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RIP Your Dreams of Never Folding Laundry Again, the Laundroid Is Dead

The next time you find yourself worried about the robot apocalypse, remember that after years of development this little robot couldn’t even fold laundry.Read more...
Tags: Laundry, Laundroid, Seven Dreamers, Clothing, Robots, Gadgets, Tech, Consumer Tech, Ces


Spotify Is Reportedly Looking to Acquire Some of Your Favorite Podcasts in Deal With Gimlet Media

Spotify may be in discussions to acquire Gimlet Media and its roster of beloved podcasts, including titles like Reply All and Crimetown.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Podcasts, Ces, Gimlet Media


MSI's Latest Laptops Are Smaller, Sturdier, and Some Even Vibrate

When MSI released the GS65 last year, it took a risk. Instead of making something massively powerful like the GT75, MSI swapped out its typical red-and-black color scheme and focused on a thin-and-light to create a more portable, but still fast all-rounder. And as a result, the GS65 became the company’s best selling…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Ces, Computers, MSI, Notebooks, Laptops, Alexa, Gaming Laptops, CES 2019, The Customer Is Always Right, Msi Gs75


Skin Care Tech Is Already Having a Big Year

Las Vegas might not be the first place you think of when it comes to the future of skin care—it’s in the desert after all. But at this year’s CES, skin care tech was at the show in full force.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Las Vegas, Skin Care, Loreal, Olay, CES 2019, Opte


Flying Car Predictions Are More Pessimistic in the Age of Trump

Last week, there was an interesting but subtle change in the way that Americans talk about the future. And it’s probably a sign of bad things ahead for technology.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Ces, Flying Cars, Flying Car, Terrafugia, Trump, Vaporware, Uber Elevate


The Totally Unofficial CES 2019 Meta Awards

Every year, CES sets the stage for all the wild, wonderful, and boundary-pushing tech we expect to see later in the year. But sometimes, as cool as all those gadgets are, some of the most interesting things at CES are all the inane stunts, absurd observations, and oddly touching moments that happen away from the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, CES 2019, The Unofficial Best Of Best Of Ces Awards, Saddest Booth At Ces, Sleepiest People At Ces


The 13 Coolest Things We Saw at CES This Year

Several people on the ground at CES in Las Vegas told me that it was down year. I’d argue that it was just plain boring. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some neat gadgets in the mix. In fact, a baker’s dozen of them were just plain amazing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Ces, Vr, Las Vegas, Lg, Ose, Vizio, Sex Toys, Soundbars, Vive, Tcl, Skin, Ossia, The North Face, Spigen


The Weird, Bizarre, and Amusing Tech at CES 2019

For all the cool gadgets that get shown off at CES, there’s also a bunch of things that make even the most jaded tech bloggers squint in a mix of confusion and amused befuddlement. Some of it you’ll find on the main show floor, others you’ll find in the nooks and corners at the Sands Expo and Eureka Park.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Ces, Consumer Tech, Sands Expo, CES 2019, Eureka Park Read


The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean


The First Bendable Phone Is an Exciting Piece of Junk

Back in November, just days before Samsung teased its flexible display phone, Royole burst onto the scene with the Flexpai, the world’s first bendy phone. Sadly, demos were held in San Francisco, and I was in New York. By the time I found out, there simply wasn’t enough time for me to get there.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Samsung, San Francisco, Smartphones, Ces, Flexible Displays, CES 2019, Flexpai, Royole Flexpai, Bendy Gadgets Need To Be Better Than This, Bendy Phones, Flexible Gadgets


AMD CEO Talks Ray Tracing Development and Future Windows Laptops

AMD CEO Lisa Su sat down with press, including Gizmodo, yesterday to chat about the company’s CES announcements. The conversation started with a bang, addressing Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s criticisms of AMD less than an hour earlier, then moved to a broad discussion of AMD’s business. Of particular note was the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Nvidia, Amd, Gizmodo, Lisa Su, RYZEN, Jensen Huang, CES 2019, Ryzen 2


