Tag: CES 2019

CES group reinstates innovation award for women’s sex toy maker Lora DiCarlo

The Consumer Technology Association stepped in a mess when it first awarded a CES Innovation Award to sex toy maker Lora DiCarlo at the CES 2019 trade show. Then it took away the award, saying that the award for the female-focused micro-robotic sex toy Osé was inappropriate. Now the CTA, which stages the CES trade […]

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LG and foster + partners present world’s first rollable OLED TV at milan design week

electronics brand LG has teamed up with architecture and industrial design firm foster + partners to present the world’s first rollable TV at milan design week 2019. first unveiled at CES 2019, the new LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R has three different modes that let users decide the size of the screen. foster + partners has designed the […]

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TDK Chirp SonicTrack Power 6-DoF in The Best VR Systems

Ultrasonic fingerprint readers have made their mass-market debut, but there are other uses for ultrasonic technology in today’s gadgets. For example, TDK subsidiary Chirp Microsystems is powering a number of Virtual Reality (VR) systems, including the HTC Vive Focus and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR. Advertising Both VR headset use 6-DoF, which means Degrees […]

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Lenovo ThinkVision P44W Monitor: For Professionals or Gamers

Lenovo is out with a new monitor aimed at professionals who require an ultra-wide display for superior productivity. The Picture-by-Picture mode allows them to manage two video inputs while the Picture-in-Picture made allows for improved multitasking. The Lenovo ThinkVision P44W is a 43.4 inch borderless 1800R curved monitor with 32:10 aspect ratio and max 144Hz […]

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U.S. needs a task force to examine risks AR, VR, and 5G pose to kids

Having now worked in the mobile apps industry for several years, I’m troubled that the most popular technology trends at CES will harm the developmental health of our children. Even worse, I feel that technology companies, government, and society are likely to make the same mistakes made with mobile screen time — though at a […]

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Alps Alpine Indoor Positioning For Drones

Alps Alpine has been working on an indoor navigation system that would enable a very precise location acquisition, good enough to let autonomous drones fly accurately and safely for monitoring missions, among other things. Indoor navigation is one of these technologies that have been promised but never delivered commercially to consumers, so anything that seems […]

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Alps Alpine Next-Gen Driving Experience

As cars become more packed with sensors, computers, and connectivity, the possibilities to enhance the driver’s experience expand exponentially. Alps Alpine looks at how future components and technologies can change the driver experience from end to end. Most people imagine that the driving experience starts when you get into the car, but Alps Alpine’s concept […]

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Apple Was Reportedly Shopping About For AR At CES 2019

Apple’s interest in augmented reality technology is no secret. Quite a bit of it has been built into iOS, and Apple has also worked with various companies and developers to create augmented reality-based apps. There have also been rumors suggesting that Apple could actually be in the process of building their own AR headset. This […]

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Why Topgolf is putting esports lounges in its entertainment venues

Topgolf has built 55 venues that serve more than 17 million people a year with golf driving ranges and other high-end entertainment. And in December, the company announced that it will create esports lounges at six of its venues in partnership with TV brand TCL. It’s a big bet that esports venues will be the […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Benchmarks: Pedal To The Metal

During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling. This post is only about the […]

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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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