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  • GitHub Open Sources Its Atom Text Editor

    GitHub Open Sources Its Atom Text Editor

    Earlier this year, GitHub launched a private beta of its easily expandable Atom text editor. At the time, it open-sourced 80 of the editor’s libraries and packages, but the editor itself remained closed source. Today, after 10 weeks in public beta, it is making all of the editor available under the MIT open source license, including all of the packages and libraries that make allow it… Read More

  • Intel’s Dual-Core CloverTrail+ Atom Z2580 Impresses, But Likely Won’t Be Intel’s Smartphone Savior

    Intel’s Dual-Core CloverTrail+ Atom Z2580 Impresses, But Likely Won’t Be Intel’s Smartphone Savior

    Intel officially launched its new dual-core “CloverTrail+” Atom system-on-a-chip today at MWC in Barcelona. The CloverTrail+ is a direct successor to Intel’s first smartphone SoC, Medfield, but gets its name from the company’s tablet-focused CloverTrail platform. The Atom Z2580 dual-core processor is the top-of-the-line SKU in the new lineup, which you can see powering… Read More

  • Intel Intros The Atom Z2420 Lexington Mobile Processor Aimed At Emerging Markets

    Intel Intros The Atom Z2420 Lexington Mobile Processor Aimed At Emerging Markets

    Intel is ready to chip away at Qualcomm’s dominance in the smartphone arena. Today at the company’s CES Press conference, the company introduced the Atom Z2420 mobile processor, codenamed Lexington, which is aimed at the emerging market demographics including India, Latin America, and Africa. The chip has been leaked before, but it’s finally coming to market and will be… Read More

  • Samsung's "Alex" Is A ChromeOS Netbook With Atom N550

    Samsung's "Alex" Is A ChromeOS Netbook With Atom N550

    We’ve been looking for ChromeOS to hit the shelves for a few months now and it looks like Samsung may be one of the first shops to pound out a small, COS netbook with a low-power processor. This mock-up describes a 1.5GHz machine with Atom N550 and 2GB RAM with a 1280 x 800 display. The stats come, from all places, a bug report from the Chromium Google Group. Read More

  • Innoversal Lattice Tablet gets its Pixel Qi touched

    Pixel Qi. If you haven’t heard of them, you will. Everyone will want one of their screens. They offer both a full color LCD screen and an E-Ink screen in one. From what I have seen so far, the technology appears to be very promising. Other companies seem to think so as well, and are lining up to use Pixel Qi screens in their devices Read More

  • The netbook, she is dying

    The netbook, she is dying


    Dear people who yelled at me when I said netbooks were garbage: I was right. IDC is reporting that sales of netbooks running the Atom platform are flat. Why? Well, first off people have a little cash so they want to buy something nice for themselves instead of a $350 junkbook. Competition from Netbooks that use processors from United Kingdom-based ARM–commonly referred to as… Read More

  • Intel expected to announce Atom N470 on Monday

    Intel expected to announce Atom N470 on Monday

    Oh boy, Monday can’t come soon enough. That’s when Intel’s expected to announce its N470 Atom CPU, according to CNET. Read More

  • No worries, OS 10.6.2 does not kill Atom support

    No worries, OS 10.6.2 does not kill Atom support

    The Hackintosh community can let out one big sigh of relief now. The latest build of OS 10.6.2 (10C535) supports the Intel Atom platform unlike the previous version that caused so much panic and concern earlier in the week. Of┬ácourse, as the source states, nothing is official until the final of version of the update is release, but it doesn’t look like Apple’s out to get the… Read More

  • Rumor: Intel Atom N450 (Pine Trail) to launch on January 3rd?

    Rumor: Intel Atom N450 (Pine Trail) to launch on January 3rd?

