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Intel sticks with Netbooks, touts full package mobile proposition

Intel sticks with Netbooks, touts full package mobile proposition

At our meeting this week with Intel's Mark Miller and John Wallace, we spoke primarily about mobile, and as the conversation moved beyond smartphones and tablets and laptops came up, it was the word Netbook that got our attention. What Miller had to say about the Netbook as it stands today is not that it's time to be done with that classification of device even though more powerful mobile devices are on the rise. Instead the task, he said, was to show consumers what the difference between the types of devices are so that they can make an informed decision.

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Intel dedicates itself a more diverse mobile future

Intel dedicates itself a more diverse mobile future

Late in the week on the fourth full day of CES 2012, we got the opportunity to sit down with Intel's Mark Miller to speak about Medfield, Clover Trail, and the future of mobile computing in the Intel environment. What Intel intends on bringing to the market is not just powerful devices such as tablets, but these devices with elements of differentiation in the silicon itself rather than in the device's specifications. With both Medfield and Clover Trail in the works for Android and Windows 8, Intel is aiming to take on the mobile world with a vengeance.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon GameCommand Hands-on

Qualcomm Snapdragon GameCommand Hands-on

The folks at Qualcomm have been kind enough to give us a tour of their booth and a demonstration of quite a few rather impressive items, not least of all Snapdragon GameCommand. This application is now available for you on the Android Market, it being a representation of Qualcomm's renewed dedication to app developers with listings of games optimized by the developers working directly with Qualcomm to make their apps work amazingly on Snapdragon-toting devices. While the devices that these apps work on is not limited to those containing a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, they are made to work absolutely the best there.

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Griffin Twenty Audio Amplifier for Airport Express hands-on

Griffin Twenty Audio Amplifier for Airport Express hands-on

There's a brand new piece of white technology out there this week, it having a lovely silver dial and the very obvious intent shown right on the surface: this device is made to provide you with untethered digital playback from iTunes with little to no effort at all! This piece of technology works with a Class D stereo amplifier complete with TI PurePath and you've got both S/PDIF optical and an included TOSLINK connector to get you hooked up.

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Tagg The Pet Tracker hands-on

Tagg The Pet Tracker hands-on

When you've got a an animal that's either a dog or really similar to a dog, you know you want to keep track of them - or at least you want to be sure they're not running around your neighborhood like a maniac - that's where Tagg comes in. What we're looking at this week is the Tagg system, a pet tracker that sits on your dog's collar and transmits its signal wirelessly to your device's browser - see where that maniac is going, no problem!

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Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Here at CES 2012 during Showstoppers, we've been fortunate enough to get a personal interview with no less than Lenovo's own Stephen Miller speaking all about the 1st IA platform smartphone based on the Intel Medfield chip, the Lenovo Racer-A SmartPhone, aka the K800. This device is part of the Idea Smart Phone K series and has a 4.5-inch 720p multi-touch display with fabulous viewing angles. This device is capable of playing back 1080p, 30 frames per second video - it's also got a 720p wireless display, full 3D media center, and an 8M AF camera on the back. The processor is the real hero here as it is, believe it or not, a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Medfield SoC.

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Insider Talk: Ticket to Ride for iPad

Insider Talk: Ticket to Ride for iPad

We're here at Showstoppers during the CES 2012 events in Las Vegas Nevada where we've spoken with Mark Kaufmann co-founder and VP of marketing for Days of Wonder, a group touting their board game cum iPad game Ticket to Ride. This game comes at things a little bit backwards - the group having worked with mobile games several years ago, quitting to work with board games. What they've done here is to get back into the art of mobile with this game which is able to jump above the one platform to the mighty, mighty iPad.

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D-Link Cloud Camera 5000 hands-on

D-Link Cloud Camera 5000 hands-on

The folks at D-Link have both revealed and shown off the Cloud Camera 5000, a ball on a pedestal with the code-name DCS-5222L with full pan and tilt capabilities and automatic day and night viewing. You'll be recording all of your best friends with the loving friendliness of a full moving camera which allows you "peace of mind" as they say all night and day. You can record 340 degrees and 170 degrees and will be able to control the camera from mydlink.com as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

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Toshiba Thrive 7-inch hands-on

Toshiba Thrive 7-inch hands-on

This week we've got the opportunity to take a peek at Toshiba's second Thrive tablet, this one a 7-inch device with many of the same specifications as its 10-inch relative. It's got the same rubbery ridged back and no less than a 5 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel camera to keep you video chatting and snapping pics galore. This device is set to be not necessarily the next generation device for Toshiba but a companion release for the 10-inch version that came out last year.

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ASUS Padfone 2012 refresh eyes-on

ASUS Padfone 2012 refresh eyes-on

This week we're getting the opportunity to take a look at ASUS new and upcoming mobile line, most of them tablets, but some of them oddities like this - the ASUS Padfone, a device which takes both a smartphone and ads a pocket inside a tablet to use both whenever you need whichever size. We've seen this device before in a couple of different iterations, and it's more than likely going to be dropping at Mobile World Congress 2012. What this 2012 refresh contains is Ice Cream Sandwich and a possible change-up of the processor manufacturer as well.

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ASUS MeMO 171 hands-on

ASUS MeMO 171 hands-on

This week there's been some confusion surrounding the two MeMO tablets ASUS has announced for release in the coming months ahead - there's the MeMO 171, the tablet we're about to look at now, it having Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a dual-core processor, and the MeMO 370T, that being the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with a quad-core processor. This MeMO 171 has been teased several times before, it having a 3D panel in the past, but here we've got the near-final version in-hand: Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to 4.0 eventually) and a Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core processor behind a 7-inch Super IPS+ panel with a cool 178-inch wide viewing angle.

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ASUS Transformer Prime 700 Series hands-on

ASUS Transformer Prime 700 Series hands-on

There's now a couple of Transformer Prime units out there in the world, the original which we've already had the pleasure of reviewing, and the 700 series, one with an improved resolution display and a boosted front-facing camera - not to mention a slight design differentiation on the back of the display. What you've got here is a slightly more expensive $599 and $699 for the boost in specs and updated hardware on the whole. Have a peek at what this device is capable of with our hands-on look at it as well as Shadowgun THD developers preview version for Tegra 3.

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