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Poll Results - Regarding Google TV

By: Array

Around 700 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you about Google TV.

 

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TweakTown readers voted that 11% are really interested in Google TV and will buy devices built around the platform when it comes out this fall. 15% of TweakTown readers said that they would pass.

 

It was a rather big surprise to see that 75% of our readers have not yet heard about Google TV.

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know what is going to be hot at Computex Taipei 2010? Let us know! Please go here to vote!

 

So, what's going to be hot at Computex Taipei 2010?

By: Array

Every few weeks or so we hold a tech event in Taipei for people involved in the tech industry. It is a time where these people get together and discuss technology developments and shares some drinks.

 

For this event, we just finished of our latest gathering and for a change I thought it would be interesting to see what the folks thought would be hot at Computex Taipei 2010 next week. Without holding...

 

 

There you go.

 

Computex Taipei 2010 bigger than ever in its 30th year?

By: Array

1981 was the year that the first ever annual Computex trade show was held in Taiwan and show organizers TAITRA are expecting another bumper year according to executives from the pre-show international press conference this morning.

 

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Mr. Yen, executive director of TAITRA, commented that the 30th annual trade show to be held from June 1st through till the 5th is expected to see even higher attendance numbers due to a larger confidence in the ICT business compared to this time last April. He also noted in his speech that it is expected that more than 42% of international buyers will come from mainland China, noting that previously disallowed direct flights between the mainland and Taiwan have assisted those numbers.

 

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Press gathered at the event were told that the technology trends for Computex Taipei 2010 are cloud computing, 3D displays, Google Android and e-reader devices. Yen commented that we could expect to see many (product) surprises from Taiwanese companies at this year's show in these product categories.

 

TAITRA only expects Computex to grow in future years due to strong local exhibitor interest. We were told that no less than 300 local companies are on the waiting list, which is expected to provide that future growth. It was all smiles and hopefulness during the press conference event for all of the organizers involved in putting on the show, in some contrast to other similar trade shows around the world (such as CES and CeBIT), which are seeing dwindling numbers.

 

See you in June, Computex!

 

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Simulating Realistic 'Hair' demo with GeForce GTX 480 at GDC 2010

By: Array

During the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week, NVIDIA was showing off a demo showcasing just how well its upcoming GeForce GTX 480 'Fermi' video card can draw realistic hair.

 

Nicole Scott from Netbooknews was on hand to shot a video of the DirectX 11 based 'Hair' demo that is used to showcase the power and precision of the upcoming GPU from NVIDIA. In the demo we see how the free moving hair reacts to light changes, wind flowing through the hair and more. It's really impressive and worth a play of the video below.

 

 

I always love seeing this technology demonstrations just before a product launch!

 

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Fermi spotted ticking over at GDC last week

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Whilst Fermi has done well to keep itself quite hidden from prying eyes right up until just weeks before launch, with the Game Developers Conference going on in San Francisco last week the card was caught on camera (certainly not to NVIDIA's delight) by a determined reporter who spotted it nestled in an unmanned system.

 

It's nothing we haven't seen before, only showing the back of the mighty GTX 480, but I figure it'll help keep your mouth salivating over the potential in store come launch in less than 2 weeks from now.

 

Feast your eyes on the piece of PCB that will be embraced left, right and centre come March 26 :-

 

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Sixense Motion Controller Hands-on at the Intel Lounge from GDC 2010

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Nicole Scott of Netbook News fame is on the floor for us at the annual Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. You can normally see Nicole shooting all of the latest netbooks and tablets over at Netbook News, so gaming is something new for her.

 

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In our forth video from GDC 2010, Nicole visits the Intel lounge in the North Hall of the show floor and has a chat with Josh Bays from Sixense. This company is actively promoting a new motion controller technology called 'TrueMotion' that uses a low-powered 12-foot sphere magnetic field to track even the slightest movements and button pushes.

 

With a brand new Core i7 980X Alienware powered desktop system and Left 4 Dead 2 in a wicked ATI Eyefinity three monitor setup, we get a hands-on demo from Josh with their new motion controller and how it works. Cool!

 

 

Don't forget to follow Nicole on Twitter @Nicole_Scooter.

 

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Sony PlayStation Move hands-on and Nintendo's response at GDC 2010

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Nicole Scott of Netbook News fame is on the floor for us at the annual Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. You can normally see Nicole shooting all of the latest netbooks and tablets over at Netbook News, so gaming is something new for her.

 

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In our third video from GDC 2010, Nicole visits the Sony PlayStation booth and gets a hands-on with the recently made official not-Wii Move motion controller. After the hands on, a rep from Sony tells us a little about the new controller.

 

Following on Nicole visits Nintendo to get their thoughts on the new device and how it compares to the ever popular Wii controller.

 

 

Don't forget to follow Nicole on Twitter @Nicole_Scooter.

 

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Richard Huddy on AMD developments and Eyefinity6 Preview at GDC 2010

By: Array

Nicole Scott of Netbook News fame is on the floor for us at the annual Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. You can normally see Nicole shooting all of the latest netbooks and tablets over at Netbook News, so gaming is something new for her.

 

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In our second video from GDC 2010, Nicole attends the Day 0 AMD event spoke with AMD's Worldwide Developer Relations Manager, Richard Huddy about AMD's latest developments at the show and a basic rundown on what AMD has in store for physics and 3D gaming and movies in the future.

 

Towards the end of the video you will also get a look at multi-screen gaming and even an early preview of ATI Eyefinity6!

 

 

Don't forget to follow Nicole on Twitter @Nicole_Scooter.

 

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Game developers talk to us at GDC 2010 AMD Day 0 event

By: Array

Nicole Scott of Netbook News fame is on the floor for us at the annual Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. You can normally see Nicole shooting all of the latest netbooks and tablets over at Netbook News, so gaming is something new for her.

 

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In our first video from GDC 2010, Nicole attends the Day 0 AMD event and managed to speak to several hard hitting game developers and managers about upcoming games, what type of characters they would be as well as insider information.

 

Interviewed below is Rebellion CTO, Chris Kingsley, Product Manager at EA, Kevin O'Leary and General Manager at Relic, Jonathan Dowdeswell.

 

 

Don't forget to follow Nicole on Twitter @Nicole_Scooter.

 

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X2 names tablet computer iTablet, Apple ninjas inbound

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I bet most tech firms don't feel that way. For a long time we all assumed that the Apple tablet would be called the iTablet. I was so accustomed to thinking about the thing as the iTablet I was a bit surprised to see it called the iPad.

 

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With all the buzz the iTablet name generated I am sure it still gets its fare share of search traffic on Google and other engines. I guess that is exactly what X2 was hoping for when it decided to call the tablet it unveiled today the iTablet. The thing is more like a notebook that the iPad. It sports a 1.6GHz Intel processor and 250GB of storage.

 

The operating system is Windows 7 and the machine has three USB ports. Connectivity includes 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. A 1.3MP camera is built in and the device sports HDMI out. Two sizes are available including a 10.2-inch and a 12.1-inch version. Availability outside the UK is unknown and pricing has not been announced. I wonder if Apple has a trademark on iTablet, I would think it would.

 

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