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Motorola: Flash 10.1 on Android, Android 2.1 Upgrades, Moto Backflip

Motorola will be including Flash 10.1 on Android phones, in addition to that they will also upgrade all their devices from Android 2.0 and Android 1.5 to Android 2.1.

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Motorola also announced the Moto Blacflip with Moto BLUR, with a QWERTY keyboard which will be launched in the first quarter of 2010.

5 megapixel cam, 3.1 inch screen. It will be launched with 23 carriers in 15 countries.

That’s it from Motorola at , they ran a quick demo of Moto Backflip, we will put up a video of it soon.

Sony: VAIO Z and F Series, Green Laptops, Bloggie Pocket Cam, Sony Dash

The Sony event at was quite a delight with Sony unveiling some cool new laptops. Sony unveiled the Ultra thin VAIO Z series laptops with intelligent switching between graphics intensive and battery saving modes. The VAIO F series will come with Intel’s Quad-core processors and HDMI output.

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In addition to that, they also unveiled the Sony VAIO W series, which is a green laptop build using recycled CDs.

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They also unveiled a new pocket cam curiously called Bloggie . The camera looks pretty neat and can also capture HD videos along with photos.

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Sony also unveiled Dash, the personal internet viewer, which will allow you check weather, social networking sites, email and more with more than 1000 free apps available for downloads.

More Announcements from Sony at CES 2010

  • TransferJet coming to cameras, photo frames, and VAIO in the future. TransferJet will allow users to wirelessly transfer images from cameras to their PC or photo frame.
  • EXMOR Handycams
  • Sony SD Cards for cameras and Handycams
  • Handy Cam and Cyber-shot cameras going dual-SD and Memory Stick
  • Availability of WSJ and NYT on Sony Reader
  • Streaming movies from Sony Network Entertainment coming to VAIO and other Windows PC and PSN networks.
  • New Blu-ray deck with WiFi support.
  • New Sony Bravia with Bravia Internet video integration

What’s next? A keynote by Steve Ballmer from Microsoft. Don’t forget to watch the Steve Ballmer keynote live online.

Thanks Engadget

Panasonic: Portable Blu-Ray Player, 3D HDTVs, 3D Camcorders, Skype on TV

Panasonic the media giants have set the pace here by announcing a portable Blu-Ray player with half a second boot time. The portable player DMP-B15 has a VERA cast, SD Memory Card Slot and Wireless LAN Adapter.

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In addition to that they also announced PP-BDT350 which is a full HD 3D Blu-ray Player, Viera Cast IPTV enabled, and displays 3D over HDMI 1.4.

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More interesting announcements from Panasonic included, Skype on TV. Users will be able to make HD video calls using Skype on Panasonic TVs.

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Like most of the other television giants, Panasonic also announced a new lineup of 3D HDTVs, 3D Blu-Ray players and 3D Camcorders. With 3D making a grand entry into the TV segment, it would be less than 2-3 years before they become cheap enough to be in every home.

More Announcements from Panasonic

  • HDC-TM55 camcorder. Full HD, 8GB storage, 25x optical zoom.
  • Lumix DMC-FP3. 3-inch touchscreen.
  • Viera Plasma G Series.
  • All Panasonic TVs will have support for Skype
  • Viera Plasma V Series. Full HD 3D. 65, 58, 55 and 50-inch models.
  • 3D HDTVs, 3D Camcorders and 3D Blu-Ray players

Thanks to Engadget.

Samsung Announces 3D TV, Moment, Multi-Device App Store, New eBook Readers and More

Samsung has completed their show at , and boy are there some really cool things in store. The biggest announcement from Samsung was the 3D TV and 3D Home entertainment.

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Yes, Samsung will be launching a home entertainment system, using which you can watch 3D movies at your home. They also have a exclusive partnership which will bring Monsters vs. Aliens home on 3D Blu-ray.

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In addition to that they also announced the Samsung Apps store, which will be the world’s first multi-device app store. In simple terms, the apps on the store will work on multiple devices such as your TV and cell phone. The first Apps for TVs should be seen in Spring of 2010.

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Samsung has also announced two eBook readers named E6 and E101. Both of these will have, touch screen QWERTY support, handwriting support, Bluetooth and WiFi. The device will be 6" long and will sell for $399, the bigger version of the eBook reader will be sold for $699. Samsung will partner with Google to deliver books on the eBook platform.

