CES

  • ZTE’s first crowdsourced device hits Kickstarter under the name Hawkeye

    ZTE’s first crowdsourced device hits Kickstarter under the name Hawkeye

    Good on ZTE for managing to squeeze some press at every turn for its Project CSX offering. At the very least, the whole undertaking has been one of the more interesting approaches a major smartphone maker has taken over the past year, appealing to the internet hive mind for ideas every step along the way. I’ll admit I expressed a bit of disappointment the last go round, when the… Read More

  • 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