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26 products to watch in 2010

The gadgets and gizmos that caught our eye at CES

From genuine 3D technology to slick new e-readers, these products are the best of the crop from this year's International Consumer Electronics show. Get all CES news here.

Behind the tablet craze

If you're already sick of hearing about tablets, you can blame nVidia's revamp of the Tegra Mobile processor technology.

Tegra allows devices to be smaller and more power efficient by bundling multiple processor cores onto a single chip, and scaling their power consumption to fit the task at hand.

There's a lot of promise here: 1080p content on a 1kg device with all-day battery life will be sure to please any gadget-junkie.

We'll just have to wait and see if the performance lives up to the hype.
Nate Ralph

A really hot hotspot

Sprint's Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless is the first dual-mode mobile hotspot.

This elegant little device connects to either Sprint's 3G network or Clearwire's 4G WiMAX network (now in 27 cities; 80 by 2011), and then connects up to five other devices via Wi-Fi.

These devices can include an iPod Touch running Skype for voice, or a laptop streaming video wirelessly from sites like Hulu.

The Overdrive isn't the first mobile hotspot on the market but it is the first one to connect to major 3G and 4G networks.
Mark Sullivan

NEXT PAGE: A pocket-sized printer

  1. The gadgets and gizmos that caught our eye
  2. Full-featured pocket megazooms
  3. E-reader done right
  4. An avalanche of e-books
  5. Boxee gets boxed
  6. A media streamer in zen clothing
  7. Internet radio revived
  8. Double displays
  9. Stalking the wild gadget
  10. Behind the tablet craze
  11. A pocket-sized printer
  12. Sony (finally!) Says hello to SD cards
  13. The need for speed


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