CES 2018

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Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  1 comments
Sony’s newly minted Aibo (the wonder robot dog) drew crowds in the Sony booth, marveling at its nearly real actions (though he moved slower than a live animal).
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Alexa voice control is now available for any car in the ROAV VIVA USB Charger by Anker. Alexa adds control in the car as well as remotely controls Alexa-enabled devices in your home.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments
After a few months of living with multiple Alexa-powered speakers, I have come to loathe finding my TV's remote control and hitting the button that turns on the set. Polk knows how I feel. The company bowed to the inevitable tonight by introducing the Command Bar, the first Alexa-powered soundbar.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
ATI's new ATP16 surround preamp-processor is among the growing number with Dirac room correction.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments
ATSC 3.0 is the new standard for over the air broadcasting, designed to provide for Ultra HD, multi-screen, mobile reception, and a host of other advanced capabilities that our current system cannot support...
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 15, 2018  |  0 comments
CES is a crazy, hectic week of running around from press conference to manufacturer’s booths, meetings and deadlines. When Audio-Technica offered demos of their new ATH-ANC700BT QuietPoint noise-cancelling headphones along with a 15-minute professional massage, it was an irresistible treat, and the perfect way to wrap up the show.

Joe Palenchar  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  2 comments
The wait for TVs, AV receivers, sound bars and other CE products with High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 2.1 connections will take a bit longer.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Bang & Olufsen had a small, intimate showing of their latest ideas, projects and products at CES.  A new seasonal color palette and hints about Google Assistant and other voice assistant products were showcased, but right here, right now are the new H8i and H9i headphones.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
We see a lot of odd tech at CES, but here’s something we scribes, and others who spend hours a day at our desks, can appreciate.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Relative newcomer to the headphone industry (but old-timer in the mic business), Blue is shaking things up with a different way of dealing with noise cancelling sounds. While most headphones use a single driver, Blue’s wireless, over-ear Satellite uses a separate driver specifically for the sounds used to cancel out noise. Different, right?

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  2 comments
The dancing robots and talking smart speakers get all the attention at CES, but there is still a strong showing of traditional audio products. They don't light up or take selfies. They just sound really good.

John Sciacca  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
If you’re like most of the world, that means starting the day off with a steaming cup of Joe. You brew a pot or K-cup or whatever and then pour it into your travel mug and head off to work, hoping that your insulated vessel will keep the precious liquid hot enough for you to get your day started. Or you start with a cold drink in a thermos, likewise hoping it will keep cold throughout the day. But what if your bottle could do more than just contain liquid? What if it could heat it to maintain your desired temperature throughout the day? Or likewise cool it? Or even boil water to purify it for drinking or for use with freeze-dried food packs while camping? Or if it could actually be used to blend up your smoothie or to brew your coffee? I give you…the Cauldryn Fyre!
SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments
CES has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the summer of 1967 as a TV/audio show staged at New York City’s Hilton and Americana hotels. The inaugural show featured 250 exhibitors and attracted 17,500 attendees, eager to check out the latest color TVs from the likes of RCA and Sylvania, pocket transistor radios, and hi-fi gear from Fisher, Marantz, Acoustic Research, KLH, and many other now-iconic brands.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  2 comments
CES 2018 is coming! Here's our preview of the upcoming tech-fest.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Changhong showed this 2K short throw, DLP laser projector with a decidedly sci-fi look.