CES thinks eSports will be the next big thing

Some of the more curious conversations happening at the Las Vegas CES 18 show focused on eSports. They’re part of the growth of video-game competition, which has grown from the days of “Pong” on a black-and-white screen in the basement to real-time strategy, fighting and multilayer online competitions covered

This smart toilet is the best reason to stay in the bathroom

LAS VEGAS — Tech is invading the bathroom. see also Answering the call of Mother Nature is getting an upgrade, according to a high-tech toilet unveiled here at CES 2018, but it’s going to cost you plenty. Japan-based Toto debuted its Neorest NX2, an $11,000 tech marvel that will open automatically

Stevie Wonder wows crowd on “smart’ piano at CES

LAS VEGAS — Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit. Especially when your product is a “smart” piano designed to teach people how to play. Piano teacher Gabie

CES power outage can’t stop tech hotshots from showing off

LAS VEGAS — No power? No problem. Despite an hour-long blackout that left two-thirds of the Las Vegas Convention Center in the dark — forcing thousands of gadget heads to exit the massive building — there were plenty of new tech toys unveiled Wednesday at CES 2018. The folks at

“Smart underwear’ is here, and it’s ridiculous

Now your skivvies have a higher IQ than you do. Skiin’s “smart underwear” is taking the wearables game to a whole new region, Mashable reports. The high-tech underthings, unveiled at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, have six sensors woven into the bras and undies that can track heart

Top CES tech reveals include robot dogs, foldable television

LAS VEGAS — Who let the dog out? Sony rolled out a much cuter — and more sophisticated — Aibo robot dog on Tuesday, and it came off acting and moving a lot more like a real canine. The Japanese electronics giant retired the original Aibo in 2006 and went

“Smart underwear’ is here, and it’s ridiculous

Now your skivvies have a higher IQ than you do. Skiin’s “smart underwear” is taking the wearables game to a whole new region, Mashable reports. The high-tech underthings, unveiled at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, have six sensors woven into the bras and undies that can track heart rate, temperature,

Power outage brings CES to a standstill

A major power outage essentially shut down parts of CES in Las Vegas Wednesday. Lights went out in the Las Vegas Convention Center in the late morning, leaving the booths of major companies like Samsung, LG and Huawei in darkness. The Consumer Electronics Association, host of CES, acknowledged the

This mirror will tell you everything that’s wrong with your face

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest complexion of them all? The HiMirror “smart mirror” tablet, launched this week at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, can tell you — after all, it was designed to critique your face. The gizmo, which comes with a built-in camera, analyzes your

Bezos scores big win for Alexa ahead of CES

Jeff Bezos was winning at CES on Monday — and the largest tech show of the year hadn’t even officially started. The Amazon chief executive was sitting pretty after HP, Asus and Acer each debuted PCs designed to work with the e-tailer’s Alexa — all part of Bezos’ plan

Bezos scores big win for Alexa ahead of CES

Jeff Bezos was winning at CES on Monday — and the largest tech show of the year hadn’t even officially started. The Amazon chief executive was sitting pretty after HP, Asus and Acer each debuted PCs designed to work with the e-tailer’s Alexa — all part of Bezos’ plan

FCC chair Ajit Pai backs out of CES appearance

It looks like Ajit Pai can’t handle the desert heat. see also The embattled FCC chairman has canceled his appearance at CES 2018 less than a month after his controversial decision to kill the net neutrality rules. Pai was initially scheduled to appear at the annual Las Vegas conference on Jan.

Macron’s Las Vegas trip probed by French prosecutors

PARIS — A French investigation into a Las Vegas tech party is putting new pressure on President Emmanuel Macron’s labor minister — and possibly the president himself — as they pursue difficult reforms to French work rules. The Paris prosecutor’s office opened a formal judicial inquiry Friday into suspected irregularities in