Consumer Electronics Show

  • Aptiv and Lyft’s Vegas self-driving pilot to expand beyond CES

    Aptiv and Lyft’s Vegas self-driving pilot to expand beyond CES

    Self-driving technology provider Aptiv and ride-hailing company Lyft ran a pilot program of self-driving, on-demand ride hailing during CES in Las Vegas this year, offering transit between 20 different locations in the city including major hotels and casinos. Now, both are announcing that they’re definitely extending the project beyond the timeframe of CES in Las Vegas, and that… Read More

  • CES should move to an innovative city

    CES should move to an innovative city

    CES, the yearly bacchanal of tech and innovation, has outgrown its shell. Las Vegas has been home to the event since the late 1970s and, for better or worse, the city has survived and served the influx of technologists who flock to the event each year to see the latest and greatest. But two things are happening simultaneously that make Las Vegas the last place to find innovation. Read More

  • LiveMap shows off latest prototype of augmented reality motorcycle helmet

    LiveMap shows off latest prototype of augmented reality motorcycle helmet

    LiveMap launched in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield CES 2014 and is getting closer to producing its augmented reality helmet. Since launching, the product has evolved to a working prototype. I tried it on at CES and it seemed to work fine. The current version of helmet features a small transparent screen mounted on the visor. A small projector is mounted in the chin of the helmet. Read More

  • Ford and Autonomic are building a smart city cloud platform

    Ford and Autonomic are building a smart city cloud platform

    Ford and Silicon Valley-based Autonomic will work together to build a new open platform upon which cities can build out infrastructure communications, including connected traffic lights and parking spots, called the “Transportation Mobility Cloud.” Ford CEO Jim Hackett announced the news on Monday at the CES 2018 keynote kicking off the annual conference. The platform is designed… Read More

  • Intel and Mobileye partner with China’s SAIC on self-driving

    Intel and Mobileye partner with China’s SAIC on self-driving

    Intel is making strides with its China business in the automotive and autonomous driving industry, with new partnerships announced today at CES 2018 with Chinese automaker SAIC, and also with the leading navigational map player in China, called Navinfo to integrate and localize REM data. These partnerships give Intel a key means of additional access in the Chinese market, which is a… Read More

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

    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 available on a global scale and other updates. Most notably, the update will give everyone using Apollo the ability to drive autonomously on simple, relatively easy to navigate city roads. Read More

  • Samsung CES 2018 Liveblog

    Samsung CES 2018 Liveblog

    Samsung is one of the tentpoles that holds up CES. Every year the company has one of the largest offerings at the show and 2018 will not be different. Samsung’s press conference is always a good time if you’re watching from afar. It’s a mess of people in person, with too many people jammed into a tiny conference hall. It’s too hot, it’s smelly and yet it’s… Read More

  • Ring debuts new indoor/outdoor security cameras and LED lighting

    Ring debuts new indoor/outdoor security cameras and LED lighting

    Ring has a few new products on display at CES 2018, including a new version of its Stick Up Cam security camera, and a Stick Up Cam Elite with upgraded features. There’s also new smart lighting it’s offering following the acquisition of Mr. Beams, a company dedicated to creating connected LED lights for use on pathways, as spotlights and in other outdoor capacities. Ring’s… Read More

  • Nvidia reveals new AI platforms for smart assistants and AR in the car

    Nvidia reveals new AI platforms for smart assistants and AR in the car

    Nvidia revealed a lot of news about its Xavier autonomous machine intelligence processors at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. The first production samples of the Xavier are now shipping out to customers, after being unveiled last year, and Nvidia also announced three new variants of its DRIVE AI platform, which are based around Xavier SoCs. The new DRIVE AI offerings include one… Read More

  • Baidu and ZF tap Nvidia Drive for self-driving compute tech

    Baidu and ZF tap Nvidia Drive for self-driving compute tech

    Nvidia announced at its CES 2018 keynote that it’s now partnering with two Chinese companies on bringing autonomous driving to roads, including Baidu and automaker ZF. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced that Nvidia’s Drive Xavier autonomous compute platform would be used for Baidu’s Apollo project, which aims to offer an open platform for self-driving cars in partnership with… Read More

  • Faraday Future is one step closer to the deadpool

    Faraday Future is one step closer to the deadpool

    Faraday Future might as well pack it up and call it a day. The company has reportedly abandoned plans to build a massive factory in the Nevada desert. This facility was going to cost $1 billion to build and employ 13,000 people. This is the second factory the company has announced that would not be built. Read More

  • Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO

    Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO

    Gaming firm Razer has filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong as it looks to raise more than $600 million to go after growth opportunities. The U.S.-based company, which traces its origins back to Singapore, filed initial paperwork on Friday. Certain details — such as how much Razer is looking to raise, its valuation and the timing of the IPO — are not disclosed in the… Read More

  • Owlet updates its smart baby health monitoring sock so babies can’t kick it off

    Owlet updates its smart baby health monitoring sock so babies can’t kick it off

    Owlet, a Utah-based startup monitoring your babies vitals, has a new and improved smart sock out today and we got a chance to catch up with the founders to talk about what they’ve been up to since appearing on stage at our 2014 CES Hardware Battlefield. Now version 2 of Owlet’s smart sock makes an even snugglier fit for your little one with a wrap-around design. The company has… Read More

  • 3D TVs are dead

    3D TVs are dead

    Remember those heady days of yesteryear when everything was going to be 3D? Tangled in 3D! Puss in Boots in 3D! Video games in 3D! Those days are gone, friends, as LG and Sony quietly phase out the 3D features for their latest TVs. Buried in the releases that plagued CES was a notable absence – 3D TV capabilities. Industry experts are saying that 3D – which rose to prominence in… Read More

  • I drove BMW’s prototype self-driving 5 series, and then it drove me

    BMW had a story to tell at CES this year, a story of what our lives might look like when there’s more continuity between what we do at home and what we do in our cars, thanks to new features coming to market, including connectivity and self-driving capabilities. I became a part of that story as I drove a prototype 5 series (fun even in manual mode) onto a public Las Vegas highway, pressed… Read More

  • ChargePoint ups the fast charging ante

    ChargePoint ups the fast charging ante

    On the heels of EVgo‘s announcement that it was breaking ground on its first 350-kW public charger, ChargePoint announced at CES that it has developed what it calls an ultra-fast DC charging station that can deliver up to 400 kW. The ChargePoint Express Plus is aimed at cutting-edge cars that charge quickly and have long ranges, like the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt — cars that… Read More

  • Huawei to pre-load Amazon’s Alexa AI on US version of its Mate 9 flagship

    Huawei to pre-load Amazon’s Alexa AI on US version of its Mate 9 flagship

    Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is having a good CES. Not only landing inside additional speaker hardware but finding entirely new incarnations in other connected household items — such as a lamp, a smart fridge and even a robot vacuum cleaner. Cars are on the cards too. Read More

  • Going to CES? Join us at the official Hardware Battlefield Party in Las Vegas

    Going to CES? Join us at the official Hardware Battlefield Party in Las Vegas

    There ain’t no party like a TechCrunch party 🎉 because at a TechCrunch party you can meet investors who may or may not give you a term sheet for your hardware startup 💰. That’s why we’re inviting 150 lucky readers to our event in Las Vegas to be held in conjunction with CES and our own Hardware Battlefield. Tickets will sell out soon so click here right now and… Read More