Nikiski UltraBook Concept: Intel’s Stunning New Transparent Laptop (Video)

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During its CES 2012 press conference today, Intel took us on a tour of what might just be the future of the Ultrabook. That future is something the company calls ‘Nikiski’ and it’s a concept that replaces your normal trackpad, with a transparent touchpad, that can double as a gorgeous touchscreen when the Ultrabook is […]

Acer, Lenovo to Deliver Intel-Powered Windows 8 Tablets in Q3

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Computer-makers Acer and Lenovo are targeting the third quarter of this year to launch tablets with Intel’s x86 architecture and Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform, which has been re-designed in face of stiff competition from consumer-centric mobile operating systems delivered by rivals Apple and Google. The Win-tel tablets will mostly be geared at enterprise users, who […]

Intel, LG to Introduce Medfield-Powered Smartphone at CES

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In a short week, Intel and LG are set to introduce a smartphone powered by the former’s Mefield chipset. The resulting consumer smartphone is expected to ship in March. According to 9to5 Google, Intel Korea head had told the Korean Times that “Intel’s chief executive Paul Otellini will release Intel’s first Android smartphone using our […]

Intel’s Medfield Reference Tablet Spotted Running Honeycomb

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Intel’s reference tablet with the company’s Atom-based Medfield processor clocked at 1.6 GHz was captured in photos. The tablet had been previously displayed at the Intel Developer Forum earlier this year, but the Medfield version of the slate was heavily guarded and kept behind glass. Now, it appears that someone has been able to obtain […]

Intel’s Atom-Based Medfield CPU Offers Promising Benchmarks

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Earlier this month, Intel had begun showing of prototype Android smartphones and tablets running on its Medfield processor, an Atom-based CPU, as the company hopes to take on ARM-based chipsets in the mobile space. Now, we’re hearing that the Medfield chip can hold its ground against dual-core ARM-based chips like NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 and Qualcomm’s […]

Intel Shows Off Android Powered Smartphones and Tablets Coming in 2012

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Intel got into the giving mood this holiday season and decided to share the company’s take on the future of smartphones and tablets. Intel demoed a new phone and tablet running on an Intel Medfield chip to the Technology Review. The two devices, running Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, don’t use the standard ARM processors that are found in most phones […]

AMD Readying MacBook Air, Ultrabook Challenger

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Chipmaker AMD may be readying an ultra-sleek notebook platform to challenge Apple’s MacBook Air and rival Intels’ Ultrabook. The company hinted at its plan in a recent interview with The Australian. AMD wouldn’t use Intel’s Ultrabook moniker, however, and the company would create its own brand, perhaps Ultrathin. In order for AMD to be successful […]

Intel, Samsung Prepping Atom-Powered Android 4.0 Phone For Sprint?

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Come this January at the Consumer Electronics Show, some big announcements could be coming from the Intel x86 architecture camp where it relates to Google’s Android platform. There is speculation that Intel and Samsung could partner together to launch the first Atom-powered Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone for Sprint’s Now Network, giving Sprint yet […]

Acer Anticipates That Ultrabooks Will Be the New Netbooks In Terms of Pricing

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As far as pricing goes, ultrabooks are priced more expensive than today’s $300-$500 netbook, but offers more power and a sleeker, well-made design. However, notebook-manufacturer Acer anticipates that the computing category will see some steep price drops in 2012 and 2013, with the ultimate result being that ultrabooks two years from now will be priced […]

Google Adds Intel, AMD Compatibility to Ice Cream Sandwich

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Google is now releasing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility code for x86 chip architecture, covering AMD and Intel processors, in addition to the ARM CPU that the platform already supports. Earlier this Fall at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel’s been hot and heavy over Android, showing various prototypes of Android running on Atom […]

Intel Bets on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with 2012 Release

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Intel is awaiting the arrival of Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system before the first smartphone running the new mobile OS and Intel’s Atom x86 architecture gets released sometime in the first half of 2012. The company, which had previously banked on its MeeGo OS with Nokia, has shifted focus in recent […]

HP Dumping webOS for Windows Tablet, Launching Slate 2

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After lukewarm success with the Slate 500 to the enterprise market, it was believed that HP would be putting all of its efforts into webOS to make the TouchPad a success. However, given that the well received webOS software has not gained traction in the marketplace, it appears that HP is reversing course and is […]

Chinese Manufacturer Looking to Bring Windows 8 to Phones Via XPPhone 2

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After debuting a relatively bulky and large smartphone based on the Microsoft Windows XP operating system–hence the xpPhone name–Chinese manufacturer ITG had upgraded the phone to Windows 7. Now, with a more touch-centric UI being previewed on Windows 8, still in developer preview, ITG is upgrading its xpPhone to supporting Windows 8 on the xpPhone […]

MeeGo Kicks The Bucket but Will Try a Comeback as Tizen

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This Is My Next… is reporting that the muscle behind MeeGo has atrophied so it will become a corpse. But there appears to be a re-animation and re-naming in the works. MeeGo was the open source OS that came out of a joining of Maemo and Moblin, and given a real push by Nokia and […]

IDF: Intel Keeps Atom-Powered Samsung Windows 8 Tab Behind Glass

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Intel had used its IDF conference in San Francisco, which was held at the same time as Microsoft’s Build conference in Southern California, to show off to attendees the potential of Intel hardware. In Southern California, Microsoft had given attendees at Build a taste of what Windows 8 would look and feel like utilizing the […]

Intel Pair and Share is AirPlay for Android, iOS and Windows [Video]

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Intel is showing off a new technology at IDF 2011 called Pair and Share, which lets your iOS and Android devices share video and pictures wirelessly to your Intel computer — and even on to your HDTV with a WiDi adapter. Similar to AirPlay, which streams video and images to your AppleTV connected HDTV, this […]

IDF: Autonomous Arachnoid Bot is Printed Via 3D and Learns to Walk Via Atom CPU

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Intel researchers were showing off the capabilities of the company’s Atom processor inside a new robot project that they were developing. The project takes the form of a robot arachnid, similar in concept to Sony’s robot dog named Aibo of yore, where the creature would be autonomous–meaning no remote control through user input. Rather, utilizing […]

Google and Intel to Optimize Future Versions of Android for Atom

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Today at the Intel Developer’s Forum conference, Google’s Andy Rubin and Intel CEO Paul Otellini took the stage together and announced something that will surely excite those of you who are big on Intel chips. The companies will be working together to optimize future versions of Android for Intel’s low-powered Atom processor line. Rubin brought […]

Samsung’s Reference Windows 8 Tablet at BUILD Comes With Intel Inside?

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We had previously reported that Microsoft would debut a reference Samsung tablet design for its Windows 8 tablet at the BUILD conference slated to kick off this week, and now we’re hearing that those tablets, which may be distributed alongside beta copies of Windows 8 to developers in attendance, will be arriving with Intel chipsets. […]