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Apple's New A6X iPad Chip Adopts PowerVR SGX 554MP4 Graphics

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AnandTech reports on an examination of the A6X chip found in the fourth-generation iPad. The work, performed by Kishonti Informatics, reveals that Apple has adopted Imagination Technologies' quad-core PowerVR SGX 554MP4 graphics in the new chip.The A6X retains the 128-bit wide memory interface of the A5X (and it keeps the...
Apple's New A6X iPad Chip Adopts PowerVR SGX 554MP4 Graphics

"HTML5" versus Flash: Animation Benchmarking

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"HTML5" versus Flash: Animation Benchmarking 22 March 2010 36 comments I've written before about why you shouldn't let your current toolset dictate what it is you create and I still firmly hold to that mantra. Some of my more recent work has revolved heavily around animation (real-time, interactive motion graphics, to be...
"HTML5" versus Flash: Animation Benchmarking

New Color e-Book Technology Nears Release

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E-book readers have one thing in common — at least the ones not using LCD screens — they all display in black and white. The E-ink technology that is widely used in e-readers doesn’t do video either, something considered a drawback by many who watch the space. What E-ink screens...
New Color e-Book Technology Nears Release

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

Will You Buy An Xbox One Or PlayStation 4? [POLL]

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Microsoft just revealed their new weapon in what will be the newest next gen console wars, the Xbox One. Already, discussion threads asking "will you buy Xbox One or PS4?" are popping up in gaming forums around the internet.  This is an old debate that goes back as long as competing gaming...
Will You Buy An Xbox One Or PlayStation 4? [POLL]

Surface Pro vs. PC gaming: We torture test the tablet's gaming prowess

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Microsoft is marketing its Surface Pro tablet as a productivity machine, but I'm a hopelessly addicted PC gamer, and have less, well, conventional plans for the hardware. Recent Internet hubbub says Surface Pro holds its own as a gaming device, so I had to validate the claims for myself....
Surface Pro vs. PC gaming: We torture test the tablet's gaming prowess
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NVIDIA: there's nothing 'Ultra' about Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks unless you add Kepler

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This is a vaguely awkward message for NVIDIA to be putting out. On one hand, the company is best buddies with Intel and is hoping to see its next-gen GPUs bundled with a large portion of the Ivy Bridge notebooks that will ship this year. But to reach that...
NVIDIA: there's nothing 'Ultra' about Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks unless you add Kepler

AMD Trinity laptop review roundup: beats Ivy Bridge on gaming, but CPU lets the herd down

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If you've been following AMD's game plan over the last couple of years, then you probably won't be totally shocked by what follows. That said, reviewers' verdicts of the new high-end Trinity laptop APU, the 2.3GHz quad-core A10-4600M, do include some dizzying highs and despairing lows, which are still...
AMD Trinity laptop review roundup: beats Ivy Bridge on gaming, but CPU lets the herd down

Air Display update turns new iPads into 2048x1536 monitors

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Avatron has just detailed that its Air Display app ($10, iTunes) will be updated to support the new iPad's 2048x1536 resolution for its wireless secondary display technique. The update process did encounter challenges, however, as adding four times more pixels slowed frame rates. While resolving this problem, the Avatron programmers...
Air Display update turns new iPads into 2048x1536 monitors

How to buy the best laptop in the age of Windows 8

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Laptops used to be simple. Almost all of them had a clamshell design, with a display that folded onto the keyboard. You picked the laptop you needed based on factors like price, weight, and performance. But it's different today: New form factors, different operating systems, and disparate user needs...
How to buy the best laptop in the age of Windows 8

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

YouTube And The Olympics: 231M Video Streams And Up To 500K Concurrent Viewers

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The less said about the quality of NBC’s Olympics coverage in the U.S., the better, but in terms of the quantity of live and recorded Olympics video streamed this year, the partnership between NBC and YouTube clearly worked out well. Even by YouTube’s standards, live streaming the Olympics for NBC...
YouTube And The Olympics: 231M Video Streams And Up To 500K Concurrent Viewers

Some 15" Retina MacBook Pro users complain of graphics issues after EFI update

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A number of MacBook Pro with Retina display owners are experiencing noticeable drops in graphics and processor performance after having updated their machines to the latest EFI version, such as drastically clipped frame rates when running graphics-intensive programs....
Some 15" Retina MacBook Pro users complain of graphics issues after EFI update

Peter Jackson stands by new film format despite Hobbit preview doubts

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The Hobbit director will not abandon 48 frames per second despite criticisms that format looks like 'daytime television'Peter Jackson says he will not abandon his quest to bring higher frame rates to cinemas after preview footage from The Hobbit met with a mixed reaction from audiences last week.Footage from the...
Peter Jackson stands by new film format despite Hobbit preview doubts
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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

Ten Days After Private Beta Launch, Snapchat Officially Brings Video To Android

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It was just ten days ago that Snapchat launched a private beta version of its Android app, updated to include the video capture feature we’ve come to enjoy on iOS. Today, however, the company has turned it around, making the Snapchat with video application officially available in the Google Play....
Ten Days After Private Beta Launch, Snapchat Officially Brings Video To Android

A new era of GPU benchmarking: Inside the second with Nvidia's frame capture tools

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This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can view the original story here. We've come a long way since our initial Inside the second article. That's where we first advocated for testing real-time graphics and gaming performance by considering the time required...
A new era of GPU benchmarking: Inside the second with Nvidia's frame capture tools
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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

Apple issues second update to Final Cut Pro X to appease video pros (Updated)

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Apple has issued another update to its video editing software Final Cut Pro X, which the company describes as "significant" despite the relatively minor version number bump (v.10.0.3). The three major features that Apple is touting as part of this update are multicam editing capabilities, advanced chroma keying, and...
Apple issues second update to Final Cut Pro X to appease video pros (Updated)
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OpenCL mod for the Kindle Fire HD reveals untapped graphics potential (hands-on video)

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As neat as the Kindle Fire HD already is, just a few dinky tweaks could turn it into so much more -- a platform for true physics-based gaming, for example, or even for surprisingly fast photo manipulation. How come? Because both the 8.9-inch and 7-inch versions of the Android-based...
OpenCL mod for the Kindle Fire HD reveals untapped graphics potential (hands-on video)

Android this week: Galaxy Tab 3 with Atom; HTC One goes stock; first Xperia ZL look

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Completely opposite from the prior week, there was plenty of Android hardware news over the past seven days. We’ve been hearing rumors and seeing benchmarks of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 slate running on an Intel Atom chip and this week brought more unofficial confirmations. This will mark a big...
Android this week: Galaxy Tab 3 with Atom; HTC One goes stock; first Xperia ZL look

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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