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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics hit MAINGEAR custom PCs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics hit MAINGEAR custom PCs

This week the folks at MAINGEAR have let it be known that they're bringing on the NVIDIA Kepler excellence with the GeForce GTX Ti graphics solution to their line of custom built PCs. You'll be able to work NVIDIA GeForce architecture for fabulous graphics here with MAINGEAR without dropping tons of cash, both companies aims here being a "sweet spot" for affordability, performance, and power efficiency. In addition to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti coming to the MAINGEAR custom desktop lineup, the whole NVIDIA Kepler family will be joining the party as well - immediately if not soon!

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Samsung “icon theft” images shown by Apple

Samsung “icon theft” images shown by Apple

This month the epic court war of Apple vs Samsung is taking place and the newest battle is in: Apple is presenting a set of slides which accuse Samsung of straight up copying their designs for mobile device icons. In each of the following slides (included in this post) you'll find Apple's presentation (via CNET) to be quite convincing in some areas and perhaps a bit of a reach in others. It's all up to your own senses, of course, until the jury is able to reach a conclusion of their own in this massive and multi-faceted case.

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ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

The international versions of the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy S III all make use of an Exynos processor paired with a Mali-400 GPU, which has proven to be quite a champ in the performance department. Now ARM has unveiled its second-generation of graphics, the Mali-T600 GPU. ARM says that the T600 series has been fine tuned for smartphones, tablet, and smart TVs, with variants ranging from quad- to octo-core.

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Microsoft extols virtues of Windows 8 graphics performance

Microsoft extols virtues of Windows 8 graphics performance

Keeping everything nice and smooth on operating systems can be a bit of a challenge thanks to the differing hardware used across systems, but Microsoft has pledged to keep everything speedy in Windows 8. Taking to the MSDN blog, a lengthy post details how the company is taking advantage of hardware acceleration to ensure a steady frame rate of 60fps while keeping any graphical glitches and anomalies low.

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MSI revamps graphics of GT70 gaming notebooks

MSI revamps graphics of GT70 gaming notebooks

MSI's GT70 gaming notebooks were recently launched with Intel's latest Ivy Bridge chips and now the company has revamped the notebooks once again, upgrading the graphics card. Whereas the GT70 previously sported the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M discrete graphics card, it now features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M for an even more advanced gaming and multimedia experience.

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Adobe draws ire for paid Photoshop security update

Adobe draws ire for paid Photoshop security update

The Adobe Creative Suite receives regular updates from its creator, like most commercial software, and most of the time it's simple enhancements or security fixes. Updates are free with the purchase of the software and typically last for years after the software goes off of retail shelves. So when Adobe posted a security warning for Photoshop CS5 and proposed upgrading to the brand new CS6 as the only solution, they didn't win any friends from those who don't feel the need to buy brand new software.

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Maingear to offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

Maingear to offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 690 on Monday, a graphics card that houses two Kepler cores on one single card. It certainly looked very flashy, with lots of chromium-plated aluminium spread across the GPU in order to keep everything cool along with the card’s fan. It commands a pretty penny too: $999. So who’s the first company crazy enough to fit one of these cards into their system? Maingear, of course.

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Acer Ivy Bridge lineup brings all shapes and prices

Acer Ivy Bridge lineup brings all shapes and prices

The folks at Acer are wasting no time at all pushing out several desktop model computers with Intel's newly announced 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors otherwise known as Ivy Bridge. Included in this lineup are several additions to Acer's Predator AG3620 desktop line as well as Gateway DX4860-UR14P. You're about to see power contained in no less than the most wild looking factory-made setups in the history of desktop - believe it!

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NVIDIA teases dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA teases dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA has posted a cryptic image on its Facebook page recently to tease what is likely the upcoming GeForce GTX 690 dual-chip GPU. The dark image doesn't reveal much except the company's logo on what appears to be a graphics card and the words "It's coming." However, traces of what resemble two sets of heatsinks suggest that it is definitely a high-end model.

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Why it took holographic Tupac to put the dead on tour

Why it took holographic Tupac to put the dead on tour

This week the web is buzzing with news that Tupac Shakur's return to this world as a holographic computer-generated image at Coachella may have changed the way we think of the art of representing the dead for entertainment. If Tupac, aka 2-Pac or Machiavelli as he so referred to himself on stage this week, can return to our plane of existence as a ghost in the machine, what's stopping the rest of our heros from becoming the living dead as well? Absolutely nothing, that's what.

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Apple iPad A5X processor confirmed: 4x the performance of Tegra 3

Apple iPad A5X processor confirmed: 4x the performance of Tegra 3

As if all the rumors and leaks weren't all but a sure sign today on stage Tim Cook has officially confirmed the dual-core Apple A5X processor inside the new iPad. While the tablet is still dual-core the X in the name stands for quad-core graphics. Mentioning that we don't need high power usage quad-core processors when we have a dual-core A5 that is excellent, and has now been improved. Then his focus turned to NVIDIA and their Tegra 3 quad-core processor that has seen so much hype as of late. Read on below for his thoughts on the new A5X.

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Wacom launches Intuos5 graphics tablet with multi-touch

Wacom launches Intuos5 graphics tablet with multi-touch

Wacom has announced the Intuos5, its next-gen graphics tablet that offers a precise pressure- and tilt-sensitive stylus with the addition of multi-touch gestures support. Wireless connectivity is also available for the Intuos5 as an option. The graphics tablet is aimed at design professionals, photographers, and artists who want to take their digital creations to the next level.

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