CES 2012

CES 2012 Ultrabook Round-Up

CES 2012 Ultrabook Round-Up

If CES last year was dominated by tablets, CES 2012 has been the year of the ultrabook. Intel's ultraportable notebook trademark had already picked up late in 2011, but it's the Consumer Electronics Show this week where the big guns like Dell and Samsung came out to give it some real momentum. If Intel has its way, one of the following machines will be lightly weighing on your shoulder over the next few months.

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Fitbit Aria WiFi scales tell the internet you’re fat

Fitbit Aria WiFi scales tell the internet you’re fat

Fitbit has launched Aria, the company's first WiFi-enabled scales, capable of automatically recognizing up to eight different users and squirting their weight to a cloud-based fitness center. Best known for the clip-on Fitbit dongle that tracks exercise, Fitbit says these new scales were actually prompted by user-requests; however it's also worth noting that Withings has been offering wirelessly-enabled scales for some time now.

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Kanex outs slick Sydnee iOS recharge station

Kanex outs slick Sydnee iOS recharge station

There are a lot of folks out there that have a slew of iOS devices in the home. It's not uncommon for some folks to have an iPod touch, a couple iPhones, and a couple iPads floating around. It can be tricky finding a good place to plug all those gadgets in for a charge if you are using a lot of the outlets in your home.

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Google’s Schmidt: No Android fragmentation, only differentiation

Google’s Schmidt: No Android fragmentation, only differentiation

Google's Eric Schmidt has again denied there is any fragmentation problem within Android, claiming that the platform instead shows customer-friendly "differentiation." Speaking at CES this week, where many manufacturers revealed devices running older versions of Android but promised Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades at some point later this year, Schmidt argued that "differentiation is positive, fragmentation is negative," PCMag reports. The deciding factor, he claimed, was that apps ran across devices on different iterations of Android.

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New iPad tours CES on down-low as 250 Apple staff eye rivals

New iPad tours CES on down-low as 250 Apple staff eye rivals

There are a couple interesting rumors swirling at CES 2012. The two rumors are separate, but interconnected making them all the more interesting. iLounge is claiming that its EIC was able to check out the iPad that will be launching this year the day before CES kicked off. According to Jeremy Horwitz, the new iPad is so similar to the existing iPad 2 that most will not notice the difference.

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Intel inks Motorola and Lenovo Atom smartphone & tablet deals

Intel inks Motorola and Lenovo Atom smartphone & tablet deals

Intel has detailed its push to get x86 processors inside next-gen smartphones, confirming deals with both Lenovo and Motorola Mobility to use its Atom Z2460 chip. Motorola will "deliver smartphones and tablets based on Intel's Atom processor to consumers and businesses," according to CEO Sanjay Jha, while Intel has already demonstrated its Lenovo Racer-A reference design to SlashGear earlier at CES.

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Dell to launch first consumer tablet in late 2012

Dell to launch first consumer tablet in late 2012

Dell is at CES showing off some interesting wares like the slick XPS 13 Ultrabook that we went hands on with yesterday. There is also word if the company's future plans that are coming out of the CES show as well. Apparently, Dell is set to launch its first consumer tablet computer late this year. Dell has so far not done well in the tablet realm with sales of its Streak tablets leading to several tablets being pulled off the market.

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Boogie Board RIP eWriter hands-on

Boogie Board RIP eWriter hands-on

Boogie Board by Improvelectronics may or may not be a device you've heard of before. I guess in a way we could call it a tablet although it isn't really a tablet in today's usual terms -- and instead more of a notepad device. Whether you have a Boogie Board for your kids or to save space and paper in your office you wont want to miss the new RIP -- it can save your notes.

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Griffin Twenty Audio Amplifier for Airport Express hands-on

Griffin Twenty Audio Amplifier for Airport Express hands-on

There's a brand new piece of white technology out there this week, it having a lovely silver dial and the very obvious intent shown right on the surface: this device is made to provide you with untethered digital playback from iTunes with little to no effort at all! This piece of technology works with a Class D stereo amplifier complete with TI PurePath and you've got both S/PDIF optical and an included TOSLINK connector to get you hooked up.

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ShowStopppers at CES 2012 Wrap-up

ShowStopppers at CES 2012 Wrap-up

We spent the last few hours talking to some of the most interesting figures at CES, thanks to the annual ShowStoppers event at the Wynn hotel. Showstoppers pulls together some of the most interesting demonstrators at CES and puts them in one room for newshounds like us to gobble up while we get some much-deserved food and drink.

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