More Announcements from Samsung at CES 2010

  • World smallest one-touch screen printer with WiFi and DLNA
  • New 1000-lumen S10 LED projector
  • Samsung CL80 point-and-shoot camera
  • S16 and NX10 Camcorders
  • IceTouch transparent ALMOLD display MP3 player
  • Samsung Moment based on Android, the World’s First Mobile TV
  • Omnia II and more

Images and info courtesy Engadget CES coverage.

Watch Steve Ballmer Keynote Live Online

Steve Ballmer is all set to speak at today’s keynote at CES. Few surprises include the announcement of a HP tablet based on Microsoft’s Courier. However, nothing is for sure as of now.

You can watch Steve Ballmer’s keynote live at 6:30PM PST (-800 GMT), local timings may wary. You can watch the keynote live at the following sites, we will put up live videos when the event starts.

Live Video Coverage of Steve Ballmer Keynote

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More sources will be added as and when they become available.

10 Ways to Make Your Laptop Run More Efficiently

Whether it’s for work or pleasure, a laptop can be a real joy. However, if your laptop is not running as fast as it did when it was new, it may be time for some routine maintenance and cleanup.

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Here are a few simple tips that you can use to make your laptop run faster, and last longer:

  1. Defragment your laptop on a regular basis at least once a week. Your computer breaks all of your files up into many pieces, and scatters them throughout your hard drive.  What defragmenting does is take all these mixed and scattered pieces, and re-organizes them neatly into a space where they can be easily accessed more quickly – The Best Free Defragmentation Tools.

  2. Cleaning your Registry is a must. One of the most important parts of Windows is the registry. Fatal errors to your laptop can occur from disfiguration or corruption of this section. The most common cause of registry problems is buggy software installation.  Keep your registry clean and consider getting and running a registry cleaner from time to time. There are many of these programs available online, and some of them are even free – Keep Your Registry Clean With Mr.Fix Registry Cleaner.

  3. Unclutter your hard drive of unnecessary programs and files such as entertainment, games, music, pictures, etc. If you allow them to add up, these files can clog the hard drive and slow it down. If your hard drive is too full, it can also cause problems with your computer’s RAM and processing capability. This can lead to significant slow-downs and frequent crashes – Windows Cleanup for Fast and Fun Cleanups.

  4. Get good virus protection. You need to run a good anti-virus program and spyware/adware program at least once a week, if not more. Many people do this every day at start-up. Most of these programs are able to run automatically on their own schedule without your assistance, which can save you a lot of time – The Best Free Antivirus and Malware protection.

  5. Empty the recycle bin regularly. It doesn’t do you a lot of good to delete all that unnecessary junk if it’s just going to sit in your Recycle Bin. No one likes taking out the trash but it needs to be done! – Recycle Bin tips and tricks.

CES 2010 Complete Events Schedule

Recently, we have covered the keynotes and top exhibitors list at CES 2010. We have even posted links to watch live coverage of CES 2010. Now we have come up with a complete schedule of CES 2010. Check out the schedule of live events below.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2010

  • 8:00am – LG Press Conference
  • 10:00am – Toshiba Press Conference
  • 11:00am – Audiovox Press Event
  • 11:00am – Pioneer Press Conference
  • 12:00pm – Sharp Press Conference
  • 1:00pm – Cisco Press Conference
  • 2:00pm – Samsung Electronics Press Conference
  • 3:00pm – Panasonic Press Conference
  • 4:15pm – Sony Press Conference
  • 5:30pm – Motorola Press Conference
  • 6:30pm – Steve Ballmer keynote
  • 7:30pm – Sprint Press Conference

Thursday, August 7, 2010

  • 7:30am – Plastic Logic QUE event
  • 7:30am – Intel Core family processor press conference
  • 8:30am – Dell press conference
  • 8:45am – CES keynote: Frank Mulally
  • 10:00am – Bowers and Wilkins press event
  • 10:30am – NVIDIA
  • 10:30am – Sprint Kiff presentation
  • 11:00am – Palm press event
  • 11:30am – Spring Design “Alex” event
  • 2:00pm – MSI press conference
  • 4:30pm – Keynote: Intel’s Paul Otellini

Friday, August 8, 2010

  • 6:30am – Samsung Mobile Press Conference
  • 8:00 am – Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo Keynote

We will soon update live events schedule for 8th to 10th January, 2010.

