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The non-stop tech news craziness of the Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean Monday was without a deluge of announcements. Thankfully, the team at our sister site TechRadar were on hand to bring us all the latest from Las Vegas. Here's a rundown of some of the biggest stories from CES on Monday.
Subscribers of Dish Network who also happen to own an iPad have something to potentially look forward to in the coming weeks. Speaking at a CES press conference on Monday, Dish CEO Joseph Clayton announced an all-new second-screen iPad app, as well as the ability to watch DVR content on your Apple tablet. The Dish Explorer app will be available starting Tuesday, offering content playback and programming recommendations. The company's redesigned Hopper DVR box will integrate Sling technology in the next few weeks, transferring DVR content to watch on your iPad offline.
Looking for an absolutely massive storage solution for your Mac? Well, LeCie has a positively huge option for you. The newly announced 5big offers up to 20TB of space across -- you guessed it -- five bays. A comparatively smaller version can store up to 10TB of data. The solution offers two Thunderbolt ports, with the ability to connect six Thunderbolt devices together. Just think of all the amazing things you could store on a speedy, 20TB Thunderbolt RAID. Why, you could store over 5,000 feature-length movies!
OLED TVs are awesome, but if you're looking forward to grabbing the 2013 LG 55-inch OLED TV this March, go ahead and take out a loan. At $12,000, the new LG model is probably just a bit out of reach for the average consumer. But a company representative said new OLEDs will also have the option of a 65-inch or 84-inch model. We can only assume the 84-inch model will cost almost as much as some cars. Yikes.
While the announcement of the truly powerful Tegra 4 processor is big news, Nvidia's Project Shield may have been one of the most interesting reveals at CES on Monday. The device is basically an Android-powered game controller with a 720p HD touch-screen attached. But beyond its ability to play TegraZone and Google Play titles, the Shield can also stream games directly from your PC (assuming you have a GeForce GTX 650 or better in said PC). And you're not bound to playing those games on the Shield screen, either; an HDMI port pushes the games to your TV, as well.
Remember last CES, when Sony had us all excited about the possibilities of the Crystal LED TV? Well, according to the TechRadar team Sony just sort of…didn't bring it up this year. Harumph. But, the company has announced what it's calling the "world's first" 4K OLED TV in a 56-inch prototype form. The TV looks amazing, but we have to wonder what ever happened to the Crystal LED. Moreover, we have no idea how much this fancy TV is going to cost. But judging by the LG model mentioned above, we're guessing somewhere between "ouch" and "the kids can't go to college now."
Be sure to head over to TechRadar for all the news as it develops live form Las Vegas this week. We'll have a nightly recap of all their shenanigans all week long.
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