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– Nvidia rolls out the ‘super’ chip: The company announced new phones powered by Nvidia Tegra 2, a “super” chip that optimizes network down…

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Nvidia rolls out the ‘super’ chip: The company announced new phones powered by Nvidia Tegra 2, a “super” chip that optimizes network download speeds and higher bandwidth. It allows for faster web browsing, 3D game playability and ability to watch HDTV without draining the battery too severely. Microsoft demoed Windows 8 which uses the technology; its upcoming tablets and slates will run on this next version of Windows. [Release]

*Yahoo* updates Connected TV, Flickr app: Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) demoed three-screen connectivity features on its Connected TV platform, which offer interactivity between external devices and the TV, including tablets and phones. It also showed off its broadcast interactivity which launches with select national broadcast and cable networks like ABC (NYSE: DIS), CBS (NYSE: CBS), HSN and Showtime, and major advertisers. During certain shows and ads users can access extra information such as trivia, photos and games, as well as make purchases on HSN (NSDQ: HSNI). On the mobile side, Yahoo also announced a new Flickr app for Windows 7 phones and Slate tablets. [Release]

Samsung debuts new line: Samsung released a slew of new products: WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Tab to be available in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2011; the addition of CBS as the first major content provider for the Galaxy’s Media Hub; new, slimmer TVs; 3-inch touchscreen remotes; prescription-ready 3D glasses; and Skype-certified HD camera for TV conferencing. [Release]

*Google* previews Android 3.0: Honeycomb: Google (NSDQ: GOOG) offered a sneak peek of the next version of its Android platform. The new OS, dubbed Honeycomb, was designed with larger screen sizes or rather, tablets, in mind. Google says the interface is “truly virtual” and holographic, and the update has an improved browser, tabbed browsing, form auto-fill and incognito mode for better privacy. [Google Mobile Blog]

*AT&T* expands the cloud for enterprise users: AT&T (NYSE: T) expands its cloud-based mobile management services to better appeal to enterprise customers. The offering, in partnership with LOC-AID Technologies and TechnoCom Corp., gives developers a more secure, simple on-boarding process to create location-based apps. [Release]

New Asus tablets are released: Asus announced four new tablet computers: The Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad MeMO and Eee Slate EP121. They’re all available with three screen sizes and a choice of either Windows 7 or Google Android operating systems. Both the Eee Pad Slider and Eee Pad Transformer have built-in cameras and Qwerty keyboards although the latter also offers Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) Flash and HD video. The slightly smaller Eee Pad MeMO and the Eee Slate EP121 are touchscreen devices. [Release]

Mobile500 Alliance expands reach: The coalition of leading TV broadcasters pledging to launch Mobile DTV has added stations to now reach 92 percent of U.S. households and has grown to 43 companies. It also recently hired John Lawson, a digital media innovator and founding board member of the Open Mobile Video Coalition, as its executive director. [Release]

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  1. Manka Bros. CEO Khan Manka Jr. just completed his CES 2011 and seemed to attack the consumer electronics industry…

    http://mankabros.com/chairmans-blog/2011/01/the-future-is-last-year-ces-20.html

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