Is it a Google TV? Well, yes and no. Lenovo's just trotted out a spankin' new 55-inch flat panel at CES Unveiled and while it's got that special Mountain View magic within, it's of the Ice Cream Sandwich variety. That's right, the company's powered this set up with Android 4.0, slapped on its own skin and is prepping it for a Chinese launch later this spring.
Motion controlhasn't outmoded the mouse and keyboard yet, but it is finding its way into more and more consumer products. Take Lenovo's upcoming A540 all-in-one desktop, for instance: its one of a handful of the company's products to feature Lenovo Motion Control, a 12-gesture collection of hands-free (well, hand waving) media controls. The $1,279.
AOC might not be at the top when it comes to Android devices, but its budget prices and brand give it a bit of edge over other low-cost options. Now it is trying to bring that combination into a new device segment with the A2272PW4T and A2472PW4T all-in-one Android PCs. All-In-One or AIO PCs are nothing new, even in the Android market.
For a couple of years now, Uber's been delivering ice cream on demand for one day to anyone who calls up its ice cream truck through its apps. Well, this once-a-year event is back, and it's now reaching more people across the globe, even in places where Uber's services aren't usually available.
Toshiba is no stranger to Windows tablets, but what we've seen to date has typically been targeted atbusinessesor has otherwise been...limited. In that sense, theEncoreis something special. It's not just the company's first 8-inch Windows tablet -- it's the first aimed at a truly broad audience. That said, it faces stiff odds.
When Lenovo gets into something, itreallygets into it. Exhibit A: the company's recent Chrome OS kick: it just announced two more Chromebooks, after having released twokid's versionslast month. Today's new additions include the N20 and N20p, two 11.6-inch machines with basically the same specs.
It seems fair to say that many Android users want to be running Kit Kat. But the truth of the matter here, not all that many are actually getting that wish. In fact, according to the latest Android 'platform versions' report released by Google -- only 2.5 percent of users are on Kit Kat.
CeBIT 2014is done, and it's high time that we say goodbye to the Hannover Messe. Of course, much of CeBIT's thunder has been stolen byMobile World CongressandIFA, but given the interesting products that we've stumbled upon here, there's clearly still some life in the show.
Acer'sIconia W3wasn'tquitethe best introduction to 8-inch Windows tablets; we liked it, but its subpar display and modest performance kept it from being stellar. Give credit to the company for quickly learning from its mistakes, though. Less than a year later, the company has released theIconia W4, and it fixes those earlier gripes even as the price has dropped below $300 as of this writing.
When it comes to ASUS, buying a full-size Android tablet has usually meant venturing past the $300 mark; even theTransformer Book T100set you back $349 when it first came out, and that was considered a steal. That's no longer a problem in 2014. ASUS' newTransformer Pad TF103Ccosts $299 with the company's signature keyboard dock included, or as much as some smaller mid-range slates.
Don't let its DevCon facade fool you:Google I/Ohas plenty of interesting stuff foreveryone. Most of the company's big announcements come during the day one keynote, which we'll be liveblogging tomorrow morning.
It's the week of HD content news in its many various guises: streaming,video,award showsandservice cancellations, all wedged in amidst a couple of physical devices. Actually, the hardware is content-enabling as well, with the newRoku Streaming Stickand an N64 mod that gives your classic gear an HDMI upgrade.
The BBC has allowed Android users to download programmes since September last year, but that functionality was only extended to11 of the most popular Android devicesat the time. While its slowly expanded support over the past seven months, the Beeb today welcomed the majority of Android iPlayer users to the party, updating the app to allow downloads on devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and above.
The filament used for 3D printing is useful, but not terribly interesting. Others have taken to printing using other substances, some for notable purposes, others more or less for novelty. The 3D pancake printer is one such machine, but in recent times MIT students have trumped it. MIT students Kyle Hounsell, Kristine Bunker, and David Donghyun Kim all worked together to make what might be the best 3D printer ever (after the one that might cure blindness , that is): a 3D ice cream printer. The machine does exactly what its title suggests. The way the printer works is simple, at least in description.
If theTitanfallrelease had coincided with the start ofMarch Madness, there probably wouldn't have been a podcast this week. As it is, we had to tear Richard away from his Xbox One to help Ben review the HD details that have been pouring in. There's a constant shuffle ofcontent,ISP dealsand updates to go through, as well as a certainmonstrous LED-lit HD displayto ogle.
Many Motorola fans are probably waiting with baited breath for the company's next flagship, but some aren't exactly good at playing the patience game. Brazilian retailer Livraria Logos, for one, isn't waiting for Motorola's go signal and is leaking out details about the Moto X+1 in broad daylight for everyone to see.