CES2012

 

  • Watch Our Third And Final Day Of Live CES Coverage Here

    Watch Our Third And Final Day Of Live CES Coverage Here

    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… Read More

  • Fly or Die - Future of CES

    Fly Or Die: Does CES Have A Future?

    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… Read More

  • Hands On: The Nintendo Wii U

    Hands On: The Nintendo Wii U

    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

  • TechCrunch Gadget CES 2012 Day 2 Recap

    Watch The TechCrunch Gadgets Live CES Podcast!

    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… Read More

  • Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter

    Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter

    Apple users probably have more than enough media on their iDevices to keep them entertained on the go, but Sony Network Entertainment President Tim Schaaff thinks there’s room for another media service on iOS. According to VentureBeat, the company’s Music Unlimited streaming service will land on iOS some time in Q1 2012. Read More

  • 50 Cent on His Street Headphones at CES 2012

    50 Cent Weighs In: Waterproof Phones And Fighting Poverty

    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

  • Vuzix: SMART Glasses Explained

    Vuzix: SMART Glasses Explained

    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… Read More

  • 50 Cent on His Street Headphones at CES 2012

    Live At CES: 50 Cent Talks About His New Headphone Line And The Business Of Music

    You can view our interview with 50 Cent live at CES today at Noon Pacific/3pm Eastern. Why Fiddy and why at CES? Because the musician is now moving into electronics, following Dr. Dre with his Beats line and, in another sense, the ease with which smaller companies (and individuals) can actually build and market interesting hardware. Read More

  • Why Samsung Is The Next Apple

    Why Samsung Is The Next Apple

    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. Until now. Samsung, and to… Read More

  • Bullriding at CES 2012

    Riding The Bull At CES 2012

    Jordan was wrong. Oh how she was wrong. She thought that being a native Texan she could beat me, a manly man on a mechanical bull. Neither of us had ever rode one of these fictitious creatures so we hopped on one while browsing the wares at Pepcom’s Digital Experience. These mini trade shows are popular at CES. They bring together just venders and press where CES mixes in salesmen… Read More