IDF 2010

NFS N-Pad puts Android on Moorestown [Video]

NFS N-Pad puts Android on Moorestown [Video]

The stand-out hardware at IDF 2010 last week was probably Dell's hybrid netbook/tablet, the Inspiron Duo, but that's not to say there weren't other gadgets lurking at the show which were also interesting.  Carrypad spotted the NFS N-Pad, a Moorestown based tablet demonstrated running Android.

Video demo after the cut

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Intel’s 15nm Atom plans previewed

Intel’s 15nm Atom plans previewed

Intel's tiny chip ambitions have been revealed, thanks to a roadmap forecast slide the company prepared for IDF 2010 this past week.  According to the image, Intel are looking ahead to CPUs as small as 15nm; it's unclear from the slide, though, whether the number of processor icons indicate product ranges, number of cores or just general potency.

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Intel demo Aava Z6xx smartphone, slates, gaming handhelds & more [Video]

Intel demo Aava Z6xx smartphone, slates, gaming handhelds & more [Video]

Intel love whipping out low-power ultramobile devices, since they know that they - like the Dell Inspiron DUO - get all the attention at shows like IDF 2010.  On stage today they've had a fair few to play with, too; Aava's smartphone got a brief flaunting, together with a gaming-centric handheld and a few different slates (as well as Neofonie's WeTab).

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Intel Stellarton Atom E600+FPGA promises flexible embedded devices

Intel Stellarton Atom E600+FPGA promises flexible embedded devices

Intel has given a sneak peak of its upcoming Stellarton processor, a so-called configurable Atom chip due to hit the market in the first half of 2011.  Intel Stellarton couples an Atom E600 SoC - the new "Tunnel Creek" range of chips also fresh to IDF 2010 and intended for embedded devices - with an Altera FPGA (field-programmable gate array).

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Dell Inspiron DUO flipping tablet/netbook wows at IDF 2010 [Video]

Dell Inspiron DUO flipping tablet/netbook wows at IDF 2010 [Video]

Dell has surprised here at IDF 2010 by previewing their upcoming Inspiron DUO tablet/netbook hybrid device, with a rotating touchscreen display.  Details on the tablet are in short supply, but Dell did reveal that it runs Windows 7 Premium.  Normally the display is on the outside of the netbook lid, allowing it to be used as a slate, but when the lid is opened the screen rotates inward so as to be visible as a regular notebook.

Updated with video after the cut

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Windows Media Center Embedded gets Acer Smart TV STB demo; Intel CE4200 unveiled

Windows Media Center Embedded gets Acer Smart TV STB demo; Intel CE4200 unveiled

Intel may just have got its Atom CE4100 SoC into the Boxee Box, among other STBs, but they're not resting on their laurels; the company has just announced the new Intel Atom CE4200 SoC, the successor to the CE4100.  Meanwhile Microsoft and Acer have taken to the IFD 2010 stage to show off Windows Media Center Embedded, a combination of the existing Windows Embedded Standard 7 and the software company's existing Media Center variant.

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Intel AppUp store gets SEGA Mega Drive classics, B&N content and more

Intel AppUp store gets SEGA Mega Drive classics, B&N content and more

Intel's AppUp download store has hit "gold" status and gone live, having first started showing up on netbooks back in January.  The silicon manufacturer listed their new partners in AppUp at IDF 2010 today, including the news that SEGA will be porting Mega Drive classics over and that Barnes & Noble will also be adopting the store.

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Amino Freedom CE4100 IPTV set-top box shows custom MeeGo UI

Amino Freedom CE4100 IPTV set-top box shows custom MeeGo UI

The WeTab isn't the only MeeGo device on stage with Intel at IDF 2010 today.  Amino brought their Freedom set-top box along too, an Intel Atom CE4100 powered IPTV STB running MeeGo with a custom UI developed by the company themselves (and shown below).

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WeTab MeeGo tablet launch confirmed for Sept 21st [Video]

WeTab MeeGo tablet launch confirmed for Sept 21st [Video]

Neofonie's WeTab has once again cropped up in an Intel presentation, this time at IFD 2010 where the company has confirmed it will go on sale on Tuesday September 21st.  The 11.6-inch slate will run MeeGo 1.0, with a custom UI adapted for finger usability.

Update: Video demo after the cut

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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Chip Focusing on Any Device, Any Display Connectivity

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Chip Focusing on Any Device, Any Display Connectivity

At this year's IDF, it looks like one of the main focuses is connectivity. After Intel outlined their own plans to feature "smart devices," with a focus on their connectivity, it looks like it's time for DisplayLink to keep their promise made at the end of the year, last year. And sure enough, the company has just made official their newest USB 3.0 chip platform.

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Intel push Smart TV, WiDi tablet and name-check iPad at IDF 2010 [Update: Video!]

Intel push Smart TV, WiDi tablet and name-check iPad at IDF 2010 [Update: Video!]

It's not just new CPUs at IDF 2010; Intel is also making a big deal out of Smart TV products and the spread of internet connectivity, highlighting its involvement in next-gen set top boxes such as Logitech's Revue for Google TV and the recent platform-switcher, D-Link's Boxee Box.  Intel's Atom CPU is unsurprisingly at the core of their drive, with chips like the CE4100 taking center stage.

Update: Video demo of the Intel WiDi tablet, motion-recognition system and more after the cut

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Intel out 2011 Core CPUs at IDF 2010: 32nm Sandy Bridge

Intel out 2011 Core CPUs at IDF 2010: 32nm Sandy Bridge

Intel has kicked off its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2010 today, and they've wasted no time in detailing the 2011 range of Core processors we have to look forward to.  The second generation chips - based on Sandy Bridge technology - will go into production later in 2010 and begin showing up in computers early in 2011.

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