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If you make video calls on your Android device, then you're probably familiar with Duo, Google's app that was designed exactly for that (basically a Hangouts replacement). One of the app's shortcomings has been an inability to call people who not on your contacts list and have not registered with the service. Well, we have good news—Google has not added that feature, allowing Duo users to dial up and video chat with anyone on their contacts list. This works with audio-only calls as well. Users who received a call from a Duo user but do not have Duo installed themselves can answer the call by dragging the phone icon up. They can also mute their microphone, change cameras, and hang up on... Read more...
Have you ever wished you could FaceTime on your Android handset? Well now you can, sort of. Google today announced the immediate availability of Duo, a 1-to-1 video calling app that was first unveiled at Google I/O last May. It's similar to FaceTime in that you can buzz a buddy or family member for a video call, and it works on both Android and iOS devices. If we're being snarky, we could say this has the potential to be the best app of 2010. Of course, it's now 2016 and Apple's FaceTime technology has been around for more than half a decade. It begs the question of whether or not Google is too late to the video calling party. As my stepdaughter recently bellyached when trying to dial her up... Read more...
The Dell Inspiron Duo is an impressive sight. It's not often that we're this enamored by a device's physical design, but the Dell Inspiron Duo simply does it for us. The machine is a feat of engineering, and it really redefines the convertible laptop segment. This 10.1" machine is part netbook, part tablet, but unlike many rivals, it doesn't compromise much in terms or portability and form factor to be both. When you open up the package, it looks like a Mini 10 or any other 10" netbook. But once the lid is open, a simple press on the LCD allows it to swivel around and lock into place, in reverse. Close the lid back down atop the keyboard, and you're now looking at a tablet... Dell Inspiron Duo... Read more...
The Dell Inspiron Duo is an impressive sight. It's not often that we're this enamored by a device's physical design, but the Dell Inspiron Duo simply does it for us. The machine is a feat of engineering, and it really redefines the convertible laptop segment. This 10.1" machine is part netbook, part tablet, but unlike many rivals, it doesn't compromise much in terms or portability and form factor to be both. When you open up the package, it looks like a Mini 10 or any other 10" netbook. But once the lid is open, a simple press on the LCD allows it to swivel around and lock into place, in reverse. Close the lid back down atop the keyboard, and you're now looking at a tablet.... Read more...
There are some companies that stick to what's commonly accepted. No real risk-taking. And then there are some companies who think outside of the box on concept products, but they never actually take the leap of faith to produce them. But Dell has shown to be a risk-taker, first with the wildly thin Adamo XPS laptop, then with the 5" Dell Streak, and now with the Inspiron duo. The duo is called a convertible tablet, but it's actually unlike any convertible tablet to come before it. It's kind of difficult to believe that Dell managed to not only pull this off, but to do so in a way that's acceptable for mass production. The duo's standout feature is the flip-around-swivel LCD. When locked in place,... Read more...
If you pay close attention to the laptop world, you may remember a product from last year called the Lenovo U1 Hybrid. It was a convertible tablet two-in-one device from Lenovo, showcased primarily at CES. But the showcasing ended there. The product has since hit a wall and will likely never reach mass production, much to the dismay of tech enthusiasts who loved the initiative that Lenovo was taking. It was a daring and bold product, but even Lenovo recognized that it would only ever be a niche device. Now, it looks like Dell has picked up where Lenovo dropped off. The Inspiron Duo is equally daring, but Dell looks fairly intent on producing this device for consumers to buy. This unit has a unique,... Read more...
Plug in two drives: Sharkoon has endowed its popular QuickPort with a second hard drive slot, now offering its docking station for externally housed mass-storage in the model "SATA QuickPort Duo".With the Sharkoon QuickPort, a 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive can be quickly and easily connected to computers without permanent installation in an external enclosure. Now, a second HDD slot allows the QuickPort Duo to service two hard drives at once, irrespective of whether they are 2.5" or 3.5" drives. The two slots are covered by folding covers with small cut-outs for notebook hard drives. Both smaller and larger hard drives are held securely in place, and drives are removed through an easy-to-use release... Read more...
