Live CES Coverage

So if you don’t know, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is a global consumer technology trade show that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Not open to the public, the sponsored show typically hosts previews of products and new product announcements.

So to keep you updated with the latest going on in technology, I’ve uploaded to live broadcast, one by The Verge and the other by CNET, to keep you up to date.

Also expect post about the latest stuff.

Apple purchases PrimeSense, Creator of Kinect.

According to 9to5mac and Israeli publication Calcalist.co.il, Apple has purchased PrimeSense, the company that created the original Microsoft Kinect technology for $345 Million. This recent purchase will soon allow Apple to add controls that will require body movements. Similar to what has been seen on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Apple has been working on its own gesture-controlled OS as seen below.
Microsoft used PrimeSense’s technology for the original Kinect. They have since replaced PrimeSense’s technology for their own in-house 3D mapping systems.

Here’s a video of their technology in use.

iOS Redesign Details

Well its coming folks. Apples iOS7 is to be shown off for the first time during the keynote at WWDC 2013.  Recent reports suggest that it may be delayed.  Apple engineers are reportedly working on a major overhaul of iOS’s user interface, and its taking longer for it to be refined. According to multiple reports from reporters with nearly impeccable track records, however, Apple has pulled engineers away from OS X to help work on iOS 7 and the new mobile OS update will launch on time. This is something big in the Apple community, as we have all been waiting for an interface update.

Chromebook Pixel

Some may say that the Chromebook Pixel is the rival to the Macbook Pro’s Retina display. With its crystal clear screen and touch screen capabilities, it just may be. Slightly comparable to Apples 13 inch 2,560×1,600 resolution, Googles Chromebook Pixel  2,560×1,700. Like I said, a slight difference.

But enough with all the talk about screen resolution, check out the tech specs on this bad boy.

The Chromebook Pixel has an Intel Core i5 processor running at 1.8 GHz, with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. It comes with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and either 32 GB (Wi-Fi model) or 64 GB (LTE model) of solid state storage. It features a 12.85-inch, touchscreen, 2560 x 1700 display with a pixel density of 239 PPI; a backlit full-size keyboard; a glass-etched touchpad; and a 720p HD camera.

I’ve also found a video showcasing the beauty and elegance of this browser based laptop.

Google has really put something good together, the only downfall to this is that the price is way to ridiculous. For the 32gb it is priced at $1,299.00, for the higher gig model that is 64gb, it is priced at $1,499.00. Crazy for a laptop that is based only on the internet.