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Hands-on: Audi Smart Display 10.2-inch tablet to control your radio from the backseat (video)

Hands-on: Audi Smart Display 10.2-inch tablet to control your radio from the backseat (video)

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German car maker Audi has debuted its 10.2-inch Smart Display tablet at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, which it hopes will lead to a better in-car experience. It connects to an Audi via Wi-Fi, letting passengers in both the front and back seats control the car's... >>

Watch the Samsung CES 2014 press conference right here (update - now with added Michael Bay gaffe)

Watch the Samsung CES 2014 press conference right here (update - now with added Michael Bay gaffe)

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UPDATE: The show might be over, but the entire stream (bar one specific event) is now available to watch in catch-up below. We've also got the clip (via CNET) of Michael Bay's now infamous meltdown. We haven't seen anything quite as funny for some time.... >>

Xperia Z1S is Sony's flagship in the US, coming to T-Mobile this month

Xperia Z1S is Sony's flagship in the US, coming to T-Mobile this month

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Sony is once again trying to bolster its line-up in the US. A year after the introduction of the Xperia Z, the company has announced another waterproof phone for the States - the Xperia Z1S. Essentially, it's the US version of the Xperia Z1 with a few... >>

Sony unveils tennis racket sensor, so you can track your swing over Bluetooth

Sony unveils tennis racket sensor, so you can track your swing over Bluetooth

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And you thought wearables only applied to your wrist. Between a bevy of 4K television announcements at CES 2014, Sony announced a whacky Tennis Sensor that can help improve your swing. It simply latches on to the bottom of your tennis racket, almost... >>

Sony 2014 4K TV line-up offers 4K Netflix

Sony 2014 4K TV line-up offers 4K Netflix

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Netflix CEO Reed  has announced that LG isn't the only company to support the movie-streaming services's 4K offering. Sony's new range of nine 4K televisions will also offer Netflix 4K support. Taking the stage at Sony's press event at CES 2014, Hastings also... >>

Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000

Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000

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Recording 4K has been reserved for pros in recent years, but Sony wants to put it in the hands of home film-makers. The company has announced the AX100 camcorder at CES 2014, its first compact 4K handcam that records at a 3840x2160 resolution with help... >>

Sony A5000 mirrorless camera, coming in March for $600

Sony A5000 mirrorless camera, coming in March for $600

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Sony is killing off its NEX camera brand, but don't think there'll be a gaping hole in its camera line up. At CES 2014 the  company announced a new A5000 mirrorless camera with a 20-megapixel APS-C sensor. In typical Sony fashion it's a small camera,... >>

Panasonic introduces multi-room speaker systems with Qualcomm AllPlay support

Panasonic introduces multi-room speaker systems with Qualcomm AllPlay support

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Panasonic has announced new multi-room speaker systems that uses Qualcomm's AllPlay.  The AllPlay solution  - during CES 2014 in Las Vegas - will allow you to beam music from your mobile device, over the network and into the speakers. The line-up consists... >>

Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T

Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T

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Asus announced at CES 2014 that it will be bringing the PadFone X to the US in partnership with AT&T. There's no word on when the PadFone X will be available or its price, but AT&T has confirmed it will be the exclusive partner for the device.  The PadFone... >>

Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid

Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid

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Asus has revealed a 13.3-inch hybrid at CES 2014 that runs both Windows and Android, while at the same time serving as either a laptop or tablet. Essentially, the Transformer Book Duet is a portable version of the Transformer Book Trio introduced in June. ... >>

Samsung launches next-gen Ativ Book9 notebook and Ativ One7 all-in-one

Samsung launches next-gen Ativ Book9 notebook and Ativ One7 all-in-one

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Samsung has taken the wraps off its next-generation Ativ Book9 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Release date and pricing haven't been revealed, but it will be available in Solid Black, according to the company. The 15.6-inch notebook with a 1920x1080 screen... >>

Samsung announces 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro

Samsung announces 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro

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Samsung has officially announced the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, opening up a tablet size it's not produced previously. The 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro features a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display, S-Pen, LTE capabilities, 8-megapixel... >>

Polaroid Socialmatic camera confirmed for 2014 launch, aimed at those who like to share

Polaroid Socialmatic camera confirmed for 2014 launch, aimed at those who like to share