Acer's New Swift 7 Is So Thin It Doesn't Seem Real

At some point, Acer is going to have to give up its yearly quest to make the Swift 7 just a little bit slimmer, but that time hasn’t come yet, because at CES 2019 Acer has once again triumphed over physics to create something stupendously skinny.Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Ces, Acer, Laptops, CES 2019, Acer Swift 7, How Thin Will They Go


I Tried Really Hard to Rip These Incredibly Tough Pantyhose and Failed Miserably

There’s a lot wrong with women’s fashion, but torn stockings rank pretty high on the list of annoying quirks I’ve just learned to shut up and deal with. Seriously, anything will tear pantyhose. Is your toenail hideously long? Tear. Did you walk too close to a sharp table edge? Giant hole in your thigh. Did you simply…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Ces, CES 2019, Sheertex


With Spigen's New Over-the-Air Charging Case, We're One Step Closer to Truly Wireless Power Being a Reality

Over the past few years, Ossia has impressed us with demonstrations of its over-the-air power delivery system which promises to make charging cables and pads obsolete. But it’s always been just demos of prototypes, which feels like a constant tease of a future we want right now. For CES 2019, however, Ossia worked…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Smartphones, Ces, Power, Cases, Wireless, Charging, Ossia, Consumer Tech, Cota, Spigen, CES 2019, Ces2019, Forever Sleeve


Sitting In This Lamborghini Massage Chair Was Like Having Bad Sex With Optimus Prime

CES is a physically taxing event. So far, according to my trusty Fitbit Versa, I have walked upwards of 50,000 steps while carrying a 15-pound backpack. I busted my knee, I’m fighting a cold, and I don’t remember what the loving embrace of a human feels like.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, CES 2019, Bodyfriend, Massage Chair


I'm on a Boat—in the Middle of the Desert

I don’t have my swim trunks or my flippy-floppies, and there aren’t any dolphins anywhere, but you can’t stop me ‘cause I’m on a boat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Online Shopping, Boats, Voice Assistants, Yachts, Consumer Tech, Furrion, CES 2019, The First Boat At Ces, Numarine


Nvidia CEO Trashes AMD's New GPU: 'The Performance Is Lousy'

Yesterday I spent two hours listening to the CEOs of rival companies talk trash about each other. It reminded me of my parents right after their divorce. Nvidia was shit talking AMD, and AMD politely responded with just enough bite for you to take notice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Nvidia, Amd, Lisa Su, Jensen Huang, CES 2019


This Robot Doesn't Care If You Want to Buy It, But Maybe That's Why It'll Succeed

Home robots had a bad 2018, and compared to previous years, they’re not as visible on the ground at CES 2019, too. The robots that haven’t bit the dust tend to be of the “teach kids how to code” variety, or conceptual bots like the laundry folding FoldiMate that at this point are more CES perennials than likely…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Robots, Robotics, Misty Robotics, CES 2019


There's a Cleaning Kit Hidden Inside This Portable NES so You'll Never Have to Blow on a Cartridge Again

Do I need another portable gaming device weighing down my backpack every time I leave the house? My spine says no, but the retro gamer in me loves the idea of taking an NES with me wherever I roam. As handheld consoles go, My Arcade’s RetroChamp, announced at CES this year, pushes the boundaries of portable gaming.…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nes, Ces, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, My Arcade, CES 2019, Ces2019, Retrochamp


Olay Convinced Me to Moisturize By Showing Me What I'll Look Like in 20 Years

Las Vegas is a very bad place for skin. The casinos are full of smoke, the air is dry, and there are damaging UV rays everywhere because well, it’s the desert. And while I packed some drug store moisturizer and sunscreen for my trip to CES 2019, I have admittedly been very remiss about maintaining a good skin care…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Las Vegas, Olay, CES 2019, Skin Tech, I Still Have Time To Fix This


This Wand Is Like a Real-Life Photoshop Editor for Your Skin

When it comes to good skin, at least there’s always photo-editing software. In real life, however, the only solution to covering up age spots, acne scars, redness, and dark circles is slathering on creams. But Opté’s beauty wand is like taking a Photoshop airbrush to your skin in real life. In fact, after watching it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, CES 2019, Opte, Skin Tech


