CES 2014

Ford Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication driving experience

Ford Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication driving experience

Sitting in a parking lot across the street from the convention center was a driving demonstration from Ford. They were here at CES 2014 showing off the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication technology, which is also referred to as V2V. Put in the simplest form, V2V is safety related. But to simply use the word safety without diving further into detail does it little justice.

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Sen.se Mother eyes-on: turn everyday items smart

Sen.se Mother eyes-on: turn everyday items smart

Sen.se was here at CES 2014 showing off a monitoring system called Mother. The Mother works in conjunction with sensors which are called Cookies and these can be used to monitor a variety of things. Some use case examples include getting notified when the kids arrive home, how long they brush their teeth, or as a reminder to take your medicine.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on

In the announcement of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the company made a rather pointed suggestion - our best doesn't have to be our biggest. Working specifications that closely match those of the Sony Xperia Z1, this miniature device works with high-end processing power and a 20+ megapixel camera. Right next to the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z1 Compact also looks like it's working with a display that's just as brilliant - as you'll see below.

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Thief gameplay hands-on: offscreen with 5 displays and Radeon R9 290X

Thief gameplay hands-on: offscreen with 5 displays and Radeon R9 290X

Just as we saw a massive multi-monitor showing off the likes of Project CARS earlier this week, here we're seeing the likes of the game Thief. Working with AMD's finest in a customized Webhallen case, it's not difficult to see the draw in working with a highest-end setup this week in the gaming space, especially when this industry's top competitors are pulling out all the stops on a demonstration tip.

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SlashGear’s Best of CES 2014

SlashGear’s Best of CES 2014

CES 2014 is drawing to a close, and it’s time for SlashGear’s choices for the best of the best at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. This has been a particularly exciting year with many revitalized or wholly new categories in the CE environment, with more possibilities than we could possibly list. As such, keep this in mind as you have a peek a our picks: there’s a whole lot more where that came from. Dive into the CES show hub and take a look as we hash out the greats right here and now.

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Jaybird Reign, a hands-on with the best health monitor we’ve seen yet

Jaybird Reign, a hands-on with the best health monitor we’ve seen yet

When it comes to tracking health information, we’ve seen a lot of contenders this week in Las Vegas. CES brought a ton of wearables to our wrists, and collectively, we’re still up in the air. One bright spot was the Jaybird Reign, which doesn’t bring anything special in regard to form factor, but what they do with your info is interesting. We got a quick hands-on here at CES 2014, and in examining the wristwear, we found it something we’d likely use.

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Mimo baby monitor onesie hands-on

Mimo baby monitor onesie hands-on

Rest Devices has been showing off the Mimo baby monitor here at CES 2014. While the baby monitor portion of the name may bring thoughts of a camera and screen setup allowing you to remotely look in on your sleeping child -- the Rest Devices product is actually a wearable and as a result, it is able to offer quite a bit in terms of detail.

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Sony introduces two new Handycam models with projectors at CES 2014

Sony introduces two new Handycam models with projectors at CES 2014

For shooting videos, nothing comes in handier than a small camcorder. For actually viewing those videos, nothing is more frustrating. We’re often left to huddle around the small screen, or fumble with cables in an attempt to tether it to a TV or monitor. Sony has an interesting new take on viewing video, which we got the chance to check out at CES 2014. Their new lineup of Camcorders with projectors built right in seems like unnecessary novelty, but we’re not so sure about that.

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8, hands-on with the ‘full PC’ in tablet form

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8, hands-on with the ‘full PC’ in tablet form

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is an 8.3-inch Windows tablet, which is touted as a “full PC in the Palm of your hands”. That’s a bold statement, and we’ve seen Windows tablets before that couldn’t hold up under the pressure. As Microsoft tries to find a true cross-reference OS, Lenovo tries to bring some true power to back it up. In Las Vegas at CES 2014, we got the chance for a quick hands-on with the new Windows tablet.

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Yahoo acquires Aviate intelligent Android home screen replacement

Yahoo acquires Aviate intelligent Android home screen replacement

During CES 2014, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was on hand to deliver a keynote. During the keynote, she mentioned that Yahoo had just purchased a company called Aviate. That company makes software that replaces the standard home screen on Android devices.

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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor shares data with your smartphone

Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor shares data with your smartphone

Withings has rolled out some interesting health related gadgets at CES 2014. The first of the health gadgets from the company that we talked about was the Withings Aura to help monitor your sleep. Withings also rolled out a slick new wireless blood pressure monitor.

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CubeSensors ships out to give a more accurate weather readout of your room

CubeSensors ships out to give a more accurate weather readout of your room

Weather apps are a dime a dozen on both Android and iOS but the information they give out is mostly useful for those outside. When you want to know about the conditions of your home or your room, you're mostly out of luck, at least until now. Meet CubeSensor, a small weather sensor that can conveniently sit on top of your hand or, better yet, on your desk.

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