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Volkswagen confirms plans to launch CarPlay support later this year

Volkswagen, at CES 2015, has finally announced what it plans to do with both CarPlay and Android Auto. The German auto manufacturer has confirmed that it will begin shipping cars with CarPlay capabilities later this year in its 2016 models. We reported back July of last year that Volkswagen and …

Internet of Things

Toyota kickstarting fuel cell future with patent release

At CES 2015, Toyota announced it would make 5,680 patents related to fuel cell drive systems available as a means to help other automakers build fuel cell cars.<p>LAS VEGAS -- In an effort to get other automakers building fuel cell-powered cars and help fuel suppliers open new hydrogen-fueling …

Alternative Fuel

Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

When your kid's ear is throbbing at 2 a.m., you might want to grab the car keys and head to the emergency room. But now you can pick up your iPhone instead.<p>A startup called CellScope has built a little ear probe that you clip on top of your iPhone camera. The footage streams into an app where you …

Gear & Gadgets
Philips Hue

The selfie stick has taken over CES 2015

If 2014 was the year of the selfie stick, then CES 2015 may be the event where the product hits peak saturation. This year's International CES is …

Samsung's new SUHD TVs bring a ton of color to the screen

Ever since we arrived in Las Vegas it's been hard to avoid the movie poster-styled Samsung ads that tease "the most seductive TV of all time. Period." Now we finally found out what all the fuss is about. Samsung has just announced a lineup of curved-display SUHD TVs, all powered by the open-source …

Gear & Gadgets

Behold, a Hammock for Your Feet

This week in offbeat inventions: “The Foot Hammock,” a hammock for cubicle jockeys and gamers who often get restless sitting in front of the …

Brigham Young University

The latest CES unveiling: 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards finalists

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has unveiled the finalists for its 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards, recognizing excellence in Bluetooth products and applications.<p>The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced the finalists of its 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards that applaud the …

Oral-B

LG's biggest announcements of CES 2015

ZTE Grand X Max+ (Cricket Wireless) review: The best budget phablet you can buy - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Cricket's competitively priced ZTE Grand X Max+ has nimble front- and rear-facing cameras, a lightweight design and 4G LTE.<p><b>The Bad</b> The phone's smooth texture and large size render it unwieldy at times. Constant static on calls can be distracting.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Despite its few drawbacks, …

Gear & Gadgets

Tips and tricks for CES beginners from conference veterans

Being a first-time attendee at the world’s largest consumer electronics show can be a lot to handle. And the fact that it's held in Las Vegas makes …

Samsung Unveils Crazy-Small Drive That Gives You 1TB of Storage

Samsung unveiled the mighty mouse of storage devices at its Consumer Electronics Show presentation on Monday.<p>The company says its Portable SSD T1 …

Gear & Gadgets

Consumer Electronics Show: Electric roller skates 'save time'

A French inventor has unveiled what he is claiming is a "personal transportation system" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>The Rollkers look like electric roller skates and aim to give the same sensation as so-called airport travelators, allowing users to walk twice as fast as normal, …

CES

Samsung Is Trying To Pull Off A Bang & Olufsen

Samsung’s CES press conference was pretty dull. We mostly saw TVs, an SSD hard drive and of course washing machines and other home appliances. But the most interesting part of the conference was the focus on design for boring items, such as the Chef collection for the kitchen, a new lineup of 360° …

Android Phones

Sony unveils 4K action camera to supercharge your sports videos

LAS VEGAS — Sony is bringing 4K to action cameras.<p>Sony unveiled its first 4K-ready action camera, the FDR-X100V, which allows users to record …

Grid Connect ConnectSense Smart Outlet review: ConnectSense's solid, simple smart plug does what you ask, and nothing more - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The ConnectSense app makes it easy to control both of the outlets on the Grid Connect ConnectSense Smart Outlet as well as any other HomeKit device you own. The device itself works as promised.<p><b>The Bad</b> The $80 iOS only plug doesn't offer energy monitoring, dimming, or much of anything to …

Home Automation

CES Unveiled 2015: The Importance Of Staying Human At The World's Biggest Tech Show

<i>CES 2015 is underway in Las Vegas. But as Tech Editor Michael Rundle finds out, the best idea at the show might not be a Bluetooth Belt or a pair of</i> …

At last! A washing machine invented which does two different loads at once

Some of the hassle may about to be taken out of doing laundry with a first-ever washing machine that simultaneously handles two separate loads.<p>The Twin Wash system from LG Electronics features an ample-sized, front-loading washer resting atop a mini-unit that opened like a drawer and was designed …

LG Electronics

It's now even easier to stalk your pet with the Tagg GPS Plus pet tracker

The latest generation of Tagg, the GPS wearable for pets, will integrate with Alarm.com to include home automation features with the smart pet tracking.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Nervous pet owners rejoice: Tagg has announced that its latest GPS pet tracker will soon feature Alarm.com integration, making it …

Pets

Give Us a Few Flips, And We’ll Give You the World…in The Daily Edition

The Daily Edition is a new essential for Flipboard readers who want a fast, definitive roundup of the day’s news—with a little bit of fun thrown in …

Meet Some Extraordinary People in the New “My Magazine” Campaign

Over 10 million—that’s how many magazines our community has created since March 2013, when the feature launched. Now anyone can curate magazines …

The New Flipboard Gets Personal with Over 30,000 Topics to Follow

We’re on a quest to create the world’s best personal magazine, and today’s update—the third generation of Flipboard—builds on our core tenets. The …

What I’m Reading: California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

<i>Wanna run for office? Be prepared for some heavy reading. Besides writing laws that impact millions of people, you need to stay hyper informed and</i> …

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Firsthand Account From a Flipboard Curator

<i>Flipboard’s curator for Germany, Stefanie Bastian, remembers the night the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and suggests magazines to flip through in honor</i> …

From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

Celebrities Unfiltered, on Flipboard

WhoSay launched in 2010 with the goal of providing celebrities more control over how their pictures were used online. Its network has since grown to …

The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …