Everyone at CES is talking wearable technology, from Google Glass to Pebble to fitness trackers and more. But what about the most basic wearable – the wrist watch? Gadgets & Gear is back with a cool ‘melting watch’ inspired by the classic Salvador Dalí’s painting ‘The Persistence of Memory’. With this on your wrist you will definitely make a statement!Read more
Earlier this week Dan reported that Corning introduced anti-microbial glass this week at CES, which is great news for next-generation devices. But for now, all we get is the knowledge that our touch-screens are gross. Fortunately Digital Innovations introduces ScreenDr Antimicrobial at CES 2014 to address our filthy screens, as our phones and tablets are dirtier than toilet seats!Read more
It is always cool to see which products win CES Innovation Honors. It is even cooler to see products we have covered from companies with whom we work among them. Judie and I spent time yesterday checking a few out. Here are some CES Innovations Honorees we have have previously shared with you.Read more
For most people ‘playing the piano’ is one of their bucket list items. For many kids – and parents – it means expensive lessons and disruptive trips to teachers, and often a non-stop battle to practice! JoyTunes seeks to make piano learning more fun with their Piano Dust Buster and Piano Mania apps for iPhone and iPad!
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I owe Microsoft Windows 8 an apology. See, when I first tested it, I thought it was dreadful. But I’ve become more comfortable with the Metro interface between my trusty Lumia 928 and using a Surface RT, and it is starting to grow on me. What really changed my mind, though, is the Samsung Ultrabook I have been testing for
I am currently busy remodeling a portion of my house into my ultimate man cave and I am interested in whole-home wireless systems. Quality with function is important. DTS, who developed the Play-Fi technology announced at CES a partnership with Polk and Definitive Technology to bring high quality, next generation Play-Fi Speakers. Read the entire press release after theRead more
Another day at the CES show in Las Vegas and another round of announcements from automakers concerning the newest technology they are employing in current and future vehicles. AT&T has announced an agreement with Tesla, an all-electric vehicle manufacturer, to enable current and future models with high speed wireless connectivity in the form of 4G LTE.Read more
At CES in Las Vegas today, Ford Motors announced four new apps for SYNC’s AppLink. Now, you’ll be able to order Dominos, monitor on your home’s security system with ADT, play music automatically based on your mood with HABU, or find the nearest parking spot with Parkopedia and pay for it with Parkmobile. Click each link toRead more
JVC announced a couple new Everio camcorders that combine the features of GoPro-type action cameras with full-featured camcorders. The GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 both feature JVC’s “Quad-Proof” structure which is water resistance to a depth of 5m, has the ability to withstand a drop from 1.5m, is dust proof, and freeze proof to 14°F. Check out the full press release, hereRead more
You’re probably familiar with electric toothbrushes, but have you ever had one with silicone bristles? Foreo has announced the Issa at CES, the first electric toothbrush that incorporates silicone bristles for a more thorough and hygenic cleaning of your teeth. Apparently silicon bristles are gentler on your gums and provide a thorough cleaning.
While CES is taking place in the warmth of Las Vegas, much of the nation is gripped by record-breaking cold, snow, and wind. IUI Design is launching the Bass Jumper water resistant speaker at CES to let you rock on despite the elements! It is ready for anything with IPX5 water resistance, carabineer for portability, and a 10 hour battery!Read more
The Starkey Hearing Foundation does amazing work and gets hearing aids to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them. Rayovac donates millions of batteries to keep them running. When we asked how they got involved the
Rayovac rep simply replied,” I was a natural fit.” We were impressed.
Every morning before I head out for my run I have a routine, wetting my chest and the back of my heart-rate monitor and making sure it registers in the Wahoo fitness app before starting my run. Reliability and comfort are issues with monitors, but now Scosche introduced new heart-rate monitor technology at CES 2014 that addresses those issues!Read more
We were at Barnes & Noble and saw one of our son’s friends who missed a bunch of school due to illness being tutored. It made us think about how stressful it is when you’re behind – even one you love! Tabtor Math Personal Math Tutoring for iPad is at CES talking about how math can be fun and easyRead more
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM Headphones are great looking and great sounding headphones. Here at #CES2014 the company just announced a new Ivory version. Featuring ivory-coloured ear cups, richly offset with a tan leather headband and the iconic stainless steel headband slider the headphone add a lighter shade to the MOMENTUM range. Learn more here.
Toshiba is not the highest profile maker of consumer technology, but they consistently come up with great new products that meet a wide variety of needs. At CES 2014 Toshiba announces exciting TV and PC products including a HD Chromebook, 4K laptops, Haswell updates for Kirabook, new 4K HD TV platforms, streaming and universal disc player bases, and more!Read more
JBL’s new JBL Authentic L8 and JBL Authentic L16 wireless speakers bring classic speaker design together with superior wireless technology to create an authentic and impressive sound experience. Each features premium materials, optimized low-frequency and high-frequency JBL transducers and meticulous acoustic design. With AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth connectivity they cut the cord but not the audio quality.Read more
Sony isn’t about to show up empty handed to CES! They’re showing off some seriously exciting new technology, from a 4k Handycam to action cameras and new Cyber-shot point and shoots. Whatever your digital photography and video needs, Sony is looking to cover them with new devices at CES!
Magellan recently launched the Echo Bluetooth fitness watch, which pairs to your smartphone and provides interactive display and controls. I am finishing my review, but (spoiler alert) I totally love it and use it every day. At CES they are launching new capabilities for Echo, and also introducing new colors that will make it more appealing as an everyday watch.Read more
Everyone needs a gear bag of some size, shape or form. Whether traveling or at work, the multitude of mobile and computing devices require a way to drag them around. Ogio has proven to be a leader in quality and design and have continued to expand their offerings at CES. Four new collections of bags should suit most anyone’s style.
Last year Magellan introduced the SMART-GPS system, which integrated smartphone and web apps to provide traditional in-car GPS and the now familiar mobile GPS experience. My personal experience was mixed, but the attempt was well thought out and a bold step. Now they are back as Magellan Announces New RoadMate Auto & RV Product Lines at CES 2014!Read more
As I noted in earlier posts about the upcoming Steam Machines, PCs that run Valve’s Steam OS, the gaming PCs were expected in 2014. Thankfully that’s coming true as CyberPowerPC has announced that it will have two Steam Machines on the market in the second half of 2014. You can check out the full press release, here.Read more
Netgear announced a series of new cable modems both with an integrated wireless router. They also released two new wifi range extenders that support the faster 802.11ac standard as well. Wait, there’s more! There’s also 2 new wifi cameras as well as a new HDMI dongle for your TV complete with Android 4.2 onboard for streaming goodness.
Samsung has been pretty smart about their tablet releases so far, correctly predicting the demand for everything from 7-8in tablets to phablets. Now they’re going super-sized with the GalaxyNotePRO and TabPRO, two new Android tablets that will clock in with shockingly large 12.2in screens!
When I first started wearing a Pebble watch it seemed more like geek fun rather than actual function. As the software has matured, my Pebble has become a must wear daily device. Today at CES, the makers of Pebble have announced Pebble Steel. Available in matte black and brushed stainless for $249, the Pebble has become much more attractive