CES 2014

Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX1 offers UHD recording in a small form factor

Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX1 offers UHD recording in a small form factor

As the price of 4K televisions drop and related devices expand, the demand for consumer-level Ultra HD camcorders is increasing, with such functionality even making its way onto a few smartphones. Today Sony has introduced, in addition to its latest Action Cam model, the FDR-AX100, it's first compact 4K Handycam camcorder.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 hands-on vs Galaxy Camera 2013

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 hands-on vs Galaxy Camera 2013

Here at CES 2014 we’ve gotten the opportunity to have a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as it sits directly beside the original Galaxy Camera released in 2013. This battle is one of details - while both machines work with essentially the same hardware setup in and around the lens setup, improvements have been made to the processing abilities and the aesthetic appeal of the camera in this 2014 entry. They’re both essentially the same size, too.

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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V next-gen model brings splash-proof body

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V next-gen model brings splash-proof body

Sony has introduced the latest model in its Action Cam lineup, the HDR-AS100V. With this latest model, which eschews the dark blue color in place of an ivory sort of white, the body itself is splash-proof, meaning while it won't handle being dunked in the pool, it can handle some water exposure without the waterproof casing. There has also been a boost in specs, and a new quality level that is more 4K TV-friendly.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact crams flagship features into a more manageable size

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact crams flagship features into a more manageable size

The Sony Xperia Z1 is one spectacular smartphone, no doubt about that. However, it's 5-inch size might be too much to handle for some. Now those who prefer a more handy version now have a way out as Sony has just unveiled the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014.

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LaCie Culbuto “roly-poly toy” USB Key brainchild of French designer Constance Guisset

LaCie Culbuto “roly-poly toy” USB Key brainchild of French designer Constance Guisset

Today here at CES, LaCie has taken the wraps off a globular, elongated USB key called the Culbuto. Designed by French designer Constance Guisset, this storage drive bobs about when poked or otherwise disturbed, hence the maker describing it as akin to a roly-poly toy. The name Culbuto itself hints at the drive's nature, being the French word for a weighted-base toy that rolls upright when it's knocked to the side.

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Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Joining the BT-200 smart glasses it rolled out earlier today, Epson has introduced its new line of Pulsense wrist wearable devices. The Pulsense watches and wristbands are centered around fitness and health, being ideal for wearing 24/7 for general wellness monitoring. Along with the line is also a developers program for those who want to make their own apps for the new hardware.

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Full Steam Machine 2014 starting lineup detailed

Full Steam Machine 2014 starting lineup detailed

This week the folks at Valve have released information - basic information, that is - on their first full collection of Steam Machines from a variety of manufacturers. What we're seeing is one machine each from the following creators: Alienware, Alternate, CyberpowerPC, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, Next SPA, SCAN, Zotac, Webhallen, Materiel.net, Gigabyte, Maingear, and Digital Storm. While we've seen a couple of these machines revealed by their makers before, we've never seen the whole group at once.

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Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses overlay the digital world upon real life

Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses overlay the digital world upon real life

Epson has introduced the next generation of its Moverio smart glasses, bringing with the new BT-200 model a variety of new features and a light-weight design and a "true binocular display" offered up by using miniaturized LCD-based projection. Essentially, the digital reality is overlaid upon the real world resulting in a variety of augmented tasks and activities, not the least of which having to do with gaming and video entertainment.

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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S official: We get it wet

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S official: We get it wet

Sony and T-Mobile have announced the Xperia Z1S, the US carrier's version of the Xperia Z1 that debuted in Europe back at IFA in September 2013. The 5-inch Full HD touchscreen is kept, of course, as is the 2.2GHz quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of memory, and - as we found here at CES 2014 - you can still dunk it in water and expect it to work.

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Samsung ATIV One7 2014 Edition AiO has Full HD display and storage boost

Samsung ATIV One7 2014 Edition AiO has Full HD display and storage boost

Joining the ATIV Book 9 refresh announced at CES today, Samsung has rolled out the red carpet for the ATIV One7 2014 Edition all-in-one, an update to the previous model that brings, among other things, a boost in the storage capacity and a Full HD display. Among the specs boost is also a promise of improved mobile connectivity, particularly in terms of PC-Mobile convergence with Samsung's various Galaxy devices.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition 15.6″ laptop promises “ultimate portability”

Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition 15.6″ laptop promises “ultimate portability”

Among Samsung's CES offerings today was the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition, an update to its previous model that brings, among other things, increased portability and additional functionality. The 15.6-inch display is being hailed as both 20-percent brighter and 125-percent higher definition than the original model, as well as having wide-angle viewing that allows it to be used in a variety of situations.

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Samsung Smart Home setup detailed

Samsung Smart Home setup detailed

Coming out of CES 2014, Samsung is heading further into the home. With the Samsung Smart Home setup, there will be an initial focus on Device Control, Home View and Smart Customer Service. But more than just the three services, Samsung's Smart Home setup will allow the user to take care of this with an app that will run on a variety of devices.

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