You may already be acquainted with the Pebble smartwatch. One of the best and most successful ideas to have come out of Kickstarter, the watch was an instant hit with a lot of smartphone owners for being able to pair with your phone and display important information on its e-paper display.
Now, after some delays, the watch is finally ready and will be shipping out to the Kickstarter backers starting January 23.
Last week we reported that the mobile web version of Google Maps service was no longer accessible through the Internet Explorer browser on Windows Phone devices. Although the service wasn’t officially supported because Internet Explorer does not run on the WebKit engine that the site is optimized for, it did used to work somehow until Google pulled the plug, citing incompatibility reasons.
Now, one week and lots of outrage later, the Google Maps website is once again accessible through Internet Explorer on Windows Phone. Admittedly, it won’t run as flawlessly as it does on iOS or Android devices because it’s still optimized for WebKit but at least you can use it now.
We have been hearing rumors of these for a while now but Samsung has finally come clean with their YOUM flexible OLED displays at CES this year.
Although no actual product using these displays have been announced so far, Samsung did showcase three applications of it.
Tablets are once again making headlines at CES with Panasonic being the latest to show off new offerings.
The company unveiled the Windows 8 Pro-running Toughpad FZ-G1 with the Android 4.0 ICS JT-B1. Both are extra durable and coming later this year.
There are quite a lot of tablets here at CES 2013, but probably very few of them will catch the consumer’s attention as much as the Archos 97 Platinum.
Built around a 9.7″ IPS display pushing an iPadeqsue resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels (264 PPI), the Archos 97 Platinum packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM that help the slate run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean very decently.
Remember how Installous went dead, killed by its admins? Shortly after a few other services became popular for allowing the side-loading of apps, unapproved or just cracked apps for iOS even without jaiblreaking. Yes, I am talking about Kuaiyong and Zeusmos.
Now both of those services are gone.
Huawei announced the Ascend D quad at last year’s CES and said it uses a homebrewed chipset, the K3V2. While the phone never got a proper release, the company has a successor to the chipset in the works.
It’s called the HiSilicon K3V3 and might (or might not) be used in their two new quad-core devices, the Ascend Mate and Ascend D2.
Polaroid, better known for its photography and eyewear products, wants to play a part in the tablet game as well.
The company unveiled two tablets over at the CES 2013 floor – the 10″ M10 and 7″ M7, both running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and featuring expandable storage and below-$250 price tags.
Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud sharing platform gets some welcome upgrades, including optimizations for touch devices and drag-and-drop support.
The new implementations are enabled by HTML5, so you know they’ll be future-proof for a wide range of browsers.
Almost exactly a year ago we talked about the Razer Project Fiona, a tablet running Windows 8 with integrated joysticks on the side for gaming.
Now, a year later, the product has gone through several revisions, including a new form factor (or four of them, to be precise), new specs, a launch date and a price. Oh, and it’s now called the Razer Edge.
In times when people are slowly starting to migrate from bigger 10-inch tablets to the more convenient 7-inch ones, Panasonic has decided to go the other way. And perhaps a bit too far, if I might add.
What you see above is Panasonic’s latest ‘tablet’, a 20-inch monstrosity that has a mind-boggling 4K resolution display. And on the inside it’s running on the full Windows 8 operating system.
The DP3 Merrill from Sigma was just announced here at CES, offering a fixed 50mm f/2.8 lens, which is equivalent to 75mm in 35mm terms.
The DP3 joins the existing DP1 and DP2 models.
Valve and mini-PC maker company Xi3 have announced their collaboration on the first ever Steam-optimized mini PC.
The project, which carries the Piston codename, is still in active development, but prototypes are on display at the booths of the two companies.