It’s such a close release we can taste it - Infamous: Second Son from the folks at Sucker Punch, a title that’ll bring a beast of an open-world set of elements to the PlayStation 4. At CES 2014 this week, this game looks and feels like an alternate-reality iteration of another open world release from last year: Saint’s Row 4. Though were your super-powers in that title are based in a more Matrix film series type of hacker reality, here we’re talking about a more physically sound system.
MakerBot ha some brand new 3D printers on display at CES 2014. The company, which is at the forefront of 3D printing, unveiled some interesting new machines for consumers. While not the most petite printer we’ve seen, they certainly are the flashiest — and maybe best.
Anybody can clip on a camera and call it a life-logger, but startup LifeLogger says its wearable goes the extra mile with its combination of face, text, and even audio recognition to make reviewing your "augmented memory" more meaningful. Showing at CES 2014 this week, LifeLogger's approach consists of a tiny, gum-packet sized stick camera weighing around 9g and which can record 720/30p HD video as well as stills, and a companion cloud service that does the heavy lifting by processing all that recorded content and allowing you to make better sense of it. We grabbed some hands-on time at the show to find out more.
Toyota has been showing the i-Road three-wheel electric concept vehicle here at CES 2014. This may be the first time many have seen this concept, however it was actually introduced nearly a year earlier at the Geneva Auto Show in Tokyo, where SlashGear was first allowed to get behind the wheel. While it may only be a concept today, and one that's highly unlikely to make it to the US market, the technology and overall setup are still more than interesting as a leaning, all-EV approach to urban mobility. Read on for our full drive report!
Introduced at CES this week, FLIR has taken the wraps off its FLIR ONE, a case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S that gives the handset a thermal camera. Less one mistake this for a novel toy, it isn't. The FLIR ONE case can work for dozens of meters, and uses the same technology the company offers to the military and law enforcement.
Whether for an impromptu movie session or to use as a giant monitor, there are occassions where one needs to connect their laptop to their television or other display. Such involves cables, and cables are inherently limiting -- that's where Airtame's wireless dongle comes in. The company has shown off its device at CES, which plugs into the HDMI port on a display and connects with a laptop via an accompanying app.
It seems to be a known bit that smartphones are growing in size. Then there are the phablets, and at some point these larger devices should simply be called a tablet. Generally, anything from 7-inches and above falls in the tablet space with the phablets falling in the middle of tablets and smartphones. But that being said, Hisense has gone against that trend and unveiled a 6.8-inch smartphone.
A company called Yellow Jacket is at CES 2014 with an interesting case for users of the iPhone 5/5S that are looking for some protection from any potential attackers. The case adds a stun gun to the iPhone 5/5S that can deliver a debilitating shock to any attacker. This isn't the first stun gun case from the company.
I mentioned earlier this morning that Hercules had rolled out a new Bluetooth speaker at CES 2014 called the Wae Neo. Hercules has also trotted out other hardware during CES 2014 including a DJ controller designed specifically for use with the iPad. The DJ controller is called the Hercules DJControlWave.
Hercules has unveiled an interesting Bluetooth speaker at CES 2014 that offers more than just wireless sound. The speaker also offers a light show to go along with the music. The speaker is called the Wae Neo and it uses Bluetooth connectivity to connect to mobile devices like smartphones.
There's a suspicion among many that wearable tech is simply today's digital navel-gazing; a self-indulgent and meaningless set of metrics bordering on narcissistic over-obsession. The quantified self could soon become a whole lot more meaningful, however, if startup GERO has its way. Building on groundbreaking research by the Human Locomotome project, the Russian company says it can use the data from wearables like Fitbit's Force and Jawbone's UP to identify chronic conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, depression, and even type 2 diabetes, simply from the way we move. SlashGear caught up with GERO's co-founders at CES as they shift things out of stealth mode.