Quick Look: CES Unveiled, London 2013

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The Consumer Electronics Show every year in glamorous Las Vegas is one of the highlights of the tech calendar. We went to CES Unveiled, a preview of next year’s show at the slightly less glamorous South Bank of London to see what techs finest had to offer.

Roku 3

Roku have been locked in an arms race with the Apple TV to provide amazing puck-sized boxes that stream hi-def content to your TVs. The Roku 3 packs a lot in a little package, with Spotify, Netflix, Plex and services like iPlayer and Now5 built in. The motion-sensitive remote also works like a Wii controller so you can play Angry Birds. The remote also has a headphone jack so you can listen to TV without disturbing your flat mates. Sadly (and like all Roku boxes) there’s still no official streaming support for YouTube or Vimeo, which is a little like an Italian restaurant that has taken pizza and pasta off the menu.

Fitbug

Fitness trackers are all the rage, with great devices on offer from Fitbit and Jawbone (and potentially Apple if the 5S co-processor takes off). However, new kid on the block Fitbug were showing off their Orb activity tracker, which logs exercise,monitors sleep and doesn’t need recharging – all for the low, low price of £45. The a Orb can be worn as a watch, clipped on a belt or discretely attached to your underwear. Much like the latest Fitbits, data can be streamed wirelessly to an app. And to keep you motivated to actually use the thing, Orb comes with Kik – a digital coach.

Sunnycam

Google Glasses may have a powerful amount of mindshare, but they aren’t the only horse in the wearable camera market. Sunnycam have been producing video recording glasses for a while and their latest range both look and ‘see’ better, with improved optics recording up to 1080p and a refined design, prescription lenses and shatterproof glass. They can also ‘hear’ better with improved audio recording capabilities. All this and more can be on your face from Q1 2014.

Arcam AV950 AV Receiver

Arcam have always treated audio with gravitas and their top of the line AV950 combines reference-grade audio quality with an iPad app – so despite the extreme power at your fingertips, it remains easy to install and use. Even on a crowded conference floor the precision and power of the sound was abundantly clear.

OnBeat Solar Headphones

Want high-quality sound on the go? The over-ear headphone market is pretty crowded but OnBeat have figured out a way to stand out – helping out smartphone users’ perennial plight – running out of battery. The solar panel built into the top of the OnBeat Solar Headphones generates enough power to be able to constantly recharge smartphones and tablets whilst they are playing music. The integrated flexible solar cell has a power output of approximately 0.55W. The energy is stored in two light-weight Lithium Ion batteries held within the two ear cups for a balanced weight and fit on the head. Definitely my favourite thing.

E3 Roundup: XBox One vs Playstation 4 – Price vs. Promising Lineup

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Gamers struggling to make a informed decision on whether to buy an Xbox 1 or PS4 this Christmas are not alone – but you will be glad to know both console makers laid their cards on the table at last night’s E3.

Both console makers gave a firm launch window of Winter 2013 for Europe and the US – basically November. The biggest headline from both shows was: price. Microsoft unveiled that their new console would cost $499/£425 – which on the face of it is quite pricey. Compared to the Xbox 360 launch the price point it’s a scary one. For example when the first Xbox 360 launched 8 years ago the base model was a mere £209, admittedly, though you didn’t get a lot of functionality for that price. When Microsoft wrapped up their presentation they unveiled their price-point and collective gasp echoed across the show floor like an icy wind.

Sony on the other hand unveiled an incredibly competitive price point of $399/£349. But that didn’t actually get the biggest cheer from the gaming fraternity. Oh no. Jack Tretton then went onto fully explain Sony’s stance on the thorny issue of DRM, he confirmed that the company wouldn’t be employing any form of draconian secondhand game policies. So if you want to lend a game to friend: you can. If you want to trade a game in at a retailer: you can. If you want to play any PS4 game offline: you can. Basically Sony made a massive song and dance that their console, on paper, is faster, it’s cheaper, and isn’t looking to completely re-write the whole paradigm of game ownership. Now, in the interest of impartiality, you can do almost all of that with Microsoft’s system, too, but their solution is a lot more convoluted and requires games to be online at least once every 24 hours, whilst secondhand games can be traded in depending on whether third party publishers get a cut of the trade-in fee – but it’s their decision, if they want to block trade-ins they can though – a worrying trend as we move towards a digital era.

