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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review: first look

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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Samsung announced an update to its ground-breaking Galaxy Camera at CES 2014, and we were lucky enough to give an early sample an in-depth test while in Las Vegas. The final version will go on sale in February, with a suggested retail price of £399 inc VAT.

The original Galaxy Camera gained a PC Pro Recommended award, combining as it did the best parts of a camera and phone – a compact camera with built-in 3G, a full-sized screen and Google Android to power it, not to mention a phenomenal 21x optical zoom.

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Nanoport: the magnetic connector that could be built into all future phones and tablets

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

I spent a couple of hours in Eureka Park at CES 2014. Despite its name, it isn’t full of trees and gentlemen in baths, but is rather a place for nascent technology companies to showcase their ideas – and hopefully get some publicity, some financial backing and some interest from big companies.

Nanoport is one of the most intriguing ideas there. It’s a magnetic connector that could be placed in the corner of future smartphones, tablets and peripherals to allow other devices to connect.

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Forget Google Glass: LifeLogger promises augmented memory

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

CES 2014 is the first public place I’ve seen people shamelessly wandering round wearing Google Glasses, and to be frank those people look both ridiculous and a little smug. Not a good combination. But Florida-based LifeLogger is promising something different with its device: augmented memory.

While LifeLogger says that it’s the software that really marks out its product compared to anything else on the market, the most natural place to start is with the hardware.

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How to create and view 3D photos with your iPhone: meet Poppy

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Poppy3D cameraI’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to 3D, but this little optical box of tricks – on show at CES 2014 and now on sale via Poppy3D.com – caught my imagination.

Perhaps it’s because it looks so wonderfully retro, reminding me of those optical illusion boxes that were all the rage in the 70s and 80s. Or perhaps it’s the outrageous enthusiasm of Poppy’s co-founder, Ethan Lowry, on show in the video below.

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Hands-on demo of the Nuance smart watch interface

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

It’s easy to be cynical about wearable technology, especially with the level of hype about the subject at CES 2014, but when clever companies such as Nuance are creating genuinely user-friendly interfaces we can see the hype becoming reality.

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Toshiba Chromebook review: first look at the £249 13in laptop

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Toshiba Chromebook _Full_Prod_04Toshiba, it turns out, is like one of those kids that sits back and waits, checking to see who and what’s popular before joining the gang. Only now that sales of devices are starting to pick up has it signed up to Google’s Chromebook vision, and its first entry looks great on paper: a 13in display, full-width keyboard, nine-hour battery life and a design that looks precisely like a MacBook from afar.

To emphasise this last point, just take a look at one of Toshiba’s official photos – such as the one we’ve used above.

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Toshiba Kira review: first look at luxury Ultrabook

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Toshiba Kiro main shotToshiba Kira is the company’s new top-end brand (although the KiraBook has been out in the States for a year) so it’s no surprise that the sole version chosen for the UK screams luxury from every silicon pore.

The most obvious sign of this is the combo of screen and chassis, with a gorgeous 2,560 x 1,440 display offering incredibly vivid colours. At 13.3in across, that translates to 221 pixels per inch. While specs junkies may appreciate that, what really matters is that text looks sharp and pictures jump from the screen.

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Sony tennis racquet sensor is a smash hit at CES 2014

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Forget your smartphones, your 4K TVs, your wearable technology: this is what CES 2014 should be remembered for. Sony’s clever little Bluetooth sensor that sits on the bottom of your tennis racquet and tells you what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong.

It uses vibrations to work out what area of the racquet you’re hitting the ball with and then deduces how fast you’re swinging, how fast you’re hitting the ball and what type of stroke you played. If you shoot video with a Bluetooth-paired phone it can even match the two pieces of information together.

Sadly there’s no due date, no price and no way that Sony is going to let me smuggle one out of CES so I can improve my game. When it does become reality, though, it’ll be top of my wish list.

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Acer Iconia A1-830 review: first look at £139 iPad Mini rival

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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If you don’t fancy paying £249 for the Apple iPad Mini, we think you could be tempted by the Acer rival we played with at a pre-CES briefing: the Acer Iconia A1-830.

The most compelling reason is the price. At a suggested retail cost of £139 inc VAT, that’s a whopping £110 less than the iPad Mini.

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Acer Iconia W4 review: first look

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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Acer debuted its new range of budget tablets at a pre-CES briefing today, giving us a chance to get our hands on the Acer Iconia W4-820 – an aggressively priced update to the deeply underwhelming Iconia W3 we reviewed last year.

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