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 talk about what… → Read More
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 to compete… → Read More
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 Las Vegas to discuss… → Read More
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
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
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. Join us! → Read More
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
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 brought out to the show. → Read More
MakerBot has just announced the MakerBot Replicator, a new, larger replicator that is larger than a breadbox (literally) and supports Dualstrusion 2-color printing.
With a build envelope that’s roughly the size of a loaf of bread, The MakerBot Replicator™ gives you the power to go big. Make an entire chess set with the press of a button. Friends, classmates, co-workers, and family will see… → Read More
Intel opened with that goofy guy from “Evolution of Dance,” which wasn’t very encouraging. However, things got better quickly.
Intel is coming down hard on the ultrabook this year, showing off a number of interesting 2+ GHz laptops with Intel processors that can do much more in a package the size of a Macbook Air. These new machines are slim, small, and based on Intel’s Ivy Bridge… → Read More
Vizio, maker of cheap LCD TVs for most of this millennia, has just announced they’re releasing five new PCs including ultralights and all-in-ones. These things are oddly well-designed and should come in at under competitor prices – a plus in the low-margin world of CE. → Read More
The TechCrunch Gadgets team is live at the CES Unveiled event in Las Vegas, and we’ll be taking you through some of the latest and greatest tech from the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. CES doesn’t actually kick off proper until this Tuesday, so consider this a sneak peek of the awesome live coverage you’ll be able to watch later this week. → Read More
Just as we expected, the first of what I’m sure will be plenty of ultrabooks has just showed itself at the CES International show in Las Vegas. Acer just announced what they’re calling the world’s thinnest ultrabook: the Acer Aspire S5.
Just 15mm thick at its thickest point, the 13.3-inch ultrabook sports a magnesium alloy cover, with all of the same requirements were seeing out of ultrabooks… → Read More
When you’re a small team going to cover the biggest electronics show in the world, every person has to act as a Swiss Army knife, able to fill any role at any time. This generally produces an incredibly heavy bag, packed with spare cameras, lenses, batteries, cords, and of course a laptop. Luckily for us, our live-camera approach to covering the show takes a bit of that burden off of our sagging… → Read More