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The coolest girl at CES is the electrical engineer who built this robotic arm

LAS VEGAS — Marita Cheng took seven years to complete her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.<p>That’s because in between classes, she was founding a startup to help the disabled <i>and</i> a nonprofit to get more girls interested in robotics.<p>She’s basically my nerd superhero right now.<p>On the Eureka …

Toshiba's 5-in-1 laptop concept debuts at CES with a detachable keyboard

Sure, notebook makers crow about their 2-in-1 hybrids, but Toshiba's brought something to CES that'll humble its competition: a 5-in-1 laptop. The transforming device comes with a slick magnesium alloy case reminiscent of a MacBook, and a 13.3-inch touchscreen. So, just what can this laptop …

FINsix laptop adapter is tiny, yet powerful, arriving in time for summer

It's 2014, and while some of you have already upgraded to an Intel Haswell laptop, many still have to carry a bulky power adapter for the more demanding machines. Luckily, MIT spin-off FINsix has come up with a breakthrough technology that dramatically reduces both the size and weight of laptop …

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information exists not on screens, but projected onto our eyes, is likely watching the blossoming wearable technology market with great anticipation. With its iOptik system, wearables startup Innovega …

Augmented Reality

Intel's big CES news: Computers that run both Windows and Android

Plenty of computers makers have tried and failed to bring Windows and Android together, but that’s not stopping Intel from trying.<p>Intel is planning to announce a new push next week at CES for computers that run both Windows and Android, sources tell the Verge.<p>The initiative, internally dubbed “Dual …

Nvidia announces Tegra K1, features 192-core Kepler GPU

At tonight’s CES press event, Nvidia announced their next-gen Tegra processor, the Tegra K1. The Tegra K1 is a substantial upgrade from the Tegra 4, particularly when it comes to graphics prowess.<p>The new K1 chip comes in two pin-to-pin compatible versions. The first is a 32-bit quad-core chip with …

CES 2014: Nvidia Tegra K1 offers leap in graphics power

<b>Chip-maker Nvidia has announced a new processor destined for mobile devices that it says will offer better graphics than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.</b><p>The Tegra K1 features 192 GPU (graphics processing unit) cores, based on the same Kepler technology used in the US firm's high-end PC components.<p>It …

Nvidia Kicks Off CES With New Mobile Graphics Chip That Inspired California Crop Circle

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled a powerful mobile graphics chip that aims to transform the look and feel of video games and to power photorealistic digital dashboards and promote self-driving cars in the not so distant future.<p>But the new Tegra K1, which boasts 192 cores, may be generate more …

CES 2014: What's new at tech's big show?

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BMW unveils prototype self-driving car platform, i Remote app for Samsung Galaxy Gear and driver assistance technology

Automobile manufacturers, long laggard in the ways of technology, have been making a push in recent years to catch up with consumer expectations. BMW is one such car maker, and it's rolling out a suite of new technologies to improve its cars at CES 2014. First up is an improvement to its suite of …

CES 2014: Laptops to get Intel 3D depth sensing cameras

<b>Intel has said that laptops featuring 3D-camera technology developed by the chipmaker will go on sale this year.</b><p>It said seven firms would release products that contained its software and hardware, which would be indentified by the RealSense brand.<p>At a press conference in Las Vegas, Intel showed how …

Nikon previews pro-grade D4S camera with faster autofocusing

The D3300 isn't the only DSLR that Nikon will show at CES. The camera maker has revealed that it will preview its next-generation flagship camera, the D4S, at its booth on the show floor. While Nikon isn't saying much about the new pro cam's advantages over the D4, it's already talking up a new …

Intel announces Edison, a computer the size of an SD card

Intel built a processor for wearable computing, and now it has a tiny computer where that processor can live. At CES 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Edison, "a full Pentium-class PC" that's the size and shape of the SD card you might otherwise put in your camera. It's powered by a …

Intel dives into wearables with new smartwatch and headset devices

Intel wants to prove that it's not just a PC company anymore.<p>As the world has shifted to devices for people on the go, the company is trying to make sure it keeps apace with the market. Chief Executive Brian Krzanich on Monday introduced a bevy of wearable related technology at the Consumer …

Internet of Things

Fireweb, LG's first Firefox OS handset shows up at CES

LG's first-ever Firefox OS handset has already been making the rounds in Brazil, where's it been since October. And while we haven't heard much about US availability on the Fireweb (no real surprise there), the handset did show up here at CES, alongside a smattering of other already-announced …

Ozobot: Tiny autonomous gaming robots for tablets and beyond

LAS VEGAS -- The Ozobot is a little, vaguely spherical robot who just wants to know if you can come out and play. Looking a bit like a miniature R2D2 head, it roams across tablet tops or even offline board games. It's one little gadget for both the digital world and the physical world.<p>At its most …

Gear & Gadgets

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CES 2014: ClearView Audio Shows Off 'Clio' Clear Glass Wireless Speaker

ClearView Audio showed off its Clio Bluetooth wireless speaker at CES 2014, which boasts a unique "invisible" design consisting of an ultra-thin, curved acrylic glass transducer. The speaker's design allows for it to output sound in multiple directions, with volume up/down, mute, and Bluetooth …

Up close with Sony's futuristic Life Space UX projector

Sony unveiled Life Space UX, its wildly ambitious vision for future home displays, onstage at CES earlier today. In a tiny room in a tucked-away corner of their booth, we got a closer look at the interface — and we came away impressed.<p>Sony's demonstration was set in a mocked-up living room of the …

Whirlpool imagines a kitchen of the future with a touchscreen stovetop

Whirlpool is showing off a couple of its ideas for the kitchen of the future here at CES 2014, including an interactive touchscreen cooktop that can display recipes, Twitter and Facebook updates, news, weather, and more. If it ever becomes a reality, it could change the kitchen.<p>A simple mockup …

Yahoo acquires Aviate, the intelligent homescreen app for Android

Onstage at CES today, Marissa Mayer announced that Yahoo had acquired Aviate, an Android app that shows users a dynamic home screen with the best apps and information it thinks they need. The purchase fits into Mayer's ongoing strategy of creating personalized mobile software that becomes a daily …

Italian Google Glass competitor GlassUp shows off first prototype

Venice-based GlassUp today unveiled its first augmented reality glasses prototype, an interesting combination of Google Glass and a more conventional heads-up display. Most importantly, GlassUp projects an image onto a lens in front of you, and not on a prism up and to the right of your field of …

Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 tablet/laptop hybrid runs Windows 8.1 and Android - CNET

LAS VEGAS -- Asus is getting increasingly literal about their Transformer tablet line-up. The Transformer Book Duet TD300 doesn't sing literature to you (I'm sure there's an app for that) but it does offer a bevy of options for converting it into the device you need. Not only can it convert from a …