Tech News Today 411
Recorded: January 9, 2012
Published: January 9, 2012
Tech News Today 411: CES: Let The Fridge Decide
From CES 2012: AT&T goes phone crazy, Intel predicts 75 ultrabooks, everybody has a new ultra TV, and more.
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- AT&T introduces six new 4G LTE Android devices at CES
- AT&T's HTC Titan II produces LTE, 16-megapixel camera whopper
- PS Vita coming to AT&T next month
- AT&T goes big with first 4G Windows Phones, six Android devices
- AT&T Hopes To Court Mobile Developers With HTML5-Friendly Push
- Nokia confirms LTE Windows Phone AT&T plans
- Galaxy Note 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, pen input avail: coming weeks
- Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD has a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, as well as a 1.5GHz dual-core processor avail: coming months
- Samsung Exhilarate 80% recycle post-consumer 4-inch SUper AMOLED touch screen less than $50 on contract avail: coming months
- Pantech Element is the first LTE Android tablet that will retail for $300 with a two-year contract. 8-inch Honeycomb.
- Pantech Burst LTE less than $50 available Jan. 22 - 4-inch Super AMOLED display. available in two colors, titanium or ruby red. Can get Element for $250 when you buy the burst
- Sony Xperia ION --Android 2.3. It has a 4.6-inch 3 HD display, a 12-megapixel camera, PlayStation Certified, Music Unlimited Video UNlimited Avail: Q2 " "- HTC Titan II Windows Phone LTE (first in US), 16 mpxl rear-facing camera (4.7-inch WVGA Super-LCD screen)
- PS Vita coming to US in Feb. 22 on AT&T - data plans of $15 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB.
- HTML5 developer program that allows access to features of the phone that are unique to AT&T’s network
- Stephen Elop confirms Nokia LTE WInPho coming to AT&T (should be announced in presser going on right now)
- Intel announces over 75 ultrabook designs for 2012, partnership with Nuance for voice recognition
- Intel shows off multi-touch ultrabooks at CES
- Intel demos NFC capabilities in Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks
- Intel Nikiski laptop prototype with see-through touchpad hands-on pictures
- Nikiski with a very wide transparent touchpad, touchpad available even when device is closed (Metro-like interface developed by Intel)
- demonstrated Kinect-like gesture controls and announced a partnership for voice recognition powered by none other than Nuance (Dragon Naturally Speaking)
- SDK coming tio Intel AppUp center
- ultrabooks running on Ivy Bridge, complete with built-in NFC supported by the Mastercard Paypass system. Will only work with one specific card
- Ivy Bridge then Halwell
- Intel's Mooley Eden, Vice President, General Manager PC Client Group said 75 different ultrabook designs would be coming in 2012 — 50 percent of those in 14- and 15-inch sizes.
- LG's 55-inch 'world's largest' OLED HDTV eyes-on
- LG's 55-inch OLED TV packed with 3D bells, smart TV whistles
- LG announces L9 chipset for its Google TVs
- LG Spectrum cranks out the Verizon LTE, coming January 19th for $200
- LG ships largest LCD TV this summer; will its 4K rez help passive 3D?
- LG Magic Remote uses Kinect-like 3D camera and interface
- LG showed off 55-inch OLED TV 55EM9600 -- 4 or 5mm thin, Ultra-definition (by 2016 will costs the same as LCD) Aval: released in the second half of the 2012 possibly September
- includes a separate control box to house connectivity and other necessaries, connected to the panel by a proprietary cable.
- L9 chipset, which will be powering Google TVs from the manufacturer this year.
- LG Spectrum LTE Verizon, avail: January 19th for $200, - 4.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display utilizing RGB, a Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 8MP camera in the back with LED flash and 1080p video capture, a 1.3MP front-facing cam and HDMI mirroring with MHL also Gingerbread
- ESPN ScoreCenter content in HD, as well as a SmartMovie HD app that lets you create and edit videos directly on the phone.
