Samsung’s new ‘ring’ speakers pipe sound in every direction

Samsung has tackled just about every kind of speaker you can imagine, but it hasn’t had an answer to hot-selling 360-degree speakers like the UE Boom. Well, that changes today: the Korean firm has unveiled the WAM6500 and WAM7500, its first compact one-piece speakers to promise room-filling sound. Both center around a “ring radiator” that […]

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Yes, LG will have new 4K TVs at CES next week

  Ending a long period of speculation, LG revealed that it will have new TVs of the extra-large, super duper high-res variety to show off during CES next week. While that’s not really a surprise, one thing we should note is that all of them are flat — no anti-curved glasses necessary here. Spanning eight […]

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With webOS and wearables, LG’s moving beyond just displays at CES

Samsung and Sony may grab a larger share of the CES fanfare, but don’t count LG out. It has quite the annual presence in Las Vegas, too. The Korean company uses the tech industry’s January soiree as the backdrop for a wide selection of product reveals — everything from wearables to smartphones to 4K TVs […]

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Kodak’s finally making smartphones (sort of)

For a while there it looked like Kodak’s moment had come and gone, but the past few months have seen the imaging icon fight back from the brink of irrelevance. Now the company’s planning to push a Kodak-branded smartphone, and thankfully it’s not going to sue everyone in the business along the way this time. […]

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How Samsung became the king of CES and where it’s going next

  Long before Transformers director Michael Bay choked onstage at Samsung’s lavish CES 2014 press conference, the Korean company was just another electronics outfit begging for attention. But after decades at CES, Samsung is now the undisputed king of the show. Its blowout media events are the largest and most difficult to get into. Samsung […]

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CES 2013: Tablet roundup

The tablet landscape has changed greatly in a year’s time, at least if you gauge what we’ve seen on the CES show floor. The 2012 expo was led mostly by high-end Android tablets. This year, Windows 8 understandably garnered much more of the spotlight now that it’s available, while Google’s platform mostly surfaced in the budget […]

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Razer Edge becomes reality at CES: Hands-on with the tablet-PC-game console

LAS VEGAS–Gaming hardware usually takes a backseat at CES, but this year seems to be an exception. We’ve already seen Nvidia’s blockbuster Project Shield handheld Android/PC game streaming device. Today Razer announced the Edge PC gaming tablet, and we took a good long look at and played with it along with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan at […]

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Three things I saw at CES that I’d actually buy

One seriously good bargain on a mammoth tablet, plus two handy gadgets for travelers. I’ll open my wallet for all three. LAS VEGAS–So I’ve pretty much wrapped up my visit to CES 2013, and you know what? I enjoyed it. Most of my fellow bloggers and journalists will tell you it’s a crowded, noisy, soul-sucking […]

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Plextor trots out M5M series mSATA drives at CES

Plextor just unearthed a new lineup of mSATA drives that will be targeted at enthusiasts looking to give their ultraportables an additional shot of adrenaline. Known as the M5M series, the diminutive chips will come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB sizes, each which boast a highly respectable sequential read speed of 540 MB/s. Meanwhile, sequential write speed for […]

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Rapoo TV claims to make ‘any HDTV smart,’ is compatible with iOS and Android

Less than 24 hours after announcing the H9080 wireless headphones, Rapoo’s let it be known that its CES 2013 repertoire also includes a little something for the living room (or bedroom, depending on where you prefer to enjoy your downtime). With its Rapoo TV, the company’s touting the ability to turn any HDTV into one with intelligent features — […]

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Visualized: Hello Kitty paints CES 2013 pink

Massive TVs, check. Slim laptops, check. Hello Kitty gadgets galore, check. So goes the typical CES checklist, and 2013 isn’t any different. Several of the feline-adorned paraphernalia we saw on the show floor were repeats from last year, but we did manage to find a few new Kitty-branded appliances and accessories that are sure to give you an insulin […]

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Eyes-on with LG’s streaming Smart Sound Bar

Among the many, many things that LG is unveiling at CES this year is the curious addition of a sound bar with built-in video streaming. That still sounds like a contradiction of purpose to us, but the Smart Sound Bar, also known as the NB3730A, is more fascinating once you dive into the details. The large-sized bar […]

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Hands-on with eFun’s Nextbook 7GP and 8GP budget-friendly tablets

Not content with showing off its handy aPen Touch8 for those Windows 8 laptops which lack touch capabilities, eFun also let us play around a bit with two of its newest Nextbook tablets here at CES 2013. For starters, the 7GP, as its moniker would indicate, is a 7-inch (1024 x 600) slate that’s sporting Android 4.1, a 1.5GHz dual-core […]

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JVC launches Procision slow-mo HD camcorder, refreshed Everio line at CES

When it comes to launching a groundbreaking flagship video camera at CES, JVC’s got previous. The company has outed the Procision GC-PX100, a 1,920 x 1,080 camcorder that shoots at 36Mbps, a bit-rate that the company claims makes it perfect for slow-motion and special effects work. Light will be pouring forth into a F/1.2 lens, a 1/2.3-inch 12.8-megapixel backside illuminated […]

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Cox doubles down on live streaming with new TV app

Cox Communications continued to build on its investment in live TV streaming, unveiling its latest mobile app at a CES presser. Developed in partnership with Cisco, the yet unnamed app will feature 90 live channels, On Demand content and personalized video recommendations for up to eight household members. Folks who don’t quite feel the recommendations they receive will […]

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NVIDIA’s CES 2013 event now available to watch online

Assuming you’ve already caught up on Samsung’s press event from yesterday, now may be a good time to see what NVIDIA unveiled at CES 2013 from the comfort of your own home, office or any other internet-connect place you might be. Naturally, you’ll catch a glimpse of all of NVIDIA’s unveilings, including that shiny new Tegra 4processor and the company’s Project Shield gaming console. […]

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