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CES 2018: Best of CES 2018

Another CES is in the books, and our team has settled uncomfortably back into regular office life with gloomy, snowy, 26° weather outside our windows. As we think back fondly on the hectic week we spent in Las Vegas, here are some thoughts on what made its mark at CES this year. Smart Everything Smart technology is nothing new. But if there was one overwhelming trend at CES 2018, it was the…

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CES 2018: Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar

The Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar is a soundbar that addresses two issues with soundbars that, quite frankly, we’re surprised have not been dealt with since the devices hit the market. The first is size. Say you have a nice, wide TV perched on an entertainment center—or perhaps mounted to your wall—and below the TV is your soundbar. Maybe it’s by the same brand as your TV, maybe a different brand, but either…

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CES 2018: LG’s 8-Series OLED TVs

LG took a major leap in the TV world when they brought the first commercially-available OLED TV to market. Their OLED TVs stunned viewers with unbelievably realistic picture quality, and a panel thinness that seemed to defy physics. In the years since, they’ve honed both aspects of their OLED displays, and at CES we got a look at what they have in store for the future of the technology. First up is…

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CES 2018: LG Smart Kitchen Products

In addition to the laundry room, LG is also bringing smart solutions to your kitchen. You may not think there are many ways to make your fridge “smarter,” but then you might be surprised. LG’s Smart InstaView ThinQ refrigerator packs a wealth of technology into the icebox to make it a veritable kitchen assistant, bringing new levels of convenience to your kitchen. The first thing you’ll notice is the 29-inch touchscreen panel…

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CES 2018: LG ThinQ Laundry Products

We generally think of CES as a place to see the hottest upcoming electronics and gadgets (it is called the Consumer Electronics Show, after all), but it’s also the stage for brands to display their latest innovations in appliances. As the lines between appliances and high-tech electronics blur, it’s natural for us to encounter more products that are a bit of both, like LG’s ThinQ laundry products. ThinQ is LG’s smart technology, connecting…

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CES 2018: Casio G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 Smartwatch

Casio G-Shock watches are known for their trend-setting style, their legendary durability, and their dedicated fanbase. Now, those fans will be able to enjoy that style and durability in a smartwatch. Casio’s first-ever G-Shock smartwatch, dubbed the G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000, is a feature-packed timepiece that will be at home both in the club and on the trail. With a tagline like “Designed for the Ultimate in Survival Toughness,” the Casio G-Shock Rangeman…

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CES 2018: LG’s Cute, Conceptual Robots Help with Your Chores

Every day, robots and robotic devices find their way deeper into our lives. Often, we think of robots as cold, menacing machines built to do the most arduous tasks. LG had a different idea, as evidenced by the troupe of conceptual service robots they showed off at CES. Each of the three robots is designed to fulfill a different service task in a commercial or hospitality environment. The Serving Robot was created…

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CES 2018: Samsung Digital Cockpit and Telematics

Samsung takes on the future of driving. We’ve already seen the ways that Samsung is leveraging smart technology to change the way you go about your daily task in your home. At CES, we learned how they’re hoping to bring some of that same innovation to your car. The Samsung Digital Cockpit features a suite of gorgeous OLED displays placed around the dashboard, in place of where you might see your instrument…

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CES 2018: Samsung Bixby Smart Assistant

Late last year, Samsung threw their hat into the smart assistant ring with the release of Bixby, their version of a digital voice assistant. Like other smart assistants, Bixby responds to voice commands to control apps on your phone, set reminders, or fetch you information. And, of course, Bixby puts the entire Internet of Things at your fingertips, letting you control all of your smart devices, whether from Samsung or another brand.…

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CES 2018: iHome Spot for Your Dot

CES2018, Echo Dot Speaker Stand

Waking up in the morning to the same BEEP – BEEP – BEEP can be a pain. Thankfully iHome, who for many years has striven to perfect the wake-up call, has brought the alarm clock into the world of the Internet of Things, by combining their beloved alarm clocks with the extraordinary power of the Amazon Echo Dot. The color-changing Spot for your Dot stand improves upon the Dot’s speaker capabilities to create a…

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