CES

  • Samsung re-enters notebook gaming with the Odyssey

    Samsung re-enters notebook gaming with the Odyssey

    After around a half-decade away, Samsung’s re-entering the gaming space. Today at CES, the hardware giant announced the Odyssey, a portable gaming notebook available in 17.3-inch and 15.6-inch configurations, both sporting a middling 1,920 x 1080 display with a top brightness of 300 nits and HDR video capabilities. Both models sport a seventh-gen Intel Core i7 processor, and the… Read More

  • Watch Samsung’s CES press conference live right here

    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. You should expect a wide range of new products, from smart watches to washing machines. We’ll have a team on the ground, so you should also check out our live blog for our first-hand… Read More

  • Ricoh announces the R, a camera that will make 360-degree live streaming easy

    Ricoh announces the R, a camera that will make 360-degree live streaming easy

    Following from the company’s successful Theta S, Ricoh today flirtatiously lifted the veil on an upcoming product that will make live streaming 360-degree content a breeze. For now, the company is making a camera available for developers to start building their own applications. The dev kits are slated to ship in Q2 this year. Read More

  • Fitbit announces integration with a nutrition service and a virtual reality bike

    Fitbit announces integration with a nutrition service and a virtual reality bike

    Fitbit’s already got some of the top-selling fitness trackers on the market, but as the space faces a potential over-saturation, continued success lies in partnerships. As such, the wearable maker’s been building up its Works With Fitbit ecosystem one piece at a time. In the past year, Fitbit has added a couple of key partners, including a skill for Amazon Echo and an NBA… Read More

  • Garmin makes a multisport watch for (slightly) smaller wrists

    Garmin makes a multisport watch for (slightly) smaller wrists

    Garmin never heads to a CES without a whole bunch of different products in two. Along with a whole bunch of in-car GPS devices (yes, people still make and buy in-car GPS devices), the navigation-turned-wearable maker is expanding its fitness focused offerings with the addition of a trio of new Fenix multisport watches—the Fenix 5, 5S and 5X, which are, as the name implies, all variations… Read More

  • Lego targets pre-Mindstorms minds with its Boost educational kit

    Lego targets pre-Mindstorms minds with its Boost educational kit

    Boost is an impressive kit. The five on-board building experiences cover a lot of ground, from a robot to a guitar, to quasi Lego “3D printer” that’s more like an assembly line Rube Goldberg-style device that pieces together its own Lego creations. The set is being couched as an educational kit, joining Lego’s line a step down in difficulty from the company’s… Read More

  • Plume Labs’ Flow is an air quality tracker to avoid pollution

    Plume Labs’ Flow is an air quality tracker to avoid pollution

    Just when you thought wearables were dead, Plume Labs is coming up with an interesting wearable device focused on tracking pollution around you. It’s a sort of Fitbit for air quality. The Flow tracker works both inside and outside and could be particularly useful if you live in a polluted city. It tracks particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide, ozone, volatile organic compounds… Read More

  • Netatmo is trying really hard to make the smart home happen

    Netatmo is trying really hard to make the smart home happen

    French hardware company Netatmo is announcing a bunch of new products for your home. Interestingly, some of these products go beyond the usual connected lightbulbs and cameras. With a brand new approach and a wide range of products, Netatmo is slowly but surely becoming one of the most prominent advocates for the smart home. Let’s have a look at what they have in store. First, the company… Read More

  • Here’s a smart hairbrush with a built-in microphone from Withings and L’Oreal

    Here’s a smart hairbrush with a built-in microphone from Withings and L’Oreal

    How do you know when things have gone full-on CES? It’s probably a pretty good sign when people start launching smart hairbrushes. Like the many connected toothbrushes that have come before it, the Kérastase Hair Coach Powered by Withings is an attempt to convince the early adopting public that their dumb old products just aren’t cutting it in this ever more connected… Read More

  • Snapdragon 835 promises better battery, more security and added AR and VR support

    Snapdragon 835 promises better battery, more security and added AR and VR support

    When Qualcomm first teased the latest version of its near ubiquitous Snapdragon line back in mid-November, it was fairly light on the details. At the time, it offered some vague promises of performance enhancements, lowered power consumption and a Quick Charge speed bump baked into a 10-nanometer designed built with manufacturing partner, Samsung. As promised, the San Diego-based component… Read More

