Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 tablet is best at CES 2011

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Motorola Mobility’s Xoom tablet powered by Google’s tablet-specific Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) topped the polls and was named the best gadget at CES 2011. Combining beautifully-crafted hardware and the right OS, we couldn’t agree with this assessment more.

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iRig and iRig Mic put a recording studio in your pocket with AmpliTube

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After rocking out in Rock Band 3, you might feel inclined to pick up a real electric guitar and give it a go. Maybe you’re already a rock star in the making, but you want a setup that’s a little more portable. Well, IK Multimedia seems to have a pretty interesting solution with its iRig and iRig Mic.

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Scosche flipSYNC II keychain cable wins award at CES

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We deal with a lot of messy cables these days. We’ve got HDMI cables leading from our televisions, audio cables leading from our headphones, and USB cables leading to our various peripherals. While it doesn’t solve all of life’s problems, the Scosche flipSYNC II looks like it could help. In fact, Scosche took home a CES Innovation 2011 Design and Engineering Award.

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PixelOptics single swipe liquid lenses will change the way you see

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If you are either near-sighted, far-sighted, or maybe both, you might think that vision technology is moving a little too slow for your liking and having to wear bifocal lenses are cramping your style. The truth is, bifocals and progressive lenses are absolutely old tech, very last decade, and that is why PixelOptics has chosen to take the road less travelled with a much needed 21th century upgrade.

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Green notebook cooling stands made with renewable bamboo

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There’s a series of notebooks from companies like Asus that make use of bamboo. Apparently, it’s supposed to be a durable and sustainable material that is friendly to the environment since its farming practices are much less disruptive as others. It seems that Macally agrees with the bamboo thing and now they’ve begun to offer bamboo cooling stands for laptops too.

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FUjifilm brings FinePix X100 35mm looking retro 12MP digital shooter to CES

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Truth be told, I’m a sucker for a beautiful camera. And Fujifilm’s FinePix X100 is something I can’t stop thinking about. Announced in September of last year, and now taunting us once again at CES 2011, the FinePix x100 is a beautiful piece of hardware, combining digital power with beautiful retro good looks that we can’t wait to get our hands on.

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iCade for iPad is the oldschool arcade cabinet we’ve always wanted

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A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, there was a time when kids would leave their homes if they wanted to play video games. They would gather at gaming cafes, then called “arcades,” to drop coins into the large wooden boxes that housed individual games such as Ms. Pacman, Street Fighter or Frogger. Yes, we hope you remember this time, because we sure do and miss it too.

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Gettin’ up close with Motorola’s CLIQ 2 at CES

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As you may have heard, this is the official follow-up to the original CLIQ and it’ll be heading in the same magenta-hued direction of T-Mobile on January 19th. I went hands-on with the device and it’s pretty much what you would expect with a 3.7-inch display, Android 2.2 Froyo, and the MOTOBLUR custom UI.

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Hands-on with MasterImage glasses-free 3D mobile display

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Having to wear special 3D glasses can be quite a hurdle in the world of 3D video adoption, especially when it comes to mobile devices. Even so, wouldn’t it be cool if you could have a smartphone with a 3D display? MasterImage 3D sure thinks so.

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At CES with the Samsung 19-inch AMOLED prototype showing 30% transparency

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Have you ever wanted to look at the display on your notebook, for example, while still watching the big game on the TV behind it? Normally, your head (or eyes) have to keep bouncing between the two. If you want to keep your head and eyes right where they are, you might want to know about the new Samsung Transparent AMOLED display for TVs and monitors.

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MSI unveils pair of Android and Windows “WindPad” tablets

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The 10.1″ tablets both boast 10-point multitouch screens as opposed to the usual two-point, are only half and inch thick at their thinnest point, get eight to 10 hours of battery life and have an assortment of I/O ports, including USB and HDMI.

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