CES 2020

Nissan e-4ORCE brings more performance to EVs

Nissan e-4ORCE brings more performance to EVs

Nissan is talking up a new twin-motor all-wheel-control technology called e-4ORCE. The tech is meant to deliver instant torque to all four wheels of an electric vehicle in a balanced and predictable manner. The goal is to deliver power and handling on par with many premium sports cars.

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Enclave CineHome PRO hands-on: accessible wireless 5.1 surround

Enclave CineHome PRO hands-on: accessible wireless 5.1 surround

After a long period of obsessing primarily about display quality and visuals, consumers are now wising up to the fact that audio is just as critical in creating an immersive experience, especially when it comes to entertainment. But as they start to look for audio systems that mix performance and design as well as their TVs, they may be shocked to discover that those tend to sometimes cost more than their TVs. Enter Enclave's two new CineHome home theater systems that bundle five speakers and a subwoofer at the cost of a single high-end soundbar.

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Phonak Virto Black hearing aids look like regular wireless earbuds

Phonak Virto Black hearing aids look like regular wireless earbuds

It is always good to hear, no pun intended, when trends, technologies, and designs from the mobile market seep into other industries to help make products become more approachable or even desirable and vice versa. Such an exchange of gifts is perhaps most visible in the audio market where Bluetooth earphones and hearings aids inform each other's development from time to time. The most recent example of this is Phonak's Virto Black, a hearing aid that further blurs the lines by adopting a form that is quite common if not already fashionable among mobile users today.

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Wacom One hands-on at CES 2020: the Cintiq for the masses

Wacom One hands-on at CES 2020: the Cintiq for the masses

Even with the flood of drawing tablets from the likes of Huion, XP-Pen, and other brands, Wacom remains the gold standard when it comes to such creative input devices. Its Cintiq, the name it gives pen display line, is often the dream of many budding artists that are turned away by its prohibitive price. The Wacom One is clearly the company's response to these two situations aiming to reclaim a segment of the market it lost to more affordable alternatives. And, for the first time, it specifically targeting an underserved Android market as well.

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Samsung Digital Cockpit 2020 mashes up 8 displays, 5G, Bixby, and DeX

Samsung Digital Cockpit 2020 mashes up 8 displays, 5G, Bixby, and DeX

It's no secret that Samsung wants to be in everything be it in your pocket, in your home, and, now, in your car as well. Building upon last year's reveal, Samsung and its HARMAN subsidiary showed off the Digital Cockpit 2020, Samsung's idea of how the car of the future would interact with drivers, passengers, and even other cars. Naturally, it is filled with displays and mobile features but no one probably expected there would be eight such screens in and around the car.

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Feeder-Robot connected cat feeder offers scheduling and insights

Feeder-Robot connected cat feeder offers scheduling and insights

AutoPets is making life easier for cat owners with its new Feeder-Robot, a connected device that enables users to automate their cat's diet by scheduling feeding sessions and making sure the right amount of food is dispensed. The cat feeder offers a companion app for monitoring the cat's eating habits, but it can also be used by people who are more comfortable with built-in buttons rather than digital controls.

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Now I understand why the OnePlus Concept One exists

Now I understand why the OnePlus Concept One exists

The OnePlus Concept One hides its magic well. Indeed, you'd be hard-pressed at first glance to spot that the technology OnePlus developed for its new concept smartphone at CES 2020 started development eighteen months ago, the Android phone-maker once again taking McLaren's supercars as its inspiration. Only this time around, it's not just a fancy color scheme.

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Ergatta Digital Rower uses a gaming platform to incentivize fitness

Ergatta Digital Rower uses a gaming platform to incentivize fitness

Brooklyn startup Ergatta has unveiled Digital Rower, a rowing machine that includes a large display and competitive gaming element to incentivize workouts. The Digital Rower's electronic system replaces in-person instructors, instead offering a game-based platform with personalized challenges and the ability to race against other Ergatta customers.

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Razer CES 2020 lineup includes 5G routers, racing simulators

Razer CES 2020 lineup includes 5G routers, racing simulators

Razer typically shows up to trade shows with a bunch of announcements to make, and it turns out CES 2020 was no different in that regard. Razer made a handful of announcements about upcoming products and concepts during the show today. The products it revealed include a new controller for mobile gaming, a compact desktop, and a new 5G router.

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Intel confirms Thunderbolt 4: Here’s what we know

Intel confirms Thunderbolt 4: Here’s what we know

As with its competitor AMD, hardware company Intel held a keynote event at CES 2020 yesterday. During its show, Intel talked about the systems that store, process, and move data and the wider technologies that will help facilitate this, including 5G networks and artificial intelligence. In addition to showing off its video technology, Project Athena, and more, the company slipped in an interesting mention: Thunderbolt 4.

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Harman Kardon FLY headphone series is made for ‘savvy’ commuters

Harman Kardon FLY headphone series is made for ‘savvy’ commuters

Among the other audio products it launched at CES 2020 is Harman Kardon's new FLY product line, the company's first headphone series launched since 2014. At this point in time, the FLY series features a total of three models: the FLY TWS true wireless headphones, the FLY BT Bluetooth model, and the FLY ANC, a model that features active noise cancellation.

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NEON’s vision of artificial humans has Samsung’s backing but no clear purpose

NEON’s vision of artificial humans has Samsung’s backing but no clear purpose

NEON is an artificial intelligence project, aka "artificial human" project from a Samsung-backed group called STAR Labs. This is not the same as S.T.A.R. Labs from DC Comics, and the artificial human isn't an android. Instead, it's more like a chat bot. Lots of jargon and buzz-words were shared today by the head of the project, Pranav Mistry.

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