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Flash 10.1 unveiled: smartphone betas coming, HD GPU acceleration added

Flash 10.1 unveiled: smartphone betas coming, HD GPU acceleration added

Adobe have upgraded their Flash offensive, with the news this week that the next version - Flash 10.1 - will run across not only desktop but mobile and smartphone platforms.  Taking advantage of the Open Screen Project (OSP), the new version will arrive as a Windows Mobile and webOS beta before the year is out, while early in 2010 we'll get Android and Symbian versions.  Finally, while there's no release date for 10.1 yet given, RIM have signed up to the OSP meaning BlackBerry devices will also get Flash support.

After the cut, GPU acceleration for Flash 10.1

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LG XPION X30 nettop with NVIDIA Ion

LG XPION X30 nettop with NVIDIA Ion

Something we'll seldom argue with is a super-compact desktop PC with the bonus of NVIDIA's Ion GPU, and so we're pleased to welcome the LG XPION X30 to the nettop fray.  Packing Intel's Atom 230 1.6GHz CPU with 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard-drive, the VESA-mountable XPION X30 is designed to be hidden around the back of your LCD.

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Vigor Stealth NE gaming PC packs NVIDIA Ion, SFF case

Vigor Stealth NE gaming PC packs NVIDIA Ion, SFF case

We're frankly not convinced that Vigor Gaming Computer's Stealth NE gaming PC could avoid radar detection while flying low-level bombing missions, but we'll give the compact desktop credit for using NVIDIA's Ion GPU in an interesting way.  The Stealth NE packs a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processors in with a Zotac Mini-ITX motherboard bearing NVIDIA's GeForce 9300, all squeezed into a 8.74 x 10.87 x 6.93 inch SFF casing.

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ASRock ION 330-BD Nettop Review

ASRock ION 330-BD Nettop Review

Where netbooks go, their deskbound nettop brethren eventually follow, and as NVIDIA's Ion GPU has made its impact on the graphics capabilities of budget ultraportables, so it has its sights set on compact desktops too. ASRock and NVIDIA worked together on the ION 330-BD, a Blu-ray toting nettop that pairs Intel's Atom processor with NVIDIA's ION platform, and sent one over to prove to SlashGear that just because the footprint is small, it doesn't mean the performance is too.

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