Items tagged with CES2014

Razer has impressed at past CES events with innovative ideas such as Project Fiona (which became the Razer Edge), and the company is looking to conjure up that magic again with Project Christine, a unique, modular approach to constructing a gaming PC. Basically, the machine starts out with a spine of sorts onto which a number of modules can be attached. There are modules for CPUs, GPUs, storage, RAM, and everything else; all of the components sync via PCIe interfaces, so ostensibly all you need to do to upgrade a component is to pop in a new module. Want to upgrade from a single GPU to a tri-SLI... Read more...
Consumers must be getting antsy in anticipation of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 launch, hence why there have been so many rumors lately. Just last week, there was chatter suggesting Samsung's next flagship smartphone would use a "new material" and also a sensor, and now we're hearing that it may also include an eye scanning tool. According to Bloomberg, Samsung is batting around the idea of implementing an eye scanner in the Galaxy S5  to compete with Apple's iPhone 5S, which itself using a fingerprint scanner. Apparently we're in the era of biometrics on mobile devices, or at least that's... Read more...
 We spent a little time meeting with the folks from Gigabyte while zipping from demo suite to demo suite at CES, and have some interesting products to show you. Along with a their wide array of existing motherboards, graphics cards, and peripherals, Gigabyte was showing off some brand new products as well, including a few updated (and more powerful) Brix small form factor machines and a couple of Thunderbolt 2.0 certified motherboards.   This GA-ZZ87X-UD7 TH is one of Gigabyte’s latest flagship Z87 Express based motherboards for Intel’s 4th Gen Core processors. In addition... Read more...
Rosewill is showing off a number of new products at CES this year including cases, keyboards, portable power banks, headphones, and kitchen appliances. In all, Rosewill is showing off over 50 new products during CES 2014. The new LEGACY Case Series was among the new products we saw. This new line of cases is built with aluminum alloy and steel interiors. Rosewill also showed us their follow-up to their best-selling BLACKHAWK mid-tower case, the BLACKHAWK II ($99.99, targeted for Q2). Other additions to the lineup include the RISE ($119.99, targeted for Q2) and STEALTH ($69.99, targeted for Q2)... Read more...
We had the opportunity to attend AMD’s press conference last night at the Consumer Electronics Show, where Lisa Su, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of AMD Business Units, talked about the company’s upcoming Kaveri APU and the new Apple Mac Pro, which features AMD FirePro graphics.   Kaveri APU Presentation     Apple Mac Pro with AMD FirePro AMD also talked about Project Spark, its holodeck-like Surround House where the company demonstrated gesture controls, surround computing, the capabilities of it FirePro graphics, and AMD's TrueAudio Technology. Also making... Read more...
Rumors were running rampant, and as it turns out, they were largely true. T-Mobile has made a huge move at CES 2014 this week, at a show where most of the other carriers have nearly bowed out completely. The company's new CEO has been on an #Uncarrier rampage of late, eliminating roaming fees for texting and data overseas; giving tablet users 200MB of free T-Mobile data each month; and now, paying off those much-hated ETFs. For years, mobile carriers in the U.S. have had customers by their wallets. Each discounted phone came with activation fees and a two-year agreement, which was mighty costly... Read more...
Now there’s a headline we never thought we’d write. 3D Systems came to CES with its truck loaded, as it were, and among the sort of announcements you’d expect from a 3D printing outfit are a few that are double-take worthy. First, 3D Systems announced the ChefJet 3D Printer series that are kitchen-ready, meaning that they can print food. (It. Prints. Food.) The printers are geared toward those who make sweet concoctions such as bakers and cake masters, and the printers include easy-to-use, non-CAD software. There are two machines, the monochrome ChefJet 3D Printer and the full-color... Read more...
Sometimes a case is a case is a case, but Origin PC is pushing the envelope with a new desktop gaming PC chassis that promises something different. The company’s new Genesis and Millenium desktop case boasts a key feature called Variable Mounting that allows you to mount the motherboard in any of four different orientations. Basically, you can put your motherboard in a standard orientation, rotate it 90 degrees so that graphics cards are facing the sky, invert it in that 90-degree orientation so that you use the other side panel for access, or invert the standard orientation in such a way... Read more...
There are loads of new gaming systems rolling out during CES, including a host of Steam Machines (some of which are more ready for action than others), and CyberPowerPC has some more, including one that will make any gamer smile in spite of him- or herself. CyberPowerPC’s Fang Battle Box is a mobile--and we’re using that term loosely here--gaming system that features a full-powered system in a box. As in, a suitcase-looking container that you can take around to LAN parties more easily than you would any normal full-featured system. It can accommodate full-size graphics cards and liquid... Read more...
It seems like an eternity has passed since Plextor was best known for its line of premium optical drives (way back before you could pick up a DVD burner for $20). These days Plextor focuses the bulk of its attention on solid state drives (SSDs), so it's not surprise the drive maker used CES as a springboard to announce its new M6 Series. Plextor has various form factors covered with its M6 Series of SSDs. The new line consists of the 2.5-inch M6S, mSATA m6M, and PCI-Express based M6e, all of which use advanced 19nm Toggle NAND flash memory chips from Toshiba. Plextor's M6e sports the latest generation... Read more...
Sony's big product launch came a couple months ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that's currently taking place in Las Vegas, but it will likely draw the lion's share of attention in Sony's product lineup this year. We're of course referring to the PlayStation 4 (PS4), sales of which are a step ahead of Microsoft's Xbox One at this early stage. According to Sony, cumulative sales of the PS4 through December 28, 2013 have reached 4.2 million units worldwide. That compares to favorably to the Xbox One, which has seen 3 million unit shipments to date. For what it's worth, the PS4 launched... Read more...
There are two main barriers to the transition to 4K Ultra HD (UHD). One is a lack of content, and that's being worked on by companies like Amazon and Netflix. The second is price, or at least it's supposed to be. One thing we're seeing at CES this year is an aggressive attempt by companies to push out 4K Ultra HD hardware without egregious pricing premiums attached. On the PC side, ASUS announced a 28-inch 4K monitor for $799, and on the home entertainment side, Vizio unveiled a lineup of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs starting at $999. These aren't gimped TV sets, either. Vizio's P-Series sport LED backlighting... Read more...
At Samsung’s Press Event last night, we had the chance to get up close and personal with the just-announced Galaxy Note Pro and trio of new Galaxy Tab Pro devices. In our brief time with Samsung Pro series products, it seemed obvious that the company spent significant resources refining their designs, as the fit and finish was top notch. There are also a few new software features on the tablets, as you'll in the video below.  One of the first things you’re sure to notice is the new Magazine UX home screens, but there’s also additional functionality... Read more...
We gave you a quick look at Lenovo’s new displays, the ThinkVision Pro2840m and ThinkVision 28 when they were announced on Sunday, but today we had a chance to check them out live in Lenovo’s suite. First up, you’ll see the ThinkVision Pro2840m which is a 28-inch 4k monitor that will sell for $799. This monitor features a 3840x2160 resolution with 300-nit brightness and 5ms response time. It's also got integrated speakers with DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and several USB ports and other connectivity. Later in this video, you’ll see the ThinkVision 28 which is... Read more...
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