Emblematic of one trend for smart devices this year, we saw at CES that tablets are growing: Vizio announced a 16-inch tablet, and Panasonic has went even bigger, with a 20-inch tablet.
Think you eat too fast? A new, high-tech utensil, the HAPIFork, will let you know. It tracks how fast you eat, with the idea that the information will help you slow down so you lose weight and control acid reflux, among other health benefits.
As acronyms go, OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, may not roll off the tongue but it is all the talk at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Consumer Reports tech experts at CES say this technology is radically changing TVs. OLEDs will someday alter lighting too, but until then LEDs are the latest in lightbulbs, with a three-way LED from Switch Lighting also making news at CES.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, companies tireless boast of their brilliant new products. Well, Magellan goes one better with a truly smart idea, integrating social and localized content into its upcoming SmartGPS navigator.
General Motors is empowering programmers to develop applications for use in its cars with a new software development kit (SDK) announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
As the first wave of attendees stormed the gates of CES 2013 on Tuesday morning, RIM, in a hotel suite several miles away, gave a small group of journalists a glimpse of its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. This was a "hands-off" presentation to give us a taste of some of the new OS's key features without revealing anything about the redesigned phones that will run on it.
Google TV, which just a year ago looked like it was on life support, seems to be gaining some converts here at CES: Both Netgear and Asus announced new streaming-media players that use that platform to delivers video, apps, and other Web-based services.
The performance of robots that take on such mundane chores as vacuuming the floor, mowing the lawn or cleaning the gutters has too often been disappointing. But the dream lives on in the new Winbot 7 window-cleaning robot from Ecovacs Robotics that was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Intended for home use the white bot mesmerized attendees as it traveled across a pane of glass, cleaning as it crawled.
At CES, Texas Instruments gave a glimpse into what sort of controls and displays might be in our cars within the next few years, as conventional knobs and dials continue to go the way of do-do bird and window cranks.
Gesture controls have been around for some time, but the few computers we've tested with them failed to impress us: Gestures weren't always picked up, and the motion was very jerky. At CES, Intel demoed software that it says will let developers integrate better controls into their apps, so they can move beyond the simplistic Windows 8 controls of scrolling, raising volume or opening or closing applications.
Google isn't the only one developing a self-driving car. At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Audi is showing off their autonomous vehicle technology and their vision for the future.
You've probably handed your tablet or smart phone to your children to entertain them more times than you'd care to think about. But what if you could give your kids a tablet or phone of their own that actually helps them learn, following a real educational curriculum? That's what Vinci has in mind with its new Vinci Tab MV.
The Swype keyboard, which lets you compose words on a smart phone or tablet keyboard by swiping your finger from letter to letter instead of typing, is being upgraded to stay up to date with the latest words and phrases. Think of Swype Living Language as a crowd-sourced way to keep up with the way people are speaking in the 21st century.
At CES this year, we saw some of the first production models of TVs featuring impressive new technologies such as OLED, 4K, and Ultra HD. The sets themselves look gorgeous, and so does the content they're showing. What else is impressive? Prices. These new TVs will be costly, at leasat initially.
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