CES

  • Intel Acquires German Drone Startup Ascending Technologies

    Intel Acquires German Drone Startup Ascending Technologies

    Intel has made yet another hardware acquisition to build up its business of integrating its processors and RealSense imaging technology into the next wave of connected devices beyond PCs. Today the company announced it has purchased Ascending Technologies, a Germany-based startup that makes small drones and the software used to fly them. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed… Read More

  • CES 2015: The Automaton Rolls On

    CES 2015: The Automaton Rolls On

    This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was typical in one key regard: The best insights to be had at the event are those that appear when you look at its overall composition, rather than at any single announcement or product unveiling. For CES 2015, one theme in particular struck me as especially important, made more so because of it considerable progression over the past few years of… Read More

  • Bitcoin World Proves It's Not All Hardware at CES

    In Search Of Bitcoin At CES

    Bitstamp, the well-known bitcoin exchange that saw the equivalent of $5 million in the cryptocurrency disappear after a breach by malicious hackers, was notably absent during last week’s CES show — its pre-paid stand completely empty save for a fan of trade mags laid out by a hopeful publisher. Instead of manning their booth, reps from company, we heard, were holed up in a… Read More

  • Order With Me

    From A Rebuilt ’60s Motel In Vegas, OrderWithMe Tackles Big E-Commerce Challenges

    Everyone who comes to live in Vegas has a story about how they got there. But while some of those tales may be prosaic, there are a few that stand out. OrderWithMe — a startup that started out aggregating small business so that they can order from bigger suppliers in bulk, thereby mimicking the procurement power of a larger business — is not your typical Vegas tech… Read More

  • Vegas Tech Fund

    Vegas Is In Search Of A Tech City, Not Just A Quick Jackpot

    Last week, tens of thousands of people came to Las Vegas for CES, where they spent their time milling around the Convention Center and comparing selfie sticks, fancy TVs and robots, trudging to the dozen or so other distantly-placed hotels where related events took place, and apparently drinking a lot. We went off the beaten track to take a gander at another aspect of tech life in… Read More

  • Imint Wants To Bring Real-Time Video Stabilization To Android

    Imint Wants To Bring Real-Time Video Stabilization To Android

    We saw a number of companies launch apps for video stabilization in the last year — including Instagram’s Hyperlapse for iOS — and Apple brought stabilized video to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus camera. Now,  Imint wants to do something similar for Android phones with the launch of Vidhance Mobile. Before you get too excited, though, it’s worth noting that Imint… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES, CES, And Some More CES

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES, CES, And Some More CES

    The holiday season is over. January-style dread hangs thick in the air. And yet, the Consumer Electronics Show in the middle of the desert has found a way to lift our spirits. We looked at all kinds of gadgets, from 8K televisions to analog-style wearables to a whole host of Internet of Things-type products. There were robots. There was virtual reality. It was like Christmas happened all… Read More

  • Toshiba Android Robot

    Toshiba Got Real Weird

    Toshiba isn’t a name you hear thrown around a whole lot at CES. It’s in the same league as the mammoths — Samsung, LG, Sony — but it’s never quite as exciting or overwhelming as the others’ booths. This year, however, Toshiba had a couple surprises up its sleeve. Read More

  • Micro PC X7A Modular Computer

    Break Down And Rebuild This Little Computer In Moments

    During a 40 minute trawl through the CES floors with TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois, we ran into Xi3, a company that makes small, modular computers. It turns out you can fit a full PC into pretty much any size, or shape box. Meet the X7A! We forgot to ask about the decor, but the company seems to be building some pretty cool stuff. Spoiler: I have to assemble a computer on camera. Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Live At CES 2015

    We’ve got gadgets and gizmos a plenty. We’ve got Whosits and Whatsits, galore! You want thingamabobs? I’ve got twenty! You guys, I’m just going to be perfectly honest. I went hard last night in Vegas and my head is pounding far too much to be clever in this post. We’re at CES. We’re roaming the show floors live. We’re hooking you up with live coverage… Read More

  • Look! A PC On A Stick!

    Look! A PC On A Stick!

