CES 2018

By Flipboard Newsdesk | The latest news and announcements from the show in Las Vegas.

What if Samsung's Galaxy S9 gets these six features?

These innovations could find their way onto future phones.<p>We've been collecting a long list of features that the Samsung Galaxy S9 is rumored to include when it launches next month at Mobile World Congress, the show for all things mobile.<p>Meanwhile at CES, the show for <i>every</i> sort of tech (not just …

L'Oréal

Adult entertainment hasn't figured out AR either

After VR success last year, porn producer Naughty America is now targeting phones and tablets for an AR app it claims isn't porn at all. So what is it?<p>Two years ago, Naughty America made waves at CES with its debut of VR porn -- or, to be specific, 180-degree 3D videos viewable on VR headsets. …

Virtual Reality

If foldable phones catch on, you can thank an unlikely source

When it comes to creating phones that take new shapes, little-known handset maker ZTE wants to lead the charge.<p>Smartphones with foldable displays are either a waste of time or the next breakthrough in handsets.<p>It just depends on whom you ask.<p>You can count Lixin Cheng, head of ZTE's mobile business, …

Mobile Technology

17 cool gadgets that tease the future

We're only a few weeks into the new year, and companies are already teasing their latest and greatest technologies for 2018.<p>From smart telescopes and surveillance for dogs to an electric roadster, here are some of the neatest gadgets that attracted attention at Consumer Electronics Show in Las …

Gear & Gadgets

CES 2018 gets serious about health, wellness and medical tech

With the slew of self-care, fitness and sleep devices on show at CES, the health and medical industries are making big rumbles in consumer tech.<p>When "health tech" first started popping up at CES a few years ago, it was mostly centered on step counters, digital workout coaches and heart-rate …

Wearable Tech

CES 2018 Showcases High-End Smart Gadgets For Pets

The lives of dogs, cats, and other pet animals are about to get “smart” thanks to the introduction of a wide variety of high-end gadgets made …

Pets

CES 2018: CarWink emojis seek to replace driver hand gestures

A small display that shows images is being pitched to motorists as an alternative to hand gesture communications.<p>CarWink was one of many new gadgets on show at the CES tech fair in Las Vegas last week.<p>Read and watch all our coverage from CES<p>The BBC's Chris Foxx met one of the designers involved in …

Gear & Gadgets

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 wins CES award for best kids’ peripheral

This past week at CES in Las Vegas, VTech was honored with the Best Peripheral Award for its newest Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2. The award was presented by KAPI (Kids at Play Interactive) and the panel of judges selected the VTech watch from over 500 tech products released in 2017. With its two …

Kids

Razer built a mechanical keyboard the size of a table

Mechanical keyboards are awesome, and they’ve had something of a renaissance in recent years as people realize their superiority to the flimsy membrane keyboards we’re used to.<p>But you know what’s even better than a mechanical keyboard? A <i>really frikkin big</i> mechanical keyboard, like the one Razer had …

Laptops

The robots of CES 2018: Cuteness reigns supreme

But we also saw the foundation for substantial innovation.<p>At first, I was annoyed with all of the buzz generated by Sony's Aibo. I dismissed Aibo as just a robot dog, and worse, a robot dog we've seen before -- Sony's original robot pet went on sale in 1999. But as cute dogs tend to do, Aibo …

Robots

Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX in-car assistant and smart UI rocks

It’s rare that I pay much attention to automaker infotainment and multimedia system updates at CES – usually there’s too much going on with autonomy, electrification and mobility services to give it much thought. This year, however, Mercedes-Benz had one of the most interesting announcements at the …

Trucks

The wild, weird, and wonderful of CES 2018

Another year, another CES rolls in and out of Las Vegas, one of the most suitable locations on earth to host such an event. I was registered for this years CES but wasn’t able to make it in the end. Thanks to the 100s of emails I received every day, I can still present a handful of ‘What the(s),’ …

CES

CES 2018: voice-controlled showers, non-compliant robots and smart toilets

Voice assistants were in everything at the trade show, suggesting the future is smart – but does anyone actually want to talk to their toilet?<p>The annual trend-setting tech extravaganza that is CES International in Las Vegas is drawing to a close, having suffered through torrential rain, blackouts …

Automation

The Game Boy comeback you've always wanted is here at CES

Hyperkin's Ultra Game Boy is a dream machine for retro gamers and chiptune musicians.<p>Despite its monochrome display, single mono-speaker and bulky design, Nintendo's original Game Boy stands as one of the most iconic personal electronic devices ever created. It boasted a library of 8-bit games to …

Gaming

Visteon puts cutting-edge displays in cars at CES 2018

The automotive electronics maker gave a sneak peek to how our cars might look in the future with its dashboard displays.<p>The last decade has seen an increasing use of LCDs in cars, primarily rectangular screens set in dashboards to show navigation, communications and stereo controls. At CES, one …

Transportation

CES 2018 wrap-up: The TVs of tomorrow will turn invisible

With the debut of a rollable TV that disappears when not in use, the days of the big black rectangle are numbered.<p>When I first heard about LG Display's 65-inch rollable OLED TV, I pictured something you'd take home from the poster store: a long tube you could tote around and unfurl wherever you …

