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Fox and NBC Working With Others to Bring National Mobile Content Service

Fox and NBC Working With Others to Bring National Mobile Content Service

If you're a true fan of mobile TV, and we're not talking mobile DVR fans, but a real fan, then it looks like NBC and Fox (amongst 10 other networks) have made plans to make you a very happy individual. According to a recent announcement, 12 major broadcast groups are setting up shop together, in an effort to bring a national mobile content service to millions of customers across the nation.

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NVIDIA shows off IE9 on Ion Netbook

NVIDIA shows off IE9 on Ion Netbook

NVIDIA has been touting the benefits of its Ion GPU in netbooks for a long time now. At this point I think that most of us understand how much better a notebook runs and how much more you can do with one if you are using a machine that has a GPU inside like Ion.

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NVIDIA Ion landing Q2 2009

NVIDIA Ion landing Q2 2009

NVIDIA are promising that the first Ion-based netbooks and notebooks will begin shipping this quarter.  To celebrate that fact, the company has been gathering up its developer friends to talk about the strengths of the 1080p-capable platform.

NVIDIA Ion video after the cut

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Ion netbooks from $399; AMD Neo could ‘crush’ Atom says NVIDIA CEO

Ion netbooks from $399; AMD Neo could ‘crush’ Atom says NVIDIA CEO

Netbooks using NVIDIA's Ion platform - that couples an Intel Atom CPU with a NVIDIA GPU - have a target price of just $399, and will give customers the "full PC experience" rather than the "inferior" performance of current devices.  That's the opinion of NVIDIA's plain-talking cofounder, president, and CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, who has been talking with LaptopMag about the proliferation of mobile devices and ultra-low voltage chipsets.  According to Huang, today's netbook is "a low-cost PC that doesn't work that well" and that is in fact hurting the PC software industry due to its poor support for common applications. 

After the cut, Huang on Ion, AMD, MIDs and more

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Apple Mac mini to use NVIDIA Ion claims insider

Apple Mac mini to use NVIDIA Ion claims insider

While Apple's Macworld keynote last week made no mention of the predicted Mac mini update, that hasn't stopped the rumors regarding the company's intent for the compact desktop computer.  According to Tom's Hardware, a NVIDIA partner has confirmed that Apple intend to use NVIDIA's Ion platform for their new Mac mini, and in fact were the first to receive prototype units.  The sources went on to suggest a March launch, coinciding with CeBIT.

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