All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CES’

Netflix Is Now Everywhere

Netflix Is Now Everywhere

At CES, Netflix made the big announcement that its service is now available worldwide. It’s been saying it was aiming to complete its global expansion in 2016, but I don’t know how many were expecting it to be complete this early. Netflix announced it to the world in a series of tweets, to be followed by a Facebook broadcast from …

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Google Announces New Android TVs, Google Cast Speakers

Google Announces New Android TVs, Google Cast Speakers

Google has a few bits of living room news out of CES. These surround both its Android TV and Google Cast lines. On the Android TV front, new TVs from Sony, Sharp, and Philips are being shown off. “Android TV brings apps, games, movies, shows, music and more to the biggest screen in your home,” Google’s Adrienne McCallister says in …

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CES: Netflix Reportedly Prepares For HDR 4K Streaming

Last year, all of the talk was about 4K Ultra HD, but now that Netflix offers that, it’s on to the next best thing, which is apparently HDR or high dynamic range 4K streaming. And Netflix will reportedly launch this eventually. Steven Tweedie at Business Insider reports from the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas that he was “ushered into …

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CES: Firefox OS Heads To Televisions

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mozilla announced some new developments for Firefox OS to help expand it into more device categories. These include televisions, and Panasonic announced a lineup of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs powered by the operating system. “Mozilla and Panasonic collaborated to create a new innovative, interactive and customizable user interface powered by Firefox …

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CES: Sony’s New $1,100 Walkman Can Soon Be Yours (Complete With Outdated Android Jelly Bean)

Sony unveiled its new Walkman at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It will reportedly cost just north of $1,100. Seems pretty reasonable. Business Insider says Sony hasn’t set price for the device yet, but both The Verge and CBS News are reporting about $1,120. The Walkman NW-ZX2 is due out in the spring, and runs Android Jelly Bean, …

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CES: New Android TV Devices On The Way

Google unveiled Android TV at Google I/O back in June. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, the company announced that its partners are showing off some new devices for it, which will be shipped in the spring. These include models from Sony, Sharp, TP Vision/Philips. “These have all the goodness of Android TV built in so you won’t …

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CES: Netflix Announces Recommended TV Program

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Netflix announced a new program called Netflix Recommended TV, which it describes as an independent smart TV evaluation program to help consumers identify TVs built for “a superior Internet TV experience.” “We’’ve created the Netflix Recommended TV program to help consumers identify smart TVs that offer better performance, easier menu navigation …

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CES: Acer Announces Chromebook 15 With 15.6-Inch Display

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Acer announced a new Chromebook, which is the first of its type to offer a 15.6-inch display. It’s called the Chromebook 15. The device uses 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and next generation Intel Celeron processors based on Intel 5th Generation Core micro-architecture. “The Acer Chromebook 15 is a true powerhouse – it …

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CES: Google’s Nest Gets A Bunch Of New Integrations

Last summer, Google’s Nest Labs unveiled its first “Works with Nest” integrations. These are experiences created by third-party developers that enable Nest to work with different types of products. The first integrations included: one from Jawbone to adjust your home temperature as you get out of bed; warning-flashing lightbulbs from LIFX; a universal remote from Logitech; a Mercedes-Benz integration to …

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Here’s A Better Look At MakerBot’s New 3D Printers

At CES 2014, 3D printers were generating some of the biggest buzz at the show. The two big guys – 3D Systems and MakerBot – were both showing off the new 3D printers that will define 2014. While 3D Systems has already given us a good look at its new products, MakerBot has yet to do so. That’s where Microsoft …

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Makie Lab Shows Off Its 3D Printed Toys At CES

Early last year, Makie Lab entered the 3D printing scene with a super cool idea – 3D printed toys. In essence, they took Build-A-Bear Workshop and made it even more customizable thanks to the versatility of 3D printers. Now they’re at CES talking about the work they’re doing to bring toys into the 21st century. 3D Systems hosted Makie Lab …

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Sony Says Games Are Central To Its Overall Vision At CES

The Consumer Electronics Show is not usually a place where you expect to see games. It’s a show that’s usually focused on the biggest things in tech that aren’t games. Sony bucked that trend just a little bit this year by focusing on its PlayStation brand during its press conference, including the announcement of PlayStation Now. What made Sony’s presence …

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Here’s More Info On 3D Systems’ ChefJet Food 3D Printer

At CES, 3D Systems announced that it would be getting into food printing market with the ChefJet 3D printer. The machine layers liquified sugar to create candy, cake toppers and other tasty treats. The ChefJet is being marketed to professional chefs and bakers, but consumers will no doubt be interested in it as well. Upon the initial announcement, we had …

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XYZprinting To Launch $499 3D Printer In March

In mid-December, Chinese manufacturer New Kinpo Group announced they would be bringing an affordable 3D printer to the North American market through its XYZprinting business. At CES this week, the company unveiled a few more details regarding its North American plans. XYZprinting announced at CES this week that it still plans to launch the da Vinci 3D printer in North …

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3D Systems Hires will.i.am As Chief Creative Officer

It’s not uncommon to see tech companies pay celebrities millions of dollars to become their “Chief Creative Officer.” Despite what the company may say, it’s just an endorsement deal that allows them to slap a recognizable face on their products. Now one of the biggest 3D printer manufacturers in the world has joined the trend. At CES, 3D Systems announced …