Wolfdale is Intel’s first 45nm based dual-core design, and is an interesting product beyond first glance. When it was first announced, there was a bit of doubt throughout the industry of the chip’s viability in the market. The doubt was that it would be foolish of Intel put major weight behind a dual-core processor architecture, as the future is clearly quad-core processors and beyond. More cores are always better, right? Why would Intel continue pushing dual-core models when quad-core models are getting more and more cost efficient?   That's a fair question...Read on for our evaluation of the Core 2 Duo E7200 processor from Intel.... Read more...
It has been surprising and frankly somewhat satisfying to see the success to date of the "Wolfdale" core architecture in Intel’s Core 2 lineup of processors. "Wolfdale" is Intel’s first 45nm based dual-core design, and is an interesting product beyond first glance. When it was first announced, there was a bit of doubt throughout the industry of the chip’s viability in the market. The doubt was that it would be foolish of Intel put major weight behind a dual-core processor architecture, as the future is clearly quad-core processors and beyond. More cores are always better, right? Why would Intel continue pushing dual-core models when quad-core models are getting more and... Read more...
Just in case you hopped right down to the news and missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we’re writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of Intel’s recently released, Wolfdale-based Core 2 Duo E8500 processor.  The E8500 uses Intel’s 45nm Penryn derived Wolfdale core, with a 3.16GHz clock speed, 6MB of L2 cache, and support for SSEE4.1.  Overall, even in its stock configuration this processor was a strong performer, while consuming less power than Intel’s previous generation 65nm products.  But while overclocked to over 4GHz on air-cooling alone, it put up some truly impressive... Read more...
Intel fans have been patiently waiting for the company to release their lineup of refreshed Core 2 Duo and Quad products. Intel started hyping these revised components late last year, and they were expected to hit the market in January of this year. While Intel technically hit that date with the release of one 45nm component, it was the ultra-expensive Core 2 Extreme QX9650, which sells for over $1,000. Not really the type of component that everyone can get their hands on. Nevertheless, the current generation of 65nm Core 2 products continued to fall in price, and with no real competition from AMD’s Phenom X4 lineup, there really hasn’t been too much of a problem with Intel’s delays. In... Read more...
We've just posted a new article exploring the performance and overclockability of Intel's upcoming Core 2 Duo E6750 processor. The E6750 differs from the older and similarly clocked E6700 in that its front side bus frequency has been increased to 1333MHz, but this isn't a simple speed bump. The E6750 is also based on a new stepping and revision of the Conroe-core which resulted in some excellent overclocking. How does almost 4GHz with the stock air-cooler sound? Yeah, we thought you'd liek that.  Click the link below and check it out...Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Performance Preview... Read more...
Over the last year or so, since Intel's Core microarchitecture and Conroe core were ready to be unveiled at the Intel Developers Forum in early March '06, Intel has been more open and has allowed the media a view into more details regarding upcoming products much earlier than they had before.  You don't have to take our word for it, however.  Simply look around at all of the early performance previews out of IDF, and the steady flow of announcements regarding Intel's 45nm manufacturing process, metal gate transistors, the Terascale project, Larrabee, Penryn, Nehalem, and a number of other projects, and it becomes readily apparent that Intel wants to get the word out regarding their future products... Read more...
Dan Warne from APCMag.com spent some time with Intel's Mooly Eden at the Intel Developer's Forum going on in Beijing and has some more information posted regarding Enhanced Intel Dynamic Acceleration Technology. We reported last week that EIDAT would be available with Penryn, but according to the story on APCMag.com, the technology will be available in the upcoming mobile Santa Rosa platform first. "We call this processor Core 2 Duo but really it's Core 2 Duo on steroids. This microprocessor is going to be more powerful than the previous generation," said Intel's mobility chief, Mooly Eden. The new chips will be able to overclock one of the cores if the other core is not being used."... Read more...
The popular "Extreme" line of Core 2 CPUs is being developed for notebooks that require the bleeding edge in CPU performance for what ever task you can throw at them. It seems mobile gamers of the world can start celebrating. Now if we can only cram some more powerful GPUs in those packages too... Intel is said to be preparing a pair of dual-core Core 2 Extreme processors specifically developed for gamer-friendly notebooks, the first coming in Q2/Q3, the second arriving as a follow-up in Q4. So claim Taiwanese motherboard-maker moles cited by Chinese-language site HKEPC. Codenamed 'Merom XE', the two 65nm parts will contain the usual 4MB of shared L2 cache and operate over an 800MHz... Read more...
