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CES is Clearly Still a Bunch of Puritans

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organisation behind CES, doesn’t exactly have an admirable reputation when it comes to its treatment of women and products designed for women, specifically sexually-oriented ones. It appears the organisation is attempting to cover its arse when it comes to this reputation, but it is doing so in a way that is breathtakingly backward. Read More >>

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CES Supports Sex Now

In January, administrators from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organisation that puts on CES, rescinded an innovation award from a sex toy company for being “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with CTA’s image.” Five months later, and the organisation has decided that the technically impressive piece of hardware is deserving of its recognition after all. Even if you can have sex with it. Read More >>

robots
RIP Your Dreams of Never Folding Laundry Again, the Laundroid Is Dead

The next time you find yourself worried about the robot apocalypse, remember that after years of development this little robot couldn’t even fold laundry. Read More >>

podcasts
Spotify Is Reportedly Looking to Acquire Some of Your Favorite Podcasts in Deal With Gimlet Media

Spotify may be in discussions to acquire Gimlet Media and its roster of beloved podcasts, including titles like Reply All and Crimetown. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Skin Care Tech Is Already Having a Big Year

Las Vegas might not be the first place you think of when it comes to the future of skin care—it’s in the desert after all. But at this year’s CES, skin care tech was at the show in full force. Read More >>

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The Totally Unofficial CES 2019 Meta Awards

Every year, CES sets the stage for all the wild, wonderful, and boundary-pushing tech we expect to see later in the year. But sometimes, as cool as all those gadgets are, some of the most interesting things at CES are all the inane stunts, absurd observations, and oddly touching moments that happen away from the bright lights of the stage. So without further ado, I present to you the CES Meta Awards. Read More >>

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CES Proves Tech Companies Won’t Be Happy Until We’re All Drowning in Debt

The Consumer Electronics Show is done for another year and jaded tech reporters, hyper-caffeinated PR representatives and bleary-eyed industry staffers are now emerging into mid-January to take stock of an event that saw the usual mix of headline-grabbing novelty gadgets, absurdly large TVs and concerns over how poorly event organisers treat women, as well as a demonstration that tech companies want to put voice assistance everywhere. Read More >>

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CES 2019: The Weird, Bizarre, and Amusing Tech at CES 2019

For all the cool gadgets that get shown off at CES, there’s also a bunch of things that make even the most jaded tech bloggers squint in a mix of confusion and amused befuddlement. Some of it you’ll find on the main show floor, others you’ll find in the nooks and corners at the Sands Expo and Eureka Park. Read More >>

wearables
CES 2019: I Tried Really Hard to Rip These Incredibly Tough Tights and Failed Miserably

There’s a lot wrong with women’s fashion, but torn tights rank pretty high on the list of annoying quirks I’ve just learned to shut up and deal with. Seriously, anything will tear tights. Is your toenail hideously long? Tear. Did you walk too close to a sharp table edge? Giant hole in your thigh. Did you simply sit down with too much gusto? Prepare for your tights to split at your giblets. Were you lazy and decided to stick your one good pair in the washer instead of washing it by hand? Goodbye tights! Read More >>

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CES 2019: Sitting In This Lamborghini Massage Chair Was Like Having Bad Sex With Optimus Prime

CES is a physically taxing event. So far, according to my trusty Fitbit Versa, I have walked upwards of 50,000 steps while carrying a 15-pound backpack. I busted my knee, I’m fighting a cold, and I don’t remember what the loving embrace of a human feels like. Read More >>

laptops
CES 2019: Acer’s New Swift 7 Is So Thin It Doesn’t Seem Real

At some point, Acer is going to have to give up its yearly quest to make the Swift 7 just a little bit slimmer, but that time hasn’t come yet, because at CES 2019 Acer has once again triumphed over physics to create something stupendously skinny. Read More >>

technology
CES 2019: I’m on a Boat—in the Middle of the Desert

I don’t have my swim trunks or my flippy-floppies, and there aren’t any dolphins anywhere, but you can’t stop me ‘cause I’m on a boat. Read More >>

computing
CES 2019: AMD CEO Talks Ray Tracing Development and Future Windows Laptops

AMD CEO Lisa Su sat down with press, including Gizmodo, yesterday to chat about the company’s CES announcements. The conversation started with a bang, addressing Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s criticisms of AMD less than an hour earlier, then moved to a broad discussion of AMD’s business. Of particular note was the discussion of AMD chips in Windows laptops and future gaming products AMD might be working on. Read More >>

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CES 2019: With Spigen’s New Over-the-Air Charging Case, We’re One Step Closer to Truly Wireless Power Being a Reality

Over the past few years, Ossia has impressed us with demonstrations of its over-the-air power delivery system which promises to make charging cables and pads obsolete. But it’s always been just demos of prototypes, which feels like a constant tease of a future we want right now. For CES 2019, however, Ossia worked with accessories maker Spigen to develop the first truly wireless charging case for smartphones, and given us a more solid timeline of when the company’s wireless power tech will be available to everyone. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Nvidia CEO Trashes AMD’s New GPU: ‘The Performance Is Lousy’

Welp, yesterday I spent two hours listening to the CEOs of rival companies talk trash about each other. It reminded me of my parents right after their divorce. Nvidia was shit talking AMD, and AMD politely responded with just enough bite for you to take notice. Read More >>