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Ford Putting Amazon’s Alexa In Cars

Ford Putting Amazon’s Alexa In Cars

We already have connected cars and infotainment systems that can call our friends, change the radio, and offer directions to destinations. But that’s yesterday’s tech, at least for Ford. The carmaker is apparently taking a scene straight from the classic Knight Rider series, to include its own KITT — via Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant — in vehicles starting this summer.  [More]

Faraday Future Unveils Latest Electric Vehicle, FF91

Faraday Future Unveils Latest Electric Vehicle, FF91

It looks like Tesla has some competition in the high-end electric vehicle field: startup automaker Faraday Future unveiled its first commercial electric vehicle targeted for production prior to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday.  [More]

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Diet App Claims To Help You Watch Your Weight By Scanning The Molecules In Your Food

It’s a new year, and you know what that means: new diet plans — or at least, you might be promising yourself to stick to a new diet plan. But it isn’t easy, which you know if you’ve ever sat staring longingly at the last piece of cheese on the plate, wondering whether it will totally screw up your resolution to finally lose just five more pounds. A new app and its connected smart device claims it can do just that, scan your food and let you know whether or not it’ll lead you from your chosen diet path. [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]

Boss Meg witnessed the onesie in the wilds of CES.

Internet-Connected Smart Baby Onesie Won’t Change Diapers But It Still Sounds Interesting

While some of our Consumerist colleagues are out in the Wild West tackling CES, we here at HQ are getting some exciting dispatches about and photos of what’s going on. No flying cars or maids named Rosie to speak of (yet) but it sounds like everyone is into baby stuff this year. Specifically, a smart onesie. [More]

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T-Mobile CEO Says Shared Data Plans Could Be Felled With All That Porn You’re Watching

Everybody likes a CEO that says outrageous things and talks smack about the competition while wearing the “Look, I’m a regular guy like you!” outfit of a T-shirt and blazer. The above reasons are all part of why John Legere of T-Mobile scored a win with his recent Q&A session during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And also he mentioned pornography, a guaranteed ear pricker-upper. [More]


This Year’s Consumer Electronics Show Might Be A Yawn Because We’re Content With What We Have

Hey, you! Need a new smartphone? Or how about an e-reader? No? You’re all stocked up on electronics gadgets? Hmm. And here we have all these nifty devices to try to convince you that you absolutely must have. What’s a 2013 Consumer Electronics Show exhibitor to do? It seems this year’s CES is kind of a snoozefest because we’ve had most of our itch for electronics scratched by products already on the market. And that market, it’s a-saturated. [More]