Both console makers showcased as veritable smorgasbord of incredible titles coming exclusively to each console. It’s clear Sony won the battle of price and DRM, but there’s no doubt that they didn’t have a stronger software lineup compared to Microsoft’s own war chest of games. Games like Dead Rising 3 and Titanfall (from ex-Call of Duty devs) are exclusive to the Xbox One and look like hardcore games that will shift units fast. In almost every area of gaming both companies had exclusive titles; Microsoft showed of Forza 5, the latest installment of their biggest racing title, Sony’s answer was Drive Club, but on the face of it just can’t compete with Forza’s scope and vision.

Trying to decide which console to get is an exercise in futility, but now there are some big difference between the two consoles. Sony has also confirmed that their console will be region free, this means you can import a US console, for example, for a cheaper price and play games from Japan on it. Microsoft’s console on the other hand isn’t region free – again another big difference.

It’s clear that Microsoft and Sony have two different visions for their respective consoles. Microsoft is going for a walled-garden system akin to Apple’s iOS, with full control. They want to move the console into the world of the digital era, and, along with it, change the way we buy and consume games. This means games are intrinsically linked to your profile – much like they are on any digital store. Whilst Sony has stuck to its guns and will continue with the current model of open trading of games and the traditional ownership model – much to the delight of hardcore gamers.

E3 on the whole was great for both Microsoft and Sony – Microsoft clearly had the stronger software lineup with Titanfall, Forza 5 and Ryse, all shooting for the lucrative launch window. Whilst Sony nailed the all-important price point and DRM model, though their software lineup didn’t eclipse Microsoft’s with Killzone: Shadow Fall, Drive Club and The Order.

It’s clear that many gamers are still on the fence when it comes to choosing their next console, and that won’t change until they can get their hands on the controller, the system and, most importantly, the games. But on the face of it Sony’s decision to undercut Microsoft’s price point could well be the smoking gun for many. After all with such a dire economic outlook a cheaper price point is likely to secure a lot of those floating gamers who have yet to make their decision.

Will Microsoft rethink its price point? Unlikely. Will they rein in some of their draconian DRM? Quite possibly, but it’s been long suggested that their decision on DRM was at the behest of publishers unhappy at losing revenue to secondhand sales. So quite how Sony has managed to negotiate a different model does seem a bit puzzling, though, Sony’s decision to charge for online gaming could see a cut of that money going to publishers now – but at the moment that’s just pure speculation.

Best of Computex 2013

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Running until June 8, Taiwan’s largest consumer electronics show Computex is taking place this week with over 1,700 exhibitors showing off their wares – here’s what caught our eye.

Asus unveiled yet more post-pc devices, with their newly announced Transformer Book Trio. It’s the world’s first three-in-one mobile device. The device has a detachable 11.6-inch display and comes with dual operating systems. The device can switch from Windows 8 notebook to Android tablet to Windows 8 desktop – a world first for a hybrid tablet/notebook.

The Transformer Book Trio switches easily between operating systems to give users access to over 700,000 Android apps on Google’s Play Store and access to 50,000 Windows apps from Microsoft’s app store.

Despite running two different operating systems, ASUS has spent a lot time making switching between the two systems a pain-free as possible, allowing users to sync data or continue to surf the web when moving from notebook to tablet mode.

The PC station comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, full QWERTY keyboard, 750GB of internal storage and, when the tablet is detached it can be connected to an external display for us as a full desktop PC. The PC dock serves as a charger for the tablet so to extend its battery life, whilst, the tablet-side of the device features a 2.0 GHz Intel Atom processor, 16:9 full HD 1920 x 1080 screen and up to 64GB internal flash storage.

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Sonostar e-ink watches

Wearable technology is likely to be big growth industry in the coming years, with everyone from Apple and Google looking into the burgeoning technology. E Ink, the company behind the screen technology for a variety of e-readers including Amazon’s Kindle, announced a brand-new e-ink display and collaboration with Sonostar for a second-screen watch that connects to your smartphone or tablet.

