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  • 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

  • OhMiBod invites developers to make cybersexy apps for its sex toys

    OhMiBod invites developers to make cybersexy apps for its sex toys

    Sex toy maker OhMiBod just announced that the company is looking to open up its relationship… with developers. Best known for its digitally connected vibrators, OhMiBod will release an open SDK to accompany its latest line of devices this spring. The company notes that some creative apps could tie the company’s line of sex toys into hookup apps like Tinder and Grindr, making for… Read More

  • Watch Sony’s CES press conference live right here

    Watch Sony’s CES press conference live right here

    Sony is holding its traditional press conference at CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center starting at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern, 1 AM in London. The company is closing the press day of CES, and you should expect some exciting new devices from Sony. The company has a wide range of products, including some top notch cameras, some interesting phones and the usual TVs and Bluetooth speakers. Read More

  • Delphi’s self-driving car takes us on a stress-free tour of Las Vegas

    Delphi has been coming to CES for 21 years as of this year, the company’s CTO Jeffery Owens told me on Tuesday before we embarked on a short tour of downtown Las Vegas aboard an Audi equipped with Delphi’s latest self-driving tech. In the beginning, Delphi had to work pretty hard to get its automaker partners to pay attention to its efforts to push vehicle tech forward, but now… Read More

  • GoPro says it is re-launching the Karma drone this year

    GoPro says it is re-launching the Karma drone this year

    GoPro recalled its first drone, the Karma, about 16 days after launch in November last year. Now GoPro says it will be re-launching the drone this year, though it doesn’t have a specific date to share yet. For GoPro, the launch can’t come soon enough. The company said it would cut 15 percent of its workforce in a restructuring in November last year, and its third-quarter… Read More

  • Toyota’s Research Institute head says full autonomous driving is “not even close”

    Toyota’s Research Institute head says full autonomous driving is “not even close”

    While the rest of the world is fixated on a future of full autonomous driving, Toyota Research Institute CEO Gill Pratt is urging everyone that it’s more complicated than that and to take things slowly. Pratt said that “we’re nowhere near close” a level of full autonomous driving, labeled as “Level 5” by the SAE. Pratt, over and over, couched that the… Read More

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