CES 2010

Wi2Wi chip promises Mobile Embedded Hotspots for all

Wi2Wi chip promises Mobile Embedded Hotspots for all

Sharing 3G or 4G connections among multiple WiFi clients has become increasingly popular this year, with Novatel's MiFi kicking off the trend and, most recently, Sprint's Overdrive promising to do the same for WiMAX.  Now Wi2Wi, an embedded radio company, is promising to give every portable gadget instant Access Point status, just as long as it's equipped with one of their Mobile Embedded Hotspot (MEH) wireless adapters.

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magicJack femtocell detailed: “borrows” spectrum indoors

magicJack femtocell detailed: “borrows” spectrum indoors

Yesterday we told you about VoIP provider magicJack's intention to offer a femtocell that, they claimed, would work with any GSM cellphone - even those without service - but at the time we didn't know exactly how the system worked.  Unfortunately, now that details have emerged we're not entirely convinced it's the greatest of ideas, either from a legal or a functional perspective.  It turns out the new magicJack uses, without being granted permission from the carriers who have licensed it, cellphone radio frequencies to connect GSM phones to a personal cellular base-station.

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JVC 4K2K RS4000 3D test screening

JVC 4K2K RS4000 3D test screening

After exclusively telling us yesterday that a Full HD 3D unibody consumer projector is "coming next" in their line-up, JVC asked if we wanted to try out the 3D experience they currently have on offer at CES 2010.  Screenings are being shown in a specially-constructed dark theater room which seats around 40-50 people, and the hardware on offer included a JVC D-ILA HD990, a single JVC DLA-RS4000 4K as well as a pair of RS4000 4k for the 3D footage.  Check out our impressions after the cut.

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Audiovox FLO TV DVD player coming; Doubled sports programming in 2010

Audiovox FLO TV DVD player coming; Doubled sports programming in 2010

We already knew that mophie and Qualcomm had joined forces to produce the mophie Juice Pack FLO TV edition, giving iPhone and iPod touch owners a way to not only recharge their handsets but watch live mobile TV on them too.  However Qualcomm have now announced that Audiovox - who already offer FLO TV functionality in some of their installed ICE systems - will be launching a new portable DVD player with integrated FLO TV later in 2010.  The chipset manufacturer also announced new content for the service.

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TRENDnet TEW-655BR3G WiFi-N mobile wireless router

TRENDnet TEW-655BR3G WiFi-N mobile wireless router

Networking company TRENDnet have announced a new 150Mbps mobile wireless router, that - similar to a MiFi - allows you to create a wireless hotspot using 3G or 4G networks.  However, unlike the MiFi the TRENDnet TEW-655BR3G has no internal WWAN connection of its own, and instead relies on a USB 3G or 4G modem.  The company claims that no software or drivers are required, it's simply a case of slotting in your modem and sharing it with multiple WiFi clients.

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Panasonic 152-inch 4K2K Plasma HDTV

Panasonic 152-inch 4K2K Plasma HDTV

Consider knocking down a non-load-bearing wall (though maybe remortgage your house first): Panasonic have brought an "ultra-large" 152-inch plasma HDTV to CES 2010.  The display isn't just special because of its whopping 4K x 2K resolution but because it'll also show Full HD 3D as long as you're wearing the proper glasses.  We stopped by Panasonic's booth to check the monster out.

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Imagination Technologies POWERVR SGX545 to be Apple iSlate’s GPU?

Imagination Technologies POWERVR SGX545 to be Apple iSlate’s GPU?

When one of your significant investors is Apple and the world is waiting anxiously for an HD media capable iSlate, you can pretty much expect your new graphics core announcement to be jumped on.  Imagination Technologies have unveiled their POWERVR SGX545 (we can only assume the all-caps just means MORE POWER) graphics core, which supports DirectX10.1, OpenGL ES 2.x, OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.0 for 3D acceleration, HD media and general purpose crunching.  Apple already use lesser versions of the chipset range in their latest iPhone 3GS and iPod touch.

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Jinke A6 and A9 ereaders: WiFi, 3G, multitouch & SiPix e-ink

Jinke A6 and A9 ereaders: WiFi, 3G, multitouch & SiPix e-ink

Still got an appetite for ereaders?  Jinke certainly hope so; they're showing off their latest designs, the Jinke A6 and A9, and rather than use the by-now traditional E Ink Vixplex panels found on the Kindle and nook they've switched to AUO's SiPix panels instead.  Both models - which right now don't seem to exist in anything but render form - will have multitouch, integrated WiFi a/b/g and optional 3G.

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Vuzix WRAP 920AR eyewear hands-on

Vuzix WRAP 920AR eyewear hands-on

Do you know what's difficult to demonstrate on video?  Vuzix's WRAP 920AR augmented-reality video headset, that's what - after all, while to the outside observer  you could be merely enjoying some hands-free media playback from your PMP, in actual fact the eyewear is blending together a real-world view with computer-generated imagery on a virtual 67-inch display.  We caught up with Vuzix to try the 920AR headset out, and collared Michael Kwan to pose for some photos and a brief video.

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