OLEDs

CES 2018: Ray J promotes electric bike

The American singer Ray J closed a $31 million deal last November, with Cowboy Wholesale, a leading distributor of consumer electronics, to form Raycon, which “creates high demand, high-quality electronics, designed and backed by innovative celebrities,” according to its website. Ray J oversees …

CES

LG puts Google Assistant in its own touchscreen-equipped speaker

Google Assistant's fingerprints are all over the CES 2018 show floor, but it's especially easy to see on a few new Android Things-powered devices. This LG ThinQ Google Assistant Touch Screen Speaker is one of them, and like Lenovo's Smart Display, it's built on a Qualcomm Home Hub Platform.<p>Gallery: …

Google

CES 2018: Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

A first look at Garmin’s first integrated music watch.<p>The big news from Garmin at CES 2018 is the launch of the Forerunner 645 Music, the brand’s first GPS running watch with integrated music. The goal is to give athletes the freedom to go phone-free on the run without sacrificing their favorite …

Wearable Tech

Do we really need an Alexa-powered toilet?

Do we really need an Alexa-powered toilet?<p>Kitchen and bath products-maker Kohler thinks so, as well as a faucet and bathroom mirror and the list of Alexa-activated devices is even longer and weirder than that. How about an Alexa-powered dog collar or backyard umbrella?<p>Amazon was expected to get its …

Consumer Tech

CES smart lighting showdown: Lifx squares off with Nanoleaf

With new, color-changing LED "Tiles" coming this February, Lifx is set for a face-off with Nanoleaf's upcoming light panels. Here's an early hands-on comparison.<p>Nanoleaf scored a big win in 2017 with its triangular, color-changing Aurora light panels, its most successful product to date. Now, as …

Home Automation

The Latest: Rival breast pumps vie for gadget show attention

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local):<p>1 p.m.<p>It's a battle of the breast pumps at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas.<p>One model, Willow, is set to hit the market later this year as the only wearable pump not attached to tubes, cords or bottles. But …

Sennheiser packed its Ambeo 3D audio tech in a soundbar

Sennheiser has been touting the merits of its Ambeo 3D audio for a few years now at CES, but in 2018, the company plans to make that spacial soundscape more accessible. The first speaker product to feature the tech will be the Ambeo 3D Soundbar and the company is showing it off here in Vegas. …

Headphones

Lishtot’s TestDrop tells you whether water is safe to drink without even touching it

Consistent access to clean water is something billions lack, and part of that is the inability to check whether one’s water is clean or not. Lishtot could help change this with a tiny device that instantly determines if water is safe to drink just by analyzing the electric field around it — no …

E.coli

Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack was my surprise hit of CES 2018

Peak Design announced its line of bags on Kickstarter in 2016. It’s my favorite thing at CES 2018. The project raised $6.5 million on Kickstarter and now the company has a full product line designed for photographers and bloggers and people who just like nice things. That’s me.<p>To be clear this is …

Magnetism

This robotic maid takes us one step closer to ‘The Jetsons’

Imagine this: You’re rushing to get ready for work — juggling emails, kids, and lunches — and your home is a disaster — toys on the floor, the carpet is in need of vacuuming and there’s spilled milk in the kitchen.<p>To make matters worse, you have guests coming over in the evening and you won’t have …

Robots

Some Gadgets We Might Actually Buy From CES 2018

Twelve Wirecutter reporters and editors spent three days working overtime at the CES 2018 trade show to find just a few things that we might consider …

Gear & Gadgets

The Zeeq smart pillow tracks sleep, plays music and more

It’s 2018, so it’s high time pillows gain a bit of technology. Rem-Fit’s Zeeq pillow is packed with the goods to, hopefully, improve a person’s sleep in various ways. Some people need music to fall asleep while others need help with snoring and analyzing sleep patterns.<p>The pillow comes in three …

CES 2018: The fascinating world of strange knockoff Apple accessories

Every year at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the world’s largest technology brands take over the city to show off some of the biggest and most impressive innovations that will shape the coming year. Walking the show floor feels like touring a monument to optimism – a vision of …

Smartwatches

Cubinote prints colorful sticky notes from your smartphone

Even with all the reminder and to-do apps out there, plenty of people are still fond of physical sticky notes. And if you don't want to pick one over the other, there's a startup trying to bring the best of both worlds together. Cubinote is a Bluetooth- and WiFi enabled printer that pairs with an …

Bluetooth

Don't call Whirlpool's new appliance finish 'millennial pink'

Technically, it's "sunset bronze," and it marks another step away from the all stainless-steel kitchen.<p>A special corner of Whirlpool's enormous booth at CES 2018 was dedicated not just to the manufacturer's new partnerships with Amazon, Google and Apple, but to a new color for its large kitchen …

Stainless Steel

Flying taxis come to CES but you need VR to feel the vertigo

Bell Helicopter revealed its Air Taxi concept at this year’s CES, showing a mock-up of the passenger cabin. Visitors got a look at what travel in it would look via a VR headset.<p>What is it?<p>The taxi itself is a four-seater cabin that looks exactly as space-age as I’d imagined my flying car would …

Helicopters

The makers of BB-8 have an idea for the next home robot: Misty

Sure, Misty is all circuit boards and potential now, but it's already cute... and it could be a kit to design future robots.

Robots