CES 2014

This year Ces has wearable tech in 2014. Lg has introduced their life band which track your fitness records. Similarly sony also has released their own band which runs on their own core.
Samsung has introduced three upcoming tablets which are galaxy note pro, Galaxy tab 12.1 and galaxy 9.0. The biggest screen size has Samsung galaxy tab 12.1. Apart from these Samsung also released their curved display tv starting from 55″-105″. Rumors are these that the prices should go above 15 lakhs. Sony introduced their Playstation now from which the games can be send to cloud and can be played in tablets,Xperia smartphones, and Laptops or PCs.Lg introduced curved display 6″ phones. Orcam has launched their spectacles from which a person can read books. Intel edison has boosted our eyes and makes us impress since this technology can connect anything with Internet.
Sony also sees its first 4k projector which can create ultra hd images and videos.
Sony Xperia Z1 CompactThere is a sizeable number of mobile users who love high-end Android phone but hate the big screens these devices have. Instead they want an iPhone like Android phone. Xperia Compact is a phone made for these users. Its size is similar to iPhone and unlike other small Android phones, it holds nothing back and packs in cutting-end hardware, including a 20.7MP camera.Pebble SteelOne of the most popular smartwatches got a little chic this year. Pebble is putting a steal (or leather strap, if you prefer that) in its smartwatch to make it feel more like a watch and less like a tool for nerds. Of course, other than showing time, it will also talk to your smartphone and give you email and messaging notifications, breaking news alerts, stats on your daily jog and details on missed calls. It’s smart, you see!Sony Life Space UXThis is not one product but a combination of products, which aim to turn your house into one giant screen. With laser and sensors embedded into lamps, Sony aims to create a screen inside your house wherever you need it. Having breakfast? You can convert your table into a screen and read the news of the day. Lying on your bed? You can convert your ceiling into a screen and watch a film on it. The best piece of Sony’s Life Space UX system is a 4K projector that you can put along with a wall on the floor and then convert the wall into a giant screen to watch films on it! Panasonic TV with curvesEveryone had a curved TV to show at CES. But Panasonic went a step ahead. It was showing a TV that curved both ways. If that is not enough make you sit and take note, consider this: The TV uses OLED screens, which are extremely good at showing rich colours and excellent contrast. This Panasonic TV is a sight to behold. Unfortunately you can’t buy it for two reasons: One, it is not an actual product yet. Two, if it comes to the market it is going to cost as much as a flat in upscale Mumbai locality.Polaroid SocialmaticPolaroid went all digital at CES and the product that stood out from its stable was Socialmatic, a camera powered by Android. Designed tastefully, which will appeal to aesthetic senses of hipsters, Socialmatic can shoot 14 mega pixels images and share them on your friend circle on social media sites within seconds. But what if you want share the real photo in the real world? Worry not. Socialmatic can also print out 2×3 inches images within minutes.Waka Waka PowerIn a country like India, this smartphone charger could be particularly useful. Reason: It doesn’t require power. All it needs is plenty of sun. And in India we usually have enough sun. Waka Waka Power uses solar panels to charge itself when left in sunlight. It takes around 8 hours to charge. Once it is fully charged, you can connect a phone to it and it will fill up the battery of the device in around two hours.Oculus RiftThis chunky headgear that covers your eyes was the start of CES 2013. A year later, it again ruled the world’s biggest electronics show. At CES 2014, the prototype of the headgear, which puts gamers inside a video game by creating a 3D word in front of their eyes, promised to change the world of video gamers. We tried the older headgear called Rift at CES 2014 and could see the incredible potential of the device. The 3D world it creates is flawless and the most believable created by any technology yet.The game moves at a fast pace in the virtual reality created by Rift and feels natural and fluid. Even if you wear glasses, the experience is flawless. During the demo we did feel that the 720P resolution that Rift used was not as sharp as what we see on television. But the newer version of the device, called Crystal Cove, that was displayed at CES 2014 fixes it by raising the resolution to 1080P. Cove also switches to OLED display, which has lower latency and hence allow for a more fluid and natural looking virtual world. Razer Project ChristineRazer is another company – remember Valve – trying to make computers sexy. And easier to handle. Project Christine is a prototype computer that uses easy-to-replace or upgrade hardware blocks. To people who can assemble a computer this does not sound too impressive. But for mainstream users, Project Christine could be of incredible value. The prototype is a proof that assembling computers can be as simple as putting together a few Lego bricks.Sleep Number X12Even beds are getting smarter now. Example: X12. Full of sensors, this bed keeps a record of your heart beat and how well you are sleeping. Each morning you get a report of what happened with your body while you were asleep. But that’s not the best feature. X12 allows a user to raise his or her headrest, which can be particularly useful if your partner is snoring because raising the headrest may stop the snores.Steam machinesLast year gamers got PS4 and Xbox One gaming consoles. This year, Valve, which made iconic games like Counter Strike and Half Life, is giving a gaming makeover to computers. It has Steam machines, computers that run software dedicated to only gaming. While Valve did not show any Steam machines at its CES 2014 stall – it only had the controller with googly eyes on display – its partners like Zotac were showing their Steam machines.



