CES 2009

CES 2009: LG 2009 LCD and Plasma HDTV ranges announced

CES 2009: LG 2009 LCD and Plasma HDTV ranges announced

LG today announced their 2009 ranges of LCD and plasma HDTVs, with twelve new product lines and a total of 36 new models.  Ranging in size from 19-inches to 55-inches on the LCD side, 23 of which support full 1080p High-Definition, together with 42-inch to 60-inch in the plasma ranges, four of which support 1080p, the HDTVs offer a range of technology from LG's core Invisible Speakers, AV Mode II, Clear Voice II and Picture Wizard systems, standard on all sets, to select models with TruMotion 240Hz and LED Mega Contrast.

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CES 2009: LG NetCast on LCD & Plasma HDTVs for YouTube, Netflix & Yahoo!

CES 2009: LG NetCast on LCD & Plasma HDTVs for YouTube, Netflix & Yahoo!

LG today announced their new NetCast Entertainment Access system that brings Yahoo!, Netflix and YouTube content directly to selected models in the company's HDTV range.  Both LCD and plasma TVs with the NetCast technology will be available, starting with the 47- and 42-inch LH50 LCD models and 60- and 50-inch PS80 plasma models.

 

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CES 2009: LG GD910 Watch Phone entering production 2H 2009

CES 2009: LG GD910 Watch Phone entering production 2H 2009

LG have confirmed that their cellphone watch, the LG GD910, will go into production in the later half of 2009.  The device, which has full 3G HSDPA connectivity, a 1.43-inch touchscreen and text-to-speech functionality, will go on sale in Europe this year.  LG's Dr Woo Paik demonstrated the watch-phone live on stage at LG's press conference at CES this morning, making a speakerphone call.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000 complete with touchable AMOLED Display?

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000 complete with touchable AMOLED Display?

Lately we are hearing rumors of the new Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000, which reportedly features an OLED touchscreen display. The more we read about it the more we pictured images of an existing device, Apple’s iPod Touch. More details after the jump.

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The WowWee Spyball: Just a regular ball, nothing to see here…

The WowWee Spyball: Just a regular ball, nothing to see here…

Here's a pretty cool device that has all sorts of mischievous potential.  The WowWee Spyball is a remote controlled webcam hidden inside a futuristic-looking plastic ball.  Note to WowWee: the ball's appearance might be kind of a giveaway.

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EMTEC unveils new Gdium netbook

EMTEC unveils new Gdium netbook

It appears that EMTEC's new Gdium netbook is ready for prime-time, or in this case, ready for display at CES.  We went hands-on with a non-functioning prototype of the Gdium last August at IFA 2008 and now have pictures and specs for what appears to be the final product.

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New Sony Walkman doesn’t look like a Walkman

New Sony Walkman doesn’t look like a Walkman

It seems that Sony adopted a few ideas from other music devices when creating the W-series Walkman.  The "all-in-one" concept likely came from those big, bulky FM radio headsets, and the "no display" idea probably came from the iPod Shuffle.

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Duck Hunt fans will love this toy

Duck Hunt fans will love this toy

Here's an interesting one coming out of CES - Duck Hunter, a game that aims to recreate the classic "Duck Hunt" video game you played with a light gun all those years ago, this time in real life.  We have some more info and a few more pics after the jump.

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CES 2009: ASUS Shared Computing Concept

CES 2009: ASUS Shared Computing Concept

If the Eee Keyboard is a concept ASUS could pretty easily bring to market, their Shared Computing Concept is slightly more left-field.  Designed around an origami theme, the notebook has a quad-fold format whereby the screen and keyboard sections fold into - and cover - the hardware.  More interesting than the physical design, however, is the software; ASUS are really pushing the idea of collaborative working.

The software emphasizes shared experiences, either online or locally.  For instance the laptop can be folded flat for two people to work at, or two of the devices can be pushed back-to-back and automatically interfaced.  In one video demo, four people were shown collaborating on a presentation, sorting images and charts together while communicating through instant messaging.

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CES 2009: MSI X-Slim X320 versus Apple MacBook Air

CES 2009: MSI X-Slim X320 versus Apple MacBook Air

The MSI X-Slim X320 is, as many have observed, surprisingly similar  in design to Apple's MacBook Air.  Coincidentally, SlashGear brought Apple's second-gen Air to CES today, so we can bring you this exclusive comparison gallery.  1.98cm thick X320 or 1.94cm Air - despite the design overlap there's plenty of difference if you look closely.

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CES 2009: ASUS Dual-Computing Laptop with touchscreen trackpad

CES 2009: ASUS Dual-Computing Laptop with touchscreen trackpad

ASUS today demonstrated a prototype laptop with dual computing, with the trackpad replaced with a touchscreen that can be used to boot into a low-power system.  The notebook can be used as normal, or alternatively media, email, RSS, messaging and other functions can be accessed via the secondary system.

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CES 2009: ASUS Eee PC T91 multitouch convertible Tablet PC

CES 2009: ASUS Eee PC T91 multitouch convertible Tablet PC

ASUS today demonstrated their new, multitouch-enabled Eee PC T91, the first convertible touchscreen netbook from the company.  Just 1-inch thick, the 2lb netbook has an 8.9-inch LED-backlit touchscreen display that can respond to input from more than one finger.

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