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Carnival to turn cruise ships into smart cities at sea

Carnival said on Tuesday that it wants to transform cruise ships into “smart cities at sea”, introducing an “Ocean Medallion” at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas

Can eye-tracking vision tests help baseball screen players' performance?

The U.S. baseball industry is using high-tech help to make sure up and coming players keep their eye on the ball with RightEye vision tests.

Ford To Debut Autonomous Fusion Hybrid At CES 2017

Ford will debut the next generation Fusion Hybrid, the company’s first autonomous vehicle, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas.

Honda announces autonomous vehicle ecosystem at CES 2017

Honda unveiled a new self-driving concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, called the Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem.

Finally, someone's making an autonomous car for the masses

At the CES 2017, Hyundai showcased an everyday car that is able to switch lanes, turn signal, brake at red lights, and yield to pedestrians.

Apple’s new ad shows off the Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus Just in time for the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday, Apple released a brand new ad showing off what you can do..

Watch the chilling first trailer for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

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Nintendo mini NES modders figure out how to add new games

ROMs can be side-loaded onto the system, but a certain level of technical knowhow is recommended.

Review: LG UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3 for Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro

Watch TechCrunch’s last day at CES 2017 We're cold and we're tired. But we're nearing the end, and we saved the best for last. We'll be making Crepes..

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Samsung launches iPhone app for Gear smartwatches

Samsung has released the long-awaited iOS apps for its Gear wearable accessories, including the Gear S2 and S3 smartwatches and the Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker. The two new apps let you set up and pair the devices with an iPhone. Prior to this, the Gear devices were only compatible with Android devices.

CES 2017: The wildest, wackiest and weirdest tech - TechRepublic

The Wair connected scarf is a piece of wearable tech that's a bit quirky but serves a purpose. The scarf has a hidden air filter so when the built-in sensor alerts you that air pollution is high, you can cover your mouth and nose with the scarf and breathe through the filter.

IoT spending to reach $1.3 trillion by 2020 on hardware investment

Microsoft used to be able to count on developers to embrace its technologies and extend its lead in the enterprise. Today that relationship is much more complicated, as evidenced by a new Stack Overflow developer survey. Let’s be clear: the new Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella has been rejuvenating its partnership with developers for years, … Read more »

And the winner of Hardware Battlefield 2017 is… Siren Care

These companies had a very special CES experience as they all pitched in front of multiple groups of judges on stage at the Sands Expo. The startups were competing for $50,000 and being named the winner of the Hardware Battlefield.

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DT Giveaway: Win some awesome tech in honor of CES 2017

It is 2017 and Digital Trends is kicking off the year in style. In honor of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), our first ever booth at the big event, and our 3-day livecast from Las Vegas, we’re giving away several of our favorite tech items to four lucky readers. You can enter below for a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot, Apple Watch, Apple iPad Mini, or Q-Jays Anniversary Edition Earphones. You can even up  your chances of winning with nine ways to enter.

How to Create More Exposure Using LinkedIn : Social Media Examiner

If you want to develop an integrated LinkedIn marketing presence for your business, you can create company and showcase pages, post articles to LinkedIn Publisher and use sponsored updates.

The Tech Trends from CES 2017 That Will Actually Matter

Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show hosts dozens of tech companies showing off their latest creations. Many never make it to store shelves, but it’s a great way to see how technology will evolve over the coming year. Here’s what you can expect in 2017 based on what we saw from CES.

Audi and Nvidia commit to road-ready driverless car by 2020

Nvidia and Audi confirmed plans to have a road-ready driverless car by 2020 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas.

Take a look back at the year in connected health for 2016

There’s not a simple solution. It requires consumer understanding of the need to secure their health data and the need for health data companies to employ advanced data analytics to preempt data breaches. As our physical selves continue become increasingly quantified in 2017, we’ll need to be on the look out as to how our health information is secured.

Watch HTC Vive's wireless VR adapter and object tracker in action

I tried out TPCast's Vive wireless adapter, which will be available globally in the second quarter of this year for $249, and came away mostly impressed. It's a small device that attaches to the top of the Vive's headset and completely replaces the need for the Vive's clunky umbilical cord. While you can use the TPCast's adapter completely wirelessly for about an hour and a half, I tested it with a large battery pack that had to sit in my back pocket. And yes, that meant I had a cable once again, but it still provided more freedom than the typical Vive setup.

12 The Vergecast Live at CES 2017

No Tweets for The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 just yet. Come back once the live video starts.

Netflix made a game featuring some of its top shows

Netflix has confirmed that the game is totally them, but it's currently only being promoted on its Spanish and Indian social media accounts. Each "level" is set in the world of the show in question, so you'll jump through the jungles of Columbia with Pablo Escobar and hurdle prison guards as Piper Chapman. The Hawkins National Laboratory also makes an appearance, complete with a low-res version of the Stranger Things theme tune (the same can be said for all shows).

