CES 2019

Meet the OrCam MyMe, a tiny device that you clip on your T-shirt to help you remember faces. The OrCam MyMe features a small smartphone-like camera and a proprietary facial-recognition…

OrCam’s MyMe uses facial recognition to remember everyone you meet

CES crowds can be tough — especially toward the end of the week. You’re physically and emotionally drained, and you’re pretty sure you’ve seen everything the consumer electronics world has…

The Square Off chess board melds the classical with the robotic

A YC startup called GBatteries has come out of stealth with a bold claim: they can recharge an electric car as quickly as it takes to fill up a tank…

GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump

Educational computing kit company Kano announced today that it has signed a two-year licensing deal to create Disney-branded products later this year. Details are still pretty scant on how precisely…

Kano will start releasing Star Wars and other Disney-branded products later this year

Twitter has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice. But as it has grown, that unique…

A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’

This week, the Las Vegas Convention Center was packed with many of the year’s biggest new devices. But over the last several years, The Sands has become the place where…

Mental well-being took center stage at CES 2019

I had to fight a couple of co-workers for this thing. It’s a strange thing to fight over, I realize, but we are strange people with a strange job. And…

Anker’s PowerPort Atom is my permanent new travel companion

The Morph is a fun little computer peripheral. The small trackpad uses a series of silicone covers to recreate different interfaces, from a QWERTY keyboard to a drum pad. Ultimately,…

Sensel’s pressure-sensitive display tech works underwater

VLC, the hugely popular media playing service, is filling one of its gaps with the addition of AirPlay support as it has just crossed an incredible three billion downloads. The new…

VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads

That’s not the kind of headline one expects to write going into the week. But here we are. Universal Space’s analog Pong table is a mindblower in a whole unexpected…

A Pong table managed to wow CES 2019

Samsung’s look-but-don’t-touch policy left many wondering precisely how committed the company is to its new robots. On the other hand, the company was more than happy to let me take…

Taking a stroll with Samsung’s robotic exoskeleton

Having established itself as a top streaming service with now more than 200 million users, Spotify this year is preparing to focus more of its attention on podcasts. The company…

Spotify’s increased focus on podcasts in 2019 includes selling its own ads

Featured Article

Is Samsung getting serious about robotics?

A funny thing happened at Samsung’s CES press conference. After the PC news, 8K TVs and Bixby-sporting washing machines, the company announced “one more thing,” handing over a few brief moments to announce a robotics division, three new consumer and retail robots and a wearable exoskeleton. It was a pretty massive reveal in an extremely…

5:12 pm PST • January 10, 2019
Is Samsung getting serious about robotics?

Electric vehicle competition is heating up and it’s pushing some of the first entrants to add range and other features in hopes of keeping up with automakers that are just…

Nissan’s new Leaf e+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range

After days of demos and announcements and miles of walking, I’m confident in declaring Holoride the best thing at this year’s CES. The designation of “The best thing at CES…

Holoride’s in-car VR solution is the best thing at CES 2019

CES has never been much of a mobile show for Samsung — not with Mobile World Congress a little over a month away. But the company did use its big…

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S10 February 20 in San Francisco

Released in 2014, the year before Snapchat put face filters on the road to ubiquity, Perfect Corp.’s YouCam Makeup app gave many smartphone users their first taste of augmented selfies.…

The company behind YouCam Makeup app launches a new set of AR tools for beauty brands like Ulta

Hulu is preparing to update its streaming app in order to make it simpler to navigate to and discover content you want to watch. Some of the changes coming in…

Hulu redesign may drop the confusing screen called ‘Lineup,’ simplify navigation

French startup Ledger unveiled a new hardware wallet at CES this week. While the device isn’t going to ship until March, the company let me play with a prototype version…

Hands-on with Ledger’s Bluetooth crypto hardware wallet

Has a stationary lifestyle and a penchant for lasagna left your cat overweight and sluggish? Sure, kicking dogs off the sides of tables and mailing cats to Abu Dhabi are…

Hey, look, it’s a hamster wheel for your cat

Do you frequently record super-slow-motion 8K video? Do you want to back up your entire computer to your coin pocket? Then these measly 512-gigabyte SD cards probably aren’t cutting it.…

The world’s first 1-terabyte SDXC card is here

Twitter is already working with the NBA to stream video of pre-game warm-ups, in-game and post-game highlights and post-game behind-the-scenes content. Now, the company will for the first time ever…

Twitter and NBA game streaming deal is about connecting with cord-cutters and younger fans

Two and a half years after doing pushups onstage at Disrupt New York, Bay Area-based sports health company Halo Neuroscience is back with the second generation of its brain stimulating…

Halo’s second-gen brain stimulating headphones run $399

Handheld retro gaming machines come and go, but few go so simply and effectively to the point as My Arcade’s Retro Champ. You stick in your NES cartridge, hit the…

This extra-large handheld Nintendo works (and feels) like the real thing

As Twitter continues to look for ways to monetize its platform beyond basic advertising, it is building more tools for businesses that turn Twitter into more of a utility that…

Twitter gives events a boost with new publisher tools

This light makes the smart home even more accessible. Installed as any other ceiling downlight, the Juno AI downlight features Amazon Alexa through integrated JBL speakers. There’s a light in…

Put Alexa and a JBL speaker in your ceiling with this clever LED downlight

At CES, the Chinese tech giant Baidu today announced OpenEdge, its open-source edge computing platform. At its core, OpenEdge is the local package component of Baidu’s existing Intelligent Edge (BIE)…

Baidu Cloud launches its open-source edge computing platform

Most of the time, commercial and personal drones are not allowed to fly over groups of people. For safety, obviously. Indemnis’ drone parachute changes that. The company’s product was just…

DJI drones can fly over crowds if they wear this certified parachute
Hardware

See you tonight in Vegas

9:45 am PST • January 9, 2019

We will be holding a small event during CES in Las Vegas and we want to see you! We’re looking to meet some cool hardware and crypto startups, so the…

See you tonight in Vegas

Looks like August’s big news for the show wasn’t a doorbell, after all. Rather, the smart lock maker announced this morning that it will be bringing its technology to three…

Emtek introduces August-powered smart locks