Tag: ces 2020

Lightyear One: Hands-on with a solar-powered car with 440-mile range

Move over Tesla. The Lightyear One will be a solar-powered electric vehicle that can drive 440 miles on a single charge. I missed the Dutch company when I visited CES 2020, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas earlier this month. But the team was kind enough to transport the car to my house […]

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AMD CTO: How making the right bets years ago is paying off now

It’s been a long ride for Mark Papermaster, chief technology officer at Advanced Micro Devices. But the journey to challenge Intel in the race to design, make, and ship the best microprocessors on the planet is paying off. At CES 2020, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas, AMD was on a victory lap. […]

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The DeanBeat: A Westworld ‘activation’ that illustrates the creepy side of tech

My colleagues have been wondering what the word “activation” means, as the Entertainment Software Association used the word in describing why its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was still going to be good even after Sony decided to skip it for two years in a row. People say it’s a meaningless buzzword, but brands do activations […]

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Wello Family, Smart E-Cargo Bike with Solar-powered Assistance

Wello Family Photo courtesy of Wello French start-up Wello attracted some attention at CES 2020 with its solar-powered three-wheeled electric cargo bike that aims to combine a bicycle and a car to address the last mile issue while respecting the environment. At the French Tech Pavilion, I met the founder and CEO of Wello, Arnaud […]

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Lokly Encrypted USB Key For The Most Paranoid Users

With the incredible miniaturization of portable SSD storage, you can carry several libraries worth of data in your pocket. But the mix of increased capacity and pocketable form factor creates security risks equally important. Enter Lokly, a startup building a highly secure USB key that encrypts and decrypts data in real-time as you read or […]

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