Hackers successfully add games to the NES Classic Edition

So far a limited number of games have been checked with the device, and there’s no guarantee that any particular one will work — the emulator software built into the NES Classic Edition wouldn’t have been tested with, for instance, Blaster Master, since it wasn’t one of the games intended for inclusion. It might work, it might not.

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The best PCs, gadgets, and wearables of CES 2017

What happens at CES, ends up in a video montage.Jennifer Hahn LAS VEGAS—The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tries to get consumers (and the media) excited for the new year with a treasure trove of new devices. Most of the big names in computing, gaming, fitness tech, smart home, and more show off some of their newest products that will come out later in the year. And until they hit shelves (if they hit the shelves), CES is the only way to get a glimpse of them.

Smart Vegas, Baby! Las Vegas and Ingenu kick off smart innovation district

It’s fair to say that Las Vegas is not intent on offering highly experimental, high-risk smart city strategies. “We want solutions to roll out quickly rather than wait for a three-year roll out,” Sherwood says. Thus, their focus is on familiar concepts like smart traffic, public safety, public services and tourist amenities, public transportation and preparation for autonomous transport. There’s a refreshing lack of ego in that they’ve made thoughtful consideration of cities before them and forged relationships with the Smart cities of Glasgow, Austin, and San Jose.

10 ways the iPhone changed everything

The iPhone reinvented the idea of mobile gaming. Apps like Angry Birds, that anyone could play using their fingers on the touchscreen, became hugely popular, and payment models changed. Many games are now free to play -- instead of charging a sales price, developers came up with the idea of in-app purchases, which let you pay for new levels and features as you go.

HMD Global launches first Nokia-branded smartphone, exclusively for China | ZDNet

Don't worry, HMD Global promises more to come in the first half of 2017 after snagging brand rights to Nokia.

Nissan Says Self-Driving Cars Are Impossible. Its Solution? Customer Call Centers

Now, Nissan’s cubicle-based drivers aren’t emergency backups. If the car hits black ice, it’s in charge of staying on the road. There’s no feasible way to get the human into the loop in time to act. But they can help out when the car encounters conditions it’s unsure how to handle. If a Nissan happened upon the construction scene from Sierhuis’ photo, it would stop and ping its control center. A human operator would look around using the car’s cameras and other sensors and issue new instructions—direct control would pose latency issues. Like: When it’s safe, cross the double yellow and get back to the right side after 20 yards. Or a new instruction set could ensure packages and disabled passengers get dropped off in exactly the right spot, and help assess potentially dangerous situations on the road. But most of all, the teleoperator is there to make sure the car’s doesn’t just shut down when it’s too dumb to know what’s going on. Nissan’s system is a modified version of the software that helped engineers move the Spirit and Opportunity rovers around Mars.

Fired Snap Employee Sues, Saying Company Inflated Growth Stats

10 Games Every Nintendo Wii U Player Needs

Nintendo's next console, the mysterious NX, may be approaching faster than we think. But buying a Wii U right now will give you access to free online multiplayer, Wii backwards compatibility, and most importantly a slowly growing library of modern Nintendo classics like the 10 games featured on this list. From old favorites like Mario and Donkey Kong, to sexy witches, to trigger-happy squid kids, this console is full of pleasant surprises.

Audio-Technica reinvents the wireless headphone with new DSR9BT

Audio-Technica is one of the most respected headphone manufacturers in the world, and this year it’s arriving at CES with something quite unique: a wireless headphone that doesn’t require a built-in DAC. Digital-to-analog converters are a standard part of any digital playback system; you’ll find them either inside your source device, like a smartphone, or inside the headphones themselves, as with every set of Bluetooth cans to date. But Audio-Technica’s new DSR9BT and DSR7BT have a so-called Pure Digital Drive system that means the headphones’ speakers can respond directly to a digital signal without the need for conversion. So it’s goodbye to the DAC, and hello to a simpler, more streamlined design.

What science says about naming

It turns out that the papers referenced above are just the tip of iceberg among computer science literature on naming. We read (or skimmed) a number of related papers that take different perspectives and approaches on the naming problem. Together, these papers paint an encouraging picture of the potential for better practical techniques that will help programmers to get better at naming, and avoid bad naming. At the same time, these papers point to numerous opportunities for better tool support for good naming, which is notably absent from mainstream software development environments.

