Google announces Google TV

Google search, new hardware and Flash support

NO, IT’S NOT April fools, Google really did announce Google TV at Google I/O today and although it might sound utterly daft to incorporate Google search into a TV, the demos shown were quite impressive, when they worked. It’s early days as yet, but it seems like Google has managed to drum up enough support from a wide range of key players to make it a success, a huge success at that.
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Asus announces its first 3D displays

First model available in July

ALTHOUGH ASUS ALREADY has a notebook with 3D Vision support, today the company announced its first 3D Vision compatible displays. The first model which will be available from next month sports a 23.6-inch panel, but Asus will also launch a 27-inch model in the fourth quarter. Also set to launch is a “professional” P-IPS based display in the fourth quarter alongside the 27-inch 3D display.
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Google launches WebM open source video codec

Based on VP8, Ogg Vorbis and Matroska

THERE’S CURRENTLY SOMETHING of a disagreement going on between the various web browser manufacturers with regards to which video codec is going to become the standard for HTML5 and it seems like we just got another alternative courtesy of Google and its new WebM video codec. The interesting thing here is that apart from Google, both Opera and Netscape are backing an open source option for HTML5, so it looks like the battle for the next gen video codec for online video just warmed up.
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Netbooks set to get larger screens

Intel eases specification restrictions

IT’S ABOUT TIME that Intel has gotten around to removing one of its dumbest restrictions on netbooks, screen size. Up until now netbooks have been restricted to 10-inch displays or below, well, at least if the manufacturers wanted to get special pricing from Intel for the CPU’s and chipsets. There have been a few larger models in the market, but most of them have used Nvidia’s ION chipset, so those models have fit into a slightly more expensive product category.
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Asus launches new bamboo notebook range

With Core i processors and GeForce 310M graphics

ASUS LAUNCHED A range of new bamboo notebooks late last week in Taipei, Taiwan and we were on location and snapped a few shots of these so called environmentally friendly models. Although the lid and wrist rest on all three models are made from bamboo which can be considered quite environmentally friendly, the rest of the notebooks are using more common notebook materials.
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Possible Project Natal pricing leaked

Thanks to Swedish online retailer

PROJECT NATAL IS set to be announced at E3 next month and should launch in October or November, at least in some parts of the world. There are still many parts that are unclear, including the pricing of what is set to be a potential winner for Microsoft in the console war. Now a Swedish online retailer has gone and posted a price of the upcoming Xbox 360 accessory and might prove to be a bit more expensive than expected.
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No Chrome OS netbook from Acer at Computex

It's official

DESPITE SEVERAL RUMOURS suggesting that Acer was set to launch a Google Chrome OS netbook at Computex next month, the company has issued a press release stating that it has no intention of doing so. That doesn’t rule out the possibility of such a device in the future, but Acer doesn’t have any “short-term plans for such a product”.
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Larrabee boards coming in November

Reprinted Articles

Editors Note: Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing the Bumpgate Series with some additional commentary, updates and information.  We are reprinting some of the often referenced articles that originally appeared on the Inquirer. Some will have added content, but all will be re-edited from the originals as per contractual obligations. You may see some slight differences between the two versions.
This article has had some of the original links removed, and was published on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 06:13AM.
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Meet Larrabee, Intel’s answer to a GPU

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Editors Note: Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing the Bumpgate Series with some additional commentary, updates and information.  We are reprinting some of the often referenced articles that originally appeared on the Inquirer. Some will have added content, but all will be re-edited from the originals as per contractual obligations. You may see some slight differences between the two versions.
This article has had some of the original links removed, and was published on Monday, February 23, 2007 at 03:48AM.
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New from Intel: It’s Mini-Cores!

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Editors Note: Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing the Bumpgate Series with some additional commentary, updates and information.  We are reprinting some of the often referenced articles that originally appeared on the Inquirer. Some will have added content, but all will be re-edited from the originals as per contractual obligations. You may see some slight differences between the two versions.
This article has had some of the original links removed, and was published on Monday, July 3, 2006 at 8:56AM.
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