Quantum Dots Are The Hot New Thing At CES. So What Are They, And Why Should You Care?

Quantum Dots Are The Hot New Thing At CES. So What Are They, And Why Should You Care?

TV’s are getting bigger and better every year, while also getting thinner and lighter. That’s good, but even as resolution increases by leaps and bounds, there have been some trade-offs in performance. This year, though, a new tech with a name right out of science fiction — the quantum dot — is the buzzword promising to be the solution to that problem. [More]

A desktop 3D printer on display at the MakerBot booth during the 2015 CES.

3D Printers: Should They Be In Every Consumer’s Home?

It would be an understatement to say that 3D printing is a big draw at the 2015 CES. The industry is well represented with small startups and well-known companies shilling the latest and greatest technology for creatively minded consumers. But aside from jewelry makers, hobbyists and educational institutions, we’re left wondering why would the average consumer want a 3D printer and what would they actually use it for? [More]

The higher-end Music Flow products from LG. The sound bar is a 7.1-channel surround speaker with an included subwoofer. No prices available on any of these yet.

Is LG’s Music Flow The Sonos-Killer It Could Be?

Over the past few years, Sonos has come to dominate the business of wireless, web-connected speakers, but the devices come at a pretty steep price with the least expensive Sonos retailing for $199, and the cheapest available full surround sound option running around $1800. But here at International CES, LG is showing off what it believes is a comparable set of speakers that the company claims will cost “significantly less.” [More]

Samsung president and CEO BK Yoon presented the keynote for CES 2015.

Samsung CES 2015 Keynote: The Internet Of Things Is Here And There’s Pretty Much Nothing That Can Stop It

Here are the things we learned from Samsung’s CES 2015 Keynote address Monday evening: CEO and president BK Yoon has a lot of executive friends, the Internet of Things is already here, soon our entire lives will be “connected” and Back To The Future II references are getting old. [More]

Volkswagen introduced the Golf R Touch, a high-tech concept car that functions like a smartphone on wheels.

Volkswagen Unveils Smartphone-On-Wheels Concept, Integration of Apple And Android App Systems

Volkswagen’s first ever appearance at CES press day culminated in the unveiling of the Golf R Touch, a highly intuitive, infotainment vehicle that sounds more like a smartphone-on-wheels than an actual car. [More]

Toyota announced it would make patents related to fuel cell technology available to competitors royalty-free.

Toyota To Offer Royalty-Free Use Of Fuel Cell Patents To Jump-Start Production Of “Hydrogen Society”

Toyota didn’t exactly announce any new products at its CES press conference on Monday, but the company did give a gift to its competitors: royalty-free use of its hydrogen fuel cell patents. While some companies might feel the need to fiercely guard such game-changing technology, officials at Toyota say sharing the information could mark a turning point in automotive history. [More]

Toyota announced the Mirai will be available for purchase in the U.S. this fall.

Toyota Plans Commercial Release Of Hydrogen Fueled Mirai This Fall

Alternative fuel-loving consumers received a bit of good news Monday during Toyota’s CES press conference. The company plans to offer its hydrogen fueled vehicle – Mirai – for consumer purchase this fall. [More]

Shaquille O'Neal announced Monster's newest wireless speaker, the SuperStar BackFloat, during CES. He then attempted to drop a beat while Monster director of product development Vern Smith dropped it like it was hot.

Monster Announces Waterproof, Floatable Speaker; Thinnest In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

The Monster press conference at CES was filled with all of the things we’ve become accustomed to from the headphone and audio company, including celebrity appearances and new product unveils. But one aspect of the typically amusing showcase was noticeably absent: founder and CEO Noel Lee and his gold Segway. [More]

Netflix announcing the Recommended TV program at the LG press conference earlier today.

