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GP3D to show off its Sprout 3D printer for $549 during CES 2015

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: 3D | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 10:42 pm

CES 2015 - Green Project-owned GP3D will show off its $549 Sprout 3D printer during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), as the company tries to gain interest via Kickstarter.

 

 

Sprout is 11.7" x 8.7" x 15.9" and is designed to be ideal for a compact desktop printing environment - using PLA plastic filament, able to print at 0.18mm resolution. The printer unit will be ready to ship "in a few months," with additional details released during CES.

 

"Our focus is to make an affordable and high-quality 3D printer for everyone," said Joseph Wu, president of Green Project.

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Internet of Things will become more disruptive, shaking things up

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 10:24 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) will be a multi-trillion-dollar industry with upwards of 30 billion Internet-connected devices over the next five years - and companies will need to act fast if they don't want to be left behind. Overall, the IoT market is expected to present one of the largest growth opportunities in the industry, with more hardware and software manufacturers stepping up.

 

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As solutions begin to mature, there will be additional investors jumping on the bandwagon, only accelerating the market faster. Connected devices will take over the home, office, vehicles, and everything else as Internet-connected technologies continue to invade our daily lives, analysts predict.

 

"This is an enormous opportunity that will not only transform healthcare, but every other industry as well," said Jeff Kagan, wireless industry expert, in a press statement. "This is huge. In the beginning, companies in this space will have a competitive advantage. Eventually it will become commonplace and companies who are not in this IoT space will be seen as competitively disadvantaged."

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FitLinxx AmpStrip fitness wearable for athletes hits Indiegogo

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 9:55 pm

CES 2015 - FitLinxx has taken its AMpStrip fitness wearable for athletes to Indiegogo, trying to raise funds for the wearable device. Financial support on Indiegogo ranges from $25 up to $10,000, with different level of support based on monetary contributions.

 

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The waterproof, sensor-filled device is able to monitor heart rate, respiration, skin temperature and posture around the clock, able to stick to the wearer's torso.

 

"This is our first foray into direct-to-consumer products and we want to do it right," said Dave Monahan, president and CEO of FitLinxx. "We're excited to share our product on Indiegogo and get feedback from athletes. We know having them as part of our AmpStrip team will make our product that much better."

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No one knows what to expect from Palm during CES next week

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 9:12 pm

CES 2015 - Palm is expected to make some type of comeback during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but no one is really sure what to expect. The company essentially dropped off the face of the planet after Hewlett-Packard purchased it, though it looks like Alcatel Onetouch is ready to make something happen.

 

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Famed for its personal digital assistant (PDA) technology many moons ago, it's arguable whether or not a Google Android-version Palm from Alcatel Onetouch would be able to actually make a dent in the competitive smartphone market. However for nostalgic reasons, many consumers might at least give any new hardware offerings a quick glance.

 

"Will there be any previewas at next week's CES in Las Vegas?" pondered Jeff Kagan, wireless industry analyst, in a press statement. "On one hand I hope so. This could be very exciting. On the other hand this will not be the same Palm. This time it will be a foreign company, not a US company. What that means, who knows? We'll just have to wait and see. Either way, this will be an interesting event to watch. Stay tuned."

Visteon transitioning into connected vehicles, showing off in-car tech

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 8:49 pm

CES 2015 - Electronics manufacturer Visteon plans to show off new software, services and connectivity during the 2015 Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company will unveil more than 60 different displays and innovation concepts to attendees that visit its booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center Central Plaza (booth #20).

 

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The company will also have an autonomous driving simulator to show how autonomous driving technology continues to evolve and mature at a rapid rate. The technology makes use of Visteon's human machine interaction (HMI) interface, a major research effort that the company has developed over years of tinkering.

 

"As one of the leading cockpit electronics suppliers, we are now turning our focus to designing connectivity into all our products utilizing cloud-based technology and over-the-air connections - creating a truly connected driving experience," said Martin Thall, EVP and president of the Visteon electronics division. "Whether on the open road, in a garage or at a body and assembly plant, Visteon has service offerings to unlock the value of connectivity."

