CES 2018

Acer’s new Swift 7 is thinner than ever

Acer literally outdoing themselves

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Tech is kicking off the year with CES 2018 and Acer outdid themselves by making their very own world’s thinnest laptop even thinner. The Acer Swift 7 comes from being 9.91mm to 8.98mm thick — if you can still call it that.

Being ultra-thin isn’t all this laptop has to offer. There’s a seventh-generation Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of PCle SSD storage. An interesting feature integrated into the newer Swift 7 is 4G LTE connectivity. Not only that but Acer is letting go of the gold and black aluminum matte exterior and keeping it sleek and simple this time with an all-black aluminum unibody chassis.

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Other upgrades include a 14-inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen compared to the 13.3-inch non-touchscreen of the predecessor, a fresh new backlit keyboard, and a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader.

All of which will cost an arm and a leg — maybe even more.  It’ll go on sale soon with prices starting at US$ 1,699.

SEE ALSO: Acer Swift 7 first look

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Podcast Episode 1: Getting lost at the world’s largest tech show

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In this first epidose of GadgetMatch Podcast we talk about the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018) which just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Michael Josh and Isa share behind the scenes challenges of covering the world’s largest tech show. And the team talks about the most attention grabbing tech from the show including an entire range of Artificial Intelligence and Google Assistant gadgets, Vivo’s new phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Sony’s new robot dog, and Razer’s Project Linda.

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LG’s InstaView ThinQ is one smart fridge

This is the future

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The future of smart appliances is upon us.

LG has not only dared to venture into connected kitchen technology, they’ve taken it a step further with their newest smart appliances. We got to see all this at CES.

The InstaView ThinQ is the fridge of the future. It’s equipped with the smart voice assistant Alexa which means you will be able to talk to it — the better to figure out what you want to eat! Not only that, it will suggest recipes depending on what food items you have stored. The best part is that it can be connected to your phone and all your other smart appliances for a seamless everyday home experience.

SEE ALSO: LG builds a smart kitchen that ‘talks’ to you and your home

SEE ALSO: Lessons from household appliances

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Best of CES 2018: Project Linda, Smart Display, and more!

From prototypes to full-fledged products

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CES 2018 gave us a glance at all the wonderful consumer tech that’s in store for us — not just this year, but for the years to come. The show had tons of products, almost too many to count, so we came up with this video compiling the most interesting gadgets that caught our attention.

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