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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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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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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