ces2012

  • MakerBot Announces Their Latest 3D Printer, The Replicator

    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 Replicatorâ„¢ 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 Adds Integrated Voice Control With Nuance Partnership

    Intel Adds Integrated Voice Control With Nuance Partnership

    Today at Intel's CES 2012 Keynote, the firm announced a strategic partnership with Nuance. If you've forgotten, Nuance is a voice recognition company, so yelling at your new ultrabook may be a closer reality than you thought. You'll have voice commands for checking in on notifications, and the processing never has to go through the cloud since ultrabooks will provide enough processing power to… Read More

  • Intel @ CES2012: Windows 8 Will Bring Us Some Wild New Form Factors

    Intel @ CES2012: Windows 8 Will Bring Us Some Wild New Form Factors

    In addition to some new form factors, Intel showed us some interesting new Windows 8 interface ideas. Keep in mind that these are proofs-of-concept rather than working devices, so they may or may not actually appear on the market. The most interesting new UI demo was the Nikishki notebook, a clamshell with a big transparent trackpad below the keyboard. The trackpad works as a traditional… Read More

  • Live From The Intel CES 2012 Press Conference: The Ultrabook Lifestyle

    Live From The Intel CES 2012 Press Conference: The Ultrabook Lifestyle

    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 BridgeRead More

  • Vizio Breaks Into PC Market With Five New Models

    Vizio Breaks Into PC Market With Five New Models

    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

  • Dropcam Gets Classier With New HD Wireless Camera

    Dropcam Gets Classier With New HD Wireless Camera

    I've been a pretty big fan of DropCam for a year or so now. This set-it-and-forget-it camera sets up in minutes - just point it to a wireless router when plugged in through USB and then connect it to the wall power. The camera automatically wends its way past your firewall and you can view and control the device from any phone or browser. It also sends notification messages (albeit a little… Read More

  • Watch The TechCrunch Gadgets Team Live At CES Unveiled

    Watch The TechCrunch Gadgets Team Live At CES Unveiled

    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

  • Acer Unveils Thinnest Ultrabook At 15mm: The Aspire S5

    Acer Unveils Thinnest Ultrabook At 15mm: The Aspire S5

    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

  • The Road To CES: A Peek Inside Our Gadget Bags

    The Road To CES: A Peek Inside Our Gadget Bags

    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

  • A Very TechCrunch CES: How To Follow Our CES Coverage

    A Very TechCrunch CES: How To Follow Our CES Coverage

    As you well know, next week is CES 2012 and TechCrunch will be there - with bells on. We're focusing on start-ups, small companies, and interesting people and we'll be doing a lot of live streaming, video interviews, and live giveaways. You're going to want to watch. But, you're saying, how can I interact with the CES team while they're on the floor? With Twitter, of course! First, follow Read More

 
  • Nobody Wins At CES

    Nobody Wins At CES

    Rather than do a CES pre-round-up of exciting products I'd like to address this interesting slant on the whole "massive electronics trade show in the middle of the desert" concept that has kept the Gadgets crew here up for the past few weeks. MG said Apple won CES. He was being snide, but, in a way, honest because, in the end, nobody wins CES. The Consumer Electronics Show is, as its name… Read More

  • The Samsung Note Is Definitively Not Coming To AT&T As Far As You Know

    The Samsung Note Is Definitively Not Coming To AT&T As Far As You Know

    Remember the mini-slate Samsung released a few months ago? The Samsung Galaxy Note? Pretty cool little device. As we enter CES week, the press releases are flying fast and furious and this one caught my eye. It's for a small company that makes accessories for gadgets and I suppose (I can't find the original) it outlined Anymode's plans for Samsung Note accessories. The release also noted that… Read More

  • For The 5th Year In A Row, Apple Wins CES. Before It Starts. Without Showing Up.

    For The 5th Year In A Row, Apple Wins CES. Before It Starts. Without Showing Up.

    Are you ready for CES? I know I am. The PR emails are flowing in and I'm going to respond to every single one of them. I can't wait to hear about Samsung's social media stuff. And Vizio's new thingy. I can't wait to get my hands on that one thing made by those guys who did that other thing last year that no one bought. It's gonna be fantastic. So pumped. ... No, I'm not going to CES. I've… Read More