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Intel's Wireless Display technology, also known as WiDi, hasn't exactly taken off the way Bluetooth has, but it's still a blossoming protocol that has the chance to eliminate wire usage in the display market. More and more laptops are shipping with WiDi support from the factory, and now, LG Display has developed the world's first WiDi-enabled LCD panel for desktop monitors. The new 23.8" LCD panel allows users to stream wirelessly from their laptop and desktop content to their TVs and monitors in a more seamless manner. The company managed to build a key chipset right into the LCD module, essentially... Read more...
Is it a TV? A monitor? A little of both? LG's MT93 has just been announced -- a 27" IPS Personal Smart TV that's engineered for small, tight spaces such as college dorm rooms. It relies on LG's latest design scheme; a thin bezel combined with understated motifs and a unique stand. It's a smart device, meaning that it's Internet-connected at the core. That gives you access to Facebook, Netflix and Hulu Plus, as well as the extensive content libraries found in LG’s 3D World and Game World. LG’s Smart TV platform also delivers convenient content sharing and screen mirroring via WiDi and... Read more...
Intel is leveling up its Wireless Display (WiDi) technology that was first introduced two years ago. The newest iteration -- version 3.5 -- adds a bunch of nifty new features that expand its capabilities, and of course implements support for Windows 8 and its touch-friendly interface. Before we dive into the new features, let's backtrack a quick moment. Intel's WiDi technology, if you're not familiar, cuts the cord and allows supported laptops and Ultrabooks to connect to a TV wirelessly. All that's required is a supported platform (Arrandale, Clarkdale, Sandy Bridge, and Ivy Bridge systems), an... Read more...
Remember WiDi? Intel's Wireless Display? It's still around, but honestly, it hasn't caught nearly the wind that Apple's AirPlay has, and even the "Ultrabook" terms seems to have caught on more than WiDi, despite enabling all new realms of wireless enjoyment in entertainment. But clearly, wireless is here to stay, and the Wi-Fi Alliance has just announced that it'll be finalizing its certification program for Wi-Fi devices to support display applications, and that it has defined a new mark to designate products that have passed certification. As for a name? It'll be called Wi-Fi Certified Miracast.... Read more...
The thin-and-light market is seriously heating up, and with CES 2012 just around the corner, Lenovo's hoping to sneak some sales in during the last few weeks of the 2011 holiday season. The IdeaPad U400 is a sleek, sexy machine, understated from top to bottom and aimed at mid-range buyers who have never had so many options. You can't really call this an Ultrabook (you'll need to ogle at Lenovo's IdeaPad U300s for that honor), but it's still super slick. And in its roomier 14-inch weight class, you actually have fewer options to pick from. Of course, looks are only half of the story; is the entire... Read more...
CyberpowerPC announced a laptop bundle that enables users to stream content to a large-screen TV via WiFi in full 1080p. It follows that users can browse the Internet with the same connection, using the TV as a monitor. The bundle is comprised of a Netgear Push2TV 2.0 adapter and Intel’s WiDi technology and will ship with CyberpowerPC’s Xplorer X6-9100 ($825) and 9200 ($885) notebooks for a limited time. CyberpowerPC Laptop Bundle Lets You Enjoy HD Content on a Big Screen TV Share Wireless Content with Intel WiDi and Netgear Push2TV BALDWIN PARK, CA (December 15, 2011) – There’s... Read more...
When we initially heard about Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi for short) technology, we immediately suspected it would become the next killer application for notebooks. The dream of wireless streaming for video, particularly in consumer machines at consumer-level prices, was a big one. To date, WiDi hasn't really grabbed a huge chunk of mind share, at least not in the way of some other things -- things like Android and iOS. That said, it's still a viable option, and it's only getting better with time. D-Link is now looking to cash in on the solution by shipping their MainStage for Wireless Display... Read more...
Intel's Sandy Bridge made headlines this week for its improved efficiency, reduced power consumption, and much-improved graphics engine, but there's another important feature that's not yet gotten the same degree of press. One of the new technologies incorporated into Sandy Bridge, Intel Insider, is designed to ensure that only paying, authorized users are able to view premium content (as defined by the broadcaster). In the company's words: "Intel Insider is a service that enables consumers to enjoy premium Hollywood feature films streamed to their PC in high quality 1080P high definition....Think... Read more...
Early this morning, in a conference room behind Intel's booth, we got a first hand look at Intel's latest refinements with their recently launched Sandy Bridge processor with integrated graphics. One question that some of you have been concerned about is if Sandy Bridge will allow users to access the chip's Quick Sync video encoding engine if there is a discrete GPU in the system. This is a common configuration in both the desktop and notebook space obviously, with solutions from various OEMs that include the likes of NVIDIA Optimus, etc. Surprsingly, Intel has been spending resources with third... Read more...
Home Theater PC buffs rejoice, wireless HDMI technologies have finally come of age. Though there are two camps firmly entrenched in the market (Intel's WiDi and WHDI), the bottom line is lag-free full HD 1080p HDMI wireless video/audio transmission is now a reality. No longer does that HTPC need to be shoehorned into the confines of your entertainment center. And that desktop replacement notebook you have perched on the coffee table just got a major display upgrade, seamlessly connected to your HDTV; look Ma, no wires. Stay with us as we take you through a tour of two WHDI standard-based wireless... Read more...
Home Theater PC buffs rejoice, wireless transmission of HDMI® connections has finally come of age.  Though there are currently two camps gaining traction in the market (Intel's WiDi and WHDI), the bottom line is lag-free full HD 1080p wireless video/audio transmission is now a reality.  No longer does that HTPC need to be shoehorned into the confines of your entertainment center.  And that desktop replacement notebook you have perched on the coffee table just got a major display upgrade, seamlessly connected to your HDTV; look Ma, no wires.  Stay with us as we take you through... Read more...
Intel's Wireless Display technology is one of the hottest technologies we have seen in recent years; announced at CES this year, the tech hasn't really found a home yet in products. But once it does, watch out. It basically allows products to wirelessly transfer content on a screen onto some other screen, and it's something that could've made the iPad a truly killer device (not to mention any other tablet PC out there that feels like adding it in at the 11th hour). But now, Intel seems to have bigger plans. Not only will this technology find its way eventually into netbooks and notebooks, but handheld... Read more...
We are back again this week to talk about some more happenings in the HotHardware world with our friends at TechVi. Topics include Intel's new Core i7-980X Extreme 6-Core processor, a couple of home theater friendly machines from Toshiba and Dell, fake Core i7-920 processors from NewEgg, and Android's rapid growth in adoption rate in the mobile space... Show Notes:0:18 - Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 6-Core Processor1:47 - Toshibia Satellite E205-S1904 w/ WiDi and Dell Inspiron Zino HD5:11 - Newegg Ships Fake Intel Chips; Supplier Threatens Journalists For Reporting It6:24 - Android Crushes... Read more...
At this year's CES show in Vegas there have been more than a couple of relatively exciting announcements and of course Intel was intent on joining the party.  Today we got to spend some quality time behind closed doors with the folks in Intel's Mobile group learning a bit about some of the new features that will be coming to their Core i5 and Core i3 Mobile platforms in the weeks ahead.  We heard some fairly inspiring things about the technology back in the November time frame at a cozy bistro in New York city but today we were able to see it in action and it was impressive to say the... Read more...
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