E ink’s new 1.73-inch touchscreen display comes with resolution of 320 x 240 and is capable of producing 16 levels of greyscale. Obviously e-ink screens aren’t colour screens. And while this might seem like a massive oversight, e-ink technology actually has several benefits over colour screens. The technology is incredibly frugal when it comes to power consumption compared to coloured screens, and they’re a lot easier to read in direct sunlight compared to normal colour screens.

The Sonostar Smart Watch connects to either your iPhone or Android device using Bluetooth, and displays information on calls, messages, social networking updates, and emails. Also, the screen is flexible which means the watch face doesn’t have to be flat, allowing Sonostar to craft a watch that better matches the curve of your arm.

The Sonostar Smart Watch is set to be released sometime after the summer, and has been priced at £100 for either the black or white models.

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Project Shield, Nvidia

Chipset maker Nvidia were at Computex, too, showing off their new handheld Android-powered games console: Shield (yes, they’re dropping the “project” part from the name). Shield consists of a console game controller with a flip-up display housing a pin sharp 5-inch, 720p, multi-touch display.

Powering Shield is Nvidia’s Tegra 4 mobile processor with a quad-core CPU, 72 GPU cores, and 2GB of RAM. The handheld also carries 16GB of onboard storage and features GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot for memory expansion, and an 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack. Shield runs Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and can play both Tegra-optimised and regular Android games – as well as having access to Android’s 700,000 non-gaming apps. Nvidia has said it’s working on streaming your favorite PC games to Shield, too, including titles from Steam in the near future.

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ASUS Ultra HD PC screen

At Computex ASUS showcased the world’s first Ultra HD PC monitors. The new 31.5-inch monitor costs a not unreasonable £2,500 and comes with a staggering resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 – four times as many pixels as a standard 1080p PC monitor. The company is also going to be prepping a 39-inch version too. ASUS expects to begin shipping the 31.5-inch model in June, with its big brother will follow sometime in Q3.

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Acer Iconia W3

Acer were at Computex and are the first company to unveil a smaller form factor Windows 8 tablet. The 8-inch Iconia W3 comes with a 1280 x 800 display. On the tablet-side of things there’s front- and rear-facing two-megapixel cameras, plus connectivity through Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB.

The Iconia is packing impressive specs considering its size; there’s an Intel dual-core 1.8GHz Atom Z2760 processor, and the choice of either 32 or 64GB of internal storage, which can supplemented via the tablet’s microSD expansion slot. There’s also a built-in micro-HDMI for outputting the screen onto larger screens.

MWC 2013 Preview: What to Expect from Samsung, Nokia and LG

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Mobile World Congress 2013 kicks off tomorrow in Spain, Barcelona, and to whet your appetite for some shiny new tech we thought we take a look at who is likely to be grabbing the headlines when the show kicks off Feb 25-29.

Samsung
While Samsung’s flagship S4 smartphone won’t be making an appearance, it has been rumoured that the Korea tech giant will be unveiling a slew of new tablets.

The first one is the much rumoured Galaxy Note 8, which is expected to get an official unveil at the show. Unlike Samsung’s Tab line of tablets, the Note 8 takes its design cues from its smaller brother, the Note II. The tablet is expected to be finished in the same Marble White and will be sporting a home button and back/menu touch buttons bellow the display, which means that device is expected to be held mostly in portrait, like a phone, rather than landscape.

The tablet is thought to be sporting a rear and front-facing camera, and there’s obviously a slot for an S Pen stylus. It’s thought the device is expected to target the mid-range market with a price tag of around £300-£350. The tablet is expected to be sporting an 8-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor.

We’re expecting the Note 8 to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s iPad Mini and Google’s Nexus 7, although it may be priced more closely to Apple’s offering than Google’s.

Samsung is also said to be preparing to launch a third generation of Android-based Galaxy Tab tablets, starting with 7-inch and 10-inch models that will make appearances at Mobile World Congress too.

Nokia
Nokia has announced a press conference for 25 February, which is right at the beginning of the Mobile World Congress. Although there is no further information about this announcement, it can be assumed that is going to be about new devices and services.

According to the latest rumours, Nokia will introduce at least one new high-end smartphone codenamed Catwalk. It’s thought it will have an aluminium chasis that’s will differentiate it from the current raft of Lumias on offer. Also, there is another model, codenamed Eos, which could come with Nokia’s PureView camera technology. Last year at MWC, Nokia unveiled their 808 PureView, a Symbian device with a camera resolution of 41 megapixels, so is Nokia planning to bring that tech to it’s Lumia range? We’ll know more next week.

