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    Unlike my two comrades who joined me, this year marked my third trip to Las Vegas for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show. In that time, I've had a decent chance to gauge my expectations beforehand, to learn what to expect when the plane touches down at McCarran International Airport, and to predict which companies will (or will not) have a presence at the convention. For the past several years, International CES has been growing. And this show was one of the biggest yet, covering over 2 million square feet, hosting over 3,200 exhibitors, and welcoming more than 150,000 ...

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    CES 2014 included a lot of serious work and a ton of walking, but that doesn't mean the guys don't have fun. In fact, a large part of the show culture is about fun. Whether it's coworkers who rarely see each other goofing off in front of a camera at a product unveiling or joking with colleagues a meet-and-greet, there is a lot of fun to be had when you're cramped in a city with 150,000 other nerds who want to drool over the new gadgets just as much as you do. The former part of that statement, though – the goofing off – is something we're particularly good at here at Pocketnow. Oh, and ...

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    Archos got us started with announcements of CES products super early, and we brought you news of all its Connected Home and Connected Self stuff – including a smartwatch – back at the start of the week. Today we see it follow those up with a couple new smartphones, and at least one of them might be worth giving a second look. The two are the Archos 50 and 45 Helium 4G, both running the same Snapdragon 400 you'll find in the Moto G, but at a slightly higher 1.4GHz clock. The 50 has a five-inch 720p display, 8GB storage, and an 8-megapixel camera with 2-megapixel front-facer. The 45, on ...

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    If you've got a car, and you've got a smartphone, odds are good that you've taken advantage of the one to help you out with the other. That could be as simple as using Bluetooth to stream music from your phone to your car's audio system, or maybe you even have a full-fledged car dock and often find yourself popping in your phone for use as a navigation aid. Whatever the nature of that relationship, it's a common one, and one that's likely to get a lot more intimate in the future; just as Apple readies its own iOS in the Car project, rumors now suggest that Audi and Google plan to introduce ...

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    Samsung is hoping to be one of the early Android OEMs making the move to 64-bit devices, as it works to release hardware running 64-bit versions of the company's Exynos SoCs. We've been talking about these chips first finding their way into commercial hardware as we start moving into 2014, but just when will that be? The question is back on our mind this evening as we see Samsung tease some sort of Exynos announcement for the CES. The thing is – will this necessarily be about 64-bit chips? Samsung's tweet and the accompanying image you see above don't make any obvious reference to 64-bit ...

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    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

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    CES 2013 was crazy and boy do we have video to prove it! If you think it all goes right on the first take, you’d be surprised. Sure we could just get tongue-twisted, continue talking, and make our videos just like everybody else’s, but we strive to make each of our videos worthy of the time you invest in watching them. Sometimes we get it right the first time, sometimes after the third or second try, and some footage just misses the final cut completely because it was plain-out terrible! In our second episode of Pocketnow Bloopers we focus on some of our fun moments at CES 2013. Now it ...

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    This year's Consumer Electronics Show from Las Vegas has come and gone. As usual, we've been both on-site bringing you coverage from events as well as the show floor, and here on Pocketnow, keeping you up to date with what's going on in the mobile world. For some the show has been excellent; for others it has been a letdown. We can't compare CES to a specialized mobile event like MWC (maybe with IFA); still, our experience from past years has taught us to expect certain things to happen at CES. They might or might not have happened in a straightforward way but there was a lot of innovation ...

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    Veni, vidi, vici! We were looking forward to CES 2013, pretty much like we're always looking forward to trade shows where there's a possibility of seeing new and exciting things from and related to the mobile world. Good or bad as it was, this year's Vegas show is just one of many to come and, probably the biggest problem related to CES is the fact that it is followed shortly by MWC, a show related to mobile and only mobile. We're seeing companies slowly moving away from shows to announce their gadgets, following Apple's lead, but even those companies who are show-centric have probably ...

