ces2012

  • CES 2012: Graphing The Tweets

    CES 2012: Graphing The Tweets

    As I noted earlier this week, I’m not a fan of all of the “Company X Won CES!” jibberjabber that goes on around this time of year. It’s posturing for the sake of posturing, with the “winner” generally determined by anecdotal evidence and perceived mindshare. If only someone could find a way to graph the show! To chart each company’s buzz (be it good… Read More

  • Droid RAZR MAXX To Launch On January 26th?

    Droid RAZR MAXX To Launch On January 26th?

    While there wasn’t much to say about the recently announced Droid RAZR MAXX to begin with (it’s essentially the Droid RAZR with a bigger battery and more storage), Motorola and Verizon decided to leave out one key bit of detail: the launch date. That, it seems, has been fixed. Read More

  • A Million Developers On A Million Keyboards: Ecosystems Require R&D Density

    A Million Developers On A Million Keyboards: Ecosystems Require R&D Density

    Walking around CES this week it’s easy to see the future: just look at the components being sold in the nether regions of the show. These include specific things – Bluetooth powered electrical cords, for example – and “pieces” like smaller motherboards, cases, and materials. When planning a launch line-up, major manufacturers peruse catalogs of potential hardware… Read More

  • TechCrunch Gadget Wrapup Show From CES, January 12th

    TechCrunch Gadgets Finale: Hands On With The Terrifying Parrot AR Drone 2

    In our last TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast on the CES 2012 show floor, we interviewed Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot. We had the opportunity to watch the drone in action – it was wildly terrifying having this thing floating above our heads while we talked – and we recapped the show including some of our Best of Show picks and, important, interviews with actual event-goers who loved to… Read More

  • Fitbit Aria WiFi Scale at CES 2012

    Health Sensors Are Everywhere: Up Close With Striiv And Fitbit

    This was the year of the sensors. From Fitbit’s new Aria Wi-Fi scale to the Basis sports watch, I saw more devices to keep you healthy and lean than ever. I sat down with the folks from Fitbit and Striiv who both saw the power of self-reporting and mindfulness when it comes to weight loss. Striiv, for example, has a new feature that allows you to connect to your friends wirelessly… Read More

  • Smart TVs: How Do They Work?

    Smart TVs: How Do They Work?

    Smart TVs were everywhere at CES. I must have seen two hundred of them while I was there. I could report on specs, resolution or 3D screens, but really, I am more curious about that word “smart” than I am about the raw specs. Is it merely the sum of new features that defines what a Smart TV is or should be? Just what exactly is it that makes a Smart TV, well…smart? It… Read More

  • CES: A Wonderful Example Of Not Knowing When To Stop

    CES: A Wonderful Example Of Not Knowing When To Stop

    From a great distance, a massive waterfall is a beautiful thing. From a lesser distance, it’s deafening. Directly beneath it, it’ll crush your bones to salt. Each year, we make our voyage through the waterfall that is CES. Each year, the noise gets a bit louder, the water a bit more torrential. This year is the first in which I’ve felt my bones begin to give. Enough metaphor? Read More

  • How Social Media Is Reshaping CES

    How Social Media Is Reshaping CES

    If you’ve been Tweeting or Facebooking or G+ing at all this week, you’ll notice that there is something called “CES” happening in Las Vegas. CES is clearly overwhelming the tech news cycle – it can’t be helped – but this seems to be the first time it’s started overflowing in social media causing one TC writer to quip: “Wish what happened… Read More

  • Fly or Die - Future of CES

    Fly Or Die: Does CES Have A Future?

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is packed this year, yet its relevance seems increasingly in decline. Microsoft is bailing, no iconic products launched this year, and Apple’s presence can be felt everywhere even though they don’t exhibit at the show. In this episode of Fly or Die, TechCrunch Gadgets editor John Biggs (who is running our CES coverage) joins me remotely from… Read More

  • We’re Live From CES: Showstoppers, The Second “Mini” Press Event Live, On Stage

    We’re Live From CES: Showstoppers, The Second “Mini” Press Event Live, On Stage

    We’re going live right now from Showstoppers and we’ll be interviewing just about everyone on the floor. We’re talking cars, computers, apps, and services, so tune in. We’ll be offering giveaways during the livestream so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Read More

  • T-Mobile Debuts The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

    T-Mobile Debuts The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

    Just two years ago, everyone at CES was asking one question: Where are all the Android phones? If anybody asked that same question this year, they’d be met with blank stares and guffaws. This show has been jammed with Android phone after Android phone since before it even officially started. The latest one off the line is T-Mobile’s Galaxy S Blaze 4G (bit of a mouthful, eh?), which… Read More

  • TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast from CES

    Watch The TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast Live Now! (Bonus: Awesome Giveaways!)

