Tuesday, 28 January 2014 14:01

Razer drops their own smart watch; the Nabu

Wearable tech seems to be the big thing going right now.  Companies like Nike, Sony, Pebble and LG have all got their hands in it with their versions of the smartwatch.  From the elegant to the downright gaudy, there are a lot to choose from right now.  We saw several of these at CES 2014, but the one that really set itself apart from the others for me came from what may seem an unlikely source: Razer. 

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Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:06

3D Printing for the Masses

CES 2014, Las Vegas, NV - We're all hearing a lot of buzz about the world of 3D printing.  It really is a remarkable technology, one of those few that come along that really do have the potential to change the world.  The ability to create parts on demand, choosing from thousands (or potentially millions) of patterns and several different materials, both conductive and non-conductive with a single machine makes that potential obvious.  If that machine is coupled with (or includes) a 3D scanner, the potential is even higher.  The 3D printer's versatility is what has created all the buzz.  From simple basic plastic shapes to functional firearms to human organs, the technology is incredible. 

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Samsung plans to introduce a new model of UltraHD TV at CES in 2013, the screen diagonal will be an impressive 85 inches (216 cm), which is an inch bigger screen than the competition from LG. So far it is not known when Samsung will bring their T  to the market and for what price (LG's model costs $ 20,000).

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Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:27

In Win Shows Their New Case Lineup at CES 2014

While many of the case manufacturers that we are all familiar with were absent from the showroom at CES this year, I did find my way to the display area for In Win Development.  They have had some excellent chassis out in the past that I’d have the privilege of reviewing, and while it had been a couple of years I wanted to see what their lineup looked like now.  I have to say I’m glad I did.

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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 20:41

Thermaltake goes back to basics at CES 2014

CES 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada – During our visit to the Thermaltake suite we had the chance to see some of the new products that will be hitting the market and what we saw was pretty impressive. To kick things off Shannon Rob walked us through two new cases that are tailored to the enthusiast on many levels. The first up on the plate was the Urban T81. This roomy enclosure can be setup for use with air cooling or water (even a massive water rig). I know that many of our modding friends will be drooling over this one and its little brother the V71. Shannon does a great job of walking us through the highlights in our video coverage (if you can get past the background noise).

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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:43

The Ladies of CES 2012

_MG_7270CES 2012 Las Vegas Nevada - As with anything related to technology we had to stop and admire the new "look" of some of the booths. We found that this year companies actually went far enough to teach the shopw models something about the product. Unfortunately a lunch on Friday (and the show closing at 4 instead of 6PM) limitefd the amount of time we had to capture this very important part of any CES visit.

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I had the chance to talk with Keven Scarpati of Razer at CES 2014 and get a look at some of their upcoming gear.  As usual, they have some very interesting things in the pipeline, but the top of the heap has got to be their newest take on the personal computer: Project Christine.

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CES 2014 – Las Vegas, Nevada. As we mentioned in another article it seems that CES is living up to its name as it becomes more and more about consumer electronics (gadgets, TVs, Mobile etc) and the computer industry moves into the background. So with that in mind, just what is going to be the “big thing” at CES 2014? Will we see something PC related as the darling of the show or will we find another item that steals interest and what everyone will be talking about.

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Friday, 06 January 2012 06:18

What to expect from CES 2012 Part I

CES-logoThe Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 kicks off in three days. At that time a multitude (you might even call it a plethora) of consumer electronics companies will head to Las Vegas in an attempt to get the masses that attend interested in their new products. Amongst the many regular attendees will be purchasing agents from big companies like Best Buy, Fry’s Target and many others. Sandwiched in there as well will be various media outlets from the Internet, Print and even TV.  All of this will go to make a merry chaotic environment that will be difficult if not impossible to comprehend.

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During the days leading up to CES 2014 there has been a lot of talk about how much the show has changed. Although tagged with the Consumer Electronics Show label the show is becoming dominated by items that, while loosely related, are not electronics at all. I am talking about entire pavilions filled with phone cases, battery packs, lanyards etc. These items are accessories to the products we buy, but in reality they have no real place a show like CES. This has led some to long for the days of COMDEX (Computer Dealer’s Exhibition).

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