- LG 84LM9600 will be the largest LCD confirmed for U.S. shipping this year, June or July
- resolution of 3,840x2,160 pixels, aka 4K, since it's four times the number of pixels employed by garden-variety 1080p TVs (called Ultra-definition by LG)
- 3D Magic Motion Remote
- Lenovo puts Android 4 on 55-inch TV and 10-inch tablet
- Lenovo's ThinkPad X1: the notebook with two brains
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Hybrid preview: hands-on impressions, video, and pictures
- Android 4-powered smart TV, K91, 1080p IPS display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a built-in 5-megapixel camera to support face recognition. "sandwhich UI" for VOD, controllable through speech, tablet and phone
- Android 4 10-inch tablet, IdeaTab S2, Android 4 on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage options. 8.69 millimeters thick and weighs 1.27 pounds, also can get a keyboard dock that extends battery life to 20 hours
- smartphone S2, along with its own cloud-based data services - 3.8-inch 800x480 display is a 1.4GHz single-core processor and a configurable 512MB/1GB of memory and 8GB/16GB of storage; the back side has an 8-megapixel camera Android 2.3
- ThinkPAd X1 13-inch laptop with ""hybrid"" mode We saw at CES Unveiled. "Ivy Bridge" i3, i5 and i7 Core mobile processors. 1.2 GHzQualcomm 8060 ARM-based chip -- $1600 ($300 more than regular X1)
TVs of CES 2012
- Samsung: Super OLED 55-inch TV on sale 'second half of the year'
- Samsung brings voice, gesture control to TVs
- SAMSUNG CES 2012 PRESS EVENT LIVE BLOG
- Ubuntu TV has Unity-inspired UI, will ship on televisions by end of 2012
- Nuance introduces Dragon TV platform for voice-controlled televisions
- Vizio Google TV first hands-on!
- Sharp Quattron 80-inch 3D LED TV coming in April, plus 20 more HDTVs
- Ubuntu TV - TV-optimized UI inspired by Unity, media center and DVR, There's a movie, TV and music store, a YouTube app, free for manufactures, arrives on TV by end of year
- Nuance — the company that powers Siri's voice recognition engine — is announcing a new ""Dragon TV"" platform of its own for manufacturers, OEMs, and service operators -- The platform is available now for OEMs and manufacturers
- Vizio skinned Google TV with a DLNA - layer --- Bluetooth Google TV remote with a touchpad and dedicated Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu buttons on the front, and a QWERTY keyboard on the back.
- 80-inch 3D LED TV. Known more officially as LC-80LE844U, the set features a 240Hz Aquos LCD panel, built-in Wi-Fi, four HDMI inputs, and the new SmartCentral user interface that includes services like Netflix and Hulu. That set's being planned for an April 2011 release
- Samsung Super OLED TV is powered by a dual-core chipset, 2nd half 2012 --- Smart Interaction technology, which allows control over the set by waving, shouting, or otherwise using gestures and voice.
- Samsung Media Hub - purchase content on smartphone or tablet and watch it on TV
- Samsung thinks there's not enough 3D content available, will offer Battlestar Galactica in 3D available for purchase and streaming through Media Hub this year
- You can insert an "evolution kit" into a slot in the back of the TV — all 2012 TVs will have them, with kits comings in 2013 "and beyond."
CES Unveiled: What else did we see?
- Sculpteo 3D printer iPhone app: make a vase based on your profile, because you can
- A Hand-Cranked Tablet Unveiled at CES
- Belkin Wemo simplifies home automation with Wi-Fi
- Belkin details Thunderbolt Express Dock at CES, shipping this Summer
- Belkin Bringing Mobile TV to Lots of Cellphones, Will Anyone Tune In?
- Aurasma app -- free augmented reality app for smartphones
CES News Fuse
- Verizon made the Motorola Droid 4 and Droid Razr Maxx official today. Both will ship with Android 2.3.5 in the "coming weeks" and will be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich.The Maxx will have 32GB of space and cost $300, Verizon didn't mention the price of the Droid 4.