CES 2010 Exhibit Hours

Thursday, January 7 —> 10am to 6pm
Friday, January 8 —> 9am to 6pm
Saturday, January 9 —> 9am to 6pm
Sunday, January 10 —> 9am to 4pm

CES 2010 Keynotes And Exhibitors

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010 event will be held between January 6 and January 10, 2010. The event will have keynotes by some of the most powerful business personalities from the top tech companies around the world. Check out the complete schedule below.

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  • Wednesday, January 6, 2010 – 6:30pm
    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO
  • Thursday, January 7, 2010 – 8:30am
    Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO
  • Thursday, January 7, 2010 – 8:30am
    Alan Mulally, Ford President and CEO
  • Thursday, January 7, 2010 – 4:30pm
    Paul Otellini, Intel President and CEO
  • Friday, January 8, 2010 – 9am
    Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia President and CEO
  • Friday, January 8, 2010 – 11am
    Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Qualcomm Chairman and CEO
  • Friday, January 8, 2010 – 4pm
    Zhou Houjian, Hisense Chairman

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Top technology companies around the world are going to exhibit their products. Check out the list of most popular exhibitors below.

  • Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics America
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Logitech Inc.
  • Panasonic
  • Toshiba
  • Sharp
  • Cisco
  • Motorola
  • Sprint
  • Intel
  • Dell
  • NVIDIA

You can even watch live coverage of CES 2010 here.

Watch Live Coverage of CES 2010 Online

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010 is one of the biggest event in the world. We are already expecting the launch of new and innovative Notebooks, Desktop PC’s, HDTV, Blu Ray players, Cameras, Mobiles phones, GPS devices and other hot products at this event.

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The event will be held between January 6 and January 10, 2010. Here are some useful sites where you can catch up with the live coverage of CES 2010.

CES 2010 Live Video Streaming

We will keep this list updated as we come across more live streaming resources and other important announcements related to CES 2010. You can also follow #CES2010 hashtag on Twitter to keep tabs on the event.

Upcoming Tech and Mobile Events in January and February 2010

We just saw the first big tech event of the year happen yesterday, aka the Google Android Nexus One Conference, however, this was not the end but the start of some fantastic tech events that will happen in the month of January and February 2010.

If you are a Techie like me, you would want to spare some days or hours aside to watch the biggest announcements of the decade in the few upcoming events. So what are the upcoming events?

Also Read: 2010’s Tech Predictions that Really Matter

CES 2010 – January 6th to 10th 2010

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2010) is one of the biggest electronics and gadgets show. CES 2010 will be held in Las Vegas from January 6th to January 10th 2010.

This year, 3000 companies will be showcasing over 20,000 products. The companies include the who’s who of the tech industry, so expect a lot of tech fireworks in the span of 2010. Tablets will definitely be the most watched gadgets this year at CES 2010, other than the tablets which are to be announced, you can also expect some HTC tablets and HP tablet based on Microsoft Courier.

Other than that, expect a lot lot more exciting gadgets flying around. More info on CES 2010 can be found on their official site. Also check some of our CES 2010 predictions.

Apple Event – January 27th

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With the Apple event confirmed for January 27th, you can expect Steve Jobs to startle us all, with the or whatever the device is called and some news with regards to new OS for iPhone (iPhone 4G?), and other Mac related news.

Secrecy is the ingredient which makes Apple devices all the more popular, so other than the fact, that the event is being held in San Francisco, nothing more can be said for sure. However, if these leaked iSlate specifications are for real, this device will definitely be a rocker, albeit for the rumored price tag of $1000+.

Mobile World Congress 2010 – February 15-18th

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If there is one event where every mobile fan wants to be at, it is the Mobile World Congress. This year’s event will be held from February 15th to 18th at Barcelona, Spain.

The event will see 1300 companies displaying cutting edge devices and technology, which will shape the mobile future. Compared to 2009, where 42,000 professionals from 182 countries visited the conference, 2010 will see 50000+ professionals attending, due to the fact that there are now more players, and Android has made a huge mark.

In addition to devices and newer technology, you can expect tons of mobile apps to be unveiled. Though there is more than one month for the event to go, expect a lot of activity around the end of January. For more info visit the event page of Mobile World Congress.

As always we will try out best to bring you the best news about all these events, so stay tuned to Techie Buzz for more.