E FUN introduces Android 5.0 Nextbook Ares series models at CES 2015

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 8:45 pm

CES 2015 - Tablet manufacturer E FUN is expanding its Nextbook Android tablets during CES, with four new models running Google Android 5.0 Lollipop.

 

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The 8" tablet will run a quad-core ARM Cortex A7 1.3GHz processor, with 1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB storage, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS module, mini-HDMI, microSD, and front-facing and rear-facing cameras. The 8L 8" model with 4G/LTE will run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB storage, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS module, 2-megapixel front-facing and rear-facing cameras, mini-HDMI, microSD, and micro USB.

 

The 10.1" 2-in-1 4G/LTE model utilizes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB storage, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS module, 2-megapixel front-facing and rear-facing cameras, mini-HDMI, microSD, and microUSB.

 

The Ares 11 11.6" 2-in-1 will run the Intel quad-core Atom Z3735F CPU (1.8GHz), 1GB DDR3L RAM, 64GB storage, Bluetooth 4.0, 2-megapixel front-facing and rear-facing cameras, mini-HDMI, microSD, microUSB, and a full-size USB port available on the keyboard.

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Escort Radar shows off Bluetooth-equipped radar detectors

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 8:11 pm

CES 2015-Escort Radar plans to show off its Passport and Passport Max2 radar detectors during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), featuring Bluetooth-equipped products tied to the Escort Live ticket protection app.

 

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As more devices, especially inside of vehicles, continue to include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and mobile apps, Escort wants to make sure its products provide the same connectivity. The company will unveil its Air Patrol and Intelligent Speed Traps social app, able to alert drivers to aircraft and "intelligent speed traps" that are located in the area.

 

If you're attending CES, Escort will first demo the solution tomorrow during the CES Unveiled Show in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

SteelSeries shows off the Sentry Eye Tracker for enhanced streaming

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 8:04 pm

CES 2015-Gaming company SteelSeries wants fans and gamers to get a unique gaming viewpoint, with the Sentry Eye tracker being used by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2, and League of Legends gamers. The ability to use eye tracking software gives both stream viewers and competitive gamers a new angle to watch the gaming action.

 

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In addition, Sentry could become a vital studying tool for professional gamers, as they will be able to analyze metrics on where they looked on the screen - and for how long they focused or fixated on parts of the screen, SteelSeries said.

 

"Today, with our Sentry Eye Tracker, we are announcing an entirely new way for streamers and viewers to see the game," said Ehtisham Rabbani, CEO of SteelSeries, in a press statement. "This is just the tip of the innovation iceberg for Sentry, and we could not be more excited to realize all the possibilities that emerge when your game knows where your eyes are looking."

E FUN adding three new devices to 2-in-1 Windows tablets to portfolio

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 8:04 pm

CES 2015 - Tablet maker E FUN will add new models to its growing 2-in-1 Nextbook lineup running Microsoft Windows 8.1, as a 10.1", 11.6" and 12.5" models will be shown off during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

 

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The devices have a quad-core Intel Atom CPU, dual camera, 2GB DDR3L RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, 2-megapixel front-facing and rear-facing cameras, micro USB port, mini-HDMI port, audio jack, and a removable magnetic POGO keyboard.

 

"We are extremely excited to build on the great success we had launching our first tablets with Windows in the fourth quarter of last year," said Jason Liszewski, managing director and VP of sales for E FUN, in a press statement. "Our first 2-in-1 tablet with Windows and powered by Intel was one of the best selling devices by volume throughout the holiday season."

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'The Interview' is no laughing matter for North Korean defectors

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: Jan 3, 2015 7:29 pm

"The Interview" might prove to be popular among Western movie watchers, but is no laughing matter for defectors that successfully escaped North Korea.

 

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Following Sony's decision to release the movie after all, the community of 20,000+ North Korean defectors living in South Korea were quick to watch it. However, they seemed unimpressed with the crude humor that is laced throughout the movie, despite mentions of concentration camps, rampant starvation, and an overly-controlling government regime.

 

"Every defector I know has seen the movie," said Kim Sung-Min, a defector that created the anti-Pyongyang Free North Korea Radio Station, in a statement to the media. "We've talked a lot about this flick over the past week, and we simply did not understand why it gives foreigners laughs."

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