CES2012 archive

  • Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock now available for pre-order at $299
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    Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock now available for pre-order at $299

    By 14 February 2013

    Belkin has announced that its $299 Thunderbolt Express Dock is now available for pre-order and will be shipping within the next week. The Thunderbolt Express Dock was first announced in September 2011 with three USB ports, an outbound Thunderbolt port...

  • ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe
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    ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

    By 10 January 2013

    ZTE will launch a smartphone in Europe in 2013 based on the Mozilla platform. Cheng Lixin, CEO of ZTE US, confirmed the plans in an interview at CES 2013, Bloomberg reports. Cheng went on to say that a US launch might also be considered. "We closely monitor...

  • New Sonos Playbar info leaks ahead of launch
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    New Sonos Playbar info leaks ahead of launch

    By 27 December 2012

    Sonos is the go-to company of choice when it comes to multi-room audio. We already love the Play:3 wireless system, but if information alleged to have appeared on the FCC website is anything to go by then there's a brand new Sonos Playbar just around...

  • LG's 84-inch 3D Ultra Definition TV starts to hit markets, at last
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    LG's 84-inch 3D Ultra Definition TV starts to hit markets, at last

    By 22 August 2012

    Announced at the start of the year at CES, LG's 84-inch Ultra Definition 3D TV has begun rolling out to markets. Initially the television will be available only in Korea, but from September  LG will reach further afield to Europe, Asia, Latin and North...

  • Intel Nikiski concept pictures and hands-on
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    Intel Nikiski concept pictures and hands-on

    By 1 August 2012

    The Nikiski is a notebook concept from Intel, incorporating a transparent panel in the deck in place of the traditional touchpad and palm rest. It's a prototype designed to show where Ultrabooks could go in the future.  Unveiled back at CES 2012, Intel...

  • Cyborg M.M.O. 7 gaming mouse pictures and hands-on
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    Cyborg M.M.O. 7 gaming mouse pictures and hands-on

    By 23 January 2012

    A couple of years ago, Mad Catz unleashed the Cyborg RAT 7 gaming mouse which was customisable to the hilt. It could be adapted to perfectly fit your hand, and featured a 5600 dpi laser for better response during play. Then there was the upgrade, the...

  • CES 2012: The technology of tomorrow
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    CES 2012: The technology of tomorrow

    By 20 January 2012

    CES doesn’t have to just be about conventional consumer gadgetry. Save for the usual phone and TV overload, there are often a few tech treats tucked away that not everyone notices. They tend to be prototypes or design concepts that may never see fruition,...

  • Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, talks the competition and the future
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    Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, talks the competition and the future

    By 20 January 2012

    "As I look forward, right now the conversation is about beginning of momentum. We have a range of devices, we've got some unique applications, the developers are moving in our direction, we are seeing this accelerating momentum, and that is all good."...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #68 - CES aftermath special
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #68 - CES aftermath special

    By 20 January 2012

    CES may be done and dusted but there's one more thing to do; the Pocket-lint team need to explain exactly what they thought of the whole shebang and reveal the best gizmos and gadgets on show. So, if you want to find out why LG and Samsung's OLED TVs...

  • CES 2012 record breakers
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    CES 2012 record breakers

    By 19 January 2012

    CES wouldn't be CES if there weren’t companies out there breaking records. If corporations weren't lauching the biggest, fastest, thinnest or simply the first, then they wouldn't be happy. As it goes, neither would we. With all the claims and counter...

  • Bing Maps to get Nokia branding on all devices - including rivals'
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    Bing Maps to get Nokia branding on all devices - including rivals'

    By 19 January 2012

    Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, has told Pocket-lint that we shall soon be seeing the Nokia brand name within other devices and not just the company's own phones. "You'll starting seeing the word 'Nokia' on a map that you get from Microsoft properties over a...

  • Nokia CEO: Android is too fragmented
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    Nokia CEO: Android is too fragmented

    By 19 January 2012

    Stephen Elop has told Pocket-lint that he thinks Google's Android operating system is too fragmented, a pitfall he wants to avoid with Windows Phone 7 and Nokia in the future. Talking to Pocket-lint at CES in Las Vegas, the Nokia CEO said: "We don't want...

