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  • The real Technics is dead (again)

    The real Technics is dead (again)

    Technics just announced the Grand Class SL-1200GR turntable at CES 2017. It’s basically just a lighter and more simplified version of the SL-1200G that they announced last year. Vinyl enthusiasts were hoping that this would be a budget model, but that might not be the case at all. Technics has yet to release any official pricing information, yet Gizmodo is reporting that the price… Read More

  • Ford's CEO talks new technologies

    Ford’s going to put Alexa in cars starting later this year

    A lot of car makers are building Alexa skills for their vehicles, but these tend to be about making it possible for car owners to do things like turn on their cars from inside their homes via their Echo devices. Ford and Amazon are building an Alexa integration that goes the other way, providing car-to-home voice control with Alexa embedded in Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system. The… Read More

  • Roland helps YouTubers get their audio right with Go:Mixer

    Roland helps YouTubers get their audio right with Go:Mixer

    Your cell phone has an awesome camera on it, but if you’re doing streaming or YouTubing, you’re going to need to look elsewhere to make your audio mix come together. Musicians and podcast heroes rejoice: At $99, Roland’s Go:Mixer might just prove to be the silver bullet to make magic happen. Read More

  • Enflux demonstrates motion capture clothing

    Enflux captures body motion for fun and rehabilitation

    Enflux makes motion capture clothing that, for better or worse, is surprisingly slimming. These tight-fitting duds contain wired, washable sensors that can show your body position on a phone or screen. Founded by Doug Hoang, Mickey Ferri, Elijah Schuldt and Pamela Lee, the company was YC-funded and is backed by a group of Chinese VR capitalists. They have sold $120,000 in clothing to… Read More

  • August Home paves the way to put a smart lock on doors internationally

    August Home paves the way to put a smart lock on doors internationally

    August Home — which makes an internet-connected smart lock — already works for most door locks you’d typically find in the U.S. But it hasn’t had a product yet for a different style of lock called the Mortise lock just yet. That lock represents a smaller amount of the overall market in the U.S., but more importantly, it’s a lock that’s very common abroad. Read More

  • Nvidia builds a co-pilot into its autonomous drive computer

    Nvidia builds a co-pilot into its autonomous drive computer

    Nvidia teased out a powerful system that would serve as an AI supercomputer earlier this year, giving cars the ability to drive themselves. But while there’s been a ton of progress in building safer autonomous driving, we might not quite be at the point where we can fully trust the car to do everything. Enter Co-Pilot. Nvidia is baking in new technology in its Xavier drive computers… Read More

  • Nvidia makes it easier for gamers to stream live to Facebook

    Nvidia makes it easier for gamers to stream live to Facebook

    Nvidia is giving gamers using the GeForce Experience will now be able to broadcast directly to Facebook Live, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced at CES today. Huang basically breezed past the announcement heading into a trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda streamed live, but it does represent a rather huge development in live streaming. While Twitch has largely become the go-to place to watch… Read More

  • Emotech shows off Olly, the most likable personal assistant around

    Emotech shows off Olly, the most likable personal assistant around

    Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of devices you can talk to to make them do stuff. That’s all good and well, but apart from talking back to you, they don’t really seem to care about you all that much. Emotech takes a different tack with Olly, adding personality and giving the assistant a physical personality. And it’s pretty damn cute, too. Read More

  • Watch Nvidia’s CES press conference live right here

    Watch Nvidia’s CES press conference live right here

    Nvidia’s press conference starts at 6:30 PM Pacific, 9:30 PM Eastern, 2:30 AM in London. Nvidia may have missed the smartphone boat, but the company accidentally became an essential chipmaker thanks to machine learning. Graphics processing units let developers run a ton of image processing tasks in parallel. That’s why carmakers are using Nvidia chips for their self-driving… Read More

  • Meet the 12 finalists at ShowStoppers’ LaunchIt startup competition at CES

    Meet the 12 finalists at ShowStoppers’ LaunchIt startup competition at CES

    Startups are taking over CES. While the Sonys and Samsungs of the consumer electronics industry are presenting their latest and greatest devices today, hundreds of companies are also making their way to Las Vegas to present some nifty hardware products. That’s the reason why TechCrunch is organizing the Hardware Battlefield. It’s just like the Battlefield startup competition at… Read More

  • Up to 10 of Sony’s new speakers can be linked together for a ‘portable party’

    Up to 10 of Sony’s new speakers can be linked together for a ‘portable party’

    Over the past few years, CES has become one giant A/V club for the folks at Sony. The show has essentially turned into a showcase for the hardware giant’s high-res TVs, headphones and speakers. And this year’s no different. Sony is launching a metric ton of speakers this year, including the SRS-XB40, SRS-XB30, SRS-XB20 and SRS-XB10 (never change with those naming conventions… Read More

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