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Sandy Bridge based Chromebook demoed at IDF Beijing

Sandy Bridge based Chromebook demoed at IDF Beijing

While the Chromebook hasn’t taken off in quite the way Google expected it to, OEMs are still working on them. Samsung demoed a Chromebook at this year's IDF in Beijing that would have an “instant on” boot thanks to new Coreboot code, a Linux-based BIOS replacement that talks to the computers hardware. Why does Coreboot sound so familiar? Just last week there was news that Google added code to Coreboot for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processor support. Is that what was on display at IDF?

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DisplayLink debuts first USB 3.0 graphics adapter at IDF 2011

DisplayLink debuts first USB 3.0 graphics adapter at IDF 2011

DisplayLink has announced the first USB 3.0 graphics adapter this week at IDF 2011. DisplayLink has been offering USB graphics adapters making it easy to add more screens to your computer for a while now. The new adapter that has been announced is the first to take advantage of the faster USB 3.0 port. The adapter using USB 3.0 that has been unveiled is by a company called Winstars and is dubbed the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Ironmandroidflash!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Ironmandroidflash!

It’s not uncommon to find little hidden pictures and other content in the ROM of some of the mobile devices we all use. There are always some geeks that will poke through the ROM to find the little Easter Eggs and then share them for us all to look at and wonder WTF. The WTF moment for today is here with the unearthing of the pic below.

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Dell Inspiron DUO flipping tablet/netbook wows at IDF 2010 [Video]

Dell Inspiron DUO flipping tablet/netbook wows at IDF 2010 [Video]

Dell has surprised here at IDF 2010 by previewing their upcoming Inspiron DUO tablet/netbook hybrid device, with a rotating touchscreen display.  Details on the tablet are in short supply, but Dell did reveal that it runs Windows 7 Premium.  Normally the display is on the outside of the netbook lid, allowing it to be used as a slate, but when the lid is opened the screen rotates inward so as to be visible as a regular notebook.

Updated with video after the cut

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Intel push Smart TV, WiDi tablet and name-check iPad at IDF 2010 [Update: Video!]

Intel push Smart TV, WiDi tablet and name-check iPad at IDF 2010 [Update: Video!]

It's not just new CPUs at IDF 2010; Intel is also making a big deal out of Smart TV products and the spread of internet connectivity, highlighting its involvement in next-gen set top boxes such as Logitech's Revue for Google TV and the recent platform-switcher, D-Link's Boxee Box.  Intel's Atom CPU is unsurprisingly at the core of their drive, with chips like the CE4100 taking center stage.

Update: Video demo of the Intel WiDi tablet, motion-recognition system and more after the cut

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