Gigabyte Aorus X7 Laptop Specs

Looking for an insane new gaming laptop? Look no further

By on January 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM.

Looking for an insane new gaming laptop? Look no further

Gigabyte at CES 2014 unveiled a new gaming laptop that’s very thin and light considering it packs two NVIDIA GTX 765M SLI graphics cards under the hood. The 17.3-inch Aorus X7 has a height of just 0.9 inches (22.9mm), and weighs 6.9 pounds (2.9kg). By comparison, Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a height of 0.71 inches (18mm) and weighs 4.46 pounds (2.0kg). To keep the Aorus X7 cool, Gigabyte has designed a system that includes five thermal pipes, four vents and two fans, while giving gamers manual control over the fans with three customizable profiles. More →

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Razer Nabu Smart Band Smartwatch

Razer Nabu smart band is also a smartwatch of sorts

By on January 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Razer Nabu smart band is also a smartwatch of sorts

Razer unveiled its own wearable gadget at CES 2014, the Nabu, which is a device with fitness-related features, but also a smartwatch of sorts. “It’s not a smartwatch,” CEO Min-Liang Tan told Engadget. “It’s not a fitness band. It’s what we’re calling a ‘smart band.’ ” Since Razer is a company that produces game-related hardware, the Nabu will have some gaming features in the future, as Min revealed that “real-world gamification is something we’re really focused on.” The smart band will be compatible with future augmented reality games and offers band-to-band communication for in-game information trading. More →

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Razer Project Christine Modular PC Concept

Here’s the coolest, ‘most modular’ PC gaming rig in the world

By on January 7, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Here’s the coolest, ‘most modular’ PC gaming rig in the world

Dubbed “Project Christine,” the modular PC gaming rig built by Razer (via The Verge) and shown around at CES 2014 may just be the coolest gaming machine in town, especially when compared to the uninspiringly designed Steam Machines introduced earlier at the show by Valve’s partners. The object of Project Christine is to allow users to quickly and effortlessly upgrade their gaming machines without compromising on looks, in order to stay up to date with hardware advancements. More →

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Mophie Space Pack iPhone 5s Launch

3-in-1 Mophie Space Pack: iPhone 5s case, battery and storage

By on January 7, 2014 at 9:40 PM.

3-in-1 Mophie Space Pack: iPhone 5s case, battery and storage

Mophie on Tuesday at CES 2014 unveiled a new battery case accessory that also offers extra storage for compatible models. The Space Pack case works with iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 versions, bringing protection against drops, an extra 1,700mAh battery that doubles the battery capacity of the handset, as well as 16GB or 32GB of additional memory for the iPhone. In order to manage content stored on the Space Pack, users will be able to download from the App Store a free iOS companion application called Space. Additionally, the extra memory can also be managed via a regular Lightning connection to a computer. More →

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Samsung LG Flexible 4K TV Prototypes

Samsung and LG think we need bendable 4K TVs

By on January 7, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Samsung and LG think we need bendable 4K TVs

Between them, Samsung and LG unveiled a wide range of new TVs at CES 2014, including a couple of prototypes that can be curved on command by the user – each company has its own model, and both are Ultra High Definition (4K resolution) TVs. During its media event, Samsung unveiled an 85-inch “Bendable TV” that has a mechanical system allowing the viewer to switch between a curved TV display and a flat TV screen with a touch of a button. While this particular feature may seem unnecessary in TVs, Samsung explains that sometimes users may want to bend the TV to better enjoy movies. More →

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Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight concept

Video: Audi unveils amazing new Laserlight advanced headlights system

By on January 7, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Video: Audi unveils amazing new Laserlight advanced headlights system

Audi at CES 2014 unveiled its Sport quattro Laserlight concept based on the classic 1983 Sport quattro, but filled with plenty of new tech innovations. The dual laser headlights may be the car’s most interesting feature, at least from a tech perspective, being described by an exec as Audi’s “technological spearhead” during the company’s press event. The laser diodes are said to illuminate the road for a distance of up to 500 meters, with the high-beam having twice the light range and three times the luminosity of LED high-beam lights. The software can manage LED lights individually in order for oncoming cars to not be affected by the Sport quattro’s Laserlight system. More →

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1TB LaCIe Fuel iPad, iPhone, Mac hard drive

LaCie fuels 1TB storage dream for iPads and iPhones

By on January 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

LaCie fuels 1TB storage dream for iPads and iPhones

LaCie at CES 2014 unveiled a 1TB portable hard drive specifically crafted for iPhone, iPad and Mac users who require more storage on the go. The Fuel drive doesn’t need an Internet connection to wirelessly connect to iOS and OS X devices and offers battery life of up to 10 hours, allowing it to work without a power source. However, when connected to the Internet, the Fuel can also double as a mobile hotspot. More →

