Sony today officially announced the VAIO P Lifestyle PC, their answer to the popular netbook niche. The $900 1.4lb ultraportable measures roughly as long as a business envelope, and has integrated WAN WiFi b/g/n, LAN and Bluetooth with Verizon 3G EV-DO. It's around 10-percent smaller than the VAIO TT.
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At a press conference at CES 2009 today, Samsung announced the latest generation of their Interactive TV Experience, with HDTVs integrating DLNA media streaming, online video from sites such as YouTube, streaming movies from Netflix and similar providers, connected Yahoo! Widgets, and media such as photos, video, music and stocks. Yahoo! are calling this Cinematic Internet, bringing user choice, openness, community and customization to the television screen, controlled solely by a remote control.
Samsung announced three new Blu-ray players at CES today, both wall-mountable with slot-loading drives and BD Live 2.0 compatibility. The BD-P4600 is 1.5-inches thick and is Samsung's flagship player, capable of 1080p High Definition, content on demand and wireless networking with WiFi and Bluetooth.
Samsung has announced the slimmest LED-backlit HDTVs to date, in their new Luxia LED TV range. Available in sizes from 40 to 55-inch, the HDTVs all have a unified UI across all of Samsung's consumer electronics ranges, whether from digital cameras or home cinema systems, to the new full-touchscreen PMPs such as the Samsung P3 PMP. Three series will be available, the 6000, 7000 and 8000.
Today Sharp announced the new BD series of LCD TVs that include built-in Blu-ray players. Focusing on the needs of consumers the series will be available in 54” 46” 42” 37”and 32” sizes. This new line will incorporate AQUOS Pure Mode as well as a Superview Panel to enhance the viewing experience.
Today at in a press conference Sharp announced that they are taking extra steps to become more eco-friendly. The series of ultra thin LCDs are designed to be more eco friendly and are up to 30% more energy efficient than traditional LCD TVs using OLED technology.
SlashGear had the opportunity to sit down with rapper Ludacris and Monster Music owner Noel Lee at CES today, to discuss the artist's new Theater of the Mind album which has been remixed in surround sound. While Monster may be better known for their Cable hardware division, responsible for the Dr.Dre Beats and Beats tour headphones, the company also has an Superdisc audio arm putting out music DVDs in full surround sound. Company founder Noel Lee is responsible for High Definition Surround, a set of recording, mixing and reproduction techniques to accurately recreate the sound field of an original performance in high definition for 5.1 surround sound. Check out the full interview after the cut.
The Eye-Fi folks are at it again, this time announcing a new technology they plan to integrate into their Wi-Fi enabled memory cards. You were able to wirelessly upload photos before, and soon, you'll be able to upload video.
As well as LG's new plasma and LCD TV ranges, SlashGear had the chance to spend some hands-on time with the LG HFB-500 solar-powered Bluetooth car-kit speakerphone at CES 2009 this morning. The compact device can be recharged either by a standard AC connection - with an in-car adapter provided - or by leaving it on the dashboard to soak up the sun.
Olympus is readying two more cameras for the gauntlet - the STYLUS TOUGH-8000 and STYLUS TOUGH-6000. In case you haven't noticed, these cameras are supposed to be really tough.