CES 2012

will.i.am: “The Ultrabook is the new ghetto blaster”

will.i.am: “The Ultrabook is the new ghetto blaster”

"The ultrabook is the new ghetto blaster" claims will.i.am, proving both that CES is never short of bizarre hyperbole and that Intel's "Director of Creative Innovation" can be always relied on to make nonsensical soundbites. Speaking on stage at Intel's keynote at the tech show, will.i.am revealed that he has been carrying an ultrabook - Intel's new take on the ultraportable segment - for some  time now, using it for collaborative music creation with colleagues and fans.

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T-Mobile Galaxy S Blaze 4G announced

T-Mobile Galaxy S Blaze 4G announced

The folks at T-Mobile and Samsung have announced today their newest collaborative effort, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chip toting Super AMOLED having beast of a 4G device for the pink network. This device is extremely scant on details, it having the ability to work with the Samsung suite of applications and having a form factor ever so slightly different from that of the Galaxy S II line also already released on T-Mobile as well as the other major networks in the USA.

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Tagg The Pet Tracker hands-on

Tagg The Pet Tracker hands-on

When you've got a an animal that's either a dog or really similar to a dog, you know you want to keep track of them - or at least you want to be sure they're not running around your neighborhood like a maniac - that's where Tagg comes in. What we're looking at this week is the Tagg system, a pet tracker that sits on your dog's collar and transmits its signal wirelessly to your device's browser - see where that maniac is going, no problem!

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Insider Talk: Wrapsol non-slip grip pad

Insider Talk: Wrapsol non-slip grip pad

We were here at ShowStoppers 2012 in CES with Wrapsol. Today they unveiled the Wrapsol non-slip grip pad. We've seen products that do essentially the same thing before, but not with their superb 'tactile' technology. Tactilla isn't velcro or adhesive. It creates a wider surface area and tension so that i can even grip clothing.

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Insider Talk: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Hybrid

Insider Talk: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Hybrid

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 burst on to the scene last year to considerable interest, thanks to its thin profile combined with high-end hardware and classic ThinkPad styling. The newest model is much the same with a few upgraded components, but the "Hybrid" distinction is thanks to the addition of a Qualcomm ARM-based system on a chip, which adds a low-power media mode. Lenovo was kind enough to join us on stage at the Showstoppers event at CES to show off the new model.

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Marvel Armada 1500 Google TV Hands on

Marvel Armada 1500 Google TV Hands on

Google announced a major shift for its Google TV last week: a shift to the same ARM-based architecture that runs Android smartphones and tablets. The first partner to jump on board is chip maker Marvell. Their new Armada platform is an integrated ARM solution that it will deliver to OEM partners to include in set-top boxes and all-in-one Google TV televisions. They were showing off the new Armada system at CES, and we snuck in to get a look.

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Exclusive Insider Talk: Anya Ayoung Chee of Project Runway and HP

Exclusive Insider Talk: Anya Ayoung Chee of Project Runway and HP

This week we got the opportunity to sit down with HP and Project Runway Season 9's winning designer Anya Ayoung Chee to speak about her win of the Intel & HP design challenge. We were at Showstoppers CES 2012 and spoke about no less than how technology made the task of being a modern day designer a wholly enjoyable one - textiles to integrated media, all of it sits at the heart of her interests. For the HP design challenge she spoke on how the technology the contestants needed to use was very user friendly and made her taking part in the challenge a positive one - an organic feel to the whole situation made for, again, a positive experience from start to finish. Social media, Chee noted, is a part of her every day life, Twitter especially, she connecting with her fan base in a way that designers of the past never had the opportunity to.

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Insider Talk: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Insider Talk: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Ultrabooks are all the rage at CES 2012, but Lenovo's just unveiled a new model with an eye-popping twist. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga takes the slim frame of the other IdeaPad U-series ultrabooks and adds Windows 8, ten-finger multi-touch and a unique double-hinged design to make a convertible tablet with a full keyboard. It's one of the most unique designs we've seen at the show, so we asked Lenovo to the stage of the Showstoppers event to show it off.

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Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Here at CES 2012 during Showstoppers, we've been fortunate enough to get a personal interview with no less than Lenovo's own Stephen Miller speaking all about the 1st IA platform smartphone based on the Intel Medfield chip, the Lenovo Racer-A SmartPhone, aka the K800. This device is part of the Idea Smart Phone K series and has a 4.5-inch 720p multi-touch display with fabulous viewing angles. This device is capable of playing back 1080p, 30 frames per second video - it's also got a 720p wireless display, full 3D media center, and an 8M AF camera on the back. The processor is the real hero here as it is, believe it or not, a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Medfield SoC.

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Sennheiser HD 700 hands-on

Sennheiser HD 700 hands-on

Sennheiser today at CES 2012 have just announced the their new HD 700 cans. Senn promises that these new phones will make sure to please your ears (but not your wallet). Coming in at around $999 they aren't for the feint of heart. For those true audiophiles and lovers -- these will surely impress.

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Insider Talk: WIMM One

Insider Talk: WIMM One

One of the most exciting pieces of wearable tech in recent months has been the WIMM One, WIMM's hardware developer kit for its wearable Android-based system. We spoke with WIMM Vice President Timothy Twerdahl about the future of wearable tech at the Showstoppers 2012 event at CES, and how WIMM is innovating with its open developer platform.

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