This week, we pass around Sony's new PlayStation Vita for some hands-on testing, check out HP's newest Beats Audio laptop, and debate the best and worst Valentine's Day gadget gifts.
This week, Ty demos Sony's strap-on 3D visor, which we've dubbed the "Headman," while Scott shows us how the OnLive Desktop brings cloud PC computing to the iPad. Also, check out a cool new laptop backpack, and find out what our favorite MacBook Air substitutes are.
This week, we go over some Super Bowl TV tips, including what to do if you're not going to be near a TV at all. Julie talks about developing new battery life tests, and Josh laments the decline of the compact point-and-shoot camera.
Back from CES, we show off some video clips of our favorite products, Ty tells us why OLED matters, and Scott and Dan debate the best laptop for covering trade shows.
Intel's new chip for smartphones handily beats some of the fastest phones on the market, according to chip review site Anandtech.
Intel's Atom Z2460 "Medfield" delivers "tablet-like scores" on the BrowserMark benchmark, wrote Anand Shimpi. "The Galaxy Nexus running ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) comes close, but once again Intel expects that on the same OS Medfield should be faster than any of the currently available SoCs (system-on-a-chip)," he said.
Intel announced the Medfield chip Tuesday at CES. The system-on-a-chip will be used in upcoming smartphones--and presumably other devices--from Lenovo and Motorola.
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Nearly every device in your house, from your television to your refrigerator, is going to be networked and could very well be Android-powered, panelists said today at a CNET CES event in Las Vegas.
Of course you'd expect Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, to say that. But the vision was also endorsed by executives at Google partner Samsung, Sling Media, and Benchmark Capital, who spoke to CNET's Brian Cooley and Molly Wood about ecosystem trends. Here's what they said.
Eric Schmidt, Google executive chairman
The smartphone will become the portal to other devices and appliances in … Read more
LAS VEGAS--What's the Next Big Thing in tech? Google's Eric Schmidt says it's devices that play well together.
Devices such as smartphones are a portal to other devices and applications, the Google executive chairman said today at the Next Big Thing panel at CES. But the trick to consumer products is to make them work, Schmidt said.
CNET brought together four industry luminaries at the annual confab to discuss and debate the evolution of ecosystems and how they are changing the landscape of consumer electronics.
The panel included Schmidt, Sling Media co-founder Blake Krikorian, Benchmark Capital General … Read more
It's often hard to sort through the cacophony of the Consumer Electronics Show to find the trends and technology that will emerge in the coming year worthy of attention.
We're here to help.
On Tuesday, CNET is presenting a panel dubbed "The Next Big Thing in CE," featuring a few of the most prominent figures in tech. The group includes Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Sling Media co-founder Blake Krikorian, Benchmark Capital General Partner Bill Gurley, and Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America sales, marketing and operations, covering both the consumer and enterprise business divisions.… Read more
How fast is your computer? Where are the performance bottlenecks? And how does it compare to other users' systems? NovaBench can answer those questions and more. This free benchmarking utility tests your CPU, RAM, graphics, disk speed, and other system parameters, creating a detailed report of its findings that you can upload to the NovaBench site with an optional free account. NovaBench is so easy to use that anyone can benchmark their system with it, but the information it gathers is useful even to pros.
NovaBench has an extremely simple interface with a field displaying system info and one button, … Read more
This week we run down the best battery life laptops of 2011, and you'll never guess what the No. 1 system is. Ty pops in with some TV buying advice and clears up the whole LCD/LED thing, while Scott offers last-minute holiday gift ideas. Also, check out this demo of the OnLive app playing high-end PC games through an iPad.