Tablets at CES 2013 Roundup

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A lot of new tablets were introduced at this year’s CES. While there a lot of tablets to choose from already, many of the tablets we saw at CES were trying to compete with more popular tablets, such as the iPad and the Nexus 7. While tablets provide different functions, the user should approach purchasing […]

Samsung ATIV Tab: No One Knows What Windows RT in the U.S.

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Samsung made some news at the Consumer Electronics Show by announcing it won’t be releasing one of its previously announced products, at least in the U.S. market. According to the South Korean tech giant, the Windows RT-powered ATIV Tab won’t be headed to the U.S. market because it’s confusing and the average consumer doesn’t understand […]

ZTE Confirms Flagship Grand S Smartphone Coming to U.S.

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At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Chinese smartphone-maker ZTE had been busy hawking its wares, and the company has found success as it has announced that its flagship Grand S smartphone will be headed to North American carriers. ZTE says that it has received strong interest from U.S. carriers, and despite optimism on the […]

Huawei to Challenge Galaxy S4 With Its Own 8-Core CPU

While Samsung’s rumored Exynos 5 Octa processor with an 8-core design based on ARM’s Cortex A15 CPU is rumored for the Galaxy S4 smartphone, emerging Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei has said it will match Samsung with its own 8-core chipset. In an interview with Engadget, Huawei’s head of the consumer business group confirmed that an 8-core chipset […]

Mophie iPhone 5 Battery Case Spotted on Plane Post-CES

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On my plane home from the Consumer Electronics Show, I was fortunate enough to sit next to a distributer who is a partner of Mophie, maker of the popular iPhone battery case. Since the iPhone 5 was released, Mophie had been relatively quiet and coy about when its iPhone 5 battery case would be released […]

Polaroid’s Android Interchangeable Lens Camera Offers Flexibility

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, Polaroid introduced the world’s first Android-powered smart camera with support for interchangeable lenses, giving it capabilities like a DSLR where you can change between fast lenses, wide angles, and zooms and telephotos. However, Polaroid’s iM1836 camera isn’t aimed at the prosumer market and is aimed at the beginning camera users who […]

UltraHD Panasonic 20-Inch Windows 8 Tablet Hands-On

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UltraHD, more colloquially referred to as 4K, displays are the meme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show much like how 3D displays were a large theme a few years ago. And It’s good to see that UltraHD will be migrating from both large HDTVs to smaller monitors and tablets, and Panasonic was on hand to […]

Pocketable Canon PowerShot N Is Surprisingly Powerful

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At CES Canon announced its new PowerShot N, a very small camera that can fit in almost anyone’s pocket. The new Canon PowerShot N is a small camera that looks like the icon for Instagram with fewer colors. The camera is so small that it doesn’t even have a traditional shutter button. Instead the button […]

Old Windows Phone 8 Devices Not Part of Sprint’s WP8 Roadmap

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The big news coming out of the Now Network at CES is new Windows Phone 8 handsets from HTC and Samsung that would be arriving on Sprint’s 4G LTE this summer. Though the carrier announced that new handsets are coming, Sprint had not presented us with any specifics about the models that would be released, the […]

Hands On With Huawei Ascend Mate

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At CES Huawei introduced its new 1080p phablet with a 6.1-inch display, the Huawei Ascend Mate. At 6.1 inches the Ascend Mate is one of the largest smartphones on the market. It’s just about an inch away from qualifying as a tablet, but it has a higher resolution than most 7-inch tablets. The large size […]

Padcaster Helps Users Shoot Better Video With Their iPads

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, we saw an iPad mount called the Padcaster that will help users add video accessories and record better videos. The Padcaster has slots to add recording accessories, akin to higher-end consumer videocameras or professional videocameras, such as a hot shoe for video light, microphone holder, and an adapter mount for […]

Griffin Technology Point of Sale System Uses iPad to Replace Bulky Registers

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While Swype’s credit card swiper is a great tool for small businesses, larger retail enterprises may want a more visible point of sale system and that’s where accessories-maker Griffin Technology steps in. With the Griffin point of sale system, Griffin designed the hardware, which is essentially an iPad stand that houses the tablet as well […]

iBattz Mojo Refuel iPhone 5 Battery Case Uses Replaceable Batteries

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The first iPhone 5 battery case to integrate with the phone’s Lightning port comes from a surprising company: iBattz. At CES iBattz announced its new Mojo Refuel for the iPhone 5 which connects to the iPhone 5 without the need for an extra cable. The iPhone slides into the case and is held secure by a […]

Pebble Smartwatch Will Ship On January 23

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During the company’s first ever press conference, Pebble announced it will ship the Pebble smartwatch on January 23. The Pebble smartwatch is currently in mass production, and the company expects to ship the first units to Kickstarter backers in a few weeks. The company announced that its manufacturing partners are currently producing 15,000 watches every […]

T-Mobile to Launch HD Voice in U.S.

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, T-Mobile has announced that it will become the first U.S. carrier to launch HD Voice on its nationwide network which will help improve call quality. However, in order for HD voice to work, customers must have a compatible device. According to the carrier, HD Voice will work with the Galaxy […]

Otterbox Announces Defender Series With iON Intelligence

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At CES, Otterbox announced its first iPhone case with a built-in battery, the Defender Series with iON Intelligence. The new Otterbox Defender Series with iON Intelligence offers the protection of Otterbox’s Defender series with an integrated battery to help extend the charge of the iPhone while on the go. Unlike most iPhone battery cases, like […]

HTC: Still Evaluating Phablet Market, But Says Consumers Want Sub-5-Inch

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We had a casual sit down conversation with Jeff Gordon of HTC Americas at the Consumer Electronics Show and we asked about the company’s plans for the emerging phablet market and the competitive tablet market. According to HTC, the company is still trying to evaluate the phablet market, but in general consumers do not want […]

OLPC Announces 7-inch Android XO Tablet For U.S.

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One Laptop Per Child will bring a 7-inch Android-based XO Tablet to the U.S. in select Walmart stores sometime in the near future. The new XO Tablet looks a lot like the Nexus 7 with a green border around the sides and a ring hanging off one corner according to photos from Engadget. The device […]

Tactus Morphing Display Blends Touchscreen and Physical Buttons (Video)

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At CES Tactus displayed its new technology that lets specific areas of touchscreens to rise to give the feel of physical buttons when needed. Tactus calls it new technology “morphing tactile surface.” The tactile display adds a layer of liquid beneath the display that can pool in an area to create raised areas on the display. […]