Author Archives: Ewdison Then

I’m the co-founder of R3 Media LLC, the media company behind SlashGear & Android Community. At R3 Media, I’m responsible for business development, strategy, and building the company’s culture. My background in high performance computing and application development also see me deal with product development of R3 Media’s properties.

Freescale Smartbook Tablet hands-on

Freescale Smartbook Tablet hands-on

Freescale were one of the first this week to announce a new tablet for CES 2010, and in their case it was a potentially sub-$200 Smartbook reference design based on their i.MX515 HD-capable chipset.  We caught up with Freescale - and the prototype - this morning; check out our first impressions after the cut, together with some hands-on video of the Smartbook tablet in action.

Video demo after the cut

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Kohjinsha D2 dual-display netbook hands-on

Kohjinsha D2 dual-display netbook hands-on

Tucked into the corner of AMD's CES 2010 booth we spotted Kohjinsha's dual-display netbook and couldn't help but check the Athlon Neo MV-40 powered machine out.  Curiously named the Kohjinsha D2, rather than as the DZ as we've seen up until now, the netbook still has twin 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 LCD panels that nest together for transport and then pull out for side-by-side use.

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Liquid Image VideoMasks hands-on

Liquid Image VideoMasks hands-on

If you're considering a new camera or camcorder, you're probably not narrowing down your options by whether you can mount them on your head or not; still, if you're a diver, swimmer or snowboarder then Liquid Image could have a few models for you.  We caught up with the company's goggle-integrated "videomasks" - which range in price from $79 to $350 - at CES 2010; more details and live images after the cut.

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MSI CES 2010 range hands-on: Wind U160, X-Slim, more

MSI CES 2010 range hands-on: Wind U160, X-Slim, more

MSI have rolled out their CES 2010 line-up, and we stopped by to grab some hands-on time with the new laptops, netbooks and all-in-ones.  While the company might have made a particular name for itself with its budget Wind netbooks and X-Slim ultraportables - with the new Wind U160 and WiMAX-ready U135, together with the X-Slim X620 making their debut this week - they've also got some more horsepower-ready machines, including the Core i5- and i7-based G-Series gaming laptops.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook/tablet hands-on

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook/tablet hands-on

Out of everything Lenovo have announced at CES 2010, the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Notebook is perhaps the most eye-catching. Already being compared by some to the much-loved HP tc1x00, the IdeaPad U1 features a removable multitouch-touchscreen slate which can be docked into a notebook form-factor. We grabbed some hands-on time with the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid at CES Unplugged this evening; check out our first-impressions and video after the cut.

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Parrot AR.Drone hands-on at CES 2010

Parrot AR.Drone hands-on at CES 2010

We've always had a soft-spot for remote control helicopters here at SlashGear, and so Parrot's AR.Drone quadricopter - which throws iPod touch/iPhone remote control, video streaming, augmented reality gaming and military-spec auto-pilot functionality into the mixture - was bound to appeal. We caught up with Parrot at CES Unveiled this evening to grab some hands-on photos and video; check out our first-impressions after the cut.

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Acer Aspire One AO532h $300 netbook gets Atom N450

Acer Aspire One AO532h $300 netbook gets Atom N450

Acer have announced their latest netbook, the Aspire One AO532h, and as you'd expect it's based on Intel's new Pine Trail processor.  The AO532h has a 1.66GHz Atom N450 CPU, 10.1-inch WSVGA display and 1GB of RAM, along with a 160GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n.  According to Acer, it can run for up to 10 hours on the high-density 5,600mAh 6-cell battery (or 8 hours on the regular, 4,400mAh pack).

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Canon EOS 7D Review

Canon EOS 7D Review

Anticipation for Canon's EOS 7D was high, any way you look at it. Latest in a line of well-esteemed EOS cameras, it's also one of the first prosumer DSLRs to place almost as much emphasis on recording high-definition video as it does capturing stills. Does an APS-C sensor and unusually high megapixel count mean Canon have reached too far, or has the 7D taken the top-spot for all-round shooters? Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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