Listec, a company which specializes in teleprompter equipment, has a kit which utilizes your camera and smartphone (Android or iOS) to create a low-cost teleprompter. For bloggers or podcasters who are always in front of the camera, this could be useful instead of trying to remember what to say mentally or off a piece of paper. If you do a lot of reporting on the field, this could be a handy gadget to have with you as well.
This was my second time attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas; however, it was the first time I actually had an idea of what I was going to do. In 2012, I went without a plan or an idea of what to expect. That was by design, as I knew ahead of time there was no way I could cover the entire show by myself. Once CES 2012 ended, I began thinking of ways to improve my content. That lead to Techno FYI, a product still in development today…
If you own a pool, you know how much debris can accumulate at the bottom. Most pool filters suck water in towards the middle of the pool, which is good for collecting debris which has not reached the bottom yet. Without proper cleaning, this debris can clog or decrease the inefficiency of your filters. That’s where iRobot’s new Mirra comes in.
Samsung is impressing the crowd at CES, showing off a new UHD television in three sizes- 85, 95 and 110-inch models. The 85-inch set will be available in the first half of 2013, while the 95 and 110-inch models are prototypes. Pricing information is not available.
Corning announced the company’s third iteration of it’s Gorilla Glass this week at the Consumer Electronics Show. Gorilla Glass 3 is based on a completely new glass composition and features durability enhancements all the way to the atomic structural level of the glass.
Online advertising company ValueClick is partnering with the National Weather Service (NWS) to provide faster and more efficient warning times for cases of extreme weather.
Qualcomm announced two new processors to their Snapdragon line, the Snapdragon 600 and the Snapdragon 800. The 600 is aimed at high-end mobile devices while the 800 targets premium mobile and computing devices. The 600 is expected to be in commercial devices by the second quarter of 2013, while the 800 will be available in commercial devices by mid-year 2013.
ZTE is showing off their new flagship Grand Series S smartphone, which the company claims to be the world’s thinnest at 6.9 mm. The phone packs a 5-inch FHD (1080p) display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 CPU and 2GB of RAM. The handset also includes 4G LTE connectivity with download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of 50 Mbps. In addition, the phone includes a 13MP AF camera (with flash) and a 2MP front-facing camera, both capable of 1080p video capture.
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Nvidia let consumers see the recently announced gaming hardware “Project Shield” for the first time at CES this week. The portable console is an Android device running Jellybean, the latest Android operating system. It’s powered by Nvidia’s own Tegra 4 chipset- a custom 72-core Nvidia GeForce GPU and quad-core A15 CPU.
Chinese phone maker Huawei unveiled the newest addition to their smartphone lineup, and the company’s first Windows phone, the Ascend W1. The phone will be making it’s UK debut next month. There’s no information on a U.S. release.