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Why are people scared of Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes? Oh right, because of this.

You know when someone “jokes” about something that actually makes you deeply insecure, and you’re forced to laugh it off because it would be awkward to do anything else? Imagine it happening for hours at a nationally televised award show, and that’s basically Ricky Gervais’s method of hosting the …

Comedy

Invention for stopping chimney draughts saves Brits £74 a year on heating bills

The Chimney Sheep, invented in Cumbria, is proving a winter warmer<p>A new invention made of British wool, which stops hot air in homes escaping up chimneys, has had a warm reception from customers after independent research revealed it saves £64 a year on heating bills.<p>The Chimney Sheep, which was …

IBM's Ginni Rometty Finds More Work For Watson at CES

IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty is ushering in a new era for Watson at CES, a consumer electronic and technology show, in Las Vegas. Speaking at a keynote on …

'Pebble Seizure Detect' Is A Brilliant Use For Smartwatches That Could Save Lives

Wearables can detect seizures and notify friends and family.<p>Forget the Apple Watch -- that's what the man behind a potentially lifesaving app for people with epilepsy did.<p>Ryan Clark, a video game developer, has created an app for the popular Pebble smartwatch that can detect when a user is …

Global markets turmoil echoes 2008 financial crisis, warns George Soros

Billionaire investor-turned-philanthropist says China’s struggle to find a new growth model is spreading problems to the rest of the world<p>Billionaire speculator George Soros has added to the gloom in global markets by claiming the world risks a return to the turmoil of the 2008 financial …

Stock Markets

Kodak Launches Virtual Reality Consumer Camera at CES

The more Google Cardboards and Samsung Gear VRs that are sold worldwide, the bigger an audience there is for consumer content creators to explore …

This is Polaroid's impressive new consumer-friendly 3D printer

3D printers are everywhere at CES, but Polaroid’s foray into the market was particularly interesting. As such, I swung by to catch a demo of its very Polaroid-y looking ModelSmart 250s 3D printer.<p>The printer is designed to be simpler for consumers to operate. As opposed to popular competitors like …

More Cool Stuff From CES 2016: Pictures

Bragi’s truly wireless earbuds are finally here, and they’re actually good

It took more than a year, but German company Bragi is finally shipping those buzzy wireless earbuds to its Kickstarter backers. Better yet, the company has a handful of those final production versions here at CES, and I finally got to try them.<p>During my elevator ride up to Bragi's suite on the 29th …

Messenger to the masses: Facebook app hits 800M users

Just how big can Facebook's Messenger app get? Try 800 million monthly active users and counting.<p>The social-networking giant said Thursday its mobile messaging app crossed that mark near year's end. That means the app added 100 million new users worldwide since June.<p>Messenger was the quickest …

Apps