Try as it might, Adobe can't get its Flash streaming video format on the iPhone, but you may be seeing it on your TV soon. This week the media software company announced its push into the living room, citing partners like Comcast and Intel that are slated to introduce compatible hardware in the second half of this year.
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The company will team with IDT to add wireless charging capabilities to a reference chipset in 2013 that could eventually let you recharge your cell phone cable-free from an Ultrabook or Intel-powered desktop.
With prices for solid state drives already in free fall, Intel appears ready to join the fray by lowering prices on its SSDs in August.
The additional protection plans offered by electronics companies are often of dubious value to consumers, but Intel has just launched one that may be a good value if you like to tweak your processor.Its new Performance Tuning Protection Plan is designed to provide a replacement CPU in the event of "failures caused by operating the eligible processor outside of Intel’s published specifications" -- i.
Competition is fierce in the solid-state-drive market, but many buyers are still focused on Intel's SSDs, thanks to the chip giant's name and its drives' good overall performance. Already in 2011, the company has released the SSD 510 and the SSD 320 Series to refresh its mainstream offerings.
Ahead of the big launch of its Ivy Bridge chips later this year, Intel has pushed out a handful of new Sandy Bridge processors, including a couple of Core i5 CPUs that lack integrated graphics.While the chip giant has made hay about the improved graphics included with Sandy Bridge, not all consumers wind up using them, preferring a discrete video card instead.
Future Google Chromebooks to switch from Intel Atom to Core series processors, push prices above $500
With its Chromebooks, Google has been trying to revolutionize computing by switching to a browser-centered model. As a result, it doesn't necessarily require the beefy parts that a Windows-based laptop needs to deliver the fastest performance possible, relying on an Intel Atom N570 processor to power systems instead.
Intel's new budget line will start at just $89 for a 60GB drive. Ready for an SSD upgrade?
In a move that should surprise no one, AMD is reportedly working on an Ultrabook competitor called "ultrathins" that may hit the laptop market as soon as next month (at least in Australia).But unlike Intel, which instructed its manufacturing partners specifically on how to build their Ultrabooks, AMD is apparently giving vendors more leeway in how they build their ultrathins.
Intel has had to push back the release date for its latest netbook platform, Cedar Trail-M, and will also delay the launch of its new Atom CPUs. Once slated for release next month, Cedar Trail-M is now expected in November, reports DigiTimes.