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Creative Zii EGG Android “Stemcell Computing” developer device launched

Creative Zii EGG Android “Stemcell Computing” developer device launched

Creative have announced their Zii EGG developer platform, the test hardware for coders to get to grips with their freshly "Plaszma" branded Stemcell Computing system.  The Zii EGG runs Google's Android OS on top of Creative's ZMS-05 chipset, and promises not only WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 10-point multitouch display, but 1080p video output, HD playback and OpenGL ES support.

Video demo after the cut

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Cambridge Soundworks MovieWorks HD X-Fi iPod dock

Cambridge Soundworks MovieWorks HD X-Fi iPod dock

Cambridge Soundworks - a subsidiary of Creative - have announced the MovieWorks HD, a docking station for the Apple iPod range that can output high-definition video and digital audio to a connected HDTV or audio system.  The MovieWorks HD also has an integrated X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity chip onboard, together with Creative's X-Fi Crystallize and X-Fi CMSS-3D technology, and connects via HDMI.

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CES 2009: Creative Zii ‘Stemcell Computing’

CES 2009: Creative Zii ‘Stemcell Computing’

Creative have been demonstrating their new Zii platform this week at CES, catchily titled "Stemcell Computing", which is promising a huge shift in how multimedia is handled by mobile devices.  Zii comprises a number of scalable Processing Elements, or PEs, each of which can be individually re-tasked to different tasks.  In that way, rather than a device having a set amount of video decoding, encoding or high-definition processing capability, it can selectively assign generic PEs to whatever the task at hand.

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Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi USB Headset

Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi USB Headset

I remember back in the day when the name Fatal1ty was just first being heard around the internets. This was some kid that was making a real name for himself in the professional gaming world by dominating in Quake III Arena, and going on to win (or place very well) in dozens of professional tournaments. Nowadays you don't hear much about his victories, but you do see gaming products with is stamp of approval on them. The latest such products is the Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi USB Headest.

First, this headset is not going to improve your fragging skills, I don't care who has their name stamped on it. However, I can bet that this guy has spent more time gaming with a headset on than most of us, so he probably knows what he's talking about.

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