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With 100M ThinkPads sold, Lenovo unveils its latest commercial laptops at CES

Lenovo has sold more than 100 million ThinkPad laptops in its history. And it hopes to add to that record with a series of new laptops being unveiled at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas this week.<p>IBM began selling its first ThinkPads in 1992, and it sold off its PC division to Lenovo in …

Consumer Tech

Wearables and the smart home dominate CES Unveiled

Voices: Can there ever be too much tech? Not at CES

LAS VEGAS – NASCAR opens its season with the equivalent of its Super Bowl, the Daytona 500.<p>So does tech.<p>The Consumer Electronics Show, which this year opens Tuesday and runs through Friday, is a loud, proud – some might argue shrill, Fellini-esque – opener to the tech season. It's also a tapestry …

Virtual Reality

Las Vegas airport preps for tech-savvy travelers

GM to announce new connected-car features at CES

General Motors wants to make it easier for you to shop in your car.<p>A significantly expanded OnStar in-vehicle concierge service will be unveiled by General Motors at this week's 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the automaker announced Sunday.<p>As part of the company's expanding …

General Motors

Withings debuts Activité Pop smartwatch, brings an affordable splash of color to the original

Withings announced its new Activité Pop smartwatch today during CES. While the original model will set you back $450, the new “Pop” version will only cost you $150. For that much lower price you’ll gain the same fitness-tracking functionality of the original, including compatibility with the Health …

HP Pavilion Mini and Stream Mini shrink the desktop PC

LAS VEGAS — You might think it's a little last-minute to be coming out with a Mac mini clone, but HP thinks it's better late than never. At CES 2015, …

CES Will Be Lousy With Wearables

On the cusp of the annual plunge into the CES-pool, where a gigantic cocktail shaker of consumer electronics companies will spray forth what will mostly turn out to be forlorn hopes for growth, it’s customary to shake one’s head at the sorry, self-obsessed state of tech.<p>But there is perhaps …

Wearable Tech

Yo Dawg! LG Hears You Like Washing Machines…

LG has taken your laundry to the next level with the introduction of a new front-loading washer with a Twin Wash system. What does that mean?<p>It means that LG has packed a regular-sized washing machine with an extra, mini washing machine in the bottom. This allows you to do two separate loads at the …

Washing Machines

iOn takes on lifestyle cameras at CES 2015 with mini SnapCam

Known primarily for its action cams, iOn manages to squeeze an HD camera, wireless connectivity and a long battery life into an ultratiny body.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Camera maker iOn branched out last year from its line of action cams by getting into the home-security camera market with the iOn the Home. At …

LG Twin Wash review: This well-rounded washer offers a little bit of everything - CNET

<b>The Good</b> LG's $1,500 WM5000HVA has a very intuitive display and a lot of advanced features -- including an Android and iOS app and an optional $730 Sidekick washer. It looks nice, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> It didn't do as well at removing stains as GE's $1,400 GFWR4805FMC, the app is very glitchy and the …

CES 2015: Smart watches and fitness trackers everywhere: solar, Swarovski crystals, and more

While Apple is set to release its Watch sometime early this year, CES 2015 is already packed with smartwatches with a range of focuses including fitness, fashion, and utility. We already saw Withings show off its colorful and affordable Activité Pop smartwatch with 8 month battery life, and others …

At The Gadget Show: Curved phones, smarter homes, fuel cells

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Go ahead, peek at our patents. Toyota will allow others to use several thousand of its patented or patent-pending technologies for …

Virtual Reality

GE’s new smart appliances are cool, but where are my retrofits?

GE is introducing some smart appliances designed to save time and energy at CES in Las Vegas this week, but all I can wonder as I gaze into my more …

Hidden Gems to Look for at the Consumer Electronics Show:

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is still worth watching.<p>While big tech names like Apple, Google, and Microsoft are noticeably absent from …

TCL and Philips add Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor to TVs

Matchstick, the Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor that made waves on Kickstarter last year, is teaming up with TCL and Philips/AOC to integrate …

Audi Sends A Self-Driving Car 566 Miles To CES

According to Audi, the best way to avoid a mind-numbing stretch of highway is to let the car do the driving. Audi has showed off its “piloted …

The Coolest Smartwatches Being Shown at CES 2015

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Audi's self-driving car is traveling 550 miles to Las Vegas

Audi is confident that its self-driving car technology is ready for prime time -- so confident, in fact, that it's about to give the platform a very public long-distance test. An A7 Sportback with the mostly autonomous hardware is traveling 550 miles from Stanford, California, to CES in Las Vegas, …

AT&T's CES splash: It's not about smartphones anymore

LAS VEGAS -- AT&T had a lot to share at its developer conference, including new partners for its smart home and connected car programs and a panel discussing the Internet of Things.<p>Oh, and the company quietly slipped in an announcement that it will carry LG's G Flex 2.<p>The focus of AT&T's annual …

Big tech trends at CES 2015

Any pen or pencil is a stylus to this Lenovo tablet

Lenovo’s Yoga 2 tablet may have been announced back in October, but the kickstand-equipped tablet is showing off a new trick this week at CES in Las …

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 …

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 …