All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CES 2013’

Displair Turns Water Vapor Into A Floating Touchscreen

There were a few strange devices and inventions at this year’s CES. Some of the standouts included a smart fork and a touchscreen that can form buttons on its surface. None of that can compare, however, to Displair. Displair, a startup out of Russia, was showing off its new display technology at CES last week. As its name suggests, it …

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Will Internet Freedom Be Preserved And Expanded In 2013?

CES 2012 was overshadowed by the looming threat of SOPA. At the time, Congressmen Ron Wyden and Darrell Issa met with the tech industry to drum up support for their SOPA alternative – OPEN. SOPA eventually was declared officially dead late last year, but Wyden is back at CES 2013 with a laundry list of proposed legislation that could affect …

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CES 2013: Nvidia Booth Tour Takes A Sneak Peak At Smart Cars And PC Gaming

Like usual, Nvidia had one of the more eventful shows at CES. Its keynote revealed a number of new products, including the Tegra 4 processor and Project SHIELD. The latter is the most interesting as Nvidia is now competing in the dedicated gaming device market. Now, all of us can’t be at CES, but Nvidia has deemed it proper to …

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CES 2013: Pretend You’re At CES By Watching Samsung’s Keynote

What’s the best part about CES? Is it the new cool technology? Or the inane celebrity endorsements? How about both rolled into one? That’s what you get if you watch Samsung’s CES 2013 keynote. Watch an hour of announcements coming at you from all sides as Samsung assaults your brain with the latest marvels of technology. Obviously, the big deal …

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CES 2013: Audi Skips The Chauffeur With A Car That Parks Itself

One of the coolest developments in automobile technology came from Google last year with its self-driving car. As a person who is fearful of everybody else on the road, the idea of cars that drive themselves was a godsend. Now the technology is picking up steam, and more auto-manufacturers are doing some cool new things with the technology. At CES …

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CES 2013: TrackingPoint Combines Computers And Hunting Rifles For A Gun Right Out Of Sci-Fi

For the longest time, the gun hasn’t really evolved. The technology has become more powerful, but the core essence of the gun hasn’t changed. One tech startup is looking to change that. At CES 2013, TrackingPoint is showing off what could be called a “smart gun,” but the company calls it a “Precision Guided Firearm.” The guns are outfitted with …

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CES 2013: Tactus Must Employ Wizards As Its New Touchscreen Tech Is Magical

Chances are you use some kind of smartphone in your everyday life. Most smartphones are now just a touchscreen with maybe a physical home button. It works well for most tasks, but some apps, especially games, are still at a disadvantage over the lack of physical buttons. Is there a solution to this, or will we just have to get …

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Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Takes Gaming Beyond the Edge of the TV Screen

Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s department for experimental computer science projects, has unveiled the “IllumiRoom,” a projector system that extends the action in video games beyond the edge of the TV screen. What’s most impressive about it is that it doesn’t require a flat white background to work properly. Microsoft is currently demoing the project at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). …

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CES 2013: MakerBot Replicator 2X Is A 3D Printer For The MacGyver In You

In September of last year, MakerBot announced the MakerBot Replicator 2. It was a significant leap in performance over the original Replicator at a price that would appeal to hobbyists and industry professionals. Now MakerBot is back with a new 3D printer for the more adventurous among us. MakerBot announced the MakerBot Replicator 2X at CES 2013. The new 3D …

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A New Reason To Take Your iPad Into The Bathroom [CES 2013]

The Consumer Electronics Show is always full of wonderful inventions, and this year has been no different (well, I guess that depends on who you ask). This year, event-goers got to catch a glimpse of CTA Digital’s iPotty, a training toilet for children, that includes an iPad dock. “It’s obviously about potty training your kid, and doing it in an …

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CES 2013: T-Mobile Now Offers No-Contract Unlimited 4G Data Plans For $70/Month

Did you hear? T-Mobile will be getting the iPhone in the next few months. The company’s CEO, John Legere, confirmed just as much at CES 2013. Now, you may not want an iPhone, but T-Mobile has something else on offer that may convince you to switch. T-Mobile announced that its no-contract 4G data plan will be going live today. Customers …

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CES 2013: T-Mobile Is Getting The iPhone In Next Three To Four Months

Smartphone users absolutely hate limited data plans, but the big carriers don’t seem to be changing their minds on the matter. T-Mobile saw that as an opportunity and started offering unlimited data plans to its customers. Now it just needs the iPhone and its future as a major wireless carrier may just be assured. At CES, T-Mobile CEO John Legere …

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CES 2013: Relive The Magic Of Nvidia’s Opening Keynote

Nvidia officially kicked off CES by hosting its keynote on Sunday evening. The press conference was at 8 p.m. PST, however, and many people may have been already in bed. If you were too busy sleeping instead of catching up on the latest Nvidia news, the keynote is now available to watch at your leisure. Over the course of an …

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1TB Flash Drive Unveiled At CES 2013 As 512GB Version Ships

As previously reported, Kingston announced that it will launch a 1TB flash drive this year. It’s called the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0. A 512GB version is already shipping, and the 1TB version will be available at an unspecified date later in 2013. The company says it’s the largest capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive in the world, and it’s also the …

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CES 2013: More Details On Valve’s Steam Box Emerge

On Tuesday morning, CES 2013 opened with the news that the oft-rumored Steam box was real. The hardware is a mini-PC that will bring PC gaming to the living room. It’s Valve’s attempt at taking on the console market, and it just might work. Of course, we won’t know for sure until we get more details and Valve boss Gabe …