Another rumour doing the rounds lately suggest that Nokia is developing a tablet based on Windows RT, with the possibility that the device will be unveiled at MWC.

The rumour came about after a video showing Nokia’s Music+ app on a tablet was quickly removed from a recent YouTube promotional video – leading many to speculate that the company has a tablet in preparation.

LG
With a lot announcements happening at MWC, a lot of manufacturers will be looking to show off their wares at pre-show events in order to try and navigate the impending tech quagmire.And that’s what LG has done with a teaser posted to their Facebook page showing off a new Otimus Prime G smartphone.

Although the official details for the 5.5-inch handset are light, early rumours suggest that a quad-core 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera are in order.

The LG Optimus G Pro will find a home in South Korea in the coming weeks. It is unclear what other markets might offer the new smartphone. We hope to learn the full details of the new line of Optimus handsets at Mobile World Congress later this month.

Samung’s 2013 Audio Visual Lineup

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Wireless is one of the watch words for this year’s CES and Samsung, one of the heavy hitters when it comes to home entertainment have emphasised that in their new range of shiny boxes designed to delight you in the living room.

Samsung’s Valve Amplified Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the first soundbar to feature a built-in valve amplifier for that old fashioned warm sound that audiophiles cherish. The HW-F750 is also the world’s first soundbar that can wirelessly connect with a TV via its SoundShare function and has picked up a 2013 CES innovation award. Speaker placement can be a tricky business but the HW-F750 features a gyroscope sensor to gauge height, rotation and slope to optimise sound quality, whether the soundbar is placed in a horizontal or vertical position.

I’ve saw countless bluetooth speakers over 2013, but Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) is attempting to distinguish itself through advanced sound quality and simplicity. The DA-F60 incorporates neodymium magnets and a passive radiator so you should enjoy tuned low-frequency reproduction and virtually no distortion even at high volumes.

The speaker’s integrated NFC connectivity makes it easy for consumers to pair the speaker by simply tapping the two devices together. Additionally, support for Samsung’s SoundShare feature means users can employ the DA-F60 as a TV speaker using wireless connectivity.

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Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theatre System (model HT-F9750W) was design to be the ebony to Samsung’s 2013 TVs’ ivory, with a Gallium Nitride (GaN) value amplifier that delivers pure sound, and design and usability features that bring home a totally seamless experience – as long as you subscribe to the Samsung Way.

Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) features advanced upscaling capabilities, allowing users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in superior resolution. Yes HD is no longer good enough and now you will have Ultra High Definition content to think about. The BD-F7500 was also a winner of a 2013 CES innovation award.

Invoxia NVX 610: Plug and Play Professional Phone Products

Man, the people at French telecommunication giants invoxia are doing very well indeed as we get stuck in to 2013! Following the mighty Best of CES Innovations award and the multiple worlds awards (Red Dot 2012, Observeur du Design 2013, Telephony Product of the Year 2012, celebrating the new telecommunications vision, invoxia is now a service provider and unveiling brand new features this year for NVX 610. It’s all looking pretty sweet, at the minute.

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So, what’s our focus point today then? Well, for your viewing pleasure, gadgeteers, it’s The NVX 610, developed by invoxia and it’s changing the entire concept of err, telephony services for small businesses and home offices. We’re most excited about the launch of the first plug and play professional phone which will now be sold with an integrated phone number/ SIP line….that’s pretty cool, right? Indeed. With this, there is no need for users to search for another provider to supply the telephone line, everything is now included and all the setting up and stuff is, to be fair, very simple indeed. We’re time-savers, here!

Okay. Alright! There’s some amount of hype. What’s the deal? The user (that’d be me and you then) simply plugs in the phone, connects it to an iPhone, gives an email addy and a telephone number is directly given. As per with this sort of thing, competitive subscriptions are available. The subscription will be paid on a dedicated webpage and installation takes a few minutes to set up.

