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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S hands-on

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S hands-on

Lenovo has been showing off a lot of devices here at CES, but one of the devices I've personally been most interested in is the IdeaPad Yoga 11S. After Windows 8 launched last year, I reviewed the IdeaPad Yoga 13, a computer that I ultimately liked a lot. A big reason why I liked the Yoga 13 was because of its 360-degree hinge, which allowed for four different configurations - laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode and tablet mode. It was incredibly cool, and I'm glad to see the same hinge present in the smaller Yoga 11S.

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Rhapsody comes to Ford and Lincoln vehicles through SYNC AppLink

Rhapsody comes to Ford and Lincoln vehicles through SYNC AppLink

While we've got all sorts of cool little gadgets to check out here at CES, a number of car manufacturers are also showing off whats new with their vehicles. One of these car manufacturers is Ford, which today announced that Rhapsody will soon be available in Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink. This is the first time Rhapsody has been fully integrated with vehicles, so this is certainly pretty big for the popular music streaming service.

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Trakdot baggage tracking lets you follow your luggage in real-time

Trakdot baggage tracking lets you follow your luggage in real-time

With a significant number of the world's technology bloggers and journalists descending on Las Vegas this week for CES, losing luggage was a very real threat. It's an occurrence that is never welcome, but just because the airline loses your baggage, it doesn't mean you have to be left in the dark as to where it ended up. Trakdot is trying to take some of the stress out of losing track of your baggage by introducing its new Trakdot Luggage tracker this week at the show.

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Griffin launches two iOS-based POS platforms

Griffin launches two iOS-based POS platforms

We're seeing a lot of retailers and restaurants using technology-based point of sale systems these days, and Griffin wants to be the one that they turn to before anyone else. This week at CES 2013, the company has announced two new point of sale solutions for restaurants and retailers alike. Griffin has decided that iOS is where its at when it comes to POS systems, with both of these new offerings using the iPad in some way, shape or form.

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Withings introduces Smart Body Analyzer and Smart Activity Tracker

Withings introduces Smart Body Analyzer and Smart Activity Tracker

Putting in the effort to get healthy can't usually be described as fun, and when you add that to the fact that it can be difficult to track everything you should be tracking, you have the recipe for a bunch of goals that never get completed. Luckily, CES is here and Withings has just introduced a pair of new products that can track almost every health-related statistic you can think of. If you've been struggling to get in shape, these products might be worth a look, if only because they should make the process of tracking your progress a bit easier.

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AcerCloud expands support to iOS with new features

AcerCloud expands support to iOS with new features

It was at last year’s CES that Acer was seen touting the features of AcerCloud, but this year, the company has more to talk about. Acer has announced that AcerCloud will soon be expanding to iOS, meaning consumers will be able to share files between Apple’s mobile OS, Android, and Windows. This platform expansion wasn’t the only thing Acer announced today, though, as AcerCloud will also be getting a few interesting new features.

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Acer Iconia B1-A71 budget tablet announced to challenge Nexus 7

Acer Iconia B1-A71 budget tablet announced to challenge Nexus 7

Just as the prophecies foretold, Acer has revealed the Iconia B1-A71, a new budget tablet that seems to serve as the company's answer to the wildly popular Nexus 7. We've been hearing for a while that Acer was working on an inexpensive 7-inch tablet, and today that device was officially revealed. As you might expect, the Iconia B1-A71 isn't the most powerful tablet on the block, but its decent hardware and budget price might be enough to bring consumers flocking.

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3M 84-inch multi-touch table eyes-on

3M 84-inch multi-touch table eyes-on

We've seen a lot of really impressive products at CES Unveiled, but one of the coolest has to be this massive multi-touch table from 3M. Coming in at 84-inches in size, it's safe to classify this thing as a beast. Even though 3M doesn't have a price figured out yet, we can naturally assume that this bad boy is going to cost a significant amount of money.

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Genius Gila gaming mouse hands-on

Genius Gila gaming mouse hands-on

We've heard about Genius' new Gila gaming mouse before, but here at CES, Genius is showing it off. The Gila is part of the company's GX gaming series, and it certainly looks like a mouse for the gamer who takes their hardware seriously. FPS players will have no problem finding value in this mouse, as Genius has implement at least one feature aimed at giving competitive FPS players an edge.

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Lenovo pulls the veil off new all-in-one PCs, mobile touch screen companion

Lenovo pulls the veil off new all-in-one PCs, mobile touch screen companion

Lenovo may be branching out and targeting the gaming crowd with its new Erazer X700 gaming rig, but it's also taken the time to announce some more familiar products at CES. In addition to the slew of new machines Lenovo is planning to launch, it has revealed a pair of all-in-one PCs, along with a new mobile touch screen companion. Make no mistake, Lenovo is looking to make a pretty big splash in 2013, and it's using CES to show us what it has in store for the year.

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Lenovo Erazer X700 PC targets the gaming crowd

Lenovo Erazer X700 PC targets the gaming crowd

When we think of hardcore PC gaming, Lenovo isn't exactly the first manufacturer that comes to mind, but the company is looking to change that. Today Lenovo unveiled its new Erazer X700 gaming PC, and if you're thinking of entering the PC gaming realm but don't want to build your own rig, the Erazer X700 might be worthy of your consideration. Most gaming PCs come equipped with truly stellar enthusiast-level hardware, but the Erazer X700 has one feature in particular that sure to turn some heads.

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Steam extending holiday sale with “encore weekend”

Steam extending holiday sale with “encore weekend”

We're closing in on the end of the Steam holiday sale, sadly. The deals can't last forever, but in a moment of sheer awesomeness, Valve has decided that it wants them to last just a little bit longer than originally announced. While the sale was supposed to wind down officially on January 5 (which is tomorrow, in case you haven't noticed), Valve announced today that it will be extending the sale until Monday, January 7 at 10PM PST.

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