Keys. Wallet. Phone. The three items we always check when we leave the house. Our hands are constantly typing away, calling, and texting on our mobile devices and our five-fingered appendages also come into contact with many other things during the day, leaving our cell phones pretty rife with bacteria. To combat legions of germs that accumulate on our handsets, Corning has announced that they are spraying their popular Gorilla Glass with an anti-bacterial coating.
The secret behind the antimicrobial properties of the new generation of glass is called ionic silver. Read more »
Mozilla’s Firefox OS developer program for tablets was just announced today. The company pledges to distribute both hardware and other support to developers dedicated to growing the tablet operating system.
Mozilla hopes to flesh out its OS in the same fashion that its ground-breaking web browser was developed: through a communal effort. Mozilla plans on beginning the development program soon after CES comes to a close and it hopes to have a working and ready tablet OS build this year. Read more »
Asus has unveiled a new convertible device that’s set to dual boot between Android and Windows. More impressively the device can switch between them seamlessly in as little as 4 seconds.
Powered by 4th-generation Intel processors, the Transformer Book Duet has the standard folding form factor of ultrabooks, but also features the removable 13.3-inch screen that Asus is famous for. Read more »
Toshiba’s Kira Ultrabook has been available in the United States for quite a while now, and the good news for all the fans waiting in the United Kingdom is that the Windows 8.1 ultrabook will finally debut in Britain next month.
The Kira Ultrabook variant hitting the stores of the UK will feature an upgraded Intel Core i7 Haswell processor out of the box to make up for the delay. Read more »
Fuji announced the S1: the first weather resistant bridge camera. It offers a 50x optical zoom lens, full HD video recording, built-in Wi-Fi, and a dust and water-resistant body.
The camera boasts 70 different areas that are weather-sealed and the optical zoom is the equivalent of 24-1200mm (when breaking it down in 35mm camera terms). It has a 16.4MP backlit CMOS sensor It’s aperture range is f/2.8-5.6. Read more »
Are you worried about your kid misusing their cell phone? Well, Kurio’s newest smartphone named Kids Phone will put your mind at ease.
Kurio is giving a smartphone to both the parent as well as the kid to be happy about and guess what, you can keep a track of whatever your kid does on his phone. Read more »
Lenovo brought out more convertible laptops than just the refreshed Yoga lineup – the Miix 2 line got 10″ and 11″ models and for those who prefer bigger laptops, Lenovo brought the Flex 14D and 15D.
The Miix lineup consists of detachable laptop/tablet hybrids, while the screens on the Flex lineup can do a swivel motion of up to 300 degrees. Read more »
Microsoft announced that its latest gaming console, the Xbox One managed to achieve 3 million sales from 13 countries before the end of 2013.
The Redmond gaint’s launched its newest gaming console on 22 November and was available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, New Zealand, UK and the US. Read more »
Toshiba has just entered the Chromebook fray with their own 13.3-inch offering, a first for the Japan-based company.
Despite the cheap $279 price tag, Toshiba’s Chromebook has a premium feel, weighing in at less than 1.5 kg, while being only a tad over 20mm thick. Read more »
Pebble has delivered on its promise of big CES news – the company is launching the Pebble Steel and an app store. Plus, more partners have come on board to develop cool new things with Pebble. The Pebble Steel, as the name suggests, is a smartwatch with a metal body and is way better looking than its predecessor.
Looks aside, the Steel will be completely compatible with the current Pebble and all apps that work with it. Read more »
Lenovo updated the non-Pro Yoga convertibles, meet the Yoga 2 in both 13″ and 11″ versions. Both laptops now run Windows 8.1 on an Intel processor (the original Yoga 11 ran Windows RT on an ARM processor).
The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a mid-range version of the Yoga 2 Pro, which was unveiled in September. Read more »
Imagination Technologies, the folks behind the popular PowerVR series of mobile graphics processors, have unveiled their latest family of GPUs dubbed the Series6XE.
The new Rogue family of GPUs will come with support for OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.x, and is set to become available across a wide range of entry-level and midrange mobile devices. Read more »
Micromax, the Indian smartphone manufacturer, has announced its first dual-boot Android and Windows tablet dubbed LapTab at CES in Las Vegas.
Micromax’s LapTab runs both Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and Windows 8 OS and offers flexibility to all its consumers who are looking to adopt a machine with two of the most popular operating systems. Read more »
Canon’s press event at CES today saw the unveiling of three new point and shoot cameras. The company introduced the PowerShot N100, SX600HS and ELPH 340HS to extend its mid-range offerings.
The PowerShot N100 has square design that is quite similar to the previous N series models. Read more »
Parrot, the company behind the popular AR Drone 2.0, has added two new smaller flying toys to its family of drones – the Parrot MiniDrone and Parrot Jumping Sumo
The Parrot MiniDrone is a smaller version of the aforementioned AR Drone 2.0 that almost fits in the palm of your hand. As a result of the smaller size, the MiniDrone is more simple than its bigger brother and doesn’t have a camera on board. Read more »