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Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet Review

This year at CES 2012, Newer Technology decided to show off the Power2U AC/USB wall outlet. This outlet is a combination of 2 standard AC ports and 2 full powered USB ports. It is designed to offer more ports for you devices with no need for adapters.

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New Television Technology from CES 2012

With the recent CES conference in January, television manufacturers unveiled both their television models for the coming year and concept designs for the future. With this conference and other announcements, we’ve got a clear view of some of the new technologies manufacturers plan to include in their sets.

Among these cool technologies are ultra-thin displays, improved 3D technology and a vast improvement on current HD standards. Everyone from the end-users to television networks such as DirecTV should be interested in seeing where television manufacturers are guiding the industry.

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Altec Lansing LIVE 5000 at CES

Altec Lansing came to CES 2012 ready to play with Android and iOS devices with their LIVE 5000 WiFi speaker. The LIVE 5000 is an all-in-one Wifi enabled speaker that allows users to listen and control their own personal music content by running an application created by Altec Lansing called the LIVE Controller App. The application allows users to browse local and online media for music playback to your LIVE 5000 system. The music is streamed directly to the speakers from your iOS and Android devices as well as from a computer. There is also support for music services like Rhapsody and Pandora.

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RIM Showed Off Blackberry Porsche P’9981 at CES

Porsche and RIM have come together to create the Blackberry Porsche P’9981 smartphone. This device definitely brings a different look to the Blackberry brand and some cool internal features. The P’9981 is apparently not going to be a mass-distributed device like we are used to with most Blackberry smartphones. The device will come with a 1.2GHz single-core processor, HD video recording, 8GB internal memory, 640×480 resolution display, micro-SD expansion slot, Near Field Communication (NFC), Blackberry 7 OS, and in place of a usual optical track pad there is a camera located underneath the front panel and can detect the movement of your thumb for navigation.

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4K, 8K, The Future of TV?

Last fall, I was reading predictions for Black Friday sales, and many were saying that HDTVs would be a big sale item, because they were finally reaching market saturation. Prices have fallen to the several hundred-dollar range, and most people who want one, can get one. And indeed, Black Friday rolled around, and arguable the biggest sale item was Best Buy’s 42″ 1080p HDTV, for $200. That was the best deal, but there were over 50 over great ones, all below $400.

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