AMD Offers a Sneak Peek at the HD 7990 and AMD Sky Series, Uber Graphics and the Clouds…

The Game Developers Conference 2013 was the scene, a tech savvy backdrop for AMD to reveal their latest pixel pushing technology. While AMD had a large presence behind the scenes they somehow managed to avoid the spotlight.

Only willing to give the tech hungry audience a sneak peak at upcoming technology AMD kept the audience hanging in suspense. As a part of their tech sneak peek AMD previewed two up and coming technologies,; the long awaited HD 7990 dual GPU uber video card and the brand new Radeon Sky family of video cards for the clouds.

Also included for your viewing pleasure is the HD 7990 Battlefield 4 demonstration video taken at the GDC.

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Firefox OdinMonkey and Native Assembly JavaScript, High-speed Java Monkey Business in the Battle of the Browsers…

The Browser Wars reignite this week with the announcement of OdinMonkey for Firefox, a new plug-in that brings high speed native assembly code to JavaScript.

JavaScript, the language behind the internet is going native. In the world of programming there is nothing faster native assembly language, the language that the chips themselves speak. Now Java is leaning to speak assembly thanks to Firefox.

Due for release in June as part of Firefox 22 OdinMonkey and asm.js optimized code may just accelerate Java to near native assembly speeds, while maintaining compatibility and portability, the holy trinity of code.

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President Obama and the Alien Videos…

Recently a number of highly unusual videos have appeared on YouTube, video’s that many suggest President Obama is surrounded by aliens.

The most recent footaparanoid androidge was captured during the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), March 2012. This meeting of many of the greatest minds from both nations has also spawned some very unusual footage.

Captured within the footage of the conference are two very strange individuals. Presented for your viewing pleasure are our 3 favourite Obama Alien videos. Two videos capture two rather strange individuals working for the President while the last video captures Obama himself seeming to disappear. As always watch the videos and you decide, something highly unusual or overly vivid imaginations.

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Google to Join the SmartWatch Revolution…

Google is in fact intent on covering our entire bodies with Android devices; glasses, shoes and now wrist watches. Rumoured to be preparing to join the SmartWatch revolution Google has the technology but do they have the desire?

The rumours appear to have begun with a story run by the Financial Times,  discussing the burgeoning SmartWatch market and the numerous new Google devices targeting various body parts FT seems to have put two and two together. Supporting evidence supplied via a number of Google patents relating to wearable computing,

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Luke’s Change, an Inside Job or a Conspiracy Theory in a Galaxy Far Far Away…

Presented for your viewing pleasure on Highpants tonight is a video that manages to poke fun at conspiracy theories while paying homage to a sci-fi classic. Tongue in cheek from start to finish if Luke’s Change doesn’t put a smile on your dial it’s time to check your pulse.

A highly polished video mashup of Loose Change and Star Wars, Luke’s Change, an Inside Job would have us question the reality that is Star Wars. What really happened on the day the Death Star exploded? How did Luke make the impossible shot? With a simple twist of perception the events of the Star Wars story becomes a little fuzzier. Explore unusual family connections, questionable motivations and shady business deals in this 7 minute exposé.

Luke’s Change, a really very clever idea well executed, like peanut butter and jam it just works.

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Samsung to Launch Galaxy SmartWatch…

The SmartWatch a gadget dream that has been waiting for technology to catch up with our imaginations. Wanting to extend the Galaxy brand to wrists all over the world Samsung is putting its hand up and joining the SmartWatch revolution.

Samsung’s mobile vice president Lee Young spilt the beans to Bloomberg during an interview recently. While Young was light on details he was serious in intent. “We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long,” said Lee Young Hee, “We are working very hard to get ready for it.  We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them.”

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LG Reveals Rumoured Next Generation Nexus. Nexus 5: A Good Day to Phone Harder…

Like a classic Hollywood blockbuster following on from a legend can sometimes be difficult. Many have said that the Nexus brand peaked with the third generation, the Samsung Nexus. While the LG Nexus 4 was technically a great phone many supply issues hampered sales. Now Google is back, keen to bring the Nexus name back into the limelight, for all of the right reasons.

Google is rumoured to be working with a number of manufacturers at the moment in order to bring the Nexus 5 to life, and yes LG is once again amongst the manufacturers being consulted. Internally the phone has been given the designation ‘Megalodon’, everyone else will call it Nexus 5, A Good Day To Phone Harder.

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The 4K Content Revolution Will Be Won with Fibre…

Providing content to the next generation 4K ultra high resolution TV’s is shaping up to be the next theater of war in the battle for our living rooms. While the 4K Televisions themselves are still not common clever internet based video streaming services have already seen the potential.

During an interview with The Verge Neil Hunt Netflix Chief Product Officer discussed his company’s interest in providing 4K content to these high tech wonders. His optimism was tempered with reality when the discussion turned to bandwidth requirements. Bandwidth is the limiting factor at the moment with 4K streams requiring 35Mb of bandwidth to keep playback smooth.

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The Digitizer, the Desktop 3D Scanner from MakerBot…

MakerBot, makers of 3D printers for the masses has once again broken new ground, showcasing a prototype desktop 3D scanner, the Digitizer. A new way to create the increasingly important 3D model, now 3D models can be created in minutes ready to print.

MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis made an impression in Austin Texas; he’s making a habit of it. SXSW 2009 Bre presented the groundbreaking 3D Printer Cupcake, followed last year by the amazing Replicator 2 range of 3D printers. This year Bre was on form once more stunning the crowd with the Digitizer.

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Age of Empires II Returns With a HD Reboot, Missing Time Now Has a New Explanation…

Empire building has never been as much fun as it was with Age of Empires II, an all time classic RTS (Real Time Strategy) game. This classic RTS is now receiving a reboot, as is the fashion at the moment.

Microsoft have given the aging strategy game a high definition make over and will soon be releasing the updated game exclusively through Steam. From April 9 AOE II HD will be available for the bargain basement price of $20. Gamers who jump on-board early and pre-order now will receive the game 5 days early along with a 10% discount, while ordering a four pack with 3 friends will save gamers 25%.

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