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Polaroid has announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that its Socialmatic instant camera will be brought to market in 2014, capable of being able to not only instantly share photos on social networks like Instagram, but also print photos digitally through... >>

Xbox One sales in 2013 topped 3 million worldwide

Xbox One sales in 2013 topped 3 million worldwide

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Microsoft has announced its Xbox One console topped 3 million sales in 13 countries before the end of 2013. The next-generation console launched on 22 November in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the... >>

LG announces LG G Flex in US on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile for Q1 2014

LG announces LG G Flex in US on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile for Q1 2014

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LG says its LG G Flex curved smartphone will go on sale in the US during the first quarter on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. The US launch of the curved smartphone  - announced at CES 2014 - follows its launch in parts of Asia and plans for the UK. It's... >>

Samsung banner outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro a few hours early (updated)

Samsung banner outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro a few hours early (updated)

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A giant banner outside the Las Vegas convention centre confirms our suspicions: Samsung has plans to launch a new Galaxy Note tablet at CES 2014, and it will be called the Galaxy Note Pro.  The banner snapped by Android Central doesn't give a specific... >>

HP launches its second Android all-in-one desktop

HP launches its second Android all-in-one desktop

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Hewlett-Packard has taken the wraps off its Slate 21 Pro all-in-one desktop at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. But instead of choosing Windows 8.1 or even ChromeOS for the desktop's software, the company has opted for Android. "Chrome doesn't allow for a lot... >>

LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, compatible with iOS and Android

LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, compatible with iOS and Android

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LG has taken the wraps off a few details surrounding its Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, ahead of its press event on Monday morning at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.  Details are still scant, but LG does confirm on its South Korean blog that the Lifeband Touch... >>

Nvidia working to make cars more intelligent with new 'Super Chip'

Nvidia working to make cars more intelligent with new 'Super Chip'

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Nvidia has announced a car-focused version of its new Tegra K1 "Super Chip" at CES in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The new processor has the functionality to be placed in cars, in an effort to make your ride more futuristic. The chip will bring better graphics... >>

Roku moves beyond just set-top boxes, will now come bundled with some HDTVs

Roku moves beyond just set-top boxes, will now come bundled with some HDTVs

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Roku has announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that along with its set-top boxes, the company will begin placing its software in television sets as part of a Roku TV platform. The move for more marketshare comes after selling 8 million set-top box units,... >>

Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor comes with 192 cuda-cores, beats PS3 and Xbox 360 in performance

Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor comes with 192 cuda-cores, beats PS3 and Xbox 360 in performance

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Nvidia has revealed the Tegra K1 "Super Chip" at CES 2014, its next-generation flagship mobile processor, replacing the Tegra 4 and boasting better graphic performance than the PS3 and Xbox 360.  The Tegra K1 will not only be found in Android smartphones... >>

LG teases WebOS interface ahead of official Monday reveal

LG teases WebOS interface ahead of official Monday reveal

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LG has confirmed the user interface for its WebOS-line of televisions at CES 2014, without revealing too many details. The company posted a quick teaser on its South Korean blog on Sunday evening. It said webOS will be found on more than 70 per cent... >>

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad 8 tablet to compete against iPad mini

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad 8 tablet to compete against iPad mini

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Lenovo has taken the wraps off its ThinkPad 8, a Windows 8.1 tablet gunning after the iPad mini. The ThinkPad 8 features an 8.3-inch display (1920x1080) with a 2.3GHz Intel quad-core Z3700 Bay Trail processor, 8GB of RAM, and storage options of 32, 64,... >>

Kolibree aims for a healthier mouth with world's first Bluetooth-connected toothbrush

Kolibree aims for a healthier mouth with world's first Bluetooth-connected toothbrush

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If you thought the connected fork at CES last year wasn't enough to meet your tech needs, you're in luck. Kolibree has taken to the tradeshow in 2014 to unveil the world's first connected electric toothbrush. It will hit the market in Q3 2014 aiming to... >>

Valve's first 12 Steam Machines partners revealed: Alienware, Gigabyte and more

Valve's first 12 Steam Machines partners revealed: Alienware, Gigabyte and more

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Valve's big press event at CES 2014 isn't happening until Monday afternoon, but that isn't stopping Engadget from dropping a bit of information early. The publication has revealed the 12 companies that will be making third-party Steam Machines during... >>