Big name highlights at CES 2012
COMPUTING| Jan. 10, 2012, 7:25 a.m.
The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas officially opens for business today, but journalists have already been given previews of scores of the innovations to be on show at the expo.
Big names in the ICT industry will be showing vast arrays of smart and connected devices, ultra-slim laptops and tablet PCs. Around 60 stylish and improved ultrabook PCs will be on show this year, including the super-thin Acer Aspire S5, which is only 15mm thick, and Lenovo’s new IdeaPad YOGA notebooks, which can be used as a notebook, tablet, stand and tent device.
Among the preview highlights to emerge so far are:
Corning Gorilla Glass 2 will be incorporated into Acer PC designs this year, adding rugged durability with thinner glass layers.
Nokia’s new Lumia 900 smartphone, a LTE 4G device running the Windows Phone OS, with a 4.3 inch screen and longer battery life
Samsung’s new smart appliances, including TVs and laundry appliances, will take the smart home closer to reality for the average consumer. The smart TVs include built-in cameras allowing users to change channels and surf the internet with a wave of the hand.
Sony Ericsson is showing new next generation Xperia smartphones.
HP’s new Envy 14 Spectre with a lightweight yet durable glass chassis, 14-inch display and a multi-touch-enabled touchpad.
Huawei is showing the world’s thinnest smartphone - the Ascend P1 S, which is 6.68 millimeters thick, with a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and a 4.3-inch screen.
Toshiba boasts that its new 10.1-inch Excite X10 is the world’s thinnest tablet at only 7.7mm thin.
NRG will display the largest ‘gadget’ ever at CES – the Reliant Smarter Home on Wheels – a connected home running on smart energy solutions.
SanDisk introduces the world’s fastest 128GB SDXC Card, which can capture up to 10 hours of Full HD 3D video with 45 megabyte per second read and write speeds.
MORE COMPUTING NEWS
CWG, Vodacom canvass local content in ICTSmarting from the huge success the Local Content Act has recorded in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, the Computer Warehouse Group and Vodacom Business Nigeria have canvassed its application to the ICT industry. Read More
Teachers recognised for best use of ICTsThe MTN Foundation and Cameroon’s Ministry of Secondary Education have recognised teachers who make the best use of ICTs in education. Read More
Use ICTs to boost entrepreneurship, DRC youth toldYoung people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been told to use the information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their quest to boost their entrepreneurship initiatives. Read More
LINKZ ICT challenge getting biggerThe fourth annual Botho University LINKZ ICT challenge this year attracted a sizeable number of students from both the tertiary and secondary school students. Read More
Closing the ‘mobile’ gap in your DR strategyAs technology has evolved, vulnerabilities have opened up in many organisations’ DR strategies and infrastructure, particularly with regard to mobility, says Drive Control Corporation. Read More
Congo’s financial sector ‘falling in love’ with ICTsThe financial sector in Congo-Brazzaville seems to be falling in love thick and fast with ICTs. Read More
Adapt to ICTs or die, DRC postal service toldOn Thursday 9 October 2014, while the world was celebrating World Postal Day, a top official of Société Congolaise de Postes et Télécommunications (SCPT) dropped a bombshell, saying that the country’s postal service needed to adapt to the information and communication technologies (ICTs) if it hoped ... Read More
Partnership enables immediate delivery of cloud servicesOn the back of its partnership with cloud distributor Cloud On Demand, local cloud service provider Alto Africa has dramatically increased the speed and delivery of its shrink-wrapped cloud solutions to customers. Read More
Oracle launches capacity-building programme to close IT skills gap in AfricaOracle Corporation has announced an initiative designed to enrich and increase the skills capacity of IT practitioners in Africa. Read More
SOFGEN activity monitor goes live at Standard Bank MozambiqueSOFGEN Holdings Limited has announced the successful installation of its flagship Temenos T24 system monitoring software, SOFGEN Activity Monitor (SAM) at Standard Bank in Mozambique. Read More
FEATURED STORYGrowing African focus on data security
Beachhead Solutions’ new SA and Mauritius country manager explains the challenges and solutions around securing customer data and compliance with new personal information legislation.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAfrica lags on digital migration
Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.
COMPANY NEWSVMware reports third quarter 2014 results
VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced Year-over-Year Revenue Growth of 18% to $1.52 Billion in its financial results for the third quarter ...