After a day of roaming the show floor in search of all things shiny and new, we thought it’d be a good idea to gather up the crew and do one big ol’ recap of everything we’ve seen so far. We’ve got gadgets, we’ve got guests — and, because we know how much you guys love free stuff, we’ve got a bunch of (really, really great) giveaways. → Read More
While we’ve been running around Vegas like mad to cover all of the pre-CES happenings, the main event starts… now.
We’re streaming live from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the biggest companies in the world have gathered to show off their best and brightest new toys. All of the chaos of the show floor, beamed right to your house. Live! Oh, how wonderful the future is. Join us! → Read More
Zomm’s latest creation is called Lifestyle Connect, a small Bluetooth device that acts, in short, as an emergency alert system for folks who might have some health issues and live alone. If you fall or injure yourself in the home, the Lifestyle Connect will signal your phone to call the proper authorities as well as your friends and family. The system locates you – whether you’re at home or… → Read More
Pioneer’s AppRadio was pretty darn cool when it first launched and now there’s another version with improved apps, improved UI, and improved hardware. We hung out with Pioneer at CES yesterday and here is the raw feed featuring Pioneer’s products including car stereos, AppRadio, iPhone interfaces for your whip. → Read More
Gary Shapiro, President of the Consumer Electronics Association
Every year we try our best to talk to Gary Shapiro, the man behind Consumer Electronic Show. He’s a guy who at least appears to genuinely wants to see big and small companies succeed. Last year we spoke about his book, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream, that calls America to action. But this year, with… → Read More
Hands On With The Parrot AR Drone 2
It’s CES time again and we’re out in full force with the live video and the streaming and the interviews. Here are some highlights from the past weekend when we interviewed a number of CES notables as well as attending some of the major press conferences of the week including Samsung, Sony, Nokia, and Intel.
The makers of the Basis fitness band were at Pepcom’s Digital Experience event showing off their namesake accessory, but that’s not all that they wanted to reveal. They also demoed their new web interface, which is meant to take all of data the Basis can collect and it turn into a meaningful way for users to track their activity levels. → Read More
After a day full of press conferences and jamming around Vegas like we were running for our lives, we’re streaming live from the last pre-CES press gathering of the year: Pepcom.
I’m not sure how much longer we’ll be on the air (we’ve already been roaming for quite a while), but tune in for a quick sneak peek of everything new and noteworthy that all of the big guns brought out to the show. → Read More
Qualcomm subsidiary Snaptracs was on hand at Pepcom’s Digital Experience event to demo their Tagg pet tracker, and really — what better way to do it than with a large stuffed dog? → Read More
There’s just something about the Samsung DA-E750 that makes me want to own one immediately. Maybe it’s the fact that it plays just as well with Apple products as it does with Samsung’s own Galaxy devices, or it could have to do with the old-school wood design and its use of a vacuum tube amplifier. → Read More
Microsoft must have feared that the annual “airing of the modest success” they bring to CES every year might not be exciting enough to satisfy the many CES attendees who were expecting something major for what may very well be their last keynote (at least for a while). So they brought out the Tweet Chorus.
What is the Tweet Chorus? It’s exactly what you think. Unless you think it’s a bunch of… → Read More
Remember that feeling you got back when Steve Jobs was unveiling the iPhone, and he did the “slide to unlock” gesture for the first time? I remember the way he said it – “You like that? Want to see it again?”
Since then I haven’t seen a lock screen interface that has made me feel that same “how obvious, how elegant!” feeling – until today at the NVIDIA press conference, and later at the… → Read More
Today at Sony’s CES 2012 press conference, the company unveiled several PC concepts that are, well, just concepts. Kazuo Hirai took to the massive Sony stage deep within the Las Vegas Convention center and talked about the convergence of TV and computers. But no one cares about that marketing nonsense. It was the concepts they flashed on the screen that got everyone excited.
But don’t expect… → Read More
Have you ever wanted to break your laptop in half at the hinge? Lenovo’s Yoga 13 lets you do just that – sort of. This laptop has a large touchscreen that bends over the keyboard allowing you to prop up the laptop like a tent or show the display to another person in front of you. It’s very similar to the old-fashioned convertible laptop except the screen doesn’t quite… → Read More
Sony released the first Google TV product back in the fun days of 2010. Since then, the smart TV platform has survived more than a year of criticism and a major overhaul. It’s still far from a industry leader, that title is head by Samsung’s SmartHub, but Google is sticking with it. And so it Sony. → Read More
Now that most of our smartphones can take crisp images and stunning video, the digital imaging sector is having a tough time holding on to its market share. Still, a few players are up for the challenge, including Sony which has today announced the latest in its line of Bloggie pocket cams: Bloggie Live and Bloggie Sport. → Read More
At NVIDIA’s press conference today, NVIDIA had a couple little surprises. Little being the word, there — they announced a diminutive 7″ tablet to compete with the likes of the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire. The price, $249, is certainly competitive. But the tablet itself, the hardware anyway, blows them out of the water.
Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s CEO, described it as being very nearly as… → Read More
You wish you were here.
You pretend that you don’t want to be here because, granted, we’ve been on our feet since the crack of dawn, have been fighting MiFi and WiFi connections like we’re getting paid for it, and haven’t eaten the best food thus far. But none of those tedious little annoyances matter in a moment like this: Sony’s press conference is just seconds away. It kicks off at 5:00pm… → Read More
Sometimes it’s easy to forget companies that aren’t Apple and Samsung and Sony. But chipmakers deserve your love too, which is why you should sit back and relax while you check out this webcast of Nvidia’s live press conference at the CES 2012 International show in Las Vegas.
We have no idea what we’ll see here but chances are it’ll make a big difference in the way we use our gadgetry over the… → Read More