ces 2011

Razer Switchblade gaming concept packs dynamic keyboard [Video]

Razer Switchblade gaming concept packs dynamic keyboard [Video]

Gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer knows that CES wouldn't be the same without some slick concept to drool over, and their Switchblade gaming laptop is a great example of the breed. Switchblade is based around a 7-inch multitouch display and a keyboard that can dynamically change to show different legends and symbols depending on what title you're playing, complete with WiFi and 3G connectivity.

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Skype Looking to Buy Qik for $100 Million, Insider Claims

Skype Looking to Buy Qik for $100 Million, Insider Claims

According to an insider, Skype may be looking to pick up Qik and add them into their fold soon. Qik's name became popular more recently with the introduction of video calls on mobile phones, and Skype's rumored purchase of the unit would lead some to believe that Skype is trying to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to that particular feature. According to the report, the deal would be somewhere in the park of $100 million.

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RealNetworks Unifi streams from your online/offline catalogs

RealNetworks Unifi streams from your online/offline catalogs

Streaming media is a big theme at CES 2011, and RealNetworks believes it has the magic required to help all your mobile devices share all your music. Rather than stream from a single point - usually a PC or home server - RealNetworks' Unifi pulls together your content from all local and network sources, as well as cloud-based storage such as Flickr, Facebook and more.

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iriver Story HD boasts highest resolution 6-inch ereader screen

iriver Story HD boasts highest resolution 6-inch ereader screen

With tablets monopolizing the market and consumer mindshare, many ereader manufacturers are turning to color displays in order to compete. iriver has different ideas: the iriver Story HD is being billed as the world's highest resolution 6-inch ebook reader, thanks to a new XGA e-paper panel from LG Display.

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Boxee add CBS and 3D VUDU content; iPad app imminent

Boxee add CBS and 3D VUDU content; iPad app imminent

Boxee's CES 2011 plans aren't just limited to the new Iomega TV; the company also has software and content provider news for the show. The company has announced that CBS has been brought on board to provide premium content, while VUDU's 3D movies will be available on the PC, Mac and - when VUDU finally makes its imminent arrival on the standalone STB - on the Boxee Box.

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Microsoft Surface SUR40 multitouch table slims bulk & price [Video]

Microsoft Surface SUR40 multitouch table slims bulk & price [Video]

Microsoft has spilled pricing details on its new second-gen Surface SUR40 multitouch table, launched the company's CES 2011 keynote yesterday, and slimming down the original surface into a slick 4-inch thick slab. The new SUR40 Surface 2.0 - which is manufactured by Samsung, and has a Full HD 1080p 40-inch display covered with a sheet of toughened Gorilla Glass - will be priced at $7,600 rather than the original Surface's $12k+ sticker.

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AOC outs 9.6mm-thick LCD and 3D display

AOC outs 9.6mm-thick LCD and 3D display

AOC has unveiled a range of new monitors, including a 9.6mm thick LCD and a Full HD 3D display. The AOC 2436Vwz is a 23.6-inch LCD running at 1080p HD resolution and using a 3D-capable screen; it's not clear at this stage what type of 3D technology AOC is adopting.

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Speakal BTS8 puts Windows 7 in a desk phone

Speakal BTS8 puts Windows 7 in a desk phone

We can't say we've ever looked at our desk phone and thought "this would be so much better with Windows 7 installed" but perhaps that's why we hardly use a landline any more. Speakal reckon there's still life in the desk phone yet, and its BTS8 "phone/personal computer hybrid" packs a 5-inch LCD display, Windows 7, a Skype-capable webcam and more.

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Audiovox launches first Blu-ray player for cars at CES

Audiovox launches first Blu-ray player for cars at CES

If you are the HD sort that can’t stand to watch movies and shows in standard def after you got used to HD flicks Audiovox has the DVD player for your ride. The company has announced the first automotive Blu-ray player in the industry. The player is called the AVDBR1.

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Acer beTouch E210 Android smartphone packs QWERTY and touchscreen

Acer beTouch E210 Android smartphone packs QWERTY and touchscreen

Acer is at CES 2011 and it has pulled a new smartphone out that it is showing for the first time. The phone is called the beTouch E210 and it has a full physical QWERTY keyboard and a 2.6-inch touchscreen. The smartphone runs Android 2.2 Froyo and has all the cool Android features we are familiar with.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson has certainly kicked off their 2011 in a strong way, launching the XPERIA Arc at CES 2011 yesterday. We grabbed some hands-on time with the XPERIA Arc today and came away suitably impressed; it's not only thin - 9mm at the ends, and just 8.7mm in the middle - but the 4.2-inch Reality Display takes on Super AMOLED and holds its head up high. More details after the cut.

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Velocity Micro expands Cruz tablet line by three at CES

Velocity Micro expands Cruz tablet line by three at CES

Velocity Micro has announced three new tablets for its cool line of Cruze Android tablets at CES this week. The coolest of the three is the big 10.1-inch Cruz Tablet L510. This rig has a capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. The machine has an NVIDIA Tegra 250 chipset, uses a 1GHz dual-core processor, front and rear cameras, and 3G data options. Other features include Bluetooth, GPS, HDMI out, Android 2.2/2.3 for the OS and has the Kindle app installed.

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