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All posts tagged "CES 2019"

  • AMD reveals the 7nm Radeon VII GPU with 16GB HBM2 and 1.8GHz clock

    Not to be outdone by the swarm of smart TVs and alarm clocks, CPU and GPU maker AMD on Wednesday announced its new flagship graphics card at CES 2018, the Radeon VII. The company claims it's the world's first 7nm GPU, built by TSMC, and is by far the company's fastest graphics card. https://twitter.com/Radeon/status/1083060489456742401 For one, clockspeed is up to 1800MHz from the 1500MHz-ish of the outgoing RX Vega 64. This is largely thanks to the Vega 20 GPU. For quiet computing enthusiasts, the company's also ditched the blower-style cooler in favour of a triple-fan setup for the reference card. Memory remains HBM2 but...

  • Lexar’s first 1TB SD card will set you back $499

    If you use your camera religiously to record your entire life in 4K, you may want to pay close attention to Lexar's latest news. At CES 2019 on Wednesday, the company unveiled its first 1TB SD card available to purchase. For statistics heads, the card features read speeds of 95MB/s and writes of 70MB/s. But speed isn't quite important when you're buying a 1TB card. Lexar's pricing it at US$499, making it the same price as the launch edition of the PS4. Feature image: Lexar

  • Hisense U30 sports punch-hole screen, tasty mid-range specs

    We've heard little from Hisense since the H12 (pictured above) finally arrived in South Africa late last year, but at CES 2019 in Vegas, the company lifted the covers on what could be its next mid-range contender. And it's rather exciting on paper too. Dubbed the Hisense U30, the phone features a 6.3 inch 2340x1080 LCD screen. More interestingly, it also has a punch-hole camera, which houses a 20MP selfie camera. Yes, and that means no notch, just a hole in the screen's top left hand side. At the rear, Hisense employs a 48MP primary camera and a 5MP depth sensor alongside it. Internally,...

  • Google Assistant is coming to these smart devices in the near future

    Google Assistant is heading to a slew of smart devices in the near future, the company announced at CES 2019. Although some of these products may not head to South Africa, it's interesting to note that Google's willing to shove its virtual smart voice assistant into virtually anything. Lenovo SmartClock This touchscreen device lets users "see alarm suggestions based on your daily routines, gently wake up with auto-adjusting screen brightness and animations, and control your smart home devices", according to Google. The 4 inch clock will go on sale within the next few months for US$79. Whirlpool KitchenAid SmartDisplay The water resistant KitchenAid SmartDisplay...

  • LG’s latest Signature OLED TV rolls up into a box

    LG revealed its latest Signature OLED TV at CES 2019 that can literally bend and roll up into a box when not in use. The company's calling the technology "zero view" and allows the screen to scroll into a "harmonious blend of wool and technology," the company claims. It's essentially a control box that includes a 4.2 channel speaker system with Dolby Atmos support. The 4K 65 inch screen also features LG's webOS Smart TV software, and HDR support with Dolby Vision. The device also has the company's ThinQ AI built in along with Google Assistant and Alexa, and users "can even control...

  • Acer’s Predator Triton 900 is an R85k convertible gaming laptop

    Gaming laptops are known for being flashy peacocking devices with loads of RGB and bulky builds. But Acer's newest contender bucks this trend somewhat. The Predator Triton 900 is a "convertible" with a touchscreen design slotted into a hinge design you'd more likely find on an expensive airplane tray table than laptop. That said, it's pretty cool. It's a CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge that allows the 4K IPS 17 inch screen to flip, recline or prop near vertically. This might sound like odd design for a gaming machine, but Acer wants users -- non-gaming users -- to take advatange of the processing...

  • You can soon talk to your Samsung fridge, TV via Bixby

    On CES 2019's opening day, Samsung announced that its virtual assistant Bixby -- which is usually found on its smartphones -- will soon be available across a wider range of its products. "Bixby intelligence will be infused into its 2019 QLED and premium TVs, and smart appliances like refrigerators, washers, as well as air conditioners, mobile devices, AI speakers and more," said the company in a press release. This means that you may be able to talk to your future Samsung appliances, and control how they work for you without physically interacting with them. Though Bixby has often fallen behind other smart...