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Oxford Dictionary's Word of 2012: GIF

File format beats 'YOLO,' 'superstorm'

(Newser) - The GIF file type for simple animations has been around since the '80s but only now has the Oxford Dictionary decided to make it its American word of the year. GIF—which stands for "graphic interchange format"—"celebrated a lexical milestone in 2012, gaining traction as... More »

Chipmakers Get Graphic in 'Battle Royal' for Future

Intel, Nvidia and AMD jockey over advanced imagery for PCs

(Newser) - Three Silicon Valley companies are jockeying to plot the future course for chips that create the most realistic computer graphics, the Wall Street Journal reports. "All of them agree that graphics are the field where the battle is going to be fought," one analyst says of Intel, Nvidia... More »

AMD Chip Brings Games to Mainstream

High-caliber graphics will now be available on family computers, laptops

(Newser) - A new chip may make up-market graphics applications like graphics editing and video games accessible on mass-market computers, says maker AMD. The 780 series integrated graphics chip, announced Tuesday at the CeBIT trade show in Germany, makes use of technology acquired when AMD bought ATI Technologies in 2006. "It... More »

Nvidia Goes After Intel With New Chip

Both companies want to cash in on booming graphics market

(Newser) - Chip maker Nvidia is going after industry giant Intel in the market for cheap, high-quality PC graphics. Nvidia will roll out special graphics chips for Intel-based computers costing about $500, the Wall Street Journal reports, a segment Intel currently dominates.   Both companies want to cash in on consumer lust... More »

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