Tag Archives: CES

Make poop-tech a reality, you cowards

by Callum Booth, TNW

Shitting doesn’t have to be shit.

CES is a weird event. On one hand, a big chunk of the annual conference is devoted to technology that’ll be available soon. Think of an 8K TV or a new Bluetooth standard. You know, stuff you’ll actually be able to use in 2020.

Then, on the other side of things, is the technology that will never going to be released. The devices that are only there to make a splash, get some media coverage, and provide some easy marketing for the companies involved.

Continue reading Make poop-tech a reality, you cowards

Wading through the Internet of Crap

by Nicole Lee, Engadget

CES 2017, brought to you by a whole lot of nope

Connected home gadgets were everywhere at CES 2017 — we saw WiFi cameras, smart walking canes and Echo clones aplenty. But while several of them were truly innovative, there were some that made no sense at all. Just because something has Bluetooth or internet connectivity that doesn’t make it useful. Continue reading Wading through the Internet of Crap

The Internet of Things has officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of this smart toaster

by Joel Hruska, Extreme Tech

The Consumer Electronics Show (now dubbed CES) has always been an event where companies large and small debut new products and demonstrate cutting-edge R&D. At its best, the show serves as a jumping-off point for the technologies, products, and services we’ll see throughout the year. At its worst, it functions as a dumping ground for bad ideas and garbage products. At the show this week, Griffin Technology debuted a smart toaster as part of their new Griffin Home initiative. Continue reading The Internet of Things has officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of this smart toaster