“Intel is not only prepping its next-generation chips for laptops, but also for PC-based home media centers, perhaps signaling the company’s first step toward consumer/entertainment devices. Buoying circulating rumors of Apple’s own desire to develop Mac mini with TiVo-like features, the company demonstrated its own version of the device featuring the new Yonah processor, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report says that Intel is attempting to build a brand called Viiv, which “will be applied to a new generation of PCs that are styled as home media centers. Besides supplying chips for the effort, Intel is trying to persuade media companies and hardware makers to adapt their products to work together, and identify the offerings it has certified with a Viiv logo,” MacNN reports.
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