Tag: CES2019

Weekend Poll: Pick your favorite product from this year’s CES

This year’s CES is officially over, and announcements from the event over the last week have effectively dominated the news. We walked away from Vegas with a pile of our favorite upcoming gadgets, but opinions don’t end there; these products succeed or fail based on your interest. So we’re curious, which of the Android-related announcements from […]

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Every product with Google Assistant announced at CES 2019

Article Contents Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Last year’s Consumer Electronics Show brought some of the first third-party devices with Google Assistant — Google’s virtual helper had only been released a few months prior. This year, we saw a wide variety of devices running Assisant. Beyond the usual mix of smart lights and speakers, […]

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Innit now has a Google Assistant Smart Display action to aid you in the kitchen

A key feature of Smart Displays such as the Google Home Hub is that they can be used to help you prepare dinner by presenting hands-free, step-by-step recipes for you to follow. This is open to developers if they want to add their own actions, just like BuzzFeed’s Tasty did recently. Now, Innit is getting […]

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This Pixel 3 XL case includes a miniature soft-touch NFC keyboard

Ever wish you had a folio case for your Pixel 3 XL with a keyboard built into it? No, me neither, but such a thing exists now. Case maker Tech21 has announced the EvoType accessory, promising a more efficient mobile typing experience. There’s something a little bit Google-y about the design, probably due to the […]

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Philips Hue bulbs are getting more power-on options, new sleep and wake functionality with Google Assistant

Last month, Hue bulbs were updated with the option to use their most recent settings when powering on, rather than coming on at full brightness. Hue has now announced that users will soon be able to choose what setting lights power on with — full brightness, the last used setting, or a user-defined custom setting. […]

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The best products of CES 2019 – our favorite things at the world’s biggest tech show

Article Contents CES 2019 is (nearly) a wrap, and we’ve picked our ten favorite products from this year’s show. They really do span the gamut: laptops, smartphones, smart home, automotive, and general gadgetry, reflecting the increasing number of ways just about everything in our lives has become connected in one way or another. Without further […]

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Scosche’s MagicGrip Charge wireless charging mount literally grabs your phone from you

SCOSCHE® Industries Introduces the Next Evolution of Wireless Charging with its MagicGrip Charge™ Qi Mount Check out SCOSCHE® Industries during CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 3, Booth #31106 for a demonstration of the new MagicGrip Charge Wireless Charging Mount, as well as an exciting new array of consumer technology, powersports, and car audio solutions. […]

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Satechi launches 75W charging hub with two USB-C PD ports, plus more compact 30W travel charger

USB-C is becoming more and more ubiquitous these days, and while there’s always a bit of confusion about compatibility, what’s supported what isn’t, and that new DRM-like authentication program, things have been mostly moving in the right direction. Options for chargers, cables, and other accessories are more varied now, and prices are dropping down. However, […]

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DJI Smart Controller for Mavic 2 debuts with Android, high-brightness display, and $650 price tag

Yesterday at CES 2019, DJI announced the new Smart Controller for its Mavic 2 lineup. This Android-powered handheld runs the DJI Go 4 app and features a high-brightness display. It goes on sale immediately for $650. When flying a drone on a bright, sunny day, navigating with the display on an attached phone or tablet can […]

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[Update: Pricing, release info] Brydge has made the first Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad for Chrome OS, and they’re beautiful

Historically, Brydge has released keyboards for iPads and Surface Pros, although we became more familiar with the company thanks to the ‘Made for Google’ Pixel Slate keyboard it recently produced. Brydge’s Google intentions don’t stop there, though, as it’s now announced the first-ever wireless keyboard and touchpad designed exclusively for Chrome OS. Styled in the […]

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Google Assistant has a Disney-esque musical ride at CES — see for yourself in VR

When it comes to massive trade shows like CES, many companies feel the need to get extravagant with booth installations just to stand out from the crowd. Case in point: Google set up a musical, Small World-style ride for Assistant that is the very definition of over-the-top. Thankfully, even those of us who aren’t attending […]

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Audio-Technica announces high-end ATH-ANC900BT noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones

Audio-Technica is a fan-favorite manufacturer of comparatively reasonably priced, high-quality audio gear. The company announced a slew of new products at CES this year, including several pairs of new additions to its noise-canceling QuietPoint line. Among those are the ATH-ANC900BT, a pair of high-end wireless cans meant to compete with the likes of the Sony WH-1000XM3. The ATH-ANC900BT […]

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Scosche’s new phone car mount is magnetic, won’t block air vents, and has wireless charging

LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 8, 2019) – SCOSCHE® Industries (pronounced sk ō sh/skohsh), innovators of award-winning consumer technology, powersports and car audio products and accessories, combined the multi-award-winning design of its MagicMount system with its cutting-edge Qi Wireless Charging technology. Then, it found a way to make wireless charging a little bit cooler (literally) with […]

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Brydge has made the first Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad for Chrome OS, and they’re beautiful

Historically, Brydge has released keyboards for iPads and Surface Pros, although we became more familiar with the company thanks to the ‘Made for Google’ Pixel Slate keyboard it recently produced. Brydge’s Google intentions don’t stop there, though, as it’s now announced the first-ever wireless keyboard and touchpad designed exclusively for Chrome OS. Styled in the […]

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ADT announces new Command and Control security system

Traditional security services firm ADT has previously partnered with Samsung SmartThings on a connected home solution, but at CES 2019 it’s going it alone. The Command and Control security system consists of a new tablet-esque hub and app for your phone, distinct from the preexisting ADT Pulse. The Command Panel has a 7-inch touchscreen and […]

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Google Assistant is coming to the Sonos One and Beam, with older models to follow

I think it’s fair to say that we’ve seen some questionably useful Google Assistant integrations this CES, and will no doubt see a great many more in the near future. That’s why it’s a special occasion when a heavily-demanded, long-due integration is announced, as is the case with Google Assistant for the Sonos One and […]

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Withings brings ECG measurements to your wrist for $130, updates watches and health monitor hardware

Withings, the French fitness company that was acquired by Nokia in 2016 and then sold back to Withings co-founder Éric Carreel the following year, has launched three new products at CES: the Move ECG, a fitness watch with an built-in ECG, the Withings Move, a basic analog fitness watch, and the BPM Core, a standalone […]

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Google Assistant gains flight check-ins, hotel booking, Interpreter Mode, and broadens lockscreen support

Google Assistant is the belle of the ball at CES 2019, with hardware partnerships popping up left, right, and center. What better time, then, for Google to announce a slew of shiny new features for the increasingly (artificially) intelligent helper? Among the updates comes flight check-ins, hotel booking, a new language interpreter mode, and the […]

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Google Maps finally gets usable voice commands with Assistant integration

Today Google is (finally!) announcing its rollout of real Assistant integration into Google Maps, though it was spotted in testing late last year, and announced at I/O. Gone are the days of limited voice controls in navigation. Soon we’ll all be able to harness Google’s full Assistant and all its enhanced functionality — from asking […]

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Mobvoi unveils two updated Wear OS smartwatches: Ticwatch E2 and S2

Chinese AI firm Mobvoi has been a shining light in the generally underwhelming Android Wear/Wear OS space, and today it’s announcing two new products. The TicWatch E2 and S2 (standing for Express and Sport) are follow-ups to the company’s most affordable smartwatches, with updated designs, bigger batteries, but still Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100. While it’s disappointing not […]

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