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    While I've only been writing about mobile technology for a year, I've followed the space closely for over a decade. During all that time, the absolute high point of my geek-year has been CES. The international Consumer Electronics Show has a history that stretches all the way back to 1967, but the first one I remember being conscious of was the 2002 show in Las Vegas. It was this CES that, for me, first cemented the concept of "trade show" as "awesome event where cool new gadgets get trotted out." Of course there are other mobile-tech trade shows, some of them much larger and more ...

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    "The Snowball, the 6-Inch Mate, & the In-N-Out Experience." That's the summary that led us out of our most recent podcast, and it narrowly missed becoming the title of this here episode, number 26 in our weekly series. This is a very special episode, coming to you straight from the luxurious Pocketnow suites overlooking the blink-tastic Las Vegas strip. For the past few days, we've been covering the happenings from CES 2013, bringing you video after video of devices from manufacturers of all stripes. It hasn't been the most hardware-heavy show in memory, but that doesn't mean we don't ...

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    Sometimes, after a solid day of cris-crossing the vast corridors of Las Vegas getting properly credentialed to cover the first big technology show of 2013, all you want to do is sit down at a nice outdoor Italian eatery and gorge yourself on pasta and red wine while singers on gondolas drift lazily by. Tonight at the Pocketnow CES base camp, we got some of that covered. The singers-on-gondolas bit came true, but the starch and spirits had to wait until we had a chance to film some of our predictions for the big news-makers of 2013. Tune in to our video below for our quick impressions on ...

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    Yesterday, Samsung dropped a teaser video talking about "something new" the company would have to share at January's upcoming CES expo. While we're very curious to see what Samsung might be working on for its Galaxy S IV, we didn't get our hopes up that it might be in the company's CES plans, especially considering the circumstances under which Samsung debuted the Galaxy S III this past May. Well, it looks like our instinct were right, as CNET is reporting that it's learned that the next Galaxy S phone is not on Samsung's agenda for the CES. CNET doesn't go into detail as to just how it ...

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    After taking a quick look at the Sony Xperia S in our hands-on video we thought you'd like to see the Sony flagship being reviewed so we've got the first video from our series here for your viewing pleasure. The Sony Xperia S comes in white and black, inside a carton box which only features the Sony branding; interestingly, the good old Sony Ericsson logo survived. Besides the phone, the box contains a microHDMI cable (which is always welcome), USB cable for sync and charge, headphones, charger, screen protector and your usual literature. Don't look for a battery inside the box because the ...

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    This fall, we saw AT&T's LTE network start with a bang, offering subscribers not one, but two LTE-equipped Androids to choose from in early November. Since then, we've heard a lot about additional smartphones planned for the growing 4G network. Today, AT&T really let the floodgates open, revealing, among other new products, half-a-dozen LTE-enabled Androids. Some of these Androids on their way to AT&T are models we've had our eye on for some time. Take, for instance, the over-sized Samsung Galaxy Note, which we've spotted already with its AT&T badging and had been expecting the carrier to ...

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    When Sony officially announced the coming Xperia S during the CES earlier this month, it mentioned that the phone would arrive for sale sometime in March. That much seemed backed-up by retailers who shortly thereafter started listing the phone for availability in early March. The release plans seemed pretty straightforward, until Play.com posted that it expected stocks of the handset to arrive on January 30. That clearly hasn't happened, so just what's the current state of the Xperia S? Despite reports that the retailer supposedly confirmed that January date, and that it wasn't just some ...

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    Last week, we heard about some consumer focus groups that Casio had been running, and the phones that it was showing-off during them. We're used to seeing chunky, ruggedized gear from Casio, so news of a super-thin quad-core powerhouse with a 4.6-inch display really caught our eye. We talked about that model at the time, but the source behind the news also claimed to have seen a new entry in the G'zOne series. Today we've learned that Casio may have been showing off that very phone at the CES, a super-ruggedized model bearing Casio's G-Shock branding. It's difficult to say just why this ...

