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  • News: The end dawns for the classic TV remote

    People have been very friendly to TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, talking to them, waving at them, occasionally stroking their screens.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Stay on target

    Apple maneuvers Mac sales straight down a trench, Target is bringing expanded Apple displays (no more than two meters wide) to its stores, and Samsung says Apple’s TV plans are a one-in-a-million shot, kid. May the remainders for Thursday, January 12, 2012 be with you.

  • News: iCade Transformed Into iPhone Gamepad by Mod-God Ben Heck

    It's no lie that the iOS platform is great for handheld gaming--thousands of titles are available in the App Store at the tap of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch screen. However, ever felt classic games on Apple's iDevices would be better if the controls were actual buttons instead? Modder Ben Heck thought so too, and has come up with a clever gamepad hack using a GeekTech favorite, the iCade.

  • CES: Kingston updates Wi-Drive, shows off new products

    Kingston is showing off some new products here at CES 2012. It has announced several additions to its memory range, some new flash drives and a 64GB version of its Wi-Drive.

  • News: CES: hands on with Ubuntu TV

    Canonical is showing here at CES Ubuntu TV: a version of its Linux OS aimed at televisions (as the sharper among you may have spotted from the name). Ubuntu TV is still in beta – a spokesman told us it was really ‘more of an alpha’ – but it could be available on retail products within the next 12 months.

  • News: Forget quad-core tablets; here's a quad-core smartphone

    While some tablet makers are talking up the benefits of quad-core processors in their devices, Fujitsu has put a quad-core chip in a smartphone -- at least for a prototype version on display at CES.

  • News: iOS accessories on display at CES

    The International Consumer Electronics Show is a veritable electronics smorgasbord, full-to-brimming with televisions, tablets, telephones, and cameras. The iOS accessories market is no different, getting its very own dedicated pavilion at CES. Here are some of the standout products we’ve seen in both the iLounge Pavilion and the rest of the show floor throughout our CES travels.

  • News: Monster Power Gadget Lets You Control Your Appliances From Almost Anywhere

    Have you ever wondered if you forgot to turn something off? With Monster Power you may no longer need to worry about those electronic appliances posing a fire risk after you leave the house.

  • News: Camera and Camcorder Trends: Connected, Compact, and Complex

    What's ahead for digital photography in 2012? CES is a good indicator for what camera buffs will see in the year ahead. Based on what we've seen this year at CES expect Wi-Fi-enabled everything, big zoom lenses on pocket-sized cameras, and impressive full-frame DSLRs with beefy specs and prices.

  • News: Lawmakers seek hearing on Carrier IQ privacy issues

    Three House members today called for a Congressional hearing on the implications raised by the use of the Carrier IQ's software by wireless carriers.

  • News: Zimbabwe's Swav gaining in African handset market

    Despite the increasing number of imported and highly subsidized Chinese-made mobile handsets, Zimbabwe's only phone manufacturing company, Swav, is gaining ground in the African market.

  • News: LG Deal Means Bigger Android Payday for Microsoft

    Microsoft’s final curtain at CES 2012 has come with some well-deserved attention for Windows Phone devices. Truth be told, though, Microsoft makes way more money from Android devices than Windows Phone, and the payday is about to get bigger thanks to a new licensing agreement with LG.

  • Blue Microphones Unveils 3 New Mics

    Looking to upgrade the audio on your Skype calls, video conferences, or iOS music recordings? At CES, Blue Microphones is showing three new microphones for people who don't want to settle for mediocre notebook or cellphone audio capture.

  • News: Hands on with Atom-based phones at CES

    Lenovo's K800 smartphone running the Intel Atom processor was put on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show next to a reference design smartphone that could be used by Motorola and other smartphone makers.

  • News: Hands-on at CES: Droid Razr Maxx sports big battery

    The new Droid Razr Maxx unveiled by Motorola during CES has a stunningly large battery that's nearly twice as powerful as others on the market.

  • News: Ford Wants Vehicles to Monitor Your Health

    Ford Motors has announced a collaboration with Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects to bring health monitoring into cars, an effort that signals the company’s intent to move away from the in-vehicle "infotainment" systems some auto makers announced at CES.

  • News: Microsoft the Sleeper Hit Of CES 2012?

    Microsoft's final Consumer Electronics Show keynote on Tuesday was criticized for not delivering much in the way of interesting news, but the software giant just might be the sleeper hit of CES. Alongside big trends at this year's show such as Smart TVs, new display technologies, apps, and Ultrabooks, new handsets from HTC and Nokia running Microsoft's Windows Phone software are impressing the crowds at CES.

  • News: Home Theater Speakers Getting a Wireless Standard

    Nothing complements a big-screen HDTV like a great 5.1 or 7.1 home theater audio system -- but running wires to connect speakers in all corners of a room can get messy. Wireless speakers address the cable problem, but with no standard in place for wireless home theater audio, you're pretty much forced to buy a complete system from one vendor to be sure everything works.

  • News: Shazam Player app for iOS launched

    Shazam Player, a new music player app for iOS that offers lyrics and other artist-related content, is now available in the App Store.

  • News: Broadcasters enter new phase in mobile digital TV push

    A mobile TV effort by local broadcasters in the U.S. is entering a new phase, with two large groups of stations showcasing new partnerships at the International Consumer Electronics Show, but the initiative still faces major hurdles.

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