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CES 2013

— Digital Cameras

Nikon announces S1 and J3 1-Series cameras

By - January 14, 2013 16 Pictures
Compared to some other mirrorless interchangeable lens camera systems, it's tempting to dismiss the Nikon 1 and its small sensors. But the cameras continue to sell well, and after taking the system in an enthusiast direction with the launch of the V2, Nikon is now also attempting to appeal to a more entry-level demographic with a simplified model, the S1. The suddenly mid-range J-series has also been updated with the launch of the J3. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Sony reveals next generation of 3D digital recording binoculars

By - January 13, 2013 7 Pictures
It's been over a year since Sony released its DEV-3 and DEV-5 digital recording binoculars, and while they've been a welcome device for nature lovers and sightseers, they're still quite bulky to carry around. At CES this year though, Sony revealed a prototype for its next pair of 3D digital recording binoculars that will provide more features in a smaller form factor. Read More
— Wearable Electronics

Central Standard Timing makes bid for world's thinnest wristwatch crown

By - January 13, 2013 10 Pictures
Though e-ink watches have been around for a few years now, most, like the Touch Time, tend to follow the same form factor as their LCD-screened cousins, which are themselves based on analog ancestors. The patent-pending CST-01 from Chicago-based Central Standard Timing is a different proposition altogether. Claimed to be the world's thinnest watch at just 0.8 mm thin, yet still managing to squeeze in a rechargeable battery, it makes use of segmented (rather than pixel-based) e-ink technology, has no buttons or knobs and has only one function ... to let its wearer know what time it is. Read More

iPotty: Toilet training ... now with added iPad

It's an unspoken truth of gadgets that some people use their smartphone or even tablet computer while in the bathroom. Now even toddlers who are yet to master the toilet can get in on the action with iPotty – a child's toilet training potty with a built-in iPad stand. Read More
— Games

IllumiRoom takes video games beyond the TV

By - January 11, 2013 5 Pictures
The way we play video games is forever evolving. Nintendo brought motion control to the masses with the Wii, while the rise of smartphones and tablets has meant the number of casual games (and casual gamers) has grown exponentially over the past few years. What is next on the agenda? The signs all point towards a more immersive experience being the main aim and Microsoft Research is keen to lead the way with IllumiRoom. Read More
— Games

Intellect Motion shows off new motion-sensing gaming devices

By - January 11, 2013 8 Pictures
While opinions are divided on how video games affect young minds, one thing seems to be definite – spending a lot of time playing sit-down games makes kids fat. Fortunately, gaming systems like Wii and Kinect are getting players active. Now, motion capture and medical diagnostics company Intellect Motion hopes to take that trend farther, with a line of active gaming products aimed at keeping children fit. Read More
— Electronics

Seagate adds two wireless devices to its storage line

By - January 11, 2013 11 Pictures
Seagate Technology has unveiled two new data storage devices at CES in Las Vegas. One, the Seagate Wireless Plus, is a wireless one-terabyte hard drive with Wi-Fi capability and the other, the Seagate Central, is a centralized data storage system for all the computers and other digital devices in the home. The purpose of the two devices is to provide new storage capabilities for home networks and handheld devices. Read More
— Around The Home

Pure readies Jongo wireless speakers for U.S. release

By - January 11, 2013 15 Pictures
Being able to wander from room to room throughout the house and enjoy one continuous streamed audio experience can, unfortunately, be a very expensive luxury indeed. Happily, the UK's Pure is getting ready to launch a new range of wireless speakers that promise quality audio at a much more attractive price point than similar multiroom systems offered by the likes of Sonos. The first of the new Jongo series to hit the market will be the S340B portable speaker, followed by the A140B hi-fi adapter and the T640B stereo speaker. Read More

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