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SSD Manufacturer OCZ Preparing For Bankruptcy

"OCZ, a manufacturer of solid-state drives, says it will file for bankruptcy. This move is being forced by Hercules Technology Growth Capital, which had lent $30 million to OCZ under terms that were later breached.

AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta Driver for Windows

"AMD has released a new version of its Catalyst Beta graphics driver, the Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.4. The new driver will improve Crossfire scaling in the recently released Call of Duty: Ghosts game as well as fix some other issues seen in some other games and may fix the recently reported problems with some Radeon R9 290X and R9 290 graphics cards."

AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta Driver for Windows

"Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta8 Driver for Windows. Resolves intermittent crashes experienced with Battlefield 4 on Windows 8 based systems."

You can download the new Catalyst 13.11 Beta8 driver here.

Nanofluids keeping computers cool

"Cooling expert Zalman has just released a new product based around nanofluids. The Reserator 3 is the world’s first liquid cooler which does not just use water it apparently gets more high tech and uses refrigerant nanoparticles to the fluid. All this gets pumped around the cooler transporting the heat produced by a CPU to the radiator and fan where it is expelled..."

Nintendo Hijacks Ad Revenue From Fan-Created YouTube Playthroughs

The BBC reports that Nintendo is now using the content ID match feature in YouTube to identify screencap videos of people playing their games. They then take over the advertising that appears with the video, and thus the ad revenue.

Memory that never forgets: non-volatile DIMMs hit the market

"The server world still waits for DDR4, the next generation of dynamic memory, to be ready for prime time. In the meantime, a new set of memory boards from Viking is looking to squeeze more performance out of servers not by providing faster memory, but by making it safer to keep more in memory and less on disk or SSD. Viking Technology has begun supplying dual in-line memory modules that combine DDR3 dynamic memory with NAND flash memory to create non-volatile RAM for servers and storage arrays—modules that don't lose their memory when the systems they're in lose power or shut down..."

Biological computer created at Stanford

"In the foreseeable future, humans might carry microscopic natural computers inside their cells that could guard against disease and warn of toxic threats based on a Stanford research achievement. A team of engineers there has invented genetic transistors, completing a simple computer within a living cell, a major step forward in the emerging field of synthetic biology. The startling achievement, to be unveiled in Friday's issue of the journal Science, presages the day

AMD Catalyst 13.3 Windows Beta Driver

AMD Catalyst™ 13.3 Beta3 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta.

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 13.3 Beta3 Driver for Windows®

  • Resolves OpenGL application issues seen with the AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta2 driver

The AMD Catalyst™ 13.3 Beta3 Driver can be downloaded from the following link:

Piston Steam Box coming holidays 2013

"The Piston from Xi3, which has become known as the first “Steambox,” is now taking pre-orders for the Piston for delivery this holiday season. (The exact shipping date isn’t yet known.) The price is currently $899 for the base unit till March 17th when it will rise to $999.

Sorry to say it, but keyboard and mouse are losing the FPS market

"Considering that the PC is the platform that birthed both the first-person shooter and the MMO, many PC game fans are a bit perturbed that Activision and Bungie have yet to confirm a PC version of its recently unveiled FPS-meets-MMO Destiny. Bungie co-founder Jason Jones threw a bit more fuel on the fire of perceived PC gaming disrespect, though, by telling Destructoid that, in essence, Halo made keyboard and mouse controls obsolete: We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people.
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