The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s largest gadgets and electronics trade show. It’s massive! And it is NOT open to the public. With over 150,000 industry attendees (like me) on hand to check out over 2500 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology that is ready for your living room, the 1.6 million feet of exhibit space is a gadget fiend’s paradise. Everyone from the big names like Sony, Xbox, and Samsung will be there. But, sometimes the most unique and incredible ideas come out of the smaller, more creative players. And from today through January 8 – 11, I’ll be your eyes on the floor.Let's see what's new gadgets come these day!
Samsung brought out a handful of demo units around 5-inches in size to show press, including a phonelike device with a screen that wraps around the side edges and could therefore display information like text messages and other alerts without a user needing to view the entire screen. A similar design puts the wraparounds on the bottom, while another concept (shown off in a video) rolled out like a scroll.
Folks over Gameonohio are lucky enough to get the information from Gameloft for its new year game: Blitz Brigade on CES 2013.
Willow Glass is as thick as a business card -- only 0.1 millimeter thick -- and as malleable as promised. I could easily bend it within its plastic laminate cover, but at this early stage in development, I wasn't able to handle the bare glass.
Amzer was demonstrating its Shatterproof iPhone protective film at CES and while we might not stretch as far as to say it makes your phone shatterproof, we can attest to it being pretty tough. The film is slapped onto the iPhone's face using nothing but a squeegee and some care and then the 4-layer film is set to save your handset from scratches and wear. Using a drill and then a sander our Daniel -- winner of this contest -- does some grinding and drilling to see how well it holds up.
It's no secret that iOS mobile gaming leaves us wanting when it comes to physical controls. Fortunately, at CES 2013, iFrogz is out to fill that void with the Caliber Advantage iPhone case-gone-console. The Caliber Advantage, an iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch accessory, uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to the corresponding enabled application rather than the phone itself. iFrogz mentions that a deal with Epic Games and Chair Entertainment to build the basis for the Caliber software powered by the Unreal Engine is in the works.
We'd seen the leaks, but this may just be a case of pictures not doing the hardware reality justice. Both of Sony's new topflight Xperia handsets are impressively constructed, though the ZL misses out on the Z's "omni-balance" design (read: hard angles and reflective symmetry).
CES 2013 has delivered big for Riptide GP fans, with footage of the jet ski racer's long-awaited sequel finally seeing the light of day on the Las Vegas show floor.
ZTE didn't wait for its official press event to take the official wraps off its latest flagship release, the Grand S: the company is previewing it in its booth. And in a rare match of marketing garble and specs, this grandiose moniker actually befits the hardware to which it's attached.
LAS VEGAS—Easy, cheap and good-looking? Sounds like what a lot of people look for in Las Vegas. But you're talking to a tourist whose every move's among the purest, and we get our kicks from cell phones, Sunshine. Thus: The Pantech Discover, the most smartphone you'll get for $50 with contract. I spent a few minutes with it at AT&T's developer conference here at CES.
Ready to make its debut on Cricket Wireless, we've spent some time with the One SV here at CES. In a great flame red finish, the specification sheet matches what we've seen on the Desire X and Desire C.
The Ascend D2 wasn’t the most guarded Huawei secret preceding CES 2013, as we’ve seen this Android smartphone in a variety of leaks already. But now, the Chinese Android handset maker has finally unveiled the handset, right alongside its 6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet.
Remember the good old days when the Galaxy Note was launched? Back when phones were phones, and tablets were tablets? The pundits laughed and predicted another failed experiment, but the Note just kept on trucking. Eventually, Samsung’s success inspired competitors to bring their own supersized phones to the market.
While we didn’t expect Samsung to unveil its 2013 flagship device at CES, we certainly waited for Sony to announce its own high-end super Android phone at this year Las Vegas trade show.
Did you happen to miss Samsung’s big announcement at the CES 2013 yesterday? If you got the time to spare, you can catch the magic unfolds right in your living room by viewing Samsung’s keynote presentation in its entirety.
Water-resistant nanocoating is something that has been around for quite some time but the Santa Ana-based company, Liquipel, recently debuted an improved version of its material, Liquipel 2.0. The company is boasting saying that the new version is up to 100 times more effective than the watersafe nanocoating that the company originally introduced during CES 2012. The product is designed to protect electronic devices from water damage, adding a vapor-applied water resistant coating that does not compromise the performance of the device.
At CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Orbotix company announced a new augmented reality game, The Rolling Dead. With Sphero’s help, gamers will enter the dark side and battle the walking dead. The Sphero will allow players to shoot fireballs at the virtual zombies. The app, pictured in action, will be available in the App Store early this year.
Tech Tips, which are being shown off at CES this year, claim to be more accurate and easy to use than all of those “conventional” styluses, though the company isn’t going to be winning any style awards.
Remember Neonode? The company's troubled N2 handset was so beleaguered with problems that less than a year after it launched, the company filed for bankruptcy. Since its lowest ebb, the company has reinvented itself as a component manufacturer leveraging its infrared-based user interface technology. Now it's demonstrating proof of concept hardware that shows off a way to add touch to any surface. Cool innovation or the reheated leftovers of an obsolete technology? Head on past the break to find out our initial impressions.
Corning demonstrated the strength of its third generation Gorilla Glass at CES. The latest version of its damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronics is based on a completely new glass composition, with durability enhancements developed at the atomic structural level of the glass.
