Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance at CES 2012 last week to promote a new dancing robot from mRobo, called Tosy. Unfortunately, there were several malfunctions and it ended with the pop star putting a microphone where the gears don’t shine. Click here to see more FAILS, courtesy of Failblog.org. Continue reading for the Tosy unveiling.
Here’s a rare look at Intel’s all-new Windows 8 tablet powered by a Clover Trail processor. Unfortunately, “little is known about this tablet since it was teased last night at the Intel keynote beyond the fact that it has Intel’s new 32 nanometer chipset inside and tablets like this are destined to take on ARM-based devices head-on.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video.
Intel is keeping this tablet under glass but we managed to get a good look at the ports, which consist of a single USB port, HDMI-out, an SD card slot, a 10-pin-style connector on the bottom, and lastly a SIM-card slot – the last of which obviously implies that there’s a cellular radio inside.
Most accessories are purely for aesthetics, the iCade Mobile is not. In addition to game controller-like buttons, it “lets you basically jam your phone into the body of a PSP and play without cluttering your screen with your own damn fingers.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for two videos.
More than just eye candy, Intel’s Nikiski laptop has a fully-functional transparent touchpad. It’s basically “a clear piece of glass that does double duty as a touchpad for the Windows 7 laptop, but also transformers into a exterior touchscreen when the laptop is closed.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video.
When you close the laptop, a strip of tiles pops up on the actual laptop’s display; the glass simply functions as a touchscreen overlay. The software looks very, very reminiscent of Windows 8, but it is not Windows 8.
At $1400, the HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook offers a “wristpad, screen, lid, all covered in a shimmering crystalline layer of ‘scratch-resistant’ Gorilla glass. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a hands-on video.
In the engine room you’re looking at an Intel i5 or i7 processor, Intel HD graphics, an SSD of 128 or 256GB, 4 or 6GB of RAM and a couple of USB 3.0 ports. There is HDMI as well, Intel Rapid Start Technology and a 9 hour battery life.