Our coverage of CES is coming to a close, and we’re finishing it off with a third and final video podcast from the show floor. We’ve got some really great stuff to give away, both for viewers and our audience here at the booth. After this, our live CES coverage is concluded and we’ll be focusing on posting some of the highlights from it, as well as our lists and editorials relating to the show. → Read More
Ah, so close yet so far. Nokia’s new flagship Lumia 900 handset was on display here at CES 2012, and though we couldn’t quite get our hands on it, we did the next best thing — we shot some video. → Read More
Boxee is one of the rare success stories of a software company making the leap to consumer electronics. The formula is simple: a clear message combined with a solid product. Having smart and passionate people help too. And as shown by this video shot at TechCrunch’s CES booth, Boxee has both. → Read More
I’ve never been a huge fan of Sony Ericsson. The phones are fine, I guess, and I certainly commend the company’s drive to differentiate. The Xperia Play is a great concept but it failed to really take off.
Today, however, I was very impressed after taking a good hard look at the new Xperia S. It’s not the thinnest phone at .4 inches, nor does it have the biggest screen, but it is something… → Read More
We got a great look at the new Makerbot Replicator and, more important, we sat down with founder Bre Pettis to talk about the future. His take? The future is here and 3D printing is one of the things that will change the world.
IntoNow stopped by our little spot of heaven at CES 2012 to talk about their new iPad app and life with Yahoo. Adam Cahan, CEO and Co-founder, was happy to show off the amazing new app that turns the iPad into the ultimate TV companion — at least that’s what it seemed like to me. → Read More
When RIM first launched the BlackBerry PlayBook last spring, we were all rather shocked to find that RIM’s stand-out core services — secure messaging and productivity related apps like calendar and contacts — were… absent. The company promised an update to fix it, and after eight months said update has finally been unveiled here at CES. → Read More
It’s day three of CES, and our last one here. The show goes on for one more day, but we’re taking off, since after today we’ll have gone through all the major sections of the show. Day one was the central hall, with the major CE companies’ building-sized “booths,” then day two was the cavernous south hall, populated with smaller vendors. Now we’re off to the north hall, where we’ll find car tech… → Read More
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is packed this year, yet its relevance seems increasingly in decline. Microsoft is bailing, no iconic products launched this year, and Apple’s presence can be felt everywhere even though they don’t exhibit at the show. In this episode of Fly or Die, TechCrunch Gadgets editor John Biggs (who is running our CES coverage) joins me remotely from Las Vegas to discuss… → Read More
One of the first things I was told when I ducked into one of Nintendo’s suites to play with the Wii U was what they wouldn’t tell me. Price, release date, technical specs, games in development — all of these were taboo topics that would be (and were) met with a gentle dismissal if I broached the subject.
Great. With that load lifted, I picked up the Wii U controller and dove in. → Read More
It’s 4 o’ clock in Las Vegas at CES 2012, and you know that that means: it’s time for the second of our daily live podcasts straight from our stage in the Grand Concourse. We’ve got demos, interviews, and giveaways. You can win just by tweeting, or if you’re in the area, by dropping by and entering in person. Or both, why not?
We’re all footsore, throatsore, and after a day of hard CES action… → Read More
50 Cent took the stage with our very own Matt Burns to talk about his line of SMS headphones, but that’s not all he felt like chatting about. In between giveaways, the tech-savvy musician/businessman took a moment to talk about some of the cool things to be seen at CES as well his stance on philanthropy. → Read More
The story about Vuzix’s new AR/holographic enabled concept glasses broke last week, but I had a chance to catch up with Clark Dever from Vuzix (with my rogue TechCrunch ghetto cam) for a brief video explanation and demo of the technology.
The short of it is that it involves some highfalutin’ technolgy to get the displays to accurately display into the lens material. Their displays were quite… → Read More
For most of the ten years I’ve been coming to CES, every presentation, every booth, has had one goal: to create an ecosystem in order to encourage consumer lock in. Year after year, presentation after presentation, someone has come out to show how the phone will connect to the fridge which, in turn, will connect to the TV. And year after year, they failed.
Samsung, and to some… → Read More
Yesterday was awesome. We hit up LG, Samsung, and Sony to name a few and had a helluva good time doing it. But today is a different day, a different hall and a bevy of new companies and booths. So grab some popcorn — seriously, go now because you only have a few minutes before we’re on — and get ready to come on a crazy journey with us.
Oh, and if you want to ask us some questions… → Read More
If it’s not immediately obvious, that image is of a Samsung Galaxy S II being submerged in a glass of water. While that sight would cause many a mobile buff to break down in tears, this particular phone continues to work fine thanks to some impressive waterproofing technology from HzO. → Read More
The folks from Gaems Inc. tackle a pretty interesting problem — what’s a gamer to do when they need to get their fix away from home? Their answer is the G155, a self-contained home gaming environment meant for use on the go. → Read More
News of the Lenovo YOGA tablet just broke the other day, and now at ShowStoppers we’ve got the chance to get up close and personal.
It’s pegged as the world’s first multiposition notebook, the its unusual contorting dual-hinge layout makes it a real eye-grabber. The fact that it’s known for running Windows 8 certainly makes it an impressive piece of kit. → Read More
We’re going live right now from Showstoppers and we’ll be interviewing just about everyone on the floor. We’re talking cars, computers, apps, and services, so tune in. We’ll be offering giveaways during the livestream so keep your eyes and ears peeled. → Read More