CES

  • Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle

    Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle

    Dish is launching a new service today called Sling TV that will make live cable TV available in a subscription-based package for over-the-top viewing. The service, which will cost just $20 a month, is designed to appeal to the throngs of broadband users who for whatever reason don’t want to pay for a big cable package. Twenty years ago, Charlie Ergen took on the cable industry with… Read More

  • Up Close And Personal With The New Banana-Shaped LG G Flex 2

    Up Close And Personal With The New Banana-Shaped LG G Flex 2

    Right after LG’s press conference at CES, we got our hands on the newly announced LG G Flex 2. LG’s new flagship smartphone’s killer feature is its curved form factor that is supposed to resist bending. The phone falls into the phablet category with its gigantic 5.5-inch display. But it was much easier to grab than an iPhone 6 Plus. The curved form factor is a nice addition… Read More

  • Ozobot’s Tiny Robots Use Squiggly Lines And Google’s Blockly To Teach Kids To Code

    Ozobot’s Tiny Robots Use Squiggly Lines And Google’s Blockly To Teach Kids To Code

    One of the bigger evolutions in education has been the push to get kids to become more computer-literate, yet one of the hardest hurdles has been making the process of learning and writing programming languages less dry. A startup out of southern California has found an innovative way of tackling this, using a golfball-sized robot that follows trails that you draw using fat, colored felt… Read More

  • CES Will Be Lousy With Wearables

    CES Will Be Lousy With Wearables

    On the cusp of the annual plunge into the CES-pool, where a gigantic cocktail shaker of consumer electronics companies will spray forth what will mostly turn out to be forlorn hopes for growth, it’s customary to shake one’s head at the sorry, self-obsessed state of tech. Read More

  • ISKN’s Smart Sketching Surface Works Amazingly Well

    ISKN’s Smart Sketching Surface Works Amazingly Well

    I’ve written about ISKN in the past. It’s a simple slate that tracks your pen and paper sketches. It transforms your drawings into vectorial images in real time. The company just snatched $2 million in funding from Partech Ventures, CEA Investments, Kima Ventures and Pascal Cagni. But more importantly, ISKN works shockingly well. When I first met the ISKN team last year, I… Read More

  • Lima Showcases Its Mobile App For Its Dropbox Alternative

    Lima Showcases Its Mobile App For Its Dropbox Alternative

    French startup Lima is presenting another piece of its offering at CES, the mobile app. And it is a very promising app for those who backed Lima to seamlessly access their photos, music library and movies from their phones and tablets. While the team still needs to polish the app interface, it goes beyond Dropbox and Carousel when it comes to features. As a reminder, Lima is a small device… Read More

  • Tales Of CES: Everybody Tells Me CES Is A Mess

    Tales Of CES: Everybody Tells Me CES Is A Mess

    Next week will be my first CES. Over the past couple of months, when I talked with CES veterans, they all told me that CES is a horrible experience. And yet, I am still incredibly excited. I plan to take advantage of my fresh perspective on the show to share my experience over the next few days. But first, let’s start with figuring out why everybody keeps telling me that CES is a mess. Read More

  • There’s A Connected Gaming Toothbrush At CES This Year, And I Don’t Want To Go

    There’s A Connected Gaming Toothbrush At CES This Year, And I Don’t Want To Go

    Sometimes a vacation is more curse then blessing – I’ve been largely away from email and Twitter for about five days now, and returning is less a breath a fresh air and more a deep inhalation of whatever was in that ancient looking Tupperware container found at the back of the fridge behind the pickled artichoke hearts and other infrequently touched items. Not to center anyone out… Read More

  • Hardware Battlefield Is Returning To CES Where One Startup Will Win $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield Is Returning To CES Where One Startup Will Win $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield is back! For the second year in a row, TechCrunch is bringing our premiere launch competition to the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The winning startup gets $50,000 and, more important, notoriety and access to a group of early adopters, investors and consumers who love cool new gear. The application process is now open and will close on October 30, 2014. Apply… Read More