Tag: CES 2019

Tech companies finally care about helping older people

As I walked 32 miles through tech’s biggest trade show, CES 2019, last week, I kept thinking about products my 85-year-old mother could use. That’s not an easy task, as the woman — bless her heart — could not figure out how to use an iPhone. She’s got dementia and bad hearing and can barely manage the […]

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unplugged — The blockchain bubble and car autopilots

Sitting in a press Q&A with Jensen Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, is like listening to a comedy routine. I appreciate that because so few tech CEOs are willing to engage in a dialogue and crack jokes with the media. Huang’s sessions are unique because he’s one of those billionaires who doesn’t muzzle himself in […]

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robot dogs in driverless vans are the delivery system of the future

german automative firm continental unveiled a concept delivery system at this year’s consumer electronics show in las vegas, tapping the help of robotics company ANYbotics. the system uses four-legged robot dogs to hop in and out of its driverless delivery vans, carrying packages right up to someone’s door. image courtesy of continentalheader image courtesy of […]

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Top 10 products revealed at CES 2019 that work with Alexa or Google Assistant

The curtains closed on the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show this past Friday, as the last of the remaining 3,500-odd exhibitors packed up their wares and filtered out of the Las Vegas Convention Center and Sands Expo. CES 2019 was jam-packed with announcements from the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio, many of which shared […]

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CableLabs’ 10G networks at 10 gigabits a second will benefit phone companies too

At CES 2019, 5G was all over the place. The wireless technology promises to deliver cellular calls and data rates in the gigabits per second, making smartphone networks a real threat to wired data networks for the first time. And that’s why the cable TV industry — represented by the Internet and Television Association (NCTA), CableLabs, […]

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How CES stepped in a mess by rescinding award for sex toy startup Lora DiCarlo

CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week, had more than 4,500 exhibitors. But a sex toy startup from Oregon called Lora DiCarlo was not one of them. Lora DiCarlo made a sex toy, Osé, that uses micro-robotics to create a “biomimicry” effect which it argued is better than a vibrator. The female-run […]

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A Self-Driving Car’s Laser Reportedly Destroyed A Man’s Camera

Self-driving cars employ a whole host of sensors and technology that helps them navigate by themselves, detect obstacles, and so on. One of those technologies used is LiDAR, which is a laser system used to help measure distances. These lasers are rated to be safe to the human eye, but unfortunately it might not be […]

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Xiaomi’s Yi Home Camera 3 Announced With Smarter Notifications

For those who are unfamiliar, Xiaomi actually makes a lot more things than just phones, which the company is probably best known for. In fact Xiaomi actually makes a fair number of smart home products such as smart lighting systems and even security cameras, the latter of which was announced at CES 2019 in the […]

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Ubergizmo’s Best of CES 2019

Goodbye CES 2019, this was Ubergizmo’s 14th CES! It was difficult to navigate the avalanche of new products and technologies announced there. Including the pre-show work, it took out a huge chunk of December and all of the Holidays, but the chips have fallen, and here are the best products and technologies we’ve seen at […]

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4 days at CES: The best surprises, the worst disappointments

There’s a simple but powerful reason tech enthusiasts flocked to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show this week – it’s the first peek into some of the exciting, groundbreaking technology we’ll see hit the market in 2019. But CES also serves as a bit of a crystal ball into what technology might look like […]

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How HP aims to stay at the top of the PC market

Alex Cho took over as president of HP Personal Systems about six months ago, and so he became the head of one of the largest PC businesses in the world. HP took the No. 1 spot in 2017, and in 2018, depending on who you ask, the company was either No. 1 or No. 2. […]

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How Cody Friesen extracts water from air and kindles hope at Zero Mass Water

Cody Friesen had a big dream, and at Zero Mass Water he is making it come true. His team has figured out how to extract water from air, using nothing more than a panel with solar electricity. It is the first real update to the creation of drinking water since the Roman era, he says, […]

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two radical harley-davidson electric concepts shown at CES 2019

with power and stylish poise, the ‘LiveWire’ is notably an authentic harley-davidson motorcycle but with one subtle difference: it is their first all-electric model. the project kick started in 2014 with a prototype and took years to develop before an electric model was able to match their prized brand experience. the 2020 production motorcycle was […]

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AI Weekly: Charlatan AI is a public nuisance

That’s why tech companies should spare the world overblown or fabricated depictions of what their AI can do. False perceptions about what is and isn’t possible have potentially negative implications for public perception, business decisions, and even government policy. More lawmakers talked about AI last year in Congress and the United Kingdom’s Parliament, according to the […]

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At CES 2019, VR and AR took small but meaningful steps forward

Ahead of 2019’s Consumer Electronics Show, I hoped to see several key developments with next-generation VR and AR headsets — dramatically higher-resolution PC VR headsets, compelling standalone VR headsets, and and less conspicuous AR headsets with wider fields of view. I won’t tell you that these predictions turned out to be fully correct, but they weren’t completely […]

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app-controlled cat treadmill promises to help fat felines lose their holiday weight

cat owners with money to spare, it’s time to help your feline friend achieve their fitness goals. an IoT-based exercise machine, dubbed the little cat, has been unveiled by korean startup pet ding at CES 2019 and is designed to get your tubby cat moving. it’s basically a cat treadmill that looks like an oversized hamster […]

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CES 2019 was where wearables lost all shame and aimed for every body part

When you think of the word wearables in a CES context, the image that typically comes to mind is of smartwatches — at this point, pretty iterative ones. There are the round digital ones; the round analog ones; the square, rounded square, and rectangular ones, each design set in stone years ago and little changed […]

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Samsung is using computer vision to tell you what’s in your fridge

CES is a yearly ritual to imagine what’s possible and display the strange, innovative, and silly. There can be surprises, but for a highly anticipated conference that attracts tens of thousands of people from around the world, some trends are very predictable: New televisions are rolled out, tech companies take subtle potshots at the competition (see […]

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ProBeat: This Google Assistant Ride video is what CES should be all about

Tuning into CES remotely is just not the same, or so I’m told. Nothing can compete with being one of the 180,000 attendees jostling to see what tech will bring this year and beyond. So I cannot offer you an overview of what CES 2019 was all about (see Dean’s column for that). I can, […]

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