We already saw some pictures that Josh took during his briefing just a few days ago, but I still felt that maybe the Note 4 could use a closer look. Today I managed to talk to a representative at IFA to get some better close-up shots of the device. The Note 4's new design is really striking. As Josh already mentioned in his hands-on, the improved feeling that Samsung managed to achieve with the new metal chassis is worlds apart from the plastic designs found in its predecessors. I was still skeptical until I got to hold it with my own hands: this is indeed a premium device. I also had the opportunity to compare it to the Ascend Mate 7. There's definitely a size difference...

OWC to Bring Aftermarket SF3700 PCIe SSD Upgrades to 2013 Macs

I was pleasantly surprised to drop by OWC's booth at CES to see a mechanical sample of its forthcoming LSI SF3700 based PCIe SSD. OWC plans on offering aftermarket...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2014

Patriot @ CES 2014: USB OTG Expansion for Android & More Mobile Power Solutions

I spent some time catching up with Patriot at CES. Over the past year Patriot has moved more aggressively into mobile, something we've seen many PC memory manufacturers do...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2014

Lenovo: New ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Yoga, IdeaPad, and Flex Laptops

Lenovo had their usual location set up in the AquaKnox lounge at the Venetian, with a huge number of products on display. We’ll break things up into the laptop/notebook/multi-modal...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2014

CES 2014: EagleTech and Nanoxia

EagleTech is a brand that many of our readers may not be familiar with – like so many other electronics and gadgets companies, they have a large selection of...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2014

Kingston @ CES 2014: LSI SF3700 PCIe SSD Benchmarked and More

Kingston is among the handful of launch parters for LSI's new SF3700 PCIe/SATA SSD controller. The company had a semi-functional demo of SF3700 silicon at this year's CES in...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2014

Eyes On With the Oculus Crystal Cove Prototype

Last year, one of the most intriguing and hotly anticipated things I saw at CES was the Oculus Rift. Although the hardware was still early, and the display not...

17 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2014

GIGABYTE at CES 2014: BRIX MAX SFF NAS, running Android

GIGABYTE is attacking the NUC sized form factor with seemingly every idea on the market. This is a good thing in a market that loves innovation. We...

25 by Ian Cutress on 1/10/2014

Swiftech: Enhanced Liquid-Cooling Options

Swiftech is a fairly well-known name in the realm of computer cooling, founded nearly 20 years ago by Gabriel Rouchon (but not officially named Swiftech until 2001). While they...

15 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2014

OriginPC: New Genesis and Millennium Systems (and More)

OriginPC is a boutique PC system integrator with a twist: they ship their systems in gigantic wooden crates designed to kill reviewers like Dustin (RIP). The past couple of...

6 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2014

VisionTek at CES 2014: The R9 290 Liquid Cooled CryoVenom

Extra performance is always welcome, whether that is CPU performance, memory performance, SSD performance or GPU performance. It makes it a lot more worthwhile if the performance comes...

10 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2014

Mushkin CES 2014: SF-3700 SSDs

USB sticks and memory are fine, but the more interesting products at Mushkin are their upcoming SSDs. We’ve already discussed their new line of enterprise class SSDs, but Mushkin...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2014

T-Mobile CES 2014 Uncarrier 4.0 Event Live Blog

We're seated now at T-Mobile's CES 2014 press event, where the operator will hopefully share some of its plans for the fourth step in its uncarrier series of changes...

31 by Brian Klug on 1/8/2014

Mushkin CES 2014: Ventura Ultra 480GB SF-2281 and Atom USB Sticks

One of the first products we saw at Mushkin’s suite is their final USB 3.0 USB stick with a SandForce SF-2281 controller. Not everyone needs ultra-high performance from a...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2014

Lenovo's BEACON Brings Evansport to the Living Room

Intel's Evansport storage platform and their Berryville STB platform are, for all practical purposes, the same. Given this, it is only logical to expect an Evansport NAS to double...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2014

Asustor Updates ADM OS, Prepares Haswell-based Rackmounts

We visited Asustor at CES last year and saw a host of Atom-based NAS units. In the span of one year, a lot of changes have taken place. There...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2014

Diamond Multimedia Tests Networking Waters at CES

Diamond Multimedia is well known for its AMD graphics cards and USB capture devices. To date, the AMD graphics cards continue to be their cash cow, flying off the...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2014

USB-IF Updates Us on Type C Connector, Demonstrates USB SuperSpeed 3.1 Transfers

December of last year, the USB-IF announced that the definition of a new type of compact connector, dubbed type C, was underway. After pushback from the USB 3.0 micro-B...

31 by Brian Klug on 1/7/2014

Ambarella Shows off Wearable A7LW Camera Platform for Google Helpouts

Wearables seem to already be the unofficial theme of CES 2014, which officially begins today. I stopped by Ambarella to see their latest and greatest, now well known for...

3 by Brian Klug on 1/7/2014

AMD/TI's DockPort Adopted As Official Extension to DisplayPort Standard

Shortly after the launch of Intel’s Thunderbolt interface in 2011, there was a great deal of discussion to be had in several camps over what the future of data...

26 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2014

Gigabyte’s New AORUS SLI Gaming Notebook

Gigabyte had all of their current generation notebooks on display, which you can see in the images below, but while many of them are interesting in their own right...

24 by Jarred Walton on 1/7/2014

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