Tag "CES 2013"

Yes, stroller speakerphones are actually a real thing

January 19, 2013

Spotted at CES was one of the more unusual uses for a Bluetooth speakerphone, though we were intrigued, and the more people we tell about it, the more people tell us that it makes sense.

More than just TVs: TCL gives us the deluxe tour

January 18, 2013

As you can tell by the live blog we had running during CES, there was lots to look at, and China's latest TV entrant in Australia gave us more than just the regular bunch of tellies, with computers, phones, and a window to the future. Literally.

Samsung’s low light 3D lens is so many kinds of awesome

January 17, 2013

One of the coolest things we saw at the Consumer Electronics Show year was a lens. Sure, there was a hot oven and some big new TVs, but Samsung has a new 3D lens to go with its new NX300 camera, and it is as clever as it is cool.

Hands-on with Sony’s 5 inch Full HD Xperia Z smartphone

January 17, 2013

Last year may have been the year of the 4.7 and 4.8 inch phones, but 2013 will be all about the not-quite-phablet size of the nicely rounded 5 inches, and Sony has shown us the first, heading to Australia in March or April.

Look out 4K, because 8K is already here… sort of

January 17, 2013

One of the pillars of CES this year was obviously 4K, with almost every major television manufacturer showing a TV capable of playing back the fuller-than-full-HD format, but we've seen the future, and it's even clearer.

Hands-on with Polaroid’s interchangeable lens camera

January 16, 2013

The company that once made the most used instant film hasn't exactly done much to keep itself relevant in a digital society, but Polaroid is branching out and trying to reinvent its cameras for today, and thanks to CES, we've had a play with one.

Appliances get smart in 2013

January 16, 2013

While 2012 heralded the arrival of a few whitegoods with forms of internet connectivity, it wasn't until the Consumer Electronics Show where we saw more companies embrace the idea of a smart appliance.

Phones for Goldilocks: hands-on with the S, M, and L-sized handsets of Huawei

January 15, 2013

Huawei has been making a name for itself with budget mobiles for over a year, and at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, the company was about more than just the low end, showing off phones for the small, medium, and large hands out there.

CES 2013 Recap: Day 4

January 15, 2013

The last day of the Consumer Electronics Show was only a few days ago from our point of view, but thanks to that whole human requirement of sleep, not to mention a fourteen hour flight, we were running a bit behind with our recap of CES.

Kogan makes a budget 5 inch handset, but will it be good?

January 15, 2013

We're back from the biggest electronics show of the year from last week, and that means it's time to look at some of the things we missed while we were reporting, so we're starting with local brand Kogan and its $150 super sized smartphone.

CES 2013 Recap: Day 3

January 11, 2013

Third day of CES was about seeing as much as we possibly could. Before going, everyone said "you can't do all of CES in two days," and boy, did we want to prove them wrong.

Google TV mates with TCL

January 10, 2013

With its 'MoVo with Google TV' platform, ambitious Chinese TV titan, TCL will integrate Google TV directly into forthcoming tellyboxes due in late 2013.

Samsung dazzles with new YOUM curved OLED displays and Bill Clinton

January 10, 2013

Ending with a moving speech by former President Bill Clinton, Samsung’s keynote event surprised many with new processor, memory and display revelations. Samsung’s President of

CES 2013 Recap: Day 2

January 9, 2013

Day two for us turned out to actually be the official day one for the show, and it saw big companies such as LG, Samsung, Sony, and more open their doors and show us their wares. We've walked around and have begun to make a dent on reporting here, so if you missed anything, it's all recapped right here.

Hello Kitty invades CES, spreads to gadgets everywhere

January 9, 2013

The doors have closed at the Las Vegas Convention Centre for the evening, and while I'm now typing on my bed, resting up for another day of more gadget overload, I can reflect on one thing I've learned so far about the Consumer Electronics Show: someone obviously has an obsession with Hello Kitty.

Sony champions 4K, NFC

January 9, 2013

At the Sony booth this CES, the story is 4K, 4K and 4K, with a bit of OLED and NFC on the side.

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