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Shift from Qwertyfree Helps Visually Impaired at CES - Geek News Central

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:07:56 +0000

For the visually impaired, typing on a smartphone or tablet keyboard can be tricky as the small keys can be hard to pick out. The team at Qwertyfree are developing a replacement keyboard with just five keys to help those with poor vision. Todd finds out more from Craig. The idea behind the new keyboard … Continue reading Shift from Qwertyfree Helps Visually Impaired at CES

Shift from Qwertyfree Helps Visually Impaired at CES




Switchflip Switches Sockets at CES - Geek News Central

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:32:46 +0000

You might think that a switch flip is a skateboard move but in this case Switchflip lets you control new power outlets from a wall switch with no extra wiring. Todd gets a demo from Ryan on maximising those hard-to-reach sockets. Currently seeking funding via Indiegogo, the Switchflip works like this….let’s say you have a … Continue reading Switchflip Switches Sockets at CES

Switchflip Switches Sockets at CES




SolPad is Disrupting the Solar Power Industry at CES - Geek News Central

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:11:40 +0000

Free energy. It’s a dream shared by every homeowner when it’s time to pay the monthly utility bill. The closest thing we’ve got to a true “free energy machine” is solar power. These systems harness light from the sun and convert that light into electricity that can then be used by anything and everything in … Continue reading SolPad is Disrupting the Solar Power Industry at CES

SolPad is Disrupting the Solar Power Industry at CES




Norton Introduces Norton Core Router at CES - Geek News Central

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:33:04 +0000

Norton has been a mainstay in digital security for decades. The company is best known for its suite of antivirus and anti-malware tools that runs on many PCs. Norton is now taking the next step in secure computing with the introduction of the Norton Core router. Todd spoke with Shagorika from Norton. She noted that … Continue reading Norton Introduces Norton Core Router at CES

Norton Introduces Norton Core Router at CES




Olloclip Pivot Grips Smartphones at CES - Geek News Central

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:09:45 +0000

Olloclip is well-known for its clip-on lens system for the Apple iPhone, though new at CES is the Olloclip Pivot, a grip for smartphones, cameras and GoPros. Todd finds out more from Patrick. The Olloclip Pivot grip is a bit different from an ordinary handheld smartphone holder as it incorporates an articulating hub which provides … Continue reading Olloclip Pivot Grips Smartphones at CES

Olloclip Pivot Grips Smartphones at CES




Elgato Unleashes Thunderbolt 3 Dock at CES - Geek News Central

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:00:05 +0000

Much publicity, good or bad, was made over the recent updates to Apple’s MacBook Pro line of laptop computers. “Where are all the ports?” was a constant refrain from critics who didn’t like the line’s lack of traditional I/O. It’d definitely be inconvenient to carry a collection of dongles around with that shiny new MBP … Continue reading Elgato Unleashes Thunderbolt 3 Dock at CES

Elgato Unleashes Thunderbolt 3 Dock at CES




Kanex Wins with the GoPower Watch at CES - Geek News Central

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:32:29 +0000

Kicking off GNC’s video production for CES, Todd’s at award-winners Kanex with Tracy, who shows off some of their latest accessories for the Apple Watch. Kanex won a “Innovation Honoree” at CES 2017 for their GoPower Watch, a portable battery charge for the Apple Watch. Priced at US$99 and shipping now, the GoPower Watch will wirelessly recharge … Continue reading Kanex Wins with the GoPower Watch at CES

Kanex Wins with the GoPower Watch at CES




Post Truth - Geek News Central

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:11:35 +0000

As the events of 2016 unfolded with the subsequent impacts on 2017, I’ve been thinking about the phenomena that has been dubbed as “post truth” and the sacrifice of critical thinking in return for likes and retweets. Those thoughts have taken me back to my school days and an enlightened English Literature teacher who encouraged … Continue reading Post Truth

Post Truth




GNC #1171 Amazon to Rule the World! - Geek News Central

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:17:23 +0000

I share with you why national retailers are shaking in the boats. Amazon gets it and they are going to continue to change the way you shop. They are ahead of the curve and companies are going to have to work hard to keep up. The personal touch is always great but let me tell … Continue reading GNC #1171 Amazon to Rule the World!

GNC #1171 Amazon to Rule the World!


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Quarter of Card Payments Contactless in UK - Geek News Central

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:36:22 +0000

Fresh figures from the UK Cards Association shows that a quarter of card payments are now contactless in the UK. With 325 million purchases made using contactless debit and credit cards in November 2016, this accounted for 25% of all card payments. Contactless payments are growing rapidly in popularity as it was only in August 2016 … Continue reading Quarter of Card Payments Contactless in UK

Quarter of Card Payments Contactless in UK




GNC #1170 I’m Back! - Geek News Central

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:14:04 +0000

Are you ready for the CES content. All of our recorded interviews are on their way to the editor and we should have fresh content for you next week. I talk about the show and what comes next. This is not a show you are going to want to miss. For CES Coverage this website, … Continue reading GNC #1170 I’m Back!

