Category: Gadgets

Technology & gadgets

Baidu sets its sights on Japan with a voice-enabled projector in a dome light

Baidu’s DuerOS is essentially China’s Alexa. Over the course of the last few years, the company has built a voice assistant and an ecosystem of hardware partners that, for the most part, cater to the Chinese market. At CES this...

/ January 10, 2018

Cold hands, warm stick: High school lacrosse player makes heated stick to beat icy conditions

Lacrosse is a physically demanding sport under the best conditions, but inclement weather adds frozen hands to the mix. Samantha Wolfe had enough of it and, as a 14-year-old freshman, thought, “why not make a heated stick?” Three years later,...

/ January 9, 2018

LifeDoor closes your home’s doors automatically to protect against fires

It turns out that in case of a fire in your home, a closed door is the best barrier against spreading smoke, heat and flames. But who’s going to run around the house shutting doors? LifeDoor is a simple gadget...

/ January 9, 2018

Alexa now suggests more games to try at the end of the one you’re playing

Consumers are starting to give Alexa’s voice apps, called skills, more of their attention. During CES this week – where Amazon is battling for attention with Google Assistant across the consumer technology spectrum on display here – the company detailed...

/ January 9, 2018

August Access, an in-home delivery service first tested with Walmart, opens to all retailers

August Home, the smart lock startup that was acquired by lock giant Assa Abloy in October last year, is stepping up its delivery game. At CES today, the company announced a service it’s calling August Access, where retailers can work...

/ January 9, 2018

Libratone’s new wireless earbuds automatically adapt their noise cancellation based on the sounds around you

Libratone has been around for almost ten years, but for the longest time, the company was mostly known for its Bluetooth speakers. With the launch of the Pixel 2, Google chose Libratone as one of its first “Made for Google”...

/ January 9, 2018

Nokia introduces a new sleep sensor that works with IFTTT

Nokia’s health division, which is the result of the Withings acquisition, is announcing some new stuff at CES in Las Vegas. First, there’s a new sleep sensor called Nokia Sleep. In addition to monitoring your sleep, the device can help...

/ January 9, 2018

Intel’s drone lightshow now works indoors

Remember Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show with the drones that made the light show? A scaled-down version of that system now works indoors, Intel says, making it perfect for conferences, Vegas shows and bar mitzvahs. These drones opened Intel’s...

/ January 9, 2018

Fortem’s DroneHunter is now available to shoot down rogue drones

As drones increase in availability, more organizations and governments are looking for ways to protect assets from nefarious drones. Fortem has developed a system called DroneHunter that, well, hunts drones. Literally. DroneHunter involves detecting and then removing drones by shooting...

/ January 9, 2018

Sony CES 2018 live blog

For Sony, CES is a show of sheer, brute force. It’s all about a big, flashy showing from a consumer electronics giant. And unlike big competitors like Samsung and LG, Sony hasn’t spent much of the past few weeks showing...

/ January 9, 2018