CES 2010


3D televisions aren’t the only new home theater accessory on the block, as Sony unveiled a complete 3D Blu-ray home theater system at CES 2010. In addition to movies, you’ll also be able to wirelessly stream media from services such as Slacker and Netflix. Videos after the break.

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Slated for release in May for China’s WCDMA market is the Lenovo LePhone. This smartphone features a 3.7-inch touchscreen, 1-GHz Snapdragon CPU, 3.0-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headphones jack. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Lovers of physical keyboards may be interested in the optional external keyboard — the clamshell-style snap-on is very similar to the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid’s.

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The Sonim XP1 being tested is supposedly the world’s most rugged GSM mobile phone, able to withstand being dunked in 20-feet of water for up to 30-minutes, but smashing it against a fish tank is another story. Best of all, the reporter scored a free phone. Continue reading for the durability test.

The XP1 works perfectly in harsh temperatures, doesn’t die when exposed to the elements, can be dropped, kicked, tossed into a toolbox or backpack, seen and heard in bright/dark and noisy conditions, and provides reliable voice, push-to-talk and data services.

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Shown at CES, the $399 RCX4 Star Stryker from the Star Wars universe looks just like an X-Wing and features “gyroscopic control of balance [along with] some kind of automatic climb rate control.” Continue reading to see it in-action.

The chopper even has the ability to hover safely in place all by its lonesome, should you have to put the controller down to take receipt of a subpoena or something.

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Rather than try to catch your eye with creative designs, the HoloAD uses holographic 3D technology. It basically works “by using a set of three independent images, projected onto the trapezoidal sides of a see-through glass pyramid (the back side is flat), so you can walk 180-degrees around the projection.” Video after the break. — *Update – Please click here to view the real product, as the HoloAd may be a knockoff.

The result is an image that looks like an animated, full-color hologram. In addition, the display units can hold an actual object under the glass, and can be made to look like that object is the originating source of the 3D projection.

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Though not available to consumers, Panasonic’s 152-inch plasma HD TV takes the crown of world’s largest, complete with ” an impressive screen resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels.” Continue reading to see it in-action.

It harnesses ‘super-efficient quadruple luminance efficiency technology’, which brings plasma pictures to full brightness in about a quarter of the time.

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Using an Android-powered smartphone is nothing new. Unless, you’ve got the Inbrics M1, the world’s thinnest Android slider. Featuring a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 3.0-megapixel camera, 16GB of built-in memory, and an 800-MHz Samsung processor. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Inbrics actually has a lot of custom UI and software running on top of Android, but the most interesting part is what they’re doing with video calling and beaming media from handset to videophone to TV to laptop over DLNA.

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Ostendo’s curved widescreen monitors from years past — shown with NEC and Alienware branding — have now been combined into multi-display setups used to demonstrate DiRT 2 and Google Earth at CES 2010. Unfortunately, you’ll have to pay $6,499 per screen to create your own. Videos after the break.

…having three CRVD screens wrap 180 degrees around you is pretty wild. We played a little Dirt 2 and did a little Google Earth zooming on the rig.

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In addition to announcing a plethora of 3D TVs at CES 2010, Samsung also showed the LED 9000 remote. What sets this model apart from the others is that it “enables you to watch TV on the remote while playing a Blu-ray disc on the screen.” Video after the break.

The remote interfaces with the TV with both traditional infrared signals and Wi-Fi. It can also connect to your home network and summon videos from your Windows PC to the TV or the remote’s own screen.

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Thanks to the Pixel Qi’s transreflective display “that can switch between backlit LCD mode and low-power electrophoretic reflective mode,” it can seamlessly switch between tablet and e-reader modes. That’s not all, you can also make use of the low-power mode for web surfing and gaming as well. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

…the device is still in development, so you’re seeing prototype hardware, untouched software, and unoptimized performance (Android 2.1 should help the interface move a little more quickly).

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