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Waiting for CES 2012 to hear Intel reveal something new? No need. The company just announced the first major development in the life of their Atom line in a really, really long time, and now that netbooks are on the down swing, it's understandable to not hear so much about them. One thing that Intel has always fought is heat and energy usage, particularly with Atom, and the netbooks that we've reviewed in the past with that platform never seemed to blow us away. But Atom is getting another shot, with the third-generation Atom introducing new features for low-power designs such as netbooks, retail and healthcare IT devices. There's an improvement in battery life of around 20% compared to prior... Read more...
CES isn't too far away, and it looks like RunCore will be there showcasing new goods. What's on tap? A few things, actually. The Xapear, Falcon series and Pro V 7mm 2.5" SSD, along with other production representations. RunCore Xapear is the world's first encryption solid-state drive that has the technology of RFID and the function of Mobile Phone Encryption. RFID User access control uses AES128 encryption algorithm to control the access permission, and the private space of the drive can only be recognized and accessed if users were using the authorized RFID tag. Also, users can check the SSD status or activate the self-erase function by using a mobile phone with the binding SIM card through... Read more...
3D had a huge coming-out party at CES 2011, and it's looking like that trend will continue into 2012. LG, shortly after introducing a majorly huge 55" OLED HDTV, is announcing their newest collection of 3D glasses, including a pair designed by renowned eyewear designer Alain Mikli. They'll be introduced in Q1 2012, with the F310, the clip-on F320 and the Alain Mikli F360 being lighter and more comfortable to wear while upgraded design features such as curved lenses and clean frame structure have transitioned 3D glasses from burdensome requirements to stylish fashion accessories. "Compared to active shutter glasses, LG's 3D glasses are far more comfortable to wear and much more affordable, making... Read more...
CES 2012 is but days away at this point, and it's obvious that companies are eager to grab as much of that spotlight as possible. Take LG Display here, who is pre-announcing the world's largest OLED TV panel -- a 55" beast that'll be shown off in Las Vegas. According to the company, this panel is a significant step forward in the popularization of OLED TVs and demonstrates the effective application of AM OLED technology to larger panel sizes at a more cost efficient level. "Our objective has always been to actively define and lead emerging display technology markets," said Dr. Sang Beom Han, CEO and Executive Vice President of LG Display. "Although OLED technology is seen as the future of TV... Read more...
Glasses-free 3D -- it's the wave of the future, man. Actually, the jury is still out on 3D as a whole, but that won't stop a flood of companies from trying to hop on the bandwagon at CES next year. Stream TV Networks is preparing to launch a new 3D-without-glasses product line at the convention, using a proprietary Ultra-D technology. Stream TV Networks is the producer of the eLocity brand of mobile tablets launched first in 2010, the Ultra-D technology is strictly proprietary and leverages custom hardware, middleware techniques and software algorithms to create unprecedentedautostereoscopic 3D imagery. This technology will provide consumers with access tounlimited 3D content by enabling real-time... Read more...
Wouldn't it be great if 2012 turned out to be the year of the IPS panel? We don't want to get our hopes up just yet, but there are encouraging signs that point to this being a real possibility. Throughout the course of the year, we've seen IPS panels drop in price to the point where you can pick up a 21.5-inch model for $160, or a 23-inch IPS monitor for less than $200. These are the exception to the rule, but it's a start, and at least one manufacturer is planning to blitz CES 2012 with a new line of IPS displays. LG announced it will unveil its 2012 IPS monitor lineup at the convention in Las Vegas next month, with new models divided into the DM92, DM82, and DM52 series, in addition to the... Read more...
Microsoft is going to make one more big splash at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and after that, the Redmond software giant will barely keep up appearances at CES. After 2013, there will be no more Microsoft keynote presentations and no more Microsoft booths. While some are wondering if this is a sign that CES is on its last legs, Microsoft contends it's simply a matter of timing. "We’ll continue to participate in CES as a great place to connect with partners and customers across the PC, phone and entertainment industries, but we won’t have a keynote or booth after this year because our product news milestones generally don’t align with the show’s January... Read more...
