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ANALYSIS: Google TV ditches Intel, moves to ARM, to make it an appealing product

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It’s no secret that Google’s Android is a hot potato in the mobile market, even against the consumers darling the iPhone, one area that Google however, hasn’t been so lucky with is Google TV – but that hasn’t stopped Google persevering. Since it launched, it’s been panned virtually across the board as a mediocre product, nearly all the “major” TV networks in the United States have blocked it from accessing […]

Intel’s System-on-a-Chip “Medfield” specs leaked

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An online report, citing various sources, has claimed that Intel will soon release a new 32nm System-on-a-Chip codenamed “Medfield” that will compete with NVIDIA’s Tegra and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors. VR-Zone has leaked the performance of its benchmark prototype tablet – running a 1.6GHz chip, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 10.1-inch display, and having Android 3.x Honeycomb installed. The tablet managed to score a Caffeinemark 3 score of 10,500 – according […]

Report: Intel kills MeeGo “temporarily” due to lack of enthusiasm

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The Nokia N9 is the only smartphone in the village that is supporting MeeGo. A report has emerged that Intel is planning to discontinue development for the MeeGo OS due to the “lack of enthusiasm” from its hardware vendors to use it, and could now be looking at Android and Windows Phone 7. According to DigiTimes: In response, Intel said it does not comment on industry speculation or rumor. The […]

Intel finds flaw in Sandy Bridge, halts sales

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Intel’s latest chip design, dubbed “Sandy Bridge” and released at CES, has a flaw that could cost the chipmaker nearly US$700 million to repair and replace the faulty chips. The company has also cut its sales forecast by $300 million for the first quarter of 2011.

TECHGEEK Weekly 28: The War Against Buttons

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So it turns out, our “Powered by” gets crude when I do it. Anyway, we cover the Verizon iPhone 4, Vodafone’s massive security fail and MySpace being sold off? Oh, and find out how ChatRoulette (remember that) is making some dough from an unlikely source. Stewart is sick for this episode – so officially ending his perfect attendance record. And Tom is doing the recording, and he expresses his outrage […]

Acer’s 2011 notebook lineup unveiled at CES

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Acer Aspire AS8950G Laptop (Image: Acer) Featuring Intel and AMD’s latest advancements, Acer has unveiled its new laptop lineup for the new year at CES 2011. And, since we love being nice, we have piled up the entire list of laptop announcements into one blog post for you to scan and ease your gadget craving.

Dell goes 3D with new desktops and laptops

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Dell XPS 17 – The first 3D laptop from Dell (Image: Dell) Dell is about to join the long list of computer makers to have added 3D to their desktops and laptops, as it plans to have three desktops and laptops to allow customers to view their 3D content on their screen. And yes, you will need to wear the glasses.

System on a Chip Architectures coming to Microsoft

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Today at CES before Microsoft’s Keynote at 6.30PM pacific time, Microsoft have announced that the next version of Windows, Windows 8, will support the System on a Chip Architecture from Intel, AMD and ARM based systems such as NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. The System on a Chip Architecture will allow for operating systems and preinstalled applications to reside on the actual processor unit. The operating system should run as expected […]

Samsung to create “Sliding PC 7” series, combines benefits of laptops and tablets

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Screw the Lenovo IdeaPad U1. Why make the keyboard removable when it should be a slider? Well, Samsung has got you covered with its own tablet. The Korean maker has announced its “Sliding PC 7” series and will launch its first tablet running the new Intel Atom processor platform, Oak Trail, and ship with Windows 7. Samsung touts it to weigh 2.2 pounds, and will have a 340-nit brightness, 10.1-inch […]

Motion creates rugged, ultra-light tablet for professionals

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We have not heard of this brand before, but Motion (that’s the brand name) has announced at CES that they will be releasing the first (or so they say) rugged and ultra-light tablet. Called the Motion CL900, the tablet is only 16mm thin and weighs 2.1 pounds. The tablet promises eight hours of battery life, is able to sustain a drop of four feet, and a 10-inch touchscreen that also […]

Intel brings out ULV processors for Core i3, i5 and i7

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Guess you would be seeing these new processors soon in your ultra-thin laptops soon. Intel has brought in the open air that it will be soon releasing ultra-low voltage processors for its Core i3, i5 and i7 line. While it won’t replace the current ones it has – that is Celeron and Pentium – it does have some differences: like a 20 percent power reduction than the standard-voltage version and […]

Apple faces antitrust review on coding restrictions

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Apple might be in trouble with its restrictions after all, and it took them this long? Reports coming from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking in beginning who will be taking on Apple on an antitrust complaint on developing applications for the iPhone – the main question, however, is who will it be? After the launch of the SDK for iPhone OS 4, it made […]

ASUS announces new EeeTop PC

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You would have thought the Eee PC line would have died when all those other manufacturers started to make their impact in the netbook market? Well, you’re wrong. ASUS has announced that it will make a new version of the EeeTop PC, called the ET2010 – which has some features that goes a bit beyond what you expect from the lineup. The ET2010 is only 1-inch thick and features a […]

Interview: More questions from Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar

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We sent some more questions before we published our interview with Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar, Vice President of Forum Nokia; but we didn’t get them answered before today. So, here is (what we deem) Part Two of the e-mail interview with her. Q. The Qt UI framework makes it easier for applications to be built for both mobile and desktop computers. What do you see are the benefits of this, and […]

Intel and Nokia to merge mobile OS to create MeeGo

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Intel and Nokia have decided to announce during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that they will be merging their not-yet-finished, Linux-based mobile OSs into one – and they have called it the MeeGo. While we don’t know which parts of Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo will be dropped or present in MeeGo, expect this to be (according to the press release anyways) a variety of devices, “including pocketable mobile […]