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Apple's new and improved MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

There was no Apple TV in sight, but Apple delivered exactly what everyone expected at today's Worldwide Developers Conference including fresh MacBooks and new versions of Mac OS X and iOS. The biggest surprise was a redesigned Apple MacBook Pro that is notably thinner and lighter, but has a super high-resolution display, faster quad-core processor and Nvidia's latest discrete graphics.

June 11, 2012

Gamers will benefit from iOS 5, iCloud

Apple's underutilized Game Center is getting an overhaul in iOS 5. iCloud and other features promise to enhance the iOS gaming experience. Is Apple doing enough to keep pace with other game platforms?

June 7, 2011 by

Mac games get a shot in the arm from iOS

With the advent of the Mac App Store, games which started their lives on iOS have been trickling on to the Mac. Ease of porting and a simple, Apple-managed distribution system built in to operating system make it a surefire way to attract new gamers.

April 8, 2011 by

Best 'bang for the buck' graphics cards

It seems that gamers are no longer willing to blow $500 on a graphics card. More and more of you wan to know what's the best graphics card you can buy on a limited budget. In this post I will look at the best graphics card you can buy in four different price brackets.

October 15, 2009 by

Fedora 8 due Nov 8, just weeks after opensuse 10.3, ubuntu 7.10

Even as new versions of opensuse and Ubuntu hit the web this month, a jazzed up Fedora 8 release is being prepped for availability on November 8.Fedora 8, now in final testing, features an online desktop, a new look-and-feel called Infinity, IcedTea, an open source Java environment based on openJDK, and a preview of Compiz Fusion, an advanced graphics friendly Windowing system that was released in August.

October 5, 2007 by

AMD goes 4x4

Yesterday AMD announced a completely new architecture aimed at PC gamers that allows two dual-core CPUs and two dual-GPU graphics cards to be combined. But is it a sign that they are playing catch up with Intel or is dual-core dual-processor the way forward?

June 2, 2006 by

ViewSonic VP201b

This high-end 20.1in. LCD gets an 'A' for design, features and adjustability, but its image quality falls just short for the price.

April 27, 2004 by

VisionTek Xtasy GeForce4 Ti 4600

This is a great card, providing lightning games performance, video handling facilities and multi-monitor support. Although it’s one of the most costly gaming cards around, it delivers enough performance not only for today's most demanding titles, but also for new games in the near future.

April 2, 2002 by

Nvidia's GeForce4: First tests

The GeForce4 gives gamers and 3D graphics professionals a huge boost over Nvidia's previous graphics processors, according to ZDNet benchmarks. A ZDNet UK News Focus

February 6, 2002 by

Hercules strikes 3D deal with ATI

Hercules, the European graphics card maker, and 3D chip company ATI announced a tie-up on Thursday that will give ATI's products greater visibility for European consumers, while giving Hercules the ability to manufacture its own graphics cards using ATI technology. The deal is a boost for ATI, which is locked in heated competition with rival chipmaker Nvidia in the 3D graphics business. ATI and Nvidia both make the graphics accelerators that are coveted by gamers, and are also used in most PCs and laptops. Under the partnership, Hercules and ATI plan to develop a range of graphics products for European consumers. Hercules will exclusively carry ATI's All-in-Wonder products, which combine graphics acceleration with PC-TV and digital video recording capabilities, in European retail and distribution channels. Hercules said it will incorporate ATI technology such as the Radeon 8500 chip into its 3D Prophet range. --Matthew Broersma, ZDNet UK

January 10, 2002 by

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