CES 2017

By Rewi.re | Interesting announcements and tech appearing at CES

The best virtual reality from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Whatever problems virtual reality had in 2016, the industry also laid important groundwork, and it’s starting to pay off — particularly at the experimental New Frontier showcase of this week’s Sundance Film Festival. Last year, VR took over a New Frontier that felt somewhat ill-prepared for it, …

Virtual Reality

CES 2017: Intel's Project Alloy Is the VR System I Want in My Living Room

Over the last year, we’ve seen a transition from the peak of virtual reality (VR) hype into the much more tempered—and consequently less …

Virtual Reality

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CES 2017: Key trends

Fifty years since the inception of CES, “consumer electronics” doesn’t begin to describe the full scope of the event.<p>“It’s no longer a technology …

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The most promising headphones from CES

Audio-Technica, Klipsch, and Blue are freshening up the plethora of audiophile choice<p>Headphones at the Consumer Electronics Show this year were a subdued affair. No huge and dramatic launches; no nervous energy about the impact of a future iPhone without a headphone jack, as there was in 2016. It …

Headphones

How a smart breast pump won CES

Building something that solves a real problem is a good place to start.<p>When we previewed CES 2017 last week, none of our editors saw the Willow smart breast pump coming. But the humble device, which slides into a nursing mother's bra and allows for hands-free pumping, won two of our Best of CES …

The Game Boy is back at CES 2017 as the Super Retro Boy

If you have a bunch of old Game Boy games gathering dust, the company Retro-Bit has something for you. It's the Super Retro Boy -- a 2017 take on Nintendo's Game Boy. And at CES in Las Vegas, there was a working prototype that was so fun to play that it left a directional pad indent in my thumb.<p>The …

Nintendo

CES 2017: New routers defend smart homes against hacks

<b>Security firms have launched routers at CES that can stop smart household gadgets being hijacked by hackers.</b><p>Symantec, BitDefender and Intel unveiled devices that scrutinise data as it flows across home networks.<p>The companies say routers with built-in defences will be essential as homes are filled …

Smart Homes

Wrist-mounted subwoofer Basslet announces pricing and shipping

Crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year, Lofelt‘s wrist-mountable subwoofer is shipping to its backers as we speak. Basslet will be available to order on February 7 for $199. I tried it out at CES and am eager to share some first impressions.<p>The Basslet is a square black box that goes on your wrist. …

Roost wants to keep you from laying pipe all night long

Smart home supplier Roost has confirmed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 that its Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is now available for pre-order.<p>The appliance aims to improve home safety by sending “up-to-the-minute” alerts to a homeowner’s smartphone on any water damages. Roost …

The coolest health-tech products we saw at CES 2017

LAS VEGAS — At CES 2017, we previewed some of the coolest health tech set to hit the market.<p>From a brand new take on the electric breast pump to a discreet way to check sobriety during a night on the town, trust us, there's a lot of neat stuff on the horizon.<p>1. Proof<p>The Proof wearable wants to help …

Wearable Tech

Watch HTC Vive's wireless VR adapter and object tracker in action

Virtual reality has plenty of hurdles to surpass before it reaches mainstream acceptance, among them is the need to be tethered to a computer for high-quality VR. So it's no surprise that wireless VR tracking is a big focus for the HTC Vive this year. And on top of that, the Vive Tracker will also …

Virtual Reality

CES 2017: Camera Roundup - Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, and Panasonic

The Consumer Electronics Show is the world's largest tech show, and it's in its 50th annual iteration this year. While drones, laptop, mobiles, …

Qualcomm says 5G is the biggest thing since electricity

Your next wireless boost is about more than faster movie-streaming. Qualcomm is buzzing about 5G as the key to our future connectivity.<p>It's being compared to the arrival of electricity.<p>That's a big call but Qualcomm has its eyes on a 5G future. And it's not just thinking about speed.<p>At a CES that …

Qualcomm

Under Armour says its ridiculously expensive pajamas will help athletes sleep better

LAS VEGAS — Can high tech pajamas help you sleep better? Under Armour thinks so.<p>The sportswear company unveiled a new line of "sleepwear" at CES that it says will help athletes feel better when they wake up in the morning. Those benefits won't come cheap, however. The so-called Athlete Recovery …

Wearable Tech

CES 2017: Is the ultra-fast 5G internet revolution nearly upon us?

Companies lined up at CES 2017 to paint a future about super-fast mobile internet that doesn't yet exist.<p>The exact international standards to define …

10 of the Coolest Gadgets From CES 2017

Dell 2-in-1 Laptops<p>Dell introduced several convertible laptops this year, and the most notable include its Latitude 7285 and new XPS 13 models. The …

Gear & Gadgets

VR Let Me Meet My Daughter Before She Was Born

A while ago I got an idea: how awesome would it be to use 4D ultrasound to scan my unborn baby and make a VR experience of that. So I talked my …

Babies

Best HomeKit-compatible smart home devices from CES 2017

The jury’s still out on whether HomeKit will really take over our homes and all the smart devices in them, but new HomeKit-compatible devices continue to pop up all the time. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, vendors showed off a bunch of them, from light switches to security cameras.<p>Here’s our …

The Markforged Metal X prints real metal parts

The new Markforged Metal X is pretty great. It is a full metal 3D printer that generates real metal parts out of powdered metal which is then hardened under massive heat and allows for amazingly strong and light materials.<p>The printer uses tubes of powered metal bound with plastic. The “extruder” …

Honda's new self-balancing motorcycle comes with self-driving capabilities

The bike has been designed to keep itself upright, both with and without a rider.<p>Honda has unveiled a new gravity defying, self-balancing motorcycle …

You can buy this 100 mph drone — try not to hurt anyone

More speed than you need<p>I traveled to the Aerodrome yesterday for the third annual CES Drone Rodeo. The venue is empty desert next to picturesque mountains, just beyond the restricted air space around Las Vegas. There was a lineup of DJI drones anyone could fly and an augmented reality game that …

Drones

Meta’s augmented reality glasses look ridiculous, but they’re ridiculously comfortable

Live coverage from the year's biggest technology conference, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The year in tech starts here.<p>If virtual reality is barely getting a hold on the mainstream, augmented reality — the kind that uses glasses, not your phone — is barely on most people’s mental …

Augmented Reality

VirZOOM mashes up VR, Fitbit and exercise bikes to bring vSports to the masses

Strapping a VR headset to my face and taking a seat on an exercise bike isn’t my idea of fun, but fun was exactly what was served up when I tried out VirZOOM’s platform. A cycling game was obvious, given the input mechanism, but a flying pegasus and a tank game were not. The games were both …

Real-time blood alcohol monitoring is coming to your wrist at CES 2017

BACtrack Skyn is the world's first wearable alcohol monitor for real-time data tracking, including a model made as a strap for Apple Watch.<p>Wearables have been counting our steps and tracking our heart rates, but finally, here comes a wrist strap to constantly track your blood alcohol level.<p>From …

Wearable Tech

Razer Opens Chroma To Third Parties, Reveals 'Total Immersion Gaming' Concept: Project Ariana

As cute as the pitstop droids in Star Wars (Image Credit: Razer)<p>Razer’s Chroma technology has been wowing gamers for years with its cleverly immersive lighting concepts. As games have adopted custom Chroma lighting schemes, it has become an even more vital part of the Razer ethos. I know that every …

Virtual Reality

POP Home Switch Simple smart home control for the whole family

Use POP as a shortcut to start or end Activities when combined with a Harmony hub-based remote.<p>"I like the way they are flat and easy to put almost …

Home Automation