Another day, another patent lawsuit. Today's below-bridge dwelling plantiff is Taiwanese company VIA.
Hey, look: Vizio's Android smartphone and tablet, which share the same "Via" name, have gone all official, and are unsurprisingly compatible with Vizio TVs and Blu-ray players—meaning these Via products will act as remotes for Vizio's Google TVs.
The sharpest among you will probably realize it's a PC. But here's a more specific hint: It's the only PC that goes obsolete faster than a netbook...
Via's been on a roll lately with power-efficient products, and the VN1000 continues the trend. For those of you with lower-end desktops or all-in-one Windows 7 PCs, the VN1000's your chance at a full HD multimedia experience that's also a stingy power consumer. It supports Blu-ray and DX10.1, DDR3 system memory at…
A bunch of great netbook upgrades are on the way—next-gen Intel processors in January; smooth HD video playback—but to spare you the brain hemorrhage of keeping track, we've laid it all out. Here's what you need to know.
Via's Pico-ITX motherboard was small and powerful to begin with, but their new Mobile-ITX platform is about half the size and supposedly still packs a punch while keeping power consumption low.
Via's latest nano processor, the 3000, has gone official today for a release in early 2010 in speeds ranging between 1 to 2GHz. The promise? 20% lower power consumption than old Vias, and 1080P playback. Intel's gotten cocky enough in the space that we don't mind the competition one bit.
Netbooks have some drawbacks to go along with their tiny size and low price, one of which is an occasional inability to play HD video particularly smoothly. But Via's definitely making inroads—check out this video for proof.
Intel's Atom processor is found in virtually every netbook, but others are still trying to get inside your mini-laptop. Independently, ARM and VIA are showing improved chips, but both won't touch what Intel has in store.
Low-power processors aren't just for netbooks: These computers-on-a-chip are going to be powering our smartphones and other diminutive gadgets in the forseeable future. So what's the difference between the Atoms, Snapdragons and Tegras of the world?
philanthropists at OLPC are overhauling the guts of their XO-1 with the aim of keeping the portable's battery life while increasing its capabilities.
Samsung has (finally) become the first major netbook manufacturer to adopt VIA's hot, hot Nano platform, announcing today the 12", fat-batteried NC20.
I've always wanted an old radio, like this 1946 Stromberg Carlson recreation. But it would just be something that I looked at, like, "ooh, neat...now what?" But old tyme modder Jeffrey Stephenson has another idea.
You may be wondering why every netbook we write about seems to have the same Intel Atom processor. Some of it has to do with Intel's prominence in the entire processor market at the moment (which makes competition from Via little contest), and some of it has to do with AMD not stepping up to duke it out in the tiny…