    You can get pretty much anything on a stick. You can actually, and I kid you not, get fried butter on a stick. And soon, thanks to Intel, you can even get a full, Windows 8.1 PC on a stick. The Windows 8.1-based Compute Stick contains a quad-core Atom processor, 32 gigabytes of storage, 2 gigabytes of RAM, and wi-fi and Bluetooth support. It will retail for $149, early this year. A… Read More

  • Fogo’s Smart Flashlight Is The Swiss Army Knife Of Personal Lighting

    Fogo’s Smart Flashlight Is The Swiss Army Knife Of Personal Lighting

    Today at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES 2015, Fogo Digital showed off the prototype of its smart flashlight, a tool that will offer everything from GPS to Bluetooth once it comes to market. Fogo intends to launch the device on Kickstarter in the near future, selling various editions of the flashlight at separate price points — adding GPS, for example, will cost… Read More

  • Tales Of CES: How Many Selfie Sticks Are Too Many?

    Tales Of CES: How Many Selfie Sticks Are Too Many?

    CES is in full swing — the doors of the show officially opened this morning, tens of thousands of people took over the show floor, going from one stand to another. The Las Vegas Convention Center was as overwhelming as I expected, but one thing in particular struck me. CES is a trade show, it wasn’t designed to entertain the press. And in some way, selfie sticks are the star of… Read More

  • Intel Promises $300M To Boost The Representation Of Women And Minorities In Tech

    Intel Promises $300M To Boost The Representation Of Women And Minorities In Tech

    In an afternoon keynote at CES 2015, Intel‘s CEO Brian Krzanich bounced on stage to pass out some slightly platitudinous statements about the future of technology, and to bring the audience dancers, a cello, and what appeared to be a boy band, all fused to trippy lights. It was fun.   The most important part of the keynote came at the end, however, when Intel pledged to spend… Read More

  • Cooki, a Robot Chef for Everybody

    Meet Sereneti Kitchen, A Company That Wants To Help Your Sorry Ass Cook

    Here at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES 2015, Sereneti Kitchen showed off its wares, an automatic tool that helps people cook. The company has created a device that, via a simple stirring motion, can cook you dinner. Something akin to a cross between a quick crockpot and C-3PO, the Sereneti device takes in ingredients, stirs, and prepares them for you — insert food… Read More

  • Peeple Is A Smart Peephole To Upgrade Your Door With Caller ID

    Peeple Is A Smart Peephole To Upgrade Your Door With Caller ID

    Meet Peeple, a connected peephole to screen who is knocking on your door. Whenever someone knocks on your door, Peeple snaps a picture and send it to your phone. This way, whether you are home or away, you can monitor who is passing by your home. Peeple is competing in our Hardware Battlefield at CES. Read More

  • Ford Has Big Plans For Autonomous Cars And The Future Of Driving

    Ford Has Big Plans For Autonomous Cars And The Future Of Driving

    At its CES keynote today, Ford announced its Smart Mobility initiative, a set of 25 experiments ranging from big data analytics to a car swap service that let you swap your Mustang in for a minivan for the weekend. The company also talked about its plans for autonomous cars. Ford CEO Mark Fields noted four trends for the auto industry’s future: Increasing urbanization, and its… Read More

  • Razer Forge TV

    Razer Unveils Its $100 Android-Powered Gaming Console, Razer Forge TV

    Earlier this year, high-end gaming tech company Razer announced at Google I/O that it would be soon be making its first foray into Android-based gaming consoles. Today at CES, that device made its public debut. The Razer Forge TV is a micro-console, 4×4 inches and selling for $100, and Razer hopes it will give the company three new routes into your living room: as a platform for… Read More

  • Tales Of CES: We Were Promised Flying Cars, We Got Washing Machines Instead

    Tales Of CES: We Were Promised Flying Cars, We Got Washing Machines Instead

    My first CES started a little bit more than 24 hours ago for me. As I wrote yesterday, I want to share my impressions of the show. I’ve been following CES for years, but seeing it in person is a much different experience — starting with press day. Press day at CES means that all the big names from Samsung to LG, Panasonic, Sharp are holding a press conference to announce their… Read More

  • Qualcomm Breaks Down Its Plans To Build Chips For The Internet Of Everything

    Qualcomm Breaks Down Its Plans To Build Chips For The Internet Of Everything

    During its CES press conference today, Qualcomm, a semiconductor company, announced partnerships with Walgreens and Novartis to use its 2net wireless health platform. The San Diego-based company’s president, Derek Arberle, also spent a chunk of time discussing its previously announced Snapdragon 810 chip making its debut in the new LG G Flex 2 today, which will include support for 4K… Read More

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