New Samsung Laptops: The Series 5 Ultrabooks

Conservatively stylish, the Series 5 is another quality contender in the ever growing Ultrabook category.

While at the Samsung stand at the CES, we had a good look around the notebook area. Lots of new products were on display, and we’ll be producing some in depth reports on each of them as they come closer to launch and available for a detailed review. But what stood out for us was […]

Transformer Prime Wi-Fi Speedtest vs iPad 2

Would the Speedtest App resolve the Wifi performance issue for the Transformer Prime once and for all?

If there’s one thing we love here at Ritchie’s Room, it’s generating and joining in a discussion. The Transformer Prime from Asus has been a lightning rod for hundreds of comments and quite rigorous discussion around various issues. Initially it was the hype around the Prime as it was the first Android tablet to incorporate […]

Tobii Eye Tracking Assistive Technology CES 2012

Impaired motor skills shouldn't mean less access to computer related activities. Tobii helps make it possible.

I had dinner recently with a group of friends, one of which is the IT Manager for a school. We talked about the digital divide, and the increasing need to be technologically skilled even in lower years of school. Instead of the critical gap being literacy and maths, which was the traditional line in the […]

CES 2012: Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone

For creative types and business people on the go, the Galaxy Note could be the answer to Multiple Device Syndrome.

One of the more intriguing products to come out of the CES was one that has already been released overseas  but hasn’t yet seen the light of day in either the US or Australia. This was the new Samsung phone, the Galaxy Note, a Smartphone that straddles the space between phone and tablet – and […]

Google TV: The Future of Television?

Can Google TV recover from its initial poor performance in the TV entertainment category?

For those who have been watching Google’s activities in the last couple of years, Google TV has stuck out like a sore thumb as one initiative that has not become a runaway success like many other of their businesses. But is 2012 the year that Google TV finally comes of age and becomes part of […]

CES 2012: Intel Smartphone Reference Design Demonstration

We were impressed with the performance capabilities of the reference design - if this manifests in a vendor-based smartphone, Intel has a rosy future in the smartphone market.

At the Intel Keynote at the CES, CEO Paul Otenelli made quite a few major announcements, some of which will start to bear fruit later in the year. Of the big pieces of news to come out of that event was Intel’s foray into the Smartphone category – providing chipsets for manufacturers as an alternative […]

CES 2012: Asus Transformer Prime TF700 Series

Better resolution screen, front and back webcams and designed back cover... the new Transformer Prime TF700 series.

The second iteration of the Transformer has barely been released to market, and Asus have the latest version to show us, named the TF700 series. It’s important to note that the TF700 is still a fair few months away from market, and it’s really only the form factor that has been locked down with any […]

CES 2012: Nest Makes Home Climate Control Cool.

Inside the Nest Thermostat

Who would have thought that a thermostat could be sexy? Then again, companies like Dyson and Apple have shown just how seemingly innocuous or technical products can become something akin to a piece of art. Nest takes the idea of a thermostat and drags it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Based on a […]

CES 2012: 3D Printing Goes Mainstream with Sculpteo

Sculpteo 3D Created Small Coffee Mug at CES 2012

The idea of 3D printing has been slowly but surely gaining traction as machinery becomes more affordable and practical applications emerge over time. For the most part, 3D printing has been positioned in the marketplace as a quick and affordable way to produce physical drafts of designs to see how they might look or feel […]