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All CES announcements…
Tristan Rayner / Android Authority
Okay, a whole bunch of pretty big announcements to keep up with here. Really, so much. I’ve grouped them in no particular order, and they’ve all been announced, unveiled, launched, unveiled, or mentioned at CES 2022!
- Playstation VR2, Sony’s next VR headset, made for the PS5. We didn’t actually get to see the headset, but it has features listed as haptic feedback, eye tracking, 4K HDR, 90/120Hz frame rates and more. There is also a new PSVR 2 game: Horizon: Call of the Mountain, probably in a few years.
- Sony has announced a new mobility division called Sony Mobility and unveiled the Vision-S SUV, his next concept EV. It could really hit the road as Sony heats up more and more in EVs: “We’re investigating a commercial launch of Sony’s EV,” said Kenichiro Yoshida, the company’s CEO.
- and rather, Sony has announced the world’s first QD-OLED 4K TV, i.e. a quantum dot organic light-emitting diode display, from Samsung, coming later this year, and said to beat OLEDs.
- The chip-making giant announced its 12th-generation Alder Lake desktop CPU lineup, including up to 5.5GHz single-core frequency, which is pretty crazy, and will ship to OEMs by the end of this quarter.
- It’s coming to laptops, too: Intel has announced eight new H-series 12th-generation mobile processors, with a focus on performance and coming to laptop makers like Dell, HP, Acer, Razer, and so on.
- There are also six 12th-generation P-series mobile processors for “thin and light laptops”, including a look at foldable laptops – in short, Intel says foldable screen laptop PCs are coming this year (Windows Central), more than just Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 anyway.
- And, Intel’s Evo PCs appear to have iPhone and Apple Watch integration with iMessage support.
- AMD has announced the Ryzen 6000 series of mobile CPUs for laptops, pushing the Zen 3+ for the first time to a 6nm platform and RDNA2 graphics and also a Microsoft Pluton security processor. AMD says 200 laptops will get the new series platform.
- AMD also had GPU news: Radeon RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 GPUs, including the RX6000S GPU series for thin gaming laptops.
- And we saw previews of the Ryzen 7000 series, based on Zen 4, and a new AM5 socket.
- Lake on the new type of security chip from Microsoft (Ars Technica).
- Dell showed off a controversial new XPS design, with the XPS 13 Plus taking the design language to the next level, adding a capacitive “touch function bar” and doing away with the headphone jack. Hey.
- It includes Intel’s latest 12th-generation Core i7 12800P.
- The image above is of the 13 Plus…
And a quick CES roundup:
- OnePlus filled in some of the blanks with confirmed OnePlus 10 Pro specs, including the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 120Hz AMOLED, 5,000mAh battery and 80W wired charging. RAM/storage configurations are coming. It’s all a flagship, a great set of specs. But prices, please, OnePlus? And where is the software?
- TCL launched two new 30-series phones for the US that don’t exactly look like enthusiast devices, as well as new TVs and soundbars, including the new X925 Pro, a star mini-LED offering of 85 inches and 8K resolution, and its family of TVs will have 144Hz refresh rates and TrueCut feature, though there’s more to learn.
- TCL also showed version two of its wearable display glasses called NxtWear Air, intended as a secondary display-in-glasses.
- Samsung has announced a dedicated SmartThings hub device, a tablet that is a great remote control for your smart home, coming first to South Korea. Samsung also has a new portable projector called Freestyle for $899, and the largest curved monitor to date, the 55-inch Odyssey Arko(Engadget).
- Asus unloaded tons of ROG gear at its Rise of Gamers event at CES 2022: new gaming laptops, monitors, and more.
- MSI launched new laptops for gaming and content creation, including a Meta-Ready logo for Metaverse readiness indication…
- Acer joined its rivals with new displays, laptops and more, including the Acer Predator 2022 series.
- There is a Neat for cocktails(Gizmodo).
- John Deere has an autonomous tractor: self-driving Deere 8R (Engadget).
- Eufy’s new Security Video Doorbell Dual keeps an eye on packages.
There’s also more, but those seem like the bigger pieces to keep an eye on for now.
To round up
🧀 “If I weigh 99 pounds and eat 1 pound of cheese, am i 1% cheese??” (r/stupid questions).
How many bubbles are there in a glass of beer?
- Up to two million bubbles, twice as much as champagne!
- “The number of bubbles appears to depend on three factors: the concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) in the glass, the volume of bubbles and the point at which the CO2 becomes so depleted that bubbles no longer form.”
How much does all SARS-CoV-2 weigh in the world?
- “The particles together would weigh somewhere between 0.22 and 22 pounds (0.1 and 10 kilograms).”
What is the fastest acceleration in the human body?
- Answer: snap your fingers.
- Incredibly, this happens three times faster than a pitcher’s arm in baseball.
- “When I first saw the data, I jumped out of my chair,” senior author Saad Bhamla, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said in a statement. “The snap of the finger takes place in just seven milliseconds — more than 20 times faster than the blink of an eye, which takes more than 150 milliseconds.”
And how long would it take to walk around the moon?
- Any guesses, first?
- Remember it is smaller than Earth, but gravity is less.
- Anyway, NASA calculated the theoretical maximum running speed at 3.1 mph, or about 5 kph, in 2014, before you had to switch to a “loping run.”
- At that rate, assuming you don’t stop, it takes 91 days to walk around the moon. But if for whatever reason you don’t want to walk 24 hours a day, it can take 1.5 years before you get around it.
- …not sure if it’s worth it.
Get that running fitness up!
Tristan Rayner, Editor-in-Chief
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