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CES 2011: The 19 Wackiest Products

Posted January 10, 2011 | 19:48:17 (EST)

The annual Consumer Electronics Show has come to an end, and along with all the cool new products, surprisingly there were even more wackey products on the show floor than usual.

We've wrapped up the wackiest, weirdest, most bizarre and biggest FAIL products from the show floor this year, guaranteed...

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US Military Invades Las Vegas, Infiltrates CES 2011

Posted January 7, 2011 | 17:22:15 (EST)

8:17 am, Dulles Airport, Tuesday January 4th. The early United Airlines non-stop to Las Vegas is typically filled with partiers, vacationers and incorrigible gamblers. But not today. Instead, the flight is mostly filled with US military personnel, some in uniform, some incognito -- along with more than a smattering of...

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Star Wars Goes Blu-Ray at CES 2011

Posted January 6, 2011 | 21:10:03 (EST)

Wookie wackos, Darth Vader dribblers and Stormtrooperettes are rejoicing in the streets of Las Vegas today, as their favorite movies are finally going to Blu-Ray.

That's right, the Star Wars saga is finally coming to Blu-Ray, which means nerd fests galore as the videos show up in HD.

For a...

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CES 2011: Boxee Gets Built Into a Cool New TV (VIDEO)

Posted January 6, 2011 | 20:24:15 (EST)

One of the best known and most popular over-the-top applications became a set top box this holiday season. But the upstart software company isn't stopping there. This week at CES 2011 they announced a partnership with an HDTV vendor to embed the Boxee software into a TV!

Why is this...

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iPad Killer: Truly, Really, I mean It

Posted January 6, 2011 | 16:05:38 (EST)

CES 2011: I'm the first to admit that I fall victim to shiny objects at trade shows, and I regularly call every new tablet an iPad Killer. But now, really, I've found it.

OK, it may sound like I'm the boy who cried wolf - but Motorola's new XOOM tablet...

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Exclusive CES Video: 3D Camcorder from Sony -- No Glasses Needed!

Posted January 5, 2011 | 21:59:38 (EST)

So far, 3D has been a failure. The bulky glasses and expensive sets -- not to mention the lack of content -- have made it less than a savior for the CE industry.

But that all changed today at CES, as Sony released its new camcorder -- a Handycam that...

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CES: Amazing Device Turns Your iPhone Into a Car Stereo

Posted January 5, 2011 | 14:56:06 (EST)

There are a wide range of ways to stream audio from your iPhone to your car stereo, from the mini-jack to bluetooth and more. But they all involve fumbling with a separate unit, which can be downright dangerous on the road.

Now there's a better way! The new O'car, announced...

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CES 2011: Lenovo and Toshiba Show Off Two Possible iPad Killers

Posted January 5, 2011 | 13:27:48 (EST)

This year at CES 2011, we expect everyone and their monkey to release new tablet-based computers designed to compete with Apple's iPad. The flood started in advance, with Visio showing off its new tablet and phone over the weekend. But now that CES is about to begin, the new tablets...

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Blackberry Torch Review: It's the "Sizzler" of Smart Phones

Posted September 14, 2010 | 13:23:45 (EST)

Often our perception of quality and value are colored by our experiences. Consider food, for example. If all you know is McDonalds and Dennys, Sizzler and Olive Garden are an amazing upgrade to gourmet food. But for devotees of Spagos and Per Se, their food would be barely passable.

It's...

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Stolen iPhone Victim Screwed Over by AT&T

Posted June 25, 2010 | 17:15:34 (EST)

Not everyone who tried to get a new iPhone 4 was successful. AT&T's draconian and byzantine rules for who can upgrade and who can't cause an epic fail for an iPhone user whose phone was stolen. Watch this tragic story for yet another example of how AT&T has to be...

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Digg's Kevin Rose Reveals the Kinder, Gentler Side of Zuckerberg

Posted May 28, 2010 | 17:16:47 (EST)

On Wednesday, Facebook overhauled their privacy controls, in a frantic effort to engender some positive spin.

The changes came about in response to a vocal group of unhappy users that were confused by a slew of new features and options. That outcry was hard to miss -- the...

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Twitter Smacks Its Partners Again: Hands-On With the New "Official App" for iPhone

Posted May 26, 2010 | 16:05:09 (EST)

Do you hear that? That's the sound of a formerly benign partner become a rapacious predator. Twitter used to encourage an ecosystem to bloom, and it brought forth Twitterific, Echofon, TweetDeck, HootSuite and many more clients designed to make Twitter easier, better and more fun to use.

No more....

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5 Simply Stunning iPad Apps You Can't Live Without!

Posted May 11, 2010 | 19:20:05 (EST)

Sure, the iPad is going to revolutionize the world - but the revolution is unevenly distributed. Back in the beginning of April, when the jesus tablet launched, revolution was in the air. Now, it seems, more than a few iPads are starting to gather dust.

Just like the iPhone,...

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iFootball Follies: Chad Ochocinco's Fabulous New iPhone App!

Posted February 3, 2010 | 20:58:34 (EST)

So why would Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, nee Chad Johnson, who calls himself "The Interesting One" release an iPhone application? Shouldn't he be out dropping footballs or planning his next big touchdown celebration?

Well we set out to answer that question, with a full-on review of his new iPhone...

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The 7 Best and Worst Celebrity iPhone Apps

Posted February 2, 2010 | 15:07:24 (EST)

What is it about celebrities that make them think they can dominate anything they touch? Their hubris now extends to iPhone and Google phone applications!

But how good are these apps? Are they worth the money? We looked at all of them, and picked our favorites, and the worst, of...

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Why Conan O'Brien Should Jump to the Internet!

Posted January 18, 2010 | 20:59:32 (EST)

Today we released an open letter to Conan O'Brien, inviting him to bring his show over to Revision3, and become a key part of our network. Sure, many thought it was just a stunt, but we were serious. So serious, in fact, that I'm even willing...

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CES 2010: 7 Weirdest, Wackiest And Dumbest Products From The Show

Posted January 9, 2010 | 16:10:25 (EST)

Looking for the weirdest, wackiest products at CES 2010? We've got 'em!

Check out my picks for the top 7 weirdest, wildest, wackiest and just plain dumb products from the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas.

Don't miss the amazingly fashionable TV Hat - coming soon to a...

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CES 2010: Ass-Kicking Alienware M11x Netbook Just 4 Pounds

Posted January 8, 2010 | 17:57:14 (EST)

Netbooks and ultra-portable laptops are characterized by compromises. Especially for gamers. But no more.

Alienware's brand-new M11x delivers a no-compromise gaming experience in under four pounds. With nVidia discrete graphics and nearly four hours of battery life, it's something you can take on the road for work,...

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CES 2010: HDTV-A-Palooza - 3D TV, Yellow Pixels, 240HZ and more!

Posted January 7, 2010 | 19:10:28 (EST)

If you walk the floors of CES 2010, you get the sense that 3D HDTV is a done deal, the next big thing, and something everyone is going to snap up in the next few months. I don't buy it, but the hype is strong. Just about everyone announced 3D...

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CES 2010: Is That A Radar Gun In Your Pocket, Or....

Posted January 7, 2010 | 19:02:14 (EST)

New Pocket Radar device packs an incredibly powerful radar gun into an ipod-sized device. The company claims it will measure speeds from 7mph to 375mph, up to about 300 feet away.

It's an amazing example of Doppler Radar, shrunk into a tiny, 4.5 ounce package. The sleek device...

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