Ces 2013

  • FLIR One: An iPhone case that lets you see heat 'Predator' style January 11, 2014

    Las Vegas: Remember the alien with heat vision in the movie Predator? You, too, can now stalk people in the jungle by their heat signatures - or check your home's insulation for leaks, whichever is most useful to you. FLIR Systems is launching its first consumer product, an iPhone jacket that...
  • CES 2013: 4 gadgets that defined Vegas electronics show January 14, 2013

    Las Vegas: The world's largest gadget show wrapped up on Friday, and the organizers said it was the biggest ever, beating last year's record in terms of the floor space companies purchased to display their wares. What was it that drew more than 3,500 companies and 150,000 people to Las Vegas...
  • Microsoft may have exited CES a year too early January 12, 2013

    Las Vegas: Microsoft may have relinquished its starring role in America's gaudiest gadget show a year too early. After 13 straight years in the spotlight, Microsoft's decision to scale back its presence at this week's International CES deprived the software maker of a prime opportunity to explain and promote a...
  • A smartwatch runs for a year on a standard button cell January 12, 2013

    Las Vegas: "Smart" watches that talk to cellphones have been around for some time, but they've been hampered by their high battery drain - usually needing recharging every few days. At this week's International CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas, a startup launched a smart watch, the Cookoo, that...
  • CES 2013: Samsung shows off phone with a flexible screen January 11, 2013

    Las Vegas: By showing off a phone with a flexible screen, Samsung is hinting at a day when we might fold up our large phone or tablet screens as if they were maps. The Korean electronics company provided a glimpse of such a device at a keynote speech Wednesday at the...
  • CES 2013: Panasonic introduces new Windows 8 Pro, Android Toughpads January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Panasonic has launched two of its Toughpads at the CES today, one of which runs Windows 8 Pro. The Toughpads are designed to do exactly what the name suggests - be tough and rugged. The 10-inch version FZ-G1 runs Windows 8 Pro, while the 7-inch JT-B1 runs Android...
  • iPotty to electronic fork: The weirdest gadgets at CES 2013 January 10, 2013

    Las Vegas: From the iPotty for toddlers to the 1,600-pound mechanical spider and the host of glitch-ridden "smart" TVs, the International CES show is a forum for gadget makers to take big - and bizarre - chances. Many of the prototypes introduced at the annual gadget show over the years have...
  • Samsung, LG unveil super-thin, curved televisions January 9, 2013

    Las Vegas: South Korean consumer device makers Samsung Electronics Co and LG Electronics Inc unveiled curved, super-thin televisions on Tuesday, hoping to become early market leaders in new organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV technology. Considered the future of consumer electronics displays, the OLED technology is more energy-efficient and offers higher-contrast images...
  • LG shows new Panoramic Memo UX feature for Optimus Vu II January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: LG Electronics introduced a new feature, Panorama Note, on the Optimus Vu II for the first time at the 2013 International CES, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new feature Panorama Note allows users to create extra wide 3:1 ratio memos and drawings directly on smartphone displays. Panorama Note...
  • Microsoft sells 60 million Windows 8 licenses so far January 9, 2013

    Las Vegas: Microsoft Corp has sold 60 million licenses and upgrades for its new Windows 8 operating system in the 10 weeks since its launch, one of the top executives of the company's Windows unit said at the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday. The figure marks a solid but unspectacular start...
  • Panasonic shows off ultra-HD OLED TV at CES 2013 January 9, 2013

    Las Vegas: Panasonic is showing off a prototype TV that combines the two hottest technologies at this year's gadget show in Las Vegas: organic light-emitting diodes and ultrahigh definition. The president of the Japanese electronics company, Kazuhiro Tsuga, showed off the prototype during a keynote speech on Tuesday, the opening day...
  • CES 2013: Now, a digital pen that makes old monitors touch-ready January 9, 2013

    Las Vegas: Many people who have tried Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system without a touch screen have hated it because of the inability to use touch and swipe commands to get things going. Now, a company has made a digital pen to allow people to use Windows 8 on...
  • CES 2013: Day 1 roundup January 8, 2013

    The Consumer Electronics Show is the world's biggest technology trade show and plays a vital role in deciding the trends of the year. As the first day at the CES 2013 comes to a close, it leaves us with an array of announcements, gadgets and smart technologies to talk about....
  • Samsung on track to become top home appliances maker January 8, 2013