Our friends over at Lost Circuits have an article on-line this morning with their thoughts regarding Intel's upcoming 45nm Penryn core and 45nm high-k and metal gate fabrication process. "On January 26, 2007, Intel went public with the demonstration of their first processor core - code name Penryn - manufactured on a 45 nm dry lithography and running several operating systems at roughly over 2 GHz core speed. The manufacturing process - P1266 - has been working since January 2006 for the manufacture of the highest density SRAM cell array in the industry and is based on bringing back metal gates into the transistors while replacing the (SiO2) insulator with a precision-manufactured hafnium... Read more...
In the last two years, we've seen a major push for home theater PC's by big names in the computer industry. Intel is pushing their ViiV initiative for HTPC market, AMD is pushing their competing AMD Live! program, and of course, Microsoft got in the game with their Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system. While the product we're looking at today is only directly associated with one of these programs (ViiV), what this all shows is that these billion dollar companies realize the value of getting a foothold in the home theater PC market. As content is increasingly going digital, home theater PC's are becoming more and more viable as a product for the everyday household.... Read more...
Apple has just released the latest version of the new MacBook notebooks with complete support for Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processor. Initially only available on the MacBook Pro, the more economical MacBooks can now enjoy the benefits of Intel's latest and greatest mobile architecture. Starting as low as $1099, you can now purchase a MacBook with a Core 2 Duo processor and be able to reap all the benefits of the faster processor without having to pay the premium for the MacBook Pro. If price was the only thing keeping you on the fence in terms of buying a Core 2 Duo equipped Apple notebook, you might not be sitting on that fence much longer. The most advanced and affordable Mac notebook... Read more...
The wait for many Mac users is finally over as Apple has just released a new wave of MacBook Pro notebooks which feature Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processor. Offered with either a 15" or 17" screen, the new MacBooks are claimed to be up to 39% faster than the previous model. With Intel's Santa Rosa mobile platform on the horizon, it would have been nice to have had Apple at least wait to incorporate this new technology as the market has seemingly been waiting for ages already. Regardless, you can bet this new crop of notebooks is still sinfully fast. MacBook Pro is built on the revolutionary Intel Core 2 Duo - which packs the power of two processor cores (up to 2.33GHz)... Read more...
Intel Extends Embedded Offerings With Intel Core 2 Duo Processors SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2006 - Intel Corporation today announced expanded life cycle support for the Intel(R) CoreTM2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors for embedded applications, ranging from bank ATMs to point-of-sale cash registers. Based on the revolutionary Intel(R) CoreTM microarchitecture, these two Intel dual-core processors expand the portfolio of high-performance, power efficient solutions with long life cycle support for 5 to 7 years for its embedded customers. The Intel Core 2 Duo embedded processors meet the demands of a wide range of performance-intensive, low-power embedded applications that require smaller form... Read more...
In the market for a new Core 2 Duo motherboard?  GamePC published a comprehensive review of 5 motherboards from Asus which might fit your bill.  They cover boards based on all 3 Core 2 Duo chipset variants currently available: Intel's P965 and 975X, and the Intel Edition Nforce4 SLI X16 chipset.  Asus has long been known for their performance and stability and these boards are excellent representations of those qualities. Leading the charge in the land of Core 2 Duo motherboards has been Asus, who has released platforms based on all three chipsets, hoping to cater to each individual market. While it's great to have flexibility when choosing a new motherboard, too many... Read more...
Apple announced yesterday a new iMac lineup based on the new Intel Core 2 Duo processors.  In the mix are 4 models with two having 17" Widescreen LCDs, one with 20", and one with a 24". The new iMac lineup includes four models: a 1.83 GHz and a 2.0 GHz 17-inch, a 2.16 GHz 20-inch and the all-new 2.16 GHz 24-inch iMac, and features the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor which delivers up to 50 percent faster performance than the previous 20-inch iMac running industry standard benchmarks. The new 24-inch iMac features - you guessed it - a 24-inch widescreen LCD display with a 1920-by-1200 pixel resolution that offers 30 percent more screen real estate than the 20-inch model and... Read more...
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