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VA-API Support For Google Android Platform

We have been tipped off that a few VA-API patches have hit the upstream libva tree for furthering along Google's Android support for this video acceleration API. VA-API is arguably the second best video playback acceleration API available to Linux users, after the NVIDIA-created VDPAU...

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Boxee Review: Good At One Thing, Bad At Everything Else [Video]

Theoretically, Boxee is like a cheaper Google TV that can play back every file type imaginable, as well as stream internet videos through its browser + Flash player setup. In reality, it only does one of those things well.

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Mini PC Has Dual-Core Atom, Ion 2

Habey USA announced an & Apple TV-style& PC that includes a dual-core Intel Atom D510 processor and an Nvidia Ion 2 GPU (graphics processing unit). The & EPC-6568& is offered today for approximately $260, but will be the subject of a Newegg.com & Black Friday& deal later this week, the...

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Linux Touchscreen Computer Runs on Dual-Core Atom

Philadelphia-area start-up Telikin has started taking orders for a & crash-resistant& computer with an 18.6-inch touchscreen and a custom Linux stack aimed at computer novices. Apparently based on the MSI Wind Top AE1920 all-in-one PC, the $700 Telikin computer incorporates a dual-core 1.8GHz CPU, 2GB of SDRAM, a 320GB hard...

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Android Market Adding Content Ratings to All Apps, Past, Present, and Future

Mandatory content ratings were added to Apple's App Store back in iPhone OS 3.0, and now it's Google's turn on news that they'll become obligatory for Android developers "in a few weeks" (at least, those that want their content in the Market).

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