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Anthony Morreale

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TeamViewer 6 for Android now available (Download Squad)

Nov 24th 2010 7:40PM wow!!! my arsenal is complete!!!!! Nice job teamviwer! Now officially hands down the best and ONLY remote experience worth using!

Shuttle's XS35 nettop is 3.3cm thin, too nice to hide behind your HDTV (Engadget)

May 16th 2010 10:18AM @anth edit: Forgot to mention that atom 330 systems are not affected by this as they use FSB, not DMI. This issue applies to Ion2s combined with the new Pine Trail Atom processors like the one powering the Shuttle xs35 (the D510).

Hope this info helps.

Shuttle's XS35 nettop is 3.3cm thin, too nice to hide behind your HDTV (Engadget)

May 16th 2010 10:11AM Guys, beware of the Ion 2 / Intel DMI licensing issue.

To sum it up: because of a licensing restriction, almost all PC / mobo manufacturers will likely only give the Ion 2 a single PCIe 1.0 lane (250mbit/s) for ALL of it's inbound and outbound bandwidth, a severe bottleneck. What this means to the HTPC crowd: Performance under the hood improves in all categories (if marginally) except one tiny area: Flash 10.1 video above 480p.

That's right, all Ion2 machines produced before Intel/nVidia's legal battle over licensing is settled will likely be unable to play any flash video without stutters above 480p.

Silver lining: nvidia promises an updated driver in June that works around this issue.

Read about it at the Anandtech review of the Zotac ion2 Zbox.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3702/zotacs-zbox-hdid11-review-next-gen-ion-better-worse-than-ion1 The first page of the review explains the DMI licensing issue and the 6th page covers the flash 10.1 issue specifically.

To those asking why Ion 2 would be running on a PCIe lane: if you recall, Intel has always connected the chipset to the CPU via the FSB (frontside bus) - Intel moved beyond FSB and now has "DMI" - and they claim that nVidia doesn't have licensing rights to operate on DMI. So the workaround is to re-route the Ion2 via PCIe 1.0 - and the PC Manuf's don't want to use more than one PCIe 1.0 lane because the other PCIe lanes are needed for onboard wifi, onboard ethernet, etc.

Zotac's ZBOX HD-ID11 starts shipping for $250 (Engadget)

May 16th 2010 9:01AM Is someone going to answer what the March 13, 2004 reference is to?

Sprint selling HTC EVO 4G on June 4 for $199 (Engadget)

May 16th 2010 6:02AM @namyboyz44 I think from a purely objective standpoint that WebOS is the best OS currently. But due to slow development (both internal and apps) as well as limited granular customization, I am with you namyboyz44, I will be taking Android for a spin with the evo 4g as well!!

PS (and off topic) -- While I think the enthusiasts can recognize WebOS as the best mobile OS (particularly its rock solid foundation (both technically and ideologically) the public at large doesn't see Web OS for what it potentially could be. Because Web OS is a little too off the beaten path as far as the common consumer is concerned, I think that if Palm made a couple strategic "keeping up with the joneses" changes and additions to Web OS, we would be looking at the most covetted, bad ass, sexiest (which it already wins the title for) open (ditto), and powerful mobile OS on the planet.

I can't wait to see what WebOS 2.0 brings. I REALLY hope HP keeps the flame alive.

Fonts Personified: Ever wondered what Wingdings would look like? (Download Squad)

Jul 29th 2008 6:08AM the wingdings part was seriously hilarious, when he starts spouting off random characters... some of the personifications were so good!

"Which one of you am I about to make... SANS Serif!"

Calgoo goes free: sync Google Calendar, iCal, and others for free (Download Squad)

Jul 29th 2008 6:00AM DLS, come back! Just start posting! Who cares if AOL says to wait 2 more days!!

But seriously, how did you not jump at the opportunity for a "BRB, downsizing" post??