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As you’ve probably noticed over the past couple months, many of our stories are now hosted at techradar.com, our sister site here at Future US. MacLife.com will move fully into the techradar fold later this week, adding our brand of Apple-related content to the trusted reviews, news, and how-tos that have made techradar one of the world’s top tech sites.

So, how will you continue to get great articles about the Mac, iPhone, iPad, etc.? It’s easy: when the change takes effect, MacLife.com will redirect you to its new home — all you have to do is bookmark it. (For the MacLife.com staff, the change is even less noticeable: we already sit with the techradar folks.)

With the massive global reach of techradar, we hope to introduce MacLife.com content and Mac|Life magazine to a bigger audience than ever before. We hope you’ll come with us and enjoy not only our Apple articles, but the broader range of tech reporting techradar brings to you every day.

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CES Thursday Wrap-up: The Hottest Stories from TechRadar

The hour is nigh for the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. We’ve seen some amazing televisions and other exciting gadgets from Las Vegas this week, but like any good thing there is an end. Thankfully, the team at sister site TechRadar is still cranking out some great hands-on previews and news. Let’s take a look at a brief sample of Thursday’s happenings.

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The Mad Catz M.O.U.S.9 Looks Complicated

As noted by TechRadar, the new Mad Catz M.O.U.S.9 is somehow not a gaming mouse. You would be forgiven for thinking so, though. This thing looks like it’s from a future where peripherals are grafted into our skin. But fear not gamers: Mad Catz has also announced the R.A.T.M for your needs. No, it’s not an acronym for Rage Against The Machine, it’s the new spiritual successor to the heavily customizable R.A.T.7 gaming mouse. Be sure to head through the link for a glance at these crazy-looking mice. They look G.R.E.A.T.

Hands-on with the Philips Glasses-free HDTV

Ever since the release of the Nintendo 3DS, we’ve wondered if true glasses-free 3D television would ever prove a valuable piece of new tech. While the concept has shown up on a few TV models with varying results, Philips is taking the idea to another level with it 60-inch Ultra HD unit. According to the TechRadar team, the television looks sharp–but e still don’t know about a launch date or the ever-important price point.

Samsung Youm

Ten Super Exciting Announcements from CES 2013

What an interesting week it’s been, yeah? Gigantic TVs, 4K tablets, Steam Boxes; the list goes on. Here’s a look at just ten of the most incredible reveals from Las vegas this year, courtesy of TechRadar. While there’s obvious appearances from the Nvidia Shield and the Oculus Rift, a personal favorite has to be the Samsung Youm. So long have we waited to bend our smartphones while making goofy cartoon noises. So long.

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Hands-on

Sure, we can do all kinds of cool things with the iPhone these days. But if you could go back in time and talk to your 12-year old self, wouldn’t it involve a remote-controlled flying contraption with a mounted camera? Yeah, probably. The new model of the AR Drone incorporates GPS functionality, even going so far as using the data to build 3D models of its flight. Plus, the in-the-works update will improve battery life, offering up to 20 minutes of flight time.

AR Drone 2.0

A Brand New Issue of Tech.

Have you checked out tech., TechRadar’s associated weekly digital magazine for your iPad? Well, now is a great time to give it a shot. This week’s issue brings all kinds of fetters and news from–you guessed it–CES 2013. “There’s so much going on,” says tech. editor Marc Chackfield. “And we are aiming to bring the very best to the magazine and make sure you stay up to date with the most important announcements.” You can grab the CES issue of tech. right now, or get a great deal of five free issues when you subscribe.

Well, that about does it for CES. Time to start sweeping up the spare cheeseburger sliders from the floor, and for weary tech journalists to begin the pilgrimage back home. But in the meantime, be sure to head over to TechRadar for all the other news, reviews, and highlights from CES 2013.

 

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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.

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CES Tuesday Recap: The Hottest Stories from TechRadar

techradarAre you tired yet? The team at our sister site TechRadar is probably dead tired, because Tuesday was the official kick-off to all the tech gadget excitement that is the Consumer Electronics Show out in Las vegas. But fear not: we have assembled this handy wrap-up of some of the most exciting stories from the big day.

Sony Shows Off New Angular Blu-ray Players

Blu-ray players are generally a bit, well, boring. They’re usually just these drab, black boxes sitting in the middle of the rest of our home theater set-up. But on Tuesday, Sony premiered its newly redesigned line of Blu-ray boxes which kind of look like something you find on a 1980s sci-fi spaceship. More than interesting exteriors, the new Blu-ray players also pack some new features. The Wi-Fi ready models will make use of the SideView iOS app from Sony, and improved Triluminous picture quality when connected to a Bravia display.

Sprint Velocity Offers In-car On-demand Wi-fi

So, you’re packing up the kids for another long trek to the land of the cartoon mouse, or maybe it’s a cross-country road trip with some friends? Sprint’s new smart-car system, Velocity, looks to bring our vehicles fully in line with what we’ve come to expect from our mobile devices. Future cars utlizing Velocity will let you make purchases on-the-go, including the ability to pay for Wi-Fi; sounds like a convenient way to keep little ones (or annoying buddies) content with their tablets in the backseat.

Panasonic Reveals a Ridiculously Huge 20″ Tablet

Seven-inch tablets are so yesterday, right? Well, maybe not. But Panasonic has upped the ante considerably at CES with the announcment of a 20″ Windows 8 tablet. If the size of this beast isn’t enough to get you excited, Panasonic has also packed in 4K resolution. While such a huge device may not fit into our laptop bags, the tablet seems like a possible boon for designers and other creatives.

Valve (Finally) Talking About ‘Steam Box’ Hardware

Rumors about Half-Life developer and Steam creator Valve entering the hardware market have swirled for quite some time. But at CES this year, the company is finally going–somewhat–public with its plans. Codenamed “Piston,” the tiny PC is meant to grace your living room for playing Steam’s massive catalog of games from the comfort of your couch. Currently, there’s no word on pricing or release date, but hardware partner Xi3 recently revealed a similar high-end model called the X7 for 9. Strangely, word from CES is Xi3 is acting a bit squirrely in referring to the device as a Steam Box. Ok, then.

Valve/Xi3 Piston

Sony Rep: Company Must Make ‘Tough’ Choices on CLED

Just last night, we discussed the strange disappearance of Sony’s Crystal LED television from CES this year. TechRadar managed to catch up with Sony product manager Kentaro Matsumoto to find out just what’s going on with the fabled technology. Unfortunately, it’s still about as clear as mud. Matsumoto cites the expensive nature of the advanced panel, and for now, the company seems content to stick with 4K OLED options. Still cool, of course, until the organic material inside starts to rot and your screen fades.

Qualcomm gets Weird in CES Keynote

There’s simply no way we could close out this Tuesday wrap-up from CES without mentioning the strange keynote presentation from Qualcomm. Years past, Microsoft has opened the expo, but 2013 saw the emergence of Qualcomm and its calvacade of questionable “Born Mobile” actors and men dressed in Big Bird skins. No, really — all of this happened. Be sure to check out TechRadar’s glimpse at the press conference via Tweets.

Well, that about wraps it up for Tuesday night. But we’ve only touched on a mere sampling of the smorgasbord of exciting CES news over at TechRadar, so be sure to head over and check out all the news as it hits from Las Vegas.

 

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