Tagged: CES 2014

CES 2014: Audi introduces laserlight headlights that are twice more effective

Audi Quattro laserlight

Concerned about how automobile drivers see the road ahead in the night time Audi has plans to install laser light aided headlights in their future vehicles. Showcasing this new technology at CES 2014 on the Audi Sport Quattro concept car called Audi Quattro laserlight, the headlights are embedded with LED lights for low beam and Laser lights for high beams. The fact that laser beam is twice as clear (500 meter range) when compared to LED light making it safe for driving in murky weather conditions. And as an added incentive the laser lights do look good and are perfect for classy sport cars and coupes. But on the downside the laser beam lights are costly and have sensitivity towards heat making them an unpractical proposition for mid-range cars.

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CES 2014: Razer Project Christine modular gaming PC is invincible

Razer Project Christine CES 2014

Razer being a frontrunner in making leading gaming and PC equipment has taken the onus of giving the world its first ever modular gaming system that is customizable beyond belief. At 2014 CES Razer has revealed Project Christine prototype which is a modular gaming computer that even an average Joe can customize on will at any given time courtesy the PCI-Express architecture, meaning that you wouldn’t have to buy a new computer in case your CPU configuration degrades with time. More like a slot of hardware fitting console, Christine will have separate sections for slotting in new hard disks, RAM, CPU GPU or other hardware. Each of these wire free modules will have liquid cooling and noise cancellation so you can expect it to be super quiet and cool even while playing the most graphics intensive games.

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CES 2014: Sony Xperia Z1S smart, waterproof flagship Android smartphone on T-Mobile

Sony Xperia Z1S

Smartphones are unveiled in numbers at CES, one of the most appealing smartphone at the CES 2014 is the new U.S. flagship Android smartphone – waterproof Sony Xperia Z1S. Scheduled to be made exclusively available in the U.S. from T-Mobile beginning January 22 for $528 on 4G LTE network nationwide, the Xperia Z1S is the latest, one of the slimmest and perhaps the most durable smartphone from Sony. Accompanied with an IP58 rating, the Sony Xperia Z1S is the first waterproof flagship smartphone in the U.S. It features a 20.7 megapixel camera, Sony G Lens, BIONZ for mobile image processing engine, CMOS sensor and a 5-inch Full HD Triluminous HD display for mobile with X-Reality, making it the most pocket-friendly compact smartphone for Sony and Android buffs. Read More…

CES 2014: Valve teams up with Alienware to create the ultimate PC ‘gaming console’

Alienware Steam Machine

Well, now it is time for PC gamers to rejoice with Valve’s upcoming series of small form-factor gaming computers. The famed Half-Life and Steam platform creator has collaborated with 13 PC hardware companies to create 13 different versions of the so-named Steam Machine. The mighty Alienware (Dell’s flagship subsidiary) surely stands tall among these hardware giants, as is evident from its CES 2014 showcasing of an elegantly svelte version of the PC ‘gaming console’. The evolved build quality of the Alienware Steam Machine can be comprehended from the proportional size and the complementary style. This balanced embodiment is touted to have specs that are much more powerful (as expected) than the current-gen consoles of Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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CES 2014: Parrot unleashes their Jumping Sumo and MiniDrone wireless robots

Jumping Sumo and MiniDrone

We have already prattled about fitness trackers and portable storage devices being showcased in this year’s CES. And, now it is time to move on to the fun side of things. Well in this regard, Parrot is responsible for unveiling two delectable contraptions that would put a smile on any tech geek’s face. The French wireless products manufacturer started things off with the aptly named Jumping Sumo, a wheeled robot with its ‘springing’ nature that allows it to adroitly leap up to 80 cm in the air. The jumping automaton was accompanied by the MiniDrone flyer, which as the name suggests, is a diminutive drone with flight capability.

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CES 2014: Martian Notifier smartwatch is an analog timepiece with smart features

Martian Notifier smartwatch

Thus far we have seen smartwatches that have digital display but deep down our hearts we were longing for a smartwatch that looked more like an analog watch with the goodness of a notification display. Martian Watches seems to have caught on that wish and made a very fashionable smartwatch dubbed as Martian Notifier. Compatible with iOS and Android devices (Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology) the smartwatch is showing at CES 2014 and to be frank is quite impressive. Bringing the essence of a stylish analog watch to the forte it amalgamates all the elements of a good smartwatch into one wristwatch. The integrated 96 x 16 pixel graphic OLED display shows everything from notifications, emails, text messages, fitness stats, bank account alerts and even triggering camera’s shutter remotely for taking selfies or group shots. Notifier can also initiate voice commands on your phone’s speakerphone which is a good feature.
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CES 2014: Smartwatch + Health tracker = Razer Nabu

Razer Nabu wristband

Such is the excitement of gadget freaks for smartwatches and wearable technology that every company out there is considering adding smartwatch and health monitoring devices to their line-up. Razer Nabu revealed at CES 2014 clearly shows the influence of wearable technology in today’s gizmo world. A mix of smartwatch and health tracking device the wearable wristband features fitness product features and smartphone notifications. All the notifications icons are displayed on a small 32 pixel square screen and data such as text messages, emails etc. are displayed on a 128×32 screen panel. Both these screens are on opposite sides to each other, making one of them invisible when the other is being viewed, perhaps a privacy feature that users will like.
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CES 2014: SD card sized Intel Edison computer makes wearable technology more practical

Intel Edison processor for wearable gadgets

Seeing the future of wearable technology to take the tech world by the storm, Intel has created the world’s smallest computer dubbed as Edison which is based on x86 architecture and uses 22-nanometer process. No bigger than an average SD card, this revolutionary computer is designed specifically to pair up with wearable gadgets that demand more computing power for beefing up the functionality. Although the computer has Intel’s low-power Quark processor but it is still powerful enough to provide wearable gadgets with functionality that could not be achieve with Arduino chips.
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CES 2014: Forget Segway as InMotion R1EX impresses personal mobility lovers

InMotion R1EX Personal mobility vehicle

Giving some ray of hope to Segway lovers the InMotion R1EX SCV (Sensor Controlled Vehicle) is the smallest and lightest Deft Sensor Vehicle which won’t burn a hole in your pocket. The USP of this personal mobility vehicle is its ability to be controlled via a mobile app and an electronic SmartKey with the added benefit of being ultra-portable when you want to take it an automobile trunk. On display at the on-going CES 2014 International electronics show, the personal mobility vehicle InMotion R1EX has key features like voice controlled operation, magnesium alloy turning shaft for a lighter steering experience, sensitive footboard for precision maneuverability, ergonomic handlebar, vacuum tires and advanced battery management credentials.

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CES 2014: Little Big Disk portable storage device achieves speeds of over 1GB/s

LaCie's Little Big Disk

LaCie have already enticed us with their ‘artistry’ in the case of the Sphère, a gorgeous 1TB external HDD with a $490 price tag. However this time around, performance takes precedence over aesthetics with the Little Big Disk. Claimed as the fastest portable storage solution currently in the electronic market, the device is powered by Thunderbolt 2 hardware interface. When translated to figures, the file transfer speed shows an astronomical rate of 1,375MB per sec (or above 1GB per sec), which is exponentially faster than any USB 3.0 hard drive available in the contemporary realm.

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