ces 2011

Lazaridis: “It took RIM 24 years” to achieve “true mobile computing”

Lazaridis: “It took RIM 24 years” to achieve “true mobile computing”

RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has admitted that it has taken the Canadian company 24 years to achieve their vision of "true mobile computing", and unsurprisingly it's the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G that has managed it. Speaking at a Sprint event at CES 2011 while demonstrating the PlayBook 4G to SlashGear, the outspoken exec joked that "it only took, what, [since] '87: 24 years!"

Continue Reading

Orb BR turns your PS3/Blu-ray player into a 1080p streamer

Orb BR turns your PS3/Blu-ray player into a 1080p streamer

Orb's attempt to undercut streaming media rivals like Sonos has resulted in the low-cost and high-functionality Orb Music MP-1 and its video-capable counterpart, and now the company is looking to Blu-ray players and the PS3 for the next attack. Orb BR is a $19.99 disc that turns a network-connected player into an Orb media source, controlled by one of the company's free iOS or Android remote apps and the Orb Caster PC/Mac software.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry PlayBook demo and hands-on by Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry PlayBook demo and hands-on by Mike Lazaridis

SlashGear scored an invite to Sprint's "Shaking Things Up in 2011" event at CES 2011 this week, and who should we bump into but RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis with a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in-hand. He was good enough to demo the 7-inch QNX slate and answer some questions about it and RIM's new focus on tablet computing; check it out, along with live PlayBook video, after the cut.

Continue Reading

JVC unveils new line of AV multimedia receivers for vehicles at CES

JVC unveils new line of AV multimedia receivers for vehicles at CES

JVC has unveiled a new line of AV receivers that handle multimedia for vehicles at CES. The new line has four cool products that allow drivers to enjoy all sorts of content in the vehicle on the road. JVC also partnered with MotionX-GPS Drive to integrate its tech into the high-end double-DIN receivers. The tech lets the iPhone be integrated for use as a navigation device with control over GPS and song playback.

Continue Reading

Hercules unveils new DJ 4Set DJ console at CES

Hercules unveils new DJ 4Set DJ console at CES

Hercules unveiled a new DJ consoles at CES 2011 called the DJ 4Set. The console has the functions and feel of a professional controller with the simplicity that users need to host their own party at home. Hercules also claims that the console is easy to learn so people can pick it up in hours rather than days and be adept at using it.

Continue Reading

Griffin Beacon makes your iPhone 4 a universal remote

Griffin Beacon makes your iPhone 4 a universal remote

It may look like the buzzer for some brilliant TV game show, but this is actually Griffin Technology's Beacon, another option for turning your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a universal remote control. As we've seen from other companies, Beacon hooks up to your iOS device via Bluetooth, and then squirts our IR commands sent from the custom Griffin app.

Continue Reading

Lady Gaga & Polaroid unveil Grey Label: bizarre LCD photospecs & instant printer/camera

Lady Gaga & Polaroid unveil Grey Label: bizarre LCD photospecs & instant printer/camera

Polaroid's involvement with Lady Gaga still seems a little offbeat, but the unusually-costumed "Creative Director" has just unveiled a range of instant photography devices at CES 2011. Polaroid Grey Label consists of two sensible products - the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer and the GL30 Instant Digital Camera - and then a crazy one, the Lady Gaga GL20 Camera Glasses.

Video demo after the cut

Continue Reading

OpenPeak OpenTablet 10: Android on Moorestown with outdoor-viewable display

OpenPeak OpenTablet 10: Android on Moorestown with outdoor-viewable display

We grabbed some time with OpenPeak's OpenTablet 7 back in September, but now there's a 10-inch version making its debut at CES 2011. The OpenPeak OpenTablet 10 has a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, a transflective LCD for easier outdoor viewing, and runs an unspecified version of Android on Intel's new Moorestown Atom processors. The display not only recognizes multitouch finger input but control from an electrostatic pen.

Continue Reading

Hulu Plus hitting Android “in coming months”

Hulu Plus hitting Android “in coming months”

Hulu has confirmed that the Hulu Plus premium streaming content store will be arriving on select Android devices in the coming months, opening up a new option for viewing media on your smartphone. Announced at Samsung's CES 2011 keynote, the app will be compatible with Android 2.2 devices and higher.

Continue Reading

EA Demos Guitar Hero for Verizon 4G Devices

EA Demos Guitar Hero for Verizon 4G Devices

As Verizon continues their stage time, they have brought on EA to demo their lastest mobile game running on their 4G network. EA is not only the leader in console and computer games, but also boasts the number one position for mobile games.

Continue Reading

Accessory Workshop has the iPad Covered

Accessory Workshop has the iPad Covered

Accessory Workshop announced a few new products at ShowStoppers this CES 2011. The tyPad, a protective case coupled with a spill-resistant bluetooth keyboard, will offer a completely new feel to using your iPad. It will debut in six different colors, and offer 55 hours of continuous use before a needed recharge. Another great feature is the ability to touch the screen and keyboard simultaneously. This will be available for $99.99 here.

Continue Reading

OnLive MicroConsole Hands On

OnLive MicroConsole Hands On

During CES 2011, ShowStoppers is one area where companies come together, set up their booths, and start selling their latest and greatest gadgets and devices. OnLive was present at the show, setting up their MicroConsole for display, and showing off how the online gaming service works in real time.

Continue Reading