CES 2010

ASUS NX90 twin-touchpad notebook hands-on

ASUS NX90 twin-touchpad notebook hands-on

ASUS' NX90Jq collaboration with Bang & Olufsen looks bizarre enough in the press shots, but when we dropped by to check out the dual-touchpad notebook/desktop-replacement at CES 2010 it turned out to be even more distinctive in the metal.  Powered by a Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GT 335M graphics, an 18.4-inch 1920 x 1200 display and a slot-loading Blu-ray drive, check out our first-impressions after the cut.

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D-Link Pebble Media Player for local & network streaming

D-Link Pebble Media Player for local & network streaming

D-Link would like to point out that Sling Media aren't the only company who can do place-shifting with interestingly-designed hardware, and to that end the networking specialists have outed the D-Link Pebble Media Player at CES 2010.  A curvaceous lump with both HDMI and ethernet connectivity, the Pebble can stream media from across a network or play it from local memory cards or USB sticks.

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Sling Receiver 300 and Slingbox 700U add placeshifting to EchoStar and DISH Network

Sling Receiver 300 and Slingbox 700U add placeshifting to EchoStar and DISH Network

Slightly less eye-catching than a touchscreen remote and a portable HDTV with integrated WiFi, Sling Media's two remaining products could be no less useful if your cable or satellite provider does the decent thing and decides to offer them.  The Sling Receiver 300 is a slip of a box designed to hook up wirelessly to EchoStar's SlingLoaded 922 HD DVR and funnel 1080i content to a distant HDTV, similar in principle to the Sling Monitor 150 only without the integrated display.  Meanwhile the Slingbox 700U hopes to add place-shifting functionality to existing internet-connected DVRs.

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