CES 2013 Live From Las Vegas
DigitalVersus has headed over to Las Vegas for CES 2013. This year, we're likely to see more 4K and OLED TVs on show, as well as a whole load of mobile devices thanks to a new generation of ARM processors. We also expect to see plenty of Windows tablets (RT and 8).The CES—or Consumer Electronics Show—is undoubtedly the biggest and most important tech show of the year, even outdoing the IFA held in Berlin each September. Anyone who's anyone in the industry will be there to show off upcoming products and technological advances ... with the notable exception of Apple, however. It's a great opportunity for manufacturers to unveil new technologies, test out new concepts and generally take the temperature of the consumer market.
A crack team of DigitalVersus journalists have packed their bags and headed off to the CES 2013 technology show in Las Vegas! They'll be updating this section of the site with all the announcements, product presentations and news from this year's event.
Sony Switching to IPS Technology for 2013 TVs?- TVs - 22/02/2013 16:00 February 22, 2013
The subpixels say it all!
The 2013 Sony TV range comprises an "R" series of entry-level TVs and a "W" series of higher-end models. Small screen sizes are covered by the W6, while the W8 makes up the standard...
CES 2013: Focal Updates the Chorus 700 Series- Home Cinema Speakers - 12/02/2013 12:11 February 12, 2013
Design by Pineau & Le Porcher no more
Focal, a French audio brand renowned for its hi-fi/home cinema systems and PC speakers (not to mention a pair of headphones), has dropped the V from its series name and presented the...
Edge LED IPS panels everywhere: bad choice for the UHD Industry- TVs - 11/02/2013 11:30 February 11, 2013
One brand makes it out alive...
It's here. Haier, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TCL and Toshiba are already embracing the post-Full HD era: this year, it's all about Ultra High Definition/4K. At CES 2013...
CES 2013: DTS Headphone:X- Audio - 08/02/2013 14:30 February 8, 2013
Bad news for Dolby?
Five years after Dolby launched Dolby Headphone, its arch-nemesis DTS has finally found a product to counter it with that emulates the Home Theater experience for headphones and earphones:...
Samsung 2013 LCD TV Range At A Glance- TVs - 06/02/2013 13:53 February 6, 2013
An overview of series 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 TVs
Samsung presented its highest-end 2013 TVs at the CES trade fair in January, where we learned that this year's TVs will all have an "F" in their name, following on from "ES" in 2012,...
Archos 80 Titanium Coming Sooner Than Expected- Tablets - 01/02/2013 11:29 February 1, 2013
Online last night, in stores soon
Archos seems to be upping the pace with its Titanium tablet range. Although the firm's 80 Titanium wasn't supposed to be landing quite so soon, the tablet is now up on the Archos website...
Life After Beats: Monster Reveals New Line of Headphones- Headphones - 29/01/2013 16:00 January 29, 2013
A brand in search of an identity
Monster is officially on its own. The firm's headphone-making partnership with Beats by Dr. Dre ended on 31 December 2012. Now Monster is searching for its own identity. Their strategy:...
CES 2013: Cynaps Bluetooth Hat Nixes Earphones- Trends on the Web - 25/01/2013 15:52 January 25, 2013
Let the vibes flow through your head, mon.
Can you imagine a Bluetooth headset with no earpiece? Well, it exists. The company Max Virtual has developed a hat that uses bone conduction to transmit sound that only the wearer can...
CES 2013: JVC's Camcorders for 2013- Action Cams / Camcorders - 22/01/2013 12:00 January 22, 2013
Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and more Wi-Fi...
One year after launching its first Wi-Fi camcorders in 2012, JVC is rolling the feature out to the rest of its product line, and adding higher resolution and a choice of colours for...
Sony's New Camcorders for 2013- Action Cams / Camcorders - 17/01/2013 15:45 January 17, 2013
Video projector any time, anywhere!
In case you missed it, Sony revealed its latest range of Handycam camcorders at this year's CES. The brand has pursued some of the features from the previous models, with built-in video...
CES 2013: Haier Presents HTX Smart TV- TVs - 16/01/2013 16:46 January 16, 2013
Android Jelly Bean, Snapdragon S4 Pro & video cam
At CES 2013 Haier presented its new high-end TV, the HTX. It's the first of its kind, with an Android operating system, a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (MPQ8064 dual-core processor)...
CES 2013: Archos Platinum 9.7'' and 8'' Quad-Core Tablets- Tablets - 16/01/2013 15:16 January 16, 2013
A 9.7'' display with "Retina-style" resolution
Archos presented two tablet ranges at CES 2013—the Titanium series and the Platinum series. The Platinum series comprises an 8" and a 9.7" touchscreen tablet, both of which run on quad-core...
CES 2013: Panasonic and Sony Present 56-inch "4K" OLED TVs- TVs - 16/01/2013 12:39 January 16, 2013
The Japanese get the jump on the Koreans
Panasonic and Sony decided to get a step ahead of their South Korean competitors by each presenting their own 56-inch 4K OLED TV at their respective CES stands. The OLED TVs were...
CES 2013: New Panasonic Plasma TV Range- TVs - 16/01/2013 10:16 January 16, 2013
Plasma technology isn't finished yet!
Plasma technology won't be bowing out in 2013, it seems, as Panasonic presented three new 3D-compatible plasma TVs at CES 2013—the ZT60, VT60 and ST60. Like Panasonic's 2013 LCD...
Canon Announces 4 New Legria Camcorders- Cameras - 14/01/2013 16:30 January 14, 2013
It's all about the Wi-Fi
Canon unveiled its 2013 Legria camcorder range at CES this year, boasting Canon's 'intelligent' optical image stabiliser, Wi-Fi features and 50p. Three...
CES 2013: Samsung 'Youm' Flexible, Unbreakable OLED Screen- Mobiles & Smartphones - 14/01/2013 14:17 January 14, 2013
Coming soon to a Galaxy mobile?
Samsung's prototype flexible display on show at CES 2013 was a pretty impressive sight. The firm's bendy and unbreakable Youm OLED screen could find its way into a Samsung smartphone...
Intel Revises Its Definition Of The Term 'Ultrabook'- Computers - 14/01/2013 10:43 January 14, 2013
Ultrabooks must now include a touchscreen and WiDi
Windows 8's touchscreen features appear to have encouraged Intel to add a few lines to its definition of the word 'ultrabook'. In addition to the firm's current requirements (thin...
CES 2013: LG and Samsung Show Off Curved OLED TVs- TVs - 13/01/2013 14:51 January 13, 2013
A more immersive experience
While Panasonic and Sony were showcasing 56" UHD OLED TVs (4 x Full HD) on their stands at CES 2013, South Korea's two tech giants—LG and Samsung—were both presenting 55" OLED TVs with...
CES 2013: More On The Samsung UHD TV Range- TVs - 11/01/2013 16:07 January 11, 2013
First impressions of picture and sound quality
Earlier this week, Samsung presented an 85" UHD TV with 3840 x 2160 pixels. But Samsung doesn't just have one UHD TV in the pipeline, as this 85" model is due to be accompanied by 60",...
CES 2013: Sennheiser Gives The Momentum Headphones A Makeover- Headphones - 11/01/2013 15:28 January 11, 2013
Catchier colours, leather, aluminium
The Momentum only just came out in September 2012, and already Sennheiser has given them a makeover in a bid to make inroads on the booming luxury headphone market. Sennheiser...