CES 2020

Alienware unveils a gaming PC inside a Switch’s body

It’s just a prototype, though

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For some time now, the Nintendo Switch cemented itself as Nintendo’s most successful console of this generation. The console’s success draws from its dual capabilities as a home console and a mobile gaming device. Unfortunately, the Switch can still work on a few improvements. For one, the Switch’s hardware can’t compare to the power of a fully built PC rig. Likewise, the Switch’s library of games peddles a grotesque amount of shovelware, compared to actual gems. Can’t we just get the perfect hybrid between the versatility of the Switch and the power of a PC?

At CES 2020, Alienware has unveiled a perfect solution for a mobile gamer’s woes. Called the Concept UFO, the gaming prototype packs in the hardware of a PC inside a Switch-like form factor.

According to the official press release, the device carries 10th-generation Intel Core processors. Unfortunately, since it’s only a prototype, Alienware didn’t reveal the complete inner workings of the Concept UFO. If anything, the device can play relatively modern games like Rocket League and Mortal Kombat 11.

As for more observable specs, the Concept UFO has an 8.0-inch main screen, outing images at 1900 x 1200 resolution. Like the Nintendo Switch, the device has detachable left-and-right controllers and a “Pro” controller to connect both into one. For design, the Project UFO has the same layout as a Switch, painted with the unmistakable sharp edges of Alienware’s design philosophy.

As you might expect, the Concept UFO runs on a customized variant of Windows 10, complete with Steam and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity. As such, you can presumably connect keyboards and mice to the device, pushing the Concept UFO further as a mobile gaming PC. It can also connect to a bigger screen.

Of course, a prototype is just a prototype. Despite the device’s already workable condition, Alienware has not revealed whether the prototype will turn into an official product anytime soon. However, with the Switch’s established dominance in the mobile gaming market, a PC alternative is very much welcome.

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook now available on Best Buy

Best of Galaxy tech and Chrome OS

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Working and learning from home has now become the norm for a lot of people around the world. If you’re looking for a flexible workstation, or even just to stay entertained during self-isolation, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is now available for purchase.

The new Galaxy Chromebook combines the best of Samsung’s Galaxy tech such as an AMOLED display and built-in-pen support, with the simple and fast Chrome OS.

Its AMOLED display is the first ever featured on a Chromebook and delivers 4K UHD resolution for a more immersive Netflix and chill experience.

It’s also packed with productivity tools, such as the built-in pen for note taking, drawing, or signing documents. Internally it’s powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor.

It’s also equipped with Intel Wi-Fi 6, so your next Zoom meeting (or party) would go as seamlessly as possible. There’s a good helping of ports available — two USB-C ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a UFS/MicroSD slot. RAM can go up as high as 16GB while storage is up to 1TB SSD.

Those who have shifted to digital learning for the time being can enjoy a more collaborative experience through Chrome OS features like Google Drive functionality.

There’s also Click-to-Call and Messaging apps along with other Samsung smartphone features that you can access directly on the laptop.

Google Assistant is also readily available whenever you need it.

The Galaxy Chromebook is available in Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray on Samsung.com and Best Buy for US$ 999.99.

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Sex tech is for everyone, not just for men

CES 2020 encourages sex positivity

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Startup Lora DiCarlo graced the headlines last year for having its award revoked by the committee behind the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The startup believes it was unjust and fought for its right to be part of the annual show.

This year, Lora DiCarlo is the talk of the town once again, not because of an issue, but for being in the spotlight of CES 2020. Lora DiCarlo paved the way for sex tech to be out in the open, particularly companies with devices geared for women’s sex, health, and wellness.

Sex tech isn’t new, but sex being taboo in this modern yet surprisingly conservative society took the spotlight away from their devices. In case you’re wondering, sex technology mostly ventures on innovations to enhance our sexuality and sexual experience.

Breaking barriers

In 2017, men enjoyed VR porn as if it was that revolutionary, while sex toys and vibrators that offer solutions to enhance our experiences and relationships aren’t getting the splash they deserve. Thankfully, CES 2020 is taking a step forward in ending sexism and encourage sex-positivity. After all, sex is part of human nature.

Ever since Lora Haddock DiCarlo — the founder of Lora DiCarlo — fought for their right to be at CES, I was astounded and followed her journey. I’m all ears for women speaking up, especially with the goal of making a change in our society.

Lora DiCarlo’s Osé won an innovative award and was later revoked by CES. Eventually, Lora DiCarlo got the award reinstated while fighting for sex tech to be recognized in a separate category.

Now that DiCarlo and her company sparked a controversy, sex tech are now in the spotlight of the annual show held at Las Vegas. DiCarlo didn’t expect herself to be at the forefront of change, but it elevated her profile and grew her business.

Pleasure is at the forefront

At CES 2020, Lora DiCarlo showcased their first device once again — the Osé — is a personal massager which produces blended orgasm by mimicking movements of a human partner. It’s that revolutionary, hence, gaining an innovation award. I mean, just imagine a device pleasuring you the way a human partner does — It’s astonishing!

Lora DiCarlo’s Baci

Additionally, Lora DiCarlo unveiled two more devices: Baci and Onda. Baci is a micro-robotic device which stimulates the feel and motion of human lips and tongue, while Onda mimics the motion of human fingers. Even though it’s meant for women, I can’t wait to actually try one!

Lora DiCarlo’s Onda

More sex technology to solve our needs

DiCarlo’s fight enabled other companies and devices to get noticed and join the spotlight. Satisfyer showed-off Satisyfer Connect, an app that can be used remotely with a long-distance partner. Lioness delivered its second-generation vibrator tracking data to improve orgasms.

Satisfyer

Furthermore, Womanizer exhibited their products and Pleasure Air Technology — a combination of suction and pressure waves — which brings a mindblowing, orgasmic experience. While all of these talk about pleasure, Morari introduced a “band-aid” that withholds pleasure, solving the premature ejaculation issue prevalent with men.

2020 might just be the beginning, but CES showcasing sex technology is a huge step forward in encouraging a sex-positive society. If you’re still iffy about this technology, remember that you’re not the target audience and that you were born because your parents had sex.

READ MORE: 6 sex toys to help women achieve pleasure like no other

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LG at CES 2020

Anywhere is home

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At CES 2020, they’re offering not just one, but many smart home appliances — such as washer, dryer, refrigerator, and more.

LG’s ThinQ, InstaView, and Signature series all make life easier at the comfort of your home.

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