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Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Here at CES 2012 during Showstoppers, we've been fortunate enough to get a personal interview with no less than Lenovo's own Stephen Miller speaking all about the 1st IA platform smartphone based on the Intel Medfield chip, the Lenovo Racer-A SmartPhone, aka the K800. This device is part of the Idea Smart Phone K series and has a 4.5-inch 720p multi-touch display with fabulous viewing angles. This device is capable of playing back 1080p, 30 frames per second video - it's also got a 720p wireless display, full 3D media center, and an 8M AF camera on the back. The processor is the real hero here as it is, believe it or not, a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Medfield SoC.

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Insider Talk: Ticket to Ride for iPad

Insider Talk: Ticket to Ride for iPad

We're here at Showstoppers during the CES 2012 events in Las Vegas Nevada where we've spoken with Mark Kaufmann co-founder and VP of marketing for Days of Wonder, a group touting their board game cum iPad game Ticket to Ride. This game comes at things a little bit backwards - the group having worked with mobile games several years ago, quitting to work with board games. What they've done here is to get back into the art of mobile with this game which is able to jump above the one platform to the mighty, mighty iPad.

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D-Link Cloud Camera 5000 hands-on

D-Link Cloud Camera 5000 hands-on

The folks at D-Link have both revealed and shown off the Cloud Camera 5000, a ball on a pedestal with the code-name DCS-5222L with full pan and tilt capabilities and automatic day and night viewing. You'll be recording all of your best friends with the loving friendliness of a full moving camera which allows you "peace of mind" as they say all night and day. You can record 340 degrees and 170 degrees and will be able to control the camera from mydlink.com as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

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Toshiba Thrive 7-inch hands-on

Toshiba Thrive 7-inch hands-on

This week we've got the opportunity to take a peek at Toshiba's second Thrive tablet, this one a 7-inch device with many of the same specifications as its 10-inch relative. It's got the same rubbery ridged back and no less than a 5 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel camera to keep you video chatting and snapping pics galore. This device is set to be not necessarily the next generation device for Toshiba but a companion release for the 10-inch version that came out last year.

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ASUS Padfone 2012 refresh eyes-on

ASUS Padfone 2012 refresh eyes-on

This week we're getting the opportunity to take a look at ASUS new and upcoming mobile line, most of them tablets, but some of them oddities like this - the ASUS Padfone, a device which takes both a smartphone and ads a pocket inside a tablet to use both whenever you need whichever size. We've seen this device before in a couple of different iterations, and it's more than likely going to be dropping at Mobile World Congress 2012. What this 2012 refresh contains is Ice Cream Sandwich and a possible change-up of the processor manufacturer as well.

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ASUS MeMO 171 hands-on

ASUS MeMO 171 hands-on

This week there's been some confusion surrounding the two MeMO tablets ASUS has announced for release in the coming months ahead - there's the MeMO 171, the tablet we're about to look at now, it having Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a dual-core processor, and the MeMO 370T, that being the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with a quad-core processor. This MeMO 171 has been teased several times before, it having a 3D panel in the past, but here we've got the near-final version in-hand: Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to 4.0 eventually) and a Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core processor behind a 7-inch Super IPS+ panel with a cool 178-inch wide viewing angle.

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ASUS Transformer Prime 700 Series hands-on

ASUS Transformer Prime 700 Series hands-on

There's now a couple of Transformer Prime units out there in the world, the original which we've already had the pleasure of reviewing, and the 700 series, one with an improved resolution display and a boosted front-facing camera - not to mention a slight design differentiation on the back of the display. What you've got here is a slightly more expensive $599 and $699 for the boost in specs and updated hardware on the whole. Have a peek at what this device is capable of with our hands-on look at it as well as Shadowgun THD developers preview version for Tegra 3.

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Qualcomm Vuforia touted by Grover the Monster

Qualcomm Vuforia touted by Grover the Monster

The folks at Qualcomm have shown off their newest platform connection with Vuforia and Sesame Street Workshop. What they're doing here is connecting with this set of tools to help advance the world of children's education with the Sesame Street Workshop. To do this, they brought no less a character than Grover himself on stage to show off a toy called the Sesame Street Playset, a basic set of toys with one gigantic innovation: it works with a table to do augmented reality through its camera.

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Qualcomm S4 chip shows off Windows 8 with LTE speed

Qualcomm S4 chip shows off Windows 8 with LTE speed

Though it's been no secret that Windows 8 will work with a variety of chipsets in the near future, today we've bore witness to the very first demonstration of Windows 8 running on an ARM processor, Qualcomm's S4 chipset with LTE. Stephen Elop of Nokia stepped on the Qualcomm stage on the second day of CES 2012 speaking on mobile devices especially in the new adopter category, saying that a vast number of people in the world over the next few years will experience the internet for the first time ever through mobile devices. Elop noted that with Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips, Nokia will bring a world of Windows Phone devices to the market, starting with the Lumia line announced for the USA earlier this month and just yesterday - but that's nothing compared to Windows 8.

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CES 2012: We’re here!

CES 2012: We’re here!

It is once again time for the biggest show of the year, a week-long event festival by the name of CES - the Consumer Electronics Show 2012! We'll be here for the rest of the week, covering everything you'll want to know from gadgets to technology to oddities and back again. We've got a full team ready to give you what you want in full schedule of events through the beginning of the week and a fabulous collection of devices across the show floor through the end of it - you're gonna get so much CES 2012 this year your ears will be ringing.

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3M Touch 46-inch Projected Capacitive Display technology hands-on

3M Touch 46-inch Projected Capacitive Display technology hands-on

Ever heard of Microsoft Surface? I'm sure you've seen the videos before but if you haven't we have a new one below. This is the technology that brings a full capacitive multitouch tablet like surface to your coffee table, dinner table or any other large surface only our hands-on below is with a 46" tabletop.

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Toshiba 14-inch Windows 8 Prototype Hands-on

Toshiba 14-inch Windows 8 Prototype Hands-on

In case anyone wasn't sure about what we'd be seeing at CES this year, let me tell you -- Ultrabooks! They are a hot ticket item and we'll be seeing plenty over the next week. Toshiba is already running strong with a few sleek 14" laptops but we've spotted a brand new 14" ultrabook and have plenty of pictures.

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