And the CES teasers begin to pour in. ViewSonic announced today that it will debut new ViewPad tablets, the EXODesk touch tabletop, and a new universal display designed for all manner of mobile devices. Specifically, expect new 10-inch tablets (including the ViewPad 10pro) that can dual-boot with Windows 7 Professional Android. The EXODesk is a 32-inch touch table top that ViewSonic has developed with EXOPC and features 10-point touch capabilities, a custom UI begging for HTML5 development, Windows 7, and Intel Core i7 processing power. The press release also teased a mysterious “universal display with projected capacitive multi-touch input” that portends to be able to connect all... Read more...
Know who has a few new Ice Cream Sandwich tablets coming out at CES 2012? Coby. It's a company you may not have heard of, but we're thinking this will be just one of many new ultra-cheap Android tablets designed to finally compete with iPad on a level where they can actually compete: price. Android 4.0 is bound to make a major splash at the upcoming electronics show, with five new models coming from Coby alone. "Coby is thrilled to announce our premiere range of feature-packed Android 4.0-powered Internet tablets that will put the world in consumers' hands as never before," said Jodi Sally, Vice President of Marketing, Coby Electronics. "We also are proud to be among the first companies to make... Read more...
At a recent news conference, Toshiba said it plans to launch its first tablet computer in Japan in June where it will be known as the Regza AT300. An official name for the US launch of this tablet has not been announced, though many reports believe it will be known as the Toshiba Thrive. A global launch for the tablet is expected around the same time as the Japanese launch. Toshiba showed off this tablet at CES in January. The tablet will run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and will feature a 10.1-inch screen, a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, front- and rear-facing cameras, 16GB of storage, and 1GB of memory. Expected connectivity options for the tablet include USB, miniUSB, HDMI, and an SD card slot. The... Read more...
The PAX East show has really started to gain traction with a number of major brand manufacturers and this year's event had, dare we say, stellar support and turn-out from the community.  We've grown pretty fond of its smaller, more manageable venue, with its casual, laid-back atmosphere sans the stuffed shirt marketing pitch that gets a bit old, at the larger shows like CES, after you've heard it day in and day out.  This year's show was held at the new Boston Convention Center with over 500,000 square feet of floor space to get your geek on, virtually any way you want it...... Read more...
The PAX East show has really started to gain traction with a number of major brand manufacturers and this year's event had, dare we say, stellar support and turn-out from the community.  We've grown pretty fond of its smaller, more manageable venue, with its casual, laid-back atmosphere sans the stuffed shirt marketing pitch that gets a bit old, at the larger shows like CES, after you've heard it day in and day out.  This year's show was held at the new Boston Convention Center with over 500,000 square feet of floor space to get your geek on, virtually any way you want it.  From tabletop and handheld gaming, to consoles and of course PC power rigs, PAX East offered a ton of hands-on... Read more...
The MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 was held in Las Vegas last week, during CES. It's where nine teams go head to head to find out who the best overclockers are in North and South Amercia. Each team was made up of two participants that had to qualify for this event by first taking part in an online competition. The team that wins in Las Vegas will eventually go on to represent the Americas during the MOA World Finals in Taipei, Taiwan.  So what is competitive overclocking all about? Well, MSI Masters of Overclocking is an annual competition consisting of several qualifying competition held all over the world. In general, most overclocking contests are very similar. Contestants are provided... Read more...
It's a rough and tough world out there, that's for sure. And while it's possible to grab a ToughBook in order to be prepared for just about anything when it comes to lugging a notebook around, what about your camera? Turns out there are a few rugged camera options as well, with Fujifilm responsible for the latest addition. The company's new FinePix XP30 is a true toughie, with a bubbly body that's waterproof, dustproof and drop-proof (to an extent). There's also the XP20, which is basically the same camera except for a GPS dongle. That's right, GPS! The XP30 stands out above the XP20 by having an integrated GPS module, which automatically geotags your photos and videos as soon as you take them.... Read more...
In this episode of Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz and the crew from HotHardware talk about the hottest products from CES 2011, from tablets to handsets, to hot new SSDs and motherboards.  We also cover Intel's new Sandy Bridge Desktop and Mobile processors and hint of a new killer gaming rig contest/give-away in the weeks ahead! Show Notes: 01:20 - Intel Sandy Bridge processor for Desktops 02:52 - Intel Sandy Bridge processor for Notebooks 06:13 - The Hottest of CES  - All HH Coverage From CES 2011... Read more...
