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Chevrolet “Connected by OnStar” 4G detailed for 2014: Hands-on

Chevrolet “Connected by OnStar” 4G detailed for 2014: Hands-on

Chevrolet has detailed its "Connected by OnStar" 4G intentions for 2014, confirming which of the cars in its range will be first to get AT&T LTE as standard, and we went hands-on with some of the first apps for the new connected car platform. First announced back at Mobile World Congress 2013, the scheme will see 4G connectivity no longer the preserve of luxury vehicles alone, with GM choosing a spread of cars from the cheapest Spark through to the feistiest Corvette Stingray to be among the first models to go online. It's not just turning a car into a mobile hotspot, either; Chevrolet aims to use the technology to demystify the whole vehicle ownership experience.

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Huli color-changing lamp hands-on

Huli color-changing lamp hands-on

We've a soft spot for color-changing lighting here at SlashGear, not to mention minimalistic design, and the Huli lamp on show at CES 2014 fits the bill on both fronts. A stark 20 x 20 x 3 cm aluminum square, the Huli keeps its LEDs on the back, intended to flood the wall behind it with light whether you're picking hues from the iOS app, or letting it synchronize to your music playlist.

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Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth hands-on

Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth hands-on

Griffin has just outed a revamped, redesigned, and slightly more limited incarnation of its popular PowerMate dial control. Eschewing USB cables for a Bluetooth 4.0 connection, the new PowerMate Bluetooth is more portable, not to mention more stylish, but will it be able to replicate the success of its predecessor? Here at CES 2014, we got a first hand experience with the PowerMate Bluetooth to find out for ourselves.

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Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Kit takes on hue

Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Kit takes on hue

Belkin has added to its growing WeMo smart home system with a new LED lightbulb, allowing for remote control of lighting around the home or office from an Android or iOS app. The new bulbs, which come in a starter pack with the WeMo Link that plugs into a spare power socket and bridges the home network with WeMo, are standard screw-fit, and the equivalent of 60W traditional incandescent bulbs.

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Lenovo HORIZON 2 hands-on: gaming table with smartphone connectivity

Lenovo HORIZON 2 hands-on: gaming table with smartphone connectivity

Supposing you’ve seen the massive Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 “Table PC” in the past, you know good and well Lenovo wasn’t likely to make a whole lot more where that came from. Not because it wasn’t an awesome product, but because there just isn’t a calling for humongous table-sized PCs for playing games. Lenovo’s decided that they’re going to go ahead and roll with the idea a second time anyway with the Lenovo HORIZON 2.

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Liquid Image EGO LS wearable streams over Verizon LTE

Liquid Image EGO LS wearable streams over Verizon LTE

Liquid Image is showing a wearable camera here at CES, the Liquid Image Ego LS, which has been unveiled as the first "wearable and mountable 4G LTE enabled camera." The connectivity is through Verizon Wireless, but otherwise the camera has a wide angle 8 megapixel lens and can record video at up to 1080p at 30 frames per second.

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Lenovo ThinkVision brings Android to your desktop

Lenovo ThinkVision brings Android to your desktop

Looking for an Android desktop? Look no further than the Lenovo ThinkVision. Lenovo has built a gorgeous Android desktop, and it’s touch capable to boot. With a display the size of a small TV, the Lenovo ThinkVision is a step in a new direction. It might be the first time we don't want to use a keyboard and mouse combo on a desktop.

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Fugoo Bluetooth Speakers pack Siri and Google Now support: Hands-on

Fugoo Bluetooth Speakers pack Siri and Google Now support: Hands-on

The world is not short of Bluetooth speakers, but Fugoo thinks there's room for at least one more brand: one that actually promises great audio quality as well as some Siri and Google Now magic thrown in too. We know, you've heard that before, but for once the hype might have some reality behind it; we caught up with Fugoo ahead of its CES 2014 launch to test the speakers out up against some of their better-known competition, coming away both surprised and impressed. Read on for all the details.

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2015 Corvette Stingray Performance Data Recorder hands-on

2015 Corvette Stingray Performance Data Recorder hands-on

Change down into third, watch your apex, and then roll back onto the throttle as you power down the straight; it's the perfect lap, and the 2015 Corvette Stingray aims to record it. Chevrolet has announced one of the more unusual options for its new sports car, the Performance Data Recorder or PDR that combines a road-perspective video camera, in-cabin audio, and telemetry data direct from the Stingray's digital brain to record your driving to an SD card slotted into the glove compartment. The roar of the Stingray Convertible still ringing in our ears, SlashGear showed hardly any reluctance whatsoever about sliding behind the Stingray's wheel and testing it out at CES 2014.

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