The car of the future is in Detroit and the desert

For journalists at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on Monday, it was a perilously short weekend. Many, if not most, were in the desert just a couple days ago. It’s a sign of the times: CES in Las Vegas has suddenly become an auto show — arguably with the same level of clout and significance as NAIAS, a stalwart of the auto show circuit.

But make no mistake,...

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Night into daytime: behind the scenes of CES 2014

The sickness, the sore feet, the late nights, the pain of staring at countless screens for 20 hours a day... We know what we're getting into, and yet every year we come back to CES to get a glimpse of the future of technology. For everyone that helped make this wild mix of live events, news,...


Watch Michael Bay melt down onstage at CES

During Samsung's CES press event today, the company brought out super-action director Michael Bay to discuss the company's new curved HDTVs. Unfortunately for Bay, Samsung appeared to have issues with the teleprompters being used to cue onstage presenters. Then Michael Bay had a mini-meltdown. Then he peaced the fuck out. And we have the video.

Update: Michael Bay has written about the experience on his blog. Here's his take on the matter.

Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES - I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV. I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar. I got so...


The Verge Playlist: CES press conference jams

After a hectic CES, the Verge team has finally moved out of the Las Vegas Convention Center trailer we've called home for the past week. We'd like to thank you for joining us along the way, be it through our news, reports, or No Filter liveblog. But if you still don't quite feel like you were...

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Circuit vapers: the e-cig is getting an upgrade

The pool deck at the Marquee, a $1,500 bottle-service club at the Cosmopolitan hotel, is lined by cabanas heated by lamps and jacuzzis with walls made of plexiglass. On the first night of CES, the consumer electronics show that overtakes Las Vegas every January, a much more average-looking crowd...


The 3D printing cagematch

Over the past five years, 3D printers have gone from expensive industrial equipment to hobbyist tools that can be had for as little as a few hundred dollars. 3D printing has captured the attention of schools, designers, and companies like UPS,...


50 Cent looks back on four years of CES

CES is full of celebrities, but 50 Cent is actually here as a company founder. When weather diverted his flight from New York to Detroit, he ended up spending 12 hours in the airport, flying to Los Angeles, and driving four hours to get to Las...


Finding Oz in the heart of Las Vegas

Dorothy is standing in the middle of a crowded hotel ballroom in Las Vegas. Toto is in her basket and her lipstick matches her red shoes. A group of middle-aged men come over, suits wrinkled and Coronas in hand. They sheepishly ask for a photo and...

The best automotive news of CES 2014

The auto industry has been slowly invading the Consumer Electronics Show over the course of the past several years — but in 2014, they've taken it to an entirely new level. The amount of attention CES is getting from top-tier car brands from...

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Watch every major CES event in five minutes or less

The first two days of CES are a non-stop, insane flow of news. Company after company takes the stage to talk about new products and new ideas, and to convince press and buyers alike that their products are going to take over the world this year....


Reader poll: you pick the best of CES 2014

Five days. Two million square feet of exhibit space. 50 Cent. CES is a massive, sprawling, teeming mass of electronics and technology — and every year there's more to see than anyone could get to in a lifetime. But we've seen a lot, and we've...


Booth bots: why we build robots that look human

By now, anyone wandering through the robotics section of CES has seen it: a plastic and metal humanoid performing on a hastily assembled stage, immobilized from the waist down. The gears and muscle tubes are exposed, leaving an impression somewhere between a Björk video and the Terminator. Most...

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Automakers want to see through walls in the name of safety

The cars we found parked on a closed course across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center this week can't actually see through walls, but they come pretty close: Ford is here at CES demonstrating Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication (V2V), a promising technology under development that could have a significant impact on road safety.

V2V has been in development for a number of years, using 802.11p — a simplified form of Wi-Fi geared specifically at the automotive industry — to beam bite-sized pieces of information between nearby cars. The specific mode that Ford is demonstrating is known as "Where I Am," which simply broadcasts your...


Time out: stop looking for the perfect smartwatch

This year, the Consumer Electronics Show has been dominated by things you can strap to your wrist. From electronic bangles to Bluetooth jewelry to a plethora of fitness trackers, it’s all here. The buzziest of these wearables are smartwatches, which aim to fulfill a long-held sci-fi dream of...

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