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The fastest, smallest enthusiast AIB ever, AMD’s R9 Nano

August 27th 2015

AMD says the new R9 Nano is the fastest Mini ITX graphics card ever designed to drive 4K gaming in the living room and can do it because of ultra-quiet, ultra-compact PC designs. We first saw the AIB at E3 in June, and we’ve been waiting for it ever since.

The R9 Nano graphics card is based on the graphics chip codenamed “Fiji”, and is the third “Fiji”-based product to launch this summer alongside the AMD Radeon R9 Fury and R9 Fury X. READ MORE on the AMD NANO

How virtual is

Techwatch August 25th 2015

AR lets you move; VR is restricted because you can’t see the real world and so you bump into things. Sitting still in a planetarium or movie is not VR just because things are in 3D, or offer a 180-degree FOV (field of vision). To be VR it has to be interactive. And yet, the VR we have today is only interactive via an avatar. However, the Oculus Half Moon Touch system, Magic Leap’s system, and startup Usens’ Impression Pi (see story, page 11) offer the potential to allow people to interact more naturally in a

Nvidia’s Intel-based IGP

(from JPR) If you asked any of the executives at Nvidia if they were planning to offer an IGP three years ago, they would have said something like, no way, Who’d want to be in that low margin business? We have way too many other things to do, etc. Click here to read this news article

Bad Box Office? Blame ‘Halo’

from Advertising Age (adage.com) The joystick has brought Ben Stiller nothing but sorrow. Total industry ticket sales were only $80 million for the Oct. 5 weekend the film opened, a whopping 27% below the same weekend the year before, according to research firm Media by Numbers. That’s the industry’s worst Read the complete article

Leopard, Apple’s new operating system, broadens Macs’ reach

Apple Inc.‘s next-generation operating system, Mac OS X “Leopard,” will be available Oct. 26 for $129, and Apple’s online store is taking pre-orders, the company said Tuesday. Leopard was originally due in June, but Apple said in April that it needed to divert resources so it could launch the much-anticipated Read the complete article

iPhone owner sues Apple for $1 million

SAN JOSE, California (AP)—A New York woman is so angry at Apple Inc. for lopping $200 off the price of the iPhone that she’s filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages. Speaking of affordable prices. Apple has found itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit after a woman Read the complete article

Microsoft has new Zune music players to take on iPods

Microsoft Corp. is introducing a series of Zune digital media players that for the first time will compete with the most popular iPod, the Nano. Microsoft, which rolled out its first portable player, the 30-GB Zune, last year, is extending the line with an 80-GB Zune. In the latest stab Read the complete article