CES 2012

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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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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