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All posts tagged "CES 2018"

  • The Moviphone has budget specs, steep price, but packs a projector

    We've seen smartphones with projectors before, with Samsung's Galaxy Beam being the most prominent example. Now, at CES 2018, we've seen a new phone emerge, dubbed the Moviphone. The top of the device plays host to the laser projector, delivering a 720p image, 50 lumens brightness and the ability to stretch the projected image from 12 inches to 200 inches. The Moviphone is also backed by a 4000mAh battery, enabling the device to last up to six hours when projecting (with the phone screen off). Turn the screen on with max brightness while projecting and the manufacturer claims four hours of juice. As...

  • Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra set for April launch in SA

    The Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra were the two best mobile offerings from the Japanese firm at CES 2018, delivering some solid upgrades over last year's models. We already know about international availability of the phones, but what about South Africa? Well, the company's local representatives told Gearburn that you can expect a local launch in April 2018. The two phones share a mid-range but efficient Snapdragon 630 processor, a USB Type C port, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 23MP main camera that's been a fixture on recent mid-range Sony phones. Otherwise, the standard XA2 offers 3GB of RAM, 32GB...

  • Project Linda: a laptop shell for Razer Phone with 120Hz display

    The Razer Phone was one of the more interesting releases of 2017, bringing flagship-level specs and a Nextbit-style design to the smartphone world. But the biggest addition was the 5.7-inch screen, delivering a smooth 120Hz refresh rate that was a first for the smartphone industry. But what if you want to enjoy that experience on a bigger screen? Razer has the answer at CES in the form of Project Linda, a laptop shell concept that packs a 13.3-inch QHD (2560x1440) display that also has a 120Hz refresh rate. The Razer Phone itself acts as a trackpad or second screen, while...

  • Vivo demos in-display fingerprint scanner at CES 2018

    It's the holy grail of mobile biometric authentication right now, and Chinese brand Vivo seems to have pulled it off first. At CES 2018, the company demonstrated an in-display fingerprint scanner, using a modified X20 Plus smartphone. The in-display fingerprint scanner sits below the glass cover and OLED panel of the smartphone screen, but above the phone's printed circuit board (PCB). "This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display, while solving the industry's challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint...

  • CES 2018: Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo bring laptops, convertibles

    CES 2018 isn't just about smart speakers, cars and gigantic TVs. Those on the hunt for new laptops and convertibles also have a few options thanks to HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer. From gaming notebooks to super-slim laptops, we take a look at the new wares... What did HP bring? The US computer brand came blasting out of the gate with its Spectre x360 15 (seen above), claiming that it's the most powerful two-in-one device. The device will come in two flavours: an eighth generation Core i7 8705G CPU with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, or a quad-core eighth gen Intel Core chip and GeForce MX150...

  • CES 2018: This is the HTC Vive Pro

    The HTC Vive is one of the few bright spots for the Taiwanese firm, delivering what is arguably the most full-featured VR experience on any platform. But have you ever wanted a sharper experience? That's where the newly announced HTC Vive Pro comes in. Yep, the company has upgraded its headset with dual-OLED screens, packing a combined 2880x1600 resolution. By comparison, the original Vive offered a 2160x1200 resolution. As for other significant improvements? We've got integrated headphones, a new headstrap, dual microphones and dual front cameras. There's no word on the Vive Pro's price or release date though. Vive goes wireless How cool would...

  • Sony at CES 2018: $30k projector, new budget phones and more

    Sony is a firm fixture at CES, using the event to showcase its broad range of tech products. So what did the company show off at this year's expo? A projector you can't afford Projectors seem to be growing in popularity at CES, so it's no surprise to see Sony return with a swanky 4K projector in 2018. The LSPX-A1 short throw projector will retail for US$30 000 price tag when it launches in the USA in spring. For the price, you're getting 4K HDR quality stretched out over 120 inches -- ideal for Mario Kart multiplayer and Horizon: Zero Dawn sessions. The projector...

  • Google at CES 2018: Assistant everywhere, smart displays now a thing

    CES 2018 is in full swing this week, as a variety of companies use the opportunity to reveal new products and services. Google is no exception, using the Las Vegas mega-event to make several key consumer-related announcements. Starting with Google Assistant, the tech firm revealed that the voice tool was available on over 400 million devices. It adds that it sold just over one Google Home a second since the Home Mini (review) started shipping in October -- more than seven million units by our calculations. Assistant in more places Google isn't stopping there though, announcing more partnerships with third party manufacturers to bring...

  • Intel, AMD reveal new CPU wares ahead of CES 2018

    It's time for the biggest tech expo of the year in the form of CES, and Intel and AMD have already shown new processors for desktops, laptops and more. Intel shed more light on its eighth generation Core chips with AMD Radeon Vega graphics, marking a notable partnership between the CPU rivals. Intel, AMD's collaboration The new chips will feature a quad-core CPU (all packing eight threads) and Radeon Vega RX graphics, as well as 4GB of HBM2 (high bandwidth memory). And all of this will come in a size that makes the range suitable for two-in-one designs and other lightweight devices, Intel claims. "With...

  • Nvidia announces BFGD: swanky monitors with integrated Shield

    CES 2018 has kicked off this week in Las Vegas, and it was Nvidia that held a pre-show conference to announce its wares. And the headline consumer announcement was its BFGD (big format gaming displays) range of monitors. Created in partnership with Asus, Acer and HP, the BFGD monitors combine "a high-end 65-inch, 4K 120Hz HDR display with Nvidia G-Sync technology together with Nvidia Shield", read an excerpt of the announcement on its website. Between the large screen size, G-Sync tech, 4K support and HDR capabilities, it seems like the BFGD range isn't skimping on specs then. But it's the Nvidia Shield integration that also makes...