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Neuros OSD3 development kicks off: 1080p/60, eSATA and HTML5

Neuros OSD3 development kicks off: 1080p/60, eSATA and HTML5

Neuros Technology have been spilling the beans about their next-gen open-source mediaplayer, the OSD3, and while it's not set to hit shelves for at least another 18 months it's shaping up to be impressive.  The company is working with Texas Instruments regarding the OSD3's ARM-based processor, and have official support for 1080p/60 encoding and decoding.

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Google working with Acer, ASUS, HP and more on Chrome OS netbooks

Google working with Acer, ASUS, HP and more on Chrome OS netbooks

Google have revealed the hardware partners that they are currently working with on their freshly-announced Chrome OS.  The search giant has named Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, HP, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Toshiba as all helping to design and build devices that will run the new platform, which has been described as the Chrome browser with a new windowing system, on top of a Linux kernel.

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Peek ask for help on Mobile Linux Peek messenger

If you're a Linux developer who has found that the recession has left you at a loose end, Peek may have just the project for you.  They're throwing open the doors to open-source development on their email-centric Peek device, in the hope that someone will get Linux up and running on the ARM7-based handheld.

ECS T800 8.1-inch Android netbook [Video]

ECS T800 8.1-inch Android netbook [Video]

We hope you've not stabbed your credit card details in for that Sony VAIO P order yet, as ECS have an alternative that might take your fancy.  The ECS T800 netbook has the same long-and-narrow form-factor of the VAIO, but pairs it with an 8.1-inch LCD, a choice of 800MHz or 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP3 processors, and the Android OS.

Video demo after the cut

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Palm Pre hardware worth $138 suggest iSuppli

Tech industry analysts iSuppli have performed a virtual break-down of the Palm Pre, and decided that the unreleased smartphone will cost the company $138 in hardware.  Working from both known suppliers and extrapolating the rest from Palm's confirmed specifications, iSuppli deemed that Palm will see a 44-percent return on each device it sells to Sprint, after taking into account software licensing and royalty costs.

Mysterious Palm smartphone delay rumors

Mysterious Palm smartphone delay rumors

According to the latest rumors, ODM handset manufacturer Compal Communications is facing delays in producing "shipments of smartphones to Palm from mid-year to the end of the year"; the company has also reportedly seen orders from Motorola canceled.  While likely to prompt much speculation about the state of the Pre, the report - which originated in Chinese-language paper Commercial Times - fails to mention any specific Palm device.

Update: Palm speaks - after the cut

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TI calculators get Super Mario plus World Editor

TI calculators get Super Mario plus World Editor

In the right hands, a calculator can be not a force for mathematics but a source of endless fun.  I'm not just talking about writing rude words upside-down, either; how about loading Super Mario on the TI-84.

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Always Innovating Touch Book: keyboard-docking netslate

Always Innovating Touch Book: keyboard-docking netslate

Netbooks with Tablet PC functionality aren't new, but Always Innovating have turned a new page with their 8.9-inch Touch Book.  It comes with a detachable keyboard, similar in concept to the much-missed HP tc1x00-series Tablet PC, meaning it can be used as a notebook or as a touchscreen slate.

 

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Samsung AnyCall Show Pico-Projector phone gets video demo

Samsung's AnyCall Show pico-projector phone was one of the surprise hits at CES earlier this month, blowing us away with the image quality possible from a TI projector hidden inside a touchscreen 3G smartphone.  Back then, we knew it would be going to South Korea before the rest of us would get a sniff at it, but PopSci have cranked up the envy factor with a hands-on video demo of the AnyCall Show in action.

Check out the video demo of the pico-projector smartphone after the cut

Leica debuts Pradovit D-1200 projector in Japan

Leica debuts Pradovit D-1200 projector in Japan

Leica turned their Pradovit series slide projector digitally, announced company’s first entry in digital projector display back in Photokina with the Pradovit D-1200 – a 16:10 WXUGA digital projector wet dream for photographer; portable size with world’s lightest, and smallest presentation tool suitable for traveling; Leica-grade optics equipped display and high resolution realistic image reproduction from Pixelworks DNX 30-bit video processing MotionEngine, and a host of connectivity for the most-demanding digital media sources.

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CES 2009: Samsung MBP200 & Anycall Show Pico-Projectors with TI DLP

CES 2009: Samsung MBP200 & Anycall Show Pico-Projectors with TI DLP

Pico-projection looks to be a burgeoning niche, and inside many of the compact devices lurks Texas Instruments' chipset. SlashGear caught up with the company at CES this week, and took a look at two of the new devices from Samsung using the DLP technology. Unlike existing pico-projectors on the market, Samsung have taken the TI chipset and integrated it into standalone products that don't necessarily require an external video source. In fact their MBP200 PMP and Anycall Show both offer the portable mini-cinema experience all on their own.

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