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Gizmos
Jan. 12 2018 8:00 AMAre “Smart Displays” the New Smart Speakers?Amazon, Google, and Facebook think this is the next big thing. Now they have to convince the rest of us.
Gizmos
Jan. 11 2018 12:21 AMWhat Happens If Someone Yells “Fire” in a VR Theater?When the power went out at CES, I was immersed in a virtual show—and didn’t notice the potential emergency.
Gizmos
Jan. 10 2018 7:16 PMNext-Generation Wearables Are Aiming to Improve the Quality of Your SleepNot just track it.
Future Tense
Jan. 10 2018 4:13 PMThe U.S. Government Should Show Its WorkWashington is suspicious of Huawei smartphones—but it won’t tell us why.
The Industry
Jan. 10 2018 3:07 PMThe Power Went Out at CES
The Industry
Jan. 10 2018 11:39 AMHey Siri, Where Are You?Apple always skips CES. This year, it might actually regret it.
Future Tense
Jan. 9 2018 4:18 PMIntel Flew 100 Tiny Drones at Once Inside CES. Yes, Inside.
The Industry
Jan. 9 2018 12:05 AMIntel Opened CES. It Didn’t Say Sorry.A flaw with Intel chips afflicted nearly every computer in the world—and the company would really like everyone to move on.
The Industry
Jan. 8 2018 4:53 PMTinder’s New Professional Networking App Wants You to Swipe Left on LinkedIn
Gizmos
Jan. 8 2018 1:03 PMThis Wristband That Turns Your Finger Into a Telephone Is the Most Futuristic Gadget I’ve Ever Used
Gizmos
Jan. 8 2018 12:48 AMThese Smartphone-Proof Boxer Briefs Are Like a Faraday Cage for Men’s Crotches
Gizmos
Jan. 11 2018 7:59 PMAlexa, Lift the Toilet SeatThe many dubious uses of virtual assistants announced at CES.
Gizmos
Jan. 10 2018 7:38 PMIf Meditation Apps Don’t Appeal to You, These Brain-Reading Sunglasses Just Might
Gizmos
Jan. 10 2018 4:48 PMThis Bicycle Desk Is Healthier Than a Sitting Desk and Less of a Drag Than a Standing One
If Then
Jan. 10 2018 3:23 PMThe Future Is “Smart” and DumbIf Then reports from CES on the A.I. battle between Amazon and Google, Intel’s cybersecurity problem, and a robot that shoots dog treats six feet in the air.
Future Tense
Jan. 10 2018 12:46 PMHome Robots Still SuckAt CES, every robot meant to interact with humans either doesn’t work or only does pointless things.
Gizmos
Jan. 9 2018 6:39 PMThe New Chip That Could Revolutionize Your Headphones
Gizmos
Jan. 9 2018 10:11 AMThis New 65-Inch Television Rolls Up Like a Newspaper
The Industry
Jan. 8 2018 8:12 PMAlexa, Watch Out!Google’s Assistant is about to be everywhere .
The Industry
Jan. 8 2018 2:58 PMIs This Weird, Boxy, Self-Driving Toyota the Future of Shopping?
Gizmos
Jan. 8 2018 9:03 AMThis Nonfunctional $980 Laundry-Folding Robot Is the Most CES Thing Ever
The Industry
Jan. 7 2018 7:00 AMThe Internet of Things That Won’t Shut UpAt this year’s CES, practically every device is a voice-control device.