Sony has a slew of notebooks in its line and the company is beefing up its offerings with the debut of some new models at CES. Among the new notebooks debuting at the show are the Vaio Z and Vaio F series machines. The Vaio Z is a very cool little ultraportable with a carbon fiber chassis.
We've seen virtual keyboards before, but the technology has never quite taken off. But this is quite exceptional. UK-based Light Blue Optics (LBO) has unveiled a revolutionary compact projector that lets users interact with images projected onto a flat surface, essentially turning it into a touch screen. Remarkably, it has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, which allows users to access and connect with internet-based applications and engage in social networking and multimedia sharing via the projector itself, which runs Adobe Flash Lite 3.1.
We’ve just come off Microsoft’s CES keynote featuring CEO Steve Ballmer and Entertainment Division President Robbie Bach, who’ve just spent nearly two hours explaining and showing the world the latest innovations in computer technology and consumer electronics. Accidentally released earlier today and now confirmed by Bach in the keynote is the launch date of Microsoft’s motion-sensing Natal interface for the Xbox 360 – coming to stores this 2010 holiday season.
Acer have announced a new range of Aspire notebooks packing Intel's new Core i3 and i5 Arrandale processors. The 15.6-inch AS5740 and 17.3-inch AS7740 notebooks kick off from $599.99 and have a choice of Core i3-330M 2.13GHz or Core i5-430M 2.26GHz CPUs, optional ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 or HD 5470 graphics, and optional Blu-ray drives.
We'll confess to a few fleeting doubts last November when concept footage of Inbrics Android MID was released. We see so many Android devices announced that are then never heard of again, we're sure Inbrics will forgive us for wondering whether it would be the same with them. Well, just to prove us wrong Inbrics have been in touch to confirm that they'll be showing working demo units at CES 2010 this week, and they even sent us a sneak preview shot of just what will be on offer.
Sanyo's two newest XACTI Full HD camcorders only saw their official reveal a short while ago, but we persuaded some executives from the company to demonstrate the VPC-SH1 and VPC-CS1 to us ahead of schedule. The most impressive aspect of the pair is the amount of bulk which Sanyo have been able to shave off: the CS1 (the upright model) is particularly narrow at just 1.06-inches wide, despite being able to capture HD footage.
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Looks like Lenovo's Skylight is going to have some competition, as early details of an HP and Qualcomm Smartbook collaboration are revealed. According to the Qualcomm press release, the HP Smartbook will run Android and use the 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset, along with 3G and WiFi for always-on connectivity.
Update: jkkmobile has shared a live shot of the HP Smartbook, and says he has video incoming:
Panasonic today revealed three new Blu-ray Disc player (DMP-BD45, DMP-BD65 and DMP-BD85) for its 2010 lineup, and introduced its first-ever 3D Blu-ray Disc player, the DMP-BDT350, which coupled with a 3D HD television set and 3D glasses, gives the consumer the ultimate home 3D experience.