CES Stories August 17

The Consumer Technology Association announced back in April that CES would return as an in-person and digital event for 2022. Now the organization has shared that COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for those heading to the in-person show but other policies are still being considered.

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CES Stories April 28

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has officially announced the details for CES 2022 today. The event will make an in-person return to Las Vegas but will still keep a virtual component and run from January 3-8.

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CES Stories July 28, 2020

CES has announced today that it will be going all-digital for its 2021 show. While the idea of an in-person CES for January baffled many amid the pandemic, the organization was previously shooting to hold the event like normal.

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CES Stories June 3, 2020

Update: Preorders are now open.

Eve Cam is available for pre-order from the Eve Store at a price of USD $149.95 and will start shipping on June 23rd. It will be available at apple.com and Amazon starting July.

Eve Systems has announced the Eve Cam, which it describes as “the first-ever indoor camera made exclusively for Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video, built from the ground up to keep your data secure”…

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CES Stories April 30, 2020

[Update: Now available] OtterBox unveils first antimicrobial glass iPhone screen protector approved by the EPA

At CES, OtterBox has announced the first glass iPhone screen protector with integrated antimicrobial technology registered with the EPA. The new Amplify Glass screen protector offers protection against scratches and drops as well as germs.

CES Stories January 10, 2020

Sponsored by Hyper: If you’re at CES 2020, stop by the Hyper booth to check out their latest USB-C hubs. You can also get an exclusive sneak peek at the new heavy duty Hyper USB-C hubs here. And check out Hypershop.com for more great Apple accessories.

9to5Mac is on the ground in Las Vegas at CES 2020 checking out all the new and interesting tech products that companies are launching this year. Follow along for a look at some of the most compelling new Apple accessories we’ve spotted.

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CES Stories January 8, 2020

For our fourth annual 9to5Mac Best of CES Awards, we’re celebrating new technology for the Apple ecosystem that will launch throughout 2020 and expand our smart homes and how we use our Macs, iPads, and iPhones.

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Linedock debuted for the 13-inch MacBook Pro last year to bring back all the I/O users want while also offering power and fast SSD storage in a compact sleek package. Now the company has unveiled Linedock for the 15- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, showing them off at CES and they offer an even more compelling package with pro-user features like two UHS-II slots.

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CES Stories January 7, 2020

Signify’s Philips Hue outdoor light lineup is growing with a new wall-mounted fixture and new low-voltage spot and path lights. The latest HomeKit-supported products give customers even more options for personalized outdoor lighting.

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CES Stories January 6, 2020

Moen has made three announcements in conjunction with Flo Technologies at CES introducing a new standalone smart water leak detector that can work on its own or pair with the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff, an update to its FloSense software and iOS app, as well as a new smart kitchen faucet.

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CES Stories January 3, 2020

Siri Shortcuts coming to Intellithings RoomMe Bluetooth-based occupancy sensors

Intellithings has an upcoming update for its occupancy sensor that offers personalized smart home automation. Ahead of CES, the company has announced that Siri Shortcuts are coming to its RoomMe Bluetooth-based sensor.

Just ahead of showing off its latest smart lighting system at CES next week, Nanoleaf has unveiled the modular, intelligent, and interactive HomeKit lighting system that is part of its new Learning Series to offer a more seamless smart home experience.

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CES Stories January 2, 2020

Ahead of CES officially kicking off next week, LG has announced its 2020 lineup of 8K TVs. In total, LG has announced eight new options ranging from 65-inches to 88-inches, all with support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit integration.

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CES Stories February 18, 2016

Honeywell’s new Lyric Round thermostat w/ HomeKit now available & in-stock

Honeywell’s new Lyric Round thermostat originally announced back at CES in January and until now up for preorder only is today officially on sale and in-stock for all.

CES Stories January 8, 2016

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Having launched only a few months ago, Apple’s new iPad Pro challenged third-party developers to quickly come up with new accessories worth showing this year at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. A bunch of companies rose to the occasion at CES, showing off new cases, keyboards, and batteries made to handle the 12.9″ tablet’s size and needs.

With nicer materials and more deluxe features than the basic (often $20-$30) iPad Pro cases that have appeared online, most of these new options are also a lot more expensive. Check out the best of the new iPad Pro accessories below…

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CES Stories January 7, 2016

Apple exec Eddy Cue reportedly speaking at Rupert Murdoch’s private CES event today

As is tradition, Apple is just about the only big consumer tech company not making a public appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. In fact, Apple hasn’t attended CES in any official capacity since John Sculley’s keynote introduction of the Newton in 1992. But Apple exec Eddy Cue, the company’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, is reportedly speaking at a super exclusive, private CES event being held by Rupert Murdoch today in Vegas.

