CES 2013

We can see right through Samsung’s latest advertising

We can see right through Samsung’s latest advertising

If CES is all about grabbing eyeballs, then Samsung's transparent display cases could be the perfect promotional accessory: drop your new product in the box, load up a video, and see people queue up to gawp. First announced last August, as part of Samsung's push into atypical screen aspect ratios, the cases are intended to show off the company's efforts in transparent screens.

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Razer Edge (Project Fiona) gaming tablet Hands-on

Razer Edge (Project Fiona) gaming tablet Hands-on

Razer's poplar Project Fiona gaming tablet made quite the splash last year at CES but today it's finally been made official, hardware is final, and the gaming tablet machine will begin shipping in Q1 of this year. In case you missed it, Razer announced all the details this afternoon and renamed it the "Razer Edge" but we managed to get some hands-on pictures with prototype so lets take a look.

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Samsung NX300 hands-on: 3D mirrorless top-tier action

Samsung NX300 hands-on: 3D mirrorless top-tier action

This beast we're looking at right here is the Samsung NX300, just announced this week as the company's hero 3D-capable mirrorless camera - and it looks just as nice as it appears to work. What we've got here is not a SMART CAMERA, not a Android camera like the GALAXY Camera, but a full-on flagship made to be your professional digital top-notch hero for every single 3D photo you shoot from now on - and it feels just about as high quality as it gets, 20.3 MP APS-C and all.

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Porsche Communication Management System with Harman’s Aha hands-on

Porsche Communication Management System with Harman’s Aha hands-on

This week the folks at Harman have pushed their Aha system to several vehicle communications systems including Porsche, this system being the one we're having a peek at today. Porsche's Communication Management System is shown here working with the newly announced Aha integrated with vehicle systems. Here we're seeing the full 30,000 Aha internet-based stations in action, everything from internet radio to Facebook integration.

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ZTE Grand S LTE hands-on

ZTE Grand S LTE hands-on

There are naturally a ton of smartphones on display here at CES 2013, but we couldn't come to the show and not pay a visit to ZTE - especially when the company has its new Grand S phablet on the show floor. The Grand S LTE has been getting people excited ever since it was revealed last year, and even though it's no Galaxy Note II, it definitely worthy of all the attention its been getting.

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It’s LG versus Samsung in the curved OLED TV wars

It’s LG versus Samsung in the curved OLED TV wars

OLED TV? Meh, that's already passé: if you want to hang with the cool kids, you need a curved OLED else they won't let you into their treehouse. Both LG and Samsung wheeled out flexed OLED panels at scales suited to your living room at CES this year, showing off their skills at twisting organic light-emitting diodes and each claiming to be the first to do it.

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Archos GamePad hands-on

Archos GamePad hands-on

We're not exactly used to Archos making waves within the tablet industry, but the company definitely turned some heads when it announced its new GamePad last year. The idea is simple: make an Android tablet and give it physical controls for gaming. Mobile gamers frequently complain about touch controls and how they're not usually as good as dedicated controls, so why not?

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Vivitek announces Qumi Q7 HD pocket projector, we go hands-on

Vivitek announces Qumi Q7 HD pocket projector, we go hands-on

If you're into the portable projectors, Vivitek might be a name you're familiar with, and they just announced a new "pocket protector" called the Qumi Q7. We ended up getting our hands on the new device, and while the mini projector isn't really worthy of fitting in a pocket, it's still small enough that you can easily take anywhere without hassle.

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Panasonic 20-inch 4K Windows 8 Tablet hands-on

Panasonic 20-inch 4K Windows 8 Tablet hands-on

Panasonic has jumped on the 4K bandwagon, but not just in TVs: the company has a ridiculously appealing 4K Windows 8 tablet at CES, squeezing 3840 x 2160 pixels into a 20-inch frame. Officially a prototype, though one which Panasonic tells us is very likely to see production, the unnamed slate may not fit into your purse like an iPad mini, but it does have some compelling applications in graphic design, video editing, architecture, and more. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Thought Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV was huge? Wait ’til you see the 110-incher…

Thought Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV was huge? Wait ’til you see the 110-incher…

Samsung's Ultra HD TV reveal at CES yesterday was certainly impressive, but the company only brought out its "smallest" set to show on stage - there's a 110-inch behemoth waiting in the wings. Having joked that the larger model - which sits at the top of a three set line-up, with a 95-incher in-between - wouldn't fit through the doors of the conference hall where it held its opening presentation, Samsung saved the largest Ultra HD for an eye-searing display on its stand.

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Thrustmaster VRX iMotion racing simulator hands-on

Thrustmaster VRX iMotion racing simulator hands-on

We've talked about Thrustmaster before, and while it certainly has been awhile, the company made an appearance at CES this year with a new toy that a lot of racing enthusiasts would love. It's called the VRX iMotion racing simulator, and it's an all-out simulator that includes full controls and three massive displays.

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Turtle Beach PX51, XP510, SEVEN series hands-on

Turtle Beach PX51, XP510, SEVEN series hands-on

Turtle Beach has made a big appearance here at CES 2013 by announcing several new headsets that are both wireless and wired. The company announced a new headset specifically for Xbox 360 gamers, as well as an exclusive option for PlayStation 3 gamers as well. They also announced the SEVEN series for consoles, PCs, and mobile platforms that include “tournament-grade” quality and functionality. We ended up stopping by the company's booth and getting some hands-on time with the new products.

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