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Mad Catz rises from the ashes with CES 2018 product line

Mad Catz rises from the ashes with CES 2018 product line

It's been less than a year since Mad Catz shut its doors, but today to the story of the gaming peripheral maker got a lot more interesting. Mad Catz has returned, with a line up of new gaming accessories primed and ready for the show floor at CES. The company will now be known as Mad Catz Global Limited and will be headquartered in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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Garmin’s Alexa-powered infotainment is perfect for backseat drivers

Garmin’s Alexa-powered infotainment is perfect for backseat drivers

Backseat drivers are going to love Garmin's new scalable infotainment platform, debuting at CES 2018 as the navigation company makes a play for tomorrow's connected dashboards. While Garmin might be best known for its standalone sat-nav devices, the company is aiming to oust rivals like QNX from automaker's own infotainment systems, and it's counting on features like Alexa to do that.

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Toyota’s new autonomous car hides the sensor halo

Toyota’s new autonomous car hides the sensor halo

Toyota is bringing a new, next-generation autonomous car to CES 2018 next week, further underscoring the annual tech show's evolution as automakers get geekier with their rides. The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) Platform 3.0 may have a dull name, but it's hardly a boring car. Based on the Lexus LS 600 hL, the long-wheelbase version of the luxury hybrid sedan, it's a showcase of more than just the cutting-edge in driverless hardware.

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LG CLOi line adds three new helping robots

LG CLOi line adds three new helping robots

While much of the tech industry has seemingly moved on to the disembodied voices of personal assistants, some still want to put and see a “face” on those helpful assistants. Even if said faces don’t have hands or feet. Yes, we’re talking about robots and LG has three of them. But forget your ideas of humanoid, much less cute, robots. LG’s new Serving, Porter, and Shopping Cart robots are designed to be efficient in carrying things around, not entertain you.

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Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkVision monitor march towards CES 2018

Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkVision monitor march towards CES 2018

It’s that time of year again. After greeting the changing of the calendar, it’s time to set the pace for what will be the technology trends and products for 2018. CES is just a few days away but, as per tradition, the flood of announcements are starting to pour in. Kicking off the year is Lenovo’s deluge of new ThinkPad laptops for every purpose and in every form, from traditional, no nonsense laptops to flexible convertible Yoga tablets.

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HERE’s crowdsourced road safety data just got its first customer

HERE’s crowdsourced road safety data just got its first customer

HERE, the navigation company that is remaking itself as the potential heart of autonomous driving, has launched a crowdsourced road safety service, with BMW first to sign up. The HERE Safety Services Suite promises to beam real-time information on road conditions, potential hazards, and changing speed limits to the dashboard of new BMW cars from mid-2018, calling on data from a growing fleet of vehicles spanning multiple automakers.

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This car safety tech saves Level 4 autonomy for drowsy drivers

This car safety tech saves Level 4 autonomy for drowsy drivers

Fully driverless vehicles that can shuttle you from A to B may still be a few years out, but a car that can briefly switch into Level 4 autonomy when the driver is incapacitated might step in to save lives much sooner. That's what Hyundai Mobis is aiming for, anyway, with its new drowsy driver safety technology. Making its debut at CES 2018, the Departed Driver Rescue & Exit Maneuver - or DDREM - system promises minimal extra hardware for automakers, and a much smaller headache for regulators.

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Nissan brain-reading car tech can control driverless vehicles

Nissan brain-reading car tech can control driverless vehicles

Nissan is working on cars that can read your mind, promising brain-scanning technology that could make performance cars more responsive and autonomous cars more relaxing. The technology, dubbed Brain-to-Vehicle or B2V, is the handiwork of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility lab, the project within the Japanese automaker exploring next-generation transportation.

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Chinese EV startup Byton to debut SUV at CES 2018

Chinese EV startup Byton to debut SUV at CES 2018

If you have never heard of the name Byton, you aren’t alone. The company is a new Chinese startup that wants to make electric vehicles. It’s very first EV is an electric SUV and that ride will be unveiled at CES 2018.

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Samsung reveals first curved Thunderbolt 3 monitor

Samsung reveals first curved Thunderbolt 3 monitor

The computer monitor battle has been constantly moving from one arena to another. First, it was TN against IPS, then LCD versus OLED. It became a war of megapixel numbers before it became a debate between flat and curved. Now Samsung is bringing that history to the present battleground: input connections. At CES 2018, the consumer electronics giant will be showing off its new, ultrawide CJ791, which it touts is the first monitor to combine QLED, not OLED, display technology, smooth curves, and, most importantly, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

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Lyft self-driving cars will be giving rides during CES 2018

Lyft self-driving cars will be giving rides during CES 2018

Lyft is expanding the public presence of its self-driving cars via upcoming demonstrations during CES 2018. These won't be carefully tailored showcases in special limited lots, though; the company alongside Aptiv will be offering the public rides in its autonomous vehicles next week in Vegas to more than 20 different destinations. The news was announced by Aptiv, which is working in partnership with Lyft to offer these ride demonstrations.

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Samsung C-Lab to show off audio, visual innovation at CES 2018

Samsung C-Lab to show off audio, visual innovation at CES 2018

Who says Samsung isn't a proponent of innovation? Well, maybe not that much inside its main, stable, and sometimes slow-moving business divisions. But if you take a peek inside its C-Lab, a.k.a. Creative Lab, program, you might actually find some of the strangest and sometimes impressive things innovation can produce. And Samsung isn't shy about showing them off to a crowd at CES 2018, in the hopes of finding potential partners and investors to turn ideas into actual commercial products.

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