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AMD finally launches the Kaveri APU, its most important chip launch in years

AMD finally launches the Kaveri APU, its most important chip launch in years

This launch has been a long time coming. AMD took the wraps off its Kaveri APU today, officially putting the chip on pre-order — for delivery in the next few weeks — and launching a few benchmark results to demonstrate its performance. We’ve written a great deal about Kaveri in the past, so I’ll mostly recap today. This is AMD’s ...

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Blind Swedish woman regains sight after 13 years

Blind Swedish woman regains sight after 13 years

Purestock/Getty Images A Swedish woman who was blind discovered her sight was returning over the Christmas holiday and she will undergo further medical tests in the near future to monitor her progress. A Swedish woman who went blind 13 years ago miraculously regained her eyesight over the Christmas holidays. Ulla Sjoo went blind following a stroke. RELATED: BRITISH MODEL FIGHTS ...

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Twins born in different years as clock strikes midnight

Twins born in different years as clock strikes midnight

www.today.com Yaleni Tohalino gave birth to a twin girl and boy minutes apart as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. That gave siblings Lorraine and Brandon two different birth years. These twins don’t share a birthday – or even a birth year. At least two sets of twins were born in different years Tuesday night as 2013 became ...

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New Year’s parties begins

New Year’s parties begins

ANBERRA, Australia (AP) — With fireworks, dancing and late-night revelry millions around the globe welcomed 2014 on Tuesday, gathering for huge displays of jubilation and unity as the new year was arriving across the world’s 24 main time zones. In Australia, fireworks sprayed from the sails of the Sydney Opera House and the city’s harbor bridge at midnight. Revelers in ...

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Quit smoking on Monday, not New Year’s Day, experts suggest

Quit smoking on Monday, not New Year’s Day, experts suggest

f-f-f-f /shutterstock.com Like many New Year’s resolutions, a once-a-year vow to quit smoking is rarely effective. Most people relapse within a month, according to the nonprofit health organization Monday Campaigns. If you’re like millions of people around the globe, quitting smoking tops your New Year’s resolution list. But experts say that rather than trying to quit once a year, which ...

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44 hours of New Year’s partying at International Bar

44 hours of New Year’s partying at International Bar

David Handschuh/New York Daily News Patrons at the International Bar on First Ave and E. 7th St. will be able to drink all night New Year’s Eve and straight into New Year’s Day. Here, bartender Drey Perez pours shots for patrons. It’s the longest New Year’s Eve party in recorded history — 44 hours of nonstop drinking and carousing beginning ...

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’12 Years a Slave’ star pulls out of Italian screening as poster controversy swirls

’12 Years a Slave’ star pulls out of Italian screening as poster controversy swirls

Tumblr The since-pulled posters for ‘12 Years a Slave’ focused on the drama’s Caucasian stars, Brad Pitt (pictured) and Michael Fassbender. One of the stars of the critically acclaimed “12 Years a Slave” has dropped out of a film premiere in Italy after an ill-conceived marketing strategy came across as a throwback to a less enlightened era. Actress Lupita Nyongo’o, ...

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How to keep your New Year’s resolution

How to keep your New Year’s resolution

Catherine Jones/Getty Images/iStockphoto Year after year, losing weight is top on the list of Americans’ resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are as easy to break as they are to make, but experts say keeping it simple helps people hold onto those promises of self-improvement. From losing weight and eating better to fighting less and giving more, resolutions run the gamut, but ...

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Grandmother carries 32-week-old ‘stone’ baby for 40 years

Grandmother carries 32-week-old ‘stone’ baby for 40 years

An x-ray showing the calcified foetus inside the pensioner [MATT ROPER BRAZIl] The Colombian grandmother was thought to have gastroenteritis but an X-ray showed a petrified foetus in her abdomen. Further tests at the emergency centre in capital Bogota revealed an 18-inch-long foetus, weighing 4lb, which is thought to have been inside the woman for at least four decades.  It ...

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Doom, the original and best first-person shooter, is 20 years old today

Doom, the original and best first-person shooter, is 20 years old today

20 years ago today, at the stroke of midnight on December 10, 1993, Id Software uploaded a two-megabyte file that would change the history of gaming forever: doom1_0.zip. Doom, which was released as shareware, quickly spread across FTP servers and bulletin board systems, becoming the first PC gaming phenomenon and popularizing the FPS genre, and pioneering 3D game worlds and networked ...

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