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Virtual reality makes splash, but it's not ready for prime time

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Even with impressive visuals, virtual reality appears to be in the slow lane toward mass adoption, according to analysts and industry attendees at the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show

VIRTUAL REALITY AT CES 2019. Attendees take a virtual reality tour at the Intel booth at CES 2019 consumer electronics show, January 10, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Star Trek style translators step closer to reality at CES 2019

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:42 PM

An array of companies at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show are promoting increasingly sophisticated devices that allow people speaking different languages to converse with the help of handheld devices or wireless earpieces

TRANSLATORS AT CES 2019. The Travis Touch pocket translator is displayed at CES 2019 consumer electronics show, on January 9, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

For auto tech at CES, 'user experience' becomes the key

Jan 09, 2019 - 4:38 PM

With full autonomous driving still likely years away, there is a growing interest in making cars a place to live, work, communicate and enjoy the ride

MAKING CARS BETTER. Visteon's exhibit at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show included a prototype cockpit for cars which can be adapted for autonomous driving on January 8, 2019 in Las Vegas. Photo by Robert Lever/AFP

Intel's latest chips compete with Project Athena in CES 2019 showcase

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Intel announces their next-generation 10nm Ice Lake chip is shipping this year.

INTEL INSIDE. Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president in the Client Computing Group, motions to a new laptop held by Sam Burd, president of the client solution group at Dell, during Intel's news event at CES 2019 on Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. Photo by Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation

Hyundai shows off walking car project at CES 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Hyundai's Elevate project is billed as an unprecedented 'Ultimate Mobility Vehicle' that combines technology from electric cars with robotics

ELEVATE. David Byron, industrial design manager for Sundberg-Ferar, speaks about the Hyundai Elevate during the Hyundai press conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Sony's key announcements at CES 2019 include new TVs, strong PS4 sales

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:42 PM

We highlight some of the biggest announcements from Sony – from giant TVs to the ultimate party speaker

SONY'S KENICHIRO YOSHIDA. Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida walks on stage to speak at the Sony Electronics Inc. press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 7, 2019. Photo by David McNew/AFP

At CES 2019, U.S. gadget love forecast to grow despite trust issues

Jan 07, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Trends gaining momentum – and expected to be on display on the CES show – include super high resolution 8K televisions, blazingly-fast 5G wireless internet, and virtual aides like Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant

CES 2019. Set up is underway at the Google pavilion at the Las Vegas Convention Center for CES 2019 technology show January 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Global tech show to celebrate innovation amid mounting concerns

Jan 02, 2019 - 3:41 PM

'I think 2019 will be a year of trust-related challenges for the tech industry,' says an analyst

CES. File photo of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 11, 2018 showing a Panasonic Thermal Imager displaying both a thermal image and a camera image. Photo by David McNew / AFP

'iPal' robot companion for China's lonely children

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The 'iPal' is among a slew of new tech unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai this week, offering education and company for lonely children and peace of mind for adults

FOR KIDS. In this picture taken on June 13, 2018 iPal robots by Avatarmind are exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai on June 13, 2018. Photo by AFP

Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:44 PM

A predicted shift away from owning and relying on cars will change the way urban planners design cities, say experts

Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Several innovations at CES 2018 are geared towards helping travelers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

HIGH-TECH TROLLEY. The Travelmate suitcase can automatically follow its user around. Photo from Travelmate Robotics


New 'emotional' robots at CES 2018 aim to read human feelings

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At CES 2018, several robots are being developed to become more humanlike by acquiring 'emotional intelligence' and empathy. Check out some of them here

EMOTION MACHINE. A Honda 3-C18 concept robot is shown at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2018. Photo by David Mcnew/AFP


24 of the coolest new gadgets showcased at CES 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 9:30 PM

A phone case that's also a drone, a Nokia 'smart mattress,' and Razer's phone-powered laptop – these are just some of the awesome new gadgets shown at CES 2018


Traffic solutions, health tech, smart cities star at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Get a glimpse of new technological solutions to age-old problems being envisioned at one of the world's biggest trade shows

SHOWTIME. Data dancer Sophie Santella performs before a keynote address by Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich at CES 2018 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP


Pole-dancing robots aim to spice up CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The robo-strippers are the creation of British artist Giles Walker, who says he designed the vaguely humanoid machines as an expression about surveillance, power, and voyeurism

MECH GYRATIONS. A human dancer performs next to a stripper robot at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club on the sidelines of CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


Digital assistants duel for dominance at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Google, Amazon, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple – all these brands are pushing virtual assistant technologies, potentially the new way people will be interacting with computers and appliances