I rocked out in Rock Band VR at CES and I liked it

VR is a tricky medium to do well, but Harmonix’s upcoming Rock Band VR might just be the perfect fit. The game has always been about making players feel like they’re real rock stars, living in an alternate reality where they chased their dream and actually did master the guitar and make it big. Virtual reality finally gives Rock Band players the chance to feel real stage presence, and Rock Band VR takes advantage of that while still delivering a solid game that’s fun to play, too.

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First Teaser for The Handmaid's Tale Is Dark, Creepy, and Unforgiving

Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, a woman struggling to survive in an oppressive, simplified society where she’s used for her fertility to aid re-population efforts. But it’s not just about the world she’s in, but also the world she’s from. The first preview shows that we’ll get a look at Offred’s past, and how it will shape her future. She was a fighter, and she will continue fighting to be reunited with her family.

AT&T launches IoT starter kits for AWS and Raspberry Pi

AT&T announced two new Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, one for Amazon Web Services (AWS) developers, the other for developers that use Raspberry Pi.

5 New iPhone 8 Features We Know so far

The problem here is that while Apple wants to use OLED displays  on all variants of the iPhone it launches next year, the company might not be able to do so due to supply constraints. Since OLED display manufacturing is relatively new and tough, there are not many suppliers around for it. As things stand right now, Samsung remains the largest OLED display manufacturer, with the company supplying panels to almost every other Android OEM out there. Considering the volume that Apple demands, it is not possible for Samsung alone to fulfil the company’s OLED demand. Additionally, Apple prefers to keep its supply-chain diverse with multiple suppliers so as to avoid any supply constraints. While the company has been looking for OLED suppliers, it has not met with much success as other display makers like LG, Sharp, and JDI are still struggling with poor yield issues in their OLED factories.

GeniCan scans your trash to make grocery lists and arrange delivery

Simply scan an item before tossing it into the trash and GeniCan automagically adds it to an accompanying smartphone app. If the item doesn’t have a barcode, or it’s unreadable, you’ll just hold the item in front of the scanner and wait for the prompt. Once GeniCan asks what you’re throwing away, simply tell it, and it’ll add that to the list as well.

Mixed Reality will be most important tech of 2017

As you can see, VR is pretty amazing because its allows users to do so many things like watch a 3D experience of Cirque du Soleil, attend an exclusive concert or sporting event, ride in a roller coaster, play games, create art projects – and in some cases – hang out with friends in virtual worlds. (Conan did a poor job making friends in his virtual world in the example above by the way.) Recently, Virtual Reality has even been used to help sick children escape their hospital environments and bring them to happier surroundings. So the question you might be asking is, what does this have to do with Mixed Reality? The answer: VR is a gateway for a lot of the more advanced technology that will be used in Mixed Reality.

DoD Wants to Save the Environment With Bullets That Plant Seeds

It already looks like the Trump administration will be very bad for the environment. He’s basically picking the worst person possible to run every agency that is charged with protecting the Earth. But there’s one agency he’ll never gut—the Department of Defense. And it has a wacky plan to do some good with bullets that biodegrade and spread life.

This Collar That Reads Pets' Emotions Is a Tech Travesty

Tucked among the booths at CES is a small company called Kyon. It wants to revolutionize the pet collar business by offering an innovation that, among other things, tells you what your pet is feeling. This is bullshit and it must be stopped.

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5 ways the new connected agriculture world changed in 2016

Alerts are delivered whenever any of these metrics fall out of the ideal growing range. The data collected from users also enables Freight Farms to improve their services, giving them greater insight into how customers are utilizing their products. Container gardening is nothing new in urban areas, but it’s foreseeable that the water-efficient containers could be of benefit to regions where drought causes a barrier to farming.

Outrun the Demogorgon with Netflix's New Video Game

Netflix is finally cashing in on all those Stranger Things 8-bit videos on YouTube. The online network has released an infinite runner video game starring Mike Wheeler and other Netflix heroes.

The XBox is an X-Men Inspired Puzzle That Will Melt Your Mind

First thing FLEB has to do is crack the cryptograms on the faces of the box. He doesn’t go through that process but points the curious to this page . Once he’s figured that out he gets a phrase on the top that informs him that he needs “to harness the power of five individuals to enter the word ‘forceful’ into the box.” The other sides have the names of five different X-Men printed on them and you have to use their powers on the box. Scott Summers is Cylops. So the side of the box that says “Scott Summers” requires his superhero power which is laser vision. There’s a small hole in the box. When you aim a laser pointer into the hole, the letter “H” appears on the box’s numeric display. Applying ice to the Iceman side brings up the letter “P.” The other X-Men are Magneto, Jean Grey and Surge. Can you guess what techniques would be used to apply their superpowers? Probably not.

