CES

  • Look! A PC On A Stick!

    Look! A PC On A Stick!

    You can get pretty much anything on a stick. You can actually, and I kid you not, get fried butter on a stick. And soon, thanks to Intel, you can even get a full, Windows 8.1 PC on a stick. The Windows 8.1-based Compute Stick contains a quad-core Atom processor, 32 gigabytes of storage, 2 gigabytes of RAM, and wi-fi and Bluetooth support. It will retail for $149, early this year. A… Read More

  • Fogo’s Smart Flashlight Is The Swiss Army Knife Of Personal Lighting

    Fogo’s Smart Flashlight Is The Swiss Army Knife Of Personal Lighting

    Today at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES 2015, Fogo Digital showed off the prototype of its smart flashlight, a tool that will offer everything from GPS to Bluetooth once it comes to market. Fogo intends to launch the device on Kickstarter in the near future, selling various editions of the flashlight at separate price points — adding GPS, for example, will cost… Read More

  • Tales Of CES: How Many Selfie Sticks Are Too Many?

    Tales Of CES: How Many Selfie Sticks Are Too Many?

    CES is in full swing — the doors of the show officially opened this morning, tens of thousands of people took over the show floor, going from one stand to another. The Las Vegas Convention Center was as overwhelming as I expected, but one thing in particular struck me. CES is a trade show, it wasn’t designed to entertain the press. And in some way, selfie sticks are the star of… Read More

  • Intel Promises $300M To Boost The Representation Of Women And Minorities In Tech

    Intel Promises $300M To Boost The Representation Of Women And Minorities In Tech

    In an afternoon keynote at CES 2015, Intel‘s CEO Brian Krzanich bounced on stage to pass out some slightly platitudinous statements about the future of technology, and to bring the audience dancers, a cello, and what appeared to be a boy band, all fused to trippy lights. It was fun.   The most important part of the keynote came at the end, however, when Intel pledged to spend… Read More

  • Cooki, a Robot Chef for Everybody

    Meet Sereneti Kitchen, A Company That Wants To Help Your Sorry Ass Cook

    Here at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES 2015, Sereneti Kitchen showed off its wares, an automatic tool that helps people cook. The company has created a device that, via a simple stirring motion, can cook you dinner. Something akin to a cross between a quick crockpot and C-3PO, the Sereneti device takes in ingredients, stirs, and prepares them for you — insert food… Read More

  • Peeple Is A Smart Peephole To Upgrade Your Door With Caller ID

    Peeple Is A Smart Peephole To Upgrade Your Door With Caller ID

    Meet Peeple, a connected peephole to screen who is knocking on your door. Whenever someone knocks on your door, Peeple snaps a picture and send it to your phone. This way, whether you are home or away, you can monitor who is passing by your home. Peeple is competing in our Hardware Battlefield at CES. Read More

  • Ford Has Big Plans For Autonomous Cars And The Future Of Driving

    Ford Has Big Plans For Autonomous Cars And The Future Of Driving

    At its CES keynote today, Ford announced its Smart Mobility initiative, a set of 25 experiments ranging from big data analytics to a car swap service that let you swap your Mustang in for a minivan for the weekend. The company also talked about its plans for autonomous cars. Ford CEO Mark Fields noted four trends for the auto industry’s future: Increasing urbanization, and its… Read More

  • Razer Forge TV

    Razer Unveils Its $100 Android-Powered Gaming Console, Razer Forge TV

    Earlier this year, high-end gaming tech company Razer announced at Google I/O that it would be soon be making its first foray into Android-based gaming consoles. Today at CES, that device made its public debut. The Razer Forge TV is a micro-console, 4×4 inches and selling for $100, and Razer hopes it will give the company three new routes into your living room: as a platform for… Read More

  • Tales Of CES: We Were Promised Flying Cars, We Got Washing Machines Instead

    Tales Of CES: We Were Promised Flying Cars, We Got Washing Machines Instead

    My first CES started a little bit more than 24 hours ago for me. As I wrote yesterday, I want to share my impressions of the show. I’ve been following CES for years, but seeing it in person is a much different experience — starting with press day. Press day at CES means that all the big names from Samsung to LG, Panasonic, Sharp are holding a press conference to announce their… Read More

