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Chris Christie blames 'stupid' staff, fires top aide after humiliating bridge scandal

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie, in an attempt to avoid damage from a scandal that could undermine his presidential …

CES 2014: Holi Smart Lamp Coming to U.S. in March

Holi yesterday announced that its iPhone and iPad-Controlled smart lamp will be coming to the United States in the near future. Currently, the square 18-LED mood light is available in Europe.<p>At just over an inch thick and approximately 7.8-inches wide, the Holi light sports a minimalist design that …

Sony Doubles Down On Wearable Tech With The Life-Tracking ‘Core’

LG played up its push into wearable tech earlier this morning, and now it looks like Sony’s turn to do the same. Sony Mobile president and CEO Kuni Suzuki took the stage at the tail end of Sony’s CES press conference to show off what he called “the tiniest gadget Sony has ever made” — the …

Intel dives into wearables with new smartwatch and headset devices

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker is trying to prove it's no longer just a PC company, introducing new devices and partnerships.<p>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 …

Wearable Tech

The best wearables of CES 2014

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> The best wearables of CES 2014<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Wearable technology is in the midst of a transitional period, moving from fanciful, off-the-wall ideas to more refined products for the real world. CES 2014 provides a snapshot on how far …

Sony Goes All-In On Cloud Content With “PlayStation Now” And A Cloud-Based VOD TV Service

The cloud has covered Sony in a big way: at CES today the company announced a pair of new services that will bring a new wave of cloud-based content to use across its range of devices. PlayStation Now will be a new network for cloud-based games, and a new video service will deliver both live and …

CES 2014: iOS thermometer keeps eye on your cooking

The iDevice iOS cooking thermometer lets you keep an eye on your food from the comfort of your couch<p>LAS VEGAS -- iDevices' CEO Chris Allen presented the company's latest line up of smart devices at a press conference at CES 2014. The just announced the Kitchen Thermometer (MSRP $79.99) is slated to …

Forget the Big Guys: 3 Startups to Watch at CES | Inc.com

One thing was clear at the Consumer Electronics Show press preview today: This year is the year of the startup.<p>Why 2014? Maybe it's that the timing is finally right. The big tech companies now rarely wait until January to unveil their biggest gadget surprises. In fact, complaining about how …

Startups

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 announces News Digest, a new iOS app that provides only essential news stories

During its CES keynote, Yahoo announced a new iOS app that it hopes will help people stay informed on the big news of the day. Dubbed News Digest, the app will send out updates twice a day with the big news. The information comes from several different sources and Yahoo calls each individual story …

GameStop Plunges After Sony Unveils PlayStation Now Streaming Service

The video game world shook on Tuesday afternoon after Sony announced (along with a new Internet-based television service in the US) a streaming service called PlayStation Now at the Consumer Electronics Show. Video game retailer GameStop shares sank immediately following the news, as gamers …

Ford Sync will soon let you order pizza while on the road

Ever wish you could (safely) order pizza while driving home? You'll have that chance soon. Ford has just announced Sync AppLink support in five apps that could prove handy for many commuters, including Domino's Pizza. An upcoming version of the eatery's software will let you dictate orders without …

CES 2014: Why wearable technology is the new dress code

If you laid all the wristbands, smartwatches and head-mountable cameras at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) end to end, they would probably run the length of the Las Vegas strip, where the show is in full swing.<p>But what the firms showing off "wearable" technologies this year would …

The best watches of CES 2014

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> The best watches of CES 2014<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Wearables came out in force for CES this year, and, naturally, watches are at the forefront of this still-growing mode of computing. New-and-improved devices like the Pebble Steel are leading …

Introducing the Best of CES 2014 finalists!

CES 2014 is only just officially beginning, but the show has already been an eventful one for us. To select finalists for the Best of CES Awards, Engadget's senior editors have been pounding the pavement at the Las Vegas Convention Center to find top contenders for the 13 categories in the running, …