What’s most interesting about invoxia’s new development is its incorporation of In Vivo Acoustics technology which handily enables users to hold conference calls, listen to music and benefit from very high sound quality. To go into a bit more detail for you, with In Vivo the separation between the left and right channels is very impressive. The New NVX 610 comes with no less than six speakers and four microphones for the best quality sound. Keeping this in mind, it’s quite cool that the sound coming from the speakers is hardly noticeable. Which is interesting. Do you want to know why? Because I’m Batman. No. No. It’s not that, really. It’s because each instrument at use is spatially isolated and can be heard very distinctly from whatever location the listener is in. Mint.

It’s also worth noting that the New AudiOffice is now also designed with a new passive radiator that increases the performance of base sounds and gives a higher quality of sound when using the speaker. What a beast. You’re probably going to want in on this? Yeah, we thought so. Let’s delve deeper then, shall we?

The AudiOffice is a dock with a nifty Cortex A8 processor built in which optimises iOS and now Android devices to such a level that it has the potential to be a damn-near essential device for daily comms and also for listening to music, of course! An updated version, appropriately dubbed the “New AudiOffice” will have a range of brand new features will be available in Europe and the US. Exciting times, for sure. No, really. This is proper good!

Connecting the AudiOffice to both Smartphones and tablets is a simple too. You can pair up the AudiOffice to an Android or iOS device via Bluetooth and users can call using their mobile line or use applications such as Skype, Viber, Bria or Facetime.

Specs, I hear you cry! You want more specifications? You can’t handle….no wait, you can. The AudiOffice now has six speakers instead of four and is enhanced by four inbuilt microphones which provide (as you can well imagine) even higher sound quality. Worth mentioning as well at this point is that the AudiOffice will be supplied with three USB cables (30 point USB cable, lightning cable, and a micro USB cable) and a master USB port.

Oh no! We’re not done yet! To add to your excitement…I almost feel like we’ve overloaded you! We’re pleased to let you know that The New NXV 610 now comes with two USB master ports which enable users to connect the handset and to charge an iPad (can’t be doing without that really, can we?). It comes with USB cables taking into account the Apple products evolution with the Lightening connector; the device is now integrating the iPhone 5. Stunnin’.

Here’s all the essential bumpf for you…boom! Let’s do this! The New NVX 610 will be first available in France at the beginning of 2013, then in the US and Europe during Q1 along with The AudiOffice. The New NVX 610 can be purchased from www.invoxia.com at 417 € or 599 $ (excl. tax) – invoxia is designed for all iOS devices. Meanwhile, The New AudiOffice is available to purchase from the aforementioned site priced at 299 US$ or 299 € incl. VAT worldwide. It is also available to purchase in store from FNAC, France. As with the NVX, it’s made for iOS devices including iPhone 5 as well as PCs, tablets and Smartphones.

CES Unveiled 2013: Parrot Flower Power, Canopy Sensus Case & Trakdot Luggage Tracker

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It’s that time of year again when the majority of UK press and tech industry head out to Las Vegas for CES. As ever, the flight from Gatwick was filled with now familiar faces, including the team from Pure Digital as well as the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones.

Having attempted to shake off the jet lag, the first event on our schedule was ‘CES Unveiled’ event, at its new home in the Mandalay Bay hotel. The organisers had put on a free shuttle from the convention centre, which was an intriguing choice given that its closed to the press today. Nevertheless, the event benefited from being in a much bigger room and we discovered a number of new and forthcoming products.

Parrot Flower Power

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We’re big fans of the Koubachi plant sensor and therefore were intrigued to see, what appears on the surface, to be a fairly similar product from the team at Parrot. Their Flower Power device is the first of what they’re referring to as ‘eco-geek’ products. In essence, it’s a wireless Bluetooth low-energy sensor for your plants that will inform you of their needs thanks to a dedicated application. The Flower Power, which can work indoor or outdoor, measures sunlight, humidity, temperature and fertilizer. This information is transferred via Bluetooth Smart (low consumption) to the Parrot Cloud, analyzed by dedicated software and sent to a compatible Smartphone or tablet. There is also a library of thousands of plants to help inform you about their needs.

