Archive for Apr 27, 2010

NVIDIA VP criticises Intel GPU policy: unfair to entry-level users [Video]

NVIDIA VP criticises Intel GPU policy: unfair to entry-level users [Video]

NVIDIA haven't been shy in fighting their chipset corner when it comes to Intel's refusal to license the technology to support Nehalem-series processors in their range, and it seems they're now stepping up the assault.  Senior NVIDIA VP Daniel Vivoli has gone on record saying that entry-level consumers shouldn't be "denied the ability" by Intel to use NVIDIA's lower-range GPUs.

Video interview after the cut

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Verizon FiOS TV gets YouTube & web radio access

Verizon FiOS TV gets YouTube & web radio access

With HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, HTPCs and cable boxes all offering YouTube access, it's hard to believe there's a mainstream service out there which hasn't slapped streaming video into their offering.  Ironically - given it's all about having a fat pipe for accessing media - Verizon's FiOS TV is a latecomer to the field, with the service just now updated to support browsing and playback of YouTube content all from the TV screen, together with internet radio support.

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Nokia: misguided or misunderstood?

Nokia: misguided or misunderstood?

Of all the mobile device companies out there today, you could make a strong argument for calling Nokia the most misunderstood. Fresh to the table this morning comes the Nokia N8 - capably specified and distinctively "of" the company - a device that on the face of it should slot somewhere in among the Droid Incredible, iPhone and Nexus One for lustworthiness. While the company press machine will happily tell you that more than 1.2bn people, worldwide, use Nokia devices every day - and Nokia enthusiasts can legitimately rival Apple fans for their rabid levels of devotion - there's already a sense among many that the N8 is just the latest flawed icing on a misguided corporate cake. Where is Nokia going wrong?

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