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The 12 gadgets that will shape the year – the very best of CES 2013

By Stefano on January 14th, 2013

So CES, the world’s biggest consumer electronics show, has been and gone for another year. And what a blast it was too. In some respects it was the most interesting show in a while, largely because it saw a lot of new emerging technologies from smart watches through to high-end 4k TV sets.

Along with our pals at Tech Digest we have gone through the hundreds, make that thousands, of products and picked 12 that we think will be then ones that will shape 2013.

I don’t think any will have the impact of say the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle or even Samsung’s early 3D TV sets, but they provide a template which a number of makers will take and refine to deliver the iconic gadgets of the future.

Without further ado then – here is our top twelve.

1 Pebble Smartwatches

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So are Apple about to launch an iWatch that connects to a phone and lets you know when you get new messages etc? Well maybe, but some critics are suggesting that Pebble might have already stolen their thunder. The talk of CES, even though the brand wasn't officially at the show, this watch is all about the apps. It connects via Bluetooth to iPhone OS or Android devices and offers Facebook/Twitter updates etc. But the watches real strength is in the growing number of apps for its owners to download. Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on your smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data, while runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist. It goes on sale soon and can be shipped to the UK. Expect tp pay around £130-150 top own one.



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CES 2013 – all the hottest devices from day two – Samsung re-invents the TV, Sony brings back the Walkman and more

By Stefano on January 8th, 2013

Day two of CES – the world’s biggest gadget show – is the time when the big companies unveil their latest wares to journalists and bloggers. This year, with no real presence from Microsoft I(or Apple for that matter who never go to the show) the spotlight fell on Samsung and Sony and both have delivered intriguing new products.

Samsung claims to have re-invented the TV while Sony has revived an old friend the Walkman. Also new on day two was an innovative paper based tablet PC, a Bluetooth dongle that should ensure you never lose your phone again and a very cool wearable camera.

Check this lot out then

The hottest devices from day one are here

If you want even more CES 2013 check out TechDigest

Samsung F 8000 - Is this the future for TV?

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This is the biggie - the TV set that might define how we interact with tellies in the future. This LCD set is available in sizes from 40" to 75" and is less than a quarter of an inch. However its key feature is its Smarthub interface that replaces the traditional ‘electronic programme guide’, or channel list. It analyses what you watch and makes suggestions as to what you should see next. It also has voice control and users will be able to swipe between screens (there are five presented each time the set is fired up) as they do on tablets or smartphones. No news on launch yet.




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