Alongside Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and long list of other tech industry bigwigs, Quartz reports that Cue is scheduled to speak at the event hosted by executive chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch:

Some of those who work for Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of both News Corp. and 21st Century Fox, also have a special event to attend: A private annual confab in Murdoch’s hotel suite featuring some of the biggest names in business, which started yesterday (Jan. 6) and concludes today… This year’s speakers were scheduled to include Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the founders of news startup TheSkimm, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, venture capitalist/analyst-types Benedict Evans and Mary Meeker, actor and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, and Apple iTunes and cloud services executive Eddy Cue, according to an agenda viewed by Quartz and sources familiar with the event.

The event is usually attended by “an internal audience of Murdoch’s News Corp. and 21st Century Fox lieutenants,” according to Quartz, so it’s possible the content of Cue’s talk will be kept private.

While Apple doesn’t make a public showing at CES these days, it does send some of its people to Vegas each year to check out the competition.

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With the new 12-inch MacBook sporting just a single USB Type-C port, an adapter to get back some USB ports and SD card slots will be necessary for a lot of users. With more and more devices adopting the standard, we’re seeing a lot of USB C accessories announced at CES 2016 this year, many of which are designed specifically with 12-inch MacBook users in mind. So, as we’ve already done for HomeKit and Apple Watch products, below we’re rounding up all of the USB Type-C products for MacBook announced at the show this week.

In addition to hubs, companies are also showing off new portable battery packs, cables, adapters, displays and more, all made possible thanks to USB-C and compatible with the new 12-inch MacBook. 

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CES Stories January 6, 2016

First Alert unveils HomeKit-enabled safe, environment monitor, and thermostat coming this year

Joining the onslaught of HomeKit-enabled tech we’ve seen so far at the Consumer Electronics Show, First Alert has just taken the wraps off of some more tech that uses Apple’s connected home platform. Last year at CES, First Alert announced its OneLink Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector, and this year it’s building on that announcement with a new HomeKit-enabled safe, an environment monitor, and a thermostat.

Happy Hour 21

Welcome to the first ever live edition of Happy Hour straight from Las Vegas at CES 2016! In this episode we’re discussing some of the latest announcements, new accessories for Apple products, and more! The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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pioneer ces 2016

Today at CES 2016, Pioneer will unveil an upgraded lineup of NEX series in-dash receivers featuring Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free. Pioneer first brought Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system to cars through aftermarket displays in 2014. This year’s third-generation CarPlay head units from Pioneer include models with both 6.2-inch and 7-inch resistive and capacitive touchscreen displays.

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CES Stories January 4, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Jeremy’s 5, my latest quick roundup of 5 interesting little things that aren’t big enough for full articles, but are still worth sharing with you.

My first edition of 2016 looks at two separate topics related to this week’s 2016 CES: first, Apple’s continued absence from the show, and second, the annual event’s seemingly declining interest to Apple fans. I also wanted to share some additional thoughts on Apple’s Remote Loop for the new Apple TV’s Siri Remote, the classic (but ever-evolving) iOS app Akinator the Genie, and the continued scourge of free-to-play games…

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CES Stories January 10, 2015

BodyGuardz uses an aluminum bezel to tackle the iPhone 6 screen protector problem

The gently curved glass edges of the iPhone 6/Plus screens feel absolutely luxurious but are a nightmare for screen protector companies. Compounding this issue is the fact that rigid tempered glass is now the preferred material for iPhone screen protection.

Some companies have taken a stab at solving this issue, but at CES we were able to go hands-on with BodyGuardz’s upcoming solution.

“The Crown” combines BodyGuardz’s Pure tempered glass screen protector with a finely crafted anodized aluminum rim. The glass protects the entire flat surface of an iPhone 6/Plus screen, while the thin aluminum bezel covers its curved edges. During our brief demonstration we were impressed with how both of these pieces came together to create a seamless solution.

The aluminum material will come in different colors when it’s released next month including gold, silver, and black. The iPhone 6 version is slated to cost $34.95, with the bigger iPhone 6 Plus version coming in at $5 more.

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CES Stories January 9, 2015

Scanadu cofounder Sam De Brouwer demonstrates the Scout and Scanaflo

At CES this week I met with a very interesting company called Scanadu which makes two interesting healthcare products that connect with the iPhone…

Scanadu-scoutThe Scanadu Scout (pictured, right) is a little electronic device designed by Yves Béhar that you touch to your forehead for a few seconds. Almost instantly, physiological parameters, including temperature, heart rate, blood oxygenation, respiratory rate, ECG, and diastolic/systolic blood pressure are sent to an app on your iPhone which logs these measurements and alerts users to anomalies and deviations which may be cause for heath concerns.

The Scout closed a $1.6M Indigogo funding round in 2013 and is still trying to push the product through the FDA as it tries to get deliveries to customers.

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CES Stories January 7, 2015

Noke Padlock

It is the second day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and we’re back on the show floor to discover the diamonds in the rough. Noke, the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled padlock, is one of those hidden gems. Noke replaces the nuisances of losing your keys or needing to remember random combinations with convenient unlocking over Bluetooth technology when your iPhone is within close range. expand full story

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