CES 2013: All the best bits so far...
We bring you all the hottest trends, launches and products from this year’s CES 2013 technology expo as it happens
It’s a sweaty affair but somebody’s got to do it. That’s the general consensus on CES, the US’ biggest consumer electronics show, which is now in full swing and features exhibits and launches from every big name consumer tech company on the planet – we’re talking phones, TVs, dishwashers, routers, storage, NAS drives. Everything.
Know Your Mobile is live from CES 2013 all week. It’s hot, It's sweaty, and it's packed to the rafters with all the tech you’ll eventually see appear inside shops and online during the next 12 months. .
So what’s cooking at this year’s expo? Plenty as it goes – but just so you don’t miss anything, we’ve decided to keep a log of all the best bits below. We’ll update the article with new stuff throughout CES 2013, which runs from January 7 to January 10, so be sure to bookmark it for constant updates.
Nvidia launches ‘the world’s fastest mobile processor’
Nvidia reckons it has developed the world’s fastest mobile processor with its Tegra 4 processor, which it unveiled at CES 2013 on January 7.
We attended the launch, check out the live blog here, and we saw some speed test demos of the new chipset running up against Google’s Nexus 10.
The results were impressive, but with no on-die LTE Nvidia’s Tegra 4 may struggle against Qualcomm’s practically ubiquitous S4 Pro chipset in 2013.
Project Shield – Android gaming gets serious…
Not content with launching a new mobile processor, Nvidia also saw fit to debut a brand new mobile gaming tablet, which sort of looks like an Xbox Controller with a display attached to it. Check out the full story here.
Onlive eat your heart out, Nvidia’s grid is here for a piece of the action
Playing games direct from the cloud on your smartphone, console, PC, or tablet is nothing new. The idea and concept has been around for quite sometime with Onlive and Valve being perhaps the most well known providers.
Well, Nvidia wants a piece of that pie now and has launched its own bespoke service called Grid. Check out a video demo and full explanation here.
Lenovo’s new Windows 8-powered slates
We went hands-on with two of Lenovo’s new Windows 8-powered hybrids:
The Lenovo ThinkTab Helix:
And the the Lenovo ThinkTab Lynx:
Put simply this is an emergancy device that's powered by a single AAA battery. The best part? It lasts for 15 YEARS. Yep, that's right – this little gadget will run off a single battery for 15 years, making it ideal for your car, holiday home, or back pack.