I just finished up another day at Google IO and wanted to share a few tidbits prior to getting this stuff down in text. I spend a little bit of time talking about how ART improves garbage collection performance in Android L release as well as how cloud pairing of mobile devices to Chromecast works using ultrasonic authentication. The big news is obviously Android Wear and I spend a bit of time talking about Google's plans for notifications in Android and my initial experience with LG's G Watch.

Cooler Master and Thermaltake Continue to Expand

Even though Cooler Master and Thermaltake are two very different companies and very different brands, they compete in similar markets and much like Corsair and my waistline, they're expanding...

5 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/12/2012

Corsair Continues to Expand

Corsair has been making a tremendous number of waves over the past year, as announcements made at last year's CES are beginning to come to fruition. They continue to...

9 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/12/2012

Checking in with the Boutiques

This year's visit with representatives from some of the custom-build computer boutiques has been enlightening, if for no other reason than to highlight the sometimes extreme differences between each...

3 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/12/2012

More Shots of the HTC Titan II & Nokia Lumia 900

We covered the launch of HTC's Titan II and Nokia's Lumia 900, the first two AT&T LTE devices running Windows Phone 7.5. We're meeting with Nokia later today but...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Manveer Wasson on 1/12/2012

TI Shows Off OMAP 5 & ARM Cortex A15 at CES

We weren't allowed to take photos but we've just seen TI's OMAP 5 reference platform up and running Ice Cream Sandwich with full GPU acceleration enabled. The 28nm chip...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 1/12/2012

The First Thunderbolt Speed Bump: Likely in 2014

One of the most interesting use cases for Thunderbolt is as a connection to an external GPU for thin and light notebook users, especially Ultrabook/MacBook Air users that are...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/12/2012

Motorola Droid 4 Early Test Data Confirms RAZR Internals and Software

Motorola has produced a lot of phones in the last several months that iterate the same hardware platform. While this is typical of a manufacturer (just look at the...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/12/2012

Cactus Ridge: Understanding the New, More Affordable Thunderbolt Controller

Eagle Ridge, Image Courtesy iFixit When we first published the details of Intel's 2012 line of Thunderbolt controllers we pointed out that the specs of the two new controllers...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/12/2012

j5Create Wormhole Switch Brings KVM and File Sharing Across Mobile and Desktop

j5Create first revealed their Wormhole Switch as a simple way to control and share files across two Windows PC's. Connect both ends of the included cable to the separate...

1 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/12/2012

Canonical Brings Ubuntu To Televisions

Canonical, a services and software company that backs open-source projects like Ubuntu, recently announced they would be moving to compete in the Smart TV space. The project, called Ubuntu...

3 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/12/2012

Belkin Brings Home Automation, TV and Thunderbolt Solutions to CES

Belkin's product portfolio stretches across a huge range from A/V and networking solutions to iPod and Kindle cases. Their CES both focused primarily on their home electronics products with...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/12/2012

Dune HD Pro : A Premium Entertainment System using the Sigma Designs SMP8910

Dune HD is one of the most respected middleware developers in the media player scene. By exclusively restricting themselves to Sigma Designs, they have managed to produce an...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/12/2012

QNAP at CES : SMB Lineup Refresh and a 200TB+ SAS Storage Rack

QNAP is one of the more popular vendors in the SMB NAS space along with Synology. At CES, QNAP had a booth with samples of selected lineup members. The 1...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/12/2012

Synology's DSM 4.0 with CloudStation : A Private Dropbox Solution

The NAS market has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, but the hard drive shortage resulted in a weak Q4 for the NAS industry as...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/12/2012

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 with Windows 8: This Is the Ultrabook We Want

We were back at Lenovo’s suite today and got a chance to spend a bit more time with a laptop that we didn’t get around to discussing on Tuesday...

31 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2012

Sneak Peek at Future Toshiba Tablets

Ahead of CES, Toshiba revealed their Thrive successor, the Excite X10. This 7.7 mm thick slate would feature a 10.1" 1280x800 Gorilla Glass display and run Android 3.2 (and...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/12/2012

CES: Seagate Combines 500GB Portable Drive With Mobile Hotspot in Proof of Concept

While perusing the Verizon Wireless booth, a chunky little device caught our eye. Though considered a proof of concept, and not scheduled for release yet, a Seagate device was...

0 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/11/2012

Crucial 50GB Adrenaline SSD Cache, Available in Q1

Earlier this week Crucial announced its first SSD caching solution: the Adrenaline SSD. The drive will be available in a single capacity: 50GB with 64GB of 25nm MLC NAND...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/11/2012

Intel's DX11 Demo, Now on an Ultrabook

Two days ago Intel made the mistake of playing a video of a DX11 game (F1 2011) instead of running the game itself on an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook. We...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/11/2012

802.11ac RF Hands-On with Buffalo AirStation WZR-1750H

We just stopped by Buffalo's booth at CES 2012, who were kind enough to let us use a WiSpy DBx from Metageek we're working on reviewing to look at...

16 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2012

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