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.

Intel Announces its First Medfield Smartphone Partner at CES 2012 - Lenovo K800

We're at the Intel keynote here at CES 2012 where Intel has announced one of its first Medfield design wins. Lenovo will be launching a phone based around Medfield...

7 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2012

Dell Launches XPS 13 Ultrabook

While Dell is one of the last vendors to actually announce an entry in Intel’s ultrabook category, their announcement is a bit of a doozy, and it arrives alongside...

13 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/10/2012

Sapphire Shows Off Vid 2X, Motherboards, etc.

Sapphire was showing off their latest products in their suite, including a just-in-from-Taiwan Ivy Bridge motherboard, along with X79 and 990FX motherboards for SNB-E and Bulldozer. Also on display...

11 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2012

Hands-on with the Samsung Series 9

The Samsung Series 9 update was announced Monday and we got a peek at Samsung's thinnest notebook ever while at PepCom's Digital Experience, just ahead of CES. The latest...

7 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/10/2012

Hands-on with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE and Galaxy Note

I had a minute to chat with Philip Berne of Samsung and get my some time with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE and AT&T's recently announced LTE variant of...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/10/2012

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon S4 Member MPQ8064, new Atheros WiFi and Powerline Chipsets

We're live at the CES 2012 Qualcomm keynote, and although CEO Paul Jacobs hasn't quite taken the stage yet, Qualcomm has already released a number of the announcements it...

1 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2012

Intel Confirms Working DX11 on Ivy Bridge

Yesterday we reported Intel ran a video of a DX11 title instead of running the actual game itself on a live Ivy Bridge notebook during Mooly Eden's press conference...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2012

Seagate's GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapters

Finally, we're getting somewhere. After seeing nothing but Thunderbolt storage devices with built in, overpriced drives, Seagate is going to be delivering the first GoFlex docks with Thunderbolt support...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2012

Lenovo IdeaTabs Shown Off with Krait, Tegra 3, and Atom

Tablets can be found everywhere at CES, and not just with the manufacturers—it’s hard to swing a mouse by the cord without hitting someone starting at their tablet. Like...

7 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2012

Lenovo ThinkPads at CES

Lenovo had a large area reserved where they could display all of their new and upcoming hardware along with some of their recently released products. While there were various...

20 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2012

CES 2012: Windows 8 Beta In Late February

There has been some speculation over the last few months over when to expect the beta release of Windows 8. During Microsoft's final CES keynote tonight, Microsoft put that...

20 by Ryan Smith on 1/9/2012

FXI Cotton Candy Demo: More Power than You Can Shake a (Thumb) Stick at

Anand and Jason had a chance to speak with FXI a while back, but at the time they weren’t able to give him any hands-on time with their micro-computer...

18 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2012

MSI's GUS II: External GPU via Thunderbolt

In addition to 7-series motherboards, MSI had its GUS II external GPU solution on display. The external chassis features a Thunderbolt interface and an internal PCIe slot. Despite running...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

MSI's Z77 Ivy Bridge Motherboards at CES, Now With Thunderbolt Support

Ivy Bridge is apparently on track for an early Q2 release so it's no surprise that we're starting to see 7-series motherboards at CES. Although Ivy Bridge should be...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

CES 2012 Nvidia Press Conference

We're at the Nokia press conference now where Jen-Hsun Huang just took the stage to talk about tablets, automotive, and what's in store in 2012 for Nvidia. Nvidia views...

4 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2012

ASUS' VA278Q: 27-inch 2560 x 1440 IPS Display Due Out This Year

ASUS just showed me their first 27-inch 2560 x 1440 IPS panel (pictured above). Pricing and availability are both unknowns although I am hearing 2H 2012 may be likely...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700T: Hands On with ASUS' 1920 x 1200 Tablet running ICS 4.0.3

I just met with ASUS where I got to play with the newly announced Transformer Prime TF700T. If you missed this morning's announcement the major changes are a new...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

Nokia Announces Lumia 900 with AT&T LTE

We're live at the Nokia CES press conference where the Finnish smartphone manufacturer has finally officially announced the Lumia 900 with LTE in tow. We'll be updating with more...

4 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2012

ASUS Eee PC Flare 1205C/1205CE, X101CH, and 1225B

A few weeks ago, Intel updated their Atom platform with the launch of Cedar Trail, the successor to Pine Trail. While CPU performance isn’t likely to have changed much—we’re...

10 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2012

Verizon Announces Jetpack - Two new LTE-enabled WiFi Hotspots

Recently, Verizon made some waves by EOLing its entire LTE data card and personal portable hotspot line. It was pretty much obvious at that point that replacements would be...

2 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2012

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