Polaroid is exhibiting new cases for the iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini that let you attach various lenses at its CES booth in Las Vegas, reports CultofMac.
Sharp is showcasing its IGZO display technology believed to be headed to future iPhones at CES 2013, reports AppleInsider.
It's a high time for CES 2013, and since the first time in the year of 1967, CES had showed the whold industry undergoing a lot of changes,Over its 46 year history, however, CES’s attendance numbers have grown steeply, and this year’s CES, will likely be attended in larger numbers than ever before. As we move toward CES 2013, The verge takes a retrospective look at the history of the industry’s largest trade show. Here are some fantastic and weird photos of CES through the years by the verge.
Dacor's ninth-generation oven pulls together a 1GHz processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM and Android 4.0.3. It also cooks food.
We just got a glimpse of the CST-01 E Ink watch, the result of a partnership between Central Standard Timing and E Ink itself. The product has been in the prototype phase for a year, but it just went live on Kickstarter, with a funding goal of $200,000 and pre-orders available for $129 each.
Nestled in the corner of its home appliances stand, Samsung's upgraded T9000 fridge-freezer stood imposingly next to last year's model, but the major differences here are an expanded touchscreen and improved app selection -- including Evernote integration.
Otterbox has teased its new Defender case here at CES but there's an important new addition inside the iON Intelligence case -- this one is a bit more considerate how it charges your iPhone 4 (or 4S).
Plastic Logic may have bowed out of building its own e-readers, but that's not stopping the company from making its presence felt at CES. It's teaming up with Intel and Queen's University on the PaperTab, a 10.7-inch tablet concept built around a flexible, e-paper touchscreen.
After General Motors announced in November it was going to be one of the first car companies to market its new Chevy Sonic and Spark vehicles with the new Siri Eyes Free feature, today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas car maker Hyundai Motor Company also confirmed it will integrate the feature into its vehicles, although the company did not specify which models will be part of the initiative. More information right past the fold…
Nvidia showed us the future of mobile zombie slaying last night, when it gave CES attendees a brief glimpse of Dead Trigger 2 in action. The graphics card manufacturer unveiled the sequel to the controversial iOS and Android FPS Dead Trigger to demonstrate the clout of its new Tegra 4
Toy maker Lego announced at CES 2013 a new line of iOS-compatible toys that let children and robotics hobbyists create and command robots “that do what you want”. The kit turns your Lego creations into live robots that can be programmed without a computer. Previous Mindstorms incarnation dating as far back to the original model released in 1998 all required a PC.
Griffin Technology is on a roll at CES 2013. Among the product announcements they made at the show is this ultimate charging station that I’d definitely make good use of, the PowerDock 5. As the name implies, the main advantage is its design which makes possible charging of up to five iPhones, iPods or iPads at once, an indispensable feature for families that mostly use Apple’s mobile products (I know, filthy rich people).
It's going to be many interesting gadgets on CES 2013. Canopy promised a whole new world of smartphone control with its Sensus iPhone case in the fall, and they just show it out now on CES. It delivers 10-point touch input across the back and sides that lets apps add interaction without blocking the screen -- think of the PlayStation Vita's back touch and you've got the idea. That theoretically sounds great for gamers, but we'd like to see how well it works outside of a dedicated console.
This week the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 has been revealed: a massively powerful smartphone working with Android and a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display with an Intel Atom Z2580 processor (that’s Clover Trail, mind you) under the hood.
Lenovo announced their flagship smartphone, the K900, earlier this week. For those of you who don’t remember why it’s special, it’s basically a 5.5 inch 1080p monster with a dual core Intel 2 GHz Atom processor. We thought that would be the only device from Lenovo at CES, but nope, we couldn’t have been more wrong. The company just announced five handsets. Let’s run through all of them briefly.
In addition to that 8-core new Exynos5 Octa mobile processor that will most likely equip some of Samsung’s future flagship Android smartphones and tablets, the company also demoed today on stage during its second CES 2013 keynote its flexible display technology (Youm) on a smartphone.
What to make of two Archos-branded tablets that look almost exactly like Apple's ubiquitous iPad and iPad Mini? We weren't quite sure, honestly, but after spending some brief time with both Archos' Platinum 97 and 80, it's easy to understand why Archos went with that look -- the two Android tablets are beautiful, simple, and sleek.
Today we got a chance to play with some of the other colors besides black for the entry-level phone. Though the 4” device with 1.2Ghz dual core CPUs won’t be for everyone it’s not a bad low-end phone at all (though Windows Phone 8 stutters a tad with 512MB of RAM).
Nokia confirms that they will release PureView phone in 2013.
Microsoft didn't join the CES 2013, but the Surface Pro in CES attract our eyes.
Well, the remote controlled toys seems like the iOS or Android business, but WP8 will have it soon.
At CES 2013 yesterday Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance at Qualcomm’s keynote, where he once again reiterated that Windows Phone was doing much better this last holiday season than the one before.
First ad of Huawei Ascend W1 was released.
Let's make a comparison of two new Windows Phone, Samsung ATIV Odyssey and Huawei Ascend W1.
Hands-on of Samsung ATIV Odyssey
Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 device is here at CES 2013, the Ascend W1.
Samsung announces officially the Verizon Samsung ATIV Odyssey at CES 2013
CNET reports from CES with the above screen shot, showing the full specs of the Huawei Ascend W1.
we have known that many producer will bring their competitive products in CES 2013, but what about Windows Phone deivces?