Netflix Announces “Recommended TV” Evaluation Program

Since its inception, Netflix has been trying to personalize content recommendations for users, but it’s remained relatively neutral about which devices you should actually watch this content on. But today the company announced the launch of a “Recommended TV” program that will single out certain brands and models of smart TVs that Netflix believes offer the best options for viewers. [More]

LG Claims Its Newest Curvy Smartphone Is Tougher Than The First One

LG Claims Its Newest Curvy Smartphone Is Tougher Than The First One

Last year, LG (or as I still call it, Lucky Goldstar) revealed its curved G Flex smartphone, which got some press but didn’t help the company overtake Apple or Samsung in the market and didn’t lead to a slew of imitators. But LG isn’t giving in, launching the G Flex 2, which it claims is both curvier and tougher than its predecessor. [More]

LG Figures Out What To Do With Washing Machine Pedestals — Put A Small Washer In Them

LG Figures Out What To Do With Washing Machine Pedestals — Put A Small Washer In Them

For years, washing machine makers have been upselling consumers on pricey but pretty much useless pedestals to put under their front-loading machines. At best, these products have been expensive metal drawers that save your back by forcing you to not bend over as far. But this morning at International CES, LG introduced a novel idea — stick a smaller washing machine in the pedestal. [More]

Crowds of tech reporters lined up to learn about the Baby GlGl, a $120 baby bottle that tells you you're holding it wrong.

Meet The Anti-Gas Baby Bottle, The Smart Flower Pot & The $40 Web-Connected 9 Volt Battery

Even though International CES — the mammoth electronics show that takes over Las Vegas every January — doesn’t technically begin until Tuesday, a horde of appetizer-hungry press descended on the CES Unveiled pre-show on Sunday night for free food and beer, and to look at some new products. [More]

LG, Samsung Want Curved, Ultra-Wide Monitors To Be The It Thing For 2015

LG, Samsung Want Curved, Ultra-Wide Monitors To Be The It Thing For 2015

Shoppers who got a shiny new ultra-HD 4K TV this year may feel like they’re on top of the tech trends, but that’s so 2014. There is, of course, something new on the horizon. 2015 looks primed to be the year of curves: not just for your home-theater TV, but for your PC. [More]

A very nice, very expensive, 4K gaming display at CES.

If You Have $25,364 Lying Around, This Is What You Should Do With It

While navigating the madness of CES this week, Consumerist boss Meg encountered one particularly swanky PC gaming setup sponsored by (who else?) nVidia. [More]

Will I Be Able To Stream PlayStation Now Or 4K Video, And Will It Shatter My Data Cap?

Will I Be Able To Stream PlayStation Now Or 4K Video, And Will It Shatter My Data Cap?

Streaming media: ever since YouTube became the world’s favorite source of cat videos, it’s been the wave of the future. This year’s CES proved no exception — between the idea of playing cloud-based console games on PlayStation Now and watching ultra-high-definition 4K TV on Netflix, streaming and cloud-based media are clearly still where all the tech companies want us to be. [More]

Here’s A Fun Game: Spot The Counterfeit Canon Power Accessories!

Here’s A Fun Game: Spot The Counterfeit Canon Power Accessories!

Let’s say that you’ve found a great deal on a brand-name accessory for your camera on eBay, on the Amazon marketplace, or even at an offline store. The deal seems too great. Suspiciously great. What’s the catch? Canon wants consumers to know that you should watch out for electronics that claim to be genuine Canon accessories. [More]

3D TV Is Dead. Will Glasses-Free 3D Resurrect It?

3D TV Is Dead. Will Glasses-Free 3D Resurrect It?

Three years ago at CES 2011, glasses-free 3D prototypes were everywhere (though they were incredibly underwheliming). It was supposed to be the holy grail that would finally make it worthwhile to have a 3D TV at home. Since then, others have declared that 3D TV is dead. Some manufacturers blame the glasses for 3D’s demise and are still hoping that glasses-free can breathe new life into the format. [More]

Sony Debuts Racket Sensors At CES Because “Tennis Is For Everybody” (Sorry, Golfers)

Sony Debuts Racket Sensors At CES Because “Tennis Is For Everybody” (Sorry, Golfers)

In sports where you have to swing things, it’s important that you know what you’re doing. See, because you want the ball to go where it can do you some good like straight into the face of that stuffy witch who thinks she’s just too good to rent a racket like everyone else. Ahem, anyway. Sony Sports is showing off new sporty sensor technology to help up your game and has started with tennis rackets. [More]