GNC #1170 I’m Back!


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It’s Decluttering Time! - Geek News Central

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:38:04 +0000

After the excess of Christmas, guilt often brings us round to New Year’s resolutions. It goes without saying that I’m going to lose weight and become fitter (I’ve a new Fitbit Blaze to help); spend more time with my family and friends; and not be late for events or appointments. All laudable goals. In addition … Continue reading It’s Decluttering Time!

It’s Decluttering Time!




ECOVACS is Cleaning Up CES 2017 with UNIBOT - Geek News Central

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:44:20 +0000

Who’s ready to leave the housework to someone else? I know I sure am. Unfortunately, my life choices haven’t really worked out in such a way that I can afford to pay for housekeeping. Regardless, we are now truly entering the World of Tomorrow here in the 21st century. And that means robots. More specifically, … Continue reading ECOVACS is Cleaning Up CES 2017 with UNIBOT

ECOVACS is Cleaning Up CES 2017 with UNIBOT




PuddingBeanQ is a Robotic Companion for Kids at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:07:36 +0000

One of the promises of the 21st century is a world full of robots. While we haven’t exactly made it to that automaton-filled vision yet, artificially intelligent technology is becoming more and more commonplace in our everyday lives. This has definitely been evident during this year’s CES show. One of the latest robot-inspired devices to … Continue reading PuddingBeanQ is a Robotic Companion for Kids at CES 2017

PuddingBeanQ is a Robotic Companion for Kids at CES 2017




SCOSCHE Launches MagicMount CHARGE at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 15:53:41 +0000

SCOSCHE Industries, innovators of award-winning consumer technology and car audio products and accessories, has combined the latest in advanced wireless charging technology with its award-winning MagicMount series of magnetic, cradle-less mobile device mounts and announces a major new addition to the MagicMount line-up – MagicMount CHARGE. MagicMount CHARGE will be available in two models – for … Continue reading SCOSCHE Launches MagicMount CHARGE at CES 2017

SCOSCHE Launches MagicMount CHARGE at CES 2017




Extreme Flyers Demonstrate Micro Drone 3.0 at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 14:26:21 +0000

Extreme Flyers is the creator of Micro Drone 3.0. They are at CES 2017 showcasing four new features of Micro Drone 3.0, which is at the forefront of drone technology. Micro Drone 3.0 made crowdfunding history in 2015, becoming the highest funded Drone campaign of all time on Indiegogo. Micro Drone 3.0 is an advanced, sophisticated … Continue reading Extreme Flyers Demonstrate Micro Drone 3.0 at CES 2017

Extreme Flyers Demonstrate Micro Drone 3.0 at CES 2017




Polaroid Debuts Polaroid Pop at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 11:26:24 +0000

Polaroid celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, and they are kicking off their milestone year with the debut of the Polaroid Pop. It is the latest camera in the Polaroid Instant Digital Print line, and it pairs wireless technology with the iconic Polaroid 3″x4″ print. The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera combines a sleek, modern design … Continue reading Polaroid Debuts Polaroid Pop at CES 2017

Polaroid Debuts Polaroid Pop at CES 2017




NewTek and Wowza Deliver Joint Streaming Device - Geek News Central

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 09:07:02 +0000

NewTek and Wowza Media Systems announced the immediate availability of MediaDS, a revolutionary real-time encoding and live streaming video delivery system. MediaDS is a hardware and software solution merging NewTek’s industry-leading live production technology with the powerful, proven Wowza streaming software in an IRU footprint. The result is the industry’s first end-to-end streaming solution to allow producers to launch … Continue reading NewTek and Wowza Deliver Joint Streaming Device

NewTek and Wowza Deliver Joint Streaming Device




D-Link Delivers Simplified High-Speed Whole Home Wi-Fi System - Geek News Central

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 07:46:10 +0000

D-Link is a global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. D-Link made several announcements at CES 2017 about their new products, including the Covr Wi-Fi System and the Covr Powerline Wi-Fi System. The Covr Wi-Fi System (DKT-883) technology transforms the traditional router-extender solution into an easy to use … Continue reading D-Link Delivers Simplified High-Speed Whole Home Wi-Fi System

D-Link Delivers Simplified High-Speed Whole Home Wi-Fi System




Qube Debuts Smart LED Light Strips at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:30:48 +0000

Qube is the maker of the Qube smart light bulbs (which launched last year and are now shipping). Qube debuted its Qube Smart Light Strips at CES 2017. Qube Smart Light Strips can make smart home lighting affordable for everyone. Typical LED light strips with a similar lumen output can cost up to $14 per meter, … Continue reading Qube Debuts Smart LED Light Strips at CES 2017

