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BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

Another rather fabulous step towards total cross-platform compatibility has been made this week as the AMD AppZone Player is announced with full BlueStacks power under the hood. What you'll be doing here is working on your AMD-toting PC with an application called AMD AppZone Player - with this app you'll be able to play any and all AMD AppZone Android-based apps at your leisure. At the moment you'll not have direct access to the Google Play app store, but there's always a workaround.

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HP ENVY Phoenix m9 PC gets super-slim 11mm x2401 Full HD display pairing

HP ENVY Phoenix m9 PC gets super-slim 11mm x2401 Full HD display pairing

HP isn't all about new notebooks today; the company also has a meaty new ENVY desktop along with a super-skinny Full HD LCD display. The HP ENVY Phoenix h9 offers a choice of Intel Ivy Bridge processors and either AMD or NVIDIA graphics, with a choice of regular hard-drive or SSD storage, and an illuminated case which the company claims looks "armor-plated" but which we reckon has a touch of the fish gills about it.

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HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP has outed a new range of lightweight notbeooks, kicking off with the metal-clad HP ENVY m4 thin-and-light, and including the Sleekbook 14 and 15 for the mainstream. The ENVY m4 slots a choice of Intel Core i3/i5 processors inside its aluminum casing, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and a 1,366 x 768 display; HP tells us we can expect up to eight hours.

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HP Pavilion 20 AIO PC brings Windows 8 at $499

HP Pavilion 20 AIO PC brings Windows 8 at $499

If you want to get in on the Windows 8 universe with a lovely All-in-One but don't want to spend a pretty penny to get it, the HP Pavilion 20 All-in-One PC might be just the ticket for you. This machine includes a wireless keyboard and mouse in the box and will be appearing on the 23rd of October for just $499. And while that price shocks your mind, making you think that no high-class AIO could possible be that cheap, have a peek at its features here and now, starting with a choice of Intel or AMD processor right out of the box!

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Your next Samsung could learn to love your smile

Your next Samsung could learn to love your smile

Heterogeneous System Architecture might not be a phrase that trips off your tongue right now, but if AMD, TI and - in a quiet addition - Samsung have their way, you could be taking advantage of it to interact with the computers of tomorrow. AMD VP Phil Rogers, president of the HSA Foundation, filled his IFA keynote with futurology and waxing lyrical about how PCs, tablets and other gadgets will react to not only touch and gestures, but body language and eye contact, among other things. Check out the concept demo after the cut.

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AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

Top of the line gaming GPUs from the likes of AMD and NVIDIA may cost a pretty penny, but the price of the professional solutions that the companies offer will really make your eyes water. AMD has introduced the new $3,999 FirePro W9000 graphics card, with the company calling it the “world’s most powerful.” The GPU comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, can take advantage of 4 TFLOPS of single precision and a single TFLOP of double precision, and can shift a whopping 1.95 billion triangles per second.

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AMD snatches Apple processor expert

AMD snatches Apple processor expert

AMD has snapped up ex-Apple mobile processor expert Jim Keller, hoping the engineer can bring some Cupertino-style magic to its future performance and low-power processors. Keller worked at Apple-acquired P.A. Semi as VP of design, moving to take up the reins as Apple's director of platform architecture, where he was responsible for the Apple Ax series of chips powering the iPad, iPhone and Apple TV.

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