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CES 2014: Thermal Imaging iPhone Case Unveiled

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been filled with 4K (and eve 8K) displays, but real innovations have been hard to come by. FLIR Systems, however, has shown off a new type of iPhone case that, though not particularly useful, is a demonstration of just how far technology has come in the past few years. FLIR this week unveiled …

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Twitch: Xbox One Streaming Still A Few Months Away

In 2013, Microsoft and Sony both announced that players would be able to stream their gameplay to Twitch through their consoles. As we approached November, we learned that only the PS4 would have this functionality at launch. Microsoft said the feature would be delayed, but we didn’t know for how much longer. Well, now we know… kind of. Twitch announced …

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T-Mobile to Pay Other Carriers’ Early Termination Fees

Late last week AT&T announced a plan to pay T-Mobile subscribers up to $450 to switch to AT&T. T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s criticisms aside, it now seems that AT&T was getting out ahead of a new T-Mobile plan that was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today. During the T-Mobile CES presentation today Legere announced a plan to pay …

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3D Systems Brings 3D Printers To The Kitchen With ChefJet

Since 3D printers went mainstream, people have wanted to know when they can print food. After all, it would be super cool to shrink your kitchen down to a single machine. Well, we’re not quite there yet, but 3D Systems has a new machine that will at least let you 3D print candy. At CES, 3D Systems introduced its latest …

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CES 2014: LG and Samsung Show Off Flexible OLED TVs

With 3D TV all but abandoned and ultra HD set to take off this year, manufacturers have turned to the odd to impress attendees at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Both LG and Samsung this week are showing off flexible OLED TVs at their CES booths. Why exactly consumers would want such technology is unclear, but the technology does …

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Razer’s Project Christine Brings Modular Design To The PC

Computers are hard to build, or so says those who have never done it before. Despite the fact that building a computer is no more complex than building a table from IKEA, some consumers just never want to take the plunge. Razer now wants to change that perception by making a completely modular PC. Razer announced at CES that it’s …

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Yahoo Advertising Gets Revamp With Tumblr Ads, New Audience Ads, Ad Manager & Ad Exchange

In addition to announcing the acquisition of Aviate, the launch of Yahoo News Digest, Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Food, and a new Smart TV platform, Yahoo announced a complete revamp of Yahoo Advertising at CES in Las Vegas. Under the new platform, Tumblr sponsored posts are powered by Yahoo advertising. We knew Tumblr would be getting more ads when Yahoo …

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PlayStation Now Streaming Game Service Announced

As part of its big Consumer Electronics Show (CES) presentation, Sony today announced a new streaming video game service called PlayStation Now. Sony put the U.S. release date for the service at sometime “this summer” and a limited beta test for the U.S. will begin sometime near the end of January. Through PlayStation Now gamers will be able to stream …

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Michael Bay’s CES ‘Performance’ Gets The NMA Treatment

Michael Bay must be feeling pretty silly today. After all, he totally bombed his appearance at the Samsung CES press conference. The Transformers director was brought out on stage to talk about Samsung’s latest line of televisions, but problems hit almost instantly. The teleprompter feeding him the script screwed up leaving him without anything to say. He tried to wing …

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MakerBot Announces Three New 3D Printers

3D Systems kicked off CES this year with the announcement of its triple-head extruder CubePro 3D printer. MakerBot was expected to announce its own new 3D printer at the show, but nobody expected it to announce three. At CES, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers as part of its fifth generation MakerBot Replicator line. The three new printers represent a …

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Netflix: All Originals (And ‘Breaking Bad’) To Be 4K, 3D Support May End

All of Netflix’s original shows will be produced in 4K, according to the company. CEO Reed Hastings said as much at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, where he promoted the company’s use of the ultra HD video format along with partnerships with TV makers. We knew that House of Cards: Season 2 was produced in 4K, and a new …

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CES 2014: Sony Announces the Xperia Z1s Smartphone

At last year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Sony first announced its Xperia Z smartphone. The device was the company’s first serious stab at the high-end smartphone market. Though the hardware was impressive, the Xperia Z and its successors (the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra) failed to catch on in the quickly saturating market. This week, Sony has chosen …

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CES 2014: Samsung Officialy Unveils 12.2-Inch Mega Tablets

It seems that at least some of the rumors last fall were entirely true. This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Samsung officially unveiled two mega-tablets with screen sizes of over 12 inches. The tablets are part of Samsung’s existing Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab tablet lineups. Named the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch) and the Galaxy TabPRO …

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CES 2014: Nyko Unveils Line Of PlayStation Accessories

For the longest time, Nyko has been in the after market video game accessory business. It’s biggest contribution was the Xbox 360 intercooler that helped to keep the original hardware a bit cooler than its original fan could. Now the company is at CES with a new line of accessories for that brand new PlayStation 4 you bought back in …

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CES 2014: Dish Hopper App Coming to PlayStation Consoles

As part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) week in Las Vegas, Dish today announced that its Hopper DVR technology will soon be available on Sony’s PlayStation consoles. Dish will be releasing a Hopper app for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 sometime during spring (or at least sometime during the first half of 2014). The app will be an …

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