ces 2012

  • Wednesday Gadgets Show

    TechCrunch Gadgets Live Is Happening Today At 1PM PST/4PM EST

    CES is in full force and TechCrunch is in the middle of it all. Literally. Our massive broadcast booth — it looks like a greenhouse — is in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center. And coming up at 1:00PM PST is the second episode of TechCrunch’s Gadget Live webcast. After a quick recap of the morning’s live streaming video coverage, Lytro is going to take the stage… Read More

  • Wimm One Smart Watch First Look at CES 2012

    Wimm Labs VP Tim Twerdahl Shows Off The Android-Powered Wimm One Smart Watch

    There are plenty of smart watches out there in the world. The iPod Nano doubles as one, and the new MotoACTV watch is a pretty solid offering, as well. But over at Wimm Labs, they’re taking the concept to a whole new level. We got the opportunity to sit down with Wimm Labs VP Tim Twerdahl who let us get up close and personal with the new Wimm One Smart watch. It’s “a… Read More

  • Our Favorite CES 2012 Interviews, Videos And Events

    Our Favorite CES 2012 Interviews, Videos And Events

    CES was a blast this year. It was the best show in recent memory. Everyone from the press to vendors were upbeat and seemingly truly happy to be there. Attendance was up. The show was the largest ever (too big for some). Best of all, we shared a wonderful booth with the Engadget crew, which allowed us to conduct more interviews and chill on some comfy couches when not livestreaming from the… Read More

  • Ooma TC Smartphone at CES 2012

    Ooma CEO Eric Stang Shows Off The New HD2 VoIP Handset

    At CES 2012, there are quite a few products that would totally change the way you do things (or at least save you some money) that just don’t get enough coverage. We reported on Ooma’s new HD2 VoIP handset, but nothing beats getting the facts straight from the CEO of the company. Luckily, Eric Stang had a chance to meet with us and chat it up. Read More

  • Dropcam Webcam at CES 2012

    Dropcam CEO Greg Duffy On Getting Into Hardware: “Don’t Ship Before It’s Ready”

    If you were paying attention last week, you can probably surmise that we have about a billion hours worth of footage to process from last week’s CES International show. There’s live streaming coverage that has now been archived, as well as quite a few recorded interviews including this one with Greg Duffy, Dropcam CEO. Speaking with John Biggs, Duffy shows off the new Dropcam HD… Read More

  • All The Little (But Awesome) Things You Definitely Missed At CES

    All The Little (But Awesome) Things You Definitely Missed At CES

    It’s true. CES is out of control. I have no reference point since this was my first visit, but from the first second you disembark the monorail and look down over the sprawling campus of the LVCC, you know you won’t see everything. The inkling gets stronger as you enter the building, and find that the Samsung booth is about as big as a mall. Luckily for you, John Biggs and I… Read More

  • Hands-On With Blue Microphones’ 2012 Lineup

    Blue Mics showed up to CES 2012 with three swanky mics. No, really. They look great but that’s because Blue Mics knows how to make a good looking mic. Brian Biggott, Blue Mics’ CTO, sat down with me on the TechCrunch CES couch for a quick chat about the company’s upcoming mics. Read More

  • The LG Spectrum Phone at CES 2012

    Hands-On With The LG Spectrum: So Last Year

    Here at CES 2012, phones are a bit in short supply. At least, new phones are. LG is one of the few companies to officially announce a new smartphone at the show, and I have to say it’s one of the best phones we’ve seen out of LG. Unfortunately, that still leaves the Spectrum quite a ways behind some of the other new phones we’ve seen recently like the Xperia S, Titan 2, or… Read More

  • ESPN Feels Lonely: A Chat Regarding ESPN’s Role In The Barren 3D Landscape

    ESPN, the Worldwide Leader In Tim Tebow news, attended CES this year in the name of 3D TV. The network is fully committed to providing content in 3D and in fact hosted a live boxing match here at CES, which was broadcasted in 3D. I sat down with Bryan Burns, ESPN’s VP of Strategic Business Planning to talk about ESPN, lack of 3D content and the boring 2012 BCS Championship game. Read More

  • Sony Xperia S Demonstration at CES 2012

    Hands-On With The Sony Ericsson Xperia S From CES

    I’ve never been a huge fan of Sony Ericsson. The phones are fine, I guess, and I certainly commend the company’s drive to differentiate. The Xperia Play is a great concept but it failed to really take off. Today, however, I was very impressed after taking a good hard look at the new Xperia S. It’s not the thinnest phone at .4 inches, nor does it have the biggest screen, but… Read More

  • How Social Media Is Reshaping CES

    How Social Media Is Reshaping CES

    If you’ve been Tweeting or Facebooking or G+ing at all this week, you’ll notice that there is something called “CES” happening in Las Vegas. CES is clearly overwhelming the tech news cycle – it can’t be helped – but this seems to be the first time it’s started overflowing in social media causing one TC writer to quip: “Wish what happened… Read More

  • Watch Us Live From The CES 2012 Floor!

