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No time to stop at a wine shop? 10 wines to grab at Target

In a perfect world, everyone would have the time to stop in at their local wine shop to pick up an eclectic bottle or two for dinner. But the reality is, sometimes all that's possible is to grab a bottle of red or white from a supermarket or big box store.<p>Here's what I found at Target last week. …

CES at night: alone inside a massive trade show

It's hard to describe what it feels like walking around the massive Las Vegas Convention Center. Imagine something between being lost in IKEA and a college football stadium, but packed even tighter and completely lacking in any sort of logical floor plan. As you enter from the relative calm of the …

Presenting our Best of CES 2014 Awards winners

Curating the Best of CES Awards as an official CEA partner is not a responsibility we take lightly. Finding plenty of worthy finalists was easy, but narrowing down each category to just one winner? Not so much. Nevertheless, we spent two nights in the Engadget trailer considering products against …

Monster’s Keys To CES Success Are Celebrities, Style, And Hype

If you check out CNET or Engadget‘s top-ranked headphones, you won’t find many Monster products on the list. And yet, Monster is responsible for some of the most popular headphones in the world. But why?<p>Celebrities.<p>Monster understands that the majority of consumers aren’t concerned with …

The Best Of CES 2014

Another CES has come and gone and, after every CES, there is the inevitable reckoning. We went into this whole thing expecting very little in the way of amazing new products and we were pleasantly surprised. In fact, there was so much cool stuff on and off the show floor that we should have been …

Check out the best laptops and hybrids of CES 2014

From dual-OS hybrids to tabletop PCs, see that latest wave of PCs.<p>Computers are always a big part of CES, and 2014 is no exception. While this isn't as pivotal a year for PCs as the 2013 launch of Windows 8 and the giant wave of hybrids that accompanied it, or the big ultrabook push from a few …

Consumer Tech

CES Highlights: Oculus Rift, Tegra K1, Tactus and More

Going into CES, we expected to see loads of wearables, connected home products and shiny promises of 4K streaming. The show delivered all of that and more.<p>While we didn’t see many announcements for groundbreaking technology, there were still plenty of exciting products that will bring to fruition …

Spec Sheet: the sights and sounds of audio at CES 2014

There's no one-size-fits-all for audio. From different listening habits to different uses to different room sizes, listeners' differences have made plenty of room for strange speaker shapes and brilliant audio solutions to find their place at CES and on the market. We're looking across some of the …

How Netflix won CES

<i>Additional reporting by Nathan Ingraham</i><p>The television industry has been holding its breath. Just a few years after TV manufacturers banked on 3D to drive another round of TV purchases, they’ve found themselves having to change direction, using 4K as the latest carrot to entice consumers. But there …

CES 2014 Full Wrap: the show in review

Nic and Seamus talk about the innovations that impressed at CES this year and what left a little to be desired.<p><b>With a show as big as CES, it's always</b> …

The Most Fun Brands at CES

CES is a place to do business—for nearly any industry, the number of opportunities to improve (or at least change) your business approaches infinity. …

Las Vegas

The Coolest Tech Startups at CES 2014

<b>LAS VEGAS --</b> At the 2014 International CES, amid all the new tablets and smartphones and audio systems and mega-huge TVs, is an area called Eureka Park. It's where technology startups come together to show off their shiny gadgets and services. It's where entrepreneurialism and innovation bubble …

Startups

For cameras and camcorders, CES 2014 brings more Wi-Fi, wearables, 4K, fewer models

At this year's show, we learned that wearables aren't just for fitness and phones, action cams are plentiful, and camera lineups are thinning out, and that's probably for the better.<p>LAS VEGAS -- More Wi-Fi, more NFC, wearables, and fewer traditional cameras and camcorders. That pretty much sums up …

CES

What weird tech trends from CES 2014 mean to the average person

Using Twitter intel from #WeirdCES, here are the strange discoveries of the Consumer Electronics Show decoded<p>The Consumer Electronics Show is an annual lovefest between inventors and the gadgetry enthusiasts who love them. For the rest of us, this means we hear a lot about tech trends that sound …

The 17 CES gadgets you could actually buy this year

Samsung Galaxy NotePro<p>Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector<p>Philips Screeneo HDP1590<p>Asus PadFone X<p>Samsung 85U9B bendable TV<p>iRobot Scooba 450<p>Samsung Galaxy TabPro<p>Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker<p>LaCie Sphere<p>Sony Xperia Z1 S<p>Audi Smart Display<p>Tablo over-the-air DVR<p>Acer Iconia A1-830<p>Samsung's Chef …

Gear & Gadgets

Hands-on with BMW's self-parking i3

BMW was keen to show off some ConnectedDrive technology at CES in its new i3, so it trucked us -- well, i640'd -- out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a demo. We had a brief look at the BMW i Remote app installed on a Samsung Galaxy Gear, where the car's battery state, range, lock status and other …

4 Trends for TVs in 2014

According to every TV manufacturer we listened to yesterday, 2014 promises be the year for Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs, also called 4K TV. UHD …

LG Fitness Band blends the best of Nike+ FuelBand and a smartwatch

LG joined the wearable tech market at CES in Las Vegas this week with the launch of the activity-monitoring LG Fitness Band.<p>Like many contemporaries, …

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 …

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …

Hands-on with LG's smart TV running webOS (video)

Since LG informed the world that webOS is coming to 70 percent of its smart TVs this year, naturally we were keen to take it for a spin. So, when they offered to let us take it for a spin, and have Director of Product Management Colin Zhao and Head of Product Management and Design Itai Vonshak walk …

LG Smart Appliances head to CES 2014 with LINE chat capability

Over the last few years at CES in January, LG has been showing off its ever improving smart appliances. At CES 2013, LG showed off smart appliances …

Sony to Announce Next-gen Smartwatch at CES 2014

Samsung and LG also planning range of smartwatches<p>Sony is reportedly planning to unveil its next generation smartwatch at the 2014 Consumer …

Home theater at CES 2014: Sound bars, streaming, and over-the-air TV

Ignore the boring Blu-ray players and clunky home-theater-in-a-box systems. The cool home theater gear at CES 2014 will be sound bars, over-the-air DVRs and new wireless audio products.<p>Home theater is always one of the major stars at the Consumer Electronics Show, with every major company rolling …

Televisions

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