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NVIDIA held a press conference last night where it unveiled its latest autonomous driving technologies, like the next-gen Tegra and Pascal-powered Drive PX 2, but representatives from the company were also setup off-site talking about updates to their SHIELD Android TV device and various VR initiatives. We’ve got... Read more...
It looks like there’s some big news to discuss with regards to Samsung’s Gear S2 Classic smartwatch. First and foremost, Samsung is adding two more finishes to complement the existing black metal finish: Platinum and Rose Gold. These finishes will be platings on top of the existing stainless steel housing, which... Read more...
If you’re a road warrior that likes to carry a lightweight notebook along with you, but would like some extra screen real estate when the need arises, USB-based portable monitors have been around to fill that void. In the past, users have relied on products like the ASUS MB168B+, which weighs just 1.76 pounds, is just... Read more...
When Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4 tablet, the world took notice. In the months since the Surface Pro 4’s release, we’ve seen other manufacturers mimic some of the design and goals of Microsoft’s popular tablet. Although there are similarities among these clones, there are also distinct differences that make... Read more...
BMW first revealed the Spyder version of the i8 plug-in hybrid way back in March 2012. While the coupe version of the i8 is now available for purchase in the United States, we’ve yet to see a production of the Spyder come to life. BMW is at CES this week with another vehicle based on the BMW i8 Concept Spyder: the i... Read more...
Although updated sales figures haven’t yet been released, and some initial reviews were less than stellar, if the movie is any indicator, EA’s Star Wars Battlefront is poised to be a resounding success. And with an expansion pack inbound, that will likely feature content that ties in with the Force Awakens, it’ll... Read more...
D-Link is expanding its Connected Home line of products with the addition of the DCH-S165 mydlink Smart Alarm Detector. This sensor will alert you when your existing smoke or carbon monoxide detectors go off. The sensor can also be programmed to listen for other sounds such as glass breaking or your doorbell... Read more...
ASUS designed its new Chromebook C202 to be a particularly tough computer, and with good reason: the Chromebooks are headed to classrooms across the U.S. Rough treatment is to be expected and the occasional drop to a tile floor is a given. After performing what it describes as “military-grade” testing, ASUS thinks it... Read more...
Apple's forward thinking approach to its 12-inch MacBook released in 2015 didn't include a bevy of ports -- just one, that being a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C connector (basically a USB 3.0 port with the new Type-C connector). Out of all the ports that went missing, perhaps the most missed was Apple's proprietary MagSafe... Read more...
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Usually when there's talk of Samsung releasing a Galaxy device, the mind wanders to Android, Samsung's go-to platform in the mobile space. Not this time. Samsung is prepping a Windows 10 tablet called the Galaxy TabPro S, and while nothing is yet official, the first press renders of the forthcoming device have been... Read more...
This is the stuff that dreams are made of. Tesla Motors has dazzled the enthusiast community with its dual-motor Model S P85D, which delivers nearly 700hp of all-wheel drive goodness and rips off 0-60 runs in less than three seconds. However, a new company is entering the fray with an electric supercar concept that... Read more...
Brace yourselves folks, this could be a breakout year for virtual reality. We know, you've heard that before, maybe even long before the Oculus Rift resurrected the category with a high profile Kickstarter run. But here's the thing, the industry at large is captivated by VR, and some big names are making preparations... Read more...
The era of laptops with crappy displays might be coming to an end. How so? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has turned into a launchpad for several new laptops and hybrids with high quality panels, and such is the case with HP and its refreshed Spectre x360 convertible. HP is rolling out two... Read more...
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At last year’s CES NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the original Tegra X1-based Drive PX digital cockpit computer and discussed some of the difficulties associated with self-driving cars and the technologies that would be needed to overcome them. He discussed deep learning, deep neural nets, and the massive... Read more...
As we covered earlier today, Lenovo has completely revamped their ThinkPad product lines for business and professional types, with not only the latest in platform technologies from Intel and others, like Skylake mobile CPUs and PCIe SSDs, but also some solid design updates and key feature additions. More and more... Read more...
Although the Consumer Electronics Show hasn’t officially started just yet, many exhibitors are already setup and demoing their latest wares at various locations away from the convention center. Our first stop today was at Lenovo’s suite, where the company was showing off a wide array of products, from mainstream, thin... Read more...
Lenovo is the biggest PC OEM in the world, and we were reminded of that fact yesterday when the company released a whole gaggle of Think-branded notebooks, convertibles, tablets, and all-in-one devices. But the Chinese company isn’t finished; tonight it’s time for Round 2, which means we’re seeing a heavy dose of... Read more...
News about Samsung’s Galaxy S7 continues to trickle out. As we mentioned this morning, the Galaxy S7 is an important test for Samsung’s new mobile chief, D.J. Koh, who took over the division only a month ago. It looks as though the Galaxy S7 will have 2560x1440 Super AMOLED screens on both its 5.1-inch and rumored... Read more...
It’s déjà vu all over again. Almost exactly one year ago, we first brought you news of the ASUS ZenFone Zoom. At the time, we were unaware whether the smartphone would ever make it to the United States. Today, we finally received our answer: the ZenFone Zoom will be available stateside next month for $399 off... Read more...
CES ushers in plenty of new gadgets every year and 2016 is no different. One of the more interesting products making a splash is the BoomStick, which is a small device that sits between your music player and your earbuds. Push a single button, and you’ll hear richer audio than your player alone can provide, according... Read more...
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