CES 2013

Kopin outs Golden-i Gen 3.8: Faster, lighter wearable computer

Kopin outs Golden-i Gen 3.8: Faster, lighter wearable computer

Kopin and Motorola Solutions got the original Golden-i wearable computer to market ahead of Google's Glass, but the HC1 headset was hardly fashionable; now, Kopin is back with Golden-i Gen 3.8, a slicker redesign. Half the size and weight of the HC-1, the Golden-i 3.8 is now foldable for easier transportation when you're not wearing it, and is 16x more powerful than its predecessor; it also adds in new camera technology, including image stabilization for keeping a level shot even when you're moving.

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Dell Project Ophelia slaps Android in a USB computer for cloud-based joy

Dell Project Ophelia slaps Android in a USB computer for cloud-based joy

Dell may have ditched its Android phone plans, but it's still kicking Google's OS around, with the new Dell Wyse Project Ophelia USB computer relying on Android to turn any display into a PC or cloud gaming system. Slightly larger than a memory stick, Project Ophelia plugs into the USB port on compatible TVs or monitors and boots into a customized cloud-centric interface, remotely accessing your Windows PC and allowing you to view and edit all of your usual files. However, Dell also suggests that it could make for a great personal cloud gaming system, echoing features from OnLive and NVIDIA's new Project SHIELD.

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Kensington Proximo: A Bluetooth tracking dongle for the perpetually paranoid

Kensington Proximo: A Bluetooth tracking dongle for the perpetually paranoid

There was a time when getting ready to leave the house meant grabbing keys and your chimney-sweeper; now, we're stuffing out pockets and bags with phones, tablets, portable chargers, games consoles, and more. For those paranoid about forgetting something - or losing it along the way - Kensington offers the Proximo, an app-based tracking system that uses Bluetooth fobs to keep tabs on your essentials.

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Panasonic unveils new A100 wearable HD camcorder

Panasonic unveils new A100 wearable HD camcorder

Panasonic has unveiled a slew of new digital cameras and camcorders at CES 2013. One of the more interesting new products in the manufacturer's camcorder line is the A100 point of view lifestyle wearable full HD camcorder. The camera itself has an ear hook allowing users to put the camera on the ear for point of view shooting when not wearing a helmet.

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Audiovox shows off new automotive wireless charging cradle at CES

Audiovox shows off new automotive wireless charging cradle at CES

It's never fun to fiddle with wires when it's time to charge your smartphone or other device, but fiddling with wires in a car while driving can be downright dangerous. Having to fight wires can get very annoying, but thankfully there are a number of inductive charging systems on the market that allow you to simply place your device on a charge plate when you need more power. Some of these wireless charging cradles use Qi technology.

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LaCie 5big Thunderbolt and 5big NAS Pro hands-on

LaCie 5big Thunderbolt and 5big NAS Pro hands-on

Should LaCie's Blade Runner have enough style but not enough space for your external data needs, fear not; the company has a pair of new 5big arrays with a choice of network or Thunderbolt connectivity for those with big storage demands. The 5big Thunderbolt and 5big NAS Pro each follow the monolithic design language of previous LaCie drives - all brushed aluminum and glaring blue power-light "eye" - but offer up to 20TB of capacity or optional RAID redundancy.

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Olympus’ full 2013 rough-and-tumble camera range hands-on

Olympus’ full 2013 rough-and-tumble camera range hands-on

Olympus is taking the spirit of CES to heart and then some, announcing six brand new cameras during the trade show. These cameras range from sleek and slim to tough and rugged, so there should be something for almost everyone with this new range. Cameras included in this grand CES 2013 showing include the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS, Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS, Stylus Tough TG-630 iHS, Stylus SH-50MR iHS, Stylus SZ-16 iHS, and Stylus SZ-15, each of them prepared for a 2013 release. This week we got the opportunity to get our hands on the full lot.

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Blue Microphones launches Nessie with adaptive processing technology

Blue Microphones launches Nessie with adaptive processing technology

If you have experience issues with audio editing from time to time (as most of us almost certainly do), then you might want to give this new product from Blue Microphones a look. Dubbed Nessie, this new microphone aims to take the hassle out of audio editing and recording, offering a number of features that clean up your recording in real time. That sounds great as far as we're concerned, especially considering how much of a headache audio editing can be.

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