2017 News Coverage

/2017 News Coverage
2017 News Coverage 2017-07-13T06:05:51+00:00

A ‘listening’ hairbrush and emotional cars: the futuristic trends of CES 2017

If this year’s CES continues to predict future tech trends, then we can soon expect to have emotional relationships with our cars, virtual reality devices so realistic you need a sick bag, and products so pricey most people won’t be able to afford them.

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Kids Will Soon Be Able to Write Code With Lego

Lego wants to teach young kids about coding.

The Danish-based toy maker on Wednesday debuted a new toy called Lego Boost, a hybrid building and coding set that the company says combines the play experience of a traditional Lego set with an app-based coding play experience. Lego Boost, developed for children aged 7 or older, will hit retail shelves in the second half of the year and will be priced at $159.99. Lego debuted the set at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Lenovo Smart Assistant; An Alexa Alternative #CES2017

A few weeks ago at CES, I had the pleasure of attending the Lenovo CES VIP Blogger Cocktail Party hosted by Living in Digital Times. Lenovo introduced a few of the products they announced at CES. I loved getting my hands on the products. Nothing like touching the product and hearing about it someone at Lenovo.

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Amazon at CES – Taking Over Home Automation

Amazon Echo was the elephant in the room this year at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). Amazon itself had no booth and no presence at the show. However, the Echo, Amazon’s cloud-connected, voice-activated artificial intelligence device was everywhere. Alexa is the voice of the Amazon Echo. The Echo was available in very limited quantities by invitation only early in 2015. It became widely available on June 23, 2015.

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Top fit tech for 2017

It’s inevitable that unsightly fitness bands will keep on shrinking as the technology gets smaller: presenting the Motiv ring, released at CES this year. A titanium ring with a 3-axis accelerometer and heart rate sensor, it measures steps, activity types, heart rate and sleep duration, and like all trackers, works with a mobile phone app. With a battery life of three to five days, you take it off only occasionally. You can pre-order one for US$199.

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3 Parenting Gadgets to Watch in 2017

I was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month with my Parenting Bytes co-host Andrea Smith, and we saw some great new products for kids and families. Some of the ones we loved are covered in the interviews that are already posted here on Tom’s Guide, like LEGO Boost, Circuit Cubes, and JetJat drones. Here are some other favorites.

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