We’re seeing Skype slowly work its way into becoming commonplace on newly released entertainment based technology such as TVs and Blu-Ray players. The company is also winning some adoption on pocket devices and with the recent acquisition of Qik, it very likely that we’ll see that rate of growth explode. But as for now Skype is focusing on taking over and connecting living rooms everywhere.
During CES, Skype was demoing its product many different types of home theater devices. Panasonic and LG have been on the bandwagon for quite awhile with product support for HD Skype calling, and it now More >
At CES 2o11 we saw every kind of gadget imaginable designed for the business world, but what about the fun side of technology? Sifteo is one of the few new tech toys trying to bring the focus of fun back to technology. The company has created a game system in which small cubes have displays and wireless connectivity. The cubes are sensitive to touch, movement and they interact with each other when you put them near each other.
“Traditional game consoles have lost the tangible and interactive nature of classic tabletop games like MCo-founders David Merrill and Jeevan Kalanithi first came up More >
CES 2011 has definitely hit its quota for surprises, good and bad but one thing remains, this years show has been has been amazing. We’ve had everything from a mixed emotion keynote from Verizon to an announcement of glasses-free 3D TVs from LG. To say this year has been a roller-coaster would be an understatement. So after getting over our nerdgasms we thought we could put together a quick list of devices that have stood out so far. So without ever further delay, we give you the list of products (so far and in no particular order) that you should check out from CES 2011.
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Motorola was expected to make a decent but short showing at CES 2011, but what we didn’t expect was how Motorola would make up for the lack of devices to show off with the depth of each device. We were anticipating tablets and 4G phones with dual-core processors, we definitely got what we were looking and then some. The innovation from Motorola that was seen at CES was more than enough to make the company stand out.
The week started off with the official launch of Motorola Mobility as its own publicly traded company. This kicked off the new start for Motorola as a new beginning with an More >
During the Keynote speech from Verizon’s CEO Ivan Seidenberg everyone was on the edge of their seat waiting for the news that everyone expected to hear, but that news never came. We were all left shocked with our jaws on the floor when the keynote address ended and there had not been a single mention of the CDMA iPhone for Verizon‘s network. As for now we’re left clinging to the hope that maybe such a large announcement would be made by Steve Jobs at an Apple event rather than at CES 2011, hopefully. When do you think Verizon will stop teasing us and announce their plans for an iPhone on More >
It’s been a very confusing ride with Android, trying to figure out the official version number of Honeycomb, exactly what Honeycomb will be, and what version devices will be getting. CES 2011 has finally helped get some answered though. At first it was assumed Honeycomb would be Android 3.0, then it was assumed it was suggesting Android 2.4. The official and final word on the matter is that it is version 3.0.
Skype didn’t waste any time clearing up rumors this year at CES 2011. It was thought that the company would be thinking about buying Qik by the end of the show but it turns out the deal is already in the final stages of completion. With the buying out of Qik, it seems that Skype has plans to revamp a few key areas of their business plan this year. The company has unveiled a new premium package for those looking to do more. The premium packages coming in time with the announcement of their new group video calling feature which gives customers the ability to correspond in groups, instead of More >
After teasing us with its CES 2011 smart TV line up, LG seems to be bringing more to the table than originally expected. The new LK530, LV3700, LV5500, LW5600, LW6500, LW7700, LW9500, LW9700, PZ750 and PZ950 – all made up of LED, LCD and plasma models – are all models that will be getting a redesigned UI and a Magic Motion remote along with other exciting features. With the main menu being slimmed down -to TV Live, Premium Content, TV Apps and Launcher Bar- there’s now more focus on streaming content and LG Apps. You’ll get local streaming with LG Smart Share working with a web browser on More >
Something that everyone is excited to see at CES 2011 is the glasses-free 3D TV technology that Toshiba will be showing off. The prototype is the 56-inch 4k HDTV that uses a lenticular display, which means that from certain angles, viewers will be able to see a 3D picture without needing to wear specially designed view glasses. The 3D footage to be displayed will be limited due to the prototype on display supports 4K, it was originally designed for 2D content. Toshiba plans on playing loop demos of Final Fantasy which will have 3 available viewing angles for the demo.
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Just in time for CES 2011, Fujifilm has announced a new set of super-zoom bridge cameras for the S-series line-up. The FinePix S3200, S3300, S3400 and S4000, and the 18x FinePix S2950 are all included in this announcement and all 5 cameras have 14-megapixel CCDs, 3-inch preview displays and have the option of recording in 720p 30fps HD video. Mini-HDMI, connectivity, dual-image stabilization, face detection and recognition, along with smile/blink shoot functionality are all available. The S3200 comes with a 24x optical zoom, the S3300 a 26x, the S3400 28x and lastly the S4000 has a 30x zoom More >