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Hands on with RIM’s PlayBook

After hearing so much about RIM's PlayBook it was good to get the opportunity to take this one for a spin, and while I certainly see what the fuss is about the device still faces hurdles ahead.

By Melissa J. Perenson | 08 January, 2011 06:45

Tags: CES, research in motion, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hardware systems, tablets, tablet PCs, laptops, CES 2011, RIM BlackBerry, tablet PC

Gets serious with tablets, 4G, NAS, pocket projectors

CES 2011 has plenty to offer the consumer world, but increasingly it brings major business tech advances, too. This year, we're seeing a flood of new offerings that will make doing business on the road easier, more engaging, and a whole lot more productive. Thanks to a host of new tablets, a flurry of 4G wireless offerings, some cool new networked storage options, and a bunch of itty bitty projectors, this CES is shaping up to be a road warrior's fantasy.

By Robert Strohmeyer | 08 January, 2011 06:33

Tags: Motorola, CES, storage, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hardware systems, nas, Dell, projectors, tablet PC, network-attached storage, tablets, Lenovo, tablet PCs, laptops

Google Books: A library on your Android phone

E-book readers, such as the Kindle and Nook, have become popular thanks to the convenience of carrying an entire library's worth of books on one device. But if you don't have room in your budget for a Kindle, fret not: Your Android phone can serve as a capable and pocket-size e-reader in its own right. Google has joined the e-publishing fray with its Google Books service, and now the Google Books app for Android brings the vast Google Books catalog to your phone.

By Brent W. Hopkins | 09 January, 2011 04:00

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, apps, Phones, Android, software

The geekiest gadgets of CES 2011

CES 2011 saw the announcement of lots of Android tablets, gobs of 3D HDTVs, cameras galore, and smartphones coming out the wazoo. All that stuff is great, but that's not really what GeekTech is all about. No. We want the Geek. We want the weird tech, the awesome tech, the stuff that pushes the limits. And luckily for us, there was plenty on show this year in Vegas. Submitted for your approval and enjoyment, here are some of the geekiest finds from CES 2011.

By Armando Rodriguez and Nick Mediati | 09 January, 2011 04:21

Tags: CES, gadgets, consumer electronics, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo, CES 2011

Verizon iPhone expected Tuesday

Once again someone "familiar with the matter" is confirming what everybody suspects: Verizon will announce it's getting a version of the iPhone at a Tuesday event in New York.

By Paul Suarez | 09 January, 2011 10:28

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, verizon, smartphones, iPhone, Phones

Mitsubishi unfurls a 92-inch 3D TV

Mitsubishi expects its 92-inch 3D TV to be the largest consumer television on the market when it launches mid-year -- even if very few consumers can afford it.

By Jared Newman | 08 January, 2011 13:21

Tags: HDTV, CES, consumer electronics, Mitsubishi, home entertainment, CES 2011

New Dolby System Looks to Improve Laptop Sound

Dolby's new PC Entertainment Experience 4, or PPEv4, pushes the capacity of one of the weakest sound players on the planet: the laptop. Built into the new line of Acer Aspire Ethos computers, PPEv4 sounded great and didn’t disappoint at CES this week.

By Damon Brown | 08 January, 2011 13:27

Tags: CES, laptop accessories, consumer electronics, speakers, Dolby, CES 2011, acer, audio

Blu-ray continues to thrive, in spite of streaming threat

Hard to believe that just five years ago at CES, the Blu-ray Disc specification first announced. And five years on, with one format war under our belt, and another scuffle brewing, Blu-ray is in fact doing very well.

By Melissa J. Perenson | 08 January, 2011 02:03

Tags: CES, Parsons, blu-ray, consumer electronics, Blu-ray players, home entertainment, CES 2011

Dreaming of an open source CES 2012

It's been an interesting week watching all the many products coming out of this year's CES, with all their shiny new features and innovative appeal.

By Katherine Noyes | 09 January, 2011 04:39

Tags: open source, Linux, CES, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), canonical, Android, CES 2011, non-Windows, Green technology, operating systems, consumer electronics, Canon

Digg founder: Don't buy an iPad now -- iPad 2 on the way

Digg founder Kevin Rose blogged this week that Apple will announce the iPad 2 in the next 3 or 4 weeks -- maybe even Feb. 1.

By Bob Brown | 09 January, 2011 11:11

Tags: PC, Networking, wireless, smartphones, hardware systems, Phones, Apple iPad 2, Data Center, digg, Apple, consumer electronics

An iPhone for Sprint? Unlikely, but maybe a WebOS device from HP

LAS VEGAS -- Verizon Wireless is expected to get the iPhone early this year, but what about Sprint Nextel, the nation's third-largest carrier?

By Matt Hamblen | 08 January, 2011 05:02

Tags: CES, telecommunication, Mobile and Wireless, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Phones, mobile, Hewlett-Packard, Verizon Wireless, Palm, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, Macintosh, sprint nextel

Facebook's leaked financials show possible $1B profit in '11

Facebook reportedly generated $1.2 billion in revenue in the first nine months of 2010, according to a document being distributed by Goldman Sachs.

By Sharon Gaudin | 08 January, 2011 06:40

Tags: Reuters, Google, goldman sachs, finance, Web 2.0 and Web Apps, industry verticals, Financial Services, internet, Facebook

Will iPad 2 get 128GB of storage capacity?

If mockups on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week are to be trusted, then the second iteration of Apple's iPad tablet will have 128GB of capacity on its solid-state drive (SSD).

By Lucas Mearian | 08 January, 2011 08:05

Tags: CES, Mobile and Wireless, storage, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hardware systems, Macintosh, tablet PCs, laptops, Apple, Gartner

Huawei's Ideos X5 smartphone plays 720p video

Chinese network supplier Huawei Technologies believes it has a winner with its Ideos smartphone brand and is releasing another device under that name to the global market.

By Michael Kan | 07 January, 2011 20:19

Tags: Huawei Technologies, Huawei, consumer electronics, Google Android phones, Google Android, Phones, Android

Samsung sees best sales ever in Q4 but profit may disappoint

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory chip and LCD panel maker, said its sales will likely reach a new all-time high in the fourth quarter, but its operating profit will fall substantially compared to the third quarter.

By Dan Nystedt | 08 January, 2011 09:07

Tags: business issues, Samsung Electronics, financial results

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