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Intel buying Texas Instruments cable STB division: Google TV incoming?

Intel buying Texas Instruments cable STB division: Google TV incoming?

Intel has agreed to purchase Texas Instruments' cable modem division, with the chipmaker planning to use it as a showcase for their Atom-based SoCs.  TI's existing staff will be folded into the Intel Digital Home Group; it's unclear at this stage whether Intel intend to shift the cable STBs to the Google TV platform, having been a launch partner for the Google-led technology.

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Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging solutions like the Palm Touchstone are likely to increase in shipments by a factor of 65x by 2014, iSuppli are predicting, suggesting that cordless power will spread from mobile phones to "portable media players, digital still cameras and mobile PCs."  They also predict the rise of a common standard which all manufacturers could promote cooperatively.  Current wireless charging shipments are believed to be around 3.6m units in 2010, though iSuppli expect that to rise to 234.9m in just four years time.

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Texas Instruments Blaze Tablet Available This August

Texas Instruments Blaze Tablet Available This August

We've had a lot of things to cover when it comes to Texas Instruments' OMAP4, especially when it has anything to do with that Blaze name. From our hands-on time with the previously released OMAP Blaze, which happened twice, to the general overview of the device we provided earlier in the year, it's one of the more exciting pieces of technology out there. And now, Texas Instruments is cramming all of the goodness of that Blaze moniker into, that's right, a tablet!

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Google Announces WebM Open-Source Video Format

Google Announces WebM Open-Source Video Format

Today, Google opened up their opening keynote for Google I/O. It's entire purpose was to talk about the Web, HTML5, and how it all can work together to move the standard forward. Part of that movement is open sourcing as much of the Internet as humanly possible, so hopefully you'll welcome WebM with open arms. It's a brand new, open-source video format that Google hopes will hit the mainstream.

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Microsoft KIN Two Gets the Tear Down Treatment

Microsoft KIN Two Gets the Tear Down Treatment

There's no surprise that the KIN Two, of the newly formed KIN lineage, is getting the tear down treatment. It's a new gadget, of course. So, does this tear down get to the dirty details of what makes the KIN Two tick? Are there any bombshells waiting in the deep dark sections? You'll just have to read on after the break to find out.

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NVIDIA want Tegra 2 to be performance Android option; challenge Snapdragon & Apple A4

NVIDIA want Tegra 2 to be performance Android option; challenge Snapdragon & Apple A4

NVIDIA are looking to take on Qualcomm in the Android arena, with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang positioning the company's second-gen Tegra chipset as a more multimedia- and performance-focused alternative for high-end devices.  Huang complimented Qualcomm and TI's mobile chipsets, describing them as "wonderful application processors", but went on to say that "our differentiation and our contribution to the space is where multimedia, high resolution snappy graphics [are] really necessary."  He also highlighted Tegra's possibilities for larger-scale, iPad rivalling Android tablets, such as Notion Ink's Adam.

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