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Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 835 SoC details

Posted on 01/05 15:27 in Shows | 0

Late last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 would be its next-generation smartphone SoC.The new chip is built on a 10nm process in partnership with Samsung, but Qualcomm hadn’t unveiled much in the way of additional details.

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Ford, Toyota to challenge Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Posted on 01/05 19:02 in Shows | 0

Right now, Apple CarPlay looks about the same on a $25,000 Chevrolet Cruze (image above) and a $60,000 Audi, to the annoyance of all automakers.Currently, if you have CarPlay, your only navigation choice is Apple Maps; similarly, if you have Android Auto, the only choice is Google Maps.

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Razer debuts new triple-screened laptop as its latest CES innovation

Posted on 01/06 13:56 in Shows | 0

Now the company is demonstrating Project Valkyrie — a three-screened laptop with 17-inch displays and 4K panels.But Razer has gone all-out on this one, with 4K displays, multiple 17-inch panels, and a GTX 1080 packed in to power the entire system.

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CES 2017 audio roundup: planar magnetic headphones, custom DACs, and thundering bass

Posted on 01/06 22:01 in Shows | 0

Moving on to headphones, Audeze showed off what it calls the first in-ear planar magnetic headphones.The result is a very rich-sounding headphone also capable of decoding high-resolution audio.

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The $800 laundry-folding robot for those who don't have a housekeeper

Posted on 01/09 14:56 in Shows | 0

) CES 2017 brings us a robot that automatically folds your laundry.A typical laundry hamper of clothes can be folded in about three minutes.

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Jetstream aims to double residential solar efficiency

Posted on 01/09 16:44 in Shows | 0

Large-scale solar projects work because they use concentrators to achieve much greater efficiencies than what’s possible with traditional silicon photovoltaic panels.Startup Jetstream is planning to change that, with the first concentrator-based system suitable for residential use.

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CES 2017 highlights in photos

Posted on 01/09 18:33 in Shows | 0

LAS VEGAS — Once again, the craziest week of the consumer electronics year has ground to a close.Nearly 200,000 attendees, thousands of exhibitors, and no one is really sure exactly how many products.

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Appliances at CES 2017: How 'smart' do you want your home to be?

Posted on 01/09 19:26 in Shows | 0

LAS VEGAS — If there was a word of the year for CES 2017, it’d be “smart.Of course, in the rush to incorporate the latest fad in technology into their products, not everyone hit the mark.

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CES 2017 delivered a clear vision of the car of the future

Posted on 01/10 20:44 in Shows | 0

A large part of the smartphone’s power is the connection to the cloud to enable new services and experiences across different devices.To that end, automakers — and industry suppliers — are beginning to flesh out their visions of what the “mobility experience” looks like in the future.

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3D printing gets a big boost at CES 2017

Posted on 01/10 21:38 in Shows | 0

The CES 3D printer marketplace is a great venue for getting an overview of what’s new and innovative in 3D printing.Unfortunately, industry leader 3D Systems didn’t return this year, but there were plenty of other players — old and new — that showed off what is now possible in printing solid objects.

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CES 2017 kicked off the year 360-degree and VR capture could hit the mass market

Posted on 01/11 19:16 in Shows | 0

Unfortunately, quality 360-degree, 3D, video capture devices have been very expensive — ranging from $15K to over $100K.And realistically, much VR content will be consumed in environments that don’t allow turning around anyway (think couches).

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Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show

Posted on 01/12 14:58 in Shows | 0

Just as well, because it could almost be called the Car Electronics Show.The North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center was taken over by the automakers and suppliers, makers of car electronics such as Garmin, and a few resolute makers of aftermarket car speakers.

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Drowning in drones at CES 2017

Posted on 01/13 16:35 in Shows | 0

If you couldn’t find the drone you were looking for at CES 2017, you probably weren’t looking hard enough.Then there was also the half-day drone rodeo.

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Someone is trying to sell the stolen Razer triple-screen laptop prototypes

Posted on 01/13 22:53 in Shows | 0

Last week at CES, Razer unveiled its most recent prototype, a three-screen laptop.What was unusual was that someone walked off with both laptop prototypes at some point towards the end of the show.

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Hands on with BMW's self-driving 5 Series

Posted on 01/18 17:43 in Shows | 0

And BMW actively plans to make the most of the free time afforded the drivers as well as the passengers.This self-driving BMW employed existing technology to show what’s possible even today.

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Harman, Ultrahaptics team up for mid-air haptic feedback

Posted on 02/21 19:34 in Shows | 0

Mega-big automotive supplier Harman and British startup Ultrahaptics are partnering to create a haptic driver feedback system.The work of Harman and Ultrahaptics extends the feedback to mid-air for when the user is gesturing.

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Why Cars Are Moving to 48-Volt Electrical Systems

Posted on 04/26 17:52 in Shows | 0

Many cars will soon have 48-volt electrical systems.They’ll handle accessories ranging from mechanical or hydraulic power to electric power such as power steering, power brakes, water pump, radiator cooling, and air conditioning.

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