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  • News: Viewsonic: Monitors aren't just for PCs, but your phones, too

    In August, Viewsonic executives said that we should rethink the concept of the traditional monitor, extending it into the mobile generation by building Android into it. At CES, Viewsonic tried a simpler version of the same vision: simply allowing mobile phones and tablets to connect their content to the larger display.

  • News: Faster mobile storage from Toshiba coming next quarter

    Toshiba in the second quarter of this year will start making flash drives for smartphones and tablets that are substantially faster, smaller and more power-efficient than current NAND flash, the company said on Tuesday.

  • News: ioSafe unveils massive disaster-proof storage capacity with 1513+

    Every year at CES ioSafe has raised the bar for disaster-proof storage--often with dramatic demonstrations involving fire, or guns, or massive bolts of electricity. This year ioSafe scaled back the theatrics but announced a new product that lets you store massive amounts of data in a private cloud that can survive virtually anything.

  • News: Nvidia's G-Sync monitor tech makes PC games look smooth as silk

    At CES 2014, Nvidia is demonstrating an interesting new display technology that it first announced back in October. Called G-Sync, it's a circuit board that display manufacturers mount inside the monitors they sell--it can't be added to an existing display. The board eliminates annoying visual artifacts such as tearing and stuttering by synchronizing the display's refresh rate to the video card's output.

  • News: AMD to move away from CPU-only chips for gaming rigs

    Advanced Micro Devices is looking to move away from providing CPU-only chips for gaming machines, instead switching over to accelerated processing units (APUs) that integrate CPUs with graphics cores.

  • News: AMD's Kaveri chips bring computing, graphics closer in function and name

    AMD said Monday that the two new members of its A-series "Kaveri" chips are now available for preorder, and launching January 14. But the biggest update to its new hybrid CPUs with integrated graphics may be one of terminology.

  • News: Intel CEO points toward wearable future with 'smart earbud', smartwatch

    Last year, Intel announced the Quark , an embedded processor that Intel said would fuel the wearable market. On Monday night at CES, Intel announced the "Edison," the next-generation of Quark, along with a ton of wearable prototypes--including, yes, the obligatory smartwatch.

  • News: Welcome to the era of radical innovation

    Moore's Law created a stable era for technology, and now that era is nearing its end. But it may be a blessing to say goodbye to a rule that's driven the semiconductor industry since the 1960s.

  • News: Intel chief opens CES with parade of wearables

    Intel's CEO, battling to keep the company relevant as computing moves beyond the PC, introduced a new line of wearable computers Monday night, including a connected smartwatch and a pair of earbuds with a built-in heart monitor.

  • News: GlobalFoundries names former Motorola Mobility chief as CEO

    GlobalFoundries, a contract chip manufacturer that works closely with semiconductor companies, appointed former Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha as its chief executive Monday.

  • News: Intel developing smart bracelet, parades wearable devices

    Intel is developing a smart wrist device and showing a host of prototype wearable devices at this week's International CES trade show with the hope to find the next big hit.

  • News: Intel's smallest computer to power wearable devices

    Intel hopes a new mini-computer the size of an SD card will drive growth for it in the wearables market.

  • News: Asus shows off WQHD gaming monitor and jumps into the 4K display frenzy

    Asus showed off two new displays at CES on Monday. The Republic of Gaming Swift PG278Q (pictured above) targets gamers with a 27-inch monitor that boasts resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels and a super-fast response time of just one millisecond. The company also joined a number of other manufacturers in announcing a 4K computer monitor, the PB287Q, which delivers resolution up to 3840 by 2160 pixels in a 28-inch display.

  • News: Next ARM server chip maker: Qualcomm?

    Qualcomm's CEO said his company has the capabilities to build ARM server chips but was careful not to disclose any product plans at the International CES in Las Vegas.

  • News: 3D webcams will help PCs read human emotions

    Intel wants to bridge the gap between the virtual and real worlds with the help of 3D webcams, which the company hopes will replace the mundane 2D cameras in laptops and tablets by the second half of this year.

  • News: Qualcomm brings its Snapdragon chip to the car

    A lot of cars already resemble mobile entertainment systems, with TV screens and video games to keep everyone except -- hopefully -- the driver occupied. But they'll get even smarter (and probably more chaotic) if this year's International CES is anything to go by.

  • News: New chips equipped for 4K video streaming

    Makers of cable boxes and video streaming devices will soon have the option of delivering 4K video with STMicroelectronics' new chips, which will decode the emerging HEVC video codec and support the HDMI 2.0 video delivery specification.

  • News: iPhone graphics chip designer adds more oomph to GPUs

    Imagination Technologies, which designs graphics chips used in the iPhone and other top mobile products, is promising "console quality graphics" with an updated GPU lineup announced on Monday.

  • News: LenovoEMC bumps speed, adds BitTorrent into next-gen NAS

    Looking for a network-attached storage option that can archive video by day and download it by night? The LenovoEMC px4-400d may be just what the doctor ordered.

  • News: SanDisk boosts portable wireless memory with 64GB Connect drive

    SanDisk showed off a 64GB version of its Connect Wireless Flash Drive at the 2014 International CES show on Monday, an upgrade to a small drive announced last July that lets users send data such as photos and videos across platforms via Wi-Fi.


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