CES 2012

LG 55EM9600 55-inch OLED TV hands-on

LG 55EM9600 55-inch OLED TV hands-on

When it comes to TVs this year, there's only two that float to the top: the dueling 55-inch OLED models from Samsung and LG. We've already spent some quality time with the Samsung "Super OLED" television, and we made the trek to LG's booth today to check out their version. Like Samsung, LG's 55EM9600 was out of reach of the prying public, but we took a good long look at the new display for your consideration.

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NVIDIA opposes SOPA publicly

NVIDIA opposes SOPA publicly

There's been a bit of controversy happening over the past month or two, ramping up especially here in the last few weeks, centering in on companies and big names who have not necessarily said they support the internet censorship bill known as SOPA, but haven't opposed it either. At the start of this week, attention was turned to NVIDIA who, up until this week, had not come out in support or opposition to SOPA (otherwise known as Stop Online Piracy Act). Earlier today, NVIDIA's Bob Sherbin posted specifically SOPA is not something they support.

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Razer’s Project Fiona concept brings PC gaming to the tablet world

Razer’s Project Fiona concept brings PC gaming to the tablet world

We heard about an ambitious new project from the gaming experts at Razer even before CES started, but a staggered release kept us away from their ostentatious booth until now. The "Project Fiona" concept device is a full x86 Windows 7 computer squeezed into a tablet device. Two things make Fiona unique: one, it's a tablet built wit the PC horsepower for serious modern gaming, and two, its unique control mechanism pairs physical buttons and triggers with a full touchscreen.

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Nikon D4 DSLR hands-on

Nikon D4 DSLR hands-on

Nikon jumped the gun as far as CES goes when it announced the brand new D4 last week.The successor to its D3 line has been anticipated for months, and that's the reason that the company showed off its new baby on the show floor. We got some photos of the D4 (in between nasty looks for shooting with Canon) along with the new 85mm F1.8 Prime Nikkor lens.

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Mimobot Mimomicro USB microSD card reader hands-on

Mimobot Mimomicro USB microSD card reader hands-on

There's one whole heck of a lot of devices here at CES 2012 that cost a major amount of cash, but if there's one company that can bring the smallest and least expensive item to the show and still make a splash. This Mimobot's brand new Mimomicro USB microSD card reader, complete with officially licensed Star Wars characters making up the bulk of their design. Unlike the first waves of Mimobot USB devices, these don't do anything on their own, they read microSD cards for your USB-enabled device on the fly.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon GameCommand Hands-on

Qualcomm Snapdragon GameCommand Hands-on

The folks at Qualcomm have been kind enough to give us a tour of their booth and a demonstration of quite a few rather impressive items, not least of all Snapdragon GameCommand. This application is now available for you on the Android Market, it being a representation of Qualcomm's renewed dedication to app developers with listings of games optimized by the developers working directly with Qualcomm to make their apps work amazingly on Snapdragon-toting devices. While the devices that these apps work on is not limited to those containing a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, they are made to work absolutely the best there.

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Intel smartphone chip only “roughly good enough” says ARM

Intel smartphone chip only “roughly good enough” says ARM

Intel's Atom Z2460 should get the company "a few smartphone design wins" chipset stalwart ARM has conceded, but insists that the Medfield processors set to show up in Motorola and Lenovo handsets are only "roughly good enough for mobile phones." ARM regards the company as "a serious competitor" CEO Warren East told Reuters at CES this week, but pointed to the fact that Intel's underwhelming track record in power-efficient processors is likely to undermine its success.

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