CES 2012

Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

We were here at the Huawei booth and noticed the latest version of their Ascend line of phones. The Ascend P LTE looks strikingly similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and even runs an untouched version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The OS was still pretty buggy, but it was definitely not a letdown.

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JVC Multimedia and Navigation head-units pack touch, BT, app support

JVC Multimedia and Navigation head-units pack touch, BT, app support

JVC has outed a bevy of new in-car head units, ranging from double-din touchscreen multimedia receivers through to motorized entertainment/multimedia systems, at CES 2012 today. Both the KW-AV multimedia range and KW-NT navigation range offer large LCD displays, iPhone multimedia support and, optionally, HD Radio access. Meanwhile, JVC has also added Bluetooth smartphone support with the new JVC KS-BTA100 module, as well as detailed incoming support for apps in its head units.

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JVC Everio Camcorders get built-in WiFi

JVC Everio Camcorders get built-in WiFi

JVC has announced its 2012 lineup of Everio camcorders, which offers seven new models that span a wide range of needs from simple point-and-shoots to full manual controls. Four of the new models are now equipped with WiFi, which means that your videos and images can now be shared directly from your camcorder over a WiFi network. This combines the image and video quality of traditional camcorders with the convenience and ease of sharing that we get with smartphones.

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Qualcomm Vuforia touted by Grover the Monster

Qualcomm Vuforia touted by Grover the Monster

The folks at Qualcomm have shown off their newest platform connection with Vuforia and Sesame Street Workshop. What they're doing here is connecting with this set of tools to help advance the world of children's education with the Sesame Street Workshop. To do this, they brought no less a character than Grover himself on stage to show off a toy called the Sesame Street Playset, a basic set of toys with one gigantic innovation: it works with a table to do augmented reality through its camera.

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JVC GY-HMQ10 world’s first 4k handheld camcorder due March

JVC GY-HMQ10 world’s first 4k handheld camcorder due March

JVC has launched the world's first 4K handheld camcorder, the JVC GY-HMQ10, packing a 1/2-inch 8.3-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of recording 3840 x 2160 footage at 24p, 50p or 60p. Priced at just under $5k, the GY-HMQ10 can also output 4k footage in real-time, and has an f/2.8 10x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer, as well as a color viewfinder and 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD.

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Qualcomm re-dedicates itself to a mobile world

Qualcomm re-dedicates itself to a mobile world

On the morning of January 10, 2012, Qualcomm CEO Paul E Jacobs spoke on the ever-changing world of electronics, especially on the note of mobile. What Qualcomm is doing here is showing at first their dedication to history's fastest growing electronics platform, going so far as to show a video containing such stories such as the student story of Ardiano C using the HTC Jetstream to great effect, changing the way he goes about moving through the world with that one device. Jacobs continued on to speak on how entrepreneurs across the world, notably in poor areas, are able to take mobile devices and turn their businesses profitable in a variety of brand new ways.

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Roku LT and Roku 2 XS launch in UK

Roku LT and Roku 2 XS launch in UK

Roku has launched two of its streaming set-top boxes in the UK, following Netflix's UK launch yesterday, offering a straightforward way to access the on-demand service. The Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS each support RCA and HDMI connections to your TV along with WiFi for your network - the Roku 2 XS adds a wired ethernet port too - and offer Netflix along with Crackle, Facebook, Flickr and more.

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