A Look Back: CES 2013 Roundup: Day Two

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2 Days into this years CES and theres simply tons of stuff out there.  With yesterdays emphasis on 4k TVs and Tablets, everyone was wondering what day two would bring.  Flexy screens, more 4K and Danny Devito?  This is what matters on Day 2.

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Cameras.
Following the lead of the Galaxy Camera, Polaroid took the wraps off its android-powered camera which features a changeable lens.  running Jelly Bean, it features 18.1 megapixels and a sensor-in-lens design.

Pentax also was talking up its 12.1 megapixel point and shoot camera that can be bought online and customized in different colours.

Tough Glass
Gorilla Glass 3 made a showing, and its stronger than ever.  With the first 2 iterations of Corning’s now standard tough glass landing on tablets and phones around the industry, Gorilla Glass is even more damage-resistant.  Check out the demo video from CNET.

Speaking of CNET, Danny Devito made a brief – and hilarious – appearance.

Samsung Again.
Samsung was showing off its first curved OLED TV.  The curve is supposed to provide depth for a more realistic viewing, with a near immersive effect that should please any viewer’s peripheral vision.

Samsung curved OLED TV CES 2013

Samsung also showed off Youm, its flexible, yes flexible display.  Youm was being shown off, and the OLED display was getting wrapped around phones and stuff, and a bunch of concept models were out on display.  Flexible screens really could change how we design our gadgets.

Gadget Show Samsung
Eric Rudder, chief technical strategy officer of Microsoft, holds a prototype Windows smartphone with a flexible OLED display during Samsung’s keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

and Tablets
Tablets stuck around for day 2, as Acer lifted the veil on its Iconia B1.  Running Android Jelly Bean, the tablet is expected to compete with the Nexus 7 and should go on sale for about $150 USD.

Panasonic had a 4k windows 8 tablet running off an Intel Core i5 .  Also from Panasonic was the Toughpad G1, a rugged 10.1 inch tablet also using an intel Core i5 and windows 8

Razer was showing off the Edge, a tablet specifically for gamers.  Running windows 8, the razor boasts a Nvidia GT640 LE GPU up to 8GB or ram and a crazy 30 fps.

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