The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is one of the largest showcases of new technology in the world.
Hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association in Las Vegas, CES 2013 will open to press and exhibitors from every facet of the electronics industry.
We’ll wait to descend upon the gambling capital of the world for four days of basking in the glow of the latest computers, televisions, cameras, phones and more.
To follow that, CES 2013 will be a mix of keynote razzle dazzle, sneak peeks at the latest tech, and introductions to products that will go from patently unaffordable to a given in every living room, a lot faster than you’d believe.
Before CES 2013 hits the show floor from January 8-11, we thought we’d put together a preview of the gadget glory you can expect.
It’s a TV! It’s a tablet! It’s both!
Unfortunately this development is only U.S.-bound for now, but RCAs just-announced DMT580D tablet combines the cool of an Android slate with the boob tube fun of a TV.
The slate comes with a dual TV tuner that picks up DTV signals and is compatible with mobile TV provider Dyle.
Though it sounds like you have to stay in one spot while watching episodes of Dr. Who, RCA has come up with a neat way to give users all the functionality of a tablet while giving them the option to tune into their favorite shows when they’re not at home.
Google TV devices galore from new partners
Thought Google TV was going to lie low in 2013? Think again.
Mountain View announced that Asus, Hisense and TCL will all reveal Google TV devices during the Vegas show while existing partners like Vizio and Sony are set to demo the recently revamped service on each companies respective devices.
What “Google TV devices” mean exactly we don’t yet know, but we are thinking anything from integrated screens to set-top boxes to IPTV boxes.
10-inch tablet from Asus
Asus appears ready to rev up its tablet game with leaks coming nearly every week pointing to new slate ambitions.
One of particular interest points to an Android tablet called (for now) the ME301T Memo Pad 10. The device is said to have a 10.1-inch display, Jelly Bean 4.1 and a Tegra 3 processor.
While there’s no for sure until we get the official word at the show, this slate looks promising, especially for the business crowd.
Gorilla Glass 3 rumbles through the CES jungle
Corning is going bananas with ultra durable glass, announcing ahead of the Vegas show we’ll see the third generation of its Gorilla Glass system at CES.
Promising three times more scratch resistance than previous versions, Gorilla Glass 3 is built to last with nary a knick.
We’ll also see some Corning fiber optic cables for Thunderbolt hit the Vegas floor, too. Needless to say, we think Corning’s offerings will have us jumping for device-saving joy.