Friday, September 2, 2011

IFA 2011: Tech Products Flock in Berlin! Hot New Gadgets!

Miss IFA is a fixture at the German consumer electronics event.
(Credit: Messe Berlin GmbH)

Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, and other gadget makers flock in late summer to Germany's big consumer electronics show.

Panasonic shows off 3D Lumix camera prototype
Hoping to get people to create their own 3D content as well as watch that of others, Panasonic is working on a compact 3D camera.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
 September 2, 2011 4:39 a.m. PT [Click on the photo to see more]

Boogie Board Rip tackles e-writer market
Improv Electronics' LCD-based, low-power writer can now save notes to PDF. It will cost just over $100 when released in November.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 2, 2011 5:56 a.m. PT 

Ford CTO on Evos 'cloud' concept car (podcast)
Ford Chief Technology Officer Paul Mascarenas speaks at the IFA show in Berlin about the soon-to-debut Evos concept car.
(Posted in For the Record by Larry Magid)
September 2, 2011 6:47 a.m. PT 

Toshiba guns for no-glasses 3D TV market
3D TV that's as natural to watch as the regular 3D world is the holy grail of video. With the 55LZ2, Toshiba is betting the technology is mature enough to sell.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 1, 2011 2:34 p.m. PT 

Toshiba tries anew with 10.1-inch Android tablet
Toshiba says the Honeycomb-based AT200 is thinner and lighter than comparably sized tablets--which is part of the pitch to help it get a foothold in the market in the fourth quarter.
• Toshiba slims down with AT200 tablet
• Toshiba announces Portege Z830 ultrabook

(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 1, 2011 10:06 a.m. PT

LG shows Nano local-dimming LED TV
LG announces the European availability of its best LED-based LCD TV, which uses Nano local-dimming technology

(Posted in Crave by David Katzmaier)
August 31, 2011 9:30 a.m. PT 

Samsung gets TV app-happy at IFA
Video on demand is the most popular type of smart TV software with customers, the company says as it tries to make TVs the hub of the electronic home.

(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 1, 2011 5:40 a.m. PT 

Samsung Galaxy Note: Big phone or tiny tablet?
The ardent Android fan makes room for a smartphone with a 5.3-inch screen. The Gingerbread-based device also comes with a stylus.
• Photos: Samsung Galaxy Note

(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 1, 2011 4:36 a.m. PT

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7: Dual-core chip, new screen
A year after entering the Android tablet market, Samsung announced a new 7.7-inch model with an AMOLED screen and dual-core processor.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 1, 2011 3:56 a.m. PT

CEO: PlayStation Network growth recovers after hack
Howard Stringer is bullish about the PSN's new membership, defiant about his tablet rivalry with Apple, and happy with the company's holistic product approach.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
August 31, 2011 3:15 p.m PT

Sony Entertainment Network unifies online services
The electronics giant is unifying online services under the Sony brand name and using them to stitch together its vast array of products.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
August 31, 2011 1:26 p.m. PT 

Sony tablets now available for preorder
The Sony Store has a Web page up for consumers wishing to get first dibs on the company's upcoming S and P Android tablet computers.
(Posted in Crave by Christoper MacManus)
August 31, 2011 1:12 p.m. PT

 HTC prepping Sensation Special Edition with Beats tech (exclusive)
A refreshed, special edition of the popular Android handset will feature enhanced audio and hardware boosts.

(Posted in Android Atlas by Scott Webster)
August 31, 2011 11:11 a.m. PT

Sony Ericsson unveils Xperia Arc S
The latest version of Sony Ericsson's Arc Android smartphone gets a bump in processing speed and more multimedia content.
• Photos: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

(Posted in Android Atlas by Bonnie Cha)
August 31, 2011 9:41 a.m. PT

Sony debuts Android-based Walkman prototype
At the IFA show, Sony gave CNET the first look at its Android-powered music player. With several music-specific features and the product family's best sound quality, it's geared for audiophiles.
• Photos: Sony's Android-powered Walkman prototype

(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
August 31, 2011 7:30 a.m. PT

Sony debuts 3D OLED head-mounted display
If the price is right, this new headpiece from Sony could really mix up the TV market.

(Posted in Crave by Christoper MacManus)
August 31, 2011 7:33 a.m. PT 

Sony Reader Wi-Fi puts Kindle in its sights
With Wi-Fi now aboard and the inclusion of a microSD card slot for expanding beyond the built-in 2GB of memory, the Reader Wi-Fi is on par with its competitors from a specs perspective. However, it remains a tad more expensive.

(Posted in Crave by David Carnoy and John P. Falcone)
August 31, 2011 7:30 a.m. PT

Sony bets on quality with S and P Android tablets
Sony officially reveals the product details for the two Android tablets it plans to release this year, including the S tablet and P tablet, both of which sport unique designs
• Photos: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

(Posted in Android Atlas by Donald Bell)
August 31, 2011 7:30 a.m. PT 

Hands on with Sony's new Vaio SE 15-inch laptop
This sleek slab of aluminium/magnesium has a slice battery, plus some special extras for business types.

(Posted in Crave by Dan Ackerman)
August 31, 2011 7:30 a.m. PT

Panasonic wants everyone to capture 3D video
The company announces a 3D camcorder that looks like it might be for professionals on a budget.
• Photos: Panasonic HDC-Z10000

(Posted in Crave by Lori Grunin)
August 31, 2011 6:00 a.m. PT 

Samsung unveiling its own instant messaging tool
The company's new ChatON IM service will be available on its own Bada-powered handsets as well as smartphones running Android and Apple's iOS.

(Posted in Digital Media by Lance Whitney)
August 29, 2011 6:53 a.m. PT

Samsung reveals Galaxy S LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE prior to IFA
The Korean electronics giant has suggested it will offer new products at IFA in Berlin, but today the company released details about two new Android devices.

(Posted in Android Atlas by Kent German)
August 28, 2011 2:40 p.m. PT