Cars have been "just cars" for an awfully long time. It's 2012, and we still feel that we're a century or more away from having surroundings like that of The Jetsons. But slowly, cars are becoming more and more advanced. Microsoft's SYNC system started things off a few years ago, and companies have obviously looked at that in order to copy that setup somewhat. Consumers are becoming more and more demanding when it comes to having technology within the vehicle, and while iPod playback and Bluetooth support is a great start, it won't be enough much longer. MOG, which currently hosts an on-demand music service, is now looking to spread their services into the automotive realm. The new platform is... Read more...
In combination with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless, HTC announced three new 4G smartphones at CES this year. First up is the HTC EVO Shift 4G from Sprint. This 4G phone offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well as a 3.6-inch touchscreen, 800MHz Qualcomm processor, a 5 megapixel camera with video capabilities, and Android 2.2. The HTC ThunderBolt is designed for Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network. This phone features the HTC Sense experience on top of Android 2.2. Other key features include a 4.3-inch screen, front and rear facing cameras, DLNA support, and a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The ThunderBolt will also offer Skype connectivity. Last, but not least, HTC revealed the... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, Nevada offered some of the most exciting product announcements we've seen in any previous CES show thus far.  The past three years' CES shows have been rather snoozy, to be honest, with the economy taking its toll on product design investment and innovation.  However, this year's CES showed great promise of not only emerging technologies and product innovations but with the sheer number of announcements and the notable increase in attendance (as well as city traffic, which was a nightmare), it was all a very encouraging sign of the health of our nation's economy and that we're finally on the up-tick.  Regardless, we took... Read more...
Thin is in, playa, or at least that's the message Sony Ericsson sent at this year's CES convention in Las Vegas. Unveiled at the show was the company's new Xperia arc smartphone, a slim and lightweight device measuring a scant 8.7mm at its thinnest part, yet boasting an extra wide 4.2-inch multi-touch screen. Sony says the Xperia arc (are we the only ones bothered by the low caps in 'arc'?) is the first of a new generation of Xperia smartphones to be announced in 2011. Not a bad way to kick off a product line, the arc sports a 1GHz processor and Adreno 205 GPU. It doesn't have a front-facing camera, but it will come with the latest version of Android, Sony says. There's also an 8.1MP camera with... Read more...
There's no doubt that the Galaxy Tab has done quite well or Verizon, and for Samsung. While this 7" Android tablet has found a home on all four major U.S. carriers, Verizon Wireless now has one thing that no other competitor has: access to an LTE Galaxy Tab. That's right -- at CES 2011, Verizon and Samsung Mobile came together to announce the first 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab. This marks the first LTE tablet launch of any kind on any carrier in America, and we're sure it's just the first of many to come. It will ship with a 1024x600 WSVGA display, Android 2.2, Adobe Flash 10.1, a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor and support for Google's Android Market. There's also a 5MP rear-facing... Read more...
Razer is mostly know for their gaming peripherals, and while the bulk of their products are for the PC, they have shown some love for the console market in the past. This year at CES, Razer released their new Onza controllers: the Tournament and Standard Editions. These controllers are designed for the Xbox 360, and both are wired. The major difference between the two is that the Tournament Edition has resistance sticks. Each of the analog joysticks can be tightened or loosened; if you prefer more resistance than what comes on the stock Xbox 360 controller, the Tournament Edition has your name on it. That high-end model also has backlit buttons, a rubberized finish and a braided cable for $49.99,... Read more...
One of the biggest stories at CES 2011 was Intel's Sandy Bridge. The second generation of Core processors is a huge deal, and the performance gains are definitely real. PC makers have been hurrying to offer new, refreshed systems with these cutting-edge chips in them, and Digital Storm is no difference. They have just announced that Sandy Bridge chips will now be available in their desktops and laptops. Turbo Boost 2.0 will be found across the line, with unlocked multipliers making it easier to overclock. All of the machines are available to order now, with pricing varying by machine. But if you were looking to spend a little holiday cash on a new rig, be glad you waited! Digital Storm’s... Read more...
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