CES

Samsung flaunts UHQ 32-bit audio tech in new speakers

Samsung flaunts UHQ 32-bit audio tech in new speakers

Samsung may have just recently acquired the HARMAN half of the Harman Kardon pair, but we won't be seeing the fruits of that investment just yet. Instead, at CES 2017, Samsung will be showcasing new audio equipment that are still based on its own hard work. Make no mistake, however, as these are just as buzzword-filled as any Harman Kardon product. For 2017, it seems that Samsung's buzzword will be "ultra high quality 32-bit audio" that aims to trump the current "hi-res audio" hype.

Continue Reading

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 has crazy-long battery life

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 has crazy-long battery life

One of Lenovo’s newest laptops is the ThinkPad X270, a so-called ‘business road warrior system’ that boasts more than 20 hours of battery life despite a weight of only 2.9lbs. As with the “X” models before it, the X270 covers all the bases, offering all the ports, power, and features you could want in a daily laptop. This model will be available in March 2017 with a starting price of $909 USD.

Continue Reading

Lenovo ThinkPad 13 boasts USB-C, high durability, and a budget price

Lenovo ThinkPad 13 boasts USB-C, high durability, and a budget price

If you like what Lenovo’s new T Series and L Series laptops have to offer, but want a lower entry price, you should give Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 13 a long look. This model will be offered in black and silver color options alongside a modestly-sized 13.3-inch IPS Full HD display and a thin body at only 0.75-inches. According to Lenovo, this laptop is designed to ‘balance mobility and productivity.'

Continue Reading

Lenovo T Series laptops unveiled: thinner, lighter, and better than ever

Lenovo T Series laptops unveiled: thinner, lighter, and better than ever

Lenovo has unveiled its new T Series laptops, the ThinkPad T470, ThinkPad T470p, ThinkPad T470s, and the ThinkPad T570. This particular series of notebooks is targeted at businesses and business users, those who need a mixture of durability, expansive connectivity, biometric security, and lightweight designs. These four laptops comprising the refreshed line are thinner and lighter than past T Series models, and cover all the bases most users need.

Continue Reading

Lenovo ThinkVision P24h and P27h monitors boast ultra slim bezels

Lenovo ThinkVision P24h and P27h monitors boast ultra slim bezels

Lenovo has unveiled a new pair of ThinkVision monitors, the P24h and the P27h. Both monitors feature the same Think-brand style we’ve come to love, and offer a combination of ‘super narrow’ bezels and a 2560 x 1440 IPS display. The smaller of the two monitors measures in at 23.8-inches and the larger at 27-inches — both will be launching in March 2017 for $259 and $329 USD, respectively.

Continue Reading

Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 docks unveiled

Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 docks unveiled

Serious work requires a serious workspace, and what better way to set up that workspace than Lenovo's new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docks? The Thunderbolt 3 Dock is, obviously, powered by Intel Thunderbolt 3 tech, and it offers an extensive array of connectivity options. The USB-C dock is largely similar, featuring a USB-C port as well as USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 options. The USB-C Dock launches first next month for $199.99 USD, while the Thunderbolt 3 Dock launches in February for $279.99 USD.

Continue Reading

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 launches with Thunderbolt 3 and 360-degree hinge

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 launches with Thunderbolt 3 and 360-degree hinge

Lenovo’s new array of business laptops are great, but maybe you need something a bit more flexible — a device that functions like a laptop when you need it to, but that can easily be converted into a ‘tablet’ or something similar to it. Thusly enters the company’s new ThinkPad Yoga 370, the latest Yoga offering that brings a 360-degree hinge, integrated pen, and 10 hours of battery life.

Continue Reading

Lenovo ThinkPad L470 and L570 business laptops detailed

Lenovo ThinkPad L470 and L570 business laptops detailed

No one ever accused Lenovo of not having enough business laptops, and the same holds true leading into 2017. The company has unveiled a variety of business-chic notebooks today, not the least of which is the new ThinkPad L470 and ThinkPad L570 models. Both these laptops share many features, and indeed aren't too far removed from the likewise unveiled T Series. While these aren't the lightest ThinkPads out there, they make up for their heft by offering a vast array of features.

Continue Reading

Mercedes is making Google Home your car’s PA

Mercedes is making Google Home your car’s PA

Your connected car will soon chatter with your smart home, with Mercedes-Benz announcing it plans to be the first automaker to integrate its vehicles with Google Home. The functionality was revealed at the Mercedes innovation center in California's Silicon Valley, and will see your car personified in the form of a companion virtual assistant alongside Google's own. Although the full demo is being saved for the automaker's CES 2017 showcase, it gave SlashGear a preview of the technology.

Continue Reading

Xiaomi’s CES 2017 debut will launch a “global product”

Xiaomi’s CES 2017 debut will launch a “global product”

Is Xiaomi finally ready to break into the US smartphone market at long last? Is it not yet too late for the darling of the Chinese market? These and more will probably be the questions raised upon hearing about Xiaomi’s upcoming big splash at CES 2017, the first time it is heading to the Las Vegas event. What it really said, however, that it was launching a “global product”, which really could mean anything from Xiaomi’s dozens of smart products, from phones to rice cookers.

Continue Reading

Why VR is the future of gaming, Part 2: Toybox and human interaction

Why VR is the future of gaming, Part 2: Toybox and human interaction

Last week I wrote about my experiences with VR at CES in Part 1 of "Why VR is the future of gaming." I talked a lot about my experience with the Oculus Rift, and the Bullet Train demo. It definitely changed my perception of VR, but that wasn't my only great experience with the technology. Well, today it's time for me to talk about the experience I had directly following my time with the Bullet Train demo.

Continue Reading

Why VR is the future of gaming, Part 1: Oculus Rift and Bullet Train

Why VR is the future of gaming, Part 1: Oculus Rift and Bullet Train

Earlier this month I was with the rest of the SlashGear team at CES, and as you no doubt saw, VR had a big presence at the show. I was able to test out various VR offerings from different companies. Everything from Google Cardboard up to the Oculus Rift. While I enjoyed trying different things out, it wasn't until the last hour I was at the show that I began to truly understand just how much VR will change the way we play games.

Continue Reading