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LG teases a huge 98-inch 8K TV at CES 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 8:35 am

CES 2016 - LG wasn't in a state of slowing down at CES this year, unveiling an insane 98-inch 8K TV, their new UH9800. It even features moving speakers, something that LG explains as an "impactful" visual and audio experience.

 

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LG was also demoing its impressive new Signature 4K OLED TVs, which have HDR. These TVs looked absolutely beautiful in person, but the 98-inch 8K is doing something to my body that I just can't explain... I need one, right now.

 

Remember that 4K is 3840x2160, whereas 8K is a huge 7680x4320. Insane pixels being pushed onto the TV.

NVIDIA's Pascal-powered Drive PX 2 is as powerful as 150 MacBook Pros

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 7:53 am

CES 2016 - NVIDIA held its CES 2016 press conference, announcing its new Drive PX 2 system. The predecessor to NVIDIA's in-car computer is liquid-cooled and as powerful as 150 of Apple's MacBook Pros.

 

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Drive PX 2 features 12 CPU cores and 8 TFLOPS of processing power. When it comes to the GPU side of things, it features NVIDIA's next-gen Pascal GPU baked on the 14nm process. NVIDIA claims that Drive PX 2 has the same processing power as six Titan X video cards, which is saying quite a lot.

 

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All of the horsepower that NVIDIA's Drive PX 2 is capable of is required to pull in all of the stuff around it - people, cars, and everything else. It has a bunch of maps and sensors that it needs to deal with on-the-fly, with NVIDIA cramming in a liquid-cooled, 250W system powered by Pascal.

 

NVIDIA announced that Volvo has signed on to use Drive PX 2, but we're sure that other carmakers will jump in on the Drive PX 2 stuff in the very near future.

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum mouse features customizable lighting

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 7:50 am

Logitech is following up its G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse with the G502 Proteus Spectrum, which adds customizable RGB lighting supporting up to 16.8 million colours on top of the features that made the Core a success.

 

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Not familiar? The Core and the Spectrum boast the most "powerful and accurate" PMW3366 DPI sensor, a wide DPI range, G DeltaZero tech for reliable targeting, surface and weight tuning, and 11 programmable buttons.

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ZOTAC displays its Steam Machine, and the Steam Controller at CES 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 7:20 am

CES 2016 - Alongside a 12-display PC and a slew of other delicious offerings, ZOTAC was displaying their Steam Machine alongside Valve's impressive Steam Controller at CES this year.

 

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The ZOTAC NEN Steam Machine features an Intel Core i5-6400T processor, 8GB of RAM (up to 16GB total), an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 with 4 x HDMI 2.0 outputs, a 1TB 2.5-inch SATA HDD, and an M.2 slot for super-fast storage goodness.

 

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JBL and Under Armour offer heart rate monitoring Bluetooth headphones

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 7:10 am

CES 2016 - Connecting in partnership, JBL and Under Armour have announced two new audio products. These new additions come in the form of the UA Headphones Wireless Heart Rate and UA headphones Wireless. Both products were quoted as "Engineered by JBL Features" in a recent press release, accompanying a massive CES 2016 announcement haul for JBL.

 

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The UA Headphones Wireless Heart Rate features an instant heart rate reading with a single button press, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, 'Twistlock' technology that promises they will never fall out, a sweat proof IPX 5 rating, five hours of playback time and it comes packaged with a 12-month MapMyFitness Premium membership. While further offering 'JBL signature sound', this product will set users back $250 and is set for release in late Spring 2016.

 

Next up is the UA Headphones Wireless, boasting Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, 'Twistlock' technology, a 'Flexsoft' comfort fit, a three button in-line control unit with microphone, a sweat proof IPX 5 rating, eight hours of playback time and a 12-month MapMyFitness Premium membership. This model will cost $180 and is now available for pre-order.

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Audio in the car and on the beach with one product, the HARMAN Voyager

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 6:55 am

CES 2016 - The HARMAN Voyager Drive Speaker system enables you to upgrade a stock-standard car sound system while also allowing you the freedom of a portable Bluetooth speaker, working as a sort of two in one unit.

