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CES 2014: Nvidia’s new Tegra mobile chip to have 192 GD cores

Aside from all the smart TVs and 4K resolution TVs and smart watches at last week’s CES, there was this takeaway lesson: The era of any major differentiation between mobile and desktop is coming to an end. Your mobile will soon every bit as powerful as your desktop and the only reason left to own a non-mobile desktop-like workstation, whether it be a laptop or a tower, is because you’re a professional or a gamer that just needs that kind of serious upgrade in horsepower. And the chip to take us across that bridge will be new, crazy as fuck 192 CUDA core Tegra chip. Unreal Engine 4 will be coming to this chip, which is kinda a big deal, because that’s going in your tablets and phones and Android game consoles.

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CES 2014: Roku is putting a Roku inside a TV set

Roku has done really well with three different versions of its set top box, but at CES this year, it introduced a Roku TV, because you probably need a new TV set anyway, right? It’s a slick flat silver set that comes in sizes between 32 and 55 inches, with all the best Roku goodness already built inside so there’s nothing extra to plug in or lug around.

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CES 2014: Polaroid’s Socialgram camera becoming a reality this fall

Polaroid is down, but not out. Not quite dead, but almost. For a couple years they’ve been teasing an Instagram-logo-like camera, and this fall it will finally be here. The Polaroid branded Socialmatic camera will not only let you share your photos quickly and easily on social networks, it will also allow you to print the photos from the camera like a proper Polaroid.

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Michael Bay completely fluffs his lines, blames the teleprompter, and exits stage left in a pretty awkward CES appearance.

Spotted at CES 2014: iPotty is the training toilet with a holder for an iPad. 
Also good for teaching kids how to sit on the toilet backwards. Photo by IHCer DigiDiva.

Spotted at CES 2014: iPotty is the training toilet with a holder for an iPad.

Also good for teaching kids how to sit on the toilet backwards. Photo by IHCer DigiDiva.

CES 2013: Panasonic shows off its 20 inch tablet with 4K resolution

Of the oversized tablets at CES this year, Panasonic showed up with a 20 inch tabletop tablet sporting a Retina Display-destroying 4K resolution screen. That’s some incredibly high detail for all that porn of yours.

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This naked painted woman was selling Chinese cell phones or something at CES.

IHCer and intrepid explorer DigiDiva was at CES this week, and she sent this video. Stay tuned for more of her Vegas adventure. This particular woman was part of some sort of bizarre art installation by a Chinese cell phone company, and included a number of women covered in body paint, trying to convey some sort of experience of using their product. Idfk.

Hands on with Ubuntu Phone OS at CES 2013

Sure it looks nice as hell, but can it compete in a marketplace where even the mighty Windows is struggling?

Bitcoin goes corporate at this year’s CES

There are thousands and thousands of companies making a showing at this year’s CES, but one surprise appearance is by Bitcoin. The digital currency, once a thing of only hackers and underground internet drug dealers has been trying to go legit lately, and their booth at CES highlights this emergence from the dark web.

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CES 2013: Is the Piston the Valve Steam Box console?

While Valve has yet to officially show off the Steam Box, hardware manufacturer Xi3 was at CES showing off a Valve-branded mini computer box called the Piston. This is very likely Valve’s Steam Box console, but neither Valve nor Xi3 were offering any more details for now.

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CES 2013: Kingston’s 1TB USB 3.0 thumb drive coming out this year

Oh you thought you were cool with your 64gb flash drive? Later this year, Kingston will be selling this hefty 1TB USB 3.0 flash drive, so you can store every god damn thing you come across on the internet and keep it in your pocket.

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CES 2013: Netflix is adding 3D, Super HD to its menu as well as 4K movies to streaming

Trying to stay on the curve, Netflix announced at CES that it’s adding 3D and Super HD movies to its disc library as well as 4K resolution movies to its streaming library. Granted, the number of 3D and 4K movies are really low right now, but it’s better to start now than to be last one on the bus.

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CES 2013: Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa, the 8-core mobile processer

You think your mobile phone or tablet processor is bad? You ain’t seen bad. Today at CES, Samsung introduced the Exynos 5 Octa, a massively powerful yet tiny 8 core processor that could make your phone the speediest computer you own.

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CES 2013: Microsoft’s IllumiRoom concept projects gaming into another dimension

TVs are so flat and square. What if you could project your game environment outside the television set, across your living room and even your pets?

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept Microsoft Research project designed to push the boundary of living room immersive entertainment by blending our virtual and physical worlds with projected visualizations. The effects in the video are rendered in real time and are captured live — not special effects added in post processing.

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