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All posts tagged "ces 2010"


Friday, December 31, 2010

Laptop Mag Asks: Best of CES 2010 Where Are They Now?

Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Talk" @ 05:00 AM

http://blog.laptopmag.com/best-of-c...w#axzz19gIJIYWc

"Each January at the Consumer Electronics Show, companies gives us a glimpse into both the near and far future. And while many products we get a chance to see come out within the first or second quarter of the year, many take a little longer... if they come to market at all. And, of course, devices that seem to have promise on the show floor sometimes don't look so hot once we actually get our hands on them. On the eve of CES 2011, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at last year's crop of Best Of CES winners to see where they are now."

As CES 2011 quickly approaches where no doubts we will be teased and excited by many of the new technologies shown there, Laptop Mag raised a valid point when it asks 'Where is the tech from CES 2010?'. Every year we get shown all sorts of amazing things, but how many of them actually see the light of day? How many are vapourware? Laptop Mag reviews the devices that they gave awards to at CES 2010 and whether they were indeed successful or not.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More Information on the HP Slate Shown at CES 2010

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:38 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apwIiqIKf84

If this doesn't qualify as a teaser, I don't know what does - the video is a bit over 5 minutes long, but there's a frustrating lack of information about the HP Slate, a device we've talked about before. Date? 2010 is the only commitment. Screen size? Looks like nine or ten inches. Specs? Nothing is known. It looks reasonably thin, though not shockingly so - I fully expect the Apple slate device being announced tomorrow to be much thinner...but keep in mind that the Apple slate device is rumoured to be running the iPhone/iPod Touch operating system, not the OS X you find on Macbooks. There's a huge difference between the requirements of a full desktop OS and a mobile OS, so it's not a fair comparison - though I'm sure the comparison will get made anyway. 2010 is certainly shaping up to be the year of the slate computer, that's for sure!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CES 2010: The Worst CES Experience I've Ever Had

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 05:00 AM

CES: it's the geek Mecca. This year, for me, it was a train-wrecka (har har!). Join me on my journey of unpacking the frustrations and tribulations of a CES I'd rather forget. I need some catharsis from the five days I spent in Vegas, so this is more for me than you, but perhaps you'll find it entertaining in a "driving past a car wreck" sort of way.

When I went to CES 2009, I posted quite a few videos of what I saw there. Producing those videos in 1080p h.264 on my Dell XPS M1330 took a long time, so on December 9th I placed an order for a pimped-out Core i7-based Dell Studio 17. Plenty of time before CES, right? Wrong. Despite calling in a favour with a contact I have in Dell's CTO office, as of December 30th I still didn't have the laptop - the estimated ship date was January 8th, three days after I left for CES. Switching to plan "B", I went out and purchased an HP dv7, a $2000 Core i7-based laptop with a 17.3" screen and a weight of seven pounds. I was planning on bringing this beast of a laptop with me to CES to leave in my hotel room for video production, and I'd carry a netbook me me for day to day CES reporting. Then I started to hear about the security restrictions after the December 25th "underwear bomber" was foiled, and my already rocky start to CES prep got worse. Read more...


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Casio Adds Slow-mo To Its Latest Point and Shoot Camera

Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/08/...-super-slow-mo/

"We're suckers for slow motion video, and Casio's clearly tapped into a vast supply of FPS to feed our cravings. The latest in its series of high speed cameras is the Exilim EX-FH100 point and shoot. It does 10 megapixel stills, high speed burst capture and up to 1,000 FPS video."

Engadget have had a look at the new point and shoot from Casio called the Exilim EX-FH100. It has the ability to record video at 1000 FPS allowing to you capture some pretty good slow-mo video. This was on display at CES 2010 and they have recorded a video using it at the show that you can see on the Engadget site. It's actually a pretty nice bit of kit and one that many people who like to capture action shots would certainly like to have. Check out the video on the Engadget site to see the slow-mo in action.


Say Hello to Dell's Little Friend: The Mini 5

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/307..._medium=twitter

"Dell's 5-inch Internet tablet is to be called the Dell Mini 5 according to the company, suggesting that it will fit in its portable products range as the second handset to follow the Dell Mini 3 and slot in under the "Mini" range of netbooks. Dell told Pocket-lint the news at an exclusive round table event with a handful of journalists at its suite in the Palm's hotel in Las Vegas."

