What's Darth Vader Got Planned For CES?

Well this is maybe something! We've gotten word of a Star Wars-related announcement coming to CES on Thursday. Stormtroopers! Darth Vader himself! All wrapped up in some sort of announcement that's not so very far, far away. » 1/03/11 12:20pm 1/03/11 12:20pm

Toshiba Hasn't Finished With Its Tegra 2 Android Tablets (Updated)

The last time Toshiba tried its hand at a Tegra 2 tablet, it stank. Will this mysterious 10.1-inch Android tablet do any better? Probably not. It will run on Android Honeycomb, however. Updated: Hands On » 1/03/11 6:20am 1/03/11 6:20am

Upgrade Old TVs With LG's Smart TV DLNA/Apps/Browser-Enabled Box

At CES next week, LG plans on announcing the Smart TV Upgrader, but they've given us a sneak-preview today. What does it do? Basically, the add-on upgrades non-"smart" TV sets with DLNA, apps, plus a web browser. » 12/30/10 5:40am 12/30/10 5:40am

The Gear We Used At CES

New gadgets are the stars of CES, but there was a ton of gear behind the scenes that was instrumental to our coverage of the event. Here's what kept us alive in Vegas. » 1/13/10 5:40pm 1/13/10 5:40pm

Why a Blu-ray Player Might Become Your Only Set-Top Box

My love for Blu-ray players grows whenever companies add another feature that has nothing to do with Blu-ray. Now any worthwhile player is a home-entertainment hub, replacing cable box and Apple TV alike. How soon till they handle everything? » 1/13/10 3:20pm 1/13/10 3:20pm

CESpool: More "Quality" Ideas From Haier's "Share Your Ideas" Wall

Last week you were crying out for more ideas from Haier's wall o' ideas, so I swung by there on the last day of the show to see if there were any more hare-brained suggestions. I was in luck! » 1/12/10 6:40pm 1/12/10 6:40pm

You, Too, Can Launch Your Own Nail Fashion Business!

I'm going to tell you a tale, a tale of friendship that, with the help of a Chinese automatic nail printer, blossomed into a full-out, wet and sticky bromance. » 1/12/10 2:40pm 1/12/10 2:40pm

Asus Core i7 Laptop Claims 12-Hour Battery Life

The fastest laptops usually get lousy battery life, but Asus has made a few innovations that supposedly net its memorably named UL80JT laptop an incredible 12 hours of battery life, despite its Core i7 processor. I really hope it's true. » 1/12/10 1:00am 1/12/10 1:00am

Video: Justify Your Huge Confusing Gadget Lineup, Sony

Sony's new camera and camcorder lineup is a whopping 17 products strong. Why not, say, four? I give a Sony rep ten seconds to justify his gadgets. Watch him panic! » 1/11/10 7:20pm 1/11/10 7:20pm

Razer's Twiddly Onza Xbox 360 Controller Hands On: A Console Controller…

If you applied a PC gamer's obsession with gear and tweakability to a console controller, Razer's Onza Xbox 360 controller is basically what you'd expect: Reprogrammable buttons, elongated triggers, two extra buttons and joystick tension adjustment (!). » 1/11/10 12:55pm 1/11/10 12:55pm

Reporter Easily Breaks 'Unbreakable' Phone

This BBC clip isn't just funny because a reporter breaks an unbreakable phone, it's that the company's CEO just starts laughing like, "You got us!" Meanwhile, the phone will probably be relabeled, "unbreakable by anything but edges of fish tanks." » 1/11/10 11:10am 1/11/10 11:10am

I'm Sold On 3D TVs...And I Kind of Hate Myself For It

I'm a skeptic who's seen every consumer-grade 3D TV in existence from manufacturers like Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony. I've seen OLED 3D, plasma 3D, LCD 3D and LED LCD 3D. And I've finally made up my mind on the matter. » 1/11/10 10:30am 1/11/10 10:30am

Booth Babe Confessions

Click to viewHere's your job: Stand for ten hours in a noisy convention center. (You might want to wear something revealing.) Try to get the attention of thousands of men—and a few women—who rush by. And don't forget to smile. » 1/10/10 5:00pm 1/10/10 5:00pm

Did Your Company Get Kicked Out of CES (and Not Get to Show Us Your…

DailyTech reports that a number of companies with tiny budgets who resorted to the survival tactic of showing their new gear at hotel suites around Vegas during CES were kicked out of hotel rooms they paid for by CES's organizers. » 1/10/10 3:29pm 1/10/10 3:29pm

Geeze CES Attendees, Don't You People Have Homes?

Usually, people know better than to actually use a display toilet, especially one that's on a show floor for an event with tens of thousands of people in attendance. Usually. » 1/09/10 11:00am 1/09/10 11:00am

Happy Moments at CES

Through the photonic assault, I saw a patch of green in a booth. I walked up and touched it. The grass, it was real, and cool and fresh for the moment. I could not have smiled more broadly. Happy Moments... » 1/09/10 3:00am 1/09/10 3:00am

Touch Revolution Nimble Landline Phone: Android For Office Drones

Android in washing machines! Android in tablets! Android in... a desk phone? If you're still plugged into a landline all day at work, you next phone might just run Google's smartphone OS. » 1/08/10 11:17pm 1/08/10 11:17pm

MSI Projector PC Beams Those All-Important Word Documents Out At 1080p…

MSI took the humble projector and added the guts of a PC, making—are you ready for this?—THE PROJECTOR PC. Connect it to a keyboard, chuck in a mouse, and beam your Excel on your dog. Or whatever. » 1/08/10 11:14pm 1/08/10 11:14pm