CES 2013

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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Samsung Multi-View: No more “I want to watch something else” arguments

Samsung Multi-View: No more “I want to watch something else” arguments

Samsung wants to put an end to lounge arguments, adding a new feature to its latest TVs that allow two people to watch different shows - in up to Full HD resolution - simply by putting on a special pair of 3D glasses. Samsung Multi-View displays two different pictures on-screen simultaneously, each video stream being filtered out by one pair of glasses; meanwhile, speakers in the frames pipe through the correct audio.

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Huawei announces the Ascend D2 with a 5-inch 1080p display, we go Hands-on

Huawei announces the Ascend D2 with a 5-inch 1080p display, we go Hands-on

Huawei has just unveiled both of their latest and greatest Android smartphones today at CES 2013 here in Viva Las Vegas. First up was the larger than usual Ascend Mate with a 6.1-inch display, but what we have below is their flagship device. The Ascend D2 follows up on its successor with a 5.0-inch 1920 x 1080p true HD display, Jelly Bean and more. Read on for full details.

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Samsung SMART CAMERA 2.0 unveiled with devices galore to run it

Samsung SMART CAMERA 2.0 unveiled with devices galore to run it

The Samsung SMART CAMERA environment has been upgrade this week to SMART CAMERA 2.0, not just software, but an ecosystem made to work with a set of five new models of Samsung cameras. Photography with the Samsung WB250F/WB200F, the WB800F, WB30F, DV150F and ST150F will be much more advanced than Samsung SMART CAMERA machines of the past with evolved functions such as AutoShare and Direct Link. The new flagship machine under this brand is the WB250F, a WB long-zoom shooter with a 14.2 megapixel BSI CMOS (WB250F) or CCD (WB200F) sensor as well as a fabulous 24mm lens.

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Samsung Smart Evolution Kit, TV Camera and Multi-View 3D Glasses revealed

Samsung Smart Evolution Kit, TV Camera and Multi-View 3D Glasses revealed

Samsung knows there's more to a home entertainment room than a big screen TV alone, and the company has a bevy of new A/V kit including the much-anticipated Smart Evolution Kit. The latter - slotting into the dedicated bay on the back of high-end 2012 Samsung sets - adds the new 1.35GHz A15 quadcore processor that features in Samsung's UN85S9000 and other 2013 models, powering the latest Smart TV functionality and natural-language voice control. Read on for all the details of the new A/V range.

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Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung is going big with TVs at CES 2013: big in screen size, and big in resolution, with the record-setting 85-inch Ultra HD UN85S9000 at the top of a new HDTV line-up that also includes OLED models. The largest UHD set we've seen so-far, the Samsung UN85S9000 delivers four times the resolution of an 1080p Full HD TV, as well as 3.2-channels of 120W sound and all of the Smart TV functionality you'd hope for. Meanwhile, Samsung has refined its 55-inch OLED monster, with a special new 3D feature catering for two people wanting to watch different things.

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