    After a day of roaming the show floor in search of all things shiny and new, we thought it’d be a good idea to gather up the crew and do one big ol’ recap of everything we’ve seen so far. We’ve got gadgets, we’ve got guests — and, because we know how much you guys love free stuff, we’ve got a bunch of (really, really great) giveaways. Read More

  • Tune In At 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern For Our TC Gadgets CES Recap (Plus Prizes!) #CESCrunch

    Tune In At 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern For Our TC Gadgets CES Recap (Plus Prizes!) #CESCrunch

    After the onslaught of media that is CES, who wouldn’t want more CES? We definitely do, which is why we’re running the TC Gadgets Webcast live at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern straight out of our posh studio on the CES show floor. Our goal? To recap the day’s news, interview cool people, and give away amazing prizes. Today we’re giving away a real, live Sony Vita to one… Read More

  • IK Multimedia Adds MIC Cast, STOMP and MIX to their iRig Line

    IK Multimedia Adds MIC Cast, STOMP and MIX to their iRig Line

    IK Multimedia unleashes a plethora of new hardware this week at CES 2012 within their iRig line. This triumvirate of products look to make it easier than ever to use iOS devices, live and inline, with analog musical instruments like guitars, bases, vocals and regular DJ consoles. Read More

  • We’re Live From The CES Show Floor! #cescrunch

    We’re Live From The CES Show Floor! #cescrunch

    While we’ve been running around Vegas like mad to cover all of the pre-CES happenings, the main event starts… now. We’re streaming live from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the biggest companies in the world have gathered to show off their best and brightest new toys. All of the chaos of the show floor, beamed right to your house. Live! Oh, how wonderful the future is. Read More

  • Pioneer Press Conference at CES 2012

    Watch The Pioneer CES 2012 Press Conference: AppRadio 2 For All

    Pioneer’s AppRadio was pretty darn cool when it first launched and now there’s another version with improved apps, improved UI, and improved hardware. We hung out with Pioneer at CES yesterday and here is the raw feed featuring Pioneer’s products including car stereos, AppRadio, iPhone interfaces for your whip. Read More

  • Ready For More On-The-Fly Fun? We’re Live At The Pre-CES Press Event, Pepcom

    After a day full of press conferences and jamming around Vegas like we were running for our lives, we’re streaming live from the last pre-CES press gathering of the year: Pepcom. I’m not sure how much longer we’ll be on the air (we’ve already been roaming for quite a while), but tune in for a quick sneak peek of everything new and noteworthy that all of the big guns… Read More

  • MOG Partners With JVC & Aha, Is Coming To Subaru Vehicles

    MOG Partners With JVC & Aha, Is Coming To Subaru Vehicles

    Music streaming service MOG is today announcing partnerships with mobile, audio and video equipment manufacturer JVC as well as with Aha by HARMAN, an interactive platform that brings web content to the automobile. The companies will begin using MOG’s APIs to integrate the music service into their platforms and products. The first result of the new partnerships is MOG’s launch… Read More

  • HP Announces Glass-Backed Envy 14 Spectre

    HP Announces Glass-Backed Envy 14 Spectre

    HP has upped the ultrabook ante with a glass-backed HP laptop that looks a bit like a MacBook and a lot like the future of HP trade dress. The HD screen displays 1600×900 pixels and includes HDMI out, Ethernet, USB 3.0, and mini Displayport ports. The glass on the back of the laptop is Gorilla Glass, which means it probably won’t break if you drop it. It includes a fat 128GB SSD… Read More

  • Samsung Sells 2 TVs Per Second, Plans Huge Smart TV Push

    Samsung Sells 2 TVs Per Second, Plans Huge Smart TV Push

    Samsung has maintained its lead as the number one TV maker, selling 5.7 million units in November or about 2 TVs per second. Samsung is also making a major push into the Smart TV space, creating an “Evolution Kit” that will update your TV every year, upgrading it from dual core to quad core, adding new features, and improving performance. It’s like buying a new TV every… Read More