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Detroit Auto Show weighs a move out of car-tech’s shadow

Detroit Auto Show weighs a move out of car-tech’s shadow

One of the mainstays of the car show calendar could stake out a new spot on the calendar, with reports that the Detroit Auto Show is hoping to get out of CES' growing shadow. The Detroit car event - officially known as the North American International Auto Show or NAIAS - has for years taken place in January, kick-starting the year with vehicle news.

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Smart Vision EQ fortwo first ride & Interview with Dr. Annette Winkler on quality of life

Smart Vision EQ fortwo first ride & Interview with Dr. Annette Winkler on quality of life

Cars are making the jump, some more of a slow hop, to technologies like connectivity, artificial intelligence and the like. These days, car makers talk as much about machine learning and neural networks as they do horsepower and torque. But while they are undoubtedly interesting from a technological perspective, in the grand scheme of things they should take a backseat to the most important element of all: the human element. At CES 2018, I got a chance to sit down with Dr. Annette Winkler, CEO of Smart Automobile, who describes what smart cars ultimately mean.

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Apple said to have met with AR suppliers at CES 2018

Apple said to have met with AR suppliers at CES 2018

CES 2018 has come and gone now, and while Apple doesn't have an official presence at the event it appears Cupertino was in attendance to meet with suppliers. It's been rumored for some time now that Apple is working on an augmented reality device, most likely glasses or a headset, and a new report indicates the company met with several AR component suppliers.

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Xbox One original Duke controller priced for release in March

Xbox One original Duke controller priced for release in March

Several months ago it was revealed that gaming accessories maker Hyperkin and Seamus Blackley, one of the designers of the original Xbox console, were working on an updated version of "the Duke," the huge controller that was included with the Xbox when it launched in 2001. The new, recreated version of the Duke was on display at Hyperkin's booth at CES 2018 this week, along with details on pricing and a release date.

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Watch Intel’s stunning CES 2018 drone light show right now

Watch Intel’s stunning CES 2018 drone light show right now

Intel wanted to do something interesting with a whole bunch of drones, and they landed on Las Vegas. A lovely show of lights in more than 4 billion color combinations flew over the Fountains of Bellagio, making a mockery of the pitiful, legendary water show below. Intel's first showing came on the 8th of January at 9 and 11 PM, then showed from the 9th until the 11th at both 8PM and 10PM, entertaining hundreds of viewers below.

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OnePlus 6 release date teased

OnePlus 6 release date teased

OnePlus is on track to launch its next flagship smartphone around June 2018, its chief executive has suggested, though the company has set itself an arguably bigger challenge this year. The Chinese smartphone maker has had a surprising trajectory since it launched its first Android device, the OnePlus One, back in 2014. However, it's yet to ink a carrier deal with a US network.

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As LG G7 nears, LG opts out of rigid update schedules

As LG G7 nears, LG opts out of rigid update schedules

LG is stepping off the strict yearly smartphone refresh cycle, aiming to extend the lifespan of existing handsets, LG Electronics' chief revealed at CES this week. The policy shift could have a serious impact on the launch of the LG G7. However, it's also being seen as tacit recognition that LG continues to struggle to turn a profit from its phone division.

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Google mulls Assistant shopping in war with Alexa

Google mulls Assistant shopping in war with Alexa

The Google Assistant could echo Amazon's Alexa in selling products and services by voice, insiders claim, with the search giant hunting ways to close the gap between the smart speaker technologies. Google's presence at CES 2018 this week has been considerable, buying out much of the advertising space on the strip and around the Consumer Electronics Show convention centers, and setting up shop in a sizable tent to demonstrate its Assistant's prowess.

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The Best of CES 2018

The Best of CES 2018

Big TVs, self-driving cars, slick laptops, and more smart home gadgetry than your WiFi can handle. CES 2018 brings the latest, greatest, (and often the oddest) technology to Las Vegas every year, and each year we pick our favorite products for our big "Best in Show" awards. Some are from huge companies that are already household names; others are the ambitious first-attempts of new startups hoping to make an outsized splash. What links them all is the idea that we think they have real potential. Read on for the full list...

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LG WK9 Google Assistant touch screen speaker completes the trio

LG WK9 Google Assistant touch screen speaker completes the trio

Like any CES, there is a wide variety of technologies and products that flooded the Las Vegas Convention Center. But if there’s one thing that binds most of them, it would be AI assistant. Product after product advertising support for Amazon Alexa and/or Google Assistant have been announced, heating up the rivalry between the two. Drumming it up even more, Google and its OEM partners announced touch screen speakers to rival the Amazon Echo Show. Following the JBL Link View and the Lenovo Smart Display, LG is also revealing its new ThinQ WK9 speaker with Google Assistant inside.

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DJI Ronin-S hands-on: One-handed stabilization for DSLR

DJI Ronin-S hands-on: One-handed stabilization for DSLR

The DJI Ronin-S we're looking at right now is going to take some courage to use for several reasons. Not least of these reasons is the fact that you're going to be holding on to a metal rod that is in turn holding on to your very expensive DSRL or mirrorless camera. On the positive side, this equipment comes from DJI, and we have no good reason not to trust it with said very expensive camera.

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DJI Osmo Mobile 2 hands-on: Less Expensive, More Versatile

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 hands-on: Less Expensive, More Versatile

This week we're having a peek at the DJI Osmo Mobile 2, a second-generation smartphone stabilizer for video fanatics. This version of the machine allows the device to be situated either portrait or landscape mode and keeps with the robust nature of the original. This stabilizer also costs far, far less than the original, making it positively affordable for the average $600-$1000 phone buyer.

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