Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014

By Ventura County Star | Check out the latest technology showcased in Las Vegas.

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34 min ago 5 By Apple is going to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone. That's a headline we see almost every year, this year …

Samsung promises a 'back to basics' rethink for the Galaxy S 5

Samsung has admitted that the public didn't see much difference between the Galaxy S III and S4 smartphones and said the S5 would likely pack a substantially different design. Exec Lee Young Hee told Bloomberg that the new flagship will go "back to basics," adding that "mostly, it's about the …


Epson won't make a consumer 3D printer, but promises big, industrial ones within five years

Epson's presence at CES 2014 this year focused on its surprising push into wearables. But the company name remains almost a synonym for printers -- the two-dimensional ones at least. There are plenty that reckon the likes of Epson, HP, etc. will soon weigh in with their multinational clout on the …


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 …


Five trends from CES 2014

The massive International CES show hosts the cutting edge in technology, giving consumers a glimpse of our digital futures. Here's a look at the five trends to watch in consumer technology from CES 2014.

1. The curved TV

UHD televisions, curved screens, giant displays—those are a few of the biggest …

Doc Brown sets the DeLorean to 2014, arrives at CES to shill for Gibson

When Marty McFly uses your guitar to introduce the world to rock 'n' roll and "Johnny B. Goode," your marketing department is pretty much set forever. So when it's your 120th anniversary, and you're at CES 2014, a place where a replica Back to The Future DeLorean is basically a celebrity, there's …

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Grillbot: FINALLY, a Grill-Cleaning Robot


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They're multiplying! 3-D printers go big and small

There are probably more 3-D printers in one place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas than anywhere else, at any time. We know you want to keep up to date, so we got the lowdown on every one of them.

Makerbot is in the news because Monday brought the announcement of two …


Taking flight with the position-tracking Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove'

When we saw an early prototype of the Oculus Rift at CES last year, simply peeking into its virtual world — at the time, a confined, cold, rusted out spaceship — was an astounding experience. But the Rift had its share of quirks, including its chunky "screen door effect" and blurry visuals, …

CES 2014: Popular Mechanics Editors' Choice Awards

The world's biggest consumer electronics extravaganza is in full swing, and we've seen every curved TV, Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush, and robotic gadget in Las Vegas. Here's the best of the show, the items you really want to know about in 2014.

MakerBot Replicator Mini

More than any other company, …

CES gets weird: Scenes from the show floor

Now that more of the show floor is open, the booths, the demos and other strange happenings are on display

Vizio at CES 2014: affordable 4K, updated PCs, and speakers that run Android

Vizio came to CES with a goal in mind: winning the 4K pricing wars. The company's new 4K TVs start at only $999.99, though it's also unveiled an impressive Reference Series for videophiles. Vizio also used CES to deliver updates to its laptops and all-in-one PCs, and even debuted something of an …


Twitter CEO Says He Has No Idea How Many Users Opt Out Of Ads

Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter, says that it’s easy enough for consumers to opt out of tailored ads on Twitter, but he does not know how many actually go through the process of doing so. “You can opt out of tailored ads and content,” he told an audience today. But asked how many percentage-wise …


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Modbot Wants To Make Robotics Easier, More Modular And More Democratic

The DIY revolution means that people can now print their own 3D models, build their own websites and apps, and even build their own mobile devices and custom computers using things like Raspberry Pi. The Modbot team taking part in this year’s TechCrunch Battlefield at CES 2014 wants to do the same …


This case turns your iPhone into a night vision camera

Thermal cameras are expensive, which is why they're mostly used by firefighters, contractors and psychotic aliens. Fortunately, that's all about to change thanks to the FLIR One, which is an iPhone case with a tiny thermal camera stuck on the back. All you have to do is strap your iPhone 5 or 5s …

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Parrot reveals new affordable flying drone and two-wheeler built from the AR.Drone

There’s always been little doubt that drones make great toys — the problem is that they’re far from cheap. Now the makers of the AR.Drone are revealing two new toys built from their technology that are small, easy to use, and — if the time we’ve spent with them here at CES is any indication — a …


Samsung flexible TV headlines CES 2014 range: Eyes-on

Samsung hasn't shied away from technology here at CES 2014, bringing along not only huge curved Ultra HD OLED TVs but a bizarre flexing set that goes …

MakerBot Unleashes Giant 3D Printer That Prints 10 Items at Once

LAS VEGAS — 3D printing company MakerBot announced at the 2014 International CES show on Monday a collection of new 3D printers, including one that lets you print up to 10 items at one time.

The company launched three 3D printers — all Wi-Fi-enabled and featuring the same internal platform, but …

Here's that $500 3D scanner for the iPad

That new consumer 3D scanner we told you about a little while ago? Here it is. Well, sort of. This iSense is actually a prototype, as you can probably tell from the 3D printed mold behind the camera. We asked CEO Avi Reichental if there was any possibility that the company might 3D print the casing …

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Neptune's Pine isn't a smartwatch; it's a smartphone that sits on your wrist

When designing a smartwatch, the general trend is to start with a basic timepiece and add features until physics or budgets get in the way. That's not the approach taken by 19-year-old Canadian Simon Tian when he developed the Pine by Neptune. Instead, he took to Kickstarter with the idea of just …

Wearable Tech

G-Series wearable tracks sports, sleep and sitting

The language on Movea's site can be a bit broad and tough to parse at times when trying to figure out exactly what the company produces. The simple answer is motion tracking, particularly as it pertains to things like sports and physical therapy. It makes sense, then, that the company was eager to …

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Mophie's Space Pack boosts both battery life and storage, requires a special iOS app (hands-on)

As a smartphone power user, one of the devices that intrigued this editor the most at CES was not a huge TV or a sleek sports car, but actually the Mophie Space Pack. It's an iPhone case that marries both a backup battery and additional storage -- a first of its kind, according to Mophie. The …


OLPC shows off its two new kid-friendly tablets (hands-on)

OLPC's Giulia D'Amico swung by our CES stage a little while ago with the organization's two new tablets in tow - so, naturally, we kindly asked her to stay behind a while, so we could spend a little quality time with the devices. The 7-inch XO-2 looks nearly identical to its predecessor, the …


Sony Debuts 4K Camcorder That Costs Just $2,000

LAS VEGAS — If you're looking to produce real 4K video on the cheap, look no further than Sony's FDR-AX100 Handycam — a consumer 4K camcorder that costs a mere $1,999. That's less than half of Sony's "prosumer" 4K offering, which starts at $4,499.

The new 4K Handycam is also significantly more …

Forget Fingerprints: EyeLock Myris Brings Eye Scanning to Devices

LAS VEGAS — Fingerprint scanning is all the rage ever since Apple put it at everyone's fingertips in the iPhone 5S, but one company has an arguably better take on biometric security. EyeLock is a company that develops iris scanners for security checkpoints, and now it's putting that tech into a …

Signal shows off console-style gamepad for iOS at #CESlive

Will it reach the goal?

21 min ago By Developer Double Fine has announced plans to release Psychonauts 2, the sequel to their first ever game. The …

Spotify for iOS gets its promised free, shuffle-based music streaming (updated)

Spotify delivered free mobile music streaming to Android users a while back, and it's following up today with a corresponding update to its iOS app. iPhone listeners can now listen to artists or playlists in shuffle mode without spending cash on a Premium subscription; iPad listeners can play any …