 

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Designed to be thrown into the back of your car, the Voyager Drive is a multi-speaker system that also has a small detachable Bluetooth audio product located within. This portable Bluetooth speaker is described by Gizmodo as "About the size of a small pizza" and aims to be part of an all-in-one audio upgrade package for your in-car and travel lifestyle.

 

This portable Bluetooth unit can also be attached to the Voyager Drive+ removable bass box, boasting sound quality much better than entry-level cars can offer. However, HARMAN has given no word on pricing or product specifications just yet, so we're going to have to wait.

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Surface Book available for pre-order in 10 new regions

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 6:36 am

Microsoft opted for a select regional launch of the Surface Book back in October; if you wanted one but weren't in the US or Canada, now it's easier for you to get your hands-on it. Pre-orders have gone up for a ton of new regions: Austria, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, and New Zealand, with Japan coming soon(tm).

 

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Orders should ship around February 18.

OCZ expands ShieldPlus SSD warranty to now cover 99 countries

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 6:18 am

Vying to give users peace of mind, OCZ has announced further expansion of its ShieldPlus Warranty to 66 new countries including Australia, Japan, Thailand and more. This expansion brings the total coverage up to 99, marking a major global presence by this technology giant.

 

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Alex Mei, CMO, says that this expansion aligns with OCZ's company agenda, stating that "It has always been important for OCZ to provide high-caliber products and service and our ShieldPlus warranty raised the bar for end-user support." "We are pleased to announce that key regions such as China, Japan, and Australia can now partake in ShieldPlus, furthering our commitment to reduce hassle, minimize downtime, and provide top-notch service to the masses," he continued.

 

Covering products released after July 2014, ShieldPlus Warranty is extended to drives from the ARC 100 series, the Radeon R7 series, the Vertex 460A series, the Vector 180 series, and the Trion 100 series.

AOC unleashes its 35-inch curved UltraWide monitor with 160Hz refresh

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 5:57 am

CES 2016 - Spearheading the beginning of 2016 for AOC is its amazing 35-inch 160Hz curved gaming monitor, named the AOC C3583FQ. This gaming beast was released alongside the HDMI 2.0 and 4K UHD capable monitor U2879VF, showing that AOC is looking at an interesting year of display technology.

 

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The curved gaming monitor (C3583FQ) totes Adaptive-Sync technology and comes FreeSync ready, boasting a 160Hz refresh rate for lag-free gaming. The large 35-inch panel further promises protection from screen tearing and ghosting. This monitor will likely brandish a 2560x1080 resolution.

 

AOC backed this product up with its HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a 28" 4K UHD monitor, the U2879VF, also packing AMD FreeSync compatibility within. This monitor is designed for private and professional use, said to be available sometime in "early January 2016."

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Razer unveils its new Blade Stealth, its ultrabook gaming PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 5:53 am

CES 2016 - Razer has just unveiled its new ultrabook gaming PC, the Razer Blade Stealth. The new Blade Stealth is something Razer calls "the ultimate Ultrabook", as it features an "incredibly sleek form factor", Intel's latest Core i7 processor, and a 4K display.

 

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Razer has also announced that the Blade Stealth can be sold through its new direct-to-consumer model, that allows consumers to buy the Razer Blade Stealth with premium configurations, at lower price points relative to the competition.

 

The new ultrabook gaming PC is only 0.52 inches (13.2mm) and weighs only pounds (1.24kg). The Razer Blade Stealth has a 12.5-inch 4K display, but it can also be configured with a 2560x1440 panel, too - with both displays being touch-enabled. Both models can be configured with the new Skylake-based Core i7 processor from Intel, with PCIe-based SSDs taking care of your storage needs.

 

Both models will sport 8GB of RAM, include Thunderbolt 3 connectivity through a USB Type-C port, offering up to 40Gbps of speed. Razer will be offering the base model Blade Stealth for $999 while the highest-end version will cost $1599.

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