Tag: CES 2017

Tech

Why Samsung wants to build a ‘corporate-wide AI voice system’

Samsung’s reach stretches across nearly every part of the home, from appliances to televisions, computers , tablets , light bulbs, and smartphones. And the company isn’t stopping there — it’s also extending itself into third-party connected devices through its SmartThings offering. And as it builds out an ecosystem for the home, the next step is to…

Mobile

The state of your self-driving car

Last year, the car industry was abuzz about the move towards autonomous vehicles, largely spurred by decisions made by technology companies such as Google, Tesla, and Uber. Since then, a few car makers have entered the space and even during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show , there was plenty of talk surrounding the next generation…

Culture & Gaming

Tennis legend Andre Agassi’s investment Square Panda blends fun games and digital education

Square Panda is trying to walk the lines between fun and learning, and between the digital and the physical. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has launched a $99 product that combines proprietary learning hardware with games that run on an iPad. The company has received funding from tennis legend Andre Agassi, who attended CES 2017, the…

Culture & Gaming

Hands-on with Tobii’s eye-tracking laptop controls

Oscar Werner, president of Tobii Tech , game me a rundown of the company’s eye-tracking technology for games at CES 2017, and I’m finally getting around to relating that experience. With those demos, I’ve got a better idea about whether this will be the next great user interface for games. Stockholm-based Tobii’s platform tracks your…

Mobile

Kubo robot teaches your kids to code, launches Indiegogo campaign

Kubo Robot wants to teach your kids to code. And to get started on that goal, the Danish company is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo . The Copenhagen, Denmark-based company wants to raise $30,000 on Indiegogo to get feedback on its design for Kubo, a robot that teaches kids to code. The idea is…

Start Ups

France’s presidential front-runner François Fillon on French startups

 French startups also attract French politicians. And that’s why France’s former Prime Minister and current presidential candidate François Fillon was there, trying to prove that he understands French startups. François Fillon was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2012 when Nicolas Sarkozy was France’s President. After 2012, he has been pretty quiet for a few years,…

Cloud

Intel believes 5G wireless could reach far beyond smartphones to smart things

The Internet of Things is expected to grow quickly to tens of billions of connected devices, from smart refrigerators to smart showers to smart cruise ships . But at some point, the wireless data networks won’t be able to handle all that traffic from the connected devices. That’s why tech companies want to upgrade to…