GOOGLE HOME. Pictured is Google's stylish smart speaker, the Home. Screenshot from Google/YouTube


Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The negative effects of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been limited thanks to 'remarkable' collaboration by tech industry, Intel CEO says

INTEL CEO. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich delivers a keynote address at CES 2018 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP


Bucking trend, Hyundai bets on hydrogen fuel cell for new car

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:50 AM

While most of its rivals turn to all-electric power, Hyundai debuts the Nexo, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle that uses voice commands, and artificial intelligence

NEXO. Hyundai's hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle, is presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. It bucks the all-electric trend of most rival automakers, and uses voice commands, artificial intelligence and can be transformed into an autonomous car. Photo by Rob Lever/AFP


LG adds Google AI in 'smart home' push

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'2018 will be the tipping point for the smart home and, more important, for the smart connected lifestyle,' says LG US marketing vice president David Vanderwaal

CLOI. LG Electronics's CLoi robot, a smart device with virtual assistant functions, is displayed during a LG press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/AFP


Toyota's new self-driving concept vehicle aims for customizability

Jan 09, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Toyota says it's designing not just a vehicle but a mobile platform for use in e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, among others

E-PALETTE. President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda, seen in the background on screen, introduces the e-Palette Concept Vehicle, a fully autonomous, battery-electric vehicle with open control interface to allow partner companies to install their own automated driving system, during a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP


Virtual aide market a 'wildfire' at CES gadget show

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Researchers expect sales of smart speakers to double to $3.8 billion in 2018 compared to last year

GOOGLE ASSISTANT. A woman sits in a Las Vegas Monorail car with a Google ad prior to the CES 2018 on January 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 9 to 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP


Tech faithful gather to worship at mecca of innovation

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:28 PM

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is expected to draw 170,000 people and 40,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries showing wares in robotics, digital health, artificial intelligence, sports and more

ROBOTS. UBTECH robots including the First Order "Stormtrooper" (left) and the Amazon Alexa voice assistant enabled "lynx" (center) are seen during the CES Unveiled preview event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 7, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

The 4 top tech trends expected at CES 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:02 PM

From smart, driverless vehicles to a more forceful push for 5G, these are the top trends at the year's biggest electronics show

LOOXIDVR. Shown is the first mobile VR headset to provide an interface for the eyes and the brain with two eye tracking cameras and six brain-wave sensors, on display at a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP


Asus sets record for most RAM in a phone with 8GB model

Jan 10, 2017 - 5:27 PM

The Asus Zenfone AR phone uses Google s new augmented reality and virtual reality platforms thus the need for that amount of RAM

Virtual reality seeks momentum at CES gadget gala

Jan 09, 2017 - 4:36 PM

This year s CES feature the largest collection of VR technology ever at a trade show

A woman wears a FLIR Virtual Reality Simulator during CES in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2017. Photo by David McNew/AFP

Porn seeks seat at the tech table

Jan 09, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Adult entertainment returns to the Consumer Electronics Show after more than a decade long absence

Adult video company Naughty America provides a gander at virtual reality content during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP

A look at 'Mercury', Blackberry's last in-house engineered phone

Jan 09, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Like Nokia Blackberry phones will live on through licensing partnerships

Photo from TCL

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Jan 08, 2017 - 9:39 AM

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Blessing of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila. January 7, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Razer introduces laptop with 3 built-in monitors

Jan 06, 2017 - 8:37 PM

All monitors boast 4K resolution and are paired with a top of the line Nvidia graphics card

Intel unveils a computer the size of a credit card

Jan 06, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The modular device is designed to power the smart generation of electronics and appliances

COMPUTE CARD. Photo from Intel

TVs grab spotlight at CES gadget gala

Jan 05, 2017 - 5:10 PM

LG Sony TCL and Samsung showcase shiny new sets

BIG SCREENS. Samsung QLED TV is on display during a press event for CES 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP

Kingston unveils 2-terabyte USB flash drive

Jan 04, 2017 - 10:17 AM

The company sets a new standard for flash drive capacity

CES 2017 looks beyond 'smart' to new 'realities'

Jan 02, 2017 - 10:29 PM

The Consumer Electronics Show will offer trade professionals a look at new robotics connected cars and a dizzying assortment of gizmos from connected sneakers to drones

THE MAGIC OF TECHNOLOGY. A man tries out virtual reality goggles with an EHang Ghost Drone 2.0, which has 4K video, Avatar tilt control and VR goggles at the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2016. File photo by David McNew/AFP

