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. […]

NVIDIA: Windows 8 Tablet to Run Windows Phone 7 Apps

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*+-Despite Microsoft’s insistence in the past that the Windows Phone operating system, as its name implies, is reserved strictly for phones and that tablets are computers that requires Windows, NVIDIA’s outspoken CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spilled a major secret that the next-generation Windows 8 for tablets will be able to run apps made for Windows Phone […]

No MeeGo-Powered Nokia N9 for UK Customers Either

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*+-Following news that Nokia would cancel all of its Symbian phones in the U.S. market and will not be introducing the Nokia N9 with the MeeGo operating system Stateside, we’re hearing news that Nokia UK will also be cancelling the N9’s launch across the Atlantic in the UK. News from the UK suggests that Nokia […]

Orange Switzerland Shows September 15 Launch Date for MeeGo Nokia N9

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*+-It looks like September may shape up to be a pretty busy month. Along with back to school, the ninth month of the year may be host to the launch of new Windows Phone 7 hardware with the Mango software update, potentially the launch–or announcement–time for Apple’s iOS devices, and now also the consumer availability […]

Why the Mac Mini Will Be My Next Computer

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*+-This morning Apple announced a collection of upgrades, including the Mac Mini. Like the new MacBook Air notebooks the Mac Mini got a big bump in power and s looks like a good choice for my next computer. As my colleague Kevin pointed out, the Mac Mini may not be a good choice for everyone, thanks to […]

Nokia Promises Years of Support for MeeGo-Powered N9

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*+-In a Twitter message, Nokia is promising years of support and a number of software update for the company’s recently announced Nokia N9 smartphone, which is the first phone from Nokia to utilize the MeeGo operating system, which was developed as a partnership between Nokia and Intel. However, given that Nokia has since shied away […]

Intel Outlines Atom CPU Plans Through 2014 for Smartphones, Tablets

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*+-In a push to stay competitive in the mobile market where smartphones and tablets are getting much of the attention, Intel is outlining its plans to reach that market with new Atom processors. On the smartphone space, to compete against the lower energy requirements of multi-core ARM processors found on today’s Android, Windows Phone 7, […]

MacBook Air Scarce at Best Buy Prior to Rumored Refresh

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*+-Ahead of the rumored MacBook Air refresh that will give Apple’s ultra-portable notebooks Intel Sandy Bridge guts, the lightweight laptops are scarce at Best Buy. According to online reports at Electronista, the systems are said to be ‘not available for shipping; at Best Buy’s online portal, and retail stores are running low on stock. However, […]

Lenovo Readies Two Android Tablets, Windows Tablet for U.S. Launch

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*+-Lenovo, the world’s fourth largest PC-maker, is gearing up to launch several tablet models this year that includes two Android slates for summer under its IdeaPad and ThinkPad brands in the U.S. market. The company had began to aggressively target the mobile market segment in its home market of China with its LePhone and LePad […]

Evolve III Tablet Aims for Windows 7, Android, Maemo Triple Play

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*+-Shown at Computex, the Evolve III tablet is an ambitious hardware platform that’s built on an Intel Atom processor that can triple boot into Windows 7, Android, and Maemo. The tablet was shown before earlier this year, but now the company has placed a AUS$799 price tag on the device. The tablet features a 1.5 GHz […]

Windows 8 Tablets: Microsoft Hosts a Game of Musical Chairs, But Will Taiwan Be Left Standing Alone?

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*+-As part of the company’s strategy to not only accelerate development of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, but also to ensure that everything works according to plan, Microsoft had implemented an Integrated Development Program consisting of PC and tablet-makers as well as chip companies. The Apple-like approach to restrictions to ensure a better, tightly […]

Acer Iconia M500 to Sport MeeGo OS, Intel Atom

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*+-At Computex, Acer announced an Iconia Tab M500 tablet that will run on the MeeGo operating system, which was co-developed by Intel and Nokia, and will also sport the Intel Atom-based Moorestown processor. The device is similar in appearance to the Android-powered A500 tablet with a 10-inch display bearing a 1,280 X 800 resolution. The […]