- Droid RAZR Maxx for Verizon announced
- The world's thinnest smartphone title belongs to Huawei with its 6.68-millimeter thick Ascend P1 S. It has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen and come with Ice Cream Sandwich. Although no carriers were announced, the Ascend will hit Europe in March and before summer in the U.S. at around $400.
- Let's see what Acer is up to - it introduced what it proclaims to be the thinnest Ultrabook ever. Acer also showed off an Iconia Tablet with a 1080p HD display. Plus, Acer announced its "AcerCloud" service that kind of works like iCloud, but should work for non-Acer products too.
- MakerBot Industries announced the "MakerBot Replicator" - a 3D printer meant to print larger scale items than previous 3D printers. Instead of printing out a chess set one piece at a time, the Replicator can create an entire set at once. There are two models - $1750 gets you a single extruder model and $2000 gets you a dual extruder. MakerBot also relaunched Thingiverse so you can share designs.
- Victorinox announced a 1TB Swiss Army penknife. The flash drive even has an LCD so you can see text or some information of what's on the drive. The drive connects via USB 2.0, USB 3.0 or eSATA. It'll be out in April and it'll cost just $2000.
- Canon's introduced the Powershot G1 X. For $800, you get what Canon calls the "largest sensor" for a Canon point and shoot model. The G1 X looks like it's aimed at those who want more than the standard point and shoot, but aren't ready to jump to DSLRs. Canon also rolled out a pair of PowerShot Elphs - the 520 HS and the 110 HS, which can detect up to 58-scenes and set the camera in the right mode to grab the best picture.
- Vizio's entering the PC world with all-in-one PCs and notebooks in style. Speaking to Engadget, Vizio CTO said the PCs will have clean a Windows 7 install without bloatware and will ship in the late summer. On the tablet front, Vizio is also launching a 10-inch tablet running Vizio's skinned version of Honeycomb, but should be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich.
- Here are some of the other things Samsung introduced besides that OLED TV including four WiFi-enabled cameras including that dual display DV300F mentioned last week. Samsung also thinks that the camcorder isn't dead with some mid-range 720P and 1080i cams. Also, Samsung Ultrabooks 14 and 13.3-inch versions heading to the U.S. on Jan 30th.
- In some non-CES news fuse goodness. Netflix launched in the UK on the 8th, and one day later its streaming rival Lovefilm introduced a £5 per month plan which is £1 cheaper than Netflix. Lovefilm offers 70,000 TV shows and movies, but offers SD content only.
- A new Android app called "Boycott SOPA" lets you find out a company's stance on the controversial act. You just scan a bar code and the app tells you the company's position. You might want to take a deep breath before scanning your DVDs or books, though.
- Yahoo is partnering up with Playtone, Reliance Entertainment and Tom Hanks on a new web series called "Electric City." It's a scripted program that should last 3-4 minutes long. Tom Hanks will be on the program as a character. Nice move, Scott Thompson.
- Sprint's alive and kicking. The carrier unveiled an official page for its LTE network which shows off a Galaxy Nexus that will also work with Google Wallet. If you want to know when the network launches, you can sign up to be notified from the page.
- Steve Ballmer's final CES Keynote is happening tonight, here in Vegas at 6 pm PT. TWiT will be streaming it live with commentary from Windows Weekly's Paul Thurott and Mary Jo Foley
- ASUS says it'll launch the Padfone at Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona. Engadget has hands-on video and a bunch of pics of a working unit to hold you over until then
- Dish Networks has announced it'll offer customers Dish Test Drive, trial program to sample Dish's smartphone and tablet streaming apps like Remote Access for iPad. Full access to live TV, recorded shows, and on-demand programming for a period of 24 hours. Interested? You can sign up through Dish's website next month.
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