Acer's dual screen Iconia has been on our radar for a while now, but actually seeing one at CES was an utter delight. The dual LCD notebook features two fully functional touch screens, and will run Windows 7 with a core i5 processor. It also comes loaded with snazzy custom Acer gesture software, which is demonstrated to full effect in the video below. Enjoy!
Quick update from the floor of CES, as Editorial Director Jon Phillips takes a quick peak at far and away, the thinnest television panel we've ever seen anywhere. Don't believe us? See for yourself below.
While there’s an app for everything from the weather to what to wear, we’re still stuck getting out of bed to make coffee in the morning. But – no longer! LG has finally forced the rest of the household to catch up to your computer – from the microwave and the fridge to even the closet, LG’s ThinQ line is overclocking your appliances abilities.
Straight from the showroom at CES, here's a brief look at LG's new energy saving, ThinQ washing machine. The machine will utilize a new and fully functional touch screen interface, which will allow users to monitor their daily, weekly, and monthly power usage. The machine will also communicate with the user, displaying power-saving information and making recommended wash times for the cheapest point of each day.
Cleaning has evolved! Check the video below for proof.
Today at CES we got our first look at Blackberry's Playbook Tablet, and color us impressed (the "screensaver" mode, in particular, looks amazing). Don't take our word for it though, check out this awesome device in action in the video below!
Scared to shell out the dough for laser eye surgery? How about purchasing one of the most technologically complex glasses ever, instead?
In this video from CES, Editorial Director Jon Phillips takes a look (that was easy) at PixelOptics snazzy new, crazy-intricate electronically focusing glasses. The glasses are programmed to respond to different touches, including a tap to the temples and a dramatic swipe across the frames. Each of these commands changes your "viewing mode", whether you're reading, or looking at wide angles from afar.
This is all made possible by liquid crystals that are imbedded in the frame, which, when charged with electricity, take on a different refractive index altogether. If all this sounds pretty complex, well it is. Hit the video to let a pro explain it to you better.
Passive 3D has never impressed us, but Vizio’s new Theater 3D HDTVs have managed to reopen our minds about the technology.
Passive 3D offers numerous advantages: Passive glasses don’t reduce brightness nearly as much as active-shutter glasses do, they’ll never give you a headache, they don’t rely on batteries, they’re lighter, and they’re a whole lot cheaper. And Vizio’s technology is RealD compatible, so you use the same glasses at the theater that you do at home.
But none of that matters if you don’t get a great 3D experience, and what we saw at Vizio’s booth yesterday really impressed us.
Android has begun bridging the hardware gap, it seems, as it can now be found as the operating system running a car head unit, according to Parrot. The head unit will include standard radio, and, more interestingly, a slew of USB ports that will allow you to connect things like a GPS antenna, or a 3G dongle meaning, that's right, full blown internet in your car. Editorial Director Jon Phillips takes a look from the floor of CES.
To wrap up our coverage for today, watch Editorial Director Jon Phillips take a quick look at a new hands free camcorder from CountourGPS. The portable, HD-ready camera can be stuck virtually anywhere, (i.e. helmet, gun, etc) and can now synch to your phone to act as a live viewfinder! Pretty intense right? Don't just take our word for it. Video below!
You may have inferred that video was our only prerogative after todays posts; to the contrary! We were sure to take as many snapshots as we could while roaming the mad show floors of CES. Check out some of our favorite pieces of tech from today, and stay tuned for more coverage from CES 2011 right here at MaximumPC.com.