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NVIDIA’s “Project Denver” to Build Custom CPU Cores for Personal Computers & Supercomputers

NVIDIA’s “Project Denver” to Build Custom CPU Cores for Personal Computers & Supercomputers

NVIDIA has officially announced their "Project Denver" endeavor, which is designed specifically for building custom CPUs around the ARM architecture. The company plans on expanding on the ARM-based performance, and manufacturing their own CPUs that will go into personal computers, servers, to workstations and supercomputers. It's been known internally as "Project Denver," and now it's public, falling in suit with the other CES 2011 announcements that NVIDIA has made public.

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HTC Freestyle hitting AT&T running the Brew MP Platform

This phone due to AT&T will be shelled with a slim aluminum unibody and run the Brew MP platform. HTC has released all the specs, but not its price or date of release. The Freestyle will ship with a 3.2 inch HVGA display and a 3.2 MP camera as well. A functionality that sets this phone away from most of the others, is the built in FM transmitter.

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Hillcrest and Broadcom make motion-remotes simple with new BT chips

Hillcrest and Broadcom make motion-remotes simple with new BT chips

Sony and LG both turned to Hillcrest Labs last year for help with their motion-control remotes, and now it seems the company is looking to spread its love more generically. Hillcrest has inked a deal with Broadcom to make a pair of Bluetooth chips that integrate the Freespace MotionEngine, the Broadcom BCM35230 digital TV system-on-a-chip (SoC) and BCM20730 single-chip.

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Texas Instruments Unveils New DLP Pico Technology at CES 2011

Texas Instruments Unveils New DLP Pico Technology at CES 2011

Texas Instruments has announced the company's brand new DLP Pico HD chipset, which is meant to usher in a new era of high definition entertainment. The chipset makes it possible to showcase video at WXGA resolution, no matter what the surface area is where the video is being displayed. Texas Instruments isn't announcing the new chipset on their own, though -- they've partnered with other companies to make it a more official unveiling, as well as to show off the adoption.

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Samsung 9 Series Notebook Announced at CES 2011

Samsung 9 Series Notebook Announced at CES 2011

Samsung unveiled a brand new, super-thin notebook at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Calling the 9 Series, the new device is being marketed as a durable, "ultra premium" and lightweight device. It's a remarkably thin device, that Samsung says is actually thinner than Apple's MacBook Air. Featuring a 13.3-inch display, the 9 Series is certainly one of the most attractive notebooks out there.

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LG Optimus 2X hands-on [Video]

LG Optimus 2X hands-on [Video]

LG's Optimus 2X was the first NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered "superphone" to be announced, though we know it won't be the last; Motorola has since announced its own dual-core Android device, the Motorola ATRIX 4G. We caught up with NVIDIA and spent some time with the Optimus 2X earlier; check out our first impressions after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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NVIDIA develops Android Skype HD video calling for Tegra 2

NVIDIA develops Android Skype HD video calling for Tegra 2

NVIDIA has developed an Android Skype HD video calling reference platform, using the VoIP company's SkypeKit SDK. The implementation, demonstrated at NVIDIA's CES 2011 press conference today on an Android tablet, relies on Tegra 2's native high-definition video processing capabilities, and promises cross-platform HD video calls.

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NVIDIA push Tegra 2 for Superphones plus Tegra Zone app

NVIDIA push Tegra 2 for Superphones plus Tegra Zone app

Tegra 2 isn't new, but NVIDIA is hoping that 2011 will be the year that the dual-core mobile processor comes into its own. Last we heard of "superphones" it was Google trying to brand their Nexus One as such; now NVIDIA is seizing on the title to describe devices packing multi-core CPUs, speedy GPUs and frugal power requirements, the first device being LG's Optimus 2X. To help users pair up superphones with apps worthy of Tegra 2, NVIDIA is also launching its own software tool.

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mirasol Android tablet video tease: Mockup or Pocketbook preview?

mirasol Android tablet video tease: Mockup or Pocketbook preview?

We're not sure if this is a pre-emptive glimpse of Pocketbook's mirasol-based ereader, set to get official at CES 2011 this week, or another mockup design by Qualcomm to show off the mirasol display technology, but either way we like it. The slate appears to use Qualcomm's existing 5.7-inch mirasol panel - which, as you probably remember, works indoors and out, requires no active backlighting, and can show color video - as well as Android.

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Acer ICONIA Tab A500 for Verizon Will Support 4G LTE

Acer ICONIA Tab A500 for Verizon Will Support 4G LTE

Today, Acer announced that they will be bringing to market a brand new tablet device that will work on Verizon's network, and be able to access to Verizon's 4G LTE. The device is meant to work as a tablet that focuses on navigation, along with media-streaming. The device's hardware aims for the larger 10.1-inch display variation, and not surprisingly the device will feature Android under the hood. However, Acer is adding a few tweaks to make it their own.

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Notion Ink Adam: Benchmarks & Flash Testing

Notion Ink Adam: Benchmarks & Flash Testing

As you've seen from our first hands-on, Notion Ink's Adam tablet is a pretty smooth operator, but we wanted to see just how smooth. The company allowed us to load up an Android benchmarking app to see how the slate performs, but there are a few caveats to bear in mind.

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Acer Aspire Predator AG3600-U4082 packs Core i5 2300 and GT 420 GPU

Acer Aspire Predator AG3600-U4082 packs Core i5 2300 and GT 420 GPU

Acer has unveiled the latest in its Predator gaming PC range, now taking advantage of Intel's new 2011 Core i5 processors. The Acer Aspire Predator AG3600-U4082 offers an Intel Core i5 2300 CPU along with 8GB of DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 graphics, as well as a 1.5TB hard-drive.

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