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CES Wednesday Wrap-up: The Hottest Stories from TechRadar

techradarAs the second official day of the Consumer Electronics Show winds to a close, we’re bringing you a handful of the biggest stories from our sister site, TechRadar. Hands-on with gaming-goggles, Oculus Rift; a first look at Microsoft’s next hybrid tablet, Surface Pro; and wearable 1080p video cameras from Panasonic. Let’s take a small peek at the day that was in Las Vegas.

Panasonic HX-A100 Straps an HD Cam to Your Head

Wearable cameras are still a bit of a niche item. After all, the idea of someone just streaming their daily routine doesn’t sound like Emmy-winning entertainment. But while it’s not for everyone, Panasonic’s HX-A100 seems like an interesting, lightweight competitor to the popular Go Pro product line. According to Panasonic reps, the company thinks the device could have applications beyond capturing action-packed snowboarding videos, too. Surgeons, for example, could use the 1080p camera to aid in the education of medical students.

First Look at Surface Pro (But You Can’t Actually Look)

Microsoft has slowly tickled out information about its follow-up to the Surface RT, featuring a full version of Windows 8 at its core. While the officials from Redmond wouldn’t allow the TechRadar team to take pictures of the Surface Pro, there’s still a ton of handy information in this first look. The new pressure-sensitive pen accessory sounds awfully nice, and the device runs quiet, despite the Surface Pro’s transition to an Intel Core i5 processor. The 9 and 9 price tags still sound a bit hefty, but this iPad competitor is definitely packing a punch.

Oculus Rift Hands On

Hands-on with Oculus Rift: ‘The Bold Face of the Future of Gaming’

Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift made serious waves when its Kickstarter campaign soared into the millions. While the device isn’t quite ready from primetime just yet, TechRadar’s Matt Hawkins took the device for a ride. Unfortunately, it made him feel sick after about ten minutes. But nausea notwithstanding, the Oculus Rift is one of the most exciting pieces of gaming tech on the horizon. Let’s just hope it comes with an equally high-tech dosage of Dramamine. 

The iPhone Syncing Powers of Pebble Smartwatch Arriving Soon

Speaking of Kickstarter, remember the neat Pebble Smartwatch? While the watch with e-ink screen was delayed a bit, it looks like you’ll finally be able to sync the device to your iPhone really soon. January 23, as a matter of fact, for Kickstarter backers. The Pebble will retail for 0 for those not receiving the watch as a donation reward. Utilizing Bluetooth to communicate with an iPhone (or Android device), the Pebble seems like a really cool way to keep up with Tweets, email, and you know — the time. 

Pebble Smartwatch

TechRadar’s Best of CES 2013 

While there’s an absolutely staggering amount of new gadgets and exciting tech at CES, TechRadar has narrowed down the best of the best in a number of different categories. Stand-outs include a Best in Show to Sony’s 65-inch 4K Bravia TV, and Panasonic’s massive 20-inch 4K Windows tablet for Most Unique Product. Interestingly, Valve’s Steam Box grabbed the People’s Choice Award. Considering Valve hasn’t exactly nailed down which of its numerous hardware partners will receive the “Steam Box” moniker, and we’re still not sure about important factors like internal components, receiving such praise form the public is a big deal. Be sure to check out the full list of winners at TechRadar.

Over the hump and on to glory, there’s still plenty of exciting new on the horizon for the rest of the week. Be sure to check out all the news–there’s way more than we can capture here–from TechRadar as it happens live from Las Vegas.

 

Follow this article author, Matt Clark on Twitter.

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CES Wednesday Wrap-up: The Hottest Stories from TechRadar

techradarAs the second official day of the Consumer Electronics Show winds to a close, we’re bringing you a handful of the biggest stories from our sister site, TechRadar. Hands-on with gaming-goggles, Oculus Rift; a first look at Microsoft’s next hybrid tablet, Surface Pro; and wearable 1080p video cameras from Panasonic. Let’s take a small peek at the day that was in Las Vegas.

Panasonic HX-A100 Straps an HD Cam to Your Head

Wearable cameras are still a bit of a niche item. After all, the idea of someone just streaming their daily routine doesn’t sound like Emmy-winning entertainment. But while it’s not for everyone, Panasonic’s HX-A100 seems like an interesting, lightweight competitor to the popular Go Pro product line. According to Panasonic reps, the company thinks the device could have applications beyond capturing action-packed snowboarding videos, too. Surgeons, for example, could use the 1080p camera to aid in the education of medical students.

First Look at Surface Pro (But You Can’t Actually Look)

Microsoft has slowly tickled out information about its follow-up to the Surface RT, featuring a full version of Windows 8 at its core. While the officials from Redmond wouldn’t allow the TechRadar team to take pictures of the Surface Pro, there’s still a ton of handy information in this first look. The new pressure-sensitive pen accessory sounds awfully nice, and the device runs quiet, despite the Surface Pro’s transition to an Intel Core i5 processor. The 9 and 9 price tags still sound a bit hefty, but this iPad competitor is definitely packing a punch.

Oculus Rift Hands On

Hands-on with Oculus Rift: ‘The Bold Face of the Future of Gaming’

Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift made serious waves when its Kickstarter campaign soared into the millions. While the device isn’t quite ready from primetime just yet, TechRadar’s Matt Hawkins took the device for a ride. Unfortunately, it made him feel sick after about ten minutes. But nausea notwithstanding, the Oculus Rift is one of the most exciting pieces of gaming tech on the horizon. Let’s just hope it comes with an equally high-tech dosage of Dramamine. 

The iPhone Syncing Powers of Pebble Smartwatch Arriving Soon

Speaking of Kickstarter, remember the neat Pebble Smartwatch? While the watch with e-ink screen was delayed a bit, it looks like you’ll finally be able to sync the device to your iPhone really soon. January 23, as a matter of fact, for Kickstarter backers. The Pebble will retail for 0 for those not receiving the watch as a donation reward. Utilizing Bluetooth to communicate with an iPhone (or Android device), the Pebble seems like a really cool way to keep up with Tweets, email, and you know — the time. 

Pebble Smartwatch

TechRadar’s Best of CES 2013 

While there’s an absolutely staggering amount of new gadgets and exciting tech at CES, TechRadar has narrowed down the best of the best in a number of different categories. Stand-outs include a Best in Show to Sony’s 65-inch 4K Bravia TV, and Panasonic’s massive 20-inch 4K Windows tablet for Most Unique Product. Interestingly, Valve’s Steam Box grabbed the People’s Choice Award. Considering Valve hasn’t exactly nailed down which of its numerous hardware partners will receive the “Steam Box” moniker, and we’re still not sure about important factors like internal components, receiving such praise form the public is a big deal. Be sure to check out the full list of winners at TechRadar.

Over the hump and on to glory, there’s still plenty of exciting new on the horizon for the rest of the week. Be sure to check out all the news–there’s way more than we can capture here–from TechRadar as it happens live from Las Vegas.

 

Follow this article author, Matt Clark on Twitter.

Image Source: TechRadar

 

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