CES Review of News: NVIDIA, Asus, Ryan Seacrest, Panasonic 20" Tablet & More

CES LogoCES has gotten off to a fast start with tons of announcements from manufacturers and developers from all over the world.

NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 mobile processor will help self-driving cars advance from the realm of research into the mass market with its automotive-grade version of the same GPU that powers the world's 10 most energy-efficient supercomputers. It's called an unprecedented combination of breathtaking visual performance and breakthrough energy efficiency and will come in 32bit and 64bit models.

iSaiSo Inc, developer of remote care solutions for seniors and their families, launched of the i-SaiSo Wellbeing Monitor, a web-based subscription service and mobile app that provides 24/7 real-time monitoring and alerts for the day-to-day wellbeing management of seniors aging in place.

Asus announced the Android and Windows powered Transformer Book Duet and the Windows 8.1 VivoTab Note .8

Asus and  AT&T showed the PadFone X a 5" smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat that docks to a 9" 1080p tablet that has its own battery.  The PadFone X when docked to the tablet will run the apps on the phone in tablet view. It looks like there is also a connectable keyboard to turn it all into a notebook computer.

Ryan Seacrest revealed the Typo Keyboard, a portrait slide-out Bluetooth keyboard case that connects to iPhone 5/5S for easy typing with long battery life that is backlit and will sell for $99.  In other words, it turns the iPhone 5 into a QWERTY BlackBerry....

Get Ready for a 20" Tablet - Panasonic announced the Toughpad 4K UT-MA6 tablet, a 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display. Featuring an Intel Core i7-3687U vPr processor with an NVIDIA® Quadro K1000M GPU, and an advanced beyond Ultra HD 4K screen for Windows 8 Pro with 5MP camera that when combined with accessories such as the optional Panasonic desktop cradle and carrying case solution it can be used as desktop PC and tablet.  Pricing depending upon configuration starts at $5,999 to $6,999.

Qualcomm, today, announced AllPlay, a smart media platform with high performance Wi-Fi connectivity streaming across multiple brands and platforms. A broad array of audio equipment manufacturers and streaming music services – including Altec Lansing, iHeartRadio, Panasonic Corporation and Rhapsody– have committed to the commercial release of AllPlay-powered products this year.

AT&T announced AT&T Sponsored Data. A Strategy Analytics consumer survey shows 25 percent of mobile phone users age 16-24 say ad-sponsored video content is one of the top three things that would motivate them to watch more mobile video.

The HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G has a 6.1-inch IPS screen, long-lasting 4050 mAh battery, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G  has enough power to watch six downloaded movies or listen to up to 100 hours of music on a single charge.

Samsung announced two 12.2" tablets the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPro series.