Check out this video of the product being described:

Canopy’s Sensus Touch Sensitive Case

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Not another iPhone case we hear you moan, but wait, this is actually offering something a bit different. The Sensus case, from Canopy, features touch-sensitivity built into its back and right side that can handle up to 10 independent touches. In a nutshell this enables you, via supported apps, to interact with your phone by touching your phone case. According to the company, over 500 developers have already applied for access to the SDK. Some existing apps included a camera app where you can touch anywhere on the side to take a photo. A more impressive use of the touch sensitive case was as a braille keyboard, with the phone split in to 6 quadrants. It will be interesting to see what other apps will be developed to make the most of this unique case. The Sensus is due out in the summer and the price will be somewhere between $59-$99.

Trakdot Luggage tracker

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The Trakdot Luggage tracker fits into a checked bag and reports city location in real time to any mobile, Apple, Android, or SMS capable devices. The palm-sized device contains a GSM chip which becomes inactive when it senses its traveling at more than 100mph, but using cellular tower locations it sends a message to say where it was when it “took off” and when it senses its traveling at less than 100mph it reactivates itself, and again sends a message. The Trakdot has been approved by the FAA in US for carriage in hold luggage. An additional use of the device comes through the Bluetooth chip (and accompanying app) which allows you to locate your baggage as it approaches on the carousel. The company also mentioned that a number of airlines are interested in buying bulk the Trakdot to give to premium passengers. The product will be available March 2013 for $49.95 MSRP with an activation fee of $8.99 and an annual service fee of $12.99.

With additional reporting by Ryan Graham

CES 2013 Preview: It gets bigger, faster, better

It’s that time of year again. No not for endless ridiculous articles about New Year’s resolutions for the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where all the gadget manufacturers large and small gather together and conspire to make you feel bad about all the brand new electronics you *just* got for Christmas. We thought we’d kickstart the resent with a tiny glimpse of a few of the things we’d been keeping an eye out for. However there are thousands of things going down at CES so we (well a lucky few of us) will be flying over to have a hands-on look. Check back here daily for updates.

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Samsung Evolution Kit
Of course I may have been a little cynical above but I’ve been burned oh so many times. One of the worst cases was buying a fancy new Samsung Smart TV only for a new version to drop a couple of months later. I wasn’t too fussed until I tried to install a 3D channel app and to be rudely informed that my TV was too old to be supported. That’s not a sustainable “smart” app platform and Samsung (finally) agree wit their Evolution Kit, which enables Samsung’s 7000, 8000 and 9000 2012 Smart TV models to evolve into Samsung’s new 2013 Smart TVs. By simply attaching the Evolution Kit device into the back of a Samsung Smart TV you can enjoy the latest and greatest without junking your entire set.

The Evolution Kit bumps CPU, memory and GPU up to the level of so you can enjoy faster speeds for browsing and multitasking (although I’m still waiting on “killer apps” for smart TV outside of streaming).

Powerocks

Powerocks
Smartphones need juice and there are always a number of new and fun ways to get you going when you’re on the go. The light-weight 3-inch Powerocks Magic Cube and Stone3 power banks are portable back-up power supplies and have a long cycle life so they can be used more than 500 times (others brands normally provide only 50-300 cycles). Powerocks products provide a high up to 12000 mAh (Milliamps Hour) capacity in a small package that can be charged in under 5 hours (half the time of competitors). What makes them even more appealing is that they can even charge two devices at the same time and have included cables.

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NYNE Smart Media Centre
NYNE have taken an “all your base are belong to us” approach to the living room with their Smart Media Centre. The SMC-1000 is one of the most flexible media centres on the market including Apple Lightning dock, Apple Airplay, Bluetooth, HDMI ports, USB ports, digital inputs, NFC and more. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had SCSI inputs and SCART ports it’s that inclusive.

The console delivers a high performance audio experience with a 2.1 stereo system, all while neatly storing your external devices and wires. Looks pretty neat.

Fitbug Orb
If you want to discreetly keep track of your activity there’s the Fitbug Orb activity monitor. Like all activity monitors the Orb tracks calories burned, distance covered and walking pace, but also tracks sleep so you can monitor the quality and quantity of the Zzzs you are catching.It can be worn discreetly under clothing using the underwear clip, on the wrist or simply carried in a pocket or purse. A neck pendant, belt hook, sleep pouch and key fob attachments are also available.

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And obviously there will be robots including the RP-VITA – the first remote presence solution for patient care that combines the latest in telemedicine technology from InTouch Health with the latest in autonomous navigation and mobility developed for the iRobot Ava mobile robotics platform.