CES 2013

Sony unveils line-up of Smart Blu-ray players, offers integrated Wi-Fi and TV SideView

Sony unveils line-up of Smart Blu-ray players, offers integrated Wi-Fi and TV SideView

Following in line with the upcoming X9000A 4k LED TVs Sony announced earlier today, the company is also rolling out four new Smart Blu-ray players: the S1100, the S3100, the S4100, and the S5100. All four players feature angled, sharp designs embodying a host of features, including integrated Wi-Fi and support for TV SideView, which allows users to control the devices via the TV SideView app.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch hands-on

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch hands-on

Lenovo is announcing its fair share of brand new products at CES 2013, but its also giving some of its older products a refresh so they'll act as better Windows 8 machines. One such line of products getting a refresh is the Lenovo U series. This is essentially the same exact thing as older IdeaPad U310 models, but there's one key feature being added with this latest release: touch.

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NVIDIA: We won’t be like greedy console companies with Project SHIELD

NVIDIA: We won’t be like greedy console companies with Project SHIELD

NVIDIA's Project SHIELD won't rely on premium games or locked-down ecosystems to offset hardware costs, unlike traditional consoles, with the company instead looking to free-to-play titles already proliferating on Android. "We'll make our money by selling the device to gamers" senior vice president of content and technology Tony Tamasi said today, contrasting NVIDIA's approach with that of printer ink merchants.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 hands-on

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 hands-on

We already got to spend a little up-close-and-personal time with the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S, but now it's time to check out the latest in a long line of ThinkPads. Say hello to the new ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531, a couple of brand new Windows 8 laptops from Lenovo. The company revealed these two new laptops before CES 2013 kicked off, but today we received our first look at the OneKey technology the company has been pushing.

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Samsung: 3-5 years for mainstream Ultra HD TV

Samsung: 3-5 years for mainstream Ultra HD TV

Samsung's S9000-series Ultra HD TVs are two things: impressive and not cheap. We caught up with Samsung's Joe Stinziano, EVP of Samsung America, to talk about the new set, some of the design and hardware decisions behind it, and - perhaps most importantly for the mass market - when we can expect to see 4K multimedia and cheaper models to reach the shelves of your local Best Buy. Head on past the cut for the full video.

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Sony Xperia Z: Hands-on with the Waterproof 1080p powerhouse

Sony Xperia Z: Hands-on with the Waterproof 1080p powerhouse

Sony is starting 2013 with a bang, in the shape of the new Sony Xperia Z smartphone, a 5-inch 1080p powerhouse that wraps a 13-megapixel camera, quadcore S4 Pro processor, and 4G LTE in a waterproof glass casing. Revealed at CES today, and beginning a global roll-out in Q1, the Xperia Z puts Sony back on top of its game (and leaves us wishing Sony, not LG, was picked for the latest Google Nexus product). Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Ford AppLink expands with Amazon Cloud Player and a developer-friendly future

Ford AppLink expands with Amazon Cloud Player and a developer-friendly future

This week Ford has made it clear that they're pushing forward with the app connection between their vehicles and apps of all kinds, not least of these being Amazon's Cloud Player. This new integration works with Ford's SYNC AppLink, here appearing with voice commands so you'll be able to switch through songs and albums by speaking commands out loud. This release was joined by apps such as Glympse for navigation and point-of-interest locating as well as SINA (weibo.com) for instant updates for microblogging, news, and weather overseas.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S hands-on

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S hands-on

Lenovo has been showing off a lot of devices here at CES, but one of the devices I've personally been most interested in is the IdeaPad Yoga 11S. After Windows 8 launched last year, I reviewed the IdeaPad Yoga 13, a computer that I ultimately liked a lot. A big reason why I liked the Yoga 13 was because of its 360-degree hinge, which allowed for four different configurations - laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode and tablet mode. It was incredibly cool, and I'm glad to see the same hinge present in the smaller Yoga 11S.

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NuVo unveils Wireless Audio System at CES 2013

NuVo unveils Wireless Audio System at CES 2013

NuVo announced their first product that they're selling directly to consumers, and they're simply calling it the Wireless Audio System. The company says it's the first wireless home music system based on dual-band WiFi and MIMO technologies, which allows it to transmit up to 16 simultaneous streams at 600Kb per second each.

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Ford Developer Program announced to bring 3rd party groups into the fold

Ford Developer Program announced to bring 3rd party groups into the fold

This week the folks at Ford have introduced their mobile app Developer Program for SYNC AppLink. This program works not just with its own developer groups, but with third party groups as well. What this means for you, the everyday awesome developer, is that you'll be able to create apps that work specifically with Ford's interfaces on their next-generation vehicles via USB or Bluetooth, and you'll be able to do it really, really soon!

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