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'Super Mario Bros. 3' is harder with a live audience

Mat once failed an audition to be the Milkybar Kid: an advert creation that pushed white chocolate on gluttonous British children. Two decades later, having repressed that early rejection, he completed a three-year teaching stint in Japan with help from world-class internet and a raft of bizarre DS titles. After a few weeks back in the UK, he's recently returned to Japan, heading up our coverage of a country that's obsessed with technology -- often in very unusual ways.

Here is Faraday Future’s first production car, the FF 91

According to Faraday Future, the car is able to hit 60 mph in 2.39 seconds — which, if accurate, would narrowly beat out the 2.4 seconds it takes a Tesla Model S to hit 60 mph. It showed a video of the car beating the Model S in a race, and while the company had each car hit full acceleration on stage, they did not go head-to-head. So we’ll basically have to go by the video for now, until we actually see the cars in person race each other in an independent setting.

Nvidia Is Bringing Real Gaming to Macs and It Looks Great

Lots of people would love to play the latest PC games, but the expense of maintaining a gaming rig capable of playing the latest games leaves plenty of potential gamers out cold. It’s worse if you’re a Mac user. I don’t need to tell you that your gaming options are sad and pathetic.

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This Hack Might Unlock Your NES Classic or Brick It

If you really wanted to go out of your way, it’s definitely possible to make your own Raspberry Pi-powered NES Classic. But for most, that cute and convenient little package by Nintendo is the best way to go. That’s why using this hack to load ROMs onto the new-retro device is a gift from the gaming gods.

The best smart home gadgets of CES 2017

The smart home story of CES is usually about how it's getting ever easier and cheaper to build connected tech into your home. That'll be true this year, too. But there's another story that's starting to pop up: just how many of our gadgets are suddenly able to talk to each other. For 2017, CES' early connected home highlights are about appliances making some truly smart integrations with Amazon's Alexa, Nest's Protect, and, of course, iOS and Android as well.

A photographic tour of the amazing Neon Museum

Five miles north of the Las Vegas Strip, The Neon Museum is a dedicated to rescuing and restoring the forgotten signs that made Las Vegas in its heyday.

48 Best of CES 2017: This Year’s Most Interesting Gadgets

The hardest part of CES this year? Selecting a single stunning TV as our top pick. Whether you opt for LG’s comely OLEDs, Samsung’s ravishing QLEDs, or this divine Sony set, you’re in for a visual treat. The tiebreaker is Sony’s innovative spin on audio with its very first OLED TV. The Bravia A1E uses its panel to deliver stereo sound, as four surface transducers on the back of the screen vibrate to emit audio. Dialogue sounds like it’s coming directly from onscreen mouths, and audio pans from side to side. The set’s exquisite design, which includes an A-frame stand around the back that houses a woofer for the low end and all the I/O ports you need, certainly makes it unique.

How the DNC fell for a Russian hacker

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51 Coolest thing at CES 2017? Robots steal show
52 The best tech at CES you probably can't afford
53 The best coffee table of CES
54 Hands-on: Apple CarPlay goes wireless over Wi-Fi with Alpine's iLX-107 receiver
55 Teena Maddox on Twitter
56 Teena Maddox on Twitter
57 ICYMI: The Sleep Number bed keeps you cozy all night long
58 These unsung heroes make CES possible (and tolerable)
59 How to set up your TV for the perfect picture
60 Philips jumps on the Dolby Vision bandwagon with new TVs and a 4K UHD Blu-ray player
61 Log In - New York Times
62 A drone just collided with a passenger jet in Mozambique
63 CNET on Twitter
64 Fitbit overhauls its app experience with groups and guided goals
65 Lifehacker on Twitter
66 This flappy bird-drone keeps airports safe
67 ReadWrite on Twitter
68 Lucas Mearian on Twitter
69 Talking tech with NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley
70 George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving
71 How Mobile Games Aim to Keep You Coming Back
72 5 TED Talks to cheer you up on a bad day
73 Google adds Huawei, Asus and ZTE phones to the Daydream VR lineup
74 White House Warns Against Chinese Investment in U.S. Semiconductor Industry
75 John Erickson on Twitter
76 McIntosh Group's new Pryma Aria headphones blend Hi-Fi with high fashion
77 This wearable for pregnant moms is an easy contraction tracker
78 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
79 Best of CES 2017: This Year’s Most Interesting Gadgets
80 Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2017 Award Winners
81 Hands on with Amazon Alexa on the Dish Hopper
82 Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2017 Award Winners
83 FTC goes after D-Link for shoddy security in routers, cameras
84 Jason Hiner on Twitter
85 TechCrunch on Twitter
86 Why We Can't Fix Twitter
87 The moral roots of liberals and conservatives
88 Why Bioware brought ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ to CES
89 Joe Zwack on Twitter