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eBooks Should be More Expensive, and Other Ideas (video)

April 3rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · conferences & trade shows, video → 7 Comments

There was frank luby on copyright 2014much debate on the future of content at the OnCopyright 2014 conference yesterday, but few of the discussions were as radical as the ideas proposed by Frank Luby.
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Chipsip Debuted a Google Glass Competitor at CES 2014 (video)

January 20th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · conferences & trade shows, Google Glass, Wearable → 1 Comment

There chipsis wearablewere a thousand and one sights to see at CES 2014, and I missed one of the more interesting ones. A small Chinese OEM called Chipsip came to CES 2014 and they brought their new heads-up display.
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BinPad Promises a New Way to Help you Search for and Find Content

January 12th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · conferences & trade shows, Search Engine → No Comments

CES is 5229159351_a1405a1c2a_b[1]best known for developers showing off new gadgetry but that’s not the only tech that makes an appearance every year.

At the CES Unveiled event Sunday night I came across a new search engine called BinPad. It’s the work of a Hungarian startup called XDroid, and it promises to offer a new way to find content.
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EnchantMoon Handwriting Tablet to Ship in US This Fall

January 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, conferences & trade shows, hardware news, Japan, Tablet → 1 Comment

130423enchantmoon01[1]CES 2014 is wrapping up today, and as I was on my way out I caught sight of a rather odd-looking tablet.

The EnchantMoon is an 8″ Android tablet (with an electromagnetic stylus) that forgoes any recognizable interface and instead encourages you to build your own from scratch. This is a handwriting tablet conceived with a stylus obsession, which means that every command is entered by writing or drawing on the screen.
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TV Android Tablet Combos Are Now a Thing

January 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, conferences & trade shows, hardware news, Tablet → 4 Comments

Of the rca-port-tv-tablet-2-img_2157-large-100020741-large[1]many sights I expected to see at CES 2014, android tablets which can pick up over-the-air TV signals was not one of them.

A number of companies ranging from a Chinese OEM to Wiltronic to RCA showed off Android tablets that doubled as portable tvs. They have retractable antennas, apps which work with the integrated tv tuners, and (in a couple cases) kickstands to prop up the tablet.
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B&N at CES 2014, In a Single Photo

January 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · conferences & trade shows → 11 Comments

When I wrote a few days ago about B&N not bringing the Nook to CES 2014, I questioned whether they were making a wise investment in bringing only books to a gadget trade show.

But after I saw their booth this morning I’m not sure that it counts as a major investment for B&N. Check out the branding:
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Gallery: A Dozen Smartwatches From CES 2014

January 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, conferences & trade shows, E-ink, hardware news, Smartwatch → 2 Comments

I have bw_06[1]some good news and bad news today. The bad news is that the paper maps that were being handed out at CES yesterday were terribly inaccurate, but the good news is this lead me to¬† stumble upon a “wearables” zone where I found a half dozen different companies showing off their new tech.

Wearable devices like Google Glass and smartwatches are a hot topic this year at CES, so you can image how many companies brought their prototypes, reference designs, and hopes and dreams to the show. I don’t think I found them all, but I did find quite a few including a watch from ZTE (found by Brad Linder of Liliputing), a couple dumb watches that have E-ink screens, and smartwatches that offer a more diverse range of features than can be imagined.
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Hands On With the New Hisense Tablets

January 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, conferences & trade shows, Hisense, Tablet → No Comments

Hisense hisense f5070 1surprised everyone when they launched the Sero 7 Pro in May 2013. This tablet quickly took the crown as the best budget tablet, but if the 2 tablets I saw in the Hiense booth this week are any sign I don’t think Hisense is planning to defend their title.
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Hands on With Polaroid’s New Tablets – CES 2014

January 7th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, conferences & trade shows, hardware news, Tablet → No Comments

Polaroidpolaroid tablets ces 2014 has been slapping their brand on OEM budget tablets for the past couple years, and they were back again this year with a several new models.

In addition to a new quad-core kids tablet which is due out later this year, Polaroid also showed off acouple models  their new line of Q tablets. These 3 tablets will be budget priced when they hit the market later this year and feature 1.6GHz quad-core CPUs, Android 4.4, and at least one camera (the Q8 and Q10 will have 2 cameras).
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TrewGrip is Out to Save You From the Frustrations of a Touchscreen Keyboard

January 5th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · conferences & trade shows, hardware news → 4 Comments

Every Slider_front[1]year at CES there are some gadgets that are simply cool, others that are useful, and many that expand on what worked last year, but every so often a new gadget shows up that makes you wonder just what exactly the designers were thinking.

The TrewGrip is one such gadget. This is a 2 to 3 pound smartphone/tablet accessory which adds an oddly placed split querty keyboard not on the front but the backside of the device.
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