9,500 for Full Epic-X or Scarlet Dragon

New WebKit builds offer scrolling relief for retina MacBook Pros

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Retina MacBook Pro owners who have been frustrated at slow Safari performance may find some relief in the recent WebKit nightly builds. The discovery was originally dug up by a MacRumors forum post and tested by AnandTech on Tuesday, showing a significant increase in frame rates when scrolling through certain sites,...
New WebKit builds offer scrolling relief for retina MacBook Pros
Peter Jackson's 48fps version of The Hobbit screening at 450 theaters in North America

Pirates Debut Super-Smooth Video Torrents

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Frame rate is a term used to describe the frequency that a device is able to capture or replay consecutive images required for the creation of moving video. If each image was played back, say, once per second, the viewer would see a series of static images, but by presenting...
Pirates Debut Super-Smooth Video Torrents
Geocentric App Developers Compare Apple's MapKit and Google Maps SDK
Ultra High Definition TV: 8K standard gets approved for insane picture quality

Canon ups digital convergence ante with 4K EOS-1D C and EOS C500

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With the back and forth between Nikon and Canon models for title of DSLR king, it is easy to forget Canon’s strong heritage in high-end video — which it is now bringing to bear on its digital convergence offerings. Canon is upgrading its Cinema line of pro digital video cameras...
Canon ups digital convergence ante with 4K EOS-1D C and EOS C500

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to receive the Dolby Atmos treatment

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The CinemaCon crowd may not have been keen on 48fps footage of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but we defy anyone to say they don't want the best sound possible. A select few will get just that, as Dolby and Peter Jackson's own Park Road Post Production have announced...
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to receive the Dolby Atmos treatment
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3rd Generation iPad Reviews: Retina Display Looks Great and LTE Speeds Impressive

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The embargo has lifted on the reviews for the 3rd Generation iPad, and they are starting to trickle out. Here is a summary of some of the prominent reviews: Macworld Video Review - Text in most apps will automatically take advantage of Retina display, though with some exceptions (Kindle App)...
3rd Generation iPad Reviews: Retina Display Looks Great and LTE Speeds Impressive
Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is a middling return to Middle-earth

Microsoft digs deep into Windows 8's hardware graphics boost, says fast just isn't slick enough

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While Microsoft has been exploring the sensory experiences that will go into Windows 8, like sight and touch, there's only one thing that many enthusiasts care about: speed. To their delight, Redmond has just devoted one of its pre-release blog posts to showing just how much faster its hardware...
Microsoft digs deep into Windows 8's hardware graphics boost, says fast just isn't slick enough

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 review roundup: (usually) worth the one grand

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Now that NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 is shipping through some vendors, gamers have been wondering if it's worth the wallet-busting $999 to get those higher frame rates. Surprisingly, the answer is "yes." As AnandTech notes, the GTX 690 is often almost as fast or faster than a pair of...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 review roundup: (usually) worth the one grand

Dark Souls: Mizayaki on the PC version, console DLC and modding

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Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki discusses the extra content in the forthcoming PC version, plus the likelihood of a console update, whether there will be modding support and moreOn August 24, PC gamers will get to experience one of last year's finest – and toughest – console releases: From Software's...
Dark Souls: Mizayaki on the PC version, console DLC and modding
Looxcie's Lifecasting Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta With Nifty Facebook Integration In Tow
Developers give in-depth look at Google Maps iOS SDK vs Apple's MapKit

Panasonic video reveals Lumix GH3 Micro Four Thirds camera: 16MP, magnesium alloy, 60p video

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Though the GH3 has yet to be formally introduced to the world, a video has just appeared on an official Panasonic YouTube channel that has either been posted accidentally or is deliberately intended to build hype in the run-up to Photokina. It mainly shows off the GH3 in a...
Panasonic video reveals Lumix GH3 Micro Four Thirds camera: 16MP, magnesium alloy, 60p video

AMD intros Radeon HD 7790 graphics card for $149, promises cooler and quieter 1080p gaming

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We were half expecting AMD's next graphics card to be some sort of supercomputing colossus, given all the buzz around NVIDIA's GTX Titan. As it turns out, though, we're looking at something more subtle and just slightly more affordable: the new Radeon HD 7790. It slots into a cosy...
AMD intros Radeon HD 7790 graphics card for $149, promises cooler and quieter 1080p gaming
Why did Peter Jackson shoot 'The Hobbit' at 48fps?

Peter Jackson unfazed by 'Hobbit' footage pushback, but will stick to 24 fps for trailers

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Calm down, cinema-goers. It just takes time to "settle in" to the strange new ultra-realistic world of high frame-rates, according to Peter Jackson, who's been responding to audience's rather strong panning of 48fps rough cuts from his upcoming 3D epic, Hobbit. Viewers' main beefs were the surprising appearance of...
Peter Jackson unfazed by 'Hobbit' footage pushback, but will stick to 24 fps for trailers

iPad 3 rumor round-up: March release, Retina display, iOS 5.1, and a bigger battery

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It’s been quite a week for Apple leaks: First, confirmation that the big-screen Apple iTV is being tested and prepared for deployment — and now, if “sources” are to be believed, it appears that the iPad 3 will arrive in as little as three weeks. Apple will hold a special...
iPad 3 rumor round-up: March release, Retina display, iOS 5.1, and a bigger battery

Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 review: Sturdy and so-so

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The Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 is a solidly built 14-inch all-purpose laptop, but it looks positively monstrous next to the Ultrabooks and ultraportables on the market today. This 14-inch laptop measures a whopping 1.2 inches thick and weighs almost 5.2 pounds with accessories, which makes it sort of a drag...
Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 review: Sturdy and so-so

PSA: Real LCD HDTV refresh rates are getting harder to find behind marketing fluff

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Electronics makers love a spec they can get behind and make the center point of their marketing efforts -- no matter how useless it is as a comparison. The undisputed be all arms race HDTV metric for the past few years, LCD refresh rates, has recently become even muddier...
PSA: Real LCD HDTV refresh rates are getting harder to find behind marketing fluff

Peter Jackson's 48 fps version of The Hobbit said to be a 'limited release' only

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All told, we can't deny Peter Jackson's caused some madness since announcing the scheme to shoot his upcoming Hobbit film at a high frame-rate, rather than sticking with the more common 24 fps, Hollywood-style method. Regardless, rumor now has it Warner Bros. is supposedly planning a "limited release" of...
Peter Jackson's 48 fps version of The Hobbit said to be a 'limited release' only

Why movies are moving from 24 to 48 fps

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Just as talkies replaced the silent film, and color has become the norm for feature films, avant garde, influential directors including Peter Jackson and James Cameron are determined to make high-frame-rate films, along with 3D, the next big thing in movies. Their crusade took a bit of a step sideways...
Why movies are moving from 24 to 48 fps
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