The Quirky Side of CES 2012

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CES 2012 is over and last week I pointed out the big ticket item I was excited about: 55″ OLED HDTVs. But unless you have an interest in HDTVs, Ultrabooks and other tech of that nature, CES coverage can be pretty boring.

Thankfully there are sites like Tested.com who roam the show floor and check out the more obscure stuff like remote controlled balls and replica racing wheels for the enthusiasts.

This is the kind of stuff I appreciate from the “smaller sites”. I still like to hear their impressions on the big stuff on their podcasts, but this is kind of items that I would like to see on video.

NVIDIA Ion + Intel Atom = Competant Netbooks

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I’m not discounting my current Dell Mini 9’s performance. It is fine for what I need to do, but that’s not to say that it couldn’t be better. For example, it struggles to decode compressed high definition video content. To be frank, the Intel GMA 950 is a poor excuse for a graphics chip.

To save the ultra portable and bite sized computing market from a future of limited video processing is the NVIDIA Ion platform which was unveiled at CES 2009. It’s powered by an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M — the exact same GPU chipset that powers the new Apple MacBooks. This little puppy includes not only a beefy GPU and Intel Atom compatibility, but also other noteworthy features such as:

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Fat Princess CES 2009 Walkthrough

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Oh, Fat Princess. What a great title, hmm? It’s been awhile since we’ve seen footage, news or anything from this PlayStation Network title. Below is a walkthrough describing how Fat Princess works and what it is all about. I think it’s a charming little title with great potential for excellent team play.

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Killzone 2’s CES 2009 Footage

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I’ve been trying not to obsess over Killzone 2, but it’s so difficult not watch the jaw dropping footage that gets released on, what seems like, a weekly basis. CES 2009 is under way and Sony thought it would be a good idea to show off a few videos of their upcoming shooter.

Below are three off screen clips which they’ve put together.

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