Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jan 2013 19:01 UTC
In the News It's the beginning of the year, so the Consumer Electronics Show is currently in full swing in the awesome city of Las Vegas. The thing is though - there's so much, pardon my Dutch, crap being announced it's hard to keep up. I have yet to see a single interesting thing to come out at CES so far, and I have little hope the next few days are going to be any better. That NVIDIA mobile gaming thing is mildly interesting, but as usual - no price, no release date. The Verge is spending loads of money on CES, so it has excellent coverage going on. Let's have a contest: if three months from now any of you can name three products announced at this year's CES (without cheating), I will force myself to use iOS for a week.
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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by bassbeast on Mon 7th Jan 2013 19:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
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Not only that but they always ignore the fundamental problems, which is who in the hell wants to do fancy 3D gaming on an itty bitty screen, that the controls on the handhelds just don't do those kinds of games very well, and that powerful GPU equals lousy battery life.

Frankly the only consumer tech I'm looking forward to checking out would be the PS4 and Steambox which from a hardware standpoint ought to be quite interesting as the PS4 is using an AMD APU and the Steambox an Intel i3 and Nvidia GPU so for the first time since the original Xbox you are gonna have consoles built out of bog standard X86. From an OS standpoint it ought to be interesting, especially if someone can hack the systems, as they could make for cheap HTPCs. I know I hung onto my original Xbox for a few years past its EOL simply because with XBMC it made a heck of an SD media player.

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