ces 2011

Sony debuts new Cyber-shot T, H, and W digital cameras at CES 2011

Sony debuts new Cyber-shot T, H, and W digital cameras at CES 2011

Sony has tossed out a bunch of new digital cameras at CES today with several offerings running the gamut of features at different price points. The new models slot into the W, H, and T series of cyber-shot digital cameras and are aimed at folks looking for affordable digital cameras. The new W-series line has Sweep Panorama modes and SteadyShot image stabilization. The cams also have iAuto mode to optimize settings, feature Face Detection, and smile shutter. The W-series line range includes units priced from $110 to $180.

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Sony unveils new PCs with Y, S, L PCs and new 3D F-series notebook offerings

Sony unveils new PCs with Y, S, L PCs and new 3D F-series notebook offerings

Sony has launched several new computers at CES 2011 today. The new line includes the Sony Y-series that are thin profile machines that have 11.6-inch screens for portability. The series uses AMD E processors and can be crammed full of up to 4GB of RAM. They use LED backlit monitors and have HDMI out with pricing starting at $550. The next new offering is the S-series.

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Avatar Kinect, Hulu Plus & Netflix Kinect Functionality Unveiled at CES 2011

Avatar Kinect, Hulu Plus & Netflix Kinect Functionality Unveiled at CES 2011

For some, Microsoft's keynote, where CEO Steve Ballmer (and others) takes the stage and talks about what's to come from the Redmond-based company is the kick-off for the Consumer Electronics Show. This year, Microsoft took some time to talk about their recently released motion-controlled peripheral, Kinect, and the features that will be added into the accessory soon. For those who believe that Kinect's usage through the Xbox 360's system isn't as in-depth as they'd like, Microsoft is happy to add functionality to two main features, along with adding an entirely new way to interact with your friends on Xbox LIVE.

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Sony Dash gets update: battery, USB & new design

Sony Dash gets update: battery, USB & new design

Sony has updated its Dash range of personal information monitors, with two new models for 2011. The existing Dash will remain on sale, now priced at $149, but the new models have a different casing design and one is available with an internal rechargeable battery.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

As expected, Olympus' latest Micro Four Thirds camera, the PEN E-PL2, has made its official debut at CES 2011 this week. A 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens camera, the PEN E-PL2 supports in-camera image stabilization, 720p HD video, a 3-inch 460k dot display with Live Guide II for photos and video, and ISO 6400 support. There's also a new iDetect feature, which goes one better than face detection and makes a subject's eyes the focus of the frame.

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NEC LT-W Cloud Communicator dual-screen Android tablet detailed

NEC LT-W Cloud Communicator dual-screen Android tablet detailed

NEC has spilled the beans on its promised dual-display Android tablet, the NEC LT-W Cloud Communicator. Based around two 7-inch resistive 800 x 600 touchscreens and a clamshell hinge, the new tablet runs Android 2.1 on an ARM Cortex A8 processor.

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Sprint BlackBerry PlayBook 4G due Summer 2011

Sprint BlackBerry PlayBook 4G due Summer 2011

RIM and Sprint have announced that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be launching on the carrier's 4G WiMAX network in summer 2011. Described as "the first" PlayBook to launch using WWAN, suggesting other 3G/4G models will debut later in the year, the Sprint PlayBook 4G won't get priced until closer to launch.

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Casio Developing Watch That Communicates with Phone Through Bluetooth Low Energy Link

Casio Developing Watch That Communicates with Phone Through Bluetooth Low Energy Link

For most companies, the Consumer Electronics Show is about showcasing real devices, or devices that are in development but that will be launched at some point in the (near) future. Casio has chosen to take some time out of their schedule at this year's show in Las Vegas to showcase a brand new conceptualized watch that, unlike many other Bluetooth-enabled watches, focuses more on saving power, while still delivering the features that people would expect from a device of this nature.

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Microsoft Touch Mouse Announced, Available in June [Video]

Microsoft Touch Mouse Announced, Available in June [Video]

While it may look similar, the Touch Mouse isn't the same thing as the previously released Arc Touch Mouse from Microsoft. This time around, the Touch Mouse is meant to look more like a traditional mouse peripheral, but the distinction between a "normal" mouse and this one is pretty clear right off the top: there's a "matrix of capacitive touch-sensing electrodes" right on the top, allowing for several different multitouch gestures.

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Jabra CRUISER2 in-car speakerphone gets official

Jabra CRUISER2 in-car speakerphone gets official

Jabra has outed its latest in-car speakerphone, the CRUISER2, a Bluetooth hands-free kit that announces incoming callers by whichever name you've programmed them into your address book with. The CRUISER2 uses Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and has dual-microphones for noise cancellation; it also packs an FM transmitter, for streaming audio to your car radio.

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Jabra Skype range outed: EXTREME, EASYGO, CHILL & SPEAK410

Jabra Skype range outed: EXTREME, EASYGO, CHILL & SPEAK410

Jabra has unveiled a range of Skype-certified speakerphones, the Jabra EXTREME, Jabra EASYGO, Jabra CHILL and Jabra SPEAK410. The EXTREME is the most flexible, pairing a Bluetooth headset and USB dongle, though the EASYGO still features multipoint connections for remaining paired with both your PC and phone.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Announced at CES 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Announced at CES 2011

Android has been seeing plenty of time on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, and it doesn't look like there's any sign of it actually slowing down any time soon. Sony Ericsson is helping the little green 'bot's cause, as the company has just officially announced the brand new Xperia Arc device. While it may not be the PlayStation Phone that we've all been so eagerly anticipating, it is a device that, upon first glance and then subsequently digging into the specs, we can't help but feel a few notches of excitement about.

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