The Surface Pro 3 is something special. Microsoft has refused to give up on its concept of one device that’s both a tablet and ultrabook, and its ramped up the trash-talk, too, calling out the MacBook Air and iPad by name when it launched the third-generation Windows 8.1 machine. Thing is, this may not just be hot air: bigger but lighter, faster but slimmer, the Surface Pro 3 might well be the hybrid Microsoft has been promising all this time. More importantly, it could well convince me - as an unabashed Mac and iPad user - that the Surface Pro 3 is now competitive. Read on for my full review.
The promise of 700 horsepower is throbbing ominously behind me, audible even through the crash helmet, eager to show me what $400,000 worth of Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 can do when faced with an open track and an eager right foot. I know I should be checking the GoPro cameras suction-cupped to the windshield one last time, or memorizing the dashboard so I can tell you what hand-stitched Italian leather smells like, but all I can do is grip the contoured wheel and stare at the pace car ahead of me. Then the world clicks into hyperspeed.
Amazon has acquired comiXology, the digital comic service, aiming to bring graphic novels to a broader audience familiar with Kindle. Offering more than 50,000 titles from publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, BOOM, IDW, Top Shelf, and Oni Press, comiXology already offers an app for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets, as well as iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows 8.
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella originally opposed the company's acquisition of Nokia's device business, it's reported, with claims of a ferocious board meeting that saw then-CEO Steve Ballmer shouting at the leadership team over their deal doubts. The outspoken exec, Microsoft's second CEO in the company's history, supposedly signed his fate, with his shouting - apparently audible outside of the closed conference room - getting him the necessary support to go ahead with the Nokia purchase, but also the final stroke in undermining the board's confidence in him.
The massive tablet known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is pumped up and ready to hit retail here in the United States this week. The team responsible for pushing the device to retail locations suggests that groups like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg will be carrying the device for a cool $649.99 USD. This device will be stacked with software that Samsung suggests will be worth over $800 - in digital content, that is.
We don't see as many new MP3 players these days as we used to. It seems like we used to see them all the time, but many people use their smartphone now rather than having two devices. SanDisk has unveiled a new MP3 player that it is aiming at athletes and other active users. The MP3 player is called the SanDisk Clip Sport.
Sitting in a parking lot across the street from the convention center was a driving demonstration from Ford. They were here at CES 2014 showing off the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication technology, which is also referred to as V2V. Put in the simplest form, V2V is safety related. But to simply use the word safety without diving further into detail does it little justice.
Corsair was here at CES showing off some goodies. There was quite a few items sitting on display and there was talk of the Raptor K40 gaming keyboard as well as the Raptor M45 gaming mouse. While those two items were solid and certainly good options for those looking for new gaming accessories, there was another star here -- a rather colorful keyboard.