    Las Vegas: South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co said it is on course to achieve its goal of becoming the world's top home appliances maker by 2015, with sales growing an estimated 50 per cent by then. Samsung Electronics, which makes more chips, flat-screens, handsets and TVs than any of its competitors...
  • Intel shows off next-gen ultra thin laptops at CES 2013 January 8, 2013

    Las Vegas: Top chipmaker Intel Corp on Monday announced shipments of a new low-power chip and showed off next-generation ultra thin laptops and convertible tablets in its latest bid to prove that the struggling PC industry still has a bright future. At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas ,...
  • Sony introduces 5-inch Xperia Z Android smartphone January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Sony Mobile Communications introduced its new flagship Android smartphone, Xperia Z. The phone has a 5-inch full HD 1080p Reality Display, and is powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor. Sony Xperia Z's Reality Display is powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2. The phone sports a 13 megapixel...
  • CES 2013: Samsung unveils a range of new Smart Cameras January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Samsung announced the launch of new Smart Cameras, which include the WB250F/WB200F, theWB800F, WB30F, DV150F and ST150F. As new additions to the WB series of long-zoom models, DV series of Dual View cameras and ST series of Style Feature cameras, the new devices are said to combine high...
  • LG unveils 55-inch ultra-HD TV at CES 2013 January 8, 2013

    Las Vegas: LG unveiled a 55-inch TV that sports "ultrahigh-definition" resolution with four times the sharpness of regular HD television sets, kicking off what is likely to be a mini-obsession with the latest super-clear format at the annual International CES gadget show. The model announced Monday is the smallest in a...
  • Huawei unveils 6.1-inch Ascend Mate smartphone January 8, 2013

    New York: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd boosted smartphone display size and resolution on Monday with two new devices aimed at challenging much bigger rivals, including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. The Chinese phone maker, which is pushing to expand its brand beyond its home country, unveiled the Ascend D2...
  • Samsung unveils gesture-control TVs at CES 2013 January 8, 2013

    Las Vegas: New TVs from Samsung will recognise an expanded range of gestures so people can swipe through on-screen menus in a way that revolutionises the old remote control. Samsung Electronics Co., the Korean electronics maker that is successfully challenging Apple in smartphones, touts the new user interface as faster and...
  • Acer announces 7-inch budget tablet Iconia B1-A71, coming to India by end of January January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Expanding its tablet portfolio, Acer has announced the Iconia B1-A71 tablet at the CES 2013. The tablet features a 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) capacitive display. The Acer Iconia B1-A71 will be available with a starting price less than $150. The company confirmed to IBNLive that the tablet...
  • CES 2013: HP unveils the U160, its first portable monitor January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: HP has unveiled the U160, a 15.6-inch monitor that has been specifically built for portability. The monitor can connect to laptops through USB and includes a foldable carrying case that can also double as a stand. The 15.6-inch screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 and the carrying...
  • Lenovo unveils new Windows 8 devices at CES 2013 January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Lenovo announced its new lineup of Windows 8 devices at the CES 2013. The devices include IdeaPad U Series Ultrabooks and the IdeaPad Z Series laptops, and new models of IdeaCentre all-in-one desktops - from stylish A Series to the affordable and space-saving C Series. Lenovo's signature...
  • Nvidia introduces world's fastest mobile processor Tegra 4 January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Nvidia introduced Nvidia Tegra 4, which is claimed to be the world's fastest mobile processor. Tegra 4 is touted to offer exceptional graphics processing, with lightning-fast web browsing, stunning visuals and new camera capabilities through computational photography. Previously codenamed "Wayne," Tegra 4 features 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce GPU cores...
  • New Lego robotics kit talks to Apple iPhones January 7, 2013

    Las Vegas: Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit. Lego is set to announce Monday that a new, $350 Mindstorms EV3 kit will have the ability to talk to iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches through Bluetooth wireless...
  • Lenovo to release giant 27-inch coffee table PC January 7, 2013

    Las Vegas: Dismayed that family members are spread out over the house, each with a separate PC or tablet? Lenovo has something it believes will get them back together: a PC the size of a coffee table that works like a gigantic tablet and lets four people use it at...
  • Analysts predicting slow start for ultra-HD TVs January 7, 2013

    Las Vegas: "Ultra-HD" TVs are set to be the talk of International CES, the gadget show kicking off this week in Las Vegas. But the televisions aren't likely to account for much of the market even four years down the road. That is the conclusion of analysts of the show's host,...