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CES 2013

GadgetGuy is heading to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year to report on the latest happenings in the world of gadgets and technology. Tune in from January 7 when we’ll be updating the site like we never have before!

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Yes, stroller speakerphones are actually a real thing

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.

8:58 am 19/01/2013 By Staff writers
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More than just TVs: TCL gives us the deluxe tour

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.

4:06 pm 18/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
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Samsung’s low light 3D lens is so many kinds of awesome

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.

6:03 pm 17/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
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Hands-on with Sony’s 5 inch Full HD Xperia Z smartphone

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.

4:42 pm 17/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
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Look out 4K, because 8K is already here… sort of

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.

1:42 pm 17/01/2013 By Staff writers
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Hands-on with Polaroid’s interchangeable lens camera

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.

12:20 pm 16/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
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Appliances get smart in 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.

10:43 am 16/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
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Phones for Goldilocks: hands-on with the S, M, and L-sized handsets of Huawei

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.

5:29 pm 15/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
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CES 2013 Recap: Day 4

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.

2:33 pm 15/01/2013 By Staff writers
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Kogan makes a budget 5 inch handset, but will it be good?

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.

12:27 pm 15/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark

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