Intel Shows off the New Core CPUs

Sean Kalinich | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Jan 9, 2011 12:57 PM CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Intel shows off a new generation of Core CPUs. In the Las Vegas Convention Center Intel showed off their 2nd Generation Core CPUs along with a host of mobile systems that, according to Intel, will be faster, cooler, and more energy efficient than anything they have every offered before. Although these CPUs (Sandy Bridge) have technically been launched and the web has been full of reviews, Intel was still showing some demos that were very impressive.

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GIGABYTE enters the US note/netbook market

Sean Kalinich | Laptops | Jan 7, 2011 9:12 PM CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas January 7, 2011. GIGABYTE today showed use a trio of mobile computing systems that will be the first GIGABYTE mobile products to be sold in the US. We had the chance to head by the GIGABYTE suite and see these new products.

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When we first saw these we thought they were going to be the usual "Asia/Europe Only" devices. We were soon smiling very widely as we found out they would be available for sale in the US beginning in February.

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MSI AMD 990FX motherboard just sitting around at Vegas look-out (video)

Cameron Wilmot | Motherboards | Jan 7, 2011 8:26 PM CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - It's funny the things you find when taking a minute out of your busy CES schedule to admire some of the fantastic views that Las Vegas has to offer.

During our visit to the MSI suite at the lovely Aria hotel today, we spotted an upcoming MSI motherboard called the Big Bang Conqueror just sitting around which we believe is based around the AMD 990FX chipset. This chipset will support future AM3+ processors from AMD and it will be AMD's top dog for overclockers and gamers.

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While we didn't get too many details on the chipset itself, from looking at the board itself we could make quite a few assumptions. The first and third blue PCI-E graphics slots will operate at 16 lanes for full speed AMD Crossfire support and the memory setup uses a standard dual-channel DDR3 configuration. As far as the MSI specific details go, we see the addition of the new Military Class II, OC Genie, SATA 6G, USB 3.0 and more.

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Watch the video above here to get a real close look at it.

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MSI's Master Overclocking Arena 2011

Sean Kalinich | Motherboards | Jan 7, 2011 8:06 PM CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - January 6, 2011 MSI held their Master Overclocking Arena event for the 2011 year. Held at the Pole Position raceway the event was military themed to match MSI's "Military Grade" component that they put on their motherboards. The competition was setup for teams to compete instead of the more traditional single last-man-standing style event that others use. MSI also live streamed the event.

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HomeSeer unveils tiny and green Linux home automation gateway

Shane McGlaun | Software & Apps | Jan 7, 2011 2:02 PM CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Home Automation is really cool and one day I will automate my entire home. I have looked into it before and the thing that kept me away was having to put another computer in my home to run the software and the fact that most of the gateways at the time were almost $1000. A company called HomeSeer has unveiled a new and very small home automation gateway called the HomeTroller-Mini at CES. The device is a tiny gateway that allows people to control their home automation gear using the iPhone or iPad.

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The HomeSeer device itself has a 1GHz processor on board and runs a version of Linux. It will work with most home automation brands on the market and supports formats like Z-Wave and a lot more. It can send you reminders about things via text, email, or voice messages. The device will also work to monitor home energy usage as well.

The HomeSeer HomeTroller-mini will work with gear from major players in the home automation market like Cooper, Schlage, Kwikset, Lutron, Leviton, Russound, Microsoft, Centralite, DSC, Aprilaire, ACT, RCS, and others. I works with Z-Wave as I said before and UPB and Insteon protocols are supported too. It will ship in Q2 2011 for under $300.

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Cooler Master expands Choiix lineup for 2011

Don Lynn | Peripherals | Jan 7, 2011 10:57 AM CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Cooler Master has big plans for their expanding Choiix mobile device accessory line in the next few months, and they were nice enough to invite us to their suite at CES to take a look at the upcoming lineup. Here are just a few products they've got on tap for 2011:

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The Choiix BoomBoom portable speakers are getting an upgrade when Choiix releases the BoomBoom 3D. It's not a whole lot different to look at, but there's a noticeable difference in sound quality; especially when you switch it from "Stereo" to "3D" mode, which gives a 2.1 sound effect.

Check out more Choiix goodies in the full link below...

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Casio shows off crazy TRYX digital camera at CES

Shane McGlaun | Cameras, Printers & Scanners | Jan 7, 2011 10:00 AM CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Casio has been around for a long time and makes so many products that it's hard to keep up with all of what the company offers. One of the big categories for the company is digital photography and at CES Casio has pulled the wraps off a new digital camera that tosses out the traditional design we are used to seeing and forges its own path into fracking awesome point and shoot design.

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The new camera is called the TRYX and it has a very unique design. The camera has a LCD that can swivel 270-degrees to allow the user to turn the thing to the front or back for ideal visibility. While the screen swivels the frame around the sensor, lens and screen swivels 360-degrees. That means that the frame can be positioned anywhere the user wants to allow it to act as a tripod or a handle for taking photos over a crowd.

The camera is very thin at 0.59" thick and it can shoot 1080p HD video at 30 fps in portrait or landscape modes. The camera has a ton of automatic features, functions that you expect to find on digital cams today, and it can record in slow motion with 240 fps video at 432 x 320 resolution. The LCD is a 3-inch touch capable unit and the sensor resolution is 12.1MP. The camera will ship in April 2011 for $249.99.

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