Since the many Star Trek show and movie iterations have enough characters to create the most entertaining sporting matches in the universe, artist Mich Palmer knew it was a canon ready for its on-field debut and designed 13 prints reflective of the various alien races and groups within the galactic lore. Fear the Borg Drones and watch out for sneaky moves from the Tribble Troublemakers, as you take a look at all of Mich's designs available in 7x10-inch prints ($15).
M-Edge's custom CES case featuring a silhouette of the Las Vegas Strip was so neat, we just had to feature it as today's Cool Capture. We're having a great time at one of technology's biggest shows, so catch all of our behind-the-scenes gadget action at CES, hot parties, booths, and more at @GeekSugar on Instagram.
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Cameras aren't as simple as "point and click" anymore, according to Samsung's updated Smart Cameras with integrated WiFi, touch-type, and editing tools. Smart Camera 2.0 will run on Samsung's new WB250F/WB200F (14.2 MP, 18x zoom), WB800F (16.3 MP, 21x zoom), WB30F (16.2 MP, 10x zoom), DV150F (16.2MP, 5x zoom with front-facing display), and ST150F (16.2 MP, 5x zoom) camera models. Each camera is designed to work with the Smart Camera App, available for Android and iOS, for a seamless mobile photography experience.
The built-in Smart Camera software is based on a "One Click, Simplify" concept, which uses one motion to share images through the camera's WiFi connectivity. Camera and cloud work in tandem with features like AutoShare, which uploads images to a smartphone as soon as a photo is taken on the camera, or Direct Link, which is a hot key that can be set up to upload images to a custom destination.
We've rounded up Samsung's newest point-and-shoot cameras with WiFi sharing for plugged-in photogs. Take a peek, and tell us what you think about the superconnected Smart Cameras.
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Galaxy Note II, meet your match: Ascend Mate has the largest screen to ever grace a smartphone. Ascend Mate enters the phablet ring alongside Samsung's Galaxy Note II, which was released last Fall. The massive "handheld" device — touting a 6.1-inch 720p display, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, and 1.5Ghz quad-core processor — was introduced today at CES by Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Ascend Mate runs Huawei's custom UI on top of Android Jelly Bean and boasts a power-saving battery that provides up to two days of usage on a single charge. The phone/tablet hybrid also features a highly sensitive screen technology called Magic Touch that allows the screen to recognize touch even when the user is wearing gloves. Interested parties in the US will have to wait a while before they can get their hands on the device; starting February 2013, Ascend Mate goes on sale in China only .
Get a first look at Huawei's colossal phablet, and let us know: does a 6.1-inch display cross the line?
When it comes to ultrabook-tablet hybrids, Intel doesn't discriminate. Touch- and keyboard-enabled convertibles in sizes big, small, and somewhere in between are going to be faster, lighter, and more high performance than ever with Intel's new fourth generation Intel Core processor in 2013. The part-time laptop, part-time tablet devices running on Intel's new lower-power computer chips will do double duty for up to 13 hours — the biggest battery life gain in the company's history.
Read on for more about what Intel's CES event told us about the future of mobile computing, and see the new high-performance hybrids available this year for yourself.
Update: The Trakdot is available for pre-order now, and is scheduled to ship in June.
The best tech innovations are the simple everyday lifesavers we never knew we needed. Just announced at CES and available March 2013 is the Trakdot GPS luggage tracker ($50, with a $9 activation fee and $13 annual service fee), which stops travelers from despairing hopelessly over lost baggage, and takes travel peace of mind into their own hands, by reporting a bag's location in real time to any Apple, Android, or SMS-capable device.
The product will be available March 2013 for $49.95 MSRP with an activation fee of $8.99 and an annual service fee of $12.99. Media, sales, and distribution inquiries can be made by appointment during CES at LVH Meeting Room MP25639.
The Trakdot won't safely fly our luggage to its destination, but it'll at least let you know what city the poor bag ended up in and help speed up the process of returning it. The device is about the size of a palm, to slip into a bag without taking up precious packing space. Plus, when baggage actually does make it to the correct airport, the Trakdot Luggage app warns users when their bag approaches them on the luggage carousel.
We've got to admit, the Trakdot looks mighty convenient for frequent travelers, but is it a product you'd actually use?
Model Tyson Beckford wasn't the only eye candy at Monster Products' CES event today. The audio company, the original audio engineer behind Beats by Dre headphones, announced MVP Carbon, a high-definition music and gaming headset developed in partnership with EA Games. Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard appeared on stage to launch Monster's foray into gaming accessories.
MVP Carbon, compatible with PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and Wii U, features immersive sound quality and an integrated microphone. Check out Monster's celebrity ambassadors and take a closer look at the headset, available in black and white beginning in February for $270.