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CES 2013: Ford Developer Program Invites You To Make The Next Great Smart Car App

One of the more interesting categories of CES’ past was the smart car. The idea behind it was that everything you have on your smartphone could be accessed while you’re behind the wheel. It’s incredibly promising and Ford is kicking off CES 2013 with a new open source SDK and developer program. After a few years of trying to get …

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CES 2013: Razer Transforms The Awkward Fiona Into A Lovely Edge

CES 2012 had one standout tablet – Razer’s Project Fiona. The tablet was designed to appeal to core PC gamers and provide the kind of experience that you could normally only get on a gaming PC. Unfortunately, the tablet was all kinds of awkward with a strange controller dock that sacrificed portability for function. The tablet is back at CES …

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CES 2013: Your Next Smartphone Will Be Even More Durable Thanks To Gorilla Glass 3

Almost every smartphone on the planet employs Corning Gorilla Glass for its front panel. The exceedingly tough glass resists damage like nothing else, but it’s still not good enough for the folks at Corning. At CES 2013, the company announced that its strengthened its hallmark Gorilla Glass even more. Corning announced today that Gorilla Glass 3 is coming to a …

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CES 2013: Unu Is A Tablet, Game Console And Smart TV Rolled Up Into One Media Device

CES 2013 has been saturated with game consoles and gaming devices. With the popularity of mobile titles, everybody wants to be first to bring Android game to the big screen. Ouya was the first to propose the concept and prove there was a market for it, but others are already beating it to market with interesting concepts that combine multiple …

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CES 2013: Sony Mobile Finally Gets Serious With The Xperia Z

Sony hasn’t had the greatest track record when it comes to mobile devices. The company’s attempts to compete with Samsung and Google have been disappointing at best. That’s why it was all the more surprising to see Sony finally bring its A game to CES 2013 with its latest mobile offering. On Monday evening, Sony Mobile announced the latest smartphone …

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CES 2013: The Steam Box Is Now A Reality

For most of 2012, Valve hinted at the possibility that it would be entering the hardware market in 2013 with a Steam box of sorts. In short, it would be a PC optimized to play games downloaded from Steam. Now the device is a reality as the first of potentially many Steam boxes was revealed this week during CES 2013. …

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CES 2013: Kingston Somehow Fits 1TB Onto A Flash Drive

You probably have a flash drive – everybody does. It’s likely an 8 or 16GB flash drive for the storage of documents, maybe a few videos and other odds and ends. Kingston, one of the major players in the flash drive business, thinks it’s about time the flash drive starts holding more data – a lot more. Kingston announced at …

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CES 2013: Samsung TecTiles Make The Vegas Strip More Interactive

Plenty of folks are in Las Vegas this week for CES 2013, and those in attendance will probably enjoy a little bit of the Vegas Strip while they’re there. Those who decide to hit up the slots with a Samsung or other NFC-capable smartphone will be able to get extra information about the games thanks to TecTiles being installed all …

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CES 2013: ASUS Announces Hybrid Windows 8 PC/Android Tablet

Along with its Google TV-playing cube-shaped “QUBE“, Asus today announced a hybrid all-in-one/tablet Windows 8 PC as part of its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) lineup. The device is called the Asus Transformer AiO, and the manufacturer is calling a “world first.” It features an 18.4-inch multi-touch screen and Nvidia GT graphics. The catch is that the screen can be detached …

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CES 2013: Vizio’s First Windows 8 Tablet Is Powered By AMD

Let’s be honest with ourselves: Windows 8 tablets, including Microsoft’s own Surface, aren’t doing that well. The biggest offender is the overall price of these tablets with the anticipated Surface Pro, priced at $899, not helping. So, what happens when the king of cheap televisions takes a crack at it? Vizio, known more for its cheap televisions than computers, announced …

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CES 2013: HAPIfork Changes How You Eat (And That’s A Good Thing)

Does the very idea of a smart fork amuse you? It sure amused me, but it’s a very serious piece of new tech at CES 2013 this year. It’s a small part of the personal health tech market that has seen some tremendous growth over the past few years. HAPILABS made a huge splash at CES with its HAPIfork, a …

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CES 2013: ASUS Qube Is The Latest Google TV Device

Before CES, Google announced that a number of new Google TV hardware devices would be hitting the show floor at CES. ASUS was the first up with QUBE, a Google TV set-top box that’s not trying very hard to hide its Boxee Box-inspired design. The ASUS Qube, like other Google TV set-top boxes, transforms any HDTV into a smart TV. …

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CES 2013: LG’s 55-Inch OLED TV Will Set You Back $12K This March

A hallmark of CES is that companies always announce bigger TVs to make up for the fact that there hasn’t been any real innovation since the introduction of Smart TVs a few years ago. That trend continues this year as LG has just revealed details of its latest wallet-destroying television. LG announced today that its 55-inch OLED TV will begin …

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CES 2013: 3D Systems Introduces A Faster, Quieter Cube 3D Printer

There’s a lot of cheap 3D printing options now available to consumers who want to start experimenting with the technology. That being said, all of the cheap options are coming from innovative Kickstarter campaigns. There’s not a lot of cost effective options coming out of the already established players in the industry, but 3D Systems’ newest 3D printer might just …

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CES 2013: Lenovo Introduces The 27-Inch Tablet You Never Asked For

Tablets traditionally come in either 7 or 10-inch varieties. Anything even remotely bigger would be seen as insanity. Well, Lenovo is apparently insane as the company has introduced a massive tablet at CES. Lenovo today announced the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, a massive 27-inch tablet that the company calls an “interpersonal PC.” The idea is that it’s laid across a …

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