The Pebble Smart watch is one of the best-known Kickstarter projects. A compact e-ink device designed to work with almost any smartphone, the Pebble grabbed attention when it hit $10 million and sold 85,000 watches after expecting to sell 5,000 units. → Read More
As someone who devours way too much science fiction, I’ve always secretly believed that I’ll be wearing giant VR goggles at some point in the future. (I’m patiently waiting for my jetpack, too.) Now it looks like I might not be crazy after all — Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus, is hoping to take VR goggles out of the lab and put them into the hands of gamers at an affordable price.
The company… → Read More
Meet the best product at CES 2013: Razer Edge.
Simply put, the Razer Edge is a pure gaming tablet. But it’s not that simple. With the right accessories, the Edge transforms from a tablet, to a gaming machine, to a desktop. Picture the Microsoft Surface Pro but instead of being designed for productivity, it’s a portable gaming rig. → Read More
If you haven’t yet experienced the world of light field photography, it’s time to step into the Lytro. (See what I did there?)
The Lytro camera is a brand new form of photographic technology that produces what the company calls a “living photo.” This means that the user has the ability to change the focus from the foreground to background, shift perspective, and add cool color filters to the… → Read More
CES is an event filled with plastic, metal, and germs, so one tends to take notice when a booth is festooned with wood and apples. Such with was the case when we stumbled upon Russian hardware startup Lapka and its array of cute blocks. The Lapka is a strangely beautiful product, and that peculiar sense of wonderment only grows once you figure out what the thing actually does. → Read More
One thing Rovi Product Management Director Charles Dawes is excited about is the ratification of H.265 or the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format, which will provide higher-quality video streams over the Internet while using less bandwidth. After the standard gets ratified, you can expect content owners to start pushing even high-quality video files. → Read More
When we walked the floor at CES this week, I had to stop by and visit one of my favorite iOS device power accessory makers. Innergie, which created a power cable that has micro USB, mini USB and 30-pin connectors all in one, had some new things on display here in Vegas, including the PocketCell Duo, portable power bank with a whopping 6,800mAh of battery power. → Read More
Ignore all the noise at CES and just get a Double, a Telepresence robot with an iPad for a face. Pay someone to turn it on at CES and enjoy all the sights and sounds from the comfort of your home. Sounds like paradise to me.
In fact, just for a lark, that’s what John Biggs did one cool CES morning. Instead of slumming it on the CES showfloor with Jordan and Greg, John joined the live streaming… → Read More
We sat down with Greg Duffy, CEO of Dropcam, to talk about his company’s move into online DVR services connected with their cool little HD webcams. The big news? Dropcam cameras now upload more video per day than YouTube. → Read More
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where companies show off the latest and greatest in gadgets — but with all the sleek exteriors and specs it can be easy to forget about the tiny bits and pieces of technology that really make the magic happen.
Later today, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff will be giving a keynote speech at CES. That might be a surprise to some, considering that the trade show usually has keynotes from folks like Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer or Intel’s Paul Otellini, who typically show off a range of new devices during those presentations. We asked Mike Lazerow, CMO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, how Salesforce fits in. → Read More
We were lucky to have a few minutes to sit down with Bre Pettis of Makerbot. The company just announced an interesting improvement to the Replicator 2, called the Replicator 2X, that is tweaked to work with ABS plastic rather than the rigid, organic PLA. This new version is for experimenters who are looking to print in more materials. The extruders – the things that squirt out plastic – are also… → Read More
Most of the time when we cover a new phone launch, it’s all about something that’s small, lightweight, fully-featured, and mobile — and often it’s aimed at the cutting edge of hip young consumers. But today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we met the folks behind a very compelling new gadget that happens to be none of those things: The Clarity Ensemble. → Read More
The surprisingly small and light Jamstik is, in short, one of the coolest things I’ve seen at CES Today. It is a MIDI guitar that is actually a musical controller. By playing and plucking the strings you can play music using synthesized sounds and it recognizes chords, notes, and nuances including bends and hammers. → Read More