CES 2018

Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant actions

Google says you can now perform more than a million actions with the Google Assistant. Those range from looking up photos with Google Photos to starting a meditation session from Headspace. But one pr

Sony launches a bunch of new headphones and adds Google Assistant functionality to the line

Sony is really Sonying it up at CES this year, announcing a deluge of devices at the show this week. CES has always been a big show for the company’s TV and audio lines, and this year’s no differe

Google brings its Assistant to Android Auto

It’s no secret that for Google, this year’s CES is all about the Google Assistant. One Google product where the Assistant hasn’t really made any inroads yet, though, is Android Auto.

Lenovo launches a Google Assistant-powered Echo Show competitor

We knew Google had an Echo Show competitor or three up its sleeve, but the company still managed to surprise us. Instead of just launching its own version of Amazon’s touchscreen assistant, the comp

Google launches smart displays with JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony

We've been waiting for Google to bring its Assistant to devices with a screen. After all, voice assistants are great -- until you need some visual information to go with their answers. But Google is n

Sony CES 2018 live blog

For Sony, CES is a show of sheer, brute force. It’s all about a big, flashy showing from a consumer electronics giant. And unlike big competitors like Samsung and LG, Sony hasn’t spent much of the

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

Qualcomm president: Spectre/Meltdown are ‘not an area of concern for us’

During a press conference at CES, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon announced a number of new partnerships and products. He also was asked about the Spectre/Meltdown security flaws that are haunting the chi

Oculus partners with Xiaomi to launch the Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone

Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra made a surprise announcement during Qualcomm's press conference at CES. Barra previously led Xiaomi's international efforts. So it wasn't that surprising to see him announ

Udacity and Baidu offer free intro course for Apollo self-driving platform

Onstage at Baidu's CES 2018 press conference today, Baidu COO Qi Liu was joined by Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun to announce a new collaboration between the two companies. Thrun revealed that Baidu

Qualcomm shows off a chip for the next generation of Bluetooth earbuds

Between ARM-powered PCs, standalone VR headsets and the abundance of smart assistants, Qualcomm’s got its fingerprints everywhere at this CES. At a press conference today, the company debuted a numb

Samsung will add Bixby to its 2018 smart TVs

Samsung’s Bixby — the company’s answer to Siri and Google Assistant and the like — got off to a bit of a rocky start when it launched back in 2017, but they’re forging ahead with it. The com

Baidu and AMI launch Southeast Asia joint venture and $200M fund

Baidu teamed up with Asia Mobility Industries to launch a new Singapore-based mobility venture fund, called "Apollo Southeast Asia." This will also help establish a foothold for Baidu to pursue commer

Baidu debuts Apollo 2.0, its latest open self-driving platform

China's Baidu revealed a major update to its Apollo autonomous driving platform at CES 2018 today, including support for new computing platforms, new reference vehicles, more HD mapping services avail

Watch Samsung’s CES press conference live right here

Samsung is always betting big on CES, and this year should be no exception. Today at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern, 10 PM in London, the company will unveil its new lineup of consumer electronics devices

HTC shows off the Vive Pro, a high-res headset targeted at ‘premium’ VR users

HTC is looking toward the high-end as it aims to distinguish its niche in the early VR market. At CES, HTC showcased the Vive Pro, an updated PC-powered virtual reality headset that adds a higher-reso

GE wants to put a screen in your kitchen, so family and friends can gather ’round the oven

Where do your family and friends gather at the end of a long day? If you said “the oven, obvs,” then great news, GE’s got the device for you. The Kitchen Hub is basically a 27-inch screen design

TCL unveils its voice-enabled, Roku-connected Smart Soundbar

Last week Roku announced its plans to enter the voice-controlled device market through a new program that would allow other manufacturers to integrate with Roku's voice platform in their own smart spe

LG has come up with a surprisingly interesting way to apply AI to TV

Generally speaking, at CES and elsewhere, when a company says something is powered by AI, they're blowing smoke. And while smoke was definitely blown at LG's otherwise unremarkable press conference th

NextVR is adding 6DoF tracking to its live-streaming VR service

VR's most popular live-streaming events service is giving you a little wiggle room. NextVR is bringing six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) movement to its popular virtual reality app for live-streaming spo
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