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TI’s world’s smallest IR temp sensor hands-on

TI’s world’s smallest IR temp sensor hands-on

This week we got the chance to speak with Daniel Mar from Texas Instruments Product Marketing who showed off what TI notes is the TMP006, the world's smallest digital infrared temperature sensor. This little component is a 1.6 x 1.6 mm fully-integrated temperature sensor and was shown off working inside a Dell laptop as well as in a modified smartphone which shows the temperature of any item with an outward-facing sensor at its back. Behold the power of tiny, tiny sensors.

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OMAP 5 Android development platform hands-on

OMAP 5 Android development platform hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to see in a very basic way how powerful the next generation of Texas Instruments device processors will be. Graphics are the name of the game here, Texas Instruments' Curt Moore showing off how an OMAP 5-toting developer platform tablet works with Android - which, incidentally, is running a bit of software called SBP Shell 3D (see our hands-on with the Viewsonic Viewphone 4S smartphone to see more SPB action). This software displays an array of homescreens all at once, allowing you access to each as they spin on a carousel: prime real-estate for showing off graphics power on OMAP 5 architecture.

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Texas Instruments Wi-fi streaming Miracast video hands-on

Texas Instruments Wi-fi streaming Miracast video hands-on

It's time to take a peek at Texas Instruments big dip into the world of streaming video content with OMAP processors and WiLink connectivity, both of them on display this week as TI aims for Miracast certification. Once Texas Instruments gains said certification from the Wi-fi Alliance, they'll be able to offer this lovely technology to their manufacturer partnerts. You'll be seeing Android-based full HD content from TI in as they say "secure, low-latency, wireless network connections."

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Windows RT Texas Instruments development platform tablet hands-on

Windows RT Texas Instruments development platform tablet hands-on

This week we got the opportunity to take a peek at Texas Instruments' effort in the Windows 8 space with their development platform tablet. This device is made for developers to get a handle on how their OMAP 4470 processor (that's still OMAP4, not quite OMAP5 yet) works with Windows RT. After having been in development for over a year in direct collaboration with Microsoft, Texas Instruments is finally ready to show off its excellence here!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

This week we've gotten the next Galaxy Player family member in the house with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. What's that, you say? The Galaxy Tab 2 is a tablet and not a Galaxy Player? I beg to differ, ladies and gentlemen, as the Samsung world has done a big split in recent months, with no less than the Galaxy Tab 2 line heading in the direction of the media player while the Galaxy Note line (including the 10.1, for example) moves in the direction the Galaxy Tab 10.1 original started in back at Google I/O in 2011. Have a peek at what the Tab 2 line continues here in the 2 10.1 for the media world.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review

There's a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet in town, and this one is what Samsung hopes will be a whole new experience driver for the whole hardware family. Where what we've seen before from Samsung has been a set of tablets that tried to be everything at once, this and the 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 are both aiming more at the services they can provide with other devices rather than concentrating on that plus content creation plus gaming plus a partridge in a pear tree. What we've got here instead is Samsung's suite of connected services encapsulated in one machine - and it feels nice to use, too!

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ARCHOS 80 and 101 G9 tablets with Android 4.0 ICS shipping now

ARCHOS 80 and 101 G9 tablets with Android 4.0 ICS shipping now

There are a couple of low-cost relatively high-quality dual-core tablets out there made by ARCHOS and ready to be scooped up by you, both of them ready to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box. Both the ARCHOS 80 G9 and the ARCHOS 101 G9 are available today straight from the ARCHOS online store and both certainly a hearty value proposition for less than $400 for either model. Have a peek at what's up on the docket!

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Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

At what must be one of the most beautiful venues on earth to have a conference such as this, we've got Mobile World Congress 2012, a yearly event which takes the whole world's mobile device market and gathers it up into one big week-long masterpiece. Of course it's not as perfectly simple as that, and if you've never been to the event or have never tried to follow along with the news that spills forth from it before, you may very well have a hard time fitting all the pieces together. That's why we've got this easy to read, easy to decipher guide for you to work your way through all of the devices and services announced, displayed, and teased during the events - have a look!

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