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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: Gadgets, Science, Clothing, Tech, Ces, Robots, Laundry, Consumer Tech, Seven Dreamers, Laundroid


Alexa, how is smart home technology changing the way we live?

We want to see the future, and it wants to hear from us. Voice assistant speakers like those from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant now dominate the smart home market, and the reason isn’t complicated: voice control is the simplest, most seamless way to make all of your smart home devices play nice and work together. With these smart speakers and hubs, you can say just a few words and the coffeemaker starts in the kitchen, lights turn on, window blinds go up, the TV flips on and the dog gets foo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Technology, Samsung, Siri, Sport, Cta, Ces, Things To Do, Soccer, Brookfield, Faa, Boeing, Voice


How Oracle inadvertently helped Nvidia spend $6.9 billion to win a deal away from Intel (INTC, ORCL, NVDA)

Chip maker Nvidia announced the largest acquisition in its history on Monday when it said it planned to buy Mellanox for $6.9 billion cash. It's a big win for Nvidia which reportedly jumped into the bidding late and pulled the company away from Intel. But the roots of the deal may have actually happened in 2018 when Oracle sold off its shares in Mellanox. Chip maker Nvidia announced the largest acquisition in its history on Monday with its plan to buy Mellanox for $6.9 billion cash. Mellanox ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Supreme Court, Samsung, Trends, Cisco, Intel, Ces, Nvidia, HPC, Ibm, Oracle, Mellanox, QLogic, Microsoft Intel, InfiniBand


Talking Tech, Gender, Pleasure and Politics With Lora DiCarlo’s Founder

"Hold the phone, did you just call women's sexual health and wellness 'profane?'"
Tags: Politics, Design, Interviews, Sex, Sexism, Tech, Ces, Feminism, Nsfw, Lgbtq, Sex Toys, Tech Industry, Inclusivity, LGBTQ Community, Pleasure Objects, Lora DiCarlo


This on-the-go carafe heats or cools water instantaneously as you pour

Good news for coffee and tea drinkers: No more wasting time and energy waiting for the perfect cup. Thanks to Heatworks, the company responsible for creating an innovative new heating carafe, you won’t have to. Using patented Heatworks’ Ohmic Array Technology, the DUO Smart Untethered Carafe has the power to heat (or cool!) water to the exact degree while you pour. The DUO Carafe has Frog Design to thank for its modern, sleek exterior, and it is the third in a line of award-winning collaboratio...
Tags: Design, Interviews, Ces, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Green Technology, Carafe, Heater, Callahan, Hot Water, Filtered Water, Heatworks, Jerry Callahan, Heating Technology


Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 February 2019

Enjoy the good life in the beautiful towns and villages of France’s Loire Valley this September. See details below. Good morningThere’s more craziness this week than I can remember for a long while, and much of it gleefully commented on in the last couple of items below.I prepared a review of a fun little gadget that I’d got prior to Christmas, and was going to present it to you this morning.  But I checked and could no longer find the gadget on Amazon, or on the official supplier website either...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Europe, England, London, California, France, Scotland, Trains, Miscellaneous, US, Samsung, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newsletter


Twitter opens applications for its ‘prototype’ program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations

Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first set of tests will focus on how interactions between people, and specifically replies, appear on Twitter. They will include a new design for replies to make it easier to follow a conversation; rounded shapes on reply tweets; indents to follow responses; hiding engagement and sharing behind a tap ...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Ces, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Haider, NDA, Kara Swisher, Sara Haider, Twitter Rules


Twitter opens applications for its beta program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations

Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first set of tests will focus on how interactions between people, and specifically replies, appear on Twitter. They will include a new design for replies to make it easier to follow a conversation; rounded shapes on reply tweets; indents to follow responses; hiding engagement and sharing behind a tap ...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Ces, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Haider, NDA, Kara Swisher, Sara Haider, Twitter Rules


