Remember when we went to Asus’s CES press conference, and they showed us several nice-looking tablets, all of which we were told would run Android 3.0? I sure remember, because I was there. As it turns out, that might have been — there’s no polite way of putting it — a straight-up lie. → Read More
You forget about some of the fun stuff you’ve seen after having spent an entire week fighting crowds in Las Vegas while sick and tired. And I do mean sick and tired: I was sick flying into Las Vegas (you know the sharp, stabbing pain you get in your ears when your airplane descends from the heavens while sick? Yeah, I had that, and it wasn’t fun), and all that running around, lugging… → Read More
While planning the International CES, mingling with Congress and performing other presidently duties at the CEA, Gary Shaprio managed to pen a book. The Comeback goes into how innovation was America’s past and ultimately its future. Nicholas and I sat down with Mr. Shapiro for a few minutes to discuss his upcoming book, CES and how China invented gunpowder.
We also obtained permission to… → Read More
This is the CG CES Crew: Jon Orlin, Matt Burns, Greg Kumparak, Kyle Thibaut, Devin Coldewey, and John Murillo. Nicholas was somewhere else and I was taking the picture. They are the coolest bunch of guys you’d ever want to meet and we had a blast talking to you via Twitter and UStream all last week. If you’d like to see the things we carried, check out Jon’s post on his streaming… → Read More
Oh man, I was so pumped to get my hands on this thing. This is the beautiful retro-styled, APS-C sensored, dial-covered compact camera we heard about a few months back, and immediately fell in love with. It’s got a “hybrid viewfinder” that either works as a regular see-through thing with overlay, or you can flip a switch and it becomes an EVF. Plus, just look at that sucker. More… → Read More
CES 2011 was set to be filled with tablets and Panasonic briefly showed off their first entry into the form factor. Viera Tablet, as it will be called, will connect to “cloud servers” but that’s about all we know at this point. The tablet will be officially announced in Panasonic’s home country of Japan “in a few hours” although it sounds like it will be at the… → Read More
Here we are again: CES. We’re all here in Vegas ready to bring everything the massive trade show offers to your interwebs. There’s going to be livestreams, hands-ons, liveblogs, all with a fair amount of debauchery. CES.CrunchGear.com should serve up all your CES needs with the UStream window embedded up top and the latest news directly underneath. The Ustreaming festivities kick off… → Read More
Here we are again: CES. We’re all here in Vegas ready to bring everything the massive trade show offers to your interwebs. There’s going to be livestreams, hands-ons, liveblogs, all with a fair amount of debauchery. CES.CrunchGear.com should serve up all your CES needs with the UStream window embedded up top and the latest news directly underneath.
The Ustreaming festivities kick off tonight… → Read More
Sure, it’s not Honeycomb, but who’s counting! The sub-$200 Android tablet is available from a no-name OEM called AOC and weighs 1.1 pounds. It has an 800×600 pixel touchscreen and 12 hours of battery life. → Read More
So what the heck is this? It’s a Windows 7 “handheld” with a dual Intel processor and it’s designed for “gaming” including PC and mobile games. It also runs Office.
The company has thus far been famous for virtually nothing and they make smartphones and game controllers. We’ll be taking a look at it later this week. Burning question: Does it play Crysis? One more shot after the jump. → Read More
Vizio might just be the next big consumer electronic’s company with a set of announcements that should make the rest of the industry take notice. The company has long been a top player in the US domestic LCD wars and seems to be set to utilize their brand with a host of new software and hardware options. VIA Plus: Think the video transporting features of Apple’s AirPlay but instead of… → Read More
In what only can be described as the Dyson Nano, the DC35 gives you the power of an upright vacuum with the guts of the gun-like DC31. The long tube allows you to suck up spills without bending over (and lord knows I don’t want to do that in my house) and the main tube has a spinning brush along with Dyson’s powerful motor. The best thing? It’s cordless. → Read More
The march towards robot domance keeps rolling with iRobot’s latest releases that squeezes even more sucking and scrubbing power out of every round inch of the little devices. Just in time for CES 2011, iRobot has taken the virtual sheet off the vacuuming Roomba 700 series and the tiny floor-washing Scooba 230 series. → Read More
Asus always has a strong CES showing and this year looks like it might be centered around everyone’s favorite new form factor: tablets. The company released teaser pics just the other day that highlight the top-tier manufacturing but those pics seemed to ask more questions than they answered. They were of several models with a few of them showing unconventional configurations, which left us… → Read More
CES 2011 is next week. Next week! This year’s show is sure to be filled with a ton of craptablets and iPad knock-offs, but Asus is one of those companies that should be able to out a lasting and quality tablet. The pic above is a little tease of what’s coming — and surprise surprise, they actually shows off a good deal. → Read More
CES 2011 is just around the corner and in a rare bit of intelligent marketing Motorola is showing off what appears to be a new tablet, probably called something like “Buzz,” judging by the clever bee flitting around at the end. → Read More
It’s been a tough few years for the CE industry. GPS sales collapsed, the unfulfilled dream of 3D didn’t buoy the TV industry, and netbooks were eaten by tablets (one tablet in particular), sending manufacturers scrambling at the last minute to restart their long-dead design and assembly plans for slates. It’s hard out there for a Samsung, Sony, HP, Dell, etc. → Read More
According to Digitimes, Foxconn factories are currently assembling iPads 2 for shipment within the next “100 days” which, by my calculations, puts the ship date at around February/March or, if WolframAlpha is to be believed, March 17, 2011.
Foxconn is said to be preparing 400,000-600,000 units for sale. If this is true, we can expect a press conference in mid-January and a release date of… → Read More
The automotive space is quickly turning into a gadget wonderland and so it feels right to have the chairman of one the world’s most advanced auto makers speaking at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Ruper Stadler joins the list of keynote speakers that includes Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, CEA President Gary Shapiro, Verizon’s CEO Ivan Seidenberg, and Samsung’s President and GM of Visual… → Read More
Asus leaked some information recently about their upcoming e-reader, the DR-570. Not content to be a “me too” with the standard black and white e-ink product, it looks like they are going to be coming out with an OLED offering that might just kick the rest of the e-readers to the curb. → Read More