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Sony Cloud-Based TV Service Launch

Sony’s cloud-based TV service coming soon with live TV, DVR features

By on January 7, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Sony’s cloud-based TV service coming soon with live TV, DVR features

Sony on Tuesday at CES 2014 announced plans to launch a cloud-based TV service that will combine live TV, with video on-demand and DVR capabilities, allowing users to stream content from the cloud to their chosen connected devices without requiring them to purchase an additional box. The company said that the unnamed TV service will work on a variety of Sony devices, but also on other devices that have access to the Internet. The service will be tested in the U.S. later this year, although the company did not mention any pricing details or release plans for it. More →

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Sony Core SmartBand Lifelog App

Sony gets deeper into wearables with Core SmartBand and Lifelog app

By on January 7, 2014 at 9:24 AM.

Sony gets deeper into wearables with Core SmartBand and Lifelog app

Sony on Monday at CES 2014 unveiled its own new wearable device that includes smart technology, the Core SmartBand, alongside the Lifelog companion application for mobile devices. Combined, the two products will let users track various aspects of their lives. The small Core gadget can be further embedded in other products, including Sony’s upcoming SmartBand. The Core features a three LED lights and a vibrating motor that can offer quick notification alerts when paired with a mobile device. Sony’s wearable concept offers battery life of up to five days and has a button that can help users record moments in their life on their Lifelog application. More →

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Dragon Assistant Always On Listening PCs

With Nuance Dragon, PCs will get always-on listening powers

By on January 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

With Nuance Dragon, PCs will get always-on listening powers

Nuance announced at CES 2014 partnerships with many PC and tablet makers to bring its Dragon Assistant technology to future computers that will thus receive built-in always on listening powers. “Our objective working with Intel was to bring the PC into the era that tablets have been enjoying with the launch of [Apple’s] Siri over the past few years,” Nuance vice president and general manager of Dragon Devices told PC World. This year, the company has confirmed “the realization” of the Dragon Assistant project, which was first announced at CES 2012. More →

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Transformer Book Duet Specs Release Date

An unexpected journey: from Android to Windows in 4 seconds

By on January 7, 2014 at 6:40 AM.

An unexpected journey: from Android to Windows in 4 seconds

Asus on Monday announced at CES 2014 a new Android tablet that doubles as an Android laptop, triples as a Windows 8.1 tablet and… quadruples as Windows 8.1 notebook – Asus describes the Transformer Book Duet TD300 as the world’s first quad-mode dual-OS laptop and tablet. The company says users will be able to move from Android to Windows 8.1 and vice-versa in just around four seconds, without having to reboot the machine to run the other OS. Asus chairman Jonney Shih said on stage that switch between operating systems is “faster than most supercars’ acceleration.” The company teased a dual-booting device in a video released in the weeks preceding the event. More →

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Valve Steam Machine Consoles CES 2014

Meet Valve’s lucky 13 Steam Machine consoles

By on January 7, 2014 at 6:10 AM.

Meet Valve’s lucky 13 Steam Machine consoles

Valve on Monday announced its Steam Machine partners at CES 2014, and the list includes thirteen companies that want to build Steam Machine consoles based on the company’s platform, Engadget reports. Alienware, Alternate, CyberPower, Digital Storm, Gigabyte, iBuyPower, Falcon Northwest, Materiel.net, Next, Origin, Scan Computers, Webhallen and Zotac have all Steam Machine prototypes priced anywhere between $500 to $6,000, offering specs that can rival and even surpass the newly released Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (details after the break). More →

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Polaroid Socialmatic Camera Launch

Polaroid Socialmatic camera shares photos virtually and physically

By on January 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Polaroid Socialmatic camera shares photos virtually and physically

Not only does the Polaroid Socialmatic camera let users connect to their favorite social networks including Facebook, Twitter and Pinetrest to share pictures with friends, but it also lets them print 2 x 3 inch photos thanks to its built-in ZINK Zero Ink printing technology. Slated for a Q1 2014 launch, the Socialmatic Android camera has been pushed back to fall, Engadget reports, as the company announced at CES that it has finalized the paperwork to make the device a reality. The Socialmatic packs a 4.5-inch touchscreen display, two cameras including a 14-megapixel main shooter and a 2-megapixel secondary one on the back, 4GB of storage expandable via microSD, Wi-Fi connectivity and runs Android OS under the hood. Pricing details for the Socialmatic aren’t available at this time though. More →

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