This USB-C To Lightning Cable Gives Your Apple Device Superpowers

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know that the USB-C standard is one of the biggest and best things to happen to consumer gadgets. The port is universal and is capable of doing quite a lot, including both power and data transfer. USB-C can power anything from a smartphone to a laptop, is capable of much higher data transfer speeds, and probably the most important feature yet… fast charging.Companies are eager to jump onto the USB-C bandwagon, with big players like Griffin, Belkin,...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Ces, Macbook, Lightning, Lightning cable, Anker, Product Design, Apple MFi, Cascade Cable, Griffin Belkin, Apple MFI Lightning, Cascade Cable Since Apple, Admiral Galaxy Anchor and Black Magic


Xiaomi schedules MWC 2019 event on February 24, Mi MIX 3 5G expected [Update: Invite]

Update - February 13, 2019: Xiaomi has sent out invites for the February 24 event and has also teased it on social channels. The event starts at 10:30 AM CET (3PM IST). The invite doesn't give any hint on what to expect. Earlier rumors revealed that the company will launch the Mi MIX 3 5G. It will also likely showcase the Mi 9 after it goes official February 20th. Counting the days until #MWC19 Guess the products we're going to release! #MakeItHappen pic.twitter.com/dv9NQVUHMQ — Mi (@xiaom...
Tags: News, Samsung, Blogging, Ces, Xiaomi, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Mwc 2019, Xiaomi MWC 2019


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


iRobot’s robotic lawnmower was 10 years in the making

Meet Terra, the latest product line from iRobot destined to be forever known as the “Roomba for lawns.” There are worse names, of course. After all, with the Roomba line, iRobot was able do what countless startups have tried and failed before and after — introduce a truly mainstream home robot. If the Massachusetts-based hardware company is able to do the same for yard work, it will be a truly impressive feat indeed. Like most of what iRobot does, however, work on the lawn-mowing robot has b...
Tags: TC, Hardware, Germany, Massachusetts, Tech, Ces, Honda, Robotics, Roomba, Irobot, Wichita, Terra, Colin Angle, Bedford Mass, Terra Codenamed


This countertop dishwasher promises to wash your dishes in just 10 minutes

Living in a tiny apartment — or tiny home — no longer needs to mean giving up the luxury of a dishwasher. Meet Tetra, an award-winning countertop dishwasher that’s not only compact and cute as a button, but is also easy to install (no plumbing needed) and affordable with a limited pre-order price of $299. Produced by Heatworks and designed by frog, the small-but-mighty Tetra is marketed with a 10-minute load cycle and was recently demoed at CES 2019 earlier this month. Winner of the CES 2019 B...
Tags: Design, Ces, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Dishwasher, Frog, Carousel Showcase, Charleston, Modular Design, TETRA, Energy-Efficient Appliances, Heatworks, Tetra Dishwasher, CES 2019, Countertop Dishwasher, Water Saving Design


Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle debuts at CES

It may have taken five years, but Harley-Davidson’s vision for the electric motorcycle market is here and ready for pre-order. First conceptualized with a prototype in 2014, the production-ready model made its European debut at the Milan press conference of the EICMA show last November and appeared again at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in early January. The company reports that deliveries on the sleek, speedy ride will ship in the fall, 2019 and the price tag will be $29,79...
Tags: Design, Technology, Milan, Ces, Las Vegas, Bright Ideas, Electric, Charging, Battery, Harley-davidson, Motorcycle, Consumer Electronics Show CES, Electric Motorcycle, CES2019. CES


Could the Future of Skincare Shopping Eliminate the Need For In-Store Beauty Consultants?

If you're invested in skin care - and if you buy skincare products, you know it's often an investment - there's a few shopping options we've all grown accustomed to: purchasing online after reading or watching reviews, deciding to buy after seeing a post (or more likely, #ad) on Instagram, or taking a chance in a store. The latter has been somewhat of an alleged ghost town for consumers; in 2019, we have everything we need at our fingertips. I say "alleged" because many publications like to cove...
Tags: Instagram, Singapore, Los Angeles, Tech, Ces, Beauty, Shanghai, Tokyo, Skin Care, Sephora, Sunset Boulevard, Ulta, Beauty News, Jouer, SK-II, Facial Treatment Essence


Could the Future of Skincare Shopping Eliminate the Need For In-Store Beauty Consultants?