    Fudzilla is reporting that Intel’s new Atom N450 chipset – codenamed Pine Trail (see previous coverage here) — will officially launch on January 3rd. Read More

  • Looks like it’s Splitsville for NVIDIA and Intel

    Looks like it’s Splitsville for NVIDIA and Intel

    That NVIDIA and Intel haven’t been getting along lately isn’t big news but it looks like NVIDIA has finally gotten up from the dinner table and left the restaurant in a huff. The epicenter of the problem appears to be NVIDIA’s Ion chipset, which provides some much needed oomph to netbook and nettop platforms. Intel wants to keep a distinct separation between its low-power… Read More

  • Intel no longer accepting Z-series Atom orders

    Intel no longer accepting Z-series Atom orders

    Intel’s apparently putting the kibosh on orders for its super low-voltage Z-series Atom processors. The Z-series chips can be found mostly in UMPCs and MIDs but had also made their way into various netbooks like the 12-inch Dell Mini series and the Acer Aspire One 751h, to name a few, as they provided a nice loophole to the “no screens over 1024×600 resolution” rule. Read More

  • New Atom N450 CPU due in October

    New Atom N450 CPU due in October

    Up and at them! Guess what’s coming this Rocktober? New Atom CPU. The N450 will replace the N270, according to DigiTimes. The N270 will still be available to manufacturers until the first half of next year but the N450 will start appearing later this year for a nice, technological cross-fade, if you will. Read More

  • Intel details next-generation 'Pine Trail' Atom platform, intros updated 'Moblin' UI

    Intel details next-generation 'Pine Trail' Atom platform, intros updated 'Moblin' UI

    Intel just held a teleconference outlining some information on its next Atom platform, code-named “Pine Trail” and introduced a new beta version of its “Moblin” user interface for upcoming Atom-based netbooks, nettops, MIDs, embedded systems, and in-vehicle entertainment systems. Here are some notes from the call… Read More

  • You down with OPDS? Yeah, you know us!

    You down with OPDS? Yeah, you know us!

    So eBooks are the Next Big Thing, and soon we’ll all be reading eBooks exclusively. How, though, will we find new eBooks? It’s not like there’s a unified standard for organizing and displaying catalogs of eBooks available for purchase on any device capable of displaying an eBook. If only someone would create such a standard! If I did it, I would call it “Open… Read More

  • Intel celebrates the Atom's 1st B-Day with two new chips

    Intel celebrates the Atom's 1st B-Day with two new chips

    The Intel Atom had a great first year. There probably wasn’t a day on CrunchGear where we didn’t announce or talk about a random gadget powered by the the Intel CPU. The new models keep on rolling too, with two new options announced today. One, bumps the CPU into previously unavailable speeds, and the other should find its way into MIDs. Read More

  • Atom CPU to get bumped to 2GHz?

    Atom CPU to get bumped to 2GHz?

    Next month may bring a new and improved Atom chip from Intel in the 2GHz Z550. The CPU features low 2.4-watt power consumption, 512KB of level-2 cache, and a 533MHz frontside bus. It’s expected to be pretty close to the currently-available 1.86GHz Z540, with the added bump in gigahertz. Read More

  • Atoms are, after all, the universal building block

    Atoms are, after all, the universal building block

    According to some, Intel is trying to focus its future business on their Atom processor, vying to get it included in anything that needs a CPU. Not servers, of course: Intel will keep pushing its Xeon CPUs for servers. Except for those instances where an Atom processor actually makes sense in a server… Read More

  • Lenovo eyeing Ion, VIA netbook platforms

    Lenovo eyeing Ion, VIA netbook platforms

    We may see Lenovo netbooks packing NVIDIA and VIA chips pretty soon here. Digitimes is reporting that “Lenovo plans to launch 11.6-inch and 12.1-inch netbooks combining Intel’s Atom processor and Nvidia’s Ion platform in the second quarter of this year.” Read More

  • VIA pumping up the next-gen Nano CPU

    VIA pumping up the next-gen Nano CPU

    The Intel Atom CPU is the golden processor of the netbook crowd but the next-gen VIA Nano might turn heads. The chip is set to drop some time in the middle of 2009 to help power the next round of netbooks. Read More

  • Intel to release 32nm Atom chip (‘Medfield’) in 2010

    Intel to release 32nm Atom chip (‘Medfield’) in 2010

    By this time next year, the line between netbooks, UMPCs, handhelds, palmtops, netblets, MIDs, and whichever other portable internet doodads you can think of might get all the more blurry with Intel’s 32-nanometer “Medfield” Atom chip. The current “Diamondville” chip is 45 nanometers, which is already pretty small. The Medfield chip is thought to be aimed more at… Read More