Once again Mobile Nations has assembled at CES, and we've come together with the Cell Phone Junkie to talk NVIDIA's Project Shield, 4K (2160p) televisions, giant phones, low-end phones, and all the rest of the news -- and the show hasn't even officially started yet!
iMore is live at CES 2013, and that means we're carrying all our blogging gear around in our bags. Kevin already showed you what he's packing, and now it's my turn. Check out the video up top for everything that's slung over my shoulder for CES.
Last night, during their CES 2013 press conference, graphics powerhouse NVIDIA announced their Project Shield gaming platform. It's running a close-to-stock version of Android, and will run Android apps. It's play Steam games (!!!). And you can play PC games using project shield as the controller.
Phil Nickinson from Android Central has already gone hands-on with Project Shield. The video is up top, and here's what he had to say:
HAPIfork from HAPILABS is part of the next generation of connected devices, and if it looks and sounds a lot like a smart fork, that's because that's exactly what it is. Powered by USB, connected via Bluetooth, and reporting online or via an iOS app, HAPIfork aims to make you more aware of what you're eating. Namely, how much and how fast.
Here's the idea, instead of covering up your iPhone screen with your fingers when you want to control a game or app, Sensus provides touch sensitive technology built right into the back and side of their new iPhone case. So, you can scroll or tap or do other gestures on the Sensus case, and leave your iPhone screen free for your eyes.
How does that sound? Can you see yourself controlling an on-screen game via the back of your iPhone?
The CES 2013 show floor doesn't open until Tuesday but Sunday saw CES Unveiled. There was an incredibly diverse range of product, which is great, but unfortunately that also means there wasn't too much iOS specific. Still, iMore was on hand to take a look. Tomorrow brings Mobile Focus, so hopefully there'll be more iPhone and iPad goodness around the corner.
I'm sitting at Montreal's Trudeau (formerly Dorval) Airport at Air Canada gate C74 waiting for my flight to Las Vegas. It's the new year, and that means it's time for the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), one of the largest, most insane trade shows in North America. I'll be there along with our how-to editor, Ally Kazmucha, and our Mobile Nations cohorts, Kevin Michaluk and Remik Szul of CrackBerry, Daniel Rubino of Windows Phone, Derek Kessler of webOS Nation, and Phil Nickinson, Alex Dobie, Anndrew Vacca, and Andrew Martonik of Android Central. We'll also have Simon Sage, our games editor, Ashley Esqueda of the Monday Brief, James Falconer, our community manager, our good friend Mickey Papillon of The Cell Phone Junkie, Chris Kingree and Joel Martin from our accessories stores, and Marcus Adolfsson and Andrew Carton, our publishers along for the ride.
Yeah, we're rolling smart deep.
Apple, of course, doesn't do CES, and nor does Google, the company formerly known as Palm, or even Microsoft anymore. I' not sure if RIM will even have a formal presence. Like most years, the big news for iOS will be accessories and peripherals, and Ally, Simon, Ashley and I'll check out as many as we can for you. With Macworld|iWorld less than a month away, however, it'll strictly be the highlights for us at CES.
You can check out the podcast up top for a preview of what we're expecting (and not expecting) at the show (sorry again for the video quality, we had a major technical failure during the show!). And if you want to catch all the behind-the-scenses shenanigans of Mobile Nations gone wild, your best bet is to follow us all on Twitter.
Apple has apparently sent a few high-level employees to CES to scout out the competition and see how other companies present future products.
Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) famously avoids the biggest event on the tech industry calendar, and given the traffic on Paradise Road this morning you can’t exactly blame them. But that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t scouting the competition in person at CES 2012.