Ces Should Move To An Innovative City

CES should move to an innovative city

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CES, the yearly bacchanal of tech and innovation, has outgrown its shell. Las Vegas has been home to the event since the late 1970s and, for better or worse, the city has survived and served the influx of technologists who flock to the event each year to see the latest and greatest. But two things are happening simultaneously that make Las Vegas the last place to find innovation.
Mercedes-benz’s New Mbux In-car Assistant And Smart Ui Rocks

Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX in-car assistant and smart UI rocks

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It’s rare that I pay much attention to automaker infotainment and multimedia system updates at CES – usually there’s too much going on with autonomy, electrification and mobility services to give it much thought. This year, however, Mercedes-Benz had one of the most interesting announcements at the show with its new MBUX smart multimedia system and in-car voice activated assistant.
39 Million Americans Now Own A Smart Speaker, Report Claims

39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims

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One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says, as 11 percent now own an Amazon Alexa device compared with 4 percent who own a Google Home product.

Yesojo’s Nintendo Switch projector dock is a dream accessory

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Sj-V7bh4s?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=390] The Yesojo Nintendo Switch projector dock got a lot of attention when we covered the launch of its crowdfunding campaign last year, but...
Cherry’s New Low-profile Switches May Help Bring Mechanical Keyboards To More Laptops

Cherry’s new low-profile switches may help bring mechanical keyboards to more laptops

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You may not think much about the switches that sit underneath the keycaps of your keyboard, but there’s a large contingent of enthusiasts who really, really care. And for those users, Cherry’s various MX-branded switches are somewhat of a standard. Because they include a number of mechanical parts, though, you won’t see a lot of laptop-like thin mechanical keyboards or mechanical keyboards on more than a handful of laptops.
The Secret To Avoiding Ces Cynicism Is Never Really Going

The secret to avoiding CES cynicism is never really going

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I’ve been going to CES for almost ten years now, and it amazes me that really, nothing has changed that whole time. The same people are saying the same things on the same stages, selling the same people the same junk with slightly higher price tags. But this year I had a great time and found some amazing companies — because I avoided at all costs actually stepping foot on the show floor.
The Self-contained Fusion Electric Guitar Lets You Truly Rock Out

The self-contained Fusion electric guitar lets you truly rock out

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As a hard-core rocker and roller I find that my gear has to be ready to rock and/or roll at a moment’s notice. There is no telling when I’ll have to lay out a face-melter during jury duty or blast out some Stairway while giving plasma at the local blood bank, and I often note to friends that I enjoy rocking and rolling all night and part of every day. Are you in the same rocking boat? Then let’s take a look at the Fusion Guitar.
This Small Robotic Stingray Could Be The Future Of Biological Bots

This small robotic stingray could be the future of biological bots

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What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said “lunch” than you’re wrong. Instead, you get the first example of bioinspired robotic systems that can imitate nature using both electrical and organic components.

Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Bd3HUMkyU?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=390] Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console...
Nomad’s New Wireless Charging Hub Is A Traveler’s Best Friend

Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

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If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Lightning, wireless charging and USB-C. So it’s essential to pack charging equipment to handle any need that might arise — and usually that means a lot of dongles. Nomad’s new wireless USB hub really cuts down on clutter, and makes it easy to charge what you need to charge, when you need to charge it.