CES (Tradeshow)

CES is the acronym for the (International) Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest consumer-electronics shows in the world. Although it is held in Las Vegas today, the first CES happened in June 1967 in New York City and Bob Gavin, the CEO of Motorola was the opening keynote speaker for that first edition. Subsequently, CES was held twice a year: the summer edition was in New York, and the winter edition was in Las Vegas, that is, until 1998 when CES became a once-a-year show. CES has been the introduction place for key products and technologies, including: Pong (1975), Nintendo NES (1985), Tetris (1988), Compact Disc (1991), HDTV (1998), Xbox (2001), Blu-Ray (2003), OLED TV (2008).

Yi 4K+ Action Camera Does 4K Recording At 60fps
Late last month, Yi confirmed that it’s going to launch an updated version of its 4K action camera which will be capable of recording 4K UHD video at 60 frames-per-second. As promised, the company launched the Yi 4K+ Action Camera at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017. China-based Yi makes a wide variety of smart connected objects as well and has quite a reputation, it doesn’t hurt that it’s backed by […]

Razer Confirms Two Prototypes Were Stolen At CES
Without fail for the past several years, Razer has managed to amaze the crowd at CES with products that while are gaming related, aren’t products that you might not necessarily expect to see from the company. This year we saw two new prototypes in the form of Project Ariana and Project Valerie, the latter being a laptop that had 3 built-in 4K displays.

Intel To Focus On Partnerships, May No Longer Release Basis Wearables
Last August, Intel-owned Basis ran into troubles with its Peak smartwatch in which it was recalled. Instead of fixing the problem and re-releasing it, Intel decided that they were done with it and announced that they would be shutting down Peak’s software support, which seemed to suggest that the company was done with Basis.

Retro-bit Brings Nintendo’s Game Boy Back From The Dead
[CES 2017] As far as handheld consoles are concerned, or just consoles in general, it’s hard to beat out the Nintendo Game Boy in terms of being a classic. This is why despite there being newer handhelds like the DS or 3DS, the Game Boy’s design is still one of the more iconic and recognizable consoles out there.

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AMD Ryzen CPUs Are Overclocking Ready
AMD was present at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 where it made several announcements and also demonstrated its next-generation Ryzen CPUs and Vega graphics processors. During a press briefing, AMD confirmed that Ryzen is going to be a four-year architecture, which seems apt given that the company spent the same amount of time on developing this architecture. It also revealed that Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked and overclocking ready.

Fitbit's Own App Store Will Be Launched Soon
Wearable device company Fitbit is working on its own app store. This was confirmed by the company’s CEO James Park during an interview at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas earlier this week. The CEO said that Fitbit wants to launch its own wearable app store “as soon as possible.”

Audio-Technica Unveils Digital Wireless Headphones
[CES 2017] Audio-Technica is a name that’s pretty much synonymous with headphones. The company has released a wide range of headphones over the years, ranging from budget entry-level devices to headphones whose quality that audiophiles can attest to. At CES 2017, the company took the wraps off two new pairs of digital wireless headphones.

Ubergizmo Best of CES 2017Editor's Pick
Out of the tens of thousands of new products, applications and services introduced at CES, here are the ones who caught our eyes. Although CES 2017 is incredibly diverse, many of the products represented here show strong underlying trends that are of interest to us: Televisions keep evolving very rapidly, with display and processor becoming separated. The PC industry experiences important growth & Innovation, especially in the gaming segment WiFi […]

Anova Nano Announced, Makes Sous Vide Cooking More Affordable
[CES 2017] When it comes to the popular sous vide cooking method, there are pretty much two major brands that are typically mentioned: Anova and Joule by ChefSteps. Both are pretty expensive at around $200, which makes sous vide cooking out of reach for some, but that’s something Anova wants to change.

Matias Unveils New Backlit Wireless Aluminum Keyboard
[CES 2017] For those familiar with mechanical keyboards, Matias is a brand and a name that you’re probably familiar with. At the same time the company has been known to create non-mechanical keyboards as well, such as their aluminum keyboards which are designed to mimic Apple’s Mac keyboards, at least in terms of design.

Mercedes-Benz Vision Van Has Integrated Drones, Robotic Arms
[CES 2017] Mercedes-Benz has a vision for the future when it comes to vans. I know, most of us would think that vans are pretty boring vehicles to drive around in. They lack the kind of horsepower underneath the hood to impress anyone at a red light when it turns green, and is touted to be the poor man’s people mover with luxury MPVs plying our roads. Not so with […]

ONVI’s Prophix Is A Smart Video Toothbrush
[CES 2017] While we are extremely comfortable with our own bodies, how many of us would enjoy peering into the mouths of others? ONVI hopes that you will start by looking into your own mouth with their Prophix. The Prophix is the first smart video toothbrush in the world, and a working prototype is more than ready to be demonstrated at CES 2017.

Proof Smart Band Knows If You Have Been Drinking Too Much
[CES 2017] When you are in a glitzy city like Las Vegas, you would surely find it a challenge to not party at all. Booze is all over the place, and hence, this is where the discipline of responsible drinking comes in. Wearable technology goes one up against drunkenness with Proof. Milo Sensors are the ones behind Proof, where this particular slim band is worn around the wrist as though […]

Toyota’s Concept-Ai Car That Wants To Befriend You
What is the whole point of a consumer electronics show if you do not have a few concepts that tickle the imagination? The engineers at Toyota would like to wow us with their vision of what a car in the future would look like, kicking things off with “Yui”. Specially designed from the ground up, the Toyota Concept-i offers hopes to inspire the future in terms of mobility by knowing […]