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    Acer showed off the Iconia Tab A700 at CES yesterday, destined to compete with the Asus Transformer Prime. However, Asus didn't come empty-handed as they took the wraps off of the Transformer Prime TF700T, and improved model over the one which just recently went on sale. The new Transformer Prime TF700T brings a new 1080p-capable, 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+ display (instead of 1280 x 800), a two-megapixel front-facer (opposed to the 1.3-megapixel on the older model), and a redesigned back panel in order to improve WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. The processor is still the 1.3GHz nVidia ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is hitting Verizon to take advantage of LTE speeds. The tablet is only measuring 7.9 mm in thickness making it a very attractive slate. We've got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and found that the Super AMOLED Plus screen is beautiful and the build quality makes the tablet feel sturdy. Weighing under three-quarters of a pound, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, has 16GB of internal storage, a three-megapixel main camera, two-megapixel webcam and an LTE-compatible radio.

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    Early this morning, we showed you some of the Android tablets going up for display at this year's CES. There were some pretty remarkable models among the selection, including some new quad-core devices. Samsung and Verizon have just announced their latest tablet offering, the extra-thin Galaxy Tab 7.7. While the "7.7" figure is supposed to refer to the size in inches of the tablet's 1280 x 800 display, it very nearly doubles as claim to the tablet's thinness; in reality, the device is just a smidge too thick, at 7.9 millimeters. While that misses the mark on the coincidence, it's still a ...

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    Even though CES officially starts off on the 10th, tomorrow, companies are eager to announce their products. Lenovo, the Chinese multi-national company, just launched a pair of Androids: one smartphone and one tablet. The Lenovo S2 smartphone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a "unique Kernel-level security system to protect personal data, prevent phishing, and control network and SMS traffic". It packs a 1.4GHz single-core processor, either 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage or 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, 3.8-inch WVGA display, eight-megapixel camera, and a 1,500mAh ...

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    Sprint appears poised to be the second US carrier to offer the Motorola Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet, with accessories starting to appear for the 10.1-inch, 1280x800 slate. In fact, the accessory pictured above is said to be the same protective case whose existence was tipped by BGR earlier this week. According to reports from that site, the initial Sprint Xoom will only sport Wi-Fi, with WiMax support not coming until an unknown future date. That would match the pattern of the Verizon Xoom rollout, wherein high-speed LTE data won't be available until well after launch. (Edit: Verizon's ...

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    With the occasion of announcing several laptops and ultrabooks at CES, Acer also brought to the stage a brand new tablet which will be known as the Acer Iconia Tab A700. The Asus Transformer Prime is no longer the only one out there with nVidia's Tegra 3 quad-core CPU. According to reports, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 will be powered by the 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 SoC and sport a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The 9.8mm thick housing is also home to usual suspects like WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, and HDMI port. Expect the Acer Iconia Tab A700 running ...

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    The slimmed-down ten-inch tablet from Toshiba which we've seen around Christmas time turned out to be the final design for the Toshiba AT200. The manufacturer just announced that it will arrive to the U.S. as the Excite X10, running Honeycomb but being Ice Cream Sandwich-ready. The specs, as we've already seen, are a step forward from the Thrive. Packing a 1.2GHz TI OMAP4430 processor, the Excite X10 will operate with the help of a full gigabyte of RAM, and display images on the 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. There's a combo of a five-megapixel main and ...

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    CES is not only about Android-powered tablets, even though there seems to be a cornucopia of new devices being announced and the show hasn't even started. Gigabyte brought its new S1081 slate to Las Vegas and this one is running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. It packs a 10.1-inch screen and the processing power comes from the new Intel Atom Cedar Trail platform, "which delivers fantastic energy efficient performance that is great for mobile multitasking". Say goodbye to 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage as the S1081 features a 500GB HDD. For those who want even more performance ...

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