If you're invested in skincare - and if you buy skincare products, you know it's often an investment - there's a few shopping options we've all grown accustomed to: purchasing online after reading or watching reviews, deciding to buy after seeing a post (or more likely, #ad) on Instagram, or taking a chance in a store. The latter has been somewhat of an alleged ghost town for consumers; in 2019, we have everything we need at our fingertips. I say "alleged" because many publications like to cover...
Tags: Instagram, Singapore, Religion, Los Angeles, Tech, Ces, Shanghai, Tokyo, Skin Care, Sephora, Sunset Boulevard, Ulta, Beauty News, Jouer, SK-II, Facial Treatment Essence


Lenovo’s smart speaker also doubles as your bedside alarm clock

Imagine your Google Home Mini grew a screen, and displayed the time. That’s what the Lenovo Smart Clock is, and it’s positioned as the perfect smart speaker for your bedside. With a 4-inch IPS touchscreen display alongside the smart speaker, the Smart Clock accepts voice commands, and replies back to you not just with voice, but occasionally with visual data too. Designed to be the smart speaker that wakes you up and gets you ready for the day, the Lenovo Smart Clock is like a dedicated Google-b...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Audio, Ces, Lenovo, Product Design, Smart Clock, Google Home Mini, Ces2019


GoSun unveils solar cooker that lets you serve up some sizzling meals at night

San Francisco-based GoSun has become synonymous for their ground-breaking solar-powered cookers that use nothing more than sunlight to cook entire meals. Now, the company has just unveiled two new game-changing products at this year’s CES event, the GoSun Fusion, a solar stove capable of cooking day or night, and the GoSun Chill, a solar refrigerator system that can keep food and beverages cold without using a drop of fuel. Using the company’s patented solar cooking technology, the GoSun Fusi...
Tags: Design, San Francisco, Ces, Gallery, Innovation, Clean Energy, Solar Power, Sustainable Design, Eat & Drink, Green Innovation, Solar Cookers, CES 2019, Gosun, GoSun Fusion, Solar Ovens, Solar-powered Refrigerators


For Immediate Release 172: The double-edged sword of a Facebook meme

Suspicion about the consequences and outcomes of the #10YearChallenge meme on Facebook kicked off discussion in the January episode of “The Hobson & Holtz Report”, aka FIR podcast episode 172. Is it just a harmless meme? Or is it a surveillance nightmare? Shel and Neville weight in. Here’s the line-up of all the topics that caught our attention and prompted lively conversation in this episode: Lost trust in Facebook led to wariness about a user-generated meme.Adobe is bringing part...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Instagram, Adobe, Social Networks, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Eu, Society, Blogging


FaceID… now for pets too.

Imagine this. You’ve got more than one pet. Probably a family of cats or dogs or both. You keep separate feeding bowls for each, but when you’re not around, there’s that one dastardly pet that dominates all those bowls. One pet that bullies the others and eats their food. That’s a problem, right? It’s not the most glamorous problem for technology and artificial intelligence to solve, but it’s a problem nevertheless.Showcased at CES 2019 (and also a winner of the CES Innovation Award), Mookkie’...
Tags: Google, Pet, Design, Technology, Pets, Ces, Artificial Intelligence, Bowl, Product Design, Mookie, Ces2019, Mookkie


The Cascade Cables Are The USB-C To Lightning Cable Gives Your Apple Device Superpowers

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know that the USB-C standard is one of the biggest and best things to happen to consumer gadgets. The port is universal and is capable of doing quite a lot, including both power and data transfer. USB-C can power anything from a smartphone to a laptop, is capable of much higher data transfer speeds, and probably the most important feature yet… fast charging.Companies are eager to jump onto the USB-C bandwagon, with big players like Griffin, Belkin,...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Ces, Macbook, Lightning, Lightning cable, Popular, Anker, Product Design, Random, Apple MFi, Charging Cable, Cascade Cable, Eastern Collective