Pocket-lint has a bunch more photos of the forthcoming Dell Mini 5, and some further details such as the fact that it will come with both a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a front-facing one of unknown resolution. Exactly what you'd need for video conferencing. This could be a really interesting device depending on the price point. Has it captured your imagination?


Check Out the Boxee Box Interface - This Thing is Slick

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:33 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/08/...ace-demo-video/

"We're already gone hands-on with the Boxee Box and its sweet QWERTY RF remote, but now that we know there's a dual-core Tegra 2 in there it's time for a little interface demo with founder Avner Ronen."

I got a chance to spend some time with the Boxee interface, and I have to say, it impressed me. For years, I've watched companies crank out some great made-in-Taiwan NAS/media streamer hardware with good codec support and lots of features, shackled by a brain-dead made-in-Taiwan user interface. It's kept me from every purchasing a device - but Boxee has such a great UI that I think I may use this as the main interface to my media...leaving the loud, streaming/codec-crippled Xbox 360 behind. Boxee and D-Link may have hit a home run with this thing - check out the demo over at Engadget.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Intel Talks About CPUs for 2010

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 11:19 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/07/...d-core-i7-cpus/

"Intel has just concluded its first CES press event of 2010, dedicated to "announcing" the already well known Arrandale and Clarkdale CPUs. They will be part of Intel's planned 27 total SKUs coming in 2010, including four varieties of Core i3, eight Core i5s, and five Core i7 models. We were treated to a demo showing off a Core i5 laptop CPU running a 1080p video with another video stream overlaid on top of it with a measly 10% CPU usage."

Much of this leaked before CES, but there's still some good info to be had here. Highlights include an Intel wireless solution dubbed Centrino Ultimate-N 6300, which has three receive antennas and throughput of 450mbps, a Core i5 CPU that has two cores and four threads clocking in at 3.33 Ghz with a turbo boost up to 3.6 Ghz and a price tag of $196 USD. What's a bit surprising is that out of all the CPUs they announced, there's a lack of high-end CPUs...only the Core i7 860 is on the matrix with four cores and eight threads, and that's not a new CPU. Engadget mentions there's another Intel press conference tonight, so I expect that's where the high-end CPUs will get announced. We should be hearing about six-core i7 processors with twelve threads. Yowzers!


The HP Slate Device

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 10:40 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/06/the-hp-slate/

Engadget has a brief post about the forthcoming HP slate - notice how "slate" is the buzz-word this year at CES - but no one knows much about it yet. HP didn't have it out for display at the press conference event I attended last night (yeah, I'm at CES!), but we know that it's going to be running Windows. The question, as always, is how well can Windows 7 work on a small-screen device? Windows doesn't have a very flexible UI - there are assumptions about the screen size of the device being a certain size, and once you get below the 9 inch range, you start to get into problems being able to hit touch targets. Windows 7 is the best of all Microsoft OS' in terms of having reasonably-sized UI elements - the new taskbar area for instance has nice, big icons. Windows isn't designed for touch though, so how well will a device like this work? What do you think?

Tags: hp, ces 2010, hp slate

Dell Launching Small Android Slate Device

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 10:12 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/07/...west&refresh=15

I'm watching the Engadget liveblog of the Dell keynote, and just for a moment, the speaker took out a small slate-type device, looks like a five inch screen to me, and then quickly put it away. The new "tease 'em" style of press conference that Dell started last year with the first Adamo. It's running "Dell Andriod", version of Andriod that Dell is customizing for their devices. Sounds like different screen sizes are in the works, with different OS' as well.

UPDATE: Engadget and Pocket-lint were given a closer look, so check out the photos. Looks like it has a SIM slot, so expect a carrier partnership...

Tags: dell, ces 2010, slate

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

14 New HP Models Leaked in Advance of CES 2010

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:01 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/02/...k-ahead-of-ces/

"Holy smokes! A ton of unannounced HP laptops and desktops just came across our desk, in addition to those Envy models we saw just a few days back. Ahead of what we presume will be their formal announcement next week right around CES, we've got some details on 14 new models -- some more interesting than others."

Itching to see what HP has in store for the next few months? Engadget has the lowdown on a bunch of new models of laptops, desktops, and the HP Mini 210 netbook. Looks like some interesting hardware in the mix!


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