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Intel Quark chips in the works for wearable and ingestible technologies

Intel Quark chips in the works for wearable and ingestible technologies

There's no doubt that wearable technologies are picking up speed, and aiming to be in the forefront of the emerging industry is Intel, which is now working on a line of microchips called Intel Quark. These small chips are designed for wearable devices like smartwatches and bracelets, with another variety being designed for ingestible applications, such as medical devices.

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Cloverview tablet chip hints dropped by Intel

Cloverview tablet chip hints dropped by Intel

Intel is the world's largest maker of microchips and as such, the company has a chip for just about anything that might need one. Intel has been hinting that it might have a new chip that it is currently developing called the Cloverview chip. The chip is apparently an Atom part that has been tweaked to be more power efficient.

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Hanvon Windows 7 multitouch slate spied [Video]

Is there room in your cold, dark heart for a basic multitouch slate running Windows 7?  Hanvon sure hopes so, with the Chinese manufacturer showing off just such a prototype at the IDF 2009 expo last week.  GottaBeMobile’s Xavier was on hand to have a brief play, and he reckons the 8.9-inch Atom-based slate feels pretty good.

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Phoenix demo ultra-speedy Windows 7 boot [Video]

Phoenix demo ultra-speedy Windows 7 boot [Video]

IDF isn't just an opportunity for Intel to show off their advancements: it's also a chance for their partners to flaunt what they've been working on.  In Phoenix's case, they've delivered something most Windows users would like to see, in the shape of vastly optimized boot-up procedures for Windows 7.

Video demos after the cut

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Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel have rolled out plenty of mockups, conceptual art, non-functional prototypes and fancy slides over the past few months to show us what Moblin running on a Moorsetown-based MID might look like, but we've had to wait until IDF this past week to get a decent sighting of the platform in action.  MID Moves sat down with an Inventec prototype running Moblin 2.1; you can see their hands-on video after the cut.

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Viliv S10 touchscreen Windows 7 netbook: 10hrs runtime

Viliv S10 touchscreen Windows 7 netbook: 10hrs runtime

Viliv are best known for their MIDs and UMPCs, but the Korean company have decided to branch out into more mainstream ultraportables.  The Viliv S10 has made its debut at IDF this week, and offers a 10-inch 1,366 x 768 resistive convertible touchscreen, Intel's Atom 1.33GHz or 2.0GHz processors, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

Update: More photos from MID Moves now added.

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Intel Moblin v2.1 mobile UI gets video demo at IDF

Intel have been demonstrating their latest work on Moblin, the open-source OS they’ve been so instrumental in developing, including v2.1 of the user interface for handhelds and mobile devices.  MID Moves were on hand to grab all the details, including a video demo of “MyZone”, Intel’s pulling together of calendar, news, social media and more.

Video demo after the cut

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Intel whips out notebook with multiple OLED screens

Intel whips out notebook with multiple OLED screens

Intel is showing off a notebook concept under the code name Tangent Bay at IDF that is very cool. The machine has three OLED screens right above the keyboard that are all touch sensitive. The screens can be used to organize information and presumably launch apps.

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