Tagged: AMD


AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) develops computer processors and semiconductors. Founded in 1969, the Sunnyvale, CA company competes head to head with Intel for consumer and corporate market share. AMD has been on the brink of bankruptcy several times, but have found ways to bounce back. AMD is most known for their Athlon series processors, with 64 bit architecture.

AMD Website

AMD Wikipedia Article

AMD Introduces the Athlon Processor (Wikazine – 1999)

AMD Introduces the Athlon 4 Processor (Wikazine – 2001)

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Chris Pirillo on AMD: Launching Communities – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:22 — 146.3MB) Chris Pirillo stops by the TPN CES Live stream at a down time to talk about the AMD booth. He was invited by AMD to talk about their new lines and also promote the Communities in Social networking. (AMD.com) Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Scott Ertz of F5 JEFF: Hey, look who’s here. Have a seat, have a seat really quick. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Chris, did you do the earphones? (laughs) Jump up here really quick this’ll take a second. Okay, through there. How you doing Chris? Chris: It’s...

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GWP 2011-04-06 #183: Should You be Worried about .ly TLD?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:57 — 27.0MB) Another Monster show for you as we are starting to approach episode 200. A bit of miscalculation for some iPhone watchers, I outline in the show. Also had some website issues because of the GoDaddy outtage 2 weeks ago, you might get a couple 500 errors, but hopefully not all the time (let me know if the site is loading too slow). Finally, trying Trellian over Kompozer to create the show notes – better results, too. Finally, plans for New York and Vegas underway. GoDaddy services saves you lot’s...

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Dan Bowers, James Singer Talk Proliant Then and Now – HP Proliant Day

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:35:50 — 76.6MB) Back then, in servers old, in order to get 32 GB of memory, you would need 64 sticks. Nowadays, 1 DDR3 stick is all you need. We are getting slimmer and more powerful. We are also getting smarter in our servers. Cost of ownership gets worse, but you need faster and cooler systems. HP works hard to build systems that are new, fast and green. This session, we talk about all the innovations HP uses, then they have a little demonstration – a competition between AMD and Intel.

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5 Tech Things #68: Mini 5 Things to Help with New Years Resolutions, Bacon Nativity Scene!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:58 — 79.3MB) This week we look at WikiLeaks and the “Insurance” file. Google Chrome OS – Do you need it? Green Grass Charger SPECIAL MINI 5 Things: Help your New Years Resolutions! Stop smoking with an ecig Get Fit with Netflix Spend time with Family using Kinect Read more Books with Google or Amazon (Free Domain books) How to Resolve your Debt AMD X6 Phenom II 1100T with Overclock to 3.7 GHz The Bacon Nativity Scene How to get the TSA: Don’t Touch My Junk T-Shirt Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las...

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5 Tech Things #64: Keep Your Man Parts Cool

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:50 — 57.5MB) Well you Weekend Tech Warriors! Here is your 5 Tech Things You Should Know for this week Google Gives Raises. Google Instant View – Are they Stealing Traffic? Ask.com changes – Search Engine is closing (sort of) Han Solo Encased in Legonite How you can Continue to Use Notebook on Lap Without Heating Up Man-Parts The Xi3 Computer is a 4″ AMD Computer for Home Theaters Get the Chinchillin  T-Shirt at SnorgTees Back up Now, Back up Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Home Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for...

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5 Tech Things – Ep 15 – The Clowns are Attacking

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (99.1MB) Still having some issues, but this week we had an additional issue – the home connection decided to become problematic. I could download, but couldn’t upload files. Therefore, I went to a bar to finish the upload. Yes, I did. Brought to you by Audible.com – audiblepodcast.com/geekazine for a 14 day Gold membership Intel and AMD reconcile $1.25 billion 5 yr cross – licensing pact Get business done! Fox P2 Human genes are 2 off than chimps Talking chimps? Leipzig, Germany – Mice – Squeak different U of California – similar –...

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“Battery Died”

David Pogue discusses manufacturer’s claims of the longevity of laptop batteries in the New York Times. The post is here. It’s worth a read. He discusses how the “tests” of laptop battery life are in no way connected to how persons use laptops. A sample: Another problem: Unlike CIPA’s camera tests, the MobileMark test protocol doesn’t reflect real-world use. Consider, for example, the screen. It’s the most power-hungry component of a laptop, so specifying how bright it is during your test is extremely important. Well, the MobileMark test specifies that you have the screen set to 60 nits (a brightness...

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Week in Tech History – Proxy Battle On; Microsoft’s Last Bid

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:43 — 12.2MB) Brought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a 30 day free trial. – www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts. This was a pivitol week on the Yahoo Proxy battle as everything was approved to go. Carl Icahn was given the green light to lobby shareholders and possibly win control to ready for a new Yahoo. The previous week, we saw all the reports of Carl Icahn making the statement: Jerry Yang must go. This week was no different. In the meantime, Microsoft made one more offer. This time it wasn’t for the whole...

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Week in Tech History – 4-13-09 – Psystar Debuts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:04 — 17.4MB) Brought to you By GoToAssist – Go to www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts for a 30 day free trial Psystar came on the scene with a very interesting proposition: Get a PC with Mac OS X. Can it be done? Ever since the switch from PowerPC to Intel, Mac software has been attempted and successfully installed on PC’s with Intel and AMD processors. So the next step would be to have someone package it up, right? Well, no. Apples’ End User License Agreement states that the OSX software can only be run on...

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Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.1MB) Brought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. It’s a frustrating thing to have happen, but what are you gonna do? Now let’s flip that: You are at your job and survive the cut, but now...

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Podcast Ep. 66 – 12-31-08 – The LAST Episode…

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.7MB) …For 2008 that is… Finally feeling Normal – Las Vegas – New Years – More Panelists on the LIVE Show Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geek08″ 877-654-2265 All Show Notes are also on Delicious