Intel preparing a dual-core Atom N500 processor for netbooks

Intel's latest Atom chip is rumoured to be a low-power portable version of its desktop dual-core processors.

Asus really revolutionized the world when it introduced its first generation of netbooks, the market has grown rapidly since that time and Asus continues to wow us with new netbooks. We’ve now progressed to new processors and bigger screens, blurring the line between netbooks and notebooks. That line is about to get even more blurred, because Intel wants to load netbooks with dual core Atom processors.

There’s word on the street that we should expect to see the new Intel Atom N500 processor at some point in the near future.

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Touchscreen mobile devices to double in 2010

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With the touchscreen phenomenmom sweeping across the globe, more users are moving towards a “hands-on” intuitive navigational interface when mobile devices are concerned. Gartner Research estimates that touchscreen mobile devices will surpass 362.7 million units in 2010, that’s an increase of 97% from 2009’s 184.3 million units sold. By the year 2013, we can expect over half of all mobile devices worldwide to be touchscreen, and over 80% of them being in North America and Western Europe alone.

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Bell announces Motorola DEXT Android phone with MOTOBLUR

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Motorola really is falling in love with this whole Google Android thing, eh? The folks at Telus already have the Motorola Milestone and they will be doing the MOTOBLUR thing with the Motorola BackFlip soon. Not to be outdone, Bell Mobility is hopping on the MOTOBLUR train too.

It has been officially revealed that Bell Mobility will be picking up the Motorola DEXT smartphone. In case you didn’t know, that phone comes with Google Android and the social network-focused MOTOBLUR user interface.

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Globalive bundles Yak and Wind Mobile phone services

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In case you didn’t know, both Yak Communications and Wind Mobile are owned by the same company: Globalive. Just as you can bundle together your Telus TV with your Telus home phone, Globalive is bundling its services together too. That only makes sense.

I’ve been using the Yak service for a little while now, since it provides some great long distance rates on my cell phone. Yak also offers home phone and low-cost Internet services. With the new announcement today, you can now take your Yak and add in some Wind.

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Motorola open to launching Windows Phone 7 devices

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It’s no secret how Bill Gates views Google and its Android operating system. One fine afternoon Gates, while browsing the web discovered that Google was recruiting ex-Microsoft employees. That’s when the penny dropped – Google was competing with the ‘Big Boys’ in the OS market.

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Tougher regulations in the pipeline for airborne battery-powered devices

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Travel laws for those with a laptop, smartphone or battery powered mobile device are once again about to get stickier, even shipments of said devices may get more expensive due to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposal regarding the transportation of small, battery powered devices by air.

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Apple iPhone reads SD cards with ZoomIt accessory

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When Steve Jobs took the stage and formally revealed the Apple iPad to the world, one of the first things that left people scratching their heads was the lack of an SD card slot. Then, he showed us that there was an accessory that addressed this need. As it turns out, you can have an SD card reader on the iPhone too.

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Mobile XDR architecture the future of mobile devices, 3D gaming

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Faster gaming, more resource intensive applications, longer battery life, and hopefully a bit cheaper on your pocket. That is basically what you can expect when Rambus’ Mobile XDR memory architecture is implemented into the next-generation of mobile devices.

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Didiom Placeshifting connects all your music to one mobile device

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With thousands of audio files in your iTunes library and growing, how do you access your massive archives of digital music without having to “sync” before hitting the road? Didiom has a solution.

Didiom is a New York based company who has released a service called Didiom Pro. They take your digital media from your home computer network and let you access it from your mobile phone. Much faster and simpler than syncing or copying files over to memory chips or USB.

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Free online backups – Accessible anywhere, hopefully forever

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How many nightmares stories have you heard about people loosing all their data and the first thing you think is ‘Aren’t you backed up?’ We are going to provide you a list of 5 highly recommended reliable websites from our friends at Internet Nut so you can backup your files online and never worry again – and these are free.

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Rogers announces HTC 911 fix: Magic 1.5 with Sense UI

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Rogers has gone to drastic measures to ensure all users get the update immediately by stating that they will take “precautionary measures of temporarily disabling internet access for Dream and Magic users on Sunday January 24 at 6:00AM (EST).” The internet will be reactivated within 24 hours of completing the upgrade.

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CES gadgets you may have missed

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At this annual event – as you saw in my recent show overview – I was bombarded by vendors at every turn and played with more gadgets than I’ve ever seen in my life. I also went to a few special events. These events were designated PRESS-ONLY and therefore contained some items regular attendees might not have seen.

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CES 2010 Wrapup: Sights, Sounds and Reflections

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There’s no better way to overload your brain and body than by spending a week in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event brings together thousands of vendors, tens of thousands of visitors and millions of feet of exhibition space in the most imaginary of locales.

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