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AMD and Microsoft Working Together for a “Visual Experience”

Posted in Tech News by sk8nrck2 on July 29, 2009
Windows 7 at CES

Windows 7 at CES

Windows 7 is gonna be big. As a Windows user and lover since I was a wee tot, I hope with my heart of hearts that it is big. I want Microsoft to redeem themselves after Vista-gate. From the Beta and Release Client versions of Windows 7, we have seen that this may be the OS that we were looking for. Today on Microsoft blog, It was announced that AMD is currently working with Microsoft to perfect the visuals of Windows 7. This is what Nigel Dessau said today on the Microsoft blog:

AMD just announced the WHQL-certified ATI Catalyst (TM) 9.7 Unified Driver (you can download the ATI Catalyst driver here). This is a crucial piece of the puzzle designed to help you get the most out of your ATI Radeon (TM) graphics technology when running Windows 7. This, combined with the upcoming DirectX® 11- (DX11) enabled ATI Radeon graphics cards, will help deliver something we like to call The Ultimate Visual Experience (TM).
One feature of AMD’s DX11-enabled graphics cards that is designed to enhance Windows 7 in all new ways is the compute shader, which allows our ATI Stream technology to help enable what I was getting at before – that seamless user experience. This technology enables a wide number of Windows 7 applications to be sped up in a way that’s completely transparent to users. For example, it can accelerate the conversion of video for playback on portable media players through a simple drag-and-drop interface. Something that consumers everywhere are used to taking an hour can now happen in just a few minutes

With this news, we at Geek Spot are starting to like they way Win7 is shaping up. I love a pretty UI (Who doesn’t) and that will be an amazing step forward in graphics technology.
Let’s go Windows 7, Let’s Go!


Twitter Finally Has A Helpful Home Page

Posted in Uncategorized by sk8nrck2 on July 29, 2009

Ever tried to explain what Twitter is to someone? It’s not exactly an easy thing to do. I have attempted on several occasions, but the only way to tell someone what it’s all about is to show them. That is the concept behind Twitter’s new homepage. The whole emphasis behind the change is the Twitter search concept. They are trying to brand themselves as a “Watch what to world is talking about” instead of the social website that it try’s to be. I believe this is the best thing they can do. It will be much easier than trying to stumble out an explanation when someone asks “What is Twitter?”

Go Biz!

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First Post on Geek Spot!

Posted in Uncategorized by sk8nrck2 on July 23, 2009

Wow. In a matter of minutes, I have created a blog. This really is quite an age we live in.

I would like to tell you a little about Geek Spot.

Geek Spot is your one stop shop for all things technological. We will talk about industry news, Video Game reviews, help troubleshooting windows, and everything else considered “Geeky”

I look foward to conversing with you.

Let’s have some fun, shall we?