Intel's Otellini to Unveil 'Digital Convergence' Device

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Intel CEO and President Paul Otellini will likely unveil a device that links computers with televisions over a wireless network during his keynote presentation on Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The upcoming device is a "digital convergence product" that was jointly developed by Intel and Netgear, said Chris Geiser, a product marketing manager in Netgear's home and consumer products group, during a press conference at CES on Wednesday.

While Geiser didn't disclose details of the product, he showed off a presentation slide with details of Otellini's keynote speech and a picture of an LCD television playing a movie.

One possibility is that Otellini will show off Push 2 TV, an as-yet-unreleased adapter developed by Netgear that uses Intel's Wireless Display technology to wirelessly connect laptops with TVs so users can watch high-definition videos and other content, according to reports.

However, there are some limitations to the content that users can view using Push 2 TV. Wireless Display uses an unprotected link to connect the adapter with a laptop, which means that users cannot stream movies stored on copy-protected DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, according to a copy of the Push2TV mmanual.

In addition, the adapter will only work with laptops running Intel's Core i3, i5 and i7 processors and Windows 7, according to the manual.

Otellini's CES keynote starts at 4:30 p.m., local time, on Thursday.

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