CES

  • Highlights from Microsoft's CES Keynote: Windows Phone 7 edition

    I know that most of you can’t bring yourself to sit through the hour of power that is now available online, or just can’t stand the hype music that CES keynotes bring (I know I can’t), so I’ve condensed and brought to you all the Windows Phone 7 highlights from Microsoft’s keynote in handy blog post form. Nice of me, eh? Jump on through the break for the full details. Read More

  • Sweet Merciful Suckage! New Dyson DC35 Promises Cleanliness For All

    In what only can be described as the Dyson Nano, the DC35 gives you the power of an upright vacuum with the guts of the gun-like DC31. The long tube allows you to suck up spills without bending over (and lord knows I don’t want to do that in my house) and the main tube has a spinning brush along with Dyson’s powerful motor. The best thing? It’s cordless. Read More

  • This Year, Apple Has Two Fangs To Suck The Blood Out Of CES: iPad 2 And Verizon iPhone

    This Year, Apple Has Two Fangs To Suck The Blood Out Of CES: iPad 2 And Verizon iPhone

    Every year, it seems the buzz starts building around now for CES, the giant consumer electronics expo in Las Vegas. And every year at CES, much of the buzz seems to be around the one company that isn’t there — perhaps the most important consumer electronics company these days: Apple. And this year will be no different. Except that this year, the CES buzz-kill may be more intensified… Read More

  • A look at Nepal's equivalent of CES


    BB has some great images from Nepal’s CAN InfoTech, a 17-year-old tech trade show. It had 238 stalls where folks were flogging amazing 8TB hard drives and the three year old Nokia N81. Read More

  • Can MacWorld – or any tech conference – survive the next decade?


    Comic from the great NatalieDee The Grube talks about an Apple-less MacWorld and how it will be a pretty sad show without the regular one-ring circus that is the Steve Jobs keynote but that it won’t be absolutely horrible, with smaller companies actually getting some attention this time. My thinking? Nah. Big trade shows are going down and here are a few reasons why: Read More

  • Nyko gaming accessories

    Nyko, proprietor of fine gaming peripherals, showcased several new items at CES. For the Wii we have the upgraded Wand+, the Type Pad wireless keypad, the Perfect Shot pistol grip attachment, and the Charge Base Quad charging station. We also have a media hub for the PS3 Slim, and a new personal headset/speaker combo for the Xbox 360. Read More

  • Hands-on: Psyko Audio Labs 5.1 Headphones

    Everything is always better in surround sound. Most 5.1 or 7.1 headphones are a convoluted mess of speaker drivers, usually resulting in massive ear cups. But these headphones from Psyko Audio Labs have a rather innovative way to trick you into thinking sounds are coming from all directions. Read More

  • The most ridiculous cars of CES [gallery]

    I decided to take a gander through the car audio section of the show and was met with quite possibly some of the most grandiose automobiles I have ever been within 5 feet of. Despite the purpose of these vehicles being to showcase the audio systems these companies can create, flashing lights and bright colors seemed to be the attention getting method of choice. Although, more often than not… Read More

  • Hands-on Sennheiser/Adidas 680 sports headphones

    We found a pair of these previously announced Sennheiser headphones here at CES and got a hands-on demo for you guys. The short version: Rugged, solid feel and great sound quality. A bit pricey, but if you are an avid outdoorsman, you won’t go wrong with these. Read More

  • MyFord Touch Driver Connect Technology

    Ford announced today their move to upgrade their SYNC in-car communications system into MyFord Touch. This all-encompassing system integrates not only your cell phone or portable media device, but now your GPS, air conditioning, audio library, and much more. Multiple touch screens will replace the traditional dashboard of your car, and remember that mobile Wi-Fi hotspot we were talking… Read More

  • New things from Dell: Tablets, phones, laptops

    Not to be left out of the deluge of new releases at CES, Dell is giving us a look at their new 5-inch tablet concept and Android-smartphone for AT&T. There’s also some new laptops and things, you know, if you’re into that. Read More

  • Boxee will have an iPhone App

    Looks like Boxee will release an iPhone App to control its upcoming set-top box, developed jointly with D-Link. The App will be on display at CES next week. Oh, God, CES is next week. With any luck Las Vegas will mysteriously disappear à la “Lost” before the show starts. That would truly be ideal. Read More

  • Cydle media player coming to America

    Cydle is launching their new in-car multimedia system at CES this January. Previously only available in South Korea, the Cydle P29 is a portable multimedia player with HD radio and subscription-free Mobile DTV. Read More

  • The color e-books are coming! The color e-books are coming!

    More competition is the color E-book market can only be a good thing. The Nook is just sort of in color, the Kindle is the 800 pound gorilla, no one knows what exactly Apple’s got planned, and now there’s this new guy Paradigm Shift, talking about launching a full-color e-book reader at CES. Bet they wish they’d come to market before the holidays. Read More

  • Ford's SYNC might change the way we use Internet in our cars

    Ford is set to announce the next version of SYNC at CES this year, but an interesting feature leaked early. Apparently SYNC 3.0 will play nicely with USB modems and turn the car into a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot. The official announced hasn’t been release just yet so keep in mind a key detail my be missing, but so far we like it. This solution is dramatically more versatile and… Read More

  • Greenpeace will be at CES cutting a promo on anti-green companies

    I’ve inexplicably become CrunchGear’s go-to green writer. If there’s a “green” tech story out there, I’m on the scene. Why, I don’t know, especially because my attitude toward the environment is, “Meh, I’m lucky if I hit 70 years old, what do I care?” Don’t tell that to Greenpeace though. The activists made famous by that… Read More

  • HD Radio gets smaller, more popular

    Get ready, 2010 might just end up being the year of HD radio. Rumor is that we’re going to see something like eight new portable HD radio devices at CES this January. Read More

  • So long, CES 2009

    We’re all officially home; safe and sound, tired and broken. Another year of not eating all day following by drinking all night, backpacks never leaving our shoulders, our fingers still involuntarily typing even though our notebooks have been shut down for hours. All in all, it was a good CES this year. Read More

  • Eyes-on the 3D BCS Championship game

    The hottest ticket in Las Vegas last night was the inaugural 3D broadcast by RealD which featured the BCS Championship game and we were there. After chilling with some big wigs and interviewing Mark Cuban, we settled down in the comfy Paris Las Vegas theater for what we were told was the next big thing. We quickly found out that was a lie; a dirty, nasty lie. Read More

  • Thin is in: Skype lite (beta) launches for Android, 100+ Java-enabled phones

    Skype announced today that it has released a new “thin” client – Skype lite (beta) – available for Android-powered devices and over 100 other Java-enabled handsets from the likes of Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG.  The launch of Skype lite also marks the first time a mobile version of the app is available for use in the US. Read More