All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CES 2012’

Microsoft Has Now Sold 60 Million Windows 8 Licenses

It was announced back in November that Microsoft had sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in one month. It was a pretty impressive figure at the time, and Microsoft was plenty proud of its early success. Now it’s been a little over two months since the launch of Microsoft’s touch-friendly OS. Is Windows 8 still doing well? Microsoft announced at …

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The AP Will Run Ads (Sponsored Tweets) for Samsung

The Associated Press, one of America’s most venerable news organizations, is selling out its Twitter feed for the very first time. And we can thank Samsung and CES for it. According to the AP, Samsung will be the first company to pay for Sponsored tweets inside their Twitter account, which currently boasts a little over 1.5 million followers. The ads …

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CES 2012: Celebrity Appearances Didn’t Actually Do Much Good

Using big name celebrities to push products is usually good marketing strategy. When people see an entertainer they know and like pushing a product, it makes the product more memorable, and makes them more inclined to buy it. Well, that’s how it’s supposed to work, anyway. Several companies tried the strategy at this year’s CES 2012, though, and were disappointed …

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CES 2012: Samsung Denies That Jobs “Cracked” The iTV

If this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, which ends today, could be said to have a theme, it would have to be HDTVs. New and remarkable TV designs were unveiled by Sony, LG, Samsung, and others. Yet one widely-rumored TV that was physically absent but present in everyone’s mind was Apple’s rumored iTV. Apple first dipped its toes into the TV …

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Gaikai Predicts Death Of Game Consoles

What would happen if one of the big three console manufacturers dropped out of the console race? That is what was hinted at CES this week when Nanea Reeves, CPO of Gaikai, predicted that one of the current console makers would be making a next generation device. Gaikai is a cloud-based gaming company that streams full games to web browsers. …

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Rupert Murdoch Tweets About MySpace: We Screwed Up In Every Way Possible

Rupert Murdoch is fairly new to the Twitterverse, but his tweets have captured a lot of attention in that short time. He’s out at CES, and has been offering quick little bytes of commentary about it. Here are a few things he said about it: @rupertmurdochRupert Murdoch CES coming to a close. Seems like more innovation than ever, some great, …

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CES 2012: Nintendo Shows Off Wii U Console

Nintendo is showing off their forthcoming Wii U console at CES today, according to various reports. It appears that not much has changed since the console was announced at the 2011 E3 conference, but the hands-on experience is generating a lot of positive buzz. Last month rumors began circulating that Nintendo was preparing its own app store to run on …

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CES 2012: Samsung Shows Off Transparent LCD Smart Window

Earlier today we covered Samsung’s remarkable new OLED TV. In a year where the newest and best TVs seem to be the unofficial theme of CES, this one stood out from the crowd for its remarkable display technology. Well, it looks like Samsung had more in their bag of awesome than just a great new TV. At their booth today …

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CES 2012: Smartphone Integration Reaches Hilarious New Heights

For the business worker who needs a phone in their phone, Nvoxia has you covered. File this one under silly and unnecessary, the Invoxia NVX 610 being shown off at CES combines a desktop phone with an iPod, iPhone or iPad to make and receive calls. The NVX 610 is a desktop phone with a port to fit your favorite …

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CES 2012: Boxee Gets A Facebook App

At CES today Boxee announced the launch of a new Facebook app that will allow users to post their viewing choices to their Facebook Timeline. After two minutes of viewing, Boxee publishes what you’re watching to Facebook, where it shows up on the Timeline, in the ticker, and in the news feed. With this app Boxee combines two popular services …

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Meet The iPhone Case Made Out Of Space Shuttles

This new iPhone case is out of this world – literally. Divoti, makers of expensive magnetic health bracelets, revealed their new Case Titan for iPhone 4/4S at CES. The case is made out of the same titanium that is used in NASA space shuttles. The base of the Case Titan is pure titanium and germanium. The base apparently improves the …

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CES 2012: Ebay Projects $8 Billion In 2012

Ebay CEO John Donahoe announced at CES 2012 yesterday that “eBay is projecting 2012 global mobile gross merchandise volume (GMV) to surpass $8 billion.” As Zach Walton reported yesterday, Paypal also projects that its payment volume will be $7 billion in 2012. Both eBay and Paypal are riding an ever-climbing wave of sales made on mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, …

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CES 2012: Samsung’s OLED TV Rakes In Awards

There has been no shortage of amazing things on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The unofficial themes of the show this year have been TVs and thinner gadgets. Some of the biggest buzz, though, has come from Samsung’s new 55-inch Super OLED. This remarkable HDTV is made with OLED pixels, each of which emits its own light and …

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CES 2012: Education, Innovation Key To Growth

In the midst of the technology gauntlet that is CES, some people still took time out to talk about education and innovation as it relates to the tech industry. A panel of CEOs from Xerox, Ford and Verizon spoke on education and innovation during CES as reported by Vegas Inc. The executives pointed out that better education and economic diversification …

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CES 2012: Issa, Wyden Blasting SOPA, Promoting OPEN

Two congressmen are at CES proclaiming the good news of OPEN and the evils of SOPA. PCMag is reporting that Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Ron Wyden, co-sponsors of the OPEN Act, are at CES talking about SOPA and how OPEN is a much better alternative. Sen. Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said, “This is a going to be a legal …

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CES 2012: E Ink Shows Off New Color Display