In-depth full review of the LG Optimus G Pro
which sports a 5.5 inch full HD 1080p screen
is powered by a 1.7 Ghz Quad Core Processor
has 2 GB RAM and a 13 MP rear facing camera
and comes with Android Jelly bean.
My other videos on the LG optimus G Pro



Sony has added another product to its Xperia
Z series and this one is massive! It’s the Sony
Xperia Z Ultra, aptly named since it features a
large 6.4 inch screen, also it packs some very
impressive specs. We kept it side by side with
the GalaxyS4 and it looked like a small toy as
compared to this gigantic device!
The phone has pretty impressive high-end
specs. The phone boasts of a full Hd 1080p
6.4 inch display (Sony calls it Triluminos
display), a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon
800 processor, an Exmor image sensor for the
8 MP rear camera and is equipped with NFC.
The phone is also IP58 certified – which simply
means it is water and dust proof. Inside the
box, we find the phone itself, a Sony branded
power brick, micro-USB cable, in-ear
earphones and a couple of extra earbuds.
Looking at the phone, the first thing that got
our attention was the slimness of the device.
The thickness is a mere 0.26 inch(slimmer
than the s4 which measures 0.31 inch). On the
top of the device, there’s a single speaker. On
the right, you’ll find a 3.5 mm headphone
jack, the sim card and micro-SD slots both
hidden under a flap, the power/unlock button,
unexpectedly the volume rocker and an
opening for the lanyard. The Bottom has the
other speaker and the microphone. On the
left, there’s the micro-USB port also hidden
under a flap and Sony’s proprietary dock
which can also be used for charging. On the
rear, there’s an 8 MP camera and it is entirely
covered with glossy black glass marked by
Sony and Xperia branding. Surprisingly, the
camera has no flash. We’re doubtful of the
quality of the pictures in low light conditions.
The front has a 2MP camera for video-calling
and all standard sensors with Sony branding.
The phone’s street price is expected to be
around Rs 41,000 – 42,000 in India but Don’t
be surprised if people stare at you while you’re
making a phone call with it coz it’s a huge
smartphone but Overall, the phone is sleek
and stylish.
The phone houses a non-removable 3500 mah
battery. It would be interesting to see how the
battery performs considering it has to power a
massive screen. We powered up the phone and
the screen looked good. The phone runs out of
the box the latest Android 4.2.2. There are no
physical capacitive keys. The three standard
Android keys are part of the display. The
phone has 16 GB of internal storage of which
around 10 GB is available for use. You can add
a micro-SD card to extend the storage (upto
64 GB).
The phone includes the mobile Bravia engine
found on Sony’s other high-end phones. Single
hand operation on the phone is difficult and
you have to use both your hands. The phone
comes preloaded with apps such as Bigflix,
Dropbox, Flipkart and some other third party
We quickly tested the camera. The photos
clicked fast, tap to focus worked fine. There
seemed to be some noise in indoor
photographs we clicked. We’ll be soon testing
the camera extensively. Stay tuned for it.
Benchmarks for Xperia Z Ultra
CPU-Z reports that the maximum clock
frequency of the processor is 2.15 GHz as
compared to 2.2 GHz mentioned on the box.
The lowest frequency it can go down to is 300
MHz. The phone has the latest powerful Adreno
330 GPU. The phone has 2GB of RAM. The full
HD display looks crisp. The viewing angles,
unlike Sony’s previous phones were good.
NenaMark reported a maximum of 60 FPS.
Testing with Quadrant, we were surprised. We
achieved the highest ever score till date of
18683 (CPU-64831, Memory-17672, I/O-7608,
2D graphics-1006,3D graphics-2298). We also
tested it with Antutu and again we got a very
good score of 29494 best till date. We also
ran Epic cidatel and got average FPS score of
59.8. These are absolutely great scores.
Lastly, we ran 3DMark benchmarks and the
phone managed to get scores of 12225 and
11828 for highest ice-storm and highest ice-
storm extreme respectively which is again one
of the highest we’ve seen.
So overall, this handset has managed to get the
highest benchmarking scores ever even beating
the Samsung Galaxy s4. But then, benchmarks
only tell half the story, actual experience in
games may differ. Soon, we’ll be doing a
gaming review of the phone putting it though
some high-end games and a more clear picture
will come put. Stay tuned to tech2buzz for it.


