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After years of turmoil, Advanced Micro Devices is finally taking a breather. A brief one, but a breather nonetheless. With the tables turning somewhat, AMD has recently seen Intel admitting to chip delays and staring at an imposing $1.45 billion fine from the EU over anti-competitive practices against it. That, combined with the recent divestiture of its manufacturing business, is giving the 40-year old chip maker a new lease on life, or at least a new attitude.The company's chief executive, Dirk Meyer, recently opened up in an interview over at The New York Times, noting that "things feel very... Read more...
Online video games are serious business, with millions playing games around the world. Usually the pwning occurs in the virtual world, but sometimes as in this case, the line gets blurred and it crosses into the real world.It all started when two clans - the Coo-clocks, made up of mostly students, and the so-called Platanium with more experienced gamers of over thirty - started fighting to wipe out each other on screen.   33-year-old Albert used to spend hours in front of his computer. On the web he had his own clan and a dozen of warriors. Just days before the New Year in a virtual battle... Read more...
Microsoft has set its sites on YouTube's pie, using its new Soapbox service to carve a slice. Like other video services, users will be able comment on, and rate videos, as well as create RSS feeds and share links. Video size is limited to 100MB, though there are no limits on video length. "Unlike YouTube, Soapbox will have no advertisements, but Bennett said Microsoft can monetize the video by showing it on the main MSN Video site or by creating a "viral video hub." Bennett also showed off a "visualizer" video search tool for MSN... Read more...