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Intel CEO confirms Honeycomb-on-x86 port; Medfield phones in next 12 months

Intel CEO confirms Honeycomb-on-x86 port; Medfield phones in next 12 months

Intel has confirmed that it has received the Android 3.0 Honeycomb code from Google, and that it is "actively" working on porting the tablet-centric platform to run on x86 chips like its Atom processors. Revealed during Intel's glowing Q1 financial results call, president and CEO Paul Otellini said that the company was working with "first-tier notebook vendors" on Android tablets using Intel processors. Leaks back in March suggested Intel was readying as many as eight Android-on-x86 devices for demonstration at IDF Beijing this month.

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EraThink EraPalm5 puts Windows into slider-PSP form-factor

EraThink EraPalm5 puts Windows into slider-PSP form-factor

It may look a little like a PSP, but EraThink's EraPalm5 is actually another tiny Windows PC hoping to find its way into your jacket pocket. Spotted by Newpad at the China Consumer Electronics Fair, the slider has a 5-inch 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen which pops up to reveal a tiny QWERTY keyboard, a D-pad and gaming-style face buttons, along with an HDMI output for up to 1080p HD video.

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REETI PCBot tracks users, squirts video and blushes [Video]

REETI PCBot tracks users, squirts video and blushes [Video]

In the robotics world, silicone rubber can be either used for disturbing evil, such as the slug-like Elphoid P1 humanoid cellphone, or for bug-eyed good, like French firm Robopec's endearing REETI. The desktop companion is both a PC, a webcam and a telepresence 'bot, capable of streaming live video from his webcam eyes, responding to touch thanks to various embedded sensors, and making facial expressions.

Video demo after the cut

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Intel details microserver play: sub-10W chips in 2012

Intel details microserver play: sub-10W chips in 2012

If ARM and AMD thought they could sneak up on Intel and snatch the burgeoning micro-server market out from under the chip giant, they'll be sorely disappointed. Intel has detailed its roadmap [pdf link] for low-power processors, with two new sub-45W TDP Xeon chips already in production and the promise an even more frugal Sandy Bridge based CPU later this year and a new Atom for servers in 2012.

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Intel Atom Z670 three-times Tegra 2 pricing to OEMs?

Intel Atom Z670 three-times Tegra 2 pricing to OEMs?

Pricing for Intel's Atom Z670 processor has leaked, and it looks set to cost three times what NVIDIA is charging for its Tegra 2. According to Fudzilla, the 1.66GHz chip - which Intel expects to be used in tablets, such as Samsung's Sliding PC 7, and bring the fight to ARM - will be an eye-watering $75 to OEMs. In return, they'll get a 5W TDP chip with a single core, two threads and 512KB of cache.

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ASUS CEO: 3D quadcore tablet in 2011, maybe Windows Phone in 2012

ASUS CEO: 3D quadcore tablet in 2011, maybe Windows Phone in 2012

ASUS has confirmed plans to launch a 3D tablet running a quadcore processor sometime in 2011, though the slate will not have 3D cameras like the LG G-Slate. Speaking to hi-tech.mail.ru, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said that quadcore chips - presumably NVIDIA's Kal-El - will be essential for smooth video playback at Full HD resolution or higher. The company is aiming to be the second largest player in tablets by 2012, with a 5 to 8 percent market share.

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SeaMicro SM10000-64 grabs 256 64-bit Atom CPUs for distinctive server

SeaMicro SM10000-64 grabs 256 64-bit Atom CPUs for distinctive server

Intel's Atom N570 processor isn't just to be found inside Lenovo's IdeaPad S100; server manufacturer SeaMicro has followed up its first Atom-based model, the SM10000, with a new version boasting 64-bit support. The SeaMicro SM10000-64 answers the main criticism of the first, Z530 based server, running enterprise-friendly 64-bit software with no modifications required. The dual-core chips also mean that the SM10000-64 requires just half the processors of its predecessor, though that doesn't make it necessarily cheap

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