Available as Samsung Galaxy Mega I9152 with
Dual SIM card slot.
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GT-I9150
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GT-I9152 (SIM
1 & SIM 2)
3G Network HSDPA
SIM Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
Announced 2013, April
Status Available. Released 2013, May
BODY Dimensions 162.6 x 82.4 x 9 mm (6.40 x 3.24 x 0.35 in)
Weight 182 g (6.42 oz)
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen
Size 540 x 960 pixels, 5.8 inches (~190 ppi pixel
Multitouch Yes
– TouchWiz UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 8 GB storage, 1.5 GB RAM
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct,
Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED
flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary Yes, 1.9 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPU Dual-core 1.4 GHz
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail,
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors White, Black, Plum Purple
– SNS integration
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
Talk time
MISC Price group
TESTS Display Contrast ratio: 1003:1 (nominal) / 1.350:1
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 64dB / Ring 71dB
Camera Photo / Video


8. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
In at number four is the Samsung Galaxy
Tab 8.9 – and it’s a funny little thing. It’s
essentially the same as its older brother,
the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 , but with
an 8.9-inch screen. It’s slightly thinner
and lighter, and consequently more
convenient for anyone wanting to stuff it
in a bag.
Apart from these physical attributes, the
internal components are basically the
same. So you get the same slick
performance and overall tablet
experience. We’ve put this above the
10.1 because of the increased
convenience owed to its slightly smaller
size, but that shouldn’t put you off going
for the 10.1 if you’re after a bigger
Quick verdict
It’s ideal for anyone who thinks 10.1
inches is just slightly too big for a tablet,
but also finds 7-inch options a tad too
small. A great screen, and premium
features across the board make it a
superb option.
However, we’re a bit disappointed that
Samsung doesn’t seem as bothered by
this device as other tablets in its stable,
as it’s only just getting Android 4.0 Ice
Cream Sandwich, when the next level of
Android is landing on other devices.


7. Amazon Kindle Fire HD
What’s better than a modern tablet with
a quad core processor? One that costs
just £159. That’s right: the power of the
Kindle brand has mated with an HD
screen and won’t charge you the earth
to own it.
Coming in at 16GB and 32GB flavours,
the Kindle Fire HD is sure to be a big hit,
bringing the simplicity of the e-book
range to the tablet arena, with dedicated
space to access your movies, games,
apps and music too. A recent update has
added a camera app for the front-facing
camera and Swype support, so there are
even more (admittedly tiny) reasons to
shell out.
It’s a little simplistic for some, but for
others it’s the perfect mix of curated
content and easy to use interface – and
despite the price, it’s got a decent build
quality too.
Quick verdict
For casual tablet users or those already
knee-deep in Amazon’s digital media
abyss, the Kindle Fire HD is a fantastic
option, especially at the low entry price.
It offers a simple and uncomplicated
experience through and through, and is
built to support the digital media it aims
to sell you, with an excellent screen (for
a seven-incher) and surprisingly ample


5. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
What’s better than a tablet with a big
screen? A tablet with a big screen, a
quad core processor and the might of
the S Pen… known as a stylus to me and
Well, not just a stylus – with many levels
of pressure sensitivity and the ability
easily sketch and annotate on a wide
range of items, the Galaxy Note 10.1
offers so much more than your average
We’re huge fans of the alternative choice
here, and it even comes with a microSD
slot to boot. Android 4.1 is landing at
the moment, and comes with a Premium
Suite update, designed to make multi-
tasking and general use that much
Quick verdict
Sure, it’s a mite expensive, the screen
quality is lower than we’ve seen from
Samsung in the past and the build
quality somewhat lower than the
competition, but this is still a fabulous
tablet that many workers constantly
forced to use a paper and pen will love
to try out.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy Note
10.1 review
Compare prices for the Samsung
Galaxy Note 10.1
Best Android tablets for 2012: 6-10
6. Asus FonePad
It may be almost identical to the Nexus
7 when in comes to looks, but the
FonePad has a few trump cards including
a great price, microSD slot and 3G
connectivity which not only allows you
to get online but also send/receive
phone calls and text messages.
You’d be forgiven for wondering why the
FonePad isn’t sitting calmly above its
Google branded brother, but the Jelly
Bean interface isn’t quite as slick (it’s
packing a dual-core, not quad-core chip),
you can pick up a Wi-Fi only Nexus 7 for
less dosh and while the call function is
cool, it’s also a little impractical on a
device this size.
That said pair it up with a Bluetooth
headset and you might as well turf your
smartphone out, as the FonePad can do
pretty much everything.
Quick verdict
The Asus FonePad is a very accomplished
Android tablet and offers amazing value-
If you’re not planning on spending a
fortune, but still want a tablet with a
wide choice of apps and features then
you could do a lot worse than picking up
this one in particular.