Items tagged with CES2013

Remember Mushkin? The company isn't in the headlines as much as it used to be when it was cranking out enthusiast grade memory at a breakneck pace, but it hasn't faded off into obscurity either. Mushkin's on hand at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and among the products it brought with it is a new line of enterprise-class solid state drives (SSDs) Mushkin's ProSpec SSDs are powered by LSI's SandForce SF-2582 controller and Enterprise MLC (eMLC) flash memory that supposedly is able to achieve 10X the write endurance as regular SSDs, and without any performance degradation. On the... Read more...
It has been a rough few years for AMD. The company has found itself increasingly behind the eight ball and outmaneuvered, thanks to strong competition from Intel and less-than-stellar performance with recent releases of their A series integrated APUs. At a press event yesterday at CES 2013,  the Sunnyvale-based company focused on demonstrating new product wins and continued execution of its own APU roadmap. New devices shipping soon are courtesy of partnerships Asus, HP, and Vizio. Vizio's hardware was big news at the show, though AMD did talk up partnerships with other companies. The first... Read more...
With CES getting underway, Lenovo treated us to some one-on-one time with one of its more unsual products: The Horizon Table PC. The 27-inch tablet is not only big enough to be used as a table, it is one. As we discussed earlier,device fits into (and becomes the centerpiece of) a special, high-tech table that runs Windows 8.   In action, the Horizon is impressive. It has bright, crisp images and it responds well to the touch - in fact, it can handle simultaneous gestures from multiple people. I was able to move and resize photos while another user did the same nearby without any graphical... Read more...
Let's say you're out playing golf and you shank the shot so badly, you end up near a pond. You walk over, whip out your smartphone to snap a pic for Facebook, and then...oops! That slippery sucker jumps right out of your hand and dives into the drink. You then fish out your phone, but it's dripping water and appears dead. What a day! That's just one of many ways you can get a smartphone wet, and it's not necessarily the end of the world (or your phone). Try sticking it in a bag of uncooked rice for at least 24 hours. Or just wipe it down and resume playing golf, which is entirely possible with... Read more...
If there's one company worth watching out for at any CES, it's Corsair. More often than not, the company unveils a slew of products that catch our attention for all the right reasons, and sometimes even cause us to want to rebuild our PCs using its latest collection of kit. Another stature from Corsair is the unveiling of something we weren't expecting, and this year sticks to tradition. For many years, Corsair has slapped the "Voyager" name on a variety of storage products - namely thumb drives - however with this CES, a piece of wireless storage bears its name. "Voyager Air" is an external hard... Read more...
Looking for something small and useful out of CES? How about this? Kanex has just introduced the meDrive, a file server for iOS products that can be used to expand storage and provide a secure local cloud. It essentially turns USB storage into a network drive, which can then be accessed from an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac + PC. iOS file management is available through the Kanex meDrive app, which is available at no cost at the Apple App Store. There are no extra service fees and users can have the peace of mind of private local storage. Users can also hot-swap in other USB storage drives to... Read more...
We had a chance to stop by Lenovo’s suite today at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, to check out some of the latest and greatest offerings from the company. First up is the new Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2. This tablet runs on Windows 8 Pro and features a 10.1-inch multi-touch HD display. Lenovo claims this is the lightest Windows 8 tablet on the market with a starting weight of 1.25 pounds. A dock is available for this tablet that offers port replication. On the dock, you’ll get HDMI out, LAN, speaker, power, and USB ports. A Bluetooth keyboard stand is also available for this tablet. Next up is... Read more...
A few months ago, we detailed Intel's low-power plans with Haswell and how the company was planning to push mainstream x86 processors into much lower TDPs than it had previously discussed. Santa Clara still intends to deliver Haswell parts at 10W or below, but it's accelerated the delivery of sub-10W parts even further. Today, it officially announced a series of chips with a 7W "Scenario Design Power." SDP is a new-ish metric Intel is introducing with these new processors. SDP is defined as an additional thermal reference point based on mainstream workloads on tablet devices. This is the sort of... Read more...
One of the most active companies at CES in the announcements department is Intel, and it wasted no time in getting things kicked-off today. It's obvious that the company would love a much larger piece of the mobile pie, but to date, it's had a difficult time penetrating the North American market. However, it's been doing fairly well in other places - especially in emerging markets. So, it's of no surprise that the company is retaining a good focus there, and is doing so with its just-announced Atom Z2420 mobile processor, codenamed "Lexington". The SoC - which is so new, it's not even listed on... Read more...
In addition to the major system and graphics card announcements ASUS made at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company was showing off a number of other interesting products as well. We just spent some time with representatives from ASUS at a suite in the Trump Hotel and got to check out some new monitors, motherboards, notebooks, mobile devices, and networking products first hand. One of the most interesting products on display was a new wide-screen monitor dubbed the MX299Q. This 29” display sports a 21:9 ultra-wide aspect ratio and a high-quality IPS panel with... Read more...
CyberPowerPC has gone all out with its announcements at CES, unveiling not only a new notebook and small form-factor PC, but one of the beefiest and most robust water-cooling kits we've seen in a while. Let's take it from the top. It seems that lately, "console-sized" is all the rage, and that's exactly how CyberPowerPC is describing its brand-new Zeus SFF. It offers an attractive full-tower chassis (9.5" x 9.84" x 3.9") sporting two front USB 3.0 ports. Because of its size, it could be assumed that Zeus SFF could be used with a television or PC that's far from a router. As such, it includes support... Read more...
OCZ is planning to showcase several storage products this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and among them is a pre-production version of its new flagship Vector SSD Series for PCI Express (PCIe) interfaces. Armed with an Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and the above mentioned PCIe interface, the latest Vector SSDs will offer improved input/output operations per second (IOPS) burst performance and superior real-world sustained performance compared to the SATA-based version. It doesn't matter if the data is compressed or uncompressed, OCZ claims the PCIe-based Vector SSD Series... Read more...
Ford and Rhapsody are teaming up to deliver the latter's streaming Internet music service to more than 1 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles. An official announcement will be made later today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but in the meantime, some details have already trickled out. According to Bloomberg, Rhapsody's service will be piped through Ford's Sync-enabled cars and trucks. Listeners will be able to manipulate their music using voice commands, physical buttons on the steering wheel, and through their mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. "Our customers see... Read more...
You better believe Asus intends to make a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, like a rhino jumping off the high-dive. It starts off with a canonball unveiling of the "Asus Qube with Google TV" (just "Qube" from here on out), a square shaped device intended to add Google TV to your high definition television. The Qube is a rather intriguing device, not just because it represents another product in the second coming of Google TV, but also because it offers both motion control and voice search that integrates Google Play, Chrome, and YouTube in a single compact device. "Asus... Read more...
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