ces 2011

Sphero smartphone-controlled robotic ball Hands-on with CEO Paul Berberian [Video]

Sphero smartphone-controlled robotic ball Hands-on with CEO Paul Berberian [Video]

Remote controlled cars have come a long way in just a few short decades, and here in Orbotix' Sphero we've got the new benchmark for awesome. This device is indeed a sphere with bright lovely lights inside of it that can be controlled with a variety of smartphone-based apps that you can run on either your iPhone or your Android handset. And what's mot than that, you can use your iPad, your iPod Touch, and essentially any variety of Android device to make this ball go - all you need are the official apps and bluetooth connectivity. What we got to see this week, courtesy of the CEO of the group that's created this lovely device, Paul Berberian, is a hands-on experience with the near-final product in all its glory.

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Verizon Completes First Ever Voice Over LTE Call on a Commercial Network

Verizon Completes First Ever Voice Over LTE Call on a Commercial Network

Today Verizon Chief Technology Officer Tony Melone has reported that Verizon has accomplished the very first VoLTE (voice over LTE) call ever on a commercial network. The call was made on Tuesday, February 8th at 9:45 AM ET and was made with an LG Revolution 4G, which we just happen to have a video of since we saw this device in person at CES 2011. What does this call mean for the world of mobile? It basically means that not only will Verizon 4G LTE users now be able to talk and browse the internet at the same time, the rest of the world has made a bigger step toward simultaneous voice and data for everyone.

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Mattel’s Hot Wheels Video Racer Lets You See the Race from Inside the Car

Mattel’s Hot Wheels Video Racer Lets You See the Race from Inside the Car

Hot Wheels have been around for a long, long time, but it's one toy that hasn't managed to get upgraded all that much over the years. But, for kids who want to still race their favorite cars on ridiculous tracks, it's about time that Mattel adds a little extra to the small vehicles. That's where the Video Racer comes in. Designed so that kids (and adults) can experience what it's like going through that huge loop, or series of loops, right from the inside of the car.

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Moneual Labs Dual-Screen PC case perfect for HTPC

Moneual Labs Dual-Screen PC case perfect for HTPC

Moneual Labs is no stranger to unusual PC cases - their I*magine HTPC grabbed a CES Innovation award back in 2008 - and while the new Dual Screen PC (DSPC) case might have a more traditional basic form-factor, we're liking the huge integrated display. Details are scant - all Moneual says is that the DSPC is "a tower‐type slim PC case with a built-in screen for use in dual-screen mode with a standard monitor" - but it doesn't take much to realise that this would make for an awesome HTPC setup.

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InteraXon Demonstrates Controlling an iPad with Your Thoughts [Video]

InteraXon Demonstrates Controlling an iPad with Your Thoughts [Video]

There's been gadgets in the past, that have allowed for an object to be controlled with our "thoughts," thanks to a certain type of headband that we put on. And this new idea from InteraXon isn't the first we've seen in the "mind-control" department for iOS-based devices. But, this isn't the Canadian-based company's first foray into the idea of thought-based actions making our every day usage of devices all that better, either. They first showed off their in-flight entertainment system, controlled merely by thought, last year. And now they're setting their sites on the iPad.

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Karotz Rabbit Robot Will Tell You the Weather After it Wakes You Up [Video]

Karotz Rabbit Robot Will Tell You the Weather After it Wakes You Up [Video]

Having a personal robot tell you all of your pertinent, and need-to-know information every morning is probably a dream come true for some people, especially if it's a small rabbit-like robot that kids would find adorable. That's exactly what Karotz is. A small, rabbit-looking robot that's meant to help you throughout your day, from waking you up, to telling you how the weather is outside before you step out the door.

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CES 2011 is Over and I’m Still Alive

CES 2011 is Over and I’m Still Alive

Before the Consumer Electronics Show kicked off in Las Vegas, I wrote up a piece about how I was excited, and equally uneasy, about the trip to Vegas and the impending show. It's the biggest tech show around, and while it may not seem like it, there really is a lot to do. But, time marches on, and here we are a couple days after the show has officially wrapped up. So, I figured I'd tell you how it all went, and whether or not I'm looking forward to next year's extravaganza.

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The Daily Slash: January 10, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 10, 2011

Behold the most massive amount of posts outside the Daily Slash CES 2011 roundup. This is a big weekend and a day's worth of content you might never be able to wrap your eyeball skins around, believe it! To even have a chance, you'll have to start with Chris Davies CES 2011: All-Star Tablet Round-Up and the CES 2011 Complete Android Community Breakdown by yours truly. From there, head over to Ben Bajarin's Verizon iPhone – An Analysis of the Major Questions in preparation for tomorrow's SlashGear Verizon Event Liveblog: Tuesday Jan 11 Live Verizon Press Event (we'll be there to bring it to you DOUBLE live!) Head over next to a personal roundup Goodbye, CES 2011 – It’s been fun by Dylan Bailey over on Android Community, and -Oh! Don't forget your Google Goggles!

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Gigabyte G1-Killer Series of Gaming Motherboards Unveiled at CES 2011

Gigabyte G1-Killer Series of Gaming Motherboards Unveiled at CES 2011

Gigabyte had more than one announcement to release at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The first, which focused on the company's first AMD FusionT Mini-ITX mainboard, was an announcement that plenty of PC builders and enthusiasts were excited for. The company's latest announcement at the event is geared specifically for gamers, and gamers who want to take their rigs seriously.

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