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All posts tagged "CES-2017"

  • CES 2017: Razer’s triple-display laptop prototypes stolen

    One of the coolest products at CES 2017 was Razer's Project Valerie laptop, being a gaming notebook with three displays that automatically fold out. In fact, the three displays are all 4K-quality, giving users a truckload of pixels to play with. The laptop is powered by a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and supports Nvidia's Surround View tech for gaming at 11 520 x 2160. Now, Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan has confirmed that two prototypes were stolen from the show floor. It's unclear whether this was a case of simple theft or espionage, but Razer definitely wants its laptops back "I've just been informed that...

  • Xiaomi-backed Yi Cam 4K+ offers 4K/60fps video [Update]

    Update: Yi Technology's Facebook page said that a South African release is in the pipeline, as the Yi Cam 4K+ is set to be a global release. But it might still take a while for the device to make its way here, a local representative told Gearburn in an emailed statement. "At the moment, the YI 4K+ is not available on the market yet and we are just planning to develop our sales in the South African market, so stay tuned!" Original: Xiaomi-backed Yi Technology has gained a cult following thanks to its Yi Cam range, being solid alternatives to GoPro....

  • Changhong H2: this phone can sense materials

    Ever wanted a smartphone that could identify materials with a quick scan? It's not science fiction, as the Changhong H2, on show at CES 2017, claims to do exactly that. The Chinese phone packs a molecular scanner of sorts, allowing users to scan and identify materials/objects. "Every object has a unique molecular fingerprint. The H2 is the only phone that can read it," the company said in a promo video for the device. The company touts the device for a variety of functions, such as measuring body fat, figuring out the sweetness of fruit or identifying fake pills. That last one might be handy...

  • CES 2017: Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is thinner than iPhone 7

    We've seen several TVs shown off at CES 2017 this week, but Xiaomi's Mi TV 4 might just be the most visually impressive set yet. The Mi TV 4 is 37% thinner than the iPhone 7, the Chinese colossus claimed, being 4.98mm thin with a "frameless" display to boot. To be fair, it's not of uniform thickness, with the bottom third of the TV being almost 40mm thick. In a rather interesting move, the motherboard, ports and sound system are in a separate "TV bar" that's attached to the actual display by a single cable. If it sounds familiar, it's because...

  • Asus reveals iPhone 7 Plus with Android, first phone with 8GB RAM

    The CES news keeps coming this week, as Taiwanese tech brand Asus revealed several groundbreaking handsets in Las Vegas. The company revealed its first Project Tango handset and a dual-camera smartphone that takes an iPhone 7 Plus approach. First up is the Asus ZenFone AR, which features numerous sensors on the rear for Google's Project Tango augmented reality features. For the uninitiated, Project Tango is a deeper, more accurate take on augmented reality, allowing users to accurately measure real-world objects with AR tools, get accurate indoor directions and more. As a result, Asus has packed a 23MP main camera onto the ZenFone AR, along...

  • CES 2017: Nvidia reveals new Shield devices, but…

    Nvidia hasn't refreshed its Shield range of Android gaming gadgets for a while now, but the company has used CES 2017 to finally update its lineup. The company announced the Shield 16GB "streaming media device" and the 500GB Shield Pro box at the Las Vegas expo. But it might not be the leap in power you're expecting... Those hoping for an upgraded chipset will be disappointed with the Tegra X1 processor in both devices, matching the previous Shield device. Otherwise, expect 3GB of RAM, expandable storage, an Android Nougat-based platform, an included remote and 4K HDR support (in addition to 4K, 60fps playback)....

  • LG brings ALL the robots to CES 2017

    CES often sees smartphones, appliances and the like being revealed, but you just know that there'll be a few innovative gadgets around. LG did just that, revealing a slew of robots and its own take on the Google Home speaker. Starting with the speaker, the South Korean firm revealed the Hub Robot, using Amazon's Alexa voice technology as its backbone. Unlike Amazon's Echo speaker and Google Home, the device has a display, allowing users to do things like check the contents of their smart fridge, LG explained on its website. Then there's the robot-like functionality, being able to nod its head...

  • CES 2017: Samsung brings gaming laptops, QLED TV

    Samsung already revealed its 2017 A series of smartphones earlier this week, but what did it have on offer for CES 2017? Well, no more phones, but it did bring some interesting wares anyway. For starters, the company announced its first gaming laptops in the form of the Samsung Notebook Odyssey. Available in 17.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants, the laptops pack full HD screens (why no 1440p or 4K?), up to seventh generation i7 chips and a maximum of 32GB of RAM (or 64GB for the 17.3-inch model). Samsung hasn't disclosed the graphics card of the larger model, but the 15.6-inch version...

  • LeEco put Android on a bicycle, because reasons

    Chinese firm LeEco has been pushing into the US market in a big way over the past 12 months, but its latest product isn't a streaming box, TV or smartphone. Instead, the company has revealed two smart bicycles running an Android-powered platform. The LeEco Smart Road Bike and Smart Mountain Bike both offer carbon fibre frames, 11-speed setup and lightweight design. But they also feature a 4-inch touchscreen and the so-called BikeOS platform (based on Android 6.0). In fact, the smart platform is powered by a 6000mAh battery and Snapdragon 410 chip. So what's this tech used for? "The system provides turn-by-turn navigation...

  • Honor 6X: P9’s dual camera trickery goes budget

    Huawei's Honor sub-brand held a major launch at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, revealing the rather interesting Honor 6X smartphone. At a suggested price of US$250, the Honor 6X is squarely aimed at the mid-range market. There's a capable if unspectacular Kirin 655 octacore chip, 3GB of RAM (32GB storage) or 4GB of RAM (64GB model), a relatively large 3340mAh battery and 5.5-inch full HD display. But what really makes the phone stand out is the presence of two cameras, in the form of a 12MP and 2MP shooter. The setup apes a few other budget dual-camera offerings like the...