Google to produce Project Tango 3D phone with Lenovo

Jan 08, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Lenovo and Google say the device will definitely launch in mid 2016

PROJECT TANGO. A woman from the Project Tango plays the game, Jenga, by Schell Games, which appears to be stacked on a piece of furniture where no stack exists at a off-site event on January 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada during the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Photo by David McNew/AFP

GM unveils Bolt electric car in Vegas

Jan 07, 2016 - 2:46 PM

The Bolt set to go into production later this year is designed to travel 320 kilometers more than 200 miles between charges

CHEVY BOLT. The new Chevy Bolt EV, an electric car with a battery range of 200 miles, priced at $30,000, and will be in production this year, is seen on stage after a keynote address at CES 2016 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Fitness tech steps up its game at CES 2016

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:23 AM

New technology on display at the Consumer Electronics Show gets deeper into your skin heart and muscle to help boost performance and health for competitive athletes as well as weekend warriors

FITNESS TRACKING. The new FitBit Blaze is seen at a press conference on CES Press Day, January 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Photo by David McNew/AFP

Netflix launches nearly globally, including the Philippines

Jan 07, 2016 - 2:07 AM

UPDATED Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the company launched the initiative while their presentation at the Consumer Elecronics Show was ongoing

NETFLIX EVERYWHERE. Netflix launches in the Philippines and nearly worldwide. Screen shot from Live stream.

Ultra-thin, high-def TVs battle for CES crown

Jan 06, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Tech giants battle head to head in the television technology arena at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

SAMSUNG AT CES 2016. Samsung SUHGTV Quantum Dot Display television screens are shown onstage at a press conference on CES Press Day, January 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada Photo by David McNew/AFP

Nvidia delves into self-driving cars with the Drive PX2

Jan 05, 2016 - 4:48 PM

According to Nvidia the Drive PX 2 supports processing power equivalent to 150 Macbook Pros

DRIVE PX 2. Nvidia's Drive PX 2 packs a whallop meant to advance autonomous car development

Gadgets get smarter, friendlier at CES show

Jan 03, 2016 - 11:21 AM

The annual tech extravaganza with more than 3 600 exhibitors set to formally start on Wednesday in Las Vegas is likely to see innovation across a range of sectors from health care to autos connected homes virtual reality and gaming

MORE TECH AT CES 2016. A model immerses a Fugoo wireless speaker into water at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 7, 2015. File Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Intel reveals Curie wearables module, diversity initiative

Jan 07, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Aside from wearable technology prototypes Intel bares its plan to invest 300 million to make its US workforce more diverse including better representation of women and underrepresented minorities

KRZANICH AND CURIE. Intel's Brian Krzanich holds the Intel Curie button-sized prototype. Image from Intel.

Samsung's T1 stores a terabyte in a card-sized drive

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:19 AM

It s small lightweight and can carry up to a terabyte of password protected encrypted data

THE T1 DRIVE. Image from Samsung.com

USB 3.1 Type-C: The reversible, speedy USB cable

Jan 06, 2015 - 11:49 PM

USB 3 1 Type C cables are reversible and carry transfer speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second

USB TYPE C. Screen shot from USB.org presentation

HP unveils Stream, Pavilion Mini desktop PCs

Jan 06, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Whether it s the budget Stream Mini Desktop or the more powerful Pavilion Mini Desktop HP aims to diversify its computer ranges at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

HP PAVILLION MINI. Image from HP website.

Sony chief thanks supporters after 'vicious' cyber attack

Jan 06, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Sony chief Kazuo Hirai thanks supporters who stood by the company in the face of the devastating cyber assault

Pedestrians walk past an exterior wall to Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2014. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

'Smart pot' watches over house plants

Jan 05, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Sensors in the pots measure light moisture temperature and the level of fertilizer to determine whether plants are getting proper amounts of each to flourish

THE PARROT POT. Screen shot from YouTube Video

Global tech spending sputters amid economic woes

Jan 05, 2015 - 12:06 PM

The global technology spending picture is clouded by economic stagnation in the eurozone and Japan and weak expectations in big emerging economies such as Brazil

FINAL PREPS. Workers put the finishing touches on the trade fair stand of RCA for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 04 January 2015. Britta Pedersen/EPA

'Connected life' at the heart of CES electronics show

Jan 02, 2015 - 1:24 PM

The 2015 International CES will show how technology is permeating virtually all sectors of life

AT CES.  An attendee plays the DisplayPort 60 fps multi-screen gaming system at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2014 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 08 January 2014. File Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

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4k, wearables, high tech cars at CES 2014

Jan 15, 2014 - 10:08 PM

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