DISH today formally announced the nationwide launch of its Hopper with Sling DVR device, which allows users to record their favorite shows for later viewing, skip ads and also download DVR’d content to their iPad for offline viewing. The Hopper, which incorporates technology from partner Sling Media, Inc., was recently at the center of a controversy around the 2013 CES “Best of Show” Awards. → Read More
CES today issued a press release announcing that DISH’s Hopper with Sling technology built-in is the “Best of Show” after all, an honor it will share with existing winner the Razer Edge for the 2013 show. The decision follows the revelation that CNET was ordered to remove the Hopper from consideration after CNET parent company CBS asked them to. CBS is currently involved in litigation with DISH… → Read More
CES has come and gone, but the memory of this year’s show will live on forever. Not necessarily because the 15-20 TechCrunch staffers who attended will remember it — chances are the night-time debauchery has wiped away all recollection of the past week — but because this post exists.
Contrary to the oft-repeated marketing slogan, sometimes, what happens in Vegas is videotaped for posterity and posted to the Internet for all to see. I’m talking of course about this latest edition of CrunchWeek, the weekly TechCrunch TV show wherein a few of us writers discuss the most interesting stories from the past seven days in tech.
This past week the TechCrunch TV crew was in Las Vegas… → Read More
Ignore all the noise at CES and just get a Double, a Telepresence robot with an iPad for a face. Pay someone to turn it on at CES and enjoy all the sights and sounds from the comfort of your home. Sounds like paradise to me.
In fact, just for a lark, that’s what John Biggs did one cool CES morning. Instead of slumming it on the CES showfloor with Jordan and Greg, John joined the live streaming… → Read More
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where companies show off the latest and greatest in gadgets — but with all the sleek exteriors and specs it can be easy to forget about the tiny bits and pieces of technology that really make the magic happen.
Samsung is known around these here parts as the Fifth Horseman. The company has risen from a boring mega-conglomerate to Apple’s biggest competitor, the world leader in TVs, and one of the most crucial manufacturers in the world. The proof of this is in the pudding, or rather the $1 million booth the company has set up to dominate CES.
This booth is rivaled only by Sony’s, and I’d venture to… → Read More
Most of the time when we cover a new phone launch, it’s all about something that’s small, lightweight, fully-featured, and mobile — and often it’s aimed at the cutting edge of hip young consumers. But today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we met the folks behind a very compelling new gadget that happens to be none of those things: The Clarity Ensemble. → Read More