CES 2013

HMDX Jam Plus and Burst hands-on

HMDX Jam Plus and Burst hands-on

Here at CES, we stumbled upon a smaller company that's notorious for all sorts of wireless and wired portable speakers that come in different shapes and sizes, as well as a bevy of bright colors. HDMX had some of their new products for 2013 out on display, and we ended up getting some hands-on time with their Jam Plus wireless Bluetooth speaker and the Burst wired portable speaker.

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Fitbit Flex takes on Jawbone UP with Bluetooth activity tracker

Fitbit Flex takes on Jawbone UP with Bluetooth activity tracker

Fitbit has revealed its latest take on the activity tracker, the Fitbit Flex, a new challenger to the Jawbone UP complete with Bluetooth 4.0 for real-time sync with a nearby iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The tracker slots neatly into a waterproof wristband, or can be removed and clipped on elsewhere, tracking steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned, and even sleep, and giving at-a-glance feedback on the wearer's performance using LEDs.

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AcerCloud expands support to iOS with new features

AcerCloud expands support to iOS with new features

It was at last year’s CES that Acer was seen touting the features of AcerCloud, but this year, the company has more to talk about. Acer has announced that AcerCloud will soon be expanding to iOS, meaning consumers will be able to share files between Apple’s mobile OS, Android, and Windows. This platform expansion wasn’t the only thing Acer announced today, though, as AcerCloud will also be getting a few interesting new features.

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Acer Iconia B1-A71 budget tablet announced to challenge Nexus 7

Acer Iconia B1-A71 budget tablet announced to challenge Nexus 7

Just as the prophecies foretold, Acer has revealed the Iconia B1-A71, a new budget tablet that seems to serve as the company's answer to the wildly popular Nexus 7. We've been hearing for a while that Acer was working on an inexpensive 7-inch tablet, and today that device was officially revealed. As you might expect, the Iconia B1-A71 isn't the most powerful tablet on the block, but its decent hardware and budget price might be enough to bring consumers flocking.

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RCA unveils new Mobile TV Tablet

RCA unveils new Mobile TV Tablet

The RCA name has lost some of the luster it had in years past when the company was a major manufacturer of TVs and VCRs among other things. The RCA name is back at CES 2013 stamped on the front of a new mobile TV tablet. The product is called the RCA Mobile TV Tablet and features a mobile TV tuner that is compatible with the Dyle mobile TV service.

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Roku now has over 700 channels

Roku now has over 700 channels

Roku has announced a significant milestone in the expansion of its streaming set-top box services. The company has announced that it now has over 700 channels available on the Roku platform. With the addition of its latest channels, Roku brags that it now offers consumers more made-for-TV entertainment offerings than any other streaming device.

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D-Link launches SharePort Go II router at CES

D-Link launches SharePort Go II router at CES

D-Link is on hand at CES 2013 showing off a number of new products including a new mobile router. The new router is called the SharePort Go II Cloud Router and was designed to meet all sorts of mobile needs for average consumers and professionals alike. The portable router was named an International CES Innovations 2013 Honoree.

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD cloud streaming gaming abilities revealed

NVIDIA Project SHIELD cloud streaming gaming abilities revealed

It was made plain this week at the NVIDIA presentation at CES 2013 that their newest beast, Project SHIELD, was a personal gaming machine that could stream games from the cloud with graphics and abilities only otherwise available to a PC. The abilities shown here were foretold earlier in the presentation this week via NVIDIA GRID, the company's cloud processing solution for the future of gaming. This system connects with STEAM to bring on the games you already play on your PC streamed - and played - through the cloud.

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD revealed as Tegra 4 personal gaming device

NVIDIA Project SHIELD revealed as Tegra 4 personal gaming device

This week NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsung Huang spoke onstage during CES 2013 about a brand new NVIDIA push for the future of gaming, that being NVIDIA Project SHIELD. Speaking on how their engineers are gamers and how gamers want to make what's most innovative and fantastic in this universe, Huang showed a video which constructed, piece by piece, starting with the NVIDIA Tegra 4, moving on to show three 3400 mAh rechargeable li-ion batteries, and an audio system all it's own - a tuned port and custom bass reflex. From there it only gets better for this personal gaming device the likes of which we've never quite seen before.

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NVIDIA Tegra 4 brings on “Always-On” HDR Camera technology

NVIDIA Tegra 4 brings on “Always-On” HDR Camera technology

This week the folks at NVIDIA made with the reveal of the NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC, a processor with 72 GPU cores - and with it came the next-generation NVIDIA Computational Photography Engine, architecture that basically gives your camera the ability to take amazing photos. This processor process takes a massive amount of image data in at once, allowing you to create what you'd only been able to do with HDR before here, now, with a single exposure - instantly.

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