ces 2012

Robot Report: 25 New Consumer Robots From CES

Consumer robotics represented a small part of CES but had the same combination of glitz, glamour, marvellous stuff, misrepresentation, uninspiring products and hidden gems, just like the rest of the show. Let’s take a closer look at the latest in home robots designed for fun, education, cleaning, flying and more.


All The Latest Tech Gear You Need To Know About

CES is now behind us, but in its wake is a cavalcade of fantastic new tech gear. We covered it all during — and in the past week since the show — and compiled this handy list to keep you up-to-date. Without further ado, here are the new phones, headphones, tablets, televisions, laptops, cameras, lounge room AV gear, desktops and speakers you need to know about!


Screw 3D, The Future Of TV Is Holographic

That might be where we’re headed, but TCL’s prototype at CES was too much like that 90s arcade game, Hologram Time Traveller – more smoke and mirrors than Princess Leia freespace projection. The more immediate future of TV is all about OLED, 4K, Crystal Display, 8K glasses free 3D, and possibly, transparent screens. In fact, the Future Of TV Is Beautiful, Simple And Good [Gizmodo]


You Name It, China Can Fake It

The Chinese city of Shenzhen used to be a river town, now it’s home to 13 million people and responsible for much of the electronic knock-offs you see around town. Here are some of the most obvious examples I spotted at CES.


The Weirdest Tablets From CES

You’ve seen the best of CES, including those great upcoming Android tablets from Vizio and Asus. Now let’s take a look at some of the stranger things we saw, including some prototypes.


What It's Like To Be At CES: Sights, Sounds And Weird Stuff We Spotted

If the world’s most important Consumer Electronics Show was a music, then this might well be it. Complete with booth babes, OLED TVs, futuristic concept cars, strange new toys and robots, cute reporters, 3D printers, nightclubs, celebrities and Las Vegas hangovers. All footage taken during my trip to the US last week. Enjoy.


Sony's First Android Walkman Headed To Australia

Just like the iPod touch isn’t just for music anymore, neither is the Walkman. Sony’s Z1000 features a 4.3-inch (800×480) display, Tegra 2 processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with full access to the Android Market. Watch Gizmodo Australia’s quick hands-on video with the player from CES.


This Kind Of Ignorance Is What Gives Gadget Guys A Bad Name

At CES last week, in addition to all the gear and gadgets, there was something else on display: women. As with many trade shows — especially ones aimed at a male audience — CES was rife with booth babes.


Everything You Need To Recover From A Trade Show In The Desert

While we look back fondly at our adventures, we still get home feeling the effects of madly trying to cover every square inch of the technological Shangri-La known as CES.


Samsung Turns Any Window Into A Computer

Windows! Yes, not the phone, or the operating system, but the thing you fling open when it’s too hot, wave to your friends from, and perhaps throw rubbish out of. Samsung’s turning your household glass into a touchscreen wonder.


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