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CES Unveiled Fails to Impress

By: Array

CES 2011, Las Vegas - January 5, 2011 last night the Consumer Electronics Association held its first big event of their annual Consumer Electronics Show; CES Unveiled. This show is typically one that highlights all of the top products with many of the companies having won at least one products award during the year. However, this year seemed to be a rehash of last year with many of the same people showing the same stuff we talked about during CES 2010. After walking the overcrowded floor of the event for an hour we were able to find a few items that showed pretty good promise.

 

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One of the first companies that caught our eye was one called TechnoCel. This group makes battery packs for mobile devices. Now there is no shortage of products like this on the market so you might be wondering why we feel this is worth talking about. Well their latest one is capable of not only keeping your device charged on the go for about four hours, but also can charge it directly from the wall. The battery is contained inside the same pack as the power connector.

 

As you can see the PowerpakXT becomes a complete charging system while reducing the number of cables you have to carry around with you. We grabbed one and will be carrying it around with us for the rest of the show. CONTINUED...

 

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Trojan Condoms to show off adult tech at CES 2011

By: Array

I would bet that most of you out there are familiar with the Trojan Condoms brand. It's hard to get away from the commercials on the radio and TV on shows where they think adults might be watching or listening. The company has announced that it will be at CES 2011 marking its first time to be at the show.

 

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Why would a condom maker be at a tech convention? Apparently, Trojan is unveiling a new ultra thin condom at the show along with some "adult" electronic devices like the Trojan Vibrations. My favorite part of the Trojan press release is where the chief scientist and condom developer likens Trojan products to SSDs (not to be confused with STDs) and other tech.

 

Dr. Michael Harrison said, "Innovation in this category is critical. At the show, you'll see ultra thin TV's, tiny solid state hard drives and thousands of other innovations designed to improve the consumer experience. It's a show dedicated to inventiveness, and that's exactly why we're here. We'll be announcing a collection of new products in early January that we believe are every bit as innovative as some of the bigger consumer electronics announcements, and certainly as important."

 

GTC 2010 - What does NVIDIA have in store for us? 3D everything

By: Array

Nicole Scott of Netbook News is on the ground for us again and this time she was working the pre-party of NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference to find out what type of stuff we can expect to see at the event this year.

 

Nicole ran into Mike DeNeffe, NVIDIA chap looking after GeForce and 3D Vision with the Director of Marketing title. He reckons that GTC is not really a show for his GeForce range of products, but it's more catered for NVIDIA's Quadro and Tesla range.

 

 

Although, he does go onto say that there will be some 'awesome' demos on display showing 3D this, 3D that and then more 3D. 3DTV Play, 3D notebooks, 3D surround and indeed 3D 'everything'.

 

We'll have more coverage from GTC 2010 from today through till Thursday from San Jose.

 

Sweden's Elmor and ME4ME win MSI MOA 2010

By: Array

MSI held its Master Overclocking Arena 2010 Grand Final in Taipei today. It's an event that puts the best overclockers around the world (besides our Deanzo of course, since Australia / NZ was sadly not invited this year) against each other with the same set of common hardware components and benchmarks. Whoever manages to push their system the hardest with aid of loads of LN2 win the competition.

 

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As always with these sorts of events, people get lucky. Not all CPUs and video card GPUs overclock the same, they are not all equal. It is really luck of the draw to see if you will get the best parts. No doubt this year one of the three Swedish teams comprising of Elmor and ME4ME got good parts. However, speaking to other overclockers at the event today, most also agreed that both Swedish overclockers are also very talented. It is after all their second win of MOA after also taking home gold at the event in Beijing, China last year.

 

There are some shots from the closing ceremony and other shots also from the show in the gallery below. Another nice event put on by MSI overall.

 

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