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Dell Mini 10 Performance Plus Package adds Broadcom Crystal HD & bigger battery

Dell Mini 10 Performance Plus Package adds Broadcom Crystal HD & bigger battery

Dell have finally added the Broadcom Crystal HD card option to their Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, as part of the new Performance Plus Package.  The upgrade not only adds the HD video decoder chip - which allows the Mini 10 to play 1080p video, something the Atom N450/GMA 3150 pairing can't, on their own, manage - but a higher resolution 1,366 x 768 10.1-inch display.

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Broadcom BCM2763 1080p-capable media processor and Persona IP DVR chipset launched

Broadcom BCM2763 1080p-capable media processor and Persona IP DVR chipset launched

Broadcom have outed a number of new chips, including a new 1080p-capable multimedia processor and an IP platform intended to add 3D graphics and multimedia capabilities to DVRs and set-top boxes.  The Broadcom BCM2763 VideoCore IV Processor is a 40nm chip that can process up to 20-megapixel images and 1-gigapixel 2D/3D graphics rendering, along with outputting Full HD 1080p via HDMI.  Meanwhile the Broadcom Persona platform couples a BCM11211 comms processor and BCM11181 multimedia processor, and supports streaming content, complex GUIs and integration with the company's various wireless and wired networking components.

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ASUS Eee Keyboard latest version gets video demo; might be delayed again?

ASUS Eee Keyboard latest version gets video demo; might be delayed again?

The ASUS Eee Keyboard saga continues, and we're beginning to think it's the company's version of vaporware.  At their latest launch event in London, UK, this week, the Eee Keyboard - which squeezes a nettop and touchscreen into a keyboard form-factor, and was first debuted at CES back in January - was conspicuous by its absence, with ASUS telling Electricpig that the device was still mired in testing; however, ASUS have also been demonstrating their latest version of the Eee Keyboard to NetbookNews, with nary a mention of release delays.

Video demo of latest version after the cut

ASUS Eee Keyboard manual, photos, UWB details arrive on FCC site

ASUS Eee Keyboard manual, photos, UWB details arrive on FCC site

We've been waiting for the ASUS Eee Keyboard for a very long time, at least that's how it feels, so it's good to see some movement happening over at the FCC.  They've just published the Eee Keyboard's user manual, together with a whole batch of external, internal and wireless-testing photos.  Among the details there's a fair few shots of the media-centric nettop/keyboard hybid's UWB (ultrawideband) system.

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Chumby Looks to Be Getting Chummy With Broader Software Development

Chumby Looks to Be Getting Chummy With Broader Software Development

So, the Chumby came out awhile ago. It's this little box-like device that pulls information off the internet, like weather, news, and sports updates, and then displays them in Flash format in real-time. It was a pretty original idea, and while it may not have been the sharpest looking thing on the block, its functionality was close to making it worth it. Especially if you don't like alarm clocks, and can't afford the alternative. But, apparently the hardware wasn't the top of the pick for many, and so Chumby is moving over onto the software front, hoping to make a name for itself.

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