CES 2014

  • Square And Griffin Debut An Integrated Merchant Case And Holder For iPhones And Readers, Will Create More Accessories For Sellers

    Square And Griffin Debut An Integrated Merchant Case And Holder For iPhones And Readers, Will Create More Accessories For Sellers

    Last year, Square debuted Stand, a piece of hardware that turns a merchant’s iPad into a card-swiping register. The idea was to provide a simple and elegant way to allow merchants to accept Square for credit card processing and swiping via their iPad. In news announced today at CES, Square is extending this ease of use to iPhone users of its card readers, via a new partnership with… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES! CES? CES!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES! CES? CES!

    This week on the TC Gadgets Podcast join the entire Away Team as we huddle around the old mic and get wacky. Next week we’ll be at CES – the biggest electronics show in the whole wide world – and we decided to talk about what we can expect, what we remember, and what we’re doing. Read More

  • SighES

    SighES

    Here we go. Another year, another CES. And, as I said before, this is going to be a weird one. Nothing – and I mean nothing – has leaked out of the deep mountain hordes of Sony, LG, and Samsung and there is no overarching concept or topic that everyone is pushing. It’s as if the big guys are now just going through the motions. And they are. Read More

  • Join Us For Hardware Battlefield Where Martha Stewart And Our Other Celebrity Judges Will Pick The Best Hardware Startup Of The Year

    Join Us For Hardware Battlefield Where Martha Stewart And Our Other Celebrity Judges Will Pick The Best Hardware Startup Of The Year

    Tune in Sunday for our live coverage of CES and then later, on Tuesday,Hardware Battlefield where you can see 15 great hardware startups compete head to head for a top prize of $50,000 and recognition as one of the top hardware startups of 2014. This project has been months in the making and there will be plenty of fun and surprises – as well as all of our regular CES coverage from our… Read More

  • Go Ahead, CES 2014 – Prove There’s Tech I Want To Wear

    Go Ahead, CES 2014 – Prove There’s Tech I Want To Wear

    Wearables is a word that can make one weary in the sphere of online tech journalism. It’s been a buzzword for at least a year now, and many are predicting 2014 could be its breakout year. Tech you wear isn’t new, but many more people are throwing their hat in the ring with new products, many of which will be on display at CES. The problem: None of those playing in this space has… Read More

  • The Consumer Electronics Startup Show

    The Consumer Electronics Startup Show

    The size and scope of the Consumer Electronics Show is unfathomable for the uninitiated. CES has been called a cesspool. It’s been called a shitshow. And those descriptions are accurate. It’s a clusterfuck of consumer electronics companies, big and small, vying for attention. That’s why TechCrunch attends. For the 2014 show, which is just two short weeks away, TechCrunch is… Read More

  • This Is The Year Of The Makers

    This Is The Year Of The Makers

    We are at a turning point in terms of gadget manufacturing. The heavy hitters in hardware – the Sonys, the Samsungs, the LGs – are stuck in the mire of slow innovation. We haven’t heard much out of that camp this year – they’re keeping CES plans under wraps – but I suspect we’ll see a few big TVs and some thin laptops and a nice fridge or two and… Read More

  • We Need Your Help To Design The Hardware Battlefield Trophy

    We Need Your Help To Design The Hardware Battlefield Trophy

    We are about to embark on amazing adventure and we need your help. In January we are holding our first Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas, Nevada to coincide with CES. We will bring 15 great hardware startups, a gaggle of amazing judges, and a 3D-printed trophy of your design. Read More

  • Time Is Running Out To Enter Our Hardware Battlefield In Las Vegas

    Time Is Running Out To Enter Our Hardware Battlefield In Las Vegas

    Time is running out to apply to Hardware Battlefield. Have you submitted an application but didn’t complete it? What the heck, man! Do it! Do it now! This is shaping up to be one of the coolest things we’ve ever done and it’s all set on the amazing backdrop of CES in Vegas this January. We’re going to have some amazing judges, some amazing entries, and some amazing times. Read More

  • Announcing Three New Hardware Battlefield Judges And A New Deadline

    Announcing Three New Hardware Battlefield Judges And A New Deadline

    We are pleased to announce a new set of amazing judges for our first TC Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas this January. Based on the Disrupt Battlefield formula we will be pitting fifteen hardware companies against each other on our public stage. Read More