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Red vs Blue, Tech News Today big winners in web video awards

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The inaugural International Academy of Web Television Awards – essentially the Emmys for web content – announced its first ever winners at a gala event at CES; with Red vs Blue and TWiT’s Tech News Today scoring awards. Tech News Today won Best News Web Series, while Microsoft-supported The Guild and Red vs Blue won Best Comedy and Best Animated Web Series. In addition, The Guild won Best Writing (Comedy), […]

JVC joins 4K craze – launches first 4K handheld camcorder

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Sony may have launched a 4K projector, but JVC can top the craziness over 4K – which is four times the resolution of HD. The company has announced that it will be releasing the world’s first handheld 4K camcorder – the GY-HMQ10. Yes, they have announced a camcorder for it. The camcorder takes footage at 24p, 50p or 60p; and uses its exclusive Falconbird LSI processing where it can output […]

GALLERY: Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage, new Thunderbolt adapter

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Seagate has used CES to show off its GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage device, which lets you stream movies and other files to any device wirelessly. This means, in effect, you can watch a HD movie from your iPad if you carry this around with you. Seagate has partnered up with Verizon Wireless to show off a 4G LTE version of this, so you can access this via a celluar […]

Lenovo’s IdeaPad YOGA becomes a laptop, tablet and everything in between

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad YOGA has been unveiled at this year’s CES and it promises to merge the powerful ultrabook design with a 13.3-inch tablet. It features a unique 360-degree flip-and-fold design, allowing it to be a notebook, tablet, stand and a tent with a single fold. The IdeaPad YOGA runs on an Intel processor and on Windows 8, supports 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also has an eight-hour […]

Razer announces new gaming mouse – features six thumb buttons for MOBA games

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Razer has announced another gaming mouse. Called the Naga Hex, it features six large thumb buttons on the side that are designed to have shortcuts for your action-RPG and Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games (whatever that is), It also includes its Synapse 2.0 service, meaning that your custom mouse settings and profiles will be saved to their cloud server. Therefore, plugging this on another computer will mean that you will […]

Samsung reveals new “Smart Blu-Ray” players, includes creating digital versions of DVDs

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Samsung BD-ES6000 Compact Blu-ray player Samsung has announced two new Blu-Ray players as part of its “Smart Blu-Ray” line, which promises features such as a full web browser and a new way of turning your personal DVD collection into digital content that can be streamed on many devices such as your laptop and your phone. Samsung’s line-up includes the BD-ES6000 and the BD-E65000. The ES-6000 is a compact player that […]

Intel competes with ARM – signs deal with Lenovo, Motorola to use Medfield

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Intel has now officially taking a stance in the mobile processor race with agreements with Motorola and Lenovo to use their new Medfield – now known as Atom Z2460 – rather than NVIDIA’s Tegra, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and ARM’s processors. The deal will see Lenovo and Motorola use these for their smartphones and tablets. While Motorola has not announced new phones using Medfield – possibly a sign that it will announce […]

New Sennheiser headphones enhance your audio experience

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Sennheiser has bought out brand new headphones at CES 2012. The HD 25 Amperior and the HD 700 are both quite expensive but offer great sound quality. The Amperior has an aluminum casing which is either blue or silver in colour, microfiber ear pads and a fully extendable head band for maximum comfort. It has a detachable microphone and inline controls. According to The Verge, the music was “puncy and loud” and the […]

Polaroid announces new “Smart Camera” SC1630; powered by Android

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Maybe the Lady Gaga alliance didn’t work out after all. Polaroid has now announced something a bit more technological with the Polaroid “Smart Camera” SC1630. You may be wondering, why is it smart? Well, it runs Android. The SC1630 also features a 16-megapixel camera with 3X optical zoom, a 3.2-inch touchscreen display and Wi-Fi so you can quickly upload that photo from the camera to a social network or cloud […]

Samsung also announces larger BD-ES6500 with 2 HDMI ports for a streamlined home theatre

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Aloneside the BD-ES6000, Samsung have announced the BD-ES65000, a larger, very similar model. Apart from the disc-to-digital software from the other model, Wi-Fi, DLNA, this model also has 2 HDMI ports, which is meant to streamline your devices into this player. So instead of plugging a console into the TV, you plug it into this. Otherwise it has got access to Samsung Smart Hub apps. A release date and price is TBA, […]

Parrot brings out AR.Drone 2.0 – now comes with 720p HD video cameras

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Remember the AR.Drone? Well, its manufacturer, Parrot, has announced that it will be getting an upgrade. The new version features a brand new look and, now, can record video in 720p HD resolution. The quadacopter design hasn’t received much change – it stil features the same 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer; and the placement of the four blades. However, there is now a pressure sensor that gives it some stability […]

Motorola announces Webtop functionality for phones

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Now we all know that our phones are more powerful than a 10 year old desktop, though we aren’t really using this processing power for anything other than answering calls, texts, tweeting and checking Facebook. We have seen initiatives like the Raspberry Pi use this phone hardware for a cheap, low power desktop though nothing that really combines both the phone and desktop experience into one. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk […]

New Blu-Ray player with Wi-Fi and disc to digital through Ultraviolet announced by Samsung

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After a recent partnership with Ultraviolet, a company which can create digital copies of Blu-Ray and DVD movies that have the software, Samsung has announced a Blu-Ray player that supports it, the BD-ES6000. So after putting in an Ultraviolet-supporting disc, the digital copy will be added, via Wi-Fi, to the users Ultraviolet account. DVD to digital HD copies cost a small extra price, but it’s basically a more advanced and […]

Powerline 500 Nano extends your network further

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NETGEAR have announced their new Powerline 500 Nano range. This very small device allows you to convert any old power point into a “high speed” network connection. With speeds up to 500Mbps, the Powerline 500 Nano will happily play HD videos, SD videos and even 3D video. Of course, these devices can be used as a simple network port for use with a Computer, Blu-ray Player, SmartTV, Set top box, […]


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