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Intel talks wearables: Fashion forward, tech behind

Intel talks wearables: Fashion forward, tech behind

Intel isn't leaving its wearables push to chance, looking to the world of fashion in order to do what its executives claim nothing else in the segment has managed: build an emotional relationship without compromise with the wearer. "Today the smart wearables we see on the market are very much led by technology companies," Ayse Ildeniz, VP for business development and strategy in Intel's New Devices Group said today during a CES 2014 roundtable. "Whereas, the things we wear are very personally-led: we somehow get very attached to them." To try to build that emotional stickiness, Intel is being very clear on its limits: unlike the do-everything approaches of Samsung, Pebble, and others, it's going to focus on the chips and leave the rest to the fashionistas.

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ZTE Projector Hotspot hands-on

ZTE Projector Hotspot hands-on

ZTE did a bit of teasing pre-CES, and now that the show has begun, we have been able to get some hands-on time with the various items. There were some smartphones and the Iconic Phablet, however one stuck out a bit, the ZTE Projector Hotspot. This one is as the name would suggest and serves as both a projector and mobile hotspot.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch hands-on: SIM-toting shooter in the wild

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch hands-on: SIM-toting shooter in the wild

After months of waiting and watching for the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch to appear in the wild, it’s finally appeared here at CES 2014. What we’ve got here is a smartwatch that takes the dream of a stand-alone device in smartwatch form and makes it a reality - there’s a SIM card in here. That center bit between the two massive physical buttons on the side of this watch is a camera, too - and not a half bad one, at that.

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Razer Project Christine eyes-on: up close with gaming’s modular future

Razer Project Christine eyes-on: up close with gaming’s modular future

This week we're being given the opportunity at CES 2014 to see Razer's newest product - Project Christine - up close, well before it hits the market in all its modular glory. This machine is what Razer intends to be their center for innovation in the modular computing environment, allowing users to upgrade and swap out bits and pieces with ease, however they see fit. Creating all the parts themselves, they've once again made clear that they'll be no stranger to the high-end PC manufacturing world through the future.

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Toshiba Shape-Shifting Concept PC eyes-on

Toshiba Shape-Shifting Concept PC eyes-on

Some of the products you see at CES are coming out soon, and many will be coming out sometime later in the year. But along with those two, there is also a third category which includes devices that may or may never hit the market. Toshiba had one such item sitting on the floor and it is clearly just in the concept stage. In fact, they have it sitting behind glass and listed as being the "Shape-Shifting Concept PC."

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Samsung WB350F compact camera hands-on

Samsung WB350F compact camera hands-on

Samsung unveiled a few new camera models here at CES 2014. One of those is a compact camera, the WB350F which is available in a variety of colors. Samsung had a few of the color options on the show floor and naturally, we checked them out. Here in the post you will find images of the Samsung WB350F in black, white and brown.

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Hands-on with Sony’s new a5000

Hands-on with Sony’s new a5000

The Sony a5000 camera is meant as a kind of entry level interchangeable lens camera. Sony says it’s the lightest of its kind, too. WiFi and NFC are baked in, and it’s of course usable with all of Sony’s current lens offerings. If that sounds a bit too good to be true, we had the same thoughts. Here at CES, we got a quick hands-on with Sony’s newest shooter, and we must say — not bad, Sony.

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