  • CES 2012 by numbers
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    CES 2012 by numbers

    By 18 January 2012

    As the last rolls of the dice hit the craps tables over in Las Vegas and the casinos, bars and, let's face it, strip clubs see the final departures of men sporting Android t-shirts, it's time for a quick CES 2012 round-up.  It's been a hell of a week...

  • Simple.TV pictures and hands-on
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    Simple.TV pictures and hands-on

    By 18 January 2012

    It's amazing what you can find if you spread your wings from the main halls at CES in Las Vegas. Indeed, a visit to Caesar's Palace and the Rovi developers' forum was a fine place to see upcoming and existing technologies that may otherwise have been...

  • Casio G-Shock GB-6900 Bluetooth watch pictures and hands-on
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    Casio G-Shock GB-6900 Bluetooth watch pictures and hands-on

    By 18 January 2012

    There are a few Bluetooth watches available already, with varying levels of usefulness, but Casio's forthcoming attempt is different. For starters, it's a G-Shock, so is already worth the attention, and secondarily it uses the low energy Bluetooth 4.0,...

  • Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Controller pictures and hands-on
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    Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Controller pictures and hands-on

    By 18 January 2012

    CES 2012 may have been dominated by OLED and progressively "Smart"er TVs, but there's one product that caught our eye that wasn't quite as big an announcement, but as tasty nonetheless; gaming peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz has joined forces with the...

  • Philips Made for Android headphones coming for spring (pictures)
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    Philips Made for Android headphones coming for spring (pictures)

    By 18 January 2012

    Although it's been beaten to the punch as the first manufacturer to release Android-specific headphones (by Klipsch), Philips is, to our knowledge, the first to offer an entire range of, what it calls, Made for Android headsets. The range includes two...

  • Cubify 3D home printer pictures and hands-on
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    Cubify 3D home printer pictures and hands-on

    By 18 January 2012

    What has always seemed the stuff of pie in the sky will be coming to your home within weeks. 3D printing has been around on an industrial level for a while, but now a company called 3D Systems has come up with a version for the home called Cubify that...

  • Soul Party in Box pictures and hands-on
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    Soul Party in Box pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    Everybody who's anybody in the hip hop scene these days has a company churning out headphones with their name on them. Actor/rapper Christopher Brian Bridges, aka Ludacris, (see what he did there?) is no exception and has been the man behind Soul Electronics...

  • Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on
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    Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    Thermostats are dull aren't they? But they do control half of the money that you fork out every year on energy, so it pays to have a good one. And by good one we, of course, mean one that looks like HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Unlike HAL though, the...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III caught on camera?
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    Samsung Galaxy S III caught on camera?

    By 17 January 2012

    Well, well, well... what have we here? If web based speculation (mixed in with a heavy dose of hype, hope and guess-work) is to believed - it's the Samsung Galaxy S III. The unidentified phone turned up during a video that Samsung has published celebrating...

  • Acer Allegro Windows Phone 7 smartphone pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Allegro Windows Phone 7 smartphone pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    Acer launched the Acer Allegro Windows Phone 7 smartphone in France in October 2011. That made it the company's first foray into the the world of the popular Microsoft mobile OS and now there seems to be a decent chance that it will be arriving elsewhere...

  • Fujifilm X-S1 pictures and hands-on
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    Fujifilm X-S1 pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    Compacts with huge zoom ranges have been entering the market left right and centre in recent years due to higher demand. The Fujifilm X-S1 may appear to be much the same as its competitors, but it’s got some high-end features that put other superzooms...

  • Sony Walkman Z pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Walkman Z pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    We caught it as a prototype at IFA 2011 in Berlin, but it wasn't until the Android-running Sony Walkman Z series hit CES that it became a reality and a chance for Pocket-lint to go hands on with this suped-up media player. A match up of the iPod touch,...

  • Sony Bloggie Sport pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Bloggie Sport pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    Let us guess, you like your Sony Bloggie or Flip pocket camcorder but you are worried that you'll break it as soon as you get it out of your pocket. Those things are good, but they aren't very tough. In steps the Sony Bloggie Sport, announced at CES in...