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  • January 12, 2013
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I stopped by the Yifang booth today and I found something much more interesting than the tablets I was expecting. Yifang has come out with a new way to add a touchscreen to an older laptop.  It involves clipping a sensor to the side of the screen and then using the matching stylus to manipulate…

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I stopped by the Yifang booth today and I found something much more interesting than the tablets I was expecting. Yifang has come out with a new way to add a touchscreen to an older laptop.  It involves clipping a sensor to the side of the screen and then using the matching stylus to manipulate…

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CES is wrapping up today and I made sure to spend a few minutes at  the Tactus booth. This company burst on to the gadget scene in June 2012 with a new concept for providing tactile feedback for touchscreen keyboards. They’ve developed a way to add inflatable buttons to any standard touchscreen, and today they…

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  • January 12, 2013
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The Polaroid tablets which showed up at CES 2012 turned out to be quite a good deal, and from what I saw this week it seems like that trend could continue for another year. I dropped by the Southern Telecom booth at CES and they had quite a few Polaroid branded gadgets on display. I’m…

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  • January 11, 2013
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When I was putting together my list of exhibitors to see at CES, Barnes & Noble was near the top (in the B’s). I can’t recall that they’ve ever been an exhibitor at CES before, so I was curious about what their booth would contain. B&N had a prime location in the main lobby, but…

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  • January 11, 2013
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Aside from the Triton 2 color E-ink screen there wasn’t much to new see from E-ink this time around (and even that screen looks pretty much like the earlier Triton screen), so here’s something interesting to take the place of the non-news. The following video shows the CMO of E-ink, Sriram Peruvemba, as he explains…

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  • January 11, 2013
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Today I met a cyborg at CES, and his name was Charbax. While I have seen bigger and more complex camera rigs at CES, including several that complete TV studios, I think the geekiest camera guy was Nicolas Charbonnier (aka Charbax). Charbax blogs over at Armdevices.net, and he mainly posts videos. He wears his camera…

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  • January 11, 2013
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CES is like any trade show in that exhibitors will do almost anything to get attention, and that include sometimes having a cut or fun looking thumb drive. I’ve seen press kits in thumb drives which look like vehicles, have wood shells, or look like cartoon characters (Vivitar has a Hello Kitty thumb drive this…

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  • January 11, 2013
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Put this on the side of a milk carton It seems that Qualcomm is still talking to the press about their Mirasol screen tech, and that has some bloggers buzzing about the (im)possibility of a Mirasol-equipped ereader. Pocket Lint reported yesterday that Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs had a closed door press briefing at CES ….

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  • January 10, 2013
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One story that is probably going unreported here at CES is the fact that almost all the Android tablets on display are expected to ship with Google Play. That includes the many budget tablets, a marked change from last year when only the better tablets had Google Play (or Android Market, actually). That story is…