Bringing Design to CES: A Look at Audi’s Booth Design

At an event where products take center stage, an excellent booth can steal the show Audi first decided to present at the Consumer Electronics Show eight years ago, and was the first auto manufacturer to do so. This year at the show the entire North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center was dedicated to automotive, with many brands choosing to exhibit there over the flagship …
Tags: Design, Interviews, Ces, Audi, Consumer Electronics Show, Booth, Booth Design, CES 2019, North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center


How 3 Legacy Brands Are Using Tech to Personalize Beauty

While products you'll soon see in retailers like Best Buy made up the bulk of this year's CES activations, brands that you more often find in the aisles of CVS and Walgreens also took part. Neutrogena, L'Oreal and Procter & Gamble are among the beauty brands betting big on the personalization tech can deliver for...
Tags: Advertising, Ces, Walgreens, Cvs, Procter Gamble, Neutrogena L Oreal


5G Isn’t a Reality Yet, but It’s Looking Promising

Just because everyone's thinking about 5G doesn't mean everyone understands what it is or what it might imply for their industries and brands. You might have a better idea if you'd attended CES where it was a hot topic. For those of you not lucky enough to be one of the 180,000 attendees, here's a...
Tags: Advertising, Ces, Voice


Smart Products Abound at CES 2019

From mirrors to coffee machines, assistants are migrating into nearly every product At this year’s CES, countless products on display promoted their assisted capabilities. Last year’s show delivered us the first glimpses of virtual assistants embedded into everyday devices, but 2019 previewed the phenomenon’s mainstreaming—Google Assistant in a mirror, Amazon’s Alexa taking queries from inside your toilet and more. There is valid skepticism about the possibility of …
Tags: Google, Amazon, Design, Tech, Ces, Devices, Alexa, Consumer Electronics Show, Smart appliances, Amazon Alexa, Smart Tech, Google Assistant, CES 2019


AR startup Meta’s assets sold to a mystery ‘known name’ that will support existing headsets

Augmented reality technology enables us to see things in places where they may not actually exist. And sometimes, that paradigm might also apply to augmented reality startups themselves. Meta, the AR startup that was incubated at Y-Combinator and became the first to ship a set of “end-to-end” AR glasses (including hardware, software, direct tracking optics and SDK) to the market, raising a lot of money and high hopes in the process — only to crash, in recent weeks, into insolvency as it ran both...
Tags: TC, China, US, Tech, Ces, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Meta, Magic Leap, Lenovo, Sdk, Blippar, Gribetz, Meron Gribetz Meta, Tencent Dolby Comcast


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


Consumer Tech and Advertiser Needs Could Be More Complementary in 2019

At last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the 200,000 attendees--not to mention everyone else following from afar--were, like most years, promised the future. There were, like most years, plenty of internet-connected devices, virtual reality and augmented reality announcements and demos, half-baked or nearly cooked 5G cars and phones and adorable robots. And yet,...
Tags: Advertising, Ces, Las Vegas, Consumer Electronics Show


Testing ZF’s Autonomous Ride-Hailing Taxi

We try out a robo-taxi at CES, and learn where the industry really is at on the road to autonomous lifts As Silicon Valley and the car industry continue to converge, we’re seeing an increasing presence of autonomous cars at the Consumer Electronics Show, including an autonomous robo-taxi that we caught a ride in this year. The ZF Autonomous Ride-Hailing Taxi is a prototype that’s meant …
Tags: Design, Tech, Ces, Silicon Valley, Autonomous Cars, Taxi, Consumer Electronics Show, Autonomous Driving, ZF, CES 2019


What Harley Davidson and BMW Are Doing to Make Future Mobility Revolve Around You

Of all the smart technologies brands displayed at CES this year, it was the transportation industry that seemed to get the most attention and capture the imaginations of the most attendees. Smart mobility is something that will affect all of us. On-site in Las Vegas, Adweek had the opportunity to catch up with some of...
Tags: Advertising, Ces, Bmw, Harley Davidson, Las Vegas Adweek