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Boxee Box Tegra 2 confirmed; Boxee Beta goes public

Now that the Boxee Box by D-Link is officially official, and the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset is the same, Boxee can finally confirm that yes, they’ve used the low-power 1080p-capable Tegra T20 chip in their upcoming media streamer.  According to a new post on the Boxee blog, the dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU means the Boxee Box is capable of Adobe Flash 10.1 decoding, HD streaming and local 1080p playback.

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Google Nexus One teardown confirms WiFi N support

Google Nexus One teardown confirms WiFi N support

Once again, iFixit have proved they're far braver than we are by taking a screwdriver or two to their brand new Google Nexus One.  In the latest of the company's teardowns, the newest entrant to the HTC Android family hardly had the chance to enjoy its freedom before being torn asunder to its constituent boards.

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Broadcom BCM7632 single chip Blu-ray solution supports 3D

Broadcom BCM7632 single chip Blu-ray solution supports 3D

Broadcom is big into many areas of the electronics industry and many of the consumer electronic products we use each day have Broadcom technology inside. Yesterday Broadcom announced a new 1080p capable media processor for mobile devices. Broadcom is now unveiling a new single-chip Blu-ray solution called the BCM7632.

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Broadcom BCM2763 1080p-capable media processor and Persona IP DVR chipset launched

Broadcom BCM2763 1080p-capable media processor and Persona IP DVR chipset launched

Broadcom have outed a number of new chips, including a new 1080p-capable multimedia processor and an IP platform intended to add 3D graphics and multimedia capabilities to DVRs and set-top boxes.  The Broadcom BCM2763 VideoCore IV Processor is a 40nm chip that can process up to 20-megapixel images and 1-gigapixel 2D/3D graphics rendering, along with outputting Full HD 1080p via HDMI.  Meanwhile the Broadcom Persona platform couples a BCM11211 comms processor and BCM11181 multimedia processor, and supports streaming content, complex GUIs and integration with the company's various wireless and wired networking components.

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Broadcom announces new BCM2074x SoC solution for better Bluetooth headsets

Broadcom announces new BCM2074x SoC solution for better Bluetooth headsets

One of the worst things about Bluetooth headsets to me is that the devices take too long to charge and don’t offer enough run time to go for days. Those two caveats may soon change with a new Broadcom solution for Bluetooth headsets that promises huge improvements in charging time and talk time.

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ASUS Eee Keyboard latest version gets video demo; might be delayed again?

The ASUS Eee Keyboard saga continues, and we’re beginning to think it’s the company’s version of vaporware.  At their latest launch event in London, UK, this week, the Eee Keyboard – which squeezes a nettop and touchscreen into a keyboard form-factor, and was first debuted at CES back in January – was conspicuous by its absence, with ASUS telling Electricpig that the device was still mired in testing; however, ASUS have also been demonstrating their latest version of the Eee Keyboard to NetbookNews, with nary a mention of release delays.

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ASUS Eee Keyboard manual, photos, UWB details arrive on FCC site

ASUS Eee Keyboard manual, photos, UWB details arrive on FCC site

We've been waiting for the ASUS Eee Keyboard for a very long time, at least that's how it feels, so it's good to see some movement happening over at the FCC.  They've just published the Eee Keyboard's user manual, together with a whole batch of external, internal and wireless-testing photos.  Among the details there's a fair few shots of the media-centric nettop/keyboard hybid's UWB (ultrawideband) system.

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Broadcom licenses ARM Cortex-A9 processor tech

Broadcom licenses ARM Cortex-A9 processor tech

Broadcom is set to start to integrate the new ARM Coretex-A9 MPCore multicore processor into next generation mobile wireless and other consumer electronic products. Broadcom and ARM have announced that they have entered into a license agreement that will allow the use of the Cortex-A9 processor in Broadcom products.

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Chumby Looks to Be Getting Chummy With Broader Software Development

Chumby Looks to Be Getting Chummy With Broader Software Development

So, the Chumby came out awhile ago. It's this little box-like device that pulls information off the internet, like weather, news, and sports updates, and then displays them in Flash format in real-time. It was a pretty original idea, and while it may not have been the sharpest looking thing on the block, its functionality was close to making it worth it. Especially if you don't like alarm clocks, and can't afford the alternative. But, apparently the hardware wasn't the top of the pick for many, and so Chumby is moving over onto the software front, hoping to make a name for itself.

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Acer netbook gets 1080p HD upgrade with Broadcom BCM70012 mod

Acer netbook gets 1080p HD upgrade with Broadcom BCM70012 mod

Netbooks generally fall flat when it comes to high-definition video playback, with Intel's GMA 950 graphics chipset struggling even with 720p clips.  Broadcom's BCM70012 video accelerator changes all that, though; a mini PCI-e card, it can handle up to 1080p video with minimal CPU strain on the host system.  So far it's tough finding a netbook with the Broadcom card as an option - HP offer it as an option for their Mini 110 XP - but that didn't stop Terracode from upgrading their 8.9-inch Acer Aspire One with the HD accelerator.

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HP Mini 1101, 110 XP and 110 Mi netbooks announced

HP Mini 1101, 110 XP and 110 Mi netbooks announced

HP have announced three new models in their Mini netbook range, in the shape of the 1101, 110 XP and 110 Mi.  Based around a 10.1-inch LED-backlit LCD and either Intel's Atom N270 or N280 processors, the new netbooks have GMA 950 graphics while the Mini 110 XP throws in a Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator good, apparently, for 1080p video.

 

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Qualcomm agrees to pay Broadcom $891 mil in settlement

Qualcomm agrees to pay Broadcom $891 mil in settlement

Qualcomm and Broadcom have been fighting it out in court for some time now, but it seems the chip makers have finally come to an agreement of sorts, with Qualcomm agreeing to pay $891 million to Broadcom as a part of a settlement.

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