    Yesterday was awesome. We hit up LG, Samsung, and Sony to name a few and had a helluva good time doing it. But today is a different day, a different hall and a bevy of new companies and booths. So grab some popcorn — seriously, go now because you only have a few minutes before we’re on — and get ready to come on a crazy journey with us. Oh, and if you want to ask us some… Read More

  • The $60 Ooma HD2 Uses Facebook, Google And Yahoo For Picture Caller-ID

    The $60 Ooma HD2 Uses Facebook, Google And Yahoo For Picture Caller-ID

    Home phones are dumb phones defined. At best they feature a backlit four-line display. At worst they suck. Well, Ooma just introduced the HD2, which not only pairs pefectly with the company’s VoIP service but offers a bunch of functions standard to feature phones. A 2-inch color LCD features picture caller-ID with the images garnered from the owner’s Facebook, Google and Yahoo friends. Read More

  • Sony Keeps Concepts Alive At CES 2012

    Sony Keeps Concepts Alive At CES 2012

    Today at Sony’s CES 2012 press conference, the company unveiled several PC concepts that are, well, just concepts. Kazuo Hirai took to the massive Sony stage deep within the Las Vegas Convention center and talked about the convergence of TV and computers. But no one cares about that marketing nonsense. It was the concepts they flashed on the screen that got everyone excited. But… Read More

  • Sony Intros Bloggie Live, Bloggie Sport Pocket Cams To Combat Camera Phones

    Sony Intros Bloggie Live, Bloggie Sport Pocket Cams To Combat Camera Phones

    Now that most of our smartphones can take crisp images and stunning video, the digital imaging sector is having a tough time holding on to its market share. Still, a few players are up for the challenge, including Sony which has today announced the latest in its line of Bloggie pocket cams: Bloggie Live and Bloggie Sport. Read More

  • Watch Sony’s CES 2012 Press Conference

    Watch Sony’s CES 2012 Press Conference

    You wish you were here. You pretend that you don’t want to be here because, granted, we’ve been on our feet since the crack of dawn, have been fighting MiFi and WiFi connections like we’re getting paid for it, and haven’t eaten the best food thus far. But none of those tedious little annoyances matter in a moment like this: Sony’s press conference is just… Read More

  • NVIDIA Press Conference at CES 2012

    Watch Nvidia’s CES Press Conference Live (Update)

    Sometimes it’s easy to forget companies that aren’t Apple and Samsung and Sony. But chipmakers deserve your love too, which is why you should sit back and relax while you check out this webcast of Nvidia’s live press conference at the CES 2012 International show in Las Vegas. We have no idea what we’ll see here but chances are it’ll make a big difference in the… Read More

  • Samsung Debuts Series 9 Ultrabook: A 15-Inch Display On A 14-Inch Body

    Samsung Debuts Series 9 Ultrabook: A 15-Inch Display On A 14-Inch Body

    Here at the CES 2012 International conference, we promised you’d be seeing ultrabooks galore. Well, Samsung isn’t going to let you down, today announcing the Samsung Series 9 ultrabook. The Series 9 sports a 15-inch display on a compact 14-inch body. This is the second generation of Samsung’s Series 9 notebooks, and the company calls it as thin as some of the original tablets… Read More

  • Samsung Announces The U.S.-Bound Galaxy Note With LTE

    Samsung Announces The U.S.-Bound Galaxy Note With LTE

    It’s official, folks. Here at the CES 2012 show in Las Vegas, Samsung has officially announced the LTE-equipped Galaxy Note. AT&T will be hooking up the phablet with its brand new 4G LTE service. Read More

  • Samsung, Rovio Partner To Put Angry Birds On Your Smart TV

    Samsung, Rovio Partner To Put Angry Birds On Your Smart TV

    Here at the CES International 2012 event, Samsung is bringing your favorite mobile game to the TV. That’s right folks. Angry Birds will now be available on your Samsung Smart TV. Through a partnership with Rovio, Samsung is bringing the most popular mobile gaming app in the world to the living room. And unlike offerings from Roku, the gaming integration will be built right into your TV. Read More