ces2021

Lenovo Japan president weighs in on how weird concepts make it to market

We’ve previously established that the NEC Lavie Mini — that 8-inch laptop that doubles as a gaming machine — is a charmingly weird concept that stands a solid shot making it production. To learn more about the Mini, and to get a broader sense of the factors and decision making that goes into taking a …

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This AI smart crib gently bounces waking babies back to sleep

Cradlewise There is nothing in the world more valuable to new parents than sleep. To help with that, Cradlewise developed a smart crib that uses AI and a built-in monitor to help your little one stay snoozing for as long as possible.  A sleekly designed bassinet in white and  light-colored wood, it features an arch …

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Philips Hue module turns any light switch into a smart switch

Signify Smart lights normally require that you keep switches on all the time, and that can be a pain when someone flicks a switch out of habit. You’ll soon have a way to keep your lights available no matter what, though. Signify is releasing a Philips Hue wall switch module that upgrades existing switches to …

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Denon expands its home theater lineup with the Home Sound Bar 550

Denon Denon’s home theater lineup is about to expand with the impending arrival of the Home Sound Bar 550. The company says the soundbar can deliver Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound through its six-driver array.  The soundbar can operate as a standalone device or in concert with other wireless Denon Home speakers. It …

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A quick Intel CES roundup: New gaming laptop CPUs and a glimpse at Alder Lake

Some initial specs for the new Core i9-11900K. Intel And here’s a slide for the H-series mobile CPUs. Intel More on those ultraportable gaming laptop CPUs. Intel The Consumer Electronics Show this week was never going to be where Intel would venture into extreme detail on major new 12th-generation CPUs, but nonetheless, the company hosted …

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PopSockets’ latest iPhone grips are MagSafe-compatible

PopSockets became famous for phone grips that you can attach to the back of a device. It’s had to conjure up new types of products these past years as wireless charging became increasingly popular, though, such as the MagSafe-compatible line for iPhone 12 that it has launched at CES 2021. The new line includes three …

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Samsung’s 2021 Q soundbars have advanced room optimization and AirPlay 2

Samsung unveiled quite a few new devices and experimental technologies at CES 2021, including its 8K and 4K Neo QLED TVs and a bunch of new helper robots for the home. Those were just the highlights, though — it also launched other new products for the kitchen and the entertainment room. One of the smaller …

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HP and Lenovo discuss the wild side of laptops in 2021

Every CES, we can expect laptop makers like Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer and ASUS to announce their latest products with the newest chipsets that Intel and AMD tend to announce at the show. But we can also usually anticipate the odd quirky PC here and there to surprise us. HP and Lenovo are typically the …

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Cowin’s $80 soundbar splits in half for easy surround sound

Soundbars can make setting up a great home theater system relatively easy, but they still don’t match the full immersion of a true surround sound system. To remedy this, JBL showed off a 9.1 bar at last year’s CES with ends that could be snapped off into two additional speakers to be placed around a …

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Alarm.com’s touchless video doorbell is built for the COVID era

Alarm.com Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people have turned to delivery services to get food and other essential items. If you own a video doorbell, that means it’s probably got a lot of use and become a hotbed for germs and the virus. So it was only a matter of …

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