  • Qualcomm Breaks Down Its Plans To Build Chips For The Internet Of Everything

    Qualcomm Breaks Down Its Plans To Build Chips For The Internet Of Everything

    During its CES press conference today, Qualcomm, a semiconductor company, announced partnerships with Walgreens and Novartis to use its 2net wireless health platform. The San Diego-based company’s president, Derek Arberle, also spent a chunk of time discussing its previously announced Snapdragon 810 chip making its debut in the new LG G Flex 2 today, which will include support for 4K… Read More

  • Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle

    Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle

    Dish is launching a new service today called Sling TV that will make live cable TV available in a subscription-based package for over-the-top viewing. The service, which will cost just $20 a month, is designed to appeal to the throngs of broadband users who for whatever reason don’t want to pay for a big cable package. Twenty years ago, Charlie Ergen took on the cable industry with… Read More

  • Up Close And Personal With The New Banana-Shaped LG G Flex 2

    Up Close And Personal With The New Banana-Shaped LG G Flex 2

    Right after LG’s press conference at CES, we got our hands on the newly announced LG G Flex 2. LG’s new flagship smartphone’s killer feature is its curved form factor that is supposed to resist bending. The phone falls into the phablet category with its gigantic 5.5-inch display. But it was much easier to grab than an iPhone 6 Plus. The curved form factor is a nice addition… Read More

  • Ozobot’s Tiny Robots Use Squiggly Lines And Google’s Blockly To Teach Kids To Code

    Ozobot’s Tiny Robots Use Squiggly Lines And Google’s Blockly To Teach Kids To Code

    One of the bigger evolutions in education has been the push to get kids to become more computer-literate, yet one of the hardest hurdles has been making the process of learning and writing programming languages less dry. A startup out of southern California has found an innovative way of tackling this, using a golfball-sized robot that follows trails that you draw using fat, colored felt… Read More

  • CES Will Be Lousy With Wearables

    CES Will Be Lousy With Wearables

    On the cusp of the annual plunge into the CES-pool, where a gigantic cocktail shaker of consumer electronics companies will spray forth what will mostly turn out to be forlorn hopes for growth, it’s customary to shake one’s head at the sorry, self-obsessed state of tech. Read More

  • ISKN’s Smart Sketching Surface Works Amazingly Well

    ISKN’s Smart Sketching Surface Works Amazingly Well

    I’ve written about ISKN in the past. It’s a simple slate that tracks your pen and paper sketches. It transforms your drawings into vectorial images in real time. The company just snatched $2 million in funding from Partech Ventures, CEA Investments, Kima Ventures and Pascal Cagni. But more importantly, ISKN works shockingly well. When I first met the ISKN team last year, I… Read More

  • Lima Showcases Its Mobile App For Its Dropbox Alternative

    Lima Showcases Its Mobile App For Its Dropbox Alternative

    French startup Lima is presenting another piece of its offering at CES, the mobile app. And it is a very promising app for those who backed Lima to seamlessly access their photos, music library and movies from their phones and tablets. While the team still needs to polish the app interface, it goes beyond Dropbox and Carousel when it comes to features. As a reminder, Lima is a small device… Read More

  • Tales Of CES: Everybody Tells Me CES Is A Mess

    Tales Of CES: Everybody Tells Me CES Is A Mess

    Next week will be my first CES. Over the past couple of months, when I talked with CES veterans, they all told me that CES is a horrible experience. And yet, I am still incredibly excited. I plan to take advantage of my fresh perspective on the show to share my experience over the next few days. But first, let’s start with figuring out why everybody keeps telling me that CES is a mess. Read More

  • There’s A Connected Gaming Toothbrush At CES This Year, And I Don’t Want To Go

    There’s A Connected Gaming Toothbrush At CES This Year, And I Don’t Want To Go

    Sometimes a vacation is more curse then blessing – I’ve been largely away from email and Twitter for about five days now, and returning is less a breath a fresh air and more a deep inhalation of whatever was in that ancient looking Tupperware container found at the back of the fridge behind the pickled artichoke hearts and other infrequently touched items. Not to center anyone out… Read More

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