  • Insole maker Digitsole goes all in with a connected smart sneaker

    Insole maker Digitsole goes all in with a connected smart sneaker

    If you know Digitsole at all, it’s probably for the company’s connected, heated insoles. This year at CES, the company is building upon its inner-shoe expertise with something decidedly more ambitious. This time out, it’s making the whole damn shoe. As far as names go, “The Active Cushioning Run Profiler” isn’t exactly the next Air Jordan. I’m also… Read More

  • HP’s strange Sprout all-in-one gets an upgrade aimed at education and businesses

    HP’s strange Sprout all-in-one gets an upgrade aimed at education and businesses

    Perhaps the time has finally come for the HP Sprout. When the original product was announced in late-2014, the 3D scanning all-in-one felt like little more than a curiosity than a commercial product. In the subsequent couple of years, however, the company’s fellow hardware producers have been making a major push toward 3D creation and consumption, thanks to the explosion of VR and AR… Read More

  • Home robot Kuri is like an Amazon Echo designed by Pixar

    Home robot Kuri is like an Amazon Echo designed by Pixar

    Mayfield Robotics is a startup fully owned and funded by Bosch, with a team of co-founders that have extensive experience in the field of robotics, but also in interaction design and machine learning. Their first product is Kuri, an intelligent home robot making its official debut at CES this year, with pre-orders beginning in the U.S. and a target ship date of sometime during the holidays… Read More

  • Polar embeds a bunch of sensors into a workout shirt

    Polar embeds a bunch of sensors into a workout shirt

    The once-ascendant world of wearables seems to be on shaky ground of late, but you’ve got to hand it to polar for really going all in. The Finnish company’s certainly got the history to back it up, of course, having produced wearable heart rate monitors since the early 80s, decades before anyone managed to embed the things on a wristband. And there’s perhaps something to be… Read More

  • 3DRudder’s peculiar little foot-powered VR controller goes wireless

    3DRudder’s peculiar little foot-powered VR controller goes wireless

    I was surprised by how much I liked the original 3DRudder prototype when I tried it out a while back. It’s a strange little solution to the issue of mobility in VR – but then, they all kind of are. It’s a strange little problem to begin with. The peripheral apparently began life as a foot-powered mouse designed by an architect looking for another input device while working… Read More

  • Motiv crams a fitness band’s worth of functionality into a ring

    Motiv crams a fitness band’s worth of functionality into a ring

    Here’s one of those devices I can’t wait to put through some real world testing. Motiv’s creators have made some pretty big claims for their tiny wearable – which are pretty impressive, if true, putting a new spin on the somewhat staid and oversaturated world of fitness tracking wearables. For what it’s worth, I’ve never actually worn a ring with any… Read More

  • LG’s Hub Robot sounds like a mobile Amazon Echo

    LG’s Hub Robot sounds like a mobile Amazon Echo

    LG and Samsung have really taken advantage of the calm before the CES storm by teasing out their product announcements, one by one. LG’s certainly ahead in terms of sheer strangeness here, having already announced a floating speaker and a wearable speaker collar. The Seoul-based electronics giant will also apparently be showing off a bunch of robots at the show. It’s not the… Read More

  • Four reasons you shouldn’t launch your crowdfunding campaign at CES Crunch Network

    Four reasons you shouldn’t launch your crowdfunding campaign at CES

    It’s the Super Bowl for nerds — a place where the future is unveiled alongside a pile of the most useless crap humans can dream up. And if the legions we talk to in our work are to be believed, the event is a wonderful time to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Their line of reasoning scares the living shit out of us. Read More

  • Samsung is bringing an Amazon Echo-compatible robot vacuum to CES

    Samsung is bringing an Amazon Echo-compatible robot vacuum to CES

    Samsung surely (hopefully) has bigger and better things up its sleeve for CES, coming off a year that was, at best, pretty damn rocky for the electronics giant. In the meantime, the company’s looking to build up a little hype ahead of the event by announcing a few things before next week’s great Vegas melee. Its latest offering may well be the most 2017 product we’ve seen… Read More

  • LG is bringing a little floating speaker to CES

    LG is bringing a little floating speaker to CES

    LG’s apparently not much for surprises at this year’s CES. The company has already announced a number of the devices it plans to debut at the show, including a bunch of smartphones and monitors. Maybe it’s still got enough up its sleeve to present some legit excitement – then again, maybe it’s holding back the big phone announcements for Mobile World Congress. Read More