Ever since Amazon brought E Ink displays to the world’s attention with the first Kindle reader, e-reader users have been clamoring for color displays on their devices. Now it seems that they might soon get their wish. E Ink has been showcasing their new Triton color display at CES this week. E Ink displays can be found in pretty much …

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iPad 3, iPhone 5 Rumored To Feature Powerful Graphics

When the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 finally are revealed, they could be much more powerful than before. Imagination Technologies announced at CES that they have developed the first IP cores in their PowerVR Series6 GPU core line: the PowerVR G6200 and G6400. Imagination Technologies is probably most well known for providing the GPU cores for the custom ARM processors …

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CES 2012: A Cellphone Powered By A Single AA Battery

Phones today use rechargeable batteries, but SpareOne is bringing back the good ol’ AA. At CES, XPAL Power revealed the SpareOne cell phone that can run for up to 15 years on standby mode. It does through XPAL Power’s patented battery technology. The phone will be mostly reserved for emergencies and allows the user to pre-program important phone numbers for …

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CES 2012: Atlona LinkCast Delivers HD Video To Your TV Wirelessly

Atlona, a company that specializes in digital connectivity technology, announced their new LinkCast system today at CES. The system, which has won an Innovations Design and Engineering Award, transmits HD video signal wirelessly and seamlessly from a variety of devices to users’ HDTV. The basic system consists of a base station that connects to the TV’s HDMI port, and a …

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CES 2012: eBay, PayPal Investing Heavily In Mobile Transactions

The mobile payment industry is booming and the eBay company is at the center of it. eBay was involved in two industry panels during CES that discussed the future of digital and mobile payment industries. The company was able to announce record mobile payment volume. The Ebay Ink Blog was kind of enough to recap the panels that Ebay was …

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CES 2012: OnLive Coming To Google TVs

OnLive, the company that allows the streaming of full PC titles through a broadband connection, have announced their support for Google TVs. The company announced today during CES that their support for Google TV targets future and current televisions with their instant-streaming technology. The entire OnLive library will be available to Google TV users which means that over 200 titles …

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CES 2012: iPhone Finally Coming to T-Mobile?

With the launch of the iPhone on Sprint last year, every major carrier in the country offered Apple’s flagship device. Except one. T-Mobile has been left to twist in the wind for years now. Though rumors of a T-Mobile iPhone have cropped up periodically, nothing has ever materialized. With the collapse of the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger, it was beginning to …

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CES 2012: Fifteen Years Of Microsoft Keynotes In Two Minutes

Though Microsoft’s CES keynote may not have contained any earth-shattering product news, there was apparently one little gem thrown in to entertain the crowd. As part of the keynote, which is the company’s last, Microsoft showed a video that recapped the company’s fifteen years of CES keynotes in two minutes. The best part? It’s a music video made from autotuned …

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CES 2012: PriceGrabber Launches DealGrabber To Find Local Deals

Daily deal programs like Groupon, LivingSocial, and the like have been gaining significantly in popularity recently. These sorts of services offer amazing deals on a wide variety of products and services. Navigating and sorting through all the deals that these sorts of programs offer is not always easy, though. Whether its an inbox full of emails, each with different deals, …

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CES 2012: Shadow Ebike Plays Nice With Your Phone

Everything has to be smart these days. The smart bike just happens to be next on the list. Daymak Inc. announced at CES the Shadow Ebike. Yes, it’s a bicycle that interacts with an Android phone to control the bike’s functions. Daymak is billing the Shadow Ebike as the first wireless ebike that’s powered by their proprietary Daymak Drive. The …

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CES 2012: Polaroid Builds Android-Powered Smart Camera

Polaroid has announced a new take on the digital camera at this year’s CES. The new SC1630 Smart Camera is a digital camera built on Google’s Android operating system. The 16 megapixel camera comes with 3X optical zoom, a 3.2-inch touch screen display, and wi-fi connectivity. The camera promises users the ability to capture HD images and video, and then …

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CES 2012: Dell Entering Tablet Business Later This Year

It’s surprising that Dell has not entered into the tablet business, but that will change this year. Reuters spoke to Dell’s CCO, Steve Felice, at CES about the company’s entry into the tablet business. He spoke on Dell’s attitude towards the tablet business and why they didn’t jump into it when all of their competitors did. It’s strange that Dell …

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CES 2012: CEA President Shapiro Blasts SOPA In Keynote

Speaking yesterday morning at the Qualcomm CES keynote, Gary Shapiro blasted SOPA and its backers and supporters for their efforts to stifle both free speech and innovation. Shapiro is president of the Consumer Electronics Association, the organization responsible for CES. Shapiro pulled no punches in his criticism of the act and its backers. He called SOPA a “threat to innovation,” …

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CES 2012: Sony Can Not Stop Making New TVs

In the beginning was the LCD display, then technology brought forth the LED display. Sony is now introducing the Crystal LED display. Sony, never one to leave well enough alone, announced at CES the next-generation of televisions with the crystal LED display. The company is using a 55-inch prototype model to show off the new technology. The new display is …

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CES 2012: Pandora Owns The Digital Airwaves

Everybody loves Pandora Radio and 125 million users can’t be wrong. Pandora used CES as an excuse to boast their ridiculous number of registered users and new partnerships that further cement them as a major player in the Internet radio business. First up, Pandora declared that they have now moved up to more than 125 million registered users. This is …

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