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Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin knows it can't count on the in-car navigation market to carry its fortunes, and so the company is ramping up its wearables focus, kicking off CES 2014 with the vivofit band. Tracking both movement and sleep, the vivofit hooks up to a computer via Bluetooth 4.0 or an ANT+ dongle, but the best news could be the battery life: Garmin says it'll last for a year on a single set of replaceable batteries.

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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 flexible TV headlines CES 2014 range: Eyes-on

Samsung flexible TV headlines CES 2014 range: Eyes-on

Samsung hasn't shied away from technology here at CES 2014, bringing along not only huge curved Ultra HD OLED TVs but a bizarre flexing set that goes from flat to curved at the touch of a remote control. The new sets, which span all the way up to 105-inches, take on LG in the "huge and you can't afford it" stakes, just like the 105-inch curved monster LG demonstrated earlier today.

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Samsung Galaxy NotePRO hands-on: 12.2″ of S Pen prosumer slate

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO hands-on: 12.2″ of S Pen prosumer slate

Samsung thinks it's time the tablet got serious, unveiling the new Samsung Galaxy NotePRO at CES 2014 today complete with a 12.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen, S Pen stylus borrowed from the Note series of phablets, and an all-new interface on top of Android 4.4 KitKat. Biggest of Samsung's Android tablets to-date, not to mention the most powerful, it's the company's take on what a keyboard-free slate needs to be in order to satisfy both work and play. We got to grips with the NotePRO here at the Las Vegas show; read on for our first-impressions.

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Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, 10.1 and 12.2 hands-on

Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, 10.1 and 12.2 hands-on

Samsung's tablet range is growing, with the company adding a new top-tier of Android slates, the Galaxy TabPRO line, intended to be just as at home creating content as they are consuming it. The three-strong line - starting at 8.4-inches, then stepping up through 10.1- and finally 12.2-inches - each offer high-resolution displays and optional LTE, along with the new Magazine UX interface that Samsung debuted on the flagship Galaxy NotePRO. Read on for some first-impressions.

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Huawei announces their Ascend Mate 2, a followup that actually impresses

Huawei announces their Ascend Mate 2, a followup that actually impresses

A few years ago, Huawei decided they’d go their own way. In their move from a device maker for the stars to a device maker for the people, Huawei did what they’d always done — and we liked — but put their name on it. The Ascend Mate, the phone many consider the first “phablet”, helped to raise awareness to the brand, and ruffled a few feathers in the process. With the Ascend Mate 2, Huawei is at it again, and bringing the same energy and focus that made our heads turn the first time.

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Pebble Steel hands-on: The smartwatch goes classy

Pebble Steel hands-on: The smartwatch goes classy

New year, new Pebble, and the smartwatch company that took Kickstarter by storm has cooked up a second model, the Pebble Steel, to continue its assault on the wearables space. Announced here at CES 2014, where SlashGear caught up with CEO Eric Migicovsky to check out the new watch, Pebble Steel takes aim at a slightly different market to the original version, those watch-wearers who perhaps didn't want to give up their classically-designed Rolex, Omega, or similar for the chunky plastic of the first-gen model. Read on for some first impressions.

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This is LG’s 105″ Curved Ultra HD TV

This is LG’s 105″ Curved Ultra HD TV

We're used to CES being a battle-ground for huge TVs, but key players LG and Samsung are outdoing themselves this year with vast, curved, Ultra HD models. LG's is the monster you'd expect, nearly as tall as the average person and incredibly bright. While we might normally be a little cynical of curved TVs, meanwhile, at 105-inches it's starting to show its worth.

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LG LifeBand Touch and Heart Rate Earphones hands-on

LG LifeBand Touch and Heart Rate Earphones hands-on

CES 2014 is turning into the year of wearables, and LG is joining the fray with the new LG LifeBand Touch and LG Heart Rate Earphones. Working either independently or paired up, the Bluetooth 4.0 peripherals together track steps and calorific burn, movement over the course of the day, and even heart-rate, along with delivering calls and music controls to the wrist.

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LG G Flex due for triple carrier US launch this quarter

LG G Flex due for triple carrier US launch this quarter

LG has confirmed the US launch plans for the LG G Flex, with the curved smartphone set to launch later this quarter. The phone will be offered on AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Sprint, the first curved handset to hit US shelves (unless Samsung can sneak in first with its Galaxy Round, of course).

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LG challenges Sonos with new home audio streamers

LG challenges Sonos with new home audio streamers

LG is taking on Sonos with a new range of streaming home audio speakers, offering whole-home music playback. Shown off at CES 2014 NP8540 and NP8740 pack 40W and 70W respectively, with both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as the ability to create a mesh network to expand coverage beyond the range of your WiFi network.

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ and BOOMBand wearable hands-on: Gunning for Moto G

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ and BOOMBand wearable hands-on: Gunning for Moto G

Alcatel has some big ambitions in the midrange, and it's counting on the OneTouch Idol X+ to bludgeon its way through the market. Revealed at CES 2014 - alongside a Bluetooth 4.0 wearable - the new OneTouch delivers specifications more akin to some company's flagships, like a 5-inch Full HD display, 13-megapixel camera, and "true octacore" processor courtesy of MediaTek, but with a price that Alcatel says will come in under the $350 mark unsubsidized. This isn't just frugality for its own sake, either.

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