IDF photos: MIDs and the world's smallest mobo

IDF photos: MIDs and the world's smallest mobo

Summary: IDF kicks off with a look at the new Atom processor and the Mobile Internet Devices it will power, along with some more esoteric new technology.


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  • This slide from Kevin Kahn's presentation at IDF purports to show the evolution of the personal computer from the very first design through to the future. But was the first picture a deliberate April Fool?

    Photo credits: Rupert Goodwins


  • Intel's robot hand gently fondles its master — electric field sensors in its fingertips detect the presence of flesh without actually having to touch it.


Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Reviews

Rupert Goodwins

About Rupert Goodwins

Rupert started off as a nerdy lad expecting to be an electronics engineer, but having tried it for a while discovered that journalism was more fun. He ended up on PC Magazine in the early '90s, before that evolved into ZDNet UK - and Rupert evolved with them into an online journalist.

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