AMD Has a New Very Fancy GPU [Updated]

Usually, the biggest announcements at CES are over with by the end of the first day, but during its second-day keynote AMD CEO Lisa Su announced a new GPU, the AMD Radeon VII. According to Su, it is the very first 7nm graphics card available to consumers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Graphics, Amd, Gpu, Gpus, Consumer Tech, AMD Radeon, Lisa Su, AMD Vega, CES 2019, Amd Radeon Vii


AMD Has a New Very Fancy GPU

Usually, the biggest announcements at CES are over with by the end of the first day, but during its second-day keynote AMD CEO Lisa Su announced a new GPU, the AMD Radeon VII. According to Su, it is the very first 7nm graphics card available to consumers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Graphics, Amd, Gpu, Gpus, Consumer Tech, AMD Radeon, Lisa Su, AMD Vega, CES 2019, Amd Radeon Vii


I Was Over 8K TVs Before They Even Happened

Okay, it’s the first day of CES, which means the TV makers have all announced their TVs, and yes they’re all neat looking, especially the 8K TVs top manufacturers are promising to ship this year. They are legit beautiful—so why am I so underwhelmed?Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Ces, 4k, Sony, Lg, Vizio, Televisions, 8K, CES 2019


A Glimpse at the Glorious Future of Display Tech

LG Display is not LG. LG Display makes displays that go in products from a wide variety of companies—including many LG competitors. And it’s really good at making those displays. Its concepts are a peek at what to expect from TV, laptop, and phone makers in the coming years.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Ces, Lg, Televisions, Lg Display, CES 2019, LG LG Display


Is CES Afraid Of Sex or Women or Both?

CES, the annual conference showcasing the cutting-edge in consumer tech, has a reputation for not only being dominated by men, but largely catering to them. That bias was spectacularly on display this week after an impressive-sounding sex toy had its award revoked for being “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Sex Tech, CES 2019, How Do You Do Fellow Women


Google Pushes Deeper Into Homes With Digital Assistant Updates

Google’s voice-activated assistant will be integrated with new devices including DISH Network Corp.’s Hopper receivers, Sonos Inc. speakers, KitchenAid appliances and Samsung Electronics Co. televisions, the company said Tuesday at CES in Las Vegas. Google, Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are battling to distribute their digital assistants as widely as possible in a bid to dominate an emerging new way to interact with computers. Alphabet Inc.’s Google is trying to position its assistant as the ...
Tags: Google, Science, Ces, Las Vegas, Kitchenaid, Alphabet Inc, Amazon com Inc, Samsung Electronics Co, DISH Network Corp, Sonos Inc, Google Apple Inc


Lenovo's Cheap Android Tablets Double as Alexa Speakers

The tablet is lazy. At least that’s what Lenovo seems to think. The company believes tablets can be used for more than watching Netflix and playing Solitaire. So today, it’s launching two tablets (both under $300) that double as Alexa devices—complete with docks that double as Bluetooth speakers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Netflix, Lenovo, Alexa, Consumer Tech, Alexa Speakers, CES 2019, Lenovo Smart Tab M10, Lenovo Smart Tab P10


Lenovo and Google Figured Out the Perfect Alarm Clock

It took a couple of years, but we finally have the perfect application of Google Assistant—an alarm clock. The Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant looks like a sibling to Google’s Home Hub and Home Mini. Only instead of being a hub for smart home control, or a dinky speaker with Google Assistant built in, its…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ces, Clocks, Smart Home, Lenovo, Home Hub, Alarm Clock, Google Assistant, CES 2019, Lenovo Smart Clock


Google Is Blitzing CES with a Literal Rollercoaster Full of Google Assistant Tech

OK, it’s a small coaster, but after a couple years of attending CES, between the Google vending machines, the Google branded monorail, and a bunch of new features for the Google Assistant, it feels like Google is flexing on the world’s biggest trade show in a way it never has before. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ces, Google Maps, Voice Assistant, Consumer Tech, Google Assistant, CES 2019, Google Assistant Asserts Its Dominance, Lenovo Smart Clock, Google Ride, Interpreter Mode



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