CES 2013


Current Editorials is on the ground at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ready to bring you the latest news from the show, and a look at the future of consumer technology! Our very own Editor-in-Chief Micah Singleton will be scouring the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center, bringing you a hands-on look at some of the coolest tech at the show! The rest of our team will be delivering the biggest news, press conference recaps, and opinions on all the best that CES 2013 has to offer! Check back here starting Monday, January 7th when our CES 2013 coverage officially begins!

The Latest:

DecrescendoThumbThe Decrescendo of CES

by Micah Singlegton | January 10 2012, 3:55 PM
CES is changing. CES 2013 is undoubtedly a success, with a record number of exhibitors, attendees, and press attending the conference. Companies have shown off their newest gadgets, announced milestones, and spoken of their futures, as the mountain of press pore over every detail, while  writing furiously to meet their deadlines, as is usual during the early weeks of January. But for a tech conference like CES, there is a worrisome trend in the industry. Continue reading…

PebbleHeroKickstarter funded Pebble smartwatch starts shipping January 23rd

by Eric Leamen | January 9 2013, 5:23 PM
The Pebble smartwatch was the first big Kickstarter success story. In a little over a month, Pebble raised over $10.2 million dollars, thanks to nearly 69,000 backers. Today, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky announced at CES that Pebble has finally entered manufacturing, and that the first devices will begin shipping out to backers on January 23rd. Continue reading…

CanonPowerShotN_2xCanon’s new PowerShot N is an adorable, pocket-sized point-and-shoot

by Eric Leamen | January 7 2013, 3:38 PM
I’m not sure what it is about cameras, but I love them. It’s quite odd actually, since I’ve never been much of a photographer. So it comes as no surprise to me that one of the first gadgets of CES 2013 to catch my eye is Canon’s new PowerShot N. Is this not the cutest little camera you’ve ever seen? Continue reading…

Dispatches from CES:

f30f07b8586511e2a9de22000a1f92c9_7CES is ridiculous. The amount of exhibitors, analysts, journalists, and gadgets, in a two mile radius is an attack against all that is sane and good in the world. When I walked into the “Pre-Show” event that is CES Unveiled, it was as if someone had released a cure for a major disease, but you could only get it by taking photos of gadgets, or interviewing exhibitors trained better than the lions and tigers in Siegfried and Roy’s no-longer-running-because-lions-and-tigers-shouldn’t-be-in-shows Las Vegas spectacle. (Note: the CES exhibitors are lovely people.)

– by Micah Singleton, January 6th, 5:34PM PST, CES Unveiled.

39023d64586911e28a5c22000a1f8acf_7I’ve ventured back into the chaos, for you, amid rumors of a light bulb with a built-in WiFi chip. Will the world be changed by a light bulb you can turn off with your Nike Fuel Band (assuming Nike implements this feature, which would be ingenious. Who wouldn’t want to know how much fuel they’ve burned today, and then shut off their nightlight?), or will we just toss this brilliant concept to the side like the now-fabled HD DVD? Those rumors have stayed just that, rumors. For today…

– by Micah Singleton, January 6th, 6:46PM PST, CES Unveiled

As you walk the halls of CES, you will see thousands of ninjas.” That is a quote from CEA chief Gary Shapiro’s opening keynote at CES today. Apparently, ninjas are the future of the technology industry. Go figure. Following Shapiro’s martial arts presentation, Panasonic chief Kazuhiro Tsuga spoke about how people are important to the television industry. Then Lisa Ling came on stage and after a scripted dialogue with Tsuga said a picture of the Panasonic chief was “cute.” Sometimes I wonder if all CES keynotes are a reoccurring trolling exhibition.

– by Micah Singleton, January 8th, 9:09AM PST, Show Floor

20inchPanasonicWIndows8tabletPanasonic Just showed off a 56″ 4K OLED TV and a 20″ 4K tablet. My eyes don’t know how to comprehend what is happening right now. They look stunning, but I’m skeptical about this monster-sized tablet. Isn’t a 20″ tablet a touchscreen TV? I remember having a 20″ TV when I was a kid. If it was touchscreen, would it somehow morph into a tablet? Did I secretly own an undercover tablet? Was my TV a ninja? These are the questions that keep me up at night. Thanks, Panasonic.

– by Micah Singleton, January 8th, 9:41AM PST, Show Floor.

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