CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

January 11, 2018 10:53 pm0 comments
CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

Media playback is unsupported on your device If you’ve ever wanted a robot to do the vacuuming, then the CES tech show has something for you. The Aeolus robot is designed to perform a range of household tasks – including mopping floors, rearranging furniture and putting away dishes. However, like […]

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CES 2018: Longer-lasting gadgets showcased

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CES 2018: Longer-lasting gadgets showcased

Spare a thought for the attendees of the CES tech show who decided to briefly leave their phones in charging towers. The devices got locked inside when a power cut plunged the exhibition hall into darkness. Having to constantly keep personal devices charged is a nuisance we are all, by […]

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CES 2018: Power cut at Vegas tech show blamed on rain

January 10, 2018 11:22 pm0 comments
CES 2018: Power cut at Vegas tech show blamed on rain

Media playback is unsupported on your device The giant consumer electronics show CES has suffered a power cut, plunging part of the event into darkness. The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)’s central hall went dark at around 11:20 local time (19:20 GMT). Two hours passed before the organisers said that […]

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Taiwanese police give cyber-security quiz winners infected devices

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Taiwanese police give cyber-security quiz winners infected devices

Police have apologised after giving infected memory sticks as prizes in a government-run cyber-security quiz. Taiwan’s national police agency said 54 of the flash drives it gave out at an event highlighting a government’s cybercrime crackdown contained malware. The virus, which can steal personal data and has been linked to […]

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CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans

January 9, 2018 11:53 pm0 comments
CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans

Shares in photo firm Eastman Kodak soared nearly 120% after it revealed plans to mint its own crypto-currency, the KodakCoin. The US firm said it was teaming up with London-based Wenn Media Group to carry out the initial coin offering (ICO). It is part of a blockchain-based initiative to help […]

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Freezing machines halt chip bug patch

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Freezing machines halt chip bug patch

Microsoft has halted some patches for the Meltdown and Spectre chip bugs after AMD customers complained that the software updates froze their machines. The flaw in computer chips affects billions of PCs, smartphones and tablets around the world. Specific fixes for the bugs on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows […]

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CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall

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CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall

Samsung has announced a giant 146in (396cm) TV called The Wall at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. The TV features a micro-LED display, which is pitched as a superior alternative to OLED because it offers both deep blacks and bright highlights. However, one analyst said they would likely […]

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CES 2018: LG robot Cloi repeatedly fails on stage at unveil

January 8, 2018 12:35 pm0 comments
CES 2018: LG robot Cloi repeatedly fails on stage at unveil

A robot created by LG to help users control their smart home repeatedly failed on stage at its CES debut. Cloi was meant to be the centrepiece of the South Korean firm’s presentation where it was supposed to show how new artificial intelligence tech could enhance use of kitchen appliances. […]

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CES 2018: LG Display shows off large rollable TV screen

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] LG Display has created the world’s first large, rollable, ultra-high definition television screen. BBC News – Technology

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CES 2018: Orosound smart earphones cancel out unwanted noise

January 7, 2018 1:19 pm0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Dan Simmons puts Orosound’s Tilde noise cancelling earphones to the test. BBC News – Technology

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