CES 2013

Tim Bradshaw

We pick our highlights of the product unveilings, bringing you the essential news from the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas (January 6 -11).

What it is: HAPIlabs’ HAPIfork.

Key features: French outfit HAPIlabs has been showing off its “smart fork” at CES, in what appears to be the first example of connected cutlery. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

The press previews of CES have just begun and despite a dismal report of a downturn in global consumer electronics spending in 2012, we’re still seeing sustained growth in tech trend buzzwords. Read more

Chris Nuttall

We pick our highlights of the product unveilings, bringing you the essential news from the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas (January 6 -11).

What it is: Seagate’s Wireless Plus second-generation wireless external hard drive.

Key features: A 1Tb external hard drive with built-in Wi-Fi and a battery that can last for 10 hours. Content on the drive can be streamed to up to eight tablets or smartphones at once. A new feature allows files on such devices to be wirelessly saved to the drive. A USB interface is also included. Read more

Chris Nuttall

We pick our highlights of the product unveilings, bringing you the essential news from the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas (January 6 -11).

What it is: Lenovo’s first gaming PC, the Erazer X700

Key points: The Erazer’s blue-lit, diamond-cut design is impressive, as are the hardware specs – 32Gb of memory, dual graphics card support, 2013 Intel Core processors – and features such as one-click over clocking, a liquid cooling system and support for up to six monitors. Read more

Chris Nuttall

We pick our highlights of the product unveilings, bringing you the essential news from the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas (January 6 -11).

What it is: Lenovo’s first “table” PC, the IdeaCentre Horizon.

Key points: The Horizon is a 27in all-in-one PC that can fold to lie flat on any surface and become a huge tablet. Two or more people can use its touchscreen at once, opening up gaming and media-sharing applications using Lenovo’s Aura interface and games such as EA’s Monopoly. The Horizon also comes with e-dice, joystick and striker accessories for games and an optional cart accessory for moving the Horizon around the house and adjusting its angle. Read more

Chris Nuttall

We pick our highlights of the product unveilings, bringing you the essential news from the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas (January 6 -11).

What it is: More devices with Google TV

Key points: More set-top boxes and TV models will feature Google TV with Asus, Hisense and TCL joining the party and existing partners like LG, Vizio and Sony showing new products featuring the Google TV 3.0 platform. Partners will also be showing the latest apps, such as an improved YouTube experience, voice command capabilities and the “Send to TV” feature that allows video to be switched from an Android device to the bigger screen. Read more

A technician works on a video wall for a Samsung booth as exhibitors prepare for the International CES in Las Vegas

The 2013 International CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas this week will seek to banish the blues of 2012, where television shipments fell, a new generation of Windows 8 computers disappointed and the year ended with a 7 per cent fall in holiday-season sales.

The annual setting-out of stalls for the industry has already set a record – 1.87m sq ft of exhibition space stretched across this city, up slightly from 1.86m in 2012, as manufacturers pin their hopes for the new year on thousands of products on display for the first time.

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