Qube Debuts Smart LED Light Strips at CES 2017




iDevices Introduces Instant Switch at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:12:21 +0000

iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, introduces Instant Switch at CES 2017. Instant Switch is a wireless, remote smart home control. Instant Switch is a remote wireless, Bluetooth Smart wall switch that allows users to designate additional points of power control anywhere in the home, with no installation or wiring required. Instant Switch’s … Continue reading iDevices Introduces Instant Switch at CES 2017

iDevices Introduces Instant Switch at CES 2017




First Alert Connects Safety and Simplicity at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:57:41 +0000

Today’s connected home technology meets common sense functionality and excellence in design with the expanded Onelink by First Alert portfolio of home safety and security products. Onelink by First Alert brought five products to CES 2017. The Onelink by First Alert portfolio includes a range of home monitoring devices designed to seamlessly integrate with today’s most secure … Continue reading First Alert Connects Safety and Simplicity at CES 2017

First Alert Connects Safety and Simplicity at CES 2017




Sengled Smart Lights Honored at CES - Geek News Central

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:28:43 +0000

Sengled has a history of winning awards at CES and this year is no exception with two Honorees in the ‘Best of Innovation’ and ‘Eco-design and Sustainable Technologies’ categories. The former was won by the Sengled Pulse Link, which is an interesting way of improving television audio with the need for wires or expensive  AV amplifiers. … Continue reading Sengled Smart Lights Honored at CES

Sengled Smart Lights Honored at CES




Cognitive Systems Launches Aura at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 04:24:03 +0000

Cognitive Systems, an advanced RF technology company, today announced the launch of Aura, a thoughtful security system for the home that uses patented spectrum analytics technology to detect and monitor motion, without using cameras. Aura is a home security system that uses technology patented by Cognitive Systems to monitor the disruption of wireless signals caused … Continue reading Cognitive Systems Launches Aura at CES 2017

Cognitive Systems Launches Aura at CES 2017




Hatch Baby Debuts Three New IoT Parenting Products at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:58:56 +0000

Hatch Baby, the leading smart parenting company, announced the debut of its new line of smart nursery products at CES 2017. Hatch Baby has added new “Grow”, “Listen”, and “Rest” products to its smart nursery suite to help make parenting and pregnancy easier. The three new Hatch Baby products, “Grow, “Listen”, and “Rest” are smart IoT … Continue reading Hatch Baby Debuts Three New IoT Parenting Products at CES 2017

Hatch Baby Debuts Three New IoT Parenting Products at CES 2017




HD Portable Recording with Go Mic Mobile at CES - Geek News Central

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:07:02 +0000

Smartphone cameras have developed incredibly over the past few years and broadcast quality video can be obtained from even mid-range phones. Audio can still let the side down as the built-in microphones simply can’t hear clearly from six feet away. To solve this problem, Samson Technologies have developed the Go Mic Mobile, a professional wireless microphone for … Continue reading HD Portable Recording with Go Mic Mobile at CES

HD Portable Recording with Go Mic Mobile at CES




VDO360 Introduces the CompassX at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:06:14 +0000

VDO360 releases the next version of their award-winning Compass series USB 2.0 cameras at CES 2017. The new version is the CompassX and it is an improvement upon their Compass series. The CompassX, also referred to as the VPTZH-04, is built on the strengths of the Compass series enterprise grade construction and appearance, smooth and … Continue reading VDO360 Introduces the CompassX at CES 2017

VDO360 Introduces the CompassX at CES 2017




HYPER Showcases HyperDrive at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:00:53 +0000

HYPER is a fashionable line of mobile accessories that are manufactured by Sanho Corporation. HYPER is showcasing its HyperDrive – the world’s most compact, fastest 50Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub for the 2016 MacBook Pro – at CES 2017. HyperDrive is a unique Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dongle specifically designed for the 2016 MacBook Pro. It … Continue reading HYPER Showcases HyperDrive at CES 2017

HYPER Showcases HyperDrive at CES 2017




Bioreline Launches VisoDerm Skin Analyzer at CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:56:25 +0000

People who want to improve their skin tend to reach for specialized lotions that can help with that. Others change their diet in the hopes that doing so will fix their skin problems. Bioreline (part of the French startup Neobie) has come up with a new solution. Bioreline is launching their new connected skin analyzer at … Continue reading Bioreline Launches VisoDerm Skin Analyzer at CES 2017

Bioreline Launches VisoDerm Skin Analyzer at CES 2017




Thinkware F800 Dash Cam Wins CES Innovation Award - Geek News Central

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:53:35 +0000

Dash cams are a big growth market at present and there’s plenty of innovation in the space from both established automotive brands to new tech startups. The team at Thinkware have innovated with the new F800 Air connected dash cam, borrowing ideas from the Internet of Things to make a “smart” dash cam. To start with, the … Continue reading Thinkware F800 Dash